DigameXtra No. 2254 Friday, May 6th, 2022

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The Royal British Legion- Nerja: The RBL is a charitable organisation that helps local charities along with the Personnel Recovery Centre and the Poppy Appeal. All are welcome to our events, and military service or association is not required.
Chairman Eddie Bowe + 34 711 052 499
Royal British Legion’s First Annual Masquerade Ball – Tickets are currently available and can be obtained by containing Kim at the number below.
On May 21, 2022, the RBL will hold its first annual Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro – Ricky Lavazza and Laura Elen will entertain party-goers as they enjoy a three-course dinner and wine. Welcome drinks and canapes will be available. Tickets are 40€ for members and 45€ for non-members. Please contact our events coordinator for more info contact Kim at +34 711 077 576.
Upcoming Events:
-12th, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro
-21st, Masquerade Ball at the Caves Restaurant in Maro
-3rd, Lunch at Nueva Arenas in La Herradura
-14th, Quiz night at Lew’s fish & chips restaurant in Torrox Costa
-23rd, Lunch at Al Andalus in Maro (Armed Forces Day Lunch)
Note that currently displayed in Gems Tea Room Torrox Costa is a small collection of oil paintings donated to the Nerja branch from Dot Graves. They are for sale. All proceeds from the sale of these paintings will go to the Personnel Recovery Centre. Please visit, view, and place a bid whilst enjoying Emma’s delicious cakes!
Events coordinator Kim + 34 711 077 576
Visit us on Facebook at Facebook Link
or visit our website at: https://rblnerja.com/


Antequera presents the fourth edition of its Cata de Cerveza beer tasting festival: To be held in the town’s bullring from Friday 13 May thru Sunday 15 May. As well as highlighting numerous different beers produced by the Heineken Group, the three-day event offers the opportunity to taste a wide variety of local cuisine, while also presenting a programme of musical performances by several bands from the town. 


Boxing Event in Torre del Mar: Sat, May 14th from 7pm.
Location- Pavilion Maestro Salvador Sanchez. 10 fight card.
Tickets will have a price/donation of 10 euros in advance and can be purchased in the Sports Center Altafit, Bar Fernando and The Fight Club.


Editor’s Note Regarding Live Music Performances: I saw a concerning FB post today from a local venue in Torrox canceling upcoming music events. They have been informed by the authorities they may no longer host live music due to the Torrox Town Council changing the regulations. Commenters say at least one other local club, in Nerja, is in the same situation.
Since I can’t verify any of the info, to determine if there are new rules, and if these are isolated cases or a sweeping ban, I will refrain from copying these posts for now. If you wish to see the FB post on this topic from the Torrox Community Group, go to (https://www.facebook.com/groups/644759172630423/permalink/1425786664527666/)
Anyone with first-hand knowledge regarding these matters is encouraged to share what they know. 

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Greek House– Greek Casita Restaurant, Torrox Costa: New Hours, 7pm to close, Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
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 specialities. 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. For dessert, HOMEMADE BAKLAVA! We offer a lovely meal time in a quiet end exquisite atmosphere, accompanied with the best Greek music. See you soon! For reservations call telephone number 642585049. https://la-casita-griega.business.site/


Welcome to Patio Flamenco Academy!:
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
You are all welcome. No matter age, sex or nationality.
Initial, Intermediate and Advanced Groups.
We want you to enjoy, learn and value flamenco dance with David Martín- Flamenco Dancer & Artistic Director of Patio Flamenco
We will be waiting for you! Info: 605 096 364
Bulerías, Alegrias, Tangos, Sevillanas…
Enjoy flamenco! Enjoy our culture!
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Bedside lockers Natural & yute Measurements
39 x 39 x 68.50cms Price 100€ ( the pair )
-Unusual castillan cupboard with drawer & shelves
Natural & yute Measurements 46.50 x 34 x 194cms. Price 180€
-Preloved nest of tables Natural & yute
54 x 40 x 48cms; 42 x 37 x 45cms; 32 x 30 x 43cms Price 75€
contact Jackie 672170429
info at nerja household centre dot com 


For Sale, 3 items:
-Small tipping trailer with spare wheel, size 112 cm L x 92 cm W. In good order. €200 ONO
-Sofa bed €50
-Lounge chair €20
Double sofa bed plus matching lounge chair both in very good condition. Buyer collects. Viewing with no obligation. More pics on request.
Contact Olive or John, Manzano Bajo, 07501182382
Email: ojr49 AT hotmail DoT co.uk 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Wooden Table 35 euro
-Bedside Locker 20 euro
Collection only from Competa
Contact Debbie. Tel: 657116330 


For Sale: Glass lamp with shade. Excellent condition €8.
Buyer collects. Contact Michele, Nerja


For Sale, 3 items:
-Crazy fit massage vibro plate, excellent for toning up muscles. Has 3 program levels, attachments to tone arms, remote control and exercise card. 80euros
-Piggin pigs set of 3 larger models, hand made by David Corbridge 1993,
Piggin Hell (the one with a bucket on its head)
Piggin Hillarious and Piggin Tired
40 euros for the three or will split at 15 euros each
-Piggin Pigs set of three smaller models, hand made by David Corbridge 1993
Piggin News (the one with a hand to its ear)
Piggin Pest and Piggin tantrum
20 euros for the three or will split at 8 euros each
Contact Alison/ Marcus / Nerja 606571139 Buyer collects
marcali1979 at g mail .com 


For Sale, 2 items:
-Cata model TC604 ceramic hob with 4 cooking zones. €30
-Oven. Balay model 502 conventional built in oven €50
Contact Jane / Nerja 447910 104681 whatsapp
janehearn99 AT yahoo D0T co D0T uk 


Recommendations & Requests

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Cueva de Nerja Festival 2022: After two years without the Cueva de Nerja Festival, this summer the 61st edition arrives with a line-up of Spanish artists who once again play different styles of music. It will be outdoors again, in the exterior gardens of the cavity enclosure, but in a new auditorium with capacity for 2,445 people.
– Pablo Alborán, will perform on Thursday, July 21
– Israel Fernández, Friday, July 22
– Victor Manuel, Saturday, July 23
– Ana Mena, the Thursday of the following week: 28 July
– Rosario Flores, Saturday, July 30
This year there are 3 key developments: a new auditorium, special visits to the cave before the concert stage and a seating capacity increased
Source, Spanish: https://www.axarquiaplus.es/ 


Benamocarra celebrates its Fiestas de San Isidro Labrador on May 13, 14 and 15 + Benamocarra Romeria May 28& 29:
-Friday: The firing of rockets at midday on Friday the 13th. At 17.00. there will be a snack for the elderly with a performance by Miguel Botana, and the most handsome grandparents of the village will also be chosen. At 18:00 there will be a children’s party with the show “Aladdin”. In the evening, at 22.30 there will be the presentation of the poster for the Fiesta de San Isidro Labrador 2022, created by Diana Golledge, followed by a proclamation by the Coro Romero “Manantial” from Benamocarra.
Also on Friday night, at 23.30 the election of Miss and Mister Spring will take place, followed by a performance by “Las Chicas de la Farándula”.
-Saturday: On Saturday 14th, there will be a Big Day Fair in the Plaza del Calvario. In the evening, from 22.30, the Official Stand will be enlivened by the performance of the Latin music singer “Adriana”. At 01:00 a.m. there will be a stellar performance by “DASOUL” in the Plaza de Toros, which will precede the Gran Fiesta Benadance 2022 with an entertainment show by great DJs.
-Sunday: On Sunday 15th, the Holy Mass in honour of San Isidro will be celebrated at 12:00. Afterwards, the Day Fair will continue with different performances and shows. At 17:00 the sevillanas group “Amigos de Gines” will perform.
In the evening the Solemn Procession of San Isidro will begin at 21.00, accompanied by the Benamocarra Music Band, and then the finishing touch to this year’s Fiestas will be a performance by the comedian “Ángel Garó”. A big fireworks display at 02.00 will bring the Fiestas in Honour of San Isidro Labrador 2022 to a close. VIDEO LINK


EU Parliament Agrees to Keep EU Digital COVID Certificate in Place for Another Year: In a press release issued yesterday, May 5, by the Parliament’s press room, it has been announced that the plenary has supported the proposal to keep the framework running for EU citizens with 432 votes in favour, 130 against it, and 23 abstaining. The scheme was supposed to expire at the end of June this summer. Full article: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/


Tennis News- Madrid Open:
-Rafa Nadal saved four match points to beat Belgian David Goffin 6-3 5-7 7-6(9) in an absorbing match on Thursday and move into the Madrid Open quarter-finals.Nadal will play either his compatriot Carlos Alcaraz or Briton Cameron Norrie in the next round.
-Defending champion Alexander Zverev moved into the quarter-finals after Lorenzo Musetti was forced to retire due to a thigh injury when he was down 6-3 1-0.
-Sixth seed Andrey Rublev dispatched Dan Evans with a 7-6(7) 7-5 victory over the Briton after recovering from a slow start and the Russian will face fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-4.
Full article: https://www.reuters.com/ 


Breaking Tennis News: On 19th Birthday, Alcaraz Sets Nadal Rematch In Madrid: Carlos Alcaraz was gifted nothing by Cameron Norrie on Thursday at the Mutua Madrid Open. But the Spaniard, playing in front of his home fans on his 19th birthday, kept the party going with a hard-fought 6-4, 6-7(4), 6-3 victory in Manolo Santana Stadium.
The win sets up an all-Spanish quarter-final showdown against Rafael Nadal and lifts Alcaraz to No. 7 in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings. He will rise to No. 6 on Friday if he beats Nadal and Andrey Rublev falls to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Full article: https://www.atptour.com/


Deafness breakthrough as scientists discover ‘master gene’ that regrows dead ear cells involved in hearing loss: Scientists in the US say they can recreate the cells – known as inner and outer hair cells – in a lab.
Professor Jaime Garcia-Anoveros, a neurologist at the Northwestern University in Chicago and lead author of the study, said: ‘We have overcome a major hurdle.’
The discovery could open the door to gene therapies capable of reprogramming cells to reproduce the lost hair inside people’s ears. Full article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/


Dow tumbles 1,063 points for the worst day since 2020, Nasdaq drops 5%: The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1,063 points, or 3.12%, to close at 32,997.97. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite fell 4.99% to finish at 12,317.69, its lowest closing level since November 2020. Both of those losses were the worst single-day drops since 2020. The S&P 500 fell 3.56% to 4,146.87, marking its second worst day of the year.
The moves come after a major rally for stocks on Wednesday, when the Dow surged 932 points, or 2.81%, and the S&P 500 gained 2.99% for their biggest gains since 2020. The Nasdaq Composite jumped 3.19%.
Those gains had all been erased before noon in New York on Thursday. Full article:

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Churches & Worship

New Life Church
Whether you live in Nerja or are visiting our area, we would be delighted to welcome you to New Life Church. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs, relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service.
During this time of uncertainty, God’s word reminds us that the Gospel shines brightest in times of darkness. We are a Bible based Church community continuing to help people find their way to God through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Jesus said, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me“
Sunday Service 11.00am
Prayer Meetings Wednesdays 11.00am
Pasaje San Miguel, Nerja ; Directions: Click Here 
Email: info@nlcnerja.com
Website: https://www.nlcnerja.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nlcnerja 


El Puente Christian Fellowship – Sunday Service
El Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national, Bible believing community of Christ, who meet each Sunday at 11 am to worship The Lord. We enjoy a time of worship with contemporary songs and traditional hymns, and a message brought to us by one of the Elders or a visiting speaker.
The church meeting hall is situated underneath Maroma Inmobiliaria Puente Don Manuel, Cruce de Periana – 29713.
Full directions and further information can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/El-Puente-Christian-Fellowship-105285888299225/or please contact us by email on elpuentechristianfellowship@gmail.com. For those who cannot join us in person, we aim to stream Sunday services via the Facebook page (subject to a good internet connection!). 


St George’s Church Málaga: We are part of the Church of England in Spain covering the area from Torremolinos in the west to the outskirts of Nerja in the east and to the northern edge of Malaga province. 
We have three worship centres, in Velez-Málaga, Málaga city and Salinas. Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English, and you can also contact us to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings, funerals, and house blessings. 
Father Louis, our Chaplain, is available for counsel and support, regardless of anyone’s beliefs or background. We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship. 
If you can’t get to church, we live-stream our Sunday services on Facebook, and also gather on Zoom for an informal service on Wednesday mornings. 
Sign up for our newsletter by emailing Father Louis at malagachaplain@gmail.com to receive login details, and news of other future events. We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: www.stgeorgemalaga.org & Facebook 


Nerja and Almuñécar Anglican Church:
We are part of the Church of England in Spain.
Everyone is welcome to our Sunday services in English which begin at 12:00 noon in San Miguel, Plaza Andalucia, Nerja. Please note, this not the large white church near the Balcon de Europa, El Salvador. It is situated some 10 minutes walk away, just off the main road that runs through the town.
We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, open to all people seeking faith and friendship.
Please contact Father Nigel to enquire about baptisms, marriage blessings and funerals.
If you can’t get to church on Sunday, we gather on Zoom for a communion service at 09:30 CET on Wednesday mornings and a Compline service at 18:00 CET on Thursdays.
To receive details of how you can join our online services or to contact Father Nigel, please refer to our website. You can also find us on Facebook.
We look forward to welcoming you and being of service.
Website: https://www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk/


Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Church Services:
-Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar Catholic Mass in English. Every Saturday at 17.00. Tel: 952 543 334.
-St Barnabas IERE (Anglican) Torre del Mar, Morning prayer 1st Sunday, Holy Communion 2nd, 3rd and 4th at 11am. Tel: 657286284
Lux Mundi Ecumenical Centre, Torre del Mar, Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Tel: 952 543 334


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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

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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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