CASA celebrates Christmas in style

Completing a hectic five weeks during which three big events were held, CASA rounded off 2018 in grand style with a Christmas Dinner and live entertainment at the Penina Hotel and Golf Resort near Alvor on Saturday, December 8.

The social club’s first visit to this superb location was a great success and much enjoyed by all 65 members and guests. The Penina’s buffet dinner lived up to its well deserved reputation, serving a sumptuous selection of dishes in the elegant surroundings.

“Karen and Ian Carfrae (also known as ‘Nostalgia’) entertained guests with tempting music from youth (i.e. mainly from the 50’s to 60’s era) that they had a lot of people on their feet dancing the night away and giving us all the exercise we need in an enjoyable way,” said Norman Crocker from CASA.

“We just hope everyone recovered quickly from any resulting muscle aches on Sunday morning,” he said, describing the event as a wonderful evening to remember thanks to Nostalgia and the Penina staff” and wishing “everyone a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year”.

The next club event will be the annual ‘After Hangover’ Dinner on January 19, 2019, which this year will be held at O Barradas near Silves. Full details of this and all planned events, all of which are open to non-members, can be obtained from the club website (, from Margaret Brito (282 495 475) or by e-mail (