Baob­abs Club

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So­cial group for those with South­ern and East African con­nec­tions. Costa Blanca South branch meets at Cheers Bar/Restau­rant, Ea­gles Nest, near Vil­la­martín ev­ery 2nd Satur­day of the month from 12.00. No fees or for­mal­i­ties. Ring Sue 966 763 471 or Jean 96 678 47 35 or email baob­a­b­scbs@gmail.com Based in Jávea, it pro­vides anin­de­pen­dent non-profit na­tional ser­vice by tele­phone and email for those who have a urostomy, colostomy or ileostomy. In­for­ma­tion and coun­selling are of crit­i­cal im­por­tance. Con­tact EOS on on 96 646 00 63 Email: mail@os­to­myin­spain. org or eostext@gmail. com

Freema­sonry

Freema­sonry is thriv­ing on the Costa Blanca. There are lodges meeting up and down the coast. If you are a Ma­son or wish to know more about Freema­sonry in Spain con­tact Harry Palmer Mem­ber­ship Com­mit­tee on 96 671 23 26 or email: palmers.que­sada@ ya­hoo.co.uk

Costa Blanca Raw Hiders Mo­tor­cy­cle Club

Open to all mo­tor­cy­clists on the Costa Blanca. No rules, no com­mit­tee, no stress, just pleas­ant days out. www.costablan­car­awhiders.com Email: costablan­car­awiders@ ya­hoo.co.uk

Free­wheel­ers Mo­tor­ing Group

Mo­tor­ing en­thu­si­asts who en­joy a drive out, visit in­ter­est­ing places and have lunch to­gether. No com­mit­tee, no rules, no fees, just a day out. www.tor­re­vie­jain­for­ma­tion. com/free­wheel­ers

HELP Vega Baja

Char­ity serv­ing from Pi­lar de la Ho­radada through Tor­re­vieja to La Ma­rina and in­land to Al­bat­era and Ori­huela. We help all peo­ple with all sorts of prob­lems, par­tic­u­larly crises and emer­gen­cies, such as ac­ci­dents, thefts, break-ins, sud­den deaths and when po­lice or med­i­cal ser­vices are in­volved. Emergency 24-hour helpline 96 672 37 33. To vol­un­teer con­tact one of our of­fices. Both are open Mon­day-Fri­day from 10.00-13.30. San Miguel de Sali­nas: Calle Lope de Vega 45 - Tel: 96 672 37 33 Help Desk at La Ma­rina urb. (San Ful­gen­cio) ev­ery Fri­day, 10.00-13.30, Calle Madrid 5, Tel: 673 109 096.

Ma­rina Walk­ers

If you love walk­ing in the beau­ti­ful south of the Costa Blanca then why not come and join us and en­joy one of our walks. We of­fer a wide va­ri­ety of walks from easy to stren­u­ous. We have seven walk a week so some­thing for everyone. All are wel­come. Visit our web­site at www.mari nawalk­ers.info

Mor­ris Danc­ing Group

Terri Hor­vath Mor­ris - Prac­tice ev­ery Fri­day from 16.0018.00 from Septem­ber un­til July. Any­one in­ter­ested in our friendly group is very wel­come if you are rel­a­tively fit, male or fe­male, any age, with or with­out danc­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, we will teach. We also dance at lo­cal char­ity events or fi­es­tas. Con­tact Suzi on 96 684 15 82 suzi.in­spain@gmail.com

Royal Marines As­so­ci­a­tion (Costa Blanca)

Not just ex-Royal Marines but ex-Ser­vice per­son­nel with an affin­ity to the Royal Marines. Full pro­gramme of so­cial events, menus del dia and an­nual din­ner. A friendly bunch who sup­port other lo­cal ex-Ser­vice as­so­ci­a­tions and char­i­ties. We meet on the last Tues­day of the month at 17.30. Con­tact the Hon Sec on 692 93 86 64.

Sa­mar­i­tans in Spain

Some­thing weigh­ing heav­ily on your mind? Don’t know who to talk to? No-one seems to un­der­stand? Not sure who to trust? You talk – We Lis­ten. We aim to help you to find a way for­ward. Na­tional free phone num­ber: 900 525 100 open 24-hours a day, ev­ery day of the year, staffed by vol­un­teer English speak­ers ready to lis­ten to any­one fac­ing emo­tional dif­fi­cul­ties in to­tal con­fi­dence. Or come to our drop-in cen­tre at our shop in Punta Ma­rina shop­ping cen­tre, Punta Prima, south of N332. samar­i­tansin­spain.com Tor­re­vieja on the

Neigh­bour­hood Watch

We work with the Poli­cia Lo­cal and Guardia to re­duce crime and in­crease se­cu­rity. If your branch does not have a lo­cal co-or­di­na­tor please vol­un­teer, there is very lit­tle work in­volved, and if you do not have a branch con­sider start­ing one with your neigh­bours. For in­for­ma­tion visit our web­site: www.nhwin­spain.com

The Hope­fuls

The group meets re­gard­ing all kinds of de­men­tias, in­clud­ing Alzheimer's, strokes, car­dio­vas­cu­lar etc. on Fri­days at Lui's Lounge at San Javier camp­site on the Bál­si­cas Road at 11.30 We need more English and Span­ish peo­ple. Car­ers and peo­ple with any de­men­tia are al­ways wel­come. Con­tact Sheila Mer­rett on 96 818 50 08 or 667 587 187 or email: sheila­com­mer­rett33@gmail. com

Royal Air Forces As­so­ci­a­tion Branch 1359

If you are ex-RAF, associated with an ex-RAF per­son, or just want to find out more, RAFA Costa Blanca meets on the 3rd Tues­day of each month, at Paraiso restau­rant near Car­refour

Costa Blanca News’ weekly fea­ture sup­port­ing lo­cal writ­ers, in con­junc­tion with Writ­ers' Ink

WEL­COME to our Writ­ers’ Ink group’s weekly words. We pro­vide news, views, tips and ex­am­ples of writ­ing by au­thors and po­ets, lo­cal and be­yond.

Founded in 2010 by Word­Play, our pur­pose is to en­cour­age writ­ers to write and get them pub­lished and read. Keep writ­ing! Greet­ings read­ers, Writ­ers’ Ink had its au­tumn meeting on Mon­day. It pro­ceeded well, and plans were dis­cussed re­gard­ing our win­ter an­thol­ogy: Win­ter Draws on.

We al­ready have some in­ter­est­ing and var­ied sto­ries and if any­one – yes, maybe you read­ing this - would like to join our group and write a 2,000/3,000/4,000 word story, we’d be only too happy to wel­come you and your work.

If you’ve never been pub­lished be­fore, think about it! The dead­line for en­tries is Novem­ber l.

As for our ex­cit­ing new ‘off­shoot’, Ink Spot news­let­ter – plans are also afoot to meet up with our pro­fes­sional de­sign­ers and com­puter whiz-kids later this week to go over the con­tent, and we are all look­ing for­ward to its sea­sonal, win­ter launch.

As pre­vi­ously men­tioned, there will be 6, 12 and 50 word sto­ries (with be­gin­nings a mid­dle and an end!), short ones of 100/200/up to 1,000 words, and slightly longer ones now and then.

Po­etry is also to be in­cluded, plus lim­er­icks and jokes, a spoof agony aunt cor­ner and in Tor­re­vieja. We fo­cus on com­rade­ship and meeting wel­fare needs. So­cial events and lunches held reg­u­larly. Web­site: www.rafa.org.uk/costa-blanca Text or call our Chair­man on 692 508 916 or Wel­fare Of­fi­cer on 615 048 892.

Vega Baja Astron­omy Group

Meets on the 2nd Wed­nes­day of each month from 14.30-16.30 at Casa Tom in San Luis, Tor­re­vieja. No tele­scope needed, just a keen in­ter­est in the cos­mos. Everyone wel­come, even for a sin­gle visit. No fees and no com­mit­tee. See www.sites.google.com/site/ ve­g­aba­jaas­tron­omy or call Pat Phillips: 96 671 62 11.

Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion Spain

Help­ing peo­ple who have suf­fered strokes and their car­ers. Of­fer­ing phys­i­cal and speech therapy, with two phys­io­ther­a­pists and two qual­i­fied nurses (one in men­tal health), as well as sup­port for car­ers. Meets three times a week on Mon­day, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day af­ter­noons from 13.30 to 16.30 at Beni­jó­far Cen­tro Cul­tural, Calle Franc­sico Rib­era Pérez, 7. Call Paul on 654 801 260 or see the web­site: www.stroke­as­so­ci­a­tion­spain .org spoof astrology sec­tion.

There will be quo­ta­tions and book re­views, and a com­pe­ti­tion for the best short story. No prizes will be given, but pride of place in our next news­let­ter is guar­an­teed.

The dead­line for the first Ink Spot will also be Novem­ber l.

Mem­ber Ian Tur­ney is fac­ing pub­li­ca­tion of his first, grip­ping novel, The Grey Pil­grim, and Dar­lene Foster is work­ing on an­other, ex­cit­ing chil­dren’s book to add to her se­ries.

Janette Davies has also been beaver­ing away on a few tomes. Her Miss Power’s Span­ish ad­ven­ture sto­ries can now be found in one vol­ume…

Back at the ranch…Joy Len­nick is also try­ing…to fin­ish her novel: The Highs & Lows of Leti­cia Dom­browski.

We are as­sured that our other mem­bers are all work­ing cre­atively, which is what we’re all about.

Our next meeting will be on Novem­ber 12 at Walde­mar’s Restau­rant, Calle Es­cor­pio, La Florida (Ori­huela Costa) from 10.30-12.30. Why not pop along and in­tro­duce your­self ? Yours sin­cerely, Joy Len­nick Email: joylen­nick@gmail.com Web­site: http:/joylen­nick.word­press.com/ Most of our writ­ers’ books are avail­able from Ama­zon and Kin­dle. Some from Ap­ple, Nook (Barnes & Noble), Sribd, Kobo, 24 Sym­bols. To­livo and Page Foundry

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