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Last updated: May 2019


May 18, 2019 - Palo Alto, California
Erma Bombeck - By Your Side

June 4 - 29, 2019 - Ohio
Erma Bombeck travels with other
American Legends from the mid-20th Century
Robert Kennedy,
Julia Child,
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., and
Cesar Chavez
hosted by Ohio Chautauqua in Four Cities. Information will be posted as it becomes available.
See Ohio Humanities traveling Chautauqua

July 2, 2019 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Improvisation Workshops
PG Retreat

July 3, 2019 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
A Visit with Marie Curie
PG Retreat

July 24, 2019 - Boulder, Colorado
Mary Shelley Speaks
Boulder West Senior Center

August 5-8, 2019 - Greeley, Colorado
High Plains Chautauqua - 20th Anniversary
Henry David Thoreau
John James Audubon
Harriet Tubman
Theodore Roosevelt
Marie Curie
Eleanor Roosevelt
Mark Twain
Information will be posted as it becomes available at
High Plains Chautauqua
(Marie Curie and Eleanor Roosevelt will be portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak)

September 9, 2019 - Loveland, Colorado
Hammering Out Human Rights - Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations
Loveland Historical Society

September 11 and 12, 2019 - Durango, Colorado
Durango Chautauqua
Eleanor Roosevelt and Nikola Tesla (portrayed by Doug Mischler) will speak.

September 30, 2019 - Denver, Colorado
MANYA - The Living History of Marie Curie
Denver University

October 2-3, 2019 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
This is my Story: Eleanor Roosevelt During the Great Depression
What We Are Fighting For: Eleanor Roosevelt During World War II
Oklahoma History Center
Open to the Public. Ticket information will be posted as it becomes available.

October 8 and 9, 2019 - Burlington, Vermont
Hammering Out Human Rights: Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations
High Schools in the Berlington area
Hosted by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

October 17, 2019 - El Cerrito, California
A Visit with Marie Curie
Korematsu Middle School
Hosted by the California Section of the American Chemical Society

October 19, 2019 - Oakland, California
MANYA: The Living History of Marie Curie
Laney College
Hosted by the California Section of the American Chemical Society
Open to the Public. Ticket information will be posted as it becomes available.

November 12, 2019 - Belton, Texas
Clara Barton - Patriot Angel
Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center

November 21, 2019 - Dowling Park, Florida
Erma Bombeck - By Your Side
Advent Christian Village

December 7, 2019 - Boulder, Colorado
A Visit with Marie Curie
Old Main, CU Boulder

December 21, 2019 - Denver, Colorado
Winter Solabration
A celebration of the winter solstice
Open to the Public. Information will be posted at as it becomes available.

February 15, 2020 - Goodyear, Arizona
Erma Bombeck - By Your Side
Pebble Creek Community

March 15, 2020 - Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Erma Bombeck - By Your Side
Sundays at Four Series - Aurora University

June 2020 - Oklahoma
Oklahoma Chautauqua - Visionaries
Susan Marie will be presenting as Marie Curie.
Further information will be posted as it becomes available.


Erma Bombeck

Saturday May 18, 2019
2:30 PM

Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

$20. Tickets and information available here

Erma Bombeck captured with poignancy and humor the daily life of a new American phenomenon: the suburban housewife. Believing you had to be able to laugh at life to get through it, she captured the essence of the housewife's daily struggles in her column "At Wit's End" three days a week, eventually appearing in 900 newspapers across the country and in books such as I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression and The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank. She brought to American awareness the life of women whose lives otherwise often felt invisible and taken for granted. She let women across America know: You are not alone. In fact, we number in the millions. I, too, am an American housewife, and I will laugh by your side.

Find out how Erma got started as a writer. Chuckle along as she pokes fun at kids, diets, husbands, household appliances, and especially herself. Includes a Q&A in character with Erma Bombeck, and a Q&A with the presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak.


Mary Shelley Speaks

Wednesday July 24, 2019
1:00 PM

Boulder Senior Center West
909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO.


Teen-age mother, behind-the-scenes supporter of social reform, romantic, and scholar, English writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) may be best known as the author of Frankenstein, but there is much more to be learned about her, both personally and psychologically. Re-live the process of an author’s creation. See how Mary painted her own personal experience with a vivid imagination to build this original and enduring work of science fiction.

In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley raises ethical questions that are, if anything, more pertinent today than they were in her lifetime: the Ethics of Science and Technology, and our Social Responsibility to the abandoned members of society.

45 minute presentation by "Mary Shelley" followed first by a Q&A with "Mary Shelley" and then by a Q&A with the scholar/actress.

Arrive early to request a parking permit for the senior center parking lot. If the parking lot is full, you can park in the library parking lot one block east on Arapahoe.


CU Wizards presents:

"A Visit with Marie Curie"

Saturday December 7, 2019
9:30 AM

Old Main, CU Boulder

Free! Seating is first come, first served.
Suitable to ages 8 and up.

Time travel back to 1915 to witness the struggles and triumphs of the scientist who discovered a new element that really does glow in the dark. Marie Curie is best known for the discovery of radium and radioactivity and the first treatments for cancer, but few understand the obstacles she faced just to get into the laboratory. Come hear her compelling journey.

One-hour includes monologue in character, Question & Answer with Marie Curie, and Question & Answer with presenter Susan Marie Frontczak. More information on the CU Wizards Series is posted at


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