Thursday, 19 October 2017
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Algarve Burns SupperThe Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve held their Burns Supper at the Ponte Romana restaurant in Silves on Saturday 23 January. According to Society Chieftain Doug McAdam “The Supper was a resounding success with almost a full house of 125 participants. We were particularly delighted on this occasion to be joined by British Ambassador Kirsty Hayes and her husband Peter”.

The International Choir of Aljezur The International Choir of Aljezur (Coro International de Aljezur) are beginning the new season with a change of venue.
We will meet every Thursday from 1600 – 1800 at the Amovate School Building, beginning on Thursday, 14th January 2016.

If you like music, please come along. Everyone is very welcome to give it a try. If you enjoy singing with us and do decide to join the choir, membership costs just 10 euros per month.
The choir sings a variety of music and in different languages.

Our new choir director is John Hinsley and if you would like any further information, please email him on

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

British LegionThe Royal British Legion’s footprint in Portugal continues to grow, following a Christmas charity lunch on the Algarve’s West Coast.
The Portugal branch of the Legion has been holding regular lunches and dinners across the Algarve for a number of years.
And now, thanks to their recent expansion onto the Algarve’s west coast the Legion was able to hold a Christmas fundraiser in Vale da Telha, outside Aljezur, attended by some of their more recent recruits.

The Duplicate Bridge Club of LagoaThe Duplicate Bridge Club of Lagoa celebrated its' first Anniversary, in style, on 26th November. The Hotel Lagoa staff decorated the room with balloons,and two members brought in delicious home-baked cakes to complement the drinks provided by the Hotel.

A good turn out spent a fun afternoon playing Bridge to different rules, with prizes for the lucky ones.

Biking to the Barragem'sOn Thursday 26th John Bacon led the ASB members on a ride from Boliquieme, through the pretty valley from Santa Margarida near Alte to Vale Fuzeiros for coffee.

After the break a visit was made to the two reservoirs and dams near Silves. The Barragem Arade and the Barragem Funchão. It was surprising to see how low the water levels were after the recent heavy rains.

Summer Camp students enthrall their audienceSeven students from Escola Secundaria Laura Ayres in Quarteira enthralled a packed meeting of Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) held at the Conrad Hotel on Wednesday with their presentations on student summer camps they attended over the school holidays. 

ASB Between the LinesBlue skies and warm sunshine between the showers was the order of the day for the 38 riders of the ASB when they visited the railway town of Tunes for lunch at the aptly named Restaurant "Between the Lines".

The ride was organised by Errol Buckton  who was unable to lead the ride due to having had an operation recently.