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Fall is in the air and the cooler temperatures present a great opportunity to head inside, curl up by a fire and discover a new book or interest, watch a film or listen to some music.

The fireplace at the Chautauqua Community House is ready to warm you and this month’s musicians, speakers and filmmakers are ready to inspire you! Take a look at what’s coming up this month at one of the Front Range’s most intimate venues and join us soon for a memorable evening at Chautauqua!

 

AUTHORS

Nicholas Carr – November 5

Factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine; what are these new modern conveniences stealing from us as they bring ease to our lives?
Nicholas Carr presents his newly released book “The Glass Cage” tonight and explores the impact of automation from a human perspective, and examines the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers.
Nicholas Carr is an acclaimed writer on technology and culture. His book, “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

 

SPACE SERIES

Kepler’s search for new worlds – November 10

Our monthly voyage to outer space continues Monday with a peek at NASA’s Kepler mission.
Since 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, more than 2,900 planet candidates and the first Earth size planet orbiting its star in the habitable zone.
John Troeltzsch, Kepler program manager at Ball Aerospace, 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.
Monday, November 10, 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino – November 14

Our fall documentary series begins in the Peruvian highlands and journeys into the heart of an ancient earthkeeping culture to experience a way of life that is both practical and mystical. The Andean Holy Mountain tradition is one of the planet’s few remaining uninterrupted wisdom lineages dating back 13,000 years.
Director and producer Jeffrey Wium will be present for a post screening conversation about the film project and his relationship with the Andean Paqos.
Friday, November 14, 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Don’t miss this other upcoming documentaries with post screening discussion:
•    Dec 4: Watershed with special guest Gary Wockner
•    Jan 16: Fight Church with director Daniel Junge
•    Feb 20: K2: Siren of the Himalayas with lead climber Fabrizio Zangrilli
•    Apr 16: NAS: Time is Illmatic with Adam Bradley

 

COMMUNITY HOUSE CONCERTS

Just as attending a concert in the Chautauqua Auditorium is on the summer “must-do’ list, Community House concerts are a favorite amongst audiences looking to experience music in an intimate atmosphere. The fall concert series gets underway this Friday with a rare, sold out performance by Jonathan Richman. Be sure to get your tickets early for these concerts! Buy tickets online.

•    Nov 7: Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on drums: – Sold Out!
•    Nov 16: California Guitar Trio 
•    Dec 13: A Winter’s World of Song  with Steve Mullins and friends
•    Jan 9: Blackbird & the Storm: The Audubon Tour 
•    Feb 27: Jake Schepps Quintet featuring Matt Flinner
•    Apr 24: The Mulligan Brothers  

Plus more to be announced!

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Include Chautauqua in your holiday plans

With fall in the air, the season for holiday parties is not far behind! For intimate family gatherings or larger work parties, consider the historic Chautauqua Community House or the Missions House Lodge for your holiday event this year! Looking for a spare room for holiday guests? We have 58 cozy cottages available for nightly rental. For more information or reservations, please contact us at 303.952.1611 or hospitality.assistant@chautauqua.com.

 

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Join us for First Bite Boulder November 14 – 22

For one full week more than 50 of Boulder’s top restaurants will offer a special three course $27 price fixed dinner menu. The Chautauqua Dining Hall has a delicious menu lined up for the week that includes Colorado striped bass, braised short rib, roasted beets and candied bourbon bacon peanut brittle.
View the complete Dining Hall First Bite menu here. To make reservations at the Chautauqua Dining Hall, click here.

 

SUPPORT

Schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation today!

Tuesday, December 9th  is the fifth annual Colorado Gives Day. Last year, Coloradans made an astonishing show of support for local nonprofits, including Colorado Chautauqua Association, by donating $15.4 million in just 24 hours.
As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, Colorado Chautauqua Association relies on your generosity to help sustain the 116 -year-old National Historic Landmark that enriches the community and the lives of all who visit. On average, CCA spends half a million dollars a year on routine and capital projects to maintain the 67 historic buildings and 26 acres of grounds.
Help CCA continue its mission to preserve and perpetuate the Colorado Chautauqua for future generations by scheduling your donation today for Colorado Gives Day.  Click here now to schedule your donation.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Now hiring full and part time year-round positions

Work where you play! We’re looking for some creative, dedicated people to join our team. Check out these full and part time year-round positions all based onsite in the historic Academic Hall, adjacent to the Chautauqua Auditorium.
•    Marketing Coordinator
•    Box Office Assistant Manager I
•    Public Events Administrative Assistant
Learn more here.

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