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Friday, 30 December 2005

January, 2006

Monday, 2nd January – Sing a Long with RITA – 9.00pm
Monday, 2nd January – Folklore Dancers – 9.30 pm
Tuesday, 3rd January – Arte Viva – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Wednesday, 4th January – Musical Quiz with RITA – 4.00pm
Wednesday, 4th January – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 5th January – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Friday 6th January - Nuno -Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Saturday, 7th January - Belly Dancing Class with Jeanette – 10.00am
Saturday, 7th January - Sandra & Jorge – Music for Dancing – 9.00pm
Sunday, 8th January – Presumed Innocent – Dancers – 9.00pm
Monday, 9th January – Nuno – 9.00 pm
Monday 9th January – Sing a Long with RITA – 9.00pm
Tuesday 3rd January – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Wednesday, 11th January – Musical Quiz with RITA – 4.00pm
Wednesday, 11th January – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 12th January - Ilze – Singer – 9.00pm
Friday, 13th January – Alan Storm – Singer – 9.00pm
Saturday 14th January – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Sunday, 15th January –Carlos Pontes – 9.00pm
Monday 16th January –Sing a Long with RITA – 9.00pm
Monday 16th January – Folklore Dancers – 9.30 pm
Tuesday 17th January – Theatre Dinner – An Portada Theatre Group – “Visitors from London” – 7.00 for 7.30pm
Tuesday, 17th January – Arte Viva – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Wednesday, 18th January – Musical Quiz with RITA – 4.00pm
Wednesday 18th January – Theatre Dinner – An Portada Theatre Group – “Visitors from London” – 7.00 for 7.30pm
Wednesday, 18th January – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 19thJanuary – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Friday 20th January - Nuno -Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Saturday, 21st January - Belly Dancing Class with Jeanette – 10.00am
Saturday, 21st January - Sandra & Jorge – Music for Dancing – 9.00pm
Sunday, 22nd January – Presumed Innocent – Dancers – 9.00pm
Monday 23rd January –Sing a Long with RITA – 9.00pm
Monday 23rd January – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Tuesday 24th January – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Wednesday, 25th January – Musical Quiz with RITA – 4.00pm
Wednesday, 25th January – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 26th January - Ilze – Singer – 9.00pm
Friday, 27th January – Alan Storm – Singer – 9.00pm
Saturday 28th January – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Sunday, 29th January –Carlos Pontes – 9.00pm
Monday 30th January –Sing a Long with RITA – 9.00pm
Monday 30th January – Folklore Dancers – 9.30 pm
Tuesday, 31st January – Arte Viva – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Weekly
Mondays –9.30am – Pilates - Beginners Class

Mondays – 11.00am – Pilates

Mondays – 12.30am – Aqua Aerobics

Mondays 6.30 – 7.30pm – Stage School (7-11 years)

Wednesdays – 10.30am - YOGA – Classic

Wednesdays – 2.30pm - Social Bridge

Fridays –9.30am – Pilates - Beginners Class – (New Class)

Fridays –11.00am – Pilates Classes

Friday afternoons – 2.30pm – 4.30pm – Beginners Bridge

Friday Evenings – 6.00pm – Pearl Exhibition – Reception Area

Friday Evenings DUPLICATE BRIDGE (7.30pm)

Saturdays, 3.30 – 4.30pm – Book Fair (New and Used Books)

Sunday Afternoons (1.45pm) - Millennium Bridge Club

Sunday Evenings – 6.00pm – Silver Exhibition – Reception Area

Fortnightly

Saturdays – 10.00am – Belly Dancing Intermediate Classes (7th & 21st January )

THE FACILITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT FEATURED
MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Thursday, 29 December 2005

Writing Circle

WEEKLY WRITING CIRCLE

Jenny Grainer, a professional journalist who runs the Creative Writing Course in the Hotel Garbe is leading a weekly Writing Circle at the Hotel Garbe. The Writing Circle will meet every Thursday (commencing on 9th February) from 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome. For more information please contact Jenny Grainer on 282 381201.

Thursday, 22 December 2005

Theatre Dinners Coming Up


An
“A Portada Theatre Group”
Production of
“VISITORS FROM LONDON”
A comedy by Neil Simon
With
Nicky Moran and Tom Hardy

Directed by Pricilla Morgan

The English Visitors are in California
for a very special occasion.
Follow the ups and downs of marital bliss
in their hotel suite, as penned by the inimitable
Neil Simon who said
“ This is the best short comedy I have ever written”

Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th January 2006
7.00 for 7.30 pm
3 Course Indian Dinner with Wine and Coffee
28,00 Euros per person

Don’t miss it book now!!.
Tel.282 320260 Fax: 282 315087
E-Mail hotelgarbe@mail.telepac

Monday, 19 December 2005

Books at the Hotel Garbe

Books at the Hotel Garbe

Every Saturday commencing on 7th January, 2006 3.30 - 4.30pm The Magna Carta Bookshop in Alvor will be bringing books to the Hotel Garbe in Armacao de Pera. There are a number of new and used books which when returned can be used a credit to buy more books. Books may also be ordered. For more information please contact Susana on 282 496 001

Saturday, 17 December 2005

1st Annual Shoebox Drive for the Elderly

A great success…….

The idea was to give some of the Elderly in need of the Algarve a present at Christmas – however, the generosity of the Algarve has meant a great deal more.

Firstly, David and Celia Mossman were totally overwhelmed by the number of filled shoeboxes that were handed in to be distributed by Castelos de Sonhos for the elderly this Christmas – a total of 145 were received and are currently being delivered to the elderly in need.

The Mossmans run a friends Luncheon Club, which hold a raffle at each lunch – the members agreed that the money should be for the elderly in need and the total amount of 745 Euros has bought much needed blankets

When Carol Williamson read about the campaign she and her husband Alan who is Master of Prince Henry The Navigator Lodge of English Masons in Portugal chose it as the Charity for their Ladies Festival held at the Hotel Garbe, on 3rd December. Many of their guests brought filled shoe boxes to the dinner. Their raffle and silent auction raised a staggering £1764. 00, of which €1330.00 has already been used to make up 64 Christmas food parcels for elderly persons nominated by Castelo dos Sonhos.

Maureen Yould and the Ladies of the Western Ladies Luncheon Club also decided to support the appeal and ran a Bring and Buy Cake sale at the Christmas Fair at the Hotel Garbe on 1st December, the 130 Euros from this event was used to buy warm socks.

So we would like to say a very big thank you to all who participated, (those who filled shoeboxes, the organisers of the events, the cakemakers and sellers, those who donated prizes for the raffles and silent auction) – this Christmas you have made a difference

Monday, 12 December 2005

Ideal Last Minute Christmas Present


Vouchers are available for our Activity Courses - for that person who has everything - a voucher for one of our courses maybe the answer.

Choose from:-

Introduction to Portuguese Wine with a team of wine-buffs from Wine Mine - 95,00 Euros

Photography with Tony Purbrook who will guide and teach the essentials for good photography - 140 Euros

Creative Writing with journalist Jenny Grainer - 125 Euros

An introduction to the Plants and Flowers of the Algarve with ecologist Dr Julie Statham - 160 Euros

Belly Dancing with experienced performer and teacher Jeanette Elliot - 125 Euros

Painting with acclaimed artist Manuela Vale - 175 Euros

Stained Glass Making utilising the copper foil technique with Barbara Camph - 140 Euros


Cost is per person. All courses include full tuition, the materials needed in most cases, a farewell meal and a course certificate.

DATES

January
Painting 9th, 10th, 11th & 13th
Photography 9th, 10th 12th & 13th
Wine Appreciation 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th
Stained Glass Course 23rd, 24th, 26th & 27th
Creative Writing 30th, 31st – and 2nd 3rd February

February
Photography 6th, 7th, 9th & 10th
Painting 6th, 7th, 8th & 10th
Flowers of the Algarve 13th, 14th, 16th & 17th
Belly Dancing 20th, 21st, 23rd & 24th
Stained Glass Course 20th, 21st, 23rd & 24th


To order your voucher please contact Vicki Good Tel: 282 320260 , Fax: 282 315 087 or send an e-mail to mailto:toactivities@hotelgarbe.com

Monday, 5 December 2005

Events in Armaçao de Pêra, 2006


Events in Armaçao de Pêra, 2006

Sunday, 26th and Tuesday, 28th February - Carnival Procession
Monday, 25th April - 25th April Celebrations
13th June - Traditional Dancing through the streets to celebrate Saint Pedro day
17th and 18th June - 7th Festival of the Caldeirada (a traditional fish dish)
Monday, 20th June - Celebrations for Armaçao de Pêra day
Sunday, 13th August - Procession in Honour of Our Lady of the Fisherman
Sunday, 17th September - National Jet Ski Championship
Sunday, 17th September Religious Procession

Christmas Fair











NETWORK SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FAIR – A FANTASTIC SUCCESS!

It just keeps on getting bigger and better! Network’s Spirit of Christmas Fair, in its fourth year at Armação de Pêra’s Hotel Garbe, turned out to be the place to be on the December 1st holiday.

Hundreds came from all parts of the Algarve and at times it was hard to see the stalls for the crowds – a great start to the Festive Fair season for sellers and buyers alike.

But probably the brightest smiles of the day were on the faces of the representatives of local charity ACCA, Network’s Charity of the Year and the beneficiaries of the Fair’s fundraising raffle and tombola stalls. A fantastic combined effort by those who donated the prizes, the ticket sellers and of course the buyers means that a record-breaking Fair charity total of €1,650 will soon be handed over to ACCA for their work supporting deprived children in the Algarve.

Thanking Network for the amazing amount raised, an ACCA volunteer said that the money would be earmarked for two projects – heating in a local children’s home and emergency surgery for a young boy with a crippling bone condition.

One of the most popular attractions on the day were the carol singing sessions, kindly staged by members of the Silves Keep Fit For Charity Club who were delighted with the generosity of the crowd in their fundraising efforts for Castelo dos Sonhos.

Santa himself had to call off because of a busy schedule but he again sent along his popular Algarve stand-in, businessman John Havery, who did him proud. Thanks, Santa!

This year’s Christmas Fair organiser, Network member Anne Parish was delighted with the success of the event and wants to say a personal thank-you to all involved.
“I can’t mention everyone individually – there was simply so much support – but they all know who they are and should give themselves a pat on the back. But on behalf at everyone at Network I do just want to make a special mention of the Hotel Garbe for their fantastic support, which they gave at no cost to the organisation. And to the stallholders and the visitors – thanks for coming – we couldn’t have done any of it without you.”