Choir In Church - 23 Dec 17

Just back from listening to the El Ejido choir in the church in Almerimar. A very enjoyable experience.

Representatives of the Junta Local were there taking videos. So I will link to their videos once they put them up on the internet.

In the meantime, here is a photo of the choir. If you look closely you can spot at least 4 people you can recognise if you either play golf at Almerimar or know people from the El Ejido bowls club.

From one of our readers Alan...

For a great way to start off your Christmas celebrations why not make a date to listen to the El Ejido Choral. They are giving a concert in the church on the Almerimar marina. The concert is on Saturday 23rd December at 8-30pm. There will be a mixture of well loved Christmas songs, both international and Spanish.
Entrance is free so be sure to come along and enjoy some festive music at the start of Christmas.

Xmas Cake Competition 2017

Christina G has been in touch with information about events in Almerimar for Christmas 2017.

You can see some details above. In addition here is some information about a cake competition.....

"The Christmas cake competition is open to everyone, cakes need to be delivered to the marquee between 4 and 6 on Saturday afternoon and will be judged at 6.30, when the prize for the best cake will be given. Afterwards, portions of the cakes will be for sale for 1 euro, hot chocolate and other beverages will be available for the same price. The funds obtained will later be donated to a local charity. The event takes place on Saturday the 16th."


My understanding is that the El Ejido choir will be singing in the Almerimar church on the evening of Saturday 23 December 2017.

My guess is that some or all of the music will be Christmas music.

As yes, I do not have any further details. Once I have more information I will publish it here.

Just picked this up off the MacGowan's Facebook page....

Christmas day special
Turkey,ham,roast potatoes,buttered carrots, brussel sprouts, stuffing and turkey gravy.
Or Roast Beef option

Bookings required served 1 - 4.30pm

Usual menu also available.

I guess it is getting to the time of year where people are starting to plan what they are doing for Xmas and New Year.

If you spot any local restaurants advertising what they are doing please can you let me know and I will advertise it here.

So far the first one I know about is El Espigon. They are doing a New Year's Eve dinner. Further details should be published here in the next few days all being well.

One of our readers, Jacqui M (a different Jacqui M from my darling wife), has been in touch with details of the Burns Night Supper 2018 in Almerimar....

The event will take place at the Espigon Bar on Saturday 27 January 2018. It will be a 4 course dinner/dance. Wine and toasts are included. Free raffle tickets. Price per person: 22.50 euros.

Jacqui has given me some contact details to pass on to people who are interested in taking part. Please get in touch with me if you would like the contact details for the organisers.

John A is busy sorting out the plans for the 2017 Francis House golf competition on Saturday 25 November.

He has been in touch to say that his normal venue for the prize giving and raffle, D'Bar, is closed in November. So this year the prize giving and raffle will take place at the clubhouse straight after the golf. Probably starting at around 3pm.

Further information about the event will be published here in due course.

John A has been in touch with the following information:

"The annual Francis House Children's Hospice Betterball Competition will take place on Saturday 25th November. Tee Times 8am - 9.52am Blue/White.

This is the 21st year."

We will publish further details here when we have them.

Ikari Halloween 2017

I spotted this advert for a Halloween menu for the Ikari restaurant on Facebook. I contacted the phone number (golf hotel reception) and asked about whether the menu was just for one night.

The guy who answered said that this menu is available for certain on Saturday 28 October and Tuesday 31 October 2017. It might also be available on Friday 27 October although he was not sure about this. Also, he said that if there is a big enough group of people wanting it they will serve the menu on any night close to Halloween.

He said the restaurant opens at 8pm in the evening and for lunch on Sundays (probably not serving the menu at that time and also probably not on Sunday evening). The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

Noche en negro 2017

Noche en negro 2017

Noche en negro 2017

I picked up the above photos from Junta Local de Almerimar Facebook page. It looks like there might be some fun in "the square" in a weeks time.