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Covid-19 threat prompts Democrats in Mexico to move annual meeting online

As the new coronavirus throws wrenches in projects around the world, well-developed plans to hold a yearly hobnob at the Guadalajara Hilton Midtown for three days in late March had to be modified – “after intense deliberation and with deep regret,” according to Democrats Abroad Mexico chair William Chapman – and replaced with a virtual event, which will probably happen in late May.


North Banderas Beat - April 10, 2015

Beach Cleanup

The volunteers who show up at the monthly beach cleanup in Bucerias on April 11 will be in for a surprise. Vallarta Bagel World has offered to supply fresh baked cinnamon rolls to the first 25 volunteers who spend their morning combing the beach for items to put in their trash bags.

City Living - March 27, 2015

Altar of sorrows

Although a practice that has repeatedly fallen in and out of favor over the centuries, the creation of symbol-filled altars dedicated to La Virgen de Dolores (the Virgin of Sorrows) has served as a traditional prelude to Semana Santa (Holy Week) for generations of families native to Guadalajara and Western Mexico. Observed exactly seven days prior to Good Friday, Viernes de Dolores falls this year on March 27. 

Visitors can view one of these elaborate, candle-lit altars in the Museo de la Ciudad de Guadalajara (City Museum) on Independencia 684, in the city center. The altar will be opened at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and be open for public viewing through Thursday, April 2.

Guadalajara Living - March 14, 2020

ECOLOGY FESTIVAL

Guadalajara’s Parque Mirador, overlooking the Huentitan Canyon on the northern edge of the metro area, is hosting its first Ecology Festival Sunday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Scheduled activities include live music, an art exhibition, gastronomy zone, crafts for sale, a holistic pavilion,free workshops, yoga master classes. Free entry.