DigameXtra No. 1501 Friday, Jan. 3rd 2020

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Cinema In English – January 1st to 9th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
https://www.cinesur.com/es/cine/el-ingenio
-Richard Jewell – Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Paul Walter Hauser, Olivia Wilde. Wed 1st/Mon/Wed 8th/Thu 9th 16:20; Thu 2nd/Fri/Sat/Sun 12:05,16:20.
-Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – Dir. JJ Abrams. With Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver. Thu 2nd/Tue 7th/Thu 9th 18:00, 21:00.
-Little Women – Dir. Greta Gerwig. With Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson. Tue 7th 18:45, 21:30.
-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 7th they will be screening Little Women (19:10), Richard Jewell (19:20), An Officer and a Spy (19:40), Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (21:00), Knives Out (22:35), The Grudge (22:40) and Cats (22:45). (Thanks Doug. -Ed.)

 

Casa Grande presents The Box Drum Band: On Saturday 4 Jan we will have the great Box Drum Band, dont miss this – everyone should see and dance to these great guys.
Welcome at 7pm on Saturday. The dinner we will serve is Chicken with red curry and rice.
Also tapas with every drink in the bar.
Dinner ticket €17.50 including 1 glass of wine / beer. Pre-booking for dinner please!
Bar tickets 5€ incl 1 glass of wine / beer.
Tel0046 724 49 85 83   http://www.casagrandenerja.com

 

Music: Happy New Year to all the readers of Digame and what better way to start than with a lot of music? Here are the proposals:
1) 3rd January Friday, starting at 20.30, Dana & Gianni (voice and guitar) in concert at Mis Tapitas Billy’s, Puente Don Manuel.Info/booking: 675 660 022 Good food, tapas, drinks. Good characteristic environment, fireplace on and good live music.
2) 4st January Saturday. Starting at 11pm . Water’s Memory (Dana Andrews voice, Letizia Brunetti sax, Gianni Piras guitar) at Soho Amazonico, calle San Lorenzo 25 Malaga. (free entry)
3) 5th January Sunday. Starting at 5 pm Water’s Memory at Terraza Nomada, Hotel Boutique Nomadas, calle Guerrero 3 Malaga (free entry)
“The Memory of Water. The Water doesn’t resist. The Water flows. When you immerse a hand in the water you can only feel a caress. The Water isn’t a wall, it can’t stop you. It goes wherever wants to go and nothing can stop it. The water is patient. The dripping water consumes a stone. Wherever The water passes it brings life, without asking for anything in return. Our body is 70% water and water has a memory. Our trio, completely Made in Italy, joined together as 3 rivers converge, merging completely with a common language: MUSIC. Expressed with great strength and originality. Although We play known and familiar songs from around the world, we give them a very personal touch, with jazz colors, blues style, which implies a lot of improvisation and creativity. The trio plays in tuning 432hz, which through the water present in our body provides a feeling of physical and spiritual well-being, greater than tuning 440 hz.da” (dana10marzo@gmail.com)
More info in facebook: FB Link
Water’s Memory Video: FB Video

The Torrox Spanish History Group: We will be meeting on the 7th January at 11am. The meeting will be held in El Parquesol in El Morche.
-The talk on the 7th January will be “The Making of an Empire” and is about the Arabs after the death of Muhammad up until the Umayyads made their way over to Iberia in 711. In February there will be another talk on the Arabs in Iberia. The title is ‘Islamic Spain : 711 – 1492’.
On the 3rd December we enjoyed a coach trip to Teba based on our talk by Peter Alfondoulis who gave a talk on the battle between the Arabs and the Catholics on the 25th August, 1330 which involved Sir James Douglas who was killed and who was carrying the heart of Robert the Bruce. On the way to Teba we visited El Torcal as well as the Famous Dolmens in Antequera.
On the 11th December we all enjoyed our yearly Christmas Lunch at TK’s in Torrox Costa.
-Our next coach trip will be to Cartagena a very historical port city and naval base in Murcia which was founded by the Carthaginians around 220 B.C.
The Torrox Spanish History Group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 11am in El Morche at the restuarant El Parquesol.
If you would like to know more about the Torrox Spanish History Group then please email me at patricianerja @ hotmail. com. Please remove spaces.

 

HonkyTonk Cats: Happy new year! Here are our upcoming events for the month of
January. See you there!
-Sat. 4th, La Papala Beach, Torremolinos, 16:30hs
-Fri. 10th, Bahia Beach, Torre del Mar, 22:00hs
-Sat. 25th, El Camarote, Caleta de Velez, 13:30hs
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Richard Ray Farrell: FRI 17th of January 8pm – Live at the Cultural Center / theatre in Nerja. FB Link

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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek HouseWill re-open next week. 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

 

BluCee: Do you own a property in the area and leave it empty for extended periods?
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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
Details:
Basic Level
Dates: January 7 to 11
18 hours/week
Schedule:
-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
malagalingo@gmail.com

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center.
-Corner sofa with storage. Beautiful corner sofa with storage reclining headrests pull out footrests. Measurements Width 280cms Length 180cms Price 395€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Large mirror in very good condition. Dimensions 130 x 70 cms. Price €35
-Taurus kitchen steps. Very good condition. Price €30.
Contact mike 618408790. Competa area
email mcauliffe99@hotmail.com

 

For Sale: Computer Case- Zalman Z9 Neo ATX Mid Tower. Only used for around 7 months, as upgraded to Corsair case. As new condition, includes original 5 fans, 2 have blue LED’s. Also comes with 2 Corsair fans purchased separately. The side panel has an acrylic window. 35euros or best offer. More pics on request.
Vanessa,Venta Baja (near La Vinuela)
vanessa.in.spain@gmail.com 663313943

 

For Sale: Game. Hi, any retired ‘bootnecks’ out there ? A new unopened ‘Uckers’. Unwanted gift, 20e. Was £26 plus £18 postage. Tel. Liz/Caleta. 648917219 or
email- wanchaisailor9@gmail.com

 

Boutique Sale: Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, 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 information and bookings please contact 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 January 3rd – Boutique Sale. Please come and join us at our usual Coffee Morning and pick up a bargain.

 

Wanted: Vinyl Records. I’m looking to buy vinyl Records. The genres I’m interested in are: Punk, Indie, Rock, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz. 60’s – 00’s. Albums or singles. Sorry I’m not interested in easy listening, big band, opera or country and western. If you have any of the above please contact me and I’ll visit you at your home. I’m based in Frigiliana however I’ll travel for the right collection. Contact me via
email stokehaggis66@hotmail.com
Tel. 637580051 ; 00447582902899
Thanks, Mark

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Red Cross Christmas: Happy New Year to everyone from Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga!
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our little campaign for the children of needy families for the Christmas season.
If you would like to sign up for our next year project please send us an email to info AT vetiverspain DOT com and we will put you on a list to give you a gentle reminder in November.
Have a great 2020!
David 34 692 288 657
-Christmas Time in Sayalonga, Spain-
Over the last 5 years or so we have participated in a Christmas Gift drive for the needy children. We stress to everyone that the gifts should be mostly clothing but of course some toys.
All gifts are labeled for boy or girl and the age group. Vetiver Spain has worked in conjunction with the Inmobiliaria SayalongaSol, the Red Cross in Velez Malaga, the Nerja 41 Club and of course the Sayalonga Ayuntamiento (Town Hall).
We delivered the gifts to the Red Cross on Friday, December 27th. The gifts will be distributed to the children before 3 Kings Day. This was by far our best year by nearly doubling the amount of gifts from last year. It appears that every year we almost double the amount of donations. We have many friends, neighbours and clients that are now a regular donors every year.
Anna and myself always have believed that Christmas is for the kids. These gifts go to less fortunate children that would not have a Christmas otherwise.
We want to thank everyone that donated this year. It was a great success as you can see in the photos and it is all thanks to you. We photograph the whole process and then donate the photos to various magazines and newspapers throughout the world along with the story.
We hope to see all of you this coming year and if you would like to sign up for next year you can send us an email at info@vetiverspain.com or info@sayalongasol.com.
We want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and Holiday Season and a wonderful and prosperous New Year in 2020!
David y Anna

 

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Windows 7 Countdown: Less than 2 weeks to go…
When Windows 7 reaches its End of Life phase on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system won’t offer help and support if you encounter any problems.
However, that doesn’t mean Windows 7 will stop working on January 14 2020 – you’ll still be able to use Windows 7 for as long as you want. So the good news is that you’re not going to wake up on January 15 to find your Windows 7 PC no longer boots up.
But just because you can continue to use Windows 7 in its End of Life status, it doesn’t mean you should.
The biggest issue with continuing to use Windows 7 is that it won’t be patched for any new viruses or security problems once it enters End of Life, and this leaves you extremely vulnerable to any emerging threats.
What’s more, if a large number of people continue to use Windows 7 after the End of Life date, that will be a big incentive for malicious users to target viruses and other nasties at Windows 7.
So, while Windows 7 will continue to work after January 14 2020, you should start planning to upgrade to Windows 10, or an alternative operating system, as soon as possible.
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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

Taxi
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/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
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