“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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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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Viva Espana with La Tuna de Xabia!

La Tuna de Xabia The evening of Friday 28th June was very warm so the 100 + Spanish Culture and Cuisine members enjoying a get-together prior to the summer break retreated with their cava from the gardens of the Parador to sip it in the cool of…

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Valencia City Christmas shopping or sightseeing – last few places available

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. Booking now open so put the date in your…

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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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TRIP IS NOW FULLY BOOKED – VALENCIA, lunch then see the Xmas lights – an afternoon and early evening jaunt

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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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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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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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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Some great advertising in Cartegena!

Our touring continues and in all glorious sunshine. For the past two days we have been visiting Cartegena, with all of its amazing Roman heritage, and yesterday a guided tour of Lorca. We are now staying at the Parador de Lorca, within the…

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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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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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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 – 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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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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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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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 trip to MADRID 5 days/4 nights

Sunday 6 October to Thursday 10 October 2020 DAY 1 Javea - Chinchón - Madrid Departing from Javea to Chinchón crossing the plains of "La Mancha" through the provinces of Albacete and Cuenca, where we have free time to explore this unique…

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New Spanish Culture & Cuisine trip on Friday 31st January: A Visit to “Senorios de Relleu”.

The farm has been in the family for many generations and the old traditional olive press still stands in the courtyard, a testament to the long history of producing olive oil here. There are young olive trees alongside thousand-year old ones;…

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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 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

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 has changed its time and venue for the summer. Meet from Monday 15 July to Monday 9 Sept at 10.30am in Montgo de Bongo, Av. del Mediterráneo, 63, on the seafront between the Arenal and the…

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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 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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Javea U3A members go mining!

Over 40 members of the Spanish Culture & Cuisine group donned their helmets to go "mining" at El Parque Minero de La Union. The temperature in the mine was a very ambient 22 degrees, somewhat cooler than the 30+ degrees during the afternoon…

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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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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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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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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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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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FULLY BOOKED – Trip to Valencia Bioparc or Valencia City

The trip is now fully booked and we also have a full waiting list 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 cages in…

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FULLY BOOKED – Explore the highlights of Andalucia 6 days 5 nights

We do now have one twin room available - however a waiting list is in place so please do email if you wish to join us Monday 23 - Saturday 28 March 2020 DAY 1 JAVEA - GRANADA Departure from Javea to Murcia for lunch in a traditional…

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FULLY BOOKED – Alicante Christmas shopping or sightseeing – new this year – fully booked – waiting list is open

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 now open so put the date in your diary.…

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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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FAMILY HISTORY

An example of an Ethnicity estimate for a DNA sample Our monthly meetings will start again in September. So date for your diary 17th September, 3pm in the Parador. However some of us keen ones (read fanatical) are happy to meet on a ‘one…

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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 14 June

The venue has not yet been decided but will announced…

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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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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 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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CANASTA TUESDAY

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

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Camino Walk 27 September

Oye! Oye! Oye!Charo is restarting the "Camino de Alba" Camino de Santiago series of walks next week. The Primera Etapa, Javea - Jesús Pobre on Friday 27th September. Meet at 09:30 on the beach side of the Jávea Port Tourist Information Office…

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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 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 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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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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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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Appeal for more Travel Team members

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 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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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 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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