Rosarito Calendar of Events

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Every Sunday 4pm. Cultural Sundays in the park, featuring local Mexican and American dancers and musicians.  At the IMAC in Abelardo L. Rodriguez park, west of Banamex. Different themes every Sunday. Sometimes food booths, other times vendors with food carts. Facebook IMAC Rosarito. Free.

Every Second Wednesday (except December). 2pm. Friends of the Library meeting at main library of IMAC building next to Abelardo Rodríguez Park. Promotes reading and literacy in Rosarito. www.friendsofthelibrary.com.mx. Carmen Dominguez, 661-612-3659. friendsofthelibraryrb@gmail.com

Every Third Wednesday (except December). 10am. Flying Samaritans meeting at Villas del Mar clubhouse on free road 2 miles south of Rosarito. Volunteers provide free health services and clinics. www.flyingsamaritansrosarito.org. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360. susansmithz@hotmail.com

Every Third Wednesday (except December). 2-4pm. Bingo at Oceana Grill & Cafe, Blvd. Benito Juárez #907-24. Great prizes, 6 different games. Benefits Flying Samaritans. www.flyingsamaritansrosarito.org. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360. susansmithz@hotmail.comEvery Second Thursday. 10am. Cruz Roja volunteers general meeting at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Provides assistance in case of accidents or disasters. www.cruzrojarosarito.org.mx. Rosie Pena, 664-976-0613, U.S. 619-621-0292. wosiepena@yahoo.com

Every Third Thursday. 9am. General Meeting for FRAO, Foreign Residents Assistance Office. Open to the public. Usually held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, with parking validated. Sometimes held at other local sites. Breakfast occasionally provided, but always available. Different speakers brought in to inform or address issues of concern to foreigners living in Mexico. frao@rosarito.org

Every First Saturday. 10am. United Society of Baja California (USBC) general meeting at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Rosarito Beach Hotel. Good info for the English speaking community of charitable, community service and social organizations. www.unitedsocietyofbaja.org. Judy Westphal, 661-614-1113. jawmem@msn.com

Every First Saturday. Noon-sundown. Open Studio Art Walk, a free tour of galleries in Rosarito Beach Hotel commercial center. Meet artists at work in their studios. pacothepainter@hotmail.com

Every Third Saturday. 1pm. USBC, United Society of Baja California, monthly Potluck dinner, held at La Maroma Sports Bar, across from Burger King. Different theme evey month. 50/50 raffle. Live entertainment at most events. Free for members and guests. Membership only $15 USD per year. Beverages ordered from the Bar at reduced Club prices.

Every Single Day. Grupo Gringo English AA. Av. Mar Mediterraneo #16 (2 blocks east of Las Brisas Hotel). 10am Sun., Mon., & Thurs., 6pm Tues., Wed., & Fri., 3pm Sat. Closed women’s meeting 10am Wed. Al-Anon meeting 10am Tues. Info at 661-614-1678.

June 3 Wednesday,1:00 PM. Flying Samaritans Luncheon. Back by popular demand, Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Quiroz of CosMed. Los Rocas Resort. Tickets: $15.00 All proceeds fund the Flying Sams Clinics. RSVP SusanSmithz@hotmail.com. US: 1-858-240-2360; MX: 661-100-6066.

June 4-7. Thursday - Sunday. 47th Annual Bud Light SCORE Baja 500 Race. Tickets and info at score-international.comJune 5. Friday. 7pm. Dancing with the Baja Stars Hotel Las Rocas, Rosarito.Vote for your favorites. Votes are $1 each. All money benfits local charities. www.dancingwiththebajastars.com

June 5 Friday, 1:00 pm, Food and wine pairing benefiting the Baja Scholarship Foundation and their 48 students, at Susanna’s Restaurant in conjunction with Vina Emiliana. Three course luncheon and wine pairing, tax and tip $40 prepaid only. Vegetarian option available. No tickets will be sold at the door. Check (payable to BSF) or cash may be dropped off at Club Marena, Bajamar, or mailed to the BSF, Box 439060-PMB 652, San Diego, CA 92143. RSVP to BSFStudents@aol.comwww.BajaScholarshipFoundation.org. Susanne Stehr: 661-613-1187.

June 6, Saturday, 6:30 pm. Dancing with the Baja Stars, Calamar Event Center. After party starts at 10:30 pm. Proceeds to support Cruz Roja, Club Ninos y Ninas, Baja Scholarship Foundation, Baja Dog Rescue, and Operation Love Mary Lea Outreach. Event & party $15.00. Information: 1-619-446-6400, or Info@apsidon.com.

June 8 Monday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Casting call at the Rosarito Theatre Guild. Cine Rio building (behind Comex on the main drag). Need all ages, English or Spanish. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Actors, singers, dancers, and musicians invited. Head shots will be available for $5. RSVP: RTGBajaTalent@gmail.com. Appointments strongly suggested.

June 10 Wednesday, 5:00 pm. USBC restaurant tour to KaBaCo by the Sea In Rosarito. From the blvd, turn at Dominos Pizza toward the beach. Indoor and outdoor seating.  Restaurant is on second floor. $10 cash only.  Reservations with entrée selection required. Sandi Eddahbi, seddahbi@aol.com. US: 1-213-787-5091.

June 13. Saturday.  pm. 1st Annual Rosarito Beach International Norteno y Tejano Festival (a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito), in the oceanfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Featuring the winner of the 2014 Best Tejano Group Award, Holland’s Dwayne Verheyden and the Tex-Mex Explosion and other great talents to be named soon.

June 13. Saturday. 9pm. Gala night and grand opening of Cafe Kavi — Casa Espiral, inside Quinta Del Mar. Gabriela Crowe (Soprano Melodico) and Ruben DiGrazia (La Voz de Tango) will be appearing. Donation $15 USD. Dancing, salsa, merengue, tango. Cel 661-107-9974

June 15. Monday. Deadline for US citizens living abroad to file individual tax returns and to pay any tax due. You can request an additional 4 month extension.

June 18. Thursday. Business and social mixer Sunio Beach Club, inside of Castillos Del Mar, Km29, just south of pink and purple hotel, 5-9 pm. $50 pesos. Appetizers and live entertainment. Bring your business cards. Raffle and Guest Exhibitors.  info@GetBaja.com This will also be the official summer opening of the Sunio Beach Club.

June 20. Saturday. Fathers’ Day Blues Show by Hola Soy Lola — Kabaco by the Sea

June 19-21 Friday and Saturday. All My Friends, Live Music Show at Sunio Beach Club, which is inside Castillos del Mar, Km 29.5 on the free toad.

June 20 Saturday. 1pm. USBC Potluck with Las Vegas theme at La Maroma Sports Bar, on Benny Juraez at the toll road.

June 21. Sunday. 8am. Tecate to Ensenada Bike Race. A fun bike ride goes from the city of Tecate to the city of Ensenada totallying 73miles. You will climb almost 4000 feet with 4 major hills.

June 25-28, Thursday – Sunday;  Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:00 pm; Sunday, 2:00 pm.  The Rosarito Theatre Guild presents Master Class by Terrence McNally; winner of the 2014 Tony award for best play. Members $12.00, non-members: $15.00. Buy at the theatre box office or via PayPal at RosaritoTheatre.org. RosaritoTheatreBoxOffice@gmail.com , or 664-609-3451.

June 27 Saturday. 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.mRosarito Beer Fest. Benito Juárez Blvd in front of the Festival Fiesta Hotel $125 pesos.

4th of July Saturday. 3:00 pm to10. 6th annual Flying Samaritans beach BBQ party and fireworks show. Beachfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Saturday. Food, raffles, entertainment, fireworks and more. General admission $8 USD, VIP $15. Benefits the Flying Samaritans Clinic in Rosarito Beach. (661) 100 6066 or (858) 240 2360.

July 18. Saturday. 1st Annual Ruta del Vino Bicycle Ride & Wine Festival, from Rosarito to Valle de Guadalupe. Your choice between a 40 mile race and 20 mile fun ride. rutadelvinobikeride.com

40 mile race and 20 mile fun ride. Info www.rutadelvinobikeride.com

August 1-2. Saturday-Sunday Baja International Short Course Race, held at Estero Beach Hotel / Resort. Tickets and info at lucasoiloffroad.com

August 7, Friday noon – 4:00 PM. Cruz Roja 40th Anniversary Fashion Show. Calafia ballroom. $20 donation, advance tickets. Mary Moreno, miquerdomx@yahoo.com. August 26, Saturday, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Sabor de Baja White Attire Party and Culinary Competition at the Rosarito Beach Hotel garden. Showcasing Baja’s top chefs paired with fine Mexican wines and craft beers. $65. Tickets are limited, and all guests must wear white. Price includes all food and drink pairings, entertainment by Maryam Malak, and a commemorative wine glass. Available at Extreme Hair Salon (cash only), Rosarito Beach Hotel (cash or credit card), and the Mi Casa Supper Club, (cash, check or credit card), or through PayPal at Sabordebaja@gmail.com. Must be 21.  www.facebook.com/SaborDeBaja, 664-609-3459.

August 15. Saturday. Placido Domingo at Vinedos San Gabriel, Valle de Guadalupe

August 15-16. Saturday-Sunday. Rosarito Surf and Music Festival 2015. By the pier. Still looking for sponsors and bands and exhibitors and vendors of products. Free entry.

August 21-23. Friday - Sunday. Baja Blues Fest — Rosarito Beach Hotel. Help support local charities. Beachfront gardens of Rosarito Beach Hotel. Ticket packages available, or single day tickets. Friday night and Sunday afternoon jams. Full line-up on Saturday. Outdoors, bring sunscreen, hat, jacket, etc...

August 21 – 23, Friday - Sunday;  Baja Blues Fest.  Friday, 7:00 – 11:00 pm; Saturday, 10:15 am – 8:00 pm; Sunday jam session. Six blues bands featuring Tommy Castro; vendors, food and drinks. 3 day ticket $35 in advance; Saturday only: $30 in advance or $25 at gate. Friday or Sunday tickets, $10 each day. Tickets online at www.bluesfest.org, or at Click-On.Com after June 1. Contact Jackie Alameda for more information or to volunteer. Admin@bajabluesfest.org;  phone: 1-800-520-5471 (US) OR 001-880-520-5471 (MX).

August 26, Saturday, 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Sabor de Baja White Attire Party and Culinary Competition at the Rosarito Beach Hotel garden. Showcasing Baja’s top chefs paired with Mexican wines and craft beers. $65, tickets are limited, and all guests MUST wear white. Price includes all food and drink pairings. entertainment by Maryam Malak. Tickets at Extreme Hair Salon (cash only), Rosarito Beach Hotel (cash or credit card), and the Mi Casa Supper Club during business hours (cash, check or credit card), or through PayPal at Sabordebaja@gmail.com. Must be 21 years of age. Information: www.facebook.com/SaborDeBaja, 664-609-3459.

August 30, Sunday, 9:00 am. “Wateke” Baja Sand and Social. This  year at Los Rocas Resort. Culmination of the sand castle contest and beach games: futbol, basketball, volleyball, surfing and a bike fun ride. Nighttime entertainment, 5:00 pm– 10:00 pm. Donation 50 pesos. www.facebook.com/Wateke Baja Sand. www.flysams4thjulybbq.com or flysams4thjulybbq@gmail.com Reserve a table to guarantee seating in the shade.

August 26 Wednesday The culinary event of the year is always Sabor de Baja, held at the beachfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. This annual event always sells out, so get you tickets early. (661) 100 6066 or (858) 240 2360.

August 29-30 Saturday and Sunday. Baja Sand raises money for local charities. Sand sculptures, food, entertainment.Rosarito Beach, north of the Pier.

August 30, Sunday, 9:00 am. “Wateke” Baja Sand and Social. This  year at Los Rocas Resort. Culmination of the sand castle contest and beach games: futbol, basketball, volleyball, surfing and a bike fun ride. Nighttime entertainment, 5:00 pm– 10:00 pm. Donation 50 pesos. www.facebook.com/Wateke Baja Sand.

September 25. Friday. San Diego Padres Fiesta at the Park at Petco Park, San Diego. Presentation of Mexican culture with mariachis, folklorico and flamenco dancers, Lucha Libre Exhibition (yes Luche Libre!!!), Live DJ, and food & drink. Watch the presentation and then stay for the Padres game.

September 26. Saturday. 10 am. Rosarito to Ensenada Bicycle Ride starts on Benito Juarez Blvd, in front of Rosarito Beach Hotel. This family-friendly bike ride is held twice a year. Some ride to compete, but most ride for fun. Big end-of-ride-party in Ensenada.

September 30 to October 3. Wednesday to Saturday. 6th Annual Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico Festival, people’s choice competition and workshops, held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. The two time Grammy Award winning mariachi divas, workshops, and cocktails with the stars, and competitions between U.S. and Mexican mariachis, singing and dancing.  (661) 100 6066 or (858) 240 2360 or Facebook it again.