The Briefly column will appear every weekday and on Saturdays at www.chqdaily.com. It is intended to provide space for announcements from Institution-related organizations. If a meeting or activity is featured that day in a story, it should not be repeated in the Briefly column. Submit information to Cloey Olkowski, editorial office manager, at email@example.com. Please provide the name of the organization, time and place of virtual event, and one contact person’s name with phone number. Deadline is 5 p.m. EDT three days before publication.
School of Music Voice Program Master Class featuring Margo Garrett
At 2 p.m. EDT Friday, July 31, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch, the School of Music Voice Program broadcasts a master class with Margo Garrett, one of the most widely recognized ensemble pianists in the business.
Literary Arts Contests
Writers of all ages are invited to submit their poetry or prose by Sunday, Aug. 2, to the writing contests sponsored by Friends of the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. Prizes are awarded in the adult, young adult, and youth categories. For more information and submission instructions, please go to chq.org/fcwc. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Old First Night Run/Walk
Sign up for the virtual “Around the World” Old First Night Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 1. Run or walk your own 2.75-mile race course and receive a race T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Chautauqua Fund. To register for the race, please visit forms.chq.org/oldfirstnight.
Smith Memorial Library News
The Smith Memorial Library is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT on weekdays, and from noon to 3 p.m. EDT on Saturdays. Capacity is limited, face coverings are required, and social distancing rules apply. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and computers and office services are available on a limited basis. Enhanced sanitization and book-quarantine protocols are in place, and touchless browsing is encouraged. Safe return bins will be located throughout the Smith. Any transactions will be contact-free, and the preferred payment is exact change. While newspapers are currently unavailable, magazines may be checked out by request. In-person programs, meetings, and food and beverage sharing are not permitted. Remote services continue at www.smithlibrary.com and email@example.com, or by calling 716-357-6296.
Join us in celebrating this year’s virtual Library Day. There are three ways to participate in this year’s celebration: email your 30-second (or less) kazoo video by Monday, Aug. 3, to firstname.lastname@example.org; on Thursday, Aug. 6, watch Chautauqua Institution’s social media feeds for ways to share your favorite book; and at at smithlibrary.com, scroll down to “Join the Friends” with a gift-by-mail in any amount.