Mar
19
Tue
2019
Modern Sequence dancing @ Quo Vadis
Mar 19 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Frequency:  Weekly: Tuesdays 18:00 – 20:00

Venue: Quo Vadis, Javea

Group Leader: John Pittaway

 

Would you like to join a group of couples who love to dance to
Modern Sequence Dances ( a form of dancing using ballroom steps as the basis for a wide variety of dances)

A number of U3A Moraira -Teulada members already participate in this , but we would like more members to join in.
They meet every Wednesday at 7.00 p.m. at Quo Vadis, Calle Cannes 29, Javea, near to Lagoon Ribs and Javea Go Carts,  where they are made very welcome.
Dancing until 9.00 pm summer and winter

John and Pat would love to welcome new members to this group
and are very willing to help beginners to learn the dances.
Dance is the perfect exercise because it not only keeps the body active but it ensures that the brain keeps active too
and is a great way to make new friends.


Just come along and dance or email John Pittaway: modern.dance@u3amoraira-teulada.org for more information

Dining Out
Mar 19 @ 19:30

Frequency: Monthly:  1st and 3rd Tuesday Evenings at 19:30
Group Leaders: John and Meri Snell

The Dining Group Hosts

John and Meri Snell
John and Meri Snell (Group Leaders)
Peter and Pauline Griffiths
Peter and Pauline Griffiths
Colin and Sue Donadio
Colin and Sue Donadio
 Brian and Pat Clarke
Brian and Pat Clarke


The purpose of the group is for its members to have a good time meeting old and new friends while dining out at different restaurants in the Moraira, Teulada and Benitachell areas. The group normally meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month, from September to November and January to May, at a restaurant chosen by the hosts for that month.

Details of the chosen restaurant, menus and costs are e-mailed to all group members well in advance of the event, and it is then up to the group members, (couples and singles), to decide whether they wish to attend, and then inform the hosts with their menu choices.

Depending on the restaurant, there are six to ten people per table. Table allocation at both events each month is by each couple drawing lots, so seating is allocated, thus giving people the chance to meet new friends, at restaurants that they may not know.

The price per person for the menu will not normally be more than 25€, to include a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine per person, water and a staff gratuity. Payment (cash only) is collected by the hosts at the event.


Contact the Group Leaders: group-diningout@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Mosaics – 1 and 2 @ Private Home
Mar 19 @ 20:26 – 21:26
Mosaics – 1 and 2 @ Private Home

Frequency:  Fortnightly:  Mosaics 1 – on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 14:00 – 17:00 and Mosaics 2 –  on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 14:00 – 17:00.    

Venue:  Private Home, Moraira

Group Leader:  Meri Snell

Every mosaic you make is a unique creation.  Each one may be a much treasured gift, trivet, wall decoration, stepping stone, bowl or sculpture.  Mosaics also make you extremely happy while creating them.

The only skill you need is patience, but it helps if you have a sense of humour and enjoy chatting while you make your wonderful creations.  If you are a complete beginner, you will learn the basic skills making two set pieces, and after that you will develop your own individual mosaics.  I have a selection of books with great ideas and also some fantastic patterns.  I also have a comprehensive stock of tiles (over 100 different colours) which are available for you to buy.

We have recently made improvements to the workroom which include an extra workbench, an additional glass grinder and an AC unit which is heaven during the hot summer months.

Scroll down to view some of the wonderful mosaics we have made.

For more information about creating your own mosaics, please contact Meri Snell using the contact form below.


For more information about creating your own mosaics, please contact Meri Snell: group-mosaics@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Pétanque 1 @ Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Frequency: Weekly: Wednesdays 10:00 – 12:00

Venue: Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol

Group leader: Peter Pulford

What is Pétanque?

Pétanque (in French) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or Jack.

The object of the game is to throw your balls – usually with an arched back-spin – so that they land closer to the small object ball (jack) than those of your opponent, or strike and drive the object ball toward your other balls and away from your opponent’s.

The only really essential equipment is a set of steel boules (three minimum). A set costs anywhere from 12 euros upwards from most Chinese shops. However come along and try a game first to see if you want to join the group, and buy your own set after that if you do then decide to join.

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Contact the Group Leader: group-petanque1@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Spanish Classes – From Post Beginners to Intermediate
Mar 20 @ 10:00
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Frequency: Weekly:  Wednesday & Fridays 

Venue: Bar Mediterraneo, Avd. del Mediterraneo, Teulada

Group Leader:   Pauline McGough – contact me for timings

My name is Pauline McGough and I’m one of the U3A Associate Spanish Teachers.

I do a variety of classes from beginners, post beginners, pre intermediate and intermediate, and I charge 4€ per person per lesson to be paid up front at the beginning of each month. This is the discounted amount especially for U3A member. Non members pay 5€ a class, so a pretty big saving!!!

To help cover all levels of learning Spanish I have put the post beginners in for those who aren’t absolute beginners and the pre intermediate for those who need a bit of a push to get talking! If you’re not sure what level you are no problem come to a beginner’s class and together we can see identify which is correct level for you.

I teach at Bar Med in Teulada – on Wednesdays and Friday. Times vary depending on your level. So please contact me on the email address below in the first instance.

No lessons in July-August (Lessons resume in September)

Pauline Mcgough – paulinemcgough@gmail.com

Tai Chi Classes
Mar 20 @ 10:15 – 12:30

Frequency:  Weekly:  Wednesdays   Beginners: 10:15 – 11:15                Intermediate: 11: 30 – 12:30

Venue:  Calle Valencia, Benitachell (opposite Police Station)

Group Leader:  Julia Fleming   

For more information contact me on 619613236

The cost to U3A members is 4 euros, a discount on the usual €5

Photography @ Bar El Martillo
Mar 20 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Wednesday 10:30-12:30

Venue: Bar El Martillo, Moraira

Group Leader: John Snell

Assistant Group Leader: Tom Birch

Purpose of the group

The members of the photography group have one thing in common. All have a digital camera and enjoy taking pictures. Some may have a small compact camera, while others may have a DSLR with multiple lenses. Some are complete novices and others have years of experience. But all of us would like to learn a bit more about how to get the best out of our cameras, and sharing our knowledge is a good way to start.

The days when we had to decide how many rolls of film to take on holiday, and then wait for them to be processed when we got home are long gone. Modern technology enables us to take thousands of images on single digital card; even basic compact cameras having several menus to choose from. Moreover, we now have our own “Digital Darkroom”, as there are many different software programmes available to amend or completely change the images we’ve taken.

At the group’s meetings we aim to have tutorials which tackle different subjects, for example composition, exposure, and editing programmes.

Each month a subject is chosen by members to photograph and then share at the following meeting. The group also has about 5 outings per year to places where an interesting range of images can be taken.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact the group leaders at photography@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Group Outings

The group hopes to have about 5 outings each year. The object is not only to have a social gathering of our members, but also to visit places where different aspects of photography can be practised. One visit could concentrate on landscapes, another to a garden, or buildings or towns of interest. Perhaps one would concentrate on photographing people, another on taking photographs indoors. The venues are all chosen by the members of the group, with the option of getting together for a meal when the photographic element of the outing is over. Sounds like fun?

Members enjoy a group outing

Contact the photo group leader photography@u3amoraira-teulada.org by clicking on the link or by copying and pasting the email address to your email handler.

Green Bowls @ The Inn on The Green
Mar 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Frequency: Weekly:  Mondays and Wednesdays – 14:00 – 16:00

Venue:  The Inn on The Green, Javea 

Group Leaders: Monday – Ray Durrant  Wednesday – David & Eileen Haxon

group-greenbowls-ray@u3amoraira-teulada.org

group-greenbowls-david-eileen@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Ray Durrant

Monday Group leader

email David &amp, Haxon

Wednesday Group leaders

If you are interested in joining us, you must register with the Group Leader. Email to find out the latest position or more information, by clicking on the photo of Ray (for the Monday group) and/or David & Eileen (for the Wednesday group).

Rummikub @ Bar el Martillo (underneath Pepe La Sal)
Mar 20 @ 15:00 – 17:00

Frequency: Weekly Wednesdays 15.00 – 17.00

Venue: Bar el Martillo (underneath Pepe La Sal)

Group leader: Cindy Hinton

Rummikub (also known as Rummycube, Rummyking and Rummy Tile) is a tile-based game for two to four players invented in Israel more than 50 years ago. It is not a team game, and each week players on each table will be drawn randomly to give everyone an opportunity to mix with the rest of the group.

As the name suggests, Rummikub is a variation of the card game Rummy where cards are melded to the table in ‘runs’ or ‘3 or 4 or a kind’. The difference in Rummykub is that once sets have been melded they can be manipulated with additional cards to form new sets containing at least three cards each.

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A Rummikub Set contains 106 tiles, of which 104 are number tiles and two are joker tiles. There are four coloured sets of tiles (black, yellow, blue and red) ranging in value from one to thirteen, each combination of colour and number is represented twice. Players each have a rack to store tiles, without revealing them to the other players, similar to that used in Scrabble.

rummikub02 Rummikub can also be played with two decks of 52 standard playing cards – preferably small ones, plus two of the four jokers. Cards have their face value, with ace counting for 1, jack for 11, queen for 12 and king for 13. Because space on the playing table is limited, it is advisable to use small cards, and to deal the cards rather than taking them from a pile.

Contact the Group Leader: group-rummikub@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Cribbage @ Bar Mediterraneo
Mar 20 @ 19:00 – 22:30

Frequency: Weekly:  Wednesdays 19.00 – 22.30 

Venue: Bar Mediterraneo, Teulada

Group Leader: Graham Foot

At the time of writing, we have 17 members who range from seasoned “cribbers” to enthusiastic novices.

You will be very welcome to join us and, even if you are not a regular crib player, have no fear – we are quite happy to teach you.

If you want to read about the game and read the rules, click on the picture below.

cribbage-board
Click image to see Wikipedia entry for Cribbage

Contact the Group Leader: group-cribbage@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Mosaics – 1 and 2 @ Private Home
Mar 20 @ 20:26 – 21:26
Mosaics – 1 and 2 @ Private Home

Frequency:  Fortnightly:  Mosaics 1 – on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 14:00 – 17:00 and Mosaics 2 –  on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 14:00 – 17:00.    

Venue:  Private Home, Moraira

Group Leader:  Meri Snell

Every mosaic you make is a unique creation.  Each one may be a much treasured gift, trivet, wall decoration, stepping stone, bowl or sculpture.  Mosaics also make you extremely happy while creating them.

The only skill you need is patience, but it helps if you have a sense of humour and enjoy chatting while you make your wonderful creations.  If you are a complete beginner, you will learn the basic skills making two set pieces, and after that you will develop your own individual mosaics.  I have a selection of books with great ideas and also some fantastic patterns.  I also have a comprehensive stock of tiles (over 100 different colours) which are available for you to buy.

We have recently made improvements to the workroom which include an extra workbench, an additional glass grinder and an AC unit which is heaven during the hot summer months.

Scroll down to view some of the wonderful mosaics we have made.

For more information about creating your own mosaics, please contact Meri Snell using the contact form below.


For more information about creating your own mosaics, please contact Meri Snell: group-mosaics@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Mar
21
Thu
2019
Chess @ La Senieta, (Upstairs room on left at end)
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Frequency:  Weekly:  Thursdays 10.00 to 12.00

Venue: La Senieta, Moraira (Upstairs room on left at end)

Group Leader: Ed Morley

Chess set – wikimedia

 

The Chess Group are currently looking for more members. They are a group of varying ability who enjoy playing this fascinating and challenging game, so if you are interested then please come along and join thems. We can help you learn the game if necessary.

Click here for further information.


Contact the Group Leader: group-chess@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Pétanque 2 @ Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 14:00

Frequency: Weekly: Thursday 10:00 – 14:00

Venue: Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol

Group Leader: Pamela Powell group-petanque2@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Owing to the huge success of the original pétanque group, It was decided to run a second group which meets on Thursday mornings at the courts on the Cumbre del Sol.  Afterwards, we go for coffee at a local bar.

petanque2-leader

It’s a very easy game to learn and you can be winning almost immediately!

What is Pétanque?

Pétanque (in French) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or Jack.

The object of the game is to throw your balls – usually with an arched back-spin – so that they land closer to the small object ball (jack) than those of your opponent, or strike and drive the object ball toward your other balls and away from your opponent’s.

The only really essential equipment is a set of steel boules (three minimum). A set costs anywhere from 12 euros upwards from most Chinese shops. However come along and try a game first to see if you want to join the group, and buy your own set after that if you do then decide to join.

group-petanque2@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Pétanque 3 @ Solpark
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Frequency: Weekly: Thursday 10:00 – 12:00

Venue: Solpark, Moraira

Group Leader: Doug Evans

Douglas Evans

Owing to the huge success of the original Pétanque groups, this third group was set up.

This group is also popular and currently have a few vacancies. If you wish to join us please contact me at the email address below.

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petanque3b


Contact the Group Leader: group-petanque3@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Walking Football @ La Senieta, Sports area
Mar 21 @ 10:00
Frequency: Weekly: Thursdays – 10:00 to play at 10:30
Venue: La Senieta, Sports area, Moraira.
Group Leaders: Chris Dry

Walking football 2Remember the days before dodgy knees and wonky hips ? Remember the days when you still had ambitions to play for England and be part of the ’66 World Cup squad? Well, it might not be too late!

Walking football has taken off in the U.K. and rekindled  a sport we lost, many, many, years ago. If you’re keen to have a go, you can join the group and be part of the craze that is sweeping the UK.

A few rules:

  • Walking only, no running
  • Non contact
  • No tackles with force
  • No trips, pushes, jumps, holds, slides, obstruction
  • Indirect free kicks awarded
  • Mixed sex
  • Adapt rules to playing area
  • Enclosed pitch – rebounds allowed
  • Keeper only in the area
  • Back passes allowed
  • Keeper stays in the area (unless agreed beforehand)
  • Players not allowed in the area

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Send a message to the group leader by using the contact form below:


Contact the Group Leaders: walking.football@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Dance Fitness Group @ Sol Park Tennis Club
Mar 21 @ 10:30 – 12:30

Frequency: Weekly:  Thursdays  Two groups 10:30-11:30 and 11.30 – 12.30

Venue: Sol Park Tennis Club, Moraira

Group Leader: Pam Small smallsinspain@hotmail.co.uk

A dance fitness workout (you don’t need a partner), and is designed for people who love to dance and want to keep fit, but for a variety of reasons, prefer a lighter intensity, lower impact and perhaps a slower pace.

It combines old-style dance genres such as the Bossa Nova and Foxtrot, to the Flamenco and Argentine Tango.

The dance steps are easier to follow, enabling more participants to have fun getting fit, while learning classic dances of the ages. The classes are an hour long.

Padel Tennis @ La Senieta, (Courts)
Mar 21 @ 10:30 – 12:00

Frequency : Weekly:  Tuesdays 10.30 to 12.00 

Venue: La Senieta, (Courts), Moraira

Group Leader: Brian Butler

Padel is a racquet sport typically played in doubles on an enclosed court a third of the size of a tennis court. This group would be suitable for people who have previously played tennis or squash. There would be four players per court and the cost would be 5 euros per person per session. The Game is played with tennis balls and padel racquets (not provided).


If you are interested please contact Brian Butler: padel@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Mahjong @ Bar El Martillo,  Underneath Pepe La Sal on the Moraira to Teulada Road.  Opposite end to Letters R Us
Mar 21 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Frequency: Weekly: Thursday 14:00 – 16:00

Venue : Bar El Martillo,  Underneath Pepe La Sal on the Moraira to Teulada Road.  Opposite end to Letters R Us

Group Leader: David Goodall

David Goodall Group Leader

Group Leader

 

We are a friendly group of all standards and we use the new International Rules (sometimes called Mahjong Competition Rules) devised by China  and used for the first World Mahjong championships in Tokyo in 2002.

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If you are new to the game, you will play Mahjong in its simplest form (Pungs, Kongs & Chows) for a few weeks in order to get used to the tiles and the form of play. Then a variety of proper scoring hands will be gradually introduced, and this is the real appeal of the game.

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The more you learn, the better you will become, and the more enjoyment you will get from the game. If you have played Mahjong before, then you will move on to the proper scoring hands more quickly.
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It is these new rules which allow complete beginners and experienced players to play together. For instance if you learned in, say, Singapore or the Middle East, you would have to adapt your game slightly and learn the newer, simplified way of scoring, but in practice it works very well, and we regularly play socially with Jávea U3A group.

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Write up and photographs of the July 2010 Moraira-Jávea Mahjong match


Contact the Group Leader:  group-mah-jong@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Mosaics 3 @ Private home
Mar 21 @ 14:00 – 17:00

Frequency: Fortnightly: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 14:00 – 17:00

Venue: Private Home

Group Leader: Sonja Van Belkum

Mosaics Group 3 – This is a very popular group so we are now introducing our third group, with our New Group leader Sonja. I am told the only skill you need is patience, and watch as you create your own exclusive creation.  Complete beginners are welcome you will soon learn the basic skills.

Contact Sonja Van Belkum mosaic3@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Pétanque 4 @ Solpark
Mar 21 @ 14:00

Frequency: Weekly Thursdays  Time: 14:00

Venue: Sol Park Moraira

Group leader Vacancy –

For further detail contact Groups Coordinator: lynnclark0403@gmail.com

Following the success of the original group and then the next two pétanque groups, resulting in a waiting list of interested players, in January 2011 a fourth group was set up to meet on a Thursday afternoon at Brevis Bar, Sol Park in Moraira.

What is Petanque?

Pétanque (in French) is a form of boules where the goal is to throw metal balls (boules) as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or Jack.

The object of the game is to throw your Petanque boules  – usually in an arched back-spin – so that they land closer to the Jack than those of your opponent, or to strike and drive your opponents boule away from the Jack.

The only essential need  is a set of steel boules (three minimum), which should have identical markings (grooves). A set of boules can costs anywhere from 8 euros upwards and can be purchased from most Chinese shops.

There is no group leader at present