Lakeside Chautauqua 
June 27-July 3, 2015
Lakeside in Bloom Welcomes Gardeners
Lakeside Chautauqua will
host garden enthusiasts from across the Midwest for a premiere event, titled Lakeside in Bloom, from Saturday, June 27-Tuesday, June 30.

Home to Ohio's Most
Beautiful Mile, Lakeside is
dedicated to continuing the beautification of its historic
community. Lakeside holds a 2012 America in Bloom
national award and has participated in the 2013 International Communities in Bloom competition.

Providing lifelong learning opportunities, Lakeside
Chautauqua will offer lectures, workshops, cultural arts performances and showcase private and community
gardens in a self-guided Garden Tour.

Keynote speakers will include Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, and Guy Denny, former Chief of Natural Areas & Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Their lecture, "Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes," 
focuses on the vision, construction and upkeep of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden in Columbus,


Artists-n-Cahoots Celebrates 10 Years

Twelve years ago, Erin Rosson and Joyce Christman were on the front porch of Rosson's cottage drinking tea and
enjoying the soft breeze.

Between the small chats about life and art, a great idea was born. The pair wanted to open an art store, where they could display their art, as well as other artists' work.

Two years later, Rosson and Christman opened the doors of the small store in partnership with Lakeside near the
Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office, called

As the years passed, they received positive feedback from the Lakeside community.

Five years after opening Artists-n-Cahoots, the store moved to 222 Walnut Ave., along a main business street in
Lakeside. The new store presented an opportunity to increase the size of the showcase, as well as a more comfortable place for customers.



Garden Experts Give Seeds of Wisdom

As part of the Lakeside in Bloom event, former First Lady of Ohio Hope Taft, former Chief of Natural Areas & Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Guy Denny and award-winning English garden designer Amanda Patton will share their expertise in a series of lectures.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, June
28 in Orchestra Hall, keynote speakers Taft and Denny will present "Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes," a lecture focusing on the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden in Columbus, Ohio.

Copies of Our First Family's Home: The Ohio Governor's
Residence and Heritage Garden will be on sale at the
lecture. Following their lecture, Taft and Denny will sign
copies of the book.

Taft served as First Lady of Ohio from 1999-2007, when 
she worked to transform the Governor's Residence into a living museum, preserving the property's heritage.

Join the '75-'90 Lakeside Challenge

Were you born between 1975-1990? Did your family visit Lakeside when you were a child?

Whether visiting for a few days, a week or the entire season, those Lakeside days were the best kind of summer - you met your best friends, played games in Central Park, went to the movies, rode your bike, swam in the lake and sunbathed on the dock.

Now, you continue to come back to Lakeside with your family because it feels like home. 

As a special initiative this summer, Lakesiders born between 1975-1990 are invited to join the '75-'90 Lakeside Challenge.

By participating in the challenge, you are able to reconnect with others who visited during those summer days at the


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Garden Tour Shows Off Lakeside's Best
The Lakeside in Bloom
Beautification Awards honor those who promote the overall appearance of the grounds.

Guests and residents are invited to enjoy these landscapes as part of the 10th Annual Garden Tour, from Monday, June 29-Thursday, July 2.

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, June 29, Beautification Award
winners may be in their gardens to answer questions. On Tuesday, June 30-Thursday, July 2, attendees are invited to take the self-guided tour, but should view gardens from the sidewalk. Please note that Lakeside's shuttle service will make its normal route and will not be available for the Garden Tour.

Attendees may pick up a map of the winning gardens from the gates, the Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside front desks
or the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office.

The award classes consist of public gardens, maintained by amateur gardeners; business gardens, maintained by business owners; residential gardens, professional or hobbyist; and feature gardens, planted and cared for by a hobbyist.


Religious Life

Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Dr. Amihan "Amy" Valdez Barker

Viewing the human need around the world is one issue that the Rev. Dr. Amihan "Amy" Valdez Barker focuses on daily. As Preacher of the Week from June 28-July 3, she will share how The United Methodist Global Church oversees the coordination of mission, ministries and resources.

At the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, June 28, the Rev. Dr. Valdez Barker will draw attention back to the story of creation in Genesis 1.

In her sermon, titled "Spiritual Generativity: The Beauty of the Divine Design," she will investigate earth and its

She will also preach at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday during
Faith for Living Hour in Orchestra Hall.

Following the Faith for Living Hour on Tuesday, June 30, a Conversation with the Preacher will take place from 12-1 p.m. in the Hotel Lakeside Fern Room.


Chautauqua Lecture Series

 Week 2: 'Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes,' 'Gardening as a Landscape Painting: Towards a New Naturalism' & 'A Photographer's Guide to Ohio'

Sunday, June 28

2 p.m. Orchestra Hall

Painting Ohio in Broad Brushstrokes

Hope Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, & Guy Denny, former Chief of Natural Areas & Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources


Monday, June 29

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Gardening as Landscape Painting: Principles of Art

Amanda Patton, English Garden Designer

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

Gardening as Landscape Painting: Elements of Art

Amanda Patton, English Garden Designer


Tuesday, June 30

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

A New Naturalism: The Blank Canvas

Amanda Patton, English Garden Designer

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

A New Naturalism: The Palette

Amanda Patton, English Garden Designer


Wednesday, July 1

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

A Photographer's Guide to Ohio - Vol. I

Ian Adams, Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

A Photographer's Guide to Ohio - Vol. II

Ian Adams, Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist


Thursday, July 2

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Dragonflies & Damselflies

Ian Adams, Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall


Ian Adams, Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist


Additional Community Education Programs

Please note: the Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture will not take place this week due to the special gardening lecture by Hope Taft and Guy Denny. 


Monday, June 29

8:15 a.m. 343 Cherry Ave.

'Breakfast Bunch' Book Discussion: The Orphan Train

Jan Hamilton, Discussion Leader

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

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


Tuesday, June 30

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

The Rhein Center this Summer

MaryAnn Kelmer, Coordinator of the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts


Wednesday, July 1

8 a.m. Meet at Pavilion

Guided Bird Walk

Judy Sudomir or Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders

8:30 a.m. Lakeside Herb Garden

Lakeside Herb Study: Introductory Gathering

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 Assistant

Friday, July 3

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

iPhone Photography Workshop

Ian Adams, Environmental Photographer, Writer & Naturalist

10:30 a.m. Meet at Schoolhouse

Historic South Lakeside Walking Tour

Gretchen Curtis, Lakeside Heritage Society Director of Operations

12:45 p.m. Orchestra Hall

 Lakeside Women's Club Special Program: Viewing of the movie "Shadowlands"

1:30 p.m. Bradely Temple

Family Discovery Program: Dr. Wildweed Nature Program

Foster Brown, Historical Interpreter & Naturalist

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 27

OSU Alumni Band

The Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Band will return to the Hoover Auditorium stage for their 37th Lakeside Chautauqua performance.

The OSU Alumni Band is the largest all-brass and percussion college alumni band in the U.S. It is comprised of OSU graduates, ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 80s.

Throughout the year, members perform at concerts, festivals and parades across the state and support the OSU Buckeyes at away football games. Fan favorites, such as "Buckeye Battlecry" and "Hang on Sloopy," will be played, along with jazz, marches, contemporary music and Big Band hits. 




Sunday, June 28

6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand

Family Night in the Park: Rio Neon

This week's Family Night in the Park concert will feature the band Rio Neon. Folk, swing, Celtic, gospel, old-time string and rock 'n' roll, make up the group's musical selections.

Rooted in string band traditions, Rio Neon features two guitarists with distinct voices, as well as a mandolin and ukulele to add high notes and melody. With three lead singers, the band combines harmonies to catch the
audience's attention.

Rio Neon has been performing for more than 10 years and is based out of Kent, Ohio.

The five band members include, Bob Smith, Red Michel, Sally Kandel, Jim Koosner and Roger Phillips. 




Monday, June 29

U.S Army Jazz Ambassadors

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will bring a diverse repertoire of music to the Hoover Auditorium stage.


Established in 1969, the 19-member ensemble is the official touring band of the U.S. Army.


Their concerts include the sounds of Big Band, swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, patriotic, Dixieland and more.


Many of their musical selections have been written or arranged by members of the band-highlighting the group's creative talent and gifted soloists. 




Tuesday, June 30

Hey Mavis

Hey Mavis is the husband and wife team of singer-songwriter Laurie Michelle Caner, playing banjo, and Ed
Caner, playing fiddle and viola, accompanied by some of the best musicians in the region.

The duo's music crosses the Americana, Texas two-step, bluegrass, folk and art rock genres and blends vocal

harmonies, banjo, upright bass, fiddle and viola for a unique and innovative sound.

The band formed while serving as artists-in-residence at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio.

Hey Mavis was discovered while performing in support of a Christmas program at the Cleveland House of Blues in 2009 by music producer Don Dixon. 



Wednesday, July 1

The Passing Zone "Saves the World"

The Passing Zone, known for its comedic antics and exceptional juggling, will set out to "Save the World" through a night of jokes and flying objects.

The Passing Zone is a show comprised of the hilarious and
award-winning juggling team of Owen Morse and Jon Wee.

In each show, Morse and Wee set out to save the world from anything through contagious laughter. With stunts that suspend gravity or dancing with chainsaws, the duo entertains crowds of all ages. 




Thursday, July 2

Central Ohio Brass Band

To help Lakeside Chautauqua celebrate Fourth of July weekend, the Central Ohio Brass Band (COBB) will perform a patriotic concert in Hoover Auditorium.

Comprised of members who represent a wide variety of faces and careers in Ohio, COBB was formed in 1989 as the Ohio Collegiate Brass Band.

COBB's mission as a musical group is to "promote the Brass Band tradition through excellent artistic and education performances for musicians and communities."



Friday, July 3

The Lovin' Spoonful

Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes The Lovin' Spoonful to round out this week's Hoover Auditorium entertainment.

The popular 1960s group is known for hits "Do You Believe in Magic," "Daydream," "You Didn't Have to be So Nice," "Nashville Cats" and the summer anthem "Summer in the City."

In the midst of the 1960s, a "British Invasion" dominated the music scene. During this era, Steve Boone and Joe Butler brought their band, The Lovin' Spoonful, to America; a group that would soon become one the great bands of the era.

The group's music combines folk music, rock & roll and a touch of country.

Throughout its career, The Lovin' Spoonful has recorded more than 10 albums and released more than 12



Independence Day Sailing Race
The Independence Day Sailing Race will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, July 3, weather permitting. There will be two sailboat classes, 22' and above and 30' and above.

This is a displacement boating event. Therefore, boats are required to have keels and have a Performance Handicap Racing Fleet (PHRF) rating.

All participants are to meet at Lakevue Marina, which is located one mile outside the West Second Street Gate, at 12 p.m. for a skippers' meeting to determine the course. The race will start promptly at 1 p.m.

Pre-registration is not required, and there is no cost to participate. Additional information will be available at the Lakeside Sailing Center or the Lakeside Information Center.
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Dockside Worship Service

Sunday, June 28

8:30 a.m. 
Pavilion East Deck

The Rev. Ron McCauley
Sermon: "Reach Out & Touch," based on Mark 5:21-43


Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service

Sunday, June 28

9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd


Hoover Community Worship Service

Sunday, June 28 

10:30 a.m. 
Hoover Auditorium

The Rev. Dr. Amihan "Amy" Valdez Barker

Sermon: "Spiritual Generativity: The Beauty of the Divine Design," based on Genesis 1


LWBS Pirate Adventure

Sunday, June 28

6 p.m. Pavilion

Children ages 7-11
are invited to join the Lakeside Wooden Boat  Society (LWBS) in a Pirate Adventure. Tickets are $5 at the Lakeside Information Center.

Parents must sign a permission slip for children to participate. Space is limited. Children are encouraged to dress as pirates and be prepared to get wet. 


Sunset Vespers by the Lake 

Sunday, June 28 

8:15 p.m. Pavilion 
West Deck

This sunset service is led by John and Bonnie Wilkie.


Garden Demonstrations with Corso's Flower Garden Center

Monday, June 29

8:30-10 a.m. Walnut Avenue Pedestrian Walkway

Annette Mercer, a landscape designer at Corso's Flower & Garden Center, will  lead two garden demonstrations. A variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, ground covers and small nursery items will be on display.


Dessert Reception with President/CEO Kevin Sibbring

Monday, June 29
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.


Wooden Boat Rides

Monday, June 29 & Thursday, July 2

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. 


Amazing Grace Sunset Cruises

Monday, June 29 & Thursday, July 2

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 30 &

Friday, July 3

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

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


Wesleyan Senior Living Cooking Demonstration

Tuesday, June 30

10:30 a.m. Walnut Avenue

The cooking demonstration will feature Fiddlehead Fern and cashew stir-fry.

Executive Chef Warren Dolata will teach easy techniques to help make the most of the summer's

produce and live a healthy lifestyle.


Wednesday Family Picnic

Wednesday, July 1
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 $4 donation is suggested. In the event of rain, the picnic is cancelled.


Lakeside Wooden Boat Society Fundraiser Dinner

The Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) will host a Fundraiser Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, July 17 in the lakefront yard of hosts Mame and Bill Drackett.


Tickets are $100 per person. Purchase tickets at the Legacy House, located at 217 Walnut Ave., between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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.

'By the Water's Edge'

Devotional Booklet

This summer, Lakeside is introducing a collection of devotionals, titled By the Water's EdgeThe booklet includes devotionals written by preachers, community members and staff. The booklet is available at
Artists-N-Cahoots for $10.


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

Join the '75-'90 Lakeside Challenge

Were you born between 1975-1990? Join the '75-'90 Lakeside Challenge.

To accept the challenge, sign up to receive emails from
Lakeside. Use the hashtag #7590LakesideChallenge on social media to share your
favorite photos and stories.

After joining the challenge, participants will have the opportunity to win favorite Lakeside treats, such as donuts and coffee.

Boating Opportunities 

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

Weekday Gem

For the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors' concert on Monday, June 29, 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

Jim Schuler, John Burton, Chick Roser and Larry Gordon, celebrate their birthdays at the Lakeside Campground. Photo by Holly Gordon.

Ellie, Ben and Becca Davis working at Lakeside Coffee & Cream. Photo by Dick Swanson.

The Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings blesses a passing kayaker and Sunfish sailboat, during the 5th Annual Lakeside Summer Sailstice. Photo by Ron Jacobs.


Lakesiders sing during Dockside Worship.


Carolyn McDaniel cuts the ribbon at the Miniature Golf Dedication.


Classic car owners pose in front of their vintage vehicle during the 10th Annual Car Show.