Rosarito Calendar of Events

December 14, 2015 Edition

ROSARITO BEACH

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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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.

December 13 to 25. Sunday to Friday. Voting continues for Best of Baja Awards.

December 16. Wednesday. 12 to 3 pm. Holiday Painting Class with Janine at Paradise Cove Tiki Bar and Grill, maybe.  Location not confirmed yet.   $30. Includes all art supplies. PayPal expatartistinbaja@gmail.com. Payment required one week prior to class. If you cannot/will not use PayPal, pay at the Baja Glass Art Studio Thursday-Sunday, 12-5. Working on gift certificates redeemable for future group or individual private instruction.

December 16. Wednesday. 5 to 8 pm. Light Your Christmas — Playas de Tijuana

December 20. Sunday. 8am. Moto X Bike Rosarito. A Motocross & Mountain Bike combined race.  https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=29432953 .

December 20. Sunday. 530 pm. San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. Free. More than 80 lavishly decorated boats. From Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and Ferry Landing in Coronado.  http://www.sdparadeoflights.org/

December 27. Sunday. 9am to 12 pm. The Smile of Hope — Fracc. Tecolote Community Center in Tijuana 01 664 593 1400 irradiandovida2164@yahoo.com.mx Give a gift of hope by giving a Christmas present to these disadvantaged children. Here is your chance to make a child smile a Smile of Hope.

January 11. Monday. 430 pm. Best of Baja Awards Gala — Margarita House, San Felipe

February 22 to 24. Monday to Wednesday. Baja Whale Watching Tour with the Baja Good Life Club. Members: $175/person Non-Members: $215/person.  email rachelpack@bglclub.com, or call 686-230-9933.

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.

March 2 to 6. Monday to Friday. Baja Cancer Walk. 100  miles, 5 days  walk for money to fight cancer,  through the San Felipe Baja California Desert.  Call 686-230-9933 or email thebajawalk@gmail.com

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

 August 26 to 28. Friday to Sunday. Baja sand castle build 2016 — Rosarito Beach Hotel

October 12 to15. Wednesday to Sunday. 7th Annual Int’l Mariachi y Ballet Folklorico Festival — Rosarito Beach Hotel