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Laguna Chapalac - May 26, 2023

Open Circle

Barbara Hildt will present “Getting to Know Our Hearts and Souls” at the next meeting of Open Circle, Sunday, May 28, 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Chapala Society.

As we age, our brains don’t serve us as well as they did when we were younger. So it’s good to know our heart is like a second brain. It does far more than pump blood to keep our bodies alive. According to scientific research by the HeartMath Institute, the heart sends many more messages to the brain than the brain sends to the heart.
Human hearts are receivers of energies from the earth’s magnetic energy fields. They are also receivers and transmitters of energies created by human emotions, both positive and negative. Positive energies created by love, appreciation and compassion make us happier, more peaceful and healthier. They also have positive effects on other people and on our brains’ cognition. Negative emotions such as fear and anxiety create depleting energies that can have negative effects on cells in our bodies. And they can inhibit our abilities to relate well to other people.

Hildt, a Lakeside resident since 2009, has been an art teacher, Peace Corps volunteer, community organizer, state legislator and trainer of youth and adults in peacemaking skills. With help from the HeartMath Institute, she has learned to use heart coherence to improve her mental, emotional and physical health.

Registration is strongly encouraged. Reserve at opencircleajijic.org.


Memorial Day

American Legion Post 7 will hold a Memorial Day service Monday, May 29, noon, at the foreign residents part of the cemetery located at Calle Venustiano Carranza 26 in Chapala. A luncheon of pit-roasted pig and trimmings will be served at the Legion, Morelos 114, Chapala, 3 p.m. Social hour begins 2 p.m. and live music by Old Souls, Charlie Cook and Daniel Cordero begins 2:30 p.m. raffle drawings, 50/50 and a liquor basket will be held. Tickets, 350 pesos, are available at the Legion. No pets.

Second opportunity

La Cochera Cultural welcomes the Asociación Pro México to their events.  

Pro Mexico is an organization that strengthens educational processes with socially vulnerable people as an engine of change to promote life projects in Jalisco.                              

The program promotes women’s access to education and employment or entrepreneurship opportunities, to improve their quality of life.

The Second Chance program is implemented at the CEM 1 Centro Pro México in San Juan Cosalá, where Pro Mexico mentors work with women in vulnerable situations from nine towns in the lakeside area. The mentors accompany women in small groups to help them with their problems and needs.

They offer comprehensive training in productive projects such as financial education, entrepreneurship, digital literacy and training in trades.

More than 70 women have graduated from the program, which is currently working with its fifth generation.

Love In Action

ANAVETS Mexico Unit 19 is offering Three King’s Day piggy banks, in support of Love in Action, a home for abandoned and abused girls in Chapala.

For 20 pesos, you can purchase a piggy bank. They will be collected in December for the girls in the Mexican tradition of Three Kings arriving with gifts for children. To order your piggy bank or learn more, see Lori Rancourt or a member of the executive. Every little bit helps a child at Christmas.

Ping pong

Table Tennis Chapala is a club devoted to the game. They meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. at Chula Vista Country Club, Paseo del Golf 5, in Fracc. Chula Vista. New members are welcome. A small monthly fee is required to pay for the facilities and tables.

Swap meet

The Sons of the American Legion will hold a bazaar/swap meet at the Legion in Chapala, Saturday, June 3. Come sell excess items. Tables pre-ordered are 100 pesos; 150 pesos at the door.

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