Rosarito Calendar of Events

October 5, 2015

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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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

October 7, Wednesday, 1:00 pm “The Great Cookie Wars” Flying Samaritans monthly luncheon at Las Rocas Resort. Five local bakers vie for the title of best cookie maker in Baja. $15 includes luncheon and cookies. A $1.00 donation allows you to perhaps alter the judges’ decision by voting for your favorite cookie. RSVP: Susan Smith: email: Susansmithz@hotmail.com; phone: 1-858-240-2360.

October 8 Thursday 5:00 pm, USBC Restaurant Tour to Susanna’s Cuisine of California; Pueblo Plaza (1/2 block south of El Nido on the Boulevard). $15. Sandy Eddahbi: seddahbi@aol.com. Seating is limited, so sign up.

October 8 to 11. Thursday to Sunday. Baja Culinary Fest — CECUT, Tijuana (Conferences - Workshops - Dinners - Culinary expo) www.bajaculinaryfest.com. Presenters: Nancy Leon, Miguel Angel Guerrero, Mario Peralta, Alberto Cansino Gomez,Humberto Aviles, Martin San Roman, Mariela Magoni,Iker Castillo, Giannina Gavaldon, Javier Plascencia,Karla Navarro, Maribel Villarreal and Giovanni Brassea.

Special Dinner of International Flavors on Friday, October 9, 8pm (Mexican - South African - American - French). Reservatins at La Justina on Avenida Revolucion $57 U.S. 664-638-4936

October 9 Friday 6:30 pm; Gala Dinner to benefit the shelter La Casa del Jardin. Special guests the General Consul of the United States William and Catherine Ostick. Tijuana. Ticket includes dinner, wine, music and dancing. $75 per person reservations required. Alma Tucker: almatucker@gmail.com 1-619-947-1215.

October 10 to 11. Saturday to Sunday. Baja Culinary Fest — Tijuana, Revolution Avenue, between 8th and 9th.

October 14 to 18. Wednesday to Sunday. 2pm to 1am. XV Annual Tijuana Tequila Expo Festival —

Revolution and 7th, Tijuana, 100 pesos.Entertainment each day: October 14 is Las Catrinas Master Show — Mexican to the Bone, October 15 is El Show de Astrid Hadad, October 16 is Festival Norteno, October 17 is Festival del Mariachi, October 18 is Gran Clausura, Banda Agua Caliente. 30-40 great names in Tequila all for a $6. The booths with the best looking girls always have the worst Tequila!

October 17 and 18 Saturday and Sunday. 3rd Annual Mexican Folk Art Market. Artisans from all over Mexico, traditional food, folk dances, and live music. Calle Nogal Hotel in Festival Plaza. mexfolkarts@yahoo.com.mx.

October 17 Saturday, 1:00 pm. USBC monthly potluck: Halloween! La Moroma bar, at the north end of Rosarito. Costume contest and spooky story readings; fun and prizes. RSVP: Kay Anderson: kandhijo47@gmail.com or 661-613-2490. Bring enough food for eight people (A-I: sides & salads; J-Q: main dish; R-Z: Dessert.

October 18, Soup’s On, Cruz Roja benefit luncheon. More later

October 23. Friday. International Music Festival Allegro at Rosarito Beach Hotel, free.

October 23 to 25. Friday to Sunday. International Music Festival Allegro at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Concerts, workshops and conferences.  Ensenada Antiqua, Vito Nicola Paradiso, Sinfónica Juvenil de playas and other artists. All concerts are free.

October 25. Sunday. 12pm. Steak and Lobster Festival 2015. Rosarito Beach Hotel. 300 pesos for a plate of half lobster, steak and drink. 1 800 343 8582.

October 24, Baja Spay and Neuter Event. More later

October 28, Directing Class at Rosarito Theatre. More later.

October 31. Saturday. 4pm. Zombie 5K run for your life!!! — Parque Morales, Av Insurgentes 16000 Rio Tijuana 3rd Stage Tijuana, Mexico 01 664 900 0014 http://zombieruntj.masporti.tv/ 12 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults $200 pesos, Kids $180 pesos.

October 31 – November 1, Saturday and Sunday,  noon to 10:00 pm: Katrina Fest 2015 at IMAC park (near the main library, behind Banamex bank) in Rosarito. Traditional food, dancing, music, and Katrina/Katrine costumes. Free.

November 7. Saturday. BajaPalooza at the Lighthouse Sports Bar and Restaurant, km 58.8 on free road, at exit for La Mision. 4th Anniversary of the bar. Confirmed bands include Pachuco Blues, Maryam Malak (El Angel de la Cancion), KidNoise, Tita Ghoz y La Noche, Tijuana Jazz Collective, Boomerang, Young Blood, and more. Roasted Pig Buffet.

November 21 Saturday, 1:00 pm USBC Thanksgiving dinner at La Maroma Bar (at north end of Rosarito). Members: $12; Guests: $15.  Dave Eliot: dave.eliot@gmail.com, or 661-100-6240 or 1-619-488-3303. Of course there will be turkey! The bad news: sautéed brussels sprouts. No pumpkin pie for you until you eat your Brussel sprouts.

October TBD. Battle of the Bands. Prizes will include: Recording Studio Time, Custom CD Replication, Musical Instruments, Cash and prizes provided by sponsors.

November 19, Friends of the Library Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. More later.

November 20 & 21, Cruz Roja Damas Christmas Bazaar. More later

December 2, Flying Sams monthly luncheon, White Elephant Gift Exchange. More later

December 5, Friends of the Library Holiday Home Tou. More later

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 12. Saturday. 8pm. Gran Conciert de Gala de Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan with a

Bi-National symphony orchestra in the Baja California Center, Rosarito Beach. 01 664 609 7900 contacto@bccenter.mx. $60 dlls, $100 dlls, VIP gala dinner: $350 dlls per person. ,