This page was last updated: April 15, 2014
Lake Patzcuaro Activities
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. 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.
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
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
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
La Ruta Natural Organic Market
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...
April 8, Lupita's, on Cuesta de Tata Vasco
April 15, La Surtidora, under the portales on Plaza Grande
April 22, Bigoli, on Plaza Grande to the left of OXXO
April 29, Rosi's, on Serrato beside the Basilica
May 6, El Patio, on Plaza Grande to the right of OXXO
May 13, Camino Real, on the road out of town at the Pemex station
May 20, Mama Lupe on Mendoza between Plazas Grande and Chica
May 27, Lupita's, on Cuesta de Tata Vasco
You are invited to the traditional Pottery Market every Friday morning in Plaza San Francisco in Patzcuaro. Look for plants, also.