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: hill@u3a.international
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. Attendance is only available to members and must now be confirmed through the reservation system during the two weeks before each walk. A good degree of fitness is required.    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: country@u3a.international
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 inclines where some may become out of breath and rather warm. There could also be paths which are rocky and occasionally shallow streams to cross. Attendance is only available to members and must now be confirmed through the reservation system during the two weeks before each walk


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

Malaga Province 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 will be exploring the very interesting new sections as well as the more established ones. Attendance is only available to members and must now be confirmed through the reservation system during the two weeks before each walk


PAINTING - WATERCOLOURS FOR INTERMEDIATES
The Art Room, The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 2, 2017 at 10:30am till 12:30pm
Contact: Thea Horsey Phone: 663 984 968
Max Attendees: 10
Watercolour painting for intermediate painters. Participants will need a good familiarity with colour theory, and be able to work somewhat independently although instruction will be given.
SPANISH GRAMMAR
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from November 6, 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.


ASTROLOGY
Paula's home in Alhaurin El Grande
Fortnightly from October 16, 2017 at 3:00pm till 4:30pm
Contact: Paula Garton Phone: 691 904 762
Max Attendees: 6
The course is designed to show how using the knowledge of the Cosmos can help  navigate pitfalls in life and make the most of opportunities to help achieve 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 16, 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
 ♠♣♥♦  Enjoy a friendly game of bridge. All levels of players are welcome.
SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS - THE STARTER KIT
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 10, 2017 at 10:00am till 11:30am
Contact: Elisabeth Smith Phone: Email only
Max Attendees: 20

A nine week intensive course which takes participants with little or no knowledge of the language to a basic level of communication. Only suitable for dedicated students who are able to attend the full course (or at least 8 of the 9 classes) and will invest half an hour a day on home study. For contact details see main entry.


SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS - THE FAST TRACK
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from January 23, 2018 at 10:00am till 11:30am
Contact: Elisabeth Smith Phone: Email only
Max Attendees: 20

A seven week ‘Fast Track’ course which takes participants with little or no knowledge of the language to a basic level of communication. Only suitable for dedicated students who are able to attend the full course and will invest half an hour a day on home study. For contact details see main entry.


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
This activity is for those looking for new inspiration and recipes for entertaining.  Over six fortnightly sessions the leader will take participants 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 10, 2017 at 12:00pm till 1:30pm
Contact: Elisabeth Smith and Lisette Wilkins Phone: Email only
Max Attendees: 20

This course is suitable for those who have successfully completed a Beginners’ course and anyone with some basic knowledge of the language who would like to progress. A fun programme of revision, new vocabulary, a touch of grammar and extensive speaking practice.  For contact details see main entry.


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
In this activity participants will be able to learn all kinds of crafts such as cross-stitch, tapestry, crochet, patchwork, hardanger and more. Those who take part can be complete beginners - there is no need to have any knowledge of these crafts.  No equipment is required.
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 individually themed lectures given by Dr Brian O’Farrell. There is no requirement to register for this activity. Any member may attend by prior reservation for each individual presentation.


SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING
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: 50

At lectures of STEAM 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. There is no requirement to register for this activity. Any member may attend by prior reservation for each individual presentation.


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. There is no requirement to register for this activity. Any member may attend by prior reservation for each individual presentation.


TUESDAY TALKS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Occasionally from October 3, 2017 at 3:00pm till 4:30pm
Contact: Allan Edwards Phone: 650 179 142
Max Attendees: 50

These are presentations made from time to time by members of U3A International or guests speakers. They will either be respected authors with an historical link or the very popular Chris Beckett who has many subjects up his sleeve gained from his historical background and his years of service lecturing aboard cruise ships. There is no requirement to register for this group. Any member may attend by prior reservation for each individual lecture.


CULTURAL AND SOCIAL CLUB
Alhaurin Golf, Club House
Monthly from October 18, 2017 at 11:00am till 12:30pm
Contact: Helen Price Phone: 600671349
Max Attendees: 50
This group will focus on visits to museums, art galleries and other places of interest in and around the Malaga area.  Visits take place on the 4th Wednesday in the month.  Group members will occasionally meet the week before to discuss forthcoming visits.
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. Everyone  has a book inside them – 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 - TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
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
This is a 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. This activity takes place on the 1st and third Wednesday of each month during the season.
BRIDGE: DUPLICATE BRIDGE ON WEDNESDAYS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 4, 2017 at 3:45pm till 6:00pm
Contact: Francis Jacobson Phone: 647 406 804
Max Attendees: 40

♠♣♥♦  A new duplicate pairs bridge group in Marbella.  Duplicate is, of course, a little more serious and a little more competitive than Chicago but it is also a great way to improve.    Players of all levels are welcome but those who may not have much previous experience of duplicate should not feel intimidated.  The intention is for this session to be as friendly as the rules permit.


CONSCIOUS LIVING
Gastro Bar Las Amigas , Coin
Monthly from January 10, 2018 at 4:00pm till 5:30pm
Contact: Lesley Parry Phone: 611 267 130
Max Attendees: 12
'Emotions' - no-one can escape them.  They play a really important role in life.  They dictate our intentions and actions for good  or bad and often supersede rational thought.
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

The cry of all those learning Spanish in this area is the lack of opportunity to SPEAK the language.  This activity attempts to address the issue.  The main thrust of the hour is to give participants an opportunity to chat away in groups, over a coffee/drink, in Spanish – no other languages permitted!  – in an informal setting. It is open to members with all levels of Spanish, except real real beginners


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 alike will be very welcome. It is recommended that group Members should have a playing partner but it isn't mandatory.
PAINTING
The Art Room , 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
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
Everyone is unique in some way and every life is worth examining. In fact Socrates (no less) said “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Participants in this friendly supportive group will enable themselves to have something to show their grandchildren and leave behind as a legacy.
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.


SPAIN, YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Alhaurin Golf Hotel
Fortnightly from October 12, 2017 at 11:00am till 12:30pm
Contact: Christine Kemzura and Lesley Thompson Phone: 616872235 and 951165033
Max Attendees:

This group will explore and discuss Spain’s rich historical past from the Stone Age cave dwellings on the Cantabrian coast through the Moorish occupation of Andalucia; the uniting of Spain by Ferdinand and Isabella; the horrors of the Holy Inquisition and the impact of the Civil War up to the present day.  


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. These 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 long established with a membership of up to 18 international participants. Its 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 EVENING
The Bodega area in the Hapimag Resort Hotel, Camilo Jose Cela in Marbella
Monthly from October 26, 2017 at 5:45pm till 7:45pm
Contact: Valerie Houben Phone: 952 828 774
Max Attendees: 30

All members are invited to come along for a drink at Hapimag Resort Hotel on the last Thursday of each month to enjoy a good time and the camaraderie of fellow participants. The questions will both surprise and intrigue. Individuals, couples or complete teams are all welcome. Small prizes will be awarded.  


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

The intent is 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 to give help on equipment. There is no requirement to register for this activity. Any member may attend by prior reservation for each individual presentation.


BIRDWATCHING
Rendezvous Point by pre-arrangement
Three Weekly from September 29, 2017 at 9:00am till 5:00pm
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 October 6, 2017 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
Contact: June Rendle and Miles Rendle Phone: 663 318 981
Max Attendees: 8
Members of this activity 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 there will be 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.


STRETCH AND FLEX
la Trocha Gym, Coin
Weekly from October 20, 2017 at 3:45pm till 5:00pm
Contact: Chrissie Sierwald 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.
PAINTING - THE ART CLASS
El Bichito, Alhaurin el Grande
Weekly from October 6, 2017 at 4:30pm till 6:30pm
Contact: Barry Benson Phone: 651 191 221
Max Attendees: 20

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.Participants will be required to contribute €1 per session towards the cost of course material


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, Calle Gerard Brenan 52, Alhaurin el Grande
Weekly from September 2, 2017 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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Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Occasionally from May 11, 2020 at 1:00pm till 1:13pm
Contact: laurie@lyates.com Phone:
Max Attendees: 1

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