Events in May in Mallorca

58818369_1905862812852278_6937966900102037504_nAfter much work and effort the ASDICA Youth Group (Association for the disabled of Calvià) will represent “MueveT” (Move yourself!) Gym on May 10th. Don’t miss out! Ring to reserve your ticket: 686300999, to avoid disappointment. Or buy it directly at the Peguera Municipal Theatre (if there are any left!!).

ESRA is holding a Bring and Buy sale just outside Santanyi on Saturday 11th May in aid of local charities. Finca Can Cordelia on the Santanyi to Felanitx road.

59332293_2223564417730168_5740942455096737792_nThis Sunday is the annual celebration of Europe with the Dia de Europa in Palma Nova. It is a huge event and very popular every year. There will be live entertainment all day long from 11am through to close at 21.00. You can wander along the stalls and get a wide range of yummy foods, the hog roast is always very popular, as are the ladies making mojitos. Brexiteers are not invited!

On the same day, up in the north, you can watch the Ironman taking place as the athletes swim, cycle and run a demanding course to see who is tough enough to finish it. My friend Paul will be tackling the Mallorca Ironman 70.3 for the fourth time, but this time, he wants to achieve more than just a shiny medal at the finish line. Since the first time he completed the 70.3, he has witnessed how Cancer has changed the lives of lots of people around him, as I’m sure a lot of people reading this will have too. It’s for that reason that he is raising funds to donate to “Yes With Cancer”, a local charity that helps people who suffer from cancer and their families. He is trying to raise 5€ for every one of the 113km he will be swimming, cycling and running (565€). Any donation, no matter how small would mean the world to him. Click here to donate https://www.gofundme.com/yes-with-cancer

Back down south you can join the team at Huw Jones Clinic on Tuesday 14th May from 15:00 for a glass of cava, snacks and enjoy a few specialties from your local businesses! They will be joined by Rooted who will introduce a wide range of high quality and organic CBD oil, hemp seed oil and hemp tea for your health and beauty. Eoil Alchemy offering cleaning products. Boutique Be Clothing. The stylish and contemporary clothing brand offering stunning summer fashion and accessories. And the clinic will be offering some discounts on their own brand products and a few treatments on the day only! Go along with some friends and enjoy the afternoon.

Wine Industry will be at Abrakadabra on Fri 17th May, hosting a natural wine tasting. Taste 4 dif natural wines accompanied by some cured meats and cheese. 20€. Booking required via their website, by email or visit Abrakadabra to book.

From the 17th to 19th May,  the Six Points cycling challenge Mallorca, 50 riders from all over Europe take on a loop of the Island’s coast, 400 KM with 7,500 metres of climbing in the three-day event. All to raise vital funds for Adsdica, a Calvia based charity that assists and represents the interests of learning disabled adults in the area. There is still time to sign up, visit sixpointsmallorca.com for all the details.

MAY 17th and 18th. MEDIEVAL FAIR inside walls of Capdepera. Correfoc on Friday night, at 10.30pm.

There will be a Yoga Day at the Gaia Finca in Andratx on the 18th of May. 4 hours of yoga practice with Danea from Soul Seeker, and breakfast lunch and sunset dinner from an excellent chef. Contact http://www.gaia-natural-mallorca.com for more info.

There will be a coffee and cake afternoon in Plaza Emporium Magalluf, in aid of Feliz Animal on Sat 18th May 13:00

59483317_2223565697730040_1678373962582589440_nIn the evening on Saturday 18 May there will be a performance by the Centre Stage group at the Sala Mozart in Palma, always a very popular event, this show is called Reach for the Stars.

59064656_10161700274640207_7843535616020054016_nMeanwhile later in the evening at The Playhouse in Port Adriano DJ Yam Who will be playing with support from Steve Altman.

A couple of regular classes people might be interested in are.

59533826_137727404013629_3856243138402189312_nThere are regular Bambini Lingo classes for mums and babies from 6 months upwards at the Salvation Army in Son Caliu every Wednesday at 10.30-12.00.

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There is regular rooftop yoga in Santa Catalina (c/metge Joan bauza mestre 11), Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6pm and Yoga in Bodhana Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11.00 and Monday, Wednesday at 18.30

On Saturday, May 25th Zebra Studios Mallorca will be holding an open day/ garden project. Where parents and children can get involved in creative workshops, helping out build a community sensory garden. There will be fun activities throughout the day.

VegFest Mallorca 26 May 10am-7pm Sa Possessio, €8 tickets online €10 on the door includes a free drink. Kids under 14 go free.

59286055_2087925771315967_7742817443222913024_nFinally, on Sunday, May 26th there will be a Yoga for Creatives course at People Tree in Alaro where you can learn how to unblock your creativity with the help of professional writer David Holzer.

 

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Events in Mallorca for April

Tonight there will be a Chocolate and Wine pairing at Bikini Beach Boutique in Palma. The event is from 5.30pm until 7.30pm. There are also half price back and shoulder massages. Call 871 57 78 36wine

On Thursday evening you can go to see Shrek the Musical at the Auditorium. It is based on the much-loved movie and is on in Palma until April 22nd.

It’s Easter weekend and so there will be a lot of parades to mark the occasion, check with your local church or ayuntamiento for details of exactly where and when, but you can definitely expect to see them on both Friday and Sunday.  

The Anglican Church in Puerto Pollensa is having an evening service on Maundy Thursday at 7.30pm, a Good Friday service at 2pm, and an Easter Sunday service at 10am.

If you are up in Alcudia then look out for FlaMallorca performing flamenco at the Arena. They will be performing every Sunday and Tuesday during the day until October and then every Thursday evening as well.

On Friday evening at the new club in Port Adriano, the Playhouse, their resident DJ Steve Altman will be joined by a special guest DJ Tom Crane.

For the 4th year running Anita Vince and her team are braving the GR221  through the Tramuntana Mountain Range to raise money for Cancer Support Mallorca.

A core team of 7 ladies, plus many others who will join for individual days, will leave Pollensa on the 19th of April and arrive in Es Capdella on the 26th. They will cover some 150km of rough mountain terrain during the week’s walk.

Anita herself was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in 2014 and had to undergo surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a hysterectomy. She started “Walk the GR221 for Cancer Support” in 2016 and in the last 3 years has raised thousands of euros which have been donated to Cancer Support Mallorca and other Cancer charities on the Island.

This year the walk will end with a fundraising event on the 26th of April, in Restaurante Sa Vinya, Es Capdella. From 5pm there will be food, live music and entertainment as well as a cake competition.

free cavaThis Saturday, April 20th the charity shop Second Time Around in Palma Nova is inviting all of their customers and friends to enjoy free cava and cake from 10am until 4pm.  

 

SarracoAlso on Saturday in my village of s’Arraco near to Port Andratx there will be a handcraft market from 9 until 2pm featuring art, textiles, flowers, food and drink and live music.

On Friday, April 26th there will be a table top sale of books clothes, home baking, and arts and crafts at the St Andrews Anglican Church in Puerto Pollensa. Doors open at 10.30am.

Anyone who wants to go to the Fira Del Ram has until the end of April to go, the last date is April 28th so don’t miss out!

sofafestStarting at the end of the month on April 30th and going until May 4th there will be SofaFest! It’s a music and arts festival being held in small venues all over Palma.

On May 3rd there will be an open day at Escola Global school in Palma for any families interested in the school.

julie.jpgStarting in May there will be a Mindfulness Awareness course run by Julie Waller at the Get Strong Performance gym in Palma. Mindfulness Awareness Coaching allows you approach life’s challenges with passion and joy. When practiced regularly it helps you build strength and resilience to live a life you love.

– Discover the present moment and its value in reducing stress and making effective decisions for your wellbeing.
– Explore the ‘art of allowing’ and encouraging you to have a positive mindset and body.
– Connect your mind and body for a happier life.
– Experience life, people and your potential to the full.

Join a 4 week Level 1 course. For each 2 hour weekly session you will be guided by Julie Waller a fully trained mindfulness coach to support you through the process.

Call Julie on +44 7909 803085 for further information.

Alaro Beehive is looking for artists, creator and makers to participate in their next pop up, which will be from May 3rd to the 5th. You can contact them to apply for a space. Food, drink, art, design or lifestyle products.  https://www.facebook.com/thealarobeehive/

56764577_10217585375761725_1089510972520923136_nTickets are already on sale for a musical event to raise money for a local charity called Asdica which helps adults with learning disabilities. It will be held at Casal de Peguera on the 4th, 5th and 10th of May . 

 

March Events in Mallorca

The Fira del Ram is on from now until April 28th. It’s the annual fun fair at Son Fusteret which is open everyday with rides for all of the family.  Open Monday to Thursday from 17:00 to midnight. It’s open late on Fridays – until 02:00, and opens all day from 10:00 until 02:00 on Saturdays, and from 13:00 to 01:00 on Sundays.

On March 13th, Wednesday, at the San Juan food market in Palma there will be a quiz fundraiser for the Anima Sanctuary and Palma Dogs. There will be 5 rounds of questions in English and Spanish.  They try to play with teams of 4 each, so no worries if you come alone.  You may join a team and get to know some new faces! They request a €5 donation to play, and raffle tickets are €2 each. https:/www.facebook.com/events/259153615020776/

On Saturday 16 March the Victor Ullate Ballet will perform at the Auditorium. The company are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a selection of their best pieces from through the years.

It is Saint Patrick’s Day on Sunday March 17th and there will be a big event in Santa Ponsa to celebrate that. There will be free events for children, lots of entertainment and Irish groups, a market, food and drink and loads of Guinness!

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On Sunday 17 March there will be a day long fundraiser for Asociacion Pecass at Placa de l’Almirall Joan de Borbo. There will be dog agility demonstrations, and lots of kid friendly fun and games.

Manya Donaque

There is an art exhibition by Manya Donaque at the Red Cross building in Palma until March 20th, on that final day there will be a performance.

At the D’Tapas Pan y Vino Tapas Restaurant in Son Caliu there is an 8′ Pool and every Wednesday a pool league which according to my Facebook friend Miguel is a lot of fun to participate in and watch!

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The Anglican Church Drama Club present Run For Your Wife on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March. Tickets 634 200 242 or email RNS@PSI-MAIL.com

Renegade Martial Arts in Palma will host a free personal awareness, safety and defence workshop on March 30th. Suitable for anyone over 16 years old. https://www.facebook.com/events/2393660283985910/

On Friday 22nd and Saturday 23 March there will be a bridal fashion event at Somnis Mediterranis in Inca. If you are interested to attend then send them a message. https://www.facebook.com/events/547292545792623/

On Saturday 23rd March at Zebra Studios there will be an demonstration of martial arts and self defense techniques by Jess Scarpulla. https://www.facebook.com/events/294893297871177/

At the end of the month we will have the Princesa Sofia Sailing Trophy in Palma. It’s a dinghy sailing competition and one of the most important in Spain.

Gaia Natural are organising a perfume making workshop where you can learn how to make your own scent on 6th April. The day includes a look at the history of perfume making and blending your own unique scent to take home with you. They will also be running a massage workshop for couples on the 20th of April. To reserve your space call: 660406848 or e mail maxcampbellcatering@gmail.com

And finally, there will be a sponsored dog walk on Saturday April 6th going from Specsavers in Santa Ponsa to the archaeological park and back, a distance of about 3 km so everyone should be able to join in. They will be leaving from Specsavers at about 12.30. The walk is to raise money for local charity SOS Animales Calvia and the Dogs Trust back in the UK.

For more information on this and all the other events visit www.lovemallorcaproject.com or Love Mallorca on Faceboook or Instagram.

 

 

February events

Apologies in advance, this is a bit messy, no time this month to write it all out nicely!

SPIRIT OF THE DANCE in Auditorium 7,8, 9 and 10th FEB.

Personal trainer Carys Anderson Jones will be doing a free taster session for a bootcamp workout at reflex fitness in portal nous on feb 9th 10 am. It’s going to be a fun session all fitness levels welcome! Email carys@blissandthrive.com to book your  place

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Saturday 9th Feb there is an American Tribal Style Belly dance workshop in Santa Maria all welcome to try it out.

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Plaza Mercat de PERE GARAU, Palma, Sunday 10th FEB. The Chinese Community celebrate the Chinese New Year (Year of the Pig), with the Dance of The Dragon. Very colourful and popular these days. There will be Chinese traditional music and dances and Mallorquin music, too and many.other activities.

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Mon 11 Feb first aid course for infants and children at Bikini Beach

 

Tuesday 12th Feb – Coleman Hall 10 til 12.30. PJs, a parent baby and toddler group. Run by a qualified midwife and teacher of psychology/coach. New group trying to set up community support for parents/carers. Fb pjs Mallorca

 

After work Feb 13th networking party at the OD Hotel in Portals at 18.30

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On Feb 14th there will be an open day at both of the Baleares International Colleges.

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It is also Valentine’s Day of course and there will be a very special Italian menu at the amazing restaurant Verico in Port Andratx that evening.

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On the 16th and 17th February the hills will be alive with the sound of music when PQA perform at the Auditorium at Agora School.

 

After a seasonal break, the Writers’ Group is back. The first meetup of the year will be at a new venue, Cafe Can Balaguer, C/Unio, 3 (central Palma), on Thurs 21 Feb, 11.00 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. Come along and meet other like-minded people for an informal chat about all things writing related. Everyone welcome. More info at https://www.facebook.com/groups/writersandreadersinthebalearics/

 

There will be another open day, this time at Palma College on 22nd February with Loughborough College talking about BTEC in Sport as well.

 

Pilates and meditation classes every Tuesday evening 5.30 and 6.30 at Bikini Beach in Palma.

MariSol will also start beach yoga in Cala Mayor every Wednesday.

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Friday 22nd from 7pm Diamante Events are organising a do at Il Carpaccio in Santa Ponsa with live entertainment and a set menu for 35€ pp

 

Two choirs concert at The Anglican Church on Saturday 23rd Feb. Starts at 8pm. Raising funds for Vincente Ferrer Foundation. The two choirs are Spanish – Andoaingo Eskaklo and Orfeon Ramon Lull choirs. Thank you!

 

WORLD CHAMP for best PA AMB OLI in Parc de Sa Faxina on 28th and again on 03rd March. One of the Judges will be Robert Graves’s son, Tomàs Graves.

 

=Ecstatic Dance events

 

Tues 19th:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1800684070054996/

 

No talking / No Alcohol / No Shoes…. plenty of free space and GREAT MUSIC for dancing however you want

 

On Saturday 23th feb Indian head massage workshop from 16h to 20h in yerbabuena.

 

And finally, on Sunday 24th Feb you can learn about how to run in a more natural way. The event is being organised by Joe Arrindell, an osteopath based in Mallorca who works extensively with sports people, and Rebecca Lewis, who is a Barefoot Running Coach. You will have your running style analysed and then you will be coached in different drills which will help you to change your running style.

December events in Mallorca 2018

If you need to offset your Christmas intake with some calorie exertion then check out the bootcamps on the beach in Portixol. They are fun workouts for women, all fitness levels welcome. Email Carys@blissandthrive.com for more info and to book.

 

On Wednesday 12th December in Pollensa at Tartas Al Alba Ruben Dario number 12 from 10am to noon there will be a Spanish/English exchange session for people keen to improve their Spanish. It will be a fun and free event. You can contact suepollensa@gmail.com for more information.

 

The Mallorcan hair brand Martinsson King will be offering free stylings at the Rialto Living store on Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Go in and say hi to their cool team David and Anders.

 

The Swedish celebration of Santa Lucia will be in the Cathedral 13 December at 19.30

 

47580582_10161256674190191_321166624918863872_nOn Friday 14th at 5pm you will be able to enjoy mini massages and mulled wine at Bikini Beach in Palma. You need to book your spot in advance by emailing lucy@bikinibeach.co.

 

The Anglican Church Christingle service will be on 6pm Friday 14th. It is a family oriented affair – interactive drama, and you can make your own Christingle to take home for the Christmas season and sing some lovely carols too! All welcome

 

On SAT, 15 DEC AT 11:00 there will be a Charity Yoga event at Bellver Castle. It’s to raise money for the organization who rescues refugees in the Mediterranean. They will ask for donation towards the funding of the boat Aquarius.

 

The huge Christmas lunch for kids in need will be this Sunday on 16th December. It is being organised by Saloua from A Ma Maison in Palma. She is working with other chefs to feed 600 kids! They are asking for donations of presents for the children so if you have something to donate or you can volunteer then please get in touch with her. Call 971 91 96 97

 

On Monday 17th December Palma College will have an Open Day for any interested young people looking to do their A levels there.

 

Over at Peaky Blinders Tavern in Magaluf there will be a variety of events going on including a crafts afternoon on Saturday for children of all ages 6€ with food included. :They will also have the band Amsterdam playing Saturday night from 11. They are also starting music bingo which will be the first of its kind in Mallorca and great fun for all family. On 22nd December they will have music from Red Suns, and on 23rd December they will have Santa’s grotto with sleigh mulled wine and hog roast from 5pm. And they will have a NEW YEAR GALA on 31st ! You need to look for their Facebook page, Magaluf Square for all the info.

 

48366464_2013946805358598_1914799817599483904_nOn Tuesday 18th December at The Upper Room Christian Fellowship in Palma Nova there will be a joint service with the Anglican Church and then on Wednesday 19th December there will be a Carols by Candlelight event at 6pm It will be followed by mince pies at O’Neills Bar next door. You can call 657 098 711 to get more information.

 

The Anglican Church in Palma will be doing their own Carol service on Sunday 23rd at 6pm.

 

48377333_10213710285295880_1727508568837455872_nAlso on Sunday 23rd December at 6pm in Es Capdella there will be a Christmas Carol singing at Sa Vinya Bar and Restaurant. They invite you to bring a candle and join them for burgers, mulled wine, hot chocolate and lots of singing. All funds raised are going to Unicef.

 

47576325_10155548108891673_7028045979345485824_nFinally, there is a Hand In Hand Bags fundraiser going on in Mallorca at the moment. The idea is that you take a handbag that you no longer use and fill it with makeup, hygiene and sanitary products. Take it to one of their drop off points and it will be donated to a homeless woman this Christmas. The rules are no medication, no sharp objects and no empty bottles. Donations end on Friday 21st so you have some time to get it organised. 

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Events in November

Although it´s still November, everyone is ignoring that and instead is looking ahead to Christmas!

This Friday evening ‘The Christmas Shop’ will preview at Estudio 3 between 4 & 7pm in Portals Nous. There will be plenty of cava flowing and tasty samples from El Toro Foods. Contact http://www.estudio3portals.com/ 

 The Irish community in the Balearics are meeting this Friday, November 16th in Port de Pollensa from 6.00pm Full details search “irishcommunityinthebalearics” on Facebook.

The next morning, Saturday, November 17th from 11am to 1.30pm there will be a children’s book launch at the Universal Bookshop in Portals Nous. It’s for a beautifully illustrated children’s reading/bedtime book called “The Rescue” by Wendy Balfour. It’s going to be a child-friendly event of course, so take the kids. There will be treats for the children and cava for the adults, and there will be cake for everybody.  Contact  www.bookshopportals.com


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This weekend in Son Antem Golf on the 15, 16 and 17th November there will be the First Wheelchair Golf Open Championship Mallorca 2018, players from 21 countries, and 5 continents will be on the course. The event is organised by Handisport Mallorca.


On Thursday 15th and 22nd November, you can join a beginner’s Powerlifting Workshop run by Elspeth Storrar. The workshop is suited to anyone interested in developing strength. Ideal for complete gym beginners as in introduction to powerlifting to regular gym goers wanting to improve their techniques in Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift with expert guidance. Powerlifting can benefit anyone from any age or athletic background, it’s never too late or early to start.  Contact https://www.coachelspeth.com/

Every Weds St Andrews, (next to Burger King) in Puerto Pollensa, has a coffee morning from 10.30 – 1pm. We are now serving hot soup and Gluten Free Cake. This week the Cats Protection League will also be there for fundraising and information.


46074265_747606375593869_8818529029419171840_nOn November 20th Haven Finance will be holding a breakfast meeting at Mojo Bar in San Agustin (free breakfast on us for anyone that would like to come along) all over the Island for an informative, informal chat on peoples’ financial situations.  It’s a networking and information event for expats and yacht crew. You can contact them at Lesley@havenifa.com


Bikini Beach Boutique and Spa is holding weekly meditation and yoga classes and will be doing a Black Friday event on November 23rd offering. 25 per cent off clothing and treatments with beer and cava all day.  Contact https://bikini-beach.odoo.com/


Christmas fairs to get in the diary are:
Dogs For You on 2nd December. 10am till 3pm .At the Inca dog refuge. Stallholders are welcome to come and sell/ promote their businesses for a small donation (15€). Bring their own tables, please. Contact http://dogsforu.org/

45931279_2223759537913876_4374776537208061952_nFrom 10 till 3 pm on Saturday 17th at The Anglican Church in Palma. Attractions include live music, the Christmas Choir from BIC, lots of stalls selling potential gifts, crafts, decorations, mince pies and so on. Games like Guess the Weight of the cake, Lucky Dip, and Tombola. Father Christmas will be there! They will also have a silent auction for some more valuable items including folding bikes, and some lovely prints and jewellery.

October in Mallorca

 

Oh my, there is so much going on in October, whoever said that Mallorca was dead out of the peak summer season was completely wrong!

 

This Saturday evening there will be a reunion gig of the Raggles who will be playing at Saints Bar in Santa Ponsa celebrating 25 years playing together.

 

Every Wednesday in October in the Mercat Olivar in Palma there is a food tasting event on the first floor. Show cooking, wine

 

Every Thursday morning free Toddlers’ Group meeting at The Baleares International College from 9.15am to 10.30am.

 

The ROPIA Youth Group will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 21, 3pm to 7pm. ROPIA is an organization of young people, caregivers and peers. Meetings include games, wilderness skills, and life skills. The free meetings are open to 10-12yr olds and their caregivers.Bring healthy snacks to share and warm clothes.

Please RSVP with Serafine 606 316 201

 

Quiz night at Infuze starts on the 24th of October, and from there every Wednesday !

 

27th oct, from 12:00 there will be a Halloween party lunch and Zumba masterclass with Annette Abusland & friends + Salsa & Bachata workshops with Jovino De Souza at Hotel La Concha Soul, Paguera. Free entrance to classes, lunch 20€, kids menu 8€.

 

Braai Day at The Boathouse in Palma on Saturday 27th October from 1pm with live music.

 

Halloween

 

On the 31st of October from 10am until noon there will be an Open Day and Remembrance ceremony at Bon Sosec crematorium

 

From 3pm there will be a Halloween party at Eden Sanctuary with fun for all the family. 2 euro entrance for grown ups and kids go free.

 

There will be parties at Bar Rositas in Calvia with a free buffet, scary shots and live music.

 

Pirates Halloween which is a fast paced mash up of their two shows: Pirates Adventure and Pirates Reloaded.  Prizes for the best costumes.

 

There’s even a party at IKEA on Halloween with a live band and buffet from 7pm to 9.30pm

 

And also in Palma on Halloween there will be a big Halloween Mask- scare- ade at The Corner Bar from 7pm. The instruction is to Dress to kill!

 

PETS

 

This Saturday 13th October from 1 to 5pm  there will be a Ladies’ Day at Eden animal Sanctuary in Binisalem to raise money. There will be a buffet, welcome drink, complimentary beauty products, a clothes and jewellery stall, animal snuggles and lots of cake! To confirm your attendance send a message to Nicole on 629 535 466.

 

Saturday October 27th Cat Whisperer seminar at Ca Na Tess in Palma. 871 95 95 68
WELLNESS

 

This Thursday it is World Sight Day, raising awareness of eyesight related illnesses and conditions around the world. Specavers in Santa Ponca will be participating by offering free eyetests for everyone, and free glasses for children ten years and under. There will also be a 30% discount off other glasses. The event will run on Saturday 12th October as well.

 

This Friday, October 12th there is a day-long wellness event (from midday to 8pm) aimed at rebalancing body, soul and mind at Hotel Varadero in Spanish and English. Entrance is free.

Also on Friday there will be a demonstration of ultralign chiropractic technology for people who don’t like spinal manipulations with the cracking or popping of joints at the Therapy Mallorca office in Happy Gym Magaluf. For an appointment contact Gus Cabagna 608 067 542.

 

This weekend coming there is a week-long nature retreat run by Veronique Delphine visit http://silvanamallorca.com for more information.  There is also a four day yoga retreat in Soller, and then another yoga event from October 18th to the 21st so visit www.skytrainingbyshirin.com for information on those.

 

Next week there will be Long hair day at Cap Hair in Port Andratx is next week on Monday October 15th. They will be offering free consultations about how you can change, extend and thicken your hair using Hairdreams’ products without damaging your own natural hair at all. They can also help with hair loss and bald spots for men and women. Finally they will also be demonstrating how you can alter the appearance of the shape of your face by using a technique called Hair Contouring. And services booked on the day receive a 15% discount which is just in time for the incoming Christmas party season! You need to book your spot so you can contact them on 971 67 23 95

 

The following day, Tuesday October 16th will see another Ecstatic Dance event in Palma organised by the yoga teacher David Lurey.

 

On Thursday 18th October there will be a free workshop on Active Meditation from 7 to 8pm run by Sarjan at the Kika Mas Wellness Centre in Palma. For more information contact 653 207963 or sarjanbiodinamica@gmail.com

 

There are a lot of free events and taster workshops going on this month at the new Bikini Beach Boutique and Spa in Palma. A Flow Yoga taster class on Wednesday 24th and  Qigong and Tai Chi class for example on Thurusday October 25th both in the evening

 

Email lucy@bikinibeach.co to save your place

 

October 27th there will be a Vision Board workshop for women with a “live your dream” theme hosted by Tindra Nalind in Palma.

 

WRITING

 

Evan Johnson My writers group still meets Wednesday mornings in amadip from 10-30 to 12-30. Also I now have 12 books published on Amazon and Barns & Noble. My email is evj1940@outlook.com.

 

I have a book/writing club that meets every month. Next meeting 16th October at my place in Sant Agustín. Contact 665391523. hsmith552001@yahoo.es. On facebook Encounters of a Literary Kind.

Events in Mallorca in September

Sunday 9th September Almond harvest day at Eden Animal Sanctuary . Got a little frustration to get out? Bring a big stick and take it out on out almond trees for their almond harvest! They will start at around 10/ 10.30with tree whacking and have some kind of vegan lunch together. The funds from the harvest will go towards transport which is much needed for rescues, vet visits etc and all the rest will go directly to the animals, especially for upcoming vet bills. Apparently, they can make up to 700 EUR! Contact Nicole at http://www.edensanctuary.org

Extatcic danceTuesday, September 11th at Sala Oshum in Palma there will be an ecstatic dance night which is an evening dedicated to dance without alcohol or drugs. This will be a monthly event.

If you are new to ED, it is pretty easy…
1. Move however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect yourself and one another
4. Ecstatic Dance is a Drug & Alcohol Free Space
Friday 14th September there will be Prawn Star night at The Boat house. Grilled King Prawns, salad bottle of rosado, live music and the coveted title of Prawn Star 2018….your first pet’s name and your favourite sea creature…fun night.

september songAlso on Friday 14th September at 8pm at the Anglican Church in Palma there will be an evening of music and comedy in aid of the church. Tickets are 10€ each including wine and nibbles. You can buy your tickets in advance. Phone numbers on the blog. 634200242, 659734899, 971737279

street foodThe following week on the 20, 21, and 22 September Peguera is having a street food festival every evening with live music, and activities for kids as well. On Saturday 22nd September there will be the annual American Car Club at Port Adriano from 11am onwards. Music and street food. Also on that Saturday there will be an Indian Head Massage workshop in Palma from 4pm to 8pm at the Kika Health and Wellness Centre. You can learn this wonderful technique from India which is very relaxing and easy to give. No prior experience is needed. Reservations: 653 207963 Taught by Sarjan (sarjanbiodinamica@gmail.com)

Sunday 23rd September SOS Animal Party at Puerto Portals which is a very important fundraising event for the charity. Every year they have a flea market, dog competitions (mixed breed dogs, pedigree dogs, and seniors get prizes), our raffle and delicious cakes, face painting and music.

Cat behaviour posterLooking forward into October there will be a pet behaviour seminar focusing on cats and their crazy ways. On 27 and 28 October Palma. You can email info@canatess.com to book your spot.

The big event of the month happens at the end, in Binissalem. The Festa des Vermar which is the annual grape harvest festival that includes parades, celebrations, grape-crushing competitions and a wine tasting contest. You can look forward to live music, activities for children, wine tasting sessions, grape-stomping competitions and a popular picnic where the traditional “Fideus de Vermar” (a type of paella made with short noodles instead of rice, cooked with lamb, tomatoes, sobrassada and Binissalem red wine) is served. One of the highlights of the festival is the grape battle, if you are planning on going, wear OLD CLOTHES! Look out for the Dimonis and the Corre Foc, and the wine fair as well at the Parc de Sa Rectoria and Plaça de l’Esglesia. The final day of the festival sees traditional entertainment in the main square. Enjoy the Binissalem giant puppets accompanied by ‘xeremiers’ earlier in the day as well as free wine served from 16:00 in the church square. The full programme and dates have not yet been released so you will have to keep an eye on the Binissalem website.

UPDATE:

  • Sat 22nd is the grape fight
  • Sun 23rd pressing grapes competition
  • 28th is dinner in the street
    29th floats around the village
    30th last day

August events in Mallorca

It’s August, and it’s hot. A lot of people are taking a daily siesta and turning nocturnal to try to escape the heat. Most events are outdoors this time of year, and all of them happen in the evening!

Tonight, if you’re quick, then you can get tickets to see UB40 play at Port Adriano, and Afrojack is playing at BH Mallorca in Magaluf.

There are many fiestas happening all over the island, Sencelles, Alcudia, Sineu, Cala D’Or, Valldemossa, Montuiri, Can Picafort, and Puigpunyent all have something going on at the moment.

Alternatively you can go to the outdoor cinema in Palma, the films are either in English with Spanish subtitles, or in Spanish or Catalan with English subtitles. Entry is free and there is no need to book. Tonight it is an American movie called Maudie. Every Saturday evening they will show a movie suitable for children. Most of the showings start at 9.30pm.

Or on a hot summer’s night you’d like to listen to some jazz then get yourself over to Sa Pobla where there Jazz festival is going on. Tonight is the Mallorca Jazz Collective lead by pianist Toni Voquer.

There is a lovely Sunset Market every Wednesday and Thursday in August in Puerto Portals from 6pm to Midnight. There are stalls, live music and activities for children as well as some nice stalls to browse.

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Port Adriano if you are dining out then watch out for the micro flamenco performances which are happening all over the port. Dancers, singers, and musicians will tour around the restaurants giving diners a taste of flamenco with their meal.

The 24th Illes Balears Classic yacht race begins tomorrow and runs over the weekend. The marina at Club de Mar will host an exhibition of classic boats, the oldest being the Marigan yacht from 1898 which the public can visit on Friday 17th.

From August 17th through to the 29th of September there are activities planned at the Es Baluard museum with their summer festival. Many of the events are free. Check their website for more info. https://www.esbaluard.org/en/actividad/fes-2018

Over in Felanitx from the 24th of August to the 1st of September you can enjoy art at night. Galleries and other cultural spaces will open their doors for the evening and anyone and everyone can wander in and out enjoying the art and the atmosphere.

If you’re feeling fit then you could sign up to the first nighttime triathlon which will take place on August 25th in Sa Pobla. The course is a 400 metre swim, 20 kilometre cycle, and 5 kilometre run. You can sign up via the website, www.elitechip.net

From the 31st August until 9th September there are the annual fiestas in Santa Ponsa, on Tuesday September 4th there will be the fire run at 10pm and on the night of September 8th there will be the annual reenactment of the invasion of the Moors and the battle with the Christians followed by a huge concert on the beach. The following day in the evening there will be a Holi Party which is inspired from the Indian festival of colour, everyone is asked to wear white, but beware as you will soon be covered in non toxic paint powder of every colour! Finally the fiestas close that night with fireworks.

(PS From September the Writers Group will start again to meet every Thursday at the L’Antiquari Cafe in Palma from 11.30 to 1pm).

June in Mallorca 2018

Every Tuesday from now on you can find the group FlaMallorca performing Flamenco in the Alcudia Bull Ring.

There’s a show for the little ones on Saturday and Sunday at 5pm at The Auditorium with Nanny and Pippi and their theatrical music show “Travelling around the world” It’s for children from 1 to 7.

This weekend coming Selva hosts its Herb Fair, with a mixture of agricultural and traditional events taking place during the day and the evening. You can enjoy exhibitions, cooking demonstrations and tastings of all things herbal. Sunday sees a  procession of the ‘myrtle’ plant when the shrub is harvested in lands adjacent to the village and is brought into the village square accompanied by Mallorcan bagpipes at 10:00. The plant is then distilled to produce a liqueur. The fair finishes at 15:00.

Also this weekend on Saturday 9th June you can join an Active Meditation Workshop to try out different types of meditation and learn techniques to relax. No previous experience is required, only desire to learn. Place: Lucky Bodies C/ Caro, Santa Catalina Bookings: 653 207963 or at sarjanbiodinamica@gmail.com

You can also catch the Son Servera Nit de L’Art this weekend as they  celebrate diverse cultural and artistic methods, featuring exhibitions of paintings and sculpture, live music, dance, and poetry  In addition, there will be food trucks, workshops and talks. The festival runs through the day and night.

If you’re in the know you will have heard about the new and mysterious international DJ Claptone who will be appearing at SoCial on Saturday evening. He always wears a strange mask and  nobody knows who he is! Then on 14th June BH Mallorca opens its summer season with one of the world’s biggest DJs Steve Aoki playing electro house.

The Irish community in the Balearics are meeting on Friday June 15 at 4.00 PM in Can Pastilla for their monthly meet up. More details available via the Facebook group ‘Irish community in the Balearics’. There is no fee and no need to book.

June 15th You can take part in an Urban Mindfulness tour through Palma. On the walk they practice several mindfulness techniques that will help you to reconnect to yourself in your urban environment and shift your sensations from feeling stressed to feeling calm in the present moment. To book your spot email: mindfulmallorca@gmail.com

The First Mallorca WTA Grass Court Open Tournament is at Santa Ponsa Tennis Club from June 17 to 24. With five natural grass courts the competition is set to be high and will bring some of the biggest names in international tennis to Mallorca, ahead of Wimbledon.

Last year the tournament saw Garbiñe Muguruza, Ana Ivanovic, Eugenie Bouchard and Jelena Jankovic.  Toni Nadal, Rafa Nadal’s uncle and trainer, is the Tournament Director for the event.

Vuelta Dragonera 17 June 09.00 elitechip.net sign up

Also on Sunday June 17th from 11am there will be a march for animal rights starting in Placa Espana in Palma

From the 19th to 23rd June Palma will host The Superyacht Cup  and on the 21st and 28th June you can enjoy the Deia International Music Festival with classical music concerts at Son Marroig

Then there is the fiesta of Sant Pere 22 – 29 June in Puerto Alcudia Port d’Alcúdia with over a week of entertainments, music, parties, dancing and events. The origins of this festival can be traced back to the maritime past of some of the towns in which it is celebrated. Processions at sea, parades, street parties and gastronomic events such as the popular ‘sardinada’ (sardine fest) are the festive elements that usher in the Mallorcan summer. The day of Sant Pere (29th June) starts with a sea and land procession and finishes with a fireworks display at midnight. The boats are festooned for this special occasion, and they accompany the image of the patron saint on its passage through the tranquil bay of Alcúdia. During the preceding week, the Port hosts all kinds of cultural and leisure-related events including cercaviles (parades) featuring the Gegants (Giants) of Alcúdia, and various musical and gastronomic events.

The International Singles Club Mallorca are meeting in bar Gin Tabla in Can Pastilla at 7.30 PM every Thursday in June. More details from the *Facebook Group ‘International Singles Group Mallorca”. There is no fee for this event and no need to book.

Friday 22nd June at the observatory in Costix there will be an Open Night starts at 8pm, you need to reserve iaamallorca@gmail.com Looking at planets, meteorites, asteroids, and check out Mars, and Jupiter.

If you are interested in a crazy obstacle race then come along and watch the Brutatlo on the evening of 23rd June in Andratx.

Saturday 23 June The Nit de Foc is a one of the biggest parties in Palma. Celebrated on the eve of Sant Joan fiesta, it includes street parties, bonfires, fireworks, pop concerts, devils & demons and the infamous ‘correfoc’ – the fire run, where the ‘devils’ run through the streets with firecrackers and fireworks – not for the faint hearted!  The main action is in the Parc de Mar by the cathedral. Bring your dancing shoes and be ready to party! From around 22:00.

Finally for June you must wear white  for the fiesta of Sant Joan, celebrated across the island on June 24th Most towns and villages will have some celebrations. In Deià, Mancor de la Vall, Muro and Son Servera, Sant Joan Baptista is the patron saint so their fiestas usually last over a week and showcase a variety of activities.