DigameXtra No. 1506 Wednesday, Jan. 8th 2020

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Finnish Fun- Seita & Friends: Wed Jan 8th 7pm. Restaurant Kukko. Seita & friends band starts their 2020 show! Join us for an unforgettable evening with memorable music! Diners should book a table on time (+ 34 646 111 203) because the evenings have been super popular. See you at kuko on Wednesday at 19 pm!
Address: Avda de Los Boliches 4, 29640 Fuengirola FB Link


Walkingfooty Info: New year, want to get heathy?, have fun?, and make a new social circle? We have the answer. Walking footy. We have affiliated clubs up and down the Costa del Sol from Velez Malaga to Benahavis. It’s also great for loneliness and helping to maintain your mental health. In our league our eldest player is called Dieta who is 86 and our youngest is 50. We are inclusive and also encourage women to come along. In fact we have women who play in our league. Thought your footy days were over? Think again. If you can walk you can play. For more details or to ask about your local club please send us a message, or WhatsApp or call me personally on 604174980. FB Link


U2 Tribute: Thursday Jan 9th, doors at 9pm, show at 10. Mark T. Connor & Ron Howells are U2 tribute duo. Plus support act “Back to the 80s” and post show karaoke.
Pl Bonanza, av Bonanza, Benalmadena Costa. Tel 627 474 916 FB Link


Blood Drive: Please come donate. Tuesday 14Jan 5-9pm. Plaza del Ingenio, Frigiliana. Remember if you lived in the UK between 1980 & 1996 you cannot give blood in Spain because of Mad Cow disease concerns. FB Link


La Tapa Market: Los Caracoles del Sevillano – Restaurante, Hotel Rural- with the new year it becomes more attractive!
Sunday 12 January – 13.30H. Live music. Bus Service. 20 euro / drinks included!!
Carretera de Frigiliana – Torrox km 4.5, Torrox 29770. +34 696 89 60 59 FB Link


Restaurante Venta El Cortijo Frigiliana:
–This Sunday 12th January from 2pm we have David Ray & co and of course Marc’s Cavery from 1pm to 4pm. If you are having the Cavery booking is advisable.
-Saturday 18th January 3pm. The Fabulous MITA I MITA Live.
This fabulous Guitar and Keyboard Duo from Fuengirola, bring you the best of Blues, Surf Rock and Reggae. €15 including a hot buffet and coach transport if required. Buffet – served at 16.00h. Reserve direct or with Jackie at The Nerja Household Centre, Castilla Perez, Nerja.
Coach – 13.40h Marinas de Nerja, 13.50h Hotel Riu Monica, 14.00h Nerja Bus Station & 14.10h Frigiliana Bus Station. Venue Location: MA-5105, 18, Frigiliana 29788. Info Tel. +34 951 83 57 38. FB Link


Soul Hunters Band: Cultural Center Villa de Nerja. Sat 11 Jan 8pm €12
Soul, Blues & Funk FB Link


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Nik of all Trades:
Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
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Academia de Idiomas Torrox (AIT): New Spanish classes are starting in January.
Beginners: Mondays and Thursdays from 11:00-12:00. (Start date: 13.01.2020)
Pre-Intermediate: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 13:00 (Start date: 14.01.2020)
Intermediate: Mondays from 12:00 to 13:00 and Fridays from 11:00 to 12:00
Upper-Intermediate: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00.
We also offer one-to-one lessons.
Don’t be afraid, come and have a go. We have been teaching Spanish for more than ten years and we know how to make you speak Spanish in a good atmosphere.
Come and try one lesson in a group. If you don’t like it, you don’t lose anything, but if you never try, you will never know!
If you think it might be for you and would like to take a trial lesson or enrol in one of our courses, send us an email or call us:
We are in c/Almedina 6. Torrox Pueblo. On the main road near the health centre.
Tel.: +34 635 152 447
Email: academiadeidiomastorrox@hotmail.com
You’ll feel welcome!
Academia de Idiomas Torrox (AIT) is accredited by Instituto Cervantes. This Accreditation states a very high quality in all areas of our activity, including academic activities and quality of teaching.


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, it’s great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We now have Moringa trees available. See the photo below.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit the Blue buttons on our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
Contact: Dave
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
website: http://www.vetiverspain.com
Check out a short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.”


For Sale, 3 items: TVs
-LG 32 inch smart tv 120euro
-Samsung 32 inch 100 euro
-matsui 14 inch 40 euro
all in good condition and hdmi sockets
tel morris/nerja 629 806 084


For Sale: Pro-Form Elliptical / Cross-trainer. Console features Six Smart Programs plus Heart Rate. Manual mode and adjustable pedals. Will connect to computer. €100
Roger/Nerja 951468537


For Sale – Electrical Items:
-SKY+HD Box Following upgrade to SKY Q we have a spare. SKY+HD digital video recorder and satellite receiver, 25 GB of storage up to 60 hours of HD with remote and cables. Price 30 Euros
-IPTV Set Top Box. MAG250 High Definition IPTV with cables and remote. Access TV and movies through your digital television service. Price 25 Euros
Juice Extractor. Bagotte 600W 2 Speed juice extractor. Whole fruits and vegetables. Easy Clean. Unwanted gift. Price 30 Euros
Contact Derek in Nerja Tel/WhatsApp on 676 403 669
or email teame@hotmail.co.uk


For Sale: Samsung 46 inch Smart TV. Full HD, 3D, 3 x HDMI, 3 x USB, Ethernet.
For full description and product details, Google the following Model number:
UE46ES6900S. Price: 125 Euros
Please contact Steve Bowen on 610 39 22 94 or
email stevebowen555 @ gmail.com ( no gaps )
Caleta de Velez



Cajamar fraudulent sms warning: Hi Naythan, Please will you warn people of the Cajamar fraudulent sms’ that are being sent out. There is a warning on their website too, but you may get one sent to your phone and not be aware of the message online.
Also many thanks for the great job on my PC with Zorin, it knocks spots off “windows” I am happy!
Susan/El Morche


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New Library Near Nerja Balcon Announced: The new building will be located at
Calle de la Iglesia #1. No timeline has been released yet.

Spain now has a Prime Minister: Spain’s parliament on Tuesday confirmed Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez’s reappointment as prime minister by a razor-thin margin, ending almost a year of political limbo for the eurozone’s fourth-largest economy.

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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
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