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Saturday 22 and Monday 24 – Let’s Walk at Pinheiro e Garrado, Silves. A great 2 hour circular walk along the canal and in the foothills close to Silves. Fairly easy walking, all welcome (¤4 per person). Starts at 10.30am – meet at the café Norinha on the Silves – Messines road. The café is on the left, about 3km from Silves close to the roadside orange seller). Walk leader: Julie Staham (282 698 676 or 965 753 033)

Saturday 29 – St. Patrick’s Society October walk. The walk takes us to the Silves area. This is a gentle 2 hourwander through wooded valleys with interesting historical sites to explore. We meet at Orique Restaurant. From A22 take exit 5 direction Monchique. OnN124 after 2 Km turn right atSilves sign. The restaurant Orique is 1.8Km from here on right hand side. We meet at 10am. Please bring a friend (or two). We regret but pets arenotallowed. Contact Ian Scotton 282 443 694 or John O’Neill on 969 459 029

Wednesday 26 – Pet Park Open Day – Various charity stalls, bamboo donkey calendars, nandi quality seconhand bargains, bootylicious clothes from UK, home-made cakes, greeting cards, refreshments. Meet the dogs needing homes and find out about a very special litter of Labrador pups expected at Christmas. Everyone welcome. Free admission. From midday until 6pm at Mexilhoeira Grande. Call 282 969 107, 962 526 432 or email [email protected]

Over 50’s International Friends

(The IF Club)

October 30 – Special Sunday lunch at member’s home in Portimão. From 1pm. Everything provided for ¤10 Booking essential. Call: 282 475 144

• Thursday nights at the Mariners with Graham Cooper and his great music. Starts 9pm. Only ¤5

• Anyone interested in joining a few members for a boat trip please ring 282 799 111

• Many local events on offer at this time of year. If you want to be part of the scene, just get together with one or two other members who have similar interests like music, sport, sailing, walking or dancing

• For details of events in the Silves area, call Pat on 282 449 766. For east Algarve please call Iris on 281 531 367

• Further details and membership application forms available from Eileen. Still only ¤20 per year, which entitles you to the list of people seeking new friends. Both singles and couples are welcome. Change your life and join now

• Now is the time to join and get involved in time for the Autumn programme – come and make new friends. For more details call Eileen, 282 799 111 or email [email protected]