DigameXtra No. 1567 Monday, March 9th 2020

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Tuesday 17th March St. Patricks Day at KMS Bar- Nerja: 1pm till the last leprechaun falls down! Free Irish stew and Guinness cake while it lasts. Irish music and green beer. Come join us for some St. Paddys day fun. Address is Calle Antonio Millon no 4, Nerja, 29780. Tel +34 974 99 88 82  FB Link


5k walk for the animals round 3: Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 12 PM. El Faro Torre Del Mar, Avenida Antonio Tore Tore, 29740 Torre Del Mar. +34 675 96 94 84
A fun day out for the whole family including the dogs to help raise money and awareness for the animals. Starting point: at the lighthouse in Torre del Mar. See you there! Hosted by A D A Animal Defense. FB Link


Artisan Market of Malaga- Regional Goat Cheese & Local Wines: Sunday March 15. 11am-6pm. Torre del Mar Boardwalk. FB Link


Only Fools Food & Fun- Comedy Theater / Dinner:
-Monday 13th April 2020. Saydo Park Hotel, Mollina. Tel: 952 74 04 66
-Tuesday, 14th April 2020, LA SALA Puerto Banus. Tel: 952 81 41 45
-Wed 15th April 2020, LOS ARCOS Bar & Restaurante, Benavista. Tel: 618 25 46 22
-Thurs 16th April 2020. CLUB LA COSTA WORLD, Mijas Costa. Tel: 952 66 99 00
-Friday 17th April 2020. SUNSET BEACH CLUB, Benalmadena. Tel: 952 579 400


The Arts Society Nerja: Has the pleasure to invite you to a lecture on Monet and his Gardens, a fully illustrated lecture by Brian Healey. Tuesday, 10 March at 18.00 at the Centro Cultural, Calle Granada, Nerja. Visitors welcome; €10 www.theartssocietynerja.com


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!


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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Casio CTK 496 Keyboard including stand and carry-bag.
61 keys – 5 octaves 75€ Tel: 630520581
Email: swelprado AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk


For Sale: Double bedframe, headboard (140 cm wide X 190 cm long), and 4 under bed storage drawers on wheels. Excellent condition. Phone Valerie @ 652 041 648 or
email at vsheppard7@ gmail.com. Purchaser to collect from La Noria subdivision, Nerja. 85 Euros. Valerie, Frigiliana


For a Donation: Patio doors Free for donation to TAIL animal charity.
-One complete set of double glazed patio doors with frame and persiana 282cm wise by 209 high.
-4 small patio doors 120cm wide by 169high with runners
FREE FOR DONATION to Torrox Animal International League ( TAIL ) buyer collects, Torrox Costa. Cathy.
cathyws@hotmail.co.uk Tel 664146624



Recommendations wanted, cataract removal: Does anyone have experience of private cataract operations in this area? Tony, Alcaucin
Email: tonydotrandall att hotmail.com


News & Articles

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UPDATED 9pm Sunday March 8: (Wall St. Journal) ITALY RESTRICTS QUARTER OF POPULATION. Italy Locks Down the Country’s North to Fight Coronavirus. Quarantine bans movement into and out of northern provinces, including Milan, Venice and Parma: A decree from the Italian Prime Minister’s office says people living in Lombardy, where Milan is the capital, and the named provinces in Lombardy’s nearby regions must “absolutely avoid any movement into and out of the areas.”
Italy had confirmed 5,883 coronavirus cases by Saturday, of which 233 people had died. Italy has tried to respond with moderate restrictions, such as banning many public events; before Saturday it had only imposed lockdowns on small areas in the country’s north, with a population of around 50,000.
Spain’s Coronavirus death toll jumps to 17 after 7 deaths Sunday. While the Spanish health authority has confirmed that there are now more than 605 people infected with COVID-19 across the country, they stress there is no reason to panic as these numbers are small when compared to the regular annual flu cases and fatalities.
Sources: https://www.wsj.com/articles/italy-plans-large-scale-lockdown-in-countrys-north-to-fight-coronavirus-11583613874 &


Gloomy Outlook For Summer Entertainment and Tourism: The music scene on Spain’s Costa del Sol is under threat as music agents are struggling to get artists to come to Spain due to coronavirus scares. One well known music agent on the Costa del Sol told the Euro Weekly News how many issues he has: ” I’m calling bands and artists and offering them gigs but they say ”no thanks” at this present time, citing it’s not worth the risk travelling here to Spain.
He went on to explain another pending issue with bookings, ” Whilst I have the problem of getting artists to Spain another issue is that the larger venues are holding back making bookings for the Easter and summer periods as they don’t know what position they will be in…” Spain’s Costa del Sol could suffer this summer with holiday makers numbers predicted to be way down unless there a surge of late bookings; and with the entertainment scene having issues there is less to draw the tourists in. https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/03/08/costa-del-sols-music-scene-under-threat-with-a-shortage-of-artists-coming-to-spain/


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You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

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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

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

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