Activities Programme

ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME BY DAY

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WALKING - HILL WALKS
Rendezvous Point by pre-arrangement
Fortnightly from October 1, 2018 at 10:00am till 2:00pm

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


SPANISH FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 15, 2018 at 10:00am till 11:15am

A seven week course, TWICE A WEEK (Mondays and Tuesdays), that’s 14 classes, taking participants with no knowledge (or just a few words) to a basic level of communication.
This course is only suitable for committed students who can attend the full course and will spend an hour a day, every day, on home study.
For more details please see main entry in ‘activities’


WALKING - COUNTRY WALKS
Rendezvous Point by pre-arrangement
Fortnightly from September 24, 2018 at 10:30am till 1:00pm

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 1, 2018 at 10:30am till 1:00pm

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


SPANISH FOR BEGINNERS PLUS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 15, 2018 at 11:45am till 1:00pm

A seven-week course of fourteen classes i.e TWICE A WEEK ( Mondays and Tuesdays), which will suit beginners who have attended one of Elisabeth’s basic courses or anyone with some elementary knowledge of the language.
After a long break it’s time to revise and progress with this fun course which will concentrate on getting everyone to SPEAK with more ease and in full sentences!
For details please see main entry in ‘Activities’


SPANISH GRAMMAR
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from November 6, 2017 at 2:30pm till 4:00pm

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 - HORARY
Paula's home in Alhaurin El Grande
Fortnightly from November 5, 2018 at 3:00pm till 4:30pm

This course covers Traditional HORARY Astrology and is suitable for beginners and accomplished Astrologers alike. Participants can learn to use the cosmos to make important decisions for themselves or others while at the same time learn about themselves and their place in life. Commitment and prior purchase of the book, Christian Astrology by William Lilly, is essential.


BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 1, 2018 at 4:00pm till 5:30pm

♠♣♥♦ 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 September 3, 2018 at 4:00pm till 5:30pm

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”.


MEDITATION - GUIDED FOR RELAXATION
The Activity leader's home in Alhaurin el Grande
Fortnightly from November 12, 2018 at 5:00pm till 6:00pm

Meditation can be the golden gate to improving health and well-being. It can help reduce stress, improve sleep patterns and concentration, give peace and balance whilst reducing depression and tension. It can also aid people to know themselves and their true worth, while at the same time increase confidence. Sometimes abilities can be unearthed of which people were unaware.


BRIDGE ON MONDAYS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 1, 2018 at 6:00pm till 8:00pm
 ♠♣♥♦  Enjoy a friendly game of bridge. All levels of players are welcome. All participants in Monday bridge must be initially registered with the co-ordinator of the "bridge club".  Once registered there will no requirement to book in for any particular session.
PATCHWORK AND QUILTING WORKSHOP
La Tavola, Calle Ronda 27, Coín
Fortnightly from October 3, 2017 at 10:30am till 12:30pm
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 16, 2018 at 10:30am till 12:30pm

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. Participants may decide to stop at any point to take in the views and/or to enjoy a beverage. Initially the meeting point will be the most Westerly point of the Paseo in San Pedro by the roundabout


COOKING FOR ENTERTAINMENT
La Alqueria, Alhaurin de la Torre
Fortnightly from September 18, 2018 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
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.
CRAFT - CREATIVE CRAFTS
The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 2, 2018 at 2:30pm till 4:30pm
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.
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

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 23, 2018 at 3:00pm till 4:30pm

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

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
Venta Los Morenos, Alhaurin el Grande
Monthly from September 26, 2018 at 11:00am till 12:30pm

Visits to museums, art galleries and places of cultural interest normally take place once a month on the 4th Wednesday in the month.  Most visits are to Malaga, but sometimes there are trips to other towns.  Occasionally there is a meeting at Venta Los Morenos in Alhaurin el Grande, at 11.00 am on the 3rd Wednesday in the month, to discuss future visits. 


WRITING - CREATIVE WRITERS' WORKSHOP
The Hapimag Resort Hotel, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from September 19, 2018 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
Beginners and experienced writers are welcome to participate.  The focus is on fictional short story writing, encouraging creative literary expression.  Most genres are covered in an informal, friendly and enthusiastic environment. The group is open minded and nurturing.  Stories are critiqued with incision and positivity.
FINANCIAL DISCUSSION
The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella.
Monthly from October 31, 2018 at 11:00am till 1:00am
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, 2018 at 11:30am till 1:00pm
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.
SCRABBLE AND OTHER BOARD GAMES
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from January 17, 2018 at 1:30pm till 3:30pm

Scrabble can be an exciting and challenging word game. Members are invited to take part whether experienced or just curious to see how it is played. A testing afternoon over the Scrabble board is a great way to unwind tangled brains. Players for other board games are welcomed to attend though at this stage the equipment will need to be provided by the participants.


BRIDGE: DUPLICATE BRIDGE ON WEDNESDAYS
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 4, 2017 at 3:45pm till 7:00pm

♠♣♥♦  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.


SPANISH HAPPY HOUR
La Bodeguita, The Hapimag Resort Hotel, Marbella
Weekly from October 3, 2018 at 6:00pm till 7:00pm

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 September 6, 2018 at 10:00am till 12:00pm
♠♣♥♦ 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
Sala Marbella , the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 4, 2018 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
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
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 4, 2018 at 11:00am till 12:30pm
Over the years the U3A International Reading Circle has enjoyed a hugely enjoyable and interactive reading experience. The purpose was, and remains, to become acquainted with worldwide authors, primarily focusing on fiction.
SPAIN: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Alhaurin Golf Resort Hotel
Fortnightly from October 11, 2018 at 11:00am till 12:30pm

A discussion group for people who wish to understand and learn more about Spain, their adopted country. Each session starts with an animated discussion based on topical issues gleaned from recent Spanish press and media, followed by a presentation from a group member on a topic of their choice relevant to Spain.


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

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 27, 2018 at 4:30pm till 6:30pm

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.


NOCHE DE TERTULIA
Various Restaurants
Monthly from September 13, 2018 at 8:00pm till 10:00pm

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


BIRDWATCHING
Rendezvous Point by pre-arrangement
Three Weekly from September 28, 2018 at 9:00am till 5:00pm

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.


ANDROID AND LAPTOP DROP-IN CLINIC
Sala Marbella ,The Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from September 14, 2018 at 10:30am till 12:00pm

This session is a drop-in clinic held in the Sala Marbella (or in the open seating area close by) for those who require assistance or advice with their smartphones, tablets, laptops etc. Just turn up and be seen on a first-come/first-served basis. THE APPLE CLINIC IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED


CALLIGRAPHY - THE ART OF
Parilla de Pepe Restaurante. Opposite La Trocha Centre, Coin
Weekly from April 6, 2018 at 10:30am till 12:30pm

A new Course for 6 week will commence on 6th April with a view to the design of Xmas and Happy Birthday cards, certificates and proverbs. 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 July 6, 2018 at 11:00am till 1:30pm

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PLAY READING
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort Hotel, Marbella
Fortnightly from October 5, 2018 at 11:00am till 1:00pm

Members of this activity will be given the script of a play to read at home, and at the following meeting, on the first Friday of each month, members will be invited to read the play aloud. The plays will be very diverse but also participants will be asked to suggest plays which they believe would be of interest to the grou


MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Monthly from September 28, 2018 at 11:00am till 1:00pm
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 12, 2018 at 1:30pm till 4:00pm

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.


FRENCH LUNCHEON CLUB
The Chosen Restaurant
Monthly from October 19, 2018 at 1:30pm till

The French Luncheon Club is an opportunity for members who are native/fluent French speakers, those wishing to brush up their French and those studying the French language, to chat together in French over lunch after the coffee morning on the third Friday of the month.


THE ROMAN HISTORY OF BRITAIN
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella
Weekly from October 5, 2018 at 3:00pm till 4:30pm

A weekly course given by Dr Brian O’Farrell. Dr O’Farrell has been lecturing for U3A International on the subject of British History for more than 12 years. He has previously taught at the University of California (from where he graduated),University of S. Carolina,University of London and Regent’s University. His main research interest is Tudor-Stuart Britain. Each session affords opportunity for questions and answers.


STRETCH AND FLEX
Venta Aqua Wellness Centre, La Trocha, Coín
Weekly from October 5, 2018 at 3:45pm till 5:00pm

As the title implies this class is a Stretch and Joint Mobility Class. Each session begins with standing and basic breathing exercises which both calm and energise the body for the work ahead. This is followed by a ‘warm up’, mobilising the joints and gently stretching muscles and continues with more intense stretches and some core stability work.


PAINTING - THE ART CLASS
El Bichito, Alhaurin el Grande
Weekly from October 6, 2017 at 4:30pm till 6:30pm

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 September 28, 2018 at 8:00pm till 11:00pm

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 Gerald Brenan 52, Alhaurin el Grande
Weekly from July 8, 2018 at 11:00am till 12:30pm
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 12, 2020 at 1:00pm till 1:13pm

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