Lakeside Chautauqua 
June 20-26, 2015
Help Plan for Lakeside's Future
This summer, guests are invited to have Dessert with
Lakeside Chautauqua President/CEO Kevin Sibbring on
Mondays at 3:30 p.m. from June 22-August 3 in the Hotel Lakeside Fern Room. Please RSVP to with your name and email address.

The dessert reception is an opportunity for you to provide valuable input about Lakeside's future. 

Lakeside has been blessed with a clear vision and strong leadership over the last 142 years.

Established in 1873, Lakeside immediately drew thousands of people to the shores of Lake Erie each summer who were seeking spiritual and cultural rejuvenation. 

The first seats and stands in Central Park emerged, the first permanent home was erected, and the first 300 feet of dock was built to welcome those who, for years, would arrive by steamers.

New Miniature Golf Course a 'Hole-in-One'

A dedication will be held for the Miniature
Golf Course
at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20 in Central Park, near the course.

The dedication will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a group picture. There will be a signup sheet at the event for those who would like to have the picture emailed to them. Refreshments will also be served.

The miniature golf course has long been a family tradition at Lakeside. The course, built in 1963 along Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile, has been enjoyed by Lakesiders of all ages for more than 50 years.

Since Memorial Day weekend, Lakesiders have had the chance to make memories on the newly renovated course.

The miniature golf course features six new challenges that were developed and created offsite over the winter. 


Information Center Opens at Pavilion

Lakeside Pavilion This summer, the Lakeside Information Center opened at the Pavilion for guests.


It is located across from the North Coast
Kite Co., in the space formerly occupied by Lakeside Landing. Lakeside thanks Carol Yoakam for her many years of service at Lakeside Landing.

The Lakeside Board of Directors approved the information center as part of the Strategic Plan's third and fourth goals: To assure Lakeside is a safe, healthy and aesthetically-pleasing community; and to address 21st century guest expectations.

To ease congestion at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, guests can easily access the
information center to ask questions about the Chautauqua program, make reservations for waterfront activities and finalize payment for boat rentals, including standup paddleboards, kayaks and Sunfish sailboats.

Guests can also register for wooden boat rides, obtain fishing licenses and regulations and sign up for sailing lessons.


Read more... 

Changes to Lakesider Delivery Schedule

This summer, the Lakesider newspaper delivery schedule will receive changes.

The changes being made to the newspaper will allow more youth to be involved on Fridays and Saturdays, and ensure that the children are safe while handing out the publication.

On Friday mornings, youth ages 10-15 are invited to
gather at the Legacy House to help bundle the newspapers and deliver stacks to locations in the Lakeside Business District.

Bundles and newspaper stacks will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested in this delivery opportunity, report to the Legacy House at 9 a.m. Fridays during the summer, beginning June 19.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, children of all ages are invited to gather at Hoover Auditorium from 7:30-8 p.m. to hand out the Lakesider newspaper prior to the evening performances. If interested, please check in at Hoover Auditorium at 7:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning June 19, to be assigned a location. 


Upon completion of each of these delivery opportunities, children and youth will still receive their choice of a free Coffee & Cream soft serve ice cream coupon or miniature golf coupon.

With these changes in delivery, Lakesider newspapers will no longer be delivered to cottages on Saturday mornings.

Read more... 


Car Show Opens Chautauqua Season
A variety of classic and collector cars and trucks will open Lakeside Chautauqua's 142nd season at the 10th Annual Car Show. The event will take place from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, June 20 on the Hotel Lakeside lawn.

Auto enthusiasts may enter cars and trucks in the show. Motorcycles may not be entered, as they are not permitted on the Lakeside grounds.

Guests can expect to see between 50 to 60 collector vehicles this year, including Model T Fords, 1930s Auburns and 1950s Chryslers, according to Car Show Coordinator Bill Shannon.

Free, on-site registration runs from 1:30-3 p.m. on the day of the event. Each exhibitor and a guest/passenger will receive a complimentary (one-day) Daily Chautauqua Pass to grounds and to the 8:15 p.m. Hoover Auditorium concert featuring Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.


Religious Life

Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Dr. Rick Barger
95th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week

From the construction engineering industry to becoming president of a Lutheran theological seminary, the Rev. Dr. Rick Barger will bring an authentic message to Lakeside while serving as Preacher of the Week for the 95th Annual Lutheran Chautauqua Week.


At the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, June 21, the Rev. Dr. Barger will provide a message based on John 3:1-17, where Nicodemus is questioning Jesus.

In his sermon, titled "Hope for the World," the Rev. Dr. Barger will explore his international executive experience and ministry while bringing to light Nicodemus' thoughts as a person transformed by Christ.

After serving at three Lutheran churches, he entered ministry with 12 years of international executive experience, primarily in the Middle East.

He began his term as president of the Trinity Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2013.


Chautauqua Lecture Series

Week 1: 'World War II'

Monday, June 22

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

The Causes of World War II

Thomas Mach, PhD, Professor of History, Cedarville University

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

The European Theater from D-Day to Berlin

Thomas Mach, PhD, Professor of History, Cedarville University

3:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

A U-Boat Story

George Chioran, Ophthalmologist


Tuesday, June 23

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

The War on the Home Front

Thomas Mach, PhD, Professor of History, Cedarville University

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

The Pacific Theater

Thomas Mach, PhD, Professor of History, Cedarville University


Wednesday, June 24

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

Life Aboard a Navy Destroyer - A World War II Experience 

Richard Roumfort, Petty Officer, 2nd Class, U.S. Navy World War II

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

The Starving Dutch - A World War II Experience

Robert Penovich, 1st Lieutenant, 8th Air Force World War II


Thursday, June 25

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

From Toccoa to Bavaria - A World War II Experience

Jim "Pee Wee" Martin, 3rd Battalion, G Company, 101st Airborne Division World War II

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

The Dennison Train Depot in World War II

Mick Donato, Dennison Train Depot Historian


Additional Community Education Programs

Sunday, June 21

2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: World War II on the Lakeside-Marblehead Home Front

Gretchen Curtis, Lakeside Heritage Society Director of Operations

3:15 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Lakeside Heritage Society Documentary: "WWII Memorial - A Testament to Freedom"


Monday, June 22

10:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion
Guided Tree Walk

Bill Dudrow, Bill Smith or Frank O'Dell, Tree Walk Leaders

1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables

'After Lunch Brunch' Book Discussion: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (prior reading of the book required)

Beth Sibbring, Discussion Leader


Tuesday, June 23

1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables 

Lakeside Women's Club Program: Vintage Greeting Postcards (1900-1930) from the Archives

Gretchen Curtis, Lakeside Heritage Society Director of Operations


Wednesday, June 24

8 a.m. Meet at Pavilion

Guided Bird Walk

Judy Sudomir or Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders

10:30 a.m. Meet at Heritage Hall Museum

Historic Central Lakeside Walking Tour

Frank O'Dell & Lynn Woods, Lakeside Heritage Society Volunteers

3:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room

Historic Chautauqua Movement Seminar

Dakota Harkins, Education Intern

Friday, June 26

10:30 a.m. East Lakeside

Historic East Lakeside Walking Tour

Gretchen Curtis, Lakeside Heritage Society Director of Operations

1:30 Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables 

Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story  of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement by Fergus Boredewich

Thelma Tucker, Discussion Leader

2:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Foreign Affairs Forum

Jeff Dieterich, Moderator 

Arts & Entertainment

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


Saturday, June 20

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.

To open the 142nd Chautauqua summer season at Lakeside, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. will light up the Hoover 
Auditorium stage with their soulful pop and R&B music.

As lead vocalists of The 5th Dimension for more than a decade, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. branched out as a successful vocal duo in the 1970s.

Their immediate success with their first No. 1 single as a duo, "You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)," led the pair to win a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group.


Together, McCoo and Davis, Jr. have received seven Grammy Awards, 15 gold records and three platinum 




Sunday, June 21

6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand

Family Night in the Park: The Chardon Polka Band 

This week's Family Night in the Park concert will feature The Chardon Polka Band as they captivate Lakesiders of all ages through their innovative and colorful twist on traditional polka music.

With roots in the Cleveland, Ohio area, The Chardon Polka Band has taken their original polka variations on the road throughout the eastern U.S., performing at numerous fairs, festivals and local venues.

Inspired by the polka tradition, The Chardon Polka Band brings life and energy to their tunes.

The group is known for being innovative and extremely adaptive with the ability to please almost any audience.

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Monday, June 22

Hoover Movie Night: "National Velvet" in Technicolor

"National Velvet" is one of several films to be featured on select Monday nights this summer in Hoover Auditorium.

Based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, "National Velvet" is the story of Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor) and her quest to train her horse to compete at the Grand National Steeplechase.

After winning a spirited horse in a raffle, Velvet is aided by a young, penniless drifter named Mi Taylor (Mickey Rooney).

Mi shows up at the Browns' residence after finding their name among his father's belongings. On a journey to discover the history between his father and the Browns, Mi is brought into the home as a hired hand. 




Tuesday, June 23

Bryan S. Wright

Bryan S. Wright, a pianist and musicologist, will bring his entertaining show to Lakeside this week.


During his early teen years, Wright had an interest in ragtime and jazz. By age 15, he was the host of a weekly radio program, "Sunday Night Nostalgia," which featured vintage jazz and big band music with "old-time radio" dramas.

Wright holds a degree in historical musicology from the College of William & Mary, where he furthered his piano studies.


In 2008, he completed his Master of Arts degree at the University of Pittsburgh.



Wednesday, June 24

Doktor Kaboom! "Live Wire! The Electricity Tour"

Doktor Kaboom! will bring his scientific comedy to life with a show titled, "Live Wire! The Electricity Tour."

This interactive, one-man, science variety show was created by actor and comedian David Epley, who also
plays Doktor Kaboom!

"Live Wire!" is his new show that focuses on the power of electricity and creatively blends theater with the wonders of scientific exploration for all ages.

Epley will take the audience on an increasingly spectacular and educational tour of the modern scientific method, while demonstrating different applications of the physical sciences. 



Thursday, June 25

Soul Street Dance

Soul Street Dance, from Houston, Texas, will present a new era of dance by incorporating different styles of street dance into their Lakeside performance.

Under the direction of Javier Garcia, Soul Street Dance is currently promoting their newest concert, "Breakin' Backwards."

The show features four male street dancers, who combine dance styles and diverse choreography, all set to popular music from the 1920s to today.

Soul Street Dance's shows consist of high-energy movements to music in an eclectic mix ranging from hip-hop to classical. 



Friday, June 26

Annie Moses Band "Rhapsody in Bluegrass"

For more than a decade, the Annie Moses Band has been entertaining audiences with their distinct style of folk and classical music.

This group of talented songwriters, singers and musicians combines extreme technical skills and exhilarating showmanship to create an innovative sound.

The band weaves cinematic arrangements with their Nashville-style music. Their sound combines styles that appeal to all audiences, both young and old.

The Annie Moses Band has recorded and released 11 albums and recently released their 12th studio album, The Best of the Beginning, featuring never-before released songs and remixed versions of songs from the band's first decade. 



Lakeside Summer Sailstice Programs
The Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) and the Society of Old Salts (S.O.S.) will hold the 5th Annual Lakeside Summer Sailstice 
from 5-10 p.m. Friday,
June 19. All
Lakeside boaters are invited to participate.

The Summer Sailstice is the global initiative that calls upon all boaters to mark the beginning of the summer sailing season. It also reminds people about the need to preserve the waterways for future generations. For more information about the summer sailstice programs, visit

The Lakeside Summer Sailstice program has grown
steadily - from just a handful of boats to nearly
10 sailboats last year with full crews.
This year, all types of boats are invited to participate: large sailboats, small sailboats, powerboats, kayaks and canoes.

Youth Shuffleboard Tournaments

On Tuesday, June 23, the 2015 Norma Faris Ohio Pre-Teen Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament (age 12 & under) will take place.
The 2015 Norma Faris Ohio Junior Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament (age 15 & under) will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 25.
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 shortly 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 staff member.

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.

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 closed-toe shoes.
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Tablescape Trunk Show

Until Sunday, June 21

11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Train Station

View Pinterest- inspired  projects that creatively use vintage, contemporary and found items.

Designer Kate Philabaum will demonstrate how to recreate several projects. 


Dessert Reception
with  President/CEO
Kevin Sibbring

Monday, June 22
3:30 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Fern Room

Help plan for Lakeside's future at these dessert receptions, held every Monday until August 3. RSVP to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office with your name and email address.


Dockside Worship Service

Sunday, June 21

8:30 a.m.
Pavilion East Deck

Dr. Greg Linville

Sermon: "Seeing the Father in Our Fathers," based on John 1:14


Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service

Sunday, June 21 

9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd


Hoover Community Worship Service

Sunday, June 21 

10:30 a.m.
Hoover Auditorium

The Rev. Dr. Rick Barger Sermon: "Hope for the World," based on John 3:1-17


Sunset Vespers
by the Lake

Sunday, June 21 

8:15 p.m. Pavilion
West Deck

This sunset service is led by John and Bonnie Wilkie.


Wooden Boat Rides

Monday, June 22 & Thursday, June 25

6 p.m. Dock 

The 30-minute boat rides cost $18 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 4-12). Children age 3 & under are not permitted.

Cardinal Chorale

Monday, June 22
7:30 p.m. Lakeside United Methodist Church   
The Cardinal Chorale will perform a special concert before the evening Hoover Auditorium program.

The chorale is a special ensemble of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir that has been entertaining audiences for nearly 20 years. 


Amazing Grace Sunset Cruises

Monday, June 22 & Thursday, June 25

8 p.m. Dock

The one-hour cruises cost $32 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 4-12). Children age 3 & under are not permitted 


Farmers' Market 

Tuesday, June 23 &

Friday, June 26

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue
Pedestrian Walkway

Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.  


Memorial Garden Volunteer Meeting

Tuesday, June 23

10 a.m. The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park Pavilion

In preparation for an upcoming memorial service, a meeting for volunteers will be held to discuss procedures, assigning zones and answer questions.


Attendees should come dressed and prepared
for weeding after the meeting and are encouraged to bring garden tools. 


Wednesday Family Picnic

Wednesday, June 24
5:30 p.m. Perry Park 

All are welcome to feast on hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, chips, watermelon, lemonade and cookies. Guests are asked to bring their own plates and utensils as well as a blanket or lawn chair, as picnic table seating is limited.
There is no charge, but a $3 donation is suggested. In the event of rain, the picnic is cancelled.


Family Discovery Program: World War II - Overseas & on the Home Front with Liberty Aviation Museum

Friday, June 26

1:30 p.m. Train Station 

This unique living history opportunity will showcase the life of a soldier and a civilian during World War II.


Army Sgt. Erik Paul will describe the life of a soldier on the European front. E.A. McGinn will explain the role of the patriotic civil defense on the home front.


Guaranteed not to be the traditional classroom lecture, this entertaining look back to the times of grandpa, grandma and 'America's Greatest Generation' can be enjoyed by the whole family. 


Deadline for the Crampton Memorial Art Show

The deadline to enter the 60th Annual Katharine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show is Monday, June 22, or until the show is full. The show will display artwork from July 7-25 in Hoover Auditorium. Anyone may enter original artwork. Children (age 12 & under) and youth (ages 13-18) are also encouraged to enter.


Download an entry form, and return it with the entry feed to: Lakeside Chautauqua, Attn: Crampton Memorial Art Show, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440. 


Garden Plots Available

The Lakeside Community Garden has 4x4 plots available. Pick up a form at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office or contact Nancy Gurney at (419) 702-7040 or


Tiered Parking Fee Structure

To ease congested parking
and continue high safety
standards on the grounds,
Lakeside Chautauqua has introduced a tiered parking fee structure this summer. 


Memorial Garden Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park to
supplement the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds crew's planned maintenance this summer. 


Lakesider Delivery Changes

The delivery changes being made to the newspaper will allow more youth to be involved on Fridays and Saturdays, and ensure that the children are safe while handing out the publication.


Lakeside Chautauqua is a Tobacco-Free Community

For the health and wellness of guests and residents, smoking and the use of other tobacco products are prohibited on the grounds; the exception is privately-owned properties.


Trash & Recycling 

Trash collection days are Tuesdays and Fridays. Recycling is only collected on Fridays. Place trash and recycling bins on the curbside by 7:30 a.m. 


Annual Photo Contest 

Lakesiders of all ages are invited to submit photos to be featured in the 2016 Calendar of Events brochure, as well as on Lakeside's social media pages, website, blog, Lakesider newspaper, advertisements, etc.

Images should represent people enjoying Lakeside through photos of family, traditions, children, religion, education, cultural arts (special events and programming), recreation, landscape or architecture.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, Oct. 1. The limit is five photos per photographer. Read full contest rules to enter.  


Professional Development Graduate Credit 

Lakeside Chautauqua is once again partnering with Lake Erie College to offer professional development graduate credit based on participation in educational and cultural arts programs at Lakeside. This opportunity is designed for educators needing to renew teaching licenses and/or gain professional development credit. 


Lakeside Information Center

This summer, the Lakeside Information Center opened at the Pavilion for guests.


Special information for guests and residents is available on the Resources page of the website. This page also includes Rules & Regulations and FAQs.

Orchestra Hall

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 the theater. 


Movie Tickets: 

$3/youth (under age 12)   


Show Times: 

3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Review the upcoming movie schedule

Discover the Rhein Center

This summer, the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts will offer online class registration.

New classes for the upcoming week will be available at 12 p.m. each Thursday prior to the start of that week's classes.

In-person registration is still available at the Rhein Center from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

For a complete list of step-by-step instructions about how to create an account, register for a class or browse the online catalog, download the How-To Register Online for Rhein Center Classes Guide.

The Front Porch Blog

Follow The Front Porch blog for web-exclusive content.

Lakeside Devotionals 

The Lakeside Chautauqua Religious Life Advisory Team collected devotionals from community members and Preachers of the Week to create a devotional booklet, titled By the Water's Edge. The book is available at Artists-N-Cahoots. 


If interested in writing a devotional for the second edition, contact   

Boating Opportunities 

There are many boating opportunities at Lakeside. View the many activities and events scheduled for this summer.

Weekday Gems

For the Doktor Kaboom! show on Wednesday, June 24, the Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn are offering a 'Weekday Gem' deal with reduced rate Single Rooms at $89 and Family Rooms at $109 per night. 


Make an online reservation, and use the promotional code: GEM2015. 

Reservations may also be made by phone at (866) 952-5374, ext. 230. Please note that the promotional code must be mentioned over the phone. 


This offer does not include applicable taxes, Chautauqua Passes or Auto Passes to enter the grounds of Lakeside.

Lakeside Snapshots

A woman sings a hymn during the worship service.

Cooling off at the Splash Park on a hot day.

Delegates network before the start of a session at the West Ohio Conference.

Fishing off the end of the dock on a perfect day at Lakeside.