Betty Steinhauer presents “The Nomadic Intern - Creating My Own Adventure” at the Open Circle gathering at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) on Sunday, May 16, 10:30 a.m.
“After being hit by a car not long after retiring, I had an epiphany: I had embarked on my own spiritual journey following my first trip to India in 1990,” says Steinhauer. “The years that followed, I traveled to 155 countries, sometimes as a tourist, sometimes on business, sometimes for my charity ... meeting remarkable souls who became global friends. And the moment finally came when I decided to sell everything, pack up my life and travel the world – not as a tourist – but as a student of cultures and communities and people, spending large chunks of time in each place I visited. In essence, I became a nomadic intern, learning about humanity. I documented what I learned from people I interviewed from around the world and from all walks of life. And so was born my new book, ‘In Search of Spiritual Intelligence.’”
The Lakeside Freethinkers will have a virtual meeting May 19, 4 p.m. The topic will be climate change.
In the face of this existential threat to our planet, will technology find a solution to avoid the worst case catastrophes? TED Talks by Ted Halstead and John Marshall will be the basis of the discussion.
The 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.
LCS Health Days
Lake Care, at Carreterra Chapala-Jocotepec 141 in Ajijic (next to the Vinos America store), is offering various shots to Lake Chapala Society members and the public. Shots offered include: flu (750 pesos), Prevnar 13 for life pneumonia (1,700 pesos) and Pneumovax 5-year pneumonia (750 pesos).
Call Lake Care at 376-766-2088, or stop by the store to pay and receive the shot of your choice. You can also pay at the LCS office and take the receipt of payment to Lake Care for your shot.
• Study the course to obtain a driver’s license with Alfredo Perez, Wednesdays, June 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the LCS veranda. Go to Guadalajara to obtain your new or renewal license, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 23.
• Rachel McMillen will give the popular “Introduction to Lakeside” presentations at the LCS gazebo. Exploring Lakeside, June 1, 8 and 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
• Mexican Manners with Alfredo Perez. Learn about behavior, punctuality, tipping, body language and more, Thursday, June 3, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
• Mexican Salsas with Ana Moreno. Learn how some of the favorite Mexican salsas in the region are made, what ingredients you need, how and where to buy them, how Mexicans use them and what food you can dress with them, Wednesday, May 27, 1 to 3:30 p.m.
• Mudlark’s Pottery: LCS members are invited to join the new schedule of learn¬ing and independent working in Mudlark’s Pottery Studio on the South Campus. Health safety is a concern, so the num¬ber of participants is limited. For fees see the LCS website.
Introduction to Ceramics is open to all LCS members. This course will cover basic hand building techniques of construction, glazing and fin¬ishing, and meets Mondays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The costs and course descriptions for each course are available at www.lakechapalasociety.com or at the LCS office.
American Legion Post 7 Chapala will hold a Memorial Day service Monday, May 31, 1 p.m. The ceremony will be followed by a social hour at 2 p.m., and a dinner of BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, coleslaw and peach crisp at 3 p.m. Live music from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets, 300 pesos, can be picked up at the Legion.