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PROSPECTUS 2016 - 2017

updated September 5th 2017

Download the 2017-2018 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

Scrabble 1

Weekly from 9th 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

Monthly – an early evening monthly group visit to a restaurant in the Fuengirola area, to sample local and international cuisine. Numbers are subject to restaurant capacity

Contact: Eileen Edwards +34 618 432 497 email: eileen8edwards@gmail.com

 

Quiz Night

Monthly from 30th 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

 

Ukulele for Fun

Weekly from 9th October, at Manilla Bar, , Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches (next to Hotel Yaramar) (map here)

Tel: Kathryn White +34 638 758 144 email: dsilvamargaret@yahoo.co.uk

Very easy to learn. Come along and have fun – (instrument not required)

Backgammon 1

Weekly from 9th October, 11:00 - 13:00 at PYR Hotel, Fuengirola (map here)

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

Max 10

Backgammon 2

Weekly from 9th Oct from 14.00 - 16.00 at The Manilla Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Fuengirola (next to Hotel Yaramar).

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

Max 10

Bridge for Improvers

Weekly from 9th October from 11.00 -12.30 B7-R2 Lux Mundi Max. 16 persons.

Tel: Brian Robinson +34 697 769 170 email: brianr1940@hotmail.com

 

Sevillana Spanish Dance

Weekly from 9th October from 17.00 -18.00 at Bar Cana, Jesus Santos Rein, Los Boliches. Max. 16 persons.

Tel: Maro Mooradian +34 952 471 074

 

Opera - Singers' Perspectives'


Weekly from 9th October from 11.00 – 12.30 at Lux Mundi room B3-R4 Max No = 30

The Course will attempt to deepen participants' knowledge of this art form through the showing of a number of DVD's and some quizzes.

Contact: Patrick Shaw +34 602 477 092 email: patshaw0918@yahoo.co.uk

Poetry Circle


Fortnightly from 16th October from 10.30 – 12 noon at Lux Mundi room B3-R2.

This group is for anyone interested in poetry – reading favourites aloud and/or for more serious study. The course can be designed around the wishes of the group. The only restriction is that poems are published in English.

Contact: Mary Havelock +34 952 466 738

 

Snooker, Pool and Darts

Weekly from 9th 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

 

 

TUESDAY

Writers' Circle

Fortnightly from 10th October from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B7-R2. Max 15

Tel: Lynne Poel +34 952 669 667

We are a friendly group, discussing short story writing and sharing our ongoing contributions for helpful critique. We will also be exploring possible opportunities to publish. Budding authors always welcomed.

 

A Mixed Bag

Fortnightly from 10th 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. See also U3A Noticeboard.

 

Crime Fiction Book Circle

Monthly from 17th 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 read across all genres of crime – detective procedurals, psychological thrillers, Euro crime etc.

Choose to Lose

Weekly from 10th October from 10.00 – 11.00 at Lux Mundi Room B7-R1

Tel: Eileen Edwards: +34 618 432 497 email: eileen8edwards@gmail.com

Lose weight and feel good. Eat well, feel full, no starving, just a sensible easy to follow eating plan that works. A weekly weigh in followed by diet and menu advice and idea sharing. There is a small ‘one off’ payment for notes and weigh cards.

Mah Jong 1

Weekly from 10th October from 14.00 to 17.00 , at the PYR Hotel, Fuengirola (map here). Max 12

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, Mah Jong offers scope for the exercise of skill, but includes a significant element of chance! It has evolved into a distinct number of variations. British Mah Jong Association rules apply to the game played in Spain.
There is a ‘one off’ charge of five euros for notes..

 

Spanish Conversation for Improvers

Weekly from 17th October from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B3-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.

 

Table Tennis 2

Weekly from 10th 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.

 

Hands That Rocked the Cradle

Fortnightly from 9th January 2018 from 11.00 – 12.30 at Lux Mundi room B3-R4. Max. 30 persons.

Tel: Kay White +34 952 471 197

A glimpse into the lives of some of the extraordinary women who’s influences and achievements helped
to shape various aspects of our history. This activity will take place over 6 weeks.

 

WEDNESDAY

Science & Technology

Fortnightly from 11th October from 11.00 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B3-R4

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

A series of multimedia presentations examining everything from the world of Science and Technology from the origins of civilization to the end of the universe.

 

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 18thOctober from 13.00 - 14.30 at Lux Mundi B3-R2 or B3-R4. Max 12 persons for B3-R2 or 30 for B3-R4.

Tel: Geoff Cooke +44 792 359 0633 email: julieandgeoffcooke@hotmail.com

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

Spanish for Lower Intermediate (Year 3)

Weekly from 11th October from 10.30 to 11.30 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 (Year 4)

Weekly from 11th October from 11.30 to 12.30 at Lux Mundi, B7-R1 Max 15

Tel: Patrick Kersschot – 619 551 703

Patrick will be supplying weekly handouts at a cost of 2 euros per person.

Spanish for Intermediate Conversation (Year 5 )

Weekly from 11th 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

Patrick will be supplying weekly handouts at a cost of 2 euros per person.

Spanish for Advanced (Year 6: for those members who have completed the first 3 years or equivalent)

Weekly from 11th October from 16.40 to 17.40 at The Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches (next to Hotel Yaramar) (map here) Max 15

Tel: Patrick Kersschot – 619 551 703

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

 

Spanish Intermediate Conversation

Weekly from 11th October from 10.30 to 12.30, at Lux Mundi, B7-R1 Max 15

Tel: Fereshteh Rampino - 952 479 783

For those who have completed Spanish Beginners Conversation or those who can speak some Spanish and would like to practise useful everyday conversation.
We will be using textbook Nueva Espanol 2000, published by SGEL Education, which is available from Libreria Teseo, Avda de Juan Gomez ‘Junito @15, Fuengirola.

 

'Rummikub'

Weekly from 11th January 2017 from 15.30 -17.00 at Hogar Pensionista, 1st Floor Municipal Market Los Boliches.

Contact: Jane Davies janealan1@btinternet.com or Angela Crofts +34 686 862 913 email: croftsac137@gmail.com

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

 

Scottish Dancing

Weekly from 11th October at The Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches (next to Hotel Yaramar) (map here) Max. 24 persons


Tel: George Thompson +34 952 470 098 email: gtporgie@hotmail.com

Learners welcome. Come and twirl.

 

Needlework

Weekly from 11th October from 11.00- 12.30 at Lux Mundi B3-R1. Max. 12 persons.

Tel: Pat Jackson +34 693 495 161 email: patj4848@yahoo.com.uk Skill share for all types of needlework – Hand and Machine.

 

THURSDAY

Bridge Club

Weekly from 19th October from 10.30 to 13.30, at Lux Mundi, B3-R4 Max 28

Tel: Kathleen & Jimmy Wright – 671 402 561 / 951 355 353 or kathleenbridge12@gmail.com

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

Bridge for Absolute Beginners

Weekly from 19th October from 11.00 - 12.30 at Lux Mundi B7-R1. Max 12 persons.

Tel: Cliff Marsden +34 952 663 470

A nine-session course to be run weekly. Aimed at people, who have never played before but would like to find out what the game involves. Based on the ACOL system.

 

Singing Group

Weekly from 12th October from 10.30 to 12.00, at The Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches Max 30 persons

Tel: Dawn Boardman +34 952 478 939 email: jerryanddawn@yahoo.com

No experience or ability to read music is necessary, just bring your energy, enthusiasm and humour. This will be a relaxed singing session where we will learn a variety of songs including folk, popular songs also preparing some lovely songs for Christmas. We will be singing in unison also learning to sing in simple parts using backing tracks and or piano accompaniment.

 

Craft Circle

Weekly from 19th 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

Weekly meeting alternate tutorials with ‘own craft’ sessions, providing an opportunity to practise your
own craft, share it with others and learn new skills.

 

Drama and Play Reading

Weekly from 19th 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 12th October from 14.00 to 15.30, at Manila Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Rey d'Espana, Fuengirola (map here) Max 30 persons

Tel: Noreen Lee +34 693 794 226

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!

Table Tennis 3

Weekly from October 12th from 14:00 to 17:00 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!

 

FRIDAY

Yoga

Weekly from 13th 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 (Year 1)

Weekly from 13th October from 11.30 to 12.30 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.

Spanish for Beginners (Year 2)

Weekly from 13th October from 12.30 to 13.30 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

 

 

Scrabble 2

Weekly from 13th 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 13th 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

 

Malaga Museum Visits (details here)

Monthly – Max 20 persons

Tel: Eileen Edwards +34 618 432 497 email: eileen8edwards@gmail.com
Or: Rob Edwards +34 679 516 654 email: edwardsrob@hotmail.co.uk

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 13th October from 14.00 onwards at the Plaza de la Espanidad: Max 16-20 persons

Tel: Roy Dennes +34 664 334 090 email: dennes@ntworld.com

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.

Photography Group

Fortnightly from 20th October from 10.00 -11.30 at Lux Mundi B3-R4 and B7-R1 in Jan. Max 15 persons.

Tel: Ray Challinor +34 952 961 735

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 produce photographs to a professional standard. All you need is your camera!

Mah Jong 2

Weekly from 13th October 10.00 – 13.00 at the PYR Hotel, Fuengirola Max 12 persons.

Tel: Margarette Shaw +34 633 552 238 email: allanmargarette@yahoo.co.uk

In this version of Mah Jong, organisation of a good hand requires judgement in selecting a game plan which will afford the best chance of success and also requires sufficient versatility to be able to change hands midstream. Quite often a poor hand at the start of the game can be shaped into a winning combination by the end. Players derive much satisfaction from creating high scoring hands and the excitement mounts when several players await one certain tile in order to complete their hand. It’s an easy and exciting game.

 

Treasures of the World

Weekly from 12th January 2018 from 11.00 -12.00 at Lux Mundi B3- R4. Max.30 persons.

Tel: Kay White +34 952 471 197 email: kaydotpat@freeuk.com

A series of DVDs reminding us that our world holds some truly remarkable man-made treasures. And looking at their history.

 

SATURDAY

Walking in Andalucia

Fortnightly from October 14th.

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

Leaders Bob Hudson and Tony Ruiz. 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 14th 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!

 

SUNDAY

Coffee Morning Social

from 11.30 -13.00 at the Primavera Bar, Paseo Maritimo, Los Boliches.

Come and meet members from other groups, make new friends and catch up on the news. This group is free to guests and visitors.
The Primavera Management will rearrange the furniture to suit the size of the group if requested. Please vacate the tables promptly at 13.00 to allow the restaurant to serve lunches.