DigameXtra No. 1087, Sunday, Oct. 14th 2018

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The Arts Society Nerja:
-1st Lecture of the Season. Tuesday 16th October. The Cultural Centre, Calle Granada, Nerja at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm. Visitors are most welcome €10 (Other The Arts Society Members €5)
-Hidden Canvasses – Street Art and the City. A fully illustrated Lecture in English by Doug Gillen. For full details visit www.theartssocietynerja.com.  Or Call Helen Sijsling 660907856

U3A Axarquia
The U3A Axarquia is loosely based on but not affiliated to the U3A in the UK and the association has been running here in the Axarquia since 2009. Our aim to promote activities for learning for pleasure. We are a sociable association run by the members for the members, open to all English speaking adults of any nationality. Group leaders are volunteers and we are always pleased to welcome anyone who wishes to share their knowledge and skills. If you see something of interest, please feel free to come along to a group and try it out before deciding to join the U3A.
Activity Programme – Monday 15th – Friday 19th October:
-Monday 15th Petanque: 3pm, meet in the carpark west of the lighthouse in Torre del Mar. If you like to take part in this enjoyable game (Spain’s answer to bowls) come along and learn or improve your skill. Our aim is to enjoy ourselves while learning the rules and techniques.
-Wednesday 17th Chiki’s Creative Circle: 11am, meet at Chiki Beach Club in Algarrobo Costa-Mezquitilla. CCC provides the environment where U3A members come and enjoy working independently on their own projects such as knitting, crochet, lace making, leather crafts, painting, writing bead work etc. No guidance is given and participants are expected to purchase a refreshment. For registration email Norma on norma2kk@aol.com
New for this month, alongside the Creative Circle, Norma will be running 2 new activities at Chiki’s on Wednesday both starting at 11am. Spanish Coaching: Learning a new language is a fabulous experience. However the journey can be trying. Spanish Coaching will assist you, provided you come with your own materials and with a specific area of interest. Norma will listen to you and offer you guidance on the spot either individually or in a small group. No fee but participants are expected to purchase a refreshment. For registration email Norma (as above). Welcoming New Comers to Axarquia: Norma and other U3A members will be happy to meet and greet prospective U3A members, and detail the many activities offered under the U3A umbrella.
-Thursday 18th Mahjong: 10.30am, meet at Bar Restaurant La Esperanza in Benajarafe. Whether you have played before or simply want to find out about and perhaps even learn to play the game you will be very welcome.
-Thursday 18th Meditation & Relaxation: 11.30am meet in Torrox. Learn to experience a sense of relaxation and calm through simple mindful breathing practices, in a peaceful location. There is no right or wrong way to “do” meditation as everyone’s experience is unique and personal. For further details and exact location email:royceandlinda@yahoo.co.uk
For further details or to contact the group leaders, please check out our website www.u3aaxarquia.com or email us on u3a4us@gmail.com.
-We are also holding a public event on Friday 26th October at 11am, a talk (in English) from the Guardia Civil – Security in your home and Driving in Spain – full details on the attached poster.

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Wanted: Furniture services. Does anyone know of a company in Axarquia that deals with stripping off paint on wooden furniture with caustic soda? Regards, Becky, Canillas de Albaida
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Items For Sale / Wanted

For Sale, 2 items:
-Trailer board good condition hardly used 25 euros
-Clarion car cd/tape/radio and 6 cd auto changer 30 euros
Geoff Torrox 951066068/666322732. Call or email for more info
gailandgeoff at yahoo dot co dot uk

For Sale: Iphone 4S 8GB black simlock free. Hardly used, without scratches or damage. Battery excellent. Including cable and charger. With black leather case. Can be seen and tested.
It is running iOS 9 and can not be updated to iOS 10 or higher. Without the newer operating systems the device will not be eligible for the latest software and security updates, possibly leaving it vulnerable to glitches and hacks. Some apps like Flash Player, Firefox and Skype are no longer supported and do not work on this iPhone any longer.  iPhone 4S replacement parts for repairs are no longer available from Apple.
grahamsanton@gmail.com ; area torrox, Price 50 euro

For Sale: Brand new Toldos terrace blind never been used. Pictures shows new boxed blind plus one in use. 3mts wide x 2.5 mts. green/ white/ cream striped. Bought in error. Cost 140 for sale 50€. Torrox Campo.
Contact : maundfitch@gmail.com or phone 677322169.

Wanted: Long Term Rental. Hi, my name is Luke from Scotland. I am looking for a 1 bedroom apartment for long term in the Nerja to Torre Del Mar area, starting from February. If you have anything available please contact me at
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Residencia Help/guidance needed: Hi to all knowledgeable Digamites out there. I need help about renewal of Residencia(residency in Spain). I have been a resident(UK Citizen) in Andalusia for just under 5 years. A few days ago a German friend told me i have to renew the “Residencia”(The little green card) after 5 years which i was not aware of (excuse the ignorance). Is this correct? Do i need to apply again and if so, how long does the whole the process take? Is this time for permanent Residency that my friend said it would automatically be? I seem to remember it took a few minutes when i first applied in Torre Del Mar Policia 5 years ago, my question is if i need to renew the little green card, is it as quick and simple as it was back then? Please let me have a precise and step by step guidance to this.
Tom, Caleta de Velez.
All replies to my mail please: isee red 28 at gmail dot com(no spaces) a.s.a.p.
Many thanks in advance.


Action for Animals: A belated but huge and sincere thank you to everyone who took part in the quiz at Bar Cerezo in Canillas de Albaida on Wednesday. A record sum of €257 was raised for the charity.
November’s quiz will be on Wednesday 14th, so put the date in your diary now.
Megan; meganfurniss1 @ gmail . com

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