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Next week's presentation — Pre-hispanic & contemporary Mexico

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Change is a constant in our lives. That’s a maxim we have all become more aware of as COVID-19 has infiltrated into every area of our lives, but exactly what changes there will be as we slowly emerge from our respective havens are still a matter of conjecture.

Here at Lakeside, one of those changes will be Open Circle, although it will not be the first time this popular event has changed. First organized in 1995 by Joan and Roy Forman as New Dimensions, it was held in their home every Sunday morning and emphasized spirituality and various aspects of Buddhism, Sufism and Christianity. Then, in 2001, it changed its name to Open Circle and moved to other homes and restaurants. Shortly thereafter Marianne and Michael Warren approached LCS to see if the organization could utilize the patio area and a rental agreement was drawn up.