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Laguna Chapalac - January 20, 2024

Sourdough workshop

An introduction to Sourdough Bread workshop will be held Saturday, January 20, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Independencia 133, ADENTRO in San Antonio Tlayacapan.

Learn all the secrets to create sourdough bread. Reserve your spot at 333-481-7014, 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..

Open Circle

pg16Eric Gonzalez presents “Benefits of Movement Against Pain for Older Adults” at the next meeting of Open Circle, at the Lake Chapala Society, Sunday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.

Gonzalez is a local kinesiologist, specialized in treating older adults. At Open Circle,  he will share functional techniques that generate a positive change in our bodies and add to comfortable living.

“Clinically pain is the main reason for my consultations with people as well as help with common barriers to specific movements limiting certain functions in the human body,” he says. “It is important to individualize the reason for these signs and symptoms to generate a correct diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, Since all bodies are different and react to stimulations in a different way.

“Kinesiology can benefit your body with simple and useful strategies such as therapeutic exercise, muscle stretching, muscle activation and more. As our bodies mature, stretching can have a big impact on our lives.”

Mortality

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.

We can take care of our legal and financial business in case of an unexpected death, but that does not teach us how to die well or how to support loved ones who die before us. Downs will help you map the path you want to take.

Downs’ uplifting and inspiring style makes talking about the end of life as easy and interesting as talking about the beginning of life. She 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.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 331-043-4669 for more information and registration.

Zoo trip

The Lake Chapala Society is going to the Guadalajara Zoo, rated Latin America’s best zoo, Tuesday, January 23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are 1,165 pesos for adults and 1,067 pesos for children. Members get a 30-percent discount

The price includes transportation from Ajiic, zoo admission, bird presentation in the indoor auditorium, Australian Village, Rainforest, Veterinary Ranch, Wonders of the Kalahari, Monkeyland, CIA interactive museum and Michilia. Either the bus or a Sprinter will depart promptly from the sculpture in La Floresta at 10 a.m. There are limited seats. Register at lcsajijic.com.

Canadian Consul services

The Guadalajara Canadian Consulate invites their citizens for a consular services presentation, Wednesday, January 24, 3 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Providing for pets

Tail End Planning is holding a presentation of ways to take care of your pets once you are gone, Sunday, January 28, 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 7 Chapala, Calle Morelos 114 in Chapala. Three speakers will be on hand. Jena Marie Olio of Clicker Pets will share about Tail End Place, a sanctuary she is developing for orphaned dogs. Ricardo Rosas will talk about his services related to animal planning and Jesus Villalobos is an attorney who assisted Tail End Planning in developing a Pet Agreement used in animal planning. RSVP 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..

Golf

The Country Club de Chapala in Vista del Lago is offering January membership specials and packages The 2024 coupon pack offers a ten-game package during 90 days for 7,700 pesos. Their New Year Special offers a 20-percent discount on their one-off initiation fee. More discounts are available. See their ads on page 4 and 21 of this edition. Contact Dave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a full update on what this can offer. See ccchapala.com for more information.

Chapala Birders

Friday January 26, the Lake Chapala Birders will meet at 8 a.m. at the trail head to hike a mile up the Allen Lloyd Trail, which has lots of underbrush in which birds love to hide. Expect to see blue mockingbird and hear the happy wren. At about 10 a.m. the Birders will head to Cafe Negro restaurant for breakfast and complete the bird list.  To get to the trail head, drive up the Libramiento a half mile from the traffic light at Walmart, then turn left (carefully) as you would for the new 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 to your left.

Fashion shop

Tickets are going fast for the popular fashion shop of quality used clothing to benefit the School for Special Children to be held at the Moon Estate in West Ajijic February 8, 2 to 5 p.m.

Tickets are 200 pesos but if you donate four or more gently worn items, you get half price off your ticket. Appetizers are provided and wine is available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the school. Contact Heather Hunter 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..

Pickleball

A beginners 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.

Bingo

Every Wednesday, Have Hammers carpentry school runs a fun bingo event at El Sombrero restaurant in Ajijic. You can play for as little as 200 pesos.  A prize table is loaded and you can spend the winning coupon at any of four businesses. Games start promptly at 1:30 p.m.

Put on your bling for Mardi Gras

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American Legion Post 7 Chapala is ready to party. The Legion Auxiliary is hosting a Mardi Gras dance party and shrimp/sausage boil, Friday, February 9, with cocktails at 2 p.m. and dinner at 3 p.m. Music by Tito and the Cuban Zona Band, best party mask competition, complimentary mask and beads, games, raffles, tarot card readings. Limited seating. Tickets, 400 pesos, can be reserved at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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