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Laguna Chapalac - October 16, 2021

Open Circle

Loreta Downs presents “Completing Your LCS Post-Life and Emergency Registry Form” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, October 17, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

Most health care emergencies involve many people. Some are known to you, some are not. The more information they have, the better your outcome.

The process of handling a death in Mexico is very different from one north of the border. Whether you’re here full time, part time, or just visiting, registering your two-page LCS Post Life and Emergency document will make a difference in your quality of life — and death.

Downs is a gerontologist, thanatologist and certified senior advisor whose mission is to educate people on how to improve the end-of-life process.

In-person attendance is by prior reservation only at opencircleajijic.org and depends on space as dictated by Jalisco distancing and sanitary regulations.

Note: this Open Circle presentation will be an introduction to Downs’ upcoming two-part workshop that will give you the valuable information, guidance and motivation to complete your emergency registry document. The two-part session to follow will be on Thursdays, November 11 and 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chapala Birders

Tuesday, October 19, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8:15 a.m. at La Cristina on the west side of Ajijic. The group will bird for about two hours. Expect to see some shore birds and some birds in the tall trees along the street. At about 10:15 a.m. they will head for Fonda Doña Lola for breakfast and to complete the bird list.

Bird-walks are open to all those interested in birds, both beginners and experienced birders.

How to get there: Drive about two miles west from Calle Colon, look for signs for Hacienda La Cristina (near signs for Las Palmas, a bus stop and a vivero), turn down to the lake, and park close to the lake.

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LCS Health Day

Registration and prepayment for flu, five-year pneumonia and Prevnar 13 for life shots to be given at the LCS Health Day are available Tuesday, October 19 to Thursday, October 21, for LCS members only. Costs: flu shot, 750 pesos; five-year pneumonia, 750 pesos; Prevnar 13, 1,700 pesos. Cash only, no credit cards.

Sign up and pay in the LCS office. Membership must be current through the registration process.

Open registration for shots for non-members of the LCS will be Friday, October 22, subject to availability of the shots.

Roll out the barrels

American Legion Post 7 Chapala will celebrate Octoberfest, Thursday, October 28 as a benefit for Casas in Crisis. Cocktails and music by Daniel Cordero begin 1 p.m., and dinner (or takeout) at 2:30 p.m. Tickets, 250 pesos are available at the Legion, Morelos 114, Chapala.

Children’s fashion show

The School for Special Children is holding a fashion show to benefit the school Thursday, December 2. If you would like to attend or if you can donate some new or gently worn garments, contact them 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..

Jaltepec meets agave

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To benefit their students, the Jaltepec Hotel and Hospitality University is offering tours to Tequila Casa de los Gonzalez in Atotonilco el Alto, Jalisco, one of the top distilleries in Mexico. (As of September 2021, the distillery’s product was rated fourth best by TasteTequila.com.) The tours include tastings, lunch, refreshments, and an exclusive tour of the distillery – the expansive grounds are not open to the general public.  A spacious van for transportation is provided. Tours begin October 28. For more info contact Linda Buckthorp: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./333-407-8193.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./333-407-8193.

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