May 27 - June 21
This notice is in Spanish...but in English it says: Grecia Exhibition at Grecia Library May 27 to June 21, hours 10 to 6 pm, closed on Sat. and Sunday. There will be a reception with bocas and drinks at 6 pm on Friday May 31st. There will be 30 of my oil paintings, many scenes of Grecia and Alajuela province.
Secondly, July-August-Sept, Don will be exhibiting another 30 oil paintings at Hotel Barcelo San Jose....located just outside downtown San Jose on the Interamericana Pista...not far from Hospital Mexico.
June 9 - Sunday
Classical Guitar Featuring Enoc Leighton with Guest Flutist, SiNEM Guitar Ensemble, and Jose Daniel Ensemble
Enoc Leighton is a rising classical guitar musician and resident of Naranjo. Discovered through SiNEM, Enoc has gone on to study at UCR's School of Music Arts and perform classical guitar throughout Costa Rica and internationally. He will truly "blow your socks off" with his talent, joined at this event with guest flutist. Separate performances by SiNEM's highly-respected "Guitar Ensemble" and the "Jose Daniel Ensemble" round out the afternoon. Plan to arrive at 12:30pm. Performance starts at 1:00pm and admission is c5,000 donation. Food and drink additional. Space is limited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The beneficiary for this event is the SiNEM San Ramon Large Instrument Upgrade Program.
July 4 - Thursday
Celebrate Canada Day and US Independence Day
August 4 - Sunday
La Colmena - Arte en Comunidad
La Colmena - Arte en Comunidad is a professional school of music theater in San Jose that provides support, training and advice to industry artists and projects. The Director of the school is Silvia Baltodano, who many may remember as the infamous Roxie Heart in the Broadway hit "Chicago". Baltodano and the incredible cast from the Costa Rica "Chicago" production will perform dance numbers and solos from the hit show. Plan to arrive at 12:30pm.
Performance starts at 1:00pm and admission is c5,000 donation. Food and drink additional. Space is limited, please RSVP to email@example.com. The beneficiary for this event is the SiNEM San Ramon Large Instrument Upgrade Program.
September 15 - Sunday
Swing en 4 (Quatro) Jazz Group in Concert
SWING EN 4 is a Costa Rican jazz group started in 1998 with the objective to contribute to the development of contemporary Costa Rican concert music and its dissemination nationally and internationally. Luis Monge (acoustic piano, electronic and composition), Carlos Sanders (drums), Danilo Castro (double bass and electric bass) and Vinicio Meza (sax tenor, clarinet and composition) expertly mix classical, folkloric and jazz elements. They have recorded music for films, collaborated with a variety of Costa Rican and international musicians, performed on various stages in Costa Rica, at jazz festivals in Panama, Cuba, Canada and Argentina, and toured in Germany and Sweden. Plan to arrive at 12:30pm. Performance starts at 1:00pm and admission is c5,000 donation. Food and drink additional. Space is limited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The beneficiary for this event is the SiNEM San Ramon Large Instrument Upgrade Program.
October 6 - Sunday
6th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
Join the crowd for this rollicking 6th Annual Oktoberfest starting at 12:00pm, with live music, a wide array of Costa Rican craft beers, and Chef Andy’s delicious homemade German Sausages, Sauerkraut, and Apfelkuchen. Here's a video by Devon Austin showing last year's event! Admission and dinner is a c8,000 donation, with drinks additional. Please RSVP to email@example.com. The beneficiary for this event is the San Ramon Regional Boy Scouts and Girl Guides (Asociacion Guis y Scouts de Costa Rica).
November 10 - Sunday
The Gobbler Derby
Derby Day is back by popular demand! The "Gobbler Derby" follows closely on the heels of November's "Breeder's Cup", for all you horse racing fans. This 3rd Derby Day features 9 exciting NEW video-broadcast horse races from famous racetracks across the U.S. Enter the “Drumstick Dash”, cheer for "Turkey Trotter" and "Pilgrim", jump for joy (or sob) when "Pavo" wins, and then collect your winnings. Derby Day is like a 50/50 Raffle: 50% of the race net proceeds go to the nonprofit beneficiary; the other 50% goes to the people with the winning horses. Derby Dollars are a donation of c2,000 each and used for your entrance, race wagers, delicious food and drinks. Doors open at 1:00pm Space is limited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The beneficiary for this event is yet to be determined.
December 8 - Sunday
Christmas Jazz Salon
Christmas jazz, Christmas carols, Holiday cheer! Our favorite five internationally acclaimed Costa Rican jazz musicians return this time with a Christmas theme: Bertilla Baker, Oscar Molina, Josh Quinlan, Andres Montero and Fernando Viquez. The Christmas Jazz Salon kicks off the 6th Annual Toy Drive for FUNCAVIDA. Entrance to the concert is a c5,000 donation and a child's gift, or money to purchase a gift by your Friend of Hacienda Vivace Santa’s Elf. We continue our tradition of collecting toys and hosting Santa to deliver them at the FUNCAVIDA Children's Cancer Foundation Annual Christmas Party. Please help Santa bring a smile to one of more than 30 children with a gift! Plan to arrive at 12:30pm. Performance starts at 1:00pm. Space is limited, please RSVP to email@example.com.
December 31 - Tuesday
Hacienda Vivace's Annual New Year's Eve Gala
The "early bird" gala is now in its 4th year. It's an organized potluck and BYOB with live dance music, hats, whistles, and champagne. It starts at 4pm, with midnight celebrated at 8pm! Still plenty of time for "late-night" folks to continue celebrating into the wee hours. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us if you're bringing an appetizer, salad, main dish or desert. The event is co-sponsored with Sharon Hammer and is to say thank you for all your support throughout the year.
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