Saturday, 21 January 2017
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7th Edition of Adega Mayor Tournament at Boavista - Jan 28thAdega Mayor Golf Tournament has been held at Boavista Golf Resort since 2010 and it’s already a classic amongst golfers.

Being played in one of the most charismatic and unspoiled Golf Courses of the Algarve, the Tournament is a must go, with great prizes offered by the sponsors and a very warm and relaxed atmosphere that makes the event a one-of-a-kind.

afpop and euroFINESCO IRS Tax SeminarsFor the 21st consecutive year the afpop Tax Seminars have been arranged in association with euroFinesco and will take place at the end of January and beginning of February 2017. These seminars come at a very opportune time for all those who are obliged to issue a tax declaration in Portugal for the past tax year (2016) and for 2017 and future years.

Explore a lesser known AlgarvePromoted by Oficina Bartolomeu dos Santos, Tavira with the support of the Algarve 365 Programme 'Alquimia – Cultural Itinerancies' is a cultural proposal born of the will to explore a lesser known Algarve and develop a different kind of tourism.

Four distinct programs will be taking place between now and May 2017, under the motto of the four elements – Fire | Air | Earth | Water – we propose experiences of proximity, enjoyment and learning. Through gastronomy, artistic production and a contextualized recognition of the natural and cultural heritage we wish to provide a different sense of place.

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Scared of Shakespeare? Puzzled by Poetry? - 5 week course about Hamlet, starts on 9 January 2017Birkenhead-born writer, David Roberts has a passion for shipyards and literature. A mix of metal, blood and tears came to mind as we talked about his life and the literature course he has been teaching in the Algarve. I had seen the course advert at São Brás de Alportel Museum, and I had it in the back of my mind to find out more.

AHASee details of upcoming events from Algarve History Association. CLICK HERE to view details.


'Bon appetit! Eating in Roman and Medieval Islamic times in Southern PortugalAlgarve Archaeological Association talk on Tuesday 10th January 2017 - 'Bon appetit! Eating in Roman and Medieval Islamic times in Southern Portugal: comparing zooarchaeology and literary sources'.

On Tuesday 10th January, the Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) will be presenting two lectures, in English, by Professor Maria Joao Valente. The first lecture will be at 2.30pm at the Museu do Trajo in Sao Bras, the second lecture will be at 5.45pm at the Convento de Sao Jose in Lagoa.

Algarve Bike Rides and 2017 EventsI know some of you are already looking ahead to special bike rides in 2017, so we have spent some time to create a schedule so that you can start to plan. Please have a look and let me know if you would like to register for any of these.

The Rota Vicentina event in April is one that we need people to sign up for asap as accommodation could be limited.

carvoeirobeachAre we already at that time of the year again?  I must be getting old(er) because it feels like 2016 has flown by and while the interweb keeps on telling me it has been the worst year ever, it feels actually like it has been a good one on the whole down here in Carvoeiro.

Sometimes it can be a pain living in a place that most people can’t point to on a map (Do you mean Puerto Rico?) but when the world appears to be going a bit mad it can be a nice feeling to be off the radar a little and that’s the way I like it here.