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Weekly Conversation with Michael Hill and Candy Maxwell

Chautauqua Institution President Michael E. Hill and Board of Trustees Chair Candy Maxwell will hold the second of nine weekly community webinars at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the Virtual Porch. Log in to CHQ Assembly to register for the webinar. Thursday’s session invites Chautauquans to ask questions following a session on an overarching update on the strategic plan, 150 Forward.

Authors’ Hour

Chautauqua authors will read from their work 12:15 p.m. EDT every Thursday on Zoom during Weeks One through Nine. Find more information at Direct any questions to Week Two’s authors are Dr. Shahid Aziz (non-fiction on palliative care) and Maureen Ryan Griffin (poetry and memoir).

Recitals with Rossen featuring JIJI

The second Recitals with Rossen will take place at 5:30 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform. Rossen Milanov, music director of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, will be joined by JIJI, guitarist and winner of the Korean guitarist First Prize at the 2016 Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Weekly Chautauqua Visual Arts Gallery Tour

Join Judy Barie, Susan and John Turben Director of Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries, for a virtual gallery tour of 2020 exhibitions at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, July 9, on the CHQ Assembly Video Platform.

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Birkenstock enthusiast and lover of all things yellow, Cloey Olkowski is the office manager at the Daily. This will be Cloey’s fourth season at the Daily and 20th season at Chautauqua. A native of Buffalo, New York, she is a recent graduate of SUNY Oswego, where she majored in public relations with double minors in graphic design and psychology. Three seasons ago she placed second in the Old First Night Run/Walk and hopes to take home the virtual gold this season.