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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkVallarta Living
Community Services
Many of us have discovered a strong sense of community here on Banderas Bay, some for the very first time. If you're from a metropolis where technology reigns supreme and the words "next-door neighbor" and "stranger" are synonymous, you'll find this a refreshing environment where people matter.

Working side by side with our new neighbors to achieve common goals is an ideal way to learn about the culture and make friends while giving back to the community which embraces us.

On these pages you'll learn about the various local charities and how you can get involved. With a multitude of opportunities here to flex philanthropic muscles, you can find out for yourself that it truly does feel as good to give as it does to receive!

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Democrats Abroad 4th of July Party at Daiquiri Dick's
Marie Callan

If you plan to be in Puerto Vallarta on the USA's Independence Day, head over to Daiquiri Dick's on Los Muertos Beach for an All-American 4th of July celebration hosted by the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico. This event always sells out, so get your tickets TODAY!

June News from Vallarta's PuRR Project Feline Shelter
Shannon Campbell

Here's the latest news from Purr Project, a non-profit, no-kill, feline shelter just north of Puerto Vallarta, that provides homeless cats and kittens a recuperative stay with the ultimate goal of adopting them out to loving homes sterilized, vaccinated and disease free.

Soriana Supports Santa Bárbara Rehabilitation Clinic
Banderas News Team

The Rehabilitation Clinic of Puerto Vallarta – Santa Bárbara, was awarded $57,043 pesos by the supermarket chain Soriana, who during the months of March and April, invited their clients to 'Round Up' the change from their grocery purchases for donations to the clinic.

Oficina de Proyectos Culturales Celebrates 5 Years in PV
María Francesca

On June 8, 2019, the Oficina de Proyectos Culturales, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting art, education and culture to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors, will celebrate its 5th anniversay with music, food & friends - and you're invited!

City to Recognize Amapas Neighborhood Assoc. May 31
Viviana Testón

The Amapas Neighborhood Association, the official association of residents and business owners in the Colonia Amapas of Puerto Vallarta, is among the 2019 Premio Vallarta winners. The prizes will be awarded as part of the city's 101st anniversary celebrations on May 31.

Join The JG Group's River Clean-Up on Sunday, June 2
Julie Guerrero

If you love Puerto Vallarta, and are going to be in town this weekend, make plans now to join The JG Group's River Clean-Up this Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 am. We supply the garbage bags and tongs. You bring your positive energy. Together we can make a difference!

Democrats Abroad Summer Social at Florio's, June 19
Mike Lyman

Join the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad at Florio's in downtown Puerto Vallarta on Wednesday, June 19 for our second Summer Social of 2019. This swanky cocktail lounge is a great place to chill out, thanks to handcrafted cocktails and air conditioning.

Planting Fragments of Hope at Las Islas Marietas
BanderasNews.com

The University of Guadalajara and Prozona AC are planting fragments of hope at Las Islas Marietas through a coral restoration project. Since 2016, the team has planted 2,900 corals, and the ecosystems are bouncing back with the return of fish and other wildlife.

Fight to Save Vallarta's Río Los Horcones Continues
María Francesca

Efforts to save the Río Los Horcones, which is being threatened by the construction of a hydroelectric dam, continue. A public conference about the progress that's been made towards stopping the destruction will be held on May 24 at 6:00 pm at the Rio Cuale Cultural Center.

Vallarta Mayor Recognizes LGBT Community Leaders
Lorena Sonrisas

The 2019 Vallarta Pride celebrations kicked off on Friday with an official National Day of the Fight Against Homophobia ceremony at City Hall, where Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña recognized LGBT community leaders for their contributions to the city's social and economic growth.

Win Fabulous Prizes Playing Vallarta Pride Adult Bingo
Marie Callan

As part of the 2019 Vallarta Pride celebrations, Nacho Daddy will welcome everyone's favorite 'Diva Loca,' Amy Armstrong, who, in addition to performing 3 shows, will be hosting a special edition of Adult Bingo on Tuesday, May 21 at 3:00 pm to benefit SETAC and PuRR Project.

José Alfredo's Birthday Bash Supports Cheryl's Shoebox
No Way José!

Our favorite fiesta of the year celebrates José Alfredo's cumpleaños in the traditional No Way José! style - with amazing food, music, friends and fun! We invite you to join in the fiesta while enjoying our Restaurant Week Menu, on Sunday, May 19, starting at 7:30 pm.

May 24 Pulpito Drag Derby Part of 2019 Vallarta Pride
Robert M. Schley

Set to be held Friday, May 24, the Púlpito Drag Derby is one of the Vallarta Pride festival's most popular annual events. Part drag-fashion show, part kick-ass competition, part SETAC fundraiser, a shindig like this comes with a hefty price tag, so sponsors are needed to help cover the costs.

Hook the Cure Returns to Puerto Vallarta this November
Gary Green

Fishing and golf enthusiasts are already making plans to visit Puerto Vallarta November 7-10, 2019 for a long weekend of fun and friendship at the 14th edition of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's premiere fishing, golf & spa outing, 'Hook the Cure Powered by IOTEC.'

Join The JG Group's River Clean-Up on Sunday, May 5
Julie Guerrero

If you love Puerto Vallarta, and are going to be in town this weekend, make plans now to join The JG Group's River Clean-Up this Sunday, May 5 at 9:30 am. We supply the garbage bags and tongs. You bring your positive energy. Together we can make a difference!

Democrats Abroad Summer Social at Langostinos, May 15
Mike Lyman

Join the Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico at Langostinos on Playa Los Muertos on Wednesday, May 15 from 5-7 pm for our first Summer Social of 2019. With Semana Santa behind us, it's a little calmer in Vallarta now, making it a great time to have some fun!

Volunteers Needed for PV Garden Club Summer Projects
David Muck

Continuing in our mission to beautify Puerto Vallarta for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors, the PV Garden Club is actively looking for volunteers to help maintain our many plantings this summer. Our first outing of the summer will be on Thursday, May 2.

15th Puerto Vallarta Altruism Festival Set for May 5th
Banderas News Team

Scheduled to be held in the beachfront garden at the Marriott CasaMagna Resort on May 5, 2019, the 15th Annual International Altruism Festival promises to deliver a wonderful mix of charity, culture, entertainment, food and fun to Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors.

Amy Armstrong to Host Vallarta Pride Week Adult Bingo
Marilyn Khan

If you are going to be in Puerto Vallarta for Pride Week, join Amy Armstrong for an afternoon of fun and games at Nacho Daddy. On May 21, everybody's favorite 'Diva Loca' will host a special edition of Adult Bingo, to benefit two of her favorite NGOs - SETAC and PuRR Project.

Villa Premiere Art Gallery Supports PV Orchestra School
BanderasNews.com

A weekly event whose main objective is to support and promote the culture of Puerto Vallarta, 'Art Gallery by Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel' is an initiative that showcases the work of local artists, while supporting the Orchestra School of Puerto Vallarta.

Join The JG Group's River Clean-Up on Sunday, April 14
Julie Guerrero

If you love Puerto Vallarta, and are going to be in town this weekend, make plans now to join The JG Group's River Clean-Up this Sunday, April 14 at 9:30 am. We supply the garbage bags and tongs. You bring your positive energy. Together we can make a difference!

River Café Hosts Benefit Concert & Dinner for Abril
Lorena Sonrisas

The River Café invites you to enjoy an incredible evening of fine dining, great music and good will at a Benefit Concert & Dinner on Friday, April 12, in support of Abril, a young Puerto Vallarta doctor who needs a third and final surgery as part of her cancer treatment.


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