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Manuel Antonio/Quepos Tidings

La Hacienda’s fifth annual chili cook-off is set for Oct. 1. The entry fee is $25, and the registration deadline is Sept. 28. There will be trophies, a people’s choice award and chili T-shirts. For more details, call 2777-3473.

The Titi Conservation Alliance and Safari Tours of Manuel Antonio have teamed up to reforest the Río Naranjo Biological Corridor by planting 7,000 trees. Everyone can help; to find out how, call Larry Sánchez at 2777-0100.

Lilikoi Bodywaxing, owned by Dina Moran, is offering a two-for-one special for the month of October: Get one facial or body wax application done, and the second is free. They also offer Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday “happy hour,” with 20 percent off from 2 to 4 p.m., at their location across from Escuela Corea in Quepos. For information, call 2777-4398 or 8317-2984. 

Floristería Ilusión, a new florist in town, offers arrangements for under $20. The shop is on the same street as the side entrance to the Caja office. Contact them at 2777-2365, 8911-6409 or

Quepos now has a Narcotics Anonymous group called NA Grupo Cambio y Crecimiento. The group meets Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Gimnasio Multiuso, next to La Estrella Chinese restaurant.

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