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Jacó Happenings

Silvia Roldán, a lawyer and inspector with the Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja), will be speaking about general information and requirements of the Caja at this month’s Central Pacific Women’s Group meeting. Caja insurance is offered to everyone in the country, not just residents. This will be an informative program to clear up doubts or unknowns regarding the Caja. The meeting is set for Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. at Balcón del Mar in Jacó.

On Feb. 18, the women’s group will hold its second bake sale at the CEN-CINAI preschool in front of the post office. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and will continue until all items are sold. Proceeds and donations will be used to paint the school. Volunteers and baked goods are needed for the event; for information, call 2643-2853.

And on Feb. 23, the group will visit the day care center for the elderly in Quebrada Ganado to bring crafting items such as sewing notions and fabrics, coloring books, crayons and other supplies. A bus will be available for transportation. Please bring donations of crafting supplies to the group’s meeting on Feb. 16 and sign up for the trip. It is sure to be a rewarding experience. To pick up some fabrics to bring, check out Lizeth Corrales’ tailor shop next to Importadora Monge on the main street of Jacó. She sews clothes, curtains and bedding and sells bolts of fabric from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can reach her at 2643-1262.

The Central Pacific has lots of options for Valentine’s Day gifts and special events. Check out Matis Boutique, Souvenir Centro or Guacamole for gift ideas. Then make a date to go Latin dancing at the new Sabor Latino in Hotel Amapola, the place to salsa to live music every Saturday.

For a romantic dinner, Villa Caletas has a special menu planned; call 2637-0505 or e-mail for information and reservations. And Adventure Dining is offering a Valentine’s Day special that includes transportation to and from Jacó, entrance to Pura Vida Gardens, unlimited cocktails, dinner and a photo CD for $150. Seating is limited, and reservations are required by tomorrow at 8352-9419.

Kathy Masegossa, a beauty consultant with more than 25 years of experience, will be at the Los Sueños Marriott’s Sibo Rainforest Spa until Feb. 19. She specializes in hair styling and makeup for weddings and will be offering certified image consultancy and makeup lessons – a great Valentine’s gift for your girl! To make an appointment, contact Danilo Domínguez at 2630-9076.

Treatments at Sibo Spa (2630-0505), Serenity Spa (2643-1624), Nazareth Spa (2643-3333), Ache Spa (2643-2112) and Acqua Spa (2630-0505) also make excellent Valentine’s gifts, as do yoga classes; Vida Asana (2643-7108), Docelunas (2643-3419) and Aurora Yoga (8719-3028) all offer great classes.

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