Thursday, 28 April 2016
On Saturday May 7, Mazarrón will host the Geolodía in the Region of Murcia, a national activity taking place across the country on the same date. This is a free initiative, which requires no registration, and is organized by GEaland and the City of Mazarrón.
It is expected that several hundred people will be participating in a route that will start by the Sandstone Erosions in Bolnuevo at 9am and will travel a total of 6.5 kilometers with 8 stops where geologists will have different workshops and will explain the peculiarities of the geological landscape composition that will be visited. "This route is known by many, but on May 7 we're going to do it with geological eyes and be surprised to society" so stressed Nacho Sierra, responsible for GEaland
The route will involve families being able to participate in various educational activities, some of them focused in the analysis of small fossils, for facilitating various instruments as small magnifying glasses, as indicated by Ainara Aberasturi, a member of GEaland. The activity has an educational purpose and in order to maintain a good quality of the event, organizers are allowing no more than 25 groups of visitors to the explanatory workshops.
The initiative as indicated by Councilman of Heritage, Pedro Martinez, seeks to raise awareness of the rich natural and paleontological heritage within the municipality and spread it among locals and visitors with the intention to value and preserve the wealth that entails.
The route is supported by the Geological Society of Spain, the Spanish Association for the Teaching of Earth Sciences (AEPECT) and the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME). In addition, the Cidaris Foundation also collaborates
Thursday, 21 April 2016
Sunday 24th is a massive day for both local football teams, Mazarron FC and CD Bala Azul who meet at the Estadio Municipal in Mazarron, kick off 6.00 pm.
Mazarron are looking to continue their push for promotion to the Trecera Diviasion via the end of season play-offs while their neighbours from Puerto de Mazarron are desperate for points to steer clear of the relegation position they currently occupy.
Mazarron have reduced admission prices to just €3 for the game in the hope of attracting a huge crowd and generating a fantastic atmosphere. If you have not been to the Estadio Municpal there is plenty of seating for everyone with bar and canteen facilities.
Before the game Los Amigos de Mazarron FC, the ex-pat supporters' organisation, will present a cheque for €4200, the proceeds of its recent Gala Week activities, to Jose Rodriguez the President of Mazarron Football Club.
The weather forecast for Sunday evening is good so why not come along and savour the atmosphere of a local football "derby" game?
Book Day celebration with a joint reading of Don Quixote in La Glorieta.
The Department of Culture wants to highlight the diversity of accents and voices, no matter how old you.
Book your place at Informajoven in the public library or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All participants will receive a gift after reading.
April 23rd at 8.30pm
Theatre Festival "Star Gil"
The Theatre group, performs "Floresta", a work in which everything happens in a house. There is a widowed mother and her two daughters. Various people of different ranks, races and ancestry. A glorious past. A present of reproach. Since her husband's death, the family fortune has diminished. They are in absolute poverty ... A spectacular play
April 24 at 10.30am
Hiking in El Calar de la Santa
Visits to the Castle
Visit inside the castle fortress Tuesdays-Fridays by prior booking through Moratalla Tourist Office, telephone 968 730 208.
During April, the castle will be open Saturdays and Sundays, admission is 2€ with group discounts available. Open 10am-2pm and 5pm-7pm
15 year old Loris Ford-Dunn has had a busy winter testing his new ktm Supermotoland.com SMR 450cc race bike as he hops up from the youth Supermoto championships of Spain and into the highly competitive adult classes for 2016. But Loris is no stranger to Supermoto racing where racers battle on circuits made of asphalt, with off road jump sections thrown in to make some of the most spectacular and close racing seen in Spain.
Last year Loris finished in 4th place in the Spanish Youth championships for 85cc machines in his first year of racing. He knows that he is now stepping up to the top class, against many racers that have much more experience than himself but he is relishing the opportunity to learn from the best.
This year will essentially be a learning year as he gets used to the more powerful bike and the tougher competition. With Loris competing under the wing of the Supermotoland.com race team with continued Sponsorship from Advance Moves International Removals he is guaranteed the backing and support that he needs to get himself up to speed.
His season starts in Alicante on Saturday 30th April at the Albaida circuit near Alcoy, with the first round of the Spanish championships on one of the toughest supermoto tracks in Spain. The very next day on Sunday 1st May the world's best Supermoto racers will be racing at the same circuit for the 2nd round of the world championship Grand Prixs, so some incredible racing will be on show over the weekend. Tickets are available on the gate at around 12 Euros each and the action kicks off from 10.00 hrs on both days. So if you want to see a great weekends racing action then head for www.motoalbaida.com where circuit directions and further details can be found.
Mazarrón joins the commemoration of the fourth centenary of the death of Cervantes with the organization of a play on Saturday April 23 in the hall of the CIME and performed by the company "Tramoya" Theatre, whose members presented the event with the Councillor of Culture of the City of Mazarrón, Pedro Martinez.
The work, suitable for all audiences, will be free admission, on a first arrival basis, and will have two performances: at 6pm and 8pm. Pedro Martinez has encouraged residents of Mazarron and visitors to the town that weekend to come to Avda Constitución of Mazarrón to witness a spectacle that tells the most striking episodes of the masterpiece of Spanish literature.
Antonio Ataz, Director of the work and Interpreter of the character of Don Quixote, congratulated the City of Mazarrón for dedicating a space to the anniversary of Cervantes.
Thursday, 14 April 2016
The Department of Libraries of the City of Mazarrón has scheduled for this April a broad programe that includes fifteen events, one particular one which stands out is a novelty Creative Writing Workshop for Adults which has the support of Jerónimo García Jorquera .
The workshop will take place on 18, 21, 25 and 28 April. It is an activity in addition to the Photo Contest "We like to Read", now in its third edition and which is aimed at students in secondary schools in the Municipality. This contest will award the three best shots with 300, 200 and 100 euros.
Registration for the Creative Writing Workshop can be done in the libraries of Mazarrón and Puerto de Mazarrón until 14 April and work for the Photo Contest can be delivered, also in both libraries, until 26 April. The awards ceremony will be on April 29 at 20:00 pm in the Cultural Centre.
The programme was been presented by Councillor of Library, Patricio Sanchez and the head of the Municipal Archives, Magdalena Campillo. The start of events is scheduled for April 14 with the opening of the exhibition "Curious Books and Curiosities Neglected". It will be at 6pm in Puerto de Mazarrón and at 7pm in Mazarrón. The exhibition will remain open until 20 May.
The week in which the World Book Day is commemorated is this year made more special by the celebration of the fourth centenary of the death of Cervantes. On Tuesday 19 April, Professor at the University of Murcia, Keith Gregor, will give a lecture entitled "Shakespeare Today". It will be at the Cultural Centre from 8pm. On Friday 22, Javier Hervas presents his book “El fantasma de tu abrazo” ("The Phantom of your embrace.") It will be at 8.30pm in the Auditorium of the Cultural Centre.
In recognition of World Book Day, the Department of Culture have created a book exchange programmee. In both libraries a space has been allocated for users to deposit the books they no longer want and choose others which have been deposited by others. This is an activity to promote reading, which seeks the involvement of citizens. Furthermore, on Saturday April 23 at the headquarters of the Antigua Universidad Popular, the theatre group "Tramoya" will perform the play “Don Quijote y el Genio de Cervantes”. Admission is free and will be staged twice – at 6pm and again at 8pm.
On Tuesday April 26, at 8.30pmat the Cultural Centre will be held the meeting with the author Blue Jeans. On Wednesday April 27, Ricardo Esvay, professor at the University of Murcia, presents the conference "Cervantes y el mar". It will be at 8pm in the auditorium of the Cultural Centre.
Programming libraries end with craft workshops, performances, dramatic readings and activity "Teatro de Carmen".
More than 3,500 bikers have already registered to participate in the XXI edition of the Ruta Mototurística por la Vida organized by the national association "Todos contra la droga" and the collaboration of the City of Mazarrón with other councils and government agencies. This event, which takes place on Sunday April 17, was presented by Casiano Navarro, President of the host Association and the Councillor for Sports, Patricio Sanchez. The bikers will visit different Municipalities in the region to reach Mazarrón, through the main avenues and making a brief stop in Bolnuevo before continuing to Puerto de Mazarrón.
The finish is at the end of Paseo Rihuete by the Petanque club. The Department of Celebration has decided to involve exhibitions and music concerts within this important event. There will be a tribute to the Mojinos Escozíos by a local group, as confirmed by the Councillor for Sports, Patricio Sanchez, who has said that this is another event that will attract a large audience in a Spring weekend, with the consequent benefit to local businesses and the hospitality sector.
At the end of this page you can consult the path of the XXI Mototurística Route Route for Life.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
La Asociación Musical Maestro Eugenio Calderón have scheduled for this Saturday 16 April (19:30 pm) a concert with the Asociación de Amigos de la Cultura de Chirivel (Almería).
The event will take place at the Cultural Centre of Mazarrón
Donations collected during the concert will be contributed to the "Smile for Paula" initiative. The charitable cause of this event was unanimously approved during the last meeting of members.
In the concert hall there will be a ballot box to collect donations from those attending. Proceeds will help towards the cost of an operation for Paula Valdivia, a young Mazarron girl affected by the rare disease, Moebius syndrome.
About 50 swimmers will reach the beach in Puerto de Mazarrón after travelling 8km from La Azohía. The test, organized by the Masters Swimming Club Murcia will take place on Sunday April 17 from 9am
Mazarrón is the first of five regional events that completes a circuit that began last year and had the participation of 150 swimmers in total. The expectation is to double this year the number of participants, reaching 300 swimmers, with an average of 50 swimmers per event. Registration can be formulated in www.crono3.es