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THEATER

Stories on Stage: Kevin and the Storytellers – March 11

Join acclaimed author and storyteller, Kevin Kling and Stories on Stage actors as they come together to tell hilarious, but true tales. Featuring Kevin Kling and actors Heather Nicholson, Matthew Taylor and Betty Hart. Recommended for ages twelve (12) and older. Watch Kevin Kling here. Saturday, March 11. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

MUSIC

Concert Member pre-sale for summer concerts begins Monday, March 13

Concert Member presale for the 120th Chautauqua Summer Concert Series begins Monday, March 13 at 10:00 AM. Access the best seats at the lowest price for the 2017 summer concert series before tickets go on sale to the general public on March 17 at 10:00 AM.

Not a concert member yet? Join or renew your membership today and be the first to secure the best seats at a discounted rate, as well as benefits year-round. Click here or call 303.952.1635.

2017 Summer Concert Series Lineup:

TICKETS ON SALE:

Concert Members: Monday, March 13, 10:00 AM
General Public: Friday, March 17, 10:00 AM
Online only at tickets.chautauqua.com

Plus more to be announced…

EXPLORERS

Amelia Earhart: A Modern Day Global Flight – March 16

In 2014, Amelia Rose Earhart departed on a flight around the world to complete her lifelong goal of recreating and completing her namesake’s ill-fated journey. She flew a Pilatus PC-12NG with co-pilot Shane Jordan along a 28,000 mile course, landing in sixteen different countries, over the course of eighteen days. Amelia became one of the youngest women in the world to complete this flight.

When not on the air at 9News, Amelia flies on a regular basis out of Centennial Airport. She is currently writing a book about her experience flying around the world. Thursday, March 16. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

AUTHORS

Mark Stevens: Allison Coil Mysteries – March 22

Set in the Flat Tops wilderness of Colorado, the Allison Coil Mystery series draws upon hot topics from Colorado events such as poaching, fracking and immigration. The fourth book in the series, “Lake of Fire,” explores climate change and anti-government terrorist. Named the 2016 Writer of the Year by the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers,Mark Stevens will discuss his research, his writing and provide a preview of what is coming next. Read about “Lake of Fire” in the Denver Post here. Wednesday, March 22. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

LODGING

Event night specials

Turn a great performance into a complete Chautauqua experience—retire after the show to one of our cozy cottages. Special one night reservations available* for Community House and Auditorium events! Use promo code 2017CH when booking Community House event nights and promo code 2017Concert for Auditorium events. Click here to make reservations online now or contact lodging@chautauqua.com.

*Restrictions: Offer valid while supplies last. Not valid July 24 or for CMF events.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Winter Soiree – March 14

Enjoy free appetizers, drink specials and live music and celebrate the last weeks of winter from 5:00 -7:00 PM. Space is limited. For reservations, call 303.440.3776 or email reservations@chautauquadininghall.com.

CHAUTAUQUA HISTORY

Theodosia Ammons, Domestic Science pioneer

Theodosia Ammons was the founding principal of Chautauqua’s School of Domestic Science.
Domestic science, also known as home economics, was a progressive field that brought science into the home, ushered women into higher education and provided leadership opportunities in education, government and business.

In 1895, Ammons co-founded the Colorado Agricultural College (now Colorado State University) department of Domestic Economy.

A few years later in 1898, Ammons was picked to head up the faculty of Chautauqua’s domestic science department.

In 1900, Ammons’ expertise in all things domestic led her to design a model vacation cottage on the Chautauqua grounds. Every detail for health, sanitation, comfort and convenience was accounted for in the plans. Named Gwenthean Cottage, for sisters Gwendolyn, Theodosia and Anne, the model home remains in the family and is virtually unchanged from the original design.

Ammons died in 1907. A pioneer in the field of home economics, she left an indelible stamp on the Colorado Chautauqua.

Gwenthean Cottage, circa 1901. Photo courtesy Colorado Chautauqua Association archives.

SUPPORT

2017 summer volunteer application now open

Interested in hearing live music, making new friends and giving back to a nonprofit? Volunteer at Chautauqua! Applications are now open for the 2017 season.

Volunteer duties include greeting and welcoming guests and ushering patrons to their seats. Learn more about our volunteer program here. Space is limited and positions fill quickly so don’t delay!

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