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Laguna Chapalac - November 14, 2020

LCS Health Day

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) Health Day is scheduled for Tuesday, November 17.

The flu shot and the Pulmovax 23 (Pneumonia five-year) will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the supply runs out. Cost for the flu shot is 750 pesos and the Pneumonia five-year is 600 pesos. Cash only. No signups.

Other health options at LCS include Optometrist Claravision available Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; appointments: 331-411-1178. Hearing services, Mondays and second and fourth Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; appointments 331-511-4088; skin cancer screenings second and fourth Wednesdays, sign up at the LCS office. No walk-ins.

Lakeside Freethinkers

Are you an apostle, an apostate, or something in between? At the Lakeside Freethinkers’ next meeting, Wednesday, November 18, 4 p.m., the concept of apostasy will be the topic of conversation. Member David Ellison will present the subject and lead a discussion.

The Lakeside Freethinkers have been meeting virtually for the past few months. Anyone who would like to join in the meetings, or obtain additional information, should 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..

The Lakeside Freethinkers define a “freethinker” as a person who is an atheist, agnostic, secular humanist or skeptic. They believe that individuals should not accept ideas proposed as truth without recourse to knowledge and reason. They reject belief in the supernatural.

Mudlark’s Pottery

Lake Chapala Society members are invited to join the new schedule of learning and independent working in Mudlark’s Pottery Studio on the South Campus. Health safety is a concern, so the number of participants is limited. For fees see the LCS website.

Introduction to Ceramics is open to all LCS members. This course will cover basic hand building techniques of construction, glazing and finishing, and meets Mondays and Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Registration for the course is limited to six participants after the 25th of the previous month.

Open Studio, offering the chance to work independently, is open to all those who have completed one month of the Introduction to Ceramics course.

Open Circle

Open Circle returns Sunday, November 22, 10:30 a.m. in the garden at Lake Chapala Society when Peter Steven Malakoff will present “Ayurveda and Aging.”

Ayurveda is the oldest medical science in the world, at the root of Tibetan, Chinese, Persian and western medicine. According to Ayurveda, “old age is a disease born of time.” Our lives reside in the body of time and our body, like everything that grows, eventually decays and dies. Buddha said: “Suffering is inevitable,” and he also said, “All suffering is not necessary.” In this way, the disease of aging is inevitable, but it may be manifested in a timely or untimely, comfortable or uncomfortable, disease-free or disease-filled manner. Herein lies the Ayurvedic approach to aging: it does not prevent death but prolongs life and health, offering understanding and practical wisdom on how to live our elder years in the best possible way.

Malakoff is a Religious Studies scholar who lived in India for nearly ten years. In 2004, he received his Ayurvedic Sadhana Padavika diploma from Kalidas Sanskrit University in Nagpur, India.

In order to follow Jalisco safety precautions, attendance will be limited to 80 persons, use of a mask is mandatory and temperature checks will be made on entry. Make your reservation and check the schedule at opencircleajijic.org.

American Legion

Gloria Allen, president of the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 7 Chapala, reminds members and friends that the Post’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be held Thursday, November 26, with cocktails at 2 p.m. and dinner at 3 p.m.

There is limited seating, but meals to go can be reserved by November 21 at 376-765-2259. Covid-19 mitigation measures will be in force.

Also, Allen notes that the annual Christmas bazaar will be held at the Legion Sunday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are also Auxiliary board positions that need filling, Allen says.

The Legion kitchen will be closed Thursday, November 19, to mark the Mexican Revolution. The bar opens at noon with pizza and wings, available from 1 p.m. to close that day.

The Sons of the American Legion is up and running at Post 7 with monthly meetings the second Wednesday of each month. To find out if you qualify to join, contact Commander Rich Ray, 951-870-7550.

Learn more about Post 7 at facebook.com/LakeChapalaPost7.

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