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GAUCÍN: Balcony of the Ronda Mountains where the Holy Child appeared to St. John of God.
The illustrious, always noble, very hospitable village of Gaucín.

The most popular tapa this year was offered by the BAR EL PUENTE. The voting went as follows:
Tapa Establecimiento Nº votos
"Solomillo con queso fundido y cebolla caramelizada" Bar El Puente 56
"Berenjena rellena de pistacho, feta y salsa de tomate" La Casita 41
"Albóndigas en Salsa" Bodeguita Chaparro 17
"Zorrito" La Taberna del Zorro 12
" Jibia en salsa de almendras" Casa Antonia 11
"Costilla en adobo" El Pajuelo 7
"Montadito de Bacalao" El Portesuelo 7
"Codorniz en salsa" Rest. La Fructuosa
Saturday 21 August:
V Gala dinner at 10 p.m. at 10 p.m.. Price: 35 euros/person. Informatión and reservations: 653 272 323º This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The thief (or thieves) broke into the electric candle stand, and destroyed it. It only held a pittance, and the damage caused was far more than the amount stolen. The thief also stole a gold ring attached to the hand of the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows by a transparent cord. The ring was a gift from a member of the congregation many years ago. This theft has caused bad feelings in the pueblo as there haven´t been any robberies in the church for many years.
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The cost per pupil is 100 euro plus materials, depending on how large the piece is.
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Thursday, August 5:
8p.m. Last evening of the Triduum at the church San Sebastián in honor of Our Lady of the Snows, the patron of Gaucín
10:45 p.m.: The Court of Honor, 2010, leaves the Convento de Carmelitas in carriages, and goes in a parade to the fair grounds
Midnight: Official Inauguratión of the Feria 2010, by the Mayor, President of the Town Hall of Gaucín
00:30 a.m.: The Court of Honor 2010 is crowned
1 a.m.: Performance by the great orchestra "Natura" until the wee hours of the
• The Tapas contest is winding down. If you haven´t taken part, use this weekend to try the tapas and to vote for the best one. Be sure to put your voting paper in one of the urns in the various tapas bars. There will be a drawing for a dinner for two at the Fructuosa.
• Friday, at 10:30p.m. in “El Convento:” Conferencia Flamenca with Manuel Bohórquez.
• Saturday at 10:00 a.m.: excursión to the cork forest for an Exhibitión of cork cutting by the gaucineños Francisco Lermos and Matías
It will be held in the Caseta Municipal, on Friday, 6 August, at 10 p.m. It will not be closed only to Association members, but open to all women in the village that evening. Those who choose can attend in rociera dress, which will enliven the proceedings. Following is the menu: 1) Starters – fritura de pescado and mariscos; 2) melón con jamón; 3) flamenquin casero or brocheta de solomillo con guarnición; 4) dessert – ice cream.

The cost is 18 euros, payable when one confirms attendance.
At 10 a.m. next Saturday there will be an excursion to the mountain for an exhibition of cork cutting. The group will leave from the D. Antonio Godino park on the road to Ronda (where the birds are kept.) The demonstration will take approximately 1.50 hours, and the whole excursion will last 5 hours.

Participants are recommended to bring water and food for the hike.
Whoever cannot take part in the hke can leave his car at the “Asalto delo Cura” at 11 a.m. to catch up with the hikers.

D. Julián van
This year, to mark the fiesta of the patron of Gaucin, Our Lady of the Snows, a triduum is being organized. It will take place on 3, 4 and 5th of August (the feast of Our Lady of the Snows.)
Following is the program:
Tuesday, 3 August: 8 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, the prayers of the Triduum, and Mass
Wednesday, 4 August: 12 noon. Church bells will be rung to anounce the feast on Thursday.
8 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the rosary, the prayers of the
Organized by the Asociación de Iniciativas Turísticas, the contest will continue through next week, ending next Sunday, 1 August.

Participants must try a minimum of 3 tapas in order to vote. All bars have an urn in which to deposit your voting sheet, and voting is open util August 2.