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Asociación Learning for Pleasure - Costa del Sol
Registro Provincial No. 8340, Sección 1 


2016 - 2017 PROSPECTUS

updated August 19th 2016

Download the 2016-2017 Prospectus here (PDF file)

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Introduction Latet Information
Membership Registration Location of Venues
Group Enrolment Alphabetical Timetable Summary
Guest & Visitor Fees Membership Application Form



This Prospectus describes the activities of the U3A Costa del Sol which all English-speaking adults of any nationality may join.

Membership fee for the full year October 2016 to May 2017 is €30.
Membership fee for half year from January 2017 to May 2017 is €20

Fees can only be paid in cash, we are unable to accept credit/debit cards or cheques. The fee entitles all members to participate in as many groups as they wish (subject to availability).

Term Dates

Autumn - Monday, 10th October to Friday, 16th December
Spring - Monday, 9th January to Friday, 26th May

Lux Mundi is closed for Local and National holidays:


Friday 7th and Wednesday 12th October
Tuesday 1st November
Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th December
Monday 26th December


Monday 2nd & Friday 6th January
Tuesday 28th February
Monday 10th to Monday 17th April (Easter Week)
Monday 1 May

Groups held outside Lux Mundi may continue through national holidays, the Group Leader will advise you on this.

Membership Registration:

Tuesday 27th September and Friday 30th September

Venue: Lux Mundi, 3 Calle Nueva, Fuengirola from 10.30 – 13.30

Registration for the Spring Term will be held at the same venue on Monday 9th January 2017 from 11.00 -13.00

Fee for full term: October 2016 – May 2017 30 euros
Fee for half term: January 2017 – May 2017 20 euros

Fees can only be paid in cash. We are unable to accept credit/debit cards or cheques. The fee entitles all members to participate in as many group activities as they wish (subject to availability).

The Registration desk will be open at Lux Mundi on the days shown between 10.30 -13.00 each day.

If you are unable to register on either of these days you will be able to do so at the registration desk on Group Enrolment Day where you will receive your membership card.

Those unable to attend on any of these dates should contact the Group Leader to check availability.
Members can register for friends provided that the friend has either signed the application form or that the person registering for them has signed the ‘on behalf of’ line on the form. The person registering is responsible for ensuring that the friend receives their membership card.

If you are absent for more than two sessions, without notifying the Group Leader, you will be deemed to have left the group.

Download your Membership Application Form here (here). Print it out, fill it in and bring it along to one of the above dates. We are not able to process Membership Applications online

You must have a membership card before being issued with a ticket for enrolment.

Members can register for friends, but can only enrol in study groups individually

When selecting your course, please consider carefully your likely commitment in both time and effort before enrolling, particularly in courses demanding a full year’s study. If you are unable to continue a course for any reason, please advise the Group Leader promptly so that others may enrol. If you are absent for more than two sessions without notifying the Group Leader you will be deemed to have left the Group.

Group Enrolment

Monday 3rd October 2016 - From 10.00 – 12.30

Lux Mundi, 3 Calle Nueva, Fuengirola

Enrolment takes place on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Please ensure that you bring your Membership Card with you, if you have previously registered, together with your clearly written completed Enrolment Slip(s) stating Name, Membership Number, email address and preferred activities.

For those persons who have not already registered you will be able to register prior to enrolment. You must have a valid Membership Card before you can enrol.

Lux Mundi will open at 10.00 when the allocated numbers will be welcomed into the Salon, at the rear of the ground floor, in small groups. Members will only be allowed to enrol themselves and will not be able to enrol their friends and family. Please hand your completed Enrolment Slip(s) to the relevant Group Leader. A few activities do not start until January 2017. Enrolment for these activities will take place on January 9th 2017 from 10.30 -12.30.

Please note that an activity may be cancelled if it fails to enrol sufficient members.

A few courses do not start until January 2016. Enrolment for these will take place on Friday, 8th January 2016 between 10:30 and 13:00 at the same venue

Please also note that a course may be cancelled if it fails to enrol enough members.

Cafes are made available to us free of charge. Group members should bear this in mind when using these venues and support the owners who oblige us in this way. In no circumstances should members take their own food and drink to these venues.

Guest & Visitor Fees

Members will be allowed to bring up to two guests on two occasions per year per activity for a fee of 1euro per guest per visit. A guest may only come as a guest of one member and not have multiple visits as a guest of different members. Visitors who are neither members nor guests of members are welcome at 5 euros per visit.

In all cases, members have priority over guests and visitors, should accommodation be full, for example.

U3A Costa del Sol is not affiliated to any other U3A organization either in Spain or worldwide, and membership of any other U3A organization does not confer any membership or other benefits with regard to U3A Costa del Sol.

Changes to Programmes

Although we try to avoid it, changes to programmed activities do happen from time to time and most changes are notified in our weekly News Letter, which is sent to members by email. This includes any changes to groups, information regarding lectures and other items relevant to members.

Information about U3A is also available on the website: www.u3acostadelsol.org

Location of Venues - (maps)

Lux Mundi - (LM) 3 Calle Nueva, Fuengirola

Our activities are held in the following locations:
Lux Mundi, 3 Calle Nueva, Fuengirola
B3-R1 Building 3 Room 1
B3-R4 Building 3 Room 4
B3-R2 Building 3 Room 2
B7-R1 Building 7 Room 1
B7-R2 Building 7 Room 2

Other Locations:
A number of activities are held in cafes and other venues, including the homes of Group Leaders. Maps showing these locations (not private residences) are available on the U3A website www.u3acostadelsol.org
Some venues are not available for those with limited mobility. Please check at Registration or Enrolment desks for more information.

Latest Information:

To obtain the latest U3A Information please phone: 640 051 838

We also maintain a noticeboard in Lux Mundi Reception (C/Nueva) with items of interest to our members, including weekly news, a copy of this prospectus and forthcoming Monthly Lectures.

Alphabetical Timetable Summary

Course starting in January in Red
When the group is in Lux Mundi the room is indicated, otherwise it's marked external

1066 and All That Fri 11:00 - 12:30
A Mixed Bag Tue 11:00 - 12:30
Art & Artists Wed 11:00 - 12:30
Book Circle Tue 11:00 - 12:30
Bridge Club Thu 10:30 - 13:30
Bridge Class for Beginners Thu 12:00 - 13:30
Canasta for Beginners Fri 14:00 - 17:00
China DVD Tue 11:00 - 12:30
Coffee Mornings Sun 11:30 - 13:00
Craft Circle Thu 11:00 - 12:30
Debating and Discussion Thu 12:00 - 13:30
Drama and Play Reading Thu 12:00 - 13:30
Foodies Group Mon evenings
Malaga Museum Visits Fri  
Mah Jong Tue 14:00 - 17:00
Modern Jive Thu 14:00 - 15:30
Painting and Drawing Fri 10:30 - 13:00
Petanque Fri 14:00 - finish
Photography Tue 10:30 - 12:00
Poetry Circle Wed 10:00 - 11:30
Quiz Night Mon 19:30 - finish
'Rummikub' Wed 15:30 - 17:00
Singing Thu 10:30 - 12:00
Science & Technology Wed 11:00 - 12:30
Scrabble 1 Mon 14:30 - 17:30
Scrabble 2 Fri 14:30 - 17:30
Snooker, Pool and Darts Mon 14:00 - 16:30
Spanish - Beginners Class Mon 11:00 - 12:30
Spanish - Beginners Year 2 Wed 10:30 - 10:30
Spanish - Intermediate Year 3 Wed 11:40 - 12:40
Spanish - Upper Intermediate Year 4 Wed 15:30 - 16:30
Spanish - Advanced Year 5+ Wed 16:40 - 17:40
Spanish Conversation Improvers 1 Tue 10:00 - 11:00
Spanish Conversation Improvers 2 Tue 11:00 - 12:30
Spanish for Absolute Beginners Fri 12:30 - 13:30
Table Tennis 1 Sat 9:30 - 12:30
Table Tennis 2 Tue 15:00 - 17:00
Table Tennis 3 Thu 14:00 - 16:00
Walking in Andalucia Sat  
Writers' Circle Tue 11:00 - 12:30
Yoga Fri 11:30 - 13:00



Location of Lux Mundi, Fuengirola


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