Entertainment that’s educational is at the core of Chautauqua at the Riverside, which recently received a Michigan Humanities Council Grant to cover many of the costs of this year’s event. Presentations begin on the hour, run for 45 minutes and are free with topics including Native American women in Michigan history and Frederic Pease and the 100th Anniversary of his namesake auditorium. Also, visitors will learn how some Michigan cities got their “crazy” names. The Ypsilanti Community Orchestra will demonstrate the power of the written word translated through music and Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band will perform. Chautauqua on The Riverside was founded by Tom Dodd in 2012 as part of the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival and is now organized by the Ypsilanti Historical Society to stimulate interest in the history and heritage of the city, state and country.
Saturday, October 18, from 10am-9pm. Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti.
Admission is free but donations are accepted.