Rosarito Calendar of Events

January 11, 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 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 Third Wednesday (except December). 10am. Flying Samaritans meeting at Villas del Mar clubhouse on free road 2 miles south of Rosarito. Volunteers provide free health services and clinics. Susan Smith, 661-100-6066, U.S. 858-240-2360.

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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 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 Published and unpublished writers welcome!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 Third Thursday. 9am. 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 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.

January 11. Monday. 430 pm. Best of Baja Awards Gala — Margarita House, San Felipe

January 11. Monday. 12 noon. Painting with Janine — Baja Calypso. Spend the afternoon with celebrated local artist Janine Richardson, as she helps you find the artist hidden inside of you. Always a fun time and there may be wine involved.

January 16. Saturday. 2 pm. San Diego Beer Fest — Liberty Station, San Diego Over 60 breweries, 150 beers, 10 food trucks, two bands, and thousands of people. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to (website updates pending). 2640 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego.

January 16, Saturday, 1:00 pm, USBC Monthly Potluck luncheon at La Maroma. Theme: Life’s Necessities;  Sharing and Laughter. Open to all; just bring food for eight people; A-I, desserts; J-Q, sides and salads; R-Z, main dishes. There will be a collection of household items including soap, tp, shampoo, and canned goods. Information Kathy Hutzler at 661-100-6060.

January 19. Tuesday. 2pm. Memorial Service for Susan Mahalick at Dmitry’s Original La Fonda. Please come to share your memories and stories about Susan

January 29. Friday. 10am. Presentation on Mexican Health Coverage for US ex-pats and end of life legal and medical Issues — Baja Calypso.

January 31, Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Rosarito Theatre Guild’s Annual Gala and Wine Tasting at the Real Del Mar Clubhouse. Theme: Tropical Getaway. Sample fine wine and great food while enjoying island music and bidding at the silent auction. Tickets: $35 in advance or $45 at the door.  email: Tickets available at PayPal through the website at

February 22 to 24. Monday to Wednesday. Baja Whale Watching Tour with the Baja Good Life Club. Members: $175/person Non-Members: $215/person.  email, or call 686-230-9933.

January 27, Wednesday, 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, USBC monthly restaurant tour to Pasta y Basta Trattoria (km 28.5 on main blvd.) Tickets $15. may be purchased directly from Sandi Eddahbi at seddahbi@aol.colm or 1-213-787-5091. Tickets may not be available at the  door.

February 28 to March 1. Friday to Sunday. Rosarito Theater Guild presents: Ladies Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. 664- 609-3451 Box Office.

March 2 to 6. Monday to Friday. Baja Cancer Walk. 100  miles, 5 days  walk for money to fight cancer,  through the San Felipe Baja California Desert.  Call 686-230-9933 or email

April 28 to May 1. Thursday to Sunday. Guided tour to the Tequila Heartland, in Jalisco. $550 USD

April 29 to 30. Friday to Saturday. First annual fund-raising concert to support local orphanages in northwest Baja. Stay tuned for more information soon.PP / DO until Dec 1, 2016, after that $785 USD PP / DO

May 7, 2016. Saturday. 10am. Rosarito to Ensenada 50 mile Bike Ride.

June 25 to 26. Saturday to Sunday. International Beach Volleyball Tournament — Papas and Beer

August 26 to 28. Friday to Sunday. Baja sand castle build 2016 — Rosarito Beach Hotel

October 12 to15. Wednesday to Sunday. 7th Annual Int’l Mariachi y Ballet Folklorico Festival — Rosarito Beach Hotel