Archaeologists discover Islamic public baths in Loulé

April 27 to May 3


RC Silves: Secretary – Felicity Thoet,

910 073 976, Meetings 1st, 2nd, 3rd Thursday Lunch and 4th Thursday

Dinner at The Holiday Inn, Armaçao de Pêra

Almancil International Rotary – Secretary – Hermes Alberto – Lunch Meetings held at Bobby Jones,

Quinta do Lago. Call 919 652 006

for details.

Rotary Estoi Palace International – Secretary – Shirley Dunne – 936 933 799 – Lunch Meetings on Tuesdays at Estoi Palace

Car boot Sales

April 28

Albufeira, by the market

Monte Gordo, by the Tourist office, 10am – 7pm

April 29

Almancil, by the C-S school

Olhão, Quelfes, in front of EB 1 school


Every first Sunday of the month – Car Boot Sale of Amovate at The Old School House in Vale da Telha

Every third Sunday of the month near Bernardo Passos School. All intending stall holders apply to the São Brás Câmara (289 840 000) to pay the annual fee for a marked and numbered space

Bi-monthly Charity Sale in aid of Lions Clube de Loulé at the Almancil community centre from 9.30am until midday. Call Bruce Allen on

282 444 874

Every month Almancil Car Boot Sale 2nd and 3rd Sunday and 5th Sunday

*The Algarve Resident advises readers to confirm dates and locations of car boot sales with the local Municipal Câmara


Ongoing  – Charity Exhibition by Rachel Ramirez and Ernesto

Mies at Corte Real Gallery in support of the Madrugada Charity.  For more i

nfo call 912 737 762

[email protected]



April 28 & 29 – Dogs in the Picture, charity exhibition in aid of the Animal Sanctuary Goldra at Corte Real Gallery. Throughout the weekend complementary wine and special hotdogs will be served. A small charge of €2 is being made and donated to the charity. The exhibition will be open from 11am to 5pm both days.  For more information contact 912 737 762 or visit

April 29 – Charity Sale and Swap at QM Country Shop and Garden Centre, between Santa Barbara and Estoi. For more information please call 963 099 224

May 1 – United Charities Fair. 10am to 4pm, Mercado do Levante, Lagos Bus Station. Family fun & refreshments, stalls include jewellery, household, fashion, accessories, bric-a-brac, arts & crafts and more. Demonstrations by the Lagos Bombeiros, The Red Cross and Grupo do Dança do Centro de Estudos de Lagos.  All proceeds shared between Madrugada, the Lagos Bombeiros, The Red Cross, Nandi and Riding for the Disabled.




Until May 25 –  “Flowers” Photography Exhibition by Ana Maria Varela at the TEMPO in Portimão.  For more info call 282 400 260


Ongoing – “Nudity on the Hill” by Henrique Silva, sculptor and painter from Querença. Foundation Manuel Viegas Guerreiro, Querença. Opened to the public at 4.30pm on April 21. Afterwards, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. For information 289 422 607 or visit

Ongoing – “No Jacket Required” Exhibition at the Art Catto Gallery.  Works by Alberto Magnani, Pepter

Evans, Georg Scheele, Pam Hawkes and Rachel Deacon.  For more info

call 289 419 447



Until April 30 – Reservas Naturais by Fioma Issler. Biblioteca Municipal of Loulé.


São Lourenço

Until May 7 – José de Guimarães and Luís Queimadela, paintings and sculptures at galeria O Rastro-Algarve. Call 289 356 935 for information



Until  May 16 –  ‘PASSION’ artistic project by the international ‘Karl Heinz Stock – Sculptorgroup’ at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel. For more info call 282 240 200

Until September – Wind Energy, Paintings and Cut-out Fish Collective Exhibtion at  Restaurant Florestal, Barão de S João.  For more info call 282 687 204

Ongoing – “Kama-Sutra” Sculptures figurative – erotic, by Eugenio Spriet. Open daily from 3pm – 8pm. Bensafrim. For more information call

922 233 905.

Until April 30 – ANIMA ZOO interactive exhibition at Lagos Zoo. 10am – 7pm. For more information call 282 680 100


Ongoing – Paintings by David Haines at the Gallery opposite Guia football club restaurant. 10 am –  6 pm. For more info call 968 290 627


Until May 5 – Felt exhibition by Manoli Ortiz de la Torre at the ARTE ALGARVE Gallery in Lagoa.  For more info call 282 913 130


Ongoing – Off the Wall Galeria/Atelier – new and established artists from all over the Algarve. Classes in mosaics, painting, Indian cooking and tile painting. Call 917 160 921 or

282 339 274


Until  April 28 – Sculpture exhibition by Jorge Pé-Curto at the Municipal Auditorium in Olhão. For more info call 289 700 100



Ongoing – Painting Exhibition by Justine Albronda at the Cantaloupe Café. Olhão Market. For more info call 289 704 397 [email protected]

Ongoing – Painting Exhibition by José Henrique at the Cantaloupe Café.  For more info call 289 704 397

Ongoing – “Sal d’Olhão” Exhibition at the Museu da Cidade.   For more info call 289 700 103


Ongoing  – The Sweet Smell Spring painting exhibition by Sally Stafford at Corte Real

Ongoing  –The collected works of 35 artists with new exhibitions staged every month. Also includes ceramics, hand crafted chandeliers and other items of contemporary art at Corte Real

Ongoing –  “A New Romantic” Exhibition by Kevin Kadar at Corte Real

*Corte Real Gallery near Paderne is open Thurs – Sun 11am – 5pm. For more info call  918 980 199 or 912 737 762 or visit

São Brás de Alportel

Until May 5 – Painting and Sculpture Exhibition by Artistas Mundial at the Galeria Museu .  For more info call 966 043 756


Until April 29 – Photo Exhibition “One City 2 Photoraphers” by Júlio Bernardo and Francisco Oliveira from the 1950s to 70s at the TEMPO. For more info call 282 470 832

Fairs & Festivals


May 1 – Maias Traditional Rag dolls, placed in public places through  the Algarve.

April 28 – Porches Pottery Craft Fair, 10am to 3pm on the EN125 between Porches and Lagoa, with a wide variety of craft stalls. For more info calll

282 381 667

Fairs & Festivals


April 27 & 28 –  International Day of Dance at the Cultural Centre in Lagos. Tickets for the public will be on sale for 5.5 euros from the box office of the Cultural Centre of Lagos from the 20th April. For more information 912 376 595 – Prof.ª Lilia na da Silva, 915 812 055 – Mónica Martins

From May 25 until October 25 – Fiesa 2012, 10th International Sand Sculpture Festival. Idols are the theme of this year, a tribute to various characters admired and praised by our society. Located between Pêra and Algoz. Open from 10am. For more information visit


May 1 – Traditional Folklore Festival in Alte, by Fonte Pequena, Early afternoon by Casa do Povo. For more information 289 478 200


April 25 – Bike ride starting in Vilamoura. Meet at the car park on the western side of Vilamoura marina at 09.45 am ready for a 10.00 start. “Regular Sunday style” ride of around 35km

April 28 April – Bike Ride starting in Loulé. Meet at Reis do Pão cafe in Loulé at 1.15pm ready for a 1.30 start. Fairly challenging ride of around 35km

April 29 April – Bike ride starting in Benfarras. Meet in the car park by Barclays bank at 09.45 readty for a 10.00 start. Regular Sunday style ride of around 35km

April 29 – “Get back on your bike” ride starting in Fonte de Boliqueime. Meet at café Rustico at 09.45 ready for a 10.00 start. Mostly flat & easy ride of around 20 to 25km

*For more information call Paul Beesley on 913 226 954 or email [email protected]

May 2 – Let’s Walk on Picota. Moderate walk of 2.5 hours on the slopes of Picota. 10.30am start.

(Julie 965 753033)


April 28 – Let’s Walk from Espiche. Relatively easy walk of 2.5 hours through countryside. 14.00pm start – meet by the restaurant Fontenario in Espiche (Peter 934 992 908)

Algarve Senior Bikers – Next meeting May 11, West Coast and

Pincho Valley. All information and directions on the website or telephone David Shirley on282444061 or 918421613


April 28

Lagos, Mercado do Levante

Loulé, at the Boliqueime/Albufeira exit of town

São Brás de Alportel, Parque Roberto Nobre, 8am – 2pm

Tunes, Rua 1º Maio

April 29  

Loulé, Querença, by Igreja Matriz, 10am – 1pm

Olhão, Quelfes, in front of EB1 school, 8am – 5pm


May 1 & May 5 –  81.º Anniversary of the Philharmonic with the Banda da Sociedade Filarmónica Lacobrigense 1.º de Maio. May 1 –  11.30am – Praça D´Armas. May 5 – 21.30pm – Centro Cultural de Lagos. For more information 282 083 318.

April 30 – International Jazz Day celebration concert. Andalucia Big Band directed Zé Eduardo. Teatro Municipal Faro, 9.30pm.  For more information 289 888 110.

Every Friday – The New Orleans Jazzband at Casa Inglesa Restaurant, Portimão 20h30. Info call Tony

Scriven 935 086 365 or

Every Sunday – The New Orleans Jazzband at Restaurant O Navegador, Alvor (by the riverside) 20h30 dinner reservations 282 412 375. Info call Tony Scriven 935 086 365 or


Every Monday – The New Orleans Jazzband free concert at Tivoli Hotel, Lagos – 20h00 – info

Every Tuesday and Friday – UK Saxophonist Johnny Hooper’s live music show at Johnny Hooper’s Saxophone Bistro, Albufeira, with dinner, quiz and  60’s, 70’s disco. 963 176 635

Every Sunday – Chill-Out Afternoons, at Johnny Hooper’s Saxophone Bistro, Albufeira. Lunch on the garden terrace with live music from local musicians  featuring either Afro-Latino, Fado, BossaNova or Popular Covers. 963 176 635

* For further details about music festivals and concerts in the Algarve and across Portugal, please see page 44

Ongoing Algarve

Swap Market on the first Sunday of each month at the Municipal Market in Faro, 10am – 1pm.  For more information visit

Needlework group every Thursday at the São Brás Museum, 2.30pm – 5pm.  For more info call Vânia on 966 329 073

Art for Rent every 3rd or 4th Sunday, Brancanes, Olhão. Call 289 706 920 or visit www.70×

Mosaic Workshops on Tuesdays from 10-12 at the Quinta do Fonte do Bispo and on Wednesdays 10-12 at the QM Farm shop near St Barbara do Nexe. €7 plus material for the morning. For more info contact [email protected]

Lagoa Writing Circle on the first Tuesday morning of every month from 10.30 to 12.30.  Classes are run by author Jenny Grainer.  For more info call 963 518 184 or [email protected]

afpop Coffee Morning Albufeira every Wednesday at the Glenridge Resort in Galé. From 10.30am – 12.30pm. No reservation needed. For more info call 282 458 509 [email protected]

Ongoing Algarve

afpop Monchique/Portimão Luncheon. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month in Restaurant Campu’s in Portimão.  For more info and bookings call 282 458 509 [email protected]

afpop Coffee Morning and/or Luncheon every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. at Restaurant Al Dente in Alvor.  For more detailed info call 282 458 509 [email protected]

afpop EA Coffee, Books & Bowls Morning every last Wednesday in the month at Pedras da Rainha Bowls Club, just outside Tavira.  From 10.30am – 12.30pm.  For more info call 289 798374 or email [email protected]

afpop Badminton every Thursday except school holidays at the pavilion of the Escola EB 2,3 Dr. Garcia Domingues in Silves. From 8pm – 9.30pm. For more info call 282 458 509 [email protected]

Every Friday Zumba Classes at the Centro de Estudos e Formação in Lagoa, Rua Fonseca de Almeida, 8pm.  For inscriptions or more info call 282 010 08

Almancil Used Book Sale every third week of each month at the Lirio do Campo furniture shop approximately 100 metres on the left of the Quarteira road from the Quatro Estradas roundabout, 10am and 5pm. For more info call 918 681 984

Lions Clube de Loulé – Charity Sale at Centro Comunitário Almancil every 2nd month on Sundays 9.30am – 12 noon. For more info call 289 416 659

Every Sunday “For your Health” cycle or walking tours organized by the Hospital Particular do Algarve, 10am.  Meet by the Municipal Swimming Pools in Alvor.  For more info visit

Every Wednesday – Sunday) – “Cartoons on Stage” Performance at the Vilamoura Casino, 10.30pm.  Tickets €14 (with dinner from 8.30pm €30).  For more info call 289 310 000 [email protected]

Art lessons. Come and learn to paint in oils with David Haines in his gallery in Guia.  For more info call  

968 290 627

Ongoing Algarve

Ceramic workshops on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Mikki F Art and Ceramics Studio in Vale de Margem (on the road from Alcantarilha to Alcantarilha Gare).  For more info call 964 934 612

Luz Wine Society meets every other Monday, at the Belavista Hotel, Praia Da Luz.  Guests welcome at a charge of €8 pp. Next meeting 5th. September 2011.For details contact Brian Haywood on 916 855 673 or [email protected]

Every Tuesday Night from 10pm – Quiz Night with  FREE Quiz prizes for winners and spot prizes at the Phoenix Nights Bar,  Rua Lancerote de Freitas in Lagos.  For more info call 968 257 465

Scottish Country Dancing every Monday evening at the International School of the Algarve, Porches, from 7.30 to 9.30pm.   All levels of dancers welcome.   For more info contact Mardie Cunningham on 282 356 029 or e-mail [email protected]

Art n’ Jazz – Every Sunday at Monte de Vale d’Éguas, Almancil. From 5pm to 8pm. Free admission. Email [email protected]

Tangostoso, every Sunday starting February 6 at Clube Luzense, Rua Direita, Praia da Luz,3pm Step Into Tango lesson for complete & recent beginners.  4.30pm Tango practice, dancing and social for all.  No need to pre-book, just come along on your own or with a friend for an afternoon of fun and inspiration. Refreshments available.  For further info [email protected]  or call

961 575 118

Keep fit for charity group at Silves Football Club. Every Wednesday at 10.30am. 3 euros per one hour session. All proceeds donated to Castelo de Sonhos baby fund. Call 919 318 030  

International Dance Lessons from January 17 every Monday at the Escola de Lagos. Dances from various countries for pairs or groups (danças de pares e de roda).  For more info please email [email protected] or call

960 025 631

Taekwondo classes in Lagos. Tel. 918 131 074

Ongoing Algarve

Lions Clube de Loulé – General meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at Restaurant Jardim do Vale in Vale Formosa near Almancil. For more info call 289 416 659

Every Friday – New Orleans Jazzband at Casa Inglesa, Portimão, 8.30pm.  For more info call 935 086 365 or

Writing workshops, call Jenny on 282 381 201 or 963 518 184 to know when and where the next workshop is

Poppins, Portimão. Wed 9.30am to noon, ages 2-3 years. No charge, just for coffee. Call 964 820 392

Toddlers class starting at “STARS” Danceschool, Carvoeiro Clube de Ténis – New class for boys and girls under 4 years. In this class the children will have lots of fun while learning coordination, rhythm and movement to music. Every Saturday from 11.30am-midday. Price: 15 Euros per month. Call Karina Vieira on 966 707 446

Latin American Dance Lessons at Quinta Fonte do Bispo, Tavira. Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm. 5 euros. Call 281 971 484 or email [email protected]  


April 30 – Portuguese Sporting Legends Talk by Chris Wright. Algarve Historic Association, 6pm at the Municipal Library in Tavira. For more information 282 380 436

April 29 – International Dance Day – Azul Infinito, 5pm, TEMPO- Teatro Municipal de Portimão. For information 282 402 475 / 961 579 917


April 28 & 29 – Quorum Ballet at Cine-Teatro Louletano. April 28 at 9.30pm and April 29 at 5.30pm. For more information 289 400 600

April 27 – Talks on St Paul´s Cathedral, its History and the Napoleonic War Memorials. 11am in the Municipal Library, Tavira. Appr. 40 minutes with short interval. Algarve History Association, for more information contact 282 380 436 or [email protected]


May 8 – Talk on Bronze Age site Beja, by Miguel Serra and Eduardo Porfirio. São Brás Museum. For more information 966 329 073.

May 4 – St. Patrick’s Society Champagne and Strawberry afternoon,  3pm – limited to 30 people. For more info call 282 084 936 or 919 344 299 email [email protected]

April 28 & 29 – “Helping the believer think, and the thinker believe” special conference hosted by the International Evangelical church of the Algarve open to all the churches across the Algarve. Michael Ramsden from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries will be the guest speaker. Saturday 28 at Parque das Laranjeiras in Vilamoura, Sunday 29 at the International Evangelical Church of the Algarve in Vale Judeu. For more information call Joy Hardwick on 289 056 555.

Until April 30 (except April 1, 8, 20, 22 and 29) – “Superbands”

at the Hotel Algarve Casino in Praia da Rocha, 10.30pm (with dinner 8.30pm).  For more info call 282 402 000

[email protected]



April 29 – BTT Alte Marathon. 10am by Pequena Fonte. Finish 6pm. 289 478 668

April 27 to April 29 – International GT Open, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão. For more information call 925 466084 or visit


Alcoholics Anonymous.

English speaking. Meetings:- Monday – Portimão 7.30pm,   Centro Paroquial Loulé 7.30pm. Tuesday – Albufeira 8.30pm.  Thursday – Pêra 7.30pm, Tavira 7.30pm. Friday – Almancil 1pm,  Portimão 7.30pm. Saturday – Almancil 5.30pm, Big Book Meeting.

For  assistance call 919 005 590 from 10am to 7.30pm


CoDA. Problems? Relationships,

family, friends, work…CoDA,

self-help group, with a worldwide fellowship. Meetings in English in Lagoa,  Tuesdays from 19.00h.

For more details contact 966 070 185

AA Daytime Meeting Group.

Monday 1-2pm, São Lourenço.

Quinta da Calma, Almancil.

Wednesdays & Fridays 1-2pm.

919 005 590

Bipolar? Depressive? Support group for sufferers, family and friends.

Meeting on the 7th of May at 6pm, at Casa Inglesa ( upstairs), Portimao.

All welcome to this friendly group. For more information call 914 878 927.


CALLING ALL ENGLISH SPEAKING CATHOLICS We are trying to establish a regular English Mass in Faro at the absolutely beautiful Sao Francisco Church.  We need to establish the number of people who might be interested to attend in order for the Bishop to approve it. If you would like to attend Mass in English, please telephone 289 992 508 or  289 991 866 to register your interest and obtain further information.

Catholic Mass, partly in English, every Sunday (10am), Chapel of Praia da Rocha Fortaleza.  Contact Thomas.  919 273 441

R.C. Mass, in English, Saturdays, 6pm, Parish Church, Alvor. Tel Padre Manuel 282 459 151 or John Stilwell 282 476 186

Erev shishi service. Info 922 206 333/ 912 998 076

Manna Church Friday service 9pm, Sunday services, 10am and 4pm, (with English translation). Urb. Caldeira do Moinho, Lote 1A, Portimão. 282 414 066

Living Hope Baptist Church Albufeira. Sunday service at 4pm Montechoro, 200m North of  bull ring circle. Pastor Mark Pereira  964 860 765

Church in Aljezur/Vale de Telha. Our mission Matthew 28 v 18-20. Tel Stefan Saunders (Pastor) on 963 165 983


Jehovah’s Witnesses English meetings, Sundays 10am. Albufeira Congregation 282 339 372. Portimão Congregation 282 332 813.  No collection

International Community Church (New Frontiers) Lagos. 10.30am Sundays. Sunday  School. Trav de Santo Amaro. 282 086 804, 282 697 546.

R.C. Mass, Saturdays, 7pm, Nossa Senhora da Luz Church, Praia da Luz, near Lagos. 282 789 706 or 917 464 353 for more details.

International Evangelical Church of the Algarve. Sunday 10.30am, Crèche and Sunday school. Pastor Mark Loney: 289 328 635. [email protected].


St. Vincents Anglican Church part of the Church of England, Diocese in Europe & Anglican Communion. Sunday: 9.30am Igreja N Sra de Fatima, n125 between Quatro Estradas & Almancil, 11.30am St Luke’s, Monte de Palhagueira, Gorjões, 8.00am & 12noon Igreja N Sra da Luz, Praia da Luz + Sunday school. 6.00pm (2nd Sunday in the month) Capella N Sra do Carmo, Vila Gale Albacora, Tavira. Fr Hubbard 282 789 660, 914 477 785 or Fr Bates 289 366 720, 918 502 570.  

Catholic Mass Sundays. Partly in English 11am, St. Lourenço Church,  Almancil.  6.30pm Four Seasons Country Club, Quinta do Lago.  International Catholic  Community of Almancil, Griselda Neto 966 168 120, Vitor on [email protected]


7th Day Adventist Church Sabbath, 10am. Portimão: Rua das Oliveiras, 49. Lagoa: Rua Carlos da Maia, Lt 9. Albufeira: Rua do Mediterrâneo 282 492 051

All Saints Anglican Church Contemporary, Evangelical worship. Sundays, 10.30am Holy Comm. with Crêche and Adventurers at Community Centre, Almancil. 282 380 311, 282 101 018, Sundays, 6pm service,  Lagoa Convent Chapel.

All Nations Community Church, Carvoeiro. Contemporary worship and bible teaching, Portuguese and German translations available. Children’s club. Carvoeiro Tennis Club hall, Sundays, 10.30am to 12.00noon. 913 362 221.


Tavira Christian Centre. Meetings in English, Sundays 10.30am, Rua Dr. Mateus Teixeira de Azevedo, 61a. Steve 917 872 665 or 917 872 559

[email protected]

Lagoa Christian Fellowship. English speaking. Christ centred study of Bible and modern worship. Sunday school available. Sunday service 11am. 282 381 347, 914 664 418.

Oasis Christian Fellowship Lagos. Praceta Henrique Balte  Lote 20. Sun 11am except 4th Sun at 7-30pm, (morning café  at Barão São João car boot sale); Tues 7.30pm:  Michael 964 285 351 or 282 782 845 or Tony 282 908 305.


Church in Lagos. Meeting Wednesdays at 7pm and Sundays at 10.30am.  

Praça Luís de Camões, 14. 963 165 983.

International Christian Fellowship, Portimão. Sunday services 11am in “The Bridge” 23 Cedipraia , Rua N.S. do Amparo. Tel 282 042 836.



June 28 – 30 – Festival Med in Loulé Music, gastronomy, theatre, exhibitions, arts & crafts.


September 1 – Picnic in the Park. The Castelo de Sonhos will be holding their traditional PICNIC IN THE PARK again this year, to celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of the charity. This year it is being held at the Sitio dos Fontes, a beautiful picnic area with tables and seating in place and BBQ’s set up for your use. Again there will be live music for your entertainment and lots more.

All proceeds will be donated to the Castelo de Sonhos, More information at a later date.

June 8 – St. Patrick’s Society  Bowling at Alvor Bowls Club, 10.30am start to include a light lunch.  For more info call 282 084 936 or 919 344 299 email [email protected]


May 11 & 12 The Little Mermaid – An opera by Gita Nasta inspired by the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Event to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Choral Festival of Lagoa and the 40th anniversary of the International School of the Algarve. Lagoa Municipal Auditorium at 8pm. Further information and tickets may be obtained from the International School of the Algarve (282 342 547) and the ticket office at The Convento S. José (282 380 473). No children under six .

May 27 – Jubilee Tea Dance at the Hotel Colina dos Mouros in Silves, 2pm.  For more info call 282 445 902

September 1 – Picnic in the Park, 12th annual picnic held by Castelo de Sonhos to celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of the charity. Sitio dos Fontes. With live music for your entertainment and lots more. All proceeds will be donated to the Castelo de Sonhos, the registered charity in Silves, More information at a later date.

VI EXPO AMBIENTE E ENERGIAS RENOVÁVEIS, quarteira do site de voluntariado ambiental , com o apoio da Câmara Municipal de Loulé, de 11 a 13 de Maio de 2012.  entrada livre, aberta das 12h às 23h onde todos terão a possibilidade de experimentar

os vários veículos amigos do ambiente à venda em Portugal,  na Av. Infante Sagres e na zona envolvente à Praça do Mar.

Algarve Senior Bikers –  

Friday 11th May meet at Lagos for a ride to the west coast with lunch in the beautiful

Pincho valley.

Activity Algarve is running the third annual Charity Bike ride on behalf of ACCA (helping children in need in the Algarve). This will take place on Sunday 13th May and we will be running three events consecutively; a 75km ride for the more experienced riders, a 50km ride for intermediates and, last but by no means least, a 25km ride. Full details of the charity event will be published in due course, but if you are interested in learning more right now, contact Samantha Diamond on 914 665 870, email her on [email protected] or visit the Activity Algarve Bike Rides page on Facebook.

May 23 and 26 – Gaudi String Quartett at the Cultural Centre in São Lourenço, 7.30pm.  For more info and  bookings call 289 395 475

iga para a Protecção da Natureza” walk  in Odeceixe.  Inscriptions until 12 noon, July 5  by  email [email protected] (giving name, date of birth and passport number).  Maximum number of 20 persons.  Meet at Rogil, north of Aljezur, 9.30am. For more info call  915 124 602

June 13 and 16 – Javier Perianes piano concert at the Cultural Centre in São Lourenço, 7.30pm.  For more info and  bookings call 289 395 475

September 1  – “Liga para a Protecção da Natureza” walk  in Sapal de Castro Marim.  Inscriptions until 12 noon, August 30 by email [email protected] (giving name, date of birth and passport number).  Maximum number of 20 persons.  Meet in the square in front of the Tourist Office of Castro Marim, 9.30am. For more info call  915 124 602


December 1  – “Liga para a Protecção da Natureza” traditional walk  around the Ria de Alvor.  Inscriptions until 12 noon, November 29 by email [email protected] (giving name, date of birth and passport number). Meet at the Portimão railway  station, 8.30am or at the Cruzinha (Ria de Alvor) at 9am. For more info call  915 124 602