Thunderstorms bookended the men’s softball championship game on Monday, though it probably would not have prevented the Slugs and Pounders from duking it out on the diamond.
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On Monday in the Hall of Philosophy, the Chautauqua Foundation hosted a Twilight Cabaret fundraiser for the Chautauqua Fund.
The idea of the owner of a software training company, an English teacher and a forensic accountant teaching a group of students ranging in age from 11 to 80 seems ridiculous — unless the teachers are brothers Greg and Jeff Miller and their longtime friend Tim Renjilian, and they’re teaching a four-day seminar on the history and music of the Beatles.
The seminar will be offered from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on July 1, 2, 3 and 5, at the Chautauqua Cinema. Greg wanted to teach the class on July 4, too, but Renjilian decided against it.
“Do we really need a British takeover on the Fourth of July?” he asked.
The battle for Chautauqua men’s slow-pitch softball supremacy was fought Sunday evening in balmy conditions. The rain earlier in the day jeopardized the game, but the men would not let that delay their quest for glory.
The game was a battle of generations. It pitted Chautauqua stalwarts the Slugs versus a team of 20-somethings, the Mayo-Based Salads. One can laugh at their whimsical name, but the Salads’ reputation preceded them, and the Slugs knew they were in for a tough game.
The Slugs took time before the game to discuss the importance of being vocal from the bench and encouraging their teammates. Meanwhile, there was a buzz around the bench on the third-base line as the Salads hyped themselves up for the culmination of all of their hard work this season.
The annual meeting of the Chautauqua Corporation took place Saturday morning in the Hall of Philosophy followed by an open forum.
The meeting began with an introduction of the present trustees and approval of the 2011 minutes.
The Chautauqua Institution board is made up of 24 trustees, 20 of whom are elected by the board itself. Members of the corporation, which includes property owners, elect the other four trustees.
One of those trustees, Greg Miller, will reach the end of his term this season.