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La Caixa bank donates 6000 to Nerja families - 23rd Dec 2015
It was announced today that the La Caixa bank foundation has donated some €6000 to social causes in Nerja, specifically to provide 120 Christmas baskets for local families who find themselves in economically difficult circumstances. The donation is now becoming an annual event with the first contribution being made in 2013 to distribute 100 such baskets to some of the poorest families in Nerja. Representatives of the foundation Samuel González and Paz Gallego presented a cheque to councillor Cristina Fernández Pinto and representatives of various local charities this morning.
Nerja Carnival 2016 poster unveiled - 22nd Dec 2015
Nerja's promotional poster for the 2016 carnival was unveiled last night when "A Todo Color" was announced as the winner of the annual carnival poster competition. This year thirteen local artists entered the competition, which is organised by the council department for popular traditions, with the final decision being announced in the departments office in Calle Cristo where all entrants including the winner will be on public display until the 15th of January. If you'd like to take a look you can do so both mornings and evenings from 11am until 1pm and from 5pm until 8pm.
Festive athletics event unveiled - 17th Dec 2015
Councillor for sport Cristina Fernández Pinto and athletics club spokesperson Enrique López Cuenca today announced the schedule for the 31st Milla de Navidad athletics meet which will take place on the 19th of December at the Verano Azul park on the western side of the town. The event, which will start at 4pm, will included numerous short distance races for the varying categories ranging from a short 500 meters race up to a mile.
Municipal band gives Christmas concert - 16th Dec 2015
This Saturday evening the Nerja Municipal band will offer its traditional Christmas concert in the Cultural Centre in Calle Granada at 9pm. The program will be as varied as ever with typical Spanish carols alongside music by James Curnow, Hans Zimmer, Juan Amador and Coldplay. Tickets cost €5 and are available from the centre's box office.
Art exhibition opens for festive period - 15th Dec 2015
Maribel Martín and Brendon Taylor opened their new exhibition this afternoon in the Calle Cristo municipal hall in the centre of Nerja. The exhibition, which is called 'Dos mentes, una pasión', is the second exhibition that the duo have given this year and contains portraits, abstracts and figurative pieces painted in the last two years. If you'd like to visit the exhibition which will be open until the 3rd of January you can do so in the morning from 11am until 2pm and in the afternoon from 6pm until 9:30pm.
Málaga's most handsome come to Nerja - 14th Dec 2015
The 19th of December is a day that many of the female residents of Nerja may like to make a note of with the 51 contestants for this years Mr Málaga male beauty pageant coming to town. The Balcón de Europa will play host to a fashion show to introduce the contestants to local residents and to promote the event which will go on to crown Mr Andalucia, Mr Spain and maybe even Mr World! Local businesses will also be involved with the contestants modelling garments available in local shops in the show that begins at 4pm.
Town hall announces residents day 2016 dates - 11th Dec 2015
The foreign residents department of the Nejra town hall has today announced the dates of next years Resident Day which will take place in Plaza de España just a short walk from the Balcón de Europa on the 17th April. The event will follow the example of previous years with the familiar stalls, music, dancing and stage area, beginning at midday. Associations, clubs and groups that would like to take part are encouraged to email the foreign residents department at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to reserve one of the limited number of stalls available.
Municipal nativity scene opens to the public - 10th Dec 2015
Yesterday evening the annual nativity scene put together as part of the municipal display was revealed to the public in a small ceremony in the tunnel of the main town hall building. The mayoress, Rosa Arrabal Téllez, attended the event along with popular traditions councillor Patricia Gutiérrez Román and numerous local residents to sing traditional Christmas carols and hymns. This years scene, designed by José Miguel Ortuño Rodríguez, is set up in the Casa Consistorial window directly opposite the tourist office so anybody interested in passing by and taking a look can do so at any time during daylight hours.
Nerja hosts charity padel tournament - 9th Dec 2015
The Narixa Padel club in conjunction with the sports department of the town hall announced today that it will host a tournament this weekend to raise funds for the municipality's food bank. Entrance to the tournament, which is to be held at the indoor sports facility behind the Enrique López Cuenca stadium, is free to sign up for with the only condition being that each player must bring 4 kilos of food as a donation. All are welcome to watch the tournament which will take place on Saturday from 10am to approximately 1pm and encouraged to bring donations of non perishable food items which can be left at a collection point in the sports centre itself.
Festive trimmings get competitive - 4th Dec 2015
Local councillors and representatives of the Nerja Centro commercial association have today announced details of this years competition for the best Christmas shop window display. The period for potential contestants to get involved will remain open until midday on the 24th of December with no limitations on the materials or space which entrants can use. This year the winner will receive €300 in prize money with second and third places receiving €200 and €100 respectively.
Cycle club receives recognition - 3rd Dec 2015
Nerja's X-Bike cycle club has for the second year running been recognized as one of Andalucia's premier cycling organisations by the Andalucian cycling federation. The club, which does a lot of work with children in the community, has the particular objective of promoting a healthy lifestyle through sport as well as teaching road safety for cyclists. The award will be officially presented on the 13th of December at the 28th Andalucian cycling gala to be held in the nearby town of Almuñecar.
Horses take centre stage - 1st Dec 2015
Councillors Cristina Fernández Pinto and Patricia Gutiérrez Román today presented posters for two new equestrian events here in the municipality. Alongside members of the 'Los Tejanos' association which has organized the two events the councillors released an approximate timetable for a 'Western Dressage' competition which will take place on the 26th of December and an 'Enganches' competition whereby drivers of horse draw carriages compete in a contest of control and style. Both events are to held in the Castillo Alto area of Nerja near to the Frigiliana road with various categories for contestants.