Ensenada Calendar – March 19, 2018 Edition

EXPERIENCE ENSENADA!

How, When and Where…

EVERY MONDAY:

8 am AA Open Meeting “Friends of Bill” second speed bump on La Carretera      Bufadora (just past La Jolla Beach Camp), left side of the road, white building

11:30 am Meditation meeting @ “Friends of Bill”

12 noon Alanon meeting @               “         “     “

 

EVERY TUESDAY:

8 am AA Big Book Study @ “Friends of Bill” (location-see above)

11 am AA Open Discussion/12X12 Study @ “Way to Go” Group (location-Gen. L. Rodriquez St @ San Miguel St – Behind the Carl’s Jr on Av Reforma)

4 pm Women in Recovery Meeting @ “Friends of Bill”

Early Risers Meditation: FREE. Dogs welcome. Location: Entre Amigos cottage, Esteban Cantu, Punta Banda.

10 am – 8 pm “Taco Tuesday” @ La Bufadora Tequila Grill* – Live music, no cover charge. Taco dinners w/ rice & beans $75 pesos. Drink specials, too. Located at KM 22.5, Carretera La Bufadora. Call 646.152.0003 for info.

5 pm – IMPI – Av Floresta y Calle Tercero (3rd Street) Plaza, 2nd floor- open forum for bicyclists to meet with local government to address their concerns (these meetings resulted in the bicycle lanes seen throughout the city!)

CEARTE presents “Cinema Mexico” check their brochure (available at the reception desk in the lobby) for titles and times

 

1st & 3rd TUESDAY:

3 pm Line Dancing for men and women! 3:00 pm @ the Salon in La Jolla.

10 am – 8 pm “Taco Tuesday” @ La Bufadora Tequila Grill* – Live music. Taco dinners for $75 pesos – drink specials. No cover charge.

 

EVERY WEDNESDAY:

8 am AA Open Discussion Meeting @ “Friends of Bill”

6 pm AA Open Discussion Meeting @     “           “    “

11 am AA Open Discussion/”Daily Reflections” Study @ CEARTE* (location-1430 Blvd Lazaro Cardenas [“La Costero] @ Calle Rotario, adjacent to the famous Riveria)

CEARTE presents “Cinema Mexico” check their brochure (available at the reception desk in the lobby) for titles and times

EVERY THURSDAY:

8 am AA 12-Step Study Meeting @ “Friends of Bill”

11 am AA Big Book Study @ “Way to Go” Group

5 pm IMPI Av Floresta y Calle Tercero (3rd St) Open forum for bicycle enthusiasts to meet w/ local gov’t to address issues/concerns for 2-wheelers. These meetings resulted in the establishment of the bicycle lanes on local thoroughfares. Plaza/2nd floor

CEARTE presents “Cinema Mexico” check their brochure (available at the reception desk in the lobby) for titles and times

 

EVERY FRIDAY:

8 am AA Open Discussion Meeting @ “Friends of Bill”

11 am AA 12X12 Open Discussion Meeting @ CEARTE

6 pm AA Open Discussion Meeting @ CEARTE

10 am – 3 pm Open Market in Cantu, local vendors, incl.Los Adoptables Animal Rescue Center. All kinds of good, healthy stuff will be on sale, incl. food, natural oils, indigenous honey, household goods, clothes, flowers and more….w/ all proceeds going to benefit underprivileged children in the local area. Come early for best selection!

10 am – 9 pm India Bonita Restaurant – Carretera La Bufadora km 5.5 “Spectacular” pork spare ribs

 

EVERY SATURDAY:

8 am AA Open Discussion Meeting @ “Friends of Bill”

12 noon AA Open Discussion Meeting @ “Way to Go” Group

4 pm @ “Friends of Bill” Speaker Meeting followed by pot luck & fellowship

 

FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH:

 

2 pm – 4 pm American Veterans Coalition (AVCOSD) meets to discuss issues pertaining to veterans: Benefits, job opportunities, help for deported vets, etc. Call office for details (including meeting location) 646.244.8431. Visit their website www.avcosd.org.

4 pm AA Speaker  Meeting @ “Friends of Bill” Followed by Potluck Dinner!

 

EVERY SUNDAY:

10 am AA Open Discussion Meeting @ “Friends of Bill”

9 am – 2 pm Sunday Brunch buffet @ India Bonita Restaurante* $160 pesos for all you can eat, incl main course, juice, coffee, dessert, etc. Located at KM 5.5 Carretera La Bufadora. For info call 646.126.1449.

9 – 11:30 am Brunch @ Club Campaneros $5 – $6, all proceeds go to local charities! Location: Calle Mazatlan #256, Fracc Acapulco, Ensenada. Info: 646.177.5116

Sharkey’s Sports Bar & Grill* offers 20% discount on all menu items after 2:00 pm! For info: 52.646.194.00594 Located on KM10, Carretera La Bufadora in Ejido Esteban Cantu.

11 am: Rev Mark Neafie teaches a Bible study class @ CARE clinic (formerly UPS). Info: 646.141.7734.

 

EVERY OTHER SUNDAY:

 

            12 pm – 2 pm PTSD focus group hosted by AVCOSD – veterans w/ symptoms of PTSD meet to discuss solutions to common problems. Visit their website www.avcosd.org.  646.244.8431 for info, incl location. Next meeting: February 11th.

December 26 through March 31, view the magnificent California gray whales as they migrate from the cold northern waters to the warm breeding grounds of Central Baja

 

DAILY:

 

10 am – 1 pm – Punta Banda Fire Station – fresh sourdough bread & baguettes

 

BEGINNING IN FEBRUARY (Ongoing Projects):

 

            Workshops and Courses at CEARTE:

Feb 1 – Jul 12: Diploma: Teacher Competencies, Education Professionals

Feb 6 – Apr 25: Introduction to Drawing

Feb 12 – Jun 15: Contemporary Dance Workshop

Feb 12 – Apr 16: Advanced Drawing Laboratory, “Color in Human Figure”

Feb 12 – Apr 16: Expressionism in Contemporary Dance

 

Call 646.173.4307 for registration, prices and pertinent details

 

TUESDAY MARCH 20th:

 

            3 pm – Los Adoptables Grand Opening Event!! in Cantu – Doors open at 3 pm and dinner starts at 4 pm. A DJ is featured, and tented seating is available! This is the grand unveiling of the future of LOS ADOPTABLES, with new kennels, a segunda, a cafe, dog grooming and more! Raffle tickets are available for $5 USD ($100 pesos), or purchase 5 tickets for $20 USD or $400 pesos! Please donate freely to our altruistic cause to preserve and protect the abandoned animals in Baja. We accept cash donations, Canine Club dog food (available at Costco). Every donation helps to spay and/or neuter a dog to help lessen the tragedy of unwanted puppies….Oh wow! The raffle prizes include a fishing package to Cedros Island, a painting of a dog on the beach from Anne West and a beautiful hand-carved gourd from Sharon DeWees, among many others! Call Tina at 646.101.5799 for dinner reservations or raffle tickets. This is a non-profit, community-oriented program, with a goal to improve life for humans and their furry friends. Your participation and assistance will be greatly appreciated!

 

7 pm – CEARTE presents an editorial and book presentation of “Ichtus.” With prints by Leonil Flores from the “Wet Earth” collection. To be held in the Ernesto Munoz Acosta Gallery (main bldg) Admission: FREE!

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd:

 

All Day through April! In the International Room of CEARTE: The Dystopia Collection, from the National Collective of Contemporary Realism. FREE!

 

FRIDAY< MARCH 23rd:

 

6 pm – Conference of the Cycle, “The Universe in a Cup of Coffee,” the detection and grouping of active galaxies in the universe, hosted by Dr Lily Altamirano, member of the Astronomical Society of Ensenada. This presentation will be held in the Ernesto Munoz Acosta Gallery of CEARTE. FREE!

 

7 pm & 10 pm – “The Universe in a Cup of Coffee,” Celestial Objects, presented by the Astronomical Society of Ensenada, at CEARTE, outside, on the Plaza of the Arts. FREE!

 

8 pm – Play by Dante Gaspar, “A Man in Dangerous Waters,” with Gregorio Carrillo, actor and playwright; Miguel Angel Cuevas, music; and Michelle Guerra, director. This is an experimental forum. Cost: $120 (pesos), 50% discount for students, teachers and seniors. This presentation is to be held in the theatre adjacent to the main building at CEARTE.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 24th:

 

12 pm and 10 pm – Avalon 2018 multidisciplinary event, in collaboration with Anime Ens, featuring an Anime Party, pop culture and entertainment. Plaza of the Arts at CEARTE….FREE!

 

MONDAY, MARCH 26th:

 

            7 pm – Cinema Club CEARTE presents: The Quentin Tarantino color film, “Violent Times.” A “C” classification, 137-minute color film, in English with Spanish subtitles. FREE!

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 8th:

 

            10 am – 5:00 pm – AA Gathering & Celebration @ Rosarito Beach Hotel – Celebrating 45 years of continuous service, GRUPO GRINGO is the original English-speaking chapter of AA in Baja! Meeting takes place in the Salon of the Americas. From 1:30 – 2:45 pm, a public information forum will be held, including medical and religious views and the principles of AA. It’s free!!!

 

ATTN: ARTISTS!

 

Contact Jan to reserve your display space in the Annual Art Festival sponsored by the Tequila Restaurant Bar and Grill. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 7th, and local artists are invited to secure a space now to ensure that their work will be prominently displayed. jan.burg@gmail.com.

 

FREE SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC!

 

            Contact Robin Gunther’s Baja California Spay & Neuter Foundation (look for her posts on Facebook) She works with Ellos SON La Razon to help the vulnerable animals in Baja find loving homes. Adopt a pet, or bring yours in to help reduce the overpopulation of unwanted animals!

 

YEAR-ROUND ATTRACTIONS:

 

MuseoCaracol (Caracol Museum)*: This fairly new addition to Ensenada’s tradition of cultural and scientific excellence is located at the entrance of the Ensenada Marina (location: Club Rotario #3, Centro CP 22800, Ensenada B.C.) Phone 646.177.0897 or 646.152.1993. This exquisite architectural monolith hosts a plethora of educational and informative exhibits, displays and entertaining events. Among its features:

1 planetarium

2 temporary exhibition rooms

1 media library

4 rooms of educational workshops

1 auditorium

1 outdoor forum

1 multipurpose room

 

Also, cafes, public restrooms and public telephones are available. The Gringo Gazette is posted in the ground level Crew Center Office.

 

RIVIERA MUSEUM*: Adjacent to CEARTE and across the street from CARACOL, this world-famous location features a sprawling museum of the cultural, political and environmental history of Baja. It also features an open plaza area for conventions, special events and entertainment, with an open air theatre as its centerpiece. Call 646.177.0594 for info. The location is Blvd Costero KM 2,5 @ Club Rotario. Closed Mondays. The Gringo Gazette is available from the Curator’s office.

 

CEARTE*: An exhibition and entertainment center, featuring monthly art exhibits, musical performances of every genre, a lovely outdoor patio with tables and chairs beneath umbrellas, a spacious public meeting area indoors, a bookstore, video displays and its own Kaori Coffee Shop. The outdoor plaza is a clean, safe place for kids and adults to roller skate, skateboard and learn to ride bicycles! An adjacent auditorium is the scene of many special musical events. A recycling center is located in the lower parking area. Find the Gringo Gazette in the display rack next to the desk in the reception area. The location is Blvd Lazaro Cardenas (aka “Costero”), Playas de Ensenada, 22800. For information, please call 646.173.4307.

 

ENSENADA MARINA SPORT FISHING CHARTERS: Boats are available for charter for sport fishing adventures. Information is available at the 3 ProTurismo locations on Blvd Costero and at the Crew Center in the Caraco Museum.

 

SCUBA DIVING & KAYAK RENTALS: For the adventuresome, these healthy activities are hosted by a number of area professionals. Here a two of the most popular:

Dale’s Dive Shop: Call from the US: 619.730.2903 or from Baja: 646.109.6318 for info & appts.

Baja Pro: Contact them via email @ bajaproscubadivers.com.

 

HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGES: These local enterprises have been receiving some heat lately from animal activists, but so far, they’re still legal here, and very popular with the tourist crowd. They park their buggies all along Blvd Costero, and they’re generally willing to take you well off the beaten path to see the sights of the City without the hassle of driving. They represent a quaint, traditional experience that is “so” Ensenada, like the cable cars are in San Francisco…

 

SURFING LESSONS: Contact “Surf Ensenada” @ 011.52.1.646.194.0846.

 

PROTURISMO CENTERS*: There are 3 of them on Blvd Costero, the first one being at the entrance to the city, just past the first stoplight, on the south (or “beach”) side of the street. Another one is located next door to CEARTE. The main office is located on the Boulevard just south of the cruise ship terminal. All 3 locations feature maps, souvenirs, brochures highlighting the many events and activities in the greater Ensenada area, plus hotel/motel accommodations, restaurant and bar locations, specialty shops service centers, emergency info, etc.

 

WINE COUNTRY TOURS: The Guadalupe Valley is world-renowned for its beautiful scenery and friendly wineries. El Cetto is the biggest winery in the region, but most of the others are smaller than the wineries in the Bay Area’s Napa and Sonoma valleys. Information (including maps of the “Ruta de Vino”) is available at the ProTurismo centers, as well as in the lobbies of the finer hotels on the Avenue and on the Boulevard.

 

If your business or enterprise is community-oriented and you would like us to consider publishing your special events, please send us an email: dbensendada1@gmail.com. We are especially interested in promoting NPO’s, orphanages, animal rescue centers, homeless shelters and any enterprise that is geared toward getting people together in a life-affirming, healthy atmosphere.

 

Thank you.

 

Asterisk (*) = Gringo Gazette is available here!

 

David Beyer

David Beyer

Author: David Beyer

Leave a Reply