Welcome to the IWP Newsletter
Dear Members – Happy June!
Someone has flipped the switch to ON and our neighbourhoods are abuzz with tourists and beachgoers!
Be that as it may – your volunteer Board continues to work behind the scenes to provide some fun events, as do our members … special thanks this month to Jackie Chia, Heather Dennis and Peggy Cramer for coming up with 3 super activity ideas!
PLEASE NOTE: As Baia Drinks on the Rooftop is now back in rotation, the popularity of it requires that we return to our former system of signing up members first and IF there is any space, then husbands, partners and/or guests may attend. Just add a note with your RSVP if you wish to invite a ‘plus one’ and we’ll be back in touch. More details below.
PS – Going forward, more bartenders will be on duty … I have a promise from the powers that be!
LUNCH OUT! is taking a break for June, July and August … we’re going to let those tourists enjoy themselves!
OFFICE HOURS: Heather Dennis will be available at the IWP office, 85 Rua Poço Novo in Cascais starting at 12 noon on June 7th, for anyone who wants help navigating our website to purchase event tickets, renew their membership, RSVP for an activity or hunt for a missing Newsletter! Stop by and bring your questions.
KNITTING GROUP … we are still wanting to know if a needle based activity, such as knitting, sewing, crochet is warranted. Please let Linda Teixeira know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Last call on this for a while, so speak up!
Some dates for your calendar –
LISBON ‘STREET ART’ TOUR – Thursday, June 9th. 10 am – approx 1:00 pm
This is a fascinating 2.5 – 3 hour guided tour (may be hot weather – be warned!) See the webpage for details but besides admiring the street art, participants get to do some drawing and take home a goodie bag. Max. 10 members. Jackie Chia is hosting this event. Tickets are 28€.
Optional lunch afterwards at Tazza in Giro – https://ingiro.pt/ – feel free to check their menu.
Reserve your spot: https://iwpportugal.org/events/lisbon-street-art-tour
SAN FRANCISCO ANIMAL SHELTER, CASCAIS – Wed. June 15th. 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
This event will replace our June Tea & Talk. Barbara Nabo will show us around the facility and tell us about the work that goes on there. There is no charge but donations of canned dog food, colourless feed, sand, blankets, Turkish towels and toys are always welcome. (they have dogs and cats). Carpooling and comfy shoes are suggested. Why comfy shoes? So we can take the doggies for a quick walk! (optional)
20 members max. For more info: www.sfacascais.pt
R. Principal 432, 2755-307 Alcabideche, (Cascais)
Reserve your spot: https://iwpportugal.org/events/visit-to-the-s-francisco-animal-shelter
DRINKS AT THE BAIA ROOFTOP BLUE BAR – June 16th. 6pm – 8pm
NOTE THAT THIS MONTH ONLY, OUR EVENT IS ON JUNE 16TH (3rd Thurs. as opposed to 2nd Thurs.) The cut off for bookings is 6pm on Tuesday, June 14th. At that point, we will fill our attendee quota with guests. Thank you for working with us on this popular event! (see above for further details).
Reserve your spot: https://iwpportugal.org/events/iwp-drinks-at-the-baia-hotel-copy
WALK ACROSS THE AQUEDUCT IN LISBON! – June 22nd. 10am
Calçada da Quintinha, 6, Campolide, Lisbon
Heather Dennis has organised this fun outing, which includes a guided tour and crossing of the Aguas Livres Aqueduct, (65 mtrs high) followed by a 20 minute walk to visit to the Amoreiras Reservoir along with an optional lunch at the Aguas Livres Restaurant. https://restauranteaguaslivres.com/
This event is NOT for anyone with height or walking issues. More info on the webpage. Tour cost is 15€ with a max of 20 members.
Reserve your spot: https://iwpportugal.org/events/aqueduct-and-reservoir-tour
WINES OF PORTUGAL – GAME TIME!! in CASCAIS – June 28th – Event Room of Colina Parque, Ave. Eng. António de Azevedo Coutinho, 11, Cascais 2750-642
Peggy Cramer, CSA, will help us learn more about the wines of Portugal. Yes – our very own certified wine specialist will lead us (astray?) through a 90 minute fun-filled activity focused on wine! Max 20 members.
15€ will cover the cost of materials.
Reserve your spot: https://iwpportugal.org/events/wines-of-portugal-game-time
coming up in July …. (but always subject to change …!) a cooking lesson at the Cascais Food Lab, a salsa dance class … let’s have a picnic …
This month we meet Jane Thompson
(by Joy Davenport)
Jane was born in Akron, Ohio and did her undergraduate studies in Health Education and Physical Education at the University of Akron and finished her advanced degree at Kent State. Her first job was Physical Fitness instructor at the YMCA in Akron. Jane was active in the Junior League in Akron, as she continued her passion for physical fitness and health.
She also lived and worked in Montana and New Mexico. In New Mexico she worked for a home health care company, and her last 10 years at a major U.S. health insurance company before moving to Colorado where she and her husband Dave lived just prior to moving to Portugal.
Jane and Dave arrived in Portugal in May of 2021. They decided on Evora first as a home base for scouting for their permanent home.
In our conversation over coffee, Jane spoke fondly of the Portuguese people she and Dave got to know in Evora, especially a tour guide, whose name I’m sure she’s happy to share.
She and Dave decided that Cascais was the place for them, and that’s where they currently reside. They enjoy the conveniences of public transportation, and the beautiful venues for outdoor activities.
The couple have also done a fair amount of exploring other parts of Portugal, and don’t feel they will ever tire of it.
Since moving here, she started a Facebook group “Dave and Jane in Portugal” [Adventures and Misadventures] where Jane chronicles much of their life in Portugal. She was kind enough to allow me to join, and I enjoy reading her musings about their adventures.
Jane is passionate about physical fitness, is an avid runner, and enjoys walks and hikes. She has very much enjoyed the IWP for the networking, social events and over all camaraderie.
The State of Alert on mainland Portugal has been extended through June 30th.
Wearing a Mask will no longer be compulsory in public spaces such as shopping centres and schools although some restrictions do remain.
Masks are recommended to be worn in:
- Health centres and other healthcare facilities, nursing and residential care homes.
- On Public Transport; aeroplanes, buses, taxis and trains and metro.
Marta Temido, the Minister for Health, said that masks continue to be recommended for “places frequented by particularly vulnerable people” (homes and health establishments, for example) and places with “high intensity of use and difficult ventilation” (public transport).
Visits to healthcare, nursing homes and other residential facilities no longer require an EU COVID Digital Certificate with the booster, a negative test, or a certificate of recovery.
Executive President of IWP