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International Friendship Club of PV Upcoming Lectures and Events

Janie Albright Blank - International Friendship Club
February 7, 2014

You are probably aware of our ongoing Home Tours on Tuesday & Wednesdays and our Zoo and Botanical Gardens Tours on Thursday, but here's some more great lectures and events brought to you by the International Friendship Club of Puerto Vallarta.

No Need For Hysteria: The Truth About Mexico's 2014 Legal Reforms

Local "legal eagle" Luis Melgoza will give us the facts and dispel the myths about the impact of recent legal reforms on expats and foreign visitors. Time for Q & A. 50 peso donation at the door helps fund IFC charities

Join us at the IFC on Thursday, February 13, at 7:00 pm.
Música Romántica Tradicional de Mexico
Born in Mexico and raised in the United States, RosAngélica is a local author, dramatist (Nine Fearless Mexican Women, The Wives of Pancho Villa) and cultural specialist who has contributed to a number of previous history lectures at the IFC.
In this lecture RosAngélica will take us on a musical journey through some of the classic Mexican romantic ballads she grew up listening to. She will explain the songs in English, play excerpts, and provide some handouts to guide the non-Spanish speaker to a new awareness of this great tradition. A perfect way to start off your Valentine's Day!

Join us at the IFC on Friday, February 14, at 10:30 am. Donation at the door is 50 pesos.
Researching Your Veteran's Story

Commander Victor "Tory" Failmezger, US Navy Retired and published historian, will offer an hour-long presentation which will serve as an introduction for family genealogists and others interested in military history that want to begin researching the military service of their relatives but may not know how to get started.
Tory will outline a process to collect, record, and put into context a veteran's story even if a veteran has passed on. He recently completed a three year effort to research his deceased uncle's World War II Army experience and the result is a book called An American Knight.

Join us at the IFC on Wednesday, February 19, at 12:00 noon. 50 peso donation at the door helps fund IFC charities.
Introduction to Kirtan Chanting

Come to learn about and chant this peaceful meditative practice that touches heart and spirit led by Raoul Diaz.

No previous experience or belief system required. Raoul is a classically trained musician who has performed internationally, and leads meditative chanting groups locally. 50 peso donation at the door helps fund IFC charities.

Join us at the IFC on Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 pm.
Temporary and Permanent Expats...a Taxing Affair
Robert Meldman, JD, LLM, is a retired tax attorney living in Puerto Vallarta during the winter. From his bio: "He is known as the 'dean of tax law.' He has built a reputation as a superb litigating tax attorney, comfortable both in the courtroom and across the negotiating table. He is also one of the very few tax attorneys to have argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. He taught taxation for 32 years at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This included both domestic and international taxation."
Topics covered for both U.S. and Canadian Citizens:
1. Expat Definitions
2. From the horse's mouth: Your Fidecomisio
3. Jitters or jail: Disclosure of your foreign bank accounts
4. Short term Rentals of your Condo in Mexico
5. Taxation of Expats on Mexican rental income

Join us at the IFC on Thursday, March 6, at 7:00 pm. 50 peso donation at the door helps fund IFC charities.
"Skin Care in the Tropics" with Pam Thompson
Our go-to expert on local medical matters, IFC member Pam Thompson, will offer an overview of the important topic of caring for your skin in our region.

Join us at the IFC on Thursday, March 13, at 7:00 pm. Donation at the door is 20 pesos or 2 canned goods.
Pam also extends an invitation to all to attend the Monday, February 10 Medical Matters Conference at the Hotel Marriott. This is a no-charge event that runs from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, with 50+ speakers.  For more information, please email Pam at pamela@healthcareresourcespv.com.

Local Landscapes/PaisajesTípicos Water Color and Acrylics 4 Week Painting Course

Instructor Mario Lopez will guide students in hands-on techniques in landscape paintings using water colors and acrylics. Note: The course will be conducted in a mixture of Spanish and English; some ability to understand Spanish will be helpful but not required.

At the first class the instructor will have information on where an economical kit of basic supplies can be purchased by students.

Join us at the IFC on Fridays, February 21 - March 14, at 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. Donation for the 4 week course is 400 pesos (plus art supplies). Course fee helps support IFC charities. Registration and Payment Deadline is 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 20.

We hope you'll join us in enjoying these events while supporting our International Friendship Club and the charities, including the Cleft Palate Program.

The International Friendship Club is located in Edificio Parian del Puente #13, Calle Libertad Corner Miramar, Downtown Vallarta by the bridge (entrance is up the stairs between HBSC bank and “La Fuente del Puente” Restaurant).

For the complete list of IFC events, please visit our Events Calendar.

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