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Laguna Chapalac - September 11, 2021

Open Circle

Singer Olga Kaplounenko presents “Popular Music of the 1960s” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 12, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

Born and raised in Moscow, Kaplounenko graduated from one of the Russian capital’s universities with a master’s degree in electrical engineering, later receiving a degree in music and jazz vocals from the Moscow Jazz College.

Working in Silicon Valley in California, she sang with various choirs. Kaplounenko later moved to Lakeside and became involved with Los Cantantes del Lago and the Lakeside Little Theatre.

While she enjoys dancing tap, taking Zumba classes, playing the guitar and teaching, singing is her real passion.

Chapala Birders

Tuesday, September 14, the Birders meet at 8:15 a.m. at the “Sculpture” (at the only traffic light in La Floresta), leaving immediately for the Lake Cajititlan marsh. Face masks and social distancing are required.

Expect to see a variety of marsh and lake birds, such as wood stork, snowy egret and American avocet. Reserve via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days ahead.

The Lake Chapala Birders are proposing to get back to normal gradually with larger groups. The bird-walks are open to both beginners and experienced birders.

Lakeside Freethinkers

The Lakeside Freethinkers will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom Wednesday, September 15, 4 p.m. The topic will be “Did Jesus Christ ever really exist?”

There is ample evidence that suggests that Jesus was a product of Christian mythmaking and does not hold up under investigation. The meeting is sure to invoke some “spirited” discussion.

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Democrats Abroad

Democrats Abroad Lake Chapala Chapter will resume their free monthly Zoom presentations with “Fighting Mis-Information: How to move beyond false information to promote progressive viewpoints,” Monday, September 20, 4 to 5 p.m.

Leading the discussion are Michael Lambert, co-leader of the Talk Radio Project, a U.S.-based group of volunteers promoting a progressive point of view, and Aftyn Behn, board chair of ActionTN in Tennessee, which promotes progressive grassroots power in rural Appalachia and the South.

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Book signing

The book launching of authors John and Suzy Pint’s “Outdoors in Western Mexico 3” will take place in the garden of the Lake Chapala Society Thursday, September 23, 2 p.m.

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