May 4 onwards


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

May 5

Algoz, Largo da Várzea

Tavira, by the municipal market, 9am – 5.30pm

Vila Nova de Cacela – Caliço camping site, 10am – 2pm

May 6

Aljezur, Escola Primária dos Vales, 9am– 1pm

Albufeira, Olhos de Água

Lagos, Parking area of the sports complex, 7am – 2pm

Olhão, Fuseta, by the camping site

Portimão, Parque de Feiras e Exposições, 8am – 12.30pm

May 12 & 27 – Quinta Fonte do Bispo, 1km from  Sta Catarina, towards Tavira on the EN270. Contact 281 971 484

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 ,3rd and 5th Sunday

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


May 5 – Saturday night Charity “evening dance” at Centro Comunitário in Alvor. Bring your dance partner and come dancing to live music.

Entry fee: 2euros and a bag of rice or other groceries. From 9pm. For information 282 457 499.


May 13 – Light classical music by musicians from the Music Academy of Lagos and dancing exhibition by the girls from the Associação de Dança de Lagos ADL. The programme will take place in a private chapel at Monte Arranzina, Espiche. Weather permitting; a buffet shall be served outside in the grounds. Entry tickets to be sold at gate: Adults – 10euros, children – 5euros.  Proceeds in aid of the Associação de Dança de Lagos. During the entertainment is occurring a light buffet of savories and desserts will be provided and is included in the entrance price. A raffle will also take place, with three prizes of a meal for two in three local restaurants. From 15.00 until 19.00 Pre Booking: [email protected] or purchase your tickets at the gate.

May 13 – ACCA Charity bike ride. Activity Algarve is running the third annual Charity Bike ride on behalf of ACCA (helping children in need in the Algarve). Three events will be running consecutively; a 75km ride for the more experienced riders, a 50km ride for intermediates and, last but by no means least, a 25km ride. For more information contact Samantha Diamond on 914 665 870, email her on [email protected] or visit the Activity Algarve Bike Rides page on Facebook.

Ongoing  – Charity Exhibition by Rachel Ramirez and Ernesto

Mies at Corte Real Gallery in support of the Madrugada Charity.  For more info call 912 737 762 or visit

[email protected]



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



May 5 until May 26 – “Sensualities” exhibition by Arlindo Arez. Sculpture in wood, stone, iron and bronze. Galeria Municipal,

9.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 17.30.

For more information 289 599 586.


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


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.


Ongoing – Paintings by David

Haines at the Gallery opposite Guia football club restaurant.

10 am –  6 pm. For more info

call 968 290 627



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


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

Fairs & Festivals

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

Fairs & Festivals


May 18 until May 20 – “Terra de Maio” fair in Azinhal, Castro Marin. Promoting the best of Algarve’s products and will include gastronomic demonstrations, products tasting, Algarve wines, traditional games, donkey rides, hgorse riding shows. Centro Multiusos, For more information 281 510 740,  

May 11 until May 13 – Expo Ambiente e Energias Renováveis exhibition dedicated to the environment and renewable energies. The fair will again take place at Praça do Mar in Quarteira and includes an extensive programme of activities related to the sectors concerned and is open to businesses in the renewable energy market. The event, which is free to enter, will be open from midday to 11pm. For information 964 144 312.


May 11 – Algarve Senior Bikers, West Coast and Pincho Valley ride . Meet in Lagos for a ride to the west coast followed by lunch in the beautiful Pincho Valley. Ride organised by Dave Longmore and David Shirley.

All information and directions on the website or telephone David Shirley on

282 444 061 or 918 421 613

May 5 – Bike Ride starting in Loulé. Meet at Reis do Pão café in Loulé at 1.15pm ready for a 1.30 start. Fairly challenging ride of around 35kms.

May 6 – Bike ride starting in Alcantarilha. Meet at the Aldi car park at 09.45 ready for a 10.00 start. Regular Sunday style ride of around 35km.

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


May 4

Alcantarilha, village centre

Sagres, in front of the market


May 5

Albufeira, Pé da Cruz

Lagos, next to municipal stadium

Lagos, Mercado do Levante

Loulé, Bensafrim, Rua 25 de Abril

Loulé, at the Boliqueime/Albufeira exit of town

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

São Marcos da Serra, by the cemetery

May 6

Faro, Montenegro

Almancil, by the C+S school

Loulé, Azinhal, entrance of the village

Moncarapach, Largo do Mercado

V.R. Sto António, Praça Marquês de Pombal

May 7

Vila do Bispo, Barrão São Miguel, Rua das Flores

Portimão, Parque de Feiras e Exposições, 8am – 3pm

May 9

Quarteira, Fonte Santa, 9am – 2.30pm

May 10

Alcoutim, Vaqueiros, Rua do Poço Novo


May 4 – Nanook – O Vagabundo. Tempo – Portimão Municipal Theatre, 10pm. For information 282 402 475,

961 579 917.

May 5 – The Magic of Music, Orquestra do Algarve. Lagoa Municipal Auditorium, 9.30pm.

For information

May 12 – New Algarvian Fado Voices, São Brás de Alportel Cine-Theatre, 9.30pm. For information 289 840 000.


May 11 – Mafalda Arnauth, “Fadas”, Fado concert. Tempo – Portimão Municipal Theatre, 9.30pm, tickets – 15euros. For information 282 402 475, 961 579 917, www.teatromunicipaldeportimã

May 12 – Concert by the Algarve Orchestra, Soloists Series of the AO, Lagos Cultural Centre, 9.30pm. 6euros ticket. For information 282 770 450


May 11 – Concert by Rita Redshoes. “The Other Women – O Mundo nas Canções d’Elas. Lagos Cultural Centre, 21.30. For information 282 770 450,


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 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.

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

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]

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

Ongoing Algarve

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 organised 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

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

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

Ongoing Algarve

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 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. 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

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

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]  


May 9 – afpop Portimão/Monchique 25th Anniversary Celebration. Luncheon at the Portimão Catering College

(Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo)

at 12h. The price of 20 euros p.p. includes a typical Portuguese 3-course lunch, wine, water, coffee. More information and bookings, call Karina on 282 458 509 or e-mail

[email protected]


From May 5 until  May 19 – Show Cooking, Apolónia Mediterranean fair, 11am-3pm. Almancil – May 5, 12, 18, 19. Galé – May 5, 12, 19. For information 289 351 440.

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]



May 5 & 6 – 5th International Long-Distance Jetski and PWC Competition. Sports Area of Praia da Rocha. 10am – 12pm.


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

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

Praça Luís de Camões, 14. 963 165 983.


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].

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


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.



THE TAVIRA FUND RAISERS are holding a MAY FAIR on Saturday, May 26, from 10.00am until 1.00pm, in The Old Market, Tavira.

There will be an assortment of goods for sale – including Bric-a-brac, cards, original watercolours, Barbara’s array of delicious homemade pies, cake and preserves, used clothing, books … and much much more.

All proceeds go to help defray expenses at the Canil Sao Francisco which houses so many abandoned animals.

If you would like to participate in this Fair, please contact Cynthia on 281-324795 or Pat on 281-323493.

May 26 – Ballet “Swan Lake”. Faro, Pedro Ruivo Auditorium. 9.30pm. Ticketsfrom 32euros. For information 289 873 115,

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

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.

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]

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

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.

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