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Laguna Chapalac - August 27, 2022


ANAVETS Mexico Unit 19 holds a bazaar Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 9 to 4 p.m. at Mama’s Musical Bar, Gonzalez Gallo 86 in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

Open Circle

Roberto de Alba will talk about “How to Clean Water” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, August 28, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

Water is the source of health, life, fun and keeping clean. Its versatility is amazing and it cleans almost everything. That’s the reason why there are many kinds of contaminants in water: pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, iron, lead, bacteria, virus, algae, sediments, color, odor, flavor, pH, H2S, CO2, etc.

But if water is for cleaning, how can I clean it? Each process and equipment need to be logical to clean water. If I want to inactivate bacteria, I need to install a sediment filter because bacteria can hide in the sediment. Come and discover the process and equipment to clean our precious water.

De Alba is a Master Water Specialist, accredited by the Water Quality Association. He has worked for 22 years treating water and currently manages his own company.

Register at opencircleajijic.org (click on Contact Us).


Chapala Birders

Tuesday, August 30, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8 a.m. at the sculpture at the traffic light in La Floresta, leaving immediately for the Sierra de Tapalpa (90 minutes away).

The group will bird from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Expect to see higher altitude birds such as acorn woodpecker and slate-throated redstart and, if lucky, a trans-volcanic jay. Bring your own refreshments for the morning. At 1 p.m. the birders will lunch at a restaurant on the square in Tapalpa. Expect to be back in Ajijic about 4 p.m.

Lake Chapala Birders is an informal group of bird observers led by John and Rosemary Keeling. Information: chapalabirders.org. If you plan on going, email John Keeling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 48 hours ahead of time to help with carpool planning.

Fiestas Patrias


The Lake Chapala has teamed up with Ajijic’s Fiestas Patrias committee for a Mexican Party fund raiser to benefit the patriotic public celebrations next month. The party is Friday, September 2, with traditional Mexican food, mariachi, a sayacas show and a performance by the Caballito de Palo Escaramuzas from 3 to 5 p.m. Then from 5 to 6 p.m. the children’s Ballet Folklorico Son de Mexico Infantil under Luis Guzman will take the stage. Tickets, 500 pesos, including food and entertainment are available at the Ajijic Delegado’s office off the main plaza or with the Fiestas Patrias Ajijic 2022 group.

Bridge Club news

Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club members recently enjoyed competition and camaraderie with their fellow players. Playing bridge is a great way to keep the brain active and meet interesting people. The combination of playing a good game and posting a winning score makes it even better.

Less experienced, improving players play on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. with a free lesson before the game. If you haven’t played recently and would like to get back into the game, this may be the game for you.

Games for all experienced, intermediate and beginning players are at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Many play in all three games, gaining valuable experience.

The club invites anyone who hasn’t played for a while to join in the fun at the Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club next to Mom’s Deli in the Pancho’s Deli mall Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Please be at the club at least 15 minutes before game time.

Friday winners:

August 12: 1st: Liz Nadoff, Peter Luciano; 2nd: Dee Lynn, Neil Hayden.

August 19: 1st: Bill Wolski, Barbara Stephen; 2nd: Dee Lynn, Neil Hayden

Tuesday, Thursday winners

August 16: 1st: Norrine Anderson, Richard Nelson; 2nd: Starr and Glen Bulmer.

August 18: North- South: Boyce Robbins/Jimmy Reynolds; East-West: Mike Roney/Diane Van Brocklin.

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