Notts
Thu 12th Dec - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Christmas Meal 

The Nottingham Mensa Christmas meal at The Cadland in Chilwell. 2 courses for £15.99 or 3 courses for £18.49. Please contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] for menu choices and to check availability. £5 deposit required.

 Letchworth
Sat 14th Dec - 12:00pm
Steve Thomas
Eat & Greet 

The final Eat & Greet event of 2019 takes place at the Broadway Art Gallery Café. This is above the Three Magnets pub in Leys Avenue and is accessible by lift or stairs from The Arcade. We are hoping to welcome those who don’t often attend meetings. If interested, please call or send me a text on [Phone Number], or email [Email] to confirm.

 Lincoln
Sat 14th Dec - 12:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Pub discussion 

Adam & Eve Tavern, 25 Lindum Road, LN2 1RT (opposite Pottergate arch). Second Saturday meeting, this month talking about “The best (or worst) present I have ever received” (not confined to Christmas presents). Pub food, decent ales, hot drinks, car park. All welcome. Find us in one of the side areas, Magazine on the table, or contact Jacquie for some encouragement on [Phone Number] or [Email] .

 Northants
Sat 14th Dec - 10:30am
Chris Hudson
Pub Walk 

Lovely mixed Hemplow Hills walk through parkland, bridle ways, woods and canal. Meet at ‘The Wharf Inn’, Welford. NN6 6HW (644 807) 10km (3 hrs) Drink afterwards at 1:30pm, at ‘The Wharf’. For help or encouragement [Phone Number][Email]

 High Wycombe
Sun 15th Dec - 12:00pm
Val Hinkins
Pre-Christmas Thai meal 

Join me for a pre-Christmas Sunday lunch at Eat Thai, 14-15 Easton Street, High Wycombe, HP11 1NT. Find more details of the restaurant at https://www.eat-thai.co.uk/# I will need to book, so please contact Val on [Phone Number] or [Email] by Wednesday 4th December to let me know you are coming.

 High Wycombe
Sun 15th Dec - 2:30pm
Val Hinkins
Christmas Craft Market 

After lunch we will walk up to Wycombe Museum for their Christmas Craft Market. Musical entertainment and real life reindeer are promised as well as a selection of craft stalls. Entry charge not yet confirmed. If you are not coming to the meal first, please contact Val on [Phone Number] or [Email] so that we can arrange to meet.

 Leicester
Mon 16th Dec - 7:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Chinese Meal 

This year we will have a meal at the Shanghai Moon Chinese Restaurant, High Street, Leicester. The restaurant has always served excellent food when I eaten there before and is located opposite Shires Lane and the Highcross Centre. If you would like to come please let me know by 2nd December. You are welcome to bring a friend/partner. You can contact me on [Phone Number] or by email at [Email].

 Notts
Tue 17th Dec - 7:00pm
Peter Gault
Christmas Meal 

The Newark group are holding their Christmas meal at the Fox & Crown on Appletongate. £16.95 for 2 courses or £19.95 for 3 courses. Menu at www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/pubs/fox-and-crown. Reserve your place with Pete on [Phone Number] or [Email]. £10 deposit and menu choices needed in advance. All welcome!

 Derby
Wed 18th Dec - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
3WOTM 

Join us at a group of tables in the rear section (beyond the bar) of the Standing Order (Wetherspoon) pub on Iron Gate in the centre of Derby. Look for the yellow Mblem. Drop in briefly or stay all evening for food and/or drink and chat. Christmas menu available. New faces especially welcome. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions and encouragement

 Beaconsfield
Fri 20th Dec - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Coffee & Chat 

Join me at Jungs on the Broadway in Beaconsfield, HP9 2PD for relaxed conversation, cake and coffee. See http://www.hpjung.com/ for location and menu. No need to book, but if you want me to look out for you, let me know you are coming on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Herts
Fri 27th Dec - 8:00pm
Richard Allen
LFOTM 

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and a spot of encouragement to come and join us.

 Milton Keynes
Sun 29th Dec - 10:00am
Christine Howells
Breakfast 

Join Christine and others at Brown's on Midsummer Boulevard from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. Contact [Email] for directions/encouragement.

 Barbican, London
Tue 31st Dec - 7:30pm
Richard Allen
Viennese Style New Year’s Eve concert 

Yes, it's that time of year again - the annual trip to see out the old year at the Barbican! Join us for an evening of delightful music and a great atmosphere! We meet at the Sir John Oldcastle near Farringdon station (Wetherspoon's) at 5.30 for drinks and a meal and then head across to the Barbican for the concert. Further details from Richard on [Phone Number].

 High Wycombe
Wed 1st Jan - 2:00pm
Val Hinkins
Games Afternoon 

Join me at home for a relaxed and informal start to the year with an afternoon of indoor board games, chat and Christmas treats. Tea, coffee, etc. provided. All members and friends welcome, but please contact me a few days before to book a space and get directions. Either telephone me on [Phone Number] or e-mail to [Email]

 Letchworth
Thu 2nd Jan - 8:00pm
Steve Thomas
FThOTM 

Once again, we are at the Three Magnets, Leys Avenue, Letchworth. Thursday is traditionally curry night, but other food is also available (standard Wetherspoons fare). Leys Avenue is the main shopping street in Letchworth and is just a few minutes' walk from the rail station (Kings Cross to Cambridge line). Call me on [Phone Number], or email [Email] for further details and encouragement.

 Lincs
Sat 4th Jan - 10:30am
Jacquie Harrison
Morning coffee 

Starting the year with a return visit to Doddington Hall Cycle Coffee shop, LN6 4RU - requested by several people who enjoyed the meeting there in October. Please let me know if you hope to attend, so I can try to keep enough seats in this popular spot! Please note it is in a different building from the main restaurant and shop. Contact Jacquie on [Phone Number] or [Email].

 Nottingham
Sun 5th Jan - 8:00pm
Maxine Bates
5OTM 

Our first get together of the year at the Vat & Fiddle pub on Queensbridge Road, NG2 1NB. Look for yellow Mblem on table likely in Goldings Room to left of bar. New faces most welcome as are suggestions for future activities. Pop in for a quick drink or stay all evening. Directions/encouragement from Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] if required or just turn up on the night.

 Notts
Thu 9th Jan - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Natter & Nosh 

Join us at The Cadland pub/restaurant on High Road, Chilwell, NG9 5EG, for a meal or later for just a drink. Extensive and reasonably priced menu at www.emberinns.co.uk plus offers usually available too. We have a large table reserved at the far side of the bar. Ample free car parking. Yellow Mblem will be on display. Questions? Contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Notts
Fri 10th Jan - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Boardgames 

An evening of boardgames at my home in Langley Mill. I have retro/classic games plus Mensa Connections but feel free to bring your own. Hot/soft drinks and nibbles provided. To confirm attendance and for directions please contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Lincoln
Sat 11st Jan - 12:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Pub discussion 

Our regular Second Saturday meeting at the Adam & Eve Tavern, 25 Lindum Road, LN2 1NT (opposite Pottergate arch). This month we'll discuss “The psychology of Art Appreciation” - scope for discussion there! Traditional pub food, decent ales, hot drinks, car park. All very welcome. Find us in one of the side areas, Magazine on the table, or contact Jacquie for some encouragement on [Phone Number] or [Email].

 Northampton
Sun 12th Jan - 10:30am
Marianne Kendall
Brunch 

Our first breakfast/brunch for the new year will be in the Zapato Lounge, 2 Newland Walk NN1 2EB off Market Square in the town centre. Look for the Mensa emblem. After an exhilarating quiz we'll consider which of the seven sins is the best - and worst - and which of them we are most guilty of. Contact Marianne on [Phone Number] or email: [Email] for inspiration or encouragement.

 Notts
Sun 12th Jan - 11:00am
Christina Andersen-Bacon
Sherwood Forest Trail 

An event specially for Mensans with children and Junior Mensans, though everyone is welcome. We will be doing one of the trails around the lovely Sherwood Forest. Free entry, but there is a cost for parking. Please let me know if you are coming, so I can select the right level of trail. Christina [Phone Number], [Email]

 Bucks
Mon 13th Jan - 8:00pm
Dave Denholm
Indoor Games 

Join Dave and Alison at their home in Flackwell Heath, near High Wycombe, for our regular monthly evening of indoor board games. All members and friends welcome. Space is limited, so please contact Dave for directions and to discuss what games you would like to play on [Phone Number] or by e-mail at [Email]

 Derby
Wed 15th Jan - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
3WOTM 

It’s time for our first monthly get-together of 2020 in the centre of Derby. We will be at the Standing Order pub on Iron Gate (Wetherspoons) to eat or just for a drink and a chat from 7.30pm. Reasonable prices. Look for the yellow Mblem on a long table in the rear section. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions and/or encouragement. New faces especially welcome.

 Aylesbury
Fri 17th Jan - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Toys, Coffee & Chat 

We return to Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury to see their Toy Box exhibition of toys we might remember from childhood. We’ll also enjoy relaxed conversation, cake and coffee. See https://www.buckscountymuseum.org/museum/whats-on/exhibitions/ for further details. No need to book, but if you want me to look out for you, let me know you are coming on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Welwyn Garden City
Sat 18th Jan - 8:00pm
Lyn Packman
Theatre Group 

Whipping It Up at the Barn Theatre. A satirical farce set in the Whips' office at Westminster. £13. If interested, please contact me on [Phone Number], [Phone Number] or email [Email].

 Milton Keynes
Sat 18th Jan - 3:00pm
Jo Sidebottom
T@3 

Join us at Dobbie's Garden Centre in Fenny Stratford for tea, coffee, and cakes in the restaurant. We will probably be in the conservatory area at the back. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Leicester
Mon 20th Jan - 8:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Pub Social 

Join me for a drink and a natter at the Cradock Arms, 201 Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3TT. We usually gather in the lower part towards the rear of the bar. New faces are always welcome. You are also welcome to bring a friend. Look out for the magazine or Mblem. For directions or encouragement, please contact me on [Phone Number] or by email at [Email].

 Milton Keynes
Mon 20th Jan - 7:45pm
Jo Sidebottom
3MOTM Quiz 

Our monthly quiz outing to The Plough at Simpson. Meet from 7.45 for a 8.00pm start - cost is £1 per person. Please let me know if you are coming so I know if we will be one team or two. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Newark
Tue 21st Jan - 7:00pm
Peter Gault
3TuOTM 

New year, new venue! Join the friendly Newark group at the Fox & Crown pub, 4-6 Appleton Gate, NG24 1JY, for food and/or drink and a chat. Suggestions for future events welcome. Contact Peter on [Phone Number] or [Email] or look for Mblem on the night. New members and guests welcome!

 Hertford
Sat 25th Jan - 7:45pm
Lyn Packman
Theatre Group 

Alfie at The Little Theatre. Made famous by Michael Caine in the 1966 film. £14.50. If interested, please contact me on [Phone Number], [Phone Number] or email [Email].

 Leics
Sat 25th Jan - 7:00pm
Sue Watford
Pub meal 

This month we are dining at the Soar Bridge Inn, 29 Bridge Street, Barrow Upon Soar LE12 8PN. There is a large car park, real ales and home cooked meals with a hygiene rating of 5. Booking in advance is essential so please let me know if you are joining us by 20th January.( Members can always bring a friend along.) Phone me on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Nottingham
Sat 25th Jan - 2:00pm
Maxine Bates
Museum 

A visit to the Robin Hood Experience on Friar Lane in city centre. Hands-on family museum in a Georgian building with costumes, artifacts and audio-visuals dedicated to the local outlaw. £5 per person. Option of family friendly lunch beforehand. Please express interest with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Milton Keynes
Sun 26th Jan - 10:00am
Christine Howells
Breakfast 

Join Christine and others at Brown's on Midsummer Boulevard from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. Contact [Email] for directions/encouragement.

 Notts
Tue 28th Jan - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
Eating Meeting 

Different host, same idea for the regular last Tuesday visit to a restaurant. Join us for a Thai Meal at Grand Siam, 42 Nottingham Road, Eastwood NG16 3NQ. See www.grandsiam.co.uk for menu. It’s high up the list on Tripadvisor for Nottingham. Free parking at council car parks. Please contact me on [Phone Number] or [Email] by Tuesday 21st January to book – it may be possible to add on later.

 Letchworth Garden City
Wed 29th Jan - 7:30pm
Lyn Packman
Theatre Group 

La Boheme. Live transmission from Covent Garden at the Broadway. 7.30pm. £18. If interested, please contact me on [Phone Number], [Phone Number] or email [Email].

 Lincs
Wed 29th Jan - 7:00pm
Helen Shovlar
Pub & puzzles 

Today is designated National Puzzle Day (http://puzzleday.net/ ) so let's celebrate together. Join us for a drink and traditional pub meal at the Bluebell Inn, 1 Main Road, Belchford, LN9 6LQ - a cosy Wolds pub. Bring a puzzle to share around – cubes, tangrams, metal wire, mechanicals, etc. – or maybe even one of Life's great mysteries! All welcome. Booking essential, please contact Helen on [Email] or [Phone Number].

 Ilkeston
Fri 31st Jan - 7:00pm
Susan & Mark Graves
At Home 

Join us for a (slightly belated) Burns supper of Haggis, neeps and tatties at our home in Ilkeston (DE7). Veggie alternative available if you let us know Have a chat in a relaxed atmosphere. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for encouragement and to let us know you are coming by Wednesday 29th January.

 Herts
Fri 31st Jan - 8:00pm
Richard Allen
LFOTM 

As ever, we are at the Cowper Arms, Digswell. The pub is next to Welwyn North station and is served by stopping trains from Kings Cross to Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and a spot of encouragement to come and join us.