“Iberian River Cruise – Valley of the Douro from Portugal to Spain” 22nd– 29th April 2019

Home again in Javea, but with many happy memories of a wonderful cruise on the Douro River. We travelled to Porto by coach, via Avila, with a return via Segovia; the first few days were rather wet and cold but glorious weather returned for us to…

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“Cantabria – known as Green Spain”

Following a couple of cancellations we now have some places available on our forthcoming trip to Cantabria 20th - 31st August.  This is an 11-night tour to the cooler northern region of Cantabria, with the opportunity either to relax or to join in…

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“Alaska Cruise and Canada West to East”

Group Leaders Tony and Angela with David Many thanks to David McAulay who gave an excellent and amusing presentation on "An Alaska Cruise and Canada West to East", with fantastic photos, at the recent Travellers Tales Group meeting in the Javea…

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Who was Robin Hood?

A very big thank you to David Thoms for his excellent presentation on "Who was Robin Hood"? From ballads, poems and stories, visual images from the past and right up to modern-day films about Robin Hood, such as those starring Kevin Kostner and…

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Weary Warriors

This group was formed to provide help and support to those members dealing with a partner or friend suffering with dementia. The group now has 22 members, gentlemen and ladies, and we began with just 2 members a year ago.All English speaking…

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Walking Group – Thursday 6 October

9.55am start Flat walk of about 1hr and forty minutes.  Good footwear needed.  Meet at the car park by the lavadero and the big eucalyptus tree.  Keeping fingers crossed.  Circular route from the lavadero La Rana round the old…

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Walking Group

A good turn out for our first healthy walk round Jesus Pobre, ending up with coffee and a chat.  Weather was ideal! Pics of our route. Look at that blue sky -…

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WAGs meeting just the ticket!

The February meeting of the Wednesday Wine Tasting Group (WAGs) was just the ticket for enthusiastic members, especially the lucky five who each went away with a bottle of wine as raffle winners. Group leader Trevor Rush, dressed in a bright…

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WAGs learn about the C-Word!

Forty members of Javea U3A’s Wine Appreciation Group (WAGs) were treated to a presentation on the “C Word” by group leader Trevor Rush at their latest lunch in La Cocina restaurant in the port. Trevor said he was fed up with all the “B…

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WAGS go organic at March meeting

Group leader Trevor Rush presented five organic vegan wines – two whites and three reds – to members at the March meeting of the U3A’s Wine Appreciation Group (affectionately known as WAGS) at La Cocina restaurant in Javea Port. Trevor’s…

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Visit to spectacular gardens

Eighteen members of the Garden Group visited L’albarda Gardens in Pedreguer for their November meet. They car-shared to save the environment to visit the spectacular world-class gardens. Owners Fundem showcase the best of Mediterranean gardens…

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Two teams share honours in latest Quiz Night!

Two teams shared the honour of finishing first in the Javea U3A September Quiz Night. One of the teams - The Admirals - are pictured above after the close contest at Javea Golf Club. The other team - The Dreamers - are pictured under…

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Tuesday 24th September 2019: Happy memories! Over 60 members of the Travellers Tales group enjoy a presentation about the “Douro River Cruise” which members of the SC&C group experienced in April this year.

There were many happy smiling faces as those who had been on the river cruise re-lived the memories of a special holiday, and group leaders Angela & Tony thanked all the participants for being so prepared to join in the fun and…

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Tree-mendous talk at History Group meeting!

Congratulations to Alan Hunton for his fascinating talk to the U3A History Group. Alan’s presentation, entitled ‘The Return of Trees after the Ice Age – The Oaks That Walked from Malaga to Merseyside', provided a knowledgeable and…

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Travels closer to home

Hugh & Gillian with group leaders Angela & Tony Javea U3A members were taken on a trip around Spain and Portugal at the latest Travellers’ Tales meeting in the Javea Players Studio. In a presentation entitled “Travels Closer to Home…

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Travellers’ Tales presentation by Peter Atkinson: Outdoor Art in Spain 25th Feb 2020

Members of Angela and Tony's Travellers' Tales group filled to capacity the Javea Players Studio for a presentation by Peter Atkinson: “Architecture, Sculptures and Murals: One Man’s Journey through the Streets, Plazas and Parks of Spain, in…

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Travellers return after lengthy break

Javea U3A members Hugh and Gillian Epsom gave an interesting presentation of their trip to northern Vietnam and Borneo at the first Travellers’ Tales meeting since March 2020. Their talk, entitled ‘Northern Vietnam and Borneo (Sabah &…

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Travellers relive Toledo treat

Members of the Travellers’ Tales Group were treated to a trip down memory lane at the April meeting. There was a packed house at the Javea Players Studio for the latest presentation - an excellent video of last year’s Spanish Culture &…

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Travel Group back on the road with day trip to Valencia

The Travel team has a new leader – and she is raring to go with a day trip to Valencia planned for November. Amanda Jordan, pictured, succeeds retiring group leader Dave Butt. She is planning to organise some trips with the help of Groups…

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Touring the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Group Leaders Angela and Tony at Tuesday's meeting of Travellers Tales Angela entertained members of the Travellers Tales group at their last meeting on Tuesday with an account of a tour across the Dominican Republic and Haiti with her daughter,…

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Three for the price of one at WAGs!

Members of WAGs (Wine Appreciation Group) got three presenters for the price of one at their latest meeting at La Cocina restaurant! Group leader Trevor Rush, his wife Sally and member Trevor Lott each offered wines for tasting – two whites and…

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The real Cleopatra

Guest speaker Angela Chantry dispelled the myth portrayed by popular movies of Cleopatra VII as being a “sultry, dark-haired femme fatale” at this month’s Javea U3A History Group meeting. Her thorough research convinced the audience at Casa…

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The next meeting of the History Group will take place on Tuesday 11th June – all members are welcome to attend.

A presentation by Alan Hunton on the history of crude oil. ‘A History of Crude Oil - from its Mesopotamia origins to Colonel Drake" Alan's synopsis: 6000 years ago, crude oil was a prized commodity. The earliest historical records of its…

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The E-Bike group’s third ride

The Javea U3A E-Bike group held its third ride on Tuesday December 4th, on what turned out to a dry and sunny day for a great day for riding.  The group has already attracted a total of 18 members and 6 of them joined the outing at Cafe…

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The contrasting lives of two great US Presidents

Peter Atkinson gave another excellent History Group presentation - this time on the 'Intersecting Lives: John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson'. Described by Peter as "the most difficult presentation of his 16 talks to the group" -…

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Tasty treat at Amarre 152

More than 60 Dining Out group members enjoyed a delicious meal at Amarre 152. Thanks to group leaders Mallory and Christine Glover for organising yet another successful night…

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Sunday Strollers follow the Cross ….

The Flower Cross (in the Ukrainian colours) with a dove of peace background, outside the Ayuntamiento The Sunday Strollers decided to follow the flower crosses in Javea for their second Sunday stroll. Another beautiful sunny Sunday morning. …

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Sunday Solos lunch at Atalaya restaurant

The next Solos on Sunday Lunch will be held at Atalaya on the Arenal beach on May 5 at 1pm - sit down at 1 45pm Pat Ainsley and myself are not sure of the price yet as Nelson is choosing a nice menu for us. Pat will send the details out as…

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Sunday Singles Lunch Jan. 19 Kathmandu Restaurant

Avda. de la Libertad 34, in front of Parking & MasyMas in Javea Arenal. Our next lunch will be at Kathmando, on the Arenal, 1pm start. Lunch Menu del Día the cost will be €16.00 including tip . No drinks included. If you wish to join us…

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Sunday Singles lunch at Sabor a mi

The Sunday Singles Group will meet for lunch at Sabor a mi restaurant in the port - just up the road from the cinema - on Sunday June 2 at 1pm. For details and to book, email group leader Marion Monsell at…

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Sunday Singles lunch at Carrio restaurant

The Sunday Singles Group are planning to meet at Carrio restaurant for lunch this Sunday (May 19) at the suggestion of one of the group’s members. It is a typically-Spanish restaurant on the road to Denia ... Calle de Angeles …. offering a…

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Sunday Singles lunch at “favourite” restaurant

The Sunday Singles group will be visiting one of their favourite restaurants, La Bodeguilla on the Port front, this Sunday (April 7). There will be a three-course meal with half a bottle of wine each for €16.95 pp, so the total cost will be…

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Sunday Singles Lunch 10th November

Sotavent, Javea Port The latest Sunday Singles lunch was held on Sunday November 10th at Sotavent ( near the Cinema in Javea Port) for 13.00,  menu:   15€ + 1 euro tip. For details of Sunday Singles events, contact Netta by email…

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Sunday Singles Lunch 12 January – Rest. El Faisan

Restaurante El Faisan Carretera del Cap de la Nau Pla, 6, 61 The Sunday Singles lunch is at Restaurante El Faisan, 1pm start. This restaurant is located just opposite QuickSave in the Arenal area. Directly opposite the Repsol petrol station.…

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Sunday Singles Easter Lunch at La Bodeguilla

The Sunday Singles group have booked La Bodeguilla in the port for Easter Sunday, April 21, and as it is a special menu it will be €18, therefore I will collect €20. We will be looked after very well by Carmen. Again, please contact me if you…

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Sunday Lunch group say goodbye

A huge turnout of 50 members enjoyed a fabulous lunch at La Cocina restaurant in Javea Port on Saturday (for a change) to say goodbye to long time group leader Marion who is returning to live in the UK after many years living in Javea. The group…

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Spanish Culture and Cuisine Christmas Party: Monday 2nd December 2019 – Parador De Jávea

One hundred members of the Spanish Culture & Cuisine Group enjoyed a splendid Christmas Party at the Parador, with classical singers Duo Intermezzo providing the entertainment. Well done to group leaders Angela and Tony for organising another…

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Spanish Culture and Cuisine – Platinum Party at the Parador!

Saturday 4th June 2022 During the whole of 2022 there will be Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities come together to celebrate the Queen’s historic reign. We…

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Spanish Culture & Cuisine Travellers’ Return!

Puy du Fou España Our first Spanish Culture & Cuisine tour since January 2020, we are delighted that we have all been able to spend the last 5 days visiting Almansa, Albacete, Ruidera Lakes Nature Reserve, Toledo, La Granja and San Clemente,…

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Solo on Sunday Group Lunch 23 June – Javea Golf Club

Meet in the bar from 1.15pm onwards for a 1.45pm lunch. The cost will be 26€ to include a 3 course lunch plus ½ bottle of wine per person, or beer or soft drinks. Also coffee, water and tip included in the price. To book your place and…

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Sit and Be Fit

The sit and be fit Group have been thrown out of the sports centre until September. The Sports Centre in Javea is using 'our' room for entertaining the children while they are on school break. Sheila or Barbara will be in touch via email to let you…

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Seafront venue for Dining Out evening

The next Dining Out event will be held at Bohemians – formerly La Boheme – on the Arenal on Tuesday November 23. For details about Dining Out, email group leaders Mallory and Christine Glover at…

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SC&C trip shines through the rain

Forty intrepid travellers braved heavy rain on a day trip to the historic town of Jumilla on Wednesday. Despite the awful weather, the outing – organised by Spanish Culture & Cuisine Group leaders Angela Chantry and Tony Dearie – was…

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Rummikubs Two

We continue throughout the summer at Cafe Cortado from 15:00. New members are very welcome, just pop along and join our little…

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Rummikubs returns

Krystyna and Robin's Rummikubs Group has returned after the summer holiday. Members meet at Dance Café in Toscamar on Wednesday afternoons. For details…

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Rummies takes a break for the summer

The Rummikub Group, run by Krystyna Stefanczyk at Dance Café, has closed down for the summer. The last session before the break was Wednesday June 26. The group will resume on the first Wednesday of September (the 4th). Krys and co-leader Robin…

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Red day at WAGs (apart from a lone white)!

The latest WAGs (Wine Appreciation Group) meeting featured a range of wines from the wine region of Toro in Castilla y Leon in north-western Spain, close to the Portuguese border. Member Mike Pinfield gave an interesting presentation – and even…

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Quiz Night honours shared

Quiz Group retiring leaders David and Hilary Grove oversaw a close contest when they hosted their final session at Javea Golf Club before handing over the reins to their successors Peter and Gill Atkinson. Two teams tied for the top honours –…

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Quiz Night a winner all round

It was a close finish for top honours in the latest Javea U3A Quiz Night contest at the Golf Club – with just two points separating the winning team and the runners-up. Pictured are the runners-up. A total of eight teams competed in the…

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Quiz Night – December

The next Javea U3A Quiz Night will be held at Javea Golf Club on Tuesday December 10, starting at 7.30pm. Group leaders David and Hilary Grove will be setting and questions. Email them at quiz.night@u3ajavea.com for details and to book your places.…

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Quiz Night – 25 January

The Winning Team! Larry & Yvonne Sherrington Following several late withdrawals, mostly covid-related, 34 members competed at the U3A Quiz Night at Jávea Golf Club.  Larry Sherrington (pictured with his wife, Yvonne) had done a…

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Questions asked as Quiz Night returns

Quiz night returned on Tuesday November 16 after nine months – and the questions set by quizmaster Alan Oliver and his scorekeeper wife Anne, pictured, ensured a closely-fought contest. Despite tough competition, Team Seven Up took the honours:…

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Petanque One Annual Lunch 2020

On Friday 21st the Thursday Petanque group had their annual lunch at the restaurant Attico in the port. It was a fun afternoon enjoyed by all. We especially gave thanks to Pam Coombe, who for many years has run the group until last September when…

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Petanque group has a new leader

Petanque One Thursday Group leader Pam Coombe has decided to retire from the role after more than nine years in charge. Sue Lammas has agreed to take over as group leader. The Petanque One Thursday Group has now returned to Restaurant Casa de…

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Personal presentation about a P.O.W. in WW II

Captured men marching to prison The Family History Group have a fascinating talk on Tuesday 19 Nov in the Parador lounge behind the cafe by Susan Bentley who has researched the P.O.W. history of her father to accompany the memorabilia she already…

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Out On Sunday Group

Fancy doing something a bit different on a Sunday? Our U3A President Mike Cox and his wife Valerie are considering starting a new monthly  Out On Sunday group, running from October to June. Venues would be local and varied and, where…

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Our next Travellers’ Tales presentation will be given by John Reynolds “The Autumn Colours of Japan”.

You are welcome to join us in the Javea Players' Studio on Tuesday 27th September. The doors will open at 11.00 hrs with the presentation commencing at 11.30 hrs. Please have your 1 euro coin ready on entry, which goes towards the cost of room…

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Not on everyone’s holiday “bucket list”!

Ron Skinner with group leaders Angela & Tony The final Travellers’ Tales presentation before the summer break was something different from the usual and perhaps not on the bucket list of holidays for most of the members present! Ron…

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NJFM Group’s new venue is music to their ears!

The NJFM (Not Just Folk Music) Group met for the first time at its new venue, Quo Vadis, on Monday April 29 – and it was voted a big hit by performers and audience alike! Around 60 Javea U3A members attended the event, which offered an…

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NJFM barbecue is a smash hit!

The NJFM Group's annual summer barbecue, held for the first time at Quo Vadis, was a big hit. Well done to group leader Roger Saunders and his talented band of performers for keeping the audience entertained throughout the evening. Now Roger hopes…

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Next history presentation on Tuesday 9th April: “Food in Art” by Barbara Craven. Venue: Casa de Cultura, Jávea old town

All members are welcome to attend - there is no need to book and the lectures are free; just come along and take a seat in the downstairs auditorium of the Casa de Cultura, Jávea. It starts at 11.30am. The Peasant Wedding by Pieter Brueghel…

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New venue for Cards for Fun

The Cards for Fun group will meet for the last time at the Jazz Cafe on Saturday April 13 and will resume on Saturday April 27 at its new venue, Cafe Nottingham Presna, which is located on Avda Augusta (formerly the Asia Wok). It would be…

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New Photography Group launched

A new camera group has just been inaugurated. It is called (Shutter Bugs of Xabia) or SOX. This group is designed for beginner and intermediate photographers.  Equipment of all kinds are discussed, but the main focus (excuse the pun) will be on…

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New leader for Travel team

The Javea U3A Travel Team has a new leader with Jan Wylie volunteering to take over the role. It means there are now six Travel Team members on board and they are raring to go and organise some great trips for all of us to enjoy! The new…

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New Heritage Group continue the search for ‘H’ and become ‘Friends of HeiM’

By Javea U3A Vice-President Claude Grealy Last month in our newsletter, I told you that I intended to start a Javea Heritage Group, and that our group would link to (be friends of) a project called HeiM (Heritage in Motion), which the University…

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New groups for bikers and photographers

There are plans in the pipeline for two new Javea U3A groups – Photography and a Motorcycle group. The idea of a Photography Group comes from David Butt, who is also a member of the Travel Team. He wants the group to be open to all levels of…

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New Garden Group launched

U3A member Marilyn Staus is launching a new Garden Group. Initially it will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1pm. The idea is to organise a variety of activities, mostly visiting members’ gardens and or patios; as well as Spanish…

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New canasta group

If you are an experienced canasta player, you may be interested in a new group (Javea Aussie Rules) Canasta Group being launched by Val Cox.  This is for experienced canasta players only – but don’t worry if you are not familiar…

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Morning reading group Christmas Lunch 2018

The Morning Reading Group celebrated a Christmas lunch at La Fontana restaurant. A most enjoyable and sociable event. We are looking forward to our 2019 programme beginning with members speaking about their favourite books. Future books selected are…

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Monday Bridge Group

The group will not meet in July or August and will re-start on the 12 September at the…

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Miracle at WAGS Too!

At WAGS Too on Thursday, five wines from the Bodega of Vincente Gandía were presented by Sue and Richard Rogers, including three from the El Miracle range which celebrated the bodega’s 135th anniversary.A thoroughly enjoyable lunch and tasting…

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Military medals at Family History talk

The April meeting of the Family History group on Tuesday April 16 featured a collection of military medals.  I invited Terry Curran to come and talk to us. He collects military medals and has some areas of specialist knowledge. He is also…

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Merry Christmas for Dine & Dance group

This bevy of beauties are living proof that the Dine & Dance group's Christmas party at the Parador was a rip-roaring success! Special thanks to Anne Watts, right, and husband David who, as group leaders, organised the…

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Menu for the Dinner & La Tuna de Xabia evening, Friday 28th June

A WELCOME GLASS OF CAVA AT 19.00 HRS MENU           First Course (to choose) Tuna tartar with avocado, lentil vinaigrette & mustard ice cream  Potatoes cream with mushrooms…

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Members swap jigsaw puzzles

Puzzles Swap Group leaders John and Beryl Chun were pleased with the turnout for the latest meeting, only the second since they launched the idea. Members exchanged jigsaw puzzles, of 500-plus pieces, at the meeting place in the car park opposite…

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Medieval Festival Ibiza, 2nd-9th May 2022

As the organisers of the annual Ibiza Medieval Festival have informed us that the possibility of the festival taking place this May cannot be confirmed until March (and the deposits to the hotel and Balearia Ferries are due in February) it has been…

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Many thanks to Barbara Craven for her very interesting presentation to the History Group on “Food in Art”

Barbara Craven with Tony & Angela A smiling Jacqui at the Casa Cultura, Javea old town, at the April meeting of the History Group. Barbara Craven gave an intriguing insight into the subject of 'Food in Art' at the History Group meeting…

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Many Happy Returns!

The Dine & Dance Group is back in business – with 56 members enjoying an historic comeback after pandemic restrictions outside on the terrace at Javea Golf Club on Friday September 3. Thanks to group leaders David and Anne Watts, the event…

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Magificent 5 win U3A quiz

Report by David Grove; Photo by Jean Miller On Tuesday April 5 some of the best brains of the U3A (and a few others) assembled at Javea Golf Club for the U3A Quiz, written as well as organised by group leaders Peter and Gill…

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Lovely setting for Dining Out return

The Dining Out Group is returning on Tuesday September 28 with a meal at Abordo Restaurant (Javea Yacht Club) in the Port. It is a beautiful setting in the heart of the marina, overlooking the harbour, where diners can not only enjoy their meal…

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Life of an artist and cross-dresser

The History Group was entertained by speaker John Hopwood, who gave an informative talk at Casa de Cultura in Javea old town on a fascinating living artist called Grayson Perry. Although not strictly a history item, it was an eye-opener on a…

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Latest Quiz Night champions

Congratulations to the latest Quiz Night winners Barbara and James Harvie, Brian and Chris Haworth, and Alan and Anne Oliver. Well done also to quizmasters Trevor and Sally Rush as well as group leaders David and Hilary Grove for their…

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Last week for booking the Dinner and La Tuna de Xabia evening in the Hotel Parador de Jávea, Friday 28th June.

La Tuna de Xabia La Tuna de Xabia are a very colourful group of entertainers who are continuing a Spanish tradition which dates back to the early 13th century: the sopistas were poor students who made the most of their musical talent by strolling…

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Last opportunity to book for the Spanish Culture & Cuisine 4 night trip to Mar Menor & Lorca, with visits to Cartegena and Elche.

"Fortress of the Sun" and the Parador de Lorca Following a recent cancellation, we now have a twin/double room available on the 5-day trip to Mar Menor & Lorca, with visits to Cartegena & Elche: Monday 30th September – Friday 4th…

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Ladies know how to enjoy a good lunch!

Another successful Ladies That Lunch get-together, this time at Restaurante Casa Grau in the old town. Thanks to group leaders Delia and Katrina for organising…

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La Floración de Cieza: Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th March 2022

The word "Floración" conjures up the magic of spring in Murcia  as the contrast of soft colours and sweet smells inundate the orchards and farmlands. For around a month the fruit orchards of Cieza will be enveloped in an extraordinary blanket of…

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La Boheme Restaurant

Dining Out will begin the New Year at La Boheme Restaurant in the Arenal on Tuesday 21st January in place of Attico which will be closed for reformation …

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Javea Aussie Rules (Jars)

Jars (Thursday) will be closing for the summer break on 27th June and resuming on Thursday 5th September. If you are an experienced Canasta player then I may have a couple of vacancies coming up soon, please email the group leader on…

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JARS welcomes new members

The JARS (Javea Aussie Rules) Group, which meets on Thursdays, has permanent spaces available to Spanish residents who wish to learn a different version of Canasta. This is a crafty and fun version of the original game, played in a friendly team…

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Inaugural meeting of new Garden Group

Twenty-four Javea U3A members attended the inaugural meeting of the new Garden Group at the Ca Aleix restaurant in Cami Cabanes (behind the huge metal whale on the garden centre road) to formulate plans for future events. Group leader Marilyn…

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How does your garden grow in Spain?

Have you always wondered which of these plants might work in your garden here in Spain? How big will it grow, should it be planted in sun or shade, how much water does it need? As gardening is quite different here than in England, Germany or…

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History Talk – thanks to Alan Oliver

Allison O'Brien presents Alan with a bottle of wine Alan Oliver gave a very interesting talk on Portuguese and Spanish explorers at the meeting on Tuesday 10 May.  Amazing journeys, with many sailors perishing en route and suffering from…

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History Talk – Friday 22 April

Ally O'Brien gives John Hopwood a gift in appreciation of a fantastic talk Wow....so much research on the history of Japan and the hierarchy of the Shogunate!  John Hopwood gave such an interesting talk about the past ruling Shogun families and…

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History Group leaders in the picture

There was a special get-together at the latest History Group meeting - with group leaders past, present and future all appearing at the Casa de Cultura in the old town. History Group founder Sally Wells is pictured with current leaders Angela…

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History Group appeal

Magnifying glass focused on the word history The History Group needs a new leader if it is to carry on. Please do not let this very popular group be assigned to the history books! Email Groups Coordinator Mike Frost at…

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History Group – Appeal for Speakers

read on for more details The History Group is up and running again and has attracted a lot of members interested in learning new things.  We have had diverse subjects for the first three talks….. a great talk by Angela on Grace…

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Have sound will travel!

Our U3A IT experts came to the rescue of the latest Travellers' Tales presentation at the Javea Players Studio. Member Ross Ord's video presentation was threatened by sound problems - until our team of computer whizzes saved the day! It was well…

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Have a feast of fun at NJFM at Quo Vadis

Group leader Roger Saunders in action The NJFM (Not Just Folk Music) Group will be meeting at its new venue, Quo Vadis, next to the Go-Kart track, on Monday April 29, from 7pm. Some of you have asked about ordering food so I went in to see…

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Have a drink on us you two!

WAGs leaders Trevor and Sally Rush took members of the Wednesday and Thursday groups on a day trip to the Casa los Frailes vineyard and bodega in Fontanars dels Alfarins, near Ontinyent. And they thoroughly deserved a drink for organising such a…

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Happy Christmas Canasta players

Canasta Mondays will finish on December 16 and resume on January 13. May I take this opportunity to thank all players for their support this year.  It has been fun. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you all. See you next year, Kind regards…

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Group’s visit to botanical gardens

The garden group is flourishing as you can see from our trip to the fabulous El Sueno Botanical Gardens for our April meeting. The group meets on the 4th Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 and since so many members can only be in the country for a limited…

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Good wine doesn’t have to cost a fortune!

WAGs (Wine Appreciation Group) members tasted five wines - one white, one rose and three red - all rated 'good' in the wine tasters' bible, the Guapenin Guide, at their latest Wednesday lunch at La Cocina Restaurant in Javea port. At the end of the…

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Good time for a swim in the sea!

Fancy an early-morning dip in the sea? Joni Hills is reviving the Javea U3A Swim Group, which proved so popular last summer. Just come along to La Grava Beach, Javea Port at the Cala Bandida end on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings NOW FROM 9AM.…

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Genealogy: Family Trees

This is quite a large group but there is always room for more. Have you thought that one day you might like to research your family tree but you didn’t have the time ! The U3A kindly pays for a subscription to the website Ancestry which is…

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Garden Group reopens

The Garden Group is resuming meetings now that larger groups are allowed to meet. If you are interested in joining this group - which is having its first post-pandemic meeting on June 29 in the garden of the group leader, Marilyn Staus,…

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Garden Group – upcoming meetings

If you would like to attend either or both of the following events, please email Marilyn Staus at garden.group@u3ajavea.com APRIL On April 26 we will visit El Sueno (the dream) Botanical Gardens in Ondara. We will car share for…

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Full house at History Group talk

It was standing room only at the latest History Group meeting at Casa de Cultura when a capacity audience listened to group leader Angela Chantry’s talk on “Spain: Part 2: The Moors in Spain”. Angela delivered an enlightening lecture,…

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From the Coast to Catalonia and the Little Trains of the Pyrenees: Monday 7th – Monday 21st June 2021.

TWO TWIN/DOUBLE ROOMS NOW AVAILABLE - CONTACT ANGELA AND TONY TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE ON THIS VERY POPULAR TOUR WHICH HAS MANY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED! Forming the natural border between France and Spain, the Pyrenees mountain range remains largely…

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From the Coast to Catalonia and The Little Trains of the Pyrenees – Postponed until 7th-21st June 2021.

Due to the current situation in Spain, the tour will now take place from the 7th -21st June 2021 and all members on this trip have been informed. Angela and Tony, group leaders, Spanish Culture and…

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Friends gather at Los Amigos

Group leaders Mallory and Christine Glover hosted another successful Dining Out evening at Los Amigos restaurant on the Arenal. More than 60 members attended and a good time was had by…

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First walk for new group

The first walk on Thursday morning, led by Wendy Ranger, was few in number but they enjoyed a lovely sunny morning, walking along the coast to Cap Prim. Don't miss the next walk! Details on the Walking Group page soon or contact…

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Fascinating talk by Alan Hunton at latest History Group meeting

Alan Hunto with group leaders Angela & Tony Alan Hunton kept his audience captivated during his presentation on ‘A History of Crude Oil: Mesopotamia to Colonel Drake". Group leaders Angela & Tony thanked Alan for the detailed research…

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Fancy some new and interesting adventures?

Are you interested in joining a new U3A Gaming Group? If so, member Bill Dunham would love to hear from you. If you enjoyed playing traditional board games in the past, like Monopoly, Cluedo and Snakes & Ladders, you will probably be…

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Family History Group lunch

Members of the group met for lunch at the popular Attico Restaurant and thanks to Tom Miller here are photos of the members enjoying themselves. A member tells her story of finding Long Lost Family Catherine Perez-Pinto told us her story of…

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Exercise group needs new leader

The Sit & Be Fit Group is looking for a new leader after the current leaders decided to give up. Sit & Be Fit is a gentle exercise group, all done sitting down, and following a DVD entitled “Move it or Lose it”. They meet in the…

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Escape the heat of the Costas and the crowds!

“Cantabria – known as Green Spain”, Saturday 20th – Wednesday 31st August 2022 An 11-night tour to the cooler northern region of Cantabria, with the opportunity to join in the daily excursions offered to nearby places of interest or to…

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E-Bike Group’s eighth ride

The Javea U3A E-Bike group held its eighth ride – from El Port Café to Jesus Pobre - on Tuesday May 7, on what turned out to a dry and sunny day, great for riding.  The group has a total of 12 members and five of them joined the…

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Donations to Charity – Every little helps!

Asian/Curry Nights help out charities - at the last two events, organised by Mike and Val Cox, teams who won prizes have donated their winnings to our charity fund. At the March event at the Restaurante Royal Gurkha Palace, the team featured,…

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Dining Out Visit Masena

MASENA RESTAURANT Dining Out members will enjoy a meal at the oldest, and surely most popular, restaurant in Javea on Friday 8th November…

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Dining Out new venue

Los Amigos new restaurant in the ArenalDining Out will graze in pastures new for their event on Friday 17th May…

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Dining out new venue

Dining Out will venture into new territory at Mezquida Restaurant Javea on Friday 28th February 2020. Invitation to attend will be by email to be sent out early in the…

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Dining Out leaders hit jackpot at September meet

Javea U3A’s Dining Out group made a spectacular return after lockdown with a wonderful evening out at the Abordo restaurant in the port on Tuesday (Sept 28). Fifty-eight members enjoyed a delicious meal at the restaurant, overlooking the…

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Dining Out 14 June

The venue has not yet been decided but will announced…

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Dining Out – Tuesday 29 March

Dining Out will hold their next event at the popular restaurant Amarre 152 in the Nou  Fontana on Tuesday 29 March. Members are asked to await the invitation email before applying to…

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Dining Out – Restaurante Noray

The Dining Out group will hold a group event on 24th March at Noray Restaurant in Javea Port. Group members will be notified full details by email but if you are not on their list and would like to be included please send an email to Mallory…

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Dining Out – Restaurante Mirador Attico

On 25th May Dining out will be at the newly reformed Mirador Restaurant, which used to be known as Attico, at the top of Javea Hotel in the port. Details will be sent to group members by email but if you are not on the group list and would like…

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Dining Out – another success!

DINING OUT returned to the splendid Los Amigos Restaurant in the Arenal on Thursday 26th May for another enjoyable evening of good food and flowing wine. Judging by the clamour of  conversation and laughter members all had a great time in…

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Dining Out – 30th April at Los Amigos

Our April event will be at popular Los Amigos restaurant on Thursday 30th April on Avda de la Libertad. Invitation emails will be sent out early in that…

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Dining Out – 25th May Mirador – Javea Hotel

Dining Out on 25th May will be held at Mirador Restaurant at the top of Javea Hotel. Email invitation will be sent out early in the month. If you wish to have your name added to the list of email addresses for this group please contact the group…

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Dine & Dance group’s Christmas party

More than 80 members enjoyed the Javea U3A Dine & Dance Group's Christmas Party at Salones Carrasco. It was a tribute to the hard work put in by group leaders David and Anne Watts, who unfortunately could not be there because of a family…

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Dine & Dance goes with a fizz!

Group leader David Watts got a surprise at the latest Dine & Dance evening at Le Gourmand restaurant ,,,, a cracking candle with his dessert to celebrate his birthday! It was a fitting finale to a sparkling evening of great food, music and…

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Dine & Dance Christmas special

Christmas is coming …. and this is your opportunity to celebrate! The Dine & Dance Group is holding its Christmas Ball at the Parador hotel on Friday December 10 – and following recent relaxations of Covid restrictions, we can dance…

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Dancing the night away!

Fifty members of Javea U3A’s Dine & Dance Group enjoyed the latest get-together at Benimaquia restaurant in La Xara. They feasted on a three-course meal before dancing the night away to the music of Steve Solo. Thanks to group leaders Anne and…

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Dancing the night away!

Friday March 11 saw a great evening out for the Dine and Dance group, hosted by Anne and David Watts at the Javea Golf Club. Sixty-one members danced the night away to live music in what turned out to be a superbly organised event, thanks to the…

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Curry/Asian Night a sell-out!

The Curry Asian Night on Wednesday 3rd November at Buddha Palace is fully booked and group leaders Val and Mike Cox are now operating a waiting list. If you would like to come and join them then please register your interest and Val and Mike…

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Curry Night Quiz a big hit

Val and Mike Cox’s first Curry/Asian Night Quiz at Buddha Palace restaurant was a big success, with 60 U3A members competing for the spoils in the quiz and enjoying the excellent food served up by Sony and his staff. For details of future events,…

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Cribbage Summer Break

SONY DSC Calling all cribbage group members. We will be taking a summer break during the months of July and August. Our last meeting will be the 24th June and restart 2nd September. Have a good summer and see you in…

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Come and join the fun at the Spanish Culture and Cuisine Christmas Party!

Monday 6th December 2021 in the Parador De Jávea 13.00 hrs: A glass of cava on arrival 13.30 hrs: 3-course lunch including wine, water and coffee, with a free raffle prize per table. 15.30 hrs: An hour’s musical entertainment by Duo…

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Climate change, what do we really know about it?

As every last Friday of the month, we had a meeting on the 24th of June. Because of holidays, Javea Social Centre was closed, therefore as an exception, the Discussion Group met at the Parador Hotel. It was a round-table…

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Christmas is coming…and we have 2 fun events taking place in December!

The Spanish Culture and Cuisine Christmas Party on Monday 6th December in the Parador Duo Intermezzo: Paola Delgado (soprano) and Hector Gibert (guitar & vocals) Cava reception, 3 course lunch menu including wine, water and coffee,…

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Chess Group launched

The first meeting of the new Chess Group took place at Café Express in Jávea Port on Monday February 10. If you are interested in joining the group, which will meet at the same venue at 2.45pm on Mondays, please contact group leader Roy Brown…

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Chess back on board

Chess Group leader Roy Brown would like members to know that, if there is sufficient interest, sessions will restart on Monday September 6 and will continue on the first and third Mondays of each month. The venue is the Cafe Express in Javea…

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Cheda Panajotovic on the Two Brunels January 2020

Cheda Panajotovic, the new leader of the History group spoke about the two Brunels, the father Marc Isambard and Isambard Kingdom, the son. Marc Isambard BrunelIsambard Kingdom Brunel Great Eastern shortly before launch in 1858 Cheda spoke…

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Chance to spice up your life

Fancy adding a little spice to your life? Our U3A President Mike Cox and his wife Valerie are considering starting a new group, Curry/Asian Night. They are planning four venues from November through to February with the aim of supporting…

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Chance to join Cribbage Group

The U3A Cribbage Group has resumed meetings and has some places for new members. So if you fancy getting together with like-minded members and joining in the fun, Café Express in the Port on a Monday afternoon at 2.45pm for a 3pm start is the…

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Chance to improve your photography skills

It has been a long time coming, but Photography Group leader Steven Staus is happy to announce that the group - affectionately known as SOX (Shutterbugs of Xabia) - will be resuming face-to-face meetings on Wednesday November 3 at 1 pm to 3pm at his…

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Cards for Fun

Lynn Montague has changed the venue of this group to Nottingham Pressa, Avenida Ausius March. This is a much larger venue, run by lovely Spanish guys. The time is the same, Saturday at…

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Carcaixent: “The cradle of the Valencian orange”. Thursday 9th May 2019

SC&C members get a taste of orange! Oranges were the order of the day on the latest Javea U3A Spanish Culture & Cuisine Group day trip. Fifty members joined group leaders Angela and Tony on the coach trip to Carcaixent, described…

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Canasta Tuesday goes Australian

Due to the popularity of (Jars) Javea Aussie Rules Canasta, the Canasta Tuesday Group will no longer play Traditional Canasta as its members prefer the Aussie Rules version. If anyone would like to volunteer to create/lead another…

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Calling all Cribbagers

For all those rusty players who love Crib, but haven’t played since they were a  wee laddie/lass, then come and join us on a Monday afternoon in Cafe Express in the Port. We are happy to teach you, please email Group Leader Geoff Allen at…

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Calling all Crib Players

SONY DSC [envira-gallery id='3484'] We have vacancies for members to join our Monday afternoon Cribbage Group in Cafe Express in Javea Port. Any member is welcome as tuition can be given. If interested in joining us to have a good enjoyable…

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Bookings are now being taken for the Spanish Culture & Cuisine Christmas Party on Monday 2nd December in the Parador de Jávea, so come and join the fun!

There will be a cava reception followed by a 3-course lunch, after which there will be an hour’s musical entertainment by Duo Intermezzo; Paola Delgado (soprano) and Héctor Gibert (guitar & vocals) are an extremely talented couple who will…

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Booking is now open for the Spanish Culture & Cuisine Christmas Party on Monday 2nd December in the Parador de Jávea, so come and join the fun!

There will be a cava reception followed by a 3-course lunch, after which there will be an hour’s musical entertainment by Duo Intermezzo; Paola Delgado (soprano) and Héctor Gibert (guitar & vocals) are an extremely talented couple who will…

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Book Club welcomes new members

The U3A Book Club is welcoming new members to its group as we return to more-or-less normal conditions following pandemic restrictions. The group, led by Kay Thomas, meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 10.30am at the Bali Café in the…

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Board Games Group inaugural meeting

It is good to report that initial interest has been received from well over a dozen members, and the new Board Games Group will be commencing its regular activities this month. We shall be actively seeking to increase our appeal, and there will be…

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Birthday treat for Sue at WAGS

U3A member Sue Parham had good reason to celebrate at the monthly meeting of the Wine Appreciation Group, affectionately known as WAGS. For, not only was it her birthday, but she had also volunteered to present the wines to the Wednesday group…

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Badminton play suspended

The Badminton Group is unable to meet today (Thursday Sept 12) following the Sports Centre's decision to close due to the severe…

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Are you a dissectologist?

No, this is nothing to do with medical matters or cutting up frogs! You would be someone who enjoys jigsaw puzzles. If you are interested in joining this new group and exchanging 500-piece jigsaws regularly, please email Groups Coordinator…

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Appeal for more Travel Team helpers

The Travel Group have vacancies for more volunteers to join the team. If you would like to help, please get in touch with Travel Group leader Dave Butt at travel.db@u3ajavea.com to arrange a meeting. We want people who can commit to the…

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Anyone for badminton this summer?

There will be badminton sessions on Wednesdays during the summer. between 9am and 11am. Any members who are interested in playing should contact Brian Robinson by email at…

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Another night of music and mirth

The latest NJFM (Not Just Folk Music) night at SeeMontgo was another success. Thanks to group leader Roger Saunders, pictured right, for assembling another bunch of talented…

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Another great Dine & Dance night!

Well done to Dine & Dance Group leaders Anne and David Watts for putting on another successful event, this time at Javea Golf Club. Eighty-seven members and guests enjoyed great food inside and then danced outside on the back terrace to the…

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Another Dining Out success

Members of the Dining Out Group enjoyed a sumptuous meal at Posidonia restaurant on the Arenal on Thursday (April 28). It included four separate starters to share, main course, dessert and a generous supply of liquid refreshment. Group leaders…

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An amazing journey through Sulawezi and Papua New Guinea by intrepid TT travellers, Cherry and Tony Cabban!

The Javea Players' Studio had a full house this morning and TT members were left in awe at the amazing journey which Cherry and Tony Cabban enjoyed 25 years ago, travelling largely by bus and sometimes in small light aircraft, through the remote…

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A well-researched presentation to the History Group, with Cheda’s inimitable style of humour!

Speaker Cheda Panajotovic’s presentation at the latest Javea U3A History Group meeting was well received by a near-capacity audience at Casa de Cultura. His talk, entitled Spain: Ice Age to the Romans, contained Cheda’s usual mix of…

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A Summer Social Evening in the Parador de Jávea – Tuesday 7th September

We are very pleased to announce that we will be holding a Summer Social Evening on Tuesday 7th September in the Parador de Jávea – our fund-raising event in support of the Jávea Players which unfortunately had to be postponed from last…

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A Summer Social Evening in the Parador de Jávea – Tuesday 7th September

[envira-gallery id='21289'] We are very pleased to announce that we will be holding a Summer Social Evening on Tuesday 7th September in the Parador de Jávea - our fund-raising event in support of the Jávea Players which unfortunately…

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A Question of Taste

U3A member Eric Johnson presented a selection of five wines at the first WAGS (Wine Appreciation Group) meeting of the year - entitling his talk "Favourite Wines - A Question of Taste". He was supported by his wife, Pat, pictured, centre, with group…

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A musical treat

The latest NJFM (Not Just Folk Music) group's latest get-together at Quo Vadis was another success, thanks to group leader Roger Saunders and his band of performers as well as an appreciative audience. Look out for details of the next meeting in…

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Spanish Culture & Cuisine

Tuesday 21st February 2023 An evening excursion to see the flamenco dancer, Karime Amaya, at the Teatre Talia in Valencia This trip proved to be exceptionally popular and is now fully booked. Sorry! names will be taken for a reserve list…

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50 Travellers’ Tales members enjoy a “Parador route to the Catalan Pyrenees and Navarra”

Travellers Tales members enjoyed an excellent presentation at the recent meeting of the TT group on the 31st May, as Peter Atkinson described the journey he and his wife Jill took, following a "Parador route to the Catalan Pyrenees and Navarra". The…

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“What are fallacies? Can you spot them?” 

Friday, 23d of September, the Discussion group had its first autumn meeting. As a one-off, it was held a week earlier and not as usual on the last Friday of the month. Members of the group discussed fallacies and how interesting and important is…

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“The highlights of New Zealand’s North and South Islands”

A very big thank you to Alison King & Nick Baker who gave an excellent presentation to the Travellers Tales group on "The highlights of New Zealand's North and South Islands". Over 70 members thoroughly enjoyed the talk, which was informative…

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“Sulawezi & Papua New Guinea”: our next TT presentation by Cherry and Tony Cabban.

Tuesday 18th January in the Javea Players' Studio As this will be the first meeting for the New Year, we will be celebrating with a glass of cava and nibbles! NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME! Arrival: between 10.30 am - 11.20 am, and the…

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