“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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Valencia City Christmas shopping or sightseeing

Thursday 21 November 2019 Departing Interiors 08:45 Hit the shops or visit some of the amazing sight of Valencia - always something to see. This really is one of our most popular trips. Bookings will be open from September but…

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VALENCIA -Lunch then see the Xmas lights – an afternoon and early evening trip

Monday 16 December 2019 Departing Interiors Javea at 11.45am We are trying something new this year, especially for those of us who live here all year round and so want to do something a bit different during the Christmas period. On this…

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Trip to Valencia Bioparc or Valencia City

This trip is nearly full so if you do want to go get your booking in now! This trip is proving very popular already - so book now to ensure you do not miss out!  The Valencia Bioparc is split into three main sections. There are no…

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Trip to Andalucia 6 days 5 nights

TWO SPACES NOW AVAILABLE! Due to a couple of people dropping out we havetwo spaces now available - first come first served! Drop me an email, pay your deposit and you will be on the trip. Look forward to hearing from you. Monday 23 -…

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Travellers’ Tales full – but you can join reserve list

All seats have now been reserved for the last Travellers Tales' meeting before the summer break on Tuesday 25th June - if you would like to be on the reserve list in case of a late cancellation, please email group leaders Angela & Tony. Ron…

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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 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 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 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 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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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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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 as “the cradle of the Valencian…

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Pre-cruise lunch at the Mirador Restaurante Bar Attico, Hotel Jávea in the port.

our thanks to Sally Rush for the photo Forty-two members of the Spanish Culture & Cuisine group met today for a cava reception and lunch to get to know their fellow travel companions on the forthcoming Douro River Cruise. A perfect setting,…

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Planned Camino de Santiago Toledo-Avila postponed until 2020

It is with great regret that I have to inform you that I feel I have to postpone the Toledo - Avila camino trip/expedition until May 2020.  It has proved impossible to date to confirm hotel occupancy limits, local coach service availability for…

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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 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 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 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

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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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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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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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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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 Rummies before summer break

The Rummikub Group, run by Krystyna Stefanczyk at Dance Café, will be closing down for the summer from this Wednesday (the 26th) – so do try to get along to this last session. The group will restart on the first Wednesday of September (the 4th).…

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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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Home again in Javea!

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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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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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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From the Coast to Catalonia and The Little Trains of the Pyrenees, Monday 8th – Monday 22nd June, 2020.

The Little Trains of the Pyrenees Booking is now open for the Spanish Culture & Cuisine trip next June 2020 "From the Coast to Catalonia and The Little Trains of the Pyrenees"; please see our page on the website for full programme and…

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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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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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Double treat for day trippers

There is something of a double treat in store for Javea U3A members signing up for a special Travel Team day trip next month. The coach trip on Tuesday May 14 features a guided tour of the Lladro Factory near Valencia and a boat trip on the…

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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 Group News

Hi EveryoneWe have realised that our Members Lists include several names of people who have not been to the last few events. We intend to Spring Clean the list, so we ask everyone to confirm that they wish to continue their membership. If we…

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Dining Out at Semana 8

Semana 8 Asian Fusion Restaurant Dining Out members have the opportunity to enjoy a meal at this popular restaurant on Tuesday 8th October…

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Dining Out 14 June

The venue has not yet been decided but will announced…

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Dining Out – Javea Golf Club

View of the golf course from the restaurant terrace End of Summer Dining Out will be at the Javea Golf Club on Tuesday 10th September…

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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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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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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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CANASTA TUESDAY

Canasta Tuesday is closing for the summer break on 25th June and will resume on Tuesday September…

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Camino de Santiago stage 10a Fontanars-Ontinyent

The 10th stage Fontanars to Ontinyent was long and mostly on paths with loose stones, but great landscapes and an enjoyable meal at the end. The photo album will be enriched with pictures from participants, as we receive…

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Calling all Crib Players

SONY DSC 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 afternoon with a great group…

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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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Alicante Day Trip (with optional Titanic Exhibition)

Thursday 12 September 2019 Leaving 08:45 from Interiors Javea Visit the beautiful city of Alicante, with its castle and museums. Explore its narrow old streets, the marina and esplanade, not forgetting the great avenues. Try lunch at…

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Alicante Christmas shopping or sightseeing – new this year

Thursday 14 November 2019 Departing Interiors, Javea 08:45 A chance to visit this enchanting City for some well earned Christmas shopping. Or just enjoy the marina or esplanade walks. Booking will be open from September but please…

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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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30 Sept-4 Oct 2019 Spanish Culture and Cuisine trip for new members

5-day trip to Mar Menor & Lorca, with visits to Cartagena & Elche  Monday September 30 – Friday October 4 2019 A special invitation to new members from Spanish Culture & Cuisine group leaders Angela Chantry and Tony…

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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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