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  1. Press Release

    April 26, 2021

     

    Musical Theatre Alive and Well in Lakeside!

     

    The performing arts have become very dormant worldwide over the past 12 months. Closely packed theaters and concert halls are not conducive to pandemic safety. Michael Reason conductor of the Lake Chapala Community Orchestra, has used this time to create a new Broadway revue featuring three of Lakeside´s most talented performers. On Sunday May 30 area residents will get the opportunity to experience Back to Broadway with Amaranta Santos, Laura Medina and Doug Voet in a carefully designed show featuring songs from hit musicals such as A Chorus Line, Kiss Me Kate, Wicked and Follies.

     

    “Before I had a career as an orchestral conductor in Canada I spent many years as a theatrical Music Director in England” says Reason. “Creating this revue is taking me back to my roots”

     

    What will make this revue different and exciting is that instead of just a piano accompanying the singers the audience will experience the songs as they were meant to be heard – with a full orchestra!

    “As much as I would like to have a real live orchestra due to pandemic protocols we can´t at this time.  Instead I have arranged all the songs for a virtual orchestra!” comments Reason. “The results are backing tracks that sound just like the real thing!”

     

    All of the performers have extensive backgrounds in musical theatre especially Doug Voet who played Joseph in the original Broadway production of the Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice hit show “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

     

    With an increasing number of people at Lakeside having been vaccinated more of us will be comfortable getting out and, once again, enjoying live performances.

     

    Performance date is Sunday May 30 at 6pm. This performance is part of “Concerts in the Park” produced by Steve Balfour to benefit the Lake Chapala Society and what could be better than enjoying this Back to Broadway in a wonderful garden setting.

    We ask that people follow pandemic precautions including wearing masks and social distancing.

     

    Tickets are $300 pesos and can be purchased at the Lake Chapala Society,

     Monday to Saturday from 10:00 – 1:30, or on the LCS website

  2. Spanish in Action
     
    With this course we want to support you in learning to speak the language so that you can communicate with the Spanish-speaking community in an adequate and relaxed way. We will start with level 1 that will last 14 weeks, with classes twice a week for an hour and a half per session.
     
    The first level is divided into two courses: 1A and 1B. 
    The second level is divided into two courses: 2A and 2B.
    The third level is divided into two courses: 3A and 3B.
     
    Attendance is two sessions that last two hours each per week, along seven weeks.
    During the course, four language skills will be worked on: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, oral expression, and written expression.
    Grammar structures and vocabularies are taught in a practical and communicative way, as well as authentic and fun.
     
    Spanish in Action 1-A Mon, Thu 9:00 - 11:00 am  - May 31 - Jul 19, At Gazebo
    Spanish in Action 1-B Mon, Thu 11:15 - 1:15 pm  - May 31 - Jul 19, At Gazebo
    Spanish in Action 2-A Tue, Fri 9:00 - 11:00 am  Jun 01 - Jul 16, At Wilkes
    Spanish in Action 2-B Tue, Fri 11:15 - 1:15 pm  Jun 01 - Jul 16 26, At Wilkes
    Spanish in Action 3-A Wed  9:00 - 11:30 am & Fri 1:30 - 3:00 pm Jun 02 - Jul 16, At Gazebo
     
     
    Spanish in Action: $1,300 MXN per course.
    The cost of the Spanish in Action workbook is $450 pesos.
     
    The final objective of these courses is: the student will be able to express himself in the following situations with the present and future tenses.
    Communicate basic needs: food, shopping, space. 
    Talk about your mood and those of others.
    Give and ask for the time.
    Express obligation.
    Describe everyday objects, people and routines.
    Handle things properly and with confidence in a restaurant or in the city.
    Describe things in the past.
    Handle things properly and with confidence in a bank and speaking on the phone.
    Be able to communicate with a doctor and express what you feel and ask for instructions.
     
    Classes are interactive with a variety of activities and materials, including a core manual. Instruction will address all learning styles.
     
    We will follow Covid protocols. It is mandatory to properly wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose the whole time you are in campus.
     
  3. Intro to Spanish
     

    Description: 

    Introductory Spanish classes are open to all current LCS members.  

    Classes are designed for individuals without any Spanish language background. The instructor will introduce learners to Spanish pronunciation, some vocabulary and social protocols. Material will be given by the instructor in class.

     
    Date: Tuesday, May 04, 11 & 18 or Jun 01, 08 & 15.
    Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm.
    Instructor: Inez Dyer
    Place: Gazebo
    Course Fee: $350 MXN
    Min/Max Students required:  4/12
    We will follow COVID protocols with no exception for in-person class.
     

    LCS classes are not first come first serve, they are first payed first served. To sign up, make sure your membership is current and covers the duration of this course. Registration requires payment. There is no refund.

    The enrollment ends 3 days prior to the class.

  4. LCS Prueba México Program
     
    Mexican homemade salsas.
     
    Course Fee: $380 MXN
    Instructor: Ana Moreno
    Course Dates: May 27, 2021
    Course Time: Wednesday, 1:30 to 3:30pm
    Course Location: Grass area
    Min/Max Students required: 10/12
     
    Description: The key to many Mexican dishes is found in their sauces, whether they are raw, cooked, fried, stewed, etc.
    And that can be spicy, sweet, neutral, acidic, light, thick, simple or very elaborate.
     
    With this course LCS aims to take you by the hand to learn how some of the favorite Mexican salsas in the region are made. What ingredients you need, how and where to buy them. How Mexicans use. What food you can dress with them.
    Do not miss this little tour into the Mexican gastronomic world.

     

    For classes in campus, we’ll follow the Covid protocol with no exceptions.

    LCS classes are not first come first serve, they are first paid first served.

    To sign up, make sure your membership is current and remains active for the duration of this course. Registration requires payment. There is no refund. 

     
     
  5.  LCS Prueba México Program
     
    LCS classes are not first come first serve, they are first payed first served.
     
    To sign up, make sure your membership is current and covers the duration of this course.
     
    Registration requires payment. There is no refund.
     
     
    Mexican manners.
     
    Course Fee: $350 MXN
    Instructor: Alfredo Pérez
    Course Dates: Thursday, Jun  03
    Course Time: Monday, 1:00 to 3:30 pm
    Course Location: Veranda
    Min/Max Students required: 6/12
     
    Description: Cultural shock is a normal part of life when we move to another country whose habits are different, we have to observe and learn the local rules of urbanity, what body language issues are appropriate and which are not.
    Why the behavior of the inhabitants of the new place is different. What do local people expect from me as a new inhabitant of the area?
    What phrases should I use and at what times?
    What should I understand about the time structure of the local people so different from mine?
    Why are the procedures with the authorities so complicated? And a long etc.
     
    Our intention is to help you understand these basic and necessary questions for the real and adequate coexistence with my new neighbors.
     
    Another way to know Mexico.
    Update: we come with a new edition for 2021.
    I will share with you more about the Mexicans' mindset throughout history to understand why we behave as we do in our present. In addition to other data that has been asked over time that can answer many questions about things that happen so commonly.
     
     
  6. My employee saw a worker with vest labeled Brigadista  de Jalisco. Google advises that these are stateworkers who come around checking water supplies for mosquitos. I remember them from several years ago.if you answeryour door they   check for standing water and have a baggie of some sort that they put in your tinacos, aljibe, fountain, etc.

  7. Took three hours for the receipt. Waiting on grassy area by purple building....You need the same copies - permanente, appt. sheet and curp which they will keep. Evidently they were there yesterday also and no one knew... from 9-3.  Don't know about tomorrow but there was a BIG to bee given out.  Filed by your first name and the dox are sorted into A,,B etc but within those piles the documents are not alphabetical.  The line moved along.  Supposedly the second shot is 16/17th - no further info.

  8. I  arrived at 7:15, home (a block away at 3:45)  The earliest arrival, a woman at 4 with chair and blanket.  Others arriving at 5:30.  By my arrival at least several hundred in line. Wear a hat, bring water,  although folks are circulating with free water on a  regular basis.  Also several smaller restaurants circulating with ready made food or taking orders. Some walking up to OXXO  with another holding place in line to return food, beverages, etc.

    Obviously some had made arrangements for those in wheel chairs or otherwise needing help walking and some were in far worse shape that an 80 year old.  I would suggest a msg to Hector for your neighbor. 

    Could a few  things have been done differently, i suppose so, but it more or less worked. And as someone as mentioned elsewhere, there certainly was toilet paper so maybe someone ran out for more.

    More info:' Vaccine arrived at 10:24 via military who were there the entire time period along with policia, ambulance and others.

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    Introduction to Spanish 


    Introductory Spanish classes are open to all current LCS members. Membership must be active to enroll and must remain active for the duration of each class.

    Classes are designed for individuals without any Spanish language background. The instructor will introduce learners to Spanish pronunciation, some vocabulary and social protocols.

    Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 12 students with a minimum of four students.

    When:

    April 13, 20, 27 -  2021

    Time:

    12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. in the Gazebo

    Cost:

    $350 MXN (includes IVA) per month

    Registration:

    Register and pay on-line or in the LCS Service Office

    Materials:

    The instructor will provide handouts

     

  9. We updated the dates of Spanish in Action.
     
    Here they are.
     

    Spanish in Action:

    1A - Monday and Thursday - 9:15 to 11:15 am - Jan 11 to March 29. Gazebo

    1B - Monday and Thursday - 11:45 to 1:45 pm - Jan 11 to March 29. Gazebo

    2A - Tuesday and Friday - 9:15 to 11:15 am - Jan 12 to Mar 26. Gazebo

     

     Spanish in Action:

    1A - Monday and Thursday - 9:15 to 11:15 am - April 05 to May 20. Gazebo

    1B - Monday and Thursday - 11:45 to 1:45 pm - April 05 to May 20. Gazebo

    2A - Tuesday and Friday - 9:15 to 11:15 am - April 06 to May 21. Wilkes

    2B - Tuesday and Friday - 11:45 to 1:45 pm - April 06 to Mayo 21. Wilkes

     

    Spanish in Action:

    1A - Monday and Thursday - 9:00 to 11:00 am - May 31 to Jul 19. Gazebo

    1B - Monday and Thursday - 11:15 to 1:15 pm - May 31 to Jul 19. Gazebo

    2A - Tuesday and Friday - 9:00 to 11:00 am - Jun 01 to Jul 16. Wilkes

    2B - Tuesday and Friday - 11:15 to 1:15 pm - Jun 01 to Jul 16. Wilkes

    3A - Wednesday - 9:00 to 11:30 am and Friday - 1:30 to 3:00 pm - Jun 02 to Jul 16. Gazebo

     

    Spanish in Action:

    1A - Monday and Thursday - 9:00 to 11:00 am - Jul 26 to Sept 09. Gazebo

    1B - Monday and Thursday - 11:15 to 1:15 pm - Jul 26 to Sept 09. Gazebo

    2A - Tuesday and Friday - 9:00 to 11:00 am - Jul 27 to Sept 10. Wilkes

    2B - Tuesday and Friday - 11:15 to 1:15 pm - Jul 27 to Sept 10. Wilkes

    3A - Wednesday - 9:00 to 11:30 am and Friday - 1:30 to 3:00 pm - Jul 28 to Sept 10. Gazebo

    3B - Monday 1:30 to 3:00 pm and Wednesday 12:00 to 2:30 pm - Jul 26 toSept 08. Gazebo

  10. Yes, it was and Puritan kind of shared the space.  Can't remember the exact configuration but May Collins and daughter Camille moved to the Maskaras location and then to the location now. Long time lakeside family and son Rod started Lagunanet - which the the first internet service (dial up) in addition to TelMex.

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  11. Yes you can pay TelMex at TelCel. The TM office is open from 9-3. I was there this morning to file a report as the truck that hit the pole on Independencia Wednesday also took out phone lines. 1-5 business days to repair. No phone or internet since Wednesday 

    There is a sign on the entry door listing where you can pay your bill.

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