Open Circle Ajijic will resume live presentations on November 1.
The presentation calendar for the month of November is featured on the Open Circle home page. November presentations will be restricted to an audience capacity that will assure we can maintain safe social distancing. Admission will be by PRIOR RESERVATION ONLY. The reservation form is available on the [a href="https://opencircleajijic.org/index.php" target="_blank" name="Open Circle"]Open Circle Home Page[/a]
If you are unable to join us in the LCS Garden for live presentations, click the home page event announcement a week or so after the event to view the presentation no YouTube.
The latest edition Lake Chapala Society's magazine, Conecciones or Connections in English, is now available for reading [a href="https://issuu.com/lakechapalasociety/docs/conecciones_magazine_october_2020" target="_blank" name="Conecciones"]** On-Line **[/a].
Alternatively, you may download a copy of the magazine to your PC [a href='newsletters.php' target='_blank']** DOWNLOAD HERE **[/a].
The mission of this magazine advances the mission of LCS, which is to "promote the active participation of lakeside's inhabitants to improve the quality of life Lakeside."The articles in the magazine have been carefully chosen to entertain, educate, and provide information and inspiration to live a quality life lakeside.
The magazine's name, Conecciones, reflects its purpose, with LCS acting as a link that encourages connections amongst our unique populace.With an unconventional spelling the name symbolizes the merging of cultures and ideas.
LCS Policies Regarding On-Campus Services Have Been Revised.
Due to COVID and revised LCS procedures, all sign up sheets have been removed for services. Appointments can be made by calling the provider:
** Hearing Services - Dr. Polo (Leopold) Gonzalez, 331-511-4088
** Optical Services - Dra Luz Zepeda, 331-411-1178
** IMSS Services - Veronica, 333-157-9472
New Spanish Learning Opportunities During October via ZOOM!.
** Introduction to Spanish, and
** Spanish A La Carta, a totally new learning program.
[a href="spanish-classes.php" name="LCS Spanish Classes"]CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THESE OFFERINGS ON THE SPANISH EDUCATION PAGE[/a].
Then, click the blue REGISTER ONLINE to secure your place in a class. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Chapala Society's - Personal Enrichment Program (PEP)
Click the link below to learn more about the courses that will be offered. When you find a course of interest, you can enroll on-line.
[a href="personal_enrichment.php" name="Personal Enrichment Program"]LCS Personal Enrichment Program[/a]
Seminars begin in October, 2020
A minimum of 11 students -- maximum of 20 students per class are required.
This is your opportunity to participate in the Lake Chapala Society's new PersonalEnrichment Program designed to fulfill our members' call for more programs that areboth entertaining and informative.
Our next series of programs draws from the expertise and experiences ofhighly qualified experts. Each lecturer will present topics that will enrich yourunderstanding of Mexican history, culture and our Lakeside community. The programis oriented to LCS members. If you are not a current member, you can participate with the additional purchase of a 1-month membership.
Voter Registration Assistance for US Citizens
October 13, 20, 27, 10 AM - 1 PM on the Neill James Mural Art Patio.
The Lake Chapala Get Out The Vote (GOTV) team will be offering in-person U.S. voter assistance. Voters from states that require them to return their ballots by mail (check [a href="https://www.votefromabroad.org/states/"]** HERE **[/a]) will be given priority. If you vote in a state that requires you to mail your ballot back (check link above) and you haven't brought your ballot to us by September 29 to be transported to the U.S. Consulate, we suggest that you use courier mail after first checking with your Local Election Official.
Enter through the Lakeside Entrance, Del Paseo #50. The NJ Mural Art Patio is on the way to the Gazebo. Masks must be worn at all times on the LCS Campus, and all other required health protocols must also be followed. Questions? Contact: [a href="mailto:LakeChapalaVOTE@gmail.com."]LakeChapalaVOTE@gmail.com.[/a]
Open to the public, regardless of LCS membership status.
10:00 - 11:30 AM, LIVE on video Conference
These Classes are totally FREE. To attend please send an email to [a href="mailto:email@example.com"]LCS.TECH.TRAINING@GMAIL.COM[/a] with your LCS membership number. at LEAST 1 day prior to the class. Membership must be current at the time of the registration. You will be given instructions on how to attend this online LIVE class.
October 15 -- Installing USTVGO on a Firestick - USTVGO is a very reliable method of streaming English TV. It is FREE and can be run on many devices. This class will show some basics of using USTVGO and will cover the steps to install on an Amazon Firestick.
October 22 -- Downloading E-Book - This class will demonstrate some methods of downloading - Books to your Handheld device (Android or Apple). Several sources will be shown/discussed. All of the sites are for FREE books. Some of these have very current books as well as a vast collection of reference books like cookbooks.
October 29 -- Voice Dictation on your Computer or Handheld - Do you want to write your memoirs but can't type on your little bitty keyboard or like me can barely type on anything? Come learn how to simply talk to your device and it does the rest.
Free concert by the Lake Chapala Community Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
October 23, Noon to 2PM
The Lake Chapala Community Orchestra has been silent since the Covid 19 pandemic started in March. In an effort to re-establish live performances LCCO conductor, Michael Reason, has formed an 11 piece chamber ensemble from members of the orchestra.
LCS is delighted to welcome the debut of the ensemble on Friday October 23 from 12 noon to 2 PMpm where the musicians will give a free performance at the gazebo. Music will include works by Johann Strauss, Albeniz, Holst, Piazzola and Gounod.
Social distancing will be adhered to during the performance. Please join us for this return to live music making all within the beautiful setting of the Lake Chapala Society.
Mexican day of the Dead class.
Instructor: Alfredo Pérez
Course Fee: $400 MXN, Includes all materials
Course Date: October 30, 2:00 - 4:30 PM
Course Location: Grass area by the gazebo
Min/Max Students required: 6/12
[a href='prueba_mexico_form.php' target='_blank']CLICK HERE TO ENROLL ON-LINE[/a] OR
Enrollment ends: October 23
LCS Members only. Membership must be current.
We will follow the Covid safety procedures with no exceptions.
Mexico is not Mexico without its fiestas, and the Day of the Dead is nothing without a good thrill.
The Day of the Dead (actually two days) is rich in tradition and activity. For the visitor to Mexico it iswondrous and mysterious.
Come and learn about the significance of the alter and how to build your own. Embrace the Catrina. Develop your skill ofpoetry as manifested through the Calavera Literaria.
Altar: Either built in home or around the tombstones, Mexicans entice their passed away loved ones to come back for a visit,so both worlds the living and the death can enjoy a great celebration together. Let's learn where this tradition come from,how they build it and the meaning it holds.
La Catrina: The grande dame of the Death represents what Death means to Mexicans and how they face it. It was originallynamed La Calavera Garbancera describing a person who was ashamed of his indigenous origins and dressed as a European personwho wanted to look a whiter skin. In time, this lady became an iconic image to Mexico's culture of the Death’s celebration alongthe country. Let's be part of the celebration and dress ourselves as a Catrina o Catrín.
Calavera Literaria: These popular poems mock not only death but our best friends and worst enemies as well. After all,as the writer Guadalupe Posada said, "death is democratic," so let's not leave anybody out!
Let's acknowledge where these traditions come from and why it is so popular among Mexicans. Also let's get to make our own Calaveras Literariasas well as the Catrina customs.
This course includes the explanation on history, and the making of these poems and the Catrina customs.
New Skin Cancer Screening Policies
Skin Cancer Screenings will resume November, 2020 at the Lake Chapala Society. Screenings are held 10:00 - 12:30 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Medical services are open to the public.
During the Phase I opening of the LCS campus, NO walk-ins will be allowed. Patients can call the LCS office or make an appointment in person in the LCS office. The cut off date for sign-ups is the Tuesday before the scheduled screening. The office personnel will assign appointments. Appointments will be made following the next available time slot, i.e. 10,10:10 etc. The screening is free, but there will be a charge for treatment
The clinic is for skin cancer screenings and treatment only. For other dermatological concerns, contact the Riberas Medical Group to make an appointment with Dra. Ballesteros, 376 688-1244.
Mudlarks Potter Classes will resume November 2
Note this is a change in the class schedules beginning in November. LCS members are invited to join our new schedule of learning and independent work in our studio on the South Campus. Health safety is our concern so the number of participants is limited.
INTRODUCTION TO CERAMICS:
Open to all, this course will cover basic hand building techniques of construction, glazing, and finishing.
Meets Monday and Friday, 11am-1pm.
Fee: Per calendar month: $500 MXN,
plus $500 MXN for 12 pounds of clay.
Registration for Introduction to Ceramics is limited to 6 participants after the 25th of the previous month.
Open to those who have completed one month of Introduction to Ceramics, this offers the chance to work independently.
Meets Monday and Friday, 10am-2pm
Fee: Per calendar month: $500 MXN
Clay may be purchased as needed,
$500 MXN for 12 pounds.
Registration for Open Studios is any time.
The Lake Chapala Society presents
INTRODUCTION TO LAKESIDE via ZOOM
November 9, 13, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor: Rachel McMillen
Min/Max Students required: 4/15
Cost: $200 pesos PER SESSION via ZOOM.
Cost: $300 pesos PER SESSION In-Person.LCS Members Only
[a href='intro_lakeside_form.php' target='_blank']CLICK HERE TO ENROLL ON-LINE[/a]
Moving to another country can be intimidating if we don't have the basic knowledge to function successfully. That is why we offer you this class --whether you plan to move here or already live Lakeside. There's always a world to know.
This class is divided into two independent sessions. You can take either or both according to your needs. This class is online through Zoom, or in person on the LCS Campus. The ZOOM link will be sent to you before each class.
Session 1 November 9: Exploring Lakeside
** Where exactly is Lakeside
** Lakeside Communities
** Ajijic Village
Session 2 November 13: Living at Lakeside
** Health & Medical
** Eating Out - Eating In
** Money - Banks & ATMs
** Entertainment & Recreation
**Accommodation & Utilities
Mexican Traditional Chocolate
Instructor: NORA MALDONADO VALENCIA
Course Fee: $650 MXN, Includes all materials
Course Date:November 13
Course Time:Friday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location:Grass next to the Gazebo
Min/Max Students required: 6/12
Enrollment ends November 8.
[a href='prueba_mexico_form.php' target='_blank']CLICK HERE TO ENROLL ON-LINE[/a]
LCS Members only. Membership must be current.
We will follow the health protocol. No exceptions.
Since ancient times,cocoa was known and used as a food that gave power, this is because of the amount of nutrients it has as well as the chemical substances that it produces in our body, which generate feelings of Joy, Energy, Clarity, Pleasure and many more. In this workshop you will learn to identify and recognize the fruit of cocoa, study the process cocoa goes through from seed to the end result of a delicious table chocolate. Savor the experience of what this wonderful seed shares and gives to us to enjoy!
Nora Maldonado Valencia earned a Bachelor of Tourism 2009. After collaborating in different transnational companies specializing in the segment of casual food and the tourism sector, and participating in business development in a specialized consultancy from 2004 to 2013, In October 2013 Nora concluded that it was time to embark on a new adventure, The Adventure of Cocoa and Chocolate, which is named: “LUNA CACAU”, since it observes that our roots and our Mesoamerican culture are mixed from our origins with the Creole seeds that they cultivated our ancestors creators of civilizations. And so it makes the decision to generate the media, as a social activist, for the dissemination and preservation of our culture and tradition through multicultural expression and flavors such as chocolate.
Have you checked out the Lake Chapala Society web site dedicated to the Oral History Project?
Did you ever wonder what life was like in the villages around Lake Chapala twenty-five or more years ago? There are severalbooks in the LCS Library that you might find interesting. But it is even better to learn local history from those who actuallyexperienced it.
For this reason, the LCS organized the Oral History Project. The goal is to video tape interviews with as many long-time residents of theLakeside area as possible, recording their observations, anecdotes and experiences of an earlier period of our rapidly changing community.The first of these interviews have been annotated and made available for your enjoyment. Additional recordings will be posted in the future,so check back often. To begin your deep-dive into local history, [a href="oral_history.php" title="history"]CLICK HERE[/a]
The Lake Chapala Society is grateful for the support of our Business Members. Together we can make our Lakeside community a better place for everyone to live, grow, learn and enjoy.
[a href="business_members_en.php" name="LCS Business Members"]CLICK HERE [/a] to learn more about our Business Members and how your business or organization might join with us.