Lakeside Living – February 2022


Carol D Bradley 2020

Carol D. Bradley

Phone: 33-2506-7525

February 2022

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

~Desmond Tutu

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 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.

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

Lake Chapala Society LCS, is seeking to update its list of charitable, social, and support organizations. These groups could include environmental, social issues, animal welfare, support groups, etc. — any group that contributes and gives back to the Lakeside area.

If you are involved with a group and want to ensure the group’s inclusion in LCS’ inventory, please contact Diana Ayala, LCS Development Director


February presentations include:

Please consult for specific dates and details unavailable at press time.

David Bryen: Intolerance, Polarization and the Longing for Community

David Bryen

David Bryen

Loretta Downs: Grief, Gratitude and Grace: Healing form Loss.

Todd Stong: Dr Stong is well-known in our area for his involvement in studies and projects related to the Lake Chapala, local wells, water treatment and related matters. He donates his expertise and is widely considered our region’s most objective and informed advocate for Lake Chapala.

Dr Todd Stong

Todd Stong

Richard Diehl. Check the Open Circle website for definite date and topic.

Bare Stage Theatre’s February production is:

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The Savannah Sipping Society by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten and runs February 25th, 26th & 27th. In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives.

Roxanne Rosenblatt directs.

Linda Goman, Kathleen Morris, Kathleen Pharis & Barbara Pruitt make up our stellar cast.

Tickets are $200 to join in the fun. Seating is limited so reserve now at

The Savannah Sipping Society

Cast: (sitting) Kathleen Pharis, Barbara Pruitt, (standing) Kathleen Morris & Linda Goman


We are located at #261 on the mountain side of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar across from the Catholic Church. Door and Bar open at 3:00 pm. Seats are held till 3:50 pm, show at 4:00 pm. All Covid 19 protocols will be in place: Audience limited in size; Masks are mandatory; And curtains will be open for air flow. Please Like, Follow & Share our Facebook Page:



Once again Los Amigos Big Band and 4to Sentido Restaurant team up for what promises to be one spectacular event.

Fiesta Latina takes place on Friday March 4 at 5pm where area residents can enjoy an evening of Latin influenced music along with food and beverages to match the theme!

amigos band

The 17 piece Los Amigos Big Band features some of Guadalajara and Lake Chapala’s finest musicians and this dynamic ensemble has garnered unanimous praise for their innovative and spectacular performances.

Michael Reason has just accepted the appointment as the new music director and has put together a program full of sambas, salsa’s, bossa nova’s and many more Latina styles. “Many favorites will be part of the set list including The Girl from Ipanema, Oye ComoVa, Besame Mucho, Brazil and, of course, Tequila” says Reason.“In fact with so many foot tapping numbers I expect the dance floor to be packed!” he continues.

Joining the band will be the acclaimed singer Mariana Vigueras. Mariana is well known to Lakeside audiences but this will be her debut with the Amigos Big Band. Mariana, however, is no stranger to jazz styling and sings regularly with the KM Big Band in Guadalajara. Doug Voet will be joining Mariana as vocalist and will host the performance as the most charming and witty EmCee.

4tro Sentido Restaurant has a large covered venue with wonderful views of both lake and mountains and is situated on the Carretera in San Antonio directly opposite the Chula Vista Golf Club.

The event is timed to coincide with the famous Rio Carnival which will be in full swing on March 4! So dine, drink and dance to celebrate Carnival time with the Los Amigos Big Band at Fiesta Latina!

loa amigos big band

Los Amigos Big Band

Los Amigos Big Band concerts always sell out fast so early booking is highly recommended

The show starts at 5pm and due to Covid protocols seating is limited to 125. Tickets for the performance are $350 and must be reserved in advance by email at

 Casa de Cultura, Jocotepec presents Jocotepec International Art Exhibit.

15 + artists & artisans. Something for everyone.

Grand Opening: Feb 4 2022, 6 PM. Exhibit is open until Feb 25th.

Refreshments, meet the artists and more.

6 annual exhibition


Lakeside Published Writer’s Group is back at El Gato Feo Cafe + Roastery with their “Meet the Authors” event. There will be 3 authors reading from their works and answering a live Q+A at the end of each reader.

Authors will have copies of their books for signing.

This event will take place the second Wednesday of every month.

Next one: February 9th. Readings start at 11.

Come early for coffee and enjoy live music by Sergio Casas playing from his Personal Selections.

Meeting held in the lovely salon of Estrellita’s Bed & Breakfast.  (Where El Gato Feo Cafe is located)

Open to the public.

gato feo Mel golberg

Audience enjoying a reading from Lakeside author Mel Goldberg.


Speaking of Writers, the longstanding Ajijic Writers Group meets in the garden of La Nueva Posada on the first and third Friday of each month at 11AM.

Local writers read from their works in progress. The audience is invited to offer constructive feedback and comments.

Stay for lunch to meet the writers and enjoy the inspiration. Sign up to read your original work.

La Nueva Posada is located on the lake at #9, Donato Guerra in Ajijic.

Open to all levels of writers.

la nueva posada

La Nueva Posada


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