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HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS

Heritage Roundtable Local History and Preservation Awards – May 11

Celebrate National Preservation Month and join Boulder Heritage Roundtable for their annual awards ceremony recognizing individuals and organizations who have made special contributions to historic preservation in Boulder County during the past year.

The antique square nails presented to award winners are from a Boulder County historic building in the foothills. The same person has handmade the award for multiple years.

Come early and join CCA at 5:00 PM for a preservation and historic tour of Chautauqua and hear about CCA’s latest green preservation accomplishments. Monday, May 11. 6:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Free.

 

FAMILY THEATER

Wanda & The Wave – May 9

Adapted for the stage from Shelley Jackson’s popular children’s book, “The Old Woman & The Wave,” Wanda & The Wave presents an afternoon of puppetry and music that encourages creativity through audience participation.

Presented by The Public Works Theatre Company, the 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 over her home for all days. When a wanderer appears and Wanda’s dog Bones goes missing, the promise of the wave is released.

To watch a preview of the performance, click here. Appropriate for children of all ages. Saturday, May 9. 2:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

 

DOCUMENTARY FILM

Rising From Ashes – May 14

Executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker, this film follows cyclist Jock Boyer as he moves to Rwanda in 2005 to begin building the first Rwandan National Cycling Team.

Many of these Rwandan cyclists were still small children during the 1994 genocide and for 11 years, they lived in the aftermath of one of history’s most devastating genocides. But with Jock’s leadership, the riders begin to excel and learn what it means to be top-level athletes. In the process, they give their countrymen a vision of something greater than themselves and their history: hope for a better future.

Director 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.

 

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Mother’s Day dinner and call ahead brunch reservations available

The Dining Hall will be accepting call ahead reservations on Sunday, May 10 for Mother’s Day brunch, weather permitting. The spring brunch menu will be served, along with a few delicious extras. Additionally, advance reservations are available for dinner on May 10 after 6:30 PM.

To make a reservation, call 303.440.3776.

Chautauqua General Store now open

The Chautauqua General Store has reopened for the season!

Choose from espresso drinks, teas, chai and cold drinks, baked goods or homemade ice cream and sundaes. Grab-and-go snacks, old fashioned candies and other supplies like sunscreen, water bottles, hats and basic sundries are also available to equip you for your Chautauqua adventure. To commemorate your visit, don’t forget to browse the selection of teas, homemade gifts, jewelry and Chautauqua merchandise!

General Store hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday – Thursday, and 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Friday and Saturday.

 

PRESERVATION

May is National Preservation Month and to celebrate, we’re taking a step back in time and sharing a photo of the week from our archives. Additional photos, programs and printed materials from the Colorado Chautauqua’s archive can be viewed online here.

Overview from the SW, J.B. Sturtevant, Boulder, Colo., No. 16 1898. 16 1898
The first season of the Colorado Chautauqua, 1898, with the Chautauqua Auditorium in the back and the Chautauqua Dining Hall to the left.
Photo: J.B. “Rocky Mountain Joe” Sturtevant.

 

ACCESS & SAFETY

West Garden Walk project continues

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

Access to the north part of campus and the Dining Hall is available via the path the brick path that runs east to west through the garden, as well as the path in front of Cottage 200. Please use caution as this area may be muddy.

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

Auditorium ADA accessible restroom project continues

Wood framing of the Auditorium restroom shell continues and is expected to be completed this week, weather permitting. The restroom structure will feature six stalls with ADA accessible accommodations for both men and women, and will be open 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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