The 2013 Chautauqua Assembly will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Chautauqua Auditorium in Waxahachie’s Getzendaner Park. This year’s theme is “Car Crazy: An American Love Affair.”

Opening ceremonies begin at noon and the event includes a full lineup of presentations, demonstrations and special events focused on the automobile.

As a special treat, this year’s Assembly will include a free showing of the Disney movie “Cars” at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 in Getzendaner Park.

Presentations for this year’s Assembly include: A conversation with Henry Ford; The Power of Combustion; The Ten Greatest Car Scenes in Movie History; and the Texas A&M Debate Team presentation on “Self Driving Cars.”

Midlothian Classic Wheels, the Dallas Model A Club, Carl’s Custom Cars and the Texas State Technical College Automotive Department will also be hosting events in the park near the Chautauqua.

The family-friendly event is open to all.