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Pétanque 5

Frequency: Weekly: Saturdays – 10:00 – 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 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 balls – usually in an arched back-spin – so that they land closer to the small object ball (the jack) than those of your opponent, or to strike and drive the object ball towards your other balls and away from your opponent’s balls. The really only essential is a set of steel boules (three minimum), which should have identical markings (groves). A set of boules can costs anywhere from 8 euros upwards and can be purchased from most Chinese shops.


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Pétanque 4

Frequency: Weekly Thursdays  Time: 14:00
Venue: Sol Park Moraira
Group Leaders: Brian & Janet Peirce

For further detail contact Groups Coordinator: 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  – 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.

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 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.

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Pétanque 3

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

Venue: Solpark, Moraira

Group Leader: Rory Cupples

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Rory Cupples

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
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Pétanque 2

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

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-petanque2@u3amoraira-teulada.org
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Pétanque 1

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

Venue: Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol

Group leader: Graham Whitelocks

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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Patchwork

Group Leader Monday:  Brenda Turner

Group Leader Friday: TBA

No previous experience of patchwork or quilting is required.

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Mosaics 1 and 2

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:  Moraira

Group Leader:  Meri Snell

General information:

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.

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
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Mosaics Group News 

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Mosaics and the U3A Autumn Fayre

We got up bright and early to pack the car and leave space for 4 bodies. Mosaics are heavy and so we can only put so much in each box, so that wecan still lift them. Fortunately we found a strong man to help us unload. There was a host of people…

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Love and Mosaics

How do you show love for a husband who is a BIG Elvis fan? Well, as his birthday is just a few weeks away, you make him an ´Elvis´ sign.  “Thank you very much, but I really was hoping for ...........”.  So with much love and patience…

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Mahjong

David Coupe

Frequency: Weekly: Wednesday 14:00 – 16:00

NEW Venue: Bar Mediterraneo, Teulada

Group Leader: David Coupe

Please note we have a new Day, Wednesday instead of Thursday, same time and a new venue 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.

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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
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Las Chicas Que Comen

Frequency:  Monthly: 2nd Wednesday 13:15 – 16:30

Venue: Moraira

Group Leader: Lynn Clark

'I don't like her line of gossip - it's never about anyone I know.'

Las Chicas Que Comen is a group of ladies that get together each month for lunch, to enjoy fine dining, and to meet up with old friends and meet new ones. When the group was formed, it was decided to employ a system of random seating, so that meeting new people was encouraged, and the formation of cliques avoided.

We frequent restaurants mainly within the Moraira area, though we do occasionally venture to Javea, Benissa, Gata and Jesus Pobre.

The cost is from 23 to 25 euros. This includes a welcome drink, a 3 course menu, wine and water. Coffee and tip are extra unless stipulated.

We meet on the second week of the month, most times on a Wednesday and occasionally a Thursday, to try to accommodate all other activities that our U3A ladies get involved in.

You will see the write ups from some of our Chicas about a number of the restaurants we have visited and we are now starting to put those comments on to Trip Adviser too. Of course, a few restaurants have disappointed us, but in the main we get a warm reception, and are served some mouth-watering dishes.

We meet between September and June with two months off in the hot and busy summer season.

If you would like to join us, then all you need to do is email me giving me your U3A membership number and contact details. If for any reason you have already registered but have not received recent emails please re-contact me.

I look forward to welcoming you.

Lynn Clark

An email received from a member of the group 13/3/2019

Hi Lynn.

I just wanted to say a quick hello and a sincere thank you.

I’ve only recently joined the Las Chica’s group but you deserve praise for your continued support of the group. Today’s lunch was really enjoyable.

I know it’s hard work keeping these groups going and you do an amazing job. Thank you for everything and especially for the little extras … the favours you provided today were very much appreciated.

I really hope you feel some sense of satisfaction from all that you do because it truly is appreciated, by most of us, even though it may not feel like it sometimes.

Kind regards.

Sue Robson


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Latest posts on the group’s activities

Las Chicas in El Portet – Oct 2020

Posted on Oct 17th, 2020 - By Peter Bayliss

Las Chicas que Comen had their October outing close to home in Manet Hotel in El Portet, observing all Covid safety rules, and with the tables well spaced out. open but fortunately under cover.  The weather was changing by the minute, wind,…

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Las Chicas go up in the world – Aug 2020

Posted on Aug 17th, 2020 - By Peter Bayliss

Las Chicas met again for another socially distanced lunch, carefully observing all Covid rules to stay safe.  Our elevated venue was Attico at the top of Javea Hotel, with stunning views of the roof of the Fisherman´s Church, the port and the…

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Chicas dine at Maxim’s June 2020

Posted on Jun 24th, 2020 - By Peter Bayliss

Thirty intrepid Chicas members celebrated our new increased liberation with a suitably socially distanced lunch at Maxim’s restaurant in Moraira.  Strictly adhering to regulations, we could not enjoy our usual greeting hugs and catch up…

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Las Chicas que Comen

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2019 - By Dot Garrett

44 Chicas enjoyed a wonderful Christmas lunch at the Olive Tree Restaurant in Moraira, which opened specially for us.  We have visited here several times and Sandra and Harvey have always done us proud, especially at Christmas. We were met by…

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Las Chicas at Hotel Mañet Nov 2019

Posted on Nov 17th, 2019 - By Piotr Azia

For their November meeting the Chicas tried a new venue – Hotel Mañet in El Portet. The weather was kind, the sun shone, and we were able to eat outside, with our cava reception down in the bar area overlooking the sea. The usual Portet parking…

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Las Chicas at Maxim’s Oct 2019

Posted on Oct 17th, 2019 - By Piotr Azia

Fifty five Chicas were delighted to meet up at Maxim´s, on the Calpe road, a real favourite for lots of us. The weather was perfect for eating outside, and the welcome bamboo slatted roofing threw interesting dappled shadow as we enjoyed our…

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Las Chicas at Restaurant il Divo Sept 2019

Posted on Sep 17th, 2019 - By Dot Garrett

Restaurant Il Divo September 2019 42 Chicas met for their first lunch after the summer break at the wonderful Restaurant Il Divo in Moraira. The day started with rain but quickly dried up, just in time for the arrival of cava and friends to…

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Las Chicas que Comen March at Samar

Posted on May 2nd, 2019 - By Dot Garrett

Las Chicas held their 5 year anniversary celebration lunch on 13th March 2019. We could not have chosen a better venue. Samar is a new fusion restaurant near the yacht club in Moraira and a most welcome addition to our wonderful town. Aziz and…

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Las Chicas que Comen February lunch

Posted on Mar 14th, 2019 - By Dot Garrett

Las Chicas at Premium Plus February 2019 Premium Plus certainly lived up to its name when 46 chicas descended on them the day before Valentine’s Day. Everyone said the food and service was excellent, and the only minor issue of slightly cold…

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Las Chicas Que Comen January 2019

Posted on Feb 11th, 2019 - By Dot Garrett

January Lunch at D'Gust Moraira What a wonderful start to the New Year for Las Chicas.  The last time they visited D’Gust in Moraira was two years ago when it was snowing but this time the sun shone down and 38 chicas gathered for an…

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Knit and Natter

Frequency:   2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month 14:30 -16:30

Venue: Moraira

Group Leader: Pat Dawson

Pat Dawson

We are knitting mainly children’s clothes and toys suitable from birth to 4/5 year olds, also blankets for cots/prams and blankets for the Alzheimer’s society.  The charities we are knitting for are the Women’s Refuge and the Childrens Care Home in Relleu.  

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month and are arranged to suit the majority of the group. You don’t have to actually attend our meetings. However, there are occasions with coffee, wine and biscuits being provided by the hostess. It’s a great way to spend the occasional afternoon – making things while we natter.

Unfortunately, with the current restrictions in place from January 2021, we are unable to hold any meetings, but we are still keeping busy knitting at home!

When things eventually get back to normal, we shall be pleased to welcome new members to the group.

6 members of the group at their gathering on 24th November 2020

Contact the Group Leader: group-knit-and-natter@u3amoraira-teulada.org
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Healthy Walking

Frequency: Weekly: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Winter @ 10:00, Summer @ 09:00

Location: See latest schedule of walks below

Group Leader: Brian Cummins

Contact the Group Leader: group-healthywalking@u3amoraira-teulada.org
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Walk Leaders

The Healthy Walking Group invites U3A members to join us on our walks on Tuesday and/or Thursday each week. The walks are not ‘a stroll’, and walk leaders expect participants to keep up a good pace, making a much greater effort than when walking the dog or going round the shops!  Naturally, everyone has a different walking pace, and every walk has a leader and a person at the rear wearing fluorescent jackets, but every walker needs to be capable of staying within these two people.

Our walks take between one to one and a half hours, and start at 10 am in winter and 9 am in summer.  Walkers should arrive 5-10 minutes before the start of the walk. Walking shoes or stout trainers are essential as the walking surface can vary from tarmac to very rough or muddy tracks.

We welcome dogs, but on a short lead walking at the rear.

At the end of each walk we adjourn to a local bar for coffee/drink but this is not compulsory!

You can consult our walk schedule and a description of the walks on the website.  Some walks may be unsuitable for you because of the walk surface or the steepness of the terrain.

You should register with the Healthy Walking Group at a U3A General Meeting or by contacting the Group Leader by email.  This will ensure you understand more about the walking group, and that you receive emailed copies of the walk schedules and news of any walk alterations or cancellations.

If you enjoy our walks and would like to walk them again with friends, each walk description is available on our website.


Please remember: you walk at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are capable of doing the walks that you undertake. Please read the terrain characteristics carefully to avoid spoiling your walk and that of your fellow walkers.


Enjoying a drink after a walk in Parcent

The Healthy Walking Group exists, as it says, to promote better health by making the heart beat a little faster and exercising our body. Walkers also are uplifted mentally walking through and enjoying the lovely countryside and views.

Another benefit is the social side of the Group. After each walk those who wish assemble at a Bar for coffee and perhaps a cool drink in hot weather. There walkers learn the names of people and enjoy banter among the group. ‘Does anyone know of a man who can do…….. ?’  ‘When is Sunshine restaurant open?’ and of course there is an exchange of comments about the pro’s and cons of restaurants and the inevitable chat about aches and pains!  Much can be learned from these meetings.

There is a New Year Dinner each January, usually at Satari’s which is very enjoyable and once again Walkers meet other walkers they have not met because they walk on a different day or are in Spain at different times. There is also an End of Season Dinner early in June to round off the season’s walks.

Recent comments made by two individuals who walk with other groups in the area say that ours is the most friendly and enjoyable Group with whom they walk!


Walking schedule
(Can also be seen in the calendar on the Home page)


Click here to download our Walk descriptions (in pdf)


Walking Group Reports

Healthy Walking Rekkie Report

Posted on Dec 28th, 2019 - By Peter Bayliss

Keeping the healthy walking group alive kicking requires not only leading the walks and weekly rekkies on the current walks to be done to ensure the group can pass without problems.A lesser known activity is the finding of new walks. This is not…

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Healthy Walking Photo Gallery

Posted on Dec 11th, 2019 - By Robert Verbruggen

From Euro Weekly News 29 January - 4 February 2015 Walking in a group is better for your health WALKING can do more than put a spring in your step; It can help reduce your risk of lifethreatening disorders such as…

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Healthy Walking Group report for October 2019

Posted on Oct 29th, 2019 - By Peter Bayliss

Tuesday 1st October Aldi to camis and tracks between Moraira and Benitachell At 9am this fine morning the car park at Aldi was full, an encouraging site for the walk leaders. Thirty five members and Barney the dog arrived for today’s walk which…

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Healthy Walking Group May 2019 Report

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2019 - By Peter Bayliss

Tuesday 30th April & Thursday 2nd May    Benitachell, Cumbre del Sol, Granadella This was the first walk for Leaders Brian and Noelene after their trip to UK. They pointed out that not only was this the steepest walk we do but it was the…

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Healthy walking – Schedule

Posted on May 1st, 2019 - By Piotr Azia

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Green Bowls

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

Venue:  The Inn on The Green, Javea 

Group Leaders

Mondays

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John Hughes

Monday Group leader

Wednesdays

David & Eileen 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 link below the name.

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 link below the name.

Group members meet on Monday or Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm at the Inn On The Green, Jávea. Some members attend on both days.Play is arranged on an ad hoc basis. This means that each time you come you will probably play someone different which makes things much more interesting. Players must arrive at least 15 minutes before play begins to enable a draw to take place. 
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The fees are at a concessionary rate of 8 euros for two hours and this includes the hire of woods and shoes if needed. Whites must be worn. For details of dress code contact the Group Leader.

Bowls is a good way of having fun while taking gentle exercise. The Group is very sociable and joins in with some of the other activities that are arranged by the Inn On The Green such as quiz nights, themed dinners etc.

Tuition can be arranged and drinks and snacks are always available.

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 Report and pictures on the Pamela Kershaw Bowls Challenge 12th March 2014


Earlier Green Bowls posts

March 2015 Pamela Kershaw Memorial Bowls Competition

On 4th March this year the day didn’t start off well weather-wise. It was very misty and overcast and felt a little chilly to start with. So it was with trepidation that we set off to the Inn on…

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Wednesday Bowls Group celebrates member’s birthday

The Wednesday Bowls Group celebrated David Price’s 80th Birthday a couple of days in advance. The cake was made by Eileen Haxon (co-Group leader) and was chocolate and orange!…

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26th Nov 2014 Bowls Wednesday Christmas Dinner

U3A Bowls Christmas Dinner Wednesday Group On 26th November the Wednesday Green Bowls Group met at Restaurant Villa Celeste to have a Christmas meal. As ever the food was excellent and everyone…

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Group Leaders

Mondays

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John Hughes

Monday Group leader

Wednesdays

David & Eileen 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 link below the name.