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San José, Costa Rica, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 211

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Sunday, Nov. 9

Remembrance Day and Veterans´ Day ceremony
Fallen servicemen will be remembered today with a ceremony at the International Baptist Church in Guachepelín, Escazú. Pastor Stacey Steck will conduct the 5 p.m. ceremony. The church is a mile west of Multiplaza on the Caldera highway, Ruta 27, at the  Guachepelin–Lindora exit. Organizers said that everyone is invited to attended, especially all former British Commonwealth country military veterans and all U.S. military veterans, their families and widows, and children of veterans. The purpose of this day is to honor all living veterans and to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in time of war. they said.



Tuesday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day
This U.S. holiday honors those who have served in the armed forces. It is called  Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other countries where it marks the end of World War I.
   


Thursday, Nov. 27

Turkey and football
Today is Thanksgiving, a legal holiday in the United States, that provides a time for residents to give thanks.


Wednesday, Dec. 3

Illumination of the Facade of the Museo de los Niños
The Museo de los Niños will illuminate the facade of the structure in the usual elaborate ceremony tonight starting at 6 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 13

Festival de la Luz
Tonight is the big Christmas parade.


Thursday, Dec. 25


Christmas Day.

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More than once a week

Serenity Al Anon en Escazu. 
Meetings are in English, one hour long
Al Anon is for families and friends of alcoholics.
• Tuesdays at noon and
• Thursday's at 10:30 a.m.  each week.
Meetings are one hour and are held on the second floor of the Buena Tierra Restaurant, Escazú Centro, 25 meters south of the San Miguel Catholic Church.
• There also is a new meeting on Saturdays at 9 a.m. at the Internationsl Baptist  Church, Guachepelin, Escazu. Information:   Phone 8993-1762 (Rosemary) and/or 2228-1049 (Barbara)
Email:  rosemaryzitek@yahoo.com


Every Sunday

Bible Study in Orosi

An inter-denominational, English language  Bible study group meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. in Orosi, Cartago.  We invite anyone living in this area or just visiting to join us.
 http://www.costaricabiblestudy.wordpress.com.

Quaker meeting (Religious Society of Friends)
The San Jose Quaker Group meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Peace Center, off of Calle 15, between avenidas. 6 and 8.  All are welcome. Contact Jo Reinmiller, 2228-4341.


Morning Celebration Service

San Pedro Christian Fellowship
Also Opportunities for participation in outreach activities. From traffic lights in front of Muñoz y Nanne. 30 meters east, 50 meters  south and 40 meters west, second house.Telephones: 2267-6038 and 2262-4165. Emails :  markpeggybloom@hotmail.com   and anlbeckles@yahoo.com.  Postal Service Apdo 56-3015, San Rafael de Heredia. To  Mark Bloomfield.

Roman Catholic Mass

Catholic Mass is offered every Sunday at 4 p.m. in English in the St. Mary's Chapel at the Ramada Plaza Herradura Hotel in Cariari.  The phone for information is 2239-0033.  All are invited. More information is HERE.


Anglican community

The Parish of the Good Shepherd in San José, an Episcopal/Anglican community, celebrates Sunday Eucharist in English at 8:30 a.m. and in Spanish at 11 a.m. There is a bilingual Eucharist service on the first Sunday of the month at 9 a.m. There also is a Eucharist service Wednesday at 9 a.m. and Friday at noon. The Church of the Good Shepherd is on Avenida 4 between calles 3 and 5 opposite the Colegio Superior de Señoritas. Further information is available via e-mail to pbuenpastor@hotmail.com. or by calling 2222-1560.

Escazú Christian Fellowship

The "heart, hands, and voice of Jesus Christ in Costa Rica's English-speaking community" meets for worship in English at 5 p.m. in Guachipelín (in the building of International Baptist Church). Nursery care is available, and Sunday School for preschoolers through high schoolers follows a children's time in worship. Communion served each first Sunday. Please call 8395-9653 or browse www.ecfcr.net for more information and directions.


Unity-Costa Rica Service in English

Unity Center for Spiritual Development in Piedades, Santa Ana (now down in the Unity office - 350 meters south — up the hill from the Shang Hai Restaurant) offers its English service of singing, meditation, and message at 10 a.m.  For more information call Unity Center at 2203-4411  http://UnityCostaRica.org





First Monday

Arenal Gardeners

Arenal Gardeners meets monthly for presentations, to discuss aspects of gardening in the tropics, to plan group outings, and to exchange seeds and seedlings.  For meetings, happenings, and information on gardening, please go HERE! 


First Tuesday

VFW meeting

Costa Rica VFW Post 11207 meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month on the second floor of the Club Colonial in downtown San José.  The Club Colonial is located on Avenida 1 between Calle 9 and 11.  Visiting and resident members and prospective members are cordially invited.  For additional information, those interested can call Post Quartermaster Ed Ramirez 2215-1208 or Commander Robert (Bob) Sempell 2588-1475. Drinks and lunch are available downstairs for early arrivals.

Freemasons

The English-speaking La Luz Lodge No.3, Freemasons, meets the first and third Tuesday at at the Grand Lodge in San José opposite the AM PM supermarket on Avenida Central at Calle 19. For information: Gunner Nuñez, 8387-3903,


Newcomers
Newcomers Club of Costa Rica (for women) meets first Tuesday of every month, September through May. Contact:  2288-5087 NewcomersCR@gmail.com


First Wednesday

American Legion Post 10
Costa Rica's FIRST American Legion post, Post 10 in Escazú, was chartered in 1957 and has a very active membership numbering 100+.  The meetings start promptly at noon on the first Wednesday of each month and are held at the Bello Horizonte Country Club, near Escazú Center. For directions and details please contact contact Claudio Pacheco.  Veterans of a uniformed service of the United States or other countries and guests are cordially invited to attend.  Any former member whose membership may have lapsed is encouraged to rejoin.  Interested parties please contact Claudio Pacheco at phone 8876-1394 or visit our Web  site at http://www.AmLegionCR10.com.


Friends Peace Center

The Friends Peace Center has programs and group meetings on various peace topics in English and Spanish.  Calle 15, Avenida 6 bis in San Jose, just west of the court buildings.  2222-1400, www.amigosparalapaz.or


Third Tuesday

Freemasons

The English-speaking La Luz Lodge No.3, Freemasons, meets the first and third Tuesday at at the Grand Lodge in San José opposite the AM PM supermarket on Avenida Central at Calle 19. For information: Gunner Nuñez, 8387-3903, Howard Smith, 2529-3169 or John Goodman, 2285-5231


Second Wednesday

Women's Club
Founded in 1940, the Women's Club of Costa Rica is one of the oldest, continuously operating service organizations in Costa Rica. Current programs focus on education, primarily through scholarships and development of school libraries for children.  WCCR membership numbers 300 English-speaking women from all over the world, drawn together by the motto: Friendship through Service.  Monthly meetings with guest speakers are held the second Wednesday of selected month, as well as regular luncheons, teas, and many interest groups.  Guests are welcome and further information can be found at  www.wccr.org.



Sergeant First Class Raymond Edison Jones Jr. Post 16 Costa Rica

The American Legion Post 16 holds its monthly meeting at noon at Hospital Clinica Catolica in Guadalupe. Past members as well as new members and guests are welcome. http://www.legion16cr.com/
 


Third Monday

Republicans Abroad
The Republicans Abroad of Costa Rica is an organization which provides a means for like minded individuals to meet and communicate with each other and with the national Republican Party through our parent organization, Republicans Abroad International.  We meet on the third Monday of every month at 11 a.m. at Beso' Restaurant in Sabana Sur followed by a luncheon. These meetings are open to the public.  For more information contact Dick Macauley at 2439-2897 or dickmacauley@yahoo.com.



Third Thursday

Jacó women's group
The newly formed Central Pacific Women's Group holds its meeting at 9 a.m.
in Jacó's Balcon del Mar. The bilingual group is an affiliate of the Jacó Chamber of Commerce and discusses community and business issues. The group hosts guests speakers. Community building, cultural, educational, and social activities are topics of interest. Anyone interested in attending, can make a reservation at 2643-2853 or e-mail christinatruitt@gmail.com


Every Tuesday

Al-Anon in Grecia
The English-speaking Al-Anon group meets at the AA Central Grupo building 50 meters north of the fire station at noon. The organization is for friends and family of problem drinkers who seek support with others in similar situations. More information is available at 2444-1515.

Bible study
All are invited to Bible study in San Antonio de Belén at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Escazú Christian Fellowship. Call  2293-9437 or browse www.ecfcr.net for more information and directions.

Recycling in Tamarindo
Each Tuesday morning the Municipalidad de Santa Cruz will drive through Tamarindo and Langosta picking up recyclable material at the 10 sites with collection barrels and all other businesses who have requested a pick-up. More information is availalbe at tamarindorecycles@gmail.com   


Every Wednesday

Wednesday morning Bible study

San Pedro Christian Fellowship
Bible study in Heredia/Moravia and English classes at the  Fellowship center.
Also Opportunities for participation in outreach activities. From traffic lights in front of Muñoz y Nanne. 30 meters east, 50 meters  south and 40 meters west, second house.Telephones: 2267-6038 and 2262-4165. Emails :  markpeggybloom@hotmail.com   and anlbeckles@yahoo.com.  Postal Service Apdo 56-3015, San Rafael de Heredia. To  Mark Bloomfield.

Bungee Bible study
The Bungee Jumpers Bible study of Escazú Christian Fellowship meets in Rohrmoser at 7:15. p.m. Please call 8395-9653 or browse www.ecfcr.net for more information and directions.


Every Thursday

Men's Bible breakfast
The Men's Bible Study of Escazú Christian Fellowship meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. at Restaurante Villa Sol in Santa Ana (in front of the Mas x Menos). Please call 8395-9653 or browse www.ecfcr.net for more information and directions.


Women's Bible study
An interdenominational Bible study is taking place every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The group of approximately 15 meets in member's homes. For more information, call Cheryl Soerens at 2215-2116.


Second Saturday

Marine Corps League
The Costa Rica Detachment of the Marine Corps League has been formed and is now functioning. Meetings are held at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of every month. We are looking for a few more good men and women Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen. Please contact Commandant Bill Enell mcleaguecr@yahoo.com


Every Friday

Friday morning Bible study

San Pedro Christian Fellowship
Bible study at the Fellowship Center. Also Opportunities for participation in outreach activities. From traffic lights in front of Muñoz y Nanne. 30 meters east, 50 meters  south and 40 meters west, second house.Telephones: 2267-6038 and 2262-4165. Emails :  markpeggybloom@hotmail.com   and anlbeckles@yahoo.com.  Postal Service Apdo 56-3015, San Rafael de Heredia. To  Mark Bloomfield.

Last Saturday

Democrats
Democrats Abroad of Costa Rica meets on the last Saturday of every month (except December) at the Aur
ola Holiday Inn, downtown San Jose, 9:30 to noon. E-mail cr.democratsabroad@yahoo.com or call Nelleke Bruyn at 8614-2622 or e-mail her at bruynn@yahoo.com, for information and reservations. Register to vote absentee on www.VoteFromAbroad.org!


Last Sunday

Wine Club meeting
The Wine Club meets at 1 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. For more information on upcoming events, please e-mail costaricawineclub21@gmail.com

 

Daily

Hams meet on the air
Amistad Amateur Radio Club meeting on-the-air,
is now on 75 meters, at 3785 Khz. LSB, daily at 6:00 a.m., Costa Rica time. All licensed hams in Central America are welcome and encouraged to check in. Call on 2 meters FM on 145.77 Mhz. anytime.  Contact Keko Diez, ti5kd10@gmail.com for club info or info on obtaining reciprocal operating permission for Costa Rica.


Anytime

SUBUD open houses

SUBUD is practice dedicated to the awakening of the human soul — and a renewal of our connection to the Great Life Force. It is not a religion but embraces the content of all religions. Subud Costa Rica will host a series of open houses for those interested in learning more. Scheduling to be based upon interest. Please call 8-859-5851, e-mail: hkaber@hotmail.com or visit www.subud.org for more information.


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