Lakeside Chautauqua 
July 4-10, 2015
Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua's 

Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4 with the Children's Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with an already-decorated bike.

Following the bike parade will be the Fourth of July Float Parade at 10:15 a.m. Both parades will travel west on Second Street. Spectators are invited to dress patriotically as part of this Lakeside holiday tradition.

The Grand Marshals for the float parade will be Heidi and Brent Behnken, who have owned and operated The Patio Restaurant for 25 years.

The Behnkens are both lifelong Lakesiders. They bought The Patio in May 1991, two months before they married, so they could continue to spend summers in Lakeside.

Under their ownership, the restaurant has remained a Lakeside staple for many Lakesiders.


Meet the 2015 Lakeside Fund Co-Chairs

Glen and Vicki Becker, Debbie Stephens and Sally DePerro will serve as the 2015 Lakeside Fund Team Co-Chairs, leading the annual giving campaign this fiscal year.

As co-chairs, these dedicated Lakesiders will be working with the Advancement staff and the Lakeside community to educate and communicate future plans of the Lakeside Fund, as well as develop ways for Lakesiders to get more involved in the Chautauqua experience.

"In a world that is so fast-paced, Lakeside is a wonderful place to slow things down a bit, to connect with family friends (and make new ones), and to be a part of a community that is passionate about this place," said Glen and Vicki. "Chautauqua is a unique and wonderful American tradition, and we are lucky to be able to continue it in Lakeside."

Lakeside Plans for the Future
Lakeside Chautauqua will
plan for the future through the
creation of a master plan.

The development of a
master plan is a critical component needed to ensure that the design of the grounds and facilities continue to support Lakeside's mission and five strategic goals.

This plan will also provide a framework for sustainability
development and preservation within the Lakeside

To create a master plan, Lakeside will begin a two year,
collaborative process to identify the most critical needs within the strategic goals.

Hotel Lakeside Project Presentations

Last year, Lakeside discussed the Hotel Lakeside Project

through a series of
community forums. This year, the community is invited to participate in a series of Hotel Lakeside Project presentations.

These presentations have been planned to provide the
community with additional information about the Hotel
Lakeside Project.

3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, July 8

Hotel Lakeside Restoration: Estimate of Restoration Project Costs (Chautauqua Hall)
Experts from PCS, a Cleveland-based construction firm, and Coon Restoration, a restoration expert out of Louisville, Ohio, will be on hand to discuss the inspection work they have performed so far. They will also discuss the estimated cost to restore the Hotel Lakeside.


Lakeside Earns 'Tree City USA' Honor

Lakeside Chautauqua was recently recognized as a Tree City USA community

at the Northwest Ohio awards ceremony hosted by the City of Toledo and its Urban Forestry Commission.

This is the fourth time the Chautauqua community has been honored with this nationally recognized award.

Lakeside Chautauqua received this honor for its ongoing efforts to maintain and improve the quality of life through a comprehensive park and street tree management program.

The program is guided by the Lakeside Tree Advisory Team, Board of Directors and the Municipal Services Department.


Green Gables Garden Remembers

Beloved Lakesider

Although longtime Lakesider Curt Linke passed away more than 11 years ago, his memory still resides here in Lakeside.

Several years ago, Barbara Linke, Curt's wife and a Lakeside Women's Club (LWC) member, donated funds to create a memorial garden behind the LWC Green Gables for Curt.

Curt was the Recreation Director at Lakeside and always
loved the outdoors.

When he passed, Barbara thought there was no better way to honor his memory than to plant a garden in a place he and his family loved.


Religious Life

Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root 
The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root has dedicated his life's work to the study of C.S. Lewis, the highly influential author of
many books, including the beloved series The
Chronicles of Narnia.

Visiting Lakeside
Chautauqua as Preacher
of the Week from July
5-10, the Rev. Dr. Root will share decades of his research about C.S. Lewis with the community.

This week's Preacher of the Week program is supported by Bob and Becky Brymer.

At the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, July 5, the Rev. Dr. Root will provide a message
about Philemon.

In his sermon titled, "Growing in Christ by Sharing His Love," he will weave his scholarly research about C.S. Lewis with a message about how a belief in God affects daily relationships with friends, family and loved ones.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

Week 3: 'C.S. Lewis' & 'Health & Medicine'

Monday, July 6

10 a.m. Hoover Auditorium

C.S. Lewis: Humility as a Synonym for Honesty 

The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root, Preacher of the Week

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Laugh Your Way to Less Stress, Less Pain & Better Health (or Maybe Not)

Hank Cetola, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Adrian College 


Tuesday, July 7

10 a.m. Hoover Auditorium

The Regarded Image: C.S. Lewis's Medieval World View (Part I)

The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root, Preacher of the Week

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall 

From Trauma to Triumph: A Stroke Survivor's Story

Jackie Mayer, Miss America 1963 & Stroke Survivor


Wednesday, July 8

10 a.m. Hoover Auditorium

The Regarded Image: C.S. Lewis's Medieval World View (Part II)

The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root, Preacher of the Week

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Pain Medication Risk & Safe Use

Laura Perry, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Findlay College of Pharmacy


Thursday, July 9

10 a.m. Hoover Auditorium

The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis

The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root, Preacher of the Week

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Immunizations: Past, Present & What You Should Know to Protect Your Future

Erin Thompson, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Findlay College of Pharmacy


Additional Community Education Programs

Sunday, July 5

2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

U.S. Life Saving Service (1874-1915) and the U.S. Coast Guard (1915-Present)

James Hilt, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Graduate


Monday, July 6

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: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Susan Warden, Discussion Leader

3:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room

Essential Oils: Makeover Your Medicine Cabinet 

Mary Beth Porcari, doTerra Essential Oils Advocate


Tuesday, July 7

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

Lakeside Women's Club Program: The Heart of
Rock 'n' Roll Prom 

Shane Geisheimer, Son of Lakesider Kurt Geisheimer


Wednesday, July 8

8 a.m. Meet at Pavilion

Guided Bird Walk

Judy Sudomir or Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders

8:30 a.m. Train Station

The World Traveler Herb: Ginger

Becky Howard, Karen Geduldig, Sue Kunze & Peg McCauley, Herb Study 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 Assistant


Thursday, July 9

3:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room

Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle (CLSC) Book Review: The Boy Detective by Roger Rosenblatt

Detra Bennett & David Blank, Discussion Leaders


Friday, July 10

10:30 a.m. Train Station

Family Discovery Program: Family Cooking

Chef Stacy Maple, Cooking Instructor

*Pre-registration required

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

Special Walking Tour: Historic Guest Houses

*Pre-registration required with $5 fee

1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room

Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society Seminar:
Solar Panels in Lakeside

Steve Bentley

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

Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition and Survival (biography) by Peter Stark

Clyde "Bud" Cox, 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, July 4

11:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Pavilion & Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo

Live Entertainment & DJ

To celebrate the Fourth of July, live music and other entertainment will take place from 11:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m. at the Pavilion and the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo.


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Sunday, July 5

6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand

Family Night in the Park: Rick Kelley

Rick Kelley will bring his energetic and interactive performance to Lakeside for this week's Family Night in the Park concert.

In each show, Kelley creates an atmosphere that encourages the audience to dance, sing and laugh along to a variety of musical styles, including Motown, Cajun-Zydeco, reggae, R&B and more.

He has a remarkable talent for motivating the audience to make a memorable, fun and interactive show for the whole family. 


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Monday, July 6

Hoover Movie Night: "The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Lakesiders of all ages are invited to Hoover Auditorium for an adventure through the wardrobe to the land of Narnia during this week's Hoover Movie Night.

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" follows Peter (William Moseley), Susan (Anna Popplewell), Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy Pevensie
(Georgie Henley) on an epic journey to a magical land.

After being evacuated from England to the countryside during World War II, the Pevensie siblings discover a wardrobe that leads to the world of Narnia.

While there, the siblings befriend a pair of beavers who inform them they are destined to save Narnia from an eternal winter cast by the White Witch, Jadis (Tilda Swinton).

When Edmund finds himself captured by the White Witch, things take a turn into deception, betrayal and uncertainty
for Peter, Susan and Lucy. 




Tuesday, July 7

The Magic of Lyn Dillies

Magician Lyn Dillies will bring her collection of magic tricks to Hoover Auditorium for a show that will captivate the entire Lakeside audience.

Dillies' vast array of illusions include, floating a child from the audience, materializing her assistant, performing Houdini's Metamorphosis 

and more.

She has been performing magic shows for audiences of all ages for the past 20 years.

Dillies began practicing the art of illusion at age 12, after seeing Bill Bixby's portrayal of "The Magician" on television. She became fascinated by the escapes, adventures and illusions. 



Wednesday, July 8

The Willis Clan

The Willis Clan will return to Lakeside Chautauqua for an encore performance of unique music and Irish dancing. 

The band is a family of musicians, dancers, writers, athletes and artists that merges their Irish roots with country and bluegrass music.

They are featured in a new TV show, "The Willis Family,"
on TLC.

The Willis Clan siblings got their start performing Irish music and dance. Their first album was titled Roots because it
focuses on family tradition and heritage. 




Thursday, July 9

Sons of Serendip

The Sons of Serendip is a musical group of four friends who, through a series of serendipitous events, came together while pursuing graduate degrees at Boston University.  


Last year, the Sons of Serendip performed on NBC's "America's Got Talent." The group hopes that time will allow their music to resonate with listeners. They recorded their first EP after the show and released it in late 2014.

Members of the Sons of Serendip include Micah Christian,
lead vocalist; Kendall Ramseur, cellist and vocalist; Mason Morton, harpist; and Cordaro Rodriguez, pianist and guitarist.




Friday, July 10

Golden Dragon Acrobats

For more than 25 centuries, Chinese 

acrobats have been thrilling audiences, making it one of the longest-running folk art forms in history.

Today, the Golden Dragon Acrobats combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes and theatrical techniques in a program that represents the best of this time-honored tradition.

The group has become the world's leading Chinese 
acrobatic troupe, performing more than any other company.

Director of the troupe, and world-renowned impresario 

Danny Chang, and his wife and choreographer, Angela Chang, combine their expertise, love of their art and lifelong discipline in producing tours for the Golden Dragon Acrobats.




Williams Family Doubles Tennis Tournament
Join other tennis players for some friendly competition at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 9 at the Williams Tennis Campus for the Williams Family Doubles Tennis Tournament.

Competitors should try to partner with a family member, but a friend will do. The cost is $10 per doubles team. Visit the Williams Tennis Campus to register prior to the event.

Fitness Classes Offered
Fitness classes for people of all fitness levels will be held each week from 8-9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Upper Room. All participants should bring water and an exercise mat or towel.

Monday's class, taught by Joanne Hackett, will be Body Sculpting, consisting of free-weight work and core conditioning. Hackett is a certified fitness instructor with the American Council on Exercise.

Laura Tyson will instruct classes on Wednesday and Friday.
Wednesday's class will incorporate Pilates-based exercises for all fitness levels.
Friday's class will be a Barre Above fitness class for all levels. The ballet barre is used as a tool to help with balance or grip, while practicing tiny movements and focusing on deep endurance muscles.
Tyson is a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She is a Bender BarreTM certified instructor and has certifications in Pilates and kickboxing through the YMCA.
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Dockside Worship Service

Sunday, July 5

8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck

The Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings
Sermon: "Ingredients for a Lasting Marriage," based on I Corinthians 13:4-7


Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service

Sunday, July 5

9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd


Hoover Community Worship Service

Sunday, July 5 

10:30 a.m. 
Hoover Auditorium

The Rev. Dr. Jerry Root

Sermon: "Growing in Christ by Sharing His Love," based on Philemon 6


Sunset Vespers by the Lake 

Sunday, July 5

8:15 p.m. Pavilion 
West Deck

This sunset service is led by John and Bonnie Wilkie.


Dessert Reception with President/CEO Kevin Sibbring

Monday, July 6
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 name and email address.


Wooden Boat Rides

Monday, July 6 & Thursday, July 9

6 p.m. Dock 

The 30-minute boat rides cost $20 for adults and $6 for youth (ages 4-12). Children age 3 & under are not permitted. 


Amazing Grace Sunset Cruises

Monday, July 6 & Thursday, July 9

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, July 7 &

Friday, July 10

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

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


Wednesday Family Picnic

Wednesday, July 8
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.

Saturday, July 11
9 a.m. Train Station

Saturday, July 11
10 a.m. Orchestra Hall


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 
9 a.m.-4 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.

We Need

Your Feedback

In anticipation of Lakeside's 150th Anniversary in 2023, the community has started a comprehensive process to develop a long-term master plan. You are invited to complete a survey to be a part of the planning process. We value your feedback.


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.

Lakeside Snapshots

A pond boat building student tests out her boat after a lesson. Photo by Dick Swanson.

A boy helps bag produce at the weekly Farmers' Market.

Wesleyan Senior Living performs a cooking demonstration during the Farmers' Market.

Former Governor of Ohio, Bob Taft, former First Lady of Ohio, Hope Taft, and former Chief of Natural Areas & Preserves for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Guy Denny, pose for a picture after their lecture.