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No Reason to be Bored This Weekend in Vallarta

Team Angels - PVAngels
August 30, 2012

The "Action for Food" Drive begins this weekend, we have a new imported food store for you to check out, find some treasures at the farmers market, help PEACE clean the beaches, spend the weekend in La Cruz and attend or participate in the Regatta or the Volkswagen Festival.

Communities United in "Action for Food" Drive

The Vallarta Yacht Club will be helping hungry families survive this time through a united North Bay effort led by the non-profit organization PEACE.

The "Action for Food" drive is collecting dry food donations September 1-30, 2012.  Community members participating in this PEACE program do volunteer service to the community in exchange for food. They clean and separate garbage from fields, plazas, and schools. In return they earn a food package for 10 meals.

Can you help? Food items needed to support the Protectores are: dry beans in bags, dry rice in bags, box milk, pasta noodles, canned tuna, soup bouillon, tomato paste, toilet paper and cooking oil. This food package provides 10 meals with a cost of only 70 pesos (about $5 US).

This Community Pride program helps participants feed their families and develops a sense of responsibility for the community with the dignity of earning rewards instead of receiving charity.

Click here for more information.

Casa Gourmet Imported Food

Why not check out the newly opened imported food store in Old Town? They have a huge selection of imported items from all over the world.

The owner of Casa Gourmet, Gerardo Robles Lomeli, was the importer of the products previously sold at Rizo's and realized the importance of Puerto Vallarta's ex-pats and tourists to be able to find products "from home" that have not been available here.

You won't believe the great selection of products available in the comfortable air-conditioned space.

Summer hours are Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Beginning in October, they will be open on Sundays, same hours.

Stop in and say "hola" to the delightful Manager, Leonor Villegas, who always has a smile on her face.

Casa Gourmet is located in Old Town Vallarta at 130 Ignacio L Vallarta, Local 4, in the Rivera Molina Plaza, corner of Aquiles Serdan (next to Mailboxes, etc.). Phone is 222-1940.

More information here.

Market Co-op at Paradise Community Center

As most of you know, the Old Town Farmer's Market moved to the Emiliano Zapata School providing much needed space for them. They have closed for the summer but many of the vendors have joined us at the Paradise Community Center.

Come hungry to the Farmer's Market co-op every Saturday morning at 9:00 until 11:30 for a great variety of treats to eat and drink. Vendors offer freshly baked breads, tamales, pies and pastry, coffee, produce and even asian dishes.

Visit the PuRR booth where they always have adorable kitties for adoption, shop the artisan booths for jewelry, ceramics, purses and art objects.

It's always fun and full of treasures.

The Saturday Market Co-op is at the Paradise Community Center, 127 Pulpito, Old Town.

La Cruz Hosts Weekend Regatta

It's sailing time!

La Cruz Yacht Club at the Marina Riviera Nayarit is organizing a regatta for the first weekend of September. The competition is open to all sailors, and will follow the ISAF 2009 rules featuring the following categories:

• Optimist Boys
• Optimist Girls
• Optimist Beginners
• Laser Radial
• Laser
• Windsurf

Registration will be on Saturday, September 1, from 9:00 to 11:30 am for all categories and there is a registration fee of 200 pesos per participant.

Regatta instructions will be posted on the official Club notice board. Trophies will be awarded to the winners in all categories.

The Captains meeting will be at 12:00 noon with the regattas beginning at 1:00 pm on both days.

Click here for more information.

VW Festival at Marina Riviera Nayarit

The Club Volkswagen will showcase over 100 classic and newer show quality VWs at the Riviera Nayarit VW Festival to be held at the Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz on Sunday, September 2, 2012.

This is an event for VV lovers who appreciate the originality of the VW Bug and enjoy the mutual pursuit of this hobby with family and friends.

The Volkswagen Festival is a non-profit event held in order to showcase the cars of those enrolled in clubs with the same purpose, and those owners who wish to participate.

On Saturday, September 1, at 5:00 pm,  a caravan of VWs will begin at Jarretarderas (inspection area) and proceed up Boulevard Riviera Nayarit (Highway 200) to the Marina Riviera Nayarit briefly and then return to Hotel Picos in Bucerias for a gala celebration and welcome dinner.

The exhibition, contests, vendors and fair will be on Sunday at the Marina until 6:00 pm.

Click here for more information.

PEACE Beach Clean-Up   
The schedule for the every other Sunday beach clean-up this summer is September 2, September 16 and September 30.

Meet them at 8:30 am for an hour or two at the north side of the mouth of Rìo Cuale where the beach access is by the "sails." Bags and gloves provided.

They need your help. Click here for more information.

Free Performances at Los Arcos Amphitheater
Los Arcos Amphitheater, or Aquiles Serdan Theater, is known for its four stone arches which have become a symbol of the city.

Here free performances are given nearly every night to the delight of locals and visitors.

On Sunday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, enjoy the music of the Municipal Band. There is Danzon Music in the main square from 7:00 to 8:00 pm and the Xiutla Dancers perform at the Los Arcos Amphitheater beginning at 8:00 pm.

Street venders offer an array of native food and artisans set up their wares for inspection.

Located at the south end of Downtown's Malecon, it is also a perfect spot to watch the sun set behind the natural arches of Los Arcos and beyond to the horizon of Banderas Bay.

For a complete list of all the events happening in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit every day, check out our Events Calender,  the most complete calender of events in Banderas Bay.

  Learn more about Vallarta Yacht Club

  Learn more about Peace Punta de Mita

  Learn more about Amigos de Bucerias AC

  Learn more about Amigos de La Cruz

  Learn more about Fundacion Punta de Mita

  Learn more about Paradise Church

  Learn more about PEACE Orgullo en la Comunidad

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