Spanish Classes – From Post Beginners to Intermediate
Feb 28 @ 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 – paulinemcgough@gmail.com

Weight Loss Support
Feb 28 @ 10:30 – 11:30
Weight Loss Support

Frequency: Weekly:  Fridays – 10:30 – 11:30

Venue: Spencers Bar, Moraira

Group Leader: Tracy Reynolds

This new group is aimed at those who would like a bit of motivation and help with their weight loss plans.

The sessions start with a weigh in, followed by a structured talk, with ideas on recipes and cooking tips.

Tracy Reynolds is weightwatcher trained but you can follow whichever diet suits you.

The cost is 4 euros per session, which is a discounted price for U3A members.

For further information, please contact Tracy at reynoldsnreynolds@gmail.com

Ukulele @ El Martillo bar
Feb 28 @ 13:30

Frequency: Weekly: Fridays at 13:30

Venue: El Martillo, Moraira

Group 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 than recorders and is more likely to encourage players to become enthusiastic about music.

Our Ukulele Group had its first meeting on the 17th November 2016 and, meets each Friday at 1.30pm at Sol Park Tennis Club, usually for a couple of hours. By September 2017 we had twenty members and in May 2018 more than thirty- almost all starting as complete novices.
All are welcome and song lists with simple chord charts are freely available.

Our Ukulele Group entertained fellow members of Moraira-Teulada U3A with an enjoyable ‘song-along’ at the December General meeting last year (2017) and are busy practicing for another performance at the December 2018 General Meeting. Many UK Ukulele groups raise thousands for local charities e.g the Eskdale group in N. Yorks. has raised more than £10,000 for the local Air Ambulance service.
Unfortunately, some UK Groups appear to be a little shy but this is an American group showing what it’s all about:

Contact the Group Leader Roger Saunders if you would like to come along and join us: ukulele@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Family History (Genealogy) @ Aula de Asociaciones, Calle Calatayud 45, 1st floor
Feb 28 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Frequency: Weekly: Fridays 14:00 – 16:00

Venue: Aula de Asociaciones, Calle Calatayud 45, 1st floor (there is a lift)

Group leader: Noelene Cummins

The group has been set up to help members to trace their Family History using online sites.
You will learn how to use the free genealogy sites and will be able to trace your family back. You will be able to put all the information onto your computer so you can print a tree. Once you grow a family tree you may want to subscribe to one of the big Genealogy sites. This will enable you to prove or disprove those family stories, put names to photographs and find relatives all over the world.
You will need to be able to use a computer/ tablet and bring it with you and a notebook to meetings. You need to bring any family certificates or documents to add the information to your tree. You will not miss anything if you do not attend a meeting as each member works at his/her own pace.

If you are interested, please contact Noelene Cummins: genealogy@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Feb 28 @ 14:30 – 17:00

Frequency: Weekly: Fridays at 14:30-17:00

Venue: To be confirmed in Moraira

Group Leader: Sybille Ross

The Bridge Group currently have space available for more members. They  are a group of people who play a friendly game of bridge every Friday afternoon. You do not need a partner. We play Acol and we are usually 2 or 3 tables. We would welcome more players. The restaurant only expects us to order a drink.

Please contact me Sybille at tel. 96 574 8652 – to confirm that weekly session is taking place before going to the venue.

Bridge players don’t grow old … they just lose their finesse

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

Reading @ Pan y Pan, Sol Park
Feb 28 @ 15:00 – 17:00
Frequency:  Monthly: Last Friday 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: Pan y Pan, Sol Park, Moraira
Group Leader:  Gaby MaugerThe group explores all types of literature including plays, poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, classics, contemporary and several prize winning foreign authors.

We currently (April 2012) have a membership of 14 people, 7 of whom attended the very first meeting and have remained committed and supportive of the group. As with all of the U3A groups there is a great deal of coming and going between UK and Spain so at the monthly meeting about 7 – 9 people usually attend.

Our meetings are fun and always light-hearted. The level of discussion really depends on the book – quite often half the group love it and the other half hate it! This always makes for a great chat!

Only 2 rules. You must commit to reading the book (even if you hate it) and please let me know if you can’t attend … I would feel really silly sitting alone waiting for people who are not coming!!

So if you love reading and always like to talk about the book with other people afterwards, the Reading Group may be just for you.



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

Pétanque 5 @ Sol Park
Feb 29 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Pétanque 5 @ Sol Park

Frequency: Weekly: Saturdays – 10:00 – 12:00

Venue: Sol Park, Moraira

Group Leader:  Mike & Suzie Broderick

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.

Contact the Group Leader: group-petanque5@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Spanish Conversation Intermediate @ Relax Cafe
Feb 29 @ 10:30 – 12:00
Frequency: Weekly: Saturday 10:30 – 12:00

Venue:  Relax Cafe, 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 everyone gets their say. The idea is to practice in a relaxed way what we have already learnt in class. After quite a short time we are finding that we can think more quickly and consequently are becoming more fluent.

If you would like to come along, please email me Sheila Shipsides by email: group-spanish-intermediate@u3amoraira-teulada.org


Canasta @ Moonlighters bar
Mar 2 @ 14:00 – 16:00

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

Venue: Moonlighters bar 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.

Playing canasta at the Bar El Martillo in Moraira
photo 1

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
Mar 2 @ 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!”

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

Green Bowls @ The Inn on The Green
Mar 2 @ 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
Mar 2 @ 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.

Badminton Workshop @ Benissa Sports Hall
Mar 3 @ 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

Dramarama @ Salón de Actos, Espai la Senieta
Mar 3 @ 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.

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

All Computers @ Aula Asociaciones
Mar 3 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Frequency: Monthly: First Tuesday 14:00 – 16.00

Venue: Aula de Asociaciones, Calle Doctor Calatayud 45, Moraira

Group leader: Peter Bayliss



Want to get the best out of your computer, smartphone or tablet?

Come along to our informal group meeting and we will help you to demystify your gadget.
We also welcome experienced users who are willing to help others.
Our meetings are sociable events and we hope that by sharing our experiences everyone will learn something.

Please note that this group now includes the Computer and Tablets and  Smartphones groups

Key Helpers:
Apple iPhones, iPads and iMacs: Piotr Azia, Annette Williams, David Reynolds
Android smartphones and tablets and Windows PCs:Peter Bayliss, Robert Verbruggen

To contact the Computing Group Leader send an email to moraira.u3a@gmail.com

Knit, Stitch and Natter
Mar 3 @ 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.

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

Modern Sequence dancing @ Quo Vadis
Mar 3 @ 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 3 @ 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 3 @ 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

Pétanque 1 @ Purpose built rinks at Cumbre del Sol
Mar 4 @ 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.


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