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St. Patrick's Society Putting Competition 2019

St. Patrick's Society Putting Competition 2019On Friday the 8th February, 40 members and guests of the St.Patrick's Society of the Algarve, gathered at Balaia golf village in Albufeira for the Society's annual putting competition.
This year three players finished the course with the same score of 35 strokes each.

Burns Supper 2019 in Silves

Burns Supper 2019 in SilvesThe Saint Andrew’s Society of the Algarve duly held their Burns Supper at the Ponte Romana restaurant in Silves on Saturday 26 January. The Supper was a resounding success with over 130 participants.
As usual, bagpiper Malcolm MacGillivray got the evening off to a scintillating start by welcoming guests into the restaurant. Guests enjoyed a glass or two of excellent bubbly arranged by Joaquim Tinoco of Catuna & Silva. The restaurant, which has had a very welcome makeover, has been used for this event for many years and is now well practised in preparing and serving the traditional Macsween haggis, tatties and neeps.

ASB Members brave the January cold

ASB Members brave the January coldIt doesn't happen very often in the Algarve but the motorcycle riders of the Algarve Senior Bikers had to delve into their wardrobes and find their winter riding gear for the ride on Tuesday 22nd January.
Unusually low temperatures especially in the hills meant a few extra layers made for a more enjoyable day out.

Animal communicator, Jackie Weaver, flys in to host fundraising event for horse rescue association

horseThe Equiland Equestrian Club, located in Bela Mandil, Olhão, is organising a fundraising event for the benefit of ‘Their Voice Portugal,’ the rescue association for mistreated horses,

A talk followed by a charity auction will take place at the Real Marina Hotel & Spa in Olhão on February 22 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., presented by the internationally acclaimed animal communicator Jackie Weaver, who is flying in from the UK.

Almancil Rotary Club begins 2019 with four new members

Almancil Rotary Club Begin 2019 With 4 New MembersAt their first meeting of the New Year, Almancil International Rotary Club admitted four new members, Fran & Alan Wallace, Padre Jorge Cavalho and Gustavo Lima. taking their total membership to 40, the largest Rotary Club in the Algarve and the largest Rotary Club in Portugal using English as the common language.

Father Christmas Visits Estoi & Moncarapacho

Father Christmas Visits Estoi & MoncarapachoSanta and Mrs Claus paid their annual visit to Estoi Casa do Povo to assist in the distribution of the food packs provided by the Faro Food Bank. The Rotary Club of Estoi Palace International was fortunate to have received many donations during the year of toys enabling us to give all the children registered with the food bank an extra Christmas present.

Presentation Of Merit Certificates To Estoi School Students

Rotary ClubRotary Club Estoi Palace International (RCEPI) has been helping the local Estoi School EB2/3 Poeta Emiliano da Costa for many years. Portuguese/English dictionaries are given annually to year 5 pupils. The Club also arranges yearly career talks for the older students.
The Club recently bought a new oven for the catering department and helped purchase equipment for the Special Needs students. Another annual event is the presentation of Merit Certificates to the 3 best students in years 5, 6, 7 and 9, and 1 certificate recognising the most improved student according to teachers.

The Academia de Ballet Contemporâneo - a winning team

The Academia de Ballet ContemporâneoThe Academia de Ballet Contemporâneo (ABC) opened its doors in 2016 at the hands of its Artistic Director Ana Dias, former professional dancer, who danced in several national and international companies and participated in tours in Brazil, Spain, Holland, France, a Professor Licensed by the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon - School of Dance and by Fontys University (The Netherlands).