Browns Sports & Leisure Club, Vilamoura

Spinning; Body Combat; Pilates; Yoga; Aqua Aerobics; Swimming and others. Call 289 322 740 or e-mail [email protected]

São Brás Museum

Weekly activities: Middle Eastern Dancing; Bridge; Salsa; T’ai Chi Chuan; Yoga; Art Group; Athenaeum Group; History Group; Literature Group.Call 289 840 100 or e-mail [email protected]

Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra

Weekly activities: Pilates; Aqua Aerobics; Wine Tasting with WineMine; Pearl Exhibition; Duplicate Bridge; Millennium Bridge Club; Silver Exhibition.

Monthly: Writing Circle

For more information call 282 320 260

Estrela Health & Beauty, Luz

Weekly Activities: Oriental Stretch class; Aikido; Junior Ballet; Yoga; Pilates; Aerobics and Body Conditioning; Tennis lessons. Call 282 771 200

Royal British Legion (Algarve sub branch) – Regular meetings from September 19 through May at Hotel Garbe. Visiting and new members welcome. Call 289 791 699

The Cabaret Club at Montechoro, Albufeira. The Billy Pearce Laughter Show – Spectacular Comedy. Six international dancers. Sensational singer Sara Grodeniz. Monday to Thursday – Family show; Friday – Adults only. Book now and get 5 euros discount. Call 289 534 940

Painting for pleasure on Tuesday at Guia and on Wednesday at São Brás de Alportel from 11am to 12.30pm. Individual tuition for beginners onwards. Call 289 845 561

Pony Club, Saturday mornings. For more information call 282 332 746

Keep fit for charity group at Silves Football Club run by Pat (Patricia Hitchinson). Every Wednesday at 10.30am. 3 euros per 1 hour session of which all proceeds are donated to the Castelo de Sonhos baby fund. Any further information call 919 318 030

Quinta da Calma activities: Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi-Gong, Pilates and Chanting. Other events: Organic Market and lunchtime Vegetarian Buffet. Call 289 393 741. Visit

Individual Bridge Match at Tavira Gardens, Tavira. Every Thursday from 2pm. Call 289 794 738.

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

Duplicate Bridge, Thursdays, 1.30pm, at Porta Dona Maria, between Luz and Burgau. Call 282 799 379

Meditation Group – Tuesdays in Figueira near Salema at 7pm. Call 282 695 832

Boules Social Club. New members and learners are welcome. Call 282 358 168

Lawn Bowling. Call Jan McGlynn on 289 315 326 who will direct you to your nearest club. Coaching is available for new players.

Cricket Club, all players welcome. Call 289 396 622

Chess – Join the Lagoa Chess Club. Call 282 342 982. Loulé Chess Club. For more information call 914 005 829

Hash House Harriers meet weekly. Call 289 413 854

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

CANCARE. Cancer doesn’t care – but we do! Ladies supporting one another through the trauma of cancer and beyond, both our own or others, both past and present, with kindness and caring, with experiences and positiveness but most of all with sharing. Call Joan on 289 843 472

Algarve Auctions: First Saturday of every month. Viewing on the previous Friday from 10am to 4pm. Household and garden items, furniture, electrical appliances, antiques. Location is Barracha, 1km out of São Brás town centre on EN270 to Tavira. Call Tina on 919 767 066