DigameXtra No. 1320 Wednesday, June 19th 2019

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O’Leary’s Bar, Torrox Costa: Weekly Lineup
Another week, another great line-up at O Learys
-Thursday 2100hrs Our increasingly popular JAM SESSION returns with 3 piece band fully set up for you to jump up and jam with regardless of how good you are or think you are. Everybody is welcome and everyone’s a star!
-Friday 2130hrs One of ours and yours favourite bands are back and in full electric mode! The Killer Rockets are gonna get us rocking! The perfect Friday night band!
-Saturday 1900hrs This Saturday is the fabulous San Juan festival so we’ve lined up the perfect beach band for a pre festival party before everyone goes for a dip at midnight. Willie&the Inmates will be bringing their awesome brand of surf and rockabilly to our terrace from 7pm.
-Sunday 1500hrs and 1800hrs We have another Sunday double bill of epic proportions this week. We start with the blues guitar genius Richard Ray Farrell who will be doing his incredible solo set and playing some classic blues.
Then its on to another Celtic session with the mind blowing Rodríguez Celtic Band! The last time they played here, a customer said, “wow, I thought I was sitting in front of the chieftains!” These lads really are something very special indeed!
O’Learys is the only place to be in Torrox Costa this summer FB-Link


Encuentro de los Mares Congress: Andalucía aims to place itself at the centre of the global drive to defend the sustainability of the oceans with the first Encuentro de los Mares congress to be held in Malaga and Cadiz next week.
The three-day event unites the worlds of fishing, science and gastronomy to bring the debate on the responsible exploitation of the seas and oceans to the forefront.
Speakers, in Malaga on Monday and Cadiz on Wednesday, include representatives from the fishing industry, scientific researchers and chefs, who will examine how the sectors can work together, and with the rest of the community, to promote sustainability.
For this first edition of the congress the Sartún prize will be awarded to Global Fishing Watch, the non-profit organisation that uses satellite technology to track illegal fishing and protect the environment. Visit www.encuentrodelosmares.com
Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201906/17/fishing-science-gastronomy-join-20190617141907.html


Trinity’s concert of this week: We will be happy to share our music with you! Trinity ” Jazz Blues and everything in Between” (Dana Andrews voice, Gianni Piras ac. guitar, Jesús Aranda ac./el. guitar and voice) this week we are waiting for you:
-June 20thThursday, starting at 8pm in Velez Malaga Mercado San Francisco
-June 22nd Saturday, starting at 9pm in Benajarafe, Chiringuito La Negra,info/ booking at 675 826 337
( info dana10marzo@gmail.com Fb: @trinityjazzblues )


Mitch&Miguelito have 2 gigs this coming weekend:
-Friday 21st June: Bar Cerezo, Canillas de Albaida, from 8.30pm. To reserve a table call 952 553 018 or 699 933026
-Sunday 23rd June: Afternoon on the terrace at Hotel Balcon, Competa from 2.00pm. To reserve a table call 952 553 662.
Mitch&Miguelito play a wide variety of styles from Irish reels to Cuban music, jazz and blues and Spanish and contemporary songs on guitars, mandolin, banjo, saxophone and 2 part harmonies.


Bakesy, singer/songwriter: This Sunday 23 June 2pm at La Vaqueria in Benamargosa.
Buffet of over 25 home made dishes to choose from, your Sunday dinner and sooooo much more!
Hiya friends, I am playing at La Vaqueria in Benamargosa on the 23rd June if you’re interested in having an afternoon out. Would be good to see you.  FB-Link


Smugglers Inn Nerja: Well good news, we will be doing food again from Friday 21st June
From 11am for breakfast and snacks
Fridays fish n chips 6.50/8.50€
Sunday roast 6.50/8.50€
Wednesday homemade pies 8.50€
Bar open 11am to 11pm ish
Food available 11am to 9pm ish
(This mon/tues/weds open 11am to 6pm)
Bookings being taken phone on 665313668 or message to find out what promotions for Friday and Sunday
Thank you for your support after our forced closure. FB-Link


Weekend Beach Festival, Torre del Mar: 3 thru 6 July. Black Eyed Peas, The Original Wailers and much more. Note updated lineup, it appears The Marky Ramone Band is no longer scheduled to appear.  Home Page


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Spanish Lessons at The Parrot: Spanish lessons on Thursday have been moved to 7:30pm. See you there. Pl. Tutti Frutti, Nerja FB-Link


Upholstery Cleaning: Is your sofá, armchair or carpet dirty and needs a deep cleaning? I’m also cleaning mattresses. Please call Katerina/Torrox on 611288837 or email me at
Thank you. Nerja, Torrox, Velez, Almuñecar &  etc.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga – June Sale
June is a great time to plant Vetiver. This way the plant has a full summer to grow before the fall season arrives. We are having a June sale.
For the month of June we are offering 10% additional plants with any order and also free Lemon Grass.
Lemon Grass is great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We will have Moringa trees available the second week of June.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
Contact: Dave
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
website http://www.vetiverspain.com
Check out a short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY7VYCsFDww  Sincerely, Dave and Anna


For Sale: 3 great deals from The Nerja Household Center, Av. Castilla Perez 10. More info in poster.
-Pine chest of drawers with 2 matching bedside units. Measurements Width 80cms Depth 43cms Height 79cms. Width 45cms Depth 43cms Height 70cms Price €110 (for 3 pieces )
-Large gold framed mirror. Measurements Length 124cms Width 64cms Price €30
-Decorative fire guard Measurements Width 75cms Height 56cms Price €30
Contact Jackie/ Nerja 672170429
Info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 1 lot and 1 single item:
-2 fans and 1 electric radiator 40 euros.
-1 vacuum cleaner 15 euros.
Lesley 620 118 879. Torrox Costa.


For Sale: Assortment of 24 cardboard removal boxes – 13 of 47x30cm / 8 of 55x35cm / picture boxes 1 of 85x85cm and 1 of 58x90cm / TV box 115x63cm. All used only once for the move to spain, must go as no room! €15 the lot. Contact Sarah in Vinuela on


For Sale: Igloo coolboxes. 1 large and 1 small (fits inside larger one) 15e
Buyer collects from Nerja or I can deliver along the coast. Elizabeth
email lizcogley at gmail dot com or 691 973 025 (no texts please)


Wanted, 2 items:
-Flat screen tv with USB portal.
-Kitchen cupboards and work top.
If you have any of these things please email:
happyhomerentals AT yahoo.co.uk



Recommendation for house painter: Can anyone recommend a good exterior house painting company, Canillas/Competa area?
Thanks in advance, Mitch/Competa 616 891 473 (whatsapp)
mitchbanjo (at) hotmail.com


What are the strange transparent ‘jelly bean’ creatures invading Spanish beaches? Thousands of weird looking gelatinous see-through creatures have been washing up on the beaches on Andalucia. They might be odd, but they’re completely harmless. They look a bit like plastic, but these creatures are barrel-shaped planktonic tunicate, known as salps. Clean up teams have already started to remove them from the shores, but salps present no threat to humans. More info:

Source: http://planktonchronicles.org


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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
Saturday: Competa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Torre del mar, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
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