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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.

What's coming up this month...

YOGA (Mondays) @ Pensionistes
Oct 3 @ 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
Oct 3 @ 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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Oct 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
HISTORY OF ART @ C.P.C. - sr 2 (downstairs)
Oct 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
SPANISH CONVERSATION @ outside Cafeteria Galano, Pg. de Gregori Maians 2
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 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)
Oct 4 @ 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
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

The Pensionistes is here.

BRIDGE @ Pensionistes (Cafe)
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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!

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FLAMENCO @ Pensionistes 1st floor
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

It's that time again...
Go to the members' home page when logged in and follow the links.

Keep checking here for updates!

Our CHOIR group is disbanding with immediate effect

We are looking at starting a second BOOK CLUB at the north end of Paseo. Contact Tina Bellenie if you interested at: tinabellenie@gmail.com

WALKING FOOTBALL  is starting again on the Friday 11th October at the sports centre! To contact the group leader email: walkingfootball@u3aoliva.org

SPANISH BEGINNERS & SPANISH INTERMEDIATE are starting again on the 5th October! To contact the group leader email: spanishbeginners@u3aoliva.org

We have an exciting new group – BODY & MIND. Contact the leader here: bodyandmind@u3aoliva.org

RUMMIKUB is an easy game to learn and a hard game to master. Try it by contacting the leader here: rummikub@u3aoliva.org

The CRAFT and YARN group has restarted. Anyone who enjoys meeting new people is welcome.
We have a wide range of skills within the group and will be happy to teach a beginner or you are welcome to bring your current project; whether knitting, embroidery, macramé, painting, jewellery making etc.
We are a very friendly group and all love to natter while we work.
You will find us on Mondays in the downstairs area at the Pensionista Centre in Oliva at 11-1pm.

Please do come and say hello.

We have arranged COFFEE MORNINGS every 2nd and 4th  Thursday of the month; the next one is on the 22nd September, at 10.30. Contact the organiser here: president@u3aoliva.org

You can please some of the people all of the time,

You can please all of the people some of the time,

But you can’t please all the people all of the time.

John Lydgate

On this basis, there will be a Suggestion Box on display at future Coffee Mornings in which you can place your suggestions as to what improvements, if any, can be made to the Coffee Mornings or to the U3A Oliva in general.

You can also have a word with the President or any of the Committee Members who are present.  Please bear in mind that if your suggestion involves one of the Groups in which you are involved, then it would be best for you to speak/write to the Group Leader who has volunteered to run the Group.

Should your suggestion involve the website, please write or talk to Kelvin Jarman, our Webmaster, who will be able to sort out the issue with which you are concerned.
In addition, we are happy to let you know that Deirdre Mason has offered to take up the role of Suggestion Officer and she will deal with your written suggestions.  Her email address is suggestions@u3aoliva.org and she is just a pen nib or qwerty keyboard away from you.
I’d like to conclude by saying that it is more appropriate that you yourself write or talk to someone who can help, rather than getting a third party to voice your complaints or suggestions on your behalf.  The U3A is for you and is about you – you are the U3A.  No one other member has a more important voice nor opinion than you. 

The next quiz night will be on the 10th October at Bar Pelut. Click here for more details

If you would like to lead a group, click HERE

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