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IWP Happy Hour



March Executive Board Meeting

Let us know if you have ideas for us to discuss, and join us when you can!



Starts at: 11.00

Ends at: 13.00

Where: Joia's home

Contact: Joia




Pharmacy Museum visit

Come and learn about  the History of Portuguese Pharmacy!
In Lisbon, there,are recreated spaces and environments that allow the visitor to realize the development of the Portuguese pharmaceutical history and technology, from the late fifteenth century to the present day. From old apothecary of the eighteenth, to the Liberal Pharmacy in early twentieth century were reconstructions  were  made of authentic Portuguese pharmacies. It should be also noted the authentic recreation of a traditional Chinese pharmacy, originating from Macao of the late nineteenth century and an area dedicated to the Military Pharmacy.

Time – Meet at 10:45 in Museum lobby. Escorted tour in English starts at 11.00. The tour runs about 1 hour.

Cost – This is a subsidized tour by IWP. Members pay 5€ per adult and 4€ per senior, cash at door

Open to all – 25 max.  Please RSVP to Bev by March 1st.

We will follow with a lunch  at Noobai, a few minutes walk from the museum.

Where: Museu da Farmácia, Rua Marechal Saldanha 1, 1249-069 Lisboa

Cost: This is a subsidized tour by IWP. Members pay 5€ per adult and 4€ per senior, cash at door.

Contact: Bev




DANCING QUEENS : Women’s Day Celebrations

Join us to celebrate our very own international women! Bring your partner!

Our theme will be Mamma Mia and for those of you who wish to dress up, please do so!


Please bring along your ideas of how we as a group can help bring forward the date for women’s equality and how we can support each other. Or just have a glass of wine and watch the sunset!
Everyone is expected to pay for their own drinks. Snacks will be provided.
The venue is: Alcatruz
Address: R. Vasco da Gama 2, São João do Estoril
Nearest station: Sao Joao de Estoril
Please confirm your attendance by Tuesday 5th March midnight latest.

Starts at: 5 pm

Ends at: 8 pm

Where: Alcatruz, R. Vasco da Gama 2, São João do Estoril

Cost: Everyone pays for their own drinks

Contact: Rosemary

Contact 2: Rachel

Email: OR



Bridge for Charity

We would like to invite you to play Bridge for Charity (We suggest playing Chicago)



We propose to start at 6 pm and play for a while and then have a bite. Anneke’s husband, Jim has kindly offered to cook for us. For that we ask you to pay 12€ (at least). What isn’t eaten up will go to charity. We propose donating the money to cancer research.

We would like to branch out a little bit that evening and ask you to bring along any friends and/or husbands who would like to play bridge with us. It would be good to have as many people as possible.

Please let us know by 8 March whether you will be able to join us.

To make things easier, please let us know who your partner will be.

Starts at: 6 pm

Where: Kitty's

Cost: € 12 (at least)

Contact: Anneke and Carol




Cascais Amigas Walk / Event / Lunch

Join us for our next event! 
At 11.30 hrs we will meet at the Cascais train station and then walk through the old town of Cascais to Casa Sommer to see the exhibition Footprints in Estoril. We will be there at around 12.15 hrs. There is no entrance fee for the exhibition. Casa Sommer is the big white house opposite parque Marechal Carmona. 
At 13.00 we will have lunch at Center Cultural Cascais in the restaurant ConversasYou can take part in the entire program but you can also only come for lunch and not do the walk and the exhibition. Or just do the town walk and the exhibition and no lunch. 

Price of the daily menu is 10.00 euros, including coffee but without drinks. You can also order from the menu and the price is also around 10.00 euros per person without drinks. 

Please let me know if you join us for lunch before Thursday 7th of March via my e-mail so I can make the reservation for the restaurant. 

Maximum 20 for lunch reservations.

Hope to see many of you on the 12th of March!

Starts at: 11.30 / 12.15 / 13.00

Where: Cascais Train Station / Casa Sommer: Av. Vasco da Gama, 2750-509 Cascais / Restaurante Conversas: Av. Rei Humberto II de Itália, Centro Cultural de Cascais, 2750-800 Cascais

Contact: Caroline




Jenny’s Coffee Morning: Lisbon


Please note that there will be no canned food pick up this time.

Starts at: 10.30

Where: Linha d'Agua, Rua Marques de Fronteira 18, Lisboa

Contact: Jenny




Coffee Morning: Sintra



No need to book .
Every one  pays for her drink .


Starts at: 10.30 am

Where: Catinho da Varzea, Varzea da Colares s/n 2705-351, Colares

Cost: Everyone pays for their own refreshments

Contact: Pammela




Parede Locality Lunch

Please confirm your attendance by March 14th to Joceline.

Come have fun!! 

Starts at: 12 noon


Cost: See details above

Contact: Joceline




The Land / Joaquin Sorolla’s Spain at Museu National de Arte Antiga

Come and view this Special exhibition  with us!!


A partnership with the Sorolla Museum, Madrid, this exhibition, curated by Carmen Pena, brings together 118 paintings by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 1863 – Cercedilla, 1923) from the museum and from Spanish private collections.
The exhibition shows how Sorolla, the master of the “open air” and the “intense light”, unveiled new versions of the various Spanish landscapes, at the turn of the 19th for the 20th century, giving them new meanings and participating in a cultural movement that sought another image of the country.
The selection of pieces also includes some paintings representing scenes on the seashore and the work of fishermen on the coasts of Valence, some of Sorolla’s most typical themes.
Maximum attendees: 20
Please secure your space by March 8th!

Coffee starts at: 10.00 in the coffee shop on the ground floor of the museum, and if whether permits, in their beautiful gardens with a view of the Tagus River.

Tour starts at: 11.30. Please arrive by 11.15 latest in main museum lobby to pay cash for Admission.

The tour will last approximately 1 hour.  If you would like to have lunch afterwards in the cafeteria there are several options to choose from (around 8 or 9 euros a plate of food).

You may like to visit the beautiful Museum shop on your way out.

IWP will partially subsidize the escorted tour this time in Spanish.

Starts at: 11.30 am

Where: Museu National de Arte Antiga, Rua das Janelas Verdes, 1249-017 Lisboa

Cost: The entrance ticket is 6€ per person, 3€ for people 65 years or older, free for BPI clients under documentary proof. MNAA members will pay 3€ with Membership card.

Contact: Rosemary (Rosy)




Volunteers Needed / Family Fun Day

FOR: Family Fun Day to benefit the Bombeiros of Estoril

This event will have dancing, fitness, yoga, stalls for face painting, arts and crafts for the kids, raffle table, cafe corner and a few more things.
The firemen will show their trucks and maybe their firehouse.
Leanne and her team need volunteers to help in the following areas for 2-hour increments: 
Coffee Corner: 4 servers needed and/or donations of cupcakes, cookies, cakes (needed for March 19th); 
Raffle tables:  4 people for 2 different tables and/or donations of items for the raffle
Entrance area:  2 people

Starts at: 1 pm

Ends at: 6 pm

Where: Ginasio Bombeiros do Estoril, Av. dos Bombeiros Voluntarios, 89, 2767-202, Estoril

Contact: Rachel Daix




Trip to Azeitão

Join us for a trip to the Azeitão Cheese Factory and Bacalhôa Winery!
  • 9.00 Coach to leave Campo Grande to arrive in Cascais at 10.00.
  • 11.00 Arrive at Azeitão Cheese Factory. We will visit making the cheese 20 people at the time.
  • 12.30 Self-service lunch, with drinks included.
  • 15.00 Bacalhôa Winery and palace museum. There will be wine tasting.
  • 17.30 or 18.00 Leave to return home.

Note: Fees are reduced by IWP subsidy.

Maximum persons: 40

Please RSVP by March 21 along with the payment to

IBAN PT50 0033 0000 4551 5498 181 05.  (Please clearly mention your name and Azeitão trip in reference)

Contact: Jeanine


Starts at: 9.00am Coach to leave Campo Grande to arrive in Cascais and leave at 10.00 am.

Cost: €30 for members and €40 for associates and guests.

Contact: Jeanine