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September 16 Independence Day



February 16 - Saturday

Hearts & Roses Derby at Hacienda Vivace!  

You are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day and raise funds for the spay-neutering of animals in greater San Ramon. The action starts at 1pm on Saturday, February 16, with exciting video broadcast horse races, romantically delicious food as well as beer, wine and margaritas. This second Hacienda Vivace Derby Day is co-sponsored by Wisconsin-Costa Rica DVM Mark A Koepel (Doc Buffalo), La Manada Hotel y Estetica Canina, and the nonprofit Asociacion Esperanza Animal San Ramon.
Limit 60 people, please RSVP: nancysperry1@gmail.com

How does the Derby work? Videos of nine actual horse races from famous racetracks across the U.S. will be featured on a new big-screen projection. You’ll receive a racing form and for each race you’re invited to wager Derby Dollars on which horse(s) you think will win. The windows close, a race is drawn, and the excitement begins. It’s like being at a live racetrack! Enter the “Latin Lover Handicap”, cheer for "Hot Biscuits" and "Makin’ Whoopee", jump for joy (or sob) when "Eros" wins, and then collect your winnings.

Derby Day is like a 50/50 Raffle. 50% of the race net proceeds go to the nonprofit spay-neutering program. The other 50% goes to the people with the winning horses. There is a c2,000 donation at the door that gets you a racing form. Derby Dollars are a donation of c2,000 each and used for your race wagers, as well as food and drinks that are served all afternoon.

Where do the proceeds go? 100% of the event net proceeds go to spay-neutering the animals! This cooperative venture combines the independent initiative of Mark A Koeppl (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Costa Rica resident and Wisconsin buffalo rancher) with Lauren Murillo Salas and Raquel Castro Alvarado (LaManada pet hotel and grooming), to provide funding to Asociacion Esperanza Animal San Ramon, a nonprofit working to improve the quality of life for animals at risk or abused, and develop, educate and promote services for their proper treatment.

Working together, their goal is to hire veterinarians to provide mass spay-neutering clinics in greater San Ramon and continue a long tradition for Doc Buffalo, Raquel and Lauren, and Esperanza Animal.  The need is infinite, the gratitude of owners palpable, and the skills of these specialized veterinarian and rescue organizations beyond impressive. Please come and “lose your money” to a good cause!


February 19 - Tuesday

Come join Thunder Drums' community drum circle!

El Kiosco, Parque Central*
Grecia, Alajuela
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please bring drums & percussion instruments. If you don’t have any, we will have a few shakers to share.

If you can bring a stool or armless chair that would be cool...

More information?  Call Cindy at 2444-6363.

*We received permission from the Municipalidad to use the gazebo in the middle of the park, in front of La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes.


February 23 - Saturday

Lucky and the Lizzards will be appearing at Chirinquitos del Rio
from
1:00 PM till 4:00 PM

Great Food, Great Music and Great Conversation

Come down to the river and enjoy!


March 23 - Saturday

Lucky and the Lizzards will appearing at Chirinquitos del Rio
from
1:00 PM till 4:00 PM

Great Food, Great Music and Great Conversation

Come down to the river and enjoy!


April 13 - Saturday

Lucky and the Lizzards will appearing at Chirinquitos del Rio
from
1:00 PM till 4:00 PM

Great Food, Great Music and Great Conversation

Come down to the river and enjoy!


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