This week's Photo of the Week was taken by Lily Jacobs of Santa Cruz la Laguna. Lily photographed these three Senoritas de las Canas in January in her garden in Santa Cruz.
If you have a photo to submit for the Photo of the Week series, please contact me.
View the Photos of the Week archive at: http://santacruzlalaguna.weebly.com/photos.html
- 5 February, 7 p.m., Movie Night - American Hustle, Restaurante Hana, Panajachel
- 7 February, 7 p.m., Free concert with Takane Kochiria, Friday, Restaurante Hana, Panajachel (see post of 19 January for details)
- 8 February, 8 p.m. Pana Titeres, Catholic Church, Panajachel
We now have a new Lake Atitlan Events Calendar for the community! Catherine Todd was rueing the fact that there was no single place to go to find out what was happening at the Lake. So after a bit of research I created this new Facebook page for us. It is intended to be a one-stop location to see WHAT is happening WHEN and WHERE on the Lake.
You do not have to be on Facebook to access the Calendar page. Here is the Public Link:
Bookmark it! I am also trying to figure out how to embed it into the Santa Cruz website. Stay tuned.
If you have an event you want added to the calendar, just post it on the Lake Atitlan Events Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LakeAtitlanEvents or contact me. I will add it to the Calendar. If you are a business or organization that wants to enter many different events into the Calendar, please contact me to be added as a Content Creator so that you can add your own events.
Let me know what you think.
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DANCE CLASSES WITH PANADANZA
Unfortunately, I just found out about this but here is the information....
Queridos contactos de PanaDanza, es grato anunciar el inicio del ciclo 2014.
la academia debió trasladarse, aun se esta gestionando un lugar adecuado para todas las necesidades requeridas de una academia, así que para no hacer mas larga la espera de mis queridas alumnas , iniciaremos en el Rincon sai, segundo nivel. Este viernes 31 iniciamos curso e inscripciones.
3:30pm a 4:30pm
Belly Dance y Bhangra para señoras
4:30pm a 5:30pm
Belly Dance Toda edad
MARTES Y JUEVES
3:00pm a 4:00pm
Baile coreográfico y HiP-Hop niñas y niños de 8 a 15 años
4:00pm a 5:00pm
Ballet clásico I,niñas de7 a 13 años
los jueves hasta las 5:30
9:30am a 10:30am
Pre Ballet I . niñas de 6 a 10 años
10:30am a 11:30am
Pre Ballet II niñas de 2 a 5 años
Inscripción: Q125 para cualquier horario
Mensualidad sabatina Q140
Mensualidad entre semana Q240
Las clases inician este Viernes 31 enero con Belly Dance se inicia prescripción, Viernes 31 y Sábado 1 de Febrero. de 2 p.m. a 5 p.m.
Clase de Hip-Hop y Ballet I, inicia Martes 4 y pre Ballet Sábado 8.
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Ellen Molander again has yoga classes for kids at the Casa Cakchiquel. Q25 per class. For more info call: 4130-3537
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What does it mean to be conscious? How can we become more conscious in our daily lives? The intent of this festival is to expand one's mind by presenting opportunities to create a socially just, environmentally sustainable and spiritually fulfilling world.
- natural health products,
- recycling ideas,
- community projects,
- local handicarfts
- holistic concepts
Workshops offered all weekend in Spanish and English in:
- Healthy Lifestyle Choices
- Mayan Culture
- Nature Conservation
- Conscious Construction
- Holistic Health
- and more!
Thursday: Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
Friday: Konojel Community Projects and Lunch
Festival opens at 7 p.m. with Thought Alarm Theatre at Del Lago
Saturday: Party at Laboratorio de Sueños
- Unlimited workshops Saturday & Sunday Q250 (includes Q35 entrance for Friday & Saturday Night)
- Q100 per workshop for adults
- Kids under 12 free
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/210800872445950/
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Casa Cakchiquel in Panajachel is the home of an amazing collection of historical photographs with a special focus on vintage photography of Atitlan as well as from Guatemala.
They have posted many of their photographs on their Facebook page. Take a look....
Or better yet, visit them and see the real deal! Calle 14 Febrero, Panajachel.
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Este año las ganancias del festival beneficiaran a ADISA, la Asociacion de Padres y Amigos de personas descapacitadas en Santiago Atitlan. Es una organizacion buenisima que ha traido ayuda para los niños especiales a traves de terapia, atencion medica, educacion y sillas de ruedas. Ademas, estaremos haciendo una donacion al Archivo Digital Atitlan.
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I want to draw your attention to a couple of websites of interest with photographs and video's from around the Lake.
First, Rishar Miranda's photography web site showcases photographs he has taken over the years:
Next up is Duende Harrison's YouTube Channel with video snippets of life around the Lake:
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I was recently talking with some friends and discovered that very few of them were able to readily identify a black widow spider's web. Since they are endemic to Guatemala and I frequently find them outdoors around our property, I thought a little primer might be needed.
I almost always find black widows by first identifying their webs in the day time. Outdoors they usually don’t come out until night or if they have some prey in their web. Their web is not the perfectly woven “Charlotte’s Web,” but a disorganized, tangled web that appears as if the spider has woven it while on LSD or some local mescal. Often you will find them in spots that are dark and dry, particularly in corners of stairs, in cellars or bodegas, wood stacks, around rocks. Keeping these areas regularly swept will discourage them from settling in and laying their egg sacs which can house hundreds of eggs, potentially hundreds of black widow spiderlings.
Both males and females spin webs, but the female's is larger. Also, both male and females will bite, but the female’s venom is stronger and she can inject it deeper into the skin. Once she spins her web she doesn’t leave it unless it is destroyed and she must rebuild it or moves to a more hospitable location. Sweep, sweep, sweep!
Once I have identified the web, I return at night with either Baygon® bug spray or sturdy shoes on my feet. Almost always the spider will be there, readily identifiable with the bright red hour glass insignia (immature spiders might have a bright orange spots). The mark is on the abdomen of the spider, but is easily seen because the spider hangs upside down on the web, belly up.
If you or someone you know are bitten or even think you may have been bitten by a black widow (symptoms include muscle aches, nausea, and a paralysis of the diaphragm that can make breathing difficult), get to a hospital. The bite is seldom fatal to a healthy individual, but you can become very sick. Infants, young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are particularly in danger.
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