Lakeside Chautauqua 
July 11-17, 2015
"State of Lakeside" Address

Kevin Sibbring, Lakeside Chautauqua President/CEO, will reflect on the financial picture and vision of Lakeside
Chautauqua's future during his 6th Annual "State of Lakeside" Address at 
6 p.m. Thursday, July 16 in Orchestra Hall.

During the "State of Lakeside" Address, Sibbring will provide an explanation of Lakeside's revenue and expense model.


The address will be presented through a PowerPoint presentation, and the audience will be able to discuss Lakeside's future and the current strategic goals following
the presentation.

Sibbring will review the capital projects that will be completed in the 2015-16 fiscal year and speak about Lakeside as a non-profit charitable institution.


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Katharine C. Crampton Memorial Art Show

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.

This year's show will feature a seven- to 10-piece collection of artwork, known as the Nora Blair Retrospect.

Attendees will be able to view the collection of work on loan from various Lakesiders and local residents, as well as artist Nora Blair.

Blair, a Lakesider, had a 30-year career in marketing before becoming a watercolor painter. As a frequent guest and former resident of the Chautauqua community, Blair drew inspiration from her weekend visits.

LWBS 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.

At this year's event, plein air artists will paint and visit with patrons while appetizers and refreshments are served. The artistry of Chris Craft boats will also be displayed during the evening. Dinner, with a spectacular view of the Lake Erie islands, will be served.

Tickets for the LWBS Fundraiser Dinner are $100 per person. Limited tickets are available. Purchase tickets at
the Legacy House, located at 217 Walnut Ave., between
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday- Friday.

Plein Air Art Festival

The Plein Air Art Festival, will begin on Friday, July 17, when more than 30 plein air artists across the Midwest will arrive to paint outdoor landscapes until Sunday, July 19.


Lakesiders are invited to watch them paint throughout the weekend. The term "en plein air" means painting "in the open air."


Plein air artists will be painting scenes throughout Lakeside, especially lakefront landscapes. Please join the Lakeside Chautauqua community in welcoming these talented artists to the grounds.


This year, there will be an additional opportunity to purchase artwork produced during the weekend at the Open Air Gallery, located in front of Hoover Auditorium on Third Street.


Travels with The Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden
Travelers with The Friends of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden arrived in Lakeside on June 27.

As the large custom coach was 
ceremoniously escorted onto the Lakeside grounds, everyone quickly realized they were someplace special.

Also joining the trip in Lakeside was a Nor'easter, which is fairly unusual for Lakeside at this time of the year. It decided to arrive just a few hours before The Friends, thus unleashing a flurry of activity causing plans to quickly change.

What was to be an outdoor picnic became a beautifully unique, indoor garden party on the stage of Hoover Auditorium, complete with chirping birds.


Religious Life

Preacher of the Week: Dr. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki
Dr. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, a contemporary leader in process 
theology and the founding director of the Whitehead International Film Festival, will serve as Preacher of the Week from July 12-17. This 
week's Preacher of the Week program is supported by The Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment.

Dr. Hewitt Suchocki serves as Professor Emerita for Claremont
School of Theology in Claremont, Calif. She is considered one of the leaders of process theology, which focuses on God as truly relational and present in every moment, constantly moving the world toward His intentions for creation.

She also held positions at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,
Vanderbilt University, Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg in Heidelberg, Germany, and brings diversity to the pulpit, as she has served on ecumenical juries at film festivals in Montreal, Berlin, Washington, D.C. and Miami.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

Monday, July 13

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Access, Affordability & Attainment: The Basics of Higher Education & Economic Expansion

Jim Petro, Former Ohio Attorney General

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

Online Learning in Higher Education

Julie Kling, EdD, Online Instructional Design Consultant

8:15 p.m. Orchestra Hall

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Robert D. Putnam, PhD
Peter & Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy,
Harvard University Kennedy School of Government


Tuesday, July 14

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Community Colleges: The People's Colleges

Marsha Bordner, PhD, President Emerita at Terra State Community College

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

Diversity on College Campuses Today

CJ Harkness, Chief Diversity Officer, Baldwin Wallace University


Wednesday, July 15

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Small Private College & University Leadership Panel

Gordon Brollier, President of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges; Katherine Fell, PhD, President of the University of Findlay; & Dale Knobel, PhD, President Emeritus of Denison University

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

Challenges Changing Higher Education

Katherine Fell, PhD, President of the University of Findlay


Thursday, July 16

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

From "The Beaver" to "The Bieb:" How Colleges have Adapted to Meet the 'Net' Generation

Rebecca Doak, Executive Director, Center for Student Success & Office of Career Development, University of Mount Union 

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

The Future of Regional State Public Universities: Finding Your Niche
Mary Ellen Mazey, PhD, President of Bowling Green State University 


Additional Community Education Programs

Sunday, July 12

2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: The Lakeside & Marblehead Railroad

Dean K. Fick, Manager of Technical Operation, Smithsonian Institution's IMAX Theaters & Einstein Planetarium


Monday, July 13

8:15 a.m. 343 Cherry Ave.

"Breakfast Brunch" Book Group: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Peggy Malone, Discussion Leader

10:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion 

Guided Tree Walk

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


Tuesday, July 14

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

Lakeside Women's Club Program: Back to the Wild 

Heather Yount, Back to the Wild Staff Member


Wednesday, July 15

7:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion

Guided Bird Walk

Judy Sudomir or Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders

8:30 a.m. Train Station

Lakeside Herb Study: Cinnamon: Luxury & Treasure

Jan Dwyer & Donna Shoemaker, Discussion Leaders

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

Lakeside Heritage Society Program: 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

7 p.m. Hoover Auditorium Lobby

Bash the Trash Youth Workshop


Thursday, July 16

3:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Our Kids: Community Dialogue

Kathleen Giesler, Judge, Ottawa County Probate & Juvenile Court


Friday, July 17

10:30 a.m. Hotel Lakeside

Lakeside Heritage Society Special Walking Tour:
Hotel Lakeside Lobby & Dining Room

*Pre-registration required with $5 fee

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

Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: Cronkite (biography) by Douglas Brinkley

Nancy Long, Discussion Leader

1:30 p.m. Lower Pavilion Room

Family Discovery Program: Mysteries Along Lake Erie's Shores  

Brenda Culler, Office of Coastal Management of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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 11

Taylor Dayne

With chart-topping hits and platinum pop songs, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Taylor Dayne will bring her talent and vocals to the Hoover Auditorium stage.

During her Lakeside show, she will perform some of her most famous singles, including "Tell It To My Heart," "Love Will Lead You Back" and "Prove Your Love To Me."

Dayne released her first album, Tell It To My Heart, in 1988. Since then, she has become a true crossover artist whose popularity spans multiple generations.

Throughout her career, Dayne has sold more than 75 million combined singles and albums, received gold and platinum-selling albums and has recorded 18 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Charts.  


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Sunday, July 12

6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand (Gazebo)

Family Night in the Park: The Drowsy Lads

This week's Family Night in the Park concert will feature The Drowsy Lads.

Founded in 2003 by brothers Daniel and John McKewen, along with high school friend Bryan Brooks, the band has been performing together throughout Ohio for 12 years.

Soon after forming The Drowsy Lads, they added Josh Franck, a friend from church, and his father, Phil Franck.

A musical favorite at local festivals in their hometown of
Columbus, Ohio, The Drowsy Lads are always eager to share their infectious chemistry and love for music with audiences. 


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Sprout 'N Shout, featuring Lakesiders John and Bonnie Wilkie, will perform a family-friendly concert this week.

The couple will sing praise and worship 

selections, as well as family-friendly sing-alongs.

Their original songs and two albums cover an array of musical genres.

Since 1993, they have performed more than 700 concerts in 29 states and five countries. 


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Monday, July 13

Dr. Robert D. Putnam

This week, Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes Dr. Robert D. Putnam, the Peter and Isabel Malkin professor of Public Policy at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in Boston, Mass., to Hoover Auditorium.

The focus of his lecture will be on his newly released book, Our Kids: The American 
Dream in Crisis
, which
 researches inequality and opportunity, specifically the growing class gap among American young people and the implications for social mobility.

Using both quantitative data and personal life stories of young people around America - including right here in Ohio - Dr. Putnam will share this sobering data and discuss some possible approaches to restoring the "American Dream."

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Tuesday, July 14


VoicePlay, a five-member a capella group based in Orlando, Fla., will recreate the sounds of an entire musical production with nothing more than their voices for their Hoover Auditorium performance.

The group first began as a street corner barbershop act that has evolved into an internationally-acclaimed touring sensation.

VoicePlay was first introduced to America on the premiere season of NBC's "The Sing-Off," in 2013.

As a performing a capella group, instruments are not used in their shows. 




Wednesday, July 15

Bash the Trash presents "The Junksters"

For their Lakeside Chautauqua debut, Bash the Trash will perform a lively, energetic show titled "The Junksters."

This unique group entertains and educates family audiences
with musical instruments made from repurposed household items. Bash the Trash combines science, environmental
awareness and music to create an educational experience, with a focus on how these areas work together.

Their show is filled with family fun and encourages audience participation.

Prior to their evening performance, youth are invited to attend a workshop from 7-8:15 p.m. in the Hoover Auditorium lobby to learn how to build instruments out of recycled materials for use during the show. The workshop is free to attend, and all materials will be provided. 




Thursday, July 16

The Doo Wah Riders

The Doo Wah Riders will combine high energy country music with a Cajun twist for their performance in Lakeside.

During their show, they will perform a mix of classic, contemporary and original country songs.

Throughout their 35-year career, The Doo Wah Riders have recorded a total of seven albums.

Members of the band include fiddle player John Zeretzke, drummer Phil Roach, keyboardist Kenny Lee Benson, guitarist Lindy Rasmusson and bass player Paul Loranger. 




Friday, July 17

Sandi Patty & Family

Lakeside Chautauqua will welcome one of the most awarded female vocalists in Christian music history, Sandi Patty, to the Hoover Auditorium stage.

She will be joined by members of her talented family to perform a variety of her hit songs.

Patty was first introduced to the music scene with a performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" during the 1986 rededication of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.

Since then, she has performed at the Indianapolis 500, the Dedication of Camp David Chapel, with the National Symphony and on ABC's Fourth of July Special. 




Kelleys Island Swim & Qualifying Swim
The Annual Kelleys Island Swim is a four-mile, open-water swim between 
Lakeside and Kelleys Island.

To be eligible to participate in the Kelleys Island Swim at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 15, participants, age 14 and older, must complete the one-mile Qualifying Swim at 8 a.m. Monday, July 13.

Swimmers must be able to swim the entire distance without assistance from lifeguards, staff or volunteers; without exiting the lake; and without touching the bottom of the lake. Lakeside Chautauqua staff reserves the right to determine eligibility on the day of the Qualifying Swim.

All swimmers are required to have their own escort boat to enter the Kelleys Island Swim. Escort boats must be motorized boats large enough to hold more than one passenger. They must also have a first aid kit on board.

Shuffleboard Tournaments
There are three unique shuffleboard tournaments this week, each without a separate entry fee, although all players must belong to an Ohio State Shuffleboard Association (OSSA) sanctioned club.

The best value is to join the Lakeside Shuffleboard Club for 2015 for $5. All are invited to join the club at anytime, even just before signing up for a tournament.

All sign-ups begin by 8:15 a.m. on the first day of each tournament and end exactly at 9 a.m. Please note: OSSA tournament rules require all players to wear closed-toe 
shoes. For questions about the tournaments, ask the Shuffleboard Staff.

Monday, July 13: Bill Slyh Any Doubles Tournament
Bill Slyh was a long-time manager of Lakeside Shuffleboard and a truly superior player. The Bill Slyh Any Doubles Tournament is open to any two Lakeside shufflers, age 16 and older, who wish to team up. Amateurs and experts are welcome.

All matches are best two-out-of-three games to 75 points. When players win their first match, they are in the main event bracket and play until they suffer a loss, or win the Bill Slyh Any Doubles Tournament. If a player loses their first match, they are in the consolation bracket and play until suffering another loss or winning that bracket.

The Bill Slyh Any Doubles Tournament is usually finished by Tuesday, and half the teams are out by Monday afternoon.

Wednesday, July 15: Ohio State Amateur Any Doubles Championship Tournament 
This tournament is open to any two amateur shufflers, age 16 and older, who wish to team up. The tournament uses a frame-game format that takes just one day to complete. OSSA will present trophies to higher finishers in both the main event and consolation brackets.

Thursday, July 16: Ohio State Doubles Men's & Women's Open Championships
The Ohio State Doubles features separate divisions for men and women. The tournament is open to any men's or women's team, age 16 and older. Amateurs and experts are welcome. Matches are best two-out-of-three games to 75 points. Each division will have a main event and consolation brackets. This tournament is usually finished by Friday, and half the teams are out by Thursday afternoon.
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) Meeting
Saturday, July 11
9 a.m. Train Station

Saturday, July 11
10 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Dockside Worship Service

Sunday, July 12

8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck

Dr. Greg Linville
Sermon: "We Would See Jesus," based on John 12:20-21


Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service

Sunday, July 12

9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd


Hoover Community Worship Service

Sunday, July 12 

10:30 a.m. 
Hoover Auditorium

Dr. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki

Sermon: "The Inheritance," based on Ephesians 1


Sunset Vespers by the Lake 

Sunday, July 12

8:15 p.m. Pavilion 
West Deck

John & Bonnie Wilkie


Dessert Reception with President/CEO Kevin Sibbring

Monday, July 13
3:30 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Marine 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. Please note location change for this week's reception.


Wooden Boat Rides

Monday, July 13 & Thursday, July 16

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 13 & Thursday, July 16

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.


Hotel Lakeside Project Presentation: "Hotel Lakeside Restoration: Financial Projections"

Tuesday, July 14

3:30-5 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

A series of presentations have been planned to provide the community with additional information about the Hotel Lakeside Project. At this presentation, Lakeside Finance Committee Chair, Dave Blank, and Lakeside Chautauqua CFO & COO, Dan Dudley, will discuss the financial model, assumptions and projections for the project.


Farmers' Market 

Tuesday, July 14 &

Friday, July 17

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 15
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 
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.

Weekday Gem

For the VoicePlay show on Tuesday, July 14, 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 girl proudly displays the American flag during the Fourth of July Parade. 

Les Cunningham waves to Lakesiders as he kicks off the Children's Bike Parade.

A family poses for a picture on the Fourth of July.

Young Lakesiders wave to the crowd from their decorated wagon.