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Laguna Chapalac - August 20, 2022

Open Circle

Rex Gale will talk about “Don’t Trust Your Gut: How to Make Better Decisions in Life,” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, August 21, 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

This talk will align with your aim to improve our understanding of ourselves, our community and our world.
Jack Welch, as well as others, seem to always tell us to “trust our gut.” Quite often people make “gut” decisions that they ultimately regret. What happened? Why did their gut fail them? The decisions we make in life are heavily influenced by past experiences, and the emotions attached to those experiences, resulting in an automatic decision made without really thinking.

pg12aThis talk will focus on the Nobel Prize, winning concepts around decision making, and provide a blueprint for helping people understand why and when the gut can be dangerous in decision making, when to trust it, and how to understand the difference.

Register at opencircleajijic.org (click on Contact Us).

Australian wine

Liz Russell will introduce Riesling, Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon from Alumna, a family-owned winery in the Barossa Valley of Australia, at a wine paring Wednesday, August 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Casa del Sol Inn. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 376-766-0050.

Chapala Birders

Tuesday, August 30, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8 a.m. at the sculpture at the traffic light in La Floresta, leaving immediately for the Sierra de Tapalpa (90 minutes away).

The group will bird from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Expect to see higher altitude birds such as acorn woodpecker and slate-throated redstart and, if lucky, a trans-volcanic jay. Bring your own refreshments for the morning. At 1 p.m. the birders will lunch at a restaurant on the square in Tapalpa. Expect to be back in Ajijic about 4 p.m.

pg12bLake Chapala Birders is an informal group of bird observers led by John and Rosemary Keeling. Information: chapalabirders.org. If you plan on going, email John Keeling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 48 hours ahead of time to help with carpool planning.

Fiestas Patrias

The Lake Chapala Society has teamed up with Ajijic’s Fiestas Patrias committee for a Mexican Party fundraiser to benefit the patriotic public celebrations next month.

The party is Friday, September 2, with traditional Mexican food, mariachi, a Sayacas show and a performance by the Caballito de Palo Escaramuzas from 3 to 5 p.m. From 5 to 6 p.m., the children’s Ballet Folklorico Son de Mexico Infantil will take the stage. Tickets, 500 pesos, including food and entertainment, are available at the Ajijic Delegado’s office off the main plaza or with the Fiestas Patrias Ajijic 2022 group.

Death Café

Share you thoughts, fears, joys and experiences of death, September 2 (every first Friday), 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Estrellita’s Bed and Breakfast and El Gato Feo Café and Roastery, 16 de Septiembre 18, in Ajijic.

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