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La Paz Community School invites the community to participate in the Ruta La Paz run in Tamarindo Nov. 20, starting at 3:30 p.m. The mission of this inaugural event is to unite 300 participants of all ages and levels from the northwestern province of Guanacaste and beyond. Ruta La Paz will be a quality community event professionally run by Newton Events of San José (

In addition to the 5 and 10 km runs, the school invites guests to the pre-, during- and post-run fiesta on Tamarindo Beach, in front of Nogui’s restaurant. Enjoy an afternoon of fun in the sun, including a beach dash for the younger kids, live music at sunset with the band Tercer Mono, beach volleyball, a bonfire and more.

All proceeds from Ruta La Paz will go to the La Paz Scholarship Program, which presently provides scholarships for 18 motivated local students. You can register for the event at the school, at Nogui’s and at Newton stores in San José. Join in this fun, healthy community event and help raise money for local students.

Family recreation nights are now being held at the Country Day School Guanacaste campus in Brasilito every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school gym. Don’t miss the fun playing, competing in contests and enjoying games and sports such as swimming, basketball, soccer, volleyball and kickball.

Country Day also is hosting a sports tournament Nov. 13 with six teams from schools in Santa Bárbara, Liberia, Santa Cruz and Cartagena playing basketball, volleyball and soccer against the Country Day Pirates. The event starts at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

A group of Country Day parents is hosting “A Holiday in Paradise Party” at Reserva Conchal Beach Club on Dec. 3, from 5:30 p.m. until the monkeys start to howl. Strap on your dancing shoes and join in the fun, featuring “butt-shakin’ grooves” by Tamarindo’s own rock band, The Leatherbacks. Sip on a cool drink while holiday shopping for your loved ones from among fabulous silent-auction items ranging from resort weekends and sunset cruises to surfing and salsa lessons. Tickets include two drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a scrumptious dinner buffet, and may be purchased for $45 in advance or $50 at the door – or buy a table for you and your friends for $400. Get them while they last at Café Café in Tamarindo, Maxwell’s in Potrero, RE/MAX Tres Amigos in Playa Hermosa or Country Day School. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit CEPIA and Mano y Mano. For information, contact Cheryl McKillican at

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