Jávea U3A
Asociación Social de la
Tercera Edad de Jávea

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Welcome to the Jávea U3A Web Site.

The main purpose of the Jávea U3A is to encourage lifelong learning and friendship for those no longer
in full time employment, by providing Educational, Recreational and Leisure Activities for its members.

The Jávea U3A WebSite is the primary source of information about "what's going on" in our Association.  It contains all details of our upcoming events, trips and group activities plus selected local events.  The WebSite is constantly updated with the latest information.

The NewsFEED below contains a concise summary of all the current news items so that you can quickly scan them looking for things of interest to you. Each item contains a link leading to a full description.

Clive White, WebMaster, Jávea U3A


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The President's Report for June 2018

Picture this:

I am sitting here at my keyboard, having been asked by our Communications Officer for a report of some kind, wrapped in a damp towel, sipping a glass of wine (more later about the wine) and pondering on the last month.

Some weeks ago I went on one of Charo’s camino trips (I do not walk) and we visited a winery called Piqueras in Almansa.  I bought 4 x 3-litre boxes of wine, it is delicious.  Unfortunately my visitor seems to have drunk most of it (honest!), so if you happen to see it in any of the local bodegas give me a shout.

I took my visitor to Cartagena for a two night visit.  Well worth it.  We stayed in a hotel just around the corner from the main shopping street.  We had been told by Shirley King to watch out for a certain shoe shop, she didn’t know the name but it had shoes in every style and colour.  We found it, Shirley, thank you!!

There is a lot more to Cartagena than shops though.  We wandered down to the harbour and amused ourselves the first afternoon watching the cruise ship travellers scurrying back to the ship.  We then walked around the  

wall, which was built to prevent the sea flooding the town, to the Panoramic Lift.  The lift cost €2, pensioner’s rate, and goes up the side of a cliff to a lovely garden walk that carries on up to the castle museum.  The going is easy, even I could do it!!  Nearby is the Roman Ampitheatre, but we never did find the entrance.

We did, however, find the entrance to the Roman Theatre Museum.  This is so well laid out that you don’t realise how high you are until you come out into the Theatre itself.  Almost complete and you can, should you wish, walk everywhere.  There is also a villa complex where, again, you can walk anywhere.

Back to Jávea and I went to the Summer Ball.  There were fewer of us than last year but we had a great time dancing (yes, including me) to the OK Band.  They only took their expenses and donated the rest of their fee to our charity, Todos Juntos Jávea.  Shirley King still has to finish the accounts but it looks as if, with the band’s donation and the income from the Tombola we will be donating somewhere around €1000 to the charity.

Now I am looking forward to the Fiesta of St. John the Baptist and the flower parade on Friday, then the fire jumping on Saturday.  But before that is the trip to Tabarca Island.

Am I looking forward to the Summer break……..YES!!

Have a good time,

Val Dromgoole   president@u3ajavea.org

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Asturias Trip - important update

If you have booked on the Asturias Trip in early September, there is important information that you must be aware of.

See Asturias Trip for more details.

History Group

On 12th June, Peter Atkinson gave his last talk as the History Group Leader.

The talk was extremely well received by a packed audience.

See Peter for more details.

Sunday Singles - Solo on Sunday

There is no Sunday Singles this week because on 24th June, the Solo on Sunday Group is going to Trattoria.

See Sunday Singles for more details.

Not Just Folk Music

Our yearly summer party is on Monday 25th June. Don't forget to book.

See NJFM for more details.

Dine and Dance

The next Dine & Dance event is on 3rd July at Club de Golf, Jávea.

See Dine & Dance for details of the menu, the entertainment and how to book.

Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela by sea!

Angela & Tony  are proposing a 11-day trip by boat (ship?) along the northern coastline of Spain ending up with a short walk to Santiago de Compostela.

At the moment they are only looking for expressions of interest as the trip is in the discussion phase.

See Spanish Culture & Cuisine for more details.

Canasta Two

Canasta Two is closing for its Summer Break on Tuesday 26th June.

See Canasta Two.

Committee Vacancy - Can you help?

There is still one post within the Jávea U3A Committee that has yet to be filled:

  • Deputy Communications.

If you think that you could fill this post, or would like more information, please contact our President, Val Dromgoole on president@u3ajavea.org.

Travellers' Tales

The next meeting will be on 26th June when Tom Stevenson will be presenting A Wedding in China & Other Highlights.

See Travellers' Tales for more details.

On the Cultural Arts page . . . .

Adigio 7-part Harmony  present Pop Meets Classical on 22nd June.

Jávea Players present a Summer Dinner/Show on 2nd - 7th July.

Arts Society of Marina Alta's Arts Fair on 26th Sept.

Teulada-Moraira Lions productions from June until November.

See Cultural Arts for more details.

Dining Out

The last Dining Event before the Summer Break will be held in the gardens at Restaurant Chalet Swiss on Friday 29th June.

This will be the last event organised by Peter & Pauline Speer  who are stepping down as Group Leaders after an incredible 11 years of running the group.

Fortunately, Mallory & Christine Glover have volunteered to take over this very popular group.

See Dining Out for more details.

New Informal Group - Cycle / Swim / Walk

Joni Hills has started an informal cycle & swim, walk & swim (or just swim) Group.  Meet in the Port on La Grave beach (Cala Bandida end) between 08:30 and 09:30 on each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through June, July and August. Look for the U3A Umbrella. 

The idea is that we meet and enjoy an early morning swim in the sea with like minded friends.   Just turn up.
Please email Joni Hills at travel@u3ajavea.org, if you are interested.


Have you got any Suggestions?

If so, send an email to suggestions@u3ajavea.org.

Social Media

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Jávea U3A Care and Share Network

The Care & Share Network is not a group as it includes every Jávea U3A member.

Click on Care & Share now to discover why.

Spanish Culture & Cuisine

Some photos from the Tigernuts and Horchata Tour on 24th May.

See photos.

See some photos taken at the Lunch after the Xàbia Archaeological Talk on 6th June.

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