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Laguna Chapalac - April 27, 2024

Open Circle

Kelly Bennett will present “Try Questioning the Inevitable!” at the next gathering of Open Circle, Sunday, April 28, 10:30 a.m. in the garden of the Lake Chapala Society.

Euripides suggested, “Question everything, learn something, answer nothing …”
It is seldom that an adult openly questions what is commonly considered inevitable! Why? Young children question what adults consider inevitable. (Why do we get sick? Why do we die?) Could we adults be overlooking something or misreading the evidence or something else? What could happen if I honestly questioned what most people consider inevitable?

Kid’s Day stuff

pg16The Civil Protection and Firefighters of Chapala are collecting toys for Dia del Niño. To help, bring toys for kids for ages 1 to 16 to the Lake Chapala Society, through Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m.

Sunday, April 28, an insect costume workshop for children will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Centro para la Cultura y las Artes de la Ribera. At 2 p.m., a brief theatrical work by the group Opera Portatil will be on from 1 to 2 p.m. Tickets (free) at voyalteatro.com or at the box office.

Vinophile event

VinArt Ajijic is hosting more than a dozen wineries and purveyors of wine from Baja California, Spain, France and even from communities around Lake Chapala on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28 at Paseo de la Huerta 57 in La Floresta. Wine tastings, good food and music are on the menu.

For a full list of events (in Spanish) and wine food purveyers and tickets see vinartajijic.com.mx/boletos.

Chapala Birders

Monday, April 29, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8 a.m. at the traffic light in La Floresta, departing immediately for Villa Corona on Lake Atotonilco (a 60-minute drive).

Expect to see various shore birds such as white-faced ibis and roseate spoonbill. Bring your own mid-morning refreshments. There will be a break for snacking at 11 a.m. The group will be back in Ajijic by about 1:30 p.m.

You must reserve by emailing John Keeling at least two days ahead of time 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..

American Legion

• American Legion Post 7 Chapala holds a handmade artisans market every Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m. Arts, crafts, textiles, ceramics stationary and foods are for sale and live music will keep the event lively. For more info on how to participate contact Joe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Randall 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..

• All American veterans are invited to come meet American Legion Post 9 at their monthly open meeting the first Thursday of the month, May 2, at 2 p.m. at Mama’s Musical Bar.

Flowers for the winner

Niños Incapacitados will hold a Kentucky Derby Party fundraiser, Saturday, May 4, 3:30 p.m. in a luxurious garden setting with multiple big screen TVs, Kentucky-style refreshments, fried chicken with all the fixings, pie and ice cream.

Tickets, 1,500 pesos, are available at a link on programaninos.com. Only 40 tickets to be sold.

Cooking Club

The Lakeside Cooking Club will meet Wednesday, May 15, 4 p.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 250 Calle San Jorge in Riberas del Pilar. The theme is Asian Cooking in Small Groups. To register to cook savory or sweet (40 bites), email Michele Lococo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than May 8,

If you do not cook/present, the delicious and filling tasting menu costs 200 pesos, and everyone is welcome to enjoy these dinners.

To sign up to attend only, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 8. For more info, see Facebook/LakesideCookingClub.

Jaltepec

The Jaltepec Hotel and Hospitality Technical University for young women in Jocotepec is asking for donations to fund one if its instructors, Katy, who has been a member of the school’s team for 16 years. She is pursuing a diploma in sommelier training to enhance her skills and benefit the students and institution.

To find out more, contact Jaltepec Director Laura Cecilia Hernandez Moran at 387-763-1781/1673 or 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..

Reaching Out

Created in March 2020 in response to Covid-19, the Reaching Out Program  of the Lake Chapala Society asks volunteers to contact individuals who live alone, are sick, or elderly to make sure they are okay.  This free service offered by LCS members, called “Reaching Out Companions,”  is available to anyone living at Lakeside, from Jocotepec to San Nicolas de Ibarra.

Companions are contacted daily by email, phone call, messenger or WhatsApp, and asked to respond to let the volunteer know they are okay. Each companion has an emergency contact person whom the volunteer can contact in case their companion does not respond by a set time each day.

To volunteer, contact Glorine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at +1-208-890-6265 or (52) 331-535-1935.

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