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Upcoming Major Spanish Festivals: Come on, have a go! This is part of why you moved here. No excuses, you have plenty of time to make plans. Grab a party outfit at the clothes recycler, add some oddball accessories and you’ll fit right in! Way more fun than simply observing as a tourist, and much better pics to share with friends.
-Carnival, February 23rd. The pre-Lent costume party celebrated throughout Spain.
-Las Fallas, Valencia, March 15th – 19th: Celebrating Saint Joseph, the Patron Saint of Carpenters. Fireworks, bonfires and parades featuring the famous giant papier-mâché models satirizing politicians and popular figures of the day. The “ninots” are eventually burnt with glee at the frenzied conclusion.
-Semana Santa (Holy week), April 5th – 12th: Easter Week, throughout Spain. Assorted processions and passion plays, with Andalucia hosting some of Spain’s most elaborate events.
–April Fair, Seville, April 25th – May 2nd: Two weeks after Easter week every year people break out the traditional costumes, dance Sevillanas and party in the streets during the Feria de Abril.
-Romería de El Rocío (El Rocio Pilgrimage), Almonte, May 31st – June 1st: The most famous of Spain’s Romerias, El Rocio attracts some one million people on a pilgrimage to the Saint, with some travelling on horseback, other by carriage or on foot dressed in traditional flamenco-style outfits. Expect live music, dancing, food and drink until well into the early hours.
The 34th edition of 200 Millas A2 regatta will be held between February 28th and March 1st: Altea’s Club Nautica once again organises the Mediterranean’s most emblematic winter race, an Altea-Ibiza-Altea round trip. The race is also a classifying heat for the Copa de España de Cruceros A2 Spanish championships. It is held at a time of the year when participants face harsh weather conditions at sea, completing a circuit of 200 nautical miles (approximately370.5 kilometres).
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Almuñecar Hiking Program: The municipal department of sport announces 14 hiking excursions in Southern Spain featuring hiking trails along the Axarquia coast and others further inland.
Hikers will undertake the first trail on January 26, on a route between Maro and La Coladilla in Nerja. Two more routes are scheduled for February 9 and February 23, in Lecrin Valley and Laujar de Andarax. In March, routes will include a trail by the cliffs in Cerro Gordo and Maro and a second trail between Fuentes and Atalayas de Cónchar. The group will convene for different hikes until June, when the activity will be paused in the summer months and resumed in October.
Those interested in taking part in the program or any of the planned routes can register at the municipal offices located in the Francisco Bonet stadium. The offices open from 9am to 2pm and from 5pm to 10pm and inscription is open until the Thursday before the planned hike.
Flamenco Night: Friday 24 Jan 9pm. Free entry. Mis Tapitas, Barrio Puente don Manuel 98, Alcaucin. Tel. 676 042 887
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For Sale, 2 items:
-Retro leather chair and footstool. The chair is nicely padded and covered in a dark green leather, it’s mounted on curved, slightly sprung dark wooden, polished legs which gives it a slightly “rocker” effect. There’s a detachable padded head/neck rest. It’s accompanied by a matching green leather footstool. Measurements are: Chair 84cm deep x 83 wide x 97 high; Footstool 55cm long x 45 wide x 43 high. Price for both €55.
-Unusual coffee table which has a metal top designed to resemble pewter which sits on chrome legs and a chrome surround beneath the top. It is laid out like a chess or draughts board, with chess pieces depicted at either end of the table top. Measurements are: 92cm long x 46cm wide x 43cm high. Price 30€
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Internet Explorer Browser Alert: While this browser is being retired by Microsoft, many people still use it. Microsoft earlier today issued an emergency security advisory warning millions of Windows users of a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) browser that attackers are actively exploiting in the wild — and there is no patch yet available for it. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on targeted computers and take full control over them just by convincing victims into opening a maliciously crafted web page on the vulnerable Microsoft browser.
The affected web browsing software includes — Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11 running on all versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and the recently-discontinued Windows 7.
The mobile text (SMS message) emergency alert system already used in the Netherlands and Belgium is coming to Spain: In the event of a serious incident, the mass warning system will alert people of the danger posed in a specific area and the actions that should be taken to ensure their safety.
Data will be collected from telephone providers in the area of an emergency, an alert will be sent through SMS to mobile phones. This would include situations such as acts of terrorism, bombs, chemical explosions and mass murders. This may also eventually do as in America, and send “Amber Alerts”, in cases of child abduction emergency.
Texts with messages such as ‘Detected chemical accident in XX. Stay at home with the windows closed until further notice’ would be received by registered mobile phone users shortly after the incident occurs.
Churches / Worship
Fellowship of Jesus Christ the King
Whether you live in Nerja, or are visiting the Nerja area, we would be delighted to welcome you to the Fellowship of Jesus Christ The King in Nerja. Our meetings are characterised by uplifting songs and relevant sermons and a modern but reverent service, followed by free tea or coffee & biscuits. Why not come along and make new friends, every Sunday at 10.30.
Prayer Meetings on Thursdays at 11.00.
Cornerstone International Church
Services on Sunday mornings at 11:30 am. Bible based, Non-Denominational Christian Church in Torre del Mar area of Malaga, Spain. A culturally diverse family of believers in Jesus Christ.
Cornerstone International Church, C/Solera 2, Local 2, 29740 Torre del Mar.
Puente Christian Fellowship
Puente Christian Fellowship is a loving, multi-national Bible-believing community of Christians who meet in the church’s meeting room each Sunday at 11 am to worship the Lord. The church hall is underneath Maroma Immobilaria, Puente Don Manuel Cruce de Periana – 29713.
The location and directions of how to find us are on our
Welcome to the services of the Anglican Parish of Nerja and Almuñécar:
Our parish seeks to serve the spiritual and pastoral needs of the mainly English-speaking community in Nerja, Almuñécar, and surrounding area. It is our commitment to draw them into a closer relationship with God and his church. We are kindly offered the use of local Roman Catholic churches.
Sunday Eucharist Services
9.30 am – Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Carmen (The Fishermen’s Chapel). This small chapel is situated towards the western end of the beach and set back near the Chinasol Hotel and seafront. There is a Eucharist every Sunday from November through to March, and there is a Eucharist service on every alternative Sunday (1st and 3rd Sundays of the month in April, May, September and October). There are no services during the hot summer months of June, July and August.
12.00 noon – Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Andalucía. There is a Eucharist service at this time throughout the year. The church is within easy walking distance of the first large roundabout as you drive into town from the Malaga direction, by the bus station.
All further information regarding the parish and the weekly services is to be found on our website – www.nerjaalmunecaranglicanchurch.co.uk
If you wish to contact us directly, the e-mail is; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Revd Nigel Thomas, Priest in Charge
Church Services in English, Cómpeta:
-Normal Services at 11 a.m. each Sunday at the Lux Mundi Centre, Torre del Mar.
Our thanks, as ever, to Father Liviu and to Bishop Jesús of Málaga
Enquiries to the Rector of the Congregation of St. Barnabas:
952 03 04 61
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