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North Banderas Beat - November 18, 2017

Spay/neuter news

The new Bucerias Spay/Neuter committee has plans for more than just sponsorships of free clinics.

One of their first actions, however, was to confirm a clinic December 13-16 at Calle 16 de Septiembre, near Matamoros, the same site used for the last two years.

Volunteers are needed for registration, animal recovery room and other work at the clinic.  Email Darlene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if available to help.

One new idea this year for raising clinic funds is “Yappy Hour,” an opportunity for owners to socialize with their dogs (on leashes please).

The first Yappy Hour is on Sunday, December 3, 2-4 p.m., at Delicias Mexicana restaurant, near the corner of Abasolo and Francisco Madero in Bucerias. The event will feature drinks at happy hour prices and food specials.

A 50/50 drawing will be held to benefit the spay/neuter clinic, as well as a pet-themed raffle.

Attendees will also be able to have photos of themselves and their pets taken alongside Santa Claus by professional photographer Mike Jones.  The photos will cost 100 pesos each and be emailed in digital format to print or share on social media.  Proceeds go to the spay/neuter clinic fund.

For more information, email Darlene at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">.

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Senior Citizen fundraiser

On November 20, 2-6 p.m., dance and party to the music of the Gecko Band at Pizzanteria, Av. Mexico and Hidalgo in Bucerias centro, to benefit the Bucerias Tercera Edad charity.

The fundraiser costs 200 pesos, with proceeds going to the organization’s fund to build an assisted living housing for needy senior citizens.

For tickets, contact Jim or Marilyn Moxin at 322-100-7544, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or meet them at their booth at the La Cruz Sunday Market or the Forever Spring Market on Wednesday in Bucerias.

The Moxins remind everyone to buy a raffle ticket to win a Luna Lounge Seasons Pass, which entitles the winner to 12 dinner shows with fantastic entertainment.

Raffle tickets are 150 pesos and all proceeds go to the Bucerias Tercera Edad building fund. Call Jim or Marilyn for tickets, or email Linda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Coming up

- The traditional Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot sponsored by the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort takes place  Thursday, November 23, 9 a.m., beginning at the hotel lobby.

The resort donates all of the registration fees from the race to two local community service groups: PEACE Punta de Mita and Fundacion Punta de Mita.

Men and women can register directly at the hotel in junior (ages 25 and below), adult (ages 26 and above) and kids categories.

Runners should wear a white shirt because they will end up being painted different colors at each kilometer point. Registration fee is 200 pesos or US$10.

For registration and more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (329) 291–5811.

The Punta de Mita Pee Wee Surf League Tournament is held Saturday, November 25. It welcomes children aged 4 to 12.

This event promotes the sport of surfing to attract family tourism to the different coastal towns where the tournaments are held.  For more information, see Liga Pee Wee De Surfing on Facebook.

- The 9th Riviera Nayarit Half Marathon is on Saturday, November 25, featuring 21K and 10K routes. This race takes place every year in Nuevo Vallarta.

This event is positioned well among the top events in Mexico, the United States and Canada. While the half marathon is being run, there will be a concurrent intermediate 10K race created especially for the marathon runners’ companions.

The race starts and ends in front of the Hard Rock Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta.

For more information, see www.mediomaratonrivieranayarit.com.

- The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four Seasons Resort organize the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic every year. This year it will be from November 30 to December 3.

The event attracts renowned wine and tequila experts, chefs and visitors to be a part of a three-day culinary showcase that includes wine and tequila tastings, festive gatherings, gourmet meals and cooking classes. Meanwhile, there’s a two-day golf tournament at the Pacifico and Bahia courses, both designed by Jack Nicklaus.

For more information, see Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic on Facebook.

- For the second year running, the town of Sayulita is hosting the Commercial and Cultural Wixarika Expo, with 25 groups participating, from November 30-December 3.

They will offer their extraordinary cultural riches with hands-on workshops for embroidery, beadwork, painting and more, as well as the “Indigenous Paradise” and “Culinary” pavilions. The latter will offer a variety of traditional meals from Nayarit. In addition, there is a traditional medicine pavilion, with four healers participating.

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Children’s Christmas

Join friends and neighbors Monday, December 4, at the Drunken Duck in Bucerias centro for an afternoon of fun and entertainment to support the Bucerias Children’s Christmas Program.

This is the 8th year the event has been hosted by The Drunken Duck, while the program itself has been bringing Christmas gifts to the children of Bucerias for more than two decades.

Doors open at 2 p.m., with live music by the popular Gecko Band beginning at 3 p.m.

There will be a cash bar, door prizes, bottle draws and plenty of raffle items available.

Tickets are 250 pesos at YoYo Mo’s Pizza and Sports Bar in Centro Bucerias, as well as Lujo Lifestyles on Lazaro Cardenas.

A Black-and-White issue

The Amigos de La Cruz (amigosdelacruz.org) annual “welcome back” event is scheduled for Friday, December 8.

This year’s Black & White Masked Gala takes place at a surprise location – partiers will meet at the La Cruz Marina entrance at 5 p.m.

The evening will include dinner, music for dancing by Huanacaxtle Musical, a live auction, roulette and a 50-50 drawing. Tickets cost 850 pesos per person and are available online.

Masks will be available at the Amigos table at the La Cruz Sunday market as of November 5. For more information, contact Amy Welch, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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