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2014 Calendar of Events for the Chautauqua Institution

Situated on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institute, the Tally-Ho and the Mardelle are ideal places to stay and enjoy the daily events for which the Institute is famous. Daily events include lectures by dignitaries past and present as well as plays, musicals, symphonies, and performances at multiple venues within the grounds. Each week of the summer season carries a theme which runs through all of the talks and lectures. The weekly themes for 2014 include:

Week 1 - June 23 - 27 Roger Rosenblatt and Friends
Week 2 - June 30 - July 4 - Feeding a Hungry Planet
Week 3 - July 7 - 11 - The Ethics of Privacy
Week 4 - July 14 - 18 - Emerging Citizenship: The Egyptian Experience
Week 5 - July 21 - 25 - The American West
Week 6 - July 28 - Aug. 1 - Brazil: Rising Superpower
Week 7 - Aug 4 - 8 - A Week with Ken Burns: Historian, Documentarian, and American Conscience
Weel 8 - Aug. 11 - 15 - Chautauqua's Global Public Square
Week 9 - Aug 18 - 22 - Health Care: From Bench to Bedside

Activities on the Grounds

If the structured events of the Institute aren't your style there is an abundance of activities within the grounds to entertain the children or the inner-child in you. While many think that reading a book on the beach by the Bell Tower is an ideal way to pass the day, below are just a few suggestions for a lively afternoon. Do everything or do nothing, no one will judge you. We here at the Tally-Ho and the Mardelle just want to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

  • Swimming in the lake
  • Bocce and Lawn Bowling
  • Tennis courts
  • Golf courses (located just off the grounds)
  • Shopping in the Institute commons
  • Hiking in the trails around the Hutton House
  • Pampering yourself at a spa
  • Sailing
  • Bicycling (if needed, rentals available on the grounds)
Official Chautauqua Institute Calendar
View Official Chautauqua Institute 2014 Event Calendar
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