CLIFTON — The Village of Clifton will become the home of live local music and historical-themed performances June 13-17 during the Ohio Chautauqua Festival.
The festival celebrates history and education, allowing attendees to view live performances that highlight history and later give them the opportunity to interact with the character. It includes daytime programs as well as evening programs, accommodating schedules and attendees of all ages.
Daytime programs highlight the natural world and serve both children and adults, with children programs slated to begin at 10 a.m. and adult programs to start at 2 p.m. at varying locations.
Daytime youth programs will highlight topics in a hands-on fashion such as prehistoric people, the natural world, animal researchers and young scientists. Meanwhile, daytime adult programs are presented by scholars and will focus on items such as clones, researching and defending gorillas, Marie Curie, presidential firsts and the skin trade relating to traditional native values.
Daytime children programs include:
Tuesday, June 13 – Dan Cutler: “Prehistoric Peoples–How Primitive were They?” New Carlisle Library, 111 E Lake Ave, New Carlisle; Wednesday, June 14 – Gene Worthington: “Exploring the Natural World” Clifton Gorge Nature Center, 2381 Ohio 343, Yellow Springs; Thursday, June 15 – Susan Marie Frontczak: “Treasure the Earth’s Magic” Enon Branch Clark County Public Library, 209 E Main St, Enon; Friday, June 16 – Dianne Moran: “Animal Researchers” Xenia Community Library, 76 E Market St, Xenia; Saturday, June 17 – Susan Marie Frontczak: “Young Scientists” Yellow Springs Community Library, 415 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs.
Daytime adult programs include:
Tuesday, June 13 – Dianne Moran: “Dian Fossey, Passionate Mountain Gorilla Researcher and Defender” Yellow Springs Community Library, 415 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs; Wednesday, June 14 – Susan Marie Frontczak: “Does a Clone have a Soul? Grappling with the Monster” Heritage Center, 117 S Fountain Ave, Springfield; Thursday, June 15 – Susan Marie Frontczak: “Marie Curie’s Legacy” Clark County Public Library Main Branch, 201 South Fountain Ave., Springfield; Friday, June 16 – Gene Worthington, “Presidential Firsts” United Senior Services, 125 W Main St, Springfield; Saturday, June 17 – Dan Cutler: “How the Skin Trade Changed Traditional Native Values” Clifton Gorge Nature Center, 2381 Ohio 343, Yellow Springs.
All evening performances are slated to begin with live local musicians at 6:30. The historical performances start at 7:30 at 100 North Street in the Village of Clifton. Evening performance musicians are prepared to offer attendees a display of their talents, which range from a vocalist, pianist, wind flute, harp and band. Historical characters prepared to tell their stories include Marie Curie, Chief Cornstalk, Theodore Roosevelt, Mary Shelley and Dian Fossey.
Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.
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