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From page 45 Boxing Golf SATURDAY 26 THURSDAY 3 – SUNDAY 6 Floyd Mayweather v Connor McGregor – Light-middleweight, Las Vegas Women’s British Open – Kingsbarns, Scotland Cricket THURSDAY 10 – SUNDAY 13 FRIDAY 4 - TUESDAY 8 England v South Africa – 4th test, Old Trafford US PGA Championship – Quail Hollow, Charlotte, North Carolina THURSDAY 17 – MONDAY 21 FRIDAY 18 - SUNDAY 20 England v West Indies – 1st test, Old Trafford Solheim Cup – Des Moines, USA FRIDAY 25 - TUESDAY 29 Horse Racing England v West Indies – 2nd test, Headingley TUESDAY 14 – FRIDAY 17 Cycling Cheltenham Festival SATURDAY 19 – SEPTEMBER 10 Motorcycling La Vuelta a España - Spain (see page 36 of this issue for more information). SUNDAY 27 British Moto Grand Prix - Silverstone Equestrian Rugby League THURSDAY 31 – SUNDAY 3 SEP SATURDAY 26 Burghley Horse Trials Challenge Cup Final – Wembley Formula 1 Tennis SUNDAY 27 MONDAY 28 – SEPTEMBER 10 Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps US Open – Flushing Meadow, New York First time in Nerja... Continued from previous page and business owners alike though, unbelievably, some people insult him. If you don’t want to make a donation at least give him a smile. It will be returned. Golf Fiestas Nerja does not have its own golf course but it has plenty of golfers. The Golf International Nerja Society (GINS) has some 750 members and for information access the website www.ginsgolf.com and you will find all the necessary contact points. Alternatively, visit their HQ at the El Puente Bar and Restaurant at C/Carretera 4, Nerja (Map E3) and view their notice board. GINS members and a committee member are often available on a Saturday lunch time from 12.30pm. Some important dates for the calendar: January 16-17 San Anton Procession and fireworks, bonfires in the streets (Maro). Feb/MarchCarnaval Three days of festivities culminating in the Carnival Parade and closing on the Sunday with the Burial of the Sardine. March/April Holy Week (Easter) May 3 Cruces de Mayo May 15 San Isidro - Procession from Nerja to the caves. Dress up and dance. June 23 San Juan - Night time barbecues on the beach. For good luck, swim at midnight or at least wet your face with sea water. July 16 Virgen del Carmen - The Virgin is carried through the streets of Nerja to the beach and out to sea on a fishing boat. July Festival de la Cueva - Flamenco and classical music concerts in the Nerja caves at Maro. September Maro Fair October Feria de Nerja - The fair comes to Nerja for five days of dressing up and partying. Frigiliana No visit to Nerja is complete without a trip to Frigiliana, some 5kms inland. This picturesque village is steeped in history and one of the best ways to learn it is to take one of the official walking tours. Contact the tourist office for details on 95 253 4261. Manolo Manolo (pictured right) is a familiar figure in Nerja. Profoundly deaf, he is one of seven brothers, all with hearing difficulties. He may place a card depicting the alphabet for the deaf on your table, returning a few minutes later, hoping to receive a donation. He is the only person licensed by Nerja Town Hall for this type of work. Manolo is respected by regular visitors, residents 54