Upcoming Events

September 16 Independence Day

August 25 - Sunday

Progressive Christian Experience - San Ramon

Denis Thompson and Bertilla Baker have opened their home for Sunday the 25th of August at 10:00 in the morning for what they hope will be just the first of many more monthly gatherings to come.  They will be hosting a Progressive Christian Experience, and will be joined by Ron Hankins and Lydia Barrow-Hankins who will preside.

All are welcome!!

Read all about it here.

Directions to Casa Mot Mot.

September 1 - Sunday

Swing En 4 JAZZ at 1:00pm at Hacienda Vivace, San Ramon

There are still a few spaces available to come and enjoy this great event!

SWING EN 4 is a Latin Jazz group started in 1998 to inspire the development of contemporary Costa Rican concert music and promote it nationally and internationally. Today they are one of the hottest modern jazz groups in Costa Rica. This group is not to be missed!

Luis Monge (acoustic piano and electronic 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 numerous films, collaborated with a variety of Costa Rican and international musicians, performed on various stages in Costa Rica and 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 c6,000 donation. Food and beverages additional.

Seating is limited, please RSVP to nancysperry1@gmail.com or nancysperry1@haciendavivace.com

The beneficiary for this event is the SiNEM Student 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 by The Unusual Suspects, 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 nancysperry1@gmail.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 nancysperry1@gmail.com. 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 nancysperry1@gmail.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 nancysperry1@gmail.com 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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