DigameXtra No. 1541 Wednesday, Feb. 12th 2020

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Richard Ray Farrell with the best of acoustic blues: February 14th Friday at 20:00 pm at the Casa de la Cultura de Almuñécar. Blues, folk and Americana.
Puerta de Puerta de Granada, 19 Bajo, 18690 Almuñécar
Phone +34 958 88 19 82

 

Phoenix events:
The Phoenix club is based in Torre del Mar.
February
21st – Trip to Almeria city. Price €29pp includes Guided tour, entry to the Cathedral & coach fare.
March
6th – Gib €12pp includes drivers tip 08.30 start
27th – Trip to Ecija, Seville Province with guide €22pp includes visiting 3 monuments. Also known by the nickname of the “city of towers”, because 11 towers, nine steeples, and a great many churches, palaces and viewing points rise above its houses, Écija constitutes one of finest collections of monumental buildings in the province. Bordering on the province of Córdoba, 88 km from Seville, stands Écija, a wealthy cereal producing town on the banks of the river Genil. It was Phoenician and later Roman, from which period it still preserves a splendid collection of mosaics. Outstanding among the religious monuments are the churches of Santa María, from the 18th century; San Gil, from the 15th century and in the Gothic-Mudejar style; Concepción, from the 17th century; and Descalzos, a baroque church from the 17th century. Prominent examples of civil architecture are the wonderful palaces, some of them declared to be National Monuments, like that of the Marquis of Benamejí, from the 18th century, or Peñaflor, famous for its long balcony and its paintings on the façade. The squares, fountains and miradors complete this exceptionally beautiful urban and architectural ensemble.
All our trips include the driver’s gratuity of €1. Pick ups in Maro, BP Garage Torrox, Algarrobo, Torre del Mar and the A1 Garden Centre – depending on direction of travel
For more information contact Gail on 951067723, by email phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or check out our Facebook page

 

Coraxalia choir has moved: We have moved our rehearsal room. It’s only 30 mins. from Torrox pueblo. Choir members live in Nerja and Torrox so car sharing available.
Do you like singing? Would you like to join a choir? We are inviting new singers to become members of the local, long-established choir, Coral Coraxalia under the leadership of Eusebio Pita. Great, friendly atmosphere, all nationalities, good repertoire, performances and concerts, social events, possible touring, etc. Rehearsals Thursdays 17.30 – 20.00 in the room under Inmobiliaria Maroma Estate Agents on the opposite side of the road to Arkwrights Supermarket, (on the left at the crossroads in Puente Don Manuel A402) Plenty of free parking. Come along to a rehearsal and hear us and decide if you’d like to join us! For more information call 689 111 352 email eucorax@hotmail.com
Directions – From Torre Del Mar. From the shopping mall motorway Junction 272, take the A356 towards the mountains. Just before the reservoir, take the A402 on the right towards Periana/Alcaucín and continue to Puente Don Manuel where you go left at the crossroads and the Estate Agents is right there, on the left. The rehearsal room is underneath.

 

Bowls: A challenge for any golfer or bowls player who believes they are good at reading the breaks and borrows on a green.
Come and join us for a game of bowls on our green at a beautiful location in the hills above Velez-Malaga.
Similar to flat green bowling, but with some unique slopes and breaks to master, you will find a two hour session both mentally challenging and a good refreshing workout.
We dress casually, and all you need is a pair of light flat shoes.
We can provide the bowls needed, and give tuition on the rules of the game and the bowling techniques required.
Our regular players are both male and female, and we believe in an informal and friendly atmosphere. As an added bonus tea and cakes are provided after the game is finished, adding to the social side of the day.
We play regularly on Mondays and Thursdays. We can make arrangements to play any other day of the week if required.
Come on, enjoy a game, and make new friends. Beginners most welcome.
Contact Mike Hood on 661 234 095 or 951 567 005.
E-mail: mikehood1943@gmail.com

 

Old Time Music Hall: Wednesday February 19 until Sunday February 23. Salon Varietes Theatre in Fuengirola. Pack Up Your Troubles and book now for The Marvellous Music Hall with performances nightly at 7.30pm except Sunday at 7pm.
Visit www.salonvarietestheatre.com to book, call the Box Office on 952 474 542 between 11am and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday or one hour before any show! Photo:Salon Varietes
More details: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/11/music-hall-at-its-best-on-the-costa-del-sol-spain/

 

Exhibition charts Costa Almeria shipwreck and maritime event history: A fascinating exhibition charting the history of shipwrecks and events on the high seas in Almeria opened this week at Vera’s Victoria convent.
The Victoria Convent, also called Padres Mínimos Convent and San Francisco de Paula is located in C/ Villar with C/ Victoria (streets), few minutes from Plaza Mayor (square), in the andalusian town of Vera, Almeria. Photo:Ayuntamiento de Vera. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/11/vera-exhibition-charts-costa-almeria-shipwreck-and-maritime-event-history/

 

Cambayá Club de Blues: Sat. 15Feb 7:30pm
Blues Session with Richard Ray Farrell, Jose Fernandez (guitarist Lito Blues Band), Jhonny Serrano and Sergio Diaz. Come help us celebrate Thirty Years of the Blues in Antequera! This promises to be a very special Blues event with some of the region’s top talent. Don’t be suprised if a special guest or 2 show up to sit in. Arrive early if you want a good seat.
Hosted by a cultural association which dedicates its activity mainly to music, concerts and exhibitions.
Location- Polígono La Azucarera, 39 Antequera 29200. Tel. 674045173 FB Link

 

Disco Under the Stars featuring Sister Sledge and Shalamar:
The Disco Party of the summer with Sister Sledge that will perform all their hits like “We are Family”, “Lost in Music” and many more. Shalamar will be opening the event with more disco hits. Plus Kique Gold will be at the Dj Table. €35 Tickets are selling fast!
For Tickets go to www.rocklounge.com or call +34 638 422 445 (WhastApp too)
Address: CC Guadalmina IV, Planta 1ª Oficina 84, Marbella 29670

 

Love Pirates Festival: 08 – 10 May 9am. Camping los Bermejales.
We are creating a revolution in festival culture.
We are holding a festival! Near Granada stunning lakeside space, campsite so great facilities, arena live music and dance tent as well as well-being and fabulous kids area, will be a magic few days!
Tickets just 25€ plus camping of your choice, even posh bungalows!
We bring to you this unique family festival as a space to spend quality time with those you love.
Let us dance, share ideas, enjoy and ultimately, change the world for our future generations.
At only 25€ per person this is an event not to miss out, camping and food are your only extras and these are priced extremely fairly as we are strictly NOT FOR PROFIT!
https://www.thelovepirates.com/

 

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Nik of all Trades: Services Available for home, garden and office.
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.
Small construction/demolition jobs – walls, fencing, guttering, tiling etc. from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Painting and decorating – interior or exterior, tools all supplied, materials extra at cost – from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ or fixed price quote if you prefer.
Electrical work and Plumbing – I have a UK qualified electrician/plumber to call on should you require this type of work.
Evenings, weekends and holidays both Spanish and English are all included at no extra cost
Check my website for examples of my work www.nikofalltrades.es
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Cleaning Services offered: Two people offered for cleaning the villas, like maintenance of garden and pool, cleaning of sheets and towels in laundry, and getting it ready for the next guests. Preferable in the area of Vélez Málaga, Viñuela and Puente Don Manuel, contact to e- mail:
marialopso@hotmail.com ; Maria/Vélez Málaga

 

New Indoor Cycle classes (128 places): At the multi-purpose sports pavilion in Velez-Malaga. The sports hall which already offers a wide range of activities and includes an indoor swimming pool, has a total capacity for around 3,000 users per month. “High-end bicycles” will be made available to carry out this new activity.
The Indoor Cycle classes, which will start on March 1st, will last 50 minutes and will take place twice a week; available in two shifts, Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday. The activity will start at 9:00 and 10:00 in the morning and at 19:00 and 20:00 in the evening.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/11/spains-velez-malaga-city-council-incorporates-a-new-municipal-sports-activity/

 

Work Wanted: Young man with a high level of English is offered to work as a companion translator in town hall, hospital, courts and offices, I can also work elsewhere, preferably in Torre del Mar and Vélez Málaga, to contact: Fernando/Vélez Málaga
marialopso@hotmail.com

 

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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 the short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.”

 

For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Chest of drawers bedside table & matching mirror Measurements Mirror 65cms wide 85cms high
Chest of drawers 82.5cms wide 42cms deep 118cms high
Bedside unit 51.5cms wide 35cms deep 63cms high Price 250€
-Matching bedroom suite Consists Chest of drawers 2 bedside units Measurements Width 84cms Depth 42cms Height 123cms Width 48cms Depth 36cms Height 66cms Price 315€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Stainless Steel Fridge. A Fagor Inovation fridge in good condition for sale height 174cm X 60 can be seen working. Cómpeta Price 90€
telephone David 666 88 66 11

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-4 outdoor dining chairs 25 euro
-1 white round plastic table 10 euro
-2 recliners/sun lounges 50 euro
Tadgh/Competa
barretttadgh@yahoo.com

 

For Sale: Red and black sofa bed.
Very comfortable and in excellent condition.
In our holiday home in Torrox Pueblo so it has had very little use as a sofa and only slept on 2 or 3 times when grandchildren have visited. Easy to convert to a very comfortable double bed with one easy action!
Measurements are across – 190cm. Depth – 88 cms
Please note we are in Torrox between 15th and 20th Feb for viewings/collection. Jackie. More pics on request.
Please ring 07966773748 or
email jacquelinesebury@aoldotcom

 

For Sale: Two Lynx gas heaters (no bottle only regulators). Clean, working condition. 30€ each or both for 50€
Joy 610955826 Torrox

 

For Sale: Very comfortable armchair. Has three seat positions. In excellent condition. No wear and tear and no stains. Cover unzips for washing. Only 8 months old. Reason for sale the colour does not go with my new sofas. 80 euros. More pics on request. Call mavis on 626134579 we are on the road between puente don manuel and alcaucin

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-‘living flame’ fire solid granite fire suitable for indoors or patio, runs on ethanol gel. See “Living Flame’ website for more details. 50 euros.
-Quality shredder, bought in January used for 3 days. Cost 65 euros sell for 30.
-It Knic German humidifier/mister stops air drying out with
A/C. Prevents chest problems. Used for two months only. 30 euros call Maria 605558543 frigiliana

 

Wanted: a Tennis Racket. Please phone Michael/Torrox on 648203157.

 

Recommendations

Physiotherapy recommendation wanted: hi..my name is phil..im irish, staying in competa for a couple of months, ive got a sore neck..i think its a trapped nerve.. so im wondering is there a physio therapist..or massage person i can visit for treatment nearby…and is it expensive..thanks
playon.po@gmail.com

 

Stolen e bike: Dear digamigos! My beloved e bike, red, with battery (i know, stupid) make; off course has been stolen on Sunday night from Nueva Nerja, Calle Andalucia in Nerja.
Any information about this bike is very welcome. If it leads to the recovery ( and it’s still ok) I will pay 100 e as a reward. Thanks for your kind help!!!
Julia Nerja 694448600

 

Wasp Control wanted: Can anyone recommend someone to treat our roof for wasp prevention, Canillas/Competa area?
We used to use an English guy called Richard, but his number is not answering now. Thanks in advance.
Mitch 616 891 473 (watsapp)
mitchbanjo@hotmail.com

 

Recommendations Wanted: Alterations and Dry Cleaners
Can anyone suggest from experience someone who can carry out alterations to men’s trousers. Also, recommendations for the best dry cleaners near to El Morche.
Please contact Steve/El Morche by email agentthommo@icloud.com Tia.

 

News & Articles

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Almuñécar Now Has Its First Dog Park: It is located in the northern area of the Gardens of Al Hoceima. This enclosure, which covers an area of 420 m², will be for the exclusive use of canine pets, where they can be left loose, but accompanied at all times by their owner who needs to be of legal age.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/11/spains-almunecar-now-has-its-first-dog-park/

 

Malaga turf war sees gangs use assault rifles on the Costa del Sol: Increasing aggressions between gangs in the province of Malaga has led its members to have to demonstrate who is top dog. Gang members have taken the “war” in turf war literally and begun to use assault rifles, such as the AK-47, or even explosives. It is in high peaks of conflict between clans, for drug or family reasons, that they are used.
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/11/malaga-turf-war-sees-gangs-use-assault-rifles-on-the-costa-del-sol/

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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
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