DigameXtra No. 1370 Friday, August 16th 2019

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Woodstock 50th Anniversary Weekend!

Bethel Woods ready for party 50 years in making!: Woodstock’s  golden anniversary will be marked by four consecutive nights of events, beginning Thursday, at The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which sits on the original festival site. Officials are expecting upwards of 100,000 visitors to Bethel for the weekend, and travel restrictions will be in place for anyone who does not have a ticket to the shows.
The weekend will begin with a free performance from Arlo Guthrie and a screening of the Academy Award-winning Woodstock documentary on the famed festival field Thursday. Ringo Starr and Carlos Santana will be headlining shows on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the Bethel Woods’ 16,0000-capacity pavilion before John Fogerty (co-founded Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1967) headlines the Sunday show. Full article at: Source Link Pics Credits: Santana = Roberto, Fogerty=Getty Images, Arlo=Schorle, Ringo=goodrob13, Woodstock logo=Chic Chicas

 

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Cinema In English – August 16 to 22
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
https://www.cinesur.com/es/cine/el-ingenio
-Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – Dir. Quentin Tarantino. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt. Weekdays 17:45; Sat/Sun 11:50, 17:45.
-The Secret Life Of Pets 2 – Dir. Chris Renaud. With Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet. Weekdays 15:50; Sat/Sun 12:15, 15:50.
-The Lion King – Dir. Jon Favreau. With Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Sat/Sun 12:25; Mon/Tue 17:00, 19:30, 22:00.
-Gloria Bell – Dir. Sebastian Lelio. With Julianne Moore, John Turturro. Tue 21:00.
-For fans of opera, there will be be a screening of a performance of Rossini’s Barber Of Seville, from the Arena Di Verona. This will be at 21:00 on Thursday 22nd.
(Thanks again Doug! -Ed.)

 

Country Western Weekend: Fri Aug16 thru Sun Aug18, 22:30-Late. Line dancing, prizes, 5-beer buckets €12. Claddagh Irish Live Music Bar, 16 Arias Maldonado, Apt skol, Marbella. Tel. +34 952 77 95 37  FB-Link

 

Phoenix events: The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
August
23rd – Frigiliana Festival of the 3 Cultures €12 evening trip
September
13th – Trip to Mini Hollywood Theme Park in Almeria, price €52 includes lunch
28th – Dine ‘n’ dance the night away with Ricky LaVazza at Salon de Mar.
€45pp bring10 guests and come for free.
Bookings now being taken for Christmas 2019 in Benalmadena
For more information contact Gail by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thephoenixsocialclub

 

Soul Hunters: Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11 PM – 2 AM. Live at GKTime Live Estepona.
Location: Avenida de España, 232, 29680 Estepona  FB-Link

 

Free Self Defence Workshops: For women who are suffering or have suffered (or want to prevent) physical and sexual aggression, a series of free workshops on personal defence at the Novagym in Alhaurín el Grande twice a week. Led by Concordia Márquez, an expert in martial arts who says strength comes from the mind, not the body. The sessions are free, but those attending must pay the gym fee to be covered by the insurance. FB-Link ,   Full article at: Source Link

 

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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  We will be closed for holiday from 22July until 27August. La Casita Griega – Greek House – it’s a new restaurant located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. We offer you a little piece of Greece with our Greek home made specialties. Our opening time is from 19.00, Tuesday thru Sunday. Monday closed. Also, you can enjoy our specialties in lunch time, between 13.00-15.00, with reservation on the telephone number 642585049. You can choose meat specialties ( Gyros, Souvlaki, Bifteki, Sutsukaki, Mussaka), cheese (Feta Psiti, Feta Saganaki, Hallumi), vegetables ( Greek salad, Hummus, Eggplant cream, Mezze, Tzatziki) or sea fruits ( prawns or octopus), all of this accompanied with our special Greek pita bread. We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! https://la-casita-griega.business.site/

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Spanish Hideaway Casa Magel Bed And Breakfast
Valle De Abdalajis Malaga Andalucia
Wow it is getting hot! Time for a relaxing break.
Come visit Casa Magel and chill in our lovely sparkling pool, we have added an extra treat to our mini breaks. Few dates left in July & August, enjoy a complimentary bottle of Cava on arrival.
3 nights B&B with delicious breakfast. 1, 3 course evening meal for 2 with wine plus 1 evening wine & tapas in a local bar …165€ for 2 sharing double en suite room. Extra nights 55€
Our ever popular offer of 2 nights B&B with 1 evening 3 course meal with wine is 110€ for 2 sharing double en suite room. Extra nights 55€.
Lots to do & see, close to Antequera, El Torcal, El Chorro and the Ardales lakes are wonderful for swimming in this time of the year. Caminito De Rey is also close by.. The Wolf Park and Convento Magdalena are 10 minutes away.
Casa Magel is 1 km on an easy unmade track from the typically Spanish Pueblo of Valle De Abdalajis which was named Nescania in Roman times.
Friendly hosts, delicious food, comfy bedrooms and fantastic views.
Lovely place to relax with a sparkling pool. There is a guests fully equipped kitchen with honesty bar selling limited range of drinks, snacks and freezer meals, picnics made to order or bring your own.
Great place for celebrating with friends, read our reviews on Booking.com and our website.
Ideal present for that special person. Vouchers are available
Check our website : www.casamagel.com
e-mail : casamagel@yahoo.com
Phone : 722879503 or 632298062

 

For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center, Av. Castilla Perez 10. More info in poster.
-Ikea free standing mirror excellent condition Price €40
-Nardi Delta Reclining Sun Chair Price €75
-Riggad led work lamp /wireless charging €40
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

Recommendations

Amazon / Kindle Help: When I bought my trusty old Kindle, shortly after they launched, I had to get it from Amazon.com. I couldn’t order it from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.es had not been born then. It has now started to misbehave.
Now, apparently, if I want a new one, I will have to order from Amazon.es. My query is, will I only be offered books in Spanish? I was lead to believe that all my existing books would transfer if I bought a new model… but surely not if they are on a dot com account. Has anybody else come across this problem and how do you get round it?
Carole Hart, El Morche
carolemhart@yahoo.com

 

Bottle Caps Recycling Info: Most people have wondered whether the plastic bottle caps gathered at collection points in offices and schools do indeed have an economic value. The answer is yes. A Malaga-based company buys and recycles plastic bottle caps gathered from skips and collection points and all funds go towards social causes.
In the REPLASUR office on the Santa Teresa industrial estate, they regularly purchase plastic caps gathered from collection points, rubbish bins and skips. Funds go towards social causes and families who struggle economically. Because of this, the company only purchases caps from people or entities with an accredited social cause.  Source Link

 

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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
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