Oscar Gomez presents “Trees and Humans, A Long Story Short” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 26, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.
They were there when we crawled out of the water and they will remain here once we pass away. Trees and humans have a long and intimate story that is worth remembering in times when urban dwellers need them most. Gomez will take his audience on a historical journey from millions of years ago to today, concluding with a practical proposal for Mexican communities to integrate, co-create and become stronger.
Gomez is a Mexican urban forester with a degree in architecture, a master’s in urbanism and an arborist certification by the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture). He cofounded Canopea in 2014 with the conviction that trees have the power to boost urban sustainability and improve our physical and spiritual quality of life.
All creatures great & small
In commemoration of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Christ Church Lakeside will hold a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 2, 2 p.m., at Yves’ Restaurant Bar, located on the service road one half block east of Rio Bravo on the west end of Ajijic.
Pets brought to the event should be on leashes or otherwise restrained. Face masks are required for handlers and guests. Lunch reservations are recommended for persons planning to attend. Telephone: 376-766-3565.
Monday, September 27, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8:15 a.m. at the trail head in order to hike a mile or more up the Allen Lloyd Trail, which has lots of underbrush in which birds love to hide. Expect to see blue mockingbrid and, if lucky, hear the happy wren. At about 10 a.m., those who are vaccinated against Covid will head to Cafe Negro restaurant for breakfast and to complete the bird list.
To get to the trail head, drive up the Libramiento a half-mile from the traffic light at Walmart, and park on the north side of the road next to the new hospital across from the Radisson Blu/El Dorado Condominium towers.
Legion Post 7
American Legion Post 7 Auxiliary and The Sons of The American Legion are holding a TexMex fiesta, Friday, October 1, 2 to 7 p.m. The menu is cheese and chili sauce enchiladas, borracho beans, Spanish rice, guacamole and chips. Margaritas are on special: 30 pesos singles and 60 pesos doubles. Music is by the Crooners. Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at the Legion.
San Antonio Museum opens doors
Grupo Acalli of San Antonio Tlaycapan welcomes the public to the official inauguration of the Museo Comunitario, taking place Saturday, September 25, 5 p.m. The small museum is located at Calle Gonzalez Gallo 48, opposite the central plaza. The opening culminates the non-profit association’s four-year initiative to amass, preserve and display a collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts and other objects of historical value that have been donated or given on loaned by village inhabitants. The oldest items were recently examined and catalogued by experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).