DigameXtra No. 1543 Friday, Feb. 14th 2020

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Cinema In English – February 14th to 20th
Cinesur – Velez Malaga El Ingenio
Sonic The Hedgehog – Dir. Jeff Fowler. With Jim Carrey, James Marsden. Fri/Wed 21:20; Sat/Sun 12:30, 21:20; Mon/Tue/Thu 17:10, 19:15, 21:20.
-Birds Of Prey: And The Fabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn – Dir. Cathy Yan. With Margot Robbie, Rosie Perez. Tue 17:55, 20:05, 22:25.
-Fantasy Island – Dir. Jeff Wadlow. With Michael Peña, Maggie Q. Tue 18:05, 20:15, 22:25.
-For opera lovers, there will be a screening of Puccini´s Turandot from the Teatro Real, Madrid. This will be on Thursday 20th at 20:00.
-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 18th they will be screening Judy (17:00), Fantasy Island (21:30), JoJo Rabbit (18:30), 1917 (19:35), Bombshell (20:30) and Birds Of Prey (22:20). (Thanks Doug! -Ed.)


Live music this Sunday: At 1.30 pm at “la Vaqueria“ Benamargosa with “The Fruitcakes“& friends. Great buffet with many veggie choices as well. dpgstewart At icloud dOt com


CORRECTED PIC: 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.


Fuengirola’s Perrock festival returns: On February 23, the IX edition of Perrock, a rock festival that donates all its collection to different animal shelters of the town and its surrounding areas, will be held in the Fuengirola Feria ground. José Manuel Martín, Councillor for Youth, has announced this year’s event. “This festival of music will be held from 11am to 11pm. During this time, a dozen artists will perform on stage, including Paco Ventura, guitarist of the famous band Medina Azahara and his son, Gato Ventura, as headliners this year,” explained Martin. In addition to these singers, the bands that have already confirmed attendance at the event are The Coovers, Crummy, Tribute Rock Band, 5 d’Copas, Rewind Band and Moon Rockets. “There will also be stands for animal shelters, vegetarian food stalls and even a performance by the canine patrol,” said Martin, who has encouraged pet lovers to attend the event, even accompanied by their faithful friends.



ON SALE– Catalan flamenco singer Miguel Poveda: Opening this year the V Edition of the Marenostrum Fuengirola on May 16 with his Flamenco show ‘El Tiempo Pasa Volando’. The Catalan singer is celebrating his thirty years on stage. If you have a Spanish person you’ve been wanting to ask out but have been hesitating, unsure of the response you’d receive, get few tickets and invite them and a few friends to this concert. Flamenco is best when you share it with friends. Your “Spanish crush” be sure to accept your invitation to this glamorous high society meets Flamenco event. Dress up (see pic of classic Andaluz Flamenco apparel) and buy more than your share of rounds and you’ll be sure to get a second date sans chaperones.
Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased through www.marenostrumfuengirola.com and www.riffmusic.eshttps://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/13/fuengirola-announce-flamenco-star-to-appear-on-the-costa-del-sol/



Nerja Classical Guitar concert, only €10: Hello readers.
Many have enjoyed the Guitar performances on the Nerja Balcon over the last few years. Pablo Alcazar is also performing at the Nerja Cultural Centre on Saturday 15 Feb at 20:00. Pablo studies Classical Guitar at University of Malagar and brings to life the famous works of Tarrega, Albeniz, Sor etc. etc. Please support real music
Tony/Nerja ; sjc2714@gmail.com


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Greek restaurant in Torrox Costa!:  Greek House. 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: A Happy New Year from Casa Magel to all our past and future guests.
Casa Magel Valle De Abdalajis Malaga
We are now taking bookings for the new year and spring breaks.
-Our ever popular 2 night stay with breakfast and 1 evening 3 course meal for 2 with wine is still available at a cost of 120€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
-3 nights stay with breakfast, I evening 3-course meal for 2 with wine and an evening of tapas in a local bar at a cost of 175€ for 2 sharing a double en-suite room.
Our rooms are nicely decorated and furnished and with comfy beds.
We have a large garden and an Andalucian fully fitted kitchen area with BBQ and comfortable outside space for our guests to use. Large pool in season.
There are lots to do in the area, walk the famous Camino Del Rey, visit the beautiful Ardales lakes.
Antequera is a must to visit, a beautiful town with 27 churches, the most for a town in Spain.
The rock formations at El Torcal are an unforgettable sight.
We are close to an organic Bodega where you can have a tour with tapas for 20€ per person or add an extra 15€ per person and finish with 3-course lunch with wine, all in all, a great experience.
The house is lovely, the food is yummy, the hosts are friendly and welcoming and the views and sunsets are amazing
You can book extra nights for 55€ per room.
Looking for that perfect present for that special person, well here it is.
We can provide personalised vouchers, for birthdays, anniversaries or just to treat someone.
Contact Casa Magel at casamagel@yahoo.com
website http://www.casamagel.com or
ring 722879503/ 632298062.
We get booked up quite quickly so don’t miss out on that special date.


Malagalingo: Are you going to do something NEW this year?
Come with us to have FUN while learning SPANISH
-less struggle, more joy > you’ll speak Spanish at last
-conversational approach
-also if your are just passing through
-single lessons for conversation from 5€
-relaxed and fun atmosphere. On our outdoor terrace when the weather is nice
-certified native Spanish teachers
-in Torrox Costa. Very simple and free parking always available
-also Skype or Whatsapp lessons
-Golden Club 50+ students aged
-you are invited to attend your first lesson for FREE!!!
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Tel.:/Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
Facebook: malagalingo


MS Bespoke Joinery
With over 30 years experience in all aspects of Carpentry and Joinery in the UK and Spain, I am able to offer my services along the Costa del Sol, including inland.
Range of skills include:
1st and 2nd fix Carpentry
Wood flooring installation
Bespoke Joinery — doors, windows, etc.
Custom made furniture
Fitted wardrobes
Kitchen fitting and refurbishment
No job too small — furniture repair, flat-pack construction, shelving, etc.
Contact Mick at +34 696161 951 or +44 7575 597060
Email: CoExGal@aol.com


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Funky 3 drawers unit Measurements Width 51.50cms Depth 35cms Height 63cms
Price 85€
-Very creative up cycled square coffee table. Natural wood with colored chalk pebbles waxed. Measurements Width 58cms Depth 58cms Height 46cms €115
-Beautiful unit been taken back to natural with a chalk paint and waxed.It comes with a piece of glass to protect the glass. Measurements
Width 105cms Depth 42cms Height 82cms €150
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale, 3 items:
-Silvercrest red kettle. Hardly been used. 1.7L. 12.00€
-Arinsal white kettle, very clean and in very good condition. 1.7L. 10.00€
-3 tier table. 76cm H. 51cm W. 36cm D. 12.00€.
Mark, Torrox. 617 820 002 (also on whatsapp)


Electric heater for sale and free TV:
-Dugan DG-9372 four bar (400W each) swing electric heater for sale. As new, still boxed, used very little (before installation of air-conditioning/heating), complete with instruction manual €15
-Ansonic 80cm TV Model 32HD1. Left in garage by previous owner.Looks in good condition but don’t know if it works. No remote. Free for collection.
Veronica, Benajarafe 00353876163367
veeanderson57 at gmail dot com


Free Wall panel heaters: 3 wall panel heaters free to collect from Competa. Appear to work perfectly, however I have never used them.
tadgh ; barretttadgh@yahoo.com


For Sale: as new electric heater 30 euros
Tel David 678948661, Punta Del faro, Torrox Costa


For Sale: Yamaha Keyboard; PSR E223 Entry-Level Portable Keyboard. Portable Grand Button for incredibly realistic grand piano sound, Interactive Yamaha Education Suite features “Listen and Learn”, Sound effect kit includes cool sounds and grooves, GM plus Yamaha XGlite- compatible, Real stereo with bass ports creates remarkable sound quality, Chord dictionary for learning chords and built-in metronome, One-touch settings provide automatic set up by music genre, 9 digital reverb effects, 102 internal songs for learning or listening, 32-note polyphony, Cool design and new demo song, Bass ports create a richer sound, New chorus on the effects, Changed digital volume control to analog (rotary knob), Keys: 61 full-size, LCD display. Headphone Jack, Music rest, ETC, ETC.
Includes; Power supply, FC4 foot pedal, Instruction manual, Various music books.
Perfect condition/working order.
€60 Buyer collects, Ann & David, Almayate, (Torre Del Mar).
Mobile; 699666722



Dog Care: Our regular dog sitter is unable to help us as she is already fully booked! I need someone to care for our fur baby for five nights next month (19 to 23 March inclusive). A traditional kennel business is not suitable: I am seeking someone who only takes in one or two dogs at a time, possibly has dog(s) of their own, and would treat mine as one of the family.
Ours is a small (4.5kg), castrated male, 6 years old, Chihuahua cross. He shares our home with an elderly cat and loves a lap and cuddles.
If you are that special person, or can recommend someone who is, please message me on WhatsApp/SMS 616 639 831 or email juliedaveclarke@protonmail.com. Thank you. Julie Clarke


Action for Animals: A big thank you for the €348 raised on Wednesday’s quiz at Bar Cerezo. Everyone had a good time while helping us to carry on our work with the local animals.
Details for the March quiz will be posted nearer the time.
Megan, (Cómpeta) 642199382


Gardening Information: Does anyone have a phone number for a gardener who I know works in the Torrox Campo area, his name is Rafael and I have met him before but do not have a contact number for him.
I know Rafael has an English partner more than that I don’t know.
My gardener has ceased working and I cannot manage the garden myself but need someone who knows what they are doing and can work on their own initiative and I know Rafael has these attributes.
Email : lilian.maddison@btopenworld.com
or Whatsapp : 638897797


Vehicle annual and Urbano taxes: It may just be my naivety but I have recently suffered twice from the same lack of knowledge and I thought readers might learn from my mistake.
Last year we sold our house and separately our car and assumed that the dues to the Town hall would be time apportioned between buyer and seller.
We now find out that if you are registered as the owner on 1stJan you are liable for the whole year and can only change that responsibility for the following year.
Obviously armed with this knowledge you can negotiate this with the buyer before sale but it is too late afterwards.
Yours, Alan/Nerja, ablenerja AT gmail DoT com


News & Articles

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Luxury Outlet McArthurGlen Opens In Malaga: The long-awaited Plaza Mayor outlet is now open, from 10:00 to 22:00. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/02/13/finally-the-luxury-outlet-mcarthurglen-in-spains-malaga-plaza-mayor-opens-today/


Spanish Congress approves first step toward an euthanasia law: With 201 votes in favor, 140 against – from the conservative Popular Party (PP) and the far-right Vox – and two abstentions, Congress agreed to consider the initiative, which will now enter a period of amendments and go to the congressional Health Committee for negotiations. Full article:


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Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
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Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
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