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Chautauqua 2004 Opens at Chesapeake College

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Nearly one hundred years ago Theodore Roosevelt said that the most American thing about America is Chautauqua. Now heís coming back to Maryland this week to participate in the Maryland Humanities Councilís Chautauqua on the Eastern Shore. The annual Maryland Humanities Council Chautauqua -- a living history program -- comes to the campus of Chesapeake College in Wye Mills July 5-7. On Monday, July 7 the Maryland Humanities Councilís free Chautauqua show begins at 7:00 p.m. for three consecutive nights in the Louise Cadby Studio Theatre (in the Kent Humanities Building) at Chesapeake College. The American Environment: Voices and Choices features Rachel Carson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Henry David Thoreau. Musical entertainment precedes the Chautauquans who appear in costume, talking about their lives and answering audience questions. Monday, July 5 7:00 p.m. Songs of the Chesapeake by the Royal Oak Musicians An Evening with Rachel Carson Tuesday, July 6 7:00 p.m. All that Jazz by Denise Carlson An Evening with Theodore Roosevelt Wednesday, July 7 7:00 p.m. Contemporary Classics by Andy Gibson An Evening with Henry David Thoreau All Chautauqua programs are free and open to the public. Bottled water and sodas will be for sale. For more information, please call Chesapeake College at 410-827-5833. Sites are handicapped accessible. Itís no surprise three of Chesapeake Collegeís four sophomore baseball players are headed to four-year colleges and universities to continue their academic and athletic careers. It just continues a trend that has placed former Skipjacks at four-year institutions up and down the Atlantic coast.

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