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PROSPECTUS 2016 - 2017

updated March 5th 2017

Download the 2016-2017 Prospectus here (PDF file)

A number of our courses are held in cafes, and other venues, including Group Leaders homes. Maps for these venues are linked (private accommodation excluded). Some venues are not suitable for those with restricted mobility. Please check at Registration or Enrolment for information.

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

Please note that not all Groups start in October. Groups starting in January in blue.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Internet Only Class

 

MONDAY

Spanish Beginners' Class

Weekly from 10th October from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B3-R2 Max 15

Tel: Fereshteh Rampino - 952 479 783

A group for beginners or for those who can speak some Spanish and would like to learn and practise useful everyday conversation. We will be using textbook Nuevo Español 2000 pub. SGEL Educación and available from Libreria Teseo, Av de Juan Gómez “Juanito” 15, Fuengirola

Scrabble 1

Weekly from 10th October from 14.30 to 17.30, at PYR Hotel, Fuengirola (map here)

Tel: Wendy and Fred Smith - 952 470 151 / 665 447 388

Coffee and snacks are available helping to make the occasion more sociable.

 

Foodies Group (details here)

Monthly - see page

email: Julie Cooke - julieandgeoffcooke@hotmail.com or 640 051 838

An Early evening, monthly group visit to a restaurant in Fuengirola, to sample local and international fare. Numbers subject to restaurant capacity

 

Quiz Night

Monthly from 31st October - at 19.30 at Dominique’s Restaurant, Paseo Maritimo 83, Los Boliches Max 40

Lesley Edge - lesleyedgeU3A@gmail.com Tel:+34 667 732 949

Dates for Quizes are: October 31st , December 19th, January 30th, February 27th, March 27th, April 24th, May 29th.

Dominique’s Restaurant make this facility available free of charge to U3A members and their guests. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying refreshments.

 

Ukulele for Fun

Weekly from 16th January, at Manilla Bar, , Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches (next to Hotel Yaramar) (map here)

Times: 1 - 2 Learners, 2 - 3 Jam Session

Contact: Sue & Brian Jones b.jones497@btinternet.com

Very easy to learn. Come and have some fun

Backgammon

Weekly from 16th January, 11:30 - 13:30 at PYR Hotel, Fuengirola (map here)

Contact: Clive Robinson 693 222 460 / cr1853@gmail.com

Beginners welcome, we will teach you.

 

Be Smart

Weekly from 16th January, 13:00 - 14:00 at at Lux Mundi,3-2

Contact: Maureen Thomas at thomas.maureen@gmail.com

A drop in session for anyone wanting help with their use of smart phones or tablet. Email, Skype, Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp (smart phone only) to keep in touch with friends and families or Google for searching the Internet for information

 

Spanish Dance

Weekly at Bar La Cana 17:00 - 18:00, Corner of Santa Isabel and Jesus Santos Rein

Contact: Maro Moradian 952 47 10 74 or Sallie Rejali 622 215 812

Come to learn Spanish Dancing like Sevillana, Paso Doble, Rumba. And have fun

 

Snooker, Pool and Darts

Weekly from 10th October from 14.00 to 16.30 at The Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches (next to Hotel Yaramar) (map here) Max 12

email: Geoff Cooke - julieandgeoffcooke@hotmail.com or 640 051 838

The Manila Bar makes this facility available to U3A member free of charge. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying a drink

 

TUESDAY

Writers' Circle

Fortnightly from 11th October from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B7-R2. Max 15

Tel: Ann Matthews - 952 577 671 / 635 837 417

Not for complete beginners.  Short stories  Novels. Plays  Non fiction.  Exploration of styles and Genres.  Sharing and discussing possibilities.  Do you have a novel in the bottom drawer?

 

A Mixed Bag (programme)

Fortnightly from 11th October from 11.00 to 12:30 at Lux Mundi, B3-R4 Max 30

Tel: Geoff Cooke - 640 051 838 julieandgeoffcooke@hotmail.com

An assortment of talks on everything under the sun! Talks are invited from members. A detailed programme will be available at Registration.

Book Circle

Monthly from 18th October from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B7-R2. Max 15

Tel: Sue Pemberton - 637 647 778

Love reading crime fiction? Join us to discover new authors and revisit old favourites. We will explore all kinds of crime fiction – detective, police procedurals, psychological thrillers, euro/Scandi crime, courtroom drama etc.

 

Photography Group

Fortnightly from 18th October from 10.30 to 12.00 at Lux Mundi, B3-R4. Max 15

Tel: Ray Challinor– 952 961 735 raychallinorphotography@gmail.com

If you already have an interest in photography or wish to make it your hobby, you are welcome to join. The activity caters for photographers at all levels, including complete beginners.Workshops, discussion and ‘shoots’, with practical tuition, are designed to help you to produce photographs to a professional standard. All you need is your camera!

 

Mah Jong

Weekly from 11th October from 14.00 to 17.00 , at the PYR Hotel, Fuengirola (map here). Max 10

Tel: Keith Day - 952 467 156

A compelling table game that originated in China in the late nineteenth century and has been played in Britain since the early part of the twentieth century. Easy to learn and a pleasure to play MahJong offers scope for the exercise of skill but includes a significant element of chance. It has evolved into a distinct number of variations; however British MahJong Association Rules apply to the game as played here. There is a one off charge of 5€ for notes.

 

Spanish Conversation for Improvers 1

Weekly from 11th October from 10.00 to 11.00, at Lux Mundi, B7-R1. Max 10

Email: Jose Ensenat ensena@gmail.com or 661 341 568

A group for those who want to improve their existing level of spoken and/or written Spanish and are eager to discuss and debate topics of interest.

 

Spanish Conversation for Improvers 2

Weekly from 11th October from 11.15 to 12.15, at Lux Mundi, B7-R1. Max 10

Email: Jose Ensenat ensena@gmail.com or 661 341 568

As above - this is a separate group to Spanish Conversation for Improvers 1

 

Table Tennis 2

Weekly from 11th October from 14:00 to 17:00 at Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Rey d'Espana, Fuengirola (map here)

Tel: Chris Lee - 620 340 108 chrisleeinspain@gmail.com

All standards but it’s preferable that you have played previously (even if it’s a long time ago!). Bring your own bat if you have one, but we do have a few spares.

The Manila Bar makes this facility available to U3A member free of charge. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying a drink

 

China DVDs

Weekly from 10th January 2017 from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B3-R4 Max 30

Tel: Kay White - 952 471 197

CHINA - DVDs take us through ancient history to today's world superpower.
This activity will be presented over 6 weeks.

 

WEDNESDAY

Science & Technology

Fortnightly from 19th October from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B3-R4 Max 30

Tel: Ian Phillips - 952 494 172 u3afuengirola@gmail.com

Science attempts to explain the universe through hypothesis, experiment and observation. This series of talks looks at everything from the most transient particles to the universe itself, from free-will to the future of mankind. Who knows what we will find?

 

Art & Artists

Fortnightly from 26th October from 11.00 to 12.30 at Lux Mundi, B3-R4 Max 30

Tel: Liz Cochrane – 951 311 232

A detailed programme will be available at registration.

 

Debating and Discussion Group

Monthly from 19th October 13:00 - 14:30 at Lux Mundi, 3 -2 Time & Venue

Email: Geoff Cooke - julieandgeoffcooke@hotmail.com or 640 051 838

A group to debate and discuss matters of interest. Members are encouraged to propose topics and lead discussion

 

Spanish for Beginners (Year 2)

Weekly from 19th October from 10.30 to 11.30 at Lux Mundi, B7-R2 Max 15

Tel: Patrick Kersschot – 619 551 703

These classes are for those with some knowledge of the language. Patrick will be giving out weekly handouts at a cost of two euros.

Spanish for Lower Intermediate (Year 3)

Weekly from 19th October from 11.40 to 12.40 at Lux Mundi, B7-R2 Max 15

Tel: Patrick Kersschot – 619 551 703

In year 3 an intermediate level of the Spanish language is required.
Patrick will be giving out weekly handouts at a cost of two euros.

Spanish for Upper Intermediate

Weekly from 12th October from 17.00 to 18.00 at Lux Mundi, B7-R2 Max 15

Tel: Patrick Kersschot – 619 551 703

(for those members who have completed the first 3 years or equivalent)

Part of this activity is conversation. Patrick will be supplying weekly handouts at a cost of 2 euros per person.

Spanish for Advanced

Weekly from 12th October from 15.30 to 16.30 at The Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches (next to Hotel Yaramar) (map here) Max 15

Tel: Patrick Kersschot – 619 551 703

(for those members, who have completed the first 4 years or equivalent)

Part of this activity is conversation. Patrick will be supplying weekly handouts at a cost of 2 euros per person.

The Manila Bar makes this facility available to U3A member free of charge. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying a drink

 

'Rummikub'

Weekly from 11th January 2017 from 15.30 -17.00 at Hogar Pensionista, Calle Fuensanta, Los Boliches

Contact: Jane Davies janealan1@btinternet.com

A fascinating game based on the card game ‘Rummy’, but played with tiles. Beginners welcome.

 

Scottish Dancing

Weekly from 11th January at The Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches (next to Hotel Yaramar) (map here)

Contact: George Thomson (aka Geordie) gtporgie@hotmail.com

 

Needlework (aka Knit & Natter)

Weekly from 18th January at 11.00 to 12.30 at Lux Mundi, B7

Contact: Julie Cooke gjcu3a@gmail.com / 640 051 838

 

THURSDAY

Bridge Club

Weekly from 13th October from 10.30 to 13.30, at Lux Mundi, B3-R4 Max 28

Tel: Kathleen & Jimmy Wright – 671 402 561 kathleenbridge12@gmail.com

Duplicate bridge tournaments. Pairs and singles both welcome, but not for absolute beginners

Singing Group

Weekly from 13th October from 10.30 to 12.00, at The Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches Max 30 persons

Contact: Cheryl Judge : +34 639 044 924 - cherylj1408@gmail.com

Come and join this friendly group, for those who enjoy singing or have always wanted to sing but never got started. No previous experience or ability to read music required. We will be singing a range of popular songs.
There will be a small charge for photocopies.

 

Bridge for Improvers

Weekly from 13th October from 12.00 to 13.30, at Lux Mundi, B7-R1 Max 12

Tel: Cliff Marsden - 952 663 470

An eleven session course to be run weekly. Aimed at people who graduated from the Beginners group (or equivalent standard)

 

Craft Circle

Weekly from 20th October from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B7-R2 Max 15

Tel: Diana Reed - 952 582 260 & Lorna Dennes 675 117 998 u3acraftcircle@gmail.com

The Craft Circle is for anyone, who always wanted to ‘do something with their hands’. The activity offers step by step guidance in a range of crafts to all skill levels from beginners to experienced crafters.

Members will be expected to pay for materials

 

Drama and Play Reading

Weekly from 13th October from 12.00 to 13.30, at Lux Mundi, B3-R2 Max 15

Tel: Wendy Smith - 952 470 151 / 665 447 388

Each week we read a play and discuss its merits. We discuss other aspects of theatre.

 

Modern Jive

Weekly from 13th October from 14.00 to 15.30, at Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Rey d'Espana, Fuengirola (map here) Max 30 persons

Tel: Chris Lee +34 608 143 022

Why not wake up your week with a lively class learning to dance modern jive? You need to be reasonable fit – the ladies will be spinning!

The Manila Bar makes this facility available to U3A member free of charge. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying a drink

Table Tennis 3

Weekly from October 13th from 14:00 to 16:00 at Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Rey d'Espana, Fuengirola (map here)

Tel: Chris Lee - 620 340 108

An existing member, who is a regular participant in table tennis activity, will take charge of the session. You will be able to work on certain aspects of your game, which may need a little improvement!

The Manila Bar makes this facility available to U3A members free of charge. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying refreshments.

 

FRIDAY

Yoga

Weekly from 14th October from 11.30 to 13.00. St Andrews Church, Los Boliches (update)

Tel: Jacky Lipson - 952 964 505 / 677 672 447 Berniejacky7@gmail.com

Yoga exercises for health and well-being. Please bring a mat to lay on and wear loose layers of clothing. A long belt or tie is useful as is a yoga block.

Spanish for Absolute Beginners

Weekly from 14th October from 10.30 to 11.30 at Lux Mundi, B7-R2 Max 15

Tel: Patrick Kersschot – 619 551 703

These classes are for those with little or no knowledge of the language. Learning is fun, but commitment and homework will be required. Patrick will be giving out weekly handouts at a cost of 2 euros.

 

Painting & Drawing

Weekly from 14th October from 10.30 to 13.00 at Hogar Pensionista, 1st Floor, Municipal Market, Los Boliches, Fuengirola Max 20

Tel: Stuart Allen – 627 191 656

The Hogar Pensionista makes this facility available to U3A member free of charge. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying a drink

 

Scrabble 2

Weekly from 14th October from 14.30 to 17.30, at PYR Hotel, Fuengirola (map here)

Tel: Wendy and Fred Smith 952 470 151 / 665 447 388

 

Canasta for Beginners

Weekly from 14th October 14:00 - 17:00 at Hogar Pensionista c/Fuensanta, Fuengirola Max 16

Tel: Bernie Lipson - 952 964 505 berniejacky7@gmail.com

Beginners welcome; teaching provided

The Hogar Pensionista makes this facility available to U3A member free of charge. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying a drink

 

Malaga Museum Visits (details here)

Monthly – see latest details via the U3A website: Max 20 persons

Contact: Sue Pithouse +34 672 927 693 - suepithouse@me.com OR Margaret Nuttall email: mgtnuttall@hotmail.com

A monthly visit to a Museum or Art Gallery in Malaga.

Members join the first coach of the 10.00 am train from Fuengirola or their nearest station. Members pay their own fares and admissions

 

Petanque

Weekly from 14th October from 14.00 onwards at the Plaza de la Espanidad: Max 16-20 persons

Contact: Roy Dennes +34 664 334 090: dennes@ntlworld.com (correction)

This is a game very similar to the French game, boules. Players are asked to bring their own balls. It may be possible to borrow from other players, but this cannot be guaranteed.

 

1066 and All that

Weekly from 13th January 11.00 to 12.30 at Lux Mundi B3-R4 Max 30

Tel: Kay White - 952 471 197

1066 AND ALL THAT - The 'before and after' effects following one of the most important events in English history. This will be presented over 9 weeks.

 

SATURDAY

Walking in Andalucia

Fortnightly from October 15th.

The first walk will be confirmed on the weekly eNewsletter, or call for information.

Tel: Bob Hudson: +34 699 038 042

Pleasant, sociable walking in interesting places. Approximately 3 hour duration. Venues vary, within reasonable driving distance.
Ventas optional!

 

Table Tennis 1

Weekly from October 15th from 9:30 to 12:30 at Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Rey d'Espana, Fuengirola (map here)

Max 16 persons

Contact: Chris Lee +34 608 143 022 - chrisleeinspain@gmail.com

All standards welcome, but it is preferable that you have played previously, even if it is a long time ago!

The Manila Bar makes this facility available to U3A member free of charge. Please acknowledge their generosity by buying a drink

 

SUNDAY

Coffee Mornings

Weekly from October 16th at the Primavera Bar, on the Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches, on Sundays from 11.30 to 13.00 (map here)

Tel: Mary Havelock – 952 466 738

Come and meet members and make new friends and catch up on the news. Please vacate the tables promptly at 13.00 to allow the restaurant to serve lunches.

This group is free to guests and visitors.