Lakeside Living – August 2021


Carol D. Bradley

Phone: 33-2506-7525

August 2021


“ We thank the people who make us happy, they are the lovely gardeners who make our soul blossom. “

Marcel Proust

The Lake Chapala Society hosts Open Circle every Sunday at 10AM, a popular community gathering in Ajijic, to enjoy a diverse range of presentations.

The Lake Chapala Society

For more information and to make reservations, see their website:

The presentations will be on the south lawn, close to the gazebo, the entrance will be by the side door on Ramón Corona, chairs will be socially distanced. Gate opens at 9:30.

During this period, we recommend bringing a hat and bottled water, and please remove containers upon departure. Attendance is limited to 80 persons, please make your reservation if you want to attend

Use of masks and temperature checks on entry is mandatory.

Open Circle Talks for August:

At Press Time, Open Circle have not confirmed content for their August presentations. 

Please check with Open Circle’s website ( for added information and updates.

Here are presenter’s names and dates:

August 1          Bea Gallagher

August 8          Dr. Kelly Bennett                  

August 15        Ellen Sharp                          

August 22        Hartwig Stein                        

August 29        Livier Ayon   

Lake Chapala Society is offering an important class:

Mexican Banknotes and coins, counterfeit and more.

money min

 Description: Through this workshop on Banknotes and Coins in Mexico, we will seek to know in detail and in a practical way the range of currency circulating in the country. We will inform about the denominations, designs and the changes that periodically occur in them. We will focus especially on the design and security features of each bill, in order to learn to become familiar with them, and thus make it easier to recognize whether a bill is valid or counterfeit.

Instructors:        Jorge Luis Silva

Course Fee:       $100 pesos

Course Dates:   Aug 16, 2021

Course Time:    Monday, 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Course Location: Ken Gosh Pavillion

Min/Max Students required:  6/15

Note: These programs are limited to LCS members only. Membership must be active to enroll and must remain active for the duration of each class.

Lake Chapala Society is offering two Concerts in the Park in August:

See the following posters for details:

Concerts in the Park Concerts in the Park showgirls


Lakeside Little Theatre: Ajijic Readers Theatre (ART) – Performance

MATCH, by Stephen Belber, directed by Harry McFadden – Dramatic Comedy

Show Dates: August 20, 21, 22, 2021, 4:00 pm, Angel Terrace, limited, spaced seating.

Tickets 150 pesos, available online at, Wednesday and Thursday during the week before opening, or at the Box Office one hour before the show.

Tobi, inspired by Alphonse Poulin, a professor of ballet at Juilliard School, is an aging dancer, choreographer and teacher who enjoys knitting. His quiet life is interrupted when Mike and Lisa enter his home under the pretense of interviewing him for Lisa’s thesis.

Notice: Strong language, adult content

lakeside little theatre

Lakeside Little Theatre: Season 57 MainStage – Auditions

THE MADRES, by Stephanie Alison Walker, directed by Dave McIntosh

Auditions: Thursday & Friday, September 2nd & 3rd, 2021, 10:00 am (Registration 9:30) at LLT

Show Dates: November 5 – 14, 2021

At its core, The Madres is about the strength and resilience of women. We get a glimpse inside one Argentinian home touched by the brutality of the regime in the late 70’s. Powerful, heartbreaking, tragically real.

The show needs 2 men and 3 women.

Email Dave at for scripts and more information.

el gato feo café & roastery is back in business! They are in a new location (just down from Lake Chapala Society)

gato feo

Amanda and her crew love writers! They will be hosting local author’s published readings again, starting on August 4th at 4PM. 

There will be three readers and they will have books to sign for you to buy.

August 4th authors are:

        Mel Goldberg

        Juan Sacclli

        And featured author Zofia Barisas

Come and enjoy the new ambiance, live music and, of course the coffees and treats of el gato feo.

The readings will be held in the sala of the Estrella B&B, on ground level.

Contact Carol Bradley at for more information.




The inaugural meeting of Chapala Scrabblers was held at the American Legion on July 19th.

Helen Frankenthal is the organizer and is on Facebook at Chapala Scrabblers.  Like her page for the next meetings and updates.

Good luck with this fabulous endeavour Helen!



ajijic writers group 2019

The Ajijic Writers Group has reconvened after more than a year away due to Covid.

The group has been meeting for over 30 years.

They meet in the beautiful garden with a view of Lake Chapala at

 La Nueva Posada:  Donato Guerra 9, 45920 Ajijic, Jal.

Come and enjoy the readings, read your original work in progress and stay for lunch in the lovely setting.

The Group is open to all writers, regardless of skill level. A pre-sign-up is required for readings.  Feedback will be given for all of us to become better writers.  Contact to get on the email list for all things Ajijic Writers Group.


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