Manilva’s Commerce and Fiestas Departments continues this year’s Christmas Market which is being held in Plaza Vicente Espinel every other weekend leading up to Three Kings Day with the next market this weekend Thursday 19 to Sunday 21 December.
The market includes stalls selling handicrafts, jewellery, plants, cakes, chestnuts, etc., and there are activities for young children.
This weekend there is an added bonus when Santa Claus takes up residence on Sunday 21 December between 5 pm and 7 pm during which time he will be collecting the children’s letters of request.
The final Christmas market will take place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 January.
The annual sporting awards presented by sports magazine “Jugador Doce” saw success for Manilva, specifically Antonio Ramos who won first prize in the under-23 male category; and Manilva Cycling Club who won best sports club.
Students from Manilva’s Municipal Dance School will present Flamenco Christmas on Friday December 20, from 7 pm at the church in Sabinillas.
The performance will feature a representation of the nativity story through music, song and dance.
The Duquesa Charitable Society of St George has achieved one of its key objectives with the signing of a contract for the rental of a local in Sabinillas which will house the charity shop and the society’s headquarters.
The shop, which is situated in Calle Duquesa de Arcos opposite Graingers Bar, was previously a sportswear shop and comes complete with all the necessary fixtures and fittings, which means there will be very little work required to get the shop up and running, and the charity plans on opening in January, 2014.
In the meantime the Christmas “Shoebox Appeal” is progressing well with the charity looking to provide a Christmas present to some 250 plus disadvantaged local children between 3 and 12 years of age. For more details see the article here.
Live Music Spain and Meson El Molino present a tribute to two of the biggest and most influential bands of the twentieth century – The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Featuring two of Spain’s most popular tribute acts The Silver Beats and the Honky Tonk Cats you are promised an evening of superb music and magical trip to the 60s enjoying live such hits as Twist & Shout, Help, A Hard Day’s Night, Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Paint It Black, and many more.
This musical extravaganza will be held at Meson El Molino, Sabinillas on Sunday 22 December from 8 am.
Tickets are just 20 euros per person which includes a glass of cava on arrival, two tapas and a free drink from the bar.
For more information and to book your tickets call 666 271 618, or visit The Sabinillas Bookshop or El Molino.
Manilva’s “El Indio” flamenco association, in collaboration with the Town Hall’s Cultural Department, presents a “Flamenco Christmas Night” on Tuesday 17 December in the Manilva Wine Centre theatre from 8 pm.
There will be performances by the Manilva and San Luis de Sabinillas choirs, Pepe García, Nina Ledesma, The Amaya Group, Flores, Cortes and the guitar of Curro Sánchez. There will also be a guest performance by the Cordoban group ‘Alegria Flamenca’
Entry is free
On Thursday 19 December there will be a traditional Christmas concert from 8 pm in the old sports hall next to the football ground in Manilva.
There will be performances by the Manilva Town Band, the Santa Ana Choir, Municipal School of Music, and the Eva Cabrera Dance School.
The music will include pieces from the soundtracks to ‘Cabaret’, ‘Dances With Wolves’, ‘ Mary Poppins’ and ‘Life is Good’, as well as music from ABBA and other bands and artists.
All are welcome to join in this festive celebration of music.
Once again Manilva’s Basketball Club, in collaboration with the Manilva Sports Department is organising the VI Christmas Basketball Camp.
Taking place on December 23, 24, 26, and 27 between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm in the Las Viñas Sports Hall the Camp is open to girls and boys aged between 4 and 17 years and costs just 20 euros per student.
The aim is to provide an opportunity during the holidays for the youngsters develop their basketball skills, teamwork, and other life skills.
Those wishing to attend should enroll by December 19 at the Manilva Sports Department situated next to the Las Viñas football ground in Manilva or call 952 891 532.
Manilva’s Health Department, headed by Councillor Emilio López Berenguer, has arranged for municipal workers to be trained in the used of semiautomatic defibrillation machines in the first months of 2014.
The course is provided by the Mancomunidad, the union of western Costa del Sol municipalities, and is free of charge.
The councillor explained “We believe it is essention that municipal staff are trained in the use of advanced life saving resources provided by the defibrillators in Manilva. In an emergency situation quick reaction times and the necessary knowledge and training are essential to possibly saving someone’s life”.
The Town Hall organises and manages numerous sporting and cultural events along with the annual festivals with a large public attendance. It makes sense therefore to have as many people as possible with the necessary training to handle such emergencies that may arrise, thus guaranteeing the wellbeing of the public in attendance.
Manilva’s Commerce Department, headed by Councillor Diego Díaz, has announced this year’s Christmas Window Contest.
This competition invites all those businesses which are open to the public to compete in presenting the best Christmas window display between the December 6 and January 6.
The display must include the official entry poster which is available from the Commerce and Consumer’s Department in the Edificio de Usos Multiples, Sabinillas.
The winners will be judged by a jury comprising local artists and qualified decorators, with prizes of 100 € for third; 150 € fir second; and 200 € first places.