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Laguna Chapalac - October 09, 2021

Open Circle

Dr. Richard Clucas presents “Breaking Children out of the Cycle of Poverty” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

pg12bChildren raised in deep poverty rarely see life’s opportunities. By broadening their beliefs in what they can do and teaching them how to reach their goals, children can learn how to leave poverty behind. Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum (TAM), a non-profit located in the impoverished, crime-infested city of Compton, California, has been doing just that. Using airplanes, they take children as young as seven for a flight and give them the controls of the airplane. The shock of having flown an airplane—something so far from their concept of what is possible—they begin to understand that they can be or do anything. The methods of TAM can be used to help young Mexicans escape poverty.

Clucas spent 40 years in marketing communications, advertising and public relations. He holds a masters degree in communications and a masters and PhD in education.

In-person attendance is by prior reservation only at opencircleajijic.org and depends on space, as dictated by state distancing and sanitary regulations.

Chapala Birders

Monday October 11, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8:15 a.m. at the “Sculpture” in La Floresta near Restaurant Pranzo, leaving immediately for the Sierra de Tapalpa (a 90-minute drive). Expect to see higher altitude birds such as acorn woodpecker and slate-throated redstart and possibly a trans-volcanic Jay. Bring refreshments for the morning and sandwiches for the 12:30 p.m. lunch stop. Return about 4 p.m. Email John Keeling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Saturday, October 9, indicating that you can bring a vehicle or you would like to be a passenger. Bird walks are open to all those interested in birds, both beginners and experienced birders.

LCS wine tasting

The fifth annual unlimited wine tasting event at the Lake Chapala Society is Friday, October 15, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Appetizers and music are included with tastings of wine from the U.S., Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Spain. The event is open to the public. Tickets, 350 pesos, are available via a connection to STRIPE on the LCS website.

Democrats Abroad

The Lake Chapala Chapter of Democrats Abroad will present a free Zoom discussion on “Democrats Abroad Mexico in 2022” Monday, October 18, 4 p.m. The talk will feature William Chapman, Country Chair of Democrats Abroad Mexico. Reserve at 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..

LCS classes

Upcoming cooking classes at LCS include Beans the musical fruit, October 18; Mexican salsas October 25; Pozole mio! October 27; and Mexican traditional chocolate December 3. Other classes include Mexican  Manners October 14, Day of the Dead November 1 and 2 and Piñata making December 6 and 8. All classes are for LCS members only. Subscribe at the LCS website or stop by the office.

American Legion

“Widows: The Physical Aspects of Grief” will be presented at American Legion Post 7 Chapala Tuesday, October 19, 9 a.m. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

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