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Laguna Chapalac - November 05, 2022

Chess tourney

HuaraChess club invites the Jalisco chess community to the 4th edition of Los Maestros del Lago Chess Tournament, Sunday, November 20, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

There will be four categories of players: children 10 and under, youth 11 to 16, amateur with less than 1600 state, national or FIDE rating points and open (any rating). The tourney will run in a six swiss system in each section with a control time of ten minutes per player for the whole game plus a five-second bonus per move. The schedule will run through the afternoon with an award ceremony at 5 p.m. Entry fees for children and youth are 200 pesos; amateur and open, 300 pesos. Deadline to pay and register is November 16, 6 p.m. Registration and payment info at bit.ly/registrohuarachess2022.

Cultural travel

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The arts and crafts of Mexico are important to many of us here at Lakeside. From textile  traditions, pottery styles, lacquerware and other techniques, travel is a wonderful way to get closer and to learn more about these cultural and artistic expressions. If you’d like to learn more about in-depth craft and culture travel programs to regions throughout Mexico, you are invited to attend a reception with Stephanie Schneiderman, of Tia Stephanie Tours, meeting a La Bodega Restaurant, on Monday, November 7, 5 p.m.

Chapala Birders

Tuesday November 8, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8 a.m. at the Sculpture in La Floresta, leaving immediately for the Sierra de Tapalpa (a 90-minute drive).

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 maybe a trans-volcanic jay. Bring your own refreshments for the morning. At 1 p.m. the group will lunch at a restaurant on the square in Tapalpa. Return to Ajijic about 4 p.m.

You must reserve via email with club leader John Keeling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least two days ahead indicating if you can bring a vehicle and can take others, or you would like to be a passenger.

Canadian consular services

Wednesday, November 9, 3 p.m., the Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara will give a presentation on consular services available to its countrymen and women at the Lake Chapala Society. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.


• The Canadian Veterans Support Association (CVSA) holds a Remembrance Day ceremony Friday, November 11, 10:45 a.m. at the Monte Carlo Hotel Patio in Chapala. Everyone should be seated ten minutes before the ceremony. Afterward, a social gettogether with a light lunch provided by CVSA will be offered. A cash bar will be open. Poppies will be available from CVSA members, It’s Kinda Bazar and the Iron Horse Saloon.

• American Legion Post 7 Chapala holds a Veterans Day ceremony and luncheon, Friday, November 11. The ceremony is at 10:55 a.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. and dinner at 3 p.m. Music is by the Gary Lanz Band. Tickets, 300 pesos, are available at the Legion.

• The Army Navy and Airforce Veterans Association (ANAVETS) Mexico Unit 19 holds a Remembrance and Veterans Day Service Friday, November 11, 10:45 a.m. at Mama’s Musical Bar. Please be seated by 10:40 a.m.

60th birthday

American Legion Post 7 Chapala will celebrate its 60th anniversary, Tuesday, November 15, beginning 11 a.m. with the history of the American Legion and of Post 7. Live music with a lunch of filet mignon from noon to 3 for 200 pesos. Address: Morelos 114.

Behind the Walls

The School for Special Children is holding its Behind the Walls Home Tours once again this season. See some of Lakeside’s most luxurious homes. Tour dates are November 17, December 15, January 26, February 23 and March 23. Tickets, 300 pesos per tour or 1,300 for all the tours, are available at Charter Club Tours, La Bella Vida, Mia’s Boutique. The tours meet at the Ajijic Pier, second parking lot, west of Calle Colon at 10:15 a.m. Masks are required. Information: Jessie, 376-766-1438.

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