Inez Dyer presents an Introduction to Spanish class Tuesdays, March 2, 9 and 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Lake Chapala Society gazebo.
Rachel McMillen gives an Introduction to Lakeside class Monday March 8 and Friday, March 12, with options for either two in-person sessions: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day, or two online sessions, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Alfredo Perez offers his popular Mexican Manners class, Thursday, March 11, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
He also is the instructor for the Mexican driver’s license class, Wednesday, April 12, 3 to 4 p.m. at the south campus Lakeside patio.
Explorations in Mexican ceramics will be led by internationally recognized potter from Chiapas Xun Pedro Lopez Lopez at Mudlarks Pottery Studios March 20, 27 and 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No previous experience necessary. All materials included. Enrollment ends March 16.
Registration and payments for these classes is at the LCS office or via the LCS website.
David Bryen presents “Inside Wood” at the next gathering of Open Circle, Sunday, February 28, 10:30 to noon in the LCS gardens.
What is it that shines through wood and smites the heart? Wood’s exquisite patterns, fragrances, textures, and musical tones are locked inside until human activity releases them. Not unlike human life, a wound is often required to reveal the character and splendor of wood. A craftsman hears the sawn tree as it sounds its invitation: “Stay awhile … you too have come into the world to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine” (Mary Oliver). To open wood is to discover the beauty that feeds the soul and summons us back to the home inside ourselves.
This presentation reflects Bryen’s fall into wonder with wood’s beauty. A retired psychotherapist, writer, craftsman, builder and long-term collector and admirer of exotic hardwoods, he will explore the hidden marvels in wood and compare their extraction to the unfolding drama of the human soul.
Attendance is limited to those who have registered at opencircle.org.
St. Patrick’s Day
American Legion Post 7 Chapala Auxiliary will hold a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday, March 17, 1 to 6 p.m. There is always good food, fun and music at the Legion, Morelos 114 in Chapala. This year, the menu includes shepherd’s pie, pear salad and Irish coffee. Tickets can be purchased at the Legion.