Lakeside Living – October 2021


Carol D. Bradley

Phone: 33-2506-7525

October 2021


“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.” 

          B.B. King

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:

The Lake Chapala Society

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, and considering our schedule may be too fluid with cancellations and changes to the schedule to inform everyone through the press, please check our website and/or our Facebook page for updates and confirmations of presentations.

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.

October 3, David Rodwell, Climate Reality Leader

David Rodwell

David Rodwell

With Don Aiken as a special guest.

David first worked in the environmental arena with the Peace Corps with tropical infectious disease detection in Brazil.

Upon his return to the US, he re-entered school, earning bachelor’s in environmental Geography and Environmental Biology. Mr. Rodwell then went on to graduate Engineering school to study Alternative Energy sources.

In 2017 David joined Former Vice President Al Gore for a face-to-face training by the Vice President earning him the title of Climate Reality Leader and certifying him to present The Climate Reality Presentation, made famous by the film “An Inconvenient Truth” that went on to win the Academy Award. Mr. Gore’s work for the environment won him the Nobel Peace prize.

David Rodwell has given this presentation across the US, Canada and even in Ajijic in 2019. He is one of 20,000, certified world-wide to do so.

October 10, Dr. Richard Clucas

Richard Clucas

Dr. Richard Clucas

Breaking Children out of the Cycle of Poverty 

Children raised in deep poverty rarely see life’s opportunities. By broadening their beliefs in what they can do and teaching them how to reach their goals, children can learn how to leave poverty behind. Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum (TAM), a non-profit located in the impoverished, crime-infested city of Compton, California, has been doing just that. Using airplanes, they take children as young as seven for a flight and give them the controls of the airplane. The shock of having flown an airplane–something so far from their concept of what is possible – they begin to understand that they can be or do anything. The methods of TAM can be used to help young Mexicans escape poverty.

Clucas spent 40 years in marketing communications, advertising and public relations. He holds a Masters degree in Communications and a Masters and PhD in Education.

October 31, Dr. Enrique López: Maintain your brain.

Enrique Lopez

Dr. Enrique López

A continuation from his March presentation. Dr. Lopez will provide practical tools and lifestyle tips for keeping the brain healthy and vital.  Additionally, he will describe how the professional diagnoses and assesses cognitive disorders and differentiates between normal aging and a cognitive disorder such as dementia.

Dr. Lopez is a psychologist/neuropsychologist and has been an allied health professional at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences since 2004. He completed a post-doctorate fellowship in neuropsychology at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital in 2000. Dr. Lopez attended Occidental College in Los Angeles from 1985 to 1989 with a major in psychology and minor in Spanish literature. 

Again, please check with Open Circle’s website and/or Facebook page for updates and confirmations.


LITTLE LAKESIDE THEATRE will be presenting:

THE MADRES By Stephanie Alison Walker

Directed by Dave McIntosh

Assistant SM – Sandy Jakubek

Show Dates – November 5-14, 2021

lakeside little theatre

Set in the 1970’s, in the early years of Argentina’s Dirty War against its own citizens. Tens of thousands of leftists, and anyone even casually associated with them, were “disappeared”.  The human cost of these actions drove mothers and grandmothers to the streets to protest weekly, demanding the release of their loved ones.  A painfully high number of them were never reunited.  The women became known as Las Madres.

Inside one Argentinian home touched by the brutality of the regime in the late 70’s.  Powerful, heartbreaking, tragically real.  At its core, THE MADRES is about the strength and resilience of women.

Las Madres

CAST l-r:  Jeff Kingsbury, Marsha Heaton, Nicolas Cumplido, Angelica Guerra, Liz O’Neill.


“THE MADRES most effectively succeeds in personalizing the plight of Argentinean mothers of “disappeared” children during the height of La Guerra Sucia (The Dirty War) in 1978.”  Gil Kaan – Broadway

“It’s strong political theater that should not be missed.  But don’t misunderstand; it’s also just strong theater, period.” Eric A. Gordon

Tickets will be available in October at

CAST l-r:  Jeff Kingsbury, Marsha Heaton, Nicolas Cumplido, Angelica Guerra, Liz O’Neill.


FANTASMA- Exhibition in Celebration of Color

Friday, October 22 from 2-5, through Nov. 23 at the Penthouse Gallery.


Visual artists and colorists, Geraldine Classen, painter and multi- media artist, and Janice Kimball, author of The Joy of Art, along with weaving Maestro Francisco Urzua, look forward to showing you their newest work. You are asked to come dressed in your best, frankly funky, or wearing your every-day duds. 

Even though the gallery space is mostly open-air, masks are required.  For those who forget, they promise to have one for you.

Appetizers and wine will be served in a separate terrace kitchen.  There will be door prizes, and a special event.

This promises to be a lively Friday afternoon celebration.  Don’t miss it.  Penthouse Gallery 232 Carr, Pte, West Ajijic (near Yves and Dental Express)

e-mail for more information.

FOTO- Geraldine and her drawing of Janice and Francisco’s weaving studio. This was to become the painting that motivated the artists to celebrate the joys of color with the FANTASMA exhibition. 

Diane Pearl Gallery, Arts & Activities Center

Beginning watercolor: wet & transparent

With Elaine Frenett

October 8, 15, 22, 29 & November 12, 19

Fridays, 10am-12pm, 6 classes

wet transparent

In this series of 6 classes, we will dance through pigment basics and practice seeing differently. Some drawing skills needed. Limited to 6 students.

For more information and pricing, please contact Elaine:,

It’s All About You!

Revelation of the Higher Self through Creative Expression

3 Part workshop

October 13, 20 & 27,

Wednesdays, 11am – 1:30pm, 3 sessions

Renowned instructor Gayle Temkin will teach you to calm your nervous system through the optimization of your Vagus Nerve. This process will nourish your health and creativity, as well as facilitate deep self-reflection and the expression of your higher self through your choice of fine art, movement, or music. Cost for 3 classes: 800 pesos; 6 participants.


Every Tuesday, 2-4:30pm

Get inspired to create and participate!

Enjoy complimentary use of our indoor and outdoor studio spaces with plenty of room for six participants to work on their creative endeavors in good company.

For details and registration, please contact Diane Pearl, 376-766-5683,

Sta. Margarita 23, Riberas Del Pilar (The New Downtown), Mon-Sat 11-4

One block up from Pancho’s Market, Turn mountainside at ORMA’s Auto Parts, then first right.

Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo:

centro cultural gonzalez gallo

Located in the beautiful Old Train Station at Ave. Gonzalez Gallo 1500 in Chapala.

One of our main goals as Museums, Exhibitions and Galleries of Jalisco is to decentralize so that our exhibitions and activities can reach every corner of Jalisco.

Follow very close our billboard because very soon we will be closer to you.

Waiting for you at the Gonzalez Gallo Cultural Center with the Nudalia exhibition!

#LosMeseosMásCercaDeTi #EspaciosMEG

For updates and coming events, find them on Facebook at: Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo.

Centro Cultural gonzalez

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