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Flamingo/Potrero News

The nonprofit CEPIA in Huacas has started its community summer camp for children 7-12 years old. The four-week camp takes place Tuesday to Friday, starting with an 8 a.m. welcome, activities in groups of 10 from 8:30-10 a.m., a snack at 10 a.m. and then more activities until noon. The goal is to offer art, sports, English, computer and other activities for the kids’ social, mental and physical development. 

Flamingo resident Barbara Bennett held a fun dance class Jan. 17 at Pura Vitali restaurant. Students and friends learned some

salsa, cha-cha, merengue and rumba moves. Proceeds from the ₡1,000 ($2) cost will go toward local community needs through Barbara’s foundation, I Brake for Iguanas.

Maxwell’s in Potrero/Surfside is hosting a special Valentine’s dinner Feb. 14; for more information, contact Kelly at 2654-4319 or Maxwell’s also hosts karaoke every Tuesday night, so stop by and sing a tune or two.

El Coconut Beach Club in Potrero presents live music every Sunday, 5-8 p.m., with no cover charge. The Electric Storm rocked the audience on Jan. 15. For more information about upcoming groups, call Kathrina at 2654-4300. In Flamingo, the Banana Blues recently performed an eclectic blend of Latin, rock and big band music at Marie’s Restaurant, also with no cover charge. Check with Marie for other upcoming events by calling 2654-4136.

–Babe Hopkins

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