Activities Programme

ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME BY DAY

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WALKING - HILL WALKS
Rendezvous Point by pre-arrangement
Fortnightly from October 2, 2017 at 10:00am till 2:00pm
Contact: Lea Mol Phone: 624 761 588
Max Attendees: 30

These challenging hill and mountain walks, varying in distance from 8 to 14 kms. are intended for those who enjoy a good brisk outing, tackling some gradients and uneven ground. Each walk description gives an indication of the degree of difficulty and full details can be found in      THE LIST OF HILL WALKS  .  Attendance is only available to members and must be confirmed through the reservation system. A good degree of fitness is required.   For serious walkers not ramblers!  Anyone wishing to attend a walk should be fully confident of their ability to participate


WALKING - COUNTRY WALKS
Rendezvous Point by pre-arrangement
Fortnightly from September 25, 2017 at 10:30am till 1:00pm
Contact: Lea Mol Phone: 624 761 588
Max Attendees: 40

These walks are intended for those who enjoy a good brisk outing but who would like to “stop and look” occasionally and still be able to catch up with the group.
On most walks there are likely to be some inclines where some may become out of breath and rather warm. The could also be paths which are rocky and occasionally shallow streams to cross.


WALKING - SANDPIPER WALKS
The Paseo between Gibraltar and Malaga
Fortnightly from October 2, 2017 at 10:30am till 1:00pm
Contact: Roger Hambleton Phone: 952 887 499
Max Attendees: 40

Andalucia has asserted the right to the coast line and Malaga is in the process of improving access along various sections of the beach between Malaga and Gibraltar. Many new sections of paving/boardwalk have been constructed and work is continuing albeit at a slower pace than initially advertised. During this series of walks members of this group will be exploring the very interesting new sections as well as the more established ones.


PAINTING - WATERCOLOURS FOR BEGINNERS
The Bodega, The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 10, 2016 at 10:30am till 12:30pm
Contact: Thea Horsey Phone: 663 984 968
Max Attendees: 12
Beginners/refreshers watercolour painting class, starting with the basics of colour mixing, paper types etc and working up to your very own masterpiece.
SPANISH GRAMMAR
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 16, 2017 at 2:30pm till 3:30pm
Contact: Lisette Wilkins Phone:
Max Attendees: 12

This is a special opportunity for those members who have a degree of proficiency in speaking Spanish. Those who attend can hope to improve their knowledge of the Spanish Language with a very experienced bilingual teacher. Lisette has spent many years teaching the language formally and informally. START SUSPENDED


ASTROLOGY
Paula's home in Alhaurin El Grande
Fortnightly from October 2, 2017 at 3:00pm till 4:30pm
Contact: Paula Garton Phone: 691 904 762
Max Attendees: 6
The course is designed to show you how using the knowledge of the Cosmos can help you navigate pitfalls in life and make the most of opportunities to help you achieve your ambitions.
BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 2, 2017 at 4:00pm till 5:30pm
Contact: Dagmar Vale Phone: 952 895 045
Max Attendees: 12

♠♣♥♦ These bridge class meetings will be for a review of the basics of bridge and hands-on playing. They will be especially good for those who have not played in a long time and also for beginners with good card sense. More details on the main page……


SPANISH -ADVANCED
The Bodeguita in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 2, 2017 at 4:00pm till 5:30pm
Contact: Jean Brovig Phone: 652292461
Max Attendees: 12

This course is suitable for those who have good basic speaking skills and a fairly wide vocabulary but who would like to move up a level in navigating the intricacies of Spanish grammar and improve idiomatic speech. Members wishing to learn the correct use of the most important Spanish tenses and tidy up some of the common mistakes in daily communication will be very interested in this course in “Advanced Spanish”.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SUMMER SESSIONS WILL CONTINUE IN STARBUCKS IN EL CORTE INGLES. EL CAPRICHO, MARBELLA


MEDITATION - GUIDED FOR RELAXATION
Paula's home in Alhaurin
Weekly from October 2, 2017 at 5:00pm till 6:00pm
Contact: Paula Garton Phone: 691 904 762
Max Attendees: 10
Discover how easy it is to reduce stress levels, gain relief from insomnia, depression or muscle tension, or improve your focus or concentration. Through breathing techniques and guided meditation bring a sense of calm, peace and balance into your life.
BRIDGE ON MONDAYS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 2, 2017 at 6:00pm till 8:00pm
Contact: TBA Phone: TBA
Max Attendees: 64
 ♠♣♥♦  The club runs throughout the year (no summer break) All levels of players are welcome. If you are not a regular at the club, please telephone the group leader beforehand.
SPANISH - FAST TRACK FOR BEGINNERS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 11, 2016 at 10:00am till 12:00pm
Contact: Elisabeth Smith Phone: 952 772 003
Max Attendees: 16

An intensive course which takes participants with little or no knowledge of the language to a basic level of communication in just 12 weeks. Start speaking Spanish from day one in this fun class where ‘near enough is good enough’.


PATCHWORK AND QUILTING WORKSHOP
La Tavola, Calle Ronda 27, Coín
Fortnightly from October 3, 2017 at 10:30am till 12:30pm
Contact: Pauline Hayward Phone: 653 836 212
Max Attendees: 20
This class is open to anyone with an interest in patchwork and quilting including those with no previous experience. There is an opportunity to learn about and practice a variety of patchwork and quilting techniques. All sewing will be by hand.
CYCLING - PEDALLING THE PASEO
Paseo along the coast
Fortnightly from October 10, 2017 at 10:30am till 12:30pm
Contact: Tony Merrington Phone: 650 158 491
Max Attendees: 20
This will be a really pleasant cycle ride by the side of the sea. The concept is to take a bit of exercise, share some company and enjoy the experience of the beautiful environment on two wheels.
Cooking for Entertainment
La Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre
Fortnightly from October 3, 2017 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
Contact: Sue Rhodes Phone: 952 963 036
Max Attendees: 4
If you are looking for new inspiration and recipes for entertaining, this group is for you. Over six fortnightly sessions I will take your from starter course all the way through to dessert for a beautifully served meal. The course will be repeated over additional two terms.
SPANISH - INTERMEDIATE ....REVISE AND PROGRESS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 11, 2016 at 12:15pm till 2:15pm
Contact: Elisabeth Smith and Lisette Wilkins Phone: 952 772 003
Max Attendees: 30

This course is suitable for those who attended Elisabeth Smith’s previous classes and anyone with rudimentary knowledge of the language who would like to progress.
A fun programme of revision, new vocabulary and extensive speaking practice.


CRAFT - CREATIVE CRAFTS
The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 3, 2017 at 2:30pm till 4:30pm
Contact: Catharina Hagley Phone: 952 773 693
Max Attendees: 12
Come and join in - you can be a complete beginner - you don't need to know how to knit, stitch or crochet. In this group you will be able to learn all kinds of crafts such as cross-stitch, tapestry, crochet, patchwork, hardanger and more.
HISTORY - MAJOR THEMES IN BRITISH HISTORY
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Fortnightly from October 16, 2017 at 3:00pm till 5:00pm
Contact: Brian O'Farrell Phone: 952 885627
Max Attendees: 40

A series of lectures given by Dr Brian O’Farrell. Presentations are open to all members but attendance at each individual lecture is by prior reservation only.


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Monthly from October 10, 2017 at 3:00pm till 5:00pm
Contact: Colin Gearon Phone: 952 897 508
Max Attendees: 40

Topics may well include 3D Printing, Robotics, Holography, Precision Engineering, Internet and Mobile Technologies, the Latest Space Missions, Cosmology, Basic Quantum Mechanics Phenomena, Particles and The Standard Model,Climate Change, Geology and Advances in Medical Science. Presentations are open to all members but attendance at each individual lecture is by prior reservation only


HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
Sala Marbella in The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Monthly from October 24, 2017 at 3:00pm till 4:30pm
Contact: Marta Gonzalez Phone: 633 066 211
Max Attendees: 50

An extensive series of presentations on the History of Architecture from 3000 BC until modern times. With the aid of visual presentations the aim is to analyse each particular period and their emblematic masterpieces. Presentations are open to all members but attendance at each individual lecture is by prior reservation only


Cultural and Social Activities
Alhaurin Golf Resort, Club House
Monthly from October 11, 2017 at 11:00am till 12:30pm
Contact: Helen Price Phone: 600671349
Max Attendees: 15
This group will focus on the many cultural pursuits and sites available in and around Malaga, Marbella and the Inland area. Group members will meet in advance each month to discuss and decide on suitable visits and events proposed by the leader. Suggestions are welcomed. Next outing is 19th October.
WRITING - CREATIVE WRITERS' WORKSHOP
El Divino, Frontline of Puerto Deportivo, Marbella
Weekly from September 20, 2017 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
Contact: Tony Merrington Phone: 650 158 491
Max Attendees: 20
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned writer makes no difference, the weekly meetings will help move you on, open your mind and unblock your creativity. We all have a book inside us – or at least a story or two.
FINANCIAL DISCUSSION
The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella.
Monthly from October 25, 2017 at 11:00am till 1:00am
Contact: Paul Sharad Phone: 952 836 532
Max Attendees: 20
The main focus is the exchange of financial ideas and forms of investment. Topics for discussion would include the economies of USA, Canada, Europe, emerging markets and their impact on investment opportunities. It is open forum with no promotion of particular or general investments.
SPANISH CONVERSATION
The Hapimag Hotel, Calle Jose Cela, Marbella.
Fortnightly from October 4, 2017 at 11:30am till 1:00pm
Contact: Anne Kinsella Phone: 952 907 728
Max Attendees: 12
Friendly discussion group held entirely in Spanish with topics chosen by participants. Some preparation will occasionally be required before a session. Help will be given with pronunciation, grammar and usage. Group meets on the 1st and third Wednesday during the month MTQ.
MASTERING YOUR EMOTIONS
Gastro Bar Las Amigas , Coin
Monthly from November 2, 2016 at 4:00pm till 5:30pm
Contact: Lesley Parry Phone: 611 267 130
Max Attendees: 12
'Emotions' - you can't get away from them.  They play a really important role in life.  They dictate our intentions and actions for good  or bad and often supersede rational thought.
Bridge: Duplicate Bridge on Wednesdays
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 4, 2017 at 4:00pm till 6:00pm
Contact: Francis Jacobson Phone: 647 406 804
Max Attendees: 40
♠♣♥♦  Friendly session of Duplicate bridge. All levels welcome. If you have not attended this session previously, please telephone the Activity Leader beforehand.
SPANISH HAPPY HOUR
La Bodeguita, The Hapimag Resort Hotel, Marbella
Weekly from October 4, 2017 at 6:00pm till 7:00pm
Contact: Sandi Holton and Áine Ni Orain Phone: 608 233 144 / 610 552 035
Max Attendees: 20
This activity aims to provide members the opportunity to meet up informally and enjoy practicing their Spanish conversation skills in a non-threatening environment.  Open to all levels of Spanish,  except real, real beginners, for whom it could be intimidating.
BRIDGE : CONTRACT BRIDGE ON THURSDAYS
Parrilla de Pepe restaurant, Coin
Weekly from October 5, 2017 at 10:00am till 12:00pm
Contact: Paddy O`Farrell Phone: 952 453 562 / 625 767 968
Max Attendees: 24
♠♣♥♦ Rubber Bridge with the aim to Duplicate Bridge. Some experience of playing Whist would be useful. Beginners and Intermediate players welcome. It is recommended that group Members should have a playing partner but it isn't mandatory.
SPAIN YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Alhaurin Golf Hotel, Alhaurin el Grande
Fortnightly from October 12, 2017 at 10:30am till 12:00pm
Contact: Muriel Pilkington Phone: 605 465 049
Max Attendees: 15
Discussions on what is happening today in Spain on the Political and Social scenes, and what influence the past has had on the present and how the present may shape the future.
PAINTING
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 5, 2017 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
Contact: Margaret Rowat Phone: 690 216 581
Max Attendees: 15
Sketching and painting in water colour and acrylics.
WRITING YOUR MEMOIRS - Marbella
Calle Viento 2, Marbella
Fortnightly from October 19, 2017 at 11:00am till 12:30pm
Contact: Tim Coakley Phone: 952 828 988
Max Attendees: 12
All of us are unique in some way. Every life is worth examining. In fact Socrates (no less) said “The unexamined life is not worth living.
READING CIRCLE
Alhaurin Golf Resort Hotel, Fuengirola to Coin Road.
Monthly from October 5, 2017 at 11:00am till 12:30pm
Contact: Carmella Dight and Sue Burdon Phone: 952 596 070 / 952 491 608
Max Attendees: 12

The Reading Group has enjoyed another successful year and is always pleased to welcome new members.
The nine Books of the Month have already been chosen by existing members, and each book will be presented for discussion by the person who chose it. Among the books for the coming season are” The Siege” by Helen Dunmore and “The Danish Girl” by David Ebershoff.


LECTURES OF GENERAL INTEREST
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Fortnightly from October 5, 2017 at 4:00pm till 5:30pm
Contact: John Holton Phone: 626 277 080
Max Attendees: 40

A series of fortnightly presentations on a wide variety of subjects. Thesse presentations are open to all members but attendance at each individual lecture is by prior reservation only


BOOK CLUB
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Fortnightly from September 28, 2017 at 4:30pm till 6:30pm
Contact: Jan Novelli Phone: 952 884 488
Max Attendees: 18
The Marbella U3A Book Club has been meeting fortnightly for a number of years with a membership of up to 18 international participants. It's purpose is to read, discuss and analyse literary works in English with the guidance of a different member who acts as presenter for each particular book.
SPANISH - USEFUL SPANISH FOR EVERY DAY SITUATIONS
Venta El Bichito, close to Poligono Rosa, Alhaurin el Grande
Weekly from October 12, 2017 at 5:00pm till 6:00pm
Contact: Michelle Lewis Phone:
Max Attendees: 20
Year Two of Useful Spanish for Everyday Situations. This is a follow on course from Year One so an understanding of basic Spanish, pronunciation and being able to form basic sentences is required. The class is limited to 8 places to facilitate interaction and conversation time.
QUIZ NIGHT
The Bodega area in the Hapimag Resort Hotel, Camilo Jose Cela in Marbella
Monthly from October 27, 2017 at 5:45pm till 7:45pm
Contact: Valerie Houben Phone: 952 828 774
Max Attendees: 30
QUIZ NIGHT is a fun night. Come have a drink at Pub Deco on the last Thursday of each month and enjoy a good time and the camaraderie of fellow members.
NOCHE DE TERTULIA
Various Restaurants
Monthly from September 14, 2017 at 8:00pm till 10:00pm
Contact: Marta Gonzalez Phone: 633 066 211
Max Attendees: 12

A monthly fun get together during the evening at a modest restaurant or Tapas bar. Cultural as well as Social matters to be discussed and potentially an agenda to be planned for the month ahead. Regrettably there is a waiting list for this activity


ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY
The Leader's Home near San Pedro Alcantara.
Monthly from October 26, 2017 at 8:00pm till 10:00pm
Contact: Alistair Fleming: Phone: 951 967 154 / 628 156 657
Max Attendees: 18
To share knowledge of our Universe and of developments in Astronomy and Cosmology matters, to provide the basics of observing (and photographing) space objects and give help on equipment. Sessions contain A/V presentations on a wide range of astronomy and cosmology subjects.
BIRDWATCHING
Rendezvous Point by pre-arrangement
Three Weekly from September 29, 2017 at 10:00am till 2:00pm
Contact: Lindsay Pheasant Phone: 634 802 739
Max Attendees: 20

The Birdwatching Activity is an informal group who emphasise the social as well as the birdwatching side.  It visits different areas within a 2 hour drive of Marbella to see various species.  The location will vary depending on the time of year and where any particular sightings have been reported.  The group meets approx. every 3 weeks.


CALLIGRAPHY - THE ART OF
Parilla de Pepe Restaurante. Opposite La Trocha Centre, Coin
Weekly from October 13, 2017 at 10:30am till 12:30pm
Contact: Paddy O'Farrell Phone: 952 453 562 / 625 767 968
Max Attendees: 10

The latest course will start up on Friday, March the 24th Friday 13TH October for 6 to 7 weeks.
The main them this term will be for Christmas Cards but work will mainly be concentrated on Old English and Gothic style fonts for use in anything such as birthday cards or any form of greeting or certificates


COFFEE MORNING AND HELPDESK - Marbella
The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from September 1, 2017 at 11:00am till 1:30pm
Contact: Allan Edwards Phone: 650 179 142
Max Attendees: 100

For existing and new members and their friends,‭ ‬this is essentially a social gathering but also an opportunity to discuss‭ ‬topics of mutual interest.‭ Here you can find out information on courses, social activities, become a member and pay membership f


APPLE, ANDROID, MICROSOFT WINDOWS CLINIC
Sala Marbella ,The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from September 1, 2017 at 11:00am till 12:00pm
Contact: Roman Kiszka and Guido Clement Phone: 611 230 524
Max Attendees: 12

This session is a walk-in clinic held in the Sala Marbella or in the seating area close by for those who require help on some aspect of running the usual software apps (email, photos, wifi, word processors, maps, calendars, settings, etc) on various devices


PLAY READING
Aloha Golf Club, Nueva Andalucia, Marbella
Fortnightly from September 15, 2017 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
Contact: June Rendle and Miles Rendle Phone: 663 318 981
Max Attendees: 12
The group will be given the script of a play to read at home, and at the next meeting members will be invited to read the play aloud.
MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Monthly from October 27, 2017 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
Contact: Heather Wicks Phone: 665 623 627
Max Attendees: 20
Each month on the last Friday we will hold talks or seminars covering a broad range of subjects which may include Meditation, nutrition, Reiki, yoga, homeopathy, diets, acupuncture, aromatherapy, counselling, naturopathy, shiatsu, kinesiology, shiatsu, psychotherapy, herbal remedies, reflexology, Buddhism, complementary therapies, CBT, NLP.
A TASTE OF VEGETARIAN
Homes of Participants
Monthly from October 13, 2017 at 1:30pm till 4:00pm
Contact: Patricia Salazar Phone: 952 862 119
Max Attendees: 8

In this activity each of the eight members has the opportunity in turn to produce a lunch for the remainder of the group. The meal might take the shape of a traditional three course meal or a buffet spread but the single criterion is that all food will be entirely vegetarian in nature. The object is to introduce members to the many and varied ways of preparing vegetarian dishes. Printed recipes can be shared. PARTICIPANTS DO NOT HAVE TO BE EXCLUSIVELY VEGETARIAN EATERS.


PAINTING - THE ART CLASS
Venta La Masia, Villafranco
Weekly from October 7, 2016 at 3:30pm till 5:30pm
Contact: Barry Benson Phone: 651 191 221
Max Attendees: 12
As an artist himself with an interest in many styles, the leader will be offering a mixed package for all levels and tastes. Participants will explore Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Egg Tempera, Gouache and Impasto techniques and sketching.
STRETCH AND FLEX
la Trocha Gym, Coin
Weekly from October 20, 2017 at 3:45pm till 5:00pm
Contact: Chrissie Siewald Phone: 617 656 802
Max Attendees: 10
The course will introduce basic breathing techniques and promotion of a strong core, which will fundamentally be Pilates based. Certain movements which are quintessentially Yoga based will also be incorporated. The group leader is a qualified Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor.
WINE AND DINE
In and around Marbella
Monthly from October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm till 11:00pm
Contact: Patricia Salazar Phone: 952 862 119
Max Attendees: 10

Six couples will meet on the last Friday evening of each month at a chosen restaurant. While evaluating the restaurant participants will review the month that has passed and discuss news and events locally and internationally. There are certain to be 12 different opinions of the events AND the restaurant. . The day of the month is to be established by the members of the group.


COFFEE MORNING AND HELP DESK - Alhaurin el Grande
BAR AND CAFETERIA DANI, Camino Gerard Brenan 52, Alhaurin el Grande
Weekly from September 3, 2016 at 11:00am till 12:30pm
Contact: Brian Barkworth Phone: 602 559 068
Max Attendees: 40
BAR AND CAFETERIA DANI For existing and new members and their friends, this is essentially a social gathering, catching up with friends old and new, and an opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest.

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