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 Costa Rica Clubs & Organizations
 
 The following groups meet regularly in different areas of Costa Rica and welcome visitors:
 
 Alcoholics Anonymous: Atenas, Tom, 8373-3629, 2446-4136; Dominical, Margarette, 2770-2705; Flamingo, Don, 2654-4902; Grecia, Jay, 2494-0578; Heredia, Laura 2267-7466; Jacó, Nancy, 2637-8824; Manuel Antonio, Jennifer, 2777-2592; Playa Hermosa, Guana­caste, John, 2672-1163; Puerto Viejo, Limón, 2750-0080; San José, 2222-1880 (also serves Narcotics Anonymous); Tamarindo, 2653-0897, ellenzoe@aol.com; Zancu­do, 2776-0012; Zoo Group, Escazú, 2228-1049, 2293-4322, 2291-3831.
 
 American Football Team: Welcomes new players, Oiana Cheever, cheeveroriana@hotmail.com.
 
 Association of Residents of Costa Rica: 2233-8068, arcr@casacanada.net, www.arcr.net.
 
 Athos Fencing Academy: Escazú, Carlos Godoy, 8380-0913, godoy_carlos@hotmail.com.
 
 Birding Club: costaricabirding@hotmail.com.
 
 Bridge Clubs: ARNB de Costa Rica, John Goold, 2294-7856, presidente@arnbcr.org; Club Los Fiebres, Sidney Ferencz, 2220-0645; Quepos Bridge Club, Don Hanks, 2777-5002, queposbridgeclub@aol.com; San José Bridge Club, Amalia Melter, 2296-7569; Tres Sin Triunfo, John MacGregor, 2231-1097, johnmacg@racsa.co.cr.
 
 Canadian Club: 2282-1146, www.canadianclubcr.com.
 
 Central Pacific Women’s Group: Jaco, 2643-2853, 8899-1520, christinatruitt@gmail.com.
 
 Central Valley Golf Association: David Maddox, 2254-0140, 8392-8595, www.thecvga.com.
 
 Centro Tai Chi Bambú Dorado: San Pedro, 2225-4411, 8829-0237, taichicr@gmail.com.
 
 Codependents Anonymous: Men’s meeting, Manuel Antonio, Eddy, 2777-1898.
 
 Coffee Pickin’ Square Dancers: San Francisco de Dos Ríos, Grace Woodman, 2249-1208, 8369-7992, gracewccr@gmail.com.
 
 Computer Club: Bill Lawrence, 2228-0190.
 
 Costa Ballena Women’s Club: Ojochal, ojochaliwc@hotmail.com.
 
 Costa Rica Gardening Club: Mariel, 2410-6096, brianandmariel@racsa.co.cr.
 
 Costa Rica Labyrinth Society: National Sacred-Paths Walkers, maicerosurbanos@gmail.com.
 
 English conversation clubs with Ticos: 2207-9485, volunteer@casapres.go.cr.
 
 Fencing: Luis Cruz, 8325-1689, luisc@inii.ucr.ac; 8356-0987, Comité de Deportes de San José, gym #2, Plaza González Víquez.
 
 Flag Football: La Sabana Park, 8336-3437.
 
 Fondo de Ñato: Friends of the Animals, 2267-6011, 8382-5163, consci@racsa.co.cr.
 
 Health Club: Escazú, Dianne Rowley, 2266-0123, healthnow@gmail.com.
 
 International Professionals of Costa Rica Association: internationalprofessionalscr@gmail.com.
 
 Kendo Costa Rica: Japanese fencing, Barrio Aranjuez, www.kendocostarica.com.
 
 Kiwanis Club: San José, 2446-3840, 2293-1089, rontucker2001@yahoo.ca.
 
 La Leche League: For nursing moms, Nancy, 2228-0941; Santa Ana, Shirley, 2282-3552 (English), shirley3g1b@yahoo.com.
 
 Lacrosse Club of Costa Rica: Jardines de Moravia, 8990-0984, laxcr@hotmail.com.
 
 Language Exchange Group: 2257-0441, hellen@universal-edu.com.
 
 Little Theatre Group: 8858-1446, www.littletheatregroup.org.
 
 Narcotics Anonymous: 2256-8140, 2248-0545, www.nacostarica.org.
 
 National Association for Animal Protection: 2255-3757, info@adoptame.org.
 
 Newcomers Club of Costa Rica: For women, 2416-1111, costaricaporo@yahoo.com, www.newcomersclubofcostarica.com.
 
 Overeaters Anonymous: Manuel Antonio, Eddy, 2777-1898, theowlwasheard@yahoo.com.
 
 Photo Adventure Club: Maurice, 2272-5329; Luis, 8343-5641; Mary Ellen, 2487-8160.
 
 Professional Women’s Network: Part of Women’s Club of Costa Rica, pwn.wccr@gmail.com.
 
 Quilt Guild of Costa Rica: 2225-9534, elcosturero@racsa.co.cr.
 
 Readers Theater: CCCN, 2266-0838, jbarricks2000@yahoo.com; Santa Ana, 2207-7578.
 
 Sat Yoga Institute: Escazú, 2288-3294, www.satyogainstitute.org.
 
 Taoist Tai Chi Society: Heredia, 2263-5075, costarica.taoist.org.
 
 TGIF: Tambor Gringos and Important Friends, www.tamborclub.com.
 
 Tibetan-Costa Rican Cultural Association: 2258-0254, actc@tibetincostarica.com.
 
 Ultimate Frisbee: 8337-5249, 8391-6980, 8825-8967.
 
 Wine Club: costaricawineclub@gmail.com.
 
 Women’s Club of Costa Rica: 2268-6130, wccr.org.
 
 TAKE A CLASS
 
 Acting: Carpe Diem Theater, Alajuela, 2442-7773, 8810-3892; Fundación Skené, Barrio González Lahman, basic acting, Tues., 6-9 p.m., 2258-7236, 2256-6978, docencia@fundaskene.org; Giratablas Theater, Los Yoses, theater for kids age 3-6, Sat., 9:30-11 a.m., and acting for beginners, Sat., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2253-6001.
 
 Art: Art Camp, Bello Horizonte, Escazú, for kids, Wed.-Thurs., 4-6 p.m., 8346-3030; Casa del Artista, Guadalupe, all ages, 2234-1233; Fundación Skené, Barrio González Lahman, painting, Thurs., 6-9 p.m., and Sat., 5-8 p.m., 2258-7236, 2256-6978, docencia@fundaskene.org; Galería Valanti, Barrio Escalante, oils, watercolors, drawing, art appreciation, wood engraving, 2253-1659, www.galeriavalanti.com; Studio Amón 937, Barrio Amón, sculpture, drawing (human figure), painting, 2223-9725, 8362-9827.
 
 Baby Massage: For parents with babies older than 2 months, Mon.-Tues., Desarrollando Mentes, Escazú, 2289-4586, info@desarrollandomentes.com.
 
 Belly Dancing: Led by Jerusa Alvarado, basics, Tues., 8 p.m.; choreography, Tues., 6:30 p.m., Casa Ames, Los Yoses, 8876-6184, jerusaalvarado@gmail.com.
 
 Biocourses: Trips with the Organization for Tropical Studies, 2524-0607, www.ots.ac.cr/biocursos.
 
 Classes at Terapiarte: Portuguese, English, drawing, painting, cartoon, graphic design, clay modeling, yoga, belly dance, popular dances, guitar, violin, Alajuela, 50 m north of Palí, Cristo Rey, 2441-5906, 8938-3984, 8339-5043.
 
 Cooking:
 
Boc Art Gourmet Shop and Cooking School, Escazú, Plaza Itskatzú, 2228-0804, and Guadalupe, 300 m south of Clínica Católica, 2225-1013
 Corinne Aulakh, San Antonio de Escazú, Indian cooking, 2228-3397
 Estudio Gastronómico Mucho Gusto, Los Yoses, 2234-0840, www.revistamuchogusto.com
 Radha’s Kitchen, Escazú, gourmet vegetarian and vegan cooking, 2288-3294, www.radhaskitchen.org.
 
 Dance:
 Academia Danza O, Middle Eastern, yoga, ballet, tap for girls, La Uruca, 2296-2022
 Al Andalus, flamenco, tango, Sabanilla, 2225-2793
 Baila SAP, traditional, hip-hop, jazz, rumba, tango, yoga, theater, aerobics, Guadalupe, Moravia, Desamparados, Paseo Colón, Rohrmoser, San Ramón, Grecia, Cartago, Liberia, 2224-0834
 Dance Factory, Guayabos de Curridabat, 2271-2098
 Dance Force Center, ballet, flamenco, tango, jazz, ballroom, Pavas, 2290-2271
 Danza Abend, Calle Blancos, 2236-0700
 Escuela de Ballet Piruetas Dance Studio, ballet, Jewish dance, flamenco, contemporary, all ages, Heredia, 2262-0647
 Estudio Danza Libre, ballet, contemporary, jazz, Latin, hip-hop, fitness, all levels and ages, Guadalupe, 2253-8770, 8994-1124
 Signos Teatro Danza, break dancing, Indian, belly dancing, ballet, percussion, Lourdes de Montes de Oca, 8876-0541, 2234-5584
 Spirit Dance Academy, jazz, hip-hop, belly dancing, ballet, Latin, Curridabat, 2283-7044
 Taller Nacional de Danza, ballet, belly dance, flamenco, contemporary, jazz, tango, Indian, Afro-Caribbean, break dancing, hip-hop, all ages, Barrio Escalante, 2223-3319, 2222-9398
 Yoga Lamat, contemporary, 8822-4958
 Zíngari, flamenco, Santa Ana, 2282-1127.
 
 Flyball: For dogs and owners, Tues., 7 p.m., Pets’ Paradise, La Guácima, Alajuela, 8381-8285, 8393-4904.
 
 Gardening: Centro Nacional de Jardinería Corazón Verde, Pinares de Curridabat, 2271-0303, 2271-1919.
 
 Holistic Classes: Creciendo en Grande Institute, Zapote, 600 m west, 200 m north of Casa Presidencial, 2283-3736.
 
 Music:
 Café Liberia, Guanacaste, singing, piano, electric and acoustic guitar, bass, 2665-1660, 8339-0492
 Centro Artístico Omar Arroyo, Moravia, 2297-2559
 Editus Arts Academy, Barrio Escalante, 2253-5135, 2234-0491, www.edituscr.com
 Escazú Music Academy, 2228-9327, www.escazumusic.com
 Estudio Arte Heredia, singing, guitar, clarinet, sax, flute, piano, music theory, Barrio María Auxiliadora, Heredia, 2237-3529, 8816-5090.
 
 Organic Agriculture and Hydroponics: Also tropical ecology, Costa Rican natural history, organoponics, labyrinths and mazes, Barrio González Lahman, 8819-3173, grupoloscongos@gmail.com.
 
 Paragliding: Escuela Parapente Costa Rica, 8849-0777.
 
 Qigong and Tai Chi: San Pedro, Sabanilla, 2234-2680, 8367-4397, taichicr@yahoo.com; Turya Yoga Studio, Escazú, 2234-2680, 8715-0573, chiralu@gmail.com.
 
 Satsangs: Thurs., Sat Yoga Institute, Escazú, 2288-3294.
 
 Synchronized Swimming: Girls, Mon.-Fri., 4-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 2291-0147, 8373-4005.
 
 Tai Chi:
 Bambú Dorado, 2225-4411, 8829-0237, www.muevete.co.cr
 Escazú and San Pedro, adults and seniors, 8829-0237, taichicr@gmail.com; Heredia, adults and seniors, International Taoist Tai Chi Society methods, 2263-5075, costarica@taoist.org.
 
 Yoga:
 Bamboo YogaPlay, Dominical, 2787-0229, www.bambooyogaplay.com
 Casa Armonía Escalante, Barrio Escalante, 2224-4625, www.grupoarmonia.org
 Desarrollando Mentes, Escazú, for kids age 3-5, Tues., 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wed., 2:30-6 p.m., and Thurs., 3-4 p.m., 2289-4586, info@desarrollandomentes.com
 Gayatri Yoga Center, Sabanilla, yin and Nidra yoga, 8848-2347, sofiyoga@yahoo.com; Jardín de Yoga Kapoli, San Rafael, Escazú, 2228-1350, 8325-2397
 Kasasana, Barrio Escalante, 2253-8322, www.kasasana.com
 Ooommm Studio, Cariari, classes in English, Mon.-Fri., 8332-3534, oritattiya@yahoo.com
 Sat Yoga Institute, San Rafael, Escazú, 2288-3294, www.satyogainstitute.org
 Turya Yoga Studio, Escazú, 2289-7524, janine@turya.info.
 Yoga, Karate, Tai Chi: Vista del Valle resort community, near Grecia, kevcosta07@gmail.com.

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