DigameXtra No. 1303 Thursday, May 30th 2019

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O’Leary Irish Bar – Torrox Costa FB-Link
What’s on this week in the liveliest little bar in Torrox? Read on and find out!
-Thurs 2100hrs It’s the return of our live Jam session. 3 musicians from bands we know and love have come together to form a super jam group and want you to join them. So bring an instrument or just yourself and come and rock out in style with a full band!
-Fri 2130hrs Yet another new band! We’re delighted to be welcoming a blues and rock’n’roll band called Blue Corner to Torrox and to O Learys! These guys are gonna rock our bar! Definitely one not to be missed!
-Sat 1800hrs The return of the super popular, super talented and super fun, Sax To The Rhythm! The Costa’s favourite sax act is back where it all began! Join him in the evening sun on our terrace as the perfect warm up for the football!
-Sat 2100hrs  For the 1st Saturday ever, we have no live music at night….. booooooo….. don’t worry, there’s a very good reason! Liverpool are playing Spurs in the champions league final! 2 40″ Tv’s on and turned up loud to soak up and enjoy the atmosphere of what should be a great game!
-Sunday 1500hrs Your Sunday afternoon just couldn’t be better spent then listening to this man….. Lee Townsend is joining us to get everyone up and dancing and having a blast!
-Sunday 1800hrs Hot on Lee’s heals, is another super talented man, exclusive to O Learys! Torrox local and undiscovered gem, John Serrano is with us for an early evening of great music watching the glorious sunset we see everyday from our terrace
O Learys is the only place to be in Torrox Costa this summer


Brendan & Martina welcome you to Danny Boy’s Bar and Kitchen
This coming weeks entertainment @ Danny Boy’s.
-Today (Thursday) at 4pm we are continuing our “Thursday on the Terrace” live music sessions. This week we have ‘The Circle’. A three piece band playing lots of blues, rock and roll, and classic standards. Toto and the lads are regulars at our Wednesday Jam, and this is their first gig at Danny Boy’s. We’ll have our BBQ sizzling on the terrace. Lasts weeks Terrace session was so good that people are now booking tables for this afternoon. Get here early or call to book a table. 4-8pm
-Saturday: BBQ on the terrace 4-9pm Champions league final 9pm, and our very own Karaoke King Carlos is back after his week’s sojourn to belt out the hits and the craic.
Sunday: BBQ on the terrace 4-9pm + 9pm “The Candlelight Sessions”. Come and join our friendly musical family and get stuck it to a night of tunes and songs to finish your weekend in style.
-Monday: Usually we are closed Mondays, but everywhere else seems to be closed too. So we’re going to open at 2pm and give it a run for a month, and see where we are then:))
-Tuesday: Raffle Night. €1.00 tickets, win lots of prizes. 7pm
Wednesday: Our Rocking Night with main man Jonny Unplugged. A lively night of music guaranteed to get you moving!
This is our first summer at our new bar, and the terrace in the afternoon far exceeded what we expected. Come see for yourself, sit back, have a beer, chill in the sun, and sample something from our terrace BBQ.
See you somewhere along the line in Danny Boy’s
Avenida America bloque 89, Torrox Costa
Tel: 642934483
Email: kizzycunningham@gmail.com


The Boatyard Bar: They’re back by Popular Demand!
This Sunday 2nd June at The Boatyard Bar, Miguel el Manga.
It’s the sensational ”BEE GEES” tribute with all the hits Staying Alive, Tragedy, Jive Talking, Night Fever and of course You Should be Dancing!
Dance the afternoon in the sunshine from 3pm
Entry just 5€ includes your 1st drink!
Reservations telephone Cathy on 685 435 767


Rocketman: 8th June, 8.30, Fitzgerald’s Bar by the town bridge in Nerja. Tickets 10€.
Multi award winner Garry Satterfield’s tribute to The Rocketman ”Elton John” all his greatest hits!
Telephone Adrian for reservations on 951550585


The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
28th – Trip to Flamingoes/Donkey sanctuary €19pp includes entry to the refuge/drivers gratuity
5th – Gib €12pp includes drivers tip 08.30 start
19th – Trip to the Alpujarras €14
26th – Lorca concert in the grounds of the Alhambra Palace €33 price includes coach, show ticket and driver’s gratuity
For more detailed information contact Gail on 951067723, mobile 626370695 or email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk


Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña). Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. For information and bookings please contact us,  Tel.952 543 334 , Web site: www.Lux-mundi.org. Note: you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards.
-Every Monday –Knitting & Crochet Group. Learn how to knit or crochet or just join a group to help make ponchos & wraps for ladies and waistcoats for men. Ursula who speaks English, Spanish and German will be here to help everyone. Time 11.00 to 13.00 at the Centre.
-Every Monday – German Coffee meetings. Time 15.00 to 17.00.
-Every Tuesday 11.30 to 13.00 & Thursday 16:30 to 18:00. – Espan-Glish Group at the Centre. Interchange of Languages. Improve your level of Spanish and help others to improve their English. Price 2€, or with Friends of Lux Mundi card 1€
-Every Wednesday – Get Slim Group. An informal group that will meet to weigh in and encourage each other. We will not follow a specific regime but discuss ways to lose weight, share recipes and have a laugh. Drinks will be available. Time 11.00. Price 3€ or with a Friends of Lux Mundi card 2€
-Every Wednesday – Art & Craft Group. Join friends in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. This group meets and helps each other with various forms of art, water colours, pastels etc. We are currently making cards in various styles including Iris paper folding and Zentangle. Time 14.00 – 17.00 at the Centre. Price 5€ or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 4€
-Every Friday – Coffee Morning, Boutique & Books. Time 11.00 to 13.00. Meet friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of homemade cake. Browse our boutique with new and nearly new clothing, accessories and household goods. Wide stock of 2nd hand English books. Book tickets for coming events and excursions. Enjoy sitting in the garden. We look forward to seeing you.
-Monday June 3rd – Half Orange “Bring and Share” Lunch, widows, widowers and singles group. You are welcome to join us and make and meet new friends. The group also meets on the other Mondays of the month for coffee, walks, visits to places of interest, etc. Time 13.00.


The Bandits have 2 gigs this coming weekend:
-Friday 31 May: Posada La Plaza, La Plaza, Canillas de Albaida, from 8.30pm.
To reserve a table call: 952 553254 or 609 167127
-Sunday 2 June: On the terrace at Hotel Balcon, Competa from 2.00pm.
To reserve a table call: 952 553 662.


Torrox Spanish History Group: Our next talk be on the 4th of June and our speaker will be Peter Afendoulis whose talk will be on Queen Isabella of Spain. We are all looking forward to Peter’s talk. Peter is an experienced speaker and there is always a twist at the end of his talks which always make us laugh and we very much enjoyed the last one he gave. It was entitled “How Christopher Columbus Invented the British Navy”!!
We have enjoyed some very interesting coach trips. I gave a talk on Gerald Brenan’s life and so the groups next trip will be to Yegan in the Alpujarras to visit the village where Gerald Brenan lived for many years and where members of the Bloomsbury group visited him on several occasions.
There will not be any meetings during the months of July and August as it is very hot, and also a lot of people go home or have visitors during this period. So after our meeting in June the next meeting will take place on the 3rd of September.
The Torrox Spanish History group meet every first Tuesday of the month at 11am. The meetings are held at the resturant El Parquesol in El Morche.
If you would like to know more about our group then please either come along next Tuesday or email me on patricianerja at hotmail dot com ; Patricia


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Art Classes: Taking reservations for the June art class. Would you like to discover the artist in you or improve your painting skills? Then you might want to join a 4-week painting class in La Herradura on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 13.00. The June class starts on the 5th of June. If you cannot make it four weeks in a row, ask for availability for a two or three-week class. You can also book a private class or a great day out with a group of friends for a Masterclass. You can find more information via https://renatevannijen.com/art-classes/
Do you have teenage children? I’m also starting a Teenager art class throughout the summer months. (June, July and August) The class will take place on Monday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30. Age 12 – 18. Does your teenager have an interest in art and likes to learn more techniques? Then this might be a great summer solution. This new class will start on the 10th of June. Read more about this class
Feel free to send me an email: renate@renatevannijen.com or give me a call 0034-655211276
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For Sale, 3 items:
-Bamboo coffee table with smoked glass top. Measurements Length 78cms Width 56cms Height 43cms Price €25
-Bedside table Width 52cms Depth 37cms Height 62cms Price €35
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429 info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Four wooden chairs with decorative backs and pale pink seat pads. 20€
Phone or WhatsApp 636866715 or email amanda.stocktonathotmail.co.uk


For Sale, 2 items: Note, the mattress is a king size and the bed frame is a double
-Kingsize mattress 150 x 200cm. Good clean condition with no stains or marks. Conversion of spare bedroom to study forces sale! Buyer to collect from Puente don Manuel near Vinuela. €20.
-Double bed frame with headboard from IKEA. Measures 200 x 140cm. Good condition. €50. Buyer collects.
Contact Sarah/Vinuela on dustersdm@yahoo.co.uk


For Rent: Village house for long term rent in the stunning white washed village of Competa. The house is on the edge of the village but still, only a 5 minute walk to Plaza Almijara (the main square) with all it’s surrounding bars, restaurants and shops, walk the opposite direction and in less than 10 minutes you are at the boundary of the natural park. It is only a 20 minute drive down the mountain to the beaches at Torrox costa (another 5 minutes to Nerja) and approximately 45 minutes to Malaga airport. The house consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen with 3 reception rooms (open plan downstairs area) the dining room provides access to the private and secure (safe for your pets) rear garden, there is also a large flat roof terrace where you can relax and watch the sun rise or set.
Rental term is a minimum of 3 months, cost is 540Euro’s (not including bills), Internet is available via fibre optic connection on request, pets are allowed.
For more information or pictures contact 0034 647145628 or via email at


For Sale, 3 items:
-6 foot (superkingsize) bedcover. Dark blue, silky material, very lightly padded. 12 euros
-Matching silky lightweight very long pair of ring top curtains.(not lined) 8 euros.
-Complete the theme with an attractive picture of a vase with blue flowers. 7 euros.
All three items together (so a complete bedroom makeover) for 25 euros.
Kaye 654905185 (whatsapp available)
Kayemaryland at yahoo.com (no spaces)



Menu del Dia in Torrox Costa: Our favourite place for menu del dia in Torrox Costa is Bar Avenida on Avenida El Faro (just beyond the Tails charity shop on the road down to the lighthouse). 3 course meal (half a dozen or so choices per course) with chappata bread roll plus the drink of your choice for 9 euro. The starters are very good (the fish noodle soup is excellent), main courses are tasty although not very large and the dessert selection is very good including cheesecake, ‘proper’ tiramisu etc.
When fancying a change from Spanish food we also like the menu del at Ichibans on the paseo (Asian fusion) – they have one 3 course meal at 7.95 euro and another either a euro cheaper or dearer (sorry can’t remember which).
Brenda casaianda at yahoo dot co dot uk


Air conditioner service: Jan/Torrox. Can anyone recommend someone to service two air conditioners in the Torrox area please. Reply to janjanshed@yahoo.co.uk


Amanda’s no.: Many thanks to all who replied to my request for Amanda’s number. Too many to list – but thank you all, especially Amanda. Norma Grant..Competa. grantserena @gmail.com.


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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