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Polo, Sotogrande
Polo, Sotogrande / SUR
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Día de Caracol

Riogordo. 27 May from midday. Recinto Piscina Municipal.

The day of the snail celebrates the culinary tradition of eating snails prepared in many different ways

Feria de Mayo

Alhaurín El Grande. Until 27 May.

The activities take place in the historical centre of town and in the fair ground.

Polo tournament

Sotogrande.25-27 May, Los Pinos del Santa María Polo Club.

Ten teams will compete in the VII edition of the Torneo de La Quinta. There will also be live music and Argentinian food.

Pride 2018

Torremolinos. 26 May until 3 June.

A volleyball championship at midday on the Bajondillo beach starts off the week which is packed with concerts, parades, competitions and shows. A full programme is available: www.torremolinos.es

Conservatives Abroad

La Cala de Mijas.29 May, from 1pm. Joffrey’s Restaurant, Las Mimosas. 25€.

The Conservatives Abroad are holding a lunch on Tuesday, 29 May between 1 and 5pm. The three course meal will be attended by guest speaker Charmaine Arbouin, the British Consul to Andalucía. Reservationa: john.conservativesabroad@hotmail.co.uk or call Christine: 952 668 267.

Día de la Caracol celebrates the culinary tradition of eating snails.

Día de la Caracol celebrates the culinary tradition of eating snails. / Isa Rodriguez / Fotolia

Legionnaires parade

Malaga.27 May, midday.

The Día de las Fuerzas Armadas will be celebrated with a parade by Spanish Legionnaires starting from the Plaza del Obispo, Calle Molino Lario, Sancha de Lara, Calle Larios and the Plaza de la Constitución.

Ronda Romántica

Ronda.Until 27 May. Streets and plazas of the town.

Town’s people dress in costumes from the 19th century and recreate events from Ronda’s past. There is a procession and historic fair and everyone joins in to bring back the time when Ronda was home to the ‘bandoleros’.

Nao Victoria tall ship

Malaga. 26-30 May. Muelle 1. 4€ adults, 2€ children. 10€ families (2 adults and up to 3 children between 5 and 10 years).

The Nao Victoria will be berthed at Muelle 1 in Malaga port and will be open to the public between 10am and 8pm. www.fundacionnaovictoria.org/es/tickets/la-nao-victoria-en-malaga/

Thespa

Fuengirola. 30 May, 7.30pm. Los Boliches, Masonic Hall. 16€ members, 18€ guests. Includes set meal.

‘Immobiles’ by Michael Frayn and ‘A Day At Sea’ by Colin Smith. Reservations tel: 622 454 422 www.theatrecostadelsol.com or email: thespabooking@gmail.com

Feria de Primavera

Antequera. 31 May until 3 June.

An exhibition of the Malaga goat breed, agricultural machinery and other activities will take place at the spring fair which will include a concert by Chenoa and an Alejandro Sánz tribute act. More information: www.antequera.es

Best Food Truck Festival

Cártama. 1-3 June.

Concerts, cooking workshops, children’s activities and a dozen food trucks selling national and international food.

Ronda Romántica

Ronda Romántica / SUR

ACE Club summer party

Estepona.3 June, 1.30pm. ACE Club, C/San Roque 69. Members 8€, non members 10€.

The ACE Club are holding a summer party with live music by Noel Noone and a three course meal with vegetarian option. Bookings taken at the bar.

Feasting on Art

Jimena de la Frontera.6 June, from 11am. Finca Monasterio, Ctra A2101, km4.

The Arts Society de la Frontera are holding an event with original arts and crafts, from traditional watercolours to abstract paintings, handmade jewellery to ceramics, candles, hand-woven textiles, patchwork, cards, pottery and photos. delafrontera@theartssociety.org

Phoenix Club trips

Gibraltar.01 June. Various pick up points. 12€.

Shopping trip to Gibraltar.

El Chorro by train. 15 June. Various pick ups. 24€. Lunch extra.

A train trip to El Chorro and then onto the Ardales lakes for lunch.

The Phoenix club is a registered charitable association raising funds for three local charities and SSAFA in the UK. They meet every Tuesday between 12am and 2pm at Bar La Vega in Torre del Mar. The bar is just behind the Repsol garage on the way out of Torre towards Benajarafe.

Information email: phoenixsocialclub@yahoo.co.uk or go to www.phoenixsocialclub.co.uk.