Guatemala Private Invite Fundraiser

Join us on Sunday, September 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 for the kick-off of Hispanic Heritage Month with a focus on Guatemala. In addition to trivia and celebrating this month long commemoration of all things Latino, we will also sponsor a fundraiser for The Mayan Women's Weaving Cooperative located in Sololá, Guatemala.

Our resident Guatemalan expert, Vivian Harvey, will have hand-woven scarves on sale, in addition to beaded ornaments and small textile coin purses and bags. What a perfect gift for the holidays! All gifts will come with a small card about the women who created that particular item and proceeds benefit The Mayan Women's Weaving Cooperative. Cash or check only. (No monies will go toward Speak Our Language.) Don't delay in arriving on time as most items have sold out in years past.

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While we test your skill on Latin American culture with Hispanic Heritage Month trivia, enjoy some cervezas and other snacks and discover magical Central Guatemala which is our 2014 trip. During the February 14- 23rd adventure you can meet the very women who hand-crafted the scarves and other goods and they will also be featured in our slide show.

SOL owner, Tonya Tiggett, ventured to the Highlands of Guatemala in March of this year and as she says, "This is the most interesting, beautiful and unique place I have ever been. It is simply breathtaking and makes you feel that you have stepped back in time. I can't wait to go back."

Picture this:

  • visiting the home of renowned artist Mariano González in a charming lakeside village
  • learn how ceramics in a small mom and pop "fábrica" are made
  • observe weaving technique at the Mayan Women's Weaving Cooperative
  • traverse gorgeous Lake Atitlán which is surrounded by volcanic mountains
  • explore several of the village on the shores of this ancient lake
  • peruse the numerous shops and stands along Calle Santander in Panajachel for handmade crafts
  • enjoy a brief stop in Guatemala City and an overnight in quaint, historic, colonial Antigua which will complete your 9 day adventure.

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