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Laguna Chapalac - March 02, 2024

Denim and Diamonds

The Lakeside scholarship program SAFE (Save A Future Through Education) is responsible for providing an education to more than 120 students at Lakeside.

pg16aStudents are identified at a young age and as long as they maintain a good grade point average they are supported through high school graduation. Two students currently in the program are Maria de Jesus, who is 14 and currently completing Grade 9 with a 10/10 average. Her future goals are as yet undetermined.

Kevin is 15 years old and completing Grade 9 with an 8.8/10 average.  He works on the weekends to help his family. His goal is to become an aeronautical or agronomic engineer.

Every year a joint fundraiser with the Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club is a major source of funds for this organization. This year, the event will be held at the Raquet Club on Friday, March 22 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

The Denim and Diamonds Western themed event will feature catering from Adelitas and dancing music by Condigo. For tickets or more information, contact Bill Wilson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ginger at +52 333-677-4455.

Open Circle


For a closer look at the program and services the Lake Chapala Society (LCS) offers to the Mexican community, come to the Open Circle talk at LCS on Sunday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.

LCS’ programs and services provide an array of skills, tools and opportunities to help the development of children and adults living at lakeside. Learn about these programs and how your engagement with LCS makes these programs possible.

Program representatives will share their experiences on how these opportunities have influenced and impacted their lives. Among the programs are English as a Second Language (ESL), Student Aid Program, Bilingual Class for Children, Youth Photography workshop, and the Children Art Program. These programs support LCS’ mission of creating greater integration and understanding between the Mexican and the expatriate communities.

Help for voters

Need help requesting your ballots for 2024 U.S. elections? 

Join VoteFromAbroad.org Voter Assistance volunteers Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Chapala Society (LCS). 2024 Elections are now in progress. Requesting/sending your ballots back right away is smarter. Especially if you can only return your ballot by snail mail.

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Legion meeting

All U.S. veterans are invited to come and meet American Legion Post 9 at their monthly open meeting Thursday, March 7, 2 p.m. at Mama’s Musical Bar in San Antonio Tlayacapan.


American Legion Post 7 Chapala is holding a fundraiser dinner for two graduates of the La Ola Orphanage, Ingrid and Naideline Gomez, who are law and international business majors. The event is Sunday, March 10, 2 to 5 p.m. A sit-down dinner with spaghetti and two sauce choices, fresh salad, garlic bread and dessert is on the menu. Sweet Harmony will entertain. Tickets, 400 pesos, are available at the Legion and It’s Kinda Bazaar in Riberas del Pilar. Over 70 raffle prizes will be handed out.

St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday March 17

pg22• Javi Serrano at Sabro Salads is taking orders for traditional homemade corned beef and cabbage for 205 pesos. Facebook/axixicsaladstogo.

• La Estacion Pizza and Bakery in Riberas del Pilar will hold a St. Pat’s musical event with original music performed by Maria Camarena, opera by Victor Aides, an Irish pub sing-along of classic Irish tunes. Music by the Cranberries, Sinead O’Connor, The Beatles, The Champs, Billy Joel and more. On stage will be Silver Eventides on piano, Brian Mathers on piano and vocals, Wayne Watson on trumpet, Christine Philipson on flute and penny whistle, and Daniel Morales on percussion. Green beer will be served.

• Mels Casa Social in Ajijic serves Guinness and Jameson whiskey shots, shepherd’s pie, Irish Guinness stew and corned beef and cabbage, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Daniel Cordero will entertain. RSVP: 332-823-1507.

• American Legion Post 7 Chapala celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Sunday, March 17, 5 p.m. with a concert by FRAD and her band. Cover: 150 pesos. No reservations.

• Escondido Restaurant celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on Monday, March 18, 5:30 p.m. with a four-course Irish meal. RSVP: 333-479-7389,

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