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Laguna Chapalac - February 26, 2022

Open Circle

Richard Diehl presents “Are You Who You Think You Are?

An Overview of Personality Styles” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, February 27, 10:30 a.m., at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

Various therapists and teachers question if who we are is fully authentic, or rather that personality is largely a compensation for perceived childhood stresses. This fast paced, data dense talk will cover several models of personality types.
As Alfred Korzybski (creator of the discipline of general semantics) stated: “The map is not the territory.” The word (our self-story) is never a complete map. Therefore, the more maps of reality we can understand and incorporate, the more accurate and complete is our understanding of ourselves. Come with an open mind and curiosity to know yourself better.
Possible topics include: Enneagram (world’s oldest typing system), Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Values Scale, Virginia Satir’s categories, DSM 5 psychiatric disorders.

Richard Diehl, Ph.D. M.Ed. L.Ac., was a faculty member at State University of New York. His classes included psychophysical systems.

Democrats Abroad

The Chapala chapter of Democrats Abroad will hold its Annual General Membership meeting via Zoom Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m. The key topic will be the chapter’s Get Out the Vote campaign for the 2022 midterm elections. Also covered will be how to volunteer, getting out the word about voting to your friends and neighbors, upcoming speaker events, the film festival and more. Also, door prizes! All members are invited. RSVP at democratsabroad/mx_lake_chapala.

Sunday, March 6, DA Lake Chapala begins its 9th annual Film Festival with eight films showing each Sunday, March 6 through April 24, 1:30 p.m. at Cinemagic in Plaza Bugambilias in Ajijic. Tickets are 150 pesos. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. All proceeds fund 2022 Lakeside U.S. voter assistance events. 

LCS English classes

After a suspension during the pandemic, English classes are being held once again at the Ajiic Public Library/Wilkes Education Center, Galeana 18 in Ajijic. Sign-up is only being accepted online. Contact via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via WhatsApp at 331-908-7602. You will receive a response with information on what class levels and times are available with a link to subscribe.

Meow and Bowow

• Tails of Mexico holds a Spay and Neuter Clinic Sunday,  February 27, at Cetac Ajijic, Boulevard Xin Ji 123 in La Floresta. Appointments and information: 333-247-6944. To volunteer in dog recovery email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Susan 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..

• Stray Dogs of Mexico presents a Mardi Growl at Rancho San Francisco Tuesday, March 1, 2:30 p.m. Enjoy food, fun, music, and a cash bar serving hurricanes, absinthe martinis, beer, wine and soda. The menu is jambalaya, red beans, salad, corn bread and king cake. Tickets, 450 pesos, at Maskota’s Lake Vet, It’s Kinda Bazar, Art Connection, Ladron Vet, Mario’s Wings and El Gato Feo Café. Round-trip bus transportation is offered for 100 pesos, limited space. Reserve at at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free concert

Eddie Lara gives a classical guitar concert Saturday, February 27, 12:30 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. Masks are obligatory during the concert.

Mardi Gras party

American Legion Post 7, in conjunction with Ajijic Newbies, hosts a Mardi Gras Party, Tuesday, March 1,  2 p.m. The menu is gumbo and bread pudding with entertainment by The Crooners. A possible drag queen contest is rumored. Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at the Legion.

Yurt building

A bamboo yurt workshop will be held in the coastal town of La Manzanilla March 5 and 6, and in Mezcala, March 12 and 13.

The La Manzanilla course includes a visit to Capacha Center in Arroyo Seco, camping, plenary sessions regarding building with bamboo, and environmental eduction. In Mezcala, work on building a model yurt construction with oldhami bamboo, a yurt installation for spa usage in Don Exciquio’s Restaurant, and visit the island of Mezcala.

These session are for everyone, including children age 5 or older. Cost for both sessions is 2,500 pesos. Contact: 315-104-8325.

LCS classes

The Lake Chapala Society offers members many classes to make their lives at Lakeside more enjoyable and informed. Sign up either at the LCS office or online at the LCS website.

• Cooking classes by Ana Moreno: Make Corn Tortillas March 16, noon to 2 p.m.

• Mushroom workshop by instructor Ksenia Klimov is April 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Introduction to Lakeside is offered in person and via Zoom. The class provides a wide variety of information to help make life easier at Lakeside. The Zoom class is March 11, 9 a.m. to noon and the on-campus class is March 14, 9 a.m. to noon. Instructor: Rachel McMillen.

LCS art fair

More than 60 local artists and artisans will display their work on the Lake Chapala Society gardens and grounds Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Funds raised from this event will support LCS programs.

All Covid protocols will be followed. This event does NOT require proof of vaccination.

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