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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Vallarta Blues Singer Chris Kenny Needs Your Help
Chris Kenny has been one of Vallarta's most acclaimed Blues singers for many years. Sadly, she has been diagnosed with oral cancer and has returned to Canada for treatment. A GoFundMe page has been started to help with Chris' medical expenses. Please consider making a donation.
Fashion for Compassion Luncheon at Hacienda Carlota
On February 5, Hacienda Carlota Restaurant and Deja New will host a Fashion Show and Luncheon to raise money for Puerto Vallarta's Colina Spay & Neuter Clinic, which provides free services to Banderas Bay pet owners who otherwise would be unable to get their cats and dogs sterilized.
Los Mangos Library 18th Annual Art Auction, January 25
Get ready folks! It's time for the yearly 'Subasta de Arte' at Puerto Vallarta's Public Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos. Set to take place on January 25 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, this will be the library's 18th annual art auction/fundraiser - and it promises to be the largest and most entertaining to date!
5th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos Set for February 18
The 5th Annual Taste of Lo De Marcos, set to be held at the Centro de Fiestas Los Delfines on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 3-8 pm, will feature local restaurants, artisanal booths and live music, with proceeds benefiting Amigos de Lo de Marcos and Comite de Accion Ciudadana.
A Look at Some Upcoming Puerto Vallarta Charity 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. Especially during 'high season' when there are tons of charity events that offer everyone the opportunity to have fun while enhancing the lives of those in need of help.
A 'Prayer for Peace' at Vallarta Botanical Garden
As real and lasting peace is only possible if everyone works towards it, a 'Prayer for Peace' will be part of the Vallarta Botanical Garden's annual International Peace Garden celebration to be held at 12:00 noon on January 15, 2018. The public is welcome and encouraged to participate.
PV Chef to 'Give Back' at AIDS Foundation Oscars Party
Giving back to the community is nothing new for Puerto Vallarta Chef and Nutritional Trainer Victor Guevara. So, when Chef Wayne Elias asked him to volunteer his culinary skills at Hollywood's Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscars Party, Guevara answered the call without hesitation.
PVCO Presents 'Chamber Music Under the Stars'
Under the inspiring leadership of Conductor Daniel Oliveros, the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra will present 'Chamber Music Under the Stars,' at the Centro Cultural on La Isla Cuale on January 27 at 7:00 pm. Join us for an evening of classical music like you've never heard it before.
PV Poker Tour Fundraiser Sponsored by Local Bars
The Annual Puerto Vallarta Poker Tour sponsored by Murphy's Irish Pub, Steve's Sports Bar, Escondida Sports Bar, The Salty Caesar, Nacho Daddy, All Access & Bar La Playa, and Kelly's Pour Favor will be held on Saturday, January 20th, to benefit local community projects.
Daiquiri Dick's Does Brunch With PuRR-fect Style
Looking for the PURR-fect way to shop for all of the latest fashions in tropical clothing and accessories? Then head over to Daiquiri Dick's Restaurant on Los Muertos Beach on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am for the fifth annual PuRR Project Fashion Show and Brunch.
Democrats Abroad Presents Free US Voter Forum, January 15
To kick start the 2018 Get Out the Vote effort, Democrats Abroad is sponsoring a free US voter forum on Monday, January 15. A presentation will be held from 12-2 in The Red Room, but come early to meet fellow Democrats & learn how you can help get out the vote from Vallarta.
5th Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club Party, Jan. 23
The PV Garden Club is delighted to announce the 5th Annual Puerto Vallarta Garden Club party in celebration of our continued efforts to beautify our city. You won't want to miss this spectacular event set to be held at the beautiful Oscar's Restaurant on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.