Calendar

October 14, 2022 - Denver, CO
Erma Bombeck

Prime Time Seniors Luncheon at St Andrews Methodist Church

October 22, 2022 - Boulder, CO
Mary Shelley - Frankenstein and the Ethics of Science

CU Wizards Program

October 24, 2022 - Boulder, CO
Stories to Chill Your Bones

Frasier Senior Living

November 1, 2022 - New Brunswick, NJ
Humanity Needs Dreamers - A Visit with Marie Curie

Bristol Myers Squibb

November 14, 2022 - Redwood City, CA
Humanity Needs Dreamers - A Visit with Marie Curie

Bristol Myers Squibb

November 17, 2022 - Princeton, NJ
A Digital Performance Humanity Needs Dreamers - A Visit with Marie Curie
Princeton Center for Complex Materials

November 21, 2022 - Boulder, CO
Erma Bombeck
Age Well Center West.

November 27, 2022 - Lakewood, CO
Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations: Hammering Out Human Rights
Jefferson Humanists 4:00PM

December 8, 2022 - Pueblo, CO
Erma Bombeck

Pueblo Historical Society

January 8-10, January 15-17, January 29-31 and February 5-7 - Online via Zoom
A Chautauqua of Adult Student Presentations
Chautauqua Training Institute

February 10, 2023 - Wheat Ridge, CO
Irene Castle

Wheat Ridge Senior Center

February 24, 2023 - Longmont, CO
Erma Bombeck
Longmont Senior Center

June 9-18, 2023 - Greenville, SC
Mary Shelley at History Comes Alive Chautauqua
The theme of this Chautauqua is Secrets Revealed


Detail on Upcoming Events


Humanity Needs Dreamers Promo Photo

Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie

November 17th, 2022  

7pm EST

A Digital Performance hosted by the Princeton Center for Complex Materials

View online from anywhere

RSVP: https://pccm.princeton.edu/events/marie-curie

What if Marie Curie could tell her story? As one of the world’s most renowned scientists, two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Skłodowska Curie is best known for pioneering the field of radioactivity — including early experiments to treat cancer with radium therapy — but few understand the obstacles she faced just to enter the laboratory.

Portrayed by science scholar & performer Susan Marie Frontczak, this engaging digital performance is followed by a Q & A panel discussion hosted by Daniel Steinberg, PCCM Director of Education & Outreach, Scholar/Performer & Engineer Susan Marie Frontczak, and STEM on Stage Co-Founder & Producer Jen Myronuk. Recommended for adults and students (ages 9 & older).


SMF as EB at typewriter

The Boulder Older Adult Services presents:

Erma Bombeck - By Your Side

Monday November 21, 2022

1:00 PM

West Age Well Center
909 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder CO

Free! Available to people 60+ and their caregivers. Registration available online at www.boulderolderadultservices.com
or call the West Age Well Center front desk at 303-441-3148.

Erma Bombeck captured with paring-knife-sharp humor the daily life of a new American phenomenon: the suburban housewife. Having figured out from her own personal experience that if you can laugh at it you can live with it, she chronicled the housewife's daily struggles in her column "At Wit's End" three days a week. She eventually appeared 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. Bombeck brought to American awareness the life of women whose lives otherwise 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. One-hour program consists of a monologue in-character, followed first by a Q&A with “Erma Bombeck” and then by a Q&A with the scholar/presenter.


SMF as ER with UDHR

The Jefferson Humanists present:

Hammering Out Human Rights: 
Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations

Sunday November 27, 2022

4:00 PM

Free! Registration requested at Jeffco Humanists Meetup Page

Unitarian Universalist Church
14350 W 32nd Ave,  Golden, CO

Dubbed "First Lady of the World" by President Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt speaks of the ground-breaking, grueling, tempestuous, and eventually triumphant development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a Magna Carta for humankind. Along the way, we gain insights to what brought Mrs. Roosevelt to be at the United Nations in the first place and the fears that are currently (in 1950) stoking animosities between the Soviet Union and the United States. You may be surprised to find out why Human Rights are important to your future and to the strength of the country.

The program includes glimpses behind Mrs. Roosevelt's public life into the story of the little girl who lost both parents before the age of ten, a debutante who felt trapped by society’s expectations, and a young wife who raised five children before emerging as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable women.  You will have a chance to ask Mrs. Roosevelt questions about her work at the United Nations. 

The hosts will serve appetizers from 4:00 to 4:30, then start the program. A small donation is suggested for the food, and wine will be served for a $3 donation. The program will include announcements and a Humanist Moment before the presentation begins.

This program is hosted by Jefferson Humanists, a chapter of the American Humanist Association. The event is made possible in part by a grant from Colorado Humanities.


Chautauqua Training Institute Presentations

January-February 2023

NOTE: Times are given in CENTRAL TIME ZONE

All programs include a presentation in-character,
followed by a Q&A with the character,
and a Q&A with the scholar out of character.

Free!
via ZOOM

Register at https://www.humanitiesnd.org/chautauqua

Jan 8, 9, 10, 2023

Encountering the Natural World

January 8 at 4 PM Central Time - Rachel Carson (Katie Knutson)
Launched the Environmental movement as the author of Silent Spring

January 9 at 7 PM Central Time - Junko Tabei (Bowen Lee)
First woman to summit Mt. Everest

January 10 at 7 PM Central Time - Mardy Murie (Coral Conant Gilles)
“Grandmother of Conservation”

Jan 15, 17, 2023

Encountering Cultural Worlds

January 15 at 4 PM Central Time - Marion Woodman (Laura Deal)
Jungian analyst, uncovered eating disorders as neglect of the feminine

January 17 at 7 PM Central Time - Carl Jung (Bruce Henderson)
The founder of “archetypes” and the “self”

Jan 29, 30, 31, 2023

Encountering the Social World

January 29 at 4 PM Central Time - Walt Whitman (Patrick Scully)
The father of free verse

January 30 at 7 PM Central Tim - Josiah Henson (Eric Robinson)
Minister who freed himself from slavery

January 31 at 7 PM Central Time - Richard Wright (Darryl Wellington)
Originator of the phrase “Black Power”

Feb 5, 6, 7, 2023

Encountering the World of Work

February 5 at 4 PM Central Time - Kasturba Gandhi (Roopa Mohan)
Activist and Mahatma Gandhi’s wife

February 6 at 7 PM Central Time - Francis Perkins (Jarice Hanson)
First woman on U.S.presidential cabinet, creator of Social Security

February 7 at 7 PM Central Time - Michael Mooney (James Walsh)
Leader of 1880s miners strike in Colorado


SMF as Irene Castle

Save the Date!

Irene Castle

Friday, February 10, 2023
Lunch at 1:00 PM, Program at 1:30 PM

Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center
6363 W. 35th Ave, Wheat Ridge CO 80033

$15 Residents, $17 Nonresidents
Registration opens in December, at which time you can call 303-205-7500

The entrepreneurial audacity and artistic flair of Vernon and Irene Castle met the new, uniquely American, syncopated or ragged–rhythmed music (aka “Ragtime”) to fuel the dance craze explosion sweeping across America. Vernon and Irene capitalized on the golden age of vaudeville, dreamed up posh dance halls, invented instructional short films, and shot an outrageous silent feature film — netting and splurging fortunes along the way. Their brief, incandescent career strewed numerous legacies in its wake: bobbed hair, challenges to the color barrier, and an unexpected altruism born of a heartless side of vaudeville.

Irene looks back from the 1940s (several husbands and decades later) to reflect on her dance escapades with Vernon, his time as a pilot in World War I, and her second career as an animal rights activist.

The one-hour program consists of a 40-45 minute monologue in-character, followed first by a question and answer period with "Irene Castle" and then by a question and answer period with the scholar/presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.


SMF as EB

The Friends of the Longmont Senior Center present:

Erma Bombeck - By Your Side

Friday February 24, 2023

3:00 PM

Longmont Senior Center
910 Longs Peak Avenue
Longmont CO

Free! Call 303-651-8411 to register. Limited seating!

Erma Bombeck captured with paring-knife-sharp humor the daily life of a new American phenomenon: the suburban housewife. Having figured out from her own personal experience that if you can laugh at it you can live with it, she chronicled the housewife's daily struggles in her column "At Wit's End" three days a week. She eventually appeared 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. Bombeck brought to American awareness the life of women whose lives otherwise 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. One-hour program consists of a monologue in-character, followed first by a Q&A with “Erma Bombeck” and then by a Q&A with the scholar/presenter.


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