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Laguna Chapalac - March 27, 2021

Your taxes at work

Now that the final cleanup of loose blacktop gravel has been finished after a major repavement job on the Las Rosas turnoff to the entrance of Chapala on the Chapala-Guadalajara highway, we had hoped that travel would be clear sailing.

But on Wednesday, work began on the Chapala-Ajijic Libramiento to dig up and replace cement drainage. The result was one-way traffic as a backhoe started tearing up the cement. With Easter week crowds from Guadalajara expected at Lakeside next week, let’s hope they finish this up soon.pg16a

Open Circle

Michael Warren presents “Shakespeare & Fermat: Two Fascinating Enigmas to Ponder” at Open Circle, Sunday, March 28, 10:30 a.m., at the Lake Chapala Society.

Warren will intrigue us with two enigmas from the 17th century. First, he will discuss the dedication of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, published in 1609: “To the only begetter of these ensuing sonnets Mr. W.H. all happiness and that eternity promised by our ever-living poet wisheth the well-wishing adventurer in setting forth T.T.” All sorts of theories have been advanced as to the meaning of this dedication and, as for the identity of Mr. W.H., Warren will proffer his interpretation.

Second, he will discuss Fermat’s Last Theorem, a mathematical puzzle of historical importance first set out by Pierre Fermat in 1637. For 350 years it has defied solution and prompted extraordinary advances in mathematics.

Warren is a poet, actor, and mathematician. For the last several years he has been writing the theater reviews for the Ojo del Lago.

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


LCS classes

• Alfredo Perez will teach you how to pass the Jalisco driver’s license exam in his class Monday, April 12, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society south campus patio.

• Professor Dolores Alicia Ordoñez Pinter gives Spanish in Action classes with various time options: April 5 to May 20, Monday and Thursday at the LCS Gazebo at either 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. April 6 to May 21, Tuesday and Friday classes are at the Wilkes Education Center, Galeana 18 in Ajijic, at either 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

• Introduction to Spanish classes are Tuesdays, April 13, 20 and 27, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the gazebo.

Payment for these classes can be made online at lakechapalasociety.com or at the LCS service office. All classes are for LCS members only.

Passport renewals at LCS

Adult U.S. citizens can submit their passports for renewal at LCS Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Use the DS-82 form (available at the LCS office) to pay the renewal fee of US$110 (approximately 2,255 pesos). You must bring the completed form using black ink, proper 2-inch-by-2-inch color passport photos, your current passport and a copy, and a pre-paid Fed Ex envelope, purchased at IShop in San Antonio. For more information, stop by the LCS office or email Norm Pifer 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..

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