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Home Paros Life - Current Issue Backissue Nr. 149
  Nr. 149 - Spring (April/May/June) 2012
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What's On PAROS & ANTIPAROS - Spring 2012

PAROS & ANTIPAROS

For events marked (#), contact KDEPAP at Paros Town Hall, 22843-60167/8 & 22840-22860. For Tao’s Center 22840-28882, www.taos-greece.com

APRIL

1 Apr, April Fool’s Day.

1 Apr, 10.30am, The local community of Lefkes meet at the Koinotiko Megaro, Lefkes to plant tree seedlings around the village.

1 Apr, 11am, The Women's Initiative of Naoussa 2nd-hand bazaar in the port of Naoussa. Info: 22840-52555, 22840-52926.

1 Apr, Paros Racing Car Club (A.L.A.P.) Slalom race, Ag.Kyriaki-Ysterni.

4 Apr, 10am-5pm, Voting for new committee Trade & Business Association of Paros & Antiparos at their office, Paroikia.

4 Apr, 6pm, Citizens' Consultation Meeting with the Paros Municipality at the Dimitracopoulos Building, Paroikia. Info: Panagiotis Koutsourakis 22843-60131.

4 Apr, 7pm, Open meeting of the Municipal Committee for Tourism & Development at Town Hall, Paroikia.

5-7 Apr, Clearing overgrown sections of the traditional 'monopatia' (walking paths) on Paros organised by Walking Plus. Info: Gilly/Robin 694-785-3953, 22850-75485, www.walkingplus.co.uk

6 Apr, 7.30pm, Open meeting with Ecologist Greens & South Aegean Ecological Wind party at CoffeeWay Cafe, Mando Mavrogenous Square, Paroikia. Info: 22850-22558, 694-152-7255, 697-787-7886.

6 Apr, eve, Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON) walk around Naoussa singing the traditional "Kalanta of Lazaros". Info: 22840-52971, www.paros-xon.gr

6 Apr, 7.30pm, Opening of the Visual Poetry Video Exhibition "Redefinition - Self-Others" at the Dimitracopoulos Building, Agora, Paroikia. Duration 6-16/4 daily 7-9.30pm, closed 13-15/4, 23-27/4 daily 11am-1pm. Info: KDEPAP 22843-60167/8.

7 & 8 Apr, Music & Dance improvisation workshop for adults & children with Olympia Agalianou at Olympus Gym, Livadia, Paroikia. Info: 22840-24495 9am-3pm, 694-465-5200 9am-3pm, www.efparos.gr

7 & 8 Apr, Zumba, Salsa, Pilates and Zumba for Kids 4-12 yrs (in English & Greek) with Rania and Bettina of the Paros Dance Academy at the Karate School next to Ancient Cemetery, Paroikia. Info: Kay: 697-935-3401.

7 Apr, 8pm, Theatrical performance " ide o anthropos" by Haralambos Tsirakis & Nikos Gavalas of the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON) at the Nireas Hall, Naoussa. Info: 22840-52971, www.paros-xon.gr

7 Apr, 10pm, Live music with Greek & Rock with Parian musicians Michalis Tsounakis and Manos Velentas at the Green Project, Drios.

8 Apr, Western Easter.

8 Apr, 3pm, Cyclades Cup Final Pannaxiakos vs Ano Syros at the Municipal Stadium, Paroikia.

8-22 Apr, 10am-2pm & 6-10pm, Marpissa Women's Association easter bazaar with traditional products and ceramics at the Marpissa post office next door to Christos Samios' shop. Info: Irini 694-518-6978.

8-20 Apr, 10am-2pm & 5-8pm (exc.Easter Sun), Atlantis Association Easter Bazaar with traditional local products at the Zoodochou Pigis Church, Aspro Chorio. Info: Nikos 22840-42861.

8 Apr, 8pm, Zumba dance party with Rania at My Club, Paroikia.

8 & 9 Apr, Creative Workshop with Margarita Sarri making traditional Easter Lambadas (decorative candles) at the Green Project, Drios. Info: Margarita 699-388-8626, email margarita_sari@hotmail.com

9 Apr, Start of Easter week. Monday (Megali Deftera).

9 Apr, 9pm, Evening with live Rebetica music at Anezina Village, Drios. Info: 697-443-2131.

10 Apr, Tuesday (Megali Triti) - traditionally houses are whitewashed.

10-11 Apr, Panhellenic Nautical Federation 48-hour strike - no ferries running.

10-11 Apr, 4-10pm, Easter Bazaar with jewellery and lambadas (Easter candles) at Green Project, Drios. Info: Margarita 699-388-8626, email margarita_sari@hotmail.com

10-12 Apr, Healing Chi Kung workshop with Lynn Gordon at Tao's Center, Ambelas.
Info: Lynn 698-499-6174, 22840-28882, www.taos-greece.com

11 Apr, Wednesday (Megali Tetarti) - the faithful are anointed with holy oil (efchelaio).

12 Apr, Thursday (Megali Pempti), red Easter eggs are dyed. Evening services.

13 Apr, Good Friday (Megali Paraskevi), offices and some shops closed. Evening processions in many villages. Liturgy at Ag. Giorgios Monastery, Langada near Marpissa at 3pm with food offered.

13 Apr, 1pm, Prodromos offers a ‘paradosiaki revithofageia’ with revithia and wine at the 'Dexameni' and around 10.30pm holds the anaparastasis procession and tableaux portraying scenes from the Bible.

13 Apr, 10pm, Anaparastasis procession and tableaux in Marpissa (10.15pm), Marmara (10pm), Aspro Chorio (10.15pm), and in Lefkes after midnight. Candlelit processions of the epitaphios take place in Naoussa and Paroikia around 11.30pm.

14 Apr, (Megalo Savvato) Late-night church services. 9.30pm Service of the Resurrection at Ag.Giorgios Monastery near Marpissa. At midnight, fireworks announce the arrival of Easter Day. A procession leaves the church, carrying light home to burn the sign of the cross over the door and sit down to a traditional midnight supper of mageiritsa soup. Anaparastaseis (tableaux scenes from the life of Christ) in Aspro Chorio.

14 Apr, 12 midnight, Traditional mageiritsa soup at Anezina Café, Drios. Info: 22840-28010.

15 Apr, Orthodox Easter. Families and friends gather to cook lamb on a spit. Traditional Easter celebration at 1pm with lamb on a spit and live bouzouki music at Anezina Café, Drios. Info: 22840-28010.

15 Apr, 5pm, Easter ‘Festival of Love’ at around 5pm in the Platia tou Christou in Marpissa with traditional dancing, mezedes, wine & suma and the revival of the custom of "kounia". Info: Irini 694-518-6978. Naoussa holds the 'Second Resurrection' celebration in the afternoon with a procession of holy icons around the village and firecrackers followed by live music and dancing in the main square with food & local wine. Info: 22840-51220.

15 Apr, 9pm, Performance by the Folkdance Group of Naousa (XON) in the main square of Naoussa. Info: 22840-52971, www.paros-xon.gr

16 Apr, Easter Monday (Deftera Diakainisimou). Offices and some shops closed.

16 Apr, 12 noon - 2pm, Easter Egg Festival at the Paros Park, Ai.Yiannis Detis near Kolymbithres. With egg hunt, activities, best egg decoration contest, egg bumping contest. Organised by EY Paros & the Paros Park for children up to 12 years. Info: Alkisti 22840-24495, 694-465-5200.

17 Apr, 9pm, The Archilochos Theatrical Society presents the comedy "Eχθροί εξ Aίματος" (Enemies by Blood) by Arkas, directed by Nikos Synodis, at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia. Cast: Dimitris Yiorgaros, Christos Theodorakoudis & Maria Argyroiliopoulou. Info: Giorgos 694-484-5372, www.archilochos.gr

18 & 19 Apr, 8pm, Naoussa Women's Association theatrical performance of one-act comedies by Angeliki Papanastasiou-Tripolitsoti "Polounte Oi Endos - information Angela Merkel" at the Dimotiko School, Naoussa (next door to Nireas Hall). Info: Eleftheria 22840-51402, 694-553-3328.

19 Apr, 7.30pm, Lecture by archaeologist Mrs F. Zafeiropoulou "The uniqueness of the archaeological resources of Paros: the challenge of preserving and promoting them." at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia, organised with KDEPAP & the Friends of Paros Association. Info: www.friendsofparos.com

19 Apr, 8.30pm, Theatrical production by the Marpissa Women's Association and AMES Marpissaikou "Μπαμπά μην ξαναπεθάνεις Παρασκευή" by Alexandros Rigas & Dimitris Apostolou at the Agrotoleschi Hall, Marpissa. Additional performances on 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 30 April and 5 & 6 May. Info: Irini 694-518-6978.

20 Apr, 10.30am, Panygiri celebration following the liturgy at Zoodochou Pigis Church, Aspro Chorio with traditional feast, live music and dancing by the children of the Aspro Chorio XON dance group. Info: Nikos 22840-42861.

21 & 22 Apr, Zumba, Salsa, Pilates and Zumba for Kids 4-12 yrs (in English & Greek) with Rania and Bettina of the Paros Dance Academy at the Shorin Ji Ryu Karate School above Porphyra Restaurant next to Ancient Cemetery, Paroikia. Latin show by Bettina & Stenli. Info: Kay: 697-935-3401.

22 Apr, Earth Day - www.earthday.net

22 Apr, around 9.30, eve of St George celebrations with lamb on the spit following the liturgy at Ag. Georgios in Angeria. Procession of the holy icons and continuing celebrations after the morning service on 23 Apr at 10.30am. Info: Maria 693-090-0903.

22-28 Apr, "Artist? Artist!" 7-day intensive spring art workshop with C. Peter Seibt. Info: 22840-23368.

24 Apr, 8pm, 'Elevthero Vima' discussion on the remodeling of the Paroikia seafront at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia. Info: Giorgos 694-484-5372, http://www.archilochos.gr

26-28 Apr, Information kiosk in Paroikia and information sessions in schools to inform students and citizens about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) organised by DEELPNO, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control & Prevention. Info: www.keelpno.gr

26 Apr, 8.30pm, Opening of group exhibition (Titika Koufovasili, Vasiliki Bisbikou, Amalia Ferentinou, Magia Fioretou, Santina Halavazi, Dimitra Hanioti) at the Teacher's House (former 3rd nursery school of Paroikia, next door to the Franco Monastery). Duration 26/4-5/5, daily 7-10pm.

27-30 Apr, Mindful Mediation workshop with Micky Lichtenstein at Tao's Center, Ambelas. Info: 22840 28882, www.taos-greece.com

28 Apr, 8.30pm, Concert with Konstantina Andreakou (piano) and Andreas Haniotis (violin) at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia. Info: Giorgos 694-484-5372, www.archilochos.gr

29 & 30 Apr, 9.15pm, Theatrical production of comedy 'To Tavli' (Backgammon) by Dimitris Kehaidis, directed and performed by Nikos Orfanos & Konstantinos Kappas at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia. Info: Giorgos 694-484-5372, www.archilochos.gr

29 Apr-5 May, Yoga workshop with Oona Giesen in Alyki. Info: 697-935-1951, www.yoga-paros.com

M A Y
(dates to be announced)
- Asteras Marmaron traditional May Day celebration at the Chomatistra, Marmara with live music & traditional dancing. Info: Andreas 22840-43057, 693-266-8325, www.facebook.com/asterasmarmaron
- PAWS (Paros Animal Welfare Society) general assembly and elections. Info: 697-506-0927.
- Clean-up of Piso Livadi and Naoussa harbours organised by the Hellenic Rescue Team. Info: 22840-51220.

1 May, Labour & May Day holiday. Traditionally a day for making May wreaths (Protomagiatiko Stefani).

6 May, Car Racing Club of Paros (A.L.A.P.) "Slalom" race, Ag.Kyriaki-Ysterni.

7 May, around 6pm, Celebration of Aghios Ioannis tou Spilioti (St. John of the Cave) with music and dancing at the cave in Antiparos. Buses from Antiparos port. Info: Chrysoula 22840-61005.

8 May, 10am, Celebration in Drios for the small chapel of St John the Theologian (Aghios Ioannis Theologos). The roads are strewn with olive branches and the priest leads a liturgy and procession around the village. Food and drinks offered by the local community.

13 May, Mother’s Day.

13 May, 8pm, Event in honour of Mother's Day organised by Marpissa Women's Association at Agrotoleschi Hall, Marpissa. Info: Irini 694-518-6978.

13 May, Event in honour of Mother's Day organised by the Naoussa Women's Association at Nireas Hall, Naoussa. Info: Eleftheria 22840-51402, 694-553-3328.

17 May, 8pm, Opening of "Cafe Electra (Faces)" exhibition & installation by Eduard van Giel at the artist's studio (The Warehouse), Kastro, Paroikia. Daily from 12 noon, until 30/9. Info: www.thewarehouse.gr

19-20 May, CPR/First aid course (in Greek, but with English literature) organised by the Marpissa Women's Association at the Agrotoleschi Hall, Marpissa. Open to all. Free of charge. Info: Maria 694-508-3520.

19-31 May, Annual exhibition of the Centre for People with Special Needs & Abilities (AMEAI) at Ag.Athanasios, Naoussa. Closing reception on 31 May. Info: 22840-51633.

20 May, 8.30am, Start of the 1st 24.4km Antiparos Road Race for Health at the Old Pier (Palio Molo) at the port. Parallel race of 2km starting 9am. Participation deadline 13 May. Info: Yiannis 697-487-0862 or Yiorgos 697-385-3790, 22840-61012, www.antiparosenplo.blogspot.com

20-26 May, Happiness workshop with Hanna Honensinn - Qi Gong, quantum healing, meditation & dance at Louridis Studios, Golden Beach. Info: www.musik-und-tanz.com

20 May, eve, Feast celebrating Aghios Constantinos.

21-25 May, Painting & drawing workshop with Hans Giesen, Alyki. Info: Hans 693-250-5439, www.hansgiesen.nl

23 May, 7.30pm, Esperinos church service at Aghios Fokas, Paroikia, followed by Trade & Business Association’s annual festival on the eve of Analypsis (Ascension) with traditional music and dancing. Info: 22840-22262, www.esparou.gr

24-27 May, Blood donation (blutspende in German). Look for the banners saying ‘AIMODOSIA’. Thu 24th 9am-1.30pm & 6-9.30pm at Antiparos medical station. Fri 25th & Sat 26th 9am-1.30pm & 6-9.30pm at Paroikia Health Centre and Sun 27th in Marpissa (in memory of Nikolas Stellas) from 9am-1pm & at the Paroikia Health Centre 6-9.30pm. Check with the Health Centre for further details and the list of factors that make one eligible to donate blood. If you want to donate, go to bed early the night before, don’t drink or take any pills beforehand. Info: 22843-60000.

24 May, 9.30pm, Analypsis (Ascension) annual festival in Piso Livadi with octopus, mezedes, wine and ouzo offered by the community. #

27 May-2 Jun, Yoga workshop with Oona Giesen in Alyki. Info: 697-935-1951, www.yoga-paros.com

27 May, 10.30am, Memorial ceremony in Marpissa in honour of World War II hero Nikolas Stellas with the laying of wreaths. Info: 22840-41217.

28 May-23 Jun, College Year in Athens Archaeology course 'Excavating in the Aegean: the Case of Despotiko'. Info: 210-756-1497, www.cyathens.org

28-30 May, Abstract painting workshop with Joachim Hohensinn at Louridis Studios, Golden Beach. Info: http://hohensinn-art.com

29 May, 7pm, Poetry reading by the Aegean Center's Writing Workshop at the Aegean Center, Paroikia. Info: 22840-23287.

30 May, 8.30pm, Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble a cappella concert at Aghios Giorgios Catholic Church, Naoussa. Info: 22840-23287.

31 May, 8.30pm, Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble a cappella concert at Aghios Antonios Catholic Church, Paroikia. Info: 22840-23287.

J U N E
(dates to be announced)
- Jun, Start of Festival at the Park 2012 at the Environmental & Cultural Park Ai-Yiannis Detis near Naoussa. Info: 22840-53560, 697-490-3604, www.parkoparos.gr
- begin Jun, Concert by the Municipal Music School "O Magikos Avlos" (The Magic Flute) at the Archilochos Theatre, Environmental & Cultural Park Ai-Yiannis Detis near Naoussa.#
- Jun, 9pm, Performance by Music Dance & Theatre Group of Naoussa, Panaghia Church courtyard, Naoussa. Info: Ipapandi at 22840-52284.
- Jun, 9pm, Performance by the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON), Panaghia Church courtyard. Info: Katerina 697-475-7611, www.paros-xon.gr
- Jun, Music festival ‘Georgios Kontopoulos’ in Alyki. Info: Maria 693-090-0903.

1 Jun, 8.30pm, Aegean Center Vocal Ensemble a cappella concert at Aghios Antonios Catholic Church, Paroikia. Info: 22840-23287.

2 Jun, 7.30pm, Student Painting & Photography Exhibition at the Aegean Center, Paroikia. Info: 22840-23287.

1 or 2 Jun, Traditional folk dance performance organised by the Marpissa Women's Association at the main church square, Marpissa. Info: Irini 694-518-6978.

3 & 4 Jun, Celebration in Lefkes of Pentikosti (Whitsunday) and Aghios Pnevmatos (Whitmonday). Info: Pantelaios 693-285-2126.

4 Jun, Aghios Pnevmatos (Whitmonday). Banks, some offices and shops closed.

5 Jun, World Environment Day, designated by the U.N. to raise awareness of the environment. See www.unep.org/wed

8 or 9 Jun, eve, Presentation of the book 'To Fengari Esvise stin Alexandreia' (The Moon Set in Alexandria) by Apostolos (John) Polyzoides at the Ekatontapyliani Church, Paroikia.#

10 Jun, Car Racing Club of Paros (A.L.A.P.) "Slalom" race, Kambi-Angeria.

10-24 Jun, 'The Craft of Fine Digital Printing' two-week digital photography course with John Pack at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, Paroikia. Info: 22840-23287, http://aegeancenter.org/Summer_Workshops.html

10-24 Jun, 'Painting and Creative Process' two-week painting course with Jane Morris Pack at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, Paroikia. Info: 22840-23287, http://aegeancenter.org/Summer_Workshops.html

10-24 Jun, 'The Craft of Watercolor' two-week painting course with Jun-Pierre Shiozawa at the Aegean Center for the Fine Arts, Paroikia. Info: 22840-23287, http://aegeancenter.org/Summer_Workshops.html

10 Jun, around 8pm, Annual celebration of Whistling John's birthday. Musical evening at Grigori's (To Thalassaki) at Logaras Beach. Local and visiting musicians and performers welcome. Tel: 22840-41597, 41225. Call to confirm date/time.

14 Jun, World Blood Donor Day. See www.wbdd.org

16 Jun, eve, Concert by the Orchestra of the Cyclades under the direction of Nikos Kypourgos in the Ekatontapyliani Square, Paroikia.#

16-24 Jun, Kostas Gouzelis sculpture exhibition at Galerie Pontoporos, Naoussa. Info: 22840-52242, www.pontoporos.wordpress.com

17 Jun, Father’s Day.

20-24 Jun, ‘Dance with the Light’ yoga retreat with Konstantinos Charantiniotis at Okre Blue Apartments, Santa Maria. Info: 693-700-0707, www.bhavanayoga.com

21 Jun, European Music Day. Info: www.europeanmusicday.gr

23 Jun, Fire jumping on the beach of Alyki around noon as part of the celebrations of Aghios Ioannis Klydonas, followed by grilled octopus and ouzo.Info: Maria 693-090-0903.

23 Jun, Festival on the eve of Aghios Ioannis tou Kleidona, with wine and mezedes and traditional burning of May Day wreaths on bonfires over which young men and women leap. Celebrations held in Plateia Pigadas in Lefkes at 8pm; seafront of Alyki 9pm; in the Ag. Athanasios courtyard in Naoussa at 9pm; Plateia Christou in Marpissa at 9pm; and Plateia Aghios Spiridon in Prodromos at 10pm with live music and dancing. Celebrations continue on 24 June in Prodromos at 9pm. #

24-30 Jun, Yoga workshop with Oona Giesen in Alyki. Info: 697-935-1951, www.yoga-paros.com

24 Jun, 9pm, Local festival starts in Kostos for the celebration of Aghios Athanasios Parios. Festivities continue on 25 June at 9pm, with traditional dances by the Music Dance Group of Naoussa. #

25 Jun-21 Jul, College Year in AthensModern Greek Language course (beginners/intermediate) in Alyki and Service Learning & Anthropology course in Paroikia. Info: 210-756-1497, www.cyathens.org

27 Jun-7 Jul, Hara Baxariou ceramics exhibition at Galerie Pontoporos, Naoussa. Info: 22840-52242, www.pontoporos.wordpress.com

30 Jun, 9pm, Ag. Anargyron festival celebrated in the courtyard of the monastery on the hill above Paroikia with ‘Nisiotika’ music, local wine and mezedes. #


ONGOING ACTIVITIES

Orthodox church services at the Ekatontapyliani daily Orthros (matins) 7.30am, Esperinos (vespers) 7pm, from June 7.30pm. Liturgy (main service) Sat 7.30am, Sun 7am. The programme for Holy Week services will be posted at the Ekatontapyliani. Info: 22840-21243, www.i-m-paronaxias.gr

Christian fellowship in homes, Sun 10-12am. Songs/ hymns, videos in English, Bible reading in English, German, French, Dutch/Flemish. Info: 22840-42358.

Catholic mass, 11am Sundays, 8pm Saturdays at Ag. Antonios, Paroikia. Info: Father Richard 22830-51474, 697-643-0870, email ricthn@otenet.gr. Also at 7pm most Sundays at Ag.Georgios, Naoussa in English, German & other languages Info: Father Ernst 22840-28386, 697-381-4666, email ernst-gicklhorn@gmx.net

Greek Traditional Cooking Lessons at Margarita Studios, Ambelas. Info: 22840-52362, www.margaritastudios.com

Weekend walks organised by the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON), once a month. Dress comfortably and bring water. Info: Babis 697-771-3005.

Weekend walks organised by Parosweb Community. Members are free to suggest walking routes. Info: www.paroscommunity.com/walkers

Walks, bike rides, swimming organised by Paros Active group. Info:Colin 22840-24674, Facebook:Paros Active.

Live bouzouki music at Anezina Café, Drios every Mon 8pm. Info: 22840-28010.

Live music at Bakiri Restaurant, Naoussa every Friday & Saturday 8pm and Sundays. Info: 693-844-3601, 695-768-7841.

Live bands starting in June at Magaya, Souvlia Beach. Info: 22840-23791, Facebook: magaya beach restaurant paros

Yoga classes with Oona every Mon+Wed 10-11.30am, Tue+Wed 6-7.30pm until end April. From 1/5: Wed 9-10.30am. Try out class for free. Private classes on request. Info: 697-935-1951, email: oona@yoga-paros.com, www.yoga-paros.com

Track sports, cycling & walking sessions daily 4.15-6.45pm at Paroikia stadium.

Swimming every Tue+Sat opposite Blue Lounge. Info: Maria 693-879-9341.

Gymnastics classes for men and women organized by the Women's Association of Marpissa at the Agrotoleschi Hall, Marpissa. Every Tue & Sat 4-6pm.Info: Lambrini Gemeliari 697-433-2624.

Gymnastics class with Eleni Sarri every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 8.30-9.30 organised by the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON). Info: 22840-52971, email info@paros-xon.gr

Tai chi classes every Saturday at 10am at Tao's Center, Ambelas. Info: Lynn 698-499-6174, 22840-28882, www.taos-greece.com

Yoga, meditation, Chi Kung, daily at Tao's Center, Ambelas. Info: 22840-28882, www.taos-greece.com

Women's Aerobic, Power Yoga & Pilates class every Tue 5-6pm & Fri 7.30-8.30pm with Maria Pantelaiou at Physis Sports Club, Marmara. Info: Vangelis 22840-42544.

Yoga classes organised by the Paros Women's Association "Ariis", every Mon & Wed 11am & 4.30pm at KDEPAP hall (next door to IKA), ringroad Paroikia and Tue & Thu 9am at Angeria Cultural Association hall. Info: Stavroula Triha 694-732-5919, Tasia Skaramanga 693-667-0556. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Σύλλογος-Γυναικών-Πάρου-Αρηίς-Womens-Association-of-Paros-Ariis/170279406325040

Latin Dance classes organised by the Paros Women's Association "Ariis" every Sat 4pm at the Olympus Gym, Livadia, Paroikia. Info: Stavroula Triha 694-732-5919, Tasia Skaramanga 693-667-0556. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Σύλλογος-Γυναικών-Πάρου-Αρηίς-Womens-Association-of-Paros-Ariis/170279406325040

Dressmaking classes organised by the Paros Women's Association "Ariis" every Wed 12pm & 5.30pm at KDEPAP hall (next door to IKA), ringroad Paroikia and Tue 10.15am at Angeria Cultural Association hall. Info: Stavroula Triha 694-732-5919, Tasia Skaramanga 693-667-0556. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Σύλλογος-Γυναικών-Πάρου-Αρηίς-Womens-Association-of-Paros-Ariis/170279406325040

Greek dancing lessons by the Scopas Association in Prodromos. Folkdance lessons for children on Sun evenings and adults on Thu evenings. Info: Katerina 22840-42778, 697-791-4881.

Greek dancing lessons, theatrical group & storytelling for kids by the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON). Theatre group meets every Wed. Folkdance lessons for children and adults on weekdays. Info: 22840-52971, www.paros-xon.gr, facebook: The Dance Group of Naoussa Paros

Greek dancing lessons, choir & theatre group (adults/children) of the Music Dance Group of Naoussa at their hall in Naoussa. Also in Aspro Chorio and Kostos. Info: 22840-52284 & 697-777-4321. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mousikoxoreutiko-Sugkrotima-Naoussa-Parou/136263236366

Greek dancing lessons, choir & theatre group (adults/children) of the Marpissa Women’s Association. Info: 697-733-7854, 697-874-3388, Facebook: Σύλλογος Γυναικών Μάρπησσας Πάρου

Self-defence courses at Olympus Gym, Paroikia. Info: 22840-22233.

Quiz Night every Thu 9.30pm at Micro Cafe, Paroikia Info: Colin/Stella 22840-24674.

Quiz Night every Sun 8pm at Entropy Bar, Paroikia Info: Scott/Lisa 22840-27323, http://www.entropybarparos.com

Italian language lessons. Info: Mona 697-436-5805.

Spanish course. Info: Susi at email die.wiese@gmail.com

Free Spanish lessons & Latin songs with guitar in Kostos by Mexican national every Tue/Wed/Thu afternoons. Info: Rick 693-206-6477, www.guitarcafe.tv

Music, Art & Dance Lessons of the Municipal Department for Cultural Development (KDEPAP). Info: 22840-22860.

Tennis lessons for adults, all levels at Paros Tennis & Sports Club, Aghia Irini. Info: 22840-24280, www.parostennisclub.com

Hip-hop classes for adults, Paroikia & Naoussa. Info: Lisa 694-245-8477.

Pure water seminars - 'The Power of Distillation', 8hr educational eco-friendly programme how to produce 100% pure water, sea salt, essential oils, wine and spirits in Kostos. Every Sat 10am-sunset, 80€ p/person inc. e-book. Info: Rick 693-206-6477, www.guitarcafe.tv

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Montessori preschool classes (Greek & English) for children 2.5-5.5 years. Mon-Fri 9am-1pm & Tue+Thu 5-7.30pm at Linguakids Montessori, Naoussa. Info: Katerina 22840-55117, 697-282-4325.

Music, Art & Dance Lessons of the Municipal Department for Cultural Development (KDEPAP). Info: 22840-22860.
Jewellery-making workshop at the Municipal Art Workshop for girls 9-18 years to design and make jewellery with alternative raw materials. 8 x two-hour weekly sessions. Cost: 40 euros. Info: Iro Vavanou 693-732-4857.

Music & Movement classes by Vasiliki Pavlaki for children 4-6 years of age begin at the old 'dexameni' in Prodromos. Every Thursday at 6pm, organised by the Scopas Association in Prodromos. Info: Katerina 22840-42778, 697-791-4881.

Edutainment for kids at Myrsini’s Educational Centre, Paroikia. Creative playtime in English. Sat 9am-3pm. Info: 22840-22850, www.myrsini.edu.gr

Arts & Crafts classes for kids (in Greek & English), Tue 6-7pm (3-3.5yrs), Tue 7.30-8.30pm or Wed 6-7pm (4-6yrs), Wed 7.30-8.30pm or Thu 6-7pm (7-9yrs), Mon 7.30-8.30pm or Thu 7.30-8.30pm (10-13yrs) at Polina's Studio, Marmara. Info: Polina 22840-42939, 695-550-9594, Facebook: Polinas-Studio. Registration: 10€, monthly cost: 12€.

Storytelling & Theatre Workshop in English every Fri 2.45-4.45pm for children aged 4-8 years at Linguakids Montessori, Naoussa. Info: Vicki 694-484-0089.

Indoor Playpark "Ela na Paixoume", Naoussa. Open over Easter holidays every day (except Easter Sat eve/Easter Sun) 10am-2pm & 5-9pm, then Mon-Fri 5-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am-2pm & 5-9pm. Info: Elena 22840-51312, 697-479-7189.

Tennis academy at Aghia Irini. Daily lessons for children 4-18 yrs. Info: Aris 694-579-5614, email: tennisparos@yahoo.gr

Daily tennis lessons for children, all levels at Paros Tennis & Sports Club, Aghia Irini. Info: 22840-24280, www.parostennisclub.com

Table tennis (ping-pong) lessons for children at the Cultural Centre of Angeria. Info: Dimitris 22840-91241.

Karate lessons for children at the Shorin Ji Ryu school, Paroikia. Info: Manolis 22840-24950, 694-508-4731.

Greek dancing & theatre lessons by the Scopas Association in Prodromos - info: Katerina 22840-42778, 697-791-4881; the Folkdance Group of Naoussa (XON) - info: 22840-52971, www.paros-xon.gr; the Music Dance Group of Naoussa in Naoussa, Aspro Chorio & Kostos - info: 22840-52284 & 697-777-4321; Marpissa Women’s Association - info: 697-733-7854, 697-874-3388, Facebook: Σύλλογος Γυναικών Μάρπησσας Πάρου

Hip-hop classes for children, Paroikia & Naoussa. Info: Lisa 694-245-8477.

Kids aerobics every Tue & Sat 4-5pm with Maria Pantelaiou at Physis Sports Club, Marmara. Info: Vangelis 22840-42544.

Treasure hunts for kids. Info: Alkisti 22840-24495, 694-465-5200, www.efparos.gr

Children's summer day camp (7-14 yrs) from mid-Jun to mid-Jul with swimming, beach volley, beach tennis, beach soccer, sea exploration, canoeing, kayaking, water sports, diving, horseriding & theatrical games at Paros Aqua Day Camp, Santa Maria. Info: Alkisti 22840-24495, 694-465-5200, www.paroscamp.gr

Swimming & sailing lessons for kids organised by NOP (Paros Nautical Club). Info: 22840-21800, www.paros-sailing.gr
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