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Laguna Chapalac - September 03, 2022


The second Ajijic Yoga Veggie Fest will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Ajijic Malecon.

An eco-healthy market, therapies, massages, yoga, workshops, music water meditation, gong experience and vegan food are on the menu. Entrance is free.

pg16aOpen Circle

Lakeside Little Theatre Board President Brian Mattes will talk on “Want to See Great Drama? Check Out What Goes on Backstage at a Theatre,” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, September 4, 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

LLT likes to point out that for every person on stage, there are five more backstage whose difficult and hard work sometimes involves the best drama in the theater! Mattes, aided by Russell Mack, director of LLT season 58 opener “The Revolutionists,” actor Patteye Simpson and actor/board member Lynn Gutstadt, will describe what goes into producing the shows you see on the LLT stage.

Reservations recommended on the LCS website: opencircleajijic.org (click on Contact Us).

Vote from Abroad

The local Vote from Abroad team just launched the “September Is Smarter” voter campaign. 

Why? Because the U.S. midterm elections are closer than you think—especially when you vote from Mexico. 

The campaign’s main message: request and return your general election ballot in September. Do it all this month. Wrapping it up in September could even save you money on mailing costs.

To vote from home, get started by requesting your midterm ballot right now at VoteFromAbroad.org.

For more details and in-person voter help, visit the Vote From Abroad team at Lake Chapala Society on Mondays, September 5, 12 and 19, from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

As part of the campaign, also watch for expanded in-person assistance the last week of September. Questions? Email 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.. 

Bridge Club News

pg16cMembers of the Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club celebrated or will celebrate the following birthdays:

August: Earla Burke, Bernita Cooper, Steve Griffin, Phyllis Kynas, Dee Lynn, Mary Ann Waite,

September: Liz Nadoff, Bill Wolski, Melanie Wolski, Luci Rosa-Stagi and Alice Wellmer.

 The birthday celebrants share a homemade cake and each gets a free play.

This week’s winners are: 

Tuesday, August 23: 1st: Jimmy Reynolds and Boyce Robbins; 2nd: Norrine Anderson & Richard Nelson.

Thursday, August 25: 1st: Starr & Glen Bulmer; 2nd: Jimmy Reynolds and Boyce Robbins.

Friday, August 26: 1st: Phyllis Kynas and Sheila Pope, 2nd: Melanie Wolski and Mary Ann Waite.


Saturday, August 27: 1st: Tom Gillett and Donna McElroy; 2nd: Nicci Beninger and Carol Cortez.

Friday games are limited to less experienced players and include a free lesson at 9 a.m.

Club manager is Lane Galloway (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and president is Louise Morel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

“If you need a partner, notify us ahead of time and we will have one for you,” they say.

Lake Chapala Bridge Club is located next to Mom’s Deli in Riberas del Pilar and meets Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. and Friday at 9;30 a.m. Please be at the club 15 minutes before game time.

American Legion

Labor Day dinner will be held at American Legion Post 7 Chapala Monday, September 5. A social hour begins 2 p.m., dinner 3 p.m. The menu is smoked pork tenderloin, potato salad, carrots, and apple pie. Enjoy music provided by the Crooners, a 50/50 raffle, raffle prizes, and liquor basket raffle. Tickets, 300 pesos, available at the Legion. No sales at the door.

LCS classes

Mexican Independence from Spain
Instructor: Ted Rogers
Course Fee:
   LCS members: $500 MXN
   Non-members: $650 MXN
Course Dates: Sep 6, 8, 13, 15 & 20
Course Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Ken Gosh Pavilion
Min/Max Students: 4/20

The seeds of Mexico’s independence movement from Spain were sown by the Spanish almost immediately after their conquest of the Aztecs. Join us as we explore the ideologies and tactics of the Mexican independence movement.

About your instructor:

Ted Rogers P.h.D. — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mexican Manners
Instructor: Alfredo Pérez
Course Fee:
   LCS members: $400 MXN
   Non-members: $520 MXN
Course Dates: Sep 7
Course Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Ken Gosh Pavilion
Min/Max Students: 4/20

Introduction to Spanish
Instructor: Inez Dyer
Course Fee:
   LCS members: $380 MXN
   Non-members: $494 MXN
Course Dates: Sep 06, 13, & 20
Course Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Wilkes Centre
Min/Max Students: 4/12

No Refunds

This three-session class is designed for individuals without any Spanish language background. The instructor will introduce learners to Spanish pronunciation, some vocabulary and social protocols. Material will be given by the instructor in class.

About your instructor:
Inez has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature (BA) and a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Adult and continuing Education.

She worked for the private sector and the US Government to design and evaluate training and education programs. She taught English in both Spain and Costa Rica.

She has been managing the ESL program for LCS for a number of years, as well as teaching the Introduction to Spanish for our English speaking members.

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