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Laguna Chapalac - May 08, 2021

Global birders day

Lake Chapala Birders is an informal group of bird observers led by John and Rosemary Keeling.

On the Global Big Day, Saturday, May 8, keen birders, often in a team, get up before dawn and go to the best bird spots until after dark, in order to record the largest list of species that they can.

Everyone is invited to take part by going birding on May 8 and record their list on eBird. Last year, more than 50,000 birders in 175 countries submitted bird lists for Global Big Day.

The Keelings will continue with reduced-size bird walks, for which you must reserve a place by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) ahead of time. Masks will be worn and social distancing required. There will be no indoor activities, such as the group breakfast at the end of the walk. Maximum attendance will be ten people. Reserve a space by email at least 48 hours ahead of each bird walk or trip.

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Monday, May 17, birders will meet at the Old Train Station in Chapala, 8:15 a.m., leaving immediately to bird the “Chapala Lakeshore East,” including the pumping station. Expect to see a good variety of shore birds in many habitats. The group will bird until 10:30 a.m. The train station is on the Lakeshore Road just east of Cristiania Park in Chapala.

Open Circle

Kat Miller presents “Inside Out Aging” at Open Circle at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) on Sunday, May 9, 10:30 a.m.

If we are fortunate, we will have the opportunity to grow “old,” experiencing along the way inevitable losses and increasing limitations as well as progressive refinement of what is essential. With aging we can see our life as from a great altitude as a sort of landscape with all its diverse parts connected. From here we can harvest wisdom, acknowledge resilience, and discover peace, compassion and gratitude at the heart of our lives.

Miller has an MA in spiritual psychology and is a counselor in Ajijic and abroad. She currently plays with photography and writing as ways to express her perception of today’s topic.

ANAVETS military ball

The Canadian Army, Navy, Air Force Veterans Association (ANAVETS) Unit 19, will host a Military Ball, Thursday, May 13, at Mama’s Musical Bar, Calle Gonzalez Gallo 86 in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

Cocktails begin 4:30 p.m.; ceremonies, 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 6 p.m. The Crooners will provide dance music for the event, which includes a five-course meal. Dress is formal, uniform or business. The event is open to everyone.

Tickets, 500 pesos, are available at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or from Cindi Bosch, Christine Philipson and Perry King. The event is limited to 75 dinners and tickets must be purchased by May 6. All Covid protocols will be in place.

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In-person exercise classes and many other activities are available to Lake Chapala Society members with various options on an almost daily basis.

• Low-impact exercise works on resistance using weights and bands for legs and hands at the south campus lakeside patio. Contact Maxine Walker, 376-766-5942, 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..

• Intermediate Hatha yoga is via Zoom. Contact George Knight, 376-766-0870, 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..

• Line dancing at the SC lakeside patio. Contact June Matthews, 376-766-3498, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Stretch and balance at the SC lakeside patio. Contact Harry Bertram, 333-130-4017, 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..

• Tai Chi Chih on the back lawn. Contact Carol Wong, 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..

• Walk for fitness at the SC lakeside patio. Endorsed by the American Heart Association, this activity follows the program “Walk at Home,” by Leslie Sansone. Contact Lisa O’Dell, 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..

• Scrabble is played for fun every Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ken Gosh Pavilion. Contact Catherine Huff, 376-766-0938, 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..

• Write to a prompt at the Ken Gosh Pavilion. A drop-in writers’ group, in which writers are given 45 minutes to write on a given topic/prompt. Followed by time to read and share writings. Contact: Michael Koch, 376-766-0083, 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..

• How to draw almost anything at the Ken Gosh Pavilion. Drawing techniques for beginners as well as more advanced students. Contact: Zoe Armiger, 333-452-4894, 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..

• Everyday mindfulness on Zoom. Explore mindfulness in daily life through readings and practice. Contact Barbara Hildt, 376-766-4164, 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..

• Discussion Group. At the SC lakeside patio. Topics cover politics, current events and interesting research in science and social science. Participants take two minutes to address each topic. Contact Loretta Mitro, 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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