Last updateTue, 22 May 2018 12pm

Things to do at American Society in September

The American Society (Amsoc) is gearing up for a busy patriotic month of  September.

All members are welcome to attend the monthly board meeting on Tuesday, September 12,  10:30 a.m. to listen in on the inner workings of the organization. Suggestions and comments are always welcome.

The Mexican Independence Day celebration takes place Thursday, September 14 with a traditional luncheon.

Feast on enchiladas verdes, a big salad bar and apple pie for dessert. The bar will be open and great prizes offered in the raffle.

The American Society English Book Club will discuss “The Maya: Ancient Peoples and Places; Ninth Edition” by Michael Coe and Stephen Houston at their meeting on Thursday, September 21.

This new edition incorporates the most recent archaeological and epigraphic research, which continues to proceed at a fast pace. Among the finest new discoveries are spectacular stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul, which reveal surprising aspects of Maya royalty and the founding of dynasties.

A movie, to be screened after the book club meeting at 1:15 p.m., will be “Apocalypto,” the 2007 epic directed by Mel Gibson,  (2007). As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.

Amsoc is located at Avenida San Francisco 3332, Colonia Chapalita, Guadalajara. For more details, call (33) 3121-2395, see amsocguadalajara.org and ad on page 2.

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