Dearth of parking killing Chapalita
Trying to find a parking space in Colonia Chapalita is no fun to say the least. Some 100 businesses in the area have had to take out their parking spots and add greenery in their place in order to get their business licenses renewed this year. Clients tired of getting ticketed or not trusting valet parking are giving wide berth to the area and the small businesses are suffering as a result.
Business owners have proposed that Avenida Guadalupe be changed into a 30-km Zone, similar to Avenida Lopez Cotilla, with marked bicycle paths, renewed sidewalks and space for outside tables with umbrellas.
Cancer & Health Support at Amsoc
The first session of the new Cancer and Health Support Group will be held Wednesday, May 25, 1 p.m. at the American Society of Jalisco (Amsoc) in Guadalajara.
Offered free for Amsoc members and the general public, this group will focus on general and alternative health and psychological care for people diagnosed with cancer.
This group will be facilitated by AmSoc member Art Sanchez, who is a retired, trained and licensed art therapist and has recently joined the ranks of “cancer survivor.”
Jazz jam for club’s 10th birthday
The Centro Cultural Breton in downtown Guadalajara is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a night of unforgettable jazz Wednesday, May 25. First, well-known players Alex Medeles on drums, Willy Zavala on piano, Diego Franco on sax and Vico Diaz on bass will entertain the crowd. Then some 18 local jazz musicians from a variety of groups – including Quarteck Johnson, Nu Jazz Funk, Kingsmith, Radaid, Grymes Quartet, Lookin Up, Cienfuegos Quartet and Troker – will jam the night away. The fun takes place at Juan Manuel 175. Music generally begins between 9 and 10 p.m. The Breton is a small venue, so come early to get a good spot.
Free beer at biker anniversary
The Guadalajara motorcycle club Forajidos is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a bike run Saturday, May 21, beginning 2 p.m. at the Highway to Chapala 10 in Colonia La Calera (100 meters north of the turnoff to Cajititlan). Early birds to the event will be treated with 100 free meals and 200 free beers. See more about the club at www.forajidosmc.org.