DigameXtra No. 1468 Tuesday, Nov. 26th 2019

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Special Christmas Fair in Málaga and Choir Recruitment: St. George’s Anglican Church in Málaga, Spain have organised a special Christmas Fair this Sunday, December 1.
Taking place on the grounds of its English Cemetery on Avenida de Pries from 1pm, visitors can delight in Christmas gifts, baked goods, second-hand books and clothing as well as a tombola. Admission is free for all guests.
The Church is also seeking new members for its choir under the direction of Dr. David Harrison, St George’s Director of Music. For those that are interested in joining, please send an email to dvdharrison@hotmail.com.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/11/25/special-christmas-fair-in-malaga/#.Xdx0npko_rc

 

For One Night Only: Kick Start Your Christmas with the World’s Best Tribute Show “Frank, Dean and Sammy- ‘The Rat Pack’”
All the Classic Hits and Banter from their Las Vegas show’s!
On Thursday 5th December from 8pm.
At ‘Casa Grande’ situated next to the Rio Chillar river bank, entrance via 2nd opening at Rio Chillar car park, under the roadway on your right.
Tickets 10€ from the usual Nerja outlets and a limited number on the door. Enquiries 691 934 626

 

Yin Yazz Latin Fusion: Sat 30Nov, 8pm. Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja.  FB Link

 

Beer Garden- Nerja: Happy Holidays! Our kitchen is now shut until 12th of December. The bar will be open for live music and football only. See FB Link for opening times and football info. FB Link

 

Stand Up Comedy Spain group presents four great British acts:
Acts- Hilarious British comedians Larry Dean, JennyBSide and Bruce Fummey make their way to Spain to join regular MC Nik Coppin for a night of great live comedy.
Location- Louie Louie club in Estepona port, Puerto Deportivo, Av. Luis Braille 1, 29680 Estepona, Malaga,
Date– Thursday November 28, 8pm
Resident host and MC Nik Coppin will introduce headline act Scottish Comedian of the Year. Larry Dean who uses the themes of his Catholic upbringing in Scotland and his coming out to entertain audiences.
Also, on the bill is another Scottish comedian who enjoys talking about Scottish culture such as the Jacobite rising and Robbie Burns, Bruce Fummey alongside JennyBSide who presents gender fluid musical comedy and describes herself as “Joyously Wrong & Infinitely Dirty”.
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Matices- Torre del Mar: 86 original works of art will be raffled at Matices Art, Wine & Tapas Party on Friday November 29th from 18:00 to 21:00. Each piece of original art measures 32 x 41 cm. and has been professionally mounted with a 10 cm museum quality black mat. Raffle ticket donations are 2€ each or 3 tickets for 5€. Winners may choose the pieces of art in the order that winning numbers are drawn. If you cannot be present at Matices on Friday, you may also join the raffle by WhatsApp (625 74 44 04) stating how many tickets you desire and the number(s) corresponding to the piece(es) of art you will choose when you win.
Asociación Cultural MATICES Torre del Mar
Address- Calle Manuel Duran 13b, Torre Del Mar 29740 FB Link

 

Cool Dog Band: Fri 29Nov, 8:30pm. El Pampano, 52 Avenida de Nerja, Competa.
Tel 34 951 83 28 10

 

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Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
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Meat Delivery: To all our customers east of Malaga,our next delivery date will be monday the 2nd December,orders need to be in by this coming Thursday.The following delivery is on 14th of January with orders being in by the previous Thursday.
We are a Butchers based in Alhuarin el Grande and on request have been delivering to the east of Malaga. Rincon,Velez,Puente,Torrox,Frigliana,Nerja and Competa.
If there is anyone interested in this service contact Martin 667431366 or on facebook FB Link
Many thanks, Martin
email yeolbutchery at g mail dot com for a list of products

 

Employment Available in West Region: The Department of Employment of Fuengirola has accepted the task of managing job interviews on behalf of a currently unnamed large supermarket chain with stores in Estepona, Torremolinos, Mijas and Coin.
These are short term roles for those who have knowledge of how to handle fresh food such as meat, fish, fruit and bakery items in a safe and hygienic manner with the roles lasting in the run up to Christmas and then Three Kings.
Details of the roles are posted on www.empleo.fuengirola.es and those interested may also visit the employment department in the council offices in Los Boliches to leave their CV and register.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/11/25/temporary-jobs-on-offer-in-four-costa-del-sol-towns/#.Xdx1zJko_rc

 

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Magical Passes are the series of movements delivered from ancient shamans of Mexico and transformed into Tensegrity by Carlos Castaneda to unlock, move and balance stuck energy in our bodies. Tense and integration which is hidden in the movements creates strong, positive vibrations use to silence our mind, free our potential, strengthen our bodies, remove all the toxins and give us courage to live our lives full-on. Power of the silenced mind, opens the door to perceive with our Heart. Teaches us to listen to the guide inside, to the healer, the master. What will You tell Yourself?
Date: Sunday Dec 1st 12:00
Duration: 1hr 15 minutes
Investment: 10 Euros per person
Location: Espacio Luz-Vida, Valez Malaga
Lukas Med aka El Coyotee MEDicina Tel. 642 561 586 FB Link

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center. Upcycled furniture.
-Double bed with good quality mattress and bed base Measurements Width 150cms Length 190cms 120€
-6 cottage style chairs Price 60€( For the 6 )
-Ikea mirror 60 x 90cms price 35€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Walking aid with basket, seat and stop breaks. Good condition collect Nerja. 50€ or nearest offer.
Karen Tel 609766712

 

Recommendations

Air Conditioning: Can anybody recommend someone to look at our Air Conditioning. Now we are using it for heat it keeps on faulting and shutting down. It is a Samsung unit so it would be better if they knew something about them.
John 628282518 with Whatsapp
Johnmlovell at gmail dot com
I am in the Campo close to Torrox Pueblo.

 

Great concert yesterday at the Barco (Torrox / el Peñoncillo): Great atmosphere with our music in 432Hz. How wonderful is to be the arm of a Creative Mind…at the service of a great design to convey a little joy to the world. Thank you. And thanks to all those who always gather around us, allowing this great miracle becomes an exchange of energy. Dana & Gianni (From Nerja. dana10marzo@gmail.com) Photo Credit

 

News & Articles

Why cancer patients in Spain are changing address to stay alive:
Almost half of all oncologists in Spain are reporting huge disparities between different regions in terms of patient access to the latest life-saving cancer treatments, spurring many patients to pack up and move (at least on paper).
Time is of the essence when it comes to cancer and stopping it in its tracks.
But in Spain, a country where bureaucratic holdups are part and parcel of daily life, the repercussions attached to slow public service delivery in the health sector can prove lethal for some.
Spain’s Society of Oncology (SEOM) has just released a study that highlights the huge disparity in waiting times for newly approved cancer medications between the country’s different autonomous communities.
The time frame from which a groundbreaking treatment is green lighted by Spain’s Ministry of Health to the moment it reaches a cancer patient in hospital varies between 5 to 17 months on average. Photo:AFP
Full article: https://www.thelocal.es/20191125/why-cancer-patients-in-spain-are-changing-address-to-stay-alive

 

People from Costa del Sol are invited to Fuengirola for Mammogram and Ultrasound screening: The next Mammogram/Ultrasound morning organised by La Cala de Mijas charity Positively Pink will take place on Tuesday December 3 from 11.30am to 1pm at Clinica Radlologica Fuengirola, c/Jacinto Benavente 10, 1-3 Fuengirola 29640.
You will need to bring with you a copy of your British Passport which needs to be left and they ask for a donation €20 to help cover the cost but on this occasion no appointment is necessary.
If there is a very large turnout then vouchers will be issued to allow for the screening to take place at a later date.
There is also the chance for men to obtain vouchers for their own check-ups for Prostate Cancer and they may be collected at the same time for a donation of €10 but the bloods will take place in Calahonda by appointment.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/11/25/ladies-from-costa-del-sol-are-invited-to-fuengirola-for-mammogram-and-ultrasound-screening/#.Xdx2nZko_rc

 

Christmas Market and Dog Show in Nerja Dec 14th: A special fundraiser will be held in Nerja to support APA Nerja, Spain, an animal charity which cares for abandoned and ill-treated animals.
On December 14, a Christmas Market and Dog Show has been organised from 11am at Chiringuito Playazo on Playa Playazo, where attendees can meet dogs and visit stalls offering a host of festive products.
The wonderful event aims to raise money which is urgently needed to pay for vet bills and to keep dogs safe at the animal shelter whilst they wait for their forever homes. Many of the dogs which APA Nerja look after have sadly been abandoned or abused by their owners.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/11/25/christmas-market-and-dog-show-in-nerja/#.Xdx4ypko_rc

 

Biggest Robbery in History!: A gang of tiny thieves have pulled off the biggest heist in history by stealing €1billion worth of precious gems from a museum in Germany. The pint-sized pilferers broke in to Dresden’s Green Vault museum early yesterday via a 1ft gap in a little window. Read the full story: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10417712/dresden-green-vault-heist-news/

 

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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, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

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

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

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

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
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