DigameXtra No. 1029, Wednesday, Aug. 15th 2018

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Benalmádena town hall offer a FREE permit to have LIVE music at your business. Cut off date 20AUG. The town hall of Benalmadena are working on a “Rock Route” in the village. From September 1st, permission will be given to bars and businesses that want to schedule live music at their premises or terrace. The town hall will provide, free of charge, the permit and advertising.
If you are interested in having live music at your bar, restaurant etc, you should
write to acibecultural@gmail.com, or info@portalaceb.com or call 653581305,
giving details of your business and what you would like to do.

2nd Concert Festival “Nerja Ciudad Abierta. Music in other spaces”: Chapi Pineda Quartet (Jazz/Flamenco)
Date: Friday, August 17. 10.00pm. Place: Hostal Mena. Price: €15’00
Chapi Pineda has Jazz in his blood and Flamenco in his heart. Growing up in Córdoba listening to Miles Davis and Paco de Lucía. His intensity can be perceived even with closed eyes. He is modern, combining chords in the purest Flamenco style with the magical notes of Jazz.

Rich Taylor at La Vaqueria Sunday Lunch: Sunday, AUG 19, 1 PM. Now here is a fellow musician worth finding, Richard Taylor, aged just 14 will be playing all afternoon at La Vaqueria, Benamargosa this Sunday plus we will be serving the full buffet for you to help yourselves from plus the garden is shady and breezy with a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere….everything you need for the perfect Sunday. FB Link

The Southbound 5, upcoming gigs:
-Friday 17Aug, 21:00. Cerveceria mis Tapitas, Puente don Manuel
-Sunday 19Aug, 21:00. Venta El Charco, Los Romanes

The Phoenix Club:
-Next trip to Gibraltar is on Friday 7th September. Price? €12pp which includes the Driver’s gratuity. Have you visited the Zoo at Castellar de la Frontera? If you haven’t you will be in for a treat. There are a range of big and small animals and birds (tigers, panther, lions, flamingos, ostriches, parrots, rabbits, turtles, monkeys to name a few). You are able to feed some of these the food you can buy at reception – keep the pumpkin seeds for the bird area although the monkeys like these too. This is not a slick zoo, there is some upkeep that needs doing and some of the water pools needed topping up, but the animals do look healthy and looked after. You can watch the tigers – in and out of the water (you can see them in the water through glass and above the water from a viewing area) The highlight is the bird/small mammal area that you can go into. The birds will sit on you and eat food from your hand. Be warned they don’t always want to let go… There are also rabbits, iguanas, a peacock (albino?) and tortoises among other animals that you are able to touch.
Date? Friday 14th September and price? €30pp includes entry to the Zoo with Guide (€13pp) and driver’s gratuity
-Join us in celebrating our 9th Birthday Dinner Dance at Maro Caves on the 29th September at 7 for 7.30. The price of €32pp includes a canapes and drinks on arrival and a 3 course meal with wine. Transport is also available at €5pp with pick-ups all along the coast. Dress is smart casual. Come and dance the night away. Bring 10 friends and pay €5 but transport is extra
-Our October mini break this year is to the Hanging City of Cuenca, Logrono and Avila in the north of Spain. Dates? 17th – 21st October 5 days, 4 nights. Price? €350pp based on 2 sharing. Deposit of €75pp is payable on booking and is non refundable. This includes, coach fare, B&B accommodation, Guides in Cuenca and Salamanca and the drivers gratuity.
For more information on this trip or any of our trips or events email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or catch us on the web at www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.
The Phoenix club is a registered charitable association raising funds for 2 local charities and SSAFA in the UK. We meet every Tuesday between 12 and 2 at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar and you can book or pay from 12.15 onwards. The bar is just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe. Do pop in and meet us.

For One Night Only: Tonight from 9pm at ”Torres” San Juan de Capistrano the fabulous ”Rat Pack” tribute, join Frank, Dean and Sammy for an evening of timeless classics with all the banter and joking they were known for when they were in Las Vegas! Tickets just 10 euros are available on the door.

Pocapecunia open on Wednesday, the 15th of August: Pocapecunia, the charity shop in aid of The Love A Child Foundation, will be open normally from 10am-1.30pm this Wednesday, the 15th (another holiday!!). Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja. Nicole, neppobrouwers @ yahoo.ca

Flashtime perform at Feria de Malaga 2018: Thursday 16 Aug and Saturday 18 Aug, 2pm both days, Plaza Mijana. FB Link

 

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Pet and house sitters: We would like to introduce ourselves, Caroline and Marleen from Belgium but we speak good English. We are connected to Trusted House Sitters: http://www.trustedhousesitters.com, if you would like to see our reviews. Two ladies of independent means (formerly worked as Nurse and Accountant) that house/pet sit around the world. We have taken care of all kinds of animals like dogs, cats, horses, chickens, birds etc. So should you need your home and pets looked after while away send us a email and we will be in touch. We pay our own and our service is free, if you would like to reimburse us for some of our expenses that is up to you. But please be advised to book well ahead. Our schedule is already full till the end of February. If you would like to be in touch with us our email is : caro6-snoeck@hotmail.com

Items Wanted or For Sale/Rent

For Sale, 3 items:
-Stihl TS360AUS Disc cutter, 2 stroke. A well used machine, in very good working order; always well maintained. Two new metal disks, and two new stone disks included, other disks available. €55
-Kango bits, cased. A large selection of various Kango bits, chisels, hole saws etc. €35
-Makita 3600B router. In good condition, little use. Many other Power Tools available. €30
Contact Alan on 722338517 or email nalaqs-alan@yahoo.com Torrox/Competa area.

 

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Wanted: Recommendations required for pool pump refurbishment? Does anyone have any experience with, or recommendations for, pool pump refurbishment / repair? My pump is about three years old (model ESPA Iris 1000M) and now fails to start when the power is switched on? If you have any info/recommendations please contact Alan, near Alcaucin, on 660 236 639 or at alanreaderspain @ yahoo.co.uk (Please copy responses to DigameXtra. -Ed.)

 

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