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MUSIC

Jimmy Weber: I Moved a Mountain – November 4

Celebrate Veteran’s month with country rocker and U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Retired, Jimmy Weber. Deployed five times, Sgt. Master Weber entertained our troops around the globe, as part of the U.S. Air Force Band and on U.S.O holiday tours.

During his illustrious music career, Jimmy has shared the stage with Kenny Rogers, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts to name a few, and opened for Rodney Atkins and the legendary Beach Boys. Jimmy’s Chautauqua Community House concert will feature songs off of his album, “I Moved a Mountain,” as well as selections from Johnny Cash, George Jones, Glen Campbell and classic rock and roll. Listen to Jimmy Weber here. Veterans Speak event. Friday, November 4. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Special discount for veterans and active military. Buy tickets online.

EXPLORERS

Eric Larsen: On Thin Ice, The Melting Arctic – November 10

Polar adventurer, mountaineer and expedition guide Eric Larsen kicks off Chautauqua’s new Explorer Series with stories and observations from 20 years of traveling in some of the most remote and extreme environments on Earth. To date, Eric has completed more North and South Pole expeditions than any other American in history. Included in that list are the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole as well as a world record expedition to the South Pole, North Pole and top of Mt. Everest all within a 365-day period. In May of 2014, Eric and teammate Ryan Waters traveled unsupported from northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole in 53 days in what realistically will be the last North Pole expedition in history. The journey was featured on Animal Planet in the U.S., on Discovery Channel globally and in his new book “On Thin Ice.” His current no shower record is 72 days.

Eric documents each of his adventures and sees his expeditions as a way to educate others about the changing climate. He hopes to spread the word and raise awareness about the coldest of places before they are all gone. Thursday, November 10. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

AUTHORS

Christine Goff: A Parliament of Owls – November 16

Join author Christine Goff for an evening of murder and suspense as she shares from the sixth entry in her best-selling Birdwatcher’s Mystery series, “A Parliament of Owls.” Through the eyes an eclectic group of birders in a town uncannily similar to Estes Park, each book in the fictional series tackles global environmental themes like the stealing of a protected species from national parks and the coffee industry’s impact on migratory birds. A portion of the evening proceeds will benefit the Boulder Bird Club. Wednesday, November 16. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

DOCUMENTARY FILM

Evil Cheesey Rides Again – November 17

You know the story of Evel Knievel, but do you know the legend of Evil Cheesey? Rebel…Outlaw…Daredevil…Loner…Loser…Crazy…Finished. Local Boulder stunt-cycle legend Terry Chesebro has been called them all since his stint as an illegal street jumper on the streets of Boulder, Colorado in the 1970’s.Thirty devastating years later, can Terry Chesebro once again don his cape and return to the streets he wandered to become Evil Cheesey one last time? Join us for the Boulder premiere of “Evil Cheesey Rides Again” followed by a post-screening Q&A with directors Chris Leising and Jack Hanley. Watch the official trailer here. Thursday, November 17. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

First Bite Boulder – November 11 – 19

First Bite Boulder is an annual celebration highlighting Boulder’s growing dining scene. From November 11-19, more than 50 of Boulder’s top restaurants will offer a special three-course $29 price fixed dinner menu. The Chautauqua Dining Hall has a delicious menu lined up for the week that includes butternut squash soup, herb crusted walleye, roasted autumn vegetables and cranberry pistachio cornbread pudding. View the Dining Hall’s complete First Bite menu, here. For reservations, click here.

HOLIDAY PLANNING

Host your holiday party at Chautauqua!

Have more guests than you have room? Consider the historic Chautauqua Community House (b. 1918) for your holiday festivities! Whether a holiday cocktail hour or a formal seated dinner, the Chautauqua Community House (b. 1918) can accommodate up to 100 guests in the Grand Assembly Hall, featuring original wood floors, large gas fireplace, wrap-around indoor balcony, piano, service kitchen and a buffet/dining area. Downstairs two intimate venues are available both with flagstone gas fireplaces providing a warm, welcome ambiance. For pricing and reservations, please call 303.952.1611 or email lodging@chautauqua.com.

SUPPORT

Schedule your Colorado Gives Day online donation today!

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the sixth year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. Donations are accepted through ColoradoGives.org. Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund. Every nonprofit receiving a donation on Colorado Gives Day receives a portion of the fund, which increases the value of every dollar donated. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Colorado Chautauqua Association relies on your generosity to help sustain Boulder’s 119 -year-old National Historic Landmark.

Take your time and schedule donations at your leisure! Your donations will process on Colorado Gives Day, December 6. Pre-schedule your donation today by simply clicking here now. Thank you for your support!

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CITY PROJECTS AT CHAUTAUQUA

Construction is scheduled to begin November 1 for the Chautauqua Pedestrian Safety Access and Lighting Improvements Project, part of the 2014 voter-approved Community, Culture and Safety Tax ballot initiative. This six-month-long project will address the safety hazard caused by the lack of sidewalk on a section of the south side of Baseline Road, and will improve visitor and area resident mobility and accessibility to Chautauqua. Visit the project webpage here for more information.

Specifically, the project will result in:

• A sidewalk on the south side of Baseline Road between 6th and 10th Streets
• Improved pedestrian crossings within the project area
• A reconstructed transit stop near 10th Street to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act
• Improved pedestrian connections to access Chautauqua trails and paths

The city has modified the project to respond to extensive public input and to retain and protect mature trees to the greatest degree possible. However, the construction area of the safety and accessibility improvements will require the removal of an estimated 12 trees along the meadow and 25 along the park that measure four-inches in diameter or greater. Clearing and grubbing within the construction zone will remove additional vegetation and trees measuring less than four-inches. The city will replace an equivalent number of trees to those removed by construction and other re-plantings will occur upon project completion according to developed landscape plans.

Pedestrian lighting along key access points for safety and accessibility from Baseline Road through the major park access walks to visitor facilities will be installed in the second phase of the project, currently anticipated to occur in 2018. This work will begin once a comprehensive lighting plan for Chautauqua has been developed by the Colorado Chautauqua Association, the Parks and Recreation Department, Open Space & Mountain Parks, Public Works and the Historic Preservation Section of Comprehensive Planning Program and approved by their respective boards. If you have questions about this project, contact Melanie Sloan, Transportation Planning, City of Boulder Transportation Division at sloanm@bouldercolorado.gov or 303-441-4934.

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