Wednesday, 23 December 2015

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR EVENTS IN MAZARRÓN/PTO DE MAZARRÓN

Many activities appear in the Christmas programme prepared by the Department of Celebrations of the City of Mazarrón. The ice rink that’s installed at Plaza del Ayuntamiento will be coordinated by Red Cross volunteers, being the recipients of the 2€ entry fee

Christmas programming activities were presented in the Town Hall Square by the Mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jimenez and Councilman for Celebration, Patricio Sánchez

On Thursday December 24, Santa Claus will visit Plaza Toneleros in Puerto de Mazarrón between 10am and 12pm and Plaza del Ayuntamiento in Mazarrón Town between 12pm and 2pm

On Saturday December 26th, the Rondalla de Mazarrón present Carols in Plaza Toneleros in Puerto de Mazarrón and at 8pm there is a flamenco concert by guitarist Vicente Santiago in the Parish Church of San Jose

On Sunday December 27th is the day of the festivity of the village of Las Balsicas. At 12 pm in the chapel Mass is celebrated. At 2.30pm there will be giant paella for all attendees and at 6pm, a popular festival with entertainment by David Andreu in the grounds of the Chapel

On Monday December 28 at 5pm in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, there will be puppet show and a Christmas workshop and at 6.30pm hot chocolate for all children

On December 29th in Plaza Toneleros in Puerto de Mazarrón is a Christmas puppet show followed by chocolate

On Wednesday, December 30, at 5.30pm, the Cultural Centre hosts film projection of "Home Alone 2".

On Saturday, January 2nd, at 7.30pm, Sports Centre La Aceña hosts the musical "The Jungle Book". The ticket for this show will be free.

The Royal Postmen will be collecting cards from children in the Municipality on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 January between 5pm and 7pm in Plaza Toneleros, Puerto de Mazarrón and between 7pm and 9pm in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento in Mazarrón. Also, on Monday, January 4, at 5.30pm the Cultural Centre hosts a screening of Christmas movie "Arthur Christmas"


Finally, on Tuesday, January 5 reaches the big day awaited by all children. At 4pm sees the start of the Three Kings procession in Puerto de Mazarrón. Their Majesties share their gifts to children in Plaza Toneleros, from 5.30pm. In Mazarrón, the parade will begin at 7pm to finish around 8.30pm in the Parish Centre of Mazarrón where gift-giving will take place.

CHRISTMAS EVENTS IN MORATALLA

FROM 24 DECEMBER UNTIL 6 JANUARY
VISITS TO BELEN IN THE PARISH OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA ASUMPCION 11-1PM AND 6PM-8PM

26 DECEMBER
CONCERT BY JAVI MARTINEZ 9PM , 3€ ENTRY. AT TEATRO TRIETA

FROM 26 DECEMBER UNTIL 6 JANUARY
EXHIBITION OF ILLUSTRATIONS BY ANTONIO GARCIA ARIAS AT EXHIBITION HALL OF THE CONVENTO DE SAN FRANCISCO

27 DECEMBER
CHRISTMAS CONCERT BY BANDA DE MUSICA 7.30PM. AT TEATRO TRIETA

28 DECEMBER
PROFESSOR GUSTAVO MARCOS  ROMERA PRESENTS A POETRY READING OF DIEGO FERNANDEZ GOMEZ. 8.45PM AT TEATRO TRIETA

2 JANUARY
RUN, 7€ ENTRY INCLUDES SNACK AND GIFT

5 JANUARY
ARRIVAL OF THREE KINGS 5PM


ICE RINK AT MAZARRON

2€ ENTRY - GOES TO RED CROSS

OPEN 11AM - 2PM AND 4PM-9PM UNTIL 6 JANUARY

(ONLY OPEN AFTERNOON ON 1 JANUARY)

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

New Year's Eve at Hotel Restaurante Argos

If you would like to celebrate New Year's Eve with us at Hotel Restaurante Argos, we have a children's menu available.  We also have the services of LUDO-TECA for groups with 6 children to allow you to have a relaxing evening.

The price of 55€ pp includes, grapes at midnight, fireworks music and dinner.

We also have accommodation available:
Single Room 35€ pp
Double 55€ pp
Triple 75€ pp

ARGOS HOTEL RESTAURANT wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Christmas Menus at Hotel Restaurante Argos

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Menu 1

1st Course
Natural Artichoke Stuffed With Ratatouille And Smoked Cod
Coca Trampo And Ham
Homemade Ham Croquettes Crunchy
Argos-Style Salad
Cooked Shrimp
Grilled Red Shrimp And Grilled Sepia

2nd Course
Grilled Squid With Arugula Salad And Canonigos With Chili Sauce.

3rd Course
An Exquisite Roast Leg Of Lamb Baked With Mint Sauce And Mashed Potatoes

Dessert
Assorted Homemade Pastries Center

Buffet: Christmas, (Sweets And Fruits). Coffee, Cava, Sidra And Liquors
Beer, White Wine The Reñas, Red And Pink Carrascalejo
Price 23€ Per/ Person

Menu 2:

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Shared starters:
Mojama roe and almonds
Mixed Lettuce Salad with Peppers, Tomato, Corn and Anchovies
Cod and Salmon carpaccio with extra virgin olive oil
Assortment of Iberian acorn with bread and tomato
(Ham and loin, salami and sausage)
Police zucchini chips and juice Wild Mushroom
Cream Delight with Bacon Steamed
Freshest fruits Sailor Sea Point in Single Plate
(Red Prawn, Scampi, Shrimp, Crab, Necora)
Octopus Galician (center)

Lemon sorbet flavored with mint

Exquisite Grouper fillets almond cream filling over with vegetables Season
Baked goat leg

DESSERTS:
Chantilli strudel on Creme Anglaise
Coulanges chocolate with strawberry ice cream

Buffet: Navideños Fine Candies, Candy, Coffee, Cava, Sidra and spirits

Drinks:
Albariño white wines, Rioja Harvest Tinto, Rosado del Carrascalejo, Lambrusco, Water, Beer, Refreshments
Price 35€ Per Person


Tel. Booking

968720707
Limited places.  Bookings Essential

 

Cáritas, Acoma and local radio stations holding a charity marathon

CÁRITAS, ACOMA AND LOCAL RADIO STATIONS ORGANISE A NEW CHARITY MARATHON ON DECEMBER 9TH.
From 10 am until 7 pm, two radio stations are playing uninterrupted radio for fundraising and donations for the needy

On December 9th, Mazarrón has a new opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to those most in need, with the holding of the Third Radio Solidarity Marathón organized in collaboration with the City of Mazarrón, Mazarrón and Puerto Caritas, local stations and the Merchants Association of Mazarrón and Shire (ACOMA).

Along with the mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jimenez, each of the representatives of the organisation of the event presented this new edition calling on Mazarrón to collaborate. They need hygiene products and support, insofar as possible, to serve families who need a hand to get ahead. From 10 am to 7 pm at Carpa de Día de Mazarrón, and opposite Plaza de Abastos in Puerto de Mazarrón, the marathon will play during which phones will be answered to receive donations. They will also release an account number to pay the money you wish to donate.

Tapas route in Mazarrón

29 bars and restaurants are participating in YOUR BEST TAPAS ROUTE.
Residents and visitors can enjoy this gastronomic attraction between 3th and 13th December. Customers will vote the best tapas in a passport that will be available at participating bars and restaurants.  This is another attraction for the Fiestas Patronales de la Purísima.

Customers holding at least ten stamps from the bars and restaurants will be entitled to participate in a raffle to be held on Sunday December 13 at 9pm in the Carpa del Recinto Ferial Camino de los Rincones. Those who complete the 20 stamps will participate in a draw for 150 euros in cash to spend on Eurocash El Puerto, a shopping cart worth 150 euros or overnight stay for two with dinner and spa hotel in San Thalasia Pedro del Pinatar. The tapas that gets the most votes will be recognized as "winner" by the City of Mazarrón.

Shopping Trade Route in Mazarrón

Over 60 establishments are involved in a new trade route from 3rd to 13th December with the chance to win more than 60 items.  The object of the trade route is to encourage reinvestment in Mazarrón.  The trade route has been organized by the municipality of Mazarrón in collaboration with the Association of Dealers in Mazarrón and Shire (ACOMA).

The mayor of Mazarrón, Alicia Jimenez, Mazarron encouraged people to participate in this new route, motivated by the lure of draws for more than 60 gifts that will take place on December 13th at 8pm at Carpa del Recinto Ferial Camino de los Rincones..

ACOMA president, Paqui Madrid, said that to participate you just need to fill in the coupon that customers can pick up on more than 60 establishments in the Mazarrón municipality involved in the route. To qualify for the giveaway, you just need to make six purchases, said Paqui Madrid who wanted to highlight the effort of shops and some of the gifts offered are large appliances.

For his part, Councillor of Commerce, Marisol Vivancos, has encouraged participation since, as noted, "Mazarrón businesses are as competitive as those of other municipalities."

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

GOURMET MARKET IN MAZARRÓN

The Gourmet Market "gAstrogAllo 2.0" takes place at Cresta del Gallo in Mazarrón  from 5 to 13 December offering a wide programme of events for the enjoyment of the palate of its visitors. In addition to the three daily tapas that will be offered by the ten participating restaurants, you can also learn how to prepare a cocktail, learn which wine to offer at a private dinner, try one of the ingenious sweets made by the pastry confectioner La Gloria or taste a good ham, the best cut, thanks to the demonstration of a master cutter from El Pozo Alimentacion.
2 of the participating restaurants have been invited from outside the local area - Madre de Dios and El Pasaje / Sal y Almagre, de Murcia. The rest are local to the Port of Mazarrón -  Manduca, La Barraca, La Meseguera, La Sal, El Mata / La Fundición, Nueva Bodeguita, Fizz and Óscar’s.
The tapas offered will be
Madre de Dios - salmon sardine, bags of beef cheek ravioli and Nordic shrimp puff.
Sal y Almagre: Timbale with duck and roasted eggplant and cheese sauce, foie cannelloni with roasted leek and green apple and cheek of hake
Manduca: nigiri, futomaki and uramaki.
La Barraca: Fish pie, battered cod with onions and dessert of the day.
La Meseguera: vegetable pie with truffle and piquillo sauce, delicious Iberian and foie Pedro Ximenez and potato and cod with salsa.
Sal:  Hamburger of flat chicken with a surprise texture of foie .
El Mata:  cod croquette, summer sausage and pork loin.
The schedule starts on Sunday, December 6, in the classroom 6  is hosted a cocktail course by Antonio Chacón Camaches. It will be from 4pm under the title "Everything that exists between gin and tonic and the mojito."
On Monday December 7 at 2pm, Tomato Day is celebrated, with the return of participating businesses.
On Tuesday, December 8, from 2pm there will be a demonstration from master cutter of ham from El Pozo Alimentacion.
Bodegas del Rosario of  Bullas provide suggestions to offer a good table wine on Wednesday 9 at 5pm.
Wine tasting will continue on Thursday December 10 at 5pm hours by Bodegas Alceño de Jumilla.
Chocolate lovers have an unmissable event on Friday December 11. That day visit gAstrogAllo Andres Marmol, renowned confectioner of Paseleria La Gloria of El Palmar. It will be from 2pm. And at 5pm La Lechera de Burdeos offers wine and cheese pairing. Bodega Casa Rojo of Murcia wineries offer a tasting from 6.30pm.

The highlight will be on Saturday December 12 when when Chef from La Cabana Buenavista de Murcia, Pablo Gonzalez Conejero, will offer a master class with local products.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

WALK WITH WARM - 8 DECEMBER

This is a longer walk than normal, being between 18 and 19 Kms, and will take us on a circular route that ascends and descends between 613 metres to 800 metres at our highest point. From our meeting point we will walk up to the La Puerta del Caballo following a familiar narrow track up a barranco and through the pine woods. We will ascend 187 metres over this first stretch of about 2 Kms. We then continue down from La Puerta to the plains of Ardal using narrow woodland tracks and we will have good views across to La Fuente de Caputa. After walking over part of the plains we will enter woodland again as we make our way to the Estrecho del Moro following the contours parallel to the mountain. On this section we have to cross several steep barrancos which will involve a few short, steep descents and ascents. On reaching the estrecho we will start our ascent back up the mountain to El Collado de Moro which is a steady uphill section rising just over 200 metres in 3 to 4 Kms. From here it is all downhill through the woods to our original meeting place.

Meeting (see directions below)

Place: Forestry car park above La Bermeja (north side of the Sierra de Ricote)
Time:  To leave at 10:30 am


Refreshments:

As the walk will take 5 hours plus stops, please bring a picnic lunch and plenty of water. Sticks may be useful on some stretches of the route.


Contact

Martin by email on martinenmurcia@gmail.com confirming how many wish to walk. I can also be reached on my mobile: 630 80 78 48 but a written communication is safer!


Directions:

·      From the RM15 (Murcia to Caravaca) take the exit to Calasparra and Cieza ( RM-532 junction 33). Continue towards Cieza (i.e. don’t turn off to Calasparra)
·      Drive approx. 12km. Turn right at km 14, following the sign to Ricote (RM  or MU) B-15
·      Continue for approx 4 or 5km. Turn right (ignore the first turn) at the sign for La Bermeja (an old school house with recycling bins and a bus stop)
·      Continue uphill for approx 3km (slow road, occasional sharp bends). Eventually the tarmac runs out and becomes a forestry track with a few tight bends at the beginning but the surface is ok for a normal saloon car.
·      After entering the area under the trees continue approx 400 – 500m until another track joins from the left
·      The car park is immediately on the right. TAKE CARE to drive in on the top side (enter too soon and there’s a large drop!)


Thursday, 19 November 2015

BOLNUEVO FIESTA

Thousands of people will gather on Sunday 22nd at Bolnuevo beach at the end of the pilgrimage of the Virgen del Milagro. It is one of the highlights of the festive calendar of the Municipality. The event starts at the Santuario de La Purísima in Mazarrón at 7.30am on Sunday morning. After the Mass, the image of the Virgen del Milagro will be carried by shoulders back to her hermitage in Bolnuevo, accompanied by thousands of pilgrims. After stops in Las Moreras and La Desaladora that bears her name, the Virgen del Milagro reaches the beach at Bolnuevo accompanied by songs and ballads.
The event ends a day of barbecues and rice by the sea. The City Council have arranged free transport with buses at 6:30am, 7:00am and 7:30am with stops in Bolnuevo, Mazarrón and Puerto
The Fiestas del Milagro face their last weekend on Friday 20th with the dramatized reading of the Nueve Declaraciones del Milagro  . A very colourful event in which the younger generation are very much involved. This takes place in Santuario de La Purísima in Mazarrón , from 8pm. At 11pm in the Marquee in Bolnuevo, guests can enjoy a special musical performance “Romería 7 Music Festival 3.0”
On Saturday 21st, from 10am in the Marquee, children's activities take place by the group "Gominolas" and at 11:00am, there will be musical entertainment for the very young entitled "Viviendo el Cuanto" by the author Raquel Cánovas Molina. The 2x1 Fair continues between 12pm and 2pm
At 12pm those who want to know more about the miracle of 1585 can visit Torre de los Caballos where a guided theatrical tour will take place. At night, at 10pm, there will be a Migas Contest.
The local police report that traffic access to Bolnuevo will be cut from 11.00-11.30am approximately, during the passage of the Virgin through the Avenida Pedro Lopez Meca. It also warns that, to ensure the security of citizens, they will be performing breath tests at points of entry and exit of Bolnuevo "to prevent accidents that could result in irreparable damage,"

Local police also remind all people, mainly young people who stay on the beach overnight on Saturday  to monitor their personal belongings to prevent thefts from occurring.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

CHILD MASSAGE WORKSHOP - MAZARRÓN - 20 NOVEMBER

The Centre for Early Child Development Care (CDIAT) Mazarrón provides, within its programme of preventive activities, a new Infant Massage Workshop. The next session will take place on Friday November 20 at 11:30 am in the Centre facilities located in Calle Virgen de Fatima, in the Neighborhood District of La Canadica in Mazarrón.

The workshop is intended for all infants up to 6 months and their mothers, with the sole objective of giving knowledge of working techniques and instruments that would achieve the greatest possible comfort, strengthen the emotional bond between parents and children, ease tensions and prevent ailments like colic.

The activity is organized in collaboration with Midwives of Mazarron and Puerto de Mazarrón and is supervised by a physiotherapist from the Centre. More information on the phone 968 590 

FREE MUSIC CONCERTS IN MAZARRÓN - DECEMBER 2015

The Department of Celebration accommodates local artists in the calendar of musical events. All concerts are free entrance except for the performance of Maldita Nerea

Patricio Sanchez, Councillor of Celebrations of the City of Mazarrón, presented on Thursday the concert schedule of the festivities. Maldita Nerea leads the programme with a concert to be held on Saturday December 12 at 10pm in the Marquee to be installed at the fairgrounds

The full programme starts on Friday, December 4, at 11.30pm, featuring performances by Victor Magan, Dany Romero and Jose De Rico

On Monday, December 7, at 10pm, there will be a concert dedicated to the Golden Age of Spanish Pop, a compilation of the best national pop songs sung by Joaquin Padilla, Iguana Tango singer and soloists La Trampa and Amistades Peligrosas

Coinciding with Day of the Mayor, on Thursday December 10, performances will be given by Marianico El Corte and Maribel Castillo with a tribute to Rocio Jurado

On Friday December 11, at 10pm, will be a tribute to Joaquin Sabina, under the title of "500 Noches" (500 nights)

All concerts are free entrance except Maldita Nerea where entry will cost 5€. Maldita Nerea is currently a successful Spanish pop rock band, originally from Murcia and led by Jorge Ruiz.

Ticket sales will take place in the main online sales platforms in the Tourist Information Office, Concejalía de Juventud and Cafetería La Fundición



DAY TRIP TO BULLAS - 25 NOVEMBER

On 25 November, Mazarrón Day Centre for Seniors are taking a trip to Bullas. An activity included within the municipal workshop "Meet our Region." The departure is scheduled at 9am from the main bus stop In Mazarrón. The trip includes a visit to the Wine Museum, established following the wine tradition of the Region.
The expedition will continue to visit the House-Museum Don Pepe Marsilla, where an important part of the culture of the Town is shown, recreating the lifestyles of the early twentieth century. The trip will finish in the Town, enjoying a meal at a local restaurant.

The tour price is 15€, including lunch, guide and bus tours, (except for the entrance to the Wine Museum and the Casa de Don Pepe Marsilla priced at 2€ each). Those Seniors interested should register at the Day Centre, Mazarrón, on Calle Luis Reverendo de Anta, number 5, with priority being given to members of the Centre

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Sew and Sew Christmas Craft Fair



Saturday 21st November
10am/1pm
Cultural Centre Camposol, Sector B 
Tea Coffee and Homemade Cakes
Donations to Forget Me Not and HP Help the Poor 


Admission is free

PAINTING COMPETITION - 6 DECEMBER - MAZARRÓN

Sunday December 6, Mazarrón host a new edition of the National Painting Contest of Outdoors Landscapes by Mazarrón resident "Domingo Valdivieso". This was announced by the Councillor for Culture, Pedro Martinez, who was accompanied by Cartagena Painter Javier Lorente.

The Department of Culture announced the basis of a competition which is open to artists over 16 years old, and to residents and non residents of Spain.  The theme  is "Landscapes of Mazarrón" and will be reflected on canvas, wood or any type of rigid support.

Participants are invited on the morning of December 6 at 8:00am to the Cultural Centre of Mazarrón.  At 11am the inscription will take place and the judges will have until 6pm to choose, think and translate the work.

The winner will receive a prize of 2,500€, the second place 1,500€ and the third 1,000€. There will also be a special prize worth 600€ for the best watercolour and four consolation prizes of 350€ each.
The jury will be chaired by the Mayor of Mazarrón and is usually also made up of the Painters mentioned . In 2014, Pedro Cano and Javier Lorente gave praise to an event that showed participation 

CHRISTMAS TASTING DAY

Oscar and Antonio are pleased to announce the Christmas Tasting Day will be 1st of December at 6.30pm at Oscars Bar, Camposol Sector, B, Mazarrón

6€ for members and 7€ for family and friends of members. For non members the price is 9€


There will be 3 aperitives (2 sweet and a Christmas Brandy) and lots of red and white wine

Call in to Oscar´s Bar for tickets or email socialcultural@outlook.es for further information

MAZARRON TAPA ROUTE - DECEMBER 2015

The Department of Celebrations of the City of Mazarrón has published today the rules for the Tapa Route on the occasion of the Fiestas de la Purisima 2015.

The route will be held from 3 to 13 December. According to the rules, the restaurants, pubs and bars may participate with only one tapa to serve, preferably in the bar, from the opening hours of the establishment until 17:00. The price for each tapa will be 2€ if it purchased with a beer or 2.50€ with a soft drink

The establishments involved will be published after the closing date of 16 December and a "passport" booklet will be available, where guests can record the stamp of the establishments they have visited. These booklets will be available at the Department of Celebration and at participating venues
Customers will vote on the "passport" for the best tapa. The establishments with the most votes will be recognized as "winner" by the City of Mazarrón.


Customers who complete a pre-determined number of stamps will be entered into a raffle which will take place on December 13

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

HALLOWEEN FOR CHILDREN IN MAZARRÓN MUNICIPALITY

 The Autumn schedule in the Libraries of the Municipality includes for this week, special days dedicated to Halloween. 

So, yesterday Tuesday, October 27, the library in Mazarrón hosted storytelling by Asociación La Luciérnaga. The activity will be repeated on Thursday 29 in the library of Puerto de Mazarrón, from 5.30pm. 

On Wednesday 28, libraries in Puerto de Mazarrón and Mazarrón house a crafts workshop aimed at children between 6-10 years old. 

And on Friday, October 30 it will be time for film projections. In the Centro Cultural of Mazarrón, from 5.30pm is a screening of, "The Adventures of Little Ghost" and at the same time, in the library of Puerto de Mazarrón, "Where the Wild" will be screened.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

FREE TRAINING COURSE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED

The Department of Local Development of the City of Mazarrón offer a free basic training course to work in the hospitality industry. It is an activity, eminently practical, principally directed to the unemployed. Students learn how best to serve customers,  prepare and present food and drinks, as well as handling menus in other languages, and many more skills.

 The course will be held in the building of the Cresta del Gallo of Mazarrón and will cover 150 hours between October 28 and December 17, between 4pm and 8.30pm

 Entries can be formalized in the following link:

http://www.cimemazarron.es/curso-operaciones-basicas-de-restaurante-y-bar


More information on the CIME Mazarrón (previously Universidad Popular) or phone 968 592 767.

SENIOR CITIZEN WORKSHOP - MAZARRÓN, NOVEMBER 3RD

November 3 at 11:30 am, in the Auditorium of the Centro Municipal de Día de Personas Mayores, a free workshop is being held for Senior Citizens and their families. The objective of this workshop is to educate and inform Seniors on consumer rights, and their ways of re-dress. It focuses on any subject of interest to this group, such as electricity reform, interpretation of the electricity bill and how to save.

The course will also cover topics of general information such as telephone, electricity, and financial products being sold to this age group, to prevent potential abuse.

The workshop will be taught by ADICAE (Association of Users of Banks, Savings Banks and Insurance), which specializes in protection, training, claims, information and vindication of the rights of users of banking, insurance services and, in general, any other matters related to consumer issues.

After the workshop there will be a snack and a raffle.

Friday, 23 October 2015

LOCAL PADEL LEAGUE RE-STARTS

The Department of Sports City of Mazarrón again offer Local League of Padel starting on 20 November. October 30 is the deadline for enrollment and is 20€ per couple. The league will be played on the courts of CEIP Ginés García and game times will be from 21 to 22:30, Monday to Friday. The eight best teams will play the qualifiers to reach the final. The first four couples will get a trophy.

The Councillor for Sports, Patricio Sanchez, encourages Mazarron to participate in this league which highlights the commitment of the Town Hall in offering sports and leisure activities throughout the year.

MABS MMM GLITZ & GLAMOUR FASHION SHOW

MABS MMM are hosting a Glitz & Glamour Fashion Show showcasing a fantastic range of high quality clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery for Autumn, Winter and Christmas party season.

The fashion show will be held at the popular venue Las Claras Centre, Los Alcazares on Tuesday 3rd November, 14:30 (doors open 14:00).
Drinks and snacks will be available at the bar.
Tickets only €3 available from MABS shop 60 Avenida La Union, San Javier (on main road near Mercadona). Open 10:00 – 14:00 Monday to Friday. Call 968 191 300
A ticket will guarantee entry to this extremely popular always sell out event.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

WATER SUPPLY CUT TO MAZARRÓN 22 OCTOBER

La Mancomunidad de Canales del Taibilla  announce a cut of the water supply affecting the service to Mazarrón from 00:00 hours on October 22.

The technical services express their commitment to remain in contact with the Municipal Officers of the City to prevent major disruption and restore supply as soon as possible.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

TWO TRIPS ANNOUNCED - PENSIONERS CLUB OF MAZARRÓN

Pensioners Club of Mazarrón has scheduled two new trips for its members during the month of November. On 7th there is a trip travelling via Aguilas and on to  Vera (Almería) to visit the castle of San Juan and the promenade and the nearby town to visit the Spanish market. Breakfast and dinner (buffet) will be held at the 5 star Hotel Mexico. The cost of the trip is 12€ per person and the reservation of seats will take place from October 19.

Also, for 27, 28 and 29 November there is a trip scheduled through the Province of Malaga with a visit to places of interest in the capital including Torremolinos, Marbella, Benalmádena and Nerja. A professional guide will accompany pensioners throughout the trip. The price per person is 165€ including accommodation. The reservation of seats for this trip is already open.


Those interested can obtain more information at the offices of Club de Pensionistas y Jubilados de Mazarrón  located in Calle Canalejas.

Invitation to N332 Guardia Civil Tráfico Presentation to ADAPT.

ADAPT (The Association of English Speakers) of San Pedro del Pinatar has organised a presentation, in English, by the Guardia Civil Tráfico officer behind the highly successful N332 initiative to assist English speakers with Spanish Traffic Law and safety on the roads.

He and his colleague will be making a presentation entitled “Spanish Traffic Law. Changes and Most Common Doubts”, for ADAPT members on Wednesday 21st October 09:45 for 10:00 in the Casa de Cultura in San Pedro del Pinatar.  

Anyone is welcome to attend but there is a limited number of seats available for this presentation.  Because of this, anyone interested in attending should email the Secretary of ADAPT to request a seat (see below). A map of location of the Casa de Cultura will be sent by reply.

The presentation is free, but a small donation for the El Samaritano charity in San Pedro del Pinatar, from those attending would be warmly accepted when exiting the event.

Please note that the preference is for questions or other clarifications to be sent to the Secretary of ADAPT for compilation and forwarding to N332 and they will then publish this on their website with correct answers. This means that the widest possible audience can read and learn. It would then be accurate information spread as wide as possible for the good of everyone. 

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to please confirm their intention by email to the ADAPT Secretary. Otherwise there may be a risk of not being allowed entry on the day due to exceeding the permitted number in the auditorium.



NEW SEASON OF BMX TRAINING STARTS 18 OCTOBER

On Sunday October 18 at the Sports Complex Media Legua starts a new season of BMX training, organized by the Department of Sports, City of Mazarrón. The classes will be led by Gustavo Alcojor, the Spanish Elite Champion 2013-2014. It will be developed over a period of four months spread over five different dates: 18 October, 15 November, 13 December, 17 January and February 27-28. The registration fee is 15€ for federated members and 22€ for non-federal.


It has also scheduled five shared training for dates of 1st November, 29 November, 13 December, 31 January and 28 February. This will take place between 11:00 to 17:00.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

HOLISTIC HEALING AT CHATTERS MEETING


The next Chatters Meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st October, starting at 10.30 for 11am, when the Guest Speaker will be Rob McLernon from the Acacia centre who specialise in Holistic Therapy & Healing.
Why not come along to the Pasty Shack in Rio Nalon, near the Mercadona, in Los Alcazares. Hear what Rob has to say, find out more about Holistic Therapy, and get answers to your own questions.
You can also enjoy the free refreshments, join in the quiz and other activities, and perhaps win modest prizes.
Also, tickets will be on sale for the Chatters Christmas Lunch which will also take place at the Pasty Shack on Wednesday 16th December.
Chatters is sponsored by Help At Home, a local charity offering a wide range of assistance, free of charge, to Ex-Pats in need in their own homes.
Find out more about us by visiting www.helpathome.es

PONY CLUB & PONY CAMP DURING HALLOWEEN


PAINTING EXHIBITON BY MURCIAN PAINTER

The Murcian painter brings his exhibition "Acidulux" to Mazarrón

The exhibition by Antonio Jose Buendia Martinez opened on Friday in the Town Hall. The exhibition includes paintings of vivid colours in which the author uses acid to offer a different and very characteristic final print.


Entitled "Acidulux", the exhibition will be displayed until November 14. Visiting hours are Monday through Friday from 10 to 14 and from 17:30 to 20:30: Saturdays can be seen from 10:00 to 14:00. The Exhibition Centre is closed on the last Saturday of each month and National/Regional/Local  holidays.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

EXHIBITION OF CARS FROM 60´S AND 70´S

On 3 and 4 October, about hundred vehicles through the decades of 60´s and 70´s will be on display in Mazarrón. An activity entitled "Dubs by the beach" will encourage the young and old to remember popular vehicles in the past.

On Saturday October 3 at 12:30 hours there will be an exhibition located by the service road at Avenida Juan Carlos I in Mazarrón. On Sunday October 4th at 11 am at the erosions in Bolnuevo a concentration of vehicles will start the route that will head via Mazarron Bahia to El Alamillo before returning to la plaza Bucaneros de Playa Grande

Activities will be complemented by music and other leisure initiatives throughout the weekend

WORLD BIRD DAY ACTIVITIES - MAZARRÓN

Once again, the Department of Environment of the City of Mazarrón and Club de Senderismo Amigos de la Naturaleza celebrate World Bird Day. They will do this weekend with a programme of events that aims to raise awareness of respect for the natural environment and its wildlife.

On Saturday October 3rd from 10 am until 13 pm, a stand will be installed in the weekly market of Mazarrón displaying a sample of the most typical birds that inhabit the South East peninsular. Younger children will be encouraged to participate in this exhibition through different activities.

The programme of events continues on Sunday October 4th at 10 am in the wetlands of the rambla de las Moreras, a place of great natural value with the presence of a large number of species, some endangered species such as white-headed ducks that choose this natural place to breed.


The Mayor of Mazarrón and the Councillor for the Environment encourage families to take advantage of the weekend to perform different activities that also serves to appreciate the rich natural heritage within our Municipality and raise awareness of the importance of respect and conservation.

Friday, 18 September 2015

BLUES HOUSE TELEPHONE NUMBER

Unfortunately, the mobile number for Blues House in Bolnuevo is out of order right now.

If you are trying to contact them, they can be reached on their landline of 968 150 967


Friday, 11 September 2015

CALLING ALL SINGERS!


Do you like to sing – alone in the shower or with friends? Maybe you are in a choir and looking for something a little different to enjoy as a group? Never sung in a group before? No problem – we can help you!

In October the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS) is offering a unique opportunity to singers everywhere to learn a cappella four part harmony in a weekend.

If you like to sing and have never tried this before you will love it! If you are an old hand, there will definitely be something new to learn from fabulous International men’s quartet, Reckless, who are being flown in from the UK especially to work and play with us.

Put the date October 2nd to 4th in your diary now and enjoy this special weekend! It’s not too late to sign up and get your teach tracks and music, just go to the website: www.sabs.es and click on the Harmony College logo for full information.

We will be based at the Hotel Costa Narejos in the lovely resort of Los Alcázares in Murcia. The Hotel Costa Narejos is by the beach and you can bring your family, and even extend your stay at our very special rate, if you would like to.

Singers of all ages will be really welcome and can enjoy singing in a men’s, ladies’ and mixed chorus. You will be learning two a cappella songs during the weekend.

SABS is keen to spread the joy of learning this art form throughout Spain. “We had a wonderful time last year at this event which is open to everyone who likes to sing” said SABS President, Lyn Baines. “It’s a great weekend, with a chance to make new friends as you sing together. Yes, it’s quite hard work but such fun as well and, on the closing afternoon, everyone will get a chance to perform to an invited audience of family and friends.”

Lyn goes on to remind us of the relaxation time “Get to know your new friends better at the ‘afterglows’ at the end of each day. This is a very unique time when people get together to chat and sing.”

Full details of the SABS Harmony College can be found at http://www.sabs.es/cm2/?page_id=3919 or email registrations@sabs.es to find out how you can become involved in this very special weekend. Places are limited and are being snapped up fast, so please make sure you register today; we don’t want you to be disappointed!

SABS - committed to encouraging barbershop singing through
Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands.
 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM HAH MAR MENOR


HAH Help at Home, have been successfully helping clients for the past 5 years, 500+ clients helped and thousands of FREE hours have been put in by our volunteers.

However, when we started our intention was to help people struggling following illness, hospital treatment etc for a SHORT TIME, not for either replacing hospital or medical treatment, nor for long term treatment.

Unfortunately, we have many clients who need ongoing treatment, probably for the rest of their lives, and with the best will, we cannot offer this. We do not have enough volunteers to cope, and therefore we have to limit time per client to 3 months when the situation will be reviewed.

So many people do not make adequate provision for old age, which is inevitable, do not have sufficient funds to pay for help, do not want to go in a home, nor go back to the UK, so ask us for help, which we always try to do.  However, it has now reached the situation whereby we cannot take on any more long term clients, and will have to refuse requests for this.

We always do our utmost to help, but it really is everyones’ responsibility to ensure that they have the funds available to cope with these situations, and also to have funeral plans in place.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

ADULT EDUCATION - 11 NEW COURSES ANNOUNCED BY MAZARRÓN AYUNTAMIENTO

The Adult Education Centre of Mazarrón will offer 11 new courses from September 15. The lessons are being held in 3 different locations - Mazarrón, Puerto de Mazarrón and Cañada de Gallego. The registration period will remain open as long as there are vacancies, says the Centre´s Director, Jeronimo Lopez.

In Cañada de Gallego Spanish for Foreigners will be held in the Edificio Multiusos. In Puerto de Mazarrón, the Library will host courses of English and French at beginner and intermediate levels as well as Spanish for Foreigners.

And in Mazarrón, in the Centre in the Plaza del Salitre, courses of Basic Skills, Graduate of Secondary Education, Access to University, Test Preparation Training Cycles, English (beginners, preparatory to A2 and intermediate will be offered ) and Spanish for Foreigners. There will also be over a hundred computer courses available via the internet, through the Mentor Course

For more information phone 968590865 

MUSIC SCHOOL OPENS ITS REGISTRATION PERIOD FOR THE COURSE 2015-2016

Calling all aspiring musicians

The enrolment deadline for the next term for Escuela de Música de la Asociación Maestro Eugenio Calderón de Mazarrón  (Music School Association Maestro Eugenio Calderon of Mazarrón) is 27 September. 

In total there are six levels of musical language and twelve instrumental specialties: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, cello, bassoon and tuba.

Children 4 and 5 years may study initiation to music and, after the success of last year, they have extended the age range to include children from 6 months up to 3 years old when accompanied by one or both parents.

The schedule for payment fees will be Thursdays and Fridays during September between 5pm and 8pm and Saturdays from 10am until 2pm.  Classes will begin on Thursday October 1st.

More information on the local School, located in Plaza del Salitre s / n Mazarrón can be found at www.asociacionmusicalmazarron.com or by calling 968 592 139 during business hours

DOG TALENT SHOW 13 SEPTEMBER

DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE ORIGINAL DATE, THIS EVENT IS NOW BEING HELD ON 13 SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

MABS COFFEE MORNING - 25 SEPTEMBER

MABS will be having a coffee morning on Friday 25th September (to coincide with the Macmillon event in UK)

Starting at 11am in the MABS Office, Camposol B, Camposol

Come and enjoy home-made cakes and pastries, tea coffee etc


Thursday, 3 September 2015

NEW SOCIAL CENTRE & FARMERS MARKET ON CAMPOSOL

OSCAR AND ANTONIO ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE NEW LOCATION OF THEIR SOCIAL CENTRE AND FARMERS MARKET ON CAMPSOL

The new venture will include the first local farm market and Social Centre on Camposol, giving local farmers and family businesses the opportunity to sell their products in a fair trade shop, whilst at the same time integrating European residents to the local area by enjoying many activities
It is not a bar or restaurant but a shop with a conference and tasting área where people who book can join the activities. Activities include cultural trips, Spanish lessons, local history and traditions of Spain and Spanish cookery classes.
The Social Centre is open right now and the farmers market will be open from the end of September where you can find local farm produce like cheese, wine, pottery,honey , spices, handicraft amongst many other things, being sold by those currently unemployed.
 Forthcoming Cultural trips include Torre Pacheco Mines and a visit to Murcia visiting the Cathedral, Casino, University and Santo Domingo Square

Join their email list at socialcultural@outlook.es or as well or on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/345922342238217

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

LA MAJADA FIESTA - UNTIL SEPTEMBER 8TH

From August 29 to September 8 the Mazarron hamlet of La Majada celebrates its festivities in honour of the Virgin. The programme began on Saturday 29th with the start of the sports competitions and the traditional loud bang from the balcony of the church. Then followed a performance by Los Luisos. During the evening there was musical bingos with a raffle.
Sunday August 30 saw a lunch in El Puente Restaurante followed by more sports tournaments and a Conference on Volunteering, which benefited the Red Cross of Mazarrón.
La Majada parties will run until September 8, the day in which Mass in honour of  La Purísima Concepción and the subsequent procession with the statue of the Patron Saint of this Parish. It will be at 6pm. On Friday September 4th Juan Zamora Lorente officiates the opening speech at a ceremony to be held from 10pm. The opening of the exhibition "Recicla2" by the residents of the hamlet also takes place as well as the “Mr” and “Miss” elections.

The Fiesta concludes with III Dance Festival with participation of the groups El Salitre y De Rosa Playas de Percheles