2017 Event Schedule

Friday August 18

Community Presentations – Free to the Public

Mesa County Libraries, Main Branch: 10:00 to 11:00 am

  • Legendary Ladies: Straight Out of Colorado’s History, Announcer: Joyce Nelson
  • Josie Bassett, Rancher & Rustler, Portrayed by Judie Hinton
  • Helen Hunt Jackson, Indian Rights Advocate, Portrayed by Gretchen Payne
  • Mary Rippon, University of Colorado’s first female professor, Portrayed by Charlene Pazar
  • Katharine Lee Bates, Author of a Beloved American Song, Portrayed by Kyle Neidt

 

 Colorado Mesa University Library: 11:00 to Noon

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Portrayed by Nan Colton

 

Evening Performances

Avalon Theatre, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

$5 admission for Adults; Children 13 and younger admitted free

  • 6:30 pm      Young Chautauquan Performance
  • 7:00 pm      Georgia O’Keeffe Portrayed by Nan Colton
  • 8:00 pm      Laura Ingalls Wilder Portrayed by Karen Vuranch

 

Saturday, August 19

Morning Coffee with the Chautauquans

  • Mesa County Libraries, Main Branch: 9:00 to 10:00 am – Free to the Public

 

Daytime Presentations – Free to the Public

Avalon Theatre

  • 10:30 am     George Frein on Mark Twain
  • 11:30 pm     Young Chautauquans Performances
  • 12:30 pm     Legendary Ladies on Becoming an Adult Chautauquan
  • 1:30 pm       Young Chautauquans Performances
  • 2:00 pm      Nan Colton on Georgia O’Keeffe
  • 3:00 pm      Young Chautauquans (4 presenters)
  • 4:00 pm      Karen Vuranch as Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

Evening Performances

Avalon Theatre, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

$5 admission for Adults; Children 13 and younger admitted free

  • 6:30 pm      Young Chautauquan Performance
  • 7:00 pm      Legendary Ladies: Straight Out of Colorado’s History, Announcer: Joyce Nelson
    • Josie Bassett, Rancher & Rustler, Portrayed by Judie Hinton
    • Helen Hunt Jackson, Indian Rights Advocate, Portrayed by Gretchen Payne
    • Mary Rippon, University of Colorado’s first female professor, Portrayed by Charlene Pazar
    • Katharine Lee Bates, Author of a Beloved American Song, Portrayed by Kyle Neidt
  • 8:00 pm      Mark Twain Portrayed by George Frein