April 20 to April 26
RC Silves: Secretary – Felicity Thoet,
910 073 976, Meetings 1st, 2nd, 3rdThursday Lunch and 4th Thursday Dinner at The Holiday Inn, Armaçao de Pêra
Almancil International Rotary – Secretary – Hermes Alberto – Lunch Meetings held at ASCA, Almancil. Call 919 652 006 for details.
Rotary Estoi Palace International – Secretary – Shirley Dunne – 936 933 799 – Lunch Meetings on Tuesdays at Estoi Palace
Car boot Sales
Sta Barbara de Nexe, QM Country Shop & Garden Centre, 9am – 1pm.
Between Santa Barbara de Nexe and Estoi near the MARF. Bookings
contact 963 099 224.
Albufeira, in fonte of Mercado dos Caliços
Silves, riveside, by Fissul, 8.30am – 4pm
Lagoa, Fatacil, 7am – 1pm
Lagoa, Barão S. João, Polidesportivo
Olhão, Quelfes, in front of EB 1 school
Every first Sunday of the month – Car Boot Sale of Amovate at The Old School House in Vale da Telha
Every third Sunday of the month near Bernardo Passos School. All intending stall holders apply to the São Brás Câmara (289 840 000) to pay the annual fee for a marked and numbered space
Bi-monthly Charity Sale in aid of Lions Clube de Loulé at the Almancil community centre from 9.30am until midday. Call Bruce Allen on 282 444 874
Every month Almancil Car Boot Sale 2nd and 3rd Sunday and 5th Sunday
*The Algarve Resident advises readers to confirm dates and locations of car boot sales with the local Municipal Câmara
April 24 - Charity Quiz, Bingo & Buffet Evening in aid of APAA. Cabanas Bar in Armacao De Pera. The whole evening including Buffet, Bingo & Quiz is only €7.50 per person. Fore reservations call Martin on 964 224 101
April 23 - St Georges Day benefit Day. Help the Heroes fundrasing event at The Lighthouse in the Lagos Marina. Live music and fun all day and night. H4H merchandise stall, traditional English food, pace painting and much more. For more information tel 282 762 115
April 28 & 29 - Dogs in the Picture, charity exhibition in aid of the Animal Sanctuary Goldra at Corte Real Gallery. Throughout the weekend complementary wine and special hotdogs will be served. A small charge of €2 is being made and donated to the charity. The exhibition will be open from 11am to 5pm both days. For more information contact 912 737 762 or visit www.corterealarte.com
Ongoing – Charity Exhibition by Rachel Ramirez and Ernesto Mies at Corte Real Gallery in support of the Madrugada Charity. For more info call 912 737 762 email@example.com
May 1 - United Charities Fair. 10am to 4pm, Mercado do Levante, Lagos Bus Station. Family fun & refreshments, stalls include jewellery, household, fashion, accessories, bric-a-brac, arts & crafts and more. Demonstrations by the Lagos Bombeiros, The Red Cross and Grupo do Dança do Centro de Estudos de Lagos. All proceeds shared between Madrugada, the Lagos Bombeiros, The Red Cross, Nandi and Riding for the Disabled.
Until April 27 – MOMENTOS. Abstract paintings by Edite Melo at Galeria Municipal. Mon – Fri 9.30am – 12.30/ 13.30pm – 17.30pm
Until May 7 – José de Guimarães and Luís Queimadela, paintings and sculptures at galeria O Rastro-Algarve. Call 289 356 935 for information
Barão de S João
Until September - Wind Energy, Paintings and Cut- out Fish Collective Exhibtion at Restaurant Florestal. For more info call 282 687 204
Ongoing - Paintings by David Haines at the Gallery opposite Guia football club restaurant. 10 am – 6 pm. For more info call 968 290 627
April 21 – Arte Algarve Open IV at Unica-Adega Cooperatica do Algarve starting at 3pm. Paintings, photos and sculptures by a selection of 30 artists. Special guest English painter Cliff Martin Tuson. Live music and other entertainment. For more information visit www.artealgarve.net
Until May 5 – Felt exhibition by Manoli Ortiz de la Torre at the ARTE ALGARVE Gallery in Lagoa. For more info call 282 913 130
Ongoing - “Kama-Sutra” Sculptures figurative - erotic, by Eugenio Spriet. Open daily from 3pm – 8pm. Bensafrim. For more information call 922 233 905.
Until April 30 – ANIMA ZOO interactive exhibition at Lagos Zoo. 10am – 7pm. For more information call 282 680 100
Until April 30 – Reservas Naturais by Fioma Issler. Biblioteca Municipal of Loulé.
From April 21 – “Nudity on the Hill” by Henrique Silva, sculptor and painter from Querença. Foundation Manuel Viegas Guerreiro, Querença. Opened to the public at 4.30pm on April 21. Afterwards, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. For information 289 422 607 or visit www.projectoquerenca.com
Ongoing – “No Jacket Required” Exhibition at the Art Catto Gallery. Works by Alberto Magnani, Pepter
Evans, Georg Scheele, Pam Hawkes and Rachel Deacon. For more info
call 289 419 447
Ongoing - Off the Wall Galeria/Atelier - new and established artists from all over the Algarve. Classes in mosaics, painting, Indian cooking and tile painting. Call 917 160 921 or 282 339 274
Until April 28 – Sculpture exhibition by Jorge Pé-Curto at the Municipal Auditorium in Olhão. For more info call 289 700 100
Ongoing – Painting Exhibition by Justine Albronda at the Cantaloupe Café. Olhão Market. For more info call 289 704 397 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ongoing – Painting Exhibition by José Henrique at the Cantaloupe Café. For more info call 289 704 397
Ongoing – “Sal d’Olhão” Exhibition at the Museu da Cidade. For more info call 289 700 103
Ongoing - The Sweet Smell Spring painting exhibition by Sally Stafford at Corte Real
Ongoing –The collected works of 35 artists with new exhibitions staged every month. Also includes ceramics, hand crafted chandeliers and other items of contemporary art at Corte Real
Ongoing - “A New Romantic” Exhibition by Kevin Kadar at Corte Real
*Corte Real Gallery near Paderne is open Thurs – Sun 11am - 5pm. For more info call 918 980 199 or 912 737 762 or visit www.corterealarte.com
São Brás de Alportel
Until May 5 – Painting and Sculpture Exhibition by Artistas Mundial at the Galeria Museu . For more info call 966 043 756
Until April 29 – Photo Exhibition “One City 2 Photoraphers” by Júlio Bernardo and Francisco Oliveira from the 1950s to 70s at the TEMPO. For more info call 282 470 832
Until April 20 – “Portraits of Alvor” Paintings by António M. da Silva Rosado. For more info call 282 400 260
Fairs & Festivals
April 22 - Our Lady of Piety (Mãe Soberana), Loulé, no Largo de S. Francisco, 6pm.
April 27 & 28 - International Day of Dance at the Cultural Centre in Lagos. Tickets for the public will be on sale for 5.5 euros from the box office of the Cultural Centre of Lagos from the 20th April. For more information 912 376 595 - Prof.ª Liliana da Silva, 915 812 055 - Mónica Martins
From May 25 until October 25 – Fiesa 2012, 10th International Sand Sculpture Festival. Idols are the theme of this year, a tribute to various characters admired and praised by our society. Located between Pêra and Algoz. Open from 10am. For more information visit www.fiesa.org
April 21 – Bike Ride starting in Paderne. Meet in the car park at the bottom of the hill in Paderne at 1.15pm ready for a 1.30 start. Challenging ride of around 35kms.
April 22 – Bike Ride starting in Moncarapacho. Meet by the cemetery on the western side of town at 09.45 ready for a 10.00 start, Moderately challenging ride of around 30kms.
April 25 – Bike ride starting at O Sino at Prado do Golfe in Vilamoura. Meet at O Sino at 5.15pm ready for a 5.30 start. Moderately challenging ride of around 90 minutes.
*For more information call Paul Beesley on 913 226 954 or email email@example.com
Algarve Senior Bikers – Next meeting Tuesday April 24 at São Brás de Alportel for a ride via Cachopo to Tavira for lunch. All information and directions on the website
www.algarveseniorbikers.org or telephone David on 282 444 061 or
918 421 613
April 25 – Lets Walk from Quinta do Lago. Circular walk of nearly 3 hours along the margins of the salt flats. 10.30am start – meet in the carpark at the lake edge at the end of Ayrton Senna Drive, Quinta do Lago (Julie 965 753 033)
April 28 - Let’s Walk from Espiche. Relatively easy walk of 2.5 hours through countryside. 14.00pm start – meet by the restaurant Fontenario in Espiche (Peter 934 992 908)
Lagos, Mercado do Levante
Loulé, at the Boliqueime/Albufeira exit of town
São Brás de Alportel, Parque Roberto Nobre, 8am – 2pm
Tavira - Parque de Feiras e Exposições – 9am – 1pm
Alcoutim, Pereiro, by the church
Aljezur, Rogil, by the Junta de Fregesia
Olhão, Quelfes, by the EB1 school, 8am – 5pm
Almancil, by the C-S school
Tavira, Santa Catarina, Rua 1º Maio, 9am – 1pm
S. Bartolomeu de Messines, Largo da Feira
Aljezur, by Escola Básica, 9am – 1pm
Silves, by the cemetery
Quarteira, Fonte Santa, 9am – 2.30pm
Boliqueime, Largo da Igreja
April 21 - José Nunes Recital,
Igreja de S. Sebastião in Tavira.
For more information telephone 281322436
April 21 - Santos e Pecadores. Auditório Municipal Lagoa, 9.30pm. For information call 282 380 473, 282 380 434, 282 380 452
Every Friday – The New Orleans Jazzband at Casa Inglesa Restaurant, Portimão 20h30. Info call Tony Scriven 935 086 365 or www.algarvejazz.com
Every Sunday – The New Orleans Jazzband at Restaurant O Navegador, Alvor (by the riverside) 20h30 dinner reservations 282 412 375. Info call Tony Scriven 935 086 365 or www.algarvejazz.com
Every Monday – The New Orleans Jazzband free concert at Tivoli Hotel, Lagos - 20h00 - info
Every Tuesday and Friday - UK Saxophonist Johnny Hooper’s live music show at Johnny Hooper’s Saxophone Bistro, Albufeira, with dinner, quiz and 60’s, 70’s disco.
www.johnnyhooper.com 963 176 635
Every Sunday - Chill-Out Afternoons, at Johnny Hooper’s Saxophone Bistro, Albufeira. Lunch on the garden terrace with live music from local musicians featuring either Afro-Latino, Fado, BossaNova or Popular Covers. www.johnnyhooper.com 963 176 635
* For further details about music festivals and concerts in the Algarve and across Portugal, please see page 44
Swap Market on the first Sunday of each month at the Municipal Market in Faro, 10am – 1pm. For more information visit http://glocalfaro.blogspot.com/p/mercado-de-trocas.html
Needlework group every Thursday at the São Brás Museum, 2.30pm – 5pm. For more info call Vânia on 966 329 073
Art for Rent every 3rd or 4th Sunday, Brancanes, Olhão. Call 289 706 920 or visit www.70x70.net
Mosaic Workshops on Tuesdays from 10-12 at the Quinta do Fonte do Bispo and on Wednesdays 10-12 at the QM Farm shop near St Barbara do Nexe. €7 plus material for the morning. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Lagoa Writing Circle on the first Tuesday morning of every month from 10.30 to 12.30. Classes are run by author Jenny Grainer. For more info call 963 518 184 or email@example.com
afpop Coffee Morning Albufeira every Wednesday at the Glenridge Resort in Galé. From 10.30am – 12.30pm. No reservation needed. For more info call 282 458 509 firstname.lastname@example.org
afpop Monchique/Portimão Luncheon. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month in Restaurant Campu’s in Portimão. For more info and bookings call 282 458 509 email@example.com
afpop Coffee Morning and/or Luncheon every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. at Restaurant Al Dente in Alvor. For more detailed info call 282 458 509 firstname.lastname@example.org
afpop EA Coffee, Books & Bowls Morning every last Wednesday in the month at Pedras da Rainha Bowls Club, just outside Tavira. From 10.30am – 12.30pm. For more info call 289 798374 or email Linda.email@example.com
afpop Badminton every Thursday except school holidays at the pavilion of the Escola EB 2,3 Dr. Garcia Domingues in Silves. From 8pm – 9.30pm. For more info call 282 458 509 firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Friday Zumba Classes at the Centro de Estudos e Formação in Lagoa, Rua Fonseca de Almeida, 8pm. For inscriptions or more info call 282 010 08
Almancil Used Book Sale every third week of each month at the Lirio do Campo furniture shop approximately 100 metres on the left of the Quarteira road from the Quatro Estradas roundabout, 10am and 5pm. For more info call 918 681 984
Lions Clube de Loulé – Charity Sale at Centro Comunitário Almancil every 2nd month on Sundays 9.30am – 12 noon. For more info call 289 416 659
Every Sunday “For your Health” cycle or walking tours organized by the Hospital Particular do Algarve, 10am. Meet by the Municipal Swimming Pools in Alvor. For more info visit www.hpalg.com
Every Wednesday – Sunday) – “Cartoons on Stage” Performance at the Vilamoura Casino, 10.30pm. Tickets €14 (with dinner from 8.30pm €30). For more info call 289 310 000 email@example.com
Art lessons. Come and learn to paint in oils with David Haines in his gallery in Guia. For more info call 968 290 627
Ceramic workshops on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Mikki F Art and Ceramics Studio in Vale de Margem (on the road from Alcantarilha to Alcantarilha Gare). For more info call 964 934 612
Luz Wine Society meets every other Monday, at the Belavista Hotel, Praia Da Luz. Guests welcome at a charge of €8 pp. Next meeting 5th. September 2011.For details contact Brian Haywood on 916 855 673 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Tuesday Night from 10pm – Quiz Night with FREE Quiz prizes for winners and spot prizes at the Phoenix Nights Bar, Rua Lancerote de Freitas in Lagos. For more info call 968 257 465
Scottish Country Dancing every Monday evening at the International School of the Algarve, Porches, from 7.30 to 9.30pm. All levels of dancers welcome. For more info contact Mardie Cunningham on 282 356 029 or e-mail email@example.com
Art n’ Jazz - Every Sunday at Monte de Vale d’Éguas, Almancil. From 5pm to 8pm. Free admission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tangostoso, every Sunday starting February 6 at Clube Luzense, Rua Direita, Praia da Luz,3pm Step Into Tango lesson for complete & recent beginners. 4.30pm Tango practice, dancing and social for all. No need to pre-book, just come along on your own or with a friend for an afternoon of fun and inspiration. Refreshments available. For further info email@example.com or call 961 575 118
Keep fit for charity group at Silves Football Club. Every Wednesday at 10.30am. 3 euros per one hour session. All proceeds donated to Castelo de Sonhos baby fund. Call 919 318 030
International Dance Lessons from January 17 every Monday at the Escola de Lagos. Dances from various countries for pairs or groups (danças de pares e de roda). For more info please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 960 025 631
Taekwondo classes in Lagos.
www.tkdlagos.com Tel. 918 131 074
Lions Clube de Loulé – General meeting 3rd Tuesday each month at Restaurant Jardim do Vale in Vale Formosa near Almancil. For more info call 289 416 659
Every Friday - New Orleans Jazzband at Casa Inglesa, Portimão, 8.30pm. For more info call 935 086 365 or www.algarvejazz.com
Writing workshops, call Jenny on 282 381 201 or 963 518 184 to know when and where the next workshop is
Poppins, Portimão. Wed 9.30am to noon, ages 2-3 years. No charge, just for coffee. Call 964 820 392
Toddlers class starting at “STARS” Danceschool, Carvoeiro Clube de Ténis - New class for boys and girls under 4 years. In this class the children will have lots of fun while learning coordination, rhythm and movement to music. Every Saturday from 11.30am-midday. Price: 15 Euros per month. Call Karina Vieira on 966 707 446
Latin American Dance Lessons at Quinta Fonte do Bispo, Tavira. Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm. 5 euros. Call 281 971 484 or email email@example.com
April 20 - Rocco , A Dark Full Ride. Teatro das Figuras, Faro. 9.30pm. For more information 289 888 100.
April 21 – Poets, Pies & Pints at Silves Cine-Theatre Club. From 7pm. 8 euros which includes a hot meal. All profits go to “Castelo de Sonhos” charity. For more info & reservations call 282 687 688.
April 27 – Talks on St Paul´s Cathedral, its History and the Napoleonic War Memorials. 11am in the Municipal Library, Tavira. Appr. 40 minutes with short interval. Algarve History Association, for more information contact 282 380 436 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 28 & 29 - “Helping the believer think, and the thinker believe” special conference hosted by the International Evangelical church
of the Algarve open to all the churches across the Algarve. Michael Ramsden from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries will be the guest speaker. Saturday 28 at Parque das Laranjeiras in Vilamoura, Sunday 29 at the International Evangelical Church of the Algarve in Vale Judeu. For more information call Joy Hardwick on
289 056 555.
Until April 30 (except April 1, 8, 20, 22 and 29) – “Superbands”
at the Hotel Algarve Casino in Praia da Rocha, 10.30pm (with dinner 8.30pm). For more info call 282 402 000
April 20 - Red Bull Kart Fight. Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve. For more information visit
April 27 to April 29 - International GT Open, Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão. For more information call 925 466084 or visit www.gtopen.autodromodoalgarve.com
English speaking. Meetings:- Monday – Portimão 7.30pm, Centro Paroquial Loulé 7.30pm. Tuesday - Albufeira 8.30pm. Thursday – Pêra 7.30pm, Tavira 7.30pm. Friday - Almancil 1pm, Portimão 7.30pm. Saturday - Almancil 5.30pm, Big Book Meeting.
For assistance call 919 005 590 from 10am to 7.30pm
CoDA. Problems? Relationships,
family, friends, work...CoDA,
self-help group, with a worldwide fellowship. Meetings in English in Lagoa, Tuesdays from 19.00h.
For more details contact 966 070 185
AA Daytime Meeting Group.
Monday 1-2pm, São Lourenço.
Quinta da Calma, Almancil.
Wednesdays & Fridays 1-2pm.
919 005 590
Bipolar? Depressive? Support group for sufferers, family and friends.
Meeting on the 7th of May at 6pm, at Casa Inglesa ( upstairs), Portimao.
All welcome to this friendly group. For more information call 914 878 927.
April 28 - Porches Pottery Craft Fair, 10am to 3pm on the EN125 between Porches and Lagoa, with a wide variety of craft stalls. For more info calll
282 381 667
May 11 & 12 The Little Mermaid – An opera by Gita Nasta inspired by the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Event to celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Choral Festival of Lagoa and the 40th anniversary of the International School of the Algarve. Lagoa Municipal Auditorium at 8pm. Further information and tickets may be obtained from the International School of the Algarve (282 342 547) and the ticket office at The Convento S. José (282 380 473). No children under six .
May 27 – Jubilee Tea Dance at the Hotel Colina dos Mouros in Silves, 2pm. For more info call 282 445 902
September 1 - Picnic in the Park, 12th annual picnic held by Castelo de Sonhos to celebrate the anniversary of the beginning of the charity. Sitio dos Fontes. With live music for your entertainment and lots more. All proceeds will be donated to the Castelo de Sonhos, the registered charity in Silves, More information at a later date.
May 4 – St. Patrick’s Society Champagne and Strawberry afternoon, 3pm - limited to 30 people. For more info call 282 084 936 or 919 344 299 email email@example.com
VI EXPO AMBIENTE E ENERGIAS RENOVÁVEIS, quarteira do site de voluntariado ambiental www.algarverenovavel.com , com o apoio da Câmara Municipal de Loulé, de 11 a 13 de Maio de 2012. entrada livre, aberta das 12h às 23h onde todos terão a possibilidade de experimentar
os vários veículos amigos do ambiente à venda em Portugal, na Av. Infante Sagres e na zona envolvente à Praça do Mar.
A UNESCO proclamou, este ano o dia 30 de Abril como sendo o Dia internacional do Jazz. Para o comemorar a Associação Grémio das Músicas apresenta, no Teatro Municipal de Faro pelas 21h30,um concerto da Andalucia Big Band dirigida pelo Maestro Zé Eduardo que contará ainda com a presença de Maria João, Mário Laginha, Viviane, Paulo Gomes, Fátima Serro, João Frade e ainda o colectivo Fried Neuronium. Neste mesmo dia, ao fim da tarde pelas 18h30, nos Claustros do Museu Municipal a AGM recebe Zé Duarte, figura incontornável do Jazz em Portugal para Conversas Improvisadas.
Algarve Senior Bikers –
Friday 11th May meet at Lagos for a ride to the west coast with lunch in the beautiful
April 16 to May 16. ‘PASSION’ artistic project by the international ‘Karl Heinz Stock – Sculptorgroup’ at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel. For more info call 282 240 200
April 26 – afpop Loulé April Luncheon with Books at Restaurant Pedras d’Água. Too book call Tom Shubrook on 289 413 205 or
Activity Algarve is running the third annual Charity Bike ride on behalf of ACCA (helping children in need in the Algarve). This will take place on Sunday 13th May and we will be running three events consecutively; a 75km ride for the more experienced riders, a 50km ride for intermediates and, last but by no means least, a 25km ride. Full details of the charity event will be published in due course, but if you are interested in learning more right now, contact Samantha Diamond on 914 665 870, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Activity Algarve Bike Rides page on Facebook.
April 23 to May 25 - “Flowers” Photography Exhibition by Ana Maria Varela at the TEMPO in Portimão. For more info call 282 400 260
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May 23 and 26 – Gaudi String Quartett at the Cultural Centre in São Lourenço, 7.30pm. For more info and bookings call 289 395 475
iga para a Protecção da Natureza” walk in Odeceixe. Inscriptions until 12 noon, July 5 by email email@example.com (giving name, date of birth and passport number). Maximum number of 20 persons. Meet at Rogil, north of Aljezur, 9.30am. For more info call 915 124 602
June 8 – St. Patrick’s Society Bowling at Alvor Bowls Club, 10.30am start to include a light lunch. For more info call 282 084 936 or 919 344 299 email firstname.lastname@example.org
June 13 and 16 – Javier Perianes piano concert at the Cultural Centre in São Lourenço, 7.30pm. For more info and bookings call 289 395 475
September 1 – “Liga para a Protecção da Natureza” walk in Sapal de Castro Marim. Inscriptions until 12 noon, August 30 by email email@example.com (giving name, date of birth and passport number). Maximum number of 20 persons. Meet in the square in front of the Tourist Office of Castro Marim, 9.30am. For more info call 915 124 602
December 1 – “Liga para a Protecção da Natureza” traditional walk around the Ria de Alvor. Inscriptions until 12 noon, November 29 by email firstname.lastname@example.org (giving name, date of birth and passport number). Meet at the Portimão railway station, 8.30am or at the Cruzinha (Ria de Alvor) at 9am. For more info call 915 124 602