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Friday, 27 November 2009

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

Thursday, 31st December, 2010 - 20.30Hrs

Creme de Lagosta Perfumada com Pernod
Cream of lobster with Pernod
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Saladas à Escolha
Selection of Salads
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Espelho de Frango Grelhado com“Piri-Piri”
Cold grilled chicken with piri piri
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Espelho de Perú Assado
Cold roasted breast of turkey
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Espelho de Mariscos
Seafood platter
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Espelho de Pasteis Mistos
Traditional Portuguese rissoles
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Espelho de Leitão Assado à Bairrada
Traditional roast suckling pig
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Espelho de Salmão Fumado
Smoked salmon
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Espelho de Perna de Porco Assada
Roast leg of pork
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Lombinhos de Tamboril crocantes com Ameijoas e Molho de Cenoura
Fillet of monkfish with clams and carrot sauce
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Tranches de Salmão Grelhados com Molho de Alcaparras
Grilled salmon with caper sauce
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Supremos de Cherne com Frutos Secos do Algarve
Suprême of sea bass with dried fruits from the Algarve
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Lascas de Frango na Chapa com Ananás dos Açores
Grilled ribbons of chicken breast with pineapple from the “Açores”
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Costeletas de Borrego sobre cama de Migas Crocantes com Bacon
Lamb cutlets served on a bed of crunchy fried bread with
onions, garlic and bacon
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Lombinhos de Porco Preto com Alecrim
Fillets of black pork with rosemary
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Medalhões de Novilho Grelhados
Grilled medallions of veal
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Tábua de Queijos
Cheese board
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Doces Variados e Fruta da Época
Selection of desserts and fresh fruit in season
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Vinho Branco e Vinho Tinto - Champanhe à Meia Noite
White and red wine - Champagne at Midnight

Ceia ~ After Midnight

Caldo Verde e Saladas à Escolha
The traditional “Caldo Verde” soup and a selection of salads

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Música ao Vivo e Grupo de Dança
Dancing to Live Music and Live Dance Show

€:150,00 12 % Iva Incl

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Rehearsal for next week

We thought you might enjoy this photo of the Silves Keep Carol Singers rehearsing for the Christmas Fair next week.

Don't miss them - Network Spirit of Christmas Fair - 1st December, 2009 - Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Spirit of Christmas Cocktail

New for this year! First day - 1st December, 2009.

Available in the Boa Vista Bar.

For only € 4.50 this delicious combination of Kir Royale, Crème Cassis and Espumante is a wonderful way to get you into the Christmas mood and fully enjoy the festive season.

Available from 1st - 31st December, 2009 - Bar Boa Vista, Hotel Garbe

"All you want for Christmas"

"All you want for Christmas" will be at the NETWORK Spirit of Christmas Fair taking place on Bank Holiday Tuesday, 1st December at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra from 1100 till 1700.

This year in an exciting new development the Algarve’s biggest and best Christmas Fair will be held in the main Por do Sol Restaurant, which is extremely spacious and light, has spectacular views of the beach and access to the terraces.

The fair at the Hotel Garbe has grown to be one of the most popular in the region, hundreds of people come from far and wide.

Something for everyone in the family as Mums and Dads love the opportunity to do their Christmas Shopping, children flock to see Father Christmas and the seasonal carol singing will creates a traditional atmosphere that everyone appreciates.

Gifts Galore, as well as all those special Christmassy traditional treats will also be on sale,:- homemade Christmas Puddings, candles, boxes of Christmas cards, handmade tree decorations, crackers, novelty stocking fillers to name but a few.

Don't miss this opportunity to do all your Christmas shopping under one roof.

Porches Pottery, one of the Fair regulars, have a range especially for Christmas making it very easy to chose the perfect gift. Beautiful handcrafted and hand painted Cruet sets, soap dishes, candle holders to name but a few, and don’t forgot to check out their unique Christmas tree decorations. Or visit the Lemon Tree stand for a festive range of soaps and beauty care. Movison are bring giftware, and James Wilding will be there with his much sought after Jewellery.

Stay for lunch – the Raj Indian Restaurant will have its famous Indian buffet running from 12.30pm onwards. Or enjoy a turkey sandwich and a mince pie in the Hotel Bar.

Don’t miss Father Christmas and his Magic Elf arriving in his "sleigh" to open the Fair at 11.00am. The Silves Keep Fitters Carol Singers will welcome Santa at 11.00am and then sing many of the traditional Carols that we all know and love at Christmas time.in the Bar Boa Vista at 11.30am and 3.30pm.

A Grand Raffle and Tombola will raise funds for the NETWORK Charity of 2009, the Bom Samaritano in Alvor

Street theatre, Carol singing, Fashion Flashes and Dancing Displays will make up the entertainment programme of the day.

Entry to the Fair is free

NETWORK SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FAIR, Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra.
Tuesday, 1st December, 2009 11.00am to 5.00pm

For more information please contact Verna Kinder on 282 449395 or Vicki Good on 282 320260

Photo: Father Christmas helping Porches Pottery get ready for Christmas.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Christmas Day Swim for Shoes

We are doing it again!!!

Where will you be on Christmas Day?
The place to be will be on the beach at Armacao de Pera in front of the Hotel Garbe with other adventurous people willing to go for a paddle or a swim in the Atlantic Ocean to help raise money for the Swim for Shoes Appeal.

All you need to do is turn up at 11.00 a.m on Christmas Day with swimwear, towel and go in for a full swim or just a paddle – the choice is yours as long as part of you gets wet! Then we can all recover in the Hotel Garbe bar with a Hot Toddy on Christmas Day and hot chocolate on New Years Day, generously donated by The Hotel Garbe, to everyone who has taken part.
Buying shoes for the children who are in care is an ongoing expense and we want to help as many as possible start 2009 with a new pair of shoes. Each child of school age needs a pair of gym shoes and a pair of trainers. Whilst some clothes can be second hand owning a pair of new shoes helps to ensure the children feel good and fit in at school.
Adults and children are all welcome to take part on the understanding that you do so at your own risk. If you have family and friends staying over the festive season it will certainly be something different to do!
If you would like to see some photographs of the Christmas Day Swim, 2008 please click here go to On Christmas Day we hope people will come with either a Santa outfit or hat which are in some stores now . Buy yours now before stocks run out. We will have a limited supply of outfits and hats for sale on the day.

You will have another opportunity to Swim for Shoes on New Years Day but this time we hope to see you there in fancy dress so start planning your outfit now. As this is a charity event we will gratefully accept all donations offered

For more information please send e-mail to
info@hotelgarbe.com

Some of the Christmas, 2008 swimmers

Friday, 20 November 2009

Gifts for him and her – give an experience this Christmas

It is not always easy to choose the right present at Christmas, it can be time consuming, tiring and expensive.

Why not give an experience - everyone loves a voucher - especially when it is to treat themselves.......

At the Network Spirit of Christmas Fair taking place at the Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra on 1st December you be able to choose from a large number of "treat yourself" presents.

A photography course from Portugal Photography, a beauty treatment from Lara Costa, a dance lesson from Strictly Come Dancing, a supply of smoked salmon from Fumeiro do Algarve, a Bowen Treatment from Lindsey Hanson, dinner for two in the Raj Restaurant are just a few of the experiences you will be able to buy at the Fair.

Vouchers will come with special designed cards for you to write in your own personal greeting.

Visit the Network Spirit of Christmas Fair on 1st December at the Hotel Garbe and treat your family and friends to an experience this Christmas.

Entry to the Spirit of Christmas Fair is free.


For more information please contact Verna Kinder e-mail pvkinder@mail.telepac.pt

Network Spirit of Christmas Fair, Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra.Tuesday, 1st December, 2009 11.00am to 5.00pm

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Royal British Legion Christmas Lunch

Wednesday, 16th December, 2009

Smoked Salmon
Roast Turkey and all the trimmings, seasonal vegetables
Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter
Coffee and Mince pies.
Water Red and White wine
Hats and Crackers

The Algarve Sub-Branch now has a membership of 150 and meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at Hotel Garbe for lunch.
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All visiting RBL members are welcome and please join us in the Bar for pre-lunch drinks at mid-day.
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For more information please contact their Secretary David Mossman on 282332665 or e-mail
dacemoss@sapo.pt

Christmas Day Gala Dinner

Friday, 25th December 2009
19.30 hrs

Jantar de Gala- Dia de Natal
Sexta–Feira, 25 de Dezembro 2009

BUFETE ««»» BUFFET

Creme de Agriões com Salmão
Cream of watercress with Salmon

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Lombo de Bacalhau gratinado com Broa de Milho
Traditional cod baked in the oven with corn bread topping

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Tranches de Cherne com Trio de Cogumelos
Suprêmes of seabass with mushrooms
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Peru Recheado de Murcela e Salsichas com Castanhas Caramelizadas de Mel de Silves
Roasted succulent turkey stuffed with sausage and served with caramelized chestnuts and
honey from ” Silves”
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Bifinhos de Novilho +com Queijo Roquefort
Fillet of veal with Roquefort cheese
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Fussilli Gratinado com Tomate e Pesto
Oven baked fussilli with tomato & pesto sauce
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Espelho de Presunto
Traditional Portuguese smoked ham
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Mesa de Queijos
A selection of the finest Portuguese and international cheeses
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Pudim de Natal
Traditional plum pudding served with brandy and orange sauce
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Sobremesas Tradicionais de Natal
A choice Christmas desserts from Portugal
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Café & Petit Fours no Bar
Coffee & Petit Fours in the bar
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Vinho Tinto ou Branco
Red or white wine
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Visita especial do Pai Natal
Special appearance by Father Christmas

€:50,00
12 % Iva Incl.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Coming up - Christmas Fair

Start the Christmas season in style with your family and friends this year….

NETWORK, the Association for Business and Working Women in Portugal will be holding its famous SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FAIR at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra on Tuesday, 1st December. The fair at the Hotel Garbe has grown to be one of the most popular in the region, hundreds of people come from far and wide.

Don’t miss Father Christmas and his Magic Elf arriving to open the Fair at 11.00am.

Something for everyone in the family as Mums and Dads will love the opportunity to do their Christmas Shopping, children will flock to see Father Christmas and the seasonal carol singing will create a traditional atmosphere that everyone will appreciate.

Not only will there be gifts for him and gifts for her, all those special Christmassy traditional treats will also be on sale,:- homemade Christmas Puddings, candles, boxes of Christmas cards, handmade tree decorations, crackers, novelty stocking fillers to name but a few.

Stay for lunch – the Raj Indian Restaurant will have its famous Indian buffet running from 12.30pm onwards. Or enjoy a turkey sandwich and a mince pie in the Hotel Bar.

Street theatre, Carol singing, Fashion Flashes and Dancing Displays will make up the entertainment programme of the day.

The Silves Keep Fitters Carol Singers will welcome Santa at 11.00am and then sing many of the traditional Carols that we all know and love at Christmas time.in the Bar Boa Vista at 11.30am and 3.30pm

A Grand Raffle and a Win Every Time Tombola will raise funds for the NETWORK Charity of 2009, the Bom Samaritano in Alvor

No Christmas Fair would be complete without a visit to see Santa. Santa and his Magic Elf will be at the Fair from 11.00am – 5.00pm to give everyone the possibility to whisper their Christmas wishes to the man in the red suit with the big white beard. Follow the Penguin Trail in the Hotel to find him.

Entry to the Fair is free

NETWORK SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FAIR, Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra.
Tuesday, 1st December, 2009 11.00am to 5.00pm

Monday, 16 November 2009

Hotel Garbe on the Be Hip Show

We are delighted that the beach of Armação de Pêra and the Spirit of Christmas Fair that is taking place at the Hotel Garbe on 1st December, 2009 are featured on this months Be Hip Show - please see http://www.hipalgarve.net/.

Contributed - Charity Quiz Night

In the Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pera
Monday 4th January 2010

QUIZ NIGHT
Winners receive €25
Sonae Group Gift Card

With fund raising raffle
sponsored by
Diamond Cleaning Services
Home Car or Boat its sparkling!
Tlm 919 305 588

proceeds to
Castelo de Sonhos

Starts 8 pm
€2.50 per person
Teams of 2 – 6 people welcome
Bar and Snacks Available

Tlm 919 266 770 or call in to book your table

Saturday, 14 November 2009

From our Golf Desk

From: @orange.net
Sent: sexta-feira, 13 de Novembro de 2009 21:18
To: golfdesk@hotelgarbe.comSubject:

RE: ALGARVE GOLF TRIP

Hi there

Just a quick note to express our thanks and appreciation for all your help and assistance before and during our break.I'm sure that without all your help and expertise our break would not have been the huge success that it was. This mirrors the views of all 18 guests in the party.Once again many thanks.

John and Jackie

Friday, 13 November 2009

Christmas fashion can sparkle even through the economic gloom!

Contributed

Alison Slater of 'Collections'

People have been asking me which are the colours for this winter season, and I am delighted to be able to say that they are much brighter than in some years. We all like more colour here than in the rather grey UK, and this year there are some really gorgeous bright purples and blues, as well as greens and a range of browns. When it comes to Christmas, there is a wide choice of the usual reds, golds and silvers, as well as other metallic finishes, and a lot of sparkle!

Times are hard financially for us all, and although I buy most of my clothes through the UK, unfortunately I don't really benefit from the weak Pound, as the international currency for cloth & clothing manufacture is.......US dollars! ( Perhaps I should be in oil instead!) Having said that, I am lucky to have built up a great relationship with my many suppliers, and have hunted down some good deals.

When it comes to Christmas parties, and just dressing up a bit for the season, we can keep the cost down by limiting the basics and adding some glitter and colour. You probably have a nice pair of black trousers or skirt ( if not, you know where to look! ), and can make a real impact with a bright but classy top. While it can be much cooler indoors here, there are lovely jumpers, both light-weight and a bit heavier, as well as some gorgeous cardigans – not a bit like our Grannies used to wear!

I hope to see you at the Network Spirit of Christmas Fair taking place on 1st December, at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra where I will be showing all the fashion you might need for the season, and where you can find almost everything else you may be looking for in the run-up to Christmas, from cards & crackers to presents for all the family


Entry to the Spirit of Christmas Fair is free

For more information please contact Verna Kinder e-mail pvkinder@mail.telepac.pt

Network Spirit of Christmas Fair, Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra.Tuesday, 1st December, 2009 11.00am to 5.00pm

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

November 25th 2009 - ‘Speed Networking’

Contributed

LADIES NETWORK

Invites members and their guests to this exciting concept, still new to the Algarve.

Here is an unrivalled opportunity to efficiently increase business contacts and generate new business opportunities!

Who will be there? NETWORK members and guests interested in growing their business, seeking new customers, investors or business partners, or passing on referrals.

How does it work? Individual briefing sessions lasting around 5 minutes with other
like-minded professionals. Establish rapport, share contacts

What do you do? Prepare 20 word concise and effective ‘Martini’ speech. Have goals, know what you want to achieve. Think about what YOU have to offer to others. Bring business cards and interested friends not yet members!

When and Where?


Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pera
Wednesday November 25th
Gather at 8.30 am to start for 9 am finish 10.30 am.

Cost: Members €6 Guests €8.

Includes, coffee or tea, pastry and water

Spaces ARE limited!!

Please book no later than end of day Friday November 20th

Contact Lindsey (Western Vice President)
Tel: 936 371 448 or Email: Bowentherapy.Lindsey@gmail.com

Monday, 9 November 2009

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Boxing Day Treasure Hunt

New for this year

Why not come along on Boxing Day and help Captain Whitebeard of the good ship 'Garbe' retrieve his treasure.

Earn yourself a share by being the best at following the map, solving the clues and completing the tasks as you make your way around .

You get to test your brains, get some fresh sea air and walk off some of that Christmas Day Excess!!

Starting at the Hotel Garbe at 2.00pm on 26th December, 2009

5.00 Euros per person - all proceeds to Castelo de Sonhos
Book you place now - 282 320260 or info@hotelgarbe.com

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Coming up - 24th November, 2009

Contributed

Bicentenary Celebrations of the French Invasions of Iberia
Battle Dinner 3: From Talavera to Torres Vedras
Tuesday 24 November 18:00
Talk by Peter Kingdon Booker followed by dinner at the Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra.

Tickets €20
(please book by 21 November)

After his court martial and return to Portugal in April 1809, Sir Arthur Wellesley took up his winning ways again and summarily ejected the French from Porto. Seeking to profit from Spanish hostility to the French, with Cabinet permission he then advanced into Spain and joined forces with General Cuesta. Their relationship was not harmonious, but Wellesley managed to hold their alliance together while they fought the battle of Talavera on 27-28 July, 1809. The allies won this victory by the skin of their teeth but both British and Spanish had to retire in haste before larger French armies. Ennobled as Viscount Wellington as a result of this victory, the British commander used the year of respite from French attacks to construct at Torres Vedras one of the cheapest and most effective defence systems anywhere in the world. What was his secret? During the winter of 1809 - 1810, he was nearly defeated; where was his most damaging opposition? How did he survive?

Find out on 24 November how the future ´Iron Duke´ continued to contribute his genius to the defeat of Napoleon and consider again how he earned his considerable reputation. This is the third in Peter Booker´s series of presentations on the Peninsular Wars, in this Bicentennial of Britain´s participation in the Peninsular Wars here in Iberia.

Information/reservations :
lynne.booker@iol.pt/281 971 567.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Calendar of Events - November - February

Events in the Hotel
Friday, 25th December - Christmas Day Gala Dinner
Saturday, 26th December - Boxing Day Treasure Hunt
Wednesday, 30th December - Wild West Fancy Dress Dinner Dance
Thursday, 31st December - New Years Eve Gala Dinner and Dance
Monday, 4th January - Charity Quiz
Friday, 8th January - Bike Tour
Friday, 8th January, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 15th January - Bike Tour
Friday, 15th January, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Wednesday, 20th January - Theatre Dinner
Thursday, 21st January - Theatre Dinner
Friday, 22nd January - Bike Tour
Friday, 22nd January, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 29th January - Bike Tour
Friday, 29th January, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Monday, 1st February - Charity Quiz
Friday, 5th February, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 5th February - Bike Tour
Friday, 12th February, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 12th February - Bike Tour
Saturday, 13th February - Valentines Night Dinner Dance
Tuesday, 16th February - Pancake Racing on the Beach
Friday, 19th February, 2010 - 'Oops we forgot Valentines' Quiz Night
Friday, 19th February, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 19th February - Bike Tour
Friday, 26th February, 2010 - An Introduction to Travel Photography
Friday, 26th February- Bike Tour
Monday, 1st March - Charity Quiz

Father Christmas confirmed for Network Spirit of Christmas Fair

Last month Father Christmas and his Magic Elf met with the Organisers of the Network Spirit of Christmas Fair.

And today Father Christmas has today confirmed his attendance at Network Spirit of Christmas Fair which is taking place at the Hotel Garbe in Armação de Pêra on 1st December.

Santa and his Magic Elf will arrive to open the Fair at 11.00am, and stay until it closes at 5.00pm to give everyone the possibility to whisper their Christmas wishes to the man in the red suit with the big white beard.

Don't miss this oppoortunity - He will be giving the proceeds of his visit to Castelos dos Sonhos in Silves. No Christmas Fair is complete without a visit to Santa

Follow the Penguin Trail in the Hotel to find him.

Also confirmed for the Fair are another old favourite - the Keep Fit Carol Singers who will welcome Father Christmas at 11.00am and then sing many of the traditional Carols that we all know and love at Christmas time.in the Bar Boa Vista at 11.30am and 3.30pm.

The 2009 Network Spirit of Christmas Fair is set to be the best ever.

Don't miss it - make a note of the date now.

Entry to the Fair is free

For more information please contact Verna Kinder e-mail
pvkinder@mail.telepac.pt

Network Spirit of Christmas Fair, Hotel Garbe, Armação de Pêra.
Tuesday, 1st December, 2009 11.00am to 5.00pm
Photo: Father Christmas and his Magic Elf enjoying the spectacular beach in front of the Hotel Garbe when they were here last month!!!!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Monday, 2 November 2009

In our mail box this morning

We have just returned from a wonderful week at the Hotel Garbe. We can't seem to stay away, and as usual the service was first class. A special mention to all staff at reception and in the Por do Sol restaurant.

Best wishes to you all for Christmas and 2010.

Kindest Regards,

Peter

Sunday, 1 November 2009

What's On - Bar Boa Vista - November, 2009

Monday, 2nd November - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 3rd November - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 4th November - João Caracol - Music For Dancing
Thursday, 5th November - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 6th November - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 7th November -Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 8th November -Carlos Pontes – Music For Dancing
Monday, 9th November -Folk Dancing–Folk Dancers- 9.30pm
Tuesday, 10th November - The Old Tyme Songsters- 8.30pm
Wednesday,11th November-João Caracol- Music For Dancing
Thursday,12th November -- Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 13th November - Xico – Guitar Player
Saturday, 14th November - Sandra & Jorge -Music For Dancing
Monday, 16th November - Nuno - Resident Organist
Tuesday, 17th November - Arte Viva - Music For Dancing
Wednesday, 18th November -João Caracol- Music For Dancing
Thursday, 19th November - Nuno - Resident Organist
Friday, 20th November - Nuno - Resident Organist
Saturday, 21st November- Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Sunday, 22nd November -Carlos Pontes - Music For Dancing
Monday, 23rd November- Folk Dancing-Folk Dancers–9.30.Pm
Tuesday, 24th November – Ilze - Singer
Wednesday, 25th November- João Caracol- Music For Dancing
Thursday, 26th November – Nuno-Resident Organist
Friday, 27th November - Xico – Guitar Player
Saturday, 28th November- Sandra & Jorge- Music For Dancing
Monday, 30th November - Nuno- Resident Organist

Bar “Boa Vista - Happy Hour 20% Discount - Every Day From 6.00 To 9.00pm
Weekly
Mondays - 9.30hrs Pilates - Advance Class – Chelb Room
Mondays –11.00am - Pilates – Beginners Class – Chelb Room – Please Pre-Book At Reception
Wednesday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area
Fridays – 9.30am - Pilates - Advance Class - Chelb Room
Fridays – 11.00am - Pilates - Beginners Class - Chelb Room - Please Pre-Book At Reception
Thursday Evenings - 6.00pm – Pearl Exhibition - Reception Area
Sunday Evenings - 6.00pm - Silver Exhibition - Reception Area


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