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For events marked (#), contact Irini Kyriazanou or Marina Stergiou of DEPAP at Paros Town Hall (22840-22860) for further info.
1-3 Dec - 6.30pm - Citizens’ meetings with the Mayor at the KAPI, Marpissa on the 1st, Nireas Hall, Naoussa on the 2nd, Archilochos Hall, Paroikia on the 3rd. Info: 22840-21200.
3 Dec - 5.30pm - for the 10th year, the Church of Ekatontapyliani is organizing the “School for Parents” - lectures and discussions related to today’s social problems at the Ekatontapyliani. Info: 22840-21243.
4-8 Dec - ‘Walking Through Walls’ workshop with Nissim Amon at Tao’s. Info: 22840-28882. See page 12.
4-6 Dec - St. Nicholas Celebrations at the Church of Ag.Nicholaos, Antiparos. Church service at 5pm on the 4th, Esperinos 6pm & Paraklisis 9pm on the 5th, Orthros 7.30am on the 6th followed by a reception at 10.45am at the Parish Youth Hall. Info: 22840-61780/61688.
6 Dec - 10.30am - IWOP St. Nicholas coffee morning at the home of Sue Saunders near Pounta with Christmas cards and other seasonal items available. Info: Sue 22840-91566 or Joy 22840-24042.
6 Dec - 7pm - A reading of student poetry and prose from the Creative Writing class of Jeffrey Carson at the Aegean Center.
7 Dec - 8pm - The Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble presents a programme of Medieval and Renaissance music under the direction of Orfeas John Munsey at the Aghios Giorgos Catholic Church, Naoussa. Admission free.
8 Dec - from 7pm - An exhibition of student painting, drawing and photography from the classes of Jane Morris Pack, Elizabeth Carson and John Pack at the Aegean Center.
8 Dec - 50s-60s-70s Dance Night for young and old (Buffet optional) at Romantika Restaurant, Aliki. Info/reservations 22840-92103.
8 Dec - 9pm - Kanales Bar/Restaurant opening party (open from 1 Dec from 5pm till late).
9 Dec - 6pm - opening party for the Municipal Art Workshop’s children’s exhibition at orangedoor gallery, Paroikia. Runs from 9-11 Dec. See page 7.
9 Dec - 8pm - The Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble performance of Medieval and Renaissance music at the Aghios Antonios Catholic Church, Paroikia. Admission free.
9-10 Dec - Annual Christmas Bazaar at Archilochos Hall, Paroikia with lottery, games, pottery, jewellery, home-made goods, handicrafts, books and a flea-market. Hours:Sat 4-9pm, Sun 11am-1pm and 4-10pm. Info: Haris Argyros 22840-23523.
10 Dec - 11am - General Assembly of NOP, Paros Nautical Club, at Hotel Zanet, Livadia, Paroikia. Info: 22840-21800.
10 Dec - 7pm - lighting of the Christmas tree in front of the Ekatontapyliani Church, Paroikia. Santa Claus gives out gifts to the children, music by the Municipal Band and singing of the traditional “kalanda”.#
11 or 12 Dec - 7pm - lighting of the Christmas tree in Antiparos in the square, Paleo Kastro with Santa Claus, gifts and singing of “kalanda”. Call to verify date/time. Info: Chrysoula 22840-61570.
13 Dec - 6pm - opening party for the Municipal Art Workshop’s adult exhibition at orangedoor gallery, Paroikia. Runs from 13-15 Dec. See page 7.
13 Dec - 7.30pm - IWOP Christmas Carol Singing at Jean & John Polyzoides’ home in Krios. IWOP members, husbands and children welcome. IWOP is dedicating the evening to the memory of Barbara Chamberlain. Rides from town if needed. Info and RSVP: Jean on 22840-23809 or Joy 22840-24042.
15 Dec - 7.30pm - Performances by the Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble, Christmas songs with the choir of Konstantina Andreakou and other singers and the Christmas Bazaar of AMEAI at the Nireas Cultural Club, Naoussa. Info :22840-52185, 53550.
mid-Dec - Children’s Christmas party at Jumbo, Paroikia. Call to verify date/time. Info: 22840-22922.
17 Dec - 5pm - Children’s Xmas Party in Marpissa organized by the Women’s Club of Marpissa. Info: Irini on 22840-42230.
17 Dec - 5.30pm - “School for Parents” - lectures and discussions related to today’s social problems at the Ekatontapyliani. Info: 22840-21243.
17 Dec - 6pm Children’s Christmas party at Balloonland ,Paroikia. Info: 22840-21079.
20 Dec - 7pm - IPAC meeting at the home of Brigitte and Theodoros Karavias. Info: Peter on 22840-23368, www.ipac.gr.
25 Dec - Christmas Day. Shops closed. Holy Mass at the church around 5am, traditionally followed by Christmas breakfast with tea, coffee, kourabiedes, melomacarona and christophomo.
25 Dec - 10am - singing of the “kalanda” going from house to house in Marpissa, organized by the Women’s Club of Marpissa. Info: Irini 22840-42230.
25 Dec - 5pm - Christmas Mass (in German) at Catholic Church Ag.Giorgios, Naoussa. Info: 22840-28386.
26 Dec - Boxing Day. Shops closed.
31 Dec - New Year’s Eve - children sing carols and families cut the Vassilopita (a sweet bread with a coin inserted) on this night. Whoever finds the coin in their piece is blessed with good fortune for the year. In Naoussa, the Women’s Club organize a round-the-village procession singing the “kalanda” and around 5pm a children’s party with Santa Claus and gifts at the Ag. Athanasios Hall. Call to verify time/details. Info: Eleftheria 22840-51402.
and in January...
1 Jan - New Year’s Day (Proti Chronia), Aghios Vassilis Day. Shops closed. Children sing the “kalanda” in the morning.
1 Jan - swearing-in of the new Mayor and Municipal Council at the Town Hall. Call to verify date/time: 22840-21200.
1 Jan - cutting of the pita at Antiparos Koinotita. Call to verify date/time. Info: Chrysoula 22840-61570.
6 Jan - Epiphany (Theofania - also known as “ta fota”). After morning service in Paroikia, Naoussa, Piso Livadi & Antiparos the priests lead a procession to the shore where the sea is blessed, a cross is thrown in and young men dive for it.
17 Jan - Aghios Antonios feast day is celebrated in the church and monastery of Aghios Antonios on Kefalos hill near Marpissa.
17 Jan - 7pm - IPAC meeting, venue not yet decided. Info: Peter on 22840-23368.
28 Jan - Triodion - the beginning of Apokries (the Carnival period) for the three weeks up to the start of Lent on Clean Monday (19th Feb). Traditionally a time for fiestas and parties.
28 Jan - 6.30pm - ”Mazi me tous Goneis” Part I Parenting Seminar at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia. (Part II will be on Sun, 4 Mar). Info: DEPA - 22840-22860.
and in February...
4 Feb - 8pm - Concert by the Paros Music School “Hommage to Beethoven” at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia.
16 Dec - 7pm - The Vocal Ensemble of the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts (Paros) presents a programme of Medieval and Renaissance a cappella music under the direction of Orfeas John Munsey at the Capella (next to the Archaeological Museum, Kastro, Chora). Admission free. Info: 22840-23287 or www.aegeancenter.org.
and throughout December/January:
Orthodox Church Services at the Ekatontapyliani - daily 7.30am Orthros (matins) & Esperinos (vespers) 5pm. Sun 7.15-10.30am Liturgy (main service). Christmas liturgy on 25 Dec 5-9pm. Info: 22840-21243.
Christian fellowship - in homes, Sundays 10-12am. Songs/hymns, videos in English, Bible reading in English, German, French, Dutch/Flemish. Info: 22840-42358.
Catholic Mass - at 5pm on Sun 3,17 & 24 Dec, 7 & 21 Jan (in Latin, English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch) and 25 Dec (German only) at Ag. Giorgios, Naoussa (inner harbour behind municipality). Info: 22840-28386, 697-381-4666. No services currently at Ag. Antonios (Franco Monastery) Paroikia - Father Manolis Remondos from Naxos will call anyone interested when he can again offer services. Info: 22850-22470. See www.geocities.com/catholicparos.
Tai Chi classes, Chi-Kung, Zazen, Zen Stories & Lessons, Yoga, and Life Management sessions with Zen Master Nissim Amon. Info: 22840-28882 and see www.taos-greece.com.
Swimming & sailing lessons for kids - organized by NOP (Navtikos Omilos Parou). Info: 22840-21800, www.parosnc.gr.
Tennis Lessons for kids ages 5-18. Info: 693-721-8845.
Greek Dancing Lessons - by the Music, Dance & Theatrical Group of Naoussa for adults and children at their hall in Naoussa (next to Aliprantis butcher on the ringroad. Also lessons on traditional musical instruments. Info: 22840-52284, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- by the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON) for adults & children, above the Gymnasio, Naoussa. Info: 22840-52971, email email@example.com.
- by the Municipal Dance Group for adults & children at the “Kentro Neotitos”, ringroad Paroikia (near to IKA office) Info: Georgios Liaros 694-838-0001.#
Painting Lessons - for adults & children, organized by the Municipality in Kamares (new building on the back road to Naoussa). Lessons in painting, drawing, sculpture & icon painting. Info: Dimitra Chanioti 694-526-6784.
Music Lessons - (piano, guitar, violin, bouzouki, music theory, choir and pre-school Orff department) for children at the Municipal School of Music. Info: Angeliki 22840-22038.
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