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Chautauqua

Saturday, January 19, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

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First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation


The Lucky Valentines concert

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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Returning to the EHAHC stage, The Lucky Valentines are Montana native songwriters Shaun and Jamie Carrier. Their music has been described as "stirring" Americana,  "straight from the heart." Married on February 14, 2010 they have been playing music for the whole of their life together. Crafting songs rooted in honest, raw emotion and blending sounds from alt-country, rock-n-roll, indie, and folk; they span themes of joy and pain in the face of life's trials. They borrow inspiration from their own experience, observation, and the beautiful, lonesome landscape and history of north-central Montana. Their 2016 independent release "Lion in the Garden" is a collection of songs that explore betrayal, loss, and joy. The Lucky Valentines have a setlist with over 2 hours of original music, both upbeat and slow tunes. The two use guitars, vocals and violin to create a unique, yet familiar sound.

Admission is by donation


Montana Raptor Conservation Center program

Saturday, February 2, 2019

1:30pm

The MRCC’s Great horned owl, Bu

The MRCC’s Great horned owl, Bu

This program provides an overview of what makes raptors unique in the bird world, the raptors of Montana, and the importance of raptors to our ecosystem. Join us for a hands-on opportunity to explore and experience raptor characteristics and adaptations though bio-facts (animal artifacts). Two or three of the MRCC avian ambassadors will be in attendance for an up close look at these amazing birds.

Admission is by donation


Chautauqua

Saturday, february 16, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

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First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation


Chautauqua

Saturday, March 16, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation


A Reading with Montana’s Poet Laureate, Lowell Jaeger

Saturday, April 20, 2019

7pm

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At Jaeger's readings, expect humor, expect serious reflection, expect to examine the "human condition" in all its marvelous complexity. He enjoys interacting with audiences. He enjoys sharing the stage with other Montana poets. In between reading from his own work, he enjoys reciting from memory the poems of Robert Frost, Donald Hall, Richard Wilbur, and others. Let's light up the evening with the splendid magic of the spoken word!

Lowell Jaeger (Montana Poet Laureate 2017-2019) is founding editor of Many Voices Press and recently edited New Poets of the American West, an anthology of poets from eleven western states.  Lowell has taught writing classes at numerous conferences and workshops and is currently Professor of English/Creative Writing at Flathead Valley Community College (Kalispell, Montana), where he also serves as Humanities Division Chair.  He is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, winner of the Grolier Poetry Peace Prize, and recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Montana Arts Council. Lowell was awarded the Montana Governor’s Humanities Award for his work in promoting civil civic discourse.  He is the author of eight collections of poems, the most recent of which are Or Maybe I Drift Off Alone (Shabda Press 2016) and Earth-blood & Star-shine (Shabda Press 2018)

Additional financial support is provided by Humanities Montana and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Chautauqua

Saturday, April 27, 2019

6:30pm - potluck

7:30pm - performances

First popularized in the 19th and 20th centuries, the Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers and specialists of the day.  The Chautauqua is hailed as a sharing of entertainment and intellectual knowledge – Teddy Roosevelt claimed it was “the most American thing in America ”.  Today the tradition continues with a variety of writers, musicians and special topic speakers taking center stage at the EHAHC.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

The Chautauqua is open to all seeking entertainment, intellectual or spiritual growth and local culture.  Each participant performs 1-2 songs or a 5-minute reading.  Nightly performances highlight 10 reserved spots with two swing spots available for impromptu appearances.  Those wishing to be on stage are encouraged to contact Toni James to make reservations at (406) 843-5454 or email ranksmerc@yahoo.com

Admission is by donation


Book Reading by Roger Dunsmore

Friday, May 3, 2019

7pm

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Former EHAHC board member, Roger Dunsmore's new book of poems, "On the Chinese Wall: New & Selected Poems, 1966-2018," just released by Drumlummon Institute in Helena, Montana, is informed by the lyric past of ancient Greece and the visionary traditions of ancient America as expressed by the Lakota visionary and Catholic, Nickolaus Black Elk.  Herein can be found a poem for a loose ram, a poem for a woman kissing all the icons in the Byzantine Museum in Athens, a poem for a Montana trapper whose pet wolverine loved Oreo Cookies, a poem about wildness for the convicts at Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.  Please join us for a reading by Roger from over fifty years of written work that is an outcropping of the Great Subculture which reaches back beyond the stone-age cave paintings of Europe and before the time of Jonah in the belly of the whale.