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Jacó Happenings

January 22, 2014

The Jacó Summer Festival begins this weekend and will run through March 14 on Calle Ancha. Tonight, the fun starts with a carnival at 6 p.m., followed by bullfights. Saturday’s highlight is the classic tope (horse parade), set to begin at 4 p.m., complete with marimbas, cimarrona bands and live music.

The festival will feature Tico-style bullfights both weekends, as well as Ciudad Mágica rides, food sales and concerts by Pimienta Negra, Erick León y La Jungla, Percance, Grupo Nakar and Los Rebeldes del Swing. Also, the first Central American Kickboxing Championship, organized by the Costa Rican Kickboxing Association, will be held March 12 in Jacó’s Central Park; for information about the tournament, contact Milton Rosales at 8372-0218 or toshirefs@gmail.com. For more on the festival, visit www.jacosummerfestival.com or call 8633-5340.

Kevin Cantwell and Liana Robinson inaugurated the new Jacó Library Feb. 5 with a visit from Mayor Marvin Elizondo and Marlene Vargas, director of the National Libraries System (SINABI). Since that day, the daily number of visitors has been increasing, and they’ve had volunteers ranging from age 9 to 75. The library is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and hours will be expanded as more volunteers come on board. If you want to help, stop by the library; there are still a lot of books to clean, sort and label. Their most pressing need is for more shelves. For more information, contact Liana at cornerstones foundation@gmail.com or call the Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce at 2643-2853.

The March 16 program of the Central Pacific Women’s Group will be presented by Henry Karcynski of the Vanilla Farm near Quepos. With Henry bringing vanilla cuttings and some cinnamon, pepper and cacao, this will be the next best thing to actually visiting the facility. The group meets regularly on the third Wednesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Balcón del Mar. The meeting place may be changing, so please contact the group at centralpacificwomensgroup@yahoo.com to confirm the location.

Costa Rican contemporary artist Felix Murillo is set to open his new gallery in Playa Hermosa, 150 meters south of Terrazas del Pacífico Hotel. Felix will be displaying his colorful pieces in this new location, which initially will be open by appointment only. To contact Galería Murillo, call 8302-0609 or 8857-7224, or see www.felixmurillo.com for more information. Maite Osorio (8857-7224) and Jennifer Saunders (8302-0609) will be helping out at the gallery.

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