Lakeside Living – August 2023

Don Beaudreau


August 2023


Benefit Concert for Mama Cleo’s Boys’ Home

Saturday, August 5 at 4 pm and Sunday, August 6 at 4 pm.

The Lake Chapala Society hosts Open Circle every Sunday at 10:30am. This community gathering in Ajijic presents a wide range of topics. Entrance is by the side gate on Ramón Corona, opening at 9:30am. We recommend bringing a hat and bottled water. Check the website for upcoming topics, and make your reservation. If you missed a past presentation, you can catch it online at:


August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 3

August 6: Are You Who You Think You Are?

An Overview of Personality Styles

By Dr. Richard Diehl

Dr. Richard Diehl

Richard Diehl, a former faculty member at State University of NY is also a retired Traditional Naturopath, Acupuncturist, and International NLP trainer. Therapists and others question if who we are is ever fully authentic or if our personality is largely a compensation for perceived childhood stresses. The talk will cover several models of personality types. As Alfred Korzybski stated: the map is not the territory. Possible topics include: Enneagram, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, Values Scale, Virginia Satir’s categories, and DSM 5 psychiatric disorders.

August 13: Our Personal Philosophies of Life

How They Guide Us Positively and Negatively

By Dr. Dan Acuff

Dr. Dan Acuff

Simple sayings can either limit us, or expand our well-being, success, and happiness. Consider the following sayings: life sucks then you die; life’s a bowl of cherries, don’t speak unless spoken to, you can’t trust anyone, an eye for an eye, actions speak louder than words, and better safe than sorry. Come prepared to identify your own personal life philosophies and to share them with a partner. You might discover the need to revise, replace, add on or remove certain seemingly innocent sayings that put guardrails on your everyday happiness or contribute to it. 

August 20: Introducing the Feria Maestros del Arte

By Marianne Carlson

Marianne Carlson

The 2023 Feria Maestros del Arte is our 22nd year, however, in all this time there are still individuals at Lakeside who say they have never heard of the Feria. So Marianne will introduce it to those who aren’t aware of it, and to tell all of us about the exciting things happening this year as we feature the state of Oaxaca. The Feria will take place on November 10-11, 9:30 to 5 pm and November 12, 9:30 to 4 pm. The Admission Price is 100 pesos.

August 27: The New Leadership Team at Lake Chapala Society

With a number of changes to LCS’s leadership team, we want you meet the new team. Get to know them and to ask questions about where LCS is heading. The new Management Team is composed of Luis Pacheco, Executive Director; Alfredo Perez, Director of Administration and Finance; Victor Camarena, Director of Education and Culture; Claudina Gonzalez, Director of Income Development; and Isaias Peraza, ITCoordinator.

September 3, 2023: Can Animals Talk to Us?

By Diane LeBlanc

Diane LeBlanc

Bone Voyage Dog Rescue presents the internationally known author and animal communicator, Diane LeBlanc. Diane is part of a growing movement that was once discounted as “pet psychics,” but now has gained legitimacy as scientists add to our knowledge about animals. Diane will show that animal communication is neither magic nor mind-reading but an innate skill we all have — if we take the time to develop it. She will give live demonstrations of this skill by communicating with selected Bone Voyage Rescue dogs. Diane’s website is


Ocotlan, MX, Saturday August 12

Oscar Carreno and Maite Gome

Lakeside’s ballroom dancers will compete in this competition. These include Janice Pynn and her husband David, and Leatha Martin. In addition, there will be exhibition dances presented by dance partners Oscar Carreno and Maite Gome, and a four-woman dance with Debbrah Reeves, Leatha Martin, Janice Pynn and Susy Ivich, choreographed by their teacher Alex Ortize. For further information please call Alex Ortiz at:  331-283- 6910.

August 25, 26, and 27, 4:00 (doors open at 3:00)

Chapter Two by Neil Simon, directed by Sharon Jarvis

Left to Right: Devin Van Domelin, Ron Mikulicic, Maureen O’Hearn & Mark Donaldson. Photo by Jack Voller

The play is driven by four characters: George, a recently widowed novelist; Jennie, a level-headed actress; Leo, George’s garrulous but loving younger brother; and Faye, Jennie’s utterly clueless but enchanting friend. The plot focuses on George, who has still not moved on from the untimely death of his wife. Meanwhile Leo and Faye are navigating the troubled waters of their own marriages. Sharon Jarvis’s cast includes Mark Donaldson, Ron Mikulicic, Maureen O’Hearn & Devin Van Domelin. Show dates are Friday, August 25th, Saturday, August 26th & Sunday, August 27th. Tickets are $200. RESERVE NOW at We are located at #261 on the mountain side of the Carretera in Riberas del Pilar across from the Catholic Church. All bar proceeds go to Operation Feed. Seats are held till 3 pm.


Auditions for the Holiday Concert are on August 28 and 29. All are welcome to audition!

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