Classical Music Appreciation @ Yacht Club
Sep 16 @ 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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Canasta @ Bar El Martillo (underneath Pepe La Sal on the road from Moraira to Teulada)
Sep 16 @ 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:

Flower Arranging @ Los Leones
Sep 16 @ 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.

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!”

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Green Bowls @ The Inn on The Green
Sep 16 @ 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

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
Sep 16 @ 15:30 – 18:00

Frequency: Weekly:  Mondays 15.30 to 18.00

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

Group Leader: Dot Garrett

At the moment we have approx 14 members and we have a waiting list for new members.

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.

Coffee and Cake Afternoons @ Cafe Pan Pan, Sol Park
Sep 16 @ 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.

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Badminton Workshop @ Benissa Sports Hall
Sep 17 @ 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

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Dramarama @ Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Sep 17 @ 10:30 – 13:00
Frequency:  Monthly: 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10:30 to 13:00Group Leader: Cindy Hinton

Venue: Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta, (Theatre), Moraira and in other locations according to performance schedule

Our group has been running with great success. We prepare our shows, rehearse them and perform them – having a lot of fun in the process. We work hard, but every meeting is also a social event.

Have you ever dreamt of performing on stage? If yes, contact me, to see how you can join the group. If you don’t want to perform but you are interested in any aspect of theatre, whether to help back stage or in any of the countless jobs required by a theatre group, then you can still contact me and we will see how you can fit.

We look forward to seeing you there – whether on stage, backstage or in the audience during our performances.

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Gardening @ Aula Asociaciones
Sep 17 @ 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.

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Knit, Stitch and Natter
Sep 17 @ 14:00 – 16:30
Frequency: Fortnightly:  Tuesday 14:00 – 16:30 (check with leader actual meeting day)

Venue: Private home

Group Leader: Maureen Burrows


Knit, Stitch and Natter Group leader

Maureen: We knit and sew, mainly accessories and toys for children, but also accessories for ladies – all for various charities. Meetings are usually fortnightly and are arranged to suit the majority of the group. You don’t have to actually attend our meetings. However, they 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.

Further Information

At our July 2012 General Meeting, Nikki Luxford, a reporter from the Costa Blanca News wrote an article (with photograph) about the work of the Knit, Stitch and Natter Group. Click below to read an enlarged copy of the article.028-knit-natter At another of our General Meeting (on 3rd June 2013), Maureen Burrows, Group Leader, and Candy Wright of the WIBC Spain (Women in Business Club) were congratulated on the donations of their work to charity. Candy explained that some items were given to the Victims of Domestic Violence organisation. And some items, particularly blankets, were given to patients at La Pedrera Hospital, Dénia who were suffering from Alzeimers and dementia. These patients usually have no relatives or friends and the blankets become a very significant personal possession for them.

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Modern Sequence dancing @ Quo Vadis
Sep 17 @ 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: for more information

Dining Out
Sep 17 @ 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.

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Mosaics – 1 and 2 @ Private Home
Sep 17 @ 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:

Pétanque 1 @ Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol
Sep 18 @ 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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Spanish Classes – From Post Beginners to Intermediate
Sep 18 @ 10:00

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 –

Tai Chi Classes
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 18 @ 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

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 by clicking on the link or by copying and pasting the email address to your email handler.

Green Bowls @ The Inn on The Green
Sep 18 @ 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

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)
Sep 18 @ 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.


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.

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Cribbage @ Bar Mediterraneo
Sep 18 @ 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.

Click image to see Wikipedia entry for Cribbage

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