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Metro area-churches slate Holy Week and Easter worship

St. Mark’s Anglican/Episcopal Church will have a garden procession on Palm Sunday, April 1, noon. During the service, the choir will sing seasonal music and hymns. This service is bilingual, English and Spanish. On Easter Sunday, April 8, a solemn bilingual Eucharist and Paschal candle lighting begins at 11 a.m. St. Mark’s eight-member choir, joined by additional singers and accompanied  by Ana Silvia Guerrero on the organ, will sing Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and many favorite hymns. Afterwards, an Easter egg hunt will be held in the garden and snacks served in the parish hall. Everyone is invited to St. Mark’s. Two-minute drive north of Plaza Mexico, on corner of Aztecas and Chichimecas in Colonia Monraz.


Irish eyes smile at Amsoc St. Patty's Day bash

Getting into the spirit of the St. Patrick’s Day/American Society birthday fiesta were Maria Soileau (L) and Olivia Kuta (left).


Reporter recommends New Year’s Eve dining, celebrating in Guadalajara

For 750 pesos per person (250 for children), Guadalajara’s popular New Mexico-style eatery Santo Coyote offers a premium international buffet, sparkling wine, a free international bar and the traditional 12-grape midnight challenge. There will also be a DJ and three dance floors for guests to boogie their way into 2012. Santo Coyote is on Lerdo de Tejada 2379. For reservations call 3616-8472.


New tenant graces Chapalita Glorieta

A large house on the Chapalita Glorieta has been cleverly converted into a new Office Max store.

According to the company, the cost of renovating the building came to around 30 million pesos.  Every effort was made to maintain the integrity of the structure, they said.  The store has parking space to one side.

Eating options at the glorieta include New York, New York, El Tango and Dali.  There are also two cafes: El Globo and  Expressamente Illy, both with outdoor seating. On Sundays, an art market is held in the glorieta, with a performance by the Zapopan Band given at 5 p.m.

Guadalajara area churches slate Christmas worship

Several English-speaking churches have announced plans to celebrate Christmas.


Penny poker at the American Society

Playing Indian poker for tiny stakes at the American Society’s Game Day this Thursday are (L-R) Irma Robledo, Bob Fields, Ken Knittle, Jerry Danker, Bruce Newby and Anthony Knittle.  The society opens its doors for breakfast on New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1), from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Newby will be cooking up the hotcakes and eggs.  There will be a potluck lunch later, with college bowl games on the big screen.

Fiery red plants are holiday staple

One of the cornerstones of traditional Christmas decorations is the poinsettia (nochebuena), a native Mexican plant that flowers over around the holiday.


Amsoc helps children’s center

Children cared for at the Salvation Army Hogar in Tlaquepaque entertained American Society (Amsoc) members last Saturday with a selection of Christmas carols performed in Spanish.


Prolific author to speak, sign books at St. Mark’s

Guadalajara-based, U.S. writer Michael Hogan will give a short talk entitled “The Expatriate Writer” at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Guadalajara at noon, Sunday, September 25, after the English Mass.


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