Tuesday, 28 August 2012

MABS Cancer Support Group Events September & October 2012


Wednesday 5th September – Volunteers meeting, Las Claras, Los Alcázares – 11.00 am
 If you would like to find out more about how you can help MABS, come along to our meeting. For further information ring Bev on 693 362 823

Wednesday 5th September – The Art Workshop - Café Golf, San Javier – 1.00 pm
Every Wednesday during September. This is an informal workshop to get you started on water colours. Donation of 2 € per head for MABS.  For further information call Geoff on 968 192 768.

Tuesday 18th September - EBONY & IVORY LADIES LUNCH CLUB, Diamantes Restaurant, El Mojón - 1.30pm for 2pm. With entertainment!
Three course lunch with glass of wine 10€.  Raffle in aid of MABS.   Come along and make new friends.  Book your place with Diamantes on 965 352 947

Friday 21st September - SHARE & CARE GROUP - MABS Cancer Centre, San Javier - 11.00 am
An informal get together for anyone affected by cancer.   Come along for a coffee and a chat.  For more information call Anne on 693 795 247

Wednesday, 3rd October - Volunteers meeting, Las Claras, Los Alcázares – 11.00 am
If you would like to find out more about how you can help MABS, come along to our meeting. For further information ring Bev on 693 362 823

Wednesday 3rd October – The Art Workshop - Café Golf, San Javier – 1.00 pm
Every Wednesday during October. This is an informal workshop to get you started on water colours. Donation of 2 € per head for MABS.  For further information call Geoff on 968 192 768.

Tuesday 16th October - EBONY & IVORY LADIES LUNCH CLUB, Diamantes Restaurant, El Mojón - 1.30pm for 2pm. With entertainment!
Three course lunch with glass of wine 10€.  Raffle in aid of MABS.   Come along and make new friends.  Book your place with Diamantes on 965 352 947

Saturday 27th October – Fun Night with Bernie – The Arches, Urb Oasis, Los Alcázares – 7.30 pm
Music quiz and songs, old and new. Buffet included. Raffle. Tickets are 8€ – available from the MABS Centre, San Javier
Call 615 016 035. Arrive 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start.

EVERY SATURDAY – BOOK SALE - The Arches Restaurant, Los Alcázares 10.00 am - 1.00 pm
(weather permitting)

The MABS Book Stall is a regular feature at The Arches Restaurant on a Saturday and is popular with book-lovers from Los Alcázares and the surrounding areas. Browse the stall and enjoy a coffee or bargain breakfast while you choose your books.

Keep watching the press or visit our website www.mabsmurcia.com for more events
For further details, please call 634 362 826


Friday 28th September - MABS DAY - Castle Bar, Fortuna
Call 693 266 770 for information

Every Other Monday - Sew'n'So's - Sewing Group with Jan Gough - 2.00 pm
Urb. Las Kalendas, Fortuna

1st Tuesday of the month - Auction at Bob`s Bar - 2.00 pm
Carretera Pinoso, Fortuna

Tuesdays & Thursdays – “Pick, Try, Choose, Buy & Donate” second hand store - 10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Apartamentos Maruja, across the cycle path, opposite Las Palmeras, Baños de Fortuna.

2nd Wednesday of the month - Fortuna Ladies’ Luncheon Club - 1.00 pm
Las Palmeras Restaurant, Baños de Fortuna

Last Thursday of the Month - MABS Fortuna Meeting - 10.00 am 
Las Palmeras, Baños de Fortuna. Call 968 685 278 for information.

For further information on Fortuna events, please contact:  mabsmurciane@gmail.com


First and Third Friday of each month - MABS Market Stall in Calasparra Market – 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Situated opposite the Gran Via café
Second Wednesday of each month - MABS Murcia NW Volunteer Monthly Meeting – 5.00 pm
New venue: Don Gomez Restaurant (Next door to the garden centre on the Valentin Road) – new volunteers welcome. Call 650 103 095 for further details.
Last Friday of every month - MABS Book Stall – 11.00 am – 2.00 pm
Outside the Trevol Bar/Cafe on Urb. Tierra del Sol, Calasparra. (This is held the last Friday of every month)

For further information on Calasparra events, please contact:  mabsmurcianw@gmail.com

Thursday, 23 August 2012


On Saturday September 1 at Rihuete Beach, starting at 9 am, free diving is being offered by El Centro de Buceo del Sureste “Bachisub”  for over 14´s that has never tried this.  The event was announced  on 22 August by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo, the Councillor for Tourism, Mary Celeste Soria, and the Manager of the Company "Bachisub" Alfonso Bachelor. The initiative has the support of the Mazarrón Town Hall and Federation of Underwater Activities in the Region of Murcia (FASRM).

As explained by Alfonso Bachelor  “this is for everyone over 14 who wish to start in the scuba diving. They must enroll in both our dive center, located in Plaza del Mar near the barracks of the Civil Guard, and the Office of Tourism of Puerto de Mazarrón. "

The Mayor of Mazarrón, Ginés Campillo commented "it is important to support initiatives like this because it is a good idea to promote diving and diving in Mazarrón. A proposal to promote tourism, but also to strengthen our identity. " In fact, the Mayor has invited "not only tourists, but also residents of the municipality to discover Mazarrón from a totally different point of view."

Night Hike - 29 August

Wednesday 29 August

Departure: 20.30 hours (from La Oasis in Bolnuevo).

This route, as summer, will be through the boardwalks and beaches of our coast, except for the stretch of this route leaving the town to access the Lighthouse Hill via a sloping path that provides a stunning view of the coast.

Difficulty: Low
Provisions: Bring water and snack for dinner.
Duration: 3 hours
Capacity only 45 people.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Ganuelas festivities of San Bartolomé 2012 - 24th to 26th August

12.00 Mass
22:00 Opening of Wood Exhibition,  D. Pedro Mendez
22:30 Opening Speech by José Méndez García
23:00 Election of Queens of the festivities, Miss and Mister
23:30 Performance of "Los Luisos"
00:00 Morcillada for everyone.

18:00 Football -  Jóvenes Promesas vs Viejas Glorias of Gañuela
White Party: Anyone all in white will win a prize
22:30 Performance of flamenco with Dani Valera and Ana Belén Ruiz to Dance, Bastian Contreras singing, Abraham Garcia on percussion and Faustino Fernandez and Tomas Navarro on guitar.
00:00 Performance by David Andreu
00:30 Chocolate for everyone.

14:30 Giant Paella for everyone.
22:30 Performance by Faustino Fernandez, Marisa "La Puncha" and Paquito Sanchez
00:00 End of fiesta.

We will have a mechanical bull for all parties, for anyone who wants to show his skills.

Also during the holiday will performances by:
David Guetta, David Bisbal, Enrique Iglesias, Julio Iglesias, Manolo García, Alejandro Fernandez, Andy and Lucas, Azucar Moreno, Las Ketchup, Los Chicos,  Duo Dynamico, Café Quijano, Don Omar, Pitbull, Las  Grecas and many more ...

Thursday, 9 August 2012


The Department of Celebrations of the City of Mazarrón will celebrate the 440 anniversary of granting the “Privilegio de Villa” in style this August. As announced by the Councillor of Celebration, Isidro Coy, "we have scheduled two concerts to celebrate our 440 years of history. The first will take place on Monday August 13 by the band “Liverpool” and on the 14th a performance will take place by “Marengo. " Both concerts will take place on the Puerto del Paseo Marítimo in the port of Mazarrón from 10pm.

Isidro Coy stated that "these activities are supported by the shop holders in the Paseo and are a step further in its commitment to promote tourism in our town. We believe that these concerts will be at the height of what the town of Mazarrón demands within our possibilities, and these groups will offer us more than 3 hours of the best pop and rock music ". In addition, the Councillor stressed that "the concerts will be particularly bright and done from a set that includes a robotic stage."

Furthermore, “the feast of  la Asunción” will be celebrated with a concert that, in this case, will be held at the newly inaugarated paseo "Augustine Herrerín" by the beach of La Ermita. This will take place on Wednesday 15 August, after Mass and the procession with the statue of the Virgin. The procession will commence from 9.30pm with the concert starting at 11pm with a performance by the group "Alarmantiks". This band is formed by brothers Rodrigo, Alejandro, Gonzalo and Alonso Aragón, descendants of the great circus performers, who will present their latest work entitled "Volar".

2 great concerts will also enhance the popular festival of La Asunción de la Virgen, and the 440 anniversary of granting the “Privilegio de Villa” is also celebrated by the Grand Prix and the Horse Show  that are taking place in the portable Bull Ring by the Hotel Playa Grande on the 10th, 17th and 24th August respectively.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


HAH Mar Menor now has the necessary licences etc., to hold an It’s a Knockout competition on the beach at Los Urrutias on Sunday September 16th, starting at 10am. To be known as the Elva Fincham Memorial Trophy event, we are now looking for 10 teams to consist of 8 people (mixed, over16) to participate. We are hoping that this will be an annual event, and lots of fun for all the teams. There will be trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, medals for winners, prizes for ‘best dressed’ (fancy or otherwise) teams, and for the individual who raises the most sponsorship. Entry is free, but each team to collect 100€ in sponsorship. We have permission from the Vecinos to provide our own freshly barbecued hot dogs and hamburgers. Come on clubs, pubs, businesses etc., prepare to have fun competing, and getting wet! Entry forms are now available, and the cut-off date for teams is Wednesday, August 15th. If you would like to take part in this, our first event, please email helpathomespain@gmail.com, or telephone Angela on 868 186 725, Celia 968 574 576, Lesley 968 134 978 for further details.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012


 Saturday 18 August
6.00am                        Bell ringing in honour of Nstra Madre Sñra del Cisne

9.00am                        Opening of the Church “Iglesia de la Purísima (open until 10.00pm)

4.00pm            Children´s Indoor Football Games

5.00pm            Indoor Football for men/women representing the elderly in the area

6.30pm            Solemn Mass in the Church “Iglesia de la Purísima”

7.15pm            Procession leaves Calle del Convento and procedes through the streets of Mazarrón before arriving at Santuario de la Purísima where floral offerings are given.

10.30pm          Fiesta Proclamation in the prescence of the Mayor of Mazarrón and various other Dignitary´s

11.00pm          Raffle

11.10pm          Folk Dancing and burning of artificial fires

11.20pm          Performance by “Esperanza Latina” Dance Group

11.40pm          Performance by “Cañarmanita” followed by presentations

12.30pm          Performance by the young Ana Andrea Chillagana

12.55pm          Performance by Los Dueños Bands

01.10am          Performance by Los Wayces

01.25am          Performance and artist show from Jorge Salvatierra

01.30am          Dancing

Sunday 19 August
2.00pm            Final of indoor football for men, women and children

5.00pm            Games for children and adults

Friday, 3 August 2012


Mazarrón will feature various shows for the month of August thanks to the installation of a portable bullring in the Playa Grande by the company "Coso de los Califas SL". This exhibition area will host a concert by the group "Ecos del Rocio, the summer "Grand Prix " and a horse show. The activities are supported and have the cooperation of the City of Mazarrón that works hard to promote private initiatives like this in the municipality. The head of the company, Fermin Vioque, stressed that "the installation in Puerto de Mazarrón has been a success and the success that comes from it will benefit the municipality."

The first date is Friday 10 August when, from 21:30 pm the "Grand Prix" takes place, a show that took place last summer and was very successful. So much so that it already has the quota of teams which will be  “Gimnasio Olimpo”, “Punto y Coma”, “Frutas Arias Mazarrón”, “Panadería Yves”, “Gimnasio Bahía Sur” y “Ayuntamiento de Mazarrón”. Responsible for organizing the "Grand Prix", Alberto Lopez, explained that "you can buy advance tickets to the show at popular prices of  €5 for children and €10 for adults."

On Friday 17 August, at the same time, it will be the turn of a horse show where attendees can enjoy dressage, and flamenco and dance that will merge with horses in a display in which the animal, dancer and rider become one. The show's director is José Munuera and advance tickets are available also for €10 for adults and €5 for children.

Finally on Friday August 24 the group "Ecos del Rocío" will perform their new songs and some of their classics from 10pm. The concert can be enjoyed from the stands for €15 and €20 euros for a seat. The night will feature the group's collaboration with "Aires de Mazarrón" which, surely, will bring alive the evening with their art and joy.

Tickets for the concert are available from the Tourist Office in Puerto de Mazarrón and other parts of the municipality including  Heladaría “Copo de Oro” and Bar “Sabina” in Mazarrón; Restaurant “Punto y Coma” and “Los Galayos”, Bar “Privé” in the Port; Bar “Sol” in Cañada de Gallego, “Óscars” in Camposol and Restaurante “La Azohía”.

The seats to watch the Grand Prix or the horse show can be purchased at the Tourist Office in the Port, Restaurants “La Meseguera-Los Porches” and “Punto Coma”, “Frutas Arias Mazarrón”,  "RPanadería Yves”, “Gimnasio Olimpo”, Café-Bar “Santa Bárbara” and “Akami Tuna”,

Celebrations Councilman, Trade and Consumer Affairs, Isidro Coy, thanked the company promoting the shows "who have opted for Mazarrón, and have chosen us because we are people who like a busy atmosphere and want to do things."


Calar de la Santa, Feasts in Honour of Sra de la Asuncíon

11,12 and 13 August, between 6.30-10pm

Cañada de la Cruz, Feasts in Honour of the Purisima Asuncíon
11 and 12 August, 6.30-11pm and 14 August between 5-11pm

El Sabinar, Parties in honour of San Bartolomé

23 August from 6-10pm , 25 August between 9-2pm 

Bull Running

25 August at 5pm
26 August between 6-10pm
27 August between 6-11.45pm

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Exploring “The Mines of Mazarrón”

Sunday evenings at 8pm

Meet at Gasolinera Repsol in Mazarrón Town

Reservations: 627 61 94 55

Price: 10 euros


Pedro Cano, a universal painter from Blanca returns to Mazarrón on Saturday 4th August to carry out a very exciting and special activity. From 7pm you can enjoy a visit to the exhibition “Granadas de agua, mares del papel” in the Mazarrón Town Hall until 6 September. The exhibition is also open Tuesdays to Sundays 10am to 1pm and from 6pm until 11pm.

Cano explained how his travels around the Mediterranean inspired drawings of hand books that can be seen in the section "Mares de Papel" and lists the cities and places in Greece and Turkey which have been expressed with particular sensitivity and mastery of this painter. Visitors also can enjoy a drawing of La Azohía that the artist painted 40 years ago.

It will be a unique and unrepeatable opportunity to enjoy a special way of an example that has received more than five hundred visitors and is poised to become the most visited exhibition organized in the township..
This Thursday, August 2 the festivities begin with the procession  of San Cayetano which will depart from the Sanctuario de La Purísima and ends in the hamlet. At 7 pm, the said temple will host Mass in honour of the Saint, who will then be carried on the shoulders of the neighbours. This event has already become a popular tradition and the Mayor, Ginés Campillo, has invited participation from citizens in the municipality.

The festivities continue on Friday 3 August when, at 10 pm, Francisco Blaya Sáez, better known as "Titino", makes the opening speech of this year at the fairgrounds in Mazarrón which hosts the activities. Following this there will be held the coronation of the Queens of Festivals and a performance from "Duo Sabor Latino." During the evening there will be a raffle of gifts.

On Saturday August 4 also starting at 10 pm, it will be the turn of Ricky "El Andaluz Chico" who will be accompanied by his dancers. The music, seasoned with good humour, will continue in the hands of artist Frank Cano. That night, there will also be a large piñata with gifts, and a “migas” contest with the Festival Committee providing the flour and oil.

On Sunday August 5 the festivities end this year with a contest at the scrum pitch scheduled for 9 pm. An hour later there will be the performance of the Mazarroneros "Los Luisos" , Another piñata with gifts will put an end to the festivities of this year's Fiesta.


Organised by Department of Sports in collaboration with Hiking Club of Mazarrón


5€ each walker for a picnic lunch at the Restaurant Montiel or 25€ for dinner.
Departs 7pm from La Aceña Sports Hall by car to reach the departure by foot




Friday, August 3 "DIA DE LA RONDALLA"
22.30 h. Performance of the “Rondalla de Isla Plana y José Ramón".

Saturday August 4
22.30 h. Performance by  "TROVALIA".

20.00 h. Lunch for Members Only.
22.30 h. Performance by  "JOSE RAMON" and  Lottery in Plaza del Mar.

Friday, August 10 “ISLA PLANA JOVEN”
22.30 h. Starting early a performance by the group "TOPLAGIO" and then a great performance by the group "Inhumanos”.
Free admission.

Saturday, August 11
22.30 h. Performance of the flamenco group "LOS LUISOS".

Sunday August 12
22.30 h. Performance of the musical group "TRES DE TRES".

Monday, August 13  “NOCHE INFANTIL”
FROM 8pm.
22.30 h. We continue with children's fancy dress and a performance by  "MINI MUSICAL".

Tuesday August 14
22.30 h. Performance by the musical group “REYES DEL SOL” and the great "LOLITA TORRES Y SUS MUÑECOS”.

Wednesday, August 15
20.00 h. Raffle Campaign in the Plaza del Mar.
22.30 h. Performance by the musical group "GALA".

Thursday August 16
22.30 h. Performance of the musical group "Chacara".

Friday August 17
22.30 h. Performance by the musical "SWING" and comediens the "SINGUANGOS".

Saturday August 18
22.30 h. Musical performance by group "Tivoli" and comedian "Larry".

Sunday August 19
22.30 h. Musical performance group "MADEIRA".

Lunch for Ex Servicemen´s Association of Mazarrón District (ESAMD) Disrict

The Ex Servicemen´s Association of Mazarron District (ESAMD) are meeting on 15th August for a meal at The Maharaja´s Palace, Puerto de Mazarron at 7.30 - 8.p.m.
The function is open to all members of ESAMD and invited guests.
For more information please contact the Social Secretary on 968 437 074 or 618 591 298

Any Ex Service personnel wishing to join, should contact the Membership Secretary
on 629 818 611.