Volume 11

1Casa News from Spain - No. 11
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Tsunami Appeal
Is the Title of a Special production by Steve Shappelle 
It will take place at the Ama Agua Hotel in Torremolinos on Monday 10th January 2005, Doors open at 8.15pm with the show starting at 9.15pm.
This special one off Show features The Cast of the RAT PACK show from the Torrequebrada Hotel and Casino Complex,The Las Vegas Show Girls, Polly Perkins, Sian Hopkins, The Cast from Bunny´s night club Benalmadena,The Marbella Big Band, YAZ of  The Only Way Is Up fame is the special guest, She will be performing an exclusive solo spot for the appeal.
There is a minimum donation  of 30 euros per person please call the booking line on 952 577 266
Every penny goes to the fund, all the artists and the support staff are donating their services FREE.
Coaches are organised as follows:
Marbella,Coach number 1 will leave Plaza de la constitucion at 7.30pm, Coach fare is 8 euros
Calahonda Coach number 2  will leave the centro Commercial at 8.00pm, Coach fare is 7 euros
Fuengirola Coach number 3 will leave Dunnes Store near the Miramar at 8.00pm, Coach fare is 7 euros
Benalmadena Pueblo Coach number 4 will leave the coach park at 8.15pm, Coach fare is 5 euros
Nerja Coach number 5 will leave the Bus Station at 7.15pm, Coach fare 10 euros
All Coaches will return to the pick up point after the show.
The Booking line is open 10.00am to 6.00pm daily 952 577 266
Spanish Magazine have flown over 500 copies of their magazine to give to patrons, additionally 1Casa and Goulbourn Associates will donate 10 copies of the 3 CD boxed set of the ORIGINAL Rat Pack.
This 3CD Boxed Set crosses the decades with Recordings by Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin from the Golden Age of the nostalgic era, coupled with much more recent recordings from Sammy Davis Jr.
Steve Shappelle may auction these on the night to raise even more money...................
In addition to the Rat Pack show every Monday at the Torrequebrada Hotel, 
Steve Shappelle will perform a one off show " Alone with me and a grand piano" at the Mijas Playa, Cala Mijas on Sunday 23rd Jan 2005.Tickets are 100 euros all going direct to the Tsunami appeal.
The Evening includes  Dinner, Wine and drinks all to the superb standard of the Mijas Playa.
The Three Kings Celebrations - The traditional celebration of the Three Kings took place all over Spain on the evening of 5th of January 2005.  In Álora the procession began with Father Christmas (Papa Noel) leading the way on a mule drawn float, throwing sweets out to the onlookers who collected them with vigour.  Then came the Three Kings, Gaspar, Melchior and Baltazar (each on a separate float) throwing more and more sweets into the crowd.  The atmosphere was one of happiness and celebration.Later in the evening the people head off to Álora train station to await the arrival of the Three Kings by train bringing individual gifts for the children.  These gifts are all addressed to every child and each one is called forward to collect their own present.
January 6, Epiphany, is the date the three wise men arrived in Bethlehem bearing the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  On this date the Spanish people give their gifts and enjoy a family meal.  This day also marks the end of the Christmas celebrations in Spain.
UK House prices climbed 1.1 per cent in December
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British Driving Licenses Valid In Spain (Update) - With reference to our article regarding the Spanish law change to accept the EU photo card driving licence. Our colleagues at The All in One Business Centre in Álora has advised that they have an official document from Jefátura de Traffico and can provide a copy to keep with your driving documents.  This document may be useful to hand over to the police if you are stopped and have to show your documents.
One can still exchange the EU licence for a Spanish licence if you wish.  It should also be noted that this new law only applies to the EU licence, therefore, anyone holding an old paper license will still be required to either apply for the new photo card from the UK or change to Spanish document. 
El Refugio del Burrito on the BBC - The television programme 'Living in the Sun' featuring El Refugio del Burrito, a donkey sanctuary, located in the Malaga province will be shown at 10 am UK time on Wednesday 12th January.
Malaga C.F. - The Spanish league starts again this weekend after the Christmas break. Malaga have their first game in the north of Spain where they face Racing Santander on Sunday: kick-off at 17.00. Malaga’s next home game is against Sevilla on January 16 2005.
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