Xabia Book Circle – 2022 short story competition

The Xabia Book Circle is delighted to announce its third annual writing competition, this time on short stories. The competition is open to all for a 10€ fee and closes on 20 Sept. First prize will be 100€. “You can choose any form and…

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Writing Competition – Xabia Book Circle

XABIA BOOK CIRCLE ANNOUNCES 2021 MEMOIR COMPETITION Xàbia, 15 July 2021—The Xàbia Book Circle, a literature discussion group based in Spain’s Costa Blanca, is sponsoring a competition on memoir writing. Open to everyone for a 10€ fee, the…

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Wines from Spain and South America

Peter Atkinson gave an interesting presentation to fellow members of WAGs (Wine Appreciation Group) giving them a taste of four wines – a white and red from Spain and two reds from Argentina and Chile – at the latest meeting at La Cocina…

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Welcome aboard Margaret!

Margaret March, who is project leader of this new website, has been co-opted onto the Javea U3A executive committee as Secretary following the re-election of your committee at the…

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Walks starting up again!

We are pleased to announce that the voluneers have now planned a schedule of walks for April. Starting with Thursday 14 April a walk 2.5hr walk lead by Wendy Ranger - full details here The next walk with be Thursday 21 April a 1hr walk lead…

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Vote for your new Executive Committee

Voting for the Javea U3A Executive Committee is now open. All fully-paid-up members are entitled to vote and it is a very simple process.  To cast your votes, just go to the website www.u3ajavea.org . On the Home Page click the…

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Virtual Monthly Meeting 30 June 2021

Valencia - Past and Present by Peter Atkinson What a fantastic presentation we had from Peter Atkinson today on our local capital city Valencia. We heard about the numerous times the city was destroyed by advancing and retreating armies and…

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Urgent appeal for drivers

Cancer support charity, MABS, desperately needs more volunteer drivers. So if any U3A members are able to assist, your help would be very much appreciated. John Price, driver coordinator for MABS, explains that more people are needed to…

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U3A members learn how not to be hacked

Guest speaker Ray Bryant gave an interesting (and sometimes scary) insight into Cyber Security at the Javea U3A April monthly general meeting at the Parador. Ray, who works for a company that supplies knowledge and software to major security…

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U3A boost for local charity

Javea U3A President Val Dromgoole handed over a cheque for €2,189.26 to Help of Denia and Marina Alta – our nominated charity of the year for 2019 – at the February general meeting at the Parador hotel. Val is pictured above, right,…

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Two U3As

A couple of weeks ago I met the President of Orpington U3A. William and his wife Pauline were here in Javea for a few days and thought it would be interesting to see how our U3A operates. Although the two associations are similar in size and group…

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Travellers’ Tales of Autumn in Japan

John Reynolds gave an excellent presentation, entitled The Autumn Colours of Japan, at the latest Travellers’ Tales meeting. It was a particularly exceptional talk considering John was hampered by technical difficulties which meant he was…

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Travellers Tales in Croatia

U3A member Felicity Arnott took us on a trip around Croatia at the January Travellers’ Tales meeting, held in the Javea Players Studio. Her trip with husband Bob involved a self-drive tour covering the lesser-known area to tourists: Istria,…

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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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Time to bring back the music!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Dear music lovers It’s been a long time since we were able to get together to enjoy an evening of music since NJFM (Not Just Folk Music) sessions were hit by Covid restrictions. Would you like to see a revival of…

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The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World -by Angela Chantry

Follow in the footsteps of an intrepid tourist from Ancient Greece, as he travels from Athens to Babylon, visiting and being amazed at the seven wonders of the ancient world. Discover why they were built, by whom and what happened to…

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The heat is on at Asian/Curry Night!

The latest Curry/Asian Night at the Royal Gurkha restaurant in Javea Port was another tasty affair – and competition was hot in the table quiz! The evening, again organised by our U3A President Mike Cox and his wife Valerie, was attended by 60…

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Thanks to retiring President

Javea U3A President Mike Cox has presented his predecessor, Val Dromgoole, with retirement gifts in appreciation of her time on the executive committee. Val retired from her role last year after serving two years as President, but it has not been…

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Tall story fascinates U3A audience

U3A members were treated to an interesting and informative History of the Eiffel Tower by John Hopwood at the October general meeting. The speaker’s illustrated presentation explained how the Paris landmark was constructed over two years, from…

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Sylvie’s birthday present for Make A Smile

A collection at U3A member Sylvie Williams' 90th birthday party at La Cocina Restaurant in Javea Port raised 100 euros for the U3A's charity of the year, Make A Smile! Sylvie, left, is pictured at the party with guests Trevor and Sally Rush and Paul…

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Sunday Strollers Start Up Strolling ……

On a beautiful Sunday morning eight U3A Javea members joined with their 'Guide' Claude Grealy, for a relaxing, healthy stroll through the orange groves below the Pueblo (of Javea). This was the first of five different walks planned. To find…

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Sunday Singles-Enjoyable Lunch

The Sunday Singles Group of 22 members enjoyed a very nice meal at El Faisan on Jan. 12, which is now under new management. Under the new manager there was a lot of empty plates at the end and many said they will come again!! Lovely food lots of…

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Sunday Singles at Restaurant Semana 8

Well done Group Leader Marion Monsell! Twenty members enjoyed Sunday lunch at Restaurante Asiatico Semana 8 at the Arenal Beach in Javea. A new member commented "Very good event, met some nice friendly…

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Summer Social a big hit for Javea Players

A Summer Social Evening, organised by Travellers’ Tales group leaders Angela Chantry and Tony Dearie, raised an incredible 800 euros for the Javea Players amateur dramatic society. The fund-raising event held at the Parador de Javea was…

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Special treat for bridge players

If you are a bridge player or someone who is a fan of the game, you may be interested in a special Christmas event. Javea U3A member Neil Freeman, who used to help run the Social Bridge group for the U3A at the Parador Hotel in the early 2000s,…

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Special award on Betty’s 100th

Javea U3A's very own centenarian, Betty Guinness, was presented with a special commemorative plaque by Cllr Doris Courcelles at her 100th birthday party at La Masena restaurant at the weekend. The U3A has marked the milestone by giving Betty a…

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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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Something to sing about!

A musical treat that may appeal to U3A members. Anyone interested should contact the organisers at…

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Something great to look forward to ….

The popular U3A Ball is coming back after two years! It will be held at Salones Carrasco in Javea on the evening of Sunday September 18 – so put the date in your diary now. The prestigious annual ball was always the highlight of the U3A’s…

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Sign language appeal

I have received an enquiry from a Javea U3A member, who would like to know if there is anyone within our association who can do sign language and who would be prepared to start a new group. Karrie Lott explains: “I just thought a new group…

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Short Story Competition

Click any title to read the story Winner Tony Lawton Neighbours Runners Up Peter Davies               What Friends are ForGeorge Thomas          The POWJenny Falloon             Master of the Task ForceTony…

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She’s a winner too …

This pretty witch won the Best Dressed Female prize at the Hallowe'en…

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September Ball 2022

Check out the photos of this fabulous event. To save one to your PC right click on the image, select 'save as' and then choose where to save…

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Rummies mark Betty’s 100th

Javea U3A’s first gold card member Betty Guinness was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a card from her U3A friends by Rummikubs Group leaders Krystyna and Rob at their monthly Rummies lunch at Plaza 6 to celebrate Betty’s 100th birthday.…

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Quiz Night returns!

Quiz Night is back Following an enforced break of 21 months, the first post-pandemic event will be held on Tuesday, November 16.  We shall continue to meet at the Jávea Golf Club and the format will be unchanged.  When checking in, people…

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Please support our charity of the year

The Javea U3A's nominated charity of the year is Help of Denia and Marina Alta. The charity, run entirely by volunteers, provides short-term support and assistance to ALL people in the area when there are medical or other health related needs.…

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Piotr appointed as our new Webmaster

The newly-elected Javea U3A Executive Committee met for its first meeting of the new term this week – and one of its first duties was to confirm Piotr Azia as Webmaster. Piotr has played a major part in setting up and launching our new website…

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Peace is the order of the day at general meeting

Javea U3A members were treated to an interesting talk by former UN peacekeeper Robert Van De Loo at the June general meeting at the Parador. Guest speaker Robert talked about his postings to some of the most turbulent war zones in the world, where…

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Padel tournament in memory of Liz Ayling

Heather Hopson and Lorna James organised the tournament and there were 16 mixed double pairs, 32 players in all. The winning pair were Jackie Hathaway and Stephen Burke who beat Wendy Ranger and John Stephens in the final. Food (paellas cooked by…

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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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Open Day at Cuidad Patricia, Benidorm

Cuidad Patricia Senior Resort Ciudad Patricia....about 3 years ago a visit was organised to Ciudad Patricia, Benidorm for members who wanted to see what the place had to offer and see a typical apartment. This is being offered again. If there…

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NJFM a big hit at new venue

The NJFM (Not Just Folk Music) Group held its first session of the new year at its new venue, See Montgo in Javea - and it was voted a big hit by performers and audience alike. Group leader Roger Saunders was clearly delighted at its success and…

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New table should make all the difference!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Members of the Snooker Monday Group should make some bigger breaks now - after a better, much newer table was installed at the Inn on the Green venue! Pictured are members Arthur Cockburn, left, and Ian Rogerson trying it…

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New President’s appeal for help

Javea U3A elected a new President at the AGM, held at the Parador hotel on Wednesday March 30. Vice-President Claude Grealy was voted in to succeed Mike Cox, who has retired from the post after serving the committee for 14 years as President,…

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New – Spanish Beginners Class

Meeting Venue: Social Centre, Jávea, Sala de Conferencia, 1st FloorMeeting Day and Time: Monday morning If there is enough demand I´ll start a new Beginners class from 3 October until 19 December.This class is intended for…

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Moraira- Teulada U3A Golf Society

Special offer to U3A Javea members - play two matches before joining The U3A Moraira-Teulada Golf Society - has been in existence for over 12 years. It offers members the opportunity to play golf at competitive rates on a variety of courses…

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Monthly meeting Wed 27 February 2019

You are invited to the Monthly General Meeting of the Javea U3A at the Parador Hotel in the Arenal on Wednesday February 27. Doors open at 9.30am and the business part of the meeting will begin at 11am and will last approximately an…

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Monthly Meeting 26 May

We had a good audience for Alan Oliver's presentation on The Franco Years and the Restoration of Democracy in Spain - 1939 to the present Everyone said how interesting the talk was and how much detail Alan was able to give about what happened…

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Modern Sequence Dancing – restarts

Group leaders, Patricia and John Pittaway are pleased to announce they are restarting this group after the latest change in Covid restrictions which allows dancing at last! All existing members are invited to come along on Tuesday 5 October to…

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Minutes of the General Meeting 27 October 2021

1. President’s Welcome and Apologies Apologies were received from Mike Cox, President Vice President, Claude Grealy, welcomed all those present to the meeting.2. Approval of Minutes of last Meeting These had been published on the website and…

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Mercadona to close for facelift

Javea U3A members may be interested to know that the Mercadona store on the dual carriageway between the Arenal and Javea Port will close for refurbishment during October 2019. It is scheduled to reopen in December 2019. Two major differences…

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Members’ boost charity with more donations

Thanks to our members’ continued generosity, the U3A has been able to donate a further 350 euros to our charity of the year, Make A Smile. One of our members contributed 150 euros so special thanks go to her! Our Treasurer, Sally Rush, has…

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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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Medal-winning walkers

Meet the new Javea U3A Walking Group – Elite Division! These six intrepid travellers – from left, groups coordinator David Whybrow, Lorraine Allin, Helen Whybrow, vice-president Peter Allin, deputy secretary Jacqui Rogerson and husband Ian,…

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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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Life aboard the fastest aircraft in history

Javea U3A members were treated to an excellent presentation on “What made the Concorde so special” by former Concorde flight engineer Pete Carrigan at the May general meeting at the Parador. Pete, who flew for 28 years for British Airways and…

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Latest regulations on masks

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Latest Covid measures

There has been a relaxing of Covid 19 restrictions, announced on Septemberr 6. See…

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Ladies that Lunch

Good News,  the Ladies that Lunch group is re-starting with the first event in May. The list of group members has been lost during the pandemic. If you wish to join the group send an email…

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Jigsaw fans – don’t miss out!

The next Puzzle Swap is this Tuesday (Dec 7). Group leaders John and Beryl Chun will be waiting for you at the top of the car park opposite La Cocina restaurant in Javea Port (next to the electric car charging points) from 11am until…

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Jávea U3A: Extravaganza the Movie

Javea U3A's big annual Christmas Extravaganza has gone global! Well it's now on youtube so if you saw it live, this is your chance to watch it all again. And if you missed it, well you are in for a real treat. The video,…

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Javea Players Entertain us

Javea Players are proud to present  "Some Enchanted Evening" a highly amusing 12 minute Audio/Video produced by two JP Members, to watch it click the photo…

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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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It’s Extravaganza time!

You are invited to a very special Monthly General Meeting at the Parador Hotel in the Arenal on Wednesday November October 28.  It’s Extravaganza time – the U3A’s big annual Christmas show, full of fantastic fun,…

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Intermediate Walking

An intrepid band of U3A members enjoyed an exhilarating and beautiful walk with group leaders Karen and Clive White on Thursday 26 September. What fantastic views they enjoyed, and judging by that incline of steps - a good stretch of their…

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Important banking change

Would all Javea U3A members please note that our La Caixa bank account is now closed. From now on please use Sabadell. All the bank details are on this website here For any further information, please contact the U3A Javea Treasurer Mike Cox at…

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Hundreds flock to Open Day

Hundreds of members and new members turned up at the Javea U3A Open Day at the Parador hotel to meet group leaders and view what is on offer. A number of groups manned tables in the main hall, including the Railway Group, Live Art, Board Games,…

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History Talk – 18 March 2022

English Colonisation of North America: Mayflower and a Whole Lot More - by Peter Atkinson Plymouth Colony - replica By 1750, Britain had 13 colonies (soon to become the USA) on the eastern seaboard between Georgia and Maine, and two in…

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History Group: help is at hand

Person under heap of crumpled papers with hand holding a help sign I am pleased to announce that we have a possible new group leader for the History Group. However, this new group leader would like a little bit of help or job share so that…

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History Group Restarts

Grace O'Malley - The Pirate Queen of Ireland by Angela Chantry On Friday 28 January 11am to 12 noon at the Javea Players Studio. 1€ entrance fee All members welcome, no need to book. Doors open at 10.30am to allow a prompt start. In a…

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Help of Marina Alta say thanks for donation

We have received this letter of thanks from Help of Marina Alta following our donation of charity money raised during 2019 from various events and activities including hiring our supply of crockery and cutlery. Well done everyone! Posted by…

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Harlequins brighten up WAGS lunch

This Wednesday at the Javea Wine Tasting Group – affectionately known as WAGS - at La Cocina restaurant in the Port, presenters Duncan and Julie stood in for group leaders Sally and Trevor Rush.  And members thoroughly enjoyed their excellent…

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Happy birthday Krys!

Javea U3A member Krystyna Stefanczyk, second left, celebrated her 70th birthday in style with a special party for friends and family at the Parador hotel. This photo is pretty special as every lovely lady pictured is a "Chris" or…

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Handover of charity cheque

Charity was the winner at the Javea U3A monthly meeting at the Parador in February.  Our nominated charity for 2018, Todos Juntos Javea, was presented with a cheque for €3,113, collected from various fundraising and raffles. And there was a…

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Group leaders treated to lunch

The people at the heart of Javea U3A – the group leaders – were treated to a special lunch as a thank-you by committee members. The lunch was organised and hosted by Groups Coordinator Mike Frost. President Claude Grealy gave them a warm…

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Golden moment for our Betty, 100

Much-loved Javea U3A member Betty Guinness was congratulated at the May general meeting by U3A President Val Dromgoole on reaching her 100th birthday – and presented with a special Honorary Membership gold card and a gift of handmade…

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Glitter Ball proves a big success!

Well done to U3A Groups Coordinator David Whybrow and his wife Helen for their sterling work as major organisers of the May Glitter Ball at Salones Carrasco, which turned out to be a massive…

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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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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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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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Executive Committee raring to go!

Javea U3A members have elected their executive committee to serve them for the next 12 months. At the AGM, held at the Parador, President Val Dromgoole was re-elected along with fellow committee members Peter Allin (Vice-President), Mick Cox…

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Ex-President’s wine choice

Former Javea U3A President Eric Atkins presented his favourite wines at WAGs Too - and then won one of the bottles, along with member Jean Newton, in the raffle! How's that for double…

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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-Bikes Group’s 9th ride

The E-Bike group's ninth ride The Javea U3A E-Bike Group held its ninth ride on Tuesday June 4 on what turned out to be a dry and sunny day, great for riding.  Riders cycled from El Port Cafe Cortado to Jesus Pobre and then on to…

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Drumming up support for charity

Javea U3A member Bob Milner is hoping to drum up support for a night of music in aid of cancer research at Isla Bonita (formerly See Montgo) on Thursday April 28. Bob is the drummer with local rock, blues and soul band 20/20, who will performing…

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Drummer stars at general meeting

Guest speaker Geoff Britton entertained an almost capacity audience at the Javea U3A general meeting at the Parador with his presentation entitled “The Life of a ‘60s & ‘70s Rock/Pop Star Drummer”. It started with a video of Geoff…

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Dracula stakes his claim!

This blood-sucking vampire won the prize for Best Dressed Man at the Hallowe'en…

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Double joy for Dining Out Group!

Twin proprietors Victor, left, and Edward, right, did us proud at the latest Dining Out Group evening at Abordo Restaurant overlooking the marina in Javea Port. Thanks to group leaders Mallory and Christine Glover, also pictured, for organising the…

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Does anyone fancy a spot of sea fishing?

Javea U3A member Colin Olver wonders if there are any fellow members who are interested in meeting up and doing some sea fishing. If you are interested, email Colin at…

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Do you fancy yourself as a quizmaster?

Dear Quizzers, We just want to remind everyone that we have decided to give up the leadership of the U3A Quiz Nights.  We have been close to finding a replacement but, unfortunately, the position is still open.  For the group to…

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Dine & Dance raffle raises €490 for charity

After final calculations, a raffle at the U3A's Dine & Dance group's Christmas party raised an incredible 490 euros for charity! Group leaders David and Anne Watts will donate the money to the U3A's charity of the year, Make A…

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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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Dine & Dance

The next Dine & Dance event will be on Friday 11 March 2022 at the Restaurante Club de Golf Javea with music by Colin. If you wish to join in the event please contact the group leaders David & Ann Watts…

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Death of former Javea U3A committee member

Former Javea U3A committee member John Bellinger Smith has passed away. John, who served on the executive committee as Groups Coordinator from 2010 to 2013, died on Sunday morning (April 14). He was also active in the Freemasons as a member of…

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Curry Club back for one day only!

Curry was back on the menu …. at a one-off Summer Garden Party at the home of former members of the defunct U3A Curry Club, Maureen and Bill Fearon. And ex-members showed they had not lost their touch by serving up a wonderful variety of delicious…

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Covid-19 restrictions eased

[envira-gallery id='20613'] With Easter approaching, there is a little good news - the Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed and from Monday March 15 you are now able to eat indoors in restaurants.The President of the Valencian Community, Ximu…

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Covid-19 measures – June 8

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Covid restrictions eased for social gatherings

From Monday April 12, we will be able to share tables of six in local restaurants and have two groups in private households. See…

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Coronavirus – some useful websites

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION Morris Gray, from Javea Computer Club, has issued details of websites which members may find interesting, especially those that include details of the source. These sites will answer many of your queries and are…

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Congratulations to a couple of real Diamonds!

Happy 60th wedding anniversary to popular U3A members Pauline and Peter Speer, who are celebrating their special day on June 29. The couple have been long-term members of the U3A and ran the Dining Out Group for a number of…

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Come and join us for coffee!

Calling all members of the U3A – new and old – come and enjoy a Coffee Morning and meet fellow members of our wonderful organisation! Put the date in your diary: Wednesday April 27 at 11am at Centro Social, adjacent to the big underground car…

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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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Coffee Morning attracts good turnout

Around 75 members attended the latest Javea U3A monthly Coffee Morning at the Social Centre in the old town. President Claude Grealy and other members of the committee welcomed U3A members, including a number of new recruits. Members enjoyed…

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Coffee Morning a tonic for war victims

Javea U3A’s first occasional Coffee Morning proved a successful new venture as well as being a big hit for charity. Not only did it attract an encouraging turnout of members, a special collection in aid of the victims of the war in Ukraine…

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Clearing up after the Javea floods

The local authorities have done a wonderful job clearing up after the fierce storms that left many parts of Javea underwater and flooded the Arenal. Emergency services dealt with numerous incidents of flooding in streets and houses, walls which…

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Chess group – New Members welcome!

If there is enough interest we will play every Monday, 14:45 for 15:00 start at the Café Express in the Port.  As we are not charged for the venue the only requirement is that players should buy two items (drink or food) over the two hours…

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Cheda entertains at first general meeting since lockdown

U3A member Cheda Panajotovic, pictured left, gave an interesting and humorous insight into the “Real Spain” when he addressed fellow members at the first general meeting since lockdown. Our president Mike Cox, right, thanked Cheda and…

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Charity Donations raised 450€

Click the image to make a donation We collected 250€ in donations from members into the bank. On Wednesday 25 at the General Meeting at the Social Centre we collected a further 200€ in cash, which was paid at the meeting to a representative…

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Charity donation boosts Make A Smile during lockdown

Our interim donation to our charity of the year, Make A Smile, has been well received by the charity – and much of the money has already gone to some very good causes. Make A Smile representative Gemma has written to Javea U3A Treasurer Sally…

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Charity Donation

Our last donation for 2021 was for 500€ raised by the Dine & Dance Group at their last event in November. Well done to everyone for raising such a generous amount! Make A Smile replied: Dear Sally,I have just looked in the bank…

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Charity appeal to members

By U3A founder member Mike Frost The MABS cancer charity has existed for many years and has helped lots of people . The MABS shop in Javea Park has been closed for some time due to staff problems, but has a new manager and plans to reopen…

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Changes to Covid restrictions

Valencia measures have been extended until June 7 – with some changes. The start of the night curfew was pushed back to 1am from Monday May 24. The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, announced details of the measures after a…

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Chance to join Pyrenees trains trip

Following a cancellation due to medical reasons, a twin/double room has become available on the Spanish Culture & Cuisine group's trip to Catalonia and the Little Trains of the Pyrenees, Monday June 8 - Monday June 22.  The little trains…

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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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Can you help as a volunteer driver?

Cancer support charity MABS desperately needs more volunteer drivers – so if you are able to assist, your help would be much appreciated. John Price, driver coordinator for MABS, said that more people are needed to transport patients to…

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Calling all genealogists …

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The U3A Family History Group is set to resume meetings after lockdown. Group leader Lorely Griffiths has arranged to meet on Tuesday November 9 at the usual venue in the Parador hotel. Lorely said: “I’ve missed…

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Brave Betty battles on

Brave Betty Guinness is fortunately on the mend after her terrifying attack by muggers in broad daylight while returning home on her mobility scooter after enjoying morning coffee in the port. She is very grateful to fellow Javea U3A members for…

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Boris did get out on Hallowe’en night after all!

What a wicked night of fun at the U3A Hallowe'en Party at Dance Café! Members really did dress to thrill in an effort to get into the spirit of things. Even Boris (a great lookalike) turned up to enjoy the party! Congratulations to Christine and…

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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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Birdwatchers have a field day!

The U3A Birdwatching Group visited four birding sites on Thursday (May 7) -  the Clot de Galvany Reserve, Santa Pola Salinas, El Pinet Reserve and El Hondo Reserve – and an excellent selection of birds was recorded. Group Leader Nigel…

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BBQ in aid of charity

Javea U3A member Shirley King is organising a Summer BBQ in aid of Catland and Javea Feral Cats Society at Quo Vadis on Thursday July 4 at 7.30pm. NJFM favourites Out of the Blue will be providing the music. Tickets at €15 are being…

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Back in the old routine!

Some of our Javea U3A members enjoying a meal at Bamboo restaurant in Moraira before watching young singer Austin Slack and his band in front of the Castle by the seafront. Of course, there was a little drinking and a lot of dancing involved! The…

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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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Another great Extravaganza!

What a great turnout for this year's Christmas Extravaganza - and congratulations to all the performers, directors, choreographers and backstage helpers who made it such a fun occasion! Pictured are the Cheerleaders - just one of the highlights of…

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Angela draws the crowds

It was standing room only at the U3A's latest monthly general meeting at the Parador! The big attraction was our own Angela Chantry, who gave an enlightening talk on A Journey Through the Fascinating History of the 'Royal Town' of Xabia/Javea. She…

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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 poignant letter from Africa

Former Javea U3A member Rosa Mansell, who is now undertaking missionary work in Africa, has sent a letter updating her friends here on the plight of the poor children there. Here is the content of her letter: Dear friends, just to update…

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A Poem by Sally Wells

The following has been written by long standing U3A Javea member, Sally Wells, who has given her permission it to be posted on the website. Sally has summed up how most of us feel. SAFE AND FREE My world is contracted through isolationNo…

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