Derby
Wed 19th Sep - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
3WOTM 

Third Wednesday brings our regular get-together at the Standing Order pub on Iron Gate (Wetherspoons). Join us to eat or just for a drink and a chat from 7.30pm, cheap 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.

 Milton Keynes
Sat 22nd Sep - 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.

 Alfreton
Tue 25th Sep - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
Eating Meeting 

Join us for an excellent eat-as-much-as-you-like Chinese buffet at Lotus Lounge, Central Road, Alfreton, DE55 7BH. Cost £14.90 per person. Menu at www.lotus-chinese.co.uk. Reserve your place with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] by 21st please.

 Digswell (by Welwyn North station)
Fri 28th Sep - 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 Peterborough and Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and encouragement.

 Bradenham
Fri 28th Sep - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Coffee & Chat 

We are going to the Red Lion Tea Room, HP14 4HF, which is on the main road between High Wycombe and Saunderton at the Bradenham Village turn. Join me there for breakfast, or just coffee or tea. Free car park. No need to book, but if you want to let me know you are coming phone [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Hoby, Leics
Sat 29th Sep - 7:00pm
Sue Watford
Skittles & Supper 

We will be in the Skittle Alley at the Blue Bell Inn, 36 Main Street, Hoby LE14 3DT. The evening will consist of playing skittles in 2 teams and a hot buffet meal will be provided. Booking is essential before September 13th and you will need to pay me £7.95 per person and tell me your menu choice. Please get in touch with me on 01949 861356 or [Email]

 Northampton
Sat 29th Sep - 2:00pm
Marianne Kendall
Croquet 

Join us for a session at St Andrews Hospital, Billing Road, NN1 5DG at 2 p.m. at a cost of £10 (could be less if lots of us turn up). After some coaching there will be an informal competition. Plenty of parking and loos inside the hospital, but bring your own refreshments. This game is overtly genteel but covertly ruthless! Contact Marianne for reassurance on email and phone as above.

 Milton Keynes
Sun 30th Sep - 10:00am
Jo Sidebottom
Breakfast 

Join us at Carluccio's in the Centre:MK from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. Look out for the Mblem, probably in one of the red booths outside. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Letchworth
Thu 4th Oct - 8:00pm
Richard Allen
FThOTM 

As ever, we are at the Three Magnets, Leys Avenue, Letchworth! Thursday nights are curry nights but other food (standard Wetherspoons' fare) is available as well. Leys Avenue is the main shopping street in Letchworth and is a few minutes' walk from the station (Kings Cross to Cambridge line). Call me on [Phone Number] for more details and encouragement.

 Nottingham
Fri 5th Oct - 8:00pm
Maxine Bates
5OTM 

Not at the British Mensa Annual Gathering? Then pop along to the Vat & Fiddle on Queensbridge Road (NG2 1NB) for an evening of drinks and chit chat. The pub is a 1930s brewery tap serving Castle Rock beers and a variety of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Look for yellow Mblem on the table. Contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions/encouragement to join us.

 Flackwell Heath
Mon 8th Oct - 8:00pm
Dave Denholm
Indoor Games 

Join Dave and Alison at their home in Flackwell Heath, near High Wycombe, for a relaxed 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]

 Milton Keynes
Wed 10th Oct - 6:00pm
Jo Sidebottom
Meal & cinema 

Join us for a meal at one of the stadium restaurants, followed by a film at the Odeon to be decided by consensus. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement and confirmation of restaurant.

 Nottingham
Thu 11th Oct - 7:30pm
Pen Penny
Natter & Nosh 

Our '2nd Thursday' get together at The Cadland, High Road, Chilwell, NG9 5EG. We have a large table reserved at the far side of the bar. Look for yellow Mblem on table. Menu at www.emberinns.co.uk or join us later for just a drink. Further info from Pen on [Phone Number] or [Email] or just turn up on the night.

 Chesham
Fri 12th Oct - 10:30am
Val Hinkins
Coffee & Chat 

Coffee at Costa on Chesham High Street. No need to book, but if you want to let me know you are coming please call me on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email]

 Lincoln
Sat 13th Oct - 12:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Pub discussion 

Our regular Second Saturday meeting at the Adam & Eve Tavern, 25 Lindum Road, LN2 1NT (opposite Pottergate Arch). We'll have a discussion around: “Why do people believe absurd conspiracy theories?” Car park, pub food, all welcome. Find us in the alcove, Magazine on the table. Contact Jacquie on [Phone Number] or [Email] for encouragement or more details.

 Ashby St Legers, Rugby
Sat 13th Oct - 10:30am
Chris Hudson
Pub Walk 

Ashby, Welton, Watford Village. 9km (2 hrs 20 min - long) or 6.5km (1hr 45 mins - short). Lovely mixed walk, footpaths, canal and Jurassic Way. Also Church and Manor House. Meet at ‘The Olde Coach House’, Main Road, Ashby St Legers, Rugby CV23 8UN* OS 222 (568 682) Drink afterwards at 1.00. *Possible sat-nav problem? For help or encouragement [Phone Number][Email]

 Bakewell
Sat 13th Oct - 12:30pm
Susan Graves
Lunch 

Join us in the Gateway Bar of the Rutland Arms Hotel, The Square, Bakewell (DE45 1BT) for lunch or pop in for a drink to say hello. Look for a yellow Mblem on a table. Main meals or sandwiches/jacket potatoes. Please book by Thursday 11th for food. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email].

 Bakewell
Sat 13th Oct - 2:00pm
Susan Graves
Museum 

Follow on from lunch or join us separately at Bakewell Old House Museum (DE45 1DD). An original Tudor dwelling with artefacts telling the story of the Peak District and beyond. Cost is Adult: £5, Child (5-16): £2.50. Park in town and walk (steep hill). Meet at the entrance. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email]

 Northampton
Sun 14th Oct - 10:30am
Marianne Kendall
Brunch 

Our usual breakfast/brunch meeting will be at the Rendezvous Coffee Shop in Market Walk, Northampton Town Centre. Pete will be offering another, simpler quiz (we hope) and the discussion topic will be: if we changed our name, what ideally would we choose? Contact Marianne on [Phone Number] or email: [Email] for encouragement.

 Leicester
Mon 15th Oct - 8:00pm
Haydn Starkie
Pub Social 

Join us for our usual convivial third Monday of the Month gathering at the Cradock Arms, 201 Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3TT. We usually gather in the lower part towards the rear of the bar. 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 15th Oct - 8:15pm
Jo Sidebottom
3MOTM Quiz 

Our monthly quiz outing to The Barge at Woolstone. Meet from 8.15 for a 8.30pm 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.

 Nottingham
Tue 16th Oct - 7:00pm
Pete Gault
3TuOTM 

Join us for food and/or drink at The Prince Rupert pub on Stodman Street in Newark (NG24 1AW). Look for yellow Mblem on table or contact Pete on [Phone Number] or [Email] beforehand for directions or encouragement to come along. Pop in briefly or stay all evening. New faces welcome!

 Derby
Wed 17th Oct - 7:30pm
Susan Graves
3WOTM 

We'll be on a long table in the rear section of the Standing Order (Wetherspoon) pub on Iron Gate. Look for the yellow Mblem. Drop in briefly or stay all evening for food and/or drink and chat. New faces especially welcome. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for directions and encouragement

 Ilkeston
Fri 19th Oct - 7:00pm
Susan Graves
Ilkeston Fair 

Join us for a visit to the Charter Fair which takes place throughout the centre of Ilkeston Soak up the atmosphere, and try a ride or two. Weather dependent. Contact Susan on [Phone Number] or [Email] for meeting point.

 Northampton
Sat 20th Oct - 11:00am
Ian Sargent
Walk 

Enjoy a three-mile stroll (weather permitting) from Weedon offering some lovely varied scenery(notwithstanding the sewage works and cemetery). Meet at the village centre car park (FREE!) in Bridge Street and take lunch afterwards at the Plume of Feathers. Contact Ian at [Email]

 Lincoln
Tue 23rd Oct - 7:00pm
Jacquie Harrison
Thai meal 

We return to the excellent Thailand No.1 restaurant at 80-81 Bailgate, LN1 3AR (almost opposite Gordon Road, where there is a car park). All welcome, and you can bring a guest. Please book with Jacquie no later than Saturday morning, 20th Oct, on [Phone Number] or [Email]. Hope to see you there.

 Nottingham
Tue 23rd Oct - 6:30pm
Maxine Bates
Ten Pin Bowling 

We're going bowling at Tenpin, Clifton Boulevard, NG7 2UW (near QMC) and it's 50% off games and selected drinks today! One game of bowling £3.98 adults or £3.23 children (age 2-16). Must be booked in advance. Please contact Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] by 16th latest so reservations can be made. Food and drink available at the venue plus optional pool tables too. All ages welcome!

 Digswell (by Welwyn North station)
Fri 26th Oct - 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 Peterborough and Cambridge. Good food, beer and conversation guaranteed! Please call me on [Phone Number] for more details and encouragement.

 Barrow upon Soar
Sat 27th Oct - 7:00pm
Sue Watford
Evening meal 

We are back to our usual pub meal and this month the pub is the Soar Bridge inn, 29 Bridge Street, Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough LE12 8PN Booking in advance is essential so please contact me by Mon 22nd Oct to let me know that you are joining us. Telephone [Phone Number] or e-mail [Email]

 Milton Keynes
Sun 28th Oct - 10:00am
Jo Sidebottom
Breakfast 

Join us as we return to Brown's on Midsummer Blvd (next to Jury's Inn) from 10am for a full breakfast, a snack, or just a drink. Look out for the Mblem on a table. Contact Jo at [Email], or [Phone Number] / [Phone Number] for directions/encouragement.

 Princes Risborough
Sun 28th Oct - 11:00am
Val Hinkins
Chiltern Walk 

Meet me on the train which leaves Princes Risborough at 11am. We will get off at Little Kimble station and walk for about 7 miles back to Princes Risborough, stopping for lunch at Askett Garden Centre. I will need to book a table for lunch, so please ring me on [Phone Number] or e-mail me at [Email] by Sunday 21st October to let me know you are coming.

 Nottingham
Tue 30th Oct - 7:30pm
Maxine Bates
Eating Meeting 

On the eve of Halloween we return for some goulish goulash at Ania Polish restaurant, 558 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, NG5 2FS. Large portions of tasty authentic Polish cuisine at very reasonable prices. Please reserve your place with Maxine on [Phone Number] or [Email] by 23rd as the restaurant is very popular.