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Lake Patzcuaro Activities
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A Yahoo group for the Arts
The endemic Brown-Backed Solitaire of plaintive song that evokes Pátzcuaro.
Friends without Borders
Friends without Borders (FWB) is an informal group of expats who meet monthly for fellowship, conversation, and to exchange information. While we are primarily foreigners, some members are Mexican--often spouses or partners of expats in the group. The bulk of our group is from North America--either the USA or Canada--however other nationalities are represented as well. The common denominator is that our meetings are almost completely in English, though often with a sprinkling of Spanish. Anyone is welcome to visit (even if you are only in town briefly) or to start attending on a regular basis.
Our regular meeting is held at the restaurant/bar at Club Campestre, a golf club in Morelia. We meet the second Wednesday of each month. The meetings begin at 3:00 pm and usually go until 5:00 pm. Weather permitting (almost always), we sit at tables on the outdoor terrace facing the beautiful golf course. FWB members and guests are each responsible for their own bills. Soft drinks, coffee, cocktails and food are all available at reasonable prices. Casual dress is appropriate—this is not a fancy or stuffy country club setting. There is no agenda—attendees just chat about what is of interest to them at the moment. From time to time, some of us have bocce ball tournaments before or during the meeting, and sometimes we organize luncheons or other events for the members. Members also utilize the group to meet people with common interests—and people from FWB are involved in bridge groups, book clubs, and other social activities.
Club de Golf Campestre Morelia is located at Avenida del Campestre No.1540. This is just a few blocks from the large shopping center at Las Americas, which you may know as the home to large Liverpool and Sears stores. The street that runs by the Las Americas center becomes Avenida del Campestre once it crosses Camelinas. The restaurant/club house is about 8 or 9 blocks down that street. It does not have any identifying sign on the street , however it is easy to find (skip the large fancy driveway with the big Club Campestre sign which is not where you want to go). There is a long (several blocks) stucco wall on the right side of the street, and when you come to an opening in that wall, turn into the parking area and you are there. At the guard house at the gate into the club, just sign in and indicate that you are going to the restaurant (which is always open to the public). Visit the Club Campestre web site to see an excellent map showing the location: http://www.campestremorelia.com -- go to the tab for El Club.
The Morelia/Patzcuaro Reading Group
The Morelia/Patzcuaro Reading Group will meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month, September 19, from 4-6 pm. Meetings will be at a member's home and occasionally at a restaurant or meeting room. It's not necessary to come to every meeting, and even if you don't finish a book, considering coming and sharing in the conversation.
September 19, 2012
The Art of Political Murder:
Who Killed the Bishop?
By Francisco Goldman
The Warmth of Other Suns:
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
By Isabel Wilkerson
The View from Garden City
By Carolyn Baugh
In the Skin of a Lion
By Michael Ondaatje
January 16, 2013:
Looking for Alaska
By John Green
All of the books are available from Amazon, Kindle,
Audible.com or dowloaded free at a
USA Public Library.
for more information and/or specifics on location.
Bring a friend and make new ones. Happy reading!
Patzcuaro's Mens Breakfast - 9am - every Tuesday
Monthly Women´s English Speaking Brunch
Every Monday at 6 PM a different movie is presented for your viewinig enjoyment.
See You at the Movies!
¡Nos Vemos al Ciné!
HOTEL POSADA YOLIHUANI, DR. COS 40, PATZCUARO CENTRO
Tel: (01)434 3421666
DONATION of 50 PESOS
LA RUTA NATURAL
Organic Market in Morelia
The art of fine herbs
Every other Saturday from 11am to 5pm
Saturday's on October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1, December 15
Responsible Consumers of Organic Products
vegetables, natural Cosmetics, groceries, dairy products, turkey and chicken, eggs, seasonal, fruits and vegetables and fine herbs
And much more! Do not miss!
In support of fair trade and responsible consumption, please visit our market. We offer sales of organic products, barter friendly and respectful to our environment.
La Ruta Natural in Morelia
Calle Francisco Gonzalez Leon #78,
corner of Juan de Dios Peza
Santa Maria de Guido, Morelia
Gay Travel Morelia was formed to provide professional and personal travel services for LGBT and gay-friendly visitors to Mexico.
Our primary goal is to provide you with the optimum travel experience catering to your personal needs and expectations. We are a gay-owned, Morelia, Michoacán based company consisting of US and Mexican nationals.
Our knowledge of the gay, Michoacán and Mexican cultures will make your visit memorable and pleasurable. Additionally, we will strive to show you this magical city (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and surrounding Michoacán that is called the Soul of Mexico.
Club G Morelia, a subsidiary of Gay Travel Morelia, was founded to provide the local gay community a way to secure discounts and premiums from local businesses through their patronage. Equally important Club G Morelia was conceived as symbol of pride and as a statement to local businesses that the gay community is an economic force to be recognized and valued.
The Buen Provecho Market
Every Friday in Patzcuaro
11:00am to 1:30pm
Visit the Market every week. Vendors and their items change with the seasons, but look for Gaby's organic veggies, the Oaxacan tamales, smoked cheese, yogurt, amaranth treats, and more! Eric has some great mezcal, and another gentleman has delicious chorizo, mole and ceviche. If we are lucky, Logan and Sally will have their tasty pickles.
HOTEL POSADA YOLIHUANI, DR. COS 40, PATZCUARO CENTRO
Welcome to the
Feria Maestros del Arte
November 16-18, 2012
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plaza de la Ribera (formerly Sol y Luna),
West Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
This is the most incredible folk & indigenous
art show in Mexico - 40 minutes south of
Mexico's 2nd largest city, Guadalajara.
Buyers and collectors come to the Feria from
around the world to purchase the highest quality
Mexican art at the best prices available.
Every artist has their own webpage so you may check the quality
and style of their work before you come to the show -
individual page for specific information and photos.)
La Ruta Natural Organic Market
The Monthly Cocktail Party
As more people hear of this monthly tradition, the cocktail parties get more entertaining, and last Saturday’s was the best, by far. Everyone there seemed to have brought friends visiting and everyone met everyone else. Rose Ann and the Patzcuaro Monthly Cocktail Party Committee hosted a fun evening.
This cocktail party is always towards the last of the month, on different days and at different locations around Patzcuaro. Stay tuned to Michoacan Net.
Announcements are made a week or so in advance, but this next Patzcuaro Cocktail Party is just a few weeks away, four to be exact. And you don’t want to miss this new tradition in Michoacan.
Michoacan, we have a new tradition.
Unlike our great yearly traditions, such as Noche de Muertos and Semana Santa, we now have a monthly, tradition. The Cocktail Party has become a must-do tradition to greet friends and meet new ones.
Last Saturday was the first day of Dia de Muerto and this Cocktail Party was the opening to the celebrations. It was cocktails at Lupitas!
The guests filled the spacious patio garden at Lupitas. The giant palm ferns softened the atmosphere and the sculptural art of Lenny Garland graced the walls. Lupita’s efficient staff kept the margaritas flowing and the appetizers abundant. Served were the perfect finger-foods, like delicious cheese empanadas and slices of crispy, warm quesadillas.
Tom and Rose Ann with their offrenda to Erica.
Erica's handcrafted alter!
Tom and Rose Ann with Morelia friends Jacki and Paul!
The VIA RECREATIVA DOMINICAL or Bicycle Sunday is every Sunday, from 8am to 12pm in Patzcuaro. VRD organizes bicycle rides in the streets in the center of Patzcuaro, which are closed for the occasion. The aim of this event is for children and youth to have a secure access for their recreation through physical exercise with bike, skateboards, tricycles, scooters, etc...
Jan 15, Camino Real, $65, at the Pemex station on the way out of town
Jan 22, Mama Lupe's, $55, on Calle Mendoza, between Plazas Grande and Chica
Jan 29, Lupita's, $70, on Buena Vista in front of the Basilica
Feb 5, Surtidora, $70
Feb 12, Wild Card - where?
Feb 19, Bigoli, $60, at the glorieta by Bodega Aurrera
Feb 26, Rosi, $70, on Serrato beside the Basilica
Grupo de Teatro Mision Imposible Presenta
Teatro Emperador Caltzontzin
Plaza Chica, Patzcuaro
Saturday, December 15
LET'S SHARE BECAUSE LOVE IS FLOATING IN THE AIR...
You're Invited to join us for
St. Valentine's Cocktail Party
Saturday, February 9th, 2013 @ 6pm
Hotel El Refugio
Plaza Chica, Patzcuaro
The Patzcuaro Monthly Cocktail Party Committee wish you Happy Valentine's Day !!!
TRES DEL NORTE
La Secretaría de Cultura de Michoacán a traves del Centro Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita invita a su próxima inauguración
"TRES DEL NORTE"
Curaduría: Richard Littlefield
Friday, February 15 through March 17, 2013, 7pm
Viernes 15 de febrero
Sala Alfredo Zalce