Lakeside Living – July 2021


Carol D. Bradley

Phone: 33-2506-7525

July 2021


“ We have to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.“ D.H. Lawrence

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

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

In order to follow State of Jalisco safety precautions, 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.

 The Lake Chapala Society

Open Circle Talks

July 4, 2021

Presentation by Steve Nousen: Interpreting Benjamin Franklin for 21st Century Audiences

Steve Nousen

Steve Nousen

YouTube link: Coming Soon

Dr. Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia will present his interpretation of the Declaration of Independence on the 245th anniversary of the creation of the United States of America as a free and independent nation. You will be transported back in place and time to Philadelphia on July 4, 1787. Dr. Franklin is currently at work in the State House, along with delegates from 12 of the 13 states, revising the Articles of Confederation. Although Dr. Franklin is prohibited from talking about the secret work of these delegates, he is at liberty to discuss how he and 55 other men came to declare independence from Great Britain 11 years earlier.

July 11, 2021

Presentation by Anthony Bogart: Yoga for Stress Relief

Anthony Bogart

Anthony Bogart

YouTube link: Coming Soon

Anthony will speak about applying the techniques of traditional spiritual discipline in a practical manner to deal with the negative effects of stress in the modern context. He will offer simple ideas you can start to use immediately.

Anthony Bogart began practicing Hatha Yoga in 1972 after fracturing a cervical vertebrae in a surfing accident. Yoga seemed to give some relief from pain, rebuild strength and surprisingly provided some peace of mind. He practiced for 17 years before teaching his first class. Within 3 years he had become a full-time professional teacher in 1991. During the next 30 years Anthony opened three yoga centers in Colorado and became a teacher trainer. He traveled to teach in seven countries including giving workshops coast to coast in the United States. He is the author of “Moving Toward Health and Freedom” a guide to the practice of Hatha Yoga. A new book, Shiva Dance will be complete this fall.

July 25, 2021

Presentation by Michael McLaughlin: Reefer Madness

Michael McLaughlin

Michael McLaughlin

YouTube link: Coming Soon

Cannabis legalization has exploded in the United States, Canada and around the world. More and more US states are legalizing medical and recreational use. Projected sales in the US are expected to hit 23 billion dollars by 2023. For Canada, a much smaller country, it is 8 billion this year alone and now reefer madness comes to Mexico. Soon Mexico will become the world’s largest free cannabis market by population. What does this mean for Mexico and the world industry? Michael will present a fast-paced overview of the plant, the US and Canadian industry and possible scenarios for legal marijuana in Mexico.

Michael has lived in Ajijic for 17 years with his artist wife.


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

LIGHT SENSITIVE, by Jim Geoghan, directed by Dave McIntosh.

Show Dates: July 16, 17, 18, 2021, 4:00 pm, Angel Terrace

Tickets 150 pesos, available online at, or at theBox Office one hour before the show.

lakeside little theatre

A funny, bitter-sweet love story follows two lost souls who meet in Hell’s Kitchen. Tom is a blind, bitter former cabbie who meets Edna, a disabled woman who has isolated herself, and is hired to take care of Tom by Tom’s only friend, Lou.

Lakeside Little Theatre: Season 57 MainStage – Auditions

EDWARD ALBEE’S EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN, from the play by Giles Cooper, directed by Peggy Lord Chilton

Auditions: Thursday & Friday, July 22 & 23, 2021, 10:00 am (Registration 9:30) at LLT

Show Dates: October 1 – 10, 2021

A Broadway success, this brilliant, biting play blends humor, irony and suspense in its scathing examinations of contemporary suburban mores. 

The show needs a wide variety of actors.

2 men & 2 women, one with a good British accent

1 male or female who can play 15-16 years old

3 men & 3 women for small parts; little or no experience OK

Email Peggy at for scripts and more information.

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Every Wednesday starting in July, 11am – 1pm

Transform discarded items into useful, decorative pieces of handicraft. Have fun learning how to give new life to bottles, cans, boxes, frames, small furniture, etc.     

Cost: 4 workshops for $900 pesos or 8 workshops for $1500; workshops you attend do not need be consecutive.

Materials and recyclable items provided; please bring any articles you would like to work on.

Contact: Ana Luisa,

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Friday July 9 (New Moon Day) and Friday, July 16, 2-4pm

Discover and enjoy the wonderful medium of collage! Use colors, design, words, and images to express yourself. No experience needed.

Cost: 250 pesos (materials included)



Friday July 23 (Full Moon Day) 2-4pm 

Join us for a special afternoon of weaving our dreams into a piece of hanging art. No experience needed.

Cost: 300 pesos (materials included)

Contact: Faye Freed,

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Saturday, July 10, 3-5:30pm

Contact: Susa Silvermarie,



July 23-August 27, Fridays 10am-12pm

This series of 6 classes will equip you with the skills for journaling using basic water coloring combined with flowing text. Some drawing and watercolor skills needed.

Cost: 1800 pesos for 6 sessions, materials kits for purchase



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