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Laguna Chapalac - October 03, 2020

Voter Assistance

The Lake Chapala Get Out the Vote (GOTV) team will be offering in-person voter assistance weekly on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Neill James Mural Art Patio at the Lake Chapala Society.

Sessions will be held every Tuesday in October, starting October 6 through October 27. Volunteers will help voters from all states. Voters are asked to consult their states’ deadlines first at votefromabroad.org/states. Required health protocols must be followed on the LCS campus.

Ballot return info

Comprehensive recommendations about how to return ballots to the United States in time for them to count in the November 3 election can be found at damx.me/lakechapala. If Lakeside residents have additional questions or concerns about voting, they can address them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Canadian Army Navy & Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) Unit 19, a recently formed chapter at Lakeside, will hold an Octoberfest, Thursday, October 22.

They meet every Thursday, noon, for lunch and games at Mama’s Music Bar, Gonzalez Gallo 86 in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Info at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 332-246-2508.

Open Circle

Open Circle is having technical problems with their videos, so they won’t be showing any until the last week of October. In November, Open Circle plans to have live presentations again at LCS.

American Legion

Post Seven in Chapala will celebrate the U.S. Navy’s birthday, Thursday, October 13, 3 p.m. They’ll supply the cake, you supply your stories.

Octoberfest at Post 7 is Saturday, October 17. Enjoy live music, Bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad, rye bread and dessert. Two seatings, noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is 250 pesos. Seatings are limited. Morelos 114, Chapala; 376-765-2259.

Mega Bazaar


Don’t miss the huge bazaar happening this weekend as a fundraiser for both the Tarahumara Project and Bravo! Theater, Saturday, October 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bravo! Theater, Hidalgo 441 on the highway in Riberas del Pilar. Face masks mandatory.

Canadian Thanksgiving

If you are looking to cook a turkey at home for Canadian Thanksgiving (Monday October 12), call Puritan Poultry now to reserve your bird, as they are now taking orders at 376-765-4399.

If you plan to eat out or purchase a meal to take away, here are some of the available options at Lakeside:

Bobby’s Terraza serves a Black Forest wild mushroom bisque, holiday wine aspic salad on greens with Mascarpoe dressing and a ginger-encrusted prawn, turkey and/or ham with all the trimmings, or salmon Florentine or roast beef brisket au jus and pumpkin mousse tartlet. Seatings are at 1:30, 3:30 and 6 p.m. Reservations: 331-771-1641.

Restaurant Elegante is offering take-out dinners that must be ordered no later than noon Friday, October 9 and picked up between noon and 2 p.m., Monday October 12. The menu is roasted turkey, gravy, baked glazed ham, mashed potato, sweet potato, stuffing, dinner roll, green bean almandine, cranberry jelly and pumpkin pie. Call 376-766-1066.

Janelle’s Garden offers a holiday salad, butternut squash soup, turkey with all the trimmings, or baked ham with all the trimmings, or salmon au artichoke with yellow rice and mixed vegies and pumpkin praline pie for dessert. Pickup dinners also available. Seatings are at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. Reservations: 376-766-1616.

La Nueva Posada offers one seating at 3 p.m. on October 12, for its traditional three-course dinner. Reservations: 376-766-1444/1344.

Manix serves a three-course meal from noon to closing Monday, October 12, with delivery, take out or dine in. Reservations: 376-766-0061.

Panino Deli and Restaurant offers their T-day dinner October 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out. The menu is turkey, mashed potato with gravy, green beans, cornbread dressing, sweet potato and cranberry sauce. For take-out dinners order no later than Wednesday, October 7. Reservations: 376-766-3822 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pothole crew

Kudos to workers filling tire-blowing baches (potholes) in the last few weeks along the Chapala-Guadalajara highway section from the Las Rosas turnoff in Ixtlahuacan to the Chapala-Ajijic Libramiento. The ride is now much smoother and drivers don’t swerve without warning trying to miss them.

Now if they would only fix that turnaround just south of the new toll road that is so heavily degraded by heavy trucks!

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