San José, Costa Rica, since 1956

Jacó Happenings

Tonight, Jacó is participating in the ninth International Poetry Festival featuring some 59 poets from 16 countries. Sponsored by the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce, the Culture Committee and the GarabitoMunicipality, tonight’s event begins at 7 p.m. in the Central Park and will include the presence of Moroccan Taha Adnan with a book-signing and sales of his works. This activity is part of the social program under Agendarte Garabito 2010. For more information, check out

Tomorrow night, Costa Rican quartet Swing en 4 will explore jazz rhythms out at Villa Caletas, starting at 5:30 p.m. The concert costs $18 and is open to the public. For information or reservations, call 2630-3020 or e-mail

The McKee Project will have a big spay day Sunday starting at 8 a.m. in Tárcoles, at the salón comunal next to the soccer field. The group needs volunteers with cars who can help with transportation, as well as volunteers to take care of the animals before and after surgery. For information and to help, contact Katja Bader at 2643-4012.

Nine-year Jacó resident Wendy Brown has opened a new business, Endless Coast Design, specializing in window treatments, custom furniture design, interior decorating and construction management and consulting. Wendy will be happy to meet with you by appointment at her new bodega in the PacificCenter. Contact her at 8840-1228 or

–Christina Truitt

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