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The CECAP Vocational Center in Santa Cruz is offering a 10 week Basic Electricity course on Saturdays beginning April 20, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Participants must be at least 15 years old and able to read and write. Course size is limited and costs Q100. Please consider sending your guardian or other interested individual to the class. For more information call: 5388-5883, 5287-1391 or 3081-2779.
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"Journey Home to your Heart, with Cacao, Sound Healing and Breath" will be held at the Villa Sumaya on Saturday, 20 April from 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of surrender into the heart! Experience an alchemic Cacao Ceremony with Sound healing, meditation and breath. A journey of discovery, trust and surrender to the ever present flow of our heart's intelligence - realigning to our highest vibration, to become aware of the infinite loving presence in every cell of our body.
Price: Q250 includes love-cacao-potion and snacks. Please confirm your participation at email@example.com and you will receive all additional details. No previous experience required.
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And speaking of Cacao, Kathryn Laurain wrote to say that one can buy raw cacao beans in the market for around Q10/lb. She says to soak them for 10 minutes in water and then use your thumb nail to slip off the skin. Let them dry and use your coffee or spice grinder to make a powder. Add to your smoothy, desserts, etc. YUM! Thanks, Kathryn!
Photo by AlejandroLinaresGarcia (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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Kathryn Laurain has also been coordinating delivery of organic produce from CAOBA Farms near Antigua. All have been very pleased with the quality. There are a few specific things that are available to order, in addition or instead of the baskets: Kale (Q17), romaine (Q22), salad mix (Q37) are already cleaned and ready to eat. They have been dividing the baskets between two people in most cases. More information is available in the blog dated Jan. 14, 2013. Or contact Kathryn at: 3076-7162.
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This information comes from Armand Boissy about the many different groups that are requesting money for the Santa Cruz Feria in May. All commentary is from Armand. He hopes that this information will help you make an informed decision on which group or groups to donate to.
- Comite in Charge of the Convite
The Convite is a group that goes around the street in full disguise. People can rent a costume and participate. They are asking money to rent the costumes (Q250 each), to buy fireworks, water for the ones doing the CONVITE, rope to delimitate the area of the group, transport the costumes from Quiche, and a band to play during the afternoon and the night.
- Comite Pro Fiesta Santa Elena De La Cruz
This group is the one working for the traditional procession and according to my (Armand) information will be receiving money from the Municipalidad.
- Unnamed group
Not much information is available on this group except that they want money for a band, which is Q5,000 more expensive than the first group's proposal.
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Quick and painless way to make your own yogurt. Save Q20 per liter over store-bought of questionable quality. (read the labels for gelatin, pectin, carrageenan or “stabilizers.”)
One class offered for Q100. Why one class? It’s so simple more classes would be superfluous. Money back guarantee if dissatisfied for any reason.
Basically you will just see how it is done en casa, as someone makes her weekly batch of yogurt. Many litros done at a time. Labor time approximately fifteen minutes
Times negotiable. Maximum 6
Class available in Municipio de Santa Cruz and also in Pana
Call Alicia 3115 3969 (Spanish and Kaqchikel only)
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Roberto Luz of Festival Atitlan fame has started a new FB page that is an internet Flea Market for the Atitlan area. Pull out your unused treasures and sell them here! Flea Market style. "Like" the page then start posting your listings. Take a photo of what you want to sell, leave a good description, and post it!
Image by Crystal Sobel & Maria Arroyo, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (Amalareus athabascae at BOLD Systems - Image) [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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Volunteers are needed at La Iguana Perdida in Santa Cruz to start as soon as possible. Minimun 4-6 weeks. 30 hrs a week of reception/bar/fun help in exchange for all meals and accommodation! Please get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org