Laguna Chapalac - August 07, 2020

Open Circle

Open Circle has suspended its weekly program on the patio at Lake Chapala Society. Each week it highlights a different video of a past presentation.

This week, Ed Tasca presents “Leornardo da Vinci: A Tribute” It will be available for view Sunday, August 9, 10:30 a.m. at

Arguably the most fascinating mind the known cosmos has ever produced, Leonardo da Vinci was a major figure of the Italian Renaissance. This year the world joins in celebrating him on the 500th anniversary of his death. Tasca will attempt to capture da Vinci’s essence but will certainly fall short. As of yet no historian, no biographer, no researcher has been able to come close because of the vast array of his achievements and the complexity of his creative genius.

Tasca is a writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. Among his books is a collection of Leo’s fables, “The Fables of Leonardo da Vinci.” Tasca’s works have been published in the U.S., Canada, England, Australia, Italy, and Mexico. He currently writes a weekly humor column for the Guadalajara Reporter and does some acting.

American Legion

American Legion Post 7 in Chapala will be hosting a prime rib dinner Saturday, August 15, 5 p.m. On the menu is prime rib, baked potato, green beans, salad and dessert. Tickets available at the legion. Because of the virus, there is limited seating and no tickets will be sold at the door. The legion is located at Morelos 114 in Chapala, tel. 376-765-2259.

Maestros del Arte

The Feria Maestros del Arte has been cancelled, but the organization now offers a website that allows you to purchase direct from the artisans: Once in the site, click on COVID-19 SALES to find links to each artisan’s website. The more than 70 artisan sites are listed under broad categories such as rugs, bags, metal, etc., to make it easier to view the crafts you are interested in. Each site contains information about the artist or family of artisans whose crafts are listed along with photos, prices and a short blurb on each item. If you need assistance with language or have questions, you may contact Marianne Carlson on WhatsApp at 331-098-4850 or email 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..

La Bodega needs help

Javier Gonzalez and his wife Martha of La Bodega Ajijic restaurant continue to feed some 250 needy people each day. They could use some help as finances for this project are depleted.

Javier says 500 pesos will feed one person for a month. If you can help, drop by the restaurant located at 16 de Septiembre 124.