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Democrats Abroad September Social at Garbo Piano Bar
Democrats Abroad

The Costa Banderas Chapter of Democrats Abroad Mexico invites you to join them on Wednesday, September 28 from 6-8 pm for a 'Social Hour' in the air conditioned comfort of Garbo Piano Bar, Pulpito #142, between Olas Altas and Amapas in Puerto Vallarta's Romantic Zone.

This Day of the Dead, Help Keep Literacy ALIVE
Banderas News Team

On September 27th, Casa Karma Boutique Resort will kick off their Day of the Dead Calavera decorating contest to benefit the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, and its new Early Childhood Literacy Program. This event lasts through November 2nd, Dia de los Muertos.

CASA Connor to Open in Puerto Vallarta October 20

Created as a living legacy to honor the life of 15-year-old Connor Vanderveen, who died in 2011 of complications related to Hunter Syndrome, CASA Connor will officially open next month in Puerto Vallarta, and begin providing vital care to children with disabilities, free of charge.

Double Weekend Challenge at Barceló Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta CVB

If you are into Crossfit, Puerto Vallarta is the place to be Sept 29-Oct 2, as the Hotel Barceló hosts the Double Weekend Challenge, an event that will bring groups of multi-discipline athletes of both genders and all ages together for a weekend of challenging Crossfit competitions.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico News Brief and Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around the Republic, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. So we've put together a brief overview of some of this week's Mexico headlines, plus Puerto Vallarta news and a few upcoming events that you won't want to miss.

Puerto Vallarta DIF Gives Disabled New Wheelchairs

Thanks to the efforts of DIF Puerto Vallarta President, Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos, 65 adults and 13 children now have wheelchairs. The new wheelchairs, provided by the National System for Integral Family Development, were presented at a ceremony attended by 104 disabled Jaliscans.

San Pancho Days Honor San Francisco's Patron Saint
Lorena Sonrisas

If you're looking for an authentic taste of Mexican culture, head north of Puerto Vallarta to San Francisco, Nayarit. From September 25 to October 4 this small village, better known as 'San Pancho,' will celebrate a nine-day festival honoring its namesake, Saint Francis of Assisi.

2 Tons of Trash Removed from Puerto Vallarta Beaches

On Saturday, September 17, more than 300 volunteers, including public officials, school students, hotel and restaurant staff and members of the general public, celebrated International Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 by removing two tons of trash from Puerto Vallarta beaches.

September 26 through October 3 is Absentee Voting Week
Democrats Abroad Mexico

In many states, the US voter registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 elections is October 10. All US voters in Puerto Vallarta can get voting registration and ballot submission assistance from the Democrats Abroad Banderas Bay Voting Assistance Team Sept 27-30 and October 3.

Puerto Vallarta Lawyers 'Master' New Oral Trial System
Ricardo Acerco

Puerto Vallarta's Mayor recently congratulated the second group of local lawyers who have obtained a Masters Degree in Criminal Procedure for Mexico's new accusatory judicial system, which employs oral trials rather than the submission of written evidence.

PVRPV's Puerto Vallarta Vacation Property of the Week
Casa de Cereza Pacifica - Condo

With its prime location in the Romantic Zone, Casa de Cereza is the perfect place to enjoy your Puerto Vallarta vacation. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo in the Pacifica Complex offers all the comforts of home, plus fabulous views of Banderas Bay, the city and the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Call of Duties: Importing Household Items to Mexico
Ron Morgan Properties

Ready to leave it all behind and move to Mexico, but would like to bring some of it with you? Importing goods to Mexico can be a confusing endeavor - particularly when trying to navigate what items are subject to duties and what you may bring in without taxation.

4th Annual 3–7K Flamingos Run in The Riviera Nayarit
Jorge Jiménez

The Hotel Samba Vallarta's 4th Annual 3–7K Flamingos Run is set for September 24, 2016. Using the tagline 'Running For Our Health' and with the objective of helping those in need, the registration cost for the race is cans or kilos of non-perishable food items for the most vulnerable.

Chacala Fall Artist Residency Program, November 7-19
Gerald Van Eeckhout

Are you a professional or budding artist? The 2016 Fall Chacalart Artist Residency Program, scheduled to be held from November 7-19, 2016, will give you the time to create, grow and expand your horizons in the tropical and soulful setting of Puerto de Chacala, on Mexico's Riviera Nayarit.

4th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament
Ricardo Acerco

Offering over 3 million pesos in prizes, the 4th Annual La Cruz International Fishing Tournament, scheduled to be held Sept 28-Oct 1, 2016 at Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, promises some hot and heavy competition in the sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado categories.

September 16 Vallarta News Brief and Upcoming Events
Banderas News Team

There's always so much going on in Puerto Vallarta and around Banderas Bay, it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here's a look at some of this week's Vallarta-Nayarit news headlines, community announcements and a couple of upcoming events that you won't want to miss.

Volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day in Puerto Vallarta
Marie Callan

While scientists, inventors, governments and agencies try to figure out how to clean up the estimated millions of tons of garbage in the world's oceans, those of us in Puerto Vallarta can help staunch the flow by participating in Coastal Cleanup Day at various beaches on September 17, 2016.

Puerto Vallarta Rated a Top Destination by Cruise Critic
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board

A world-class destination where cruisers are welcomed with Mariachi bands and can enjoy a wide array of activities, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico has been rated the top Mexican Riviera and South America Port in Cruise Critic's first-ever Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards.

2016-2017 Centro Historico ArtWalk Starts October 26
Lorena Sonrisas

Art lovers can explore numerous artistic offerings during the Puerto Vallarta Centro Historico ArtWalk, a self-guided tour of 8 downtown galleries with cocktail exhibitions that can be enjoyed every Wednesday evening from 6-10 pm from October 26, 2016 through May 31, 2017.

El Grito de Dolores: Mexico's Cry of Independence
Banderas News Team

Every year on September 16, the first and most significant episode of Mexico's history - Independence from Spain - is celebrated. The annual celebrations really begin at 11 pm on the 15th with the 'El Grito' ceremony. But what's the story behind Mexico's Cry of Independence?

Vallarta Int'l Festival Gourmet Returns November 11-20
The News

The International Gourmet Festival is one of a handful of events that has put Puerto Vallarta on the map, and keeps people coming back year after year. The 22nd edition of the Festival will take place November 11-20 and extends from Puerto Vallarta along the Rivera Nayarit to Tepic.

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