Rosarito Calendar of Events

September 6, 2016 Edition

Every Sunday 4pm. Cultural Sundays in the park, featuring local Mexican and American dancers and musicians.  At the IMAC in Abelardo L. Rodriguez park, west of Banamex. Different themes every Sunday. Sometimes food booths, other times vendors with food carts. Facebook IMAC Rosarito. Free.

Every Sunday 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the IMAC Central Park (behind the Banamex on Juarez) Dancing for seniors, open to the public of all ages. Free. Salsa and merengue (among others) tunes designed to not throw out a hip. For information (in Spanish only) Rosarito

Every Sunday – 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Community Potluck at the Alley Bar, down the road from Electra in Rosarito. Free hot dogs. Bring any dish.

Every Monday, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Beginning Spanish at Club Marena clubhouse, taught by Susana Schinkel. $6 donation.

Every Monday, 10:45 am, duplicate bridge at the Baja Gold Bridge Club, KM 42 on Tijuana Ensenada Libre at the Rosarito Beach Christian Church.

Every Monday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm, Advanced Spanish reading/comprehension class at Club Marena clubhouse, taught by Susana Schinkel. $6 donation.

Every Second Wednesday (except December). 2pm. Friends of the Library meeting at main library of IMAC building next to Abelardo Rodríguez Park. Promotes reading and literacy in Rosarito. Carmen Dominguez, 661-612-3659.

Every Tuesday and Thursday. 10am. Pilates mat class at Las Gaviotas Clubhouse. $6 UDS per class.  Bring a yoga mat and  hand towel. Instructor is Terri Van De Sande

Every Tuesday. 830am. Board Meeting for Yo Amo Rosarito at the Corona Plaza Hotel. See what events are under consideration or volunteer to help plan and run upcoming events. Great way to become involved with you community.

Every third Wednesday (except December) 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Flying Samaritans Bingonow at Rene’s casino. on Blvd. Benito Juarez, KM 28. Six different games. Great prizes, food and drink specials, plus casino promotion. All to benefit the Flying Samaritans.;, MX phone: 661-100-6066; US phone: 1-858-240-2360.

Every Wednesday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Intermediate Spanish class at Club Marena clubhouse, taught by Susana Schinkel. $6 donation.

Every Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Intermediate Spanish Conversation class at Club Marena clubhouse, taught by Susana Schinkel. $6 donation.

Every Wednesday, 12:00 pm. Writer’s Workshop at Eden Restaurant, (next to Cruz Roja Thrift Store). Published and unpublished writers welcome! Bring samples (3-7 pages) of your work to share.   Marsh Cassady:

Every Third Wednesday (except December). 2-4pm. Bingo at Oceana Grill & Cafe, Blvd. Benito Juárez #907-24. Great prizes, 6 different games. Benefits Flying Samaritans. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360.

Every second and last Wednesday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm Cruz Roja Primo Tapia Bingo at El Pescador Restaurant, km 44, (just north of Puerto Nuevo). Raising money for an ambulance in Primotapia.

Every Second Thursday. 10am. Cruz Roja volunteers general meeting at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Provides assistance in case of accidents or disasters. Rosie Pena, 664-976-0613, U.S. 619-621-0292.

Every Wednesday, 12:00 pm. Writer’s Workshop at Eden Restaurant, (next to Cruz Roja Thrift Store). Published and unpublished writers welcome! Bring samples (3-7 pages) of your work to share. For more information, contact Marsh Cassady:

Every Thursday. 8.30am. Local Board of Realtors (APIR) meets at Oceana Grill. If you are a Realtor in Baja, or  thinking about it, meet  Realtors to network with. Good place for buyers or sellers to find a Realtor

Every Third Thursday. 10 am. General Meeting for FRAO, Foreign Residents Assistance Office. Open to the public. Usually held at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, with parking validated. Sometimes held at other local sites. Breakfast occasionally provided, but always available. Usually about 10 am. Different speakers brought in to inform or address issues of concern to foreigners living in Mexico.

Every Friday. 4pm.  Spanish class main library, by IMAC, in Abelardo Rodriguez park behind BanaMex. Beginner level class with Sylvia. Free but donation appreciated.Every Saturday, 10:00 am at IMAC Central park. Chess for all ages. Learn, practice, compete. For information (in Spanish only) Rosarito. Every First Saturday. 10am. United Society of Baja California (USBC) general meeting at Casa Blanca Restaurant, Rosarito Beach Hotel. Good info for the English speaking community of charitable, community service and social organizations. Judy Westphal, 661-614-1113.

Every First Saturday. Noon-sundown. Open Studio Art Walk, a free tour of galleries in Rosarito Beach Hotel commercial center. Meet artists at work in their studios.

Every Third Saturday. 1pm. USBC, United Society of Baja California, monthly Potluck dinner, held at La Maroma Sports Bar, across from Burger King. Different theme evey month. 50/50 raffle. Live entertainment at most events. Free for members and guests. Membership only $15 USD per year. Beverages ordered from the Bar at reduced Club prices.

Every single day. AA Grupo Gringo meets daily in their meeting hall, #16 Mar Meditteraneo (two blocks behind Hotel Brisas del Mar). Meetings: Saturday, 3:00; Sunday, Monday, Thursday: 10:00 am; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00 pm.  Additional meetings in Cantamar (just south of the footbridge) Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 am.. For more information, 661-614-1678.

September 7.Wednesday.12 to 3pm.Rock Painting with Janine at Bobby's by the Sea. Door stops, paper weights or beach house decor. We are painting under the big palapa at Bobby's! $30 due at sign up, sorry no seats sold at door. All tools and paint provided. Food and drinks available for purchase.Sign up and pay at Bobby's-Baja Glass Studio and Art Gallery, or send me a message and pay using PayPal.Expatarti

September 8. Thursday.Noon.Baja Good Life Club Community Luncheon at TBD. The folks from will explain how they can help you raise funds for your group or cause. Charly's.on the free road km 37. For latest information, check on facebook in the group Rosarito Living or the event Sept. 2016 Baja Good Life Club Community Luncheon

September 8.Thursday.4pm.Volunteer meeting for Rosarito's 7th International Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico Festival.Profits for Boys and Girls Club of Rosarito.

September 10. Saturday. Launch Party for Gorgeous Women of Baja at Rosarito Theatre GuildSeptember 17. Saturday. 8am. Beach Clean-Up Day at various locations. Make a team with your friends, or just show up, and be assigned to a team, where you can make new friends.

September 16, Friday, 12:00 Informational meeting about Mexican medical care and insurance by the Sunset Medical Group and Home Care. Baja Calypso Ocean Bar and Restaurant in Baja Malibu. Free. Mexican cell: 646-185-7966;

September 23 – 25, Friday through Saturday, Playas de Rosarito Sister Cities International Convention and Conference at the Puerto Nuevo Hotel  in Puerto Nuevo. Workshops, social gatherings, and more. Meet delegates from Rosarito’s Sister Cities around the world. Information:; email:; phone: 661-614-9600, extension 1080.

September 24, Saturday, 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Cowboy Luau Benefit at the Pretty Horses Ranch, KM 46, Cantamar.  $15 to $35, online at, Luau Benefit. Info and map at Facebook page. September 24. Saturday. 10am. Rosarito to Ensenada Bike Ride.  50 mile bike ride along the ocean and up through the hills toward the wine country, and  into the seaport of Ensenada.

September 24. Saturday. am. United Society of Baja California (USBC) Restaurant Tour to Rancho Las Illusiones breakfast stop, $10 USD. There is also a "mini-zoo",

Sandy Eddahbi at seddahbi@aol.com213-787-5091.

September 24. Saturday. Against Hunger Tour goes to Valle de Guadalupe. Rachel at 661-130-1049.

October 1. Saturday. Fundraising event for Baja California Spay and Neuter Foundation.

October 2, Sunday, 5:00 to9:00 pm, “Tootie and the Gals” Flash and Glam dinner and drag show benefitting Baja’s Spay and Neuter clinics at Gary’s La Fonda (KM 59.5 free road) La Mision. $25 purchased at, or US 1-619-203-1471.

October 9, Sunday, Second Annual Tecate to Ensenada Bike Race/Ride through the wine country.  Registration $50 through July 3, $80 race day. Prizes by age class.

October 12 to 15. Wednesday to Sunday. 7th Annual Int’l Mariachi y Ballet Folklorico Festival at Rosarito Beach Hotel. Three days of workshops for voice, instruments and dance, followed by concerts on Friday on Saturday nights. Mariachi Mass on Sunday. Family-friendly event. Tickets prices for all budgets.

October 13, Thursday, 7:00 pm Cocktails with the Mariachi Stars at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. $25 (US). Benefit for Rosarito Boys and Girls Club. Tickets online at or at the hotel., or 661-850-1773.

October 14, Friday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, International Concert and Hall of Fame Inductions at the Mariachi Fest, Rosarito Beach Hotel. $15 (US). Benefit Rosarito Boys and Girls Club.,.661-850-1773.

October 15, Saturday, 6:00 – 10:00 pm, concert  featuring the Mariachi Divas and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan at tRosarito Beach Hotel. Tickets $25 (US) $45; $80. Benefit Rosarito Boys and Girls Club. Tickets online at or at the hotel., 661-850-1773.

October 16. Sunday. Cruz Roja Soup’s On

October 21 to 23, and 28 – 30, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Arsenic and Old Lace at the Rosarito Theatre Guild.  $15 Reservations and PayPal purchases at

September 16 and 17, Friday and Saturday 10 am, Pat’s Pub-N-Tub South of the Border Golf Weekend. Real del Mar $25. Bajamar: $86. US 1-619-810-7666, or US 1-714-269-0920.

September 24, Saturday, 10:00 am, USBC’s monthly restaurant tour to Rancho Las Ilusiones.  Save the date. More info to follow.

October 28. Friday. Susanna’s pairing luncheon at Susanna’s Restaurant in Rosarito Beach. Benefit Baja Scholarship Foundation. $40 USD prepaid only.

November 27 to December 9. Copper Canyon Tour, including 13 days, plus 27 meals plus 14 sights plus Transportation plus Total Package. Reserve your spot today! or or 686-230-9933.

Pearl Harbor Day. Wednesday. Flying Samaritans Luncheon/White Elephant Gift Exchange at Las Rocas.

December 9 to December 10. Friday to Saturday. Cruz Roja Rosarito Thrift Store: Annual Christmas Sale, 9am-5pm

December 10. Saturday. Holiday Home Tour for Friends of the Library.

December 10 to 17. to Friday. Holiday Cruise for USBC, Cruz Roja and other local groups. 661-614-1113.