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Laguna Chapalac - March 13, 2021

Open Circle

Dr. Danuel Acuff presents “Your Life Is a Battlefield. Your Weapons: Power, Control, and Domination” at the next gathering of Open Circle, Sunday, March 14, 10:30 to noon in the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) gardens.

Dr. Acuff will explore how you and the important others in your life use power, control and domination to win, get ahead, and avoid losing in the game of life. He will analyze each of the weapons that you and others utilize in this battle, and will show how you also apply your physical body along with intellectual, emotional, social and ethical powers to gain control. You’ll be surprised to discover how these forces play out consciously and subconsciously in your everyday life.

Dr. Acuff’s Ph.D. is in philosophy, sociology and education. He has been a seminar leader, radio talk show host and marketing consultant for more than 40 major corporations. He is author of 15 books including three philosophical/spiritual works of fiction: “God Lied – What’s Really Going on Here,” “The Mysteries of Quan,” and “Golf and the Zen Master.”

Attendance is limited to those who have registered at opencircle.org.

Lakeside Freethinkers

The next virtual meeting of The Lakeside Freethinkers is Wednesday, March 17, 4 p.m.  Susie Lindeman and Fred Harland will talk about what is the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and what they believe. How can a Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, Atheist, Agnostic, Daoist, and believers in God get along?

The Lakeside Freethinkers have been meeting virtually via Zoom for the past year. To join in or obtain additional information, 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..

pg17bThe Lakeside Freethinkers define a “freethinker” as a person who is an atheist, agnostic, secular humanist, or skeptic. They believe that individuals should not accept ideas proposed as truth without recourse to knowledge and reason. They reject belief in the supernatural.

Vietnam Vets Day

American Legion Post 7 will hold a luncheon to celebrate Vietnam Veterans on Monday, March 29, 1 p.m. Vietnam era veterans will receive a free steak lunch, dessert and beverage. RSVP the Legion to reserve at facebook/LakeChapalaPost7.

Farmers Market

The non-profit Lake Chapala Farmers Market (LCFM) continues the celebration of its 11th anniversary this month with a series of market-to-table events. Locally renowned chefs have been invited to create meals using only products from the market

Tuesday, March 23, Chef Emmanuel of Emmanuel’s Kitchen will hold the second Chef to Table Masterclass, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Market. Emmanuel, a native of the state of Hidalgo, incorporates his love of Mexican cuisine in all his dishes. He excels in fusion food and making all dishes a work of art. In this masterclass,  learn how to make authentic Mexican mole from scratch and a vegan option, as well. The challenge is that all ingredients must come from the Farmers Market!

Chef to Table Masterclasses cost 650 pesos and are limited to ten seats.

Wednesday, March 24, the Chef’s Challenge Dinner will be at Machimá Restaurant with Jorge Arias at 5:30 p.m. Chef Jorge employs only organic products in all his creations and has been using produce from the Farmers Market since opening his restaurant.  March 23 also marks Machimá’s fifth anniversary. Machimá’s Farmers Market sourced dinner will be vegan and have vegetarian options, as well. Chef Jorge has asked Chef Massimo of Restaurant Pale to join him in the creations of this event.

Wednesday, March 31, the Chef’s Challenge Dinner will be at Jitomate Gourmet, with Gerard Militello at 5:30 p.m. Chef Gerard grows his own produce through one of the LCFM farmers, Salvador Aviña, on his own land and incorporates them at his restaurant. That project that was born 12 years ago, and has brought much produce to the market, including arugula, curly and Italian kale, chard, purslane, and much more. Chef Gerard will be joined by Chef Emmanuel for this event.

All Covid-19 protocols will be followed at each event.

Reservations for the Chef Challenge events can be made via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and be purchased prior to the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Tuesday Farmers Market a week prior to the event, or via PayPal. For more information, 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..

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