The Calpe City Council has called for the VIII Balconies and Old Stores Embellishment Contest. From this edition, the competition is called Kini Pastor as a tribute to this citizen of our city, who recently died and who was very closely engaged with this contest. In fact, he won all editions of the competition.
The aim of this initiative is to promote the care and embellishment of the houses among the residents and merchants of the historic centre in order to make them more attractive and to invite people to visit the old town.
Fira Calp, the gastronomy and trade fair of the city, opens its doors on Thursday on the Plaza Mayor. It is organised by the City Council, Creama-Calpe, the Sabor a Calpe Hotel and Catering Association and the AEMCO Shopkeepers' Association, with the participation of the Fishing Guild and the 2019 Festival Commission.
The fair, which celebrates its eleventh edition, will host this year 20 booths with restaurants, cafés and cocktails and will also strengthen its commercial side with the participation of 10 shops exhibiting their products.
The positive aspect of the intense rains of the last few days is the replenishment of the groundwater, which supplies the community with water. Aguas de Calpe, the company responsible for water management, has pointed out that the Lucifer well in the Vall de Laguar valley, Calpe's main groundwater well, has reached the highest level of its reserves. In the Vall de Laguar valley, almost 400 litres per square metre were measured during these four rainy days.
Ending sexist stereotypes and preventing gender violence is the aim of the campaign in which all public schools in Calpe will participate throughout April and May.
The activities carried out vary according to the age of the children or adolescents. Thus, kids (3-6 years old) will participate on 15 and 16 April in a dramatised story for the promotion of equality and the prevention of gender violence.
About 2000 children from all schools in Calpe, including the Selene Children's School from Ifach will participate throughout April and May in a new edition of the road safety education campaign organized every year by the Calpe Local Police through its Road Safety Education unit.
From April 13 to 21, Calp will celebrate the eleventh edition of the Book Fair, organized by the Department of Culture with the collaboration of the Calp bookshops Nou Art, Luis Vazquez, J. Vazquez and Librería Vazquez Such.
The fair, which will be located at the end of calle Alemania, next to the promenade, will have a large tent that will welcome booksellers who want to publicise both the latest literary novelties and the great works of universal literature. The fair will also feature parallel activities such as workshops, theatre, story-telling and book presentations.
This morning the four bells of the bell tower of the Virgin of the Snow Church were installed. They were removed in September for being restored and for the conditioning of the bell tower itself, which had several cracks. The bells have reverted to their original state by means of low-pressure sandblasting, carried out to clean them and maintain their engravings.
Calpe celebrated the Mid-Year Moors and Christians Festival, organized by the “Santíssim Crist de la Suor” Association of Moors and Christians to present the festival dignitaries of 2019 and bid farewell to those of 2018.