DigameXtra No. 1496 Friday, Dec. 27th 2019

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Christmas Concert, Villa de Nerja Cultural Center: Saturday, December 28. Christmas concert Rondalla Sierra Almijara. 9pm; Price € 5.
As every year our Rondalla offers the Christmas Concert with new interpretations.
This year is mainly dedicated to music of the 70s and 80s incorporating songs by Joaquín Sabina, Camilo Sexto, Ana Belén, Triana, etc.
Sponsored by the Cueva de Nerja Foundation within the 60th anniversary of the grotto and with the collaboration of the Nerja City Council – Department of Culture. FB Link


Star Gala, Villa de Nerja Cultural Center: Friday, December 27. Star Gala. Hour 21; Price € 6. Telenerja organizes the “Starred” Gala where people closely linked to the social and cultural life of the municipality will be singers for one night, accompanied by dance academies in the municipality. An amazing gala for the benefit of the Friendship Workshop. Going from “starry” to “stars” depends on them. FB Link


Proyecto Mandarina: We remind you that this weekend there are not only carols, there is also ska and reggae cool.
-Saturday 28 Dec 16:00 Tutti Frutti square, Nerja
-Sunday 29 Dec At the Migel Manga Restaurant (playazo), Nerja, it is recommended to reserve tables Tel  +34 952 52 60 52. FB Link


Rafaguita Band: Sat 28 Dec 11pm, Buddha Bar, free entry. Calle Gloria no. 13
Nerja. FB Link


Rosstown Band: Friday 27 DEC 11pm at La Bamba, La Vinuela. FB Link


Cinema In English – December 26th to 31st
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
-Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Dir. JJ Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver. Daily 12:15, 16:20.
-Last Christmas – Dir. Paul Feig. With Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding. Daily 12:15.
-Frozen 2 – Dir. Jennifer Lee. With Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell. Daily 12:25.
(Thanks for these weekly updates. Happy Holidays Doug! -Ed.)


Soul-vation Northern Soul Motown and More: Fri 27 Dec 9pm. Our Bar, Calahonda
39/40 CC El Zoco, 29649 Mijas FB Link


Festival Birra Rock: Next Saturday 28 December 12pm at the Almijara Craft Brewery (Torrox-Costa) the “I Birra Rock Festival” is celebrated where you can enjoy good micro brew beer, food and music, live at street level. After the performances of the groups there will be a Rabbit Jam for everyone who is encouraged and wants to play sing.
Acts- Betty Loop, The Killer Rockets, Aljamia and Rabbit Jam. FB Link
Map: Map Link


Restaurante Venta El Cortijo Frigiliana New Years Eve: Tuesday 31st DEC 9pm. Art Club Duo. €40 including cava, luxury buffet & coach transport.
MA-5105, 18 Frigiliana 29788.  Please contact us on phone or on FB for more details. Tel.  +34 951 83 57 38  FB Link


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Contact: Malcolm Butcher. Tel: +34 652970608 (Spain) Competa
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SOLD OUT Greek Style New Year’s Eve Party: Greek House Restaurant- Torrox Costa. Tuesday Dec 31 8pm. Limited places, reservations required! If you are interested in spending this special night with Greek flavours, next to the beach but away from the large crowds, please book a place in the restaurant no later than 15 December. Located on the sea promenade, between the Safari bar and Picadero restaurants, BLQ 80 bajo. For information contact us on 642585049. Thanks.  https://la-casita-griega.business.site/
Please note: We will be closed for holiday 16Dec until 7Jan, except for the New Year’s Eve Party.


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


Last Intensive Christmas Spanish Course – BASIC Level – in Malagalingo
You’re still on time!! You’ll speak Spanish at last!!
Check the details below
Intensive Spanish Course – basic level – 18 hours
Basic Level
Dates: January 7 to 11
18 hours/week
-Tuesday 7> 12:00 to 16:00 p.m.
-Wednesday 8> 14:00 to 16:00 p.m.
-Thursday 9> 12:00 to 16:00 p.m.
-Friday 10> 9:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.
-Saturday 11> 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 terrace when the weather is nice
Golden Club 50+ Senior Students
Malagalingo contact info: Facebook: malagalingo
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493


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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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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Beo vision 7-40 Television. 40 Inch (100 cm), with DVD player, Remote control, electric tilt & turn with the remote control. With DVI no HDMI. €100. Bang & Olufsen Item Info Page
Jan/Canillas de Aceituno. 633661957


For Rent: Nerja, Flat/Townhouse, long term. Furnished. Spacious, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), kitchen, living room, balcony, large roof terrace, air-con in living area, ceiling fans in bedrooms and living room, awning over lower balcony, optional sun shade on roof terrace, communal swimming pool and tennis court, easy on-street free parking, great panoramic views of sea and mountains. 725€ per month + bills. More photos on request. Jim/Nerja
jimrsvr@hotmail.com ; +44 7939 578057



Holiday Greetings From Jane&Brian: Glad to hear you are both fit and well! Congratulations on the amazing work you do for everyone. Have a wonderful 2020! Jane n Brian/Nerja

Merry Christmas Naythan, and a very happy New Year from a happy reader.
Sue/Torre del Mar/sjleaker At outlook dOt com


News & Articles

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Scam Alert: The National Police have issued a warning to those living in Spain about a new scam carried out by a criminal gang through the Correos postal service targeting a victim’s bank accounts.
The gang are able to carry out their activities through connections with employees working at Correos, Spain’s most widely used postal service. Here, they are passed customer’s personal details from forms that are filled out and handed over at the counter.
Once the group have a customer’s mobile number, they send an SMS message stating that a parcel was undeliverable and to organise a redelivery through a provided electronic link. Once following the instructions, victims are then prompted to enter their bank details, where the scammers are then able to withdraw money from their bank account.
The National Police have therefore issued a warning to alert those who use Correos to apply extra caution if they receive an SMS and to check the authenticity of it by contacting their local postal office. Anyone who believes they have been a victim of the crime are advised to contact the authorities immediately. Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/12/23/spain-news-expats-in-spain-warned-of-new-scam-targeting-bank-accounts/comment-page-1/

Scam Alert: Wall Street Journal investigation finds Amazon.com selling actual “dumpster trash” food, medicine, cosmetics and supplements as NEW. Items you purchase on Amazon.com that you think are new might actually have been packaged by dumpster divers who scour trash bins to find items they can repackage and sell on Amazon, a shocking Wall Street Journal investigation has found. (WSJ Link https://www.wsj.com/articles/you-might-be-buying-trash-on-amazonliterally-11576599910)
It turns out there are people who now make a living by dumpster diving for products to be re-sold on Amazon.
Read full article at: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-12-17-wall-street-journal-investigation-finds-amazon-selling-actual-dumpster-trash-food.html


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez 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

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