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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

English Cinema in Albox

I have been asked by the organisers of the Cinema in Albox which shows the latest movies in english. The cinema is in the Albox Town Hall in the Frederica Garcia Lorca Room.

Admission is €5.50 and in the next few weeks they have the following films

Monday 27th November at 1900 The Bookshop starring Bill Nighy and Emily Mortimer.

Monday December 4th 1800 Disney and Pixars Coco.

Monday December 11th 1900 Murder on the Orient Express

For more details or to check in future visit the Facebook page at

Monday, November 20, 2017

Christmas Fair and NHW AGM

Two events coming up this week.

On Sunday 26th November in the Renfe in La Alfoquia from 12 noon until 3.0pm there is to be a Christmas Fair in aid of the charity ACRAA with all monies raised going to the Walk for Life Charity in Arboleas. There will be a variety of craft stalls, festive themed food stalls with freshly made pies cakes pastries etc. Hot and cold refreshments will be available. Entrance will be 1 euro in return for which you will be given a raffle ticket to wine a case of wine!

Secondly on Tuesday 28th November at 6.0pm in Bar Cielos (near the pool bar in La Alfoquia) will be held the Annual General Meeting of Zurgena Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. This is the only legally required meeting for the scheme to continue. If you have time pop along and show your support for the people who keep the scheme alive. 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

IBI Reminder, Tapas Route, Christmas Fair and NHW AGM

Final Reminder for your 2017 IBI bills. They need to be paid before the 20th November otherwise they will start to attract penalties. If you have not received yours please check with the Town Hall as (from previous experience) I have learned that it is the homeowners responsibility to check.

The Tapas route, following last years successful event, is being held over the next two weekends. Friday Saturday and Sunday 17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26 November. A list of the bars taking part is shown below. When you visit any of the bars collect one of the route cards. Have each bar you visit stamp the card and at the conclusion of the event there will be a draw. The first 3 drawn out of the hat will win prizes which include a weekend away and a meal for two.

Parque Bar in Zurgena
Bar Fragua just up from Parque Bar in Zurgena
Pepe´s Bar in the square Zurgena
Kalevala, Los Carasoles
Bar La Vida, Cucador Norte
Union Bar, Main Road La Alfoquia
Catalan Bar on the corner below the square where the Argentinian Cafe  is.
Pool Bar La Alfoquia

The charity ACRAA are to hold their Christmas Fair in the Renfe Sunday 26th November from 12 noon until 3.0pm with all money raised going to Walk for Life Arboleas. Admission is €1 but for that you receive a raffle ticket with a chance to win a case of wine! There will be a variety of craft, gift and food stalls. And Santa will be there!

Lastly the Annual General Meeting of the Zurgena Neighbourhood Watch is to be held in Bar Cielos (near the Swimming Pool in La Alfoquia)  at 6.0pm Tuesday 28th November. It will be a short meeting but we hope to see some support. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Remembrance Day Service

Just to confirm for anyone, who may be unsure, this years Remembrance Day Service is to be held in the Renfe at 1030am tomorrow Saturday the 11th.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Cookery and Memory Courses and Theatre Show

Those of you who attended the Culinary/Cultural course last month will be aware that the presenter intimated that we could hold cookery and memory courses if there was sufficient interest.

The Town Hall is happy to support and encourage these courses and we would probably look to hold them in the early part of 2018.

If you are interested in either of these subjects please let me know and once we have assessed the interest we can organise the dates etc.

The local group Almanzora Charitable Theatre are once again bringing live theatre to our doorstep.  This time it is a suspense thriller entitled "House Guest" and performances are tonight (Friday 10th) at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Sunday 12th at 3.00pm.  Tickets on the door at €7.50.  After premiering this in Albox last week one enthralled attendee is quoted as saying that it was so good they were planning to see it again!  Praise indeed!  Let's try to support this group who, with each performance, raise funds for charities within our Almanzora Valley.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ruta de Tapas

Following the success of last years event the Town Hall of Zurgena has organised another Ruta de Tapas for this year.

The event will be held at various of our local bars over the weekends of Friday 17th Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November and again over the following weekend 24th, 25th and 26th.

The bars taking part will stamp your card when you visit and partake of the special tapa. The cost will be €2 for a drink and a tapa. The cards will hopefully be available next week and the same competition held. The draw for the winner will be held after the competition when all completed cards will go into a barrel and the winners ticket being the first drawn. 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Calasparra Trip Agenda and Update






including Saint Peters Church, Farmers House, archeological and rice museums and the Clock Tower

1200 DEPARTURE TO OUR LADY`S SANCTUARY OF HOPE with a stop at Las Lomas look out point which overlooks the rice fields of Calasparra.


1400 LUNCH Menu includes entremeses, mixed salad, paella with rabbit, chicken, prawns, peppers and peas, house dessert. Bread, wine water or beer.



Price €22 per person. Limited spaces. To reserve pay at the Town Hall to either Jim Simpson or Lola Antas.

Update this trip is proving to be very popular . As soon as all the seats have been paid for the coach will be full. So please pay asap