Lakeside Living – October 2013


Sandy Olson
Phone: 331-283-8529

October 2013


The Naked Stage

The Naked Stage September production, Here on the Flight Path by Norm Foster, was performed on September 27, 28 and 29.


From left to right: Director Michael Warren, Kat Tetrault, Candace Luciano, Peter Luciano, Joan Cook, and Dick Yanko in Here on the Flight Path


The Humane Education Alliance was formed three years ago by four non-profit organizations whose common interest is to foster respect and responsibility in children towards all living creatures and the environment, through educational programs for seven to twelve year olds in Lakeside primary schools.  The Alliance is working to build a culture of non-violence, especially towards animals, at Lakeside and eventually all of Mexico.

Pictured is Maria Teresa Jiménez, from the local Alliance, teaching children about humane behavior with pets and the environment in the park by the Ajijic malecon.




Lakeside Little Theatre



Lakeside Little Theatre opens its 49th season with Local Hero, a modern day fable about the lessons learned when Big Oil meets Wee Scotland, based upon the movie of the same name. Performances will run October 4-13.

The play is adapted for the stage and directed by Neal Checkoway from the original screenplay by Bill Forsyth, and assisted by Russell Mack.

The box office opens the Wednesday before opening night (Friday) and from 10-12 every day except Sunday until the show is sold out.  It is also is open an hour before each performance.  Shows are 200 pesos; the musical is 250 pesos.  

Season tickets are still available. Email Paula, the box office manager, at or phone 766-0954. Season tickets are 1000 pesos for the six shows.  

Future plays

November 8-17    The Heiress

December 6-15    Over the River and Through the Woods

January 17-26                      Blood Relations

February 21-March 4             Hooray for Hollywood!

March 28-April 6   Social Security

OasisCloud Café creators, Duane and Mary Ann Hanes, host monthly “Meet the Writers” luncheons at their café in Riberas del Pilar.


Duane and Mary Ann Hanes


On October 9 John Dodds will present various works, and October 23 Valerie Siegal and Barbara Harkness will read from Who Rescued Who Book 2.

Advance reservations for the luncheons are necessary.  Social time is 11:30 and the readings begin at noon.

Email Duane at or call (376) 765-3516. OasisCloud Café is at Calle San Luis #330, Riberas del Pilar.


Sol Mexicano, Galeria del Arte in Ajijic, will host two art receptions in October.

“Divine Reflections” is the first show for the new season at Sol Mexicano.  It features the work of two of Lakeside’s abstract artists, Julie Elizabeth Mignard and Monica Petrowitsch

The artists’ reception opens at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available. The show continues until the end of the month.

On October 25-26  “Day of the Dead” showcases award-winning jeweler Sascha Frowine. In a special launch event, Sascha will be showing her new line of wearable sculpture and Day of the Dead themed jewelry. The Friday event starts at 3:00 p.m. with a reception and refreshments and will continue on Saturday from lunchtime. Sascha Frowine Jewelry will continue to be featured in the gallery.



Sol Mexicano is located at Colon 13 in Centro Ajijic. Opening times are 10:30- 4:30 Monday through Saturday (closed Wednesdays) and Sundays 12-5. Tel. (376) 766 0734.

Viva Musica

Concert 5 October 13, 4:00 p.m. Viva Musica presents two quartets: Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat Major, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and Quartet for Piano and Strings, Opus 60 in C Minor, by Johannes Brahms.

The performers are, from left to right: Konstantin Ziumbalov – violin, Tania Tourbyleff – piano, Yalissa Cruz Espino – cello, and Robert Nelson – viola.



The concert is at St Andrew’s Anglican church, located at the corner of Calle St. Lucas and Calle St. Luis  in Riberas del Pilar.

A cash bar will serve champagne during intermission. Admission: $200 members, $300 general, free for music students with ID, $100 for students. Tickets are available at LCS, 10 – 12 Thursdays and Fridays, or at Diane Pearl’s.

Live from the Met Simulcasts Viva Musica is planning trips to Guadalajara for the final operas of the season:

Saturday, October 5, noon     Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, (2 hours) Bus leaves at 10.30 a.m.

Saturday, November 9, noon  Puccini, Tosca, (2 hours). Bus leaves at 10.30 a.m.

Saturday, December 14, noon                Verdi,Falstaff (3 hours). Bus leaves at 10.30 a.m.

Tickets are available at the Lake Chapala Society, Thursdays and Fridays 10-12, 300 pesos for members, 400 pesos for non-members.

Jaltepec Centro Educativo

The first fundraising dinner for the season will be hosted by Jaltepec Centro Educativo on Monday, October 21, starting with a no host bar at 6:30 p.m. Timothy Welch will play cocktail music.

Students of the Centro prepare the menu, the meal, and serve it as well.  The dinner is served at 7:30 p.m. with a starter course and main dish choice of fish with rainbow shrimp or chicken stuffed with cheese and pecans. Dessert and coffee or tea are included in the $400 peso donation.  Seating is for a maximum of fifty guests.

Jaltepec Centro Educativo is a highly specialized institute: a Tecnico Universitario en Hoteleria for young girls whose financial circumstances would normally prevent them from ever gaining any kind of advanced, specific training of the kind offered by this institution.

To make reservations call Linda Buckthorp at 766-1631 or email Main course preference should be stated at the time of reservation.

The Naked Stage

The October 25, 26, and 27reading at The Naked Stage is “Oleanna” by David Mamet, and directed by Collette Clavadetscher. It is a two-character play about the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students, who accuses him of sexual exploitation. By doing so, she spoils his chances of being accorded tenure. 


The actors are Mark Bennett and Tina Leonard


Future Plays at The Naked Stage

November 22, 23 and 24       No Exit

December 27, 28 and 29       Voice of the Turtle

January 31, February 1 and 2 And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little

February 1, 2 and 3                              Comic Potential

March 21, 22 and 23                             Breaking the Code

April 25, 26 and 27                                Taking Leave 

The e-mail address for future reservations: or phone Michelle at 765-6408

The Naked Stage is located at #10A Rio Bravo. Directions: west on the carretera from Ajijic, south on Rio Bravo, about two blocks down behind Daniel’s Restaurant on the east side. Daniel’s is open for lunch and dinner with a no host bar available at 3:00 p.m. The box opens at 3:15 and the show starts at 4:00 p.m.

Reservations guarantee a seat. Email:  or p

Culinary Arts Society of Ajijic

CASA will host its first annual CASAFEST in an afternoon event at the Villa Encantada on Lake Chapala on Sunday, October 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A buffet is catered by Manix and dance music is presented by the Doo Wops. In addition to gourmet food, a no host bar and live music, there will be a 50-50 drawing and a food trivia contest.

Admission to the event is $200 pesos. New CASA members signing up during CASAFEST will be given an extra two months’ free membership. Tickets can be purchased at Diane Pearl Boutique or reserved by calling Mary Ann Waite at 766-1436.

CASA gives back to the community through donations of food, money and time to worthwhile Lakeside non-profit organizations.

More information on CASA can be found at their website: or by calling CASA President, Annie Green at 766-5243

Lake Chapala Shrine Club

The Lake Chapala Shrine Club is bringing the dance group Anajnu Veatemfrom Mexico City to Ajijic.  Anajnu Veatem is a Mexican, interdisciplinary, traditional Jewish dance group.  The group will present two performances, one on Saturday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m, and a matinee at 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 10. 



There is open seating for both performances.  A no-host bar will be available one hour prior to each performance, and at intermission. Tickets are 200 pesos. 

The funds generated from this event will benefit the Lake Chapala Shrine Club to support its activities, especially helping Lakeside children in need of medical care. 

To purchase tickets, contact Noble Denny Strole at 766-0485, Noble Perry King at 763-5126, or from any Shriner.  Tickets will also be on sale at the Lake Chapala Society from September 23 and O&A Investments (at the corner of the libramiento and the highway), starting September 18.



Cruz Roja Golf Classic

The 10th Annual Cruz Roja Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, November 7 at the Country Club de Chapala. There will be even greater prizes this year, and as always, a wonderful barbecue dinner. This is a day not to be missed!

Tickets go on sale September 15 at the club pro shop (1200 pesos per player, 250 pesos for dinner only). For more information call Don at 766-4990

The Feria Maestros del Arte, the annual fair for Mexican art, will be held at the Chapala Yacht Club (Club de Yates de Chapala), Paseo Ramón Corona on November 15-17.

The times: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a 50 pesos admission.  Credit cards for purchases will be accepted.



The ceramic piece shown above was created by artist Angel Ortiz.

American Thanksgiving At the Beach

Ni?os de Chapala y Ajijic is sponsoring five days and four nights at The Hotel Riu Jalisco in Nayarit. The prize includes door-to-door transportation from Chapala/Ajijic and is all-inclusive for two persons.



Cost of the raffle ticket is 200 pesos. The drawing will take place at Los Ninos’ East Indian garden party on October 20. Profits are donated to Niños de Chapala y Ajijic, Administrative Fund.

The dates of the Thanksgiving vacation are November 25 – 29. 

Raffle tickets available from the Bazaar de los Ni?os in Riberas, the NCA office in Chapala, 765-7032, or call Dave at 765-2334, or Amy at 765-5454.



American Legion in Chapala

Saturdays:           3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Fish Fry

Sundays:             Burgers & Dogs 12 – 3 p.m.


Tepehua Barrio Project Scholarships

Through the efforts of Penny Howe, Education Director of Tepehua Community Center, seven students from this small barrio community have been selected to go to university. The students all achieved over an eight-point average, in itself remarkable.

In spite of hardships, these young people persevered with their studies, proving once again, that the only way out of poverty is education. Last year 200 students went to school from the Barrio. The goal is for 400 this year. The children have to go down the mountain each day to attend classes. There is no bus service.



From left to right:  Ivan Contreras Martinez, Victoria Ibarra, Nancy Elizabeth Martinez Castaneda, Maria del Carmen  Lopez Gonzalez, Director Penny Howe, Miguel Angel Aceves Barragan, Joana Guadalupe Mercado Aceves, Daniel Lopez Desales.

Anyone interested in the sponsorship program and helping to make dreams come true, please contact Penny Howe at or Moonie King at   

Lakeside Bridge Club

The Lake Chapala Duplicate Bridge Club is pleased to announce the renovation and redecoration of the clubhouse in Riberas del Pilar (between Mom’s Restaurant and Maskaras Clinic on the Ajijic-Chapala Carretera).

Lessons began in September.  Beginners’ lessons are at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday mornings; there are more advanced lessons for players with fewer than 100 duplicate master points at 9:15 a.m. on Friday mornings, followed by a 99ers game. Supervised play starts Wednesday afternoon, December 4, a lesson followed by an opportunity to play and learn from a strolling mentor.

Duplicate open stratified games are held four times per week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons at 1:15. p.m.

Visitors are welcome during normal hours of play. The clubhouse is usually open forty-five minutes prior to scheduled game times. For more information, please check the website:


For more information about Lake Chapala visit:

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