To view the entire schedule of events for the week, read the Lakesider
newspaper Calendar of Events.
Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 23
4-8:15 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Lawn
Lakeside's 7th Annual Classic Car Show will feature a variety of classic, vintage and collector cars. Car enthusiasts may enter their collector vehicles (25 years or older) in the show. Advanced registration is not necessary, as there will be on-site, free registration from 3:30-5 p.m. the day of the event.
Lakeside Quilt Show
Saturday, June 23- Saturday, July 7
7:45 p.m. Hoover Auditorium Lobby
Quilts of various sizes will be displayed, including twin and crib-size bed quilts and wall hangings. Quilts are hand or machine-quilted and reflect historic quilt patterns or modern designs. There will also be a section of vintage quilts, made prior to 1950.
Dockside Worship Service
Sunday, June 24
8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Irwin Jennings
Sermon: "Facing Our Giants"
Lakeside United Methodist Church (UMC) Worship Service
Sunday, June 24
9 a.m. Lakeside UMC
Hoover Worship Service
Sunday, June 24
10:30 a.m. Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Dave Daubert
Sermon: "Before There Was Eden"
Monday, June 25
10:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck
A Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS) volunteer will lead a walk to view 20-25 different trees.
Tuesday, June 26 & Friday, June 29
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Walnut Avenue
Local farmers will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs, teas and homemade baked goods. Farmers' Market bags are available for $2 at the Lakeside Chautauqua Office.
Tuesday, June 26
11 a.m. Hoover Auditorium Porch
The Cardinal Chorale, under the musical direction of Charles Snyder, is a youth choir made up of 200 talented singers from across Ohio. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at the Pavilion East Deck.
Walking Tour of Historic Central Lakeside
Wednesday, June 27
10:30 a.m. Heritage Hall Museum
As part of the Lakeside Heritage Society's summer activities, free historic walking tours of Lakeside buildings are offered.
Wednesday, June 27
5:30 p.m. Perry Park
All are welcome to feast on hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, chips, watermelon, lemonade and cookies. Food, drinks and place settings are provided. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. There is no charge, but a $3 donation is suggested to help offset the cost. In the event of rain, the picnic will be cancelled.
Wednesday Evening Boat Cruises
Wednesday, June 27
6:15 p.m. Dock/Hotel Lakeside
The Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) will host several Wednesday Evening Cruises throughout the summer. Each event will offer a special evening cruise (weather permitting) and dinner.
The first Wednesday Evening Cruise will take place on June 27. Rides begin at 6:15 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., at the Hotel Lakeside Fern Room. During dinner, there will be a presentation by Keith Kreager about the History of Richardson Boat Works.
Cost for the dinner is $35, which includes choice of an entree. To make a reservation, contact the Lakeside Chautauqua Group Sales Office at (419) 798-4461, ext. 279.
Crampton Memorial Art Show Deadline
The deadline to submit entry forms for the Katharine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show is Friday, June 29. The show, now in its 57th year, will display artwork July 10-28 in the Hoover Auditorium Lobby.
Harsh Road Speed Limit
Harsh Road is located outside the East Second Street Gate of Lakeside. The speed limit on Harsh Road is 25 mph. Please obey the speed limit to ensure the safety of residents, walkers and bikers. There will be increased patrols on this road throughout the summer to enforce the law.
Lakeside is a "Tobacco-Free" Community
For the health and wellness of guests, Lakeside Chautauqua is a tobacco-free community. Smoking and the use of other tobacco products are prohibited on the Lakeside grounds, with the exception of privately-owned properties.
The policy supports Lakeside's long-range Strategic Plan, providing an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment for all guests, as well as fulfilling Lakeside's obligation to protect the health of all residents and guests.
Trash and Recycling Collection Days
During the summer, trash is collected on Tuesday and Friday, while recycling is collected on Friday only.
Please place trash and recycling bins on the curbside for pick-up by 7:30 a.m. Recyclables, including glass, plastic bottles, metal cans and newspapers, may be taken to the green dumpster at the top of Maple Avenue, across from the South Gate parking lot. After Labor Day weekend, trash collection will resume its one day per week schedule on Tuesday.
Orchestra Hall Movie Theatre
Orchestra Hall enjoys the distinction of being the only movie theater on the Marblehead Peninsula, as well as in all of Ottawa County. Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of Orchestra Hall, watching first-run flicks and classic favorites.
Child: $3 (under age 12)
Review the upcoming movie schedule.
C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts
The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts holds an open house from 1-3 p.m. every Sunday during the season. This gives Lakesiders the opportunity to visit, meet the artists, check out the projects for the week and sign up for classes.
Review this week's class schedule.
Waterfront Dining at Hotel Lakeside Café
The Hotel Lakeside dining room and outdoor café are open, serving lunch from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner from 5-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
On Sunday, a brunch buffet is offered from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost for Sunday Brunch is $15.95 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 6-10 and children under age five are free. In the case of inclement weather, the outdoor café will be closed.
Throughout the summer, Lakeside will be accepting entries for a photo contest. The selected photo(s) will appear in the 2013 Calendar of Events brochure.
Share your Lakeside photos that capture the Chautauqua spirit and celebrate the unique beauty and character of the community. Images should represent family, traditions, children, religion, education, cultural arts (special events, programming), recreation, landscape, architecture and most importantly, people enjoying Lakeside.
Deadline for entry is Monday, Sept. 3 at 11:59 p.m.
Children and teens enjoy the Youth Annual Conference (YAC) activities in Central Park. Photo submitted by Riney Robertson.
Members of the West Ohio Conference pack Hoover Auditorium for the final session.
A thunderstorm arrives in Lakeside, forcing East Ohio Conference members to flee indoors. Photo submitted by
Lakeside youth take part in the USTA Quickstart Tennis Program lesson during the West Ohio Conference. Photo submitted by Tom Jones.
Molly McNamara, Logan Martens, Jesse Cannon and Rachel Cannon raise money for 'Imagine No Malaria' with a lemonade stand during the East Ohio Conference. Daniel McNamara and Evan Martens (not pictured) ran a stand on the opposite side of Hoover.
West Ohio Conference members visit the Farmers' Market along the lake.
Welcome to Week 1
There are many opportunities to nurture mind, body and spirit during the 139th Chautauqua summer season. The week begins with the 7th Annual Lakeside Classic Car Show and a performance by Mike Albert & the Big "E" Band at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 23. Lakeside Chautauqua also welcomes two judges, Diane Clasen and Bill Hahn, to the grounds for the America in Bloom Competition.
The Rev. Dave Daubert will serve as Chaplain of the Week and deliver the message, "Before There Was Eden," based on Corinthians 6:1-13 and Mark 4:35-41, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Hoover Worship Service. His theme for the week will be "Joining as God's Partners: Renewing and Transforming the Church and the World."
Daily educational lectures will discuss the 2012 Elections and The War of 1812. Hoover Auditorium nightly entertainment will include Hoover Movie Night: "Heidi," Blue Lunch, Oberlin Choristers, Magician Aaron Radatz and "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" Starring Peter Gros.
Finally, recreation features a new United States Tennis Association (USTA) QuickStart 10 and Under Tennis Program. There will also be two youth shuffleboard tournaments this week, among many other recreational opportunities.
America in Bloom National Awards Competition
The Lakeside Chautauqua community has entered the nationally recognized America in Bloom
The judges, Diane Clasen and Bill Hahn, will arrive on Wednesday, June 27 and depart Saturday, June 30.
While on the grounds, the judges will tour the community to critique and meet with organization leaders, residents and volunteers. The tour will highlight the unique, landscaped gardens, environmental efforts of the community and detailed tidiness of individual properties and businesses.
Please help us provide a warm Lakeside welcome to the judges as they arrive and tour Lakeside. To ensure the judges have an unobstructed view of the beauty of individual and business properties and landscapes, please remove all yard signs, reflectors and barricades, including orange cones and sawhorse legs.
All of these efforts will showcase the pride and community spirit we share at Lakeside. Read more...
|Tree City USA Designation
Lakeside Chautauqua has been named a Tree City USA
community by the Arbor Day Foundation
for its commitment to urban forestry. The awards ceremony, recognizing Lakeside and other communities, was held on May 9 in Rockford, Ohio.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a non-profit, environmental and educational organization of more than one million members with a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees.
"We all benefit when communities like Lakeside place a high priority on planting and caring for trees, one of our nation's most beautiful resources," said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Trees shade our homes, add beauty to our neighborhoods and provide many environmental, economic and social benefits. We applaud Lakeside's officials, volunteers and citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest." Read more...
Lakeside Chautauqua Deepens Commitment to Chautauqua Ideal
Over the past seven years, Lakeside has embraced and deepened its commitment to the Chautauqua ideal by further researching the movement, visiting and meeting with the leaders of other communities on the Chautauqua Trail
and promoting its Chautauqua heritage with residents and guests.
The Chautauqua Movement holds an honored place in North American history, and Lakeside remains a leader of this cultural phenomenon. To fully honor this history and acknowledge Lakeside's mission, the Lakeside Board of Directors recently made a decision to adopt a new public-facing name for its cherished institution, Lakeside Chautauqua. Read more...
The Memorial Garden at
Lakeside Chautauqua has owned a major wooded parcel of land along Harsh Road for many decades.
Recently, Lakeside acquired nearly seven additional acres adjoining this area with a goal of preserving and expanding green space while making it accessible to guests and residents throughout the year.
The Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors voted unanimously to develop these collective parcels as Chautauqua Park, Lakeside's fourth major park.
Over time, this park, located east of South Poplar Avenue, will seamlessly weave together the four pillars of Chautauqua -- religion, education, cultural arts and recreation.
The new, sacred space is dedicated to celebrating the circle of life. For instance, each year in Lakeside many newborns are baptized, couples plan engagements, marriages and anniversaries and families gather to celebrate birthdays, graduations and reunions. Read more...
Tour de Chautauqua Starts in Lakeside
On Friday, June 22, 14 cyclists began a 220-mile pilgrimage trail from Lakeside Chautauqua to Chautauqua Institution in New York. The Pedaling Parsons, a group of lay and clergy bicycle riders from the East Ohio United Methodist Conference, will lead the trip. The group will arrive in New York on Tuesday, June 26.
This pilgrimage ride celebrates two historic Methodist Chautauqua communities that emerged from church camp status in the 1880s. There are 14 other Chautauqua communities in North America, all of which are a part of the Chautauqua Trail. Read more...
Hoover Auditorium Upgrades Take Center Stage
Hoover Auditorium has a new appearance this season. This historic facility underwent many upgrades during the off-season.
Four large-scale ceiling fans were installed in early April to ensure that audiences enjoy cultural arts performances and worship services comfortably. Each fan is silent even though it has 11 blades with a wing span of 18 feet.
The fans were custom made by a company in Kentucky and were painted to match the trusses and roof to blend into the ceiling. Technology and logistics play critical roles in producing and delivering many memorable performances and worship services in Hoover, especially with sound reinforcement and amplification. Read more...
Chaplain of the Week: The Rev. Dave Daubert
During the 91st Annual Lakeside Lutheran Chautauqua Week, the Rev. Dave Daubert serves as Chaplain of the Week. The Rev. Daubert is the CEO/Director of A Renewal Enterprise, Inc. in Chicago, Ill.
He will preach at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Hoover Worship Service on June 24, in Hoover Auditorium. His sermon, based on 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 and Mark 4:35-41, is entitled, "Before There Was Eden."
For the week of June 24-29, both the 9:15 a.m. Chaplain's Hour and the 10:15 a.m. Bible Study will be held in Hoover Auditorium. The Rev. Daubert's theme for the week will be "Joining as God's Partners: Renewing and Transforming the Church and the World."
The Rev. Daubert will also preach each morning for Chaplain's Hour at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Friday, in Hoover Auditorium, during Lutheran Chautauqua Week and at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 for Evening Prayer & Praise at the Steele Memorial Bandstand. All are welcome. Read more...
Monday, June 2510:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green RoomThe Nomination Process
Paul Beck, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences, The Ohio State University1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Green Room2012 Presidential Election
Paul Beck, PhDTuesday, June 2610:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green Room2012 Congressional & State Elections
Paul Beck, PhD1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Green RoomCampaign Finance
Paul Beck, PhDWednesday, June 2710:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green RoomThe War of 1812: An Overview (Part I)
Jeff Helmer, Park Ranger, Perry Victory & International Peace Memorial1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Green RoomThe War of 1812: An Overview (Part II)
Jeff HelmerThursday, June 2810:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green RoomThe War of 1812 in North Central Ohio (Part I)
Lou Schultz, Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission Member1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Green RoomThe War of 1812 in North Central Ohio (Part II)
Other Week 1 Educational OpportunitiesSunday, June 242 p.m. Fountain Inn Green RoomLakeside Heritage Society Lecture: The 1812 Peninsula Skirmish
Paul Moon, retired Ottawa County JudgeMonday, June 251:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club (Green Gables)Monday After Lunch Bunch Book Discussion:
Pride & Prejudice
by Jane Austen
Discussion Leader: Patti Foley
(Prior reading of book required)
Tuesday, June 261:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club (Green Gables)Lakeside Women's Club Program: Eleanor Durr...Why Was She Called "Miss Lakeside?"
Gretchen S. Curtis, Director of Operations, Lakeside Heritage Society3:30 p.m. Lakeside Chautauqua Office Back Conference Room
Lakeside Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle Book Discussion:
Justice: What Is the Right Thing To Do? by Michael Sandel
Discussion Leader: Paul Sukys(Prior reading of book required)Friday, June 2910:30 a.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand (Central Park Gazebo)Intergenerational Learning Seminar: The War of 1812 - A Soldier's Life
Marcus Lehmann & Robert Whitman, Perry Victory & International Peace Memorial Interpreters Sponsored by Key Private Bank1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club (Green Gables)Lakeside Women's Club Book Review:
A Land Remembered
by Patrick Smith
Reviewer: Bea Walker
2:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room
Foreign Affairs Forum
Moderated by Jeff Dieterich, Retired Foreign Service Officer
All performances start at 8:15 p.m., in Hoover Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, June 23
Mike Albert & the Big "E" Band
Mike Albert & the Big "E" Band will take the stage for an encore performance as the opening act for the 139th Lakeside Chautauqua season. Albert is known worldwide for his respectful portrayal of Elvis Presley with his ultimate tribute show.
With songs such as "All Shook Up," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Blue Suede Shoes," Albert has won seven major world "Elvis" contests for his portrayal of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Beginning with sing-a-long tapes of Elvis' greatest hits, Albert discovered he possessed a hidden talent that turned into a real passion. Read more...
Sunday, June 24
Krista Solars & the Trailblazers
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand (Central Park Gazebo)
Krista Solars & the Trailblazers will make their Lakeside debut during Sunday's Family Night in the Park. Solars started playing classical violin when she was only 4 years old. When she turned 6, she and her two brothers began playing the fiddle.
Solars won numerous awards and competed in various contests throughout the states of Ohio and West Virginia.
Some of these accomplishments include first place at the Ohio State Fiddle Contest in the Junior Division in 2004 and first place in the Senior Division in 2009. She competed in the Grand Master Fiddling Championship in 2008 and placed 24th overall. Read more...
Monday, June 25
Hoover Movie Night: "Heidi"
"Heidi" is a film produced in 1937 starring Shirley Temple, Jean Hersholt and Arthur Treacher. Temple plays Heidi, an 8-year-old orphan who is forced by her selfish Aunt Dete (Mady Christians) to live in the mountains with her grumpy, paternal grandfather, Adolph Kramer (Jean Hersholt).
Through her shining personality, sheer love and angelic way, Heidi is able to pull her grandfather from his outcast ways and reintroduce him to the mountain society that he has hidden from for many years. He finds a way to love Heidi and provide her with a caring home.
Aunt Dete returns, however, and takes Heidi away from Adolph to become a companion to a rich man's daughter, Klara. Read more...
Tuesday, June 26
Blue Lunch is an eight-piece band, founded in 1984, from Cleveland, Ohio. The group is known for playing a mix of covers and original compositions. Blue Lunch has a full lineup of bass, drums, guitar, harmonica, keyboards and horns.
The musical style reflects a wide range of influences including big band, New Orleans R&B, soul, jazz, gospel and classic rock 'n' roll. Pete London is not only the band's founding member and front man, but vocalist, harmonica player and un-official leader.
Bob Frank, an accomplished guitarist and vocalist, is the primary songwriter for the group. Mike Rubin, owner of the oldest music store in Cleveland, Ohio, Prospect Music, plays trumpet for the band. Tony Koussa first saw Blue Lunch perform when he was only 13 years old. Blue Lunch also includes Scott Flowers on drums, Ray DeForest on bass and Bob Michael on trombone, a seasoned member of the band who brings a wealth of musical experience. Read more...
Wednesday, June 27
The Oberlin Choristers will perform a "Tour by the Lakeside." Under Jennifer Call, the Choristers' artistic director and touring choir director, the program is composed primarily of contemporary choral music.
The Touring Choir, made up of students in grades seven through nine, perform challenging repertoire with skill and musicality beyond their years. The young group delights audiences with their pure sound and energetic singing. Since 1990, the Oberlin Choristers have brought choral music education and performance opportunities to the children and youth of Northeast Ohio.
The members consist of children of all ages ranging from kindergartners to seniors in high school and come from more than 20 Northeast Ohio communities. Read more...
Thursday, June 28
Magician Aaron Radatz
Magician Aaron Radatz will entertain with a night of mysterious illusions in Hoover Auditorium. Radatz began performing magic at the age of 6 for family and friends, but he soon made it his goal to turn his passion into a full-time profession.
Early on in his career, Radatz attracted clients such as Hilton Hotels, Disney Cruise Lines and the famed Hollywood's Magic Castle. Radatz's expertise and devotion to his craft provided him with a global audience, and at only 20 years old, he earned the title of being the youngest magician to headline a casino production at Casino Magic in Biloxi, Miss.
He spent time studying with many masters of magic and was the only magician to have the opportunity to apprentice with the great Mr. Harry Blackstone, Jr. who even said, "I would recommend Aaron without reservation." Read more...
Friday, June 29
"Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" Starring Peter Gros Peter Gros and his 'wild kingdom' of animals make their Lakeside debut accompanied by 12 live animals. As the host of "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" on Animal Planet, Gros provides the link between the original series and the new specials.
The original "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" television program was one of the best-known and longest-running programs from 1963-1988. Gros is an active conservationist. His research expeditions have taken him to Lake Baikal in Siberia to explore the world's largest, oldest and deepest lake and to the Amazon Basin with 39 sixth-graders to study the Peruvian Rainforest. On behalf of Mutual of Omaha, Gros is involved in a nationwide conservation education program conducted at the local community level. Read more...
Two Youth Shuffleboard Tournaments This Week:
Tuesday, June 26
Norma Faris Ohio Pre-Teen Doubles (ages 12 & under)
Thursday, June 28
Norma Faris Ohio Junior Doubles (ages 15 & under)
All age-eligible youth are welcome to test their shuffling skills. On Tuesday, June 26, the Ohio State Pre-Teen Doubles (age 12 & under) will take place. The Ohio State Junior Doubles (age 15 & under) will be held on Thursday, June 28. Both tournaments are Ohio State Shuffleboard Association (OSSA) sanctioned.
There is no entry fee and all equipment is provided. Sign-up at the courts opens at 8:30 a.m. on each tournament day and closes promptly at 9 a.m. Tournament play begins after entries close. The tournaments break for lunch and play concludes by mid-afternoon.
Individual shuffleboard trophies will be awarded to a number of high-placing teams. For questions, speak with any shuffleboard employee.
Important notes: A parent or guardian must sign an official release form, which is available at entry. OSSA rules require all tournament players to wear close-toed shoes. These are doubles tournaments, therefore, players are encouraged to find a partner in advance or show up early on tournament day. The Shuffleboard Staff will do its best to create teams.
QuickStart 10 and Under Tennis Program Launches
New to the Williams Tennis Campus this year is the United States Tennis Association (USTA) QuickStart 10 and Under Tennis Program. This new program in Lakeside is lauded by tennis professionals around the world and sanctioned by USTA and the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
QuickStart introduces children to tennis by teaching the fundamentals. This program is unique because it uses portable nets to create smaller courts and different size rackets. Three different types of tennis balls are introduced sequentially as children develop their strokes and learn to rally successfully.
By using slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, shorter and lighter rackets and smaller courts, children of all ages will be able to grasp the fundamentals of tennis more easily and develop their skills more successfully.
Lessons are available at the Williams Tennis Campus Monday-Thursday from 1-1:30 p.m. for Level 1 (ages 5-7), and 2-2:50 p.m. for Level 2 (ages 8-10).
Lakeside Chautauqua thanks the Northwestern Ohio USTA for their financial support.
Danbury Swimming Pool
All Lakeside pass holders (season passes and daily gate passes) may use the Danbury High School swimming pool during lap swim and open swim, free of charge. The pool hours are 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday. Open swim is from 7-9 a.m. and 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 7-11 a.m. Wednesday. Lap swim hours are from 7-8 a.m. Monday-Friday.
For $5, pass holders may participate in a Water Aerobics Class from 9-10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday. The pool is closed for free swim during the Water Aerobics Classes. The pool will be open until Friday, Aug. 24.