Calpe’s U3A gentlemen’s dining group enjoy positive start to 2020 on the Costa Blanca

FIRST MEETING: The gentleman’s dining group of the Calpe U3A enjoy their first meet of 2020.

THE gentlemen’s dining group of the Calpe U3A met for the first time of 2020 at the Asiatic restaurant, Suvashi, on Thursday, for a relaxed evening of good food and gentle banter.

This month, with many still absent after the Christmas festivities, the group comprised of just 10 happy souls.

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Spokesperson, Arthur Croasdell, said: “Volunteers were forthcoming to organise events for later in the year and the evening ended on a positive note.”

The gentlemen of the Calpe U3A men’s dining group meet on the last Thursday of the month at a local restaurant on a recommendation from other members.

If you would like to join the Men’s dining group contact Pam Phakey on

The next meeting takes place on Thursday, February 20, and speaker will be John Hopwood who will talk about “The double life of and the amazing art of Grayson Perry”.

Arthur added that John’s talks in the past were very interesting and amusing“the history of FW Woolworths” and the “history of the bicycle.” Doors open at 10am for signing in and meeting group leaders, for an 11am start, at Sol Ifach Hotel Calpe. Please check the website for more information on day trips short holidays and all the U3A groups.


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