Before attending, please contact the Group Leader by email to register as a member of the group. Do not just turn up as venues, days or times may have changed.
Explore the list of groups below to see which one(s) you would like to join. Once you have found the group(s) you are interested in just click on the group leader’s name to contact them. I hope you find what you are looking for.
Groups are at the heart of the U3A. Participating in or leading a group is a great way of using your preferred pastime activity, learning new things or teaching others – while meeting new and interesting people with similar interests.
You will find the list is split into 3 sections as below so either scroll the page or click on the name to jump to a section.
Active groups – are led by U3A members volunteering their time
Service groups and discounts – offer services to U3A members
Associate groups are led by professional teachers who give special rates for U3A members
I am always looking for new groups ideas and new group leaders. Please contact me with ideas or for further information on groups.
Groups led by U3A members. Click on the links to access the group’s page.
All Computers-After a long enforced break the Computer Group will resume monthly meetings from October 2021. Hooray ! All Computers 7Feb2017 Normally, meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each Month Venue: Aula de Asociaciones, Calle Doctor Calatayud 45, Moraira Between 14:00H and 16:00H Computers, smartphones and tablets are pretty much an essential part of our lives today, but they don’t always work the way we expect and on top of that they keep changing so we all need help… [...]
Ancient Egypt-Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday, at 10:30 Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, Moraira Group leader: David Rohl Bedouins passing by Mount Sinai The Ancient Egypt group is dedicated to the study of pharaonic Egypt from the Predynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian civilisation, some of which you won’t be able to read about in popular books on… [...]
Art and History Talks-We are a group of like-minded people who have worked with art and its history for much of our lives and would like to share our love of this exciting and controversial subject with the U3A members. [...]
Canasta-Frequency: Weekly: Mondays 14:00-16:00 New Venue: Premium sports bar (downstairs), Moraira 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. Christmas 2022 Playing canasta at the Bar El Martillo in Moraira The canasta group are a very happy and sociable group of people who meet not just to play the… [...]
Classic Cars & Motorcycles-Frequency: 2nd Saturday of the month Venue & time: To be advised Group Leader: Peter Schofield Peter Schofield We have people with classic cars and several with classic motorcycles attending this group, so we now welcome anyone who may or may not own a classic car or classic motorcycle but has an interest in them and would like to join. We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month. Venues and times to be advised. If you have any queries or… [...]
Classical Music Appreciation-Jennifer Needham Frequency: Monthly: 2nd Wednesday at 10:00 - 12:30 Venue: Moraira Yacht Club Group Leader: Jennifer Needham We are a friendly group who share an enjoyment of Classical Music. At each monthly meeting, we listen to a selection of music chosen by group members, usually according to a theme such as 'French and Russian' or 'Music from Films'. Each piece is briefly introduced by the person who has chosen it and afterwards, we exchange opinions on what we have just heard.… [...]
Coffee and Cake Afternoons-Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Monday at 16.00 Venue: Cafe Pan Pan, Sol Park, Moraira Group leader: Jean Mudge This very friendly group meets for about an hour each month and was formed primarily as a social gathering encouraging “just-joined” members to start with a group, where they could discuss U3A activities with members who have been here since we started. This has proved very successful as we have been fortunate enough now to have the room to ourselves and we now… [...]
Cribbage-Frequency: Weekly: Wednesdays - Arrive at 6:45 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. start. Ends 10:00 p.m. Venue: La Cantina, Carrer de Tenerife 15, Teulada (see below for directions & map) Group Leader: Graham Foot Unfortunately we can only take Members who have a proficiency in the game as we have a competition every week with a limited time scale. Members wishing to join the group should contact the group leader in the first instance. Directions to the venue: https://goo.gl/maps/cbMw9HbPtHiy2go79 The… [...]
Dance – Modern Sequence-Frequency: Weekly: Mondays, 6:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Venue: Parque Les Fonts, Benitachell. Here is the link to the venue https://goo.gl/maps/N9JTawoDMc3ux7wE8 Cost: 5 euros per person per session Group Leaders: John & Patricia Pittaway Would you like to join a group of couples who love to dance toModern 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… [...]
Dining Out-Frequency: Monthly: 1st and 3rd Tuesday Evenings at 19:30 Venue: Moraira and local areasGroup Leaders: John and Meri Snell The Dining Group Hosts John and Meri Snell (Group Leaders) Peter and Pauline Griffiths Colin and Sue Donadio Stewart and Hilary Wass 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… [...]
Family History (Genealogy)-Frequency: Weekly: Fridays 14:00 - 16:00 Venue: Member's House Group leader: Noelene Cummins The Genealogy Group meets on Fridays between 2pm and 4pm. Noelene and Lyndsay can help you find interesting facts about your family in the past using online sites, some free and some needing a subscription. We can guide you how to use the Genealogy sites. We can help build your family tree. Have you lost track of a relation or perhaps you would like to trace a father… [...]
Film-The Film Group shows English language films to members of the Teulada-Moraira U3A on a monthly basis [...]
Gardening-Frequency: Monthly: normally 3rd Tuesday at 15:00 - 17:00 Venue: Pan y Pan Cafe, near Sol Par, Moraira Group Leader: Eileen Brown 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. We have a Facebook page "U3A Moraira Teulada - Gardening Group" and members can post articles of interest or pose… [...]
Green Bowls -tbd-This page is currently being updated. For more information about Green Bowls, please contact the Group Leaders, David & Eileen Haxon. [...]
Healthy Walking-Frequency: Every Tuesday and Thursday from September to June, starting at 0900 hrs in the summer and 1000 hrs in the winter. Walks are one to one and a half hours duration at a good pace, taking in all types of surface and terrain. Walking shoes or trainers are essential. Please consult the Healthy Walking section of the U3A website and calendar for more details [...]
Knit and Natter-Frequency: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 14:30 -16:30 Venue: Members´ Homes Group Leader: Diana Ord Diane Ord We are a group of ladies who enjoy knitting. We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 2.30 until 4.30. We welcome new members and have needles, wool and patterns if you need them. We knit anything from baby clothes, toys and blankets for the Womens' Refuge to jumpers for local orphanages. Also blankets for the elderly or homeless. Donations of… [...]
Ladies Walking Football-The Walking Football Group are keen to enlarge the Ladies walking footballgroup following demand from many of our U3A lady members. The rules are simple no running, no contact, and no tackling allowed. If you are interested in joining this group, in the first instance please contact Dave Kelly U3A Moraira-Teulada ladies' team [...]
Let’s do Lunch-Annette Warr Frequency: 4th Wednesday of the month Venue: Various local restaurants Group Leader: Annette Warr The purpose of the group is for ladies to get together over a lunch and meet new people. Details of the chosen restaurant, menus and costs are e-mailed to all group members well inadvance of the event, and it is then up to the lady members to decide whether they wish to attend,and then inform the group leader with their menu choices. Depending on… [...]
Mahjong-Lynn Radford-Johnson Frequency: Weekly: Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. NEW Venue: El Martillo, Moraira (below Pepe la Sal by the fish roundabout) Group Leader: Lynn Radford-Johnson Please note we have a new venue and time and a new 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. If you are new… [...]
Mosaics 1- Frequency: Twice a month - on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Venue: Moraira Group Leader: Meri Snell General information: Every mosaic you make is a unique creation. It may be a picture, a trivet, a wall decoration, stepping stone, sculpture, almost anything. While making our mosaics we have lots of fun , chatting and laughing with the friends that we make. The only skill you need is patience, and you need lots of it. … [...]
Mosaics 2-Frequency: Fortnightly: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 14:00h - 17:00h Venue: Moraira Group Leader: Sonja Van Belkum It is my pleasure to help you to make a unique creation of a mosaic piece. Let your imagination take over and create, for instance, lovely trivets, bowls, sculptures, steppingstones and wall decorations. The only skill you need is a bit of patience. Together we want to have nice afternoons creating mosaics, chatting and laughing.If you are a complete beginner, you will learn the basic skills… [...]
Padel Tennis-Frequency : Weekly: Tuesdays 10.30 to 12.00 Venue: La Senieta, (Courts), Moraira Group Leader: Richard Ayre 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… [...]
Pétanque 1-Frequency: Weekly: Wednesdays 10:00 - 12:00 Venue: Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol Group leader: Mark Mentha Join In The Fun We can be found at the purpose built Pétanque courts on Calle Pizarro in the Magnolias zone on Cumbre del Sol. We play every Wednesday at 10.00 for about 90 minutes and then have a coffee afterwards at Sabores restaurant (by Mercadona). We always welcome new players of any standard. We can provide equipment for beginners if… [...]
Pétanque 2-Frequency: Weekly: Thursday 10:00 - 14:00Venue: Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol Group Leader: Pamela Powell Pétanque Group 2 meets on Thursday mornings at 10am at the six courts on the Cumbre del Sol, which are purpose built and in good condition. It’s a very easy game to learn and you can be winning almost immediately. Our games are very light hearted and sociable, and afterwards, we go for coffee at a local bar. It’s a really fun morning out.… [...]
Pétanque 3-Frequency: Weekly: Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Venue: Solpark, Moraira Group Leader: Gerard (Ged) Goodwin 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. Contact the Group Leader: firstname.lastname@example.orgProblems using this email? [...]
Pétanque 4-Frequency: Weekly Thursdays Time: 14:00Venue: Sol Park Moraira Group Leaders: Brian & Janet Peirce For further detail contact Group Leader: Brian Peirce 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? The object of the game is to throw your Petanque boules … [...]
Pétanque 5-Frequency: Weekly: Saturdays - 10:30 - 12:00 Venue: Sol Park, Moraira Group Leader: Len & Margaret Salter Following the success of the original group we now have our fifth group who meet on a Saturday morning at Brevis Bar, Sol Park in Moraira. If you are interested in playing and joining this group, please make contact through the email address at the end of the page. What is petanque? Pétanque (in French) is a form of boules where the goal is… [...]
Photography-Frequency: Monthly: 3rd Wednesday 10:00-12:30 Venue: Innate Bar, Sol Park Tennis, 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… [...]
Quiz-Frequency: Fortnightly: Thursdays - 16:15 for a 16:30 start Venue: Hill Top Sports Bar and Grill, Carrer Móstoles 33, Moraira Group Leaders: John and Lyndsay Dickinson This Group was started over 9 years ago and has proved very popular. It has always been a FUN QUIZ, with "Prizes" and has recently taken on a new format with 5 separate Quizmasters taking turns, thus bringing a new approach and diversity to each meeting. Why not come along and join in? Both couples… [...]
Reading-Frequency: Monthly: Last Friday 15:00 - 17:00 Venue: Pan y Pan, Sol Park, MorairaGroup Leader: Gaby Mauger 30th August - The Lady and the Unicorn - Tracy Chevalier OR Fire from Heaven - Mary Renault (Historical)27th September - Neither Wolf nor Dog - Kent Nerburn and Robert Plant (Non-Fiction)25th October - The Pillars of Hercules - Paul Theroux (Travel)29th November - Warlight - Michael Ondaatje OR Everything Under - Daisy Johnson (Prize Winners)20th December - Calypso - David Sedalia - (Comedy) The group explores all types… [...]
Rummikub 1 and 2-Frequency: Weekly Group 1 Mondays 15:00 – 17:00 and Group 2 on Fridays 15:00 - 17:00 Venue: El Martillo, Moraira (below Pepe la Sal by the fish roundabout)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… [...]
Scrabble-Frequency: Fortnightly: Tuesdays at 13:00 Venue: Bariloche Bar, Tabaira, Moraira Group Leader: Clive Parker [...]
Solo Amigos (singles)-Frequency: Monthly: 2nd Monday at 11.00am Group leader: Sheran Williams This group is for those who find themselves 'solo' for whatever reason, and would like to make new friends and take part in fun activities. The events are organised by individual members of the group, depending on their interests, and email contacts are coordinated by the group leader, Sheran (she's very well organised!). Anyone can suggest an activity, so we always have a variety of ideas from simple coffee meet-ups, drinks evenings… [...]
Spanish Conversation Intermediate-Frequency: Weekly: Saturday 10:30 - 12:00 New Venue: Las Gaviotas (in the Church Square, Moraira) Group Leader: Sheila Shipsides A coffee morning with a difference! You need to be familiar with the different Spanish verb tenses and endings, have learnt grammar fairly thoroughly and have a certain amount of vocabulary to be able to participate as we have no teacher – you will find that you learn from some and help others. We sit at tables of four or less so… [...]
Spicy Dining-Frequency: Monthly: 4th Sunday 19:00 for 19:30 Venue: Various - Moraira Group Leaders: John & Elaine Ross If you are interested in a social evening enjoying the delights of more exotic foods such as Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Greek, Iranian or Turkish food then, this group is for you. The group will meet monthly for couples and singles to visit different restaurants and to enjoy something a bit different. If you wish to join email John & Elaine Ross – Group Leaders Spicy Dining. … [...]
Travel-Travel Group Leader Coral Guise-Smith Travel Schedule To book email Coral Guise-Smith on email@example.com Insurance Members are reminded that they are responsible for their own insurance unless it is included by the travel company. It is recommended to take out your own travel insurance for the fullest cover possible. U3A is not liable in any respect for any loss or injury that may be suffered by Members whilst participating in the Association's activities Please note that, at times, it is necessary… [...]
Ukulele-Frequency: Weekly: Fridays at 13:30 Venue: Bar Mediterranean, Teulada from 28th February, 2020Group Leader: Roger Saunders Ukulele groups are one of the most popular social activities in the UK especially in close knit village communities with new groups being formed almost daily. The Ukulele is a very simple instrument to learn to play and perfectly good instruments are available e.g. from Amazon @ between €30 to €60.Most schools now teach pupils to play the ukulele because it is a much more versatile instrument… [...]
Walking Football-Frequency: Weekly: Thursdays - 10:00 to play at 10:30 Venue: La Senieta, Sports area, Moraira. Group Leader: Dave Kelly [...]
Wine Tasting-Brian and Pat Clarke Frequency: Monthly: normally 2nd Thursday at 17:30 for 18:00 Venue: Various Group Leaders: Brian and Pat Clarke The group normally meets on the second Thursday of the month, but we need to be flexible in order to accommodate the availability of the bodegas. We have previously enjoyed many evenings at the Bar Mediterráneo in Teulada but, after such a long break due to the Covid pandemic, we thought it would be a good opportunity to have a… [...]
Yoga-If you are interested, please initially contact Sue McNaeFrequency: Weekly - Wednesdays 11:00 - 12 noon. At the moment I have 2 vacancies.Venue - Upstairs room in La Senieta, MorairaGroup Leader: Sue McNae NEW YOGA GROUP FOR THE 70’s!!! We are planning to start a new Yoga group for the 70s!!! (we all know the 70's are the new 50's). The classes will be run on the Hatha technique. This group is for people who wish to maintain flexibility within… [...]
Service Groups and Discounts
Groups providing services and businesses providing discounts for U3A members
Baby Equipment Loan-Contact: Sandy Bianco Are the Grandchildren about to visit or friends with a baby, well don't fret, I loan out baby equipment for visiting families with young children. All of our equipment is kindly donated and is in excellent condition, clean and safe. You can loan everything you may need for babies and young children, e.g. Car seats, Travel cots with mattress and linens, High chairs, Baby bouncer, Moses basket, Walker, Single and double strollers. Summer is not far away so… [...]
Discounts Page-Contact: Jayne Wintle If you are thinking about having work done on the house, or if there is something you are looking to purchase, have you realised that you might be able to get a discount? The discount section of the U3A website has been updated. All companies listed on this page have agreed to give you, U3A members a discount to save you money. Discounts vary but will always be a minimum of 5% off public prices. All you… [...]
Support Group-Contact: Helen Chapman We are always looking for new volunteers to help with this and especially anyone who can speak Spanish. Our aim is to be able to help any members of our U3A if they need it. It can be someone to take you to the hospital or doctors for an appointment, or to help you at home, with cooking, shopping, or a little DIY, it might be to walk your dog if you are unable for a while.… [...]
Badminton-Frequency: Weekly: Wednesdays 2:00-4.00 p.m. & Fridays 1:45-3:45 p.m. Venue: Benissa Sports Hall Group Leader: Michael Bond All levels of experience, but more experienced players available to play with. Cost : €2.50 for our members to cover court and shuttlecocks etc. Contact the group leader on firstname.lastname@example.org [...]
Sailing-Frequency: Flexible, contact via Internet Group Leader: Richard Jones The Sailing group is now up and running. We have a good mix of experience covering surfboarding, dinghy sailing and yacht cruising. New members, with or without boats, are welcome. Sailing group newsletter Contact the Group Leader: email@example.com Problems using this email? [...]
Spanish Classes – All Levels – Carmen-Frequency: Weekly (Day) Venue: Teulada Group Leader: Carmen Living in Spain and not speaking Spanish? It can be awkward, to say the least. If you would like to find a solution, look no further. Carmen is a professional teacher and offers all levels of Spanish. Carmen teaches individual lessons and groups, and all levels of grammar plus conversation and conversation classes.She offers classes all year round, and can, by agreement, offer teaching in your home. If you are not sure… [...]
Spanish Classes – All Levels – Elsa-Elsa Frequency: All weekdays Venue: Dr Calatayud 45, Moraira (Monday & Tuesday mornings), Bar Mediterráneo, Teulada (Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday mornings) Group Leader: Elsa My name is Elsa and I'm a Spanish native teacher. Originally from Barcelona, I now live in Moraira and previously lived in the UK for 13 years so I'm totally fluent in English. I've been teaching Spanish (and Valencian) for many years now to all levels. I enjoy playing pádel, love reading and… [...]
Table Tennis-Frequency: Weekly: Thursdays 14:00-16:00 Venue: Sports Centre, Benissa Group Leader: Janet Dane Table Tennis is great fun and good exercise - so come along, even if you've never played before - we can teach you the basics! Bats and balls will be supplied, and you just need to wear comfortable clothing, preferably dark in colour. The approximate cost for the session will be 3-4 euros. Contact the Group Leader: firstname.lastname@example.org Problems using this email link? [...]
Zumba-Mondays & Wednesdays10.00 to 11.00. Platje Ampolla beach, Moraira Cost: t,b,d. Would you like to try out some gentle Zumba? Zumba is a fitness program that is based around Latin-inspired dance. It is great fun. Kimberley Harrison who is a well known Zumba instructor in the area, and she has agreed to offer a discount at her classes to our members for a limited time to see how much interest there is. If there is sufficient interest form U3A members we… [...]
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