It’s “Things to Do Thursday” where we help you plan your weekend of activities around Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Los Mangos Library Summer FUNdraiser at Villa Mandarinas
This weekend brings family fun for a good cause, the Los Mangos Library Summer FUNdraiser at the beautiful Villa Mandarinas on August 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
During this unique event, the entire villa is open to the public, including three swimming pools, kayaks, snorkel gear and pool tables. Food will be available at different stations where guests will be able to enjoy ceviche, chicken salads and other vegetarian options. A variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Other amenities include live Brazilian music and a fashion show.
The price of admission is $100 pesos, which are credited toward food and beverage consumption during the event. Once inside, each additional food portion is $100 pesos, $20 pesos for soft drinks and $30 pesos for beer or wine, $30 pesos for dessert and $50 pesos for cocktails. Proceeds help support the many programs available at Los Mangos Public Library, one of Puerto Vallarta’s most important cultural landmarks.
Tickets for this one-time event can be purchased at Los Mangos Public Library and Cassandra Shaw’s Jewelry on Basilio Badillo.
Rain Forest, Cacao & Vanilla Celebration
The Vallarta Botanical Gardens will be holding the annual “Rain Forest, Cacao & Vanilla Celebration” from 9:00 am to 6 pm every day from August 19th through August 31st.
Located 35 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta along Carr. 200 Sur, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens offer the unique opportunity to get close to the rich variety of fauna and flora available in the region. The living museum features a restaurant, walking and hiking trails and swimming in a nearby river.
The Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS Association
It’s summer time in Puerto Vallarta, so we all wished someone would throw a bucket of ice on us… now it can happen.
The ice bucket challenge is the latest internet craze, involving people pouring cold water over themselves and posting their videos online.
Well-known names from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lady Gaga to Bill Gates and Jennifer Lopez have taken the plunge to raise money and awareness for the ALS Association and now it’s our turn! 640,000 donors have raised $32 million USD since the program kicked-off on August 1st.
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We need you and your friends this Tuesday, August 26th at 7pm to take the challenge. Bring a small bucket to the new pier and we will coordinate the rest.
ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.