The new Garden Lounge Café at the Hotel Casa Rosa in Sta Cruz is now open and will be having their grand opening this Saturday, 10 December. A new place in Santa Cruz to meet, hang out, chill, chat and to enjoy the spectacular view! Saturday is Sushi Day and Happy Hour is 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. daily. Come join Rosa Garcia and Nicole Falk at the opening of their new café!
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - GALERIA - 10-11 DECEMBER
La Galéria in Panajachel will be hosting their annual Christmas Bazaar this coming weekend. Avenida Rancho Grande. Hours are:
Saturday, 10 December - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, 11 December - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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WOMEN'S RETREAT - VILLA SUMAYA - JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 4, 2012
This is a special invitation to local women to join this wonderful women's retreat at a local's price. Please contact: Lizzy Gerson Lizzy@villasumaya.com or Wendy Kopald email@example.com
An Invitation for Women: Return to the Heart of the Feminine
Jan. 29-Feb. 4 2012
Imagine taking the time to restore yourself with yoga, music, art, ritual, sharing stories, a shaman's blessing, and the time to connect to some of the parts of you that need some TLC.
We invite you to celebrate the honoring of the feminine, that place of heart within ourselves and in the world. Using the ancient South American medicine wheel, we will walk through the 6 directions, embracing and appreciating those feminine archetypes that surround us and live within us. Our intention is to unburden ourselves and leave feeling clearer and lighter.
The Women's Circle has been leading women's retreats for almost 20 years in the Chicago area and Ireland. The vision of the Women's Circle is to discover a deeper connection to our selves, to recognize the gift of womankind, to enrich all of our relationships and to become more mindfully active in our communities.
We hope you will consider joining us and becoming part of this powerful community of women. fee: $350 for locals.
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$75,000 WIN FOR LOCAL NGO'S FROM CHASE COMMUNITY GIVING
Amigos de Santa Cruz, Mayan Families and Mission Guatemala partnered with one another to get votes in the recent Chase Community Giving program on Facebook (see previous posts). After an exhausting 2 weeks of non-stop campaigning by a dedicated group of volunteers, the three organizations each won $25,000 for a total of $75,000 that will go toward helping the communities around the lake. Congratulations to all!
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SANTA CRUZ AND PINCKNEY, MI, USA TEACHER EXCHANGE
Santa Cruz and the Pinckney, MI (USA) schools have had a teacher exchange for several years that is facilitated by Amigos de Santa Cruz and the Pinckney, MI group WAVES. For 3 years 2 teachers from Sta Cruz have gone to Pinckney in November and 2 teachers from Pinckney have come to Sta Cruz in July. This year the program was expanded to include 2 students. The teacher this year was Angel Moises Andrate. CECAP was represented by Rosalia Simon Perez. Student representatives were Juan Carlos Juan Solis and Sandra Simaj. To view some photos from their visit go here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150444427054596.384766.560594595&&l=5d6ce8c3c6
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CARLOS FUNK BLUES ON YOUTUBE
Musician Carlos Funk, owner of Blind Lemon's Restaurant and Cafe in San Marcos, has a YouTube channel where he has posted videos of him playing some red hot blues! Check it out! Then check out the real thing at Blind Lemon's!