Join the Democrats Abroad Lake Chapala Chapter at a special social gathering to kick off the 2024 election season, Monday, January 15 at 4 p.m. at Sol y Luna Restaurant, Rio Bravo 1, West Ajijic.
Enjoy great food and meeting up with new friends and old. Everyone is welcome—including Democrats and Independents.
The Democrats Abroad “Vote 2024! How We Win Gameplan” will be discussed. Seating is limited. RSVP today at bit.ly/41StJPU.
“Ask your friends to come, too. We need everyone on deck for 2024,” say the Democrats.
Dining for Jaltepec
The Centro Educativo Jaltepec, Mexico’s only hotel and hospitality management technical university for young women, located at Lakeside, invites you to join them for a week of fine dining. From January 15 to 19, six local restaurants will donate 15 percent of their revenue each evening to benefit Jaltepec students, who will be at those establishments each night.
See the ad on page 12 for a full list of dates, the dining establishments participating, and reservations numbers.
Plan for your pets
Lakeside Cooking Club
The next meeting of the Lakeside Freethinkers will take place on Wednesday, January 17. It will be a live event. The topic for discussion will be Richard Dawkins’ “Milestones of Belief.”
Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was Professor for Public Understanding of Science in the University of Oxford. He has won several academic and writing awards and is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. He is also a well-known vocal atheist and (believe it or not) was the one who coined the term meme.
The Lakeside Freethinkers define a “freethinker” as a person who identifies himself or herself as an atheist, agnostic, secular humanist, or skeptic. They reject belief in the supernatural and rely on science and reason to guide their lives.
Meet the Authors
If you missed the initial Meet the Authors’ event to launch the recent anthology release, “Bravados- Living, Loving and Aging at Lake Chapala,” produced by Janice Kimball, due to the inclement weather, you have a second opportunity.
Diane Pearl’s Gallery, Sta. Margarita 23, Riberas del Pilar, will be hosting another Meet the Authors’ gathering on January 18, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Come and listen, as many of the 21 authors offer glimpses into their stories that capture unique experiences of living Lakeside. Books will be available for sale for 300 pesos.
Authors will remain after the presentation to sign books purchased.
Loretta Downs presents Mortality Up Close and Personal, an intimate conversation about death and dying, at the Heart of Awareness Meditation Center, Guadalupe Victoria, 101 in Ajijic. The two-part program runs Mondays, January 22 and January 29, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Downs is a storyteller with extraordinary experiences that suffuse her lively presentations with love, compassion, hope and wisdom. Her optimistic perspective on the end of life is informed by decades of being with the dying and the people who care for them. She knows about living with loss, braving the challenges of mid-life, caring for loved ones through death—and what it took to confront her own mortality.
A beginners group pickleball clinic is held Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Montecarlo Hotel in Chapala. The clinic is tailored for those who are new to the game or look to enhance their fundamental skills. Cost is 200 pesos. Reserve at 331-091-3385.