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Jacó Happenings

The GarabitoMunicipality invites everyone to celebrate the traditional Municipal Cantonato with activities scheduled through Dec. 8. Tonight, a concert with Quique de Heredia will be held in Jacó’s Central Park from 5 to 9 p.m. Tomorrow’s activities are spearheaded by a tope (horse parade), face painting and “Loaf and Fishes” at noon in front of Maxibodega. Organized by Jacó’s horsemen association and sports committee, the horse parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Maxibodega and pass through Avenida Pastor Díaz, ending at about 5 p.m. at the Salón Multiuso, where there will be a reception and live music featuring Los Titanes Music Band. If you want to volunteer for tomorrow’s activities, show up at noon and look for representatives from the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce to direct you in what is needed.

Sunday will feature Costa Rican bingo at the Multiuso to benefit Jacó’s Catholic church, as well as a tae kwon do tournament at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, will see a canine activity in Jacó’s park from 9 to 11 a.m. The festivities will be wrapped up with a municipal band parade and children’s horse rides Dec. 8. For more information about any of these activities, contact the chamber at 2643-2853.

The CRUSA foundation is a private, independent institution founded in 1996 by five U.S. citizens and five Costa Ricans who decided to unite their efforts to achieve a common objective: improving the quality of life of Costa Ricans. Together with Amigos of Costa Rica and strategic partners, CRUSA works to focus on environmental and educational goals. On Dec. 5 at 10 a.m., Michelle Coffey of Amigos of Costa Rica will meet with representatives of the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce and the Colegio Técnico Profesional de Jacó. The meeting is open to business members in the community. For reservations, call the chamber at 2643-2853.

Everyone is getting ready for tourist high season. Laura Campodonico and Ezequiel Insausti are working hard to get out the holiday edition of local guide El Chunche in time for it all to begin. The new

edition arrives Dec. 10. For information, call Laura at 2643-2623.

Jungle Bar is back with a sports bar including pool tables, foosball and karaoke. General Manager Michael Pratt has the place open 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., featuring food until 9 p.m. by Chef Luke from Canada. for more information, contact Pratty at

Dee Anne Day is back in town and putting on the finishing touches of the yoga studio at Hotel Docelunas. Classes are as follows: Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m., vinyasa flow; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m., power yoga, and 5 p.m., Bikram; and Saturdays, 9 a.m., vinyasa/power mix. There are no classes on Sundays.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for next weekend’s Escats dinner and concert to benefit children at social risk. The activity will take place Dec. 12 from 8 p.m. at Hotel Amapola. To get your ticket, call Arcelio Hernández at 2643-3058.

–Christina Truitt

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