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Jacó Happenings

On Saturday, Sept. 1, from 7-10 p.m., Club Del Mar will host a special event in South Jacó. To celebrate the publication of David Scott’s memoir, “London Boy,” the hotel will throw a book signing party and “A Night of Jazz & Blues.”

Steve Arvey, Nancy Buchan and Dave will be featured during the concert. “Dave the Dude,” as Dave is known to Costa Ricans, is also the DJ who woke them up and taught them English for 10 years on 107.5 FM. Dave was named the godfather of the Costa Rican blues at the 2011 Costa Rica International Blues Fest for introducing blues here. 

Dave’s band The Blind Pig Blues Band is on hiatus, but Dave’s new songs will debut tomorrow night along with his just-published book. Steve is the legendary Chicago bluesman who has performed alongside Dave for 12 years and is now recording an album with him. They will be joined by Nancy Buchan, New Orleans musician who now calls Dominical home.

Nancy has played electric and acoustic violin and toured and recorded with Jimmy Buffet, the legendary Coco Robicheaux and Costa Rican’s own Manuel Obregón, as well as her own girls’ band. This is a chance to check out some phenomenal blues in Jacó Beach. There’s a $10 donation request at the door to benefit the Library and Learning Center in Jacó. For reservations, call 2643-3194.

Jacó’s insurance office has now relocated to the other side of town off of the Calle Ancha road. They are behind the water company office and maintaining the same hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-noon; 1-5 p.m. The office phone is 2643-5311. Solmar Largaespada has covered the Central Pacific zone as an agent for the Costa Rican National Insurance Institute for as long as I can remember. He offers policies on cellphones, cars, boats, medical, workman’s comp and liability. His son Adrian also covers Quepos. To reach Solmar with questions, call 2777-0536 or 8385-9248.

Tomorrow, Anabel Miranda is offering a master’s yoga class out at Vida Asana in Hermosa. The traditional practices of Yogi Dharma Mittra will be followed by vegetarian food. The class is from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and costs $15.  For more info, contact Anabel at 8538-2234.

–Christina Truitt

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