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Laguna Chapalac - April 24, 2021

Open Circle

Daniel Medeles and the Mariachi Real Axixic present “Spring Mariachi Music” at the Open Circle gathering at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) on Sunday, April 25, 10:30 a.m.

Mariachi is both culture and tradition. In this concert, Mariachi Real Axixic will explore the diverse sounds of Mexico in their own unique style. Although performing together for only a couple of years, they have distinguished themselves from most others in the genre.  Under the baton of Medeles – a classically trained member of the renowned musical family by that name – the instrumentalists demonstrate extraordinary technique, combined with their leader’s original arrangements.


Medeles is also the musical director of Musica Para Crecer, the San Juan Cosala Children’s Orchestra and Chorus.

Come and enjoy his mariachi band, which is becoming well known throughout Jalisco and beyond. This is your opportunity to show support for Medeles’ year-round contributions to the lakeside community.

School needs funds

The Centro de Estudios Tecnológicos en Aguas Continentales (CETAC) – the newly revamped technical high school located next to the Auditorio de la Ribera in Ajijic – needs some help.

Director Bernabe Robledo is not only looking for cash donations but also needs items for its gastronomic classroom, including spoons, glasses, plates, thermometers, digital scales, blenders, microwaves, a freezer and refrigerators.

Call Robledo at 331-173-1007 if you can help.



Jaltepec hospitality

Centro Educativo Jaltepec, the hotel and hospitality university for young women in Jocotepec, held a virtual open house in February that served to find scholarship funding for nine needy students and other contributions to the general scholarship fund.

A highlight of the event was the video presentation by two of Jaltepec’s most successful graduates: Lourdes Tinoco, who is the hospitality coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Gloria Rodrigues, the owner and chef of the highly rated Teocintle Maiz Restaurant in Ajijic.

Both of these young women expressed their gratitude for their education and underscored how the Jaltepec university changed their lives.

After nearly a year of studying at home with the newly developed “Virtual Education Model,” as of February 1, Jaltepec welcomed back 25 first- and second-year students. After a vacation from April 23 to May 10, they will return May 11 for the next stage of their education. This will give them the opportunity to complete some practical experience while learning teamwork with their fellow students.

The students’ education has become a successful hybrid of virtual theoretical lessons and practical classes at Jaltepec’s facilities, which are undergoing a long-overdue transformation.

For more information, contact Linda Buckthorpe 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..">.


Driver’s license class

Alfredo Perez will give you the tips you need to get your Mexican driver’s license at a LCS members-only class, Monday, May 10, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Material will be sent by email prior to the class.

Cost is 400 pesos payable at the LCS office, or register and pay online at Lakechapalasociety.com.

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