Hi everyone; John here.
I hope you are all well and enjoying our column and all the great events that the Welcome Group has for you!

Because of having to get the magazine to the printers before our March Dance Night, I will report on it next month.

Welcome Group Monthly Meeting – 6th April
To be held at Mariano’s, Camposol sector A at 2pm.
Come along to book, reserve/pay for any or all of our advertised dances/trips/events and hear of any future events/trips that we have planned for the future.

April Welcome Dance – 17th April
We are pleased to welcome the Debbie Davis Project starting the Night with The Carpenters & Bacharach tribute set. After food and raffle we go back to the 70’s for non-stop Motown, Funk, Boogie and Good Old Disco Music from the Live 6 piece Band. Prize for the best 70’s Costume. Tickets €12. Chicken & Chips €5.

Book Swap – 2nd, 16th & 30th April
Why not visit our regular Book Swap meeting at Calle Barcelona 10, Camposol A between 10.00am – 12.00noon
Bring along your used books, magazine’s, jigsaws, DVD’S, CDs, and even Video cassettes. Take away as many as you like for just a €1 donation per person. This is purely to help with the rent. No membership required.

Petanca – 3rd April
Come along and join Carol & Peter for a great and enjoyable afternoon on the Petanca courts at the rear of Mariano’s. Be there for 1.45pm to register for a 2pm start. No membership required and all are welcome.

Forthcoming Trips and Events
Annual Treasure Hunt – Sunday 7th April.
A great afternoon with family and friends (forget the Sat Nav) following the clues around the Murcian countryside. Exchange tales and war stories, or just enjoy a well-deserved drink. A full Buffet is included at the final destination. €10.

Trip To Jumilla – 14th April
Contact Steve regarding ticket information and hotel availability. This trip is full at the moment, but worth adding your name to waiting/cancellation list.

Day Trip To La Union Mines And Cabo De Palos – 24th April
Includes coach from local pickup points and then to La Union. Visit the museum and then a tour of the mines with an English speaking guide. (Hard hats supplied!). Then a visit to Cabo de Palos for a bite to eat or a few drinks watching the world go by. €19.

Trip To The Patios Of Cordoba Flower Festival – 5th – 8th May
A great chance to enjoy one of the most famous flower festivals in Europe. All places are taken, but we do have a waiting list.

May Welcome Group Dance – 15th May
Dance With everyone’s favorite ‘Mr. Martyn Ross’ plus the brilliant vocal duo, ‘Harmony’; two very talented young ladies with fantastic voices. Tickets just €10. Chicken & chips €5.

Trip To Portugal -20th May
7 days and 6 nights on half board. Stopping at Avia, El Porto, Lisbon, and Cadiz. Contact Steve regarding availability – a couple of places left.

Day Trip To Nijar And Mojacar – 29th May
Going to the wonderful Andalusian Villages of Nijar & Mojacar. €17.
Contact Steve for information and availability.

Day Trip To El Campello – 26th June
Visit the beautiful seaside town of El Campello, located between Alicante and Benidorm. A chance to enjoy the golden beaches, long wide paseos, shops & local history and culture of this glorious area. Pick up from local areas. €16.

Summer Ball – 19th June
At La Cumbre Hotel, Puerto de Mazarrón. Time to dig out the ball gowns and dust off the dinner suits. Six course meal with wine, water and beer plus Mega Raffle. Entertainment by the lovely Sharni. €33. Coach from Camposol, Mazarrón Country Club & Bolnuevo. Rooms available for just €55 per room b & b.

Wild Water Rafting – 29th July
Join us mad hatters for great enjoyment (as long as you don’t mind getting a bit wet) for all the family, young and the not so young (8 to 108). All ability and disability’s welcome. Coach provided and full safety equipment, insurance, snacks / refreshments during the trip down river. All photos of the day are free. Highly recommended for all you fun loving souls out there. €37. Contact Steve for further information.

Trip To Valencia – 8th-11th September
A great trip to the wonderful city of Valencia with its futuristic Science Museum and Oceanographic Center, stunning cathedral and much more. Based on a B/B basis €185 per person sharing twin/double room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Welcome Group Cruise To Venice and Greece – 3rd October
A small number of cabins available. 2 nights in Venice, 8 days/7 nights Cruise to Brindisi, Katacolon, Mykonos, Athens, Albania, Dubrovnik and Venice
Further information and cabin availability from Steve.

All our events and trips are subject to availability. If interested in any of the above trips/events, please contact Steve.
Email welcomegroupspain@yahoo.com
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