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What's On in March

-Ten lessons in Aquarelle (water colour) painting for beginners are offered by Anna. Call 91978 for details.

-If you are interested in learning about meditation and Buddhism, there is a winter program at 5pm every Saturday. Call 92043 or email dzl@otenet.gr for further info.

-Sundays 2.30pm ‘Quiz Time’ like ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ without the money - but there are prizes. At the Remezzo (next to the Town Hall) Paroikia. Contact Liz on 24216 for more info.


3-7th Mar - The Music-Dance Group (lst team) of Naoussa participate in the Carnival-Festival of Capua, Italy.

8th Mar - International Women’s Day.

10th-13th Mar - The 2nd team of the Music-Dance group participate in the Carnival festivities in Athens.

12th Mar - End of Apokries (Carnival period) celebrated in Marpissa by a Carnival Parade starting around 2pm from the Agrotoleski Hall. Call Irini on 42230 for info.

13th Mar - Clean Monday (Kathari Deftera) - the first day of Lent. Traditionally a day for picnics and flying kites.
21st Mar - Spring Equinox.

24-26th Mar - The first three performances of a play by Eduardo de Filippo “Filumena Marturano" in Naoussa. Synopsis may be provided in English. Call Lefteris on 52284 for further info.

25th Mar - Independence Day & Annunciation of the Virgin Mary - national holiday. After the church service (around 11am) the schoolchildren have a parade. In Paroikia the parade starts from the main church (Ekatontapiliani); in Naoussa from the main square, where they will also perform traditional dances.

The Women’s Club of Marpissa are organising a candle-lit procession (lambadiforeia) around the village, starting at about 7pm from the Agrotoleski Hall. Call Irini on 42230 for info.

26th Mar - Clocks go forward by one hour.

31st Mar/1st Apr- PAWS Bazaar. Contact Gina (91859) for info.

and in April ...

1st Apr - April Fool’s Day
2nd Apr - Mother’s Day (England)
23rd Apr - Catholic Easter Sunday
24th-30th Apr - Greek Easter Week


International Women’s Group Meetings

Group Purpose: The primary purpose of the group is to provide a social and support network for the international womens' community on the island, whilst also creating a forum for information exchange and where issues of general concern to the community can be raised.The intention of the group is to be non-political and non-exclusive - women of all nationalities and age groups are welcome.

1st Mar Meeting - 3pm at Manolis Pizza in Aliki. Topic: Alcoholism. Info Vicki on 42092.

8th Mar Meeting - 3pm at Calypso Bar in Naoussa. Topic: Carnival plans. Info Kirsten on 53326.

15th Mar Coffee Morning - 10am at Loni’s house near Naoussa. Topic: Social and collecting horta. Info Loni on 51825.

22nd Mar Meeting - 3pm at Afentakis Hotel in Marpissa. Topic: Goofy Foot sex book. Info Mary on 43397.

29th Mar Meeting - 3pm at Silvia’s house in Ag.Irini. Topic: Gardening. Info Silvia on 22983.
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