South Murcia News September 2017

Aguilas

www.aguilas.org

Tel 968 493 285 – Sat Market
Every Sunday – Antique & Collectable Market near the Railway Station. From 10am

Saturday 2nd September – Los Cuarentones Principales @ Plaza Antonio Cortijos. 10pm

Sunday 3rd September – 3 hr Free Theatrical Tour of Aguilas (in Spanish). 10.30am from Tourist Office

Saturday 9th & 23rd September – 1½hr Free Guided Tour of Historical Aguilas (in Spanish). 11am from Tourist Office

Sunday 17th September – Free Railways Guided Tour 10am. Pre-book at Tourist Office

Sunday 24th September – Free Guided Tour of Historical Aguilas (in English). 11am from Tourist Office

Alhama de Murcia

http://turismo.alhamademurcia.es/

Tel 968 633 512 – Tues Market
There are some fabulous walks in the Sierra Espuña National Park.
Go to http://turismo.alhamademurcia.es and click on Paths of Sierra Espuña. You will find full details of all walks available and a map that you can download.

Saturday 2nd September – Free 45min Tour of Archaelogical Museum Los Baños in Spanish. 11am

Sunday 24th Sept – 1½hr Tour of Alhama Castle (in English) 3€ (children 2€) 11am. Meet at Museum de Los Baños

Sunday 17th September– Free Theatrical Tour of Alhama (in Spanish) 11am from Tourist Office.  Pre-booking essential

Lorca

www.lorcaturismo.es

Tel 968 441 914 - Thurs Market
1st/5th/6th/7th/8th/12th/13th/14th/15th September - Two tours, 10€ (children 4€)
Visit to San Patricio and Las Tres Plazas, accompanied by a guide to discover the surroundings of the Plaza de España, Plaza del Caño and Plaza de las Barandillas, as well as newly restored interior of the Old Collegiate of San Patrick. 11am from Tourist Office.
Visit to La Lorca Burguesa to see the beautiful corners of historical city centre, paying special attention to the emblematic buildings.  Finish at Las Alamedas, tasting typical local food. 7.30pm from Centro de Visitantes

Saturday 9th September – Free Guided Tour of Historical Lorca in Spanish. 8.30pm from Tourist Office.  Booking essential.

Saturday 23rd September - Theatrical Guided Visit of Castle – 11am from Centro de Visitantes

Mazarrón

www.mazarron.es

Tel 968 594 426 – Sat Market

Miguel Sánchez Robles Was The Winner Of The XXXIII Tales "Villa De Mazarrón"

His story entitled 'La Vida a Ciegas' (Life in the Dark) won the contest and was awarded 3,600€ and Concha Fernández González came second with 'El Río de Los Suicidas (The River of Suicides)' and won 2,400€. There were over 850 entrants, many from America and Latin America.

'La Casa Del Mar' Exhibition by José Manuel Peñalver at Casa del Mar building in Plaza del Mar – until 10th September Tues-Fri from 10pm-1am and Sat & Sun from 11am-2pm and from 10pm-1am.

Nono García Exhibition 'La Espera' at Casas Consistoriales - until 30th September Mon-Sat from 10am-2pm and Wed-Fri from 5.30-8pm. Nono García, born in Mula was awarded the Montblanc Prize with his selection at the II International Biennial of Watercolor Fabriano in Italy.

The Mobile App 'La Linea Verde' Reports Nearly 2,000 Incidents

La Linea Verde began in 2013 and 79% of the reports have already been processed. The most commonly reported incidences are related to lighting, pavements, roads, parks and gardens and solid urban waste.

To download the La Linea Verde APP, access Google Play or APP Store on your Smartphone (Android/iOS). The download is free. The user selects the municipality in which it wants to communicate the incident. The procedure is very fast and simple.

To relay an incident, click on the 'Notify your incident' button. A dropdown with different types of incidents appears on the screen. Select the one you want to communicate. The APP automatically detects the exact coordinates in which the malfunction is located. Attach a photo of the incident and observation on it and press the submit button. Town Hall staff will send you notification on your mobile phone once there is a change in the status of the incident.

Via Verde de Mazarrón

The total investment made for the refurbishment of the old Totana-Cartagena railway line and its La Pinilla-Mazarrón branch was 1.34 million (the works have been co-financed with ERDF funds from the European Commission).

The soil has been conditioned with cement and polymer, after repairing the land. Signage has been erected, as well as handrails. 12 rest areas have been created with three eco-counters and tree-planting with about 1,600 pine trees and carob trees.

Mazarrón Will Host Of One of The Tests for The Cup Of Spain For Adapted Cycling

On October 21st at Avenida José Alarcón Palacios, fans and the general public will enjoy a weekend featuring disabled sportsmen.

The office for the sporting event will be located at Hotel Playasol from Friday October 20th.

European Youth Card

The EYCA has now been extended to include those from 31-36 years. This is a personal and non-transferable document that is valid throughout the national territory and in 42 countries in Europe, where the body that coordinates is the European Association of Young Cards (EYCA). It allows users access to accommodation, transport, culture, leisure or sport. It is also an effective tool for information, mobility, culture and youth participation.

More information about the EYCA from www.carnejovenmurcia.es or call 968 204 300

New Fishing Laws

Fishing will not be allowed at any time of the day on the beaches that have a Q Quality Flag, Blue Flag or are canine beaches: Mojón, Gachero, Rihuete, Puerto, Bahia, La Reya, Nares, Moreras, Covaticas, Percheles, Alamillo, Castellar and Bolnuevo, except for the following where it will be allowed from June 1st to September 30th 10pm-7am:
Alamillo beach between the beginning of the canine beach and the pedestrian crossing in front of the Blue Flags poster.
Castellar beach between the beginning of the canine beach and the playground located in the vicinity of the hotel.
Bolnuevo beach between the first-aid station next to the campsite and the Rambla de las Moreras.
Playa Negra, La Isla Beach, La Ermita Beach, La Pava Beach, Rincon Beach and Piedra Mala Beach.

From 1st October to 31st May fishing will be allowed for 24 hours on all the above, provided there is no bather less than 30 metres from the fishing area. You must have a fishing license or federative license.

The Library in Puerto De Mazarrón Expands Opening Hours During Summer Months
Until September 20th, the library will remain open until 9pm
Located in Avenida Costa Cálida, opening hours will be:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-2pm & 4pm-9pm

Free Guided Tours in Mazarrón area.
Visit the Tourist Office or www.visitamazarron.es for full details of all tours.

Open Water Swimming Competition in Bolnuevo – 17th September
300 swimmers will compete in three races; 1.5km, 4km & 8.5km 9am.
To register, go to www.crono3.es

Puerto Lumbreras - Tel 968 436 153
2nd/6th/9th/13th/30th September - Visit Astronomical Observatory Station 9pm - 1 hour including a walk along astronomical route (take torch!)
2.50€ (children under 10 years free).  Book at Tourist Office.

Totana

www.totana.es

Tel 968 418 153 – Wed Market
Saturdays & Sundays in September - Guided Visit to La Bastida 3.40€ 9am/7pm. Book at Tourist Office

Saturday 23rd September – 1½hr Panoramic Tour of the most emblematic places of the Sanctuary of La Santa. Walk through the gardens and see the fountain and Virgen Blanca. 10.30am