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City Living - February 7, 2014

Jalisco’s Fourth Intermunicipal Campaign for the Collection and Recycling of Electronic Waste 2014 got underway last week in Zapopan and continues this weekend in Guadalajara.

Two collection points will be set up on Friday, February 7 and Saturday, February 8. This is a great opportunity to rid yourselves of unwanted electrical appliances, including  computers, laptops, keyboards, printers, modems, scanners, photocopiers, fax machines, cell phones, chargers, televisions, VCRs, projectors, video game consoles, portable music or video players, radios, stereos, ovens, microwaves, stoves, refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, cables, fluorescent bulbs and batteries.

Last year, 46 municipalities participated in the program, collecting 109 tones of equipment.

Guadalajara times and locations: Parque Agua Azul, Friday, February 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bosque los Colomos, Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Avenida Patria entrance).

For those who are unable to make these dates, Tonala will be collecting items in its main plaza on February 14 and 15.

Buddhist relics

This weekend is the last chance to visit an exhibit of ancient and sacred relics of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and other great Buddhist masters from India Tibet, Korea and China at the Ex Convento del Carmen.

These relics resemble beautiful, pearl-like crystals that Tibetans call “ringsel.” Buddhists believe relics embody the master’s spiritual quaxlities of compassion and wisdom and are deliberately produced by the master at his death.  Each of these eight relics were rescued from Tibet in 1959 by His Holiness the Dalia Lama.

The tour was created in 2001 by the modern day Buddhist master Lama Zopa Rinpoche. It has has visited 67 countries and over two million people have seen the relics.

The Ex Convento del Carmen is located at Juarez 638, one block from Federalismo, in downtown Guadalajara.  Open Saturday, February 8,  10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cycling path

Jalisco Governor Aristoteles Sandoval last week opened a new dedicated cycling path that circles the city’s Omnilife Stadium on the fringes of the Primavera Forest.

The ten-kilometer route will be able to accommodate up to 1,000 cyclists a day and will operate in two shifts: from 6-10 a.m. and 5-9 p.m.

Sandoval paid tribute to the citizens who developed the cycling route and urged the public to take good care of it.

The governor also reiterated his commitment to developing non-motorized transport by establishing 200 kilometers of cycling paths in the metropolitan area.

Free dance

Much in the same way that the Teatro Degollado has opened its doors to the public for free performances by talented musicians and singers on Tuesdays, the Foro de Arte y Cultura is now doing the same on Wednesday nights, with its “Miercoles de Danza” presentations.

While local contemporary dance groups will be showcased during February, organizers aim to branch further in the future and unite troupes from other parts of Mexico and abroad.  Wednesdays, February 12, 19 and 26, 8 p.m. No charge.


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