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Earn all your continuous learning credits at Chautauqua this October! Catch up with a Pulitzer Prize finalist, discover trends in child education, watch the bone-chilling tales of Poe, hear some new twists on an old bard, and much more!

 

AUTHORS

David Haskell: The Forest Unseen

October 6, 2014

Written with remarkable grace and empathy, the award-winning “The Forest Unseen” is a grand tour of nature in all its profundity. Biologist David George Haskell uses a one-square-meter patch of old-growth Tennessee forest as a window onto the entire natural world. Visiting it almost daily for one year to trace nature’s path through the seasons, he brings the forest and its inhabitants to vivid life. Beginning with simple observations–a salamander scuttling across the leaf litter, the first blossom of spring wildflowers—Haskell spins a brilliant web of biology, ecology, and poetry, explaining the science binding together ecosystems that have cycled for thousands, sometimes millions, of years. “The Forest Unseen” was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

Monday, October 6, 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House
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Paolo Bacigalupi: The Doubt Factory

October 20, 2014

Bring your teens and join Paolo Bacigalupi for the release of his newest Young Reader novel “The Doubt Factory.” In this page-turning contemporary thriller, Mr. Bacigalupi, a National Book Award Finalist, Printz Award Winner and New York Times bestselling author, explores the timely issue of how public information is distorted for monetary gain, and how those who exploit it must be stopped.

In “The Doubt Factory,” everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that’s what a mysterious young man who’s stalking her keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father. Could her dad really be at the helm of a firm that distorts the truth and covers up wrongdoing by hugely profitable corporations that have allowed innocent victims to die? Is it possible that her father is the bad guy, and that the undeniably alluring criminal who calls himself Moses—and his radical band of teen activists—is right? Read more here…

Monday, October 20, 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House
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THEATER

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

October 17, 2014

If memories of having to read “Julius Caesar” and “The Merchant of Venice” back in high school still give you the heebie-jeebies, have no fear: this performance will feature entertaining modern tales suggested by the works of Shakespeare, plus “The Tragedy of Hamlet” performed in fifteen minutes.
Popular actors Rachel Fowler, Sean Scrutchins and Stephen Weitz will perform stories by Eleanor Brown (“The Weird Sisters”), David Wroblewski (“The Story of Edgar Sawtelle”), Donald Antrim (“An Actor Prepares”) and more.

Friday, October 17, 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House
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Three Tales of Poe

October 25 & 26, 2014

Only one more weekend until Three Tale of Poe is nevermore! With four sold out engagements already in October, you don’t want to miss Theatre-Hikes Colorado’s spooky retelling of three stories by the master of horror himself Edgar Allan Poe.  Adapted by local playwright Christine Winn, these tales of woe, madness and even murder will give you chills while the fall air on Colorado trails warms you.

Audience and actors take a moderate hike amidst the scenic backdrop of Boulder Open Space while scenes from “The Raven,” “Tell Tale Heart” and “Fall of the House of Usher” are performed along the way. This performance is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26. Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
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EDUCATION SERIES

Holistic Approaches to Early Education

October 29, 2014

Join us for the first event in a six-part series exploring important topics in education presented in collaboration with the CU School of Education. This month, we ask, “What is the general value of early education and how does it set the stage for long term, life- long success?”  Michael Girodo, Head of School at Jarrow Montessori will discuss a variety of methods and philosophies of early education that address foundations for success including Montessori, Waldorf and Regio Emilla.

Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House
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RESTORATION PROJECTS

West Garden Walk reconstruction underway

With the Auditorium now closed for the season, it is time to complete some visitor enhancement projects on the grounds before the snow flies. CCA has begun work to restore the connecting walk between the north side of the Community House and the rear of the Dining Hall. The project includes the installation of a wider, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant walkway. Materials from the existing walkway will be repurposed in other projects throughout the park.
Please note that this walkway area will be closed to foot traffic for approximately four weeks. All guests are advised to use the east sidewalks to access the Dining Hall. Thank you for your cooperation.

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