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Laguna Chapalac - September 09, 2023


The Lake Chapala Society presents its 9th tequila tasting event, Friday, September 8, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Unlimited tasting of more than 100 varieties of tequila and appetizers are included in the 350-peso admission price.

Tickets are available online at lakechapalasociety. com or at the LCS office Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is 780 pesos (LCS members get a 30-percent discount). Subscribe at lcsajijic.givecloud.com.

Open Circle

pg16aLakeside Little Theatre President Brian Mattes  presents “LLT’s New Season” at Open Circle Sunday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. at Lake Chapala Society.

In his first year as President, Mattes has transformed LLT into a new center for performing arts, adding concerts and Metropolitan Opera performances to its live stage shows and National Theatre London presentations.
LLT is tackling more ambitious shows, working with more community organizations, adding to its technical capabilities, and attracting extraordinary new talent. LLT will launch its new season in October, with thrilling Tony Award winning shows, a spectacular rock opera musical, and comedies both classical and contemporary.

What’s next for LLT? Come to Open Circle to learn more about what is coming up and LLT’s important role in the community, as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming season of performances.

German Film Fest

pg16bIn collaboration with the Goethe Institut Mexico and the Goethe-Zentum Bezirk, three German films will be shown without cost at the Centro Para La Cultura y Les Artes September 20, 21 and 27 at 6 p.m.

Bobby needs help

Bobby Snyder, owner of Escondido Restaurant in West Ajijic and a culinary force at Lakeside for more than 30 years, is facing surgery to continue his eight-plus year fight with cancer. He could use a financial hand. These Ajijic restaurants will be accepting donations for Bobby from Friday, September 8 through Thursday, September 14: Bruno’s; Casa Linda; D’Shanti; Los Gringos Café and Café de Noche; Torcello; Yves’ and Simply Joyful.

Chapala Birders

pg16cThursday September 14, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet 8 a.m. to hike a mile or more up the Allen Lloyd Trail which has lots of underbrush in which birds love to hide. Expect to see blue mockingbird and possibly  hear the happy wren. At about 10 a.m. the group will head to Cafe Negro restaurant for breakfast and to complete the bird list.

How to get to the trail head: Drive up the Libramiento a half mile (1 km) from the traffic light at Walmart, then turn left toward the hospital Ribera Medical Center, double back and drive up the left side of the hospital, keep going uphill another half mile, and park on the only street existing to your left.

Bird-walks are open to all those interested in birds, both beginners and experienced birders. Just bring binoculars. The group always have knowledgeable birders on hand to identify the species. More information at ChapalaBirders. 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..

Cancer benefit

A Mexican fiesta to benefit those with renal deficiencies and cancer will be held Saturday, September 16, beginning 8 p.m. on the Ajijic Malecon. Enjoy Mexican delicacies and live music.

Democrats Abroad

pg16dMonday, September 18, 4 p.m., Democrats Abroad Lake Chapala presents a look at the newly installed Texas Floating Barrier—plus an update on Hispanic / U.S. Citizen voters. Hear from presenter Amerika Garcia Grewal about the Floating Barrier—and how it is not only inhumane, but hurting business, U.S.-Mexican relations and more. She will also discuss the best ways to let Mexican-U.S. citizens know they can vote in 2024. 

Garcia grew up in the Texas border town of Eagle Pass, the site of the Floating Barrier. A founding member of Democrats Abroad’s Texas Team, she is passionate about promoting human rights and civic engagement among Latino voters in Texas and abroad.

For more details and to RSVP for this  online event, visit democratsabroad.org/312781/Hispanic_voing_texas_barrier. 

Rabies vaccination

Salud Jalisco will hold a rabies vaccination event at three Chapala locations Monday, September 18, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your pet to Centro de Salud Chapala, Chapala’s main plaza or the DIF Unidad Deportivo in the Plaza de Toros.

New IT person at Legion

Don Roedl will be at the American Legion in Chapala on Thursdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to help you get your IT issues resolved. Mike Goss will continue be at the Legion on Tuesdays to give IT help.

Poco a Poco needs help

The group is working on a community center in San Pedro Itzican. So far they have built a storage room, and are working on a retaining wall. Next up is a kitchen, and two toilets so they can move the Kid’s Kitchen currently located on Anita Torres’ terrace area to the Community Center land. The one toilet in her house isn’t sufficient for the 120 children eating there each day. Then Poco a Pocod looks to build a covered dining area.

The group uses current donations and fund-raising for a variety of community needs, including stipends to local people who help with organization of the kid’s kitchen, the cook, assisting two nursing students to continue to study, food, electricity and water for the kids kitchen, hemodialysis for kidney patients, and IMSS payment for two kidney patients, which keeps them on a path to transplant and pays for their medicine. (San Pedro has one of the highest kidney disease rates of unknown cause, in the world.)

Poco a Poco also handles many programs for adults and children, educational and otherwise and runs a medical clinic.

Two donors are willing to match pledges up to $US20,000 through the end of 2023. To  donate, email them at 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..

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