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Babcock announces four 2012 CLSC selections on Bryant Day

Babcock announces four 2012 CLSC selections on Bryant Day

On Bryant Day, members of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle gathered to ring the bells of Miller Bell Tower.

Bryant Day was the last hurrah of the Class of 2011 and the first of the 2012 reading season, whose vertical theme is “Character.”

At the service, Sherra Babcock, director of the Department of Education, announced four of the upcoming CLSC book selections, the most that has been chosen this early in years.

Levine: Parable of landowner and laborers teaches importance of generosity

Levine: Parable of landowner and laborers teaches importance of generosity

Unions, fair trade, corporate charities and the welfare state might not sound like typical biblical parable fare. But Amy-Jill Levine insisted in her lecture at 2 p.m. Friday in the Hall of Philosophy that the afternoon’s parable examined these relevant modern economic aspects.

In “Management and Non-Union Workers,” Levine’s last lecture of Week Eight, she examined the parable of the laborers in the vineyard, found in Matthew 20:1-16. Levine is a professor of New Testament and Jewish studies at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School.

High spirits infectious as Hadelich, Chen shine with CSO

High spirits infectious as Hadelich, Chen shine with CSO

It would have been easy for the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra to have presented a meat-and-potatoes program Thursday at the Amphitheater. But with violinist Augustin Hadelich engaged for the evening, something much more enticing was in store.

The concert, conducted by Mei-Ann Chen, included a classical concerto (Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major) and a favorite symphony (Mendelssohn’s “Italian”).

Having a field day

Having a field day

On a sunny Friday morning at Boys’ and Girls’ Club, the grassy waterfront behind Beeson Youth Center was unusually quiet. There were no campers gathered in groups on the grass behind the Boys’ Club building and no kids chatting on the green benches inside the Girls’ Club.

Everyone flocked to one location — the recreation field between Club and the John R. Turney Sailing Center for Club’s annual Track and Field Day.