Chautauqua Winter Assembly February 19 - March 1
MARK YOUR CALENDARS and we will see you in DeFuniak Springs in just ten days! The 2009 Chautauqua Winter Assembly begins with a Mardi Gras Gala on Thursday night, February 19 and ends ten days later on March 1. This year's diverse programming will include a weekend with Southern authors, a stellar art show, inspiring sessions with ESPN's Buck Showalter, Sister Shubert, photographer Jim Moran and many more. Take an up close look at some of the most important documentaries of the past 70 years in the "The Power of Film" series, with screenings at the Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood Monday through Thursday evenings. Meet acclaimed author and comedian Brad Tassel in workshops for parents and kids about how to deal with bullies and bullying. And learn about "biotecture" and Walton County's own hands-on Earthship project.
All of this plus visits from Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Chautauqua favorite Louisa May Alcott as David Bludworth and Jan Turnquist share their talents as historical re-enactors. Enjoy another Chautauqua favorite with Miss Ellen's elegant Grande Tea Serenade. Sprint to the finish in the Women's Club 5K run or energize with morning yoga at the Hall of Brotherhood. A tantalizing breakfast at St. Agatha's or a brown bag lunch at the Chautauqua Bistro make dining a pleasure before and between sessions. Enjoy an architectural stroll around beautiful Lake DeFuniak and be sure to return for fine evening entertainments from acclaimed pianist David Cronan, the Blast From the Past, and Beatles expert Bill Stainton, followed by dancing the night away to the Beatles!
Check out the complete line-up at www.floridachautauqua.org. and we'll see you there!
The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. - Abolitionist Theodore Parker, c. 1850's.