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Entreamigos Announces 5th Edition of Literary Week
Every Spring, authors, illustrators, storytellers and literary artists come together at the Entreamigos Community Center in San Pancho, Nayarit to share the joys of reading with the community. This year's Literary Week will be held May 28-June 1 - and volunteers are needed!
2018 Vallarta Fashion Awards – Fashion for a Cause
If you are a fashion enthusiast, there's an event coming up that you won't want to miss: The 2018 Vallarta Fashion Awards. Set to be held at 7:00 pm on May 18 at Club Regina Puerto Vallarta, four Mexican designers will present their latest collections - for a good cause.
OXXO's 'Redondeo' Program Supports Vallarta's SETAC
Banderas News Team
Since its inception in 2002, OXXO's 'Redondeo' program (round up at checkout) has supported over 1,800 non-profit organizations in Mexico with over $750 million Pesos delivered to them. SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center, will be the beneficiary from May to July, 2018.
Rotarians Raise Funds for Jalisco Medical Facility
Brookfield-Riverside Rotary President Charles Ezell and other Chicago area Rotarians have helped make a difference in the everyday lives of those in Las Mesas, Jalisco, a small town about two hours outside of Puerto Vallarta, with the opening of a medical clinic and clean water center.
Spring News from PV's Amapas Neighborhood Association
The Amapas Neighborhood Association, a group of Puerto Vallarta residents and business owners who work to enhance our quality of life through improvements in security, infrastructure and responsible development, brings us up to date on what's happening in Colonia Amapas.
SETAC an Important Part of Vallarta Pride Celebration
SETAC will contribute to this year's Vallarta Pride celebration through several events that, as in years past, will position Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center as the region's most important preventive organization focused on HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections.
Volunteers Needed for May 25, 2018 Pulpito Drag Derby
Volunteers are needed for this year's Pulpito Drag Derby, set to be held from 5-9 pm on May 25, as part of the 2018 Vallarta Pride celebrations. Now in its fifth year, Puerto Vallarta's annual 'Running Of The Drag Queens' is part block party, part ANA fundraiser, and 100% fun!
Puerto Vallarta Garden Club May Events and Activities
For those of us in Vallarta, it feels like summer is just around the corner. As such, the Puerto Vallarta Garden Club kicks off May with the first of many summer socials that they will be hosting for members that live here full time, or those who are visiting during the summer months.
2018 Becas Ball was Fit for a King... or an Emperor!
Puerto Vallarta's Who's Who recently gathered at Club Regina for the 2018 Becas Ball to help raise funds for students with great potential and limited resources. This year's event had an Austrian Royalty theme, so Kaiser Maximilian owner Andreas Rupprechter helped design the menu.
Vallarta Celebrates National Botanical Garden Day
Vallarta Botanical Garden
Mexico's National Botanical Garden Day will be celebrated this year on April 28. Here in the Banderas Bay area, Vallarta Botanical Gardens has won international accolades as a highlight of any trip to Puerto Vallarta, so come out and enjoy a day full of educational activities and family fun.
'Semana Santa Brigade' Distributed 50,000 Free Condoms
Taking the tools of HIV education and prevention directly to the people in Puerto Vallarta is the purpose of SETAC's annual Semana Santa Brigade. During this year's campaign, held March 29-31, volunteers dispensed 50,000 condoms, 155 rapid HIV & 155 syphilis tests, free of charge.
Earth Day Clean Up at El Parque de los Azulejos
Every year on April 22, over a billion people celebrate Earth Day by inspiring awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. If you are in the Banderas Bay area, consider joining in the park beautification efforts at El Parque de los Azulejos on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.
SETAC Community Center Has a New Board of Directors
SETAC, Puerto Vallarta's LGBTQ Community Center, recently announced changes on its board of directors that will allow the organization continuity of its mission: to reduce HIV and other sexually transmitted infections through education, detection and prevention.
Francine Peters Art Show & Charity Auction at Act II
On April 24, Act II Entertainment will host a one-night-only art show featuring local artist Francine Peters. Throughout the evening, Franny will be painting an original piece, which will be auctioned off at the end of the night. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to a Vallarta charity.
VBG Nominated for USA Today's '10 Best Gardens' List
Since its opening in 2005, Vallarta Botanical Garden has won numerous international awards, and now they have been nominated by a panel of experts to compete against 20 of the best gardens and arboretums in North America for a spot on USA Today's '10 Best' list for 2018. Vote today!
Help ANA Finish Vallarta's New Highway 200 Sidewalk
Amapas Neighborhood Association
The 2018 edition of Mariachis, Margaritas & More celebrated the sights, sounds & tastes of Mexico, while raising $118,500 pesos for the new Highway 200 sidewalk on Puerto Vallarta's south side. ANA hopes to raise another $135,000 pesos before construction resumes in the fall.
Foto Tour Perruno to Benefit Vallarta's Animal Shelter
Banderas News Team
Grab your furry friend and head out to the Malecón on April 21 to be a part of the 'Foto Tour Perruno.' A non-profit initiative created as a means of raising funds for Vallarta's Animal Shelter, the event offers animal lovers the opportunity to have professional photos taken with their pets.