For events marked (#), contact Irini Kyriazanou or Marina Stergiou of DEPA at Paros Town Hall (tel 22860) for further info. For information about the Music Dance Group of Naoussa (tel 52284, fax 52246, firstname.lastname@example.org).
1st Sept - 7pm - Presentation of the book “Traditional Music of Paros & Antiparos” by Manolis Chaniotis at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia. #
2nd Sept - 9pm - Traditional Greek dancing by the Music Dance Group of Naoussa in the courtyard of the Panaghia Church, Naoussa.
7th Sept - 9.30 - Festival of the Holy Virgin “Panigyri Pera Panagias” in Marmara, with food & wine and participation of the Music Dance Group of Naoussa. #
8th Sept - 7pm - Revival of the traditional fishing custom of “Tratas” (trawling) in Zoodochou Pigis Square, Paroikia. Traditional dancing by the Municipal Dance Group, live music, fresh fish, chickpeas and Parian wine. #
9th Sept - 9pm - Traditional Greek dancing by the Folkdance Group of Naoussa in the courtyard of the Panaghia Church, Naoussa. #
12th Sept - 7pm - Theatrical performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Paroikia schoolchildren at Aghia Anna Hill, Paroikia. #
13th Sept - Celebration of Agios Stavros (Holy Cross) begins in the evening with a festival held in Aliki with traditional music and dancing.#
14th Sept - Angeria, Kostos and Lefkes continue the celebration of the ‘Raising of the Holy Cross’. Grapes and bread are distributed after the morning church service, music and dancing in the evening. #
15th Sept - opening of Nikos Sarris’ exhibition of sculpture at the Archilochos Hall in Paroikia. See Paros Arts article. Info: Spiros tel: 22314.
15th Sept - 9pm - Traditional dancing and songs of the Aegean and Southern Italy by the Folkdance Group of Naoussa and the Italian Folk Group of Palatzanelo in the courtyard of the Panaghia Church, Naoussa. #
16th Sept - 9pm - Traditional dancing and songs of the Aegean and Southern Italy by the Folkdance Group of Naoussa and the Italian Folk Group of Palatzanelo in Zoodochou Pigis Square, Paroikia. #
19th Sept - 3pm - International Women’s Organization of Paros (IWOP) meeting at the Aktaia Cafe in Livadia, Paroikia to discuss ideas for meeting topics. Info: Silvia 22983 or Mary 43397. See IWOP article.
24th Sept - 8pm - Classical music concert with pianist Rudolf Jansen and mezzo soprano Christa Pfeiler at the Archilochos Hall, Paroikia.#
24th Sept - Myrtidiotissa (Virgin of the Myrtle). Festival held at Aghios Antonios on Kefalos Hill near Marpissa.
26th Sept - the anniversary of the sinking of the Express Samina will be marked by Mass at the Ekatontapiliani, followed by the unveiling of a memorial to the dead and a simple ceremony at the Town Hall honouring local fishermen. #
26th Sept - Paniyiri for the Chapel of St. John the Theologian in Drios. The celebration is in the early morning, roads are strewn with olive branches and the priest leads a liturgy and procession round the village.
26th Sept - 3pm - IWOP meeting at Aligaria Restaurant in Paroikia. Topic: Work during the winter. Info: Silvia 22983 or Mary 43397. See IWOP article.
29th Sept - 7pm - presentation of book about Parian marble “Paria Lythos” at the Archilochos Hall in Paroikia. Info: Spiros tel: 22314.
30th Sept - 8.30pm - the Naoussa Theatrical Group present “The Marriage” by Gogol at the Dimotiko School in Antiparos. #
Yoga classes by Oona Giesen in Aliki. Call 92042 or email: email@example.com.
Live Rebetiko music - at the Art Café, Paroikia, Sat & Sun after midnight. Info: 24389.
Greek music & dancing - at Ariis Restaurant, Paroikia, Fri & Sat from 9.30pm. Info: 24409.
Live Rock & Blues - every Sun until mid-September from 4.30pm there is live music at Magaya Beach Taverna and Music Bar on Delfini Beach. Tel: 23791.
Sailing lessons for kids - organized by NOP (Navtikos Omilos Parou). Sailing lessons on Optimist and Laser for children from 7 years and up. Info: Theodoros Karageorgos tel: 92018, 0937-776534.
Octopus Nature Trips offer nature appreciation tours exploring rock-pools, beachcombing, seabed exploration and snorkelling, art workshops, beach and sea games for families and children. Aegean Diving College offer daily sea excursions and scuba-diving, marine ecology and biology courses, underwater photography and maritime archaeology. Call Peter or Kerstin tel: 0932-289649 or at Philoxenia Hotel tel: 41778, www.aegeandiving.gr, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer lessons one-on-one in English for Windows, Excel, Word, etc. Call Len on 25238 or 0945-055718.
Photography lessons - improve your holiday/family snaps or in-depth to professional level. Call Marilyn on 25238 or 0945-055718.
Catholic Mass - every Sunday (except 16th Sept) with Father Manolis Remondos from Naxos, at 18.00 in Naoussa at Aghios Georgios (behind the office of the Community Hall) and at 19.00 in Paroikia at Aghios Antonios (also called Franco Monastery, close to the public school). Tel: 0285-22470, 23492, 22292.
PaperArt Workshops on Syros - organized by The Papermoon Studio for creativity, paperart and bilingualism, a number of workshops are planned for the month of September including family classes and papermaking for children and young people from age 6 to 18 and workshops for artists and educators. Contact Monika Dimitrakopoulos-Lang at tel/fax 0281-84487, email: papersun@ syr.forthnet.gr, www.papersun.de.vu.
Mykonos Cultural Centre - programme of concerts, performances and exhibitions available on 0289-27190.
and in October
Yoga Master, Dr Prabhakar Madhikar, who has been practicing yoga for 25 years and trained thousands of people in India and other countries will teach the Applied Yoga Seminar at the end of October/beginning of November (postponed from September). Cost per person for the three full days of work will be 37,500drs all inclusive (three breakfasts and three lunches, vegeterian + juices, coffee and tea, exercise mattresses). Info: 25322, email: email@example.com.