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Pub Quizz

Pub Quizz at Palm Tree, in Cascais

Come and join other IWP members in an evening of trivia, brain teasers and general entertainment on Sunday 1st March at 6:45 pm.

It’s 3 Euros per person (or more) and all proceeds will go to the British Retirement Home in Estoril.

Teams are of 6 players max but if you don’t have a team, you will join one of the existing teams.

For more information, please email:


Starts at: 6:45

Where: Palm Tree Pub in Cascais

Cost: 3 Euros per person




Guided Tour of Alvaro Pirez d’ Evora exhibition at the MNAA

Please join us on Tuesday,  March  3rd, 2020 @ 11am for a guided tour of the Alvaro Pirez d’Evora exhibition at the Museum Nacional de Arte Antiga.

Alvaro Pirez is the oldest painter born in Portugal and documented in the Tuscan region of Italy, where he worked between 1410 and 1434He is presumed to have been born in Évora and is known for religious works. He was first mentioned in Vasari‘s 1568 update to his Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori (in English, Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects).

Testimony to the intense relations of the Mediterranean area at the dawn of the Renaissance, the goal of this exhibition is to evoke this unique figure of pioneer and artist, through a common project conceived by the National Museum of Ancient Art and the Polo Museale della Toscana

Meet  – 10:45 am to purchase tickets in lobby. Guided tour starts at 11am sharp. Book soon : Maximum  participants – 25
Prices- 6 euros admission  /plus 3 euros guided tour; Senior price – 3 euros  plus 3 euros tour; MNAA membership  free
Join us for lunch in the new Museum cafe, following the exhibition.
For details & reservation contact Bev at : by Feb 28th.

Starts at: 10:45 am to purchase tickets in lobby

Where: Museum National de Arte Antiga (Rua das Janelas Verdes  side door/lobby)

Cost: Prices- 6 euros admission  /plus 3 euros guided tour (discount for seniors)

Contact: Bev at culturalevents.iwp@gmail



IWP Happy Hour

Cost: Everyone pays for their own refreshments



Visit to Rescue Center near Alcabideche

Kristina Richardson, IWP member is taking us on a visit to the Associação Sao Francisco de Assis, Zambujeiro, near Alcabideche;

Estrada Principal do Zambujeiro 432, 2755-307 Alcabideche (20 minutes by car). Buses leave from the Villa de Cascais Bus stop Numbers 402 or 414 takes approx. 30-40 minutes to the door!
At the moment, there are 190 cats and some 350 dogs all looking for adoption, love and care. The ethos is Protection and Well Being of Animals.
There are 41 staff members and some 15 volunteers who come once a week on a regular basis. They need many more!
Barbara Nabo is in charge and makes presentations at local Cascais schools, as part of their compulsory Curriculum, learning about
Social and Environmental Responsibily with the idea that adoption is better than purchase of  domestic pets. They are in desperate need of volunteers to walk the dogs and spend time with the cats, all for the love of animals.
Any day of the week Monday to Friday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.
Please contact Kristina Richardson at: for more information and to organize car pooling for the visit to the rescue center.

Starts at: 14:30

Ends at: 16:00

Where: Estrada Principal do Zambujeiro 432, 2755-307 Alcabideche




Friends of Enviornment

Starts at: 10 am

Ends at: 12.30 pm

Contact: Marsha -




Executive Board Meeting

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



Starts at: 1 pm

Ends at: 4 pm

Where: TBD

Contact: Maria




Tile Painting Workshop in Cercica

Join us in a creative and relaxing moment of fun learning about ceramic tile painting.

For all the details see poster & confirm your interest to Marsha ASAP (max 15 participants).

Deadline to enroll: 6th of March!

CERCICA2 – Poster for Tile Workshop – UPDATED Deadline 3-10-20

Starts at: 10:00 am

Ends at: 12:00 pm

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

Cost: €7.50 per person prepayment - includes 1 tile, paints and firing

Contact: Marsha at



Musical Instruments Museum & friendly lunch

Come to Monte Estoril to visit this beautiful house with a fantastic collection of musical instruments.  We will enjoy the tour and demonstrations of some instruments with some hands on experiences!

Lunch has been booked for afterwards at Saboia Confeitaria in Avenida do Lago Loja 4 which is just 5 minutes walk from the museum – set price of 11 euros includes a choice of either quiche (veggy and non veggy) and lovely salad or “prato do dia”, if you prefer, bread and butter, a drink and coffee and tip.

Limit 20 members; there is an elevator at the museum; 12 Euros per person includes donation to the museum, lunch and tip.

If you want to join us for tour & lunch:

  1. Please reserve your place by emailing deadline Sunday March 8th  and make payment of 12 euros to: IWP  PT50003300004551549818105, including your name and reference “Music Museum” or pay 12 euros in cash to a member of the EB at the next Coffee Morning in Cascais market (Feb 20th);
  2. Please send confirmation of payment to Kathryn Rawlings : at

Starts at: 10:30 am

Where: Av Saboia, 1146/B, Monte Estoril Tel: +351-21-4680477

Cost: 12 Euros (includes tour, lunch & tip)




Bus Excursion to Monte da Ravasqueira and Arraiolos

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8:00am Lisbon pickup – Outside the Restaurante Churrasqueira do Campo Grande
8:30am Cascais pickup – Praca de Touros, Cascais
10:30am Arrive Monte da Ravasqueira 

The program at Monte da Ravasqueira quinta includes a guided visit of their Carriage Museum, vineyards and cellar, and a buffet lunch that includes:

Appetizers: Cheese, smoked ham, bread, olives, olive oil, wine jelly
Coriander soup
Codfish with corn bread with potatoes
Rice with duck roasted
Dessert of Encharcada (Typical egg cream) and fruit

Several wines for tasting, coffee and water

2:30pm Depart Monte da Ravasqueira for the village of Arraiolos
3pm Guided Tour of Tapete deArraiolos Museum 
4pm depart for Lisbon and Cascais

Cost: 40 euros per person, pre-paid to IWP PT50003300004551549818105

Please include your name and reference “Arraiolos” and email confirmation of payment to Bev no later than March 13

Note: Monte da Ravasqueira has a well-stocked store so do bring cash or card for wine, honey, doce, oil and additional products.

Cost: E 40

Contact: Bev -

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Salon with a special guest

Salon” allows Amigas to gather in a very friendly ambiance and talk about various general topics .
This month we will have a special guest! Sandra de Haan who worked as a Police Officer in Amsterdam for more than 33 years. She has kindly accepted to share with us, in a casual friendly Salon, what it was like to work in a “men’s world” before the “metoo” movement; She will tell us about some of her weirdest, interesting and toughest cases she had to deal with…and some of its funny moments too. Sandra worked in Amsterdam which was the drugs capital of the world in the eighties; this Salon will be very special, for sure, so please make sure you email Susan to book your place;

Starts at: 3 pm

Ends at: 4.30 pm

Where: Biblioteca de Cascais (opposite de Mercado)




Parede  Coffee Morning

The Parede Amigas coffee morning will take a place at the “Garden Caffé”

on Thursday 23rd of March at 10:00 come and have fun !!

The address  is : Garden Caffé,  Edifício do Lago,

Avenida do Jardim, 408, Parede, Cascais

No need to book; Free parking available next to the Garden Caffé

Starts at: 10 am



Amigas of Cascais Coffee Morning

Our Cascais Amigas Group will meet in the sitting area of the Market of Cascais by the little shops opposite the fruit and vegetable market.

Please join us for a friendly coffee & chat; Each pays their own!

Please contact if you have any questions

Starts at: 10.30

Ends at: 12.00

Where: Cascais Mercado, 2750-437 Cascais

Cost: Everyone pays for their own refreshments

Contact: Mireille & Caroline




Friends of Enviornment

Starts at: 10 am

Ends at: 12.30 pm

Contact: Marsha -