Lakeside ChautauquaJune 30-July 6, 2012
In this Issue
Lakeside Celebrates Fourth of July
Chautauqua Network Annual Meeting
Volunteer for Homestay
Lakeside Summer Stage
Religious Life: Chaplain of the Week
Educational Lectures
Cultural Arts/Entertainment
Special Events

To view the entire schedule of events for the week, read the Lakesider

newspaper Calendar of Events.


Lakeside Quilt Show
Until Saturday, July 7
7:45 p.m. Hoover Auditorium Lobby
Prior to evening shows in Hoover, 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, July 1

8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck

The Rev. Irwin Jennings

Sermon: "One Reliable Answer to Our Search for Joy and Satisfaction"


Lakeside United Methodist Church (UMC) Worship Service

Sunday, July 1

9 a.m.  Lakeside UMC


Hoover Worship Service

Sunday, July 1

10:30 a.m. Hoover Auditorium

The Rev. Dr. Myron McCoy

Sermon: "Living in Danger?"  


Guided Tree Walk

Monday, July 2

10:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck

A Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS) volunteer will lead a walk to view 20-25 different trees.  


Miami University Gathering

Monday, July 2

3:30 p.m.  

A Miami University gathering in memory of former President Phillip R. Shriver, PhD, will take place this week.

Join the Shriver family, Miami alumni and students in the Lakeside home of Wayne and Susan Warden at 402 E. Second St. Please bring an appetizer to share. Drinks will be provided. RSVP to (419) 798-5748 by Sunday, July 1. 


Farmers' Market

Tuesday, July 3 & Friday, July 6

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.


Heidelberg University Gathering

Tuesday, July 3

6 p.m. Train Station  

There will be an alumni and friends dinner with Heidelberg University President Rob Huntington. For reservations and more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (800) 925-9250, ext. 2028.  


Book Signing 

Wednesday, July 4  

11:30 a.m. Joseph Wise Fine Clocks  

Bob Adamov, an award-winning Put-in-Bay novelist, will be signing copies of his book Tan Lines. The book is his sixth installment of his Put-in-Bay based mystery adventure series.  


Puppet Show

Friday, July 6

1:30 p.m. Bradley Temple  

This week's show is "The Stringling Brothers Circus" with Guy Thompson. Thompson has been a puppeteer for 11 years and has been performing in Lakeside for seven years. 

Danbury High School Parking
Danbury High School parking lot, at the corner of Erie Beach Road and Route 163, offers free parking off the Lakeside grounds; no shuttle service. Parking will be available until Saturday, Aug. 11.

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.

Lakeside Shuttle Service
The free shuttle runs a route from the South Gate Parking Lot, to Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn, to Hoover Auditorium, to Chautauqua Park upon request and back to the South Gate Parking Lot.

The shuttles run from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. every day until Labor Day. There is no need to call for a shuttle, simply go to one of the stops and catch a shuttle as it makes its rounds. All shuttles are marked with an orange flag.

Lakesider Available Online
Download the weekly issue of the Lakesider; Pages 1-12, Pages 13-24

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.

Adult: $6
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. Also on Sunday, there will be a Sunday night café menu from 5-8 p.m. and a taco bar. In the case of inclement weather, the outdoor café will be closed.
Save the Date

The Osmond Brothers 

8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 7   


Chaplain of the Week July 8-13:
Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

10:30 a.m. Sunday Hoover Worship

9:15 a.m. Daily Chaplain's Hour  


Country Dance & Family Fun with Cottonwood Jam String Band  

7 p.m. Monday, July 9 


Kelleys Island Swim 

7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 11  


"An Evening with Judy Collins" 

8:15 p.m. Friday, July 13 


"Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show" 

8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 14


Raccoon Run 

8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15


"State of Lakeside" Address

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18



8:15 p.m. Friday, July 20

Photo Contest

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.

Chautauqua Scrapbook

Bicyclists of the Tour de Chautauqua prepare to begin their 220-mile journey from Lakeside Chautauqua to Chautauqua Institution in New York on June 22.


A fleet of sailboats participate in a Summer Sailstice event. Photo submitted by Beth Sibbring.  


Casie Scott, Chelsea Wellman, Dottie McDowell and Lynne Woods hang quilts for the Lakeside Quilt Show in Hoover Auditorium. The show continues until Saturday, July 7. 


Youth, ages 12 and under, compete in the Shuffleboard Pre-Teen Doubles Tournament on June 26. 


The sun sets as Lakesiders take a Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Sunday Evening Cruise. Photo submitted by Hillery Gaiser. 

Mike Albert & the Big "E" Band, with help from Lakeside youth, entertain the audience in Hoover Auditorium. 


The Cardinal Chorale perform June 26 on the steps of Hoover Auditorium.     

Quick Links
Welcome to Week 2
There are many opportunities to nurture mind, body and spirit during the 139th Chautauqua summer season. Week 2  begins with a performance by Cornell Gunter's Coasters, Bobby Hendricks' Drifters & The Platters at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 30.

The Rev. Dr. Myron McCoy will serve as the Chaplain of the Week and deliver the message, "Living in Danger?," based on Proverbs 29:18, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Hoover Worship Service. His theme for the week will be "Simple Questions to Ponder the Quality of our Christian Commitment."

With the Fourth of July falling in the middle of this week, the Chautauqua Lecture Series will discuss All Things Americana.

Hoover Auditorium nightly entertainment will include Hoover Movie Night: "Lassie Come Home," Circo Comedia, "The Magic of John Denver" with Rick Schuler & Jim Connor and Rhythmic Circus "Feet Don't Fail Me Now." There will be a special performance at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 at Steele Memorial Bandstand, by Central Ohio Brass Band.

Recreation features the USA National Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame induction of Lakesider Bob Sudomir, as well as pre-registration dates for upcoming competitions.
Lakeside Celebrates Fourth of July
Fourth of July community activities begin at 10 a.m. with the Children's Bike Parade in Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with an already-decorated bike. Due to a worldwide helium shortage, balloons will not be distributed for bikes this year.

Following the bike parade will be the Fourth of July Float Parade at 10:15 a.m.

The Grand Marshals for the float parade will be the Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) interns.

The Lakeside Leadership Academy was established in 2008 and serves as a junction for recognizing, mentoring and supporting past, present and future leaders who have or will contribute to the spirit of Lakeside Chautauqua.

The LLA interns provide leadership among seasonal employees and gain valuable and unique experience throughout the summer. Read more...
Lakeside to Host Chautauqua Network Annual Meeting from July 21-24
In the 19th and 20th centuries, "Chautauqua" was an educational and cultural movement that built communities and supported individuals in the development of their full potential spiritually, intellectually, culturally and physically.

The concept spread throughout rural North America as hundreds of Chautauqua communities were established.

However, by the mid-1920s the movement began to recede due to the rise of the automobile, the radio and access to education. Only a handful of these communities survived the decline.

Today there are 14 Chautauqua communities across the United States and Canada, and the demand for authentic cultural experiences and continued learning opportunities is on the rise. This demand sparked the establishment of the Chautauqua Network, a group of organizations and individuals committed to promoting the Chautauqua concept.

Lakeside will welcome representatives from each community for the Chautauqua Network Annual Meeting from July 21-24. Read more...
Volunteer to Host a Chautauqua Network Attendee in Your Cottage
Homestays are a tradition of the Chautauqua Network, providing a bed, good conversation and perhaps refreshments to overnight guests. These personal visits allow attendees to experience the Chautauqua community through the hospitality of gracious homeowners.

We invite Lakeside homeowners to voluntarily host Chautauqua Network Annual Meeting attendees throughout the four-day event, July 21-24.

Homestay arrangements include a private bedroom with guest-only bathroom or private bedroom with shared bathroom with hosts, with no rental fee.

Hosts can indicate how many attendees can be accommodated in their cottage. Attendees will be provided meals as part of the registration fee; therefore, hosts are not required to plan and prepare entire meals. Linens and towels are to be provided by the host.

Attendees may arrive early on Friday, July 20 or Saturday, July 21 and stay until mid-morning on Tuesday, July 24. Read more...
Summer Stage Takes New Direction
Lakeside Summer Stage is taking a new direction this year with two small-scale and more focused productions with a cast and crew comprised solely of Lakesiders.

First on the schedule is "Love Letters and Other Missed Connections." This play combines the contemporary scripts of David Ives' "Sure Thing" with A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" for an evening of romantic comedy intended for adult audiences.

It will be performed on two nights only at 8:15 p.m. Monday, July 2 and Monday, July 9, in the Hotel Lakeside Fern Room. Appetizers will be served during intermission.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the Lakeside Chautauqua Office.

"Sure Thing" will star Carly Mungovan and Mark Maruschak. A short, rapid-fire comic play, it portrays the chance meeting of Betty and Bill whose conversation is continually reset by the ringing of a bell, prompting them to start over whenever one of the characters responds negatively to the other.

Gurney's "Love Letters" will star Detra Bennett and Riney Robertson sharing the story of Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III spanning 50 years. Read more...
Religious Life
Chaplain of the Week: The Rev. Dr. Myron McCoy
The Rev. Dr. Myron F. McCoy serves as the Chaplain of the Week. Dr. McCoy is the president of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Mo.

He will preach at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service at Hoover Auditorium July 1. His sermon, based on Proverbs 29:18, is entitled, "Living in Danger?" He will also preach at 9:15 a.m. each morning for Chaplain's Hour in Orchestra Hall, and at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday for Evening Prayer & Praise at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Central Park Gazebo.

Please note: Chaplain's Hour will not be held on Wednesday due to July 4.

Dr. McCoy's theme for the week will be "Simple Questions to Ponder the Quality of our Christian Commitment."

He became the fourth president of Saint Paul School of Theology in August 2003. Bringing more than two decades of experience in local church leadership, including serving as a district superintendent, Dr. McCoy came to Kansas City from Chicago, Ill., where he served as Senior Pastor of Saint Mark United Methodist Church from 1992-2003. Read more...
Educational Lectures

Monday, July 2

10:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green Room

Charles Csuri: The Life and Artistic Path of a Computer Art Pioneer

Janice Glowski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Art History and Religion, Wittenberg University

1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Green Room

Charles Csuri: A Contemporary Computer Artist's Creative Process

Janice Glowski, PhD 


Tuesday, July 3

10:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green Room

25 Books that Shaped America

Thomas Foster, PhD, Professor/Director of Master of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of Michigan - Flint

1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Green Room

The Books that Didn't Make the Book

Thomas Foster, PhD


Wednesday, July 4

There will be no lectures due to the holiday.


Thursday, July 5

10:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green Room

Keeping 'em Flying

Chris Trobridge, Public Information Officer, The Commemorative Air Force

1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Green Room

Maintaining and Operating the Bombers of the Pacific Theater

Chris Trobridge


Other Week 2 Educational Opportunities

Sunday, July 1
2 p.m. Fountain Inn Green Room
Lakeside's Fourth of July Celebrations Since 1906
Gretchen S. Curtis, Director of Operations, Lakeside Heritage Society

Monday, July 2
10:30 a.m. Pavilion East Desk
Guided Tree Walk  

Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society 

2 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club (Green Gables)

Lakeside Girls' Club (ages 5-11)

This Week's Theme: Beach Party

Tuesday, July 3
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club (Green Gables)
Lakeside Women's Club Program: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail
Speaker: Paul Stutzman

1:30 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand (Central Park Gazebo)

Shelter Dogs

Canine and human representatives from the Ottawa Humane Society 

3:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room 

Historic Chautauqua Movement Seminar

Gretchen S. Curtis   

Friday, July 6
10:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green Room
Intergenerational Learning Seminar: Problem Solving Fun
Ed Meyer, PhD, Professor of Physics, Baldwin-Wallace College
Sponsored by Key Private Bank
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club (Green Gables)
Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: In the Garden of the Beasts

by Erik Larson
Reviewer: Carter Bobbitt, MD
2:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room
Foreign Affairs Forum
Moderated by Jeff Dieterich, Retired Foreign Service Officer  


Saturday, July 7 

10:30 a.m. Fountain Inn Green Room
Intergenerational Learning Seminar: Problem Solving Fun
Ed Meyer, PhD
Sponsored by Key Private Bank 

Cultural Arts/Entertainment
All performances start at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, June 30
Cornell Gunter's Coasters, Bobby Hendricks' Drifters & The Platters

Legendary Motown-era groups Cornell Gunter's Coasters, Bobby Hendricks' Drifters and The Platters will bring Lakeside Chautauqua back to the 1950s and 1960s with their rock 'n' roll, doo-wop, R&B and soul music.

Cornell Gunter was a member of the legendary group The Coasters from 1958-1961 along with Carl Gardner, Billy Guy and Will "Dub" Jones.

In 1960, Gunter departed The Coasters and in 1961 formed his own group, Cornell Gunter's Coasters, until his untimely death in 1990.

Upon his death, Charlie Duncan, who in 1962 joined Gunter, vowed to carry on the tradition of excellence he shared with Gunter. Duncan subsequently won the right to continue to use the name Cornell Gunter's Coasters, Inc. Cornell Gunter's Coasters Inc. is the legitimate successor of Cornell Gunter.

Cornell Gunter's Coasters are recognized for classic hits such as "Yakety Yak," "Poison Ivy" and "Along Came Jones." Read more...  


Sunday, July 1
Family Night in the Park: Chip Richter & the Munks
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand (Central Park Gazebo) 

Chip&MunksLakeside favorite, Chip Richter & the Munks, will return to Lakeside Chautauqua for Sunday's Family Night in the Park.

For the past 17 years, Richter has been an "artist in residence" at Lakeside. Richter and his family coordinate God Squad, a children's ministries program in Lakeside that includes songs and crafts.

Richter's family concerts feature something for everyone. He offers fun and high energy music with a positive message that connects with kids and adults alike. The songs are designed to be interactive, inspiring and safe for all ages, creating moments for families to take home as memories.

Richter has been performing and traveling nationally for more than 10 years as a singer-songwriter, family entertainer and conference/workshop speaker. He has held multiple positions in his career including youth pastor, Children's Camp Director, Worship Arts Ministries Director, football coach, recording engineer, studio owner and businessman. Read more... 


Monday, July 2
Hoover Movie Night: "Lassie Come Home"

"Lassie Come Home" is a film from 1943 starring Roddy McDowall, Donald Crisp and Elizabeth Taylor.

McDowall plays Joe Carraclough, a young boy living in Yorkshire, England during World War I. Joe's parents (Donald Crisp and Elsa Lanchester) are struggling to make ends meet and are forced to sell Joe's beloved dog, a collie named Lassie.

Lassie is sold to the Duke of Rudling (Nigel Bruce) in Scotland. The duke is kind to Lassie, and she is even cared for by the duke's affectionate granddaughter, Priscilla (Elizabeth Taylor). However, Lassie misses Joe and continuously escapes to go back to her original home.

On her last attempt, however, the trip becomes longer, and Lassie must depend upon the kindness of strangers, notably farmers Dally and Dan'l Fadden and handyman Rowlie.

Lassie finds herself facing dog catchers and is led on a long, dangerous journey as she tries to return to Joe. Read more... 


Tuesday, July 3
Circo Comedia  

Circo Comedia Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of Circo Comedia starring the fantastic duo of Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté from Montreal, Canada.

The stuntmen will perform their distinctive style of humor, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity.

The group previously performed in Lakeside in 2009.

Following in the tradition of the Quebec Circus, Saucier, master equilibrist, juggler, trick cyclist, acrobat and magician, performs his feats from dizzying heights while Côté, burlesque clown, expert roller skater and drummer, innocently tries his best to be the imperfect assistant. This family show is wildly funny and filled with unforgettable moments.

Saucier's career began when he delivered newspapers at age 11 on a unicycle. He attended Montreal's National Circus School when he was 18, and Cirque du Soleil noticed his talent and hired him. Read more... 

Wednesday, July 4
Central Ohio Brass Band
6-8 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand (Central Park Gazebo)

As part of the Fourth of July events at Lakeside Chautauqua, Central Ohio Brass Band (COBB) will offer a selection of familiar patriotic tunes at the Steele Memorial Bandstand. 


Songs featured by the group include "Amazing Grace," "Strike Up the Band" and "Boys of the Old Brigade."

COBB was formed in 1989 as the Ohio Collegiate Brass Band. Today, it is a non-profit organization whose members represent a diverse cross section of the Central Ohio community and a multitude of careers.

COBB's mission is "to promote the Brass Band tradition through excellent artistic and educational performances for musicians and communities."

Read more... 


Thursday, July 5
"The Magic of John Denver" with Rick Schuler & Jim Connor
Rick Schuler & Jim Connor will bring "The Magic of John Denver" to Lakeside.

Louisiana-born and Missouri-raised, Schuler was only 13 years old when comparisons to the wildly popular Denver began. When researching the iconic singer, Schuler discovered that he could sing like Denver and soon began to teach himself how to play guitar.

Schuler's first public performance at age 16 was in a Six Flags talent show featuring the amusement park's employees. His rendition of "Rocky Mountain High" garnered a standing ovation from the crowd of thousands.

At 18, Schuler was featured on the CBS television show "Incredible Kids & Co," which later aired on numerous network affiliates across the country. Read more...

Friday, July 6
Rhythmic Circus "Feet Don't Fail Me Now"

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council.


Rhythmic Circus returns to Lakeside Chautauqua for an encore performance  after being the surprise hit of the summer last year.

The group has built a reputation of hard-hitting tap dance, humor and rhythmic music by performing on everything from sand to folding chairs. They present a unique, high-energy evening of entertainment that needs to be seen to be believed.

Rhythmic Circus was officially formed in 2007, after choreographing and performing together since 2004.

The troupe has opened for Savion Glover's "Bare Soundz," collaborated with Vocal Essence in "Witness: A Tribute to Duke Ellington" at the Ordway Performing Arts Center in Saint Paul, Minn., and appeared in the Crash Bang Boom! Festival at the Minnesota Orchestra Hall. Read more...   

Lakeside Shuffler Enters USA National Hall of Fame
Bob Sudomir will be inducted into the USA National Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame this summer.

Sudomir grew up playing shuffleboard on Lakeside's courts and was a championship youth tournament player. As an adult, he has won several National Championships in singles and doubles. He continues to play, holding many Ohio shuffleboard titles and is a member of the Ohio Hall of Fame.

He also has been an active shuffleboard volunteer serving terms as President of the Lakeside Shuffleboard Club and President of the Ohio State Shuffleboard Association.

Sudomir is most deservedly being honored for his tremendous National Tournament play. He is a fine example of shuffleboard sportsmanship and service for all Lakeside shuffleboard players.

Fourth of July Float Parade Application
Be a part of an exciting Lakeside tradition. Float parade participant forms are available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Office. The Children's Bike Parade begins at 10 a.m. followed by the float parade at 10:15 a.m. Forms are due by Saturday, June 30 to the Lakeside Chautauqua Office.

Pre-Registration for Recreation Events
Lakeside is proud to host various recreational events each summer, including the Kelleys Island Swim, Team, Youth and Individual Triathlons, and the Raccoon Run. For those interested in participating, please consider pre-registering. After the pre-registration deadlines, registration prices for each event increase, and T-shirt availability is not guaranteed.

There is no pre-registration deadline for the Kelleys Island Swim. The pre-registration deadline for each triathlon is Sunday, July 1. The pre-registration deadline for the Raccoon Run is Monday, July 2. All registration forms may be picked up and returned to the Lakeside Chautauqua Office or emailed to Chelsea Wellman at

Family Doubles Tennis Tournament  
Join tennis players for some friendly competition at the Williams Tennis Campus for the Family Doubles Tournament.

Competitors should try to partner with a family member or friend. The cost is $10 per doubles team. The tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, July 6. Sign up begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 1 and ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 5. Sign up is limited to 16 teams.