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FLORIDA CHAUTAUQUA ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Jan 28th, 2009 | 0

Thursday, Jan. 29

7:30-8:45 a.m. Check-in, continental breakfast (Guests $5)

9 – 10:15 a.m.  Keynote: News You Can Use About Africa, Gregory Garland, State Department Spokesman for the Bureau of African Affairs (Guests $10).

10:45 a.m. – noon, first period sessions:
·         United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) – Lt. Col Todi Carnes ($8)
·         Traveling to Africa – Mark Nolting ($8)
·         Short Term Missionary Work in Africa – Barry McWilliams ($8)
·         Tea with Octavia Walton Le Vert – Brenda Rees ($18)

Noon – 1:30 p.m. lunch (Guests $6)

1:45 – 3 p.m., second period sessions:
·         Exploring Your Roots – Wayne Sconiers ($8)
·         History of the Florida Chautauqua Movement – Dean DeBolt ($8)
·         Anglican and Presbyterian Missions in Africa – Dr. Robert Leslie ($8)
·         Tea with the African Storyteller – Masankho Banda ($18)

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. third period sessions:
·         Africa in World Politics Today – Dr. Sandy Silverburg ($8)
·         The Different Medians of Art – Know Your Terms! – Walton County Art League ($8)
·         Mancala for Beginners – Barry McWilliams ($8)
·         Tea with Teddy Roosevelt (Back from Africa!) – Joe Wiegand ($18)

7 p.m. evening performance, African Storytelling with Masankho Banda (Guests $15)

Friday, Jan. 30:

7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Check-in, continental breakfast (Guests $5)

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote: Animal Conservation in Africa – Jim Fowler, former co-star of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom (Guests $10).

10:45 a.m. – noon,  first period sessions
·         U.S. Policy towards Africa Today – Dr. Sandy Silverburg ($8)
·         Writing Your Life Story – Candace Leslie ($8)
·         Better Balance Can Be Learned – Dr. Don Rapp ($8)
·         Making African Drums – Mohamed DaCosta ($8)
·         Stewardship 101: Encountering the Needs of Africa – Barry McWilliams ($8)
·         Tea with Octavia Walton Le Vert – Brenda Rees ($18)

Noon – 1:30 p.m.  lunch (Guests $6)

1:45 – 2:30 p.m., second period sessions
·         Traveling to Africa – Mark Nolting ($8)
·         Case Studies in Medical Ethics – Dr. Robert Leslie ($8)
·         The Art of African Dance – Mohamed DaCosta ($8)
·         History of the A.M.E. Church – Dr. A. Nevell Owens ($8)
·         Tea with the African Storyteller – Masankho Banda ($18)

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.,  third period sessions
·         Florida’s Geologic Connection to Africa – Dr. Jon Arthur ($8)
·         Does our Legal System Work? – The Hon. James Joanas ($8)
·         Tea with Teddy Roosevelt (Back from Africa!) – Joe Wiegand ($18)
·         Mancala Tournament – Barry McWilliams ($8)

7 p.m. evening performance, Agbedidi Africa – 12 member African dance ensemble from the University of Florida (Guests $15)

Saturday, Jan. 31:

7:30-8:45 a.m. Check-in, continental breakfast (Guests $5)

9 – 10:15 a.m.  Keynote: Growing Up in Apartheid South Africa – Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond tutu (Guests $10).

10:45 a.m. – noon, first period sessions
·         African Views on Time and Money – Barry McWilliams ($8)
·         Quilt Making 101: Before You Get Started – Foye and Robert Gramley ($8)
·         Why Africa is Important to Us – Dr. Sandy Silverburg ($8)
·         Tea with Octavia Walton Le Vert – Brenda Rees ($18)

Noon – 1:30 p.m., lunch  (Guests $6)

1:45 – 3 p.m., second period sessions
·         African and Biblical Concepts – Dr. Dave Felder ($8)
·         Mancala Tournament Finale – Barry McWilliams ($8)
·         Baroque Excitement in J.S. Bach – Dr. Robert Leslie ($8)
·         Tea with the African Storyteller – Masankho Banda ($18)

3:30 – 4:45 p.m., third period sessions
·         “Breaking the Silence; Torture Victims Speak Out” Film Presentation & Discussion – Dr. Valliere Auzenne ($8)
·         Islam vs. Christianity: The Battle for Africa – Interfaith Panel ($8)
·         Tea with Teddy Roosevelt (Back from Africa!) – Joe Wiegand ($18)
·         Chautauqua Challenge Brain Bowl – Dr. Britt Poulson ($8)

7 p.m., evening performance,  NW Florida Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert, – Special Guest: The 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt (played by Joe Wiegand) (Guests $15)

Sunday, Feb. 1:

8 a.m. continental breakfast

9 a.m.  Civil War camp pens

10 a.m.  Civil War infantry and artillery drill

11 a.m. Civil War Church services in camp

Noon – 1 p.m., lunch (brown bag) (Guests $5)

Noon – 5 p.m., Chautauqua Porch Party – Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood

Early American Toys – Jim Moore
Cultural Arts Exhibits

1 p.m.,  Live Birds of Prey Demonstration – Amphitheater

1 p.m.  History of the Florida Chautauqua – Dean DeBolt, Hall of Brotherhood

1 – 5 p.m.  Excursions (depart from Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood):
·         Tour of Circle Drive – Diane Pickett (Guests $15)
·         Rocking B-A-B Ranch (Guests $15)
·         Glendale Memorial Preserve (Guests $15)
·         Coastal Dune Lakes (Guests $15)

1:30 p.m.  Civil War inspections before skirmish

2 – 2:30 p.m.  Civil War skirmish at Open Pond

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