Health Services

Description Time M T W T F S S Where Who Comments
Blood Pressure 10:00-12:00 pm, Mondays, November - May, Fridays all year. x       x     Talking Books Library Public Activity Contact: Pamela Cantor
Glucose Screening / Monitoring 10:00-12:00 am, First Tuesday.  x           Talking Books Library Public Fasting is preferred but if the person is diabetic they should stay with their routine.
Activity Contact: Mike Sipes
376-108-2194, 001-828-778-7317
Hearing Aid Services 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  Insurance Office Public
( Sign Up)
Hearing aid sales, testing and repairs
Activity Contact: Leopold Gonzalez,
cell 045-331-511-4088
Optometrist - Claravision 9:00-4:00 pm       x       Clinic Public
( Sign Up)
Pre-registration required. Sign up on the tablet outside of the clinic.
Activity Contact: Luz Zepeda
Skin Cancer Screening 10:00-12:00 pm
(2nd & 4th only)
    x         Clinic Public
( Sign Up)
Sign up required at LCS Office.
Activity Contact: Dr. Martha Ballesteros
766-4435 or 01-33-3632-9495


Description Time M T W T F S S Where Who Comments
IMSS & Immigration Services 10:00-1:00 pm x x           Clinic Public Activity Contact: Lucy Velez, 01-33-1131-8446, 333-157-4979
Lakeside Broker 11:00-2:00 pm   x   x       Insurance Office Public MetLife: insurance services for health, auto, home, etc.
Activity Contact: Edgar Cedeno
San Javier 10:00-12:00 pm (last Friday)
Oct - Mar
        x     Blue Umbrella Patio Public Health  benefits from San Javier hospital and degenerative therapies.
Activity Contact: Oscar Perez
01-33-3669-0222 ext. 1710

Learn & Share

Description Time M T W T F S S Where Who Comments
All Things Tech 10:00-11:30 am         x     Sala M / A Discussion of issues in computer-related technology of iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, Android tablets and smartphones.
Activity Contact: Mike Saunders, 766-3831
Children's Art 10:00-12:00 pm           x   Art Patio Public
Children's Art Camp 10:00-12:00 pm
30 July - 4 August
x x x x x x   Art Patio, Gazebo, Pavilion, NJ Patio, Sala Public
Registration required for all children. Registration forms available at the LCS office.
Activity Contact: Danielle Page
Children's Chess Club 12:00-1:00 pm           x   Gazebo M / A Teach boys & girls to play chess. All ages. Parents welcome.
Activity Contact: Roy Quiriconi
Roberto Serrano, 449-155-7538
Children's English Class 9:30-10:30 pm           x   Ken Gosh Pavilion M / A Introduction to basic communication with English speakers, primarily aimed at children/youth, but open to all. No prior knowledge of English required.
Activity Contact: Phil Rylett,, 766-2531
Clases de Bordado Atrisco Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3:00-6:00 pm x   x   x     Ken Gosh Pavilion M / A To promote the craft of embroidery with children and adults. Class is taught in Spanish. Promover la artesanía del bordado con niños y adultos. La clase se imparte en español.
Activity Contact: Lupita Vega, 766-3092 .
Conversaciones en español 10:00-12:00 pm (October - April) x             Sala
September to May
M / A Presentaciones multimedia en español sobre México y otros países latinos: geografía, historia, cultura, arte, música, literatura, cine, costumbres y actualidad. THIS IS NOT A CLASS. Participants must be able to read, understand & speak Spanish. Active participation is expected. No fee.
Activity Contact: Karl Homann, 766-3766
Discussion Group 11:30-12:30 am     x         Gazebo M / A Topics cover politics, current events, and interesting research in science and social science. Participants take 2 minutes to address each topic.
Activity Contact: Rick Rhoda,, 766-4522
English/Spanish Conversation 11:00-12:30 pm           x   Ken Gosh Pavillion M / A Activity Contact: Phillip Rylett,
Everyday Mindfulness 10:00-12:00 am (No May Classes) x             Gazebo M / A Exploring mindfulness in daily life through readings and practice.
Activity Contact: Barbara Hildt, 766-4164
Exploring Spanish Wednesday 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 - 12:30 pm
    x     x   Sala M / A Practice and conversation in beginner and intermediate Spanish.
Activity Contact: Sandy Britton, 766-2531
Film Aficionados 2:00-4:30 pm       x       Sala M / A Activity Contact: Marshall Krantz
Help With Tech Issues 10:00-11:30 am, Begins March, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Thursdays       x       Sala M / A Individual classes focusing on a topic to be announced.
Registration required for each class by email to
Activity Contact: Mike Goss, 333-409-1847
Introduction to Lakeside 9:00-1:00 pm
Second Thursday of month
      x       Sala M / A For new LCS members to learn about lakeside living. Registration required and cost. Check in LCS office.
Activity Contact: Rachel McMillen
Neill James Lecture Series 2:00-3:30 pm (Dec - Apr)   x           Sala Public Activity Contact: Rick Rhoda
Next Chapter Book Group 1:00-3:30 pm
Second Thursday of month
      x       Ken Gosh Pavilion M / A Meet for lunch, discuss monthly book selection and then socialize.
Activity Contact: Rebecca Johnson
Photography Club 12:00-2:00 pm
First and Third Monday
x             Sala M / A Activity Contact: Allsion Quattrocchi
Beginners Photography 12:00-2:00 pm
Second and Fourth Monday
x             Sala M / A Activity Contact: Sandy Britton
Scottish Country Dancing 11:30-1:30 pm (October - March)       x       Gazebo M / A Activity Contact: Phyl Gaskell
766-2722 Classes mid-October till April. No partner required.
Tech Help Desk 12:00-2:00 pm       x       Neil James Patio Stage Area M / A This is a walk up activity. A tech expert will be available
to help with questions and issues with tech devices. Members are encouraged to bring their devices.
Phones, tablets, laptops are the devices that can be helped.
Activity Contact: Mike Goss, 333-409-1847
TED Learning Seminars 12:00-1:20 pm   x           Sala M / A Activity Contact: Fred Harland, 766-1458
Susan Weeks
Write-To-A-Prompt 10:00-12:00 pm       x       Ken Gosh Pavilion M / A A drop in writer's group. Writers are given 45 minutes to write on a given prompt/topic. This is followed by time to read and share the writings.
Activity Contact: Michael Koch, 766-0083,

Legal & Info Services

Description Time M T W T F S S Where Who Comments
Becerra Immigration 10:30-12:30 pm       x       Blue Umbrella Patio Public Legal advice, legal services for immigration & naturalization.
Activity Contact: Alvaro Becerra
cell 333-201-3123
Ministerio Publico 10:00-2:00 pm
First and Third Wednesday
    x         Talking Book Room Public  
My Guardian Angel 10:30-12:30 pm,
January - May
 x           Cafe' Patio Public Emergency Registry Service partnered with LCS Post-Life Program
Activity Contact: Vicky Gay,
Cell 331-082-7666
US Absentee Ballot Assistance 10:00-12:00 am,
Begins February 13 - April 24
August 28 - October 23, 2018
 x           Blue Umbrella Patio Public Sponsored by Democrats Abroad
Activity Contact: Tim Whiting
U.S. Consulate 10:30 am until finished
(10-11:30 sign up)
Call LCS Office to confirm schedule.
    x         Ken Gosh Pavilion Public Activity Contact: Norm Pifer

Tickets and Other Sales

Description Time M T W T F S S Where Who Comments
Cultural Events Ticket Booth 10:00-12:00 pm x x x x x     Ticket Booths Public This is the place to get tickets for some of the finest events in the Lakeside Area. Check the daily schedule to see when tickets for particular events will be sold.

Service, Social and Support Groups

Description Time M T W T F S S Where Who Comments
Al-Anon Spanish 6:00-7:30 pm, Monday
5:30 - 7:30 pm, Wednesday
x   x         Gazebo Public Programa de ayuda para mujeres y hombres que tienen un familiar amigo que les moleste su manera de beber. Program is spoken in Spanish but all welcome.
Activity Contact: Ericka Murilló, 766-1788
ASA Board Meetings 10:30-12:00 am
Last Wednesday of month
    x         Ken Gosh Pavilion Public Activity Contact: Danielle Page
Lake Chapala Society Information Desk 10:00-1:00 pm, May - September
10:00-2:00 pm, October - April
x x x x x x   In front of the Bulletin Board Public Information for everyone about almost everything.
Lake Chapala Painting Guild 1:30-3:30 pm
Second Friday
        x     Ken Gosh Pavilion Public Artist business meeting.
Activity Contact: Marian Decker, 766-2273
Lakeside AA 4:30-5:30 pm x     x       Gazebo Public Helping addiction problems, such alcohol & drug abuse.
Activity Contact: Ian Fraser, 766-4990
Needlepushers 10:00-12:00 pm   x           SC Board Room, Terrace Public Needlepushers knit sweaters and sew dresses & vests for less fortunate Mexican children around Lake Chapala.
Open to the Public
Wendy Hamblin
Open Circle 10:00-12:30 pm
            x Neill James Patio Public Open Circle begins each Sunday Morning with Coffee, Tea and Sandwich Bites for socializing, presentation begins at 10:30 am gt (gringo time).

To receive information on the presentations at Open Circle, please send your name and email address to You will be added to the announcements that are sent each week with the description of talk and a short bio of the presenter.
Activity Contact: Margaret Van Every and David Bryen, 766-2092,
SMART Recovery 2:30-4:00 pm x             Sala Public Recovery meeting. Open to all.
Begins September.
Activity Contact: Pete Soderman,
Taller Autoestima 5:00-8:00 pm       x x     Sala Public Programa para mujeres. Closed group for Mexican young women.
Activity Contact: Jazmin Pompa
Taller Comunicacion Ninos de Mexico 11:30-1:00 pm          x   Sala Public
Activity Contact: Jazmin Pompa
Toastmasters 7:00-8:30 pm x             Sala Public Activity Contact: Tim Schubert, 766-0920