Jardim das Dunas – Flintstones – Health & Leisure Centre,

Restaurante & Bar

Monday 25 – Open for Turkey Lunch. Reservations from 12.30pm until 3pm – closes at 9pm.

December 31 – The Pink Cadillacs will play you into the New Year. Reservations from 9pm. Open until 1am on January 1.

January 20 – Burns Supper: ´Piper‘ Catherine Harman will pipe in the Haggis

For more information call on 282 792 721 or e-mail [email protected]

Saturday 23 – Christmas Irish Walk. From 10am. Walking west of S. Bartolomeu de Messines on the Cumeada ridge and in the Vale Fuzeiros. An easy to moderate walk on paved roads, tracks and game paths. Lunch afterwards will be at Restaurante Casa da Vinha in Vale Fuzerios. Directions: From Silves, take 124N to Messines and after 8km turn left at sign for Barragem do Aráde, after 1km turn sharp right at signs for Canhestros/Gegórios. Drive through Gregórios and turn left at end of village and go down to where the walk will start. From Messines take 124N to Silves for approx 4km, take right turn at signs for Torre/Corte. Turn right at end of Corte Village, Gregórios is straight on, approx 4kms distance, and just prior to Gregórios turn right and go down to where the walk will start. As the majority of the cars will be relocated to Restaurante Casa da Vinha, please arrive early. For more information call John O’Neill on 969 459 029 or Simon and Lin  on 968 347 832

Joe’s Bar Bistro in Almancil – Christmas and New’s Year Eve bookings. Christmas Eve with live singer performance and New’s Year Eve with a DJ From 7pm. For more information and reservations call 289 392 231

New’s Year Eve at Hotel Algarve Casino, Praia da Rocha. Dinner and Reveillon. For more information and reservations call 282 402 000

Patricia’s New’s Year Eve in house party atmosphere log fire – candlelight. 40 euros per person. For more information and reservations call 282 471 145 or 967 302 203

Sunday 24 – Christmas Eve at St. Luke’s Palhagueira. Morning Prayer at 11.30am at Igreja de Senhora da Luz. Holy Eucharist from midday at Igreja da Nossa Senhora de Fátima Almancil. (On the EN125 between Quatro Estradas and Almancil). Midnight Christmas Eucharist from 11pm. Call 289 328 302

Christmas Day

Christmas Eucharist from 9.30am at St. Luke’s Palhagueira. Christmas Eucharist at Igreja de Senhora da Luz from midday.

All Christmas Eucharist’s will be conducted by Father John Wilson.

Until January 7 – XVII Nativity Scene exhibition at Montra do Colégio Tradicional. For more information call 282 380 400

Fundraisers for the Silves bombeiros would be happy to receive all unwanted Christmas presents as items for their next the tombola or raffle, which will take place on April 21