Lakeside Chautauqua 
January 2015

2015 Calendar of Events Brochure  

Lakeside's highly anticipated 2015 Calendar of Events brochure has arrived. The brochure is filled with highlights of the Chautauqua summer season.


To be included on our mailing list, email your name and home address to guestinfo@lakesideohio.com.  


In the meantime, check Lakeside's Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as future e-newsletters, for upcoming save the dates.


Photo Contest Winners

Throughout the year, Lakeside holds a Calendar of Events Photo Contest that encourages amateur photographers to submit their favorite photos of Lakeside.


This year, we received more than 390 entries, each representing a unique perspective of the Chautauqua community. Seven photos were chosen to be featured in this year's Calendar of Events brochure.


Congratulations to the following winners:

  • Stephen Bailey
  • Joy Carr
  • George Bauman
  • Crystal Jozsa (2014 Photo Contest entry)
  • Betsy Kazee
  • Susan Scharenberg
  • Beth Sibbring (2014 Photo Contest entry)

Each winning photographer will receive a one-day Daily Chautauqua Pass. Each winning photo, with the name of the photographer, will also be featured on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over the next few weeks.


Thank you again to all who participated in the contest, and congratulations to our winners. Stay tuned for details about this year's upcoming photo contest.

Planning a Dream Wedding at Lakeside

"Standing in front of the Gazebo when I was 9 years old, I told my mom, 'This is where I am going to get married,'" said Elizabeth (Adams) Peck.


The first time the Adams family visited Lakeside, was to pick up Elizabeth's brother from the East Ohio Youth Annual Conference in 1993.


The family immediately fell in love with the community and has visited every summer since.


Fast forward, Elizabeth became engaged to Kyle Peck and needed to choose a venue for their special day. Elizabeth's dream of getting married at the Gazebo would now come true.


Lakeside already held a special place in her heart, and adding memories of their wedding made Lakeside a place that will forever be dear to the couple and their family as it continues to grow.


"I wanted to introduce the community to my friends and family and make it a fun weekend event," shared Elizabeth.


The grounds and views along the Lake Erie shore made an excellent backdrop for wedding photos.


"I've always wanted to take pictures at all of my favorite Lakeside spots," she said.


The couple wanted their wedding to be a destination wedding, and the Chautauqua community offered the perfect getaway.


Retreat Offers Local Pastors the Lakeside Experience 

Last year, Lakeside Chautauqua hosted the first Fellowship of Locals Pastors & Associate Members Retreat from Aug. 24-26.


As a result of an idea sparked at a Religious Life Advisory Committee meeting, this retreat was a collaborated effort between the Rev. Doug Winner, East Ohio Conference Fellowship of Associate Members & Local Pastors (FAMLP) president; the Rev. David Weaver, West Ohio Conference FAMLP president; the Rev. Dr. Ned Dewire, Lakeside Chautauqua director of Religious Life & Church Outreach; and Shirley Stary, Lakeside Chautauqua vice president of Programming.


Together, they designed a retreat specifically for local pastors of the East Ohio and West Ohio Conferences.


"We found the Lakeside organization and staff so willing to extend their help and services to make this retreat a success," said the Rev. Winner. "It was a blessing to us."     


This three-day retreat experience provided nurturing opportunities, such as morning devotionals by the lake, an evening picnic in the park and free-time to be spent exploring Lakeside.


"The group of licensed, local pastors, and the need for them, is growing, so we're creating a retreat experience to provide the spiritual and personal renewal needed to perform this role," commented the Rev. Winner. "It also gives them the opportunity to experience Lakeside and develop skills local pastors need to serve their respective churches."


Florida Chautauqua Assembly Provides a Unique Four-Day Journey

In February 1885, leaders of the Chautauqua Assembly of Chautauqua, New York held the first Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly in DeFuniak Springs, Fla.


The Chautauqua New York leaders wanted to expand their programming into the winter months in a warmer climate.


The Florida Chautauqua Winter Assembly thrived until the 1920s when the Chautauqua Movement experienced a decline.


In 1993, a group of local citizens founded the Florida Chautauqua Center, now doing business as the Florida Chautauqua Association, to revive the Assembly after a 75-year hiatus.


The Florida Chautauqua Assembly is the only remaining Chautauqua in Florida, of the many that were prospering in Florida during the late 1800s and early 1900s.


Similar to the original movement, the program focuses on education, art, recreation and religion.


In 2008, Chris Mitchell became president of the Florida Chautauqua Assembly and launched the first themed assembly, A Journey into the American Presidency.


"The program is very concentrated on the theme of the year," said Mitchell. "Your mind is really on a journey about a specific topic for four days."


Summer Employment & Internship Opportunities

Lakeside is currently seeking applicants for the 2015 summer season. Earn income while having fun in the sun, developing new friendships and discovering your potential this summer.


Seasonal employment opportunities are available in Event Planning, Hospitality, Maintenance/Service, Programming and Recreation. Visit the seasonal employment page to view available positions and job descriptions.


The Lakeside Leadership Academy is also accepting applicants for the 2015 internship program. Lakeside offers a competitive internship compensation, which includes a seasonal stipend, housing, Season Chautauqua Pass and Parking Pass, as well as career networking opportunities.


Internship opportunities are available in Accounting/IT, Advancement & Communications, Arts/Entertainment Management, Conference & Event Planning, Graphic Design/Photography, Hospitality Management, Journalism/Newspaper Editor, Marketing/Digital Communications and Youth Education/Music.


The ideal candidate is enrolled in a college/university with having completed at least one year of an undergraduate degree. Graduate students and recent college graduates are also accepted.


Help spread the word to college students and recent graduates who would benefit from this hands-on learning experience. Visit the Lakeside Leadership Academy page to view available positions, job descriptions, pictures and more.

Katharine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show Rules & Entry Deadline

For more than half a century, Lakeside Chautauqua has hosted an annual art show welcoming work from artists of all ages and skill levels.


The Katharine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show will display artwork from Tuesday, July 14-Saturday, Aug. 1 in the Hoover Auditorium Lobby. The show is comprised of
two-dimensional artwork in a variety of media.


To enter artwork, return the 2015 Katharine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show Information, Entry Rules and Title Forms by Monday, July 6.


The grand opening of the art show will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14 in Hoover Auditorium.

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The Front Porch Blog

Even in the off-season, there are stories to share about Lakeside. Follow our blog, The Front Porch, at blog.lakesideohio.com.

Monthly Community Potluck Luncheons

Lakeside Chautauqua invites friends, neighbors and staff to gather for the first Community Potluck Luncheon of the season at 12 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 in Wesley Lodge.  


Chef Melissa Rush from Otterbein North Shore Senior Lifestyle Community will provide the main dish. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share. Invite a friend or neighbor, and reconnect with other year-round Lakesiders. 


The second Community Potluck Luncheon will be on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Memorial Remembrance Forms

Each year, at the Memorial Day Weekend Hoover Community Worship Service, Lakeside formally remembers loved ones who have died throughout the year.


If a loved one has passed away during the 2014-15 year, download a Memorial Remembrance Form. Complete the form with information about your loved one to be included in the bulletin prepared for the Memorial Day Weekend Hoover Community Worship Service. 


The deadline is Friday, April 24.

Homeowners' Announcements 

House Watch

House Watch is a free service available to homeowners and provided by Lakeside Chautauqua during the winter months.


Download and return an updated 2014-2015 House Watch Form. Forms must be resubmitted each year.

Save the Date

Spring Cleanup Day

Saturday, April 25


Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday, May 10


Memorial Day Weekend  


Friday, May 22-

Monday, May 25 


Jack Hanna 'Into the Wild - Live'

Sunday, May 24


Guest Preacher:  

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd

Sunday, May 31


West Ohio Annual Conference

Sunday, June 6-

Thursday, June 11


East Ohio Youth
Annual Conference

Friday, June 12-

Sunday June 14


East Ohio Annual Conference

Sunday, June 14-

Thursday, June 18


Chautauqua Season Opening Day & Classic Car Show

Saturday, June 20


Marilyn McCoo &  

Billy Davis, Jr. 

Saturday, June 20 


OSU Alumni Band

Saturday, June 27


Garden Tour

Monday, June 29


Fourth of July  

Children's Bike Parade

Saturday, July 4


Fourth of July Float Parade

Saturday, July 4


Fourth of July Fireworks

Saturday, July 4


Preacher of the Week:

The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root

Sunday, July 5


Taylor Dayne 

Saturday, July 11 


"State of Lakeside" Address

Thursday, July 16


Three Dog Night  

Saturday, July 18  


Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival

Sunday, July 19


Lakeside Women's Club Tour of Homes

Thursday, July 23


Steven Curtis Chapman

Saturday, July 25 


Light Up Lakeside Celebration

Saturday, July 25-

Friday, July 31


5k Raccoon Run

Sunday, July 26 


Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Opening Night

Wednesday, July 29


Antique Show

Saturday, Aug. 22


"Summer Serenade" with
Jim Brickman & Pavlo

Saturday, Aug. 22 


Labor Day Weekend  


Friday, Sept. 4-

Monday, Sept. 7

Lakeside Snapshots 

The lakefront and Pavilion on New Year's Day. Photo submitted by Doug Huber.
Bradley Temple after the first snowfall of the New Year.

The Pavilion glistens in the fresh snow.
Cottages along Maple Avenue after an early morning snow.
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