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Browsing Archive: June, 2011

Feira do São Pedro - São Marcos da Serra - 28 June

Posted by Marianne on Saturday, June 25, 2011, In : festivals and fairs 

There is a large market down at the cemetery on the 28th of June, the day of São Pedro.

Do your shopping and eat some grilled chicken while you enjoy the atmosphere.                                                             

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Medieval Fair in Silves - 19 - 15 August 2011

Posted by Marianne on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : festivals and fairs 

It is a great experience to see how the historical centre of this ancient little town is transformed into medieval times. Everything is in style, including the clothes the stall holders wear and you really can imagine how life must have been a couple of hundred years ago.  There are many performances to see, there is no entrance fee, the food is great and there are many nice things to buy.  You can even participate yourself by renting (for a symbolic price) a costume and walk around dressed u...

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Festivities of the Popular Saints in Messines

Posted by Marianne on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : festivals and fairs 
In the neighbouring parish of Messines the "Festas dos Santos Populares" take place between 23 and 28 June 2011.

The festivities take place next to the Casa do Povo of Messines, near the Junta de Freguesia every day between 19.00 and 24.00 hours.  There will be sardines, snacks, regional products, parades and musical entertainment. 

The programme:

23 June - Parade and dance

24 June - Pig on the roasting spit and ball with João Paulo Cavaco

25 June - Pig on the roasting spit and ball with Kavaidis...

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new practitioner of veterinary medicine

Posted by Marianne on Monday, June 20, 2011, In : news and information 

New in the area of São Marcos da Serra is a young and motivated Médica Veterinaria (veterinary surgeon).
So if you have small animals that need treatment or vaccination, just give Carla Guerreiro a call and she will come to your house for a consultation.
Her telephone number is:  963169711


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Sueca - the famous Portuguese card game

Posted by Marianne on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : sport and entertainment 

In many places you can see posters advertising a Sueca tournament, where prices may be a lamb, suckling pig, a rooster or a bifana,  Sueca (also Portuguese for a Swedish woman) is a point-trick game with trumps and is probably the most widely played card game: it is played in most parks and coffee places where there are at least four people.

If you want to know how the game is played and maybe enter a tournament yourself, here are the rules:                   Sueca is a game for four players p...

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Feira de Turismo Concelho Silves - 22 and 23 June 2011

Posted by Marianne on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, In : festivals and fairs 

Come and experience the flavours of the Algarve, its cuisine, its culture, its crafts, the music and more....
The Primary School Dr. António da Costa Contreiras in Armação de Pera, will host the Fair of Tourism of the Municipality of Silves on 22 and 23 June. 

According to organizers, "it is intended that the show is a vehicle for the dissemination of activities, whether economic, cultural or artisan, in the municipality of Silves. All parish councils, cultural groups and artisans are parti...

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Football Training for children in July

Posted by Marianne on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, In : sport and entertainment 

The Serrano Futebol Clube invites all children between 6 and 12 years old to participate in a Summer Football Training (Escolas de Futebol) in the month of July.

For more information you can call:  964576505 or 914527603

If you are interested you should register at the Serrano Futebol Clube in the village.
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Barn Swallows and mosquitoes

Posted by Marianne on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, In : nature 

I just love the swallows!  They are such pretty little birds, announcing spring has come, true acrobats in the sky, happy singers and on top of all that all they keep the mosquito population around your house within limits. So there are a lot of pro´s to let them build a nest around your home.  
This year a pair of barn swallows (hirundo rustica) decided they really liked the top left corner of our entrance door.  After getting rid of the foundations countless times, we decided to give in, lo...
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BTT S. Marcos da Serra - 12 June 2011

Posted by Marianne on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : sport and entertainment 


Conquering the 5 "talefes" - S. Marcos da Serra - June 12, 2011

The Center for biking/Canoeing and the Serrano Football Club, will host on June 12, 2011 a spectacular ride in our parish.

Location: S. Marcos da Serra
Secretariat: Soccer Field Serrano FC / Bombeiros
Concentration: Soccer Field Serrano FC / Bombeiros
Time: 9.00

Sign up limit: 150
Deadline for entries: up to 150 confirmed by June 8 (because of the listings for insurance)

Jorge Rita: 917822093
Luis Cabrita: 962564778
Carlos Pachec...

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