DigameXtra No. 1560 Monday, March 2nd 2020

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Free Guitar Masterclass: Coming up is our fourth week, we only have seven members, but if you like to strum or sing along, everyone is welcome to this free event.
Los Amigos, Torrox Park, Every Monday, 2.00 until 4.00
Songs we have done- Oh Carol, End of the line, Sloop John B, Have you ever seen the rain, Walk of Life, Boots are made for walkin, Blowin in the Wind, Road to Hell, Country Road, You’ve got to Hide your love away, Wish you were here, Knocking on heavens door
New Songs for this week- Folsom Prison Blues, It’s a Heartache, Hotel Califonia, Johnny B Goode, Ob la de ob la da, Piano Man, This ole House, King of the road, Dirty Ole Town, Where do you go to
Al Bath Torrox Costa ; alanbath122@gmail.com


Torrox guided walking tour: Salvador, from the Torrox information office, will be giving a guided history tour of Torrox pueblo starting at the Casa restaurante at 10.30 monday 2 March. Free.
Info 618 483 391
Meet outside Restaurante La Casa, Plaza Constitution.
A free guided walking tour showing the Moorish urban structure of Torrox, it’s whitewashed walls, narrow, winding streete and pointing out historic facts, events and buildings that exist here. Come and join us! We hope you enjoy it. For more info contact Pete on 618 483 391


Bill Bailey’s new show “Larks in Transit” comes to the Costa del Sol: Thursday, March 5th. 8:30pm. Travelers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a traveling comedian.
Auditorio Municipal Príncipe de Asturias
Calle Pedro Navarro Bruna, s/n – Recinto Ferial,
29620 Torremolinos Tel. +34 952 05 02 93
€35 General admission.
Info & Tickets at https://billbailey.co.uk/live/


Simply Red / Mick Hucknell: A tribute concert.
Tuesday. 3rd March 2020
La Raqueta, Nerja
Tel: 951 83 57 96 for bookings.


Mamma Mia! “The COSTA Party!”: Tues, 10th March 2020
La Sala, Puerta Banus. Tel: 952 81 41 45
Bookings must be made directly with the venue.
When you enter the restaurant, we really want you to feel as if you’re right in the heart of ABBA-land. We want you to feast on mouth-watering Mediterranean food & drink, while all your favourite ABBA songs are performed by singers mingling with you. Audience participation is inevitable, as we all love ABBA!


Nerja Cultural Center:
-Saturday March 7, 7pm. Exceptional saxophone artist Johan Stengard
(ABBA, Michael Bolton, Sammy Davis Jr, etc) with pianist, and guests. Plus classic flamenco – Cuadro Flamenco – a world class performance, and Latino singer artist Spencer Intimo. A two act concert deluxe! Tickets €15 Tel 902 646 289


Stray Dogs Jam: At the Family Bar, Wednesday March 4th at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Live band and jam session .all gear provided.
The Family Bar, Puerto Deportivo 317, 29640 Fuengirola FB Link


Mario’s Farewell Gig: Friday march 6th 7pm at Taberna El Mirador (Mango’s) Los Romanes, c/ Virgen de la Milagrosa #18. FB Link


The Parrot – Nerja: We will be reopening Friday March 6th. The Parrot is Nerja’s go to place for cocktails and is now a popular large venue for weddings and parties. This is Nerja’s best location and ambience for your events with the shady terraces of Party Central- Plaza Tutti Frutti; no traffic or ugly parking lots in sight. Several hotels, from budget priced to 4 star, within 100 meters to house your guests. Address is Plaza Tutti Frutti, Nerja 29780. Tel.  +34 699 59 78 80


The Nerja Players Present “RUMPOLE”
Rumpole of the Bailey, the heroic barrister for the defense, created by former barrister, John Mortimer, has been summoned to the north of England to defend an actress accused of murdering her husband. As usual, the cards are stacked against him. Will Rumpole succeed in this chilly clime, new to him? Find out in “Rumpole and the Show Folk”, adapted and directed by Marty Margulies and featuring Alasdair Fox as Rumpole. The Nerja Players will present a dramatized reading of this entertaining courtroom drama Tuesday, March 3, at 7 PM at the Nerja Bridge Club at the top of C/Castilla Perez. Doors open at 6:30. If you would like to sit close to the stage in the “jury section”, come early. For further details please see our website: https://www.thenerjaplayers.com/


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Beautiful Castillan sideboard natural top Emile & grey chalk paint with clear wax Measurements Width 161cms Depth 37cms Depth 81cms Price 180€ .
-Up cycled Castillan table with 4 matching chairs. Stripped back to natural and waxed with chalk paint Price 275€ ( private message for measurements). Matching sideboard Measurements Width 150cms Depth 40cms Height 76.50cms Price 180€
-Mirror Width 134cms Length 55cms Price 75€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429


For Sale, 3 items:
-Glass and metal table 25€
-2 new IKEA white wood metal legs chairs 10€ each
-IKEA useful wooden stool 8€
Sandra, Nerja area
00447921720975 msg or WhatsApp


Wanted: Water butt. We are putting guttering up on our casa, just wondering if anyone has a water butt they want to sell. Can collect. John / Olive , Manzano Bajo. Torrox. Phone 0044 7501182382 or 658046629 or
email: o j r 49@ hotmail.co.uk



Thank you: Naythan thank you for all of the advice and information you have given us particularly over the last few days. Been a big saver and I have learned so much more about keeping my PC safe. Diana / Canillas de Albaida ; djandrj aT gmail d0t c0m
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News & Articles

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El Classico Final Score, Sunday March 1st: Real Madrid 2 – Barcelona 0


Epic Fail For Elon Musk’s SpaceX Rocket: Video showed the silo-shaped tank assembly for the prototype known as Starship SN1 wreathed in light and vapor during the test, which was conducted with inert liquid nitrogen. At about 10 p.m. CT (8 p.m. PT), the tank popped. The structure imploded as it flew into the air, then fell to the ground. “Not much to worry about here,” Next Spaceflight’s Michael Baylor tweeted. “Test, fail, fix, test, fail, fix is SpaceX’s game. They will learn from it and get it right.”  https://www.geekwire.com/2020/spacexs-starship-sn1-prototype-blows-pressure-test-texas-pad/



RECALL NOTICE:  Asda, Tesco’s and Waitrose urgently recall food products over safety fears. If you have bought any of the below products, do not consume them.
Instead return them to the shop, where you will be given a full refund.
Here’s a look at the product recalls issued over the past week,
Asda: John West Sardines in Tomato Sauce 120g
Tesco: Spring Home TYJ Spring Roll Pastry 550G
Tesco: Nissin Demae Ramen Spicy Noodles 100G
Waitrose: Duchy Organic Almonds 150g
Waitrose: Arthouse Unlimited – Turtles Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Caramel
Waitrose: Biscottilicious – Salted Caramel Crunch Biscotti / Mixed Box
All items are reported to be contaminated or missing vital ingredients which can cause serious issues for people with allergies.
Please return all products immediately.


The Alhambra sells 13,000 tickets in eight hours with a new system, gets overloaded: The Alhambra in Granada has launched its new ticketing system on Sunday and has sold 12,590 tickets in the first eight hours, an average of 1,200 per hour, as reported by the Board, which has recognized “incidents” on their website due to high demand. Most of these incidents have responded to a “slowdown” of the response times of the ticket sales website “in times of high demand”.
Source (Spanish): https://www.eldiario.es/economia/Alhambra-vende-horas-entradas-sistema_0_1001250251.html


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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
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
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Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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