DigameXtra No. 1338 Wednesday, July 10th 2019

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O’Learys, Torrox Costa: Music line up. With the international food festival on our doorstep this weekend, we have a very special line up and 20% of all our gourmet burgers from Thursday until Sunday!
-THURS 2100HRS Thursday night is jam session night with rabbit jam, the 3 piece session band that leads our jam every week. The musician line up changes every week to make sure it’s stays fresh and fun! Come down, bring an instrument, join in or simply sit back and listen to a great night of music!
-FRIDAY 2130HRS Friday sees the return of a young band from Malaga called Blue Corner. These young guys blew us away the 1st time they played here and had the whole bar singing and dancing! We can’t wait to see them again!
-SATURDAY 2130HRS We’ve run out of superlatives for Saturday nights band. The Killer Rockets are amazing and everyone who see them, loves them! The perfect Saturday night band!
-SUNDAY 1700HRS The king of blues is back! Richard Ray Farrell will be doing his solo set of old time blues on our terrace. Real American blues, done properly! A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
https://www.facebook.com/olearystorrox/

 

This coming week @ Danny Boy’s:
-Today (Wednesday): Live Music with the artist formerly known as Jonny Unplugged. Jonny Black sheep and a bunch of musical banditos will be banging out the tunes from 21.00
-Thursday: Our summer Terrace Sessions continues, and this week we are pleased to announce and welcome Spencer Maybe to our “Thursday on the Terrace” 17.00. Full BBQ with Ribs, Burgers, Chicken and Hot-dogs
-Friday: It’s Party time. My little flower and Queen of Danny Boy’s Martini is celebrating her birthday! Free hot & cold buffet, and the first drink for everyone is on us!!! Our pal Lorena will be on the decks and belting out a fine party soundtrack. 20.00
-Saturday: 17.00 Knockout Pool Blitz on the terrace.
21.00 Karaoke with Carlos.
-Sunday: We’re delighted to welcome back Pam Marie to our Sunday afternoon slot. 17.00. Pam will be singing all the hits from the decades, and never fails to get people on their feet!
Thanks to everyone for your continued support, and we hope to see you during the week at Danny Boy’s.  Avenida America bloque 89 Torrox Costa Tel: 642934483
Email: kizzycunningham@gmail.com

 

The Royal British Legion: Los Romanes & Nerja Branches will be holding their annual Poppy Ball, at the Nerja Caves Restaurant, this exciting extravaganza will be held on Friday 8th November 2019. 7.15pm for 7.45pm.
Dress. Evening Dress/Suit and Tie.
Cost. €38.00 members. €40.00 for non members.
All money collected will go to the District Poppy Appeal for the benefit and help of service personal.
For more information please contact Lorraine on, 699573841.
BJTurner 722734204 mucktub63@hotmail.com Puente don Manual Area.

 

Weekly Crochet Group: Calling all Ladies (& Gents if they so wish)
Note- only two weeks to go to our Summer break.
Our last meeting will be Thursday 18th July and we will be meeting up again from the first Thursday in September.
Do you Crochet? Would you like to learn? Do you fancy having coffee and chatting one morning whilst working? We are a multilingual (English, German, Spanish) group of ladies that meet every week in Algarrobo Costa. (We used to meet in Torre so you might have heard of us) The group has been meeting now for 5 years and more and we would love new members to come along and join us. And if you really don’t fancy Crochet but like to Knit. well come along with that instead.
We meet at Super Ri Jo’s Cafe Bar on the front from around 10-10.30 ish to 12 – 1pm ish every Thursday.
Need more information? Email Polly – madpip at hotmail dot co dot uk

 

Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar coming events and excursions: Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar. Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334, Web site: www.Lux-mundi.org. Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards.
-Please note that in July the centre will be open morning only 10.00 to 13.00.
-Every Friday – Coffee Morning, Boutique & Books. Time 11.00 to 13.00. A wonderful opportunity to meet friends and make new ones over a cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice with a piece of homemade cake. Time to browse our boutique with a range of new and nearly new clothing and accessories. Our household goods have some surprising bargains! There is also a wide stock of second hand English books. You can book tickets for coming events and excursions. There is also a little bit of paradise to enjoy sitting in the garden. We look forward to seeing you.

 

Food Fair, Av. El Faro, Torrox Costa: 11-14 July. 9 Food trucks, live music and kids area.

 

Sultans Live: At Bar Atila, Sat 13 July 9pm.
Dire Straits Tribute ‘The Sultans’ are at Bar Atila on Saturday 13th July starting at 9.00pm, please get your reservations in now as there are not many places left. 663 393 987. Calle Buena Vista 9, Puente Don Manuel

 

Astrolab: Discover the Moon, special 50th anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon. Dates: 07-13-2019 at 10:30 p.m. 07-14-2019 at 10:30 p.m.
This event is in Spanish.
Place: Current headquarters of AstroLab; C / Castillo s / n, building Torre Vigía, Yunquera, Málaga.
Over 6 years old. Minors must always be accompanied by adults.
Approximate duration 2h.
Admission: € 15
Sale of tickets on the web.
More information by calling: +34 658 664 380
Important: To enjoy the astronomical observation to the maximum, and regardless of the temperature you do during the day and the time of year, it is ESSENTIAL to bring winter coat, jacket, polo, long pants, cap, gloves and closed footwear. that it is a nocturnal activity and outdoors.
For all our activities it is necessary to buy the tickets of all the participants in advance, since we have limited places.
Only observation sessions through a telescope are subject to favorable weather conditions.
Follow the calendar of activities by visiting our website.
More information by calling: +34 658 664 380 www.astrolab.es

 

Feeling the Blues in Mijas: Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9 PM – 11:59 PM. Free entry.
Featuring Boo Boo Davis, The Chris O’Leary Band and the Vicky King Band.
Auditorio Municipal de Mijas. FB-Link


 

Vinilo Café Pub: July Lineup. We remind you all the concerts for this month of July at Vinilo Café Pub. Book your table and get a 5% discount when buying your bottle.
Also if you want to know all the concerts, news and news before anyone else, access our group of #whatsapp through the following link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/K7BX3OkxcXh7vSVH6eW6NY

 

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, is great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We will have Moringa trees available.
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.
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For Sale: Honda crf 450 mx motorcycle, year 2003 recent oil filter and oil change new clutch and piston, runs great, Price 1.500. for more information and pictures call 643474726, Tiffany /torrox
lil-miss-tiffy AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk

 

For Sale: 2x Premium quality Hansen brand collapsible camping chairs. Arms have built in cup holders. Includes carry bags for easy transport. Only used a few times, very good condition. €20 each or €30 the pair. Pick up in Torrox Costa near bus station. Contact: Naythan/Torrox Costa, doctorlaptop@pm.me or 675 993 069 (no calls before 11am)

 

Wanted: Long term rental. Retired single lady, very quite responsible person, at the moment in frigliana, would prefer to be nearer the coast. I would like long term rental in torrox costa el Faro 2 bed apartment fully furnished to a good standard, maximum rent 500€ Per month. Please reply to lindaheslop@icloud.com

 

Wanted: Looking for an iron for clothes and rejas. Anyone have some they want to get rid of? Liz/Comares, Liz@ab.tl

 

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Scam Alert, health insurance: Spain’s Private Health Alliance (ASPE), alarmed by the spike in cases involving tourists unknowingly stuck in Spain without private health cover, have decided to publicly denounce what’s happening in tourist hotspots around the country.
Up to 15 British insurance companies are selling UK tourists private policies that offer what’s already available to them for free as EU citizens through Spain’s public health system. “For years these companies have been selling insurance policies that are empty of any content,” David Medina, member of ASPE’s board of directors, told a press conference.
ASPE argues that whenever a supposedly insured person has health problems abroad, the insurance companies in question simply redirect them to a public hospital rather than a private clinic and leave the bill to be paid with Spanish funds. If policy holders arrive at the ER of a private facility, “insurers force them to be moved to a public hospital, even if the patient is in no condition to be moved,” Medina states.
According to ASPE, every day there are on average one to four Brits who suffer the consequences of these scams while on holiday in Spain, costing Spain’s health system €4,000 per patient, money they never see again.
It has also happened to private clinics, where doctors have agreed to treat patients in need, under the pretext that the clinics would be reimbursed by the British insurers, who never pay up. “This has resulted in the loss of anywhere between €75 and €100 million for Spain’s private health industry,” ASPE secretary general Carlos Rus told El Mundo. “They make a killing from old people (interesting choice of words, no? -Ed.), charging them very expensive policies and assuring them that they’ll be covered for pre-existing conditions,” Medina added. “As they never pay any healthcare costs they’ve seen their profits shoot up, it’s illicit enrichment with total impunity.”
The organization estimates that up to 300,000 Brits traveling abroad every year are being ripped off by paying high prices for “opaque” policies that offer exactly the same medical services as the European Health Card.
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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

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Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

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Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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