May
20
Mon
2019
Classical Music Appreciation @ Yacht Club
May 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Frequency:  Monthly: 3rd Monday at 10:00 – 13:00

Venue: Moraira Yacht Club

Group Leader: Jennifer Needham

The object of the group is to enjoy a couple of hours of appreciation of Classical Music. It does not matter whether you know nothing about classical music or if, at the other end of the scale, you have a degree in musicology. All Moraira/Teulada U3A members are most welcome.

You will hear music from the early renaissance period right through to present day composers. Sessions will take one of three different formats.

  • Concert Style – Overture, Concerto, Symphony.
  • Music of individual countries
  • Sessions dedicated to one composer

I will add background information about the composers and the music being played.

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Contact the Group Leader: classical.music@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Canasta @ Bar El Martillo (underneath Pepe La Sal on the road from Moraira to Teulada)
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Frequency: Weekly: Mondays 14:00-16:00

Venue: Bar El Martillo (underneath Pepe La Sal on the road from Moraira to Teulada)

Group Leader: Sandy Bianco

Canasta is an uncomplicated card game for singles, partners or for 6 persons. The game is similar to rummy where you collect numbered cards. It’s fun and not difficult. Read more about the game and its rules.

Playing canasta at the Bar El Martillo in Moraira
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The canasta group are a very happy and sociable group of people who meet not just to play the game but we have become a bunch of friends
Each week we contribute to a kitty to enable us to attend regular meals out at local restaurants..


Contact group leader by phone 96 574 4850 or via: group-canasta@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Flower Arranging @ Los Leones
May 20 @ 14:00 – 16:00

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

Venue:  Los Leones, Sol Park, Moraira

Group Leader: Tina Wallis

Flower Arranging is a very relaxing hobby. The object for each lesson is to produce a floral design to be enjoyed in your home by you and your family. It does not matter if you have no knowledge of the subject, that is what I am there for. Both male and female members are most welcome.

We now meet on a Monday at Los Leones Tennis Club 2pm to 4pm. The dates up until the end of the 2017 are October 9th October 23rd November 6th December 4th and December 18th. If members would  like to attend they must telephone me first to find out what components are required. Tel : 96583 3197.

I am a NAFAS qualified tutor, demonstrator and judge and it has been my hobby for the past 35 years.

Each session will cost 4 euros plus the components for the lesson. At the end of the session you will be told what to bring for the following one.

This is a fun thing to do and it will be a joy to share my knowledge and the use of different plant materials with you, so do come along. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Photo: Ann Colclough
Meeting at a member’s home: “After the pleasure of creating the display in the picture, we enjoyed tea or coffee and cakes. A very pleasant and civilised way to spend the afternoon … it’s really great fun!”

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

Green Bowls @ The Inn on The Green
May 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).

Creative Writing @ Aula de Asociaciones, Calle Dr. Calatayud
May 20 @ 15:00 – 18:00

Frequency: Weekly:  Mondays 15.00 to 18.00

Venue: Aula de Asociaciones, Calle Dr. Calatayud 45, Moraira (Upstairs Room, there is a lift)

Group Leader: Dot Garrett


 

At the meetings we share our individual contributions by reading aloud from the set topic suggested by the Group Leader.

We give and receive constructive criticism to help us develop our writing skills.

We are a group who either already enjoy writing or who want to start and need help. Most of all, we want to have fun. They say that everyone has a novel inside them waiting to get out. Some of us would be happy with a short story or a simple poem. Writing takes many forms and can be really rewarding especially when you share it with others.

That’s our aim in the Creative Writing Group. We want to enjoy ourselves and improve our writing at the same time through reading our work aloud, discussing it with each other, sharing ideas and penning the occasional exercise to sharpen our wits and challenge our imaginations.

As a group we are tremendously proud to have three of our members works published.

In 2018, our 10 year anniversary, we published a book of short stories called “Lucky Escapes”, available from Amazon and kindle.

Coffee and Cake Afternoons @ Cafe Pan Pan, Sol Park
May 20 @ 16:00
Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday at 16.00 

Venue: Cafe Pan Pan, Sol Park, Moraira

Group leader: Jean Mudge

 

Coffee and Cake afternoons – An informal social event where members can get together to meet old and new friends.


Contact Jean Mudge: jean.mudge@u3amoraira-teulada.org

May
21
Tue
2019
Badminton Workshop @ Benissa Sports Hall
May 21 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Badminton Group leader

Frequency: Weekly:  Tuesday 10:00-11:00

Venue:  Benissa Sports Hall

Group Leader:  Rose Avila

All levels of experience
Requires a minimum of 8 participants per session
Bilingual, Spanish, English
Cost : 3 euros to cover court and coaching fees


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

Gardening @ Aula Asociaciones
May 21 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Frequency: Monthly: normally 3rd Tuesday at 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: Aula Asociaciones, Calle Calatayud 45, Moraira

Group Leader: Eileen Brown

Check with group leader for meeting location and time

 

Eileen Brown is the new leader of the gardening group. She trained and worked as a Garden Designer in the UK and had her own business designing and maintaining gardens with a team. She says that obviously she knows quite a lot about English gardens but is starting to experience Spanish ones as well. The previous garden groups were very successful and we hope to offer gardening expertise, demonstrations and garden visits. Visit our gardens and share experiences. Organise trips to visit gardens open to the public and other places of special interest.


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

Modern Sequence dancing @ Quo Vadis
May 21 @ 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

May
22
Wed
2019
Pétanque 1 @ Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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

Green Bowls @ The Inn on The Green
May 22 @ 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)
May 22 @ 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
May 22 @ 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.

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Click image to see Wikipedia entry for Cribbage

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

May
23
Thu
2019
Chess @ La Senieta, (Upstairs room on left at end)
May 23 @ 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

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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
May 23 @ 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.

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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
May 23 @ 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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Contact the Group Leader: group-petanque3@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Walking Football @ La Senieta, Sports area
May 23 @ 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
May 23 @ 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.