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The ChautauquaWawasee is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program of events that explore the important religious, social and political issues of our times; it stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues. Chautauqua promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance, and teaching of the arts.

Art


We celebrate, encourage and study the arts and believe they are integral to all of learning.

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Education


A cornerstone principal of Chautauqua is the belief in consistence self-improvement through lifelong learning.

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Religion


At Chautauqua, religious faith is perceived, interpreted and experienced as central to the understanding and expression of our social and cultural values.

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Recreation


We believe the recreation experience and a healthy lifestyle are essential to the Chautauqua experience and fuller life overall.

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recent news & articles

Harkless Foundation Awards Chautauqua-Wawasee 2019 $7,000 Grant | December 2019

James E. Caskey, president of the Kenneth and Lela Harkless Foundation, announced $85,500 in grants have been awarded to various organizations within the Syracuse community. The grants were awarded to the following: Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, $16,000; Teen Parents Succeeding, $12,000; Syracuse Parks Department, $10,000; Syracuse Cemetery Association, $10,000; Oakwood Foundation Chautauqua-Wawasee, $7,000; Lilly Center for […]

Chair Yoga for Seniors | February 20, 2020

Chautauqua-Wawasee and the Parkview Warsaw YMCA are jointly planning a one hour Yoga class designed for Senior citizens.  The event will be led by Dawn Weed, who works with Healthy Living at the Kosciusko Community YMCA. When: February 20, 11:00 – Noon Where:  Oakwood Resort Inn, Syracuse, Indiana Free to the Public.  No registration needed. […]

Workshop: Gardening in the Face of a Changing Climate | February 8, 2020

Chautauqua-Wawasee, the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation and Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club are jointly sponsoring a presentation, discussion and workshop focused on “Gardening in the Face of a Changing Climate”. The workshop will be led by John Edgerton of Shelbyville, Michigan.  John has been doing small-scale farming for forty years, striving always to work in cooperation with […]

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Chair Yoga for Seniors | February 20, 2020

Chautauqua-Wawasee and the Parkview Warsaw YMCA are jointly planning a one hour Yoga class designed for Senior citizens.  The event will be led by Dawn Weed, who works with Healthy Living at the Kosciusko Community YMCA. When: February 20, 11:00 – Noon Where:  Oakwood Resort Inn, Syracuse, Indiana Free to the Public.  No registration needed. […]

Workshop: Gardening in the Face of a Changing Climate | February 8, 2020

Chautauqua-Wawasee, the Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation and Syracuse-Wawasee Garden Club are jointly sponsoring a presentation, discussion and workshop focused on “Gardening in the Face of a Changing Climate”. The workshop will be led by John Edgerton of Shelbyville, Michigan.  John has been doing small-scale farming for forty years, striving always to work in cooperation with […]

Book Discussion: Book of Joy | January 24, 2020

Chautauqua-Wawasee and the Syracuse Public Library are planning a discussion on “The Book of Joy:  Lasting Happiness in a World of Change”. In April 2015, Archbishop Desmond Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home in India, to celebrate His Holiness’s 80th birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They […]

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