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    Release Yourself! Join us on Wednesdays at 4 pm for our weekly drum circle. Instruction, loaner drums, open bar and friendly people! Can't beat it with a (drum) stick:o) During the Full Moon week we enjoy a special drum circle from 6 to 8 pm. The date, location and any special activities will be posted on social networks, which can include special dinners at the hosting restaurants. Come play with us, the only free musical activity where you can participate!
  2. Good day everyone, I am relatively new to Boquete, I am a sports enthusiast and would love to play a bit of basketball. Social basketball would be fantastic and right up my alley! ( Just would like to have a little run around, have some fun and shoot few hoops) I am a 30 year old South African, my Spanish is also not too sharp. Please any info/help or recommendations would be hugely appreciated. My email is ryan.coetsee23@gmail.com Many thanks Ryan.
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    COME ONE, COME ALL !! New Expats and people who have been here a while. Let's get together and share info on this amazing place we live in. Meet Boquete Newcomers - Happy Hour Wednesday October 23rd at 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Venue: Mike's Global Grill. Bajo Boquete. (just off the Main street, across from Sugar & Spice and behind the Fish House) Come and meet Newcomers. Come and share your experiences in Boquete. All are welcome. Mike's Grill is offering $1 national beers. $1.50 house Rum / Vodka, $2.50 wine. PLUS specials on Appetizers. Stay afterwards for their Pasta Buffet . See you there !! Not a member: Join by signing up at www.meetboquetenewcomers.com
  4. Boquete Newcomers - Useful resources (by no means, is this list complete but it can get you started with information about your new town) Public Facebook groups: (sign up for notices) - login into your Facebook page and search BOQUETE Examples: Boquete Community Group – information about what’s going on in town, places to rent, public notices Boquete Music Calendar – what’s happening at the bars / live music venues/ who’s playing Meet Boquete Newcomers – social group and information sharing efforts. BCP – Local Theatre, weekly talks, and sponsor of Tuesday Market 9.00 a.m. – 12 noon every Tuesday - across the bridge near the Feria. Mayor’s office : Alcaldia De Boquete ( public notices about water, elec., projects etc.) and Municipio Boquete Public websites: Sign up for notices news.boquete@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/News.Boquete/ http://www.chiriqui.life/ https://boquete.ning.com/ https://allaboutboquete.com/ APPs: Boquete and Beyond https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.chiriqui&hl=en ( listings of all kinds of things here – avail for Android) Panama Good Times (avail for Android and iPhone) – details about all types of things, tours, places, restaurants In need of health equipment /hospice /what to do if die in Panama : http:// www.boquetehealth.org ( can obtain printouts to complete) Emergency services/spanish translation/police contact/ambulance/fire contact/medical discounts: Rodny Direct ( subscription) https://rodnydirect.com/ Mail / shipping services : Post office is located across from the Park, in the corner of the Admin building MailBoxes Etc., EShop Boquete, UnoExpress (Alto Boquete), Fletes Chavales – overnight and goods shipping – approved by US Embassy Supermarkets ( Mercado ) e.g .Super Baru , Romero’s, Mandarin ( Bajo Boquete) and host of smaller ones; Alto Boquete : Ivan’s , Dorado, Mini Dorado, El Dorado Plus etc. (To get keys cut, plumbing parts and groceries = Mandarin) Banks: Multibank, Banco General, Global Bank, Banco National, Banistmo (David – has ATM in Super Baru) Cell phone services: Mas Movil, MoviStar ( have offices here) , Claro (David) Volunteer organizations: heaps of them!! for handicapped, dogs, cats, children, education, veterans, indigenous causes Social groups: several for women ( e.g. Chica’s, Girls and Gals ) and men ( e.g. Romeo’s) etc Boquete Newcomers - information sheet.docx
  5. COME ONE, COME ALL !! New Expats and people who have been here a while. Let's get together and share info on this amazing place we live in. Meet Boquete Newcomers - Happy Hour Wednesday October 23rd at 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Venue: Mike's Global Grill. Bajo Boquete. (just off the Main street, across from Sugar & Spice and behind the Fish House) Come and meet Newcomers. Come and share your experiences in Boquete. All are welcome. Mike's Grill is offering $1 national beers. $1.50 house Rum / Vodka, $2.50 wine. PLUS specials on Appetizers. Stay afterwards for their Pasta Buffet . See you there !! Not a member: Join by signing up at www.meetboquetenewcomers.com
  6. http:// https://www.facebook.com/groups/905528012953480/ Newcomers, visitors and established residents— join our monthly social - a happy hour and lunch at the Clubhouse at the BCP in Fri. Jan. 25! This January event draws dozens of folks. Please email Leslie King at theclubhouseboquete@gmail.com if you plan to join for the 1 pm lunch. She’s cooking up your choice of beef, veggie or chicken enchilada plates for $8. And she’ll have various house made desserts. Happy hour with cash bar starts at noon. Join the Meet Boquete Newcomers! Facebook group to keep up to date on monthly socials.
  7. RSVP: theclubhouseboquete@gmail.com
  8. Boquete Newcomers and Others gather on the third Friday of the month for fun and fellowship. Location and event varies. For monthly details, join Meet Boquete Newcomers! Facebook group or email boquetenewcomers@gmail.com to get on the mailing list. It’s a great way to meet nice people, learn about the area or share your experiences. https://www.facebook.com/groups/905528012953480/
  9. This month’s gathering will be held on June 15 at at Big Daddy’s on Calle Principal in Bajo Boquete. Drinks at noon. Lunch at 1. Full menu plus a $7 group special of chicken or veggie taco on a flour or gluten-free tortilla served with rice, beans and choice of 1 bar drink or soda. Spread the word. Let us know how many in your group for lunch. RSVP to the event here https://www.facebook.com/events/957404261092939/ or email boquetenewcomers@gmail.com to get on the mailing list. All are welcome for drinks without the need to reply. See you there! Join Meet Boquete Newcomers! FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/905528012953480/ to get the details of the monthly events that occur on the third Friday of each month.
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    Our goal: To further the enjoyment, knowledge, and mastery of photographic skills. The Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 3:30 pm at the Boquete Library, unless an alternative place or time has been announced. Membership Dues are currently $35 per year, due in January each year. Guests are always welcome. A suggested donation to the Library of $1 per meeting for members is requested ($3 for guests). Regularly recurring segments of each meeting include: Favorite Photographer: find a photographer whose work you particularly enjoy or are inspired by or from whose work you would like to learn techniques. Show & Tell: bring equipment or peripherals, etc. to explain and /or demonstrate. Portfolio: display a selection of your work, with emphasis on techniques used to capture images or to process them. Use photos that you yourself find satisfying. Critiquing: Bring an 8x10 print (or your laptop) to share a work that you are challenged by or would like help with. This segment is specifically designed to facilitate feedback such that you will be able to improve or enhance your skill as a photographer. As a member, you are encouraged to participate in these segments.
  11. Announcing first ever VOLCAN HOLD EM POKER INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT. Entry $25. I am going to host a Texas Hold em poker tournament at NOON on Saturday OCT 7th and a second game at NOON on Sunday OCT 15th (Gringo Time, on time). Buy in to play is $ 20+5 ($25) with one optional rebuy or add on for $25. $5 of first buy in goes towards pizza, soft drinks, beer. First place winner gets $ 140. Second place $ 50. Third Place $ 30. Each rebuy / add on is added to the prize pool in full and split evenly across 1st & 2nd place to promote huge payouts for little risk. Payouts based on ten players. If each player rebuys (or adds on), 1st place will pay up to $265.00 !!! $1/2 NLHE cash game immediately after tournament from about 2pm until 11pm you can come at anytime for the cash game but it is recommended that you call ahead. Full size professional poker table with pro dealer, quality Jumbo index cards and ample seating. Let me know as soon as possible if you would be interested in playing at my place on 7OCT Saturday or 15OCT Sunday or both games (tournament @ noon. Cash game 2pm). RAIN or SHINE! R.S.V.P. with your best date(s). Upon RSVP let me know if you wish to play tournament or cash game and on which day and I will provide you directions at this time. The game is to be held at Casa de StoneHenge on the road towards Cerro Punta in Volcan. All are welcome. There will be players coming from Boquete and David also. Come out and meet these fine group of ladies and gents. Feel free to invite anyone who you might think would be interested. The only requirement is that you are chill. To play in the tournament you must call ahead if running late. You will be entered and blinded off until the add-on period after which your chips will be removed and it will be assumed you are not coming. Call or email Clint 6065 5371 / wikiwild@gmail.com for questions, reservation, or directions. Tournament poker is the best way to risk the least funds and level the playing field. There are no pros and we will help you improve your poker etiquette in the politest way. This will give you the confidence to walk into any casino in the world and play poker. Looking forward to seeing you there !
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    Sorry folks this has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. There will another BNSE coming soon.
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  14. Mark your calendar. RSVP is required to attend this event. Open to all.
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    The social dinner will take place at Mar De Grau. Friday June 16, 2017 Social Hour beginning 5:30 P.M. Dinner 6:30 P.M. The Boquete Newcomer Social Events are for anyone interested in meeting new people, so if you consider yourself an old-comer join us and welcome a newcomer. BNSE is a casual social, it's not a meeting, there's no agenda, just come and enjoy the evening socialize and talk. Make a new friend, make a new acquaintance or meet an old friend. To attend the social the only request is RSVP to this message no later than noon Friday June 16th. to jere chica @ gmail.com (all one word no spaces) Hope you can make it cause, I'm looking forward to meeting you and/or seeing you again! Jere McCormick
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    Unfortunately today Thursday 4/27 12:52pm, I can't take anymore RSVPS due to restaurant capacity. Thanks for your interest. There will be another newcomer social the end of May. For who RSVPD' we will see you on Friday. Date: Friday April 28, 2017 Where: Big Daddy's Grill "Happy Hour" & Dinner Time: 5:30 P.M. in the back patio around the Fire Pit Table One hour social to meet & greet - Dinner follows. Invitation goes out to all newcomers, not so new people, Boquete resident, Panamanian, non-panamanian, come and welcome a newcomer! RSVP is closed due to restaurant capacity. Make a new acquaintance or meet a new friend, enjoy a good meal, sit around the fire pit and feel the warmth. Find out about life in Panama exchanging our experiences. Find out the latest Boquete scoop. RSVP a must. Hope to see you there - Jere McCormick
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    Boquete Newcomer Social will be at Fénix Cafe at BCP beginning at 5:30 P.M. out on the terrace. Fénix Cafe is located in Bajo Boquete just after crossing the bridge on the right. The perfect time to meet others who have lived in Boquete for sometime, make a new friend, meet new acquaintances and have an enjoyable time. No need to RSVP just show up. This evening is a social gathering to meet and greet others, enjoy a cocktail, a good cup of coffee or another beverage and or a snack. Also on the agenda DJ Mike Webber will begin to spin tunes beginning at 6P.M. in the octagon room. We hope to see you there! Email Jere McCormick at jere chica @ gmail. com (no spaces).
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    Date: Friday December 2, 2016 Location: La Villa Coffee Lounge at BCP al fresco on the terrace Time: 5:30 P.M. This Friday no RSVP necessary - just show up! La Villa Coffee Lounge gets cozier after five. Great cocktails, good coffee, delicious snacks and much more! Make a new acquaintance or a new friend! Newcomers find out more about life in Panama! Find out latest scoop about what's going on in Boquete! Hope, we see you there. For more info email: jere chica @ gmail . com (no spaces) Cheers, Jere McCormick
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    RSVP not needed for this Friday's social November 18, 2016 - just show up. Where: Señor Gyros on Friday November 18th. Time: 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Mark mentioned the restaurant will be open. Have cocktails, eat something, national beers $1.00, all under Señor Gyros' canopy al fresco. Meet somebody new! Enjoy the evening! Pass the word around! Hope to see you Friday. Have a smiley day!
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    BNVSE welcomes newcomers, visitors as well as also old-timers. Date - Friday September 30, 2016 Where - Señor Gyros in Bajo Boquete Time - 5:30 PM Meet & Greet Social Hour Dinner - 6:30 P.M. Señor Gyros has 50 cent national beers - WOW - among other beverages including delicious food, such as smoked chicken, a NEW addition to the menu. Señor Gyros offers more than just gyros. The Boquete Newcomer & Visitor Social is a great way to meet, socialize & make new acquaintances. Whether you have just arrive, have in lived Boquete for a short time or even if you have lived in Panama for a long time join us at Señor Gyros. Many who have attended this social have become best of friends. Ask your questions about life in Panama, find out the latest scoop about what is going on in Boquete. Welcome a newcomer! Your RSVP is needed to attend this social dinner. RSVP to Jere McCormick at jere chica @ gmail .com (no spaces) Have your RSVP in no later than 10 a.m. on September 30. No fees just pay for what you consume that evening. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g298424-d7607523-Reviews-Senor_Gyros-Boquete_Chiriqui_Province.html#MAPVIEW
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    Welcoming newcomers and old-timers to Friday at Villa Estrella Cafe inside BCP. Date - Friday September 16, 2016 Where - "Villa Estrella Cafe" at BCP on the terrace or in the octagon room. Time - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Enjoy an early evening, stop by Villa Estrella Cafe (VEC) for the Boquete Newcomer & Visitor Social, old-timers are welcome too! The Boquete Newcomer & Visitor Social is great way to meet and socialize. A great way to make new a acquaintance. If, you are a newly arrival to Boquete or have lived here for a short time or have lived in Panama for a long time then please join us. Many who have attended this social have become best of friends. VEC becomes cozy place to hang out after five. Enjoy good company, make a new acquaintance while enjoying a cup coffee, juice and VEC has a full bar as well as snacks. Ask questions about life in Panama, find out the latest scoop of what is going on in Boquete. No RSVP is needed for Friday at VEC - just show up. Got a question - email Jere McCormick at jere chica @ gmail .com (no spaces) Directions: After crossing the main bridge over the Rio Caldera in Bajo Boquete, VEC is located on the right-side of this road just after crossing, parking lot available.
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    Hope you make this social a great to make new friends, find out more about life in Panamá. Not a newcomer you're invited as well. Read all about it....
  23. Something new "First Thursday"! Each month until further notice BNVSE will hold a 2-hour social on the terrace at BCP. Not a newcomer or visitor? Join us anyway and enjoy your favorite beverage along with good company on the terrace. Date:Thursday June 2, 2016 Time: 5:30 P.M. Location: BCP located across the main bridge in Bajo Boquete. BCP becomes a cozy spot in the late afternoon. BCP offers coffee, tea, other beverages and includes a full bar. Prices are very reasonable and should you get hungry, they offer lite nibbles. Boquete Newcomer Social Events are always informal and a great way to make a new acquaintance and find out more about life in Panama as, we share our experiences. No need to RSVP - just show up. Cheers, Jere McCormick
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    Are you a newcomer? Visitor? Have you lived in Panama for a short time or long time? If your answer is yes to any of these, then please join us this Saturday for a social gathering. BNVDSE is always an informal and enjoyable event. Make a new acquaintance, a new friend, share your life experience about life in Panama. Meeting at Restaurante Mar De Grau Boquete. Location Bajo Boquete on Calle Principal (Main Street) between Art Cafe and La Posada. 5:30 P.M. Social Meet & Greet Hour on the Terrace 6:30 P.M. Dinner in the Dining Room Your RSVP is necessary to attend this event no later than Friday by 8:00 P.M. to attend this event to jere chica @ gmail.com (no spaces) Photo of many past newcomer dinners. See you soon,6 Jere McCormick
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