Continuing Education

Are you taking an educational holiday at the Chautauqua Institution this week (which, thematically—as you’d presumably know, if you’re there—happens to be Week Four: 21st Century Cities)? Are you wondering: What shall I do tomorrow afternoon, after the lecture on a religious theme, and before the evening’s performance by the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra? Shall I take a class in ballroom dancing (or knitting, or robotics, or the Amish, etc.), play golf, or go for a swim? So many options!

Well, why not go hear my brilliant wife‘s reading at 4:00pm, which is this week’s Roundtable/Lecture of the 2007 summer season of the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle, “the oldest continuous book club in America”?

And if you’re not taking an educational holiday at the Chautauqua Institution this week—which, I suppose, is statistically more likely—and you, like me, weren’t aware that the Chautauqua movement didn’t fizzle out completely seventy years ago, aren’t you simply delighted to learn that such a place still exists, that it’s still going strong out there on the shore of Chautauqua Lake?