DigameXtra No. 1497 Saturday, Dec. 28th 2019

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Plaza Party: Sat 28 Dec starts at 2pm in Plaza Tutti Frutti, Nerja. Music by Proyecta Mandarina (4pm) and DJs. Free migas!


New Year’s Eve Party with Flash Time: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 9 PM – 4 AM. €5 entry. Location- Pogs, Calle Lamo de Espinosa, 29640 Fuengirola FB Link


New Year’s Eve with Miss Fortune: TUE, DEC 31 AT 9 PM. Bar Atila – Puente don Manuel, Alcaucín. Just come along and enjoy an evening of music and fun! Free Entry
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Timbalito Street concert: SAT, DEC 28 4:00 PM. Chiringuito Bambu, Paseo Andrés Segovia, 18697 La Herradura. +34 958 82 72 27.  FB Link


New Years Eve with the Swing Girls: Dec 31 at 9 AM – Jan 1, 2020 at 1:30 AM.
Restaurante El Trocadero, Benalmadena. See FB page for map. FB Link


The Salon Varietes Theatre: NOISES OFF. Tues 21st – Sun 26th Jan 2020
The funniest play of all time?
You decide as director David Vincent shepherds his cast through the pitfalls of the final dress rehearsal, taking a look both onstage and backstage at what really goes on in putting a stage show together!
A real coup for the Salon Varietes Theatre, this is a technically adventurous production that is sure to have you belly-laughing off all those seasonal excesses!
To book: please visit our website www.salonvarietestheatre.com
or call in person or telephone the Box Office on 952474542 between 11:00 and 2:30 Monday to Friday or from one hour before any Salon show. (Box Office closes 26th, 27th of December and 1st January)  FB Link


Galeón Andalucía Docked in Malaga: The ship is docked and open to the public at Muelle Uno (Pier 1) where it will remain until 12 Jan. This is a replica of the old Spanish galleon ships that were sailed to the Americas. On board, visitors will be able to tour the five decks, including artillery and cellar, discover their imposing maneuvers, rigging, the command deck, the admiral’s room, the routes they charted, the dangers they faced, the hardness of life on board, its treasures, merchandise and all the details of these famous ships of our history. Also, from January 7 to 10, guided visits will be made to educational centers, associations and other entities who wish to learn from the crew themselves about the history and experiences of this unique vessel.
Place- Pier 1 in the Port of Malaga.
Dates– Until January 12
Schedule– From 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (December 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; January 1: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Price- Adults, 7 euros. Children, from 5 to 10 years, 4 euros. Families: 18 euros (two adults plus up to three children from 5 to 10 years old. Free for children under 5 years old.


The Picasso Museum in Malaga Holiday Schedule: Will  be open during its usual winter hours from 10 am to 6 pm, with reduced hours from 10 am to 3 pm on December 31 and January 5, and is closed on January 1 and January 6.
Organisers have announced different activities for all audiences to enjoy as a family during the Christmas holidays. The Galatea company will present ‘Naturalistas en el Museo’, a work in which the character of a painting escapes and discovers a wonderful garden to share with all the children of the public. The rest of the characters will appear as puppets, representing each season, for example, in autumn there are dry leaves that dance in the wind and an explosion of colour will come with spring. This activity, with limited capacity, lasts 30 minutes and is free for children accompanied by a paying adult. Info: http://www.museopicassomalaga.org


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center.
-Aspes dishwasher with instructions Measurements Width 59cms Height 86cms Depth 60cms Price 95€
-White rectangular table with 4 immaculate chairs Measurements Length 125cms Width 75cms Price 125€
-Up cycled lamp table Mosaic top with blue and creme chalk paint and waxed Measurements  52 cm diameter 46 cm high Price 75€
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For Sale: Marble stone Infrared heating with thermostat 800W (2 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


Wanted: Washing machine. Not worried what it looks like but must be in good working order. 50 euros Max.
Tel: John/Competa on 663 578 150 Whatsapp.

Wanted: Bar stools. We are looking for bar stools (no backs) to be used as pedestals for sculptures for an art gallery. Condition not important as they will be draped with a white cloth. Please contact Norma in Velez at: norma2kk@aol.com. Thank you very much! (PS: I’ll be leaving town on Sunday for a week!).

News & Articles

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Misleading labeling means that many people are not aware that many food products are being imported: As Spaniards prepare to sit down for their Christmas feast, they may be surprised to learn that much of their food has come from outside of Spain. The lamb being sold as Spanish may in fact be from Italy or France; the hake may come from the waters of northern Europe, Chile or Angola, and there is a 60% chance that the bass has not come from a fish farm in Guadalajara, in central Spain, but from Turkey, and a 20% chance it has come from Greece. Photo:JAIME VILLANUEVA/El Pais Full article at: https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/12/24/inenglish/1577180392_865848.html


Nerja Beach Improvements Coming: The Andalucian Board has granted the Nerja Council, through the Ministry of Tourism, a subsidy of €352,321.28 for the acquisition of material and machinery that improves accessibility, cleanliness and safety for the beaches in the area. It is the only municipality on the Costa del Sol Oriental-Axarquía that has achieved this funding. Full article: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/12/23/axarquia-news-improvement-subsidy-in-nerja/


Churches / Worship

Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in Nerja, or are visiting the Nerja area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ The King in Nerja. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee & biscuits. Why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30.
Prayer Meetings on Thursdays at 11.00.
Facebook: https://fb.me/FOJCTK
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/CN8qXQJUfms


Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Whatsapp: +34.634540519


Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
website: https://evangelicalchurchelpuente.com


Welcome to the services of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar:
Our parish seeks to serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the mainly English-speaking community in Nerja, Almuñécar, and surrounding area. It is our commitment to draw them into a closer relationship with God and his church. We are kindly offered the use of local Roman Catholic churches.
Sunday Eucharist Services
9.30 am – Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Chapel). This small chapel is situated towards the western end of the beach and set back near the Chinasol Hotel and seafront. There is a Eucharist every Sunday from November through to March, and there is a Eucharist service on every alternative Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in April, May, September and October). There are no services during the hot summer months of June, July and August.
12.00 noon – Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucía. There is a Eucharist service at this time throughout the year. The church is within easy walking distance of the first large roundabout as you drive into town from the Malaga direction, by the bus station.
All further information regarding the parish and the weekly services is to be found on our website – www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk
If you wish to contact us directly, the e-mail is; cofenerja@gmail.com
The Revd Nigel Thomas, Priest in Charge


Church Services in English, Cómpeta:
There will be a celebration of the Holy Communion on
-Tuesday the 24th of December (Christmas Eve) at 5.30 p.m. (The First Communion for Christmas). At the Parish Church, Plaza Almijara.
-Normal Services at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar.
Our thanks, as ever, to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga
Enquiries to the Rector of the Congregation of St. Barnabas:
952 03 04 61


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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

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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

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

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