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. Please note, members taking part in group activities do so entirely at their own risk and are responsible for their own insurance cover.
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.
What's coming up this month...
We’re a Group of mixed abilities and we are always looking for more players. Perhaps you have played Whist or similar games in the past and would like to learn to play bridge but thought it too complicated. If so, come and find out for yourself, you are most welcome!
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.
New in town? Come along for a coffee and learn what the Oliva U3A can offer you!
We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Pensionistas, which is here
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.
Calling all arty-crafty members.
The craft and yarn group is anything you want it to be.
Rummikub is a great game – easy to learn and fast moving
Keep checking here for updates!
U3A Bowls Group
Hallo to all you budding bowlers out there who may have thought about joining a bowls group over the years but thought it’s too difficult or to much of a clicky group of people to join or as my wife said it’s an “old peoples game” (she now plays😂)
Well it’s none of those things if you are female or male, younger or older, this group is for you; we are very friendly and laid back group who join together to enjoy an outdoor sport. We don’t get too hung up on rules beyond the few we must comply with.
Most of our group had never played before and four years down the road all play a good standard of bowls and occasional play against the bowls club members and hold our own!
We play at el Cid bowls club at Benidoleige which is about 20 minutes south of Oliva. We play every Monday at 1.30 pm the cost is 8 Euro per person per week( under review) in the heights of summer we play in the mornings when club fixtures allow. The green is a fabric one not grass. The club has a bar and restaurant and lovely pool so you can meet before or after for a drink and food when it’s available. Have a dip when it’s hot.
Bowls are supplied if you have none, the rules re clothing is a white top should be worn and plain shorts or trousers (no Hawaii or beach shorts) smooth bottomed shoes must be worn so as not to damage the surface. Tuition will be given to all novice players for a few games and the first game has no cost to see if you like it, so come and try we are a very friendly group of men and women.
U3A Coffee Mornings
There will be a U3A Coffee Morning on Thursday 9 February from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm in the Pensionistas.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
U3A Book Club
Don’t forget, if you enjoy a good book and would like to discuss it with like-minded folk afterwards, we have a book running on the second and forth Fridays of the month at a bar/cafe in Oliva.
For more information, including February’s book and to contact the group leader, simply click here.
Meetings of the History and Appreciation of Art group
Meetings of the History and Appreciation of Art group are on the first Monday of the month at the CPC, beginning at 4.30
The next meeting is on Monday 6th February, when we will be discussing Cubism, said to be “the most influential art movement of the twentieth century.” Following on from the revolutionary styles of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Paul Cézanne, regarded by the next generation of artists as the “Fathers of Modern Art’, Picasso, Braque, Delaunay and other Cubists created the style which had its affect on such diverse activities as graphic art, product design, architecture and fashion, as well as literature, film and music; and changed our perceptions of how the world could be represented.
All are welcome to join the group and discover the sometimes puzzeling, sometimes delightful, but always intriguing world of art. Click HERE for mor information and to contact the group leader
Spanish classes Wed pm: change of venue! From now until further notice – WILL BE AT THE PENSIONISTAS N332 (starting Wed 1 Feb)
We have 2 places available on the Friday YOGA group. Please click here for more information.
King Charles III’s coronation is due to take place on Saturday 6 May and if you would like to mark the occasion, you are just the person or persons we are looking for! We need one or more members to volunteer to plan an event – it doesn’t need to be a big event – the choice is yours. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the President@u3aOliva.org.
We have a member who has a lot of photographic accessories, mainly for M42 screw-thread cameras (e.g. the old Pentax Spotmatic), also a wide range of Cokin filters and some Tamron adapters for M42. No cameras. Sadly, he feels he will never going to use any of them again, so want to find a home for everything (too much to list individually).
Before depositing the lot in one of the local charity shops, he would like to give them to someone who will make good use of them.
If you are interested, please contact the webmaster here: webmaster
U3A Walking Football
The walking football group decided to do Movember and grow beards and moustaches in memory of a fellow footballer, Howard Rowlands, who had died of cancer just before. Then in December we all shaved them off and raised 300 euros and gave it to the manager of Mabs Cancer Charity. These are some of the players who did so well!