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: Mary Anne Molinari
766-0175, or
Lindy White, 766-3407
Hearing Aid Services 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
(Mondays and 2nd & 4th Saturday)
  Insurance Office Public
( Sign Up)
Hearing aid sales, testing and repairs
Activity Contact: Leopold Gonzalez,
01-33-3660-5176, 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
CaneFo Self Defense For Seniors 2:00-3:00 pm
October - April
    x         Gazebo Public
A 4 week repeating class of self defense for seniors. Learn simple techniques to defend yourself using a cane, walking stick or your hands as weapons.
Activity Contact: Roy Quiriconi
Children's Art 10:00-12:00 pm           x   Art Patio Public
Children's Art Camp 10:00-12:00 pm
Fourth week of July
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 Reading Club 11:00-12:30 pm,
Second Saturday
April - October
          x   South Campus Board Room M / A Improve reading abilities of local children. All ages. Parents welcome.
Activity Contact: Danielle Page, 766-6180
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 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
Creativelymindful Art 11:00 am -12:30 pm, NO May or June Classes     x         Blue Umbrella Patio M / A
Mindful art is coloring experience for adults with benefits for focus and stress release and a means to exercise the brain, and improve hand eye coordination.
Activity Contact: Diane Pearl
331-326-9107 or 766-5683
Discussion Group - Issues 12:00-1:30 pm     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: Philip Rylett,
Discussion Group - Philosophy 10:30-11:45 am
Nov - Mar
    x         Sala M / A We follow on-line lectures for one or more on specific topics of philosophy. For the rest of this season we will follow some lectures by Charles Anderson on the philosophical underpinnings of politics and economics. These lectures are audio only and require one to load iTunes onto your computer.
There is not time to address all lectures in our sessions. By Friday you will be informed what to listen to, and by Sunday an outline of the lecture will be posted on
Activity Contact: Roger Heath, 763-5150
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 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
Neill James Lecture Series 2:00-3:30 pm (Dec - Apr)   x           Sala Public Activity Contact: Fred Harland, 766-1458
John Milton, 766-1324,
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 (1st Monday)x             Sala M / A Activity Contact: Doug Huffiness
Scottish Country Dancing 11:30-1:30 pm       x       Gazebo M / A Activity Contact: Phyl Gaskell
766-2722 Classes mid-October till April. No partner required.
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
LCS 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.
Ministerio Publico 10:00-2:00 pm
First and Third Wednesday
    x         Talking Book Room Public  
My Guardian Angel 10:30-12:30 pm,
October - May
 x           Cafe' Patio Public Emergency Registry Service partnered with LCS Post-Life Program
Activity Contact: Vicky Gay,
Cell 331-082-7666
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         Neill James Veranda 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
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 Mujeres y Prosperidad 5:00-8:00 pm       x x     Sala Public Programa para mujeres. Closed group for Mexican young women.
Activity Contact: Jazmin Pompa
Toastmasters 7:00-8:30 pm x             Sala Public Activity Contact: Tim Schubert, 766-0920
Toastmasters Youth 5:00-7:00 pm x             Sala Public Activity Contact: Tim Schubert, 766-0920