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Laguna Chapalac - September 8, 2012

Tea Party

The Lakeside Tea Party will meet Tuesday, September 11, 4 p.m. at Sunrise Café in Riberas del Pilar. The theme will be “What You Can Do to Influence the Vote in the USA.”

Electronic tools will be provided so that members can email and phone friends, family and others regarding the importance of the upcoming election. There will be a discussion regarding how to talk with disillusioned former Obama voters, the Republican platform and its differences from the Democratic platform.

Laguna Chapalac - September 1, 2012

Stay healthy

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) will hold a Health Day on Wednesday, September 12, 10 a.m. to noon on their campus at Calle 16 de Septiembre and Ramon Corona. There will be:

Laguna Chapalac - June 23, 2012

Speak Spanish

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) has announced the start of their next term of Spanish-language classes that will begin Monday, July 9. They will cover seven weeks of study ending on August 24.

Laguna Chapalac - August 25, 2012

Labor Day

American Legion Post 7 invites everyone to celebrate Labor Day with them at Morelos 114 in Chapala on Monday, September 3, cocktails at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. The picnic fare will feature Italian-style submarine sandwiches (veggie burgers for those who prefer) with marinara sauce, green salad and peach liqueur over ice cream for dessert. Stan and Yvonne will be on hand with karaoke. Tickets are 120 pesos and they are on sale now at the post. The post has smoking and non-smoking areas. The telephone number is 765-2259.

Laguna Chapalac - June 16, 2012


A memorial service for Jim Scott, who passed away May 12, will be held on Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church.

Laguna Chapalac - August 18, 2012

Speaking Spanish

The Lake Chapala Society (LCS) has announced that the next term of Spanish language classes will begin on Monday, September 3 and will cover seven weeks of study, ending on October 20. The program uses the Warren Hardy Spanish language course that is designed for adult students. Several levels of learning are available as the students progress in the program.

Laguna Chapalac - June 9, 2012

Navy League

The next meeting of the Navy League Chapala Council will be on Saturday, June 16 at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic.

Laguna Chapalac - August 11, 2012

The hula

Cruz Roja (Red Cross) Chapala will hold a Hawaiian Luau on Saturday, August 25 at American Legion Post 7, Morelos 114 in Chapala. The cocktail hour is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., at which time the Fetia I Te Po Tahitian dance group from Guadalajara, led by Gabriela Alejandro Gorziez Guerrero and musical director Edgar Ramirez Ruiz, will perform. Hal Kaluhiokalani Matthews will play his ukulele and sing, joined by Louie Pavao and Marilyn Moss at 5 p.m. as  dinner is served. Donna Bento will give a dance performance accompanied by Kahale Camara on guitar after dinner.

Laguna Chapalac - June 2, 2012

Ante up for victims

You’ve got one more week to help out the families of innocent people killed during recent violence in the area. The Lakeside Victims’ Fund has been established to collect and distribute money to the families, many of whom are struggling to pay funeral expenses. As well as facing a loss of income from the deceased, the families, in many cases, have a need for psychological counseling that they can’t afford.

Laguna Chapalac - August 4, 2012

Brits meet

The Lakeside British Society will meet next on Saturday, August 4, 1 p.m. at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 56 in Ajijic. The speaker will be Jeremy Dando, who is visiting the area and will present an overview of the design and development of cardiac catheters, including the time line needed for obtaining regulatory approval. Dando works for a major medical device manufacturer.

Laguna Chapalac - May 26, 2012

Cleanup effort

Some 50 Chapala tourist boat operators and several dozen volunteers joined forces early Monday, May 21 to clear rocks from the Chacaltita beach on the east side of the town pier. The city government provided extra manpower, earth movers and dump trucks to haul away nine loads of stones that have been exposed as the shoreline has receded during the peak of the dry season. The cleanup effort is scheduled to resume next Tuesday.

Laguna Chapalac - July 28, 2012

Looking ahead

Put this on your calendar. The Lakeside Women’s Health and Beauty Fair is set for Tuesday, October 16. The event will provide lots of useful information, a buffet lunch, a silent auction and the opportunity to browse and buy from talented local artisans and merchants.

Laguna Chapalac - May 19, 2012

First call

The Lake Chapala Society has once again come up with a line-up to please everyone in this year’s CAN/AM Celebration Day set for Monday, July 2, noon to 5 p.m. on the Lake Chapala Society campus in Ajijic.

Laguna Chapalac - July 21, 2012

Don’t mess with Texas

The next Lone Star gathering is set for Thursday, July 26, 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 7 (Morelos 114, Chapala).

Laguna Chapalac - May 12, 2012


The Terranova Institute is inviting everyone at Lakeside to run in the fourth edition of the “Corre por ayudar” (Run to help) event on Sunday, June 10.

Laguna Chapalac - July 14, 2012

Sock hop

It’s time to dig those poodle skirts and bobby socks out of the closet, shake them off, practice your best dance moves and get ready for the Sock Hop set for Monday, July 30, with cocktails served at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, Morelos 114 in Chapala.

Laguna Chapalac - May 5, 2012


The Lake Chapala British Society will meet Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. at Manix Restaurant, Ocampo 57 in Ajijic. The menu for the luncheon meeting will be a choice of Mexican pork ribs (pibil style) and stuffed chayote and rice or white fish wrapped in Holy leaves (anise) with chayote and rice. Either choice comes with a small salad. The cost is 120 pesos, including tip. A third choice could be a large salad and dessert for 75 pesos. The dessert (Mexican flan) costs 25 pesos.

Laguna Chapalac - July 7, 2012

Raining cats

The Animal Shelter has a population of about 40 cats and kittens at the moment. They could certainly use more volunteers to sit and play with these fine felines, to keep them entertained and to socialize them for adoption.

Laguna Chapalac - April 28, 2012


American Legion Post Seven (Morelos 114, Chapala) will be closed until noon on Tuesday, May 1 for Mexico’s Dia del Trabajo. The bar will open at noon.

Laguna Chapalac – June 30, 2012

Can/Am Day

Don’t miss the second annual Can/Am Day celebrating the United States Independence Day and Canada Day to be held on Monday, July 2 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lake Chapala Society (LCS).

Early ticket sales are predicting good crowds coming to enjoy great food, entertainment and information, while supporting the good works that LCS is undertaking.

Entertainment will be provided by the Tall Boys Band. Roberto’s Restaurant will cater the food providing all-beef hot dogs and hamburgers, ribs, chili, potato salad, coleslaw and watermelon. Two cash bars will serve beer, wine and cocktails.

Laguna Chapalac - April 21, 2012

Horses for kids

Get ready for the second annual yard sale on Sunday, April 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chapala Country Club in Vista del Lago to benefit Pasos Milagrosos.

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