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Always the perfect gift: A Chautauqua Gift Card
Purchase your Chautauqua Gift Cards online today! http://www.chautauquabookstore.com/gift-card

Afterwords Cafe
Located on Bestor Plaza, above the bookstore. In-Season Hours are Sunday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–7 p.m. | Friday & Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m. The Afterwords Café offers fine private roast coffee, pastries, bagels, fresh fruit and paninis made with hearty breads and ingredients including fresh eggs, smoked salmon and local produce. Midday gives way to an array of fresh salads, traditional and gourmet style sandwiches, quiche, numerous soup choices and desserts.
Farmers Market
Located next to the Main Gate Welcome Center. The market features vendors displaying farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh gladiolas and more! Monday-Saturday 7-11am (Summer Season Only)
Food for Thought -- Fresh, Clean Food
Download full menu (see "file" below) of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and dinners. Order dinners in advance for pick-up. Fresh baked breads and baked goods, Perry's Ice cream, gourmet coffee, smoothies, and a delightful assortment of hostess and home goods. Visit us on the ground level of the St. Elmo on Bestor Plaza. Open 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily during the summer season.
Brickwalk Cafe Grab-N-Go + Ice Cream
Salads, wraps, sandwiches, and snacks are available at the Brick Walk Cafe on Bestor Plaza daily for that quick bite to eat. Full menu also available for order daily. Check out the daily special on the chalkboard outside.
Nonperishable Food Drives
Dispose of nonperishable foods in the cartons inside the north entrance of the post office. Mayville Food Pantry makes the food available to needy families in Chautauqua Lake Central School District. Hurlbut Church is accepting nonperishable food items for the Asheville Food Pantry. Food donations may be dropped off at the Scott entrance of Hurlbut Church.
CHQ&A Podcast -- Listen today!
CHQ&A is the flagship podcast of Chautauqua Institution, featuring interviews with prominent guests who participate in Chautauqua's summer season of programs in the arts, education, interfaith dialogue and recreation. Hosted by Jordan Steves, Chautauqua's director of communications, with interviewers from around the Chautauqua community. Click "Info" below to link to the podcast homepage.
CHQ Tech Squad to the rescue!
Contact CHQ Tech Squad, located in the Colonnade Building across from 2 Ames, for all your personal computer and mobile device support. Open Monday-Friday -- House calls from 9:00:11:00 am; Store from 11:30-3:30; House calls from 3:30-5: 30 pm ; Services Offered: Hardware Repairs; Software Support (helping with office and other programs when people are unsure how to use them); Driver Fixing; Selling of New Devices and Accessories (Chargers, Laptops, Wifi Routers, Headphones, Mice, Keyboard, AntiVirus); Wifi Setup and Install; House Calls for Issues at Home; Setup of Streaming Devices (Apple TV, Fire Stick, Roku etc); DirecTV now setup help; Virus Removal and Tune-up; Machine Reformats and Data Backup and Moved to New Device; Private lessons available for most technologies and available by request. 80 dollars an hour -- Half hour minimum.
Ice Cream!!
Chautauquans love their ice cream! Ice cream is available at three locations on Bestor Plaza: Brickwalk Cafe and Food for Thought (ground level, St. Elmo) offer hand-dipped Perry's Ice Cream and the Plaza Market in the Colonnade offers a variety of ice cream bars, pints and popsicles.
2019 Themes
Chautauqua's 2019 weekly themes are available for viewing at http://www.chq.org/2019
Free Notary at Bestor Plaza Visitors Center
Drop-ins welcome at the Welcome Center (Summer Season Only), but call and make an appointment to ensure a Notary is available and to reduce wait time. No charge for those with a valid Chautauqua gate pass. 1.800.836.ARTS

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