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Here is a list of upcoming fundraising, charity and special events for this season, as well as information on how you can help (also see Community Groups & Organizations below):
Fundraising, Charity & Special Events for 2011-12
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welcome / bienvenidos
Welcome to all 1,040 subscribers of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, and many more who view it on Jaltemba Bay Life and the Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum.
We have been working really hard this week trying to keep up with all the local news and upcoming events. Because of the abundance of information, this week's issue is the largest to date. We actually maxed out on the number of article blocks we can use in our newsletter.
To find out what is happening this week, read through the information below and take a peek at our online Community Calendar.
To help plan your upcoming trip or your day in the Bay, don't forget to check the current weather conditions on the Official Jaltemba Bay Weather Page.
And be sure to watch for the next issue of the Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter, which will arrive in your InBox on January 16th just in time for your morning coffee.
Editor, Jaltemba Bay Life Newsletter
Little Cutie in La Peņita
by Allyson Williams
While I was strolling through La Peņita the other day, I spotted this precious little girl playing with her inflatable ball near the plaza. Luckily for me, she was willing to pose with a little encouragement from her Dad. If you think she could she be any cuter, check out the rest of the photos series... See more
An Incredible Whale of a Rescue Story
by Guille Coppel
On December the 29th 2011, three friends and us went out fishing in four different boats: Jaime Barragan in his boat "Poca Madre" with his son Jaimillo and a friend of him Nahum. Humberto Mendoza in his panga "Freedom" with his wife Jani and her 8 year old nephew, Emiliano. Mario Mucharraz by himself in his boat "Makaira" and Martel and I in our boat "Vida Loca"... Read more
|Giving IS Good!|
by David Thompson
We are proud to announce that because of our 2011 "Giving is Good" project, we are donating a total $660 USD to four local charities:
- Cancer de Mama
- Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue
- Los Amigos Scholarship Program
- PEACE Mexico
We would like to thank the following businesses, rentals and real estate properties who participated during this phase of the project by advertising and/or renewing their listings between October 24-December 25, 2011:
- Casa Contenta, Los Ayala (Rental By Owner)
- Casa Vista Tranquilo, Guayabitos (House For Sale)
- El Gigio Italian Pizzeria, La Penita (Restaurant)
- El Monteon Storage, El Monteon (Storage/Bodega)
- George's Equitation, La Penita (Horseback Riding Tours)
- Glassworks Studio, La Colonia (Stained Glass Classes)
- Green Parrot S.A., La Penita (Lots for Sale)
- Hotel Bahia, La Penita (Rental By Owner)
- Los Compadres Resort, La Penita (Rental By Owner)
- Los Compadres Restaurant, La Penita (Restaurant)
- Taxistas Unidos, La Penita/Guayabitos (Taxi Service)
- Vista Guayabitos, Guayabitos (Restaurant)
- Xaltemba Restaurant, La Penita (Restaurant)
The "Giving is Good" project is our way of giving back to our community!
We are hoping to announce the next phase of the Jaltemba Bay Life "Giving is Good" project in a few months, so stay tuned.
Announcing the Cancer de Mama Kick-Off Party
This year, the non-profit Cancer de Mama organization is holding a party to kick-off the upcoming 4th Annual Cancer de Mama Clinic in La Penita, Nayarit, Mexico. The party is a way to inform the public about the clinic and clinic needs, as well as to provide an opportunity for people to get involved if they cannot volunteer at the clinic. Read more
"Suite Mexico" Exhibit Comes to Xaltemba Gallery
Xaltemba Gallery is honored to present "Suite Mexico" the work of Abraham Lopez and Miguel Castellanos, two artists from Guadalajara. The exhibit, "Suite Mexico" is the vision of these two artists with a different approach... Read more
Get Ready for the Most Delicious Fund-Raiser in Jaltemba Bay
by Christina Stobbs
The Most Delicious Fund-Raiser in Jaltemba Bay will be held on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Los Ayala's Elementary School. Tickets are just $100 pesos per person. Enjoy a HUGE selection of Canadian, Mexican & American Treats. Read more
Mexican Fiesta to Raise Funds
for Los Ayala Infrastructure
by Christina Stobbs
A "Mexican Fiesta" will be hosted at Los Delfines Bungalows & RV Park to raise funds to replace the existing infrastructure for waste in Los Ayala. The cost to replace the infrastructure is ~ $1,000,000-1,200,000 pesos and Los Ayala needs to raise $250,000 pesos; muy pronto... Read more
YURTS: Living in the Round Slide Presentation
by Becky Kemery
Come join Becky Kemery, author of YURTS: Living in the Round, as she shares her beautiful and inspiring slideshow, YURTS: Living in the Round. Originally an indigenous shelter from the plains of Central Asia, modern yurts offer... Read more
Restaurant + Business News
New Guayabitos Yoga Classes Added
by Agneta Dyck
For all of you who like to finish your morning coffee before you head out, starting January 9th Guayabitos Yoga is offering a new 9:00 a.m. class. And for those of you looking for a little more challenge, there is a new Advanced class every... Read more
Live Artist Painting at Beso del Sol SteakHouse
by Julio Parra
Starting this Wednesday, January 11, Beso del Sol SteakHouse in Guayabitos will feature work from Tepic Artist Fco. Javier Carrillo who used to have galleries in Mazatlan, San Blas and Cabo San Lucas. Sr. Carrillo and his son will be painting, as well as displaying some of their beautiful work. Read more
Why We Love Jaltemba Bay
Tell us why YOU love living or vacationing here!
|Tell Us Why YOU Love Jaltemba Bay|
This is your chance to let the world know why YOU love living or vacationing in Jaltemba Bay. We want to thank Jeffrey, Lilianne, Barenda and Bea for starting us off on the right foot. Now let's see what the rest of you have to say... get ready, get set, get writing!
To submit your story (long or short) or to view what others are saying, click here.
Thank you soulpatch and Lauralynn for sharing!
|Why I Love Jaltemba Bay|
by soulpatch (from Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum)
My family loves Mexico and it constantly calls to us. We will be visiting your area in July and what you have written here really reaches that place in me where I am most alive. Saludos!
|Why I Love Jaltemba Bay|
by Lauralynn (from Jaltemba Bay Folk Forum)
salt of the earth people with generous hearts....living in a lovely town on the seashore. how can i help but love her?
Updates on groups, organizations and other good works
|Donations Needed to Fund Kinder Kitchen in La Penita |by Jane Fellows
I am working to raising money to build a kitchen at Jardin de Ninos: Luis Pasteur Kinder School in La Penita. However, donations of cement, rebar, tiles, and cash donations are needed to make this happen. Read more
Funds Needed for Local Woman's Second Hip Replacement Surgery
by Lin Chimes
Marianna wishes to thank everyone who donated money to help purchase her prothesis for a much needed hip operation. She especially wants to thank the generosity of the "Margarita Challenge" who donated $25,100 pesos toward the purchase of the $41,000 pesos prosthesis. Read more
Rotary Will Honor Jaltemba Bay
by Susana Connors
What would change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. Jaltemba Bay La Penita Rotary Club has voted unanimously to honor Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR), for advocating humane and healthy practices for animals in our area. JBAR has done this... Read more
|Pencils Find Their Way to Needy Hands, The Rotary Way|
by Susana Connors
One of Walmart's suppliers found themselves with an over inventory situation of pencils. They contacted John Laramore from the Heart Lake Brampton Ontario Rotary Club. The club received several palettes of pencils... Read more
Support Your Community by Attending the Third Annual Rotary Dinner Dance
by Susana Connors
Support your community by participating in Rotary's Third Annual Dinner Dance. Los Amigos, Cambiando Vidas, Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue, Margarita Challenge, Clinica Cancer de Mama, kindergarten schools (Las Cabras, La Colmena and Las Ladrilleras) all have partnered with... Read more
JBAR: Animals for Adoption
Rescued and adopted animals make the best pets! There are always dogs and cats available for adoption in the Jaltemba Bay area that are looking for good loving homes. You can view the new JBAR Adoptee Photo Album here.
For more information, visit the Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR) community webpage.
Events are a wonderful way to immerse yourself in, and learn about, the Mexican culture. Here is a list of upcoming holidays, festivals, events, and activities worth planning around. Also check out our Community Calendar for a complete list of what's going on in the Jaltemba Bay area. If you have information about an event, please email us so we can include it in our next issue. And don't forget to add your event... it's FREE!
Monday, January 9
Los Amigos Management Council Meeting
he Management Council oversees the operations of Los Amigos. It meets the second Monday of each month at Palapa de Guty, Circuito Libertad #4, La Penita and everyone is welcome to sit in. There is a Meet & Greet at 6:30pm with the formal meeting starting at 7pm.
Tuesday, January 10
Cancer de Mama Clinic Volunteer Meeting
This organizational meeting is for anyone who is interested in volunteering at the upcoming Cancer de Mama Clinic in February. The meeting will be held at 10am poolside at the La Penita RV Park. We expect over 300 women to attend this year's clinic, so lots of volunteers are needed. For more information, please visit www.cancerdemamaclinic.com
. If you can't attend the meeting but want to volunteer, please let one of the organizers know your area of interest (contact information is on the website).
YURTS: Living in the Round Presentation
Come join Becky Kemery, author of YURTS: Living in the Round, as she shares her beautiful and inspiring slideshow, YURTS: Living in the Round at 6pm at Xaltemba Restaurant. See the article above for additional information.
Saturday, January 14
Los Amigos Basket-Making Workshop
The Recycling Committee of Los Amigos will be holding Basket Making Workshops on the following Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21 and 28 and February 4, 11, 18. The workshops will be held from 10am-noon at 162 Calle Allende, La Peņita. Read more
A Taste of La Cruz
Amigos de La Cruz and the Marina Riviera Nayarit are pleased to announce "A Taste of La Cruz", a FREE to the public event at the Marina Malecon & Amphitheater from 4-7pm. Enjoy a day of fun, food & music at one of the Bahia's most picturesque settings. Meet the people, merchants, restaurants and musicians of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit at this exciting expo-fair.
|If you have information about an upcoming event or activity, please email it to us at Allyson@JaltembaBayLife.com so we can include it in the next edition of the newsletter. And be sure to add your event to the Community Calendar as well.|
3rd Annual Bucerias Street Festival
This 3-day event takes place on January 18th, 19th & 20th, 2012 and includes: The Bucerias Chalk Art Walk, The Taste of Riviera Nayarit and The Bucerias Craft Faire. For more information, visit The Bucerias Art Walk
1st Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Conference
The First Annual Jaltemba Bay Rotary Conference is scheduled for January 18-21, 2012 in beautiful La Penita-Guayabitos and will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Jaltemba Bay, District 4150, Mexico. For more information, visit www.rotaryjaltemba.com
Saturday, January 21
3rd Annual Rotary Dinner Dance & Auction
The Rotary Dinner Dance & Auction will be held Saturday, January 21 at Tonita's III in La Penita. Tickets are 300 pesos and include dinner, a beverage, dancing and lots of fun! Buy your tickets from any Rotarian. Proceeds help fund community service projects including student scholarships in the Jaltemba Bay area. For more information, visit www.rotaryjaltemba.com
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Special Events for 2011-12
Click here (or on the left sidebar) to view a list of upcoming Fundraising, Charity and Special Events, as well as information on how you can participate and/or help.
* Indicates possible non-working holidays.
** Indicates Nationwide holidays -- Schools, banks, post offices, and other public government offices are closed during these Mexican National Holidays. Often times these and other major holidays include the nearest Monday to create a 3-day weekend.
Tianguis in Guayabitos
The Tianguis (open-air market) in Guayabitos is held every Monday during high season from 8am-1pm in the Guayabitos Plaza (map). While slightly smaller than the Thursday market in La Peņita, the atmosphere is lively and the location is charming.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays:
Work on strength, flexibility, core power and balance during these outdoor yoga classes. Classes start at 7:30am (9am class will be added in January). More Info
PEACE Home Tours
Explore traditional-style Vallarta casas to graceful haciendas and multi-million dollar ocean-front villas during this 3-hour tour. Tickets are $35 USD and all proceeds support PEACE projects. More Info
Rotary Club Jaltemba Bay
Rotary Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:30am at Piņa Colada Restaurant in Guayabitos. More Info
Manuel & Friends Play at Las Brisas Restaurant
Eat, drink and dance to Manuel & Friends every Wednesday night at 4pm. More Info
Tianguis in La Peņita
The Tianguis (open-air market) is held every Thursday from 8am-1pm or so around the Plaza in La Peņita ( map). It is "the" place to shop for silver and handmade jewelry, tablecloths and linens, glassware, Talavera pottery, Huichol Indian artwork and Oaxacan rugs. You will also find fresh fruits and veggies, homemade breads and locally-produced honey and coffee. This is one of the largest and most well-known markets in the area.
Casa Cooking Classes
Each class focuses on a traditional Mexican meal using the freshest local foods with information on ingredients, utensils and techniques. Classes are Fridays at 2pm in Guayabitos. Registration starts now! More Info
Grilled Oyster Bar at Los Compadres
All you can eat Grilled Oysters or Peel & Eat Shrimp for only $200 pesos every Friday from 4-9pm. More Info
Jazz at Xaltemba
Scott Webb jazzes things up at Xaltemba Restaurant every Saturday night from 7-10pm. More Info
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Enjoy brunch on the back terrace at El Panorama Hotel in La Peņita every weekend from 8am-noon. 10% of the proceeds go to Jaltemba Bay Animal Rescue (JBAR). Reservations are required. More Info
Live Music at Latutide 21
Please see the Community Calendar or the Latitude 21 webpage for their extensive music schedule.
You can view a full list of events and activities on the
Community Calendar. And if your event isn't listed, email us.
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Los Compadres Resort
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Condominios Paraiso Tropical
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El Gigio Italian Pizzeria
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