Hi everyone
John here after returning from allegedly ‘warmer climes’. It’s great to be back and to see the blossom on the trees with spring just round the corner and summer on its way!

As Steve commented in the last column two great acts entertained us on the January Welcome Dance with the colourful (well, going by the suits he was wearing!) and very funny Mr Cameron James and the little power house voice of Miss Debbie H’. A fantastic start to the year and we look forward to seeing them hopefully later in the year.

At our February Dance due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to be entertained by Mr Tony Vincent, but we were not disappointed as another multi-talented artiste from Ireland, Paul James Allen, kept us greatly entertained throughout the evening. He was ably assisted by the fabulous and brilliant voice of Miss Sandy Fitzpatrick who we were pleased to see back to full health.

2nd March – Welcome Group Meeting at Mariano’s, Camposol A.
Come along to reserve, purchase and collect tickets for any of the forthcoming Welcome Dance, trips, and events.

Book Swap – 5th & 19th March 10am-12pm at Calle Barcelona 10, Camposol A. Bring along your books, magazines jigsaws, DVD’S and CDs and even video cassettes. Take away as many as you like for just €1 donation pp. This is purely to help with the rent. No membership required.

Petanca – 6th March.
Join Carol & Peter for a great and enjoyable time on the Petanca courts at the rear of Mariano’s. Be there for 1.45pm to register for a 2pm start. No membership required. All are welcome.

Ladies’ Night (Ladies Only Please!) – 6th March
Music supplied by the ladies’ favourite Woody. Fashion Show, Free Bingo, Raffle, plus many stalls selling their wares. A great night for a dance and a natter.

Forthcoming Trips and Events.
Day trip to Cabo Roig – 17th March for St Patrick’s Day.
Join us for this trip to the largest Irish community outside Ireland in Europe. Enjoy the great atmosphere with floats, street performers, fancy dress parade etc. Entertainment in most of the bars.
Only €13 pp. Local pickup points. Check with Steve for further information and ticket availability

Welcome Group Dance – 20th March
The superb voice of Angie Lang (as seen as the Celine Dion Tribute) plus supported by the talented singing & dancing Sean Mac.
Tickets €12pp. Chicken and Chips €5.

Annual Treasure Hunt – Sunday afternoon April 7th
Fun for friends and family following the clues. Exchange experiences and enjoy a well deserved drink and food at the final destination.

Day Trip to Jumilla – 14th April
Please get in touch with Steve for ticket information and Hotel availability. Full at the moment, but worth putting your names on the waiting/cancellation list.

Day Trip to La Union Mines and Cabo de Palos – 24th April
Includes coach from local pickup points. Tour of the Mines with English speaking guide €19 pp. Tickets selling quickly so contact us asap.

Trip to Cordoba Flower Festival 5th-8th May.
A great time to experience one of the most famous flower festivals in Europe. Contact us for possible availability.

Trip to Portugal – 20th May.
Contact Steve for availability and more information now. Still just a couple of places available.

Welcome Cruise – early October
Only a small number of cabins available. 2 nights in Venice, Cruise to Dubrovnik, Mykonos, Albania, Athens and more.
For further information and Cabin availability contact Steve

Trip to Valencia – September 8th – 11th
B & B €185 pp sharing twin/double room.

For further information and ticket availability on any of the above or forthcoming trips or events please contact Steve on 697 960 590
Email welcomegroupspain@yahoo.com
Facebook The Welcome Group Spain.