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Three Tales of Poe
Presented by Theatre-Hikes Colorado
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014, 03:00 PM
Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
SOLD OUT

Join Theatre-Hikes Colorado this halloween season for a spooky retelling of three stories by the master of horror himslef Edgar Allan Poe. Adapted by local playwright Christine Winn, these tales of woe, madness and even murder will give you chills while the fall air on Colorado trails warms you. This performance is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Audience and actors take a moderate hike amidst the scenic backdrop of Boulder Open Space while scenes from "The Raven," "Tell Tale Heart" and "Fall of the House of Usher" are performed along the way. Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested. Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged.

 

 

Three Tales of Poe

Three Tales of Poe
Presented by Theatre-Hikes Colorado
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014, 03:00 PM
Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
SOLD OUT

Join Theatre-Hikes Colorado this halloween season for a spooky retelling of three stories by the master of horror himslef Edgar Allan Poe. Adapted by local playwright Christine Winn, these tales of woe, madness and even murder will give you chills while the fall air on Colorado trails warms you. This performance is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Audience and actors take a moderate hike amidst the scenic backdrop of Boulder Open Space while scenes from "The Raven," "Tell Tale Heart" and "Fall of the House of Usher" are performed along the way. Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested. Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged.

 

 

Three Tales of Poe

Holistic Approaches to Early Education- The Spirit of Childhood
Chautauqua Education Series
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Member), Six event package: $54.00 ($36.00 Member)
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What is the general value of early education and how does it set the stage for long term, life- long success?  Michael Girodo, Head of School at Jarrow Montessori will discuss a variety of methods and philosophies of early education that address foundations for success including Montessori, Waldorf and Regio Emilla.

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Holistic Approaches to Early Education- The Spirit of Childhood

Nicholas Carr: The Glass Cage
Automation and Us
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$12.00 ($9.00 Member)
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Back by popular demand, Nicholas Carr presents his newly released book “The Glass Cage” (September 2014).

The book explores the impact of automation from a deeply human perspective, examining the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers. Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure. Even as they bring ease to our lives, these programs are stealing something essential from us.

From nineteenth-century textile mills to the cockpits of modern jets, from the frozen hunting grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience.  Read more here.

 

 

Nicholas Carr: The Glass Cage

LIVE! ON STAGE! JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$20.00 ($17.00 Chautauqua Concert Member)
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Graced with an unprecedented childlike glow, Jonathan Richman is a brilliant songwriter and a one-of-a-kind performer of insanely creative proportions. While the founder of  The Modern Lovers’  music is rooted in rock and roll, it often draws on influences from around the world.

  Richman's percussive counterpart, Tommy Larkins, is an actor and musician known for his work in movies like "There's Something About Mary" and "Kingpin." Larkins is largely self-taught and plays an eclectic and unorthodox kit. His idiosyncrasies make him the perfect pairing for the ever eccentric Richman. 

It is rare to catch a Jonathan Richman show, never mind in such a setting as the Chautauqua Community House. Come out and do yourself a favor. See this show.

 

 

LIVE! ON STAGE! JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums!

Kepler's Search for New Worlds
Chautauqua Space Series
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Member)
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From the dawn of civilization humanity has wondered, are there other worlds out there like Earth that could support life? NASA’s Kepler Mission, launched in 2009, has answered at least part of this question by discovering 962 planets, over 2,900 planet candidates and the first Earth size planet orbiting its star in the habitable zone. But the Kepler mission is much more than just discovering planets. Kepler’s larger purpose is to statistically determine the prevalence of Earth size planets orbiting sun like stars in the zone where liquid water could exist throughout our entire galaxy.  John Troeltzsch, Ball Aerospace Kepler program manager, will discuss how Kepler was designed and built and provide a summary of what it has found out about our galaxy including the newest discovery of 186f, which appears to be very Earth-like.

 

Kepler's Search for New Worlds

Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino
a film by Jeffrey Wium
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$15.00 ($12.00 Member)
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"Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino" is an inspirational, emotionally intimate and visually spectacular  documentary film. Shot on location in the Peruvian highlands, the film takes journeys into the heart of an ancient earthkeeping culture to experience a way of life that is at once practical and mystical. Wisdomkeepers is not narrated. As such, viewers receive a direct, unmediated experience of living with the Paqos, witnessing their heart-based intelligence and being touched by their active, reciprocal relationships with the conscious life force inherent within all aspects of the natural world.

The Andean Holy Mountain tradition is one of the planet’s few remaining uninterrupted wisdom lineages dating back 13,000 years. In 1532 the Andean Paqos found it necessary to retreat to remote, high-altitude locations to safeguard their practical and esoteric wisdom. By enduring the hardships of extended isolation and secrecy for the past 480 years, this ancient lineage has been able to maintain its unified cosmology while keeping its holistic lifeways intact.

Director and producer Jeffrey Wium will be present for a post screening conversation about the film project and his relationship with the Andean Paqos.

 

Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino

California Guitar Trio
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$24.00 ($21.00 Member)
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Actually non-natives of the "Golden State," the California Guitar Trio (CGT) is Bert Lams from Belgium, Hideyo Moriya from Japan, and Paul Richards from Utah. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders... everything from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly-arranged interpretations of jazz, classical music and even surf rock.

Since their inception in 1991, the Trio has released 14 CDs: nine studio albums), three live releases (including An Opening Act from their 1995 worldwide tour with King Crimson) and two compilations. On screen, CGT can be seen in documentary "Following the Music: On The Road w/ California Guitar Trio."  In October 2010, the California Guitar Trio released "Andromeda," an entirely new all-original album nearly three years in the making. It was named Best Instrumental Album that year by the Indie Acoustic Project.

 

 

 

California Guitar Trio

Engaging Children's Emotions in Learning
Chautauqua Education Series
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Member)
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What does it mean to embrace children’s emotional lives as productive aspects of their academic and social experiences? Whether or not they are invited, stories from life experiences, including stories of trauma, do enter classrooms and other sites of learning. Children’s deeply felt experiences can either be harnessed as resources or discouraged as distractions–a choice that has important implications for students’ opportunities to thrive.

Based on years of research with students and teachers, CU Professor Elizabeth Dutro will reveal that the stakes are high in how stories of emotional experiences are incorporated into the act of learning. Dutro will draw upon children’s voices and stories to explore questions about what it means to invite, recognize, and carry these experiences in any learning setting.

 

 

Engaging Children's Emotions in Learning

Rachel Weaver: Point of Direction
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Member)
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Hitchhiking her way through Alaska, a young woman named Anna is picked up by Kyle, a fisherman. Anna and Kyle quickly fall for each other, as they are both adventurous, fiercely independent and in love with the raw beauty and solitude of Alaska. To cement their relationship, they agree to become caretakers of a remote lighthouse perched on a small rock in the middle of a deep channel—a place that has been uninhabited since the last caretaker mysteriously disappeared two decades ago. What seems the perfect adventure for these two quickly unravels, as closely-held secrets pull them apart and the surrounding waters threaten uncertain danger. Set against the uniquely rugged landscape of coastal Alaska, "Point of Direction" is an exquisite literary debut.

 

 

Rachel Weaver: Point of Direction

Watershed
A Robert Redford documentary
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$15.00 ($12.00 Member)
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Produced and narrated by Robert Redford and directed by award-winning filmmaker, Mark Decena, "Watershed" tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. As the most dammed, dibbed and diverted river in the world struggles to support thirty million people and the peace-keeping agreement known as the Colorado River Pact reaches its limits, "Watershed" introduces hope. Special guest Gary Wockner will introduce the film and lead a post screening discussion. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watershed

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