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ExPats in Vallarta November Happy Hours and Events
Sara Wise

ExPats in Vallarta, a totally social group offering informal fellowship and assistance for Expat residents, or visitors considering living in the area, will be hosting three Happy Hour gatherings (Nov. 14, 21, 28) and two Special Event Dinners (Nov. 16 & 30) during the month of November. Join us!

International Friendship Club: A Warm Welcome to All

The International Friendship Club welcomes visitors and old friends back to Puerto Vallarta for another season of having a good time while doing good. Last year IFC members had a lot of fun while helping children in the Banderas Bay area, and we expect to do the same this season.

Charity Bingo at Nacho Daddy Every Other Wednesday
Marie Callan

Are you ready for some BINGO? A new season of Charity Bingo returns to Nacho Daddy on November 8, 2017, and will be played every other Wednesday at 4:00 pm to raise money for two Puerto Vallarta non-profit organizations: Pasitos de Luz and the Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic.

State and Municipality Work Hand in Hand for Education
Lorena Sonrisas

During last week's EDUCA meeting, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña reaffirmed his commitment to improving education in Puerto Vallarta where, hand-in-hand with the federal and state governments and private initiatives, his efforts to address the different needs of schools and students continue.

Vallarta Has Something Fun for Everyone in November
María Francesca

Last weekend marked the start of a series of activities taking place in Puerto Vallarta over the coming weeks. From the city's Dia de Los Muertos Festivities to cultural, culinary and sporting events, there is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the month of November.

Vallarta Men Make a Stand Against Domestic Violence
Marie Callan

The organizers of What a Drag! are so proud of the #metoo movement that is sweeping the world. We are all better when women speak up against violence. If you want to go further, you can support the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter by attending 'What a Drag! 2018' on February 18.

Study of Expats Living in Mexico Results Released

Best Places In The World To Retire recently announced the release of its research study of 1,129 expats who are currently living in Mexico, 'Expats In Mexico - Expectations, Worries... and How It All Turned Out.' Here's a look at some of the most surprising findings.

International Friendship Club Improving Kid's Lives
John Warren

Puerto Vallarta's International Friendship Club (IFC) is a club of English-speaking residents and visitors who volunteer their time, their homes or their money to help kids around Banderas Bay. Learn how you can help the IFC improve the health, education and culture of Mexican children.

Día de Los Muertos Festival at Biblioteca Los Mangos
Paco Ojeda

Intent on preserving Mexico's traditions, Puerto Vallarta's Centro Cultural Biblioteca Los Mangos will host a Day of the Dead Festival on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00 pm. Come enjoy a host of family-friendly activities, including singing, dancing, music, storytelling, a Catrina contest, and more.

Nature's 'Spirit Molecules' Heal Mind and Body
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH

Historically, indigenous and traditional societies use psychoactive plants in the context of a community-based ritual. Under these conditions, the community and the ritual provide the setting to support the process of initiation and healing experienced by the participant user.

Halloween Has Become a Tradition in Puerto Vallarta
Timothy Real Estate Group

When we first began to visit Puerto Vallarta in the early-1980s Halloween celebrations were scarce. On October 31, a few people would show up at local clubs in costume, but, for the most part, Halloween was just another night. Those days are gone. Nowadays it's frightfully fun!

Moving to Mexico: Culture Shock Lesson #105 - Holidays
Terry L. Turrell

Mexico celebrates more holidays than the countries north of the border. Holidays are festive times, right? So, why is this something that can create culture shock? Terry L. Turrell, author of 'Healthy Living in Mexico' & 'Retirement Before The Age Of 59: Healthy Living in Mexico #2,' explains.

'Bambinos Trattoria' Opens with Rhythm & Rock Night
Banderas News Team

'Los Bambinos,' the popular four-brother band that has been entertaining Vallarta for years, kicks off season two of their restaurant venture with a new concept and new name: Bambinos Trattoria. Come help them celebrate opening night with tasty Italian food and a live show on October 28.

Fabulous Fishing in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit
Coldwell Banker La Costa Realty

When you are ready to land some seriously impressive fish, whether you're a novice or a seasoned fishing enthusiast, Banderas Bay - home to Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Costa Alegre - is among the best places in the world to catch 'The Big One.'

ACT II Kicks Off Season 5 with Five Opening Nights

Act II is kicking off its fifth season of entertaining Puerto Vallarta with FIVE big opening nights and owner Danny Mininni's birthday... all in one week! The fun starts Oct. 31 with an Opening Night Party in the newly renovated Encore Lounge, followed by the 'Rocky Horror' on the Main Stage.

Vallarta's 'Puerto Magico' Changing the Cruiseport Game
Travel Pulse

'Puerto Magico,' Puerto Vallarta's new 15,500 square meter cruise ship terminal that looks like a traditional Mexican hacienda and will include numerous public spaces and shops, is scheduled for completion in August 2018, on a price tag of around $19 million USD.

Daylight Savings Time Ends in Mexico This Weekend

While the U.S. won't be 'falling back' until November 5, 2017, Daylight Saving Time officially ends in most of Mexico at 2:00 am on Sunday, October 29th. So, if you are here in Puerto Vallarta, be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night.

Survey Says Residents Feel Safe in Puerto Vallarta
Marie Callan

To determine the public's perception of security, a National Urban Public Security Survey is conducted amongst residents in cities throughout Mexico 4 times a year. In the latest report, published October 17, Puerto Vallarta stands out as one of the cities whose inhabitants feel safest.

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