I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
I’m NOT an expert (an "expert" 2 ME knows 101%-NOT me). I believe in sharin info•helping where I can! And with over 2,200 entries, so some things might be out of date, so if you find old info PLEASE help each other by getting the updated info & sharing it with me to revise. At least you have some basic info to get you started.
Better yet - do you have extra time on your hands & looking for a volunteer project? Since this blog is a labor of love & RARELY does anyone share a donation (even though MANY have said how much it's helped them), I could REALLY use help updating info. Spanish speakers ESPECIALLY welcome since my VicLish can be somewhat limited at times!!

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Friday, November 30, 2007

CALENDAR - WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ Around Costa Rica (especially the Central Valley)

Keep watching this post as it will be updated as we find new activities/events!!

Do you know of something or have an event to post? Please Email me with two versions - one just the ultra basics - date, time, name, BRIEF 1-2 line description, contact name, email address, website, cost. The other DETAILED!! Send it to me at CostaRicaEvents@gmail.com


Sat. Dec. 1 - 9am-?? - YARD SALE - Multi-Family (including Vicki with some REALLY COOL STUFF though because of Bingo/Bake Sale benefit, I’ll only be there from around 8:30-11:30am!!).

10am-3pm - CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL at the American International School – Cariari

10am-4pm – CORRECTIVE BREATHING & MOVEMENT – Working your body smarter, not harder” Workshop with Paul Tank. Contact him at crmax21@yahoo.com / 533-1775

2-5pm – BINGO & BAKE SALE BENEFIT & TOY DRIVE hosted by Helping Hands (http://endpoverty.meetup.com/44 & coming soon - www.HelpingHandsCR.com / HelpingHandsCR@gmail.com) at The House of Self Empowerment. They’ll have LOTS of prizes (many make great holiday gifts) & will be selling many tasty Baked Goods & Treats!!
This is a benefit for Gail Nystrom’s CR Humanitarian Foundation (www.CRHF.org) - to help raise MUCH NEEDED $$$ for a few holiday parties/presents for VERY needy kids & many of her other projects!! Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy for a less fortunate child's Christmas, shoes (gently used or new) for their "Walk a Mile In Their Shoes Campaign" or any other "stuff" (clothes, household goods you no longer need, basic food staples, etc.).
The House of Self Empowerment serves as a Donation Drop-Off Point for MANY charities in/around Costa Rica so feel free to drop off ANY donations at any time. For more info email LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com or call 378-6679.

Starting Dec. 4 - Hanukkah Menorah Lighting in La Sabana Park behind the Leon Cortes statue. 296-6565

Dec. 5-7 - UNPUBLISHED WRITERS’ FESTIVAL - Ferrer Cultural House-Barrio Escalante & the Chilean Cultural Center-Los Yoses. 360-0342 / 235-1045.

Thurs. DEC. 6 - PRANIC HEALING CIRCLE - www.SatYogaInstitute.org for more details.

Fri. Dec. 7 - 6pm – SCULPTURE EXHIBIT featuring works by Margreet Wielemaker-Postma / 228 4242 / 385 3724 / mwielemakerpostma@gmail.com

Sat. Dec. 8 - 9am-noon - YARD SALE BENEFIT hosted by HELPING HANDS in front of Out of Bounds Lodge/B&B. They’re in Escazu - ON Calle Vieja – heading West towards Santa Ana, on the South side of the street, just West of Taj Mahal Restaurant (directions at - www.bedandbreakfastcr.com/location.htm).
They have room for 2 more people to sell their stuff. You’d donate 20% of your proceeds to Helping Hands. You bring your own table. If you’re interested, contact Meranda at 288-6762 for more details

6:30-11:30pm - ARCR CHRISTMAS DINNER DANCE - http://forums.arcr.net/index.php?act=calendar&cal_id=1&code=showevent&event_id=551

Dec. 8-9 - SEMINAR/WORKSHOP ON PHYSICAL INJURIES for massage therapists & trainers at Casa Ames in Los Yoses. 224-7113 / 224-3678 / www.CasaAmes.com

Sun. Dec. 9 - 9am-6pm - GAY FESTIVAL/ SEXUAL DIVERSITY/Festival de Orgullo - Parque de la Paz-San Sebastian www.cipacdh.org / 800-247-2227 (though their website has different info. THIS is correct).

Fri. Dec. 14 - One of the BEST METEOR SHOWERS of the year – after midnight in the Eastern skies! (though good from Dec. 6-19)

Dec. 28-Jan. 24 - CRICS – CR INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY is having a month long gathering (The Aristotle Gathering) of like-minded thinkers of sustainability!! www.CenterForSustainability.net

Jan. 12 - BAZOOKA FEST (http://www.costa-bazooka.com) – An all day outdoor Rock Music festival near Quepos benefiting the Roberta Felix Foundation.

In time I’ll be starting a Calendar also but in the meantime – if you have something new to add – email me at CostaRicaEvents@gmail.com

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