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

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


................................  LOCAL EVENTS IN WEST MANI  ....................................

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

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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