Saturday 15 – G’nT’s Auction at Vale Caranguejo, Tavira, near Pagapouco roundabout. From 10am. Viewing: December 14 from 10am to 6pm. For more information call 916 138 059 or 916 138 060

Monday 17 – Chanukah Picnic Lunch. For more information call Ralf Pinto on 282 416 710, fax 282 416 515 or email [email protected]

Monday 17 – Bali Traditional Dance and Music at Lagoa Municipal Auditorium. From 9.30pm. Free admission. Call 282 380 434

Until January 6 – ‘Portimão sobre o gelo’ at Alameda da Praça da República. Ice skating rink with 300 square metres. Open everyday from 10am to 10pm. For more information call 282 470 832

Every third Sunday of the month – Car-Boot Sale near Bernardo Passos School. It is essential that all intending stall holders apply to the São Brás Câmara (289 840 000) to pay the annual fee for a marked and numbered space

Every two weeks on Sunday – Roast Lunch and Live Music at Restaurant ‘A Caravela’, Moncarapacho. For more information and reservations call 914 527 281

Every Wednesday and Saturday – Live Country music with JJJohns at O’Neills, Vilamoura Marina. Call 282 442 621  

Every Sunday – Art ’n’ Jazz at Monte de Vale D’Eguas, Almancil. From 5pm to 8pm. Free admission. For more information email

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