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Laguna Chapalac - September 16, 2023

Cancer benefit

A Mexican fiesta to benefit people with renal deficiencies and cancer will be held Saturday, September 16, beginning 8 p.m. on the Ajijic Malecon. Enjoy Mexican delicacies and live music.

Open Circle

Dave Ellison presents “Confessions of a Reluctant/Wannabe Writer” at Open Circle Sunday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. at Lake Chapala Society.

Ellison was a writing teacher for 36 years, an educational columnist for 18, and the author of four books – none of which sold. In this humorous, self-deprecating (but ultimately quite serious) talk, he will share how a kid who hated to write ended up spending most of his life writing passionately, how he attempted to convince his students to believe they too could and should write. He’ll also share a few poignant but silly anecdotes from his writing life

Ellison will end his talk by reading two short selections from his latest book, “Mexican Streets: Tales of Tragedy and Triumph.” He’ll be available afterward with copies to sign.

Democrats Abroad

Monday, September 18, 4 p.m., Democrats Abroad Lake Chapala presents a look at the newly installed Texas Floating Barrier—plus an update on Hispanic/U.S. Citizen voters. 

Hear from presenter Amerika Garcia Grewal about th this barrier, and how it is not only inhumane but hurting business, U.S.-Mexican relations and more.

She will also discuss the best ways to let Mexican U.S. Citizens know they can vote in 2024. 

For more details and to RSVP for this online event, visit democratsabroad. org/312781/Hispanic_voing_texas_barrier. 

Rabies vaccination

Salud Jalisco will hold a rabies vaccine event at three Chapala locations Monday, September 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your pet to Centro de Salud Chapala, Chapala’s main plaza or the DIF Unidad Deportivo in the Plaza de Toros.

Scholarship fundraiser


American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7 is holding a Luau Party to benefit the UVA Scholarship Fund, Monday, September 18, 2 to 6 p.m. On the menu are chicken and vegetarian kabobs, macaroni salad, baked beans and desert. The Hawaiian Super Man will provide the music. Tickets are 300 pesos.

Bow Wow!

Lucky Dog will hold a Yard Sale at their facilities at Carretera Chapala-Mezcala 1100, Santa Cruz de la Soledad, Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of stuff and plenty of parking.

Drag queen bingo

Lucky Dog Rescue and the Pancho Project will benefit from a charity Drag Queen Bingo event, Thursday, September 28, 5 p.m. at Fonda Doña Lola restaurant, at the corner of the Carretera and Alvero Obregon in west Ajijic. Tickets are 500 pesos for eight games of bingo with eight gift certificates and a grand prize of 10,000 pesos.

FoodBank dinner

Simply Joyful restaurant is holding a fundraiser spaghetti dinner for FoodBank Lakeside Thursday, September 28. A 500-peso donation will bring on the meal. Folk trio Traveler provides the music. FoodBank will host a 50-50 raffle and silent auction at the dinner.

Canadian T-day

The Canadian Veterans Support Association will hold a Thanksgiving turkey dinner (vegetarian option available) Monday, October 9, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sunrise Café. Music is by Abby Rivera.

Tickets, 350 pesos, are available at Kinda Bazar or 331-758-0676.


American Legion Post 7 is holding its annual Oktoberfest party, Friday, October 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at the post. The menu includes bratwurst, sauerkraut, browned beer onions, German potato salad, pretzels and dessert. Live music.

The cost is 300 pesos. This event supports the Red Nose Project.

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