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Last updated: March 17, 2020

 

Please note: As of March 8, 2020 all performances and workshops through April have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely due to corona virus COVID-19. Please practice social distancing and wash your hands often to help yourself and your neighbors stay safe.

The status of events in May 2020 and beyond will be updated as information becomes available.

March 15, 2020 - Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Erma Bombeck - By Your Side
Sundays at Four Series - Aurora University
Cancelled due to corona virus COVID-19

March 23-27, 2020 - Grand Junction, Colorado
Coach Young Chautauqua
Postponed and/or cancelled, due corona virus COVID-19

March 30, 2020 - Brighton, Colorado
Eleanor Roosevelt in the Great Depression
for elementary school audience
Anythink Library
Postponed indefinitely due to corona virus COVID-19

March 31, 2020 - Greeley, Colorado
Coach Young Chautauqua
Pending school closure due corona virus COVID-19

April 1, 2020 - Boulder, Colorado
Coach Young Chautauqua
Pending school closure due corona virus COVID-19

April 2, 2020 - Greeley, Colorado
Coach Young Chautauqua
Pending school closure due corona virus COVID-19

April 13, 2020 - Greeley, Colorado
Coach Young Chautauqua
Pending school closure due corona virus COVID-19

April 15, 2020 - Boulder, Colorado
Coach Young Chautauqua
Pending school closure due corona virus COVID-19

April 16, 2020 - Greeley, Colorado
Coach Young Chautauqua
Pending school closure due corona virus COVID-19

April 17, 2020 - Fort Collins, Colorado
Eleanor Roosevelt on Women's Rights - Why the Vote Alone is Not Enough
Harmony Library
Cancelled due to corona virus COVID-19

April 23, 2020 - Denver, Colorado
Mary Shelley Speaks
Denver University Bioethics Class
Students are studying remotely. So this may be cancelled.

May 4, 2020 - Timnath, Colorado
Storytelling - A Visit to King Arthur's Court
Bethke Elementary School

June 2020 - Oklahoma
Marie Curie at Oklahoma Chautauqua - Visionaries
in the towns of Altus, Tulsa, Enid, and Lawton

July 21, 2020 - Pleasanton, California
Erma Bombeck - By Your Side
Museum on Main

July 29, 2020 - Minden, Nevada
Eleanor Roosevelt During the Great Depression
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

July 30, 2020 - Minden, Nevada
Eleanor Roosevelt During World War II
Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park

August 1, 2020 - Deer Trail, Colorado
Erma Bombeck - By Your Side
Davies Library

August 21, 2020 - Greenwood Village, Colorado
Erma Bombeck - By Your Side
Arapahoe Library District


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Oklahoma Chautauqua presents:

20th Century Visionaries - Catalysts for Change

In four towns:

Altus - May 26-30
Tulsa - June 2-6
Enid - June 9-13
Lawton - June 16-20

Every week has the same evening schedule:

  • Tuesday - Gene Roddenberry (by Dr. Doug Mischler)
  • Wednesday - Gertrude Bell (by Ms. Karen Vuranch)
  • Thursday - Marshall McLuhan (by Dr. John Dennis Anderson
  • Friday - Marie Curie (by Ms. Susan Marie Frontczak)
  • Saturday - Frank Lloyd Wright (by Dr. Ted Kachel)
  • Each free evening program includes a Q&A in character with the historical figure, and a Q&A with the scholar. Free daytime lectures about the characters and their historical context add depth to the topics. Information on each community is available as follows:

  • Chautauqua in Altus
  • Chautauqua in Tulsa
  • Chautauqua in Enid
  • Chautauqua in Lawton

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    Museum on Main presents:

    Erma Bombeck
    "By Your Side"

    July 21, 2020
    Two performances: 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

    Firehouse Arts Center
    Pleasanton CA

    For tickets contact the host, Museum on Main

    Erma Bombeck captured with poignancy and humor the daily life of a new American phenomenon: the suburban housewife. Knowing you had to be able to laugh at life to get through it, she captured the essence of the housewife's daily struggles in her column "At Wit's End" three days a week, eventually appearing in 900 newspapers across the country and in books such as I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression and The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank. She brought to American awareness the life of women whose lives otherwise often felt invisible and taken for granted. She let women across America know: You are not alone. In fact, we number in the millions. I, too, am an American housewife, and I will laugh by your side.

    Find out how Erma got started as a writer. Chuckle along as she pokes fun at kids, diets, husbands, household appliances, and especially herself. Includes a Q&A in character with Erma Bombeck, and a Q&A with the presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.


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    Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park presents:

    "This is My Story"
    Eleanor Roosevelt During the Great Depression


    Wednesday July 29, 2020
    Exact Time To Be Determined ~7:00 P.M.

    Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
    1450 Highway 88 Minden, NV

    Meet first lady Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937, during her husband’s second term as president. For almost two decades Eleanor Roosevelt had worked to advance minimum wage, maximum hours, laws against child labor, women's rights, women's representation in government, world peace, civil rights, and other progressive causes. A few days after FDR was installed in office in 1933, she held a press conference — for women reporters only. No other First Lady had ever held a press conference, had ever taken on such a public role. She continued to advance her causes while her husband was in office. Furthermore, Eleanor often served as her husband's "eyes and ears" across the United States by inspecting factories, inner city tenements, military camps, and even coal mines.

    Today it is easy to take for granted the existence of Social Security, Minimum Wage, the Security Exchange Commission, and Labor’s right to organize and bargain. But none of these existed when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933. What was Eleanor Roosevelt’s role in those first years of the New Deal? What formative experiences made her such a force in the world? How can we learn from her example in addressing the economic and social issues of today?

    Through a series of vignettes, witness alternating glimpses into Eleanor Roosevelt's pubic and private personae. Mrs. Roosevelt moves back and forth between an intimate setting of speaking off the record with close friends and a podium setting for her public addresses.

    The program includes a Q&A in character with Eleanor Roosevelt, and a Q&A with the presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.

    For information contact Dangberg Home Ranch

    (See also the Eleanor Roosevelt World War II program offered on July 30, described below.)


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    Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park presents:

    "What We Are Fighting For"
    Eleanor Roosevelt During the World War II


    Thursday July 30, 2020
    10:00 A.M.

    Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park
    1450 Highway 88 Minden, NV

    War is a controversial topic any day of the week. The stakes are higher if you have been working for world peace for over twenty years -- ever since the end of the first World War, the "war to end all wars" -- and your husband is the president of the United States while your country is embroiled in the largest war the planet has ever known. How does one stay true to one’s ideals in the midst of war’s mayhem? How can we build the world we want while surrounded by tumult?

    It is December 1942. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has just returned from England where she visited with soldiers, generals, royalty, and the working people. Find out how the First Lady feels about the individual’s role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty.

    Includes a Q&A in character with Eleanor Roosevelt, and a Q&A with the presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.

    For information contact Dangberg Home Ranch

    (See also the Eleanor Roosevelt Great Depression program offered on July 29, described above.)


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    Arapahoe Library District presents:

    Erma Bombeck
    "By Your Side"

    Two programs:

    Saturday August 1 (Time TBD) at Davies Library, 128 2nd Ave. Deer Trail CO 80105

    Friday August 21, 6:00 PM at Curtis Park, 2323 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village CO

    Erma Bombeck captured with poignancy and humor the daily life of a new American phenomenon: the suburban housewife. Knowing you had to be able to laugh at life to get through it, she captured the essence of the housewife's daily struggles in her column "At Wit's End" three days a week, eventually appearing in 900 newspapers across the country and in books such as I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression and The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank. She brought to American awareness the life of women whose lives otherwise often felt invisible and taken for granted. She let women across America know: You are not alone. In fact, we number in the millions. I, too, am an American housewife, and I will laugh by your side.

    Find out how Erma got started as a writer. Chuckle along as she pokes fun at kids, diets, husbands, household appliances, and especially herself. Includes a Q&A in character with Erma Bombeck, and a Q&A with the presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.

    For information, call librarian Jan at (303) 792-8999 x19746.


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