Chorale Chamber Choir
Actively looking for experienced singers, able to read music, and willing to attend weekly rehearsals on Wednesdays. Contact Christine Eames: 647 130 214 Contact EOS on on 96 646 00 63 Email: mail@ostomyinspain. org or eostext@gmail. com
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
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
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.
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
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
Model railway club
Wanting to contact people who have “OO” train layout or who are interested in model railways. If good response will set up a club with regular meetings in Costa Blanca south, Torrevieja area. Please contact Michael on 634 328 834 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Morris Dancing Group
Terri Horvath Morris - Practice every Friday from 16.00-18.00 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 email@example.com
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
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 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.
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,
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 to get them published and read. Keep writing! Greetings readers, I trust everyone had a good Halloween last week.…
These days, it seems, whenever you pick up a newspaper or turn on the TV news, you are met with too much negativity, need and violence.
Someone put the following on Facebook recently, which – if adhered to – would certainly change things around for the better: “May humanity be our race; may love be our religion.” If only! Meanwhile, we must hope for the best and do what we can with the pieces…
For those creative souls who are lucky enough to be able to follow their hearts and hobbies – the two are often intertwined Christmas is usually a challenging time.
This is expecially true for the cooks in our midst, bless ’em, who make all those yummy treats to tease the taste buds which Christmas wouldn’t be the same without, like gingerbread men for the tree or petit fours and chocolate truffles, and so on.
The festive season is a great time for making all manner of things for gifts: knitted or 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 Torrevieja on the N332. samaritansinspain.com
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
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. stitched garments, drawn or painted art-work, modest pottery or whatever they’re good at crafting (people who borrow to buy expensive gifts are very misguided, don’t you think?).
I shan’t divulge what I’m buying as presents this year, but my knitting is lamentable… and there are always my books. It’s nice too – for those who appreciate poetry – to pen a little poem inside a card or on a gift-tag.
To all those wordsmiths among us still frantically scribbling away, trying to get that all-important book published before Christmas, I wish you the very best of luck (and sales). It can be a hard, while enjoyable (some of the time….) slog!
If you’re interested in any aspect of writing, 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 come along and introduce yourself ?
The meeting will be the last this year, workwise, as the due date in December will be taken up with quaffing large quantities of Christmas fare at our annual shindig. Cheers! Yours sincerely, Joy Lennick Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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