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   January 16th and fortnightly on Mondays Cribbage Socials - Meetings for are held at Melissa taverna in Stoupa. There have been regular gatherings since the first social last October, when16 players, and 3 or 4 non-playing partners attended. Before playing, most people take the Moussaka and salad option kindly offered by Linda at 5 € a head.
On 16th, the events starts at about 1 o’clock (NB earlier than before) 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

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

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April 14th: HOT CROSS BUNS ON GOOD FRIDAY If you would like a taste of British Easter, Andrew and Sandra Panting invite you to an open home and garden on Good Friday (14 April) between 3.00 and 5.30pm with freshly made hot cross buns.
Please join them for a cup of tea and a bun, and the opportunity to make new friends, at their home on the outskirts of Neohori, up the hill from Stoupa. For directions, ring Andrew and Sandra on 6942942823 or 27210 78112. Everyone is warmly welcome.

March 25-26th: Taygetos Challenge For the eighth consecutive year in the Western Mani, the two-day trail running race, Taygetos Challenge will take place. The routes remain the same as in previous years, the Marathon with a total length of 37.4 km and 2,320 meters of positive height difference, the Experience of 20 km length and height + 1120 meters, The Fun Run of 5 km length and height + 200 meters. The Taygetos Mountain Marathon on Sunday, March 26th, will start at 08.00 from the square of Kardamili. The race closes nine hours after the start.. The award ceremony for the winners of all categories of the three races will take place on Sunday March 26th at 16:00. As every year, the racing action starts Saturday March 25th with Vertical Speed test (650 meters to 150 meters + Y) The start will be at 14.00 in position Akoumpitsa located 1700 meters south of Kardamili on the coastal road to Stoupa. On the race website www.taygetoschallenge.com you can find the full details of each

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