Tuesday, 31 May 2011


Club de Leones de Mazarrón Bahía
The Lions Club of Mazarrón Bahía
Hoping to open a new Lions Club in Fuente Alamo very soon, the Lions Club of Mazarrón Bahía are holding a 'Wacky Racenight' at the Hacienda del Alamo Clubhouse from 7.30pm on Tuesday 14 June.  A light supper will be available.
This will be a racenight that you'll remember for a long time, the likes of which it's unlikely that you've ever attended before!
Along with all the usual 'forecasts' and 'totes', you might also get to buy your own horse – or even to 'ride' one!  It's guaranteed to be a 'fun' night and to raise money for local, national and international charities. 
The secondary purpose is to help Mazarrón Lions to launch a New Lions Club in Fuente Alamo by showing people how Lions members enjoy themselves whilst still raising money for deserving causes.  There will be explanatory leaflets available to interested parties, and Lions members 'on hand' to answer any questions that you may have.  They'll also be making a contact list of people interested in setting up a new club, so that those who showed an interest can be kept 'up to date' on developments.
Tickets for the event are priced at just €5.00 each and include the meeting's 'race card'.  Tote tickets are just €1.00 each so you can 'have a flutter' without breaking the bank
Tickets for the event are available from...
Drew Ryder at the Hacienda del Alamo Clubhouse, Fuente Alamo
Marion & Steve Pebody at the M&S Food Hall (The Dog Bowl), Fuente Alamo
Mazarrón Bahía Lions Tickets Sales outside Kennellys Bar, Camposol, every Friday
Lion Mervyn Booth on 968 163082
Lion John Klages on 600 327126
or any Mazarrón Lions Club member
The International Association of Lions Clubs are nearly 100 years old. In that time they've earned high marks for both integrity & transparency and are now internationally recognised as the biggest – and best, non-governmental service organisation in the world today. They're a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission, and a long – and proud – history.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Insurance Documents Warning!

"A word of warning!!!
A friend of mine was out in her car yesterday evening. She had an appointment at a car dealers in Mazarron town.
As she pulled up outside the garage uniformed policemen approached her and asked to see her documents. Fortunately she had all her paperwork with her and the policemen took them to their car and checked them using their computer database.
When they came back to my friend they said that their computer showed that her car has not been insured for the last 3 years and promptly find her 1500 euros and called a pick up truck to take her car to the police pound.
My friend called her insurance company to find out what had gone wrong as she had her insurance certificate and the bank receipt showing she had paid but the police still said she was uninsured. 
Her insurance company then realised that they had got one letter in her registration plate wrong on the certificate but told my friend it was her fault for not having checked her insurance certificate when she got it.
My poor friend is now trying to get her car back, with all the costs that that will involve, and get her fine quashed. 
Do please check all your documents very carefully so that you don't suffer as my friend is now, through no fault of her own.
Incidentally my friend is English but is fluent in Spanish to such a degree that she represents people in Spanish courts."

Update on my friends nightmare because her insurance company let her down.
Bear in mind this lady is English but fluent in Spanish. How would your average Ex-Pat Brit have fared.

"Got car out of the police pound this morning. 90€ tow and storage charge, 2 days out of work driving between trafico and police etc. 5 trips to the police culminating in show down with the Chief Sergeant this morning. I gave him a piece of my mind and 5 of them escorted me out to my car with an apology. One of my best speeches".

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Lorca Appeal by MABS

The MABS shops in Totana and San Javier have decided to hold a one day sale on 8 June and donate all proceeds to the Lorca Appeal. We would like to donate the money to a specific cause - rebuilding a medical centre or purchasing a piece of medical equipment that was damaged during the earthquake, for example. We would appreciate it if you could let us know if you are aware of something that may be suitable.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The marine resort Mar Menor, Cabo de Palos

The marine resort Mar Menor, Cabo de Palos university offers  demonstrations and an opportunity of taking part in water sports from 5€.

The students of the UMU, and UCAM UPCT know the nautical del Mar Menor and perform demonstrations on sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, paddle surfing, diving and jet.

The marine resort Mar Menor, Cabo de Palos has organized a promotional campaign on May 21 to show students from the universities of Murcia: Universidad de Murcia (UMU), Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) and San Antonio Catholic (UCAM), its wide range of water sports in La Manga del Mar Menor, Cabo de Palos and Santiago de La Ribera.

Young people who are studying at the universities of Murcia can recharge their batteries and increase their energy, where the nautical companies associated with the Nautical Mar Menor, Cabo de Palos demonstrate their activities and give them the opportunity to enjoy dinghy sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, paddle surfing, diving and jet from 5 euros.

College students who wish to seize this unique opportunity to enjoy water activities must register and make a reservation through the website www.enmarmenor.com, since the number of places for this is limited.

People who are interested in more information should call the telephone number of the Nautical Mar Menor, Cabo de Palos (968 57 49 94) or write an email to estacionnautica@enmarmenor.com.

Monday, 16 May 2011


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The Social Centre for the Elderly in Mazarron Celebrations in May.

The Social Centre for the Elderly in Mazarron Celebrations in May.

More than a dozen acts in the programme are open to all the public 

'Cineforum for all', 'Lottery Family and Dance', 'Evening Drama', 'Afternoon of Poetry', sweet tasting and tours of the Mining Park of La Union are among the activities that have been organised. 

In line with this month's events, the Centre also hosts a 'Ballroom Dancing Show and Poetry, Short Story' and a 'sixteenth century Theatre Festival Contest Socio-Cultural and Sports of the IMAS in Cartagena. " 

In this comprehensive program you will also find  'Centre Workshops' to which citizens may view the work done by the users of the Social Centre for the Elderly in Puerto de Mazarrón.
The exhibition will be held from 16 to 31 May, from 10.30 to 13.00 and from 17.00 to 19.00 pm in the Senior Social Centre of Puerto de Mazarrón. 

Tuesday, May 17

Participation in the Exhibition Theatre Contest XVI Socio-Cultural and Sports of the IMAS in Cartagena.

Wednesday, May 18
In collaboration with the Archaeological Museum 'Salted Roman Factory', a celebration of International Museum Day.
 Morning 'visits to museums. "

17.00 h. In the centre. Following the theme of 'Museums and Memory”. Exhibitions on the town in the past, life experiences related to traditional activities (fishing, mine ...).

Saturday, May 21
17.30 h. Lottery Family and dances with “Raul”

Thursday May 26
10.00 h. Breakfast for all users of the Centre.

10.30 h. Opening of the exhibition 'Centre Workshops. "

Friday, May 27

16.30 h. 'Afternoon of Poetry. "Open to participation by those who wish to share their own creations or recite poetry from other authors.

17.30 h. Displays and tasting of sweets from our village and country

Saturday May 28
18.00 h. Lottery Family and dances with 'Neil'

Tuesday, May 31
8.45 h. 'Tour to The Union. "Visit the Mining Park and the city of La Union Center

Monday, 9 May 2011


The  ADAPT  association of San Pedro del Pinatar, in conjunction with the University of Murcia  Institute of Ageing, is pleased to invite you to an open meeting for English-speaking residents and visitors to Spain on the subject of    ¨Recognizing the Signs of Mental Ageing¨   ( Signos de Alarma de la Patologia Cerebral).
We are privileged to have as our guest speaker   Doctor  Irene  Villegas  who is a  Specialist in Neurology  at the  Virgen de la  Arrixaca  University  Hospital,  Murcia.
Doctor  Villegas´ presentation,  which promises to be practical and informative, will be entirely in English and entrance is free.
DATE:           Saturday 21st May 2011                               
TIME:            11am.
VENUE:         Social Services Centre,  c/ Dr.Miron de Castros,
                    San Pedro del Pinatar.

See the map for directions on the   ADAPT  website    www.adaptsanpedro.eu
or     Telephone  968 18 32 58

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Yoga and Pilates with Wendy

Yoga and Pilates with Wendy
See us at MABS Fayre on 28 May from 2pm at Mariano's Restaurant, Camposol Sector A, Mazarron.
Come and find out about both our existing and new Summer classes including aqua aerobics.  We'll also have a fantastic range of candles and incense.  

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Art Exhibitions, Mazarrón

"El Jardin prohibido" by Lola Navarro and "Deseando Amar" by Jóse A Alcántara Morales.  
To be held in the Exhibition Hall of the Consistorial Houses of the Town Hall of Mazarrón. From 5 May to 11 July.

Pig Race Night for Help at Home

Fiesta Programme for San Isidro, Puerto de Mazarrón

Fiesta Programme for San Isidro, Puerto de Mazarrón 
Friday 6 May
19.00: Firecrackers and Brass Band
20.10: Parade by the San Jose Drum Band and San Isidro Majorettes
22.30: Performance by Michel Habana

Saturday 7 May
10.00: Gathering of cyclists for Rally
22.00: Performance by Blue Zone Orchestra

Sunday 8 May
14.30: Paella for all
18.00: Men and Women’s Caliche
22.00: ´Performance by the Group “Aires de Mazarrón”

Monday 9 May
Childrens Day
18.00: Election of junior beauty queen and king
18.30: Lemonade for all children

Tuesday 10 May
22.00 Theatre Performance

Wednesday 11 May
21.00: Migas competition
22.00: Theatre Performance by students of Colegio Siglo XX1 at the fairground. 1€.

Thursday 12 May
19.30: Street Market in the district of San Isidro
22.00. Exhibition in Bahia Sur Gymnasium, 1€

Friday 13 May
22.30: Orchestra performance by “Show Band.

Saturday 14 May
19.00: Parchis and Padel competition in Cafetería Buenavista.
22.30: Grand Music Festival featuring guitarist  “El Chaito”, comediens Raúl y Jorge Javier, magicians “Anvil Brothers” and ballet star Vedette Merche Eloy, presented by Tony Astron.

Sunday 15 May
21.00: Mass and procession in honor of San Isidro.
22.00: Presentation of trophies and firework displlay.

From Tuesday to Friday: Free train for current members and 50c for new members.
During the fiesta a football championship will be celebrated in the San Isidro gardens