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Laguna Chapalac - November 27, 2021

Christmas Bazaars

ANAVETS will host a bazaar, Saturday, November 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mama’s Musical Bar in San Antonio Tlayacapan. Large round tables will rent for 100 pesos. Contact Cindy Thompson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 331-895-6866.

The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 7 Chapala will host their bazaar, Saturday, December 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Post, Morelos 114 in Chapala. Tables will rent for 75 pesos. Contact: Carol Dugan, 331-720-1723.

pg16aLa Bella Vida will hold its 13th annual Fiesta de Navidad, Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come meet artists, listen to music and enjoy refreshments while you shop for holiday gifts, decorations and more. Constitucion 6 in Ajijic.

Foodbank Lakeside

In honor of this season of gratitude and celebration, three generous donors are offering to match every dollar donated between now and November 30 to a maximum of 50,000 pesos. Turning 50,000 into 100,000 pesos would pay for over 260 despensas—covering more than 30 percent of the total meals the foodbank provides every month. Double your donation dollars now at www.foodbanklakeside.org/donate.

Restoration snacks

A Food Fair to benefit the Rosario chapel on the Plaza in Ajijic is planned for Sunday, November 28, 8 a.m. at Calle Parroquia, on the south side of the plaza. The event is to benefit the restoration campaign begun some months ago. Enjoy local antojitos and help your pueblo keep the old chapel from ruinous decline.

Open Circle

Lila Wells presents “The Short Stories of Saki” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, November 28, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

In the introduction to the 1958 edition of “The Short Stories of Saki,” author Christopher Morley writes of the British writer who was born Hector Hugh Munro: “Saki could show the conversation of a few ladies at bridge [to be] as deadly and quick on the trigger of concealed weapons as a Western bar-room brawl [by American writer O. Henry.] Both were masters of surprise.”

The five gems Wells will read at Open Circle are taken from the portion of the Saki collection entitled “Reginald,” which were first collected in 1904 and include, appropriately, “Reginald on Christmas Presents.”

Wells has been an amateur stage actor since the age of 16. Since moving to Lakeside in 2015, she has appeared in “Nunsense” at Lakeside Little Theatre, and has acted in and directed readings at Naked Stage Readers Theatre and Bare Stage Theatre. This is her fourth appearance at Open Circle.

Chapala Birders

pg16cTuesday, November 30, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8 a.m. at the “Sculpture” (at the only traffic light in La Floresta, south west corner, opposite Restaurant Pranzo) and depart immediately for Villa Corona on Lake Atotonilco (a 60-minute drive). Expect to see various shore birds such as white-faced ibis and roseate spoonbill. Bring your own mid-morning refreshments. Return to Ajijic about 2 p.m. To reserve, email John Keeling by November 28 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicating if you can bring a vehicle or whether you are looking for a ride. Wear face masks.

Book presentation

The novel “Ajijic” will be presented by Mario Z. Puglisi, including a conversation with  author Patricio Fernandez Cortina, at the Lake Chapala Society, Wednesday, December 8, 6 p.m. The book is available in both English and Spanish at ajijicnovela.com.

LCS Classes

All classes are for LCS members only. Register and pay at the LCS website or in the office.

• Importing Your Foreign Car and Taxes Related to Your New Life in Mexico. This is a two-session class December 3 and 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

• Jalisco Drivers License class on December 6, 3 to 4:30 p.m. covers what you need to know; followed by a trip to the drivers license office to take the test on December 14.

• Mexican Manners demystifies the different cultural norms of Mexico. Held December 9, 1 to 3:30 p.m.


Kay Borkowski is calling on fully vaccinated carolers to sing at some Lakeside assisted living homes, Thursday, December 16. Carolers will meet, 9:45 a.m., at Christ Church Lakeside. Please bring a copy of the your vaccination certificate for the homes to check.

If interested, contact Borkowski  at 376-766-2495 or 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..

Home Tours

The School for Special Children is holding its annual fundraiser and one of Lakeside’s favorite events, the Behind the Walls Home Tours.

See some of the area’s most beautiful abodes that sit behind high walls. Dates are January 27, February 24 and March 24. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required. For more information, call Jessie at 376-766-1438 or Mary at 376-766-6129.

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