Apr
21
Wed
2021
Tai Chi Classes
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 21 @ 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 photography@u3amoraira-teulada.org

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 photography@u3amoraira-teulada.org by clicking on the link or by copying and pasting the email address to your email handler.

Green Bowls @ The Inn on The Green
Apr 21 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Group Leaders

Mondays

image of John Hughes
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.

Mosaics – 2b @ Private Home
Apr 21 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Mosaics – 2b @ 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

Cribbage @ Bar Mediterraneo
Apr 21 @ 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

Apr
22
Thu
2021
Chess @ La Senieta, (Upstairs room on left at end)
Apr 22 @ 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

Chess set – wikimedia

 

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

Ladies Walking Football @ La Senieta, Sports area
Apr 22 @ 10:00
Ladies Walking Football @ La Senieta, Sports area

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.

Remember 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!

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

Contact the Group Leader Dave Kelly (Problems using this email?)

Pétanque 3 @ Solpark
Apr 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00

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

Venue: Solpark, Moraira

Group Leader: Rory Cupples

image of Rory Cupples
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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petanque3b


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

Walking Football @ La Senieta, Sports area
Apr 22 @ 10:00
Walking Football @ La Senieta, Sports area

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.

Remember 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!

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

Contact the Group Leader Dave Kelly (Problems using this email?)

Padel Tennis @ La Senieta, (Courts)
Apr 22 @ 10:30 – 12:00

Frequency : Weekly:  Tuesdays 10.30 to 12.00 

Venue: La Senieta, (Courts), Moraira

Group Leader: Brian Butler

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 please contact Brian Butler: padel@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Mahjong @ Bar El Martillo,  Underneath Pepe La Sal on the Moraira to Teulada Road.  Opposite end to Letters R Us
Apr 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Frequency: Weekly: Thursday 14:00 – 16:00

Venue : Bar El Martillo,  Underneath Pepe La Sal on the Moraira to Teulada Road.  Opposite end to Letters R Us

Group Leader: David Goodall

David Goodall Group Leader

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

Pétanque 4 @ Solpark
Apr 22 @ 14:00

Frequency: Weekly Thursdays  Time: 14:00

Venue: Sol Park Moraira

Group leader Vacancy –

For further detail contact Groups Coordinator: lynnclark0403@gmail.com

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?

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 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.

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.

There is no group leader at present

Table Tennis @ Sports Centre
Apr 22 @ 14:00 – 16:00

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: group-table-tennis@u3amoraira-teulada.org

Quiz @  Innate Active / Sol Park Tennis Club
Apr 22 @ 15:45

Frequency: Fortnightly: Thursdays – 15:45 for a 16:00 start

Venue: Innate Active / Sol Park Tennis Club, Moraira

Group Leaders: John and Lyndsay Dickinson

This Group was started over 7 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 and singles are most welcome to join in.

Each Quiz session lasts approximately two hours.

Innate Active / Sol Park Tennis Club bar will be available for drinks and snacks before the Quiz and during the interval. The Restaurant is open in the evenings.

The forthcoming Quiz dates are as follows:

  • Thu 31 Jan 2019
  • Thu 14 Feb 2019
  • Thu 28 Feb 2019
  • Thu 14 Mar 2019
  • Thu 28 Mar 2019
  • Thu 11 Apr 2019
  • Thu 25 Apr 2019
  • Thu 09 May 2019
  • Thu 23 May 2019
  • Thu 06 June 2019
  • Thu 20 Jun 2019

You can contact the Quiz Group Leader on qgu3amt@gmail.com

Apr
23
Fri
2021
Weight Loss Support
Apr 23 @ 10:30 – 11:30

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
Apr 23 @ 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
Apr 23 @ 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

Bridge
Apr 23 @ 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

Rummikub 2 @ Innate Tennis Club Sol Park, Moraira
Apr 23 @ 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

Apr
24
Sat
2021
Pétanque 5 @ Sol Park
Apr 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00

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