Hi everyone

John here back from his long summer holiday across the pond. Hopefully by the time you all read this the temperatures will have rescinded a little bit and our lovely Spanish friends from far afield will have returned and left us a little more room in the Supermarkets, Bars & Restaurants. We always enjoy the atmosphere and appreciate the revenue they generate whilst they enjoy their holidays. 

A big thank you to Steve for stepping into my shoes and covering the Welcome page whilst I was away. 

We are now back and ready to go with lots of activities for the second half of our autumn and winter programmes. All events at Mariano’s, Camposol A unless otherwise stated.

Monthly Meeting – 7th September 2pm 

Our Monthly Meetings take place on the first Saturday of each month. You can book, reserve, pay and collect tickets for all Welcome trips and events and hear of any trips & events that may be planned for the future.

Monthly Dance – 18th September 7.30pm

We are pleased to have the lovely, talented Carla Stone who will be singing for us. She will be supported by a group new to our area the ‘Reno Brothers’ singing and playing live on double bass & guitar. Their music encompasses everything from Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Soul to Motown etc a great mix of music to suit all tastes. 

Tickets €12. Chicken & Chips €5. 

Due to the Welcome Group Cruise taking place at the beginning of October, the October Group Meeting will be held on Saturday 28th September.

Monthly Dance – 16th October 7.30pm 

Join us on a great night of live entertainment with the return of ‘Best of British 2’ plus ‘The Cavern Club Greats’ a 4 piece band playing great hit tunes that I am sure you will remember well. A great night’s entertainment with dancing and for those who like to sit and watch and tap along to the music.

Tickets €12. Chicken & Chips €5. 

Welcome Ladies’ Evening – 23rd October 7.30pm

Meet your friends at our strictly ‘Ladies Only Evening’ at Mariano’s. There will be a Fashion Show, Stalls selling all types of ware, Free Bingo & Raffle. Dance along to the great music supplied by ‘Byron G Sax Man’. A great night will be had by all.

Tickets €5 pp

Monthly Dance – 13th November 7.30pm

Another fantastic night of entertainment with the fabulous voice of ‘Nikki Gale’. We are also pleased to welcome for the first time here on the Costa Cálida, the ‘New Jersey Boys’; 4 guys with fabulous voices and perfect harmonies. A night not to be missed.

Sorry This One Is Sold Out.

Welcome Group Christmas Party – 11th December 7.30pm  

Join us on our annual party night to welcome back by popular demand the multi talented ‘Mr. Sean Mac’ with his great act combining singing & dancing. Also for the first time from Benidorm the young Queen of Disco & Dance, Miss Ellis Lydia. This is guaranteed to be a great fun night. Mince pies included.  Any extra pies lefts over please donate to Steve! Tickets €12. Chicken & Chips €5 

Forthcoming Trips & Events 

Trip To Valencia – 8th-11th September 

A great 4 day trip to the wonderful city of Valencia. Plenty to see and do. Includes a boat trip to enjoy on our return journey.

We promise to have those concerned, back in time for the Age Concern Black & White Ball.

Contact Steve urgently for availability and more information. 

One-Day Coach Trip To Alicante – Monday 23rd September

Enjoy the sights around this lovely city. Visit the beaches, castle, bars and a bit of retail therapy.

Contact Steve for availability and more information.

Tickets €15 pp 

Day Trip To Benidorm Fiesta – Friday 15th November 

Benidorm Fiesta (now more locally known as ‘British Day’) when everyone dresses up in fancy dress. Join in the fun and fancy dress (optional) if you feel like participating but either way we are sure it will be a fabulous day.

Tickets €15 pp 

Book Swap – 3rd & 17th September 10am-12pm 

This resumes at Calle Barcelona 10,Camposol A. DVD’s, Video Cassettes (even Audio Cassettes). Take away as many as you like for just €1 donation pp to cover the rent. 

Petanca – Wednesday 4th September 2pm  

After their well-deserved rest, join Carol & Peter for a great game of Petanca at the rear of Mariano’s. You will be warmly welcomed for this popular afternoon gathering. 1.45pm for 2pm. No membership required. All are welcome.