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Before summer gets underway in the Chautauqua Auditorium, check out these events coming up in the Community House!


The Mulligan Brothers – April 24

Armed with a violin, acoustic guitar, drums and an upright bass fashioned from two old suitcases, The Mulligan Brothers, a quartet from Mobile, Ala., stand dead center at the crossroads generally defined as Americana, folk, country and blues. Quickly becoming a favorite in the Americana bluegrass scene, The Mulligan Brothers are touring to debut their second album, “Via Portland,” a poetic and warm work full of feeling, both relaxed and strained.

Click here to listen to their song “Thrift Store Suitcase” from their hit first album and don’t miss the opportunity to see this exciting and lively group. Friday, April 24. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.



Helen Thorpe: Soldier Girls – May 5

Named the top non-fiction book of 2014 by TIME Magazine, “Soldier Girls” tells the story of three women who signed up for the Army National Guard before 9/11, envisioning a part-time commitment, only to wind up serving year-long deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Author, journalist and former Colorado First Lady Helen Thorpe will read from the book and discuss the book project, sharing photographs of the women’s time in those foreign countries and the documents they shared with her, including their dairies, letters and medical records.

Listen to Helen’s recent interview on Colorado Public Radio before joining us for this special event. Tuesday, May 5. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.



Wanda & the Wave – May 9

Bring the family and join us for an afternoon of puppetry, storytelling and music! Based on Shelley Jackson’s children’s book, “The Old Woman and The Wave,” the story’s main character, Wanda, lives a damp life under a wave. Drips and drops drip down Wanda’s collar on her pillow, as the wave hovers her home for all her days. When a wanderer appears and Wanda’s Dog Bones goes missing, the promise of the wave is released. Appropriate for children ages three and up. Saturday, May 9. 2:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.



Rising From Ashes – May 14

This stunningly shot film, executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, follows cycling legend Jock Boyer as he moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games in London.

During the 1994 genocide, many of the cyclists of Team Rwanda were small children. For 11 years, they lived in the aftermath of one of modern day history’s most devastating genocides. But as Jock begins building their team, and the riders begin to excel, they give their countrymen a vision of something greater than themselves and their history: hope for a future.

Director, producer and editor, T.C. Johnstone will lead a post-screening discussion. Click here to view the trailer. Thursday, May 14. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.



Now hiring for summer!

Want to work in one of Boulder’s most picturesque locations for the summer? Applications are now being accepted for customer service-oriented team members to fill the following part time seasonal openings:

  • Technical Staff
  • Technical Staff II
  • Event Staff
  • Emcee
  • Box Office Staff
  • Assistant Box Office Manager

To learn more about these positions, click here.



Now accepting seasonal applications

The Chautauqua Dining Hall is also now accepting applications for the 2015 summer season for the following openings: Front of House, Back of House, Concessions, General Store and Banquet.

To apply, send your resume to



Royal Arch Trail closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through May 6

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department began weekday closures of the Royal Arch Trail today, which will continue through Wednesday, May 6, in order for trail crews to rebuild steep sections of the trail.

The Front Range Climbing Stewards (FRCS), a local trail-building group, will assist the department in replacing stone steps that have sustained years of erosion damage.

The trail will remain open Thursday through Monday. These closures will help ensure public safety while FRCS quarries rock needed for trail repairs. OSMP may implement additional weekday closures later in May to complete improvements along the Royal Arch Trail.

Visitors may call OSMP at 303-441-3440 for more information about this planned work. Additional information about OSMP trails and temporary closures is available at



West Garden Walk Project continues

As preparation continues for the construction of an ADA compliant sidewalk and associated landscape to the west of the Centennial Garden, access to the north part of the campus and Dining Hall remains available via the brick path running east to west through the garden, as well as via the path in front of Cottage 200.

The next phase of the West Garden Walk project will include grading and stone work as an ADA compliant sidewalk and associated landscape are put into place.

For more information, please contact CCA’s Facilities and Preservation Manager Jeff Medanich at 303.952.1676.

Auditorium ADA accessible restroom project continues

Work continues on the new ADA accessible Auditorium restroom structure, with the building’s foundation expected to be backfilled this week. The installation of rough in plumbing, an interior floor, as well as the construction of wood framing and the building shell are also expected to begin this week, weather permitting.

The restroom will feature six stalls with ADA accessible accommodations for both men and women and will be open seasonally in conjunction with the Auditorium schedule.

This project is managed and funded by the City of Boulder. For more information about this project, please contact the City of Boulder Facilities Asset Management Department, or call 303.952.1676.

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