On this page we have messages about some local events. If you are having an event you would like to publicise or know of one we have not already included in our EVENT DIARY, please let us know NB Local events with their own page (eg Ann's Bazaar 4 Charity) , are NOT included here
The first section is REGULAR LOCAL EVENTS - see below for OTHER LOCAL EVENTS in date order
REGULAR EVENTS - but please confirm with venue, for a particular date
MONDAYS fortnightly on Mondays Cribbage Socials - Message from Mike Binks :- There will be crib as usual on Monday May 8th, with the option of Moussaka and salad beforehand. But we now also have a dartboard for anyone who would like to play as well, or instead. Darts will be available at any time for anybody who wishes to play darts.
Meetings are held at Melissa taverna in Stoupa. Before playing, most people take the Moussaka and salad option kindly offered by Linda at 5 € a head.
The events starts at about 1 o’clock for those wishing to eat first; crib games begin from 2 o’clock. New members always welcome. If you wish to have the moussake special, please let me know before Monday (email) so Linda can have an idea of how much to cook Also if you prefer a veggie option. Contact either me, Mike, at the following emails or numbers Mike : allanmbinks\hotmail : tel +44 7846433693 or Pat : woolfe\sky : tel +44 7508527944
WEDNESDAYS - Mosaic Courses
at Art in The Olive Grove, Petrovouni, Kardamyli, ".... in our beautiful new open air studio."
Call Robin or Annamarie to book your place.
Courses can also be arranged to suit for individual /groups. Tel: 27210 78308 Mob: 6937 184071
Website: www.theolivegrove.co Email : info\theolivegrove
THURSDAYS 'Asian Nights' at VEZUVIOS will restart in June 2017
Some of you will have enjoyed Chinese food prepared by Aris Christeas at Wok-Wok in Kalamata. Now you do not need to go so far, to enjoy Asian food!
The popular Asian Nights will continue in 2017
Aris Christeas is back in Ag Nikolaos and offering a selection of Asian specialities at VEZUVIOS RESTAURANT, near the harbour, on Thursday evenings VEZUVIOS : Tel 27210 77291, 69 7275 3234 or email arischristeas\gmail
FRIDAYS On May 12th 2017 and through the season Live Music from Chris
Chris Browne will be at Patriko cafe/bar, beach road Stoupa, every Friday evening from 21:00
entertaining with his popular blend of pop, rock, and blues
If you want to know other places he will be playing, or to book him for an event, email pefco2015\gmail
FRIDAYS : Arts and Crafts Fayre 2017
Quality handmade Jewellery, cosmetics, honey, soaps,oils, toys, bags, woodwork and stonework.
Clothes, books, CDs &DVD's at Pefko Taverna, Beach Road Stoupa, 10:00-14:00 every Friday
Stall fee 5 € - Proceeds in aid of GAIA in particular, to help fund running costs for their Medical Emergency Rescue Vehicle, which is in regular use when an ambulance is not available VEHICLE APPEAL
Refreshments available at Pefko Taverna, Beach Road Stoupa ( Owner Elias Hontseas-Stoupa Properties)
These regular Friday craft events have started, but will not be in full swing until around Easter time
New stall holders should contact Val for details/availability valerieparkinson3\googlemail
FRIDAYS BBQ Party at Diskouroi will restart in June 2017
Every Friday during the summer, there is a BBQ Party at Dioskouroi Taverna in Kardamyli
Eat as much as you like for € 12 a head
The BBQ starts around 20:00
Tel: 27210 73236 or email soufika\hotmail
Trip Advisor Dioskouroi
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July 1st : 7th W Mani Road race + 4th Swimming race - Starting from Stoupa beach at 18:00 The primary event is a 10km run from Stoupa along the coastal path to Ag Nikolaos, and on to the 5km point , on the beach road to Pantazi beach. From the refreshment point here, the runners return to Stoupa for the finish. Registration for children is free, adults swim: 5€, run : 5€
10km road race 19.30 5km road race 19.30
1km swim 18:00 2km swim 18:00
Registration now available on line through myrace.gr
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More information from 'Akrogiali' and 'Palio Bostani' Restaurant in Stoupa, 69444 20729 Panagiotis Rapteas
June 28th : A Magical Midsummer Night for MIAO - . A party has been arranged at Stathi's Taverna in Pigi for June 28th. Tickets are €20 each (include food & drink) of which €8 will go to MIAO . There will be Greek & Contemporary music & dancing. Two musicians - Chris & Stavros - are playing for free and the singer & Bouzouki player are charging half their normal fee.
Come an enjoy a midsummer celebration from 8pm 'til late, and at the same time, make a contribution to local animal welfare.
Tickets available from Mani Money in Ag Nikolaos, and Thomeas Travel (Greek Options) in Stoupa
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June 17th: ' A Festival of Friendship' to raise funds for handicapped people in Messinia : from 17:00
There will be live music from 6pm and theatre, a big bazaar and an art exhibition and auction, special kids programme, a second hand clothes sale and a fashion show, food and drinks and lots more. From 8pm the German Women's Aligri Choir from Kalamata will sing international songs, and "our" local band "Bandita me Copo", starring Agi Mousouleas, will play live from 9 pm onwards. The entrance is free, all money will go towards the work with and for, handicapped people in the Messinia area. Organiser is LYSOs Garden. (garden workshop for young people with special needs situated in Kalamata and in Stoupa) evalang\lyso ART FARM .....website www.artfarm.gr/
Message from Ingrid Spieker :-
If you would like a bazaar stall at the Friendship Festival, please bring your own equipment. We will take 30% of your income, for support for people with special needs.
June 3rd: 1st Musical Event in Stoupa :It will be in the courtyard of the Elementary school from 19.30, and is being organised by the Parents assoc of the primary school/ elementary school to raise money for school trips, and for the school
There will be activities for children, Traditional Greek dancing from Lefkippos, The band of the Dimos live, Live music from the group "Ektos Aprooptou"
Food( most probably souvlaki, roast pork and salads) - drink - lottery Come and enjoy!
παιδικες δραστηριοτητες, παραδοσιακοι χοροι με τον Λεωκιππο, η μπαντα του διμου μας, ζωντανη μουσικη με τους, εκτος απροοπτου,
φαγητο - ποτο - λαχειοφορος - αγορα, αλαραιτητο το κεφι, στο προαυλιο του δημοτικου σκολειου στουπας, διοργανωση συλλογος γονεων κηδεμονων δημοτικου στουπας 1η Μουσική εκδήλωση στη Στούπα
May 1st: May Day event at ART FARM : Flower Day at Marini Farm
Come and weave baskets and make wreaths to celebrating May
Monday at 12 :00 - 19:00, at Marini Farm
Art Farm Αγρόκτημα Μαρίνη, 24100 Megáli Mandínia, Greece f ART FARM