Over 40 people gathered at Rust & Co in Relleu on June 6th to enjoy the second ‘Emaus Relleu’ quiz night and to raise over €100 for the Children of Emaus. Two picture rounds and 50 diverse questions taxed the brains of five teams. The winners were ‘GoRelleu’ with ‘Gerry Hatricks’ coming a close second! The next event for Relleu Children of Emaus is on June 16th at Anabels in Orxeta – Music, huge raffle and rastro table, plus BBQ! Emaus homes throughout our region cater for children who are unable to live in their own homes due to illness, bereavement or other circumstamces that make it impossible for their families to care for them. We have all read how hard it is for these homes to keep afloat during the current financial crisis and without the support of ‘Friends’ it would be even harder. Thanks to everyone who is supporting the effort in Relleu. If anyone has fundraising ideas or would like to help please contact Di on Tel: 633 378 938, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The first quiz night for Friends of the Relleu children of Emaus saw four teams battle it out at the Rust&Co bistro and bar in Relleu on Thursday night, April 25th, 'Go Relleu', with just four players as opposed to everyone else's six, finally won after several tense tiebreakers with ‘Dave’s Delight’. The winners then offered their prize in a raffle and raised an extra €20 to go to the Relleu Emaus children's home. In total €135 was raised for the charity. Added to the €109 resulting from a very popular karaoke at The Lemon Tree on April 20th, and the €40 collected at the group's first meeting on April 13th, a total of €184 has been raised by this new Relleu branch in its first two weeks. Everyone agreed to make this a regular event and details of the next quiz will be posted on the Facebook site and on notices around the village making sure that, as might have been the case this first time, no one is disappointed because they didn’t hear about the event.
Ever wanted to sing but not known where to start? Did you sing at school and have now lost confidence? Or do you want a change from Karaoke but are not sure how to go about it? Well, help is at hand, because The Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS) is offering a learn to sing harmony in a day course on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 at Marcia’s Dance Centre, Calle Benissa, Calpe. There will be a €5 charge to cover the cost of the sheet music and teach tracks that we will issue each participant. Both men and women are welcome to come along. You will benefit from the invaluable experience of Musical Director and SABS President, Gail Grainger, backed up by members of two a cappella harmony quartets: Viva and Chardonnay and men’s chorus, Torrevieja Harmonisers. You will learn various techniques during the day which will help you to improve your singing. "This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their singing voice and to learn about singing four part harmony", comments Gail. “Those with lower voices are particularly welcome as, in our experience, they have often been told in the past that they can't sing, which is usually far from the truth.” “Throughout the day we will learn a new song together and in the evening we will perform live in front of friends and family. This method of learning has proved to be very popular in the UK and we are expecting an enthusiastic response.” There are only 50 places available, so make sure that you contact SABS soon to secure your place - call 686 773 442 or email email@example.com now. The Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS) was formed in October 2008 with the aim of encouraging the people of Spain to enjoy this unique form of a cappella, four-part harmony singing. SABS currently has over 200 members throughout Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. If you would like to find out more, please visit their website: www.sabs.es
HI, we are visiting the northern costa blanca shortly to prospect for a holiday home & was wondering which towns offer the best winter options ie, bars, restaurants, shops etc that are still busy throughout the year. Also, any local buying advice would be appreciated. Thanks in anticipation.
Hi Just thought that I would post as I have been for dinner twice in the last 10 days at Mickey Finns American Diner and both meals have been absolutely yummy so thought I would share with you all. Went first of all for the early bird menu which is 2 courses for €6.50 - The homemade soup was the best I have tasted inSpainand thephiladelphiasteak and chips that followed was excellent. Hubby had the garlic bread and half rack of ribs with a really good homemade BBQ sauce. Service was friendly and efficient. The meals were too filling to try one of their desserts so we settled on a coffee. When we were talking to the owners they mentioned that they were about to start the Sunday roast dinner later that week so we thought we would give that a whirl too. The 2 course Sunday Lunch was also just €6.50 and we were certainly not disappointed ... being a creature of habit I had soup again (although not the same flavour and it was equally as good as the previous). We both had the roast beef with all the trimmings .... Now I have always had an issue with Sunday lunches here when the yorkshire puds and spuds are bought in frozen and you can taste the difference but here you could easily tell that everything was freshly made - 10/10 Also drinks are very reasonable - coffees are just €1.00 and a LARGE glass of wine is €2.50. Anyway I just thought in case you wanted to try somewhere different this may be of use to someone - The diner is on the top floor of the commercial centre in La Zenia where the Lidl and Mercadona
We are spending December and January in Calpe. Does anyone know of any events occuring in the area - especially round Christmas and New Year? Someone told us that it would be 'dead' in those months; hope not!! We live in an area of south west France which IS dead then, so thought we'd have a change this year.
Recently moved out here, La Marina, and are bored out of our skulls. What is there to do for the younger generation besides taking bets on who is going to croak next? We want something fun, interesting, bookable in english as the spanish cant organise things very well (try buying football tickets for Hercules or Elche to prove this point!). Is there any decent nightlife? At the moment highlight of week is sunday roast in an english pub where the average age is close to 3 figures!
has anyone been to aqua naturra benidorm? i have been given discount tickets only 5 euro off i just want to know a few things about the park is it worth the money? can you take your own food in to the water park i know they have picnic areas but is it for thier food only? how many rides/slides are there in the park? do they charge extra for anything once you are in the park like the jacuzzi and spa, the sunbeds, the sea lion shows or anything that i havent mentioned? Thank you for your help
Received from El Generador Cultural Association: The El Generador Cultural Association, with the full support and collaboration of Xàbia Town Council's Department of Culture presents the "PRÓXIMAMENTE" or "COMING SOON" Project. The aim of this project is to reopen the Central Cinema in people's minds by drawing on the memories of all those who used to go and enjoy the various events that took place there. We are, therefore, seeking the collaboration of all the community, historians and friends of Xàbia in order to gather all information possible on the history of the Central Cinema. To undertake this project we are asking for any document that shows how important the Central Cinema was, given that far from being just any other cinema, it was a venue where end-of-term shows, ballet, amateur dramatics and the presentation of Festival Queens, etc. took place. The public can take part in this Project by handing in any photographs or mementos that they may have of the Central Cinema. These will be scanned immediately so that they can be returned to their owners. Please send or deliver any contribution to either of the following addresses: Fundación CIRNE………..Avd. Alicante nº 18 Revista 7 días………….…C/ Arquitecto Urteaga 14, bajo Alternatively contributions can be sent by e-mail to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All the material gathered will be used to mount an exhibition in the Museum and in Ca Lambert during the months of March and April 2012. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a photographic exhibition showing the present state of the cinema. We would like to thank you in advance for your collaboration.
Does anyone know of an international dining club near Torrevieja? I have just come back from my sister's in the South of France where they have the same. Basically, once a month members who are interested in trying different type of cuisine and who want to expand their social life get together at a member's home with three appointed people supplying a different dish. Minimum is six people who then share the cost of the food and drink at the end of the evening. It seems really successful over there and is an offshoot of the larger International Women's group. I would be interested in starting something like this if there is not already one operating provided that enough people are interested and a few would be prepared to form a little team. Any takers?
The Paul Cunningham Nurses Action Auction takes place at The Marjal Camp Site in Guardamar on Tuesday 8th November. It promises to be a great event with some fabulous lots on offer; all generously donated by local businesses to the charity just for this fantastic auction. Amongst the brilliant things that you can bid for is a Race Day at Cartagena; a Scuba Dive in the sea plus 2 x Trial Dives in a pool at The Marjal; Paragliding with birds of prey; Dinner for two with Cava on a show night at La Herradura in Los Montesinos, which also includes a gift of special Herradura bread and wine to take home; Two Tickets for Benidorm Palace and Tickets for Mundomar. Capital Hair and Beauty in Torrevieja have been generous as usual with a hair dryer and straightner set plus two more lots. Also on offer is a full page colour advert including design in the RTN with an approximate value of €1000, so all you potential advertisers need to get down there too! The Real Radio guys have also generously donated a radio advert and there are golf days at various golf courses on the Costa Blanca as well as Go Karting and a Horse Riding Lesson courtesy of fellow charity, the Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre. Plus lots more! So, if you want to bag a bargain and bid for one of these great lots, the money from which will all be donated to Paul Cunningham Nurses, get down to The Marjal on Tuesday 8th November. The auction starts at 7pm prompt with viewings from 6pm and entrance to the event is just €2!