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Laguna Chapalac - March 05, 2022

Open Circle

Foodbank Lakeside presents “Food Poverty in the Lakeside Communities and What is Being Done to Address It” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, March 6, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

The Mexican government’s National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development reports that more than 44 percent of the country’s residents live in poverty, which the council defines as living on less than the equivalent of US$111 a month, and the lack of access to at least one or more “social rights,” one of which is food.

The leadership team of Foodbank Lakeside will discuss the specifics of food poverty in Lakeside communities, describing the situations in which the organization’s recipients live and the challenges they face. They will explain what is being done to alleviate hunger in the local area by the large community effort that is Foodbank Lakeside.

The all-volunteer organization provides basic pantry items to needy families monthly, and the food for Kids Kitchens run by Poco a Poco in poor, indigenous communities.

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. And door prizes! All members are invited.

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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 to 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.

Writers

Lakeside Published Writer’s Group meets the second Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m. at El Gato Feo Café and Rostary, 16 de Septiembre 18 in Ajijic. The writers read their work with a live Q&A afterwards. Books are available for purchase.

SOS Dog Rescue

A silent auction will be held Sunday, March 20, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Ajijic to support SOS Dog Rescue. Bid on art by Efren Gonzalez, Ken Gosh, Lizette Aguilar and other local artists, as well as locally made ceramics, baskets, and other crafts, as well as gift certificates from regional travel companies, restaurants and hotels.

Mah Jongg

pg19Kim Kovach sets up near the LCS gazebo Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You do not have to be an LCS member to play.

LCS classes

Ted Rogers leads an LCS seminar on “How to Manage Economic Inflation as an Expat.” Dates are Tuesdays and Fridays, March 22, 25, 29 and April 1.

Inflation is on the rise around the globe, including in Mexico. What strategies can we adopt to not only mitigate the effects of inflation, but possibly even profit from it?
In this five-session class, we will look at strategies to minimize the effects of inflation as regards housing, utilities, food, clothing, transportation and health care.

Rogers holds a triple concentration Ph.D. in history from the University of Colorado, as well as earning that university’s top teaching award. He has been Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics, Lambeth Palace and the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. His travels to over 50 countries, and living in four of them, give him a unique perspective, which further informs his teaching.

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