Hi everyone Steve here as John is out and about and doing his thing!!!

I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely consistent sunny weather and nice temperatures, especially in the evenings.

I’m sure everyone will agree who came on the trip to Portugal – What a brilliant 6 nights & 7 days it turned out to be! We stopped overnight in the walled city of Avila and the hotel was a dream; just beautiful. We then called at Porto for a 2-night stay and I think everyone was surprised at what such a lovely city this was. We had another 2 nights in Portugal’s busy and lively capital, Lisbon and finally on to Cadiz for a one night’s stay after which we sadly had to leave for our journey home.

Welcome Groups Summer Ball – 19th June @ La Cumbre Hotel
More of how this night went in next month’s Chronicle.

18th September Dance @ Mariano’s
The lovely Carla’ Stone will be singing for us, supported by (new to this area), ‘The Reno Brothers’, a lively act playing (live on the double bass & guitar) everything from Rock & Roll to Rockabilly and Soul to modern day hits – a great mix of music to suit all tastes.
Tickets €12

October Dance sees the return of the ‘Best of British 2’ plus ‘The Cavern Club Greats’, a live 4 piece band entertaining us with many of the hits that we were brought up with. Not just a great night for dancing, but also for those who like to sit, watch and listen to great sing-along songs also.
Tickets €12

November Dance will be another brilliant night of entertainment with the ‘Big Girl’ with the even ‘Bigger Voice’, Nikki Gale. We are pleased to present ‘The New Jersey Boys’ for the first time on the Costa Cálida. These four guys have perfect harmonies and fabulous voices and they also look good!
Tickets €12

Welcome Monthly Meeting – 6th July at Mariano’s, Camposol A.
Come along to our Monthly Meeting on the first Saturday of each month at 2pm where you can reserve, pay for and collect tickets for any of our advertised Dances, trips events etc. or to hear of any trips/events that may be planned for the future.
No Meeting in August

Petanca – 3rd July at Mariano’s.
Come along and join Carol & Peter and friends for a social game at the rear of Mariano’s. You will be warmly welcomed for this popular afternoon gathering. 1.45pm for 2pm start. No membership required and all are welcome.
No Petanca in August

Book Swap- 9th & 23rd July
Calle Barcelona 10, Camposol A. 10am-12pm
Bring along used books, magazines, DVD’S, CD’s and even Video Cassettes. Take away as many as you like for just €1 donation pp. This is purely to cover the rent.
No Book Swap in August

Forthcoming Trips and Events
Wild Water Rafting – 29th July
Still places available to join us on our, now annual, event of Wild Water Rafting. Great fun for all the family, young and the young at heart! 8 years and older please! All abilities and disabilities catered for, for what is a truly a fun day out. Coach from local pickup points. Full safety equipment, insurance, and refreshments. Lockers and showers available so bring along a change of dry clothing! All photos of the day are down loadable for free. €37pp.

Trip To Valencia – 8th-11th September
For further information and availability of this wonderful trip to Spain’s third largest City, please contact Steve on 697 960 590 for more information. We are now taking names for a second coach

Welcome Cruise To Venice and Greece – 3rd-12th October
If you are interested in joining us on our Annual Welcome Cruise we have a couple of Fantastica Balcony Cabins still reserved for us, but that is only until 6th July. Please contact Steve urgently for further information, price etc.

Day Trip To Benidorm Fiesta – 15th November
More locally known as ‘British Day’, everyone dresses up in fancy dress. You name it and I’m sure you will find someone dressed up as it!! This is a day like no other. Dig out your costumes, get the sewing machine going, or get down to the toyshops as they have all sorts of gear there. Just €15 pp.

Phone 697 960 590
Email welcomegroupspain@yahoo.com
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