This week's Photo of the Week is from the Casa Cakchiqel's collection of vintage Guatemalan photographs. No date or exact location was listed. What's your guess?
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- 22 March, 11 a.m.-midnight. Festival Atitlán, Santiago Atitlán (see more below)
Don't forget to check out the Lake Atitlan Events Calendar for regular weekly and last minute events. http://ev-cal.com/fb/106177
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Festival Atitlán is this Saturday and as always promises to be one of the best Atitlán events of the year. There'll be music, art, poetry, activities for kids and adults, amazing food and all our friends! And oh yeah, DANCING!!!!!!!
Tickets for the festival are Q125 and can be bought at the door. It's a full day that starts at 11 am and ends at midnight.
The festival organizers make every attempt to be green - and therefore encourage you to bring refillable water bottles - which can be refilled at the festival, with water from Hospitalito Atitlan.
See the festival link below for more details:
Jeanne Mendez is arranging boat transportation to and from the festival for Santa Cruzers and Jaibalitians. Contact her before Thursday, 4 pm to reserve your seats. Space is LIMITED!
There'll be two boats going to Santiago. The first leaving Santa Cruz at 10 am (making the usual stops and then on to Jaibalito). The second will leave at 3 pm.
There'll also be two boats coming back. The first leaving at 5 pm and the second after the last act has finished around midnight. (Jeanne says: The very best music is always at the end of the evening, folks! And you know I never want to miss a dance.)
Price is Q75 per person two ways with the early return and Q100 per person two ways with the late night return. This price applies to adults and children (since most of the kids around here are no longer lap sitters.) There will be a small surcharge per person for Jaibalito pickups and dropoffs.
(If there are not 10 people in the boat, the early trip will be Q750 for the boat, and the late will be Q1000) round trip.
Boats have been reserved with Andres and David Mendoza because they always have lights and make safety a priority. Having said that, the maximum number of people per boat is 12. Andres said he could take one or two more only if the lake is very calm. Therefore, it is important to RESERVE EARLY!!!!! by contacting Jeanne by Thursday, 4 pm.
or on Facebook
Please spread the word - especially amongst those that aren't on line much.
Can't wait! It's going to be a fantastic day!
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12:00 PM Coro de Niños de Nebaj - Choral Music in Spanish, English and Ixil
12:20 PM Marimba sonido de mi Tierra- Clasic and experimental marimba
1:05 PM Carlos Funk: Acoustic Blues
1:55 PM Sol Andino: Andean music
2:45 PM Ishto Jueves: Cumbia Swing and Latin Blues
3:10 PM LeRoy Mack McNees: Bluegrass
4:05 PM Marta and Terry: folk
4:15 PM Jacky Nisthal: trobadora
4:25 PM Naik Madera: Feminist Boogie
5:20 PM Coro de Niños de Nebaj
5:35 PM Remolacha Beets: Panamerican Funky Folk
6:30 PM Duende: North American Native Flute
6:40 PM Marco Trio Electric: Classic Psychedelic Rock
7:35 PM Pablo Robledo y Tattoo Mental: Latino Folk Rock
8:25 PM Ishto Jueves
8:50 PM Dr. Nativo Y Los WarriorkandeL.A. - HipHop/Cumbia
9:45 PM Zanates N Stereo: Reggae Rock
10:40 PM The Killer Tomato- Ska/Punk
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Want to do something good for the community & good for you?
Would you liquid fast for 1 week to help at-risk locals get nutrition for 1 year? Nutrition Center Konojel in San Marcos announces the second annual fundraising fast. They are seeking 100 bold volunteers to liquid fast for 1 week & ask friends & family to support you with donations to the project, to help them reach their goal of $18,000 to fund the project for 1 year.
SIGN UP TO FAST or SUPPORT Nutrition Center Konojel at: http://www.facebook.com/l/sAQHw63zyAQGJg-iRH8N6CHBmGqab9ucuj-YQ40W47OBqvg/www.konojel.org/1week1year/
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The most recent community service award goes to the community of Paxanax Alto for their efforts and expense in paving the path from the Paxanax electric house up to Casa Alegre. The path had previously been paved but was wiped out in 2005 during Hurricane Stan. The path is now safer and easier to walk.
If you know of other greater Santa Cruz community projects or efforts deserving recognition, please drop me a line through the Contact Form.
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Dra. Anabella Pérez Consuegra, Med Ancestral, has opened a new office on O Calle 2-94 zona 4, Barrio Jucanyá. Panajachel. (Salida a Sta. Catarina Palopó, 40 metros luego de esquina al cementerio de la localidad.)
General Care and Natural Medicine with men and women of all ages.
Treatment based on the general medical consultation.
Alternative therapy options:
- Medicinal Plants
- Natural preparations
- Therapy with water
- Teishin therapy
- Monday through Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 14:00 pm - 16:00 pm
- Saturday: Exclusive alternative therapy monitoring
For information/appointments call Dra. Pérez: 5526-9099
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Don't miss it!