DigameXtra No. 1477 Friday, Dec. 6th 2019

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Live band at the Ace of Spades: White Lamb will be playing Fri Dec 6th, 11pm. Ace of Spades Rock Bar, Av del Faro, BLQ75 (lower level), Torrox Costa FB Link


Cinema In English – December 5th to 12th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
-Charlies Angels – Dir. Elizabeth Banks. With Kristen Stewart, Patrick Stewart. Daily 19:30.
-Midway – Dir. Roland Emmerich. With Ed Skrein, Woody Harrelson. Daily 22:00.
-Frozen 2 – Dir. Jennifer Lee. With Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell. Weekdays 16:45; Sat/Sun 12:30, 16:45.
-Knives Out – Dir. Rian Johnson. With Daniel Craig, Chris Evans. Tuesday 10th 18:35, 21:10.
-Ballet aficionados may be interested in a screening of Coppelia, live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. This will be on Tuesday 10th at 20:15.
-For Bruce Springsteen fans there will be a screening of Western Stars, a concert from his own ranch. This will be on Thursday 12th at 20:30.
-For those in the West of the region, Tuesday is VOSE day at Yelmo – Rincon De La Victoria (https://www.yelmocines.es/cartelera/malaga/rincon-de-la-victoria). On the 10th they will be screening The Good Liar (19:30), Last Christmas (22:30), Frozen 2 (18:00), Charlies Angels (22:15), Knives Out (19:45) and Joker (19:25). (Thanks Doug! -Ed.)


Christmas Concert: “The next performance by the Competa based choir “Coro de Competa” will be their Christmas Concert, an Evening of Christmas Music and Carols. This will be held at the Hotel Balcon in Competa on Friday 20th December at 7.30pm. Come and start your Christmas by joining us in singing some carols and listening to our fabulous four part harmony Christmas songs. Free entry with all donations going to the local charity “Caritas”. Help us to help others by attending this uplifting and inspiring Christmas Concert. We look forward to your support.” gregstarr4@hotmail.com


Lux Mundi 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, 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. We would also like to invite you to become a Friend of Lux Mundi, please call in the Centre for more information.
-Friday December 6th Please note that the Centre will be open as usual for the Friday Coffee morning.
-Monday December 9th – The Centre will be closed.
-Saturday December 14th – Ecumenical Christmas Carol Service. Service at the Parish Church of San Andrés, Torre del Mar. Join in the carols sung by the Spanish Choir “Amigos de Lux Mundi”, the German Choir “Con Los Cantores” director Lisa Kropp and the <TIMS English Choir director Margaret Williams. Time 18.00
-Monday December 16TH – U3A Art Appreciation Group. Watch a DVD with lecture. Andrew Graham- Dixon examines the history of French art. He compresses centuries of culture into three thematically linked chapters. Followed by a lively discussion. Time 11.00. 3 Euros for room fee or with Friends of Lux Mundi Card 2 Euros available at the Centre.
-Wednesday December 18th – Quiz Night. Includes supper. Bar available and there will be a prize for the winning team! 7Euros for room fee or with a Friend of Lux Mundi card 6 Euros available at the Centre. Time 18.00 for 18.30.
-Friday December 20th – Excursion to “La Mosca” Belen and Malaga Christmas lights. Visit the “La Mosca” area of Malaga to see the famous Belen (Nativity) which is built into the mountain side. Then re-join the coach for the short drive into the centre of Malaga arriving at approximately 17.45, where there will be free time to visit the beautiful nativities set in different religious and public buildings. You can also see the many Christmas illuminations of the city, especially the Larios. There will be time for refreshments or dinner before joining the coach at 22.30 for the homeward journey. Tickets available at the Centre Price 11 Euros or with Friends of Lux Mundi card 10 Euros. Departure times Viñuela (football Pitch) 15.20, Algarrobo (Lidl) 15.45, Caleta (Vets) 15.50, Torre del Mar (Bus Station) 16.00.


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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek House – 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 18:00, 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/


Casa Magel B and B breaks:
-2 nights B and B with one 3course evening meal for 2 including wine 110.00€
-3 nights B and B with one evening meal for 2 including wine and 1 evening /lunch tapas & drinks in a local bar for 2. 165.00€
Included in your stay we can also arrange a visit to a wonderful local Bodega for a tour & wine tasting with tapas @ 20.00€ per head or stay for a lovely home-cooked, 3-course meal for an extra 15.00€ per head ( 35.00€ in total per person )
The Bodega is nestled in the foothills of the Antequera mountains and all the wine produced is to a very high standard and fully organic. It is run by a lovely Spanish family whos ties with winemaking goes back to the 19th century. An unforgettable afternoon out in the beautiful Spanish countryside
There is so much to do in our area. Visit the Wolf park, El Torcal, Antequera, Convento Magdalena, the stunning lakes of Ardales and walk the famous Caminito Del Rey. Then relax in our spacious, comfortable outside area and weather permitting laze in the sparkling pool.
CASA MAGEL. Valle de Abdalajis. www.casamagel.com
+34 722879503 Sat Nav Co-ordinates 36.920529, -4.684685
Tel No 722897503
Email casamagel@yahoo.com


NEW in Malagalingo: Intermediate and Basic Intensive Courses at Christmas
This Xmas take advantage of your stay to learn Spanish with us
You’ll speak Spanish at last!!!
Check the details below
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – intensive Spanish course
– Intermediate Level
– Dates: December 27, 30, 31 and January 2, 3
– 20 hours/week
– Schedule:
Friday, December 27: 9:00 to 13:00
Monday, December 30: 8:00 bis 12:00
Tuesday, December 31: 11:00 bis 15:00
Thursday, January 2: 11:00 bis 15:00
Friday, January 3: 9:00 to 13:00
Price: 220 €
Communicative and conversational method. Playful approach
Super-reduced groups (Maximum of 6 students)
On our outdoor terrache when the weather is nice
Golden Club 50+ Senior Students
BASIC LEVEL – intensive Spanish course
– Basic Level
– Dates: December 9 to December 13
– 18 hours/week
– Schedule: Monday to Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m to 13:00 p.m
Price: 200 €
Communicative and conversational method. Playful approach
Super-reduced groups (Maximum of 6 students)
On our outdoor terrache when the weather is nice
Golden Club 50+ students aged
Malagalingo. Tel.:/Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo FB Link


Weswoodwork: We make customized wooden furniture.
Any model, size or colour is possible.
Tell us your ideas and we can make your own design as well.
Have a look on our facebook page to see our latest work and reviews of our customers.
You are more then welcome to have a look in our workshop in Torrox.
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Earn some cash: Have a clear out- Garage, Garden, House. We buy all tools and Machinery ,new or old. Good prices paid. Please ring Ernie or Martin in Iznate on 616812765 or 690854154 messenger or whatts app or
email: ernestiznateathotmaildotcodotuk

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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Marble stone Infrared heating with thermostat 800W (4 pieces)
Only used a few times in the Winter 150€ pries (half price)
Otto/Competa area, WhatsApp: 00491737329317
Email: otto_schmid2001 at yahoo dot de


For Sale: Calle Salón. Original acrylic painting on canvas 300x240mm, by Steven Holloway, a local artist working in Iznate. A member of the Aneda Art Society in Nerja. Price €80 only.
Email: stevenrbka @ mail.com.
Find me on instagram stevenrbka to see other artworks in acrylic and oils.


For Sale: Beautiful Leather Sofa. The sofa is a 3 seater custom made leather couch in cognac color purchased from Pyramides Muebles in Caleta and is in “Like New” condition. It is 220 cm length x 92 cm width x 78 cm height originally purchased for 2,100 euros. The asking price is 350 euros or best offer. Located on the coast between Rincon de la Victoria and Torre del Mar and the buyer must collect.
Contact Daniel via email at relayer22@hotmail.com.


For Sale: 19.5 sq. meters beige / cream 450X450 floor tiles. 100€
Wes, Torrox 658164021 or email wiziz007at hotmail.com


For Sale, 2 items:
-edesa electric hob and oven pwo. €180 ONO
-Rowenta upright hoover pwo. €80 ONO
Buyer to collect Valle niza. Margaret.
Whats app or messege on 0353866077105 or 682583583.

For Sale, 3 items:
-Glass topped coffee table €15
-Gas bottle €8
-Ceiling light €8
Buyer collects. Sarah/Nerja


Wanted: laptop. Decent lap top for general use please contact Ernie on 616812765. Ernest/Iznate. whats app/messenger or

News & Articles

Sad farewell to Costa del Sol dog legend David the Dogman: David the Dogman, sadly passed away last Friday, after a lengthy illness. Read article at https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/12/05/sad-farewell-to-costa-del-sol-dog-legend-david-the-dogman/#.Xek32mYo_rc

Overdraft hike: British banks are taking advantage of tough new rules from regulators, supposedly designed to protect consumers, to charge outrageous service fees. They are to turn to a single rate for overdrafts but HSBC will be increasing their rate to 39.9 per cent from March 2020. That is some seriously expensive protection! Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/12/05/overdraft-hike/#.Xek4oWYo_rc

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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

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

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