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City Living - June 30, 2012

St Mark’s Anglican

A special Mass and music for U.S. Independence Day will be presented at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Guadalajara Sunday, July 1, at noon. St. Mark’s 10-member choir will sing, accompanied by Ana Silvia Guerrero on organ and directed by Debra Rodriguez. Hymns will include “God of Our Fathers,” “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful.” Rev. James Priddy will preach.

Afterward, a potluck lunch will be served and strawberry shortcake sold in the garden for dessert, as a fund raiser for the choir. The public is welcome.

St. Mark’s Anglican Church is located on Chichimecas 836 (corner with Aztecas) in Colonia Monraz.

US Independence

The American Society (AMSOC) is preparing yet another traditional bash to mark the 236th anniversary of the independence of the United States.

The party will be held on Saturday, July 7, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The menu features beef or chicken burgers with all the fixings, French fries, iced tea and ice cream.

Great raffle prizes will be on offer, including haircuts, facials, Mary Kay products and breakfast vouchers.

Tickets for the event, as well as raffle tickets, are on sale now.  The cost is 100 pesos for AMSOC members, 120 pesos for guests and 50 pesos for children aged under 12.

Seating is limited, so don’t hang about!

Guest of honor will be U.S. Consul General Daniel Keller, who is coming to the end of his three-year tour of duty and will be leaving Guadalajara later in the summer, he told members of the American Chamber of Commerce this week.

AMSOC is located at Av. San Francisco 3222, Colonia Chapalita. Open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A hot lunch is served Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Mariachi Festival

The 19th International Mariachi Festival (Encuentro Internacional del Mariachi y la Charreria) is set for Wednesday, August 29 through Sunday, September 9.  In years past the colorful parade has taken place on the first Sunday of the festival, starting around 10 a.m. in downtown Guadalajara. While this seems unlikely to change this year, staff at the Guadalajara Chamber of Commerce (the organizers of the event) stress that the full festival program will not be released until mid July.

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