Juanita Crampton speaks at the Lake Chapala Society in Ajijic, Sunday, May 15, on “Post Life Planning for Pets.”
Ajijic and Lakeside communities are animal lovers. Expats and Mexican families are giving homes to many of the stray dogs and cats that have traditionally roamed the streets in record numbers. The question for older expats is what do we do with our pets when we can no longer care for them.
“The truth is, many of us have pets who will outlive us,” says Crampton “We are making end of life plans for ourselves. Are we making end of life plans for our pets?”
Post Life Planning for Pets is a new Lakeside program whose mission is to raise awareness about the need to plan. This is a program embraced by the animal rescue community as a way to minimize animals being dumped or abandoned when an owner dies. The program suggests guidelines for making a plan. The talk can offer a conversation and answer questions about planning for pets.
Retired Ajijic resident Crampton is an animal lover and visionary for the program Post Life Planning for Pets.
The next meeting of the Lakeside Freethinkers will be more of a social gathering, rather than a formal agenda or presentation. Members or guests should come prepared to discuss any topic of interest to them.
This get-together will be Wednesday, May 18, via Zoom, starting 4 p.m. Future meetings will transition to more face-to-face gatherings, Covid permitting.
The Lakeside Freethinkers define a “freethinker” as a person who identifies himself or herself as an atheist, agnostic, secular humanist, or skeptic. They reject belief in the supernatural and rely on science and reason to guide their lives.
LCS tequila tasting
The Lake Chapala Society invites you to its 6th annual Tequila Tasting on the LCS grounds, Friday, May 20, 2:30 to 5 p.m.
There will be unlimited tasting of 80 different tequila varieties, accompanied by appetizers, which are included in the price of admission. All tequilas will be available for purchase by cash or credit card. Tickets available at the LCS office or lakechapalasociety.com.
American Legion Post 7
• Mondays from 3 to 6 p.m., the Legion offers 2-old-guys-karaoke and music. Get your singing on. Also happy hours, 3 p.m. to close on drinks and pub food.
• Play pool Wednesdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. to close for free. Happy hour drink prices will be honored for players on those two days. Happy hour food prices start 3 p.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Sunday
Ajijic chess tournament
The HuaraChess club in Ajijic is holding its third annual Maestros del Lago Allan MacGregor Chess Tournament Sunday, May 29, noon to 6 p.m., at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS). The first two tournaments resulted in over 150 children and adults participating.
President Roberto Serrano says the tournament will be divided among five age groups, where everyone gets to play five games. Categories are:
• Open: Anyone of any age can play
• Seniors: 65 years and older
• Children: 9 years and under
• 12 years and under
• 16 years and under
Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each category. 1st place: a trophy and case with chess set and clock; 2nd place: a medal and case with chess set; 3rd place: a medal and chess clock.
In addition, a raffle for a computer tablet will be held in each category.
The participation fee is 200 pesos, payable on the day of the event. Deadline to enter is Friday, May 27, 6 p.m.