U3A Oliva

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Welcome to the U3A Oliva

We are a friendly branch of the world-wide U3A organisation, whose purpose is to provide activities for those in their ‘Third Age’ – after education and full-time employment.

For more information about the U3A and Oliva, click on the About Us page in the menu.

We run many groups, from Ambling to Yoga – simply go to the Groups page on the menu above to find out more information.

We are always happy to meet new members, so if you are interested in joining us, please don’t hesitate to contact our Membership Secretary here, visit one of our groups or join us for a coffee every second and fourth Thursday at the Pensionistas (here)  from 10.30 – 12.30.

On Sunday 18th December there will be a Xmas market on the High Street from 10 – 14 and 16 – 20hrs. (Set-up from 9 – 10 hours, when the road will be closed.)

If you would like to set up a stall free of charge, you will be provided with a table & chairs, a cover and an electric point.

Please contact Angela Town on Angela_Town@hotmail.co.uk by mid-day Monday, with your name, email address and contact phone number.

What's coming up this month...

YOGA (Mondays) @ Pensionistes
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Come and join us for some basic Yoga exercises (often chair yoga), breathing techniques, relaxation techniques and unlimited advice and help on the subject of yoga.

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Craft & Yarn @ Pensionistas
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Calling all arty-crafty members.

The craft and yarn group is anything you want it to be.

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Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Rummikub @ Pensionistas
Dec 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Rummikub is a great game – easy to learn and fast moving

Sing & Play @ Pensionistes
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The main purpose is to have fun together because it is a special experience to make music in a friendly group.

There are more details here.

The Pensionistes is here.

Body & Mind @ Pensionistas
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The aim of each class is to get to know your own body. It will be serious, catering for a range of levels of experience whilst being enjoyable and fun at the same time.

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SPANISH CONVERSATION @ Cafeteria Galano, Pg. de Gregori Maians 2
Dec 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We are a friendly group meeting on  alternate Tuesday mornings helping each other to improve our Spanish.

PETANQUE @ Miramar pitches
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a jack.

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CANASTA @ Pensionistes (Cafe)
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Canasta (Spanish for “basket”) is a card game of the rummy family of games. Although many variations exist for two, three, five or six players, it is most commonly played by four in two partnerships with two standard decks of cards.

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Guitar @ Pensionistes
Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If you would like to play with us, see more details here.

The Pensionistes is here.

Keep checking here for updates!

U3A Oliva Alternative Christmas
Salem Amble Christmas Day 2022
Leader: Joe Bellenie  Mobile 636 44 32 77

Please direct any queries to joebelleniegm@gmail.com, including your mobile number and the details of how many are in your party.

Start time

We meet 11:00 at the Bar L’Era Salem, after coffee we drive to the start of the walk following my car. Friends and family welcome. 

Route & Description

5K in total, with our picnic break halfway, but hilly and not so good underfoot in places, so stout footwear and sticks are recommended. Dogs are welcome but should be kept under control at the rear of the group.

The festive picnic is to share. We lay tables with Christmas table cloths and spread out the goodies. We usually take a selection of festive tapas plus Cava. Bring whatever you think is suitable, not forgetting cutlery and plates etc.

If bad weather occurs I will email you on the evening before the walk and again by 09:30 on Christmas morning.

How to get there

Take CV60 from Gandia. Leave CV60 signposted to Rafol de Salem CV 615 (don’t go to Rafol). Turn right on to the CV614 to Salem. As you enter Salem, Bar L’Era is on your right hand side. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Salem from Oliva.

You can park in front of Bar L’Era or in the road to the left of the Bar. If you need to car share please let me know.

Things you will need

Festive picnic to share, Cava optional.
Walking shoes, sticks, water.

We have arranged COFFEE MORNINGS at the Pensionistes (here) every 2nd and 4th  Thursday of the month  at 10.30. Contact the organiser here: president@u3aoliva.org


The next quiz will be the Christmas special at Bar Pelut on the 12th of December 2022 and will be presented by Terry Calpin.
This will be a Christmas themed Quiz with a special menu and extra prizes for each round and overall winner.
The cost for the special menu with extra prizes will be €18 per person payable on the night.
The poster and registration form including menu choices are now available on the Quiz page for you to complete at your convenience.
It would assist me greatly if you could submit the entries and registrations by Friday the 9th of December 2022 at the latest.
Hope you can make it on the 12th of December 2022 for what I hope will be a very festive and entertaining quiz.

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