Rosarito Calendar of Events

November 30, 2015 Edition

ROSARITO

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 Wednesday, 12:00 pm. Writer’s Workshop at Eden Restaurant, (next to Cruz Roja Thrift Store). Published and unpublished writers welcome! Bring samples (3-7 pages) of your work to share.   Marsh Cassady: marshcassady@yahoo.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.com

Every 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 Wednesday, 12:00 pm. Writer’s Workshop at Eden Restaurant, (next to Cruz Roja Thrift Store). Published and unpublished writers welcome! Bring samples (3-7 pages) of your work to share. For more information, contact Marsh Cassady: marshcassady@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 Friday. 4pm.  Spanish class main library, by IMAC, in Abelardo Rodriguez park behind BanaMex. Beginner level class with Sylvia. Free but donation appreciated.

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. AA “Grupo Gringo” meets daily in their meeting hall, #16 Mar Meditteraneo (two blocks behind Hotel Brisas del Mar). Meetings: Saturday, 3:00; Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 10:00 am; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00 pm.  Additional meetings in Cantamar (just south of the footbridge) Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am.. For more information, 661-614-1678.

November 16-30. Monday to Monday. Voting continues for Best of Baja Awards.

December 1. Tuesday. Early-bird deadline for guided tour to the Heartland in Tequila, Jalisco. $550 USD PP. 3 nights luxury accomodations from April 28 to May1, 2016. Includes  private tour of Tequila Fortaleza Distillery, walking tour of Guadalajara, ground transportation, some meals, gallons of good”tequila and tons of fun. (Airfare not included). 619-300-9102 or BajaWineToursAndMore@gmail.com

December 1 to 25. Tuesday to Friday. Toy drive for children of U.S. Veterans deported to Mexico. This year we would like to send some presents and put a smile on a child’s face.There are some deported veterans who are in Tijuana with their children, as well as men who would like to send their children a small gift. 619-634-3708. email at dermotrodgers@gmail.com. 626-569-5491

December 2, Wednesday, 1:00 pm. Flying Samaritan’s Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange Luncheon at Las Rocas Resort. Donation $15. Bring a wrapped gift for swapping/stealing. All proceeds to benefit the Flying Sams. RSVP and information: Susan Smith: Susansmithz@hotmail.com; phone: US: 1-858-240-2300; MX: 661-100-6066.

December 3. Thursday. Cruz Roja Damas Christmas Bazar

December 3, Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Meet award-winning author Viola Canales. Appetizers and no host bar, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, at John Hall Furnishings, on the Boulevard, south of the Pemex/7-11.  Book-signing with this year’s Rosarito Lee selection, The Tequila Worm, available in English and Spanish. For more information: www.friendsofthelibrary.com.mx. Free.

December 3. Thursday. 6-8pm. Meet and Greet author Viola Canales, sponsored by Friends of the Library. John Hall’s furniture store on the free road at Km 29. Book signing, snacks, no-host bar.  Let’s support FOL Friends of the Library.

December 3. Thursday. Cruz Roja Damas Christmas Bazar

December 4. Friday. 4:30pm. Cruz Roja Monte Carlo Night — Mi Casa Supper Club Presents: Monte Carlo Soirèe to Benefit the Cruz Roja Voluntarios Americanos Rosarito and Primo Tapia Chapters. $50 U.S. per person (prepaid only). Includes welcome cocktail, appetizers and $200 dollars in chips. Maryam Malak will perform. Contact Rose Peña 619/621-0292 or wosiepena@yahoo.com. San Antonio del Mar (to the left before you turn to the guard shack).  Tickets through Rosie Peña or Mi Casa Supper Club.

December 5. Saturday. Cruz Roja Thrift Store holiday sale, behind Waldo’s in central Rosarito.

December 5. Saturday. Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl. Sign-up sheet at Paradise Cove tiki bar, ask for Alfredo. Seating is limited, so reserve yours for just $20 USD. friendsofthelibraryrb@gmail.com

December 5 to 6. Saturday to Sunday. Baja Grape Adventure. Rosarito to Valle de Guadalupe to Rosarito.  Any off-road vehicle is welcome. PRICES ARE PER PERSON...

This event is not a race, it’sjust for fun.http://www.active.com/rosarito-beach-ca/cycling/races/the-baja-grape-adv... (619) 819 6323 in San Diego or (661) 612 2525 in Rosarito armando@toomuchfun.com.mx

December 4. Friday. 430pm. Cruz Roja Monte Carlo Night Mi Casa Supper Club, San Antonio del Mar (to the left before you turn to the guard shack).To benefit the Cruz Roja. $50 dlls per person (prepaid only). Includes welcome cocktail, appetizers and $200 dollars in gambling chips. Maryam Malak will perform. Contact Rose Peña 619/621-0292 or wosiepena@yahoo.com. See the event page here and click “Going” if you are : https://www.facebook.com/events/463398137118452/

December 5. Saturday. Ugly Christmas Sweater Bar Crawl. Sign-up sheet is at Paradise Cove Tiki Bar. Seating is limited. $20 USD. Chris, Herbie, Breezy and Beau will be back in Baja for this annual classic.

December 5. Saturday. Cruz Roja Thrift Store Holiday Sale, behind Waldo’s in central Rosarito.

December 5, Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Friends of the Library Holiday House Tour. The north tour will cover Real del Mar to Jolla Real (km 25) and the south tour will cover Vintage Furniture (km 29) to Plaza del Mar. Tickets at PayPal, International Mail Center, and Extreme Beauty. $18 & $30 for members; $20 & $35 for non-members. www.friendsofthelibrary.com.mx; friendsofthelibraryrb@gmail.com.

December 5 Saturday, 6:00 pm USBC Holiday Ball at Rosarito Beach Hotel. $30 per person (tables of 8 or 10 available). Music by Pachuco Blues. Rose Dillon: 661-120-4491. 2015holidayball@gmail.com; Annie Saravera: anastasiia.mx@gmail.com.

December 10. Thursday. 6pm to 12am. “People Helping People” Posada at Popotla Restaurant. $20 USD. Includes Sabor de Mexico buffet and entertainment, with live music performance by Maryam Malak. 661-614-9625 x1080 or email comite@chprosarito.org

December 11, Friday, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am. Corona Hotel. Yo Amo Rosarito Black and White Christmas Ball to benefit Catherine’s Kids orphanage. $22. Entertainment provided by Sonora Dinamita International Orchestra. Traditional Black and White attire, please. 661-116-2636.

December 12. Saturday. Night Market at FoodGarden in Tijuana, Zona Rio. Live music, different band every hour. Line-up TBD.

December 12, Saturday, 8:00 pm. El Gran Concierto at Baja Convention Center. World famous mariachi symphony. Recording live for CD & DVD. Profits to benefit Rosarito’s Boys and Girls Club, the Baja and Queretaro Youth Orchestras, and San Diego State University’s Love Library. $64.29; or at a table $106.49; or VIP table $370.24. www.marshproductionsinc.com.

December 12. Third annual campout at the Kumiai Indian Reserve. Adopt a Kumiai family with a Christmas food box costing $30, including blankets, toys, clothes, and food. Non-perishable foods may also be donated at KaBaCo by the Sea and Charly’s Taqueria. For more information: saraenmovimiento@hotmail.com; phone: 661-116-3050.

December 13. Sunday. 7-11am. Tijuana Orphanages Christmas Day Trip. Attend a Christmas celebration for over 50 orphanages in the Tijuana area. $125/person includes transportation, food, and sponsoring children or $85/person, notransporation.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tijuana-orphanages-christmas-day-trip-ticke...

December 20. Sunday. 8am. Moto X Bike, a motocross & mountain bike combined race. 20 Classses: (5 Riders Makes a Class) https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=29432953

January 31, Sunday, time TBA. Rosarito Theatre Guild Annual Wine Tasting Event and Auction. Save the date! Details coming.

February 28 to March 1. Friday to Sunday. Rosarito Theater Guild presents: Ladies Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. 664- 609-3451 Box Office.

May 7, 2016. Saturday. 10am. Rosarito to Ensenada 50 mile Bike Ride.