Free Chautauqua Performance at the Downtown Reno Library

January 5, 2011

Nevada Humanities’ 2011 Young Chautauqua season begins Sunday, January 9, with a free “Introduction to Young Chautauqua” program at the Downtown Reno Library auditorium, 301 S. Center St. from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those wanting to enroll in the 2011 Young Chautauqua season, or any young people and parents who would like to know more about Young Chautauqua, are encouraged to attend. The information session will offer performances from seasoned Young Chautauquans, along with a discussion and brief film about what it’s like to be a Young Chautauquan and to participate in the Young Chautauqua workshop-based program. Young people will have an opportunity to meet and chat with Young Chautauquans, and parents will be able to meet the program’s coordinators and adult volunteers. Young Chautauqua enrollment is open now, and the program is free and open to all northern Nevada youth.

Young Chautauqua is a nationally recognized, award-winning afterschool program in which youth ages 8-18 learn how to research historic figures and develop original dramatic Chautauqua presentations. Each year approximately 50 young people from around northern Nevada come together to participate in the six-month, workshop-based program. Young people who participate in the program learn how to conduct research, and simultaneously gain valuable life skills including confidence, self-discipline and leadership. Young Chautauqua workshops are held in the Continuing Education Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, 1041 N. Virginia St., Reno. The first workshop of the 2011 season will be held Thursday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. This is a free program and open to all youth ages 8-18 in the northern Nevada area.

Adult Young Chautauqua volunteers are needed as well. Adults may participate by being group leaders, assisting young scholars with research and performance techniques, and coordinating performance opportunities for program participants. For more information, contact Nevada Humanities at (775) 784-6587.

Source: UNR Extended Studies press release.

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