Monday, 22 December 2014
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Algarve Senior Bikers at the Fatacil restaurantOn Friday December 12th 2014 Algarve Senior Bikers Members and guests returned to the popular Fatacil Restaurant in Lagoa for their annual charity lunch, and raised €615 for the Teenagers at the Gaivota Home in Albuferia.

Friday the 12th was also my 75th birthday and the charity lunch turned into a surprise celebration for me as well.

Health and Wellbeing in 2015The Holiday Inn Algarve is pleased to announce the first of a new series of workshops.

A Health and Wellbeing Taster session will take place from 9:30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday, 14th January. The session will cover walking into wellbeing, mindfulness -eating, dealing with stress and good health habits.

Malcolm MacGillivrayThe Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve once again held a highly successful Saint Andrew’s Ball at the Penina Hotel with over 100 participants.
Our piper Malcolm MacGillivray braved the cool to play guests into the hotel, and then led the parade into the ball after the champagne reception.

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Help re-unite lost and missing pets with their owners. The photo to the left is the most recently reported missing pet in the Algarve.

 

Wine Academy at Conrad Algarve, begins Nov 13An exciting epicurean journey especially designed for those who truly savor the artistry of Portuguese Wines.
Unravel the mysteries behind the wine labels in exclusive 90 minute classes with some of the best winemakers in Portugal, like Dirk van der Niepoort or David Baverstock (Esporão).

A great way to dig into the world of wine and learn how to refine your palette, develop your senses and discover how to pair a certain dish in perfect harmony with a wine.

AHARead about December and January events, and other news from Algarve History Association, including talks by Peter Kingdon Booker -  Peninsular War Series: The Toulouse Campaign, and Portuguese Poetry: Sailing along with Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, by Sandra Boto.

Drawing the human bodyDrawing the body Is good for us.  Beginners and artists meet in Olhão at Casa Da Juventude every Thursday morning to study the nude human body, male or female and draw our responses. New students are very welcome and guidance is given, if required.

This is a fascinating pursuit, requiring and developing in us our visual sensitivity, our awareness and identification of feelings; our eye, mind and hand expressive coordination and critical aesthetic awareness.  

Please mail jill.stott@gmail.com for more info and to reserve a place.

Local children enjoy 'Grimm Fairy Tale' workshopsLast week around 100 primary school children of the Sul School in Armação de Pera, took part in another series of The Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tale Workshops.

A Special touring exhibition “Imagination of the Brothers' Grimm” which had already been shown in Germany, Denmark, New Zealand and Australia, came to Portugal in March and the opening exhibition was at the Convento in Lagoa.