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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.
Yesterday's “end of summer party” was cancelled due to the weather.
Letter from the Mayor

Dear Residents:

With this letter I inform you that roadworks will start this Monday, September 17th, in Calle Nueva. This work is a continuation of the improvements in our basic infrastructure and will be carried out in phases which will affect the entire street, including from the corner of Calle Larga until the intersection with Calle Tinajones. As a result traffic along both Calle Nueva and Calle Alta will be disrupted during the coming months.

Junta de Andalucía are providing free Spanish classes which will begin next week. The classes are open to all and one can register at the town hall, with ID. Once the groups have been established the teacher will plan the level accordingly, probably a basic level. There may be intercambio evenings for those that attend the class.
Pasodoble 2018Saturday, August 25, 10:30 p.m. in the Plaza: pasodoble competition with music provided by the village band. 

Sunday, August 26, starting at 9 a.m.: Romería to the Adelfilla

Monday, August 27, procession starting at 9:30 p.m., following by folk dancing exhibition in the Plaza starting at 10.

SantoNino2018
8:30 - the image of the santo Nino leaves the church and proceeds through the village towards the Camino Gibraltar.
9:00 - the Romería heads down the Camino Gibraltar towards the Ermita. 
11:00 - official mass and singing from the San Pedro de Alcántara choir.
13:00 - the party begins with music by "Los Latidos", a paying bar and free paella for all.
18:30 - The journey back up the hill begins and the image is taken to the castle where it will stay until the fiestas of Santo Niño on Friday September 7 and Saturday September 8. 

If anyone would like to attend but can not walk so far due to ill health or old age then transport is available free of charge. There is no need to sign up, just show up at the taxi rank at at 9am.
At the last town hall meeting it was agreed that a review process would be initiated aimed at stricter control of of the regulations regarding intensive  livestock farming.

As part of this process any land that is of special interest, be it for environmental or tourism reasons, will be given special consideration. A full survey will take place to decide which areas in the municipal of Gaucín will  be classified as such. As a result of this decision, any existing applications for such intensive practices are to be declined and  any future proposals denied until such time as the review is completed and the official “plan general” amended. This will take at least one year to complete.
Flamenco Festival
"Del Corcho Valle del Genal"
Where: Plaza del Santo Niño
Date/Time: 28 July at 22:30
Entrance free

Singers: Antonia Contreras, José Enrique Morente (Kiki Morente)

Dancer: Lucía La Piñona

Musicians: Juan Ramón Caro, David Carmona, Francisco Vinuesa
MONDAY, JULY 16
08:00 HOUR - mountain walk in the area of Piedras del Rio. Approx 7km taking
about 3 hours. Departure from the plaza and bring breakfast.
16:00 hours - childrens baking workshop. The cakes and biscuits made will be for
the afternoon tea after the workshop. Place: Youth centre (opposite the gaso)

TUESDAY, JULY 17TH
10:00 hours - marathon knowledge quiz for all ages, participate and have fun,
testing intelligence, skill and knowledge. Centro guadalinfo from 10:00 am to 1:00
pm and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
21:00 hours – tasting of wines from Gaucin provided by the bodegas and vineyards
"cezar" accompanied by fine ham cut by master Manolo Lobato.
21:30 hours - Elizabeth and Marcus in concert. The best of classical jazz, blues, pop
and rock.

Patrick Elvin has just published his latest book on walking in the Serrania de Ronda. List of the walks and cover below. There are twelve walks based on Gaucin.

It is called 40 day walks in Southern Andalucia between Ronda and Jimena and is available on all Amazon platforms . Patrick is offering to walking club members postage free cost price at 8 euros. Let him know and he will order in bulk. His email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

QUOTE FROM BACK COVER 
"The third book in a series of walks in this beautiful area of Spain, Patrick Elvin has compiled a fine collection of circular day walks which range from ascents to 1400 metres to walks in the Genal and Guadiaro valleys. Based on 40 years knowledge of the region, these walks are a unique anthology and take advantage of the recent development of marked paths as well as locally sourced traditional rights of way."