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Monthly Events | Annual Events | Cultural Events and Other Activities | Charities
Every month, members gather for a midday meal at an interesting restaurant in Seville. We arrange a special set-price menu for the lunch, with all dietary needs covered. This popular event is a great way to keep in regular touch with other members, and to discover new restaurants in Seville – recently we’ve tried Spanish, Lebanese and Japanese cuisine.
Members get together informally at a local café once a month, to enjoy a good chat over coffee or tea and breakfast. This is a casual drop-in event – you can just have a quick coffee, or stay for longer, depending on your preference and availability.
Each month members meet to discuss the current book club selection, whether contemporary fiction or a classic, and how it relates to our lives. All members are invited to attend, even if they haven’t read the book.
Family Meetups in the Park
At these monthly picnics, AWC families have a chance to socialize together in a relaxed outdoor environment – both adults and kids. Children often bring their own bikes, scooters and footballs to play with, while younger ones just enjoy running about in the park.
Our monthly get-together at a local bar features board games, tapas, drinks, and lots of laughs. Play traditional games, or bring along a new one to try!
AWC members meet once a month to see a movie in English. Then we usually go out for tapas together to compare notes and talk about our impressions of the film.
Open Club and Craft Beer Night
New to Seville? At these friendly evening get togethers, recent arrivals to Seville can meet members who have lived in the city for some years, get practical advice, support and information, while enjoying great tapas and drinks in convivial company.
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Annual Coffee Morning in September and May Book Sale
These are our two most important and most well-attended events of the year – they are great opportunities to catch up with old friends and to meet new members. Both popular events are held in a private patio in central Seville. Proceeds from the Club’s May Book Sale help support our two charities.
Children’s Parties – Halloween, Christmas and Easter
Do you have children? We organize fun parties for families at Halloween and Christmas, and an Easter egg hunt in spring. Children love the handicrafts, songs, games and competitions, as well as the tasty homemade cakes and cookies provided by parents.
Holiday Dinners and Parties – Thanksgiving and Christmas
We organize dinners with traditional menus to celebrate the main holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, at restaurants around Seville. Set price menus are offered, and dietary needs are accommodated. Come and join in our special seasonal celebrations!
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Cultural Events And Other Activities
We have an impressive program of tours and visits, including places normally closed to public, tours not generally available, and guided visits exclusively for club members. We organize excursions to current exhibitions, museums, monuments in Seville, take part in local cultural activities, offer talks by members and much more. Topics of recent talks include NASA, homeopathy, and US taxes!
Hikes and Walks
The Club organizes occasional hikes and walks around town and the countryside. They are enjoyed by members, family, and friends.
Each year, members enjoy a variety of other activities including artisan workshops, cooking classes, and visits to other sites such as an olive oil factory, sherry bodegas, or the factory where Seville’s famous Ines Rosales tortas are made.
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Charity is an essential part of our club activities and enables us to give back to this wonderful city that so many of us now call home. Half of our membership dues are allocated to the Club’s charity fund. In addition, special events and raffles add to our charity support. With philanthropy as one of the Club’s main pillars, our charity funds support two local organizations, Sonrisa de un Niño and El Pozo Santo. The charity team maintains a close relationship with these organizations to ensure that we can maximize our support. If necessary, special appeals are set up to help the charities if an unexpected crisis arises.
La Sonrisa de un Niño
This day care center/nursery school is in a modest neighborhood in Seville Este. The Association provides meals, educational materials and toiletries, including disposable diapers for the infants and children in their care.
La Sonrisa de un Niño was founded in 1969 and became an Association in 1986. The Junta de Andalucía provides some assistance in return for which the Association provides free places for an additional 30 children in the nursery school. This enables financially struggling parents to work. The remainder of the funding comes from private donations.
La Sonrisa de un Niño focuses its support on desperately deserving families providing food, clothing, household goods and occasionally medicines. The center is constantly in need of children’s clothes, disposable diapers, cots, strollers, bedding, food and other basic everyday items.
El Pozo Santo
The Hospital of the Sántisimo Cristo de los Dolores (Holy Christ of the Sorrows) known as El Pozo Santo (the Holy Well) gives its name to the plaza in which the residence is located.
The organization was founded in 1666 by Marta de Jesús Carrillo and Beatriz Jerónima de la Concepción, two extraordinary women from the order of San Francisco de Assisi. They created the first home for impoverished, infirm, disabled women in the province of Seville, and its doors have remained open without interruption for more than 350 years.
The residence has a capacity for 100 women. Husbands of women who have already taken up residence there may also be admitted. The Junta de Andalucía provides some subsidies for some residents’ upkeep, but with so many people to care for and the astronomical cost of maintaining a large, 350-year-old building, Pozo Santo is perpetually short of funds.
The charity team maintains a close relationship with these organizations to ensure that we can maximize our support. If necessary, special appeals are set up to help the charities if and when a crisis arises.
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