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IWP Wine & Cheese Christmas Party

R.S.V.P Kathryn 

Space is limited so please reserve early!  

Associate members are welcome.

Pay by money transfer to IWP account IBAN: PT50 003300004551549818105
Please indicate venue name on transfer: Coeur de Fern, Wine and Cheese

Starts at: 18.00

Ends at: 20.00

Where: Coeur De Fern Travessa da Espera 8, Chiado 1200-176, Lisboa (Venue located on 2nd floor-walk up)

Cost: €10 per person

Contact: Kathryn




Amigas Let’s Meet Coffee Morning: Cascais

Starts at: 10.30

Where: Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Av. da República 300, 2750-475 Cascais

Contact: Mireille




CERCICA Christmas Tile Painting Workshop

Unleash the Artist Within……..

Ceramic Painting Workshop @ CERCICA

Following the very interesting guided tour organized by Beverly Midura of the Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tile Museum) in July, members were interested to try their own hand at tile painting.

Now we have the opportunity!   We’ve enjoyed coffee mornings, lunches, and tours at CERCICA, now we have an opportunity to be creative there!   Maybe paint a holiday tile……..

Maximum number of Participants: 15

   Sign up early!  

Contact Marsha at by Thursday, 29 November 

If you need a lift please let us know when you RSVP and we’ll be happy to coordinate your request.

Starts at: 10:00 AM

Ends at: 11:30 AM

Where: CERCICA Rua Principal, nº 320 / 320 A – Livramento 2765-383 ESTORIL

Cost: €7.50 per person (includes 1 tile, paints and firing). Cost for each additional tile will be €5.00

Contact: Marsha





IWP Happy Hour

Starts at: 6 pm

Ends at: 8 pm

Where: The Tasting Room, R. Frederico Arouca, 2750-340 Cascais



Cascais Pub Quiz Christmas Special

Please join us for the longest running charity quiz in Cascais!
Come on your own or as a team. Although the quiz is free, there is a voluntary collection for charity. The beneficiary is Casa da Sopa Berçário, a registered charity that assists needy families with infants. All monies raised are administered by the IWP (International Women in Portugal). There are no admin costs and 100% of your donation goes towards buying baby necessities. Your donation entitles you to a raffle ticket and you could win a handsome prize.

Pub Quiz, November

It is a fun night out rather than a serious quiz.
For those of you on Facebook and have not yet joined the Cascais Pub Quiz community, go to and click the “Like” button. This will ensure that you are automatically kept in the loop on everything the quiz does.

Starts at: 20.30

Where: Duke Bar, Largo Luís de Camões 8, 2750-409 Cascais

Contact: Chris





December Board Meeting


All IWP Members:

Let us know if you have an issue to raise with the Board and we will book a time for you to attend our monthly meetings and discuss your topic with us.

Starts at: 11.00

Ends at: 12.30

Where: Joia's "office" ​Restaurante Bacara​, ​R. Lisboa 7, 2765-240 Estoril

Contact: Joia




Jenny’s Coffee Morning: Lisbon

Jean McManus has found  the charity ReFood based in Estrela which collects food to give to needy families in the area.  Please bring any food items with you to the coffee morning and all donations will be taken to the Charity straight after the meeting. Please give generously!

Starts at: 10.30

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

Contact: Jenny




Make Your Own Mosaic!

Lisbon Mosaic Studio is based in the heart of Lisbon. Here, Eileen McDonough creates a wide range of mosaics and also runs workshops where you can learn this ancient art form.  You may have a new hobby  for life.

Come and create your own Xmas pot for that springtime flower!
Time: 10:00 AM –  1:00 PM. Take a break for lunch, return for final grouting to finish by 3:00 PM.
Phone: 934 188 287
Metro: Restauradores
Cost: 27 euros per  Person. Pay cash  at studio.
Attendees: 10 -15 Maximum
Please sign up by December 1st!

Contact: Bev





CERCICA Holiday Lunch

Join us for a Holiday Luncheon!

12:30pm Before lunch we will visit the greenhouses, where in addition to learning more about the educational/job training opportunities open to CERCICA clients, we will have the opportunity to purchase organic teas, plants and herbs grown on site.  Plus, we will be treated to a visit to the studio for an exhibit of original artwork with an opportunity to purchase original paintings, tiles, tiled garden benches, tile trays and ceramics…..all created on site.   
1:30pm  Lunch will be served.
If you need a lift please let us know when you RSVP and we will be happy to coordinate your request.
Maximum: 30 *Members have priority until 22 November.  Then, space available, Associate Members & guests are most welcome. Sign up early!
Payment deadline Thursday, 29 November. Please pay by bank transfer to International Women in Portugal, Online Banking (Net Banking) IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4551 5498 181 05. Add reference Christmas Lunch if possible and send proof of payment to Anne Reilly at
*NOTE:  When booking please indicate your choice of Menu #1, #2 or #3 (quiche or lasagna).
Entrees:  Mini prawn rissole, mini meat croquettes, bread, butter & olives.
MENU 1 - Fish
Cream of carrot soup
Codfish in cream & mixed salad (lettuce, tomato, grated carrot)
MENU 2 – Red Meat
Cream of zucchini soup
Stuffed veal with cheese in puff pastry, wild rice & mixed salad
MENU 3 – Vegetarian (choice of 1 main)
Cream of zucchini soup
Vegetable Quiche & mixed salad, or
Vegetable Lasagna & mixed salad
Beverages: white and red wine, mineral water, iced tea with lemon and coffee
Dessert:  Mixed fruit

Starts at: 12.30

Where: CERCICA, Rua Principal, Nº 320 / 320 A – Livramento 2765-383 Estoril

Cost: €20 per person

Contact: Marsha




Souk Portuguese Holiday Buffet

Enjoy a delicious traditional Portuguese Christmas meal!

Portugal is a small country with wide traditions…. Codfish, octupus, lamb, pork, turkey, roaster are all invited for Xmas table, depending on the region you visit.
Where I come from, Baixo Alentejo, for Christmas Eve we have Açorda de Bacalhau (codfish soup) and Carne de Porco á  Alentejana (pork alentejo style). On the 25th we have a rich table of turkey, lamb…and of course sweets make the perfect ending and we seat at the table sharing stories…the elders share stories from a harder yesterday, and the link between generations is renewed…life is richer when we share it.
For this lunch we propose a buffet with:
– Açorda de Bacalhau
– Carne de Porco á Alentejana
– Turkey
– Sweets
Limit: 30 persons.
Please contact Beverly to hold your space by Dec. 5th.
Payment details: NIB – 0010 0000 53942490001 07  IBAN – PT50 0010 0000 5394 2490 0010 7  SWIFT/BIC BBPIPTPL

Starts at: 12.30

Where: Souk Restaurant, R. Alexandre Herculano 3B, 2750-642 Cascais

Cost: 20€ including wine, 17,5€ without wine

Contact: Beverly




Amigas Let’s Meet Coffee Morning: Parede

The Parede Locality meeting will take place at the restaurant of Praia de São Pedro d’Estoril (in front of the Garden Caffé on the other side of the Marginal).

Come and have fun!

No need to book.

Paid parking is available next to the beach or free parking next to the Garden Caffé (3 minute walk to beach).


Starts at: 10.30

Where: Praia de São Pedro do Estoril, on the beach in front of the Garden Caffé

Contact: Joceline