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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.

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.
Following is the program:
Friday, 30 July at 10:30 p.m. in the Convento: Conference on flamenco with Manuel Bohórquez “El Cartel Maldito”. Aperitivos and drinks courtesy of Vinos de Gaucín.

Saturday, 31 July, 10:30 p.m. in the Pabellón Municipal:
Singers: Andrés Lozano, Juan Pinilla, Laura Román, Diego Reyes, Melchior Gavilán (a local fan of flamenco).
Dancer: Juan Andrés Maya.
Al toque: Paco Javier Jimeno, Juan Habichuela, Pepe Maya, Alberto Torres, Javier Pineda Patajito.
Presented by Paco
The Asociación de Iniciativas Turísticas organizes a contest for the best tapas every year, and everyone, locals and foreigners included, are invited to visit the bars and restaurants of the village and to vote for their favorites.

The contest takes place between July 16 to August 1, and each bar/restaurant has its own specialties. Voting papers are found in the bars and can be deposited in the urns until August 3.
In the foto: José Prieto Martín, last year´s winner, at his bar/cafe El Puente.
The Municipal Band is organizing a concert in the Convento.  It will take place on Friday, July 23, at 8p.m. at the Casa de Cultura, the Convento.

There will be a bar and tapas. The event is planned to raise money for the Band, which is in dire straights given the economic situation at the Town Hall. The Town Hall is collaborating in this project. Don´t miss it, and let´s be generous with contributions.
This afternoon, 5 July, boys from Malaga´s primary school seminary will visit Gaucin parrish

They are having a summer holiday, during which they visit various sights in the Province of Málaga. This year Gaucin has been chosen. There are 60 boys and will be accompanied by 8 seminarians. This afternoon they will visit the church, and then climb to the castle, where they will spend the night. Tomorrow they will walk to Benarrabá. Gaucín welcomes them!