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  1. Good Morning! My partner and I are new to the area - We came from New York and rented a little spot in near Ajijic. We are still getting our feet wet here with the vibe and various happenings! We are both artists -- I'm an illustrator, mainly for Children's Literature and he is a songwriter/musician/producer. We actually wanted to get involved with the creative community here (that I know you have board for!), but we had two questions: - My partner is looking to give lessons in piano and/or songwriting (any style; he's got a huge background in rock and jazz) and wanted to know the best way to go about it or where there would be interest? -We are also looking to get an actual piano at some point (we couldn't bring ours down) - so any thoughts on where we can look? Anyway, really glad to be here and looking forward to speaking with you all!
  2. On October 5 the Lakeside Community will have it's first ever event to promote recycling in our area, in the 'south' grounds area of the Lake Chapala Society. The LCS has organized this event in coordination with the Ajijic Citizens Recycle Committee ( a pilot project of the Chapala Administration of Pres. Moises Anaya) and together we hope to offer an educational program and just have some fun too .. First the serious stuff.. The admission fee is one recyclable article .. an aluminum can, a plastic bottle (clean and flattened) or whatever you can bring along that we can recycle.. At 10am the day starts with a free coffee and pastry reception (while supplies last) .. we hope the mayor can join us for the official opening of the program at 10:30am. Beginning at 11am we will have a Spanish version of the Climate Reality presentation provided by the Guadalajara Chapter of the International program founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Also at 11am will be an English orientation into "how, what and why" of recycling in Ajijic.. At 12 noon, the Climate Reality presentation will be given in English and the "how, what and why" will be given in Spanish. Not enough publicity has been given to the importance of the Climate Reality presentation and how fortunate we are that the International group has chosen this event at the LCS for it's first local visit .. Please encourage your Mexican friends to come at 11 for that program and of course all of you who can make it should do so too .. While both presentations are going on ( from aprox. 11am to 1pm) there will be games and recycle information presented to all the children that are present. Making recycling fun and rewarding will be the goal of this time period and hoping that teaching the children is the most effective way of getting this lifestyle change into the home life of all local families.. If you'd like to bring along a little 'prize' for the kids, please feel free to do so.. Sandy Britton, the LCS Vice President is heading up this effort..which will happen to the East of the Pavillion. Beginning at 1pm; we will offer free a selection of tasting foods (donated by 5 local restaurants) and a cash bar will open to everyone. At that point 'The Waynes' will provide music to lift the spirit and during the next few hours the fun part of the day sets in .. while enjoying the music, food and drink we have organized a wide variety of donated items to be auctioned off in 'silent' auctions and live auctions.. The auction offerings include; dinners at local restaurants (Cocinart, Tango, Ninettes among others), gift certificates at boutiques, Spa Treatments, cooking classes, coffee shop visits, there's a 4 day Yoga retreat at the Hotel Montecarlo offered, B&B's packages, numerous artworks, Trips Burgers, a fabulous offering of a 200 liter solar hot water unit, French Champagne and Imported Foie Gras for 4 and many more items. The 'creme de la creme" of auction offerings is a 7 night stay in the Conchas Chinas Hacienda de Los Santos (Puerto Vallarta) .. a luxury home with 7 bedrooms. Comes complete with concierge, house staff and chef !! This home usually rents from $1500 to $2200 US dollars per night .. so this package is worth way more than $10,000 US dollars . (Maximum 14 adults and the reservation is subject to 'black out' dates, of course). With the funds we hope to generate on October 5, our hope is to purchase a plastics compactor, install large recycle collection bins in front of the Recycle Center in west Ajijic (El Bajio), purchase our own truck to facilitate picking up in the village and also taking materials to market in GDL AND we hope to add another employee or more to handle the ever increasing amount collected each day. You've probably seen the recycle containers all around town bursting at the seams! We still estimate we are only receiving 30-40% of what's available and the rest is still going to the dump!! If you cannot make the event that day but would like to help the program, we do accept donations on PayPal in US dollars and cash donation in Pesos. Message me for details on how we can accept your donation. We still do not have a Non Profit status so we cannot at this time give tax exempt receipts. Some people are donating their gardener's services to help at the the Recycle Center one day a week .. One other thing you can do for the program with or without attending this event is to donate a recycle container for your neighborhood or donate one and let us place it in a needy area.. they cost $2,000 pesos for the container and a steel fork to hold folded cardboard. (We ask a small amount $$ for the installation). You can have your name or that of a favorite cause or your business placed on the donation plaque that adorns the container.. If you'd like to bid on the Puerto Vallarta vacation package but can't make the event .. we can designate a 'stand in bidder' for you, just message me and I'll tell you how to execute an absentee bid.. Thank you for taking the time to read all this .. and for your support of the program. It is absolutely amazing how much recylable material is donated every single day in Ajijic! Tom Thompson, President of the Ajijic Citizens Recycle Committee
  3. The Ranch no-kill dog shelter is overflowing with dog. They have more than 80 dogs that need care. Please join us for this great fundraising event with some of Ajijic's best talent and help support this worthy cause.
  4. Come and enjoy a pleasant evening with the CREM choir and orchestra on July 27th at the Auditorio (7 pm). Tickets 200 pesos for sale at Diane Pearl Colecciones, Notaría 2 (Chula Vista), Auditorio and Dental del Lago. We look forward to seeing you!
  5. Anyone know where to buy or order steel acoustic guitar strings in Ajijic/Chapala? Help! My high E string broke and I'm guitar-less til i can replace it! I searched online for Guad music stores, and the ones i found hardly carry anything in the way of strings, let alone acoustic steel. Amazon wants to charge $30 for shipping one set of strings to Mexico. Not sure about the music store in San Antonio, but at this writing (Sat. morn), it doesn't look like it'll be open til Tuesday. Anyone? I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Shaking so hard it's difficult to type ...
  6. It is our pleasure to invite you to this year´s Winter Concert on December 16th, 7 pm at the Auditorio. With the support and commitment of the CREM staff and director/conductor Emmanuel Medeles, every year the repertoire of these gifted, diligent and enthusiastic young musicians becomes more interesting and advanced. We are delighted to announce that the programme for this concert includes Johann Sebastian Bach´s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major played by the CREM orchestra. Two students will perform Bach´s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, accompanied by the orchestra. Furthermore, the youth choir will perform a mixed repertoire including various Christmas Carols. Tickets are available at Diane Pearl, Notaría 2 (Chula Vista), Auditorio de la Ribera and Dental del Lago. Do not miss this concert. Not only will you have a beautiful evening with delightful music, you are also supporting a positive and encouraging youth project in our community.
  7. One of the most popular bands lakeside for years was "Noe and the Classics". This Jalisco based band plays a variety of music from the classics (60's & 70s), rock, ballads, latin & instrumentals, singing in both Spanish and English. Noe left lakeside for a new adventure over on the coast a few years ago. Today Noe (who is in town visiting family) stopped in to say hi and congratulate me on the new restaurant. One thing led to another and guess what.....????? HE'S GOING TO PLAY HERE THIS SATURDAY FROM 630 TO 930 !!!!!!!!!! It seems a great launch for our Saturday Shrimp Fest (last week was kind of a soft trial). So put on your dancing shoes come have a fun evening with an old friend and enjoy 6 different shrimp specials each $170 pesos. Bobby NEVER charges a cover. Bobbys La Terraza Carretera Poniente #26 Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico 45920 Get Directions 376 108 2309 331 771 1641
  8. Please get your dancing shoes ready for Funky Finn's Grand Re-Opening Celebration! Music starts at 8:00pm Friday, July 6th at 8:0pm and the party will continue through Saturday night. All of the details are attached in the advertisement below. We look forward to seeing you Email: funkyfinns@gmail.com Phone: 3317911409 Address: 59 La Paz, San Antonio, 45922
  9. This Thursday we will be offering a Bucket of Beers and a pound of Chicken Wings for $150p from 4:00 - 10:00pm. Come out to enjoy a beautiful atmosphere & great music with friends! Thank you Email: funkyfinns@gmail.com Phone: 3317911409 Address: 59 La Paz, San Antonio Please feel free to contact us, should you have any questions.
  10. Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00, come relax by the lake at POUTINE PLACE, and take a walk down Memory Lane. Listen to the sweet lilting voice and guitar of Lynn Basinger as she plays and sings your old favorites from John Denver, The Beatles, Carol King, James Taylor and lots, lots more. Bring your friends and enjoy the lake view, sing along, or just listen and enjoy. By the Malecon, Ajijic . Lots of available parking!
  11. Everyone reading this post is hereby invited to attend an upcoming event that organizers are calling the "First Annual Ajijic Corn Festival" What: First Annual Ajijic Corn Festival - Guest speakers, Music, Crowning of the Corn Princess and Prince (bilingual presentations encouraged) Where: Ajijic Malecon - Amphitheater When: Saturday, May 20th, 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Why: In solidarity with the 6th Annual March Against Monsanto The event follows-up on the success of three similar events that took place in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Bring your enthusiasm, your signs of solidarity and a keen interest in a world free from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and the associated industrial toxics (like glyphosate)!
  12. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW Tuesday, February 7th For Reservations, Please Call Wendy At 376 766-4835 This will be Galen's final show of the season. RESERVATIONS ARE $400- PESOS AND MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE The Torches Will Be Lit, The Wood Fireplace Lighted The Gardens and House Will Be Aglow With Candles 6:00 pm - WELCOME When You Arrive - You Will Be Welcomed With Wine and Wonderful Food. We Are Happy to Announce That Once Again Our Food Will Be Catered by Dos Fuegos Catering Company 7:00 pm - Concert By Candlight with Pianist Galen and his group. 8:30 pm - DESSERTS Flourless Chocolate Cake - Imported Cookies Fruit - Lemon Curd and Coffee For Reservations, Please Call Wendy At 376 766-4835 We Hope You Can Join Us www.concertsbycandlelight.com
  13. THE TALLBOYS BAND @ El BARCO, AJIJIC SATURDAY JANUARY 7th, 2017 TICKETS ARE $120- PESOS AND ARE AVAILABLE NOW AT THE CLUB CALL 376 766-0452 OR STOP BY TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS.
  14. Blue Jay Slim & The Blues Machine will be kickin' out the Blues with Special Guest Jimmy Barto at Adelitas on Saturday Jan 7th from 8:30 to 11pm. Call Adelitas for reservations at: 766-0097. Be there or be square!!
  15. I need someone who can edit a few MP3's and put them into a medley of music for the Lip Sink Show. Please contact me ASAP if you can or know of someone who can do this. Many Thanks
  16. "Concerts By Candlelight" will present Pianist GALEN in three performance during the month of December. Tickets are available now for the 13th, 20th, & 27th. Contact Wendy Hamblin at 376 766-4835. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
  17. Our menu ? and music schedule Monday: "Blue Velvet" the big band starting at 6:45 Thursday: " Aloha Rock" with Jimmy Barto, Juan, Chuco and Louis Pavao. Starting at 6:45 **NEW** HAPPY HOUR!!! From 3pm to 5pm DRAFT BEER $15 RUM, TEQUILA, VODKA & GIN (some brands) $25 TRADITIONAL MARGARITA (tall glass) $40 Location: constitución #32 (find the huge penguin ?) From Monday to Saturday From 12 to 10pm
  18. Relocating music studio to Lake Chapala area and are accepting new students. Reply here or email danahags@gmail.com. We will be in contact with you with more information. NOTE: our website is currently under construction!
  19. I'm looking to bring together a small group of guitar players for informal jam sessions. Easy going, no pressure fun while making music together is the goal. All genres welcome, i.e., folk, blues, country, etc. Jamming together will help each of us with timing, rhythm, interplaying with others - things that you can't get while playing by yourself. Bring your quitar, either acoustic or electric and bring your favorite songs to share. I'm sure you will find that there is something we can all learn from each other while having fun in the process. All skill levels from amateur to pro are welcome. Be advised that this is not about guitar lessons, it's about making music. I will host here in West Ajijic. Dates and times, and other details can be hammered out democratically as a group. So, let's get together, make music and take your playing to a new level.
  20. Arpa and SPA Night We invite you this Saturday 24th of September to enjoy great music and hydrotherapies with thermal mineral water. At 8:00 p.m. with “Arpas Chapala” Band Hydrotherapies: Apple vinegar therapy, Flower therapy, Thalassotherapy and Temazcales (natural steam bath), inhalators. Cost: Hotel guests $140 pesos / visitors $190 pesos Information or reservations: (387) 76-10302 – (387) 76-10222 Bathing suit required – only adults- limited tickets available.
  21. "Have a friend who's a fairly decent trumpet/cornet player and will be in town next Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Specializes in Standards, Trad Jazz, and Latin. He would greatly enjoy sitting for one or two songs with local groups, I'd appreciate if anyone would let me know if there are local groups that welcome traveling musicians to sit in for a number or two. Thanks for your kind consideration."
  22. What a thrill it was with to Celebrate Sir Paul McCartney 74th Birthday last Saturday, all that Beatles/Wings/Paul McCartney music. Just awesome will do it again soon . Well guess what, by popular demand (so many friends are not here right now) we will celebrate “Global Beatles Day” this Saturday 25th. So get ready for more of your favorite music. Only at "4".
  23. What a thrill it was with to Celebrate Sir Paul McCartney 74th Birthday last Saturday, all that Beatles/Wings/Paul McCartney music. Just awesome will do it again soon . Well guess what, by popular demand (so many friends are not here right now) we will celebrate “Global Beatles Day” this Saturday 25th. So get ready for more of your favorite music. Only at "4".
  24. Hello friends, I want to invite you and your friends to live the Festival Gourmet Panorama expirience. This will be a great gastronomic event, with the best location in La Ribera de Chapala, Lomas de Chapinaya in Ajijic, in front of La Canacinta, it will be the 14 and 15 of this month. 7 restaurants participating, 2 from Ajijic (La Peña de Santos Rico and El Jardin de Ninette), 4 from Guadalajara (Alariz, Eulogio, El Burgues, and St. Remy, formerly in Ajijic) and 1 from Tequila (La Postera). There will be 10 wine houses, 10 agave destileries, beer producers, deli area, wine tastings, full bar, 2 stages with national and local musicians, cooking classes, kids area, and the best view of the lake. Plus: Maru Toledo and Las Mujeres del Maiz, will be presenting her project as the most important reasercher in the Jalisco Gastronomic history, she will be talking about her book, her documentary film and they will do the entire mole ceremony. You can buy your tickets in pre-sale at: www.boletia.com. under Festival Panorama Gourmet Ajijic., or with Jose Melendrez at the Ajijic Plaza. Please find some more info @: www.gourmetpanorama.com Hope to see you there. Oscar Perez. El Jardín de Ninette
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