Lakeside Chautauqua 
July 18-24, 2015
Lakeside Institute Celebrates Centennial
The Lakeside Institute has called Lakeside Chautauqua its home for all of its 100-year history, but its impact can be felt around the world.

The Ohio branch of the Epworth League, a Methodist
association for youth and young adults, started the week-long summer camp in August 1915.

Approximately 125 youth attended in the first year, and
between 125-150 will come to Lakeside from July 19-25 for the Institute's 100th summer session.

Since then, Lakeside Institute has helped more than 35,000 youth grow relationships with God and each other, counselor Rich Boettner said.

Many of them have followed calls to ministry they felt at camp. Lakeside Institute alumni have traveled
as missionaries to countries, such as Slovenia, Ethiopia,
Mexico, Russia and the Dominican Republic. Others have gotten involved in youth ministry in their home churches and at colleges around the U.S.

Take E-Survey to Plan for Lakeside's Future

We value your Lakeside story and how these beloved grounds have enriched your life, whether you are here for the first time or have been coming your entire life.


Our founder's planned for the future of Lakeside more than 140 years ago. Today, we enjoy the fruits of their vision and labor.


Now, it is our time to do the same for future generations of Lakesiders. You are invited to provide valuable feedback by completing five questions in our e-survey. Take the e-survey today.


Over the next 24 months, Lakeside Chautauqua will be asking for your opinion and valuable insight to help
develop a master plan. To learn more, visit Every voice matters.   

Lakeside Welcomes Boaters, Artists

A collaborative effort, blending the craftsmanship of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival, will create one of Lakeside's most unique weekends of the summer season from July 17-19.

This three-day event begins on Friday, July 17 when plein air artists arrive at Lakeside to paint landscapes until Sunday, July 19. 


The term "en plein air" means painting "in the open air." The festival will host more than 30 artists from across the Midwest.

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


Join Lakeside Women's Club for the Annual Tour of Homes

The Lakeside Women's Club (LWC) Annual Tour of Homes will take place from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23.


The tour will feature six cottages and "Green Gables," home of the LWC. "Green Gables" will be closed from 12-1 p.m. on the day of the tour.

Tickets for the tour are $10. A special Tour of Homes Pass to enter the Lakeside grounds is available for an additional $10, if a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass has not already been purchased.

A map of the homes will be provided. A complimentary 
shuttle service will be available for those who have difficulty walking. 


As a courtesy to homeowners, no pets, photography, videos, food or beverages are permitted in the cottages.


Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner
Hotel Lakeside Lakeside Chautauqua will host its first Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 on the Hotel Lakeside lawn.

This unique event, in partnership with local farmers and restaurants, will bring fresh ingredients for a spectacular meal along Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile. Locally-grown foods from a 50-mile radius will be featured.

Tickets for the Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner are $75 for adults and $25 for children (age 13 & under). Limited tickets are available. Purchase tickets at the Legacy House, located at 217 Walnut Ave., between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Proceeds from the Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner will benefit the continued preservation of Hotel Lakeside, which celebrates its 140th anniversary this summer.

Religious Life

Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Amy Miracle
With a passion for helping people deepen their relationship with God and a rich educational experience, the Rev. Amy Miracle will provide the message as Preacher of the Week
from July 19-24.

This week's Preacher of the Week program is supported by the Knobel Family Endowment. 

Why is there so much suffering? What happens after people die? These are examples of questions the Rev. Miracle examines in the context of faith.

Throughout her calling, she has felt that church should be the place where individuals get to ask those tough questions and explore answers.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

Week 5: 'The World Economy' & 'False Justice: Revisited'

Monday, July 20

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

U.S. Prosperity & the Global Economy
Raymond Ahearn, Retired Specialist in International Trade & Finance, Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

U.S. Trade Agreements & the Challenge of Shaping Globalization

Raymond Ahearn, Retired Specialist in International Trade & Finance, Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress 


Tuesday, July 21

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

The Chinese Economy: Past, Present & Future
Francis Schortgen, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies, University of Mount Union 

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

China in the Global Economy

Francis Schortgen, PhD, Associate Professor of Political Science & International Studies, University of Mount Union  


Wednesday, July 22

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

Convicting the Innocent: Are We Making Progress in Correcting & Preventing Miscarriages?
Jim & Nancy Petro, Former Ohio Attorney General & 
Authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent 

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Reforming Criminal Justice: Beyond Procedural Reforms, What Systemic Issues Challenge Fair & Equal Justice? 
Jim & Nancy Petro, Former Ohio Attorney General & 
Authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent 


Thursday, July 23

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

CNN's "Death Row Stories: The John Thompson Case" (documentary, 42 minutes)
Question & Answer Session after documentary led by Jim & Nancy Petro, Former Ohio Attorney General & 
Authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent 

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

"An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story" 
(documentary, 92 minutes)

Question & Answer Session after documentary led by Jim & Nancy Petro, Former Ohio Attorney General & 
Authors of False Justice: Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent 


Additional Community Education Programs

Sunday, July 19

2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: John W. Clarke, 1930s Lakeside Plein Air Artist

Wesley Clarke, Professional Archaeologist


Monday, July 20

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. Green Gables

'After Lunch Brunch' Book Discussion: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg

Marsha Krosnosky, Discussion Leader

3:30 p.m. Meet in front of Hotel Lakeside

Tram Tree Tour (pre-registration required)

Bill Dudrow & Frank O'Dell, Tram Tree Tour Leaders

One-hour after sunset; Meet at Pavilion 

Star Gazing (weather permitting)

Bob Sudomir, Science Teacher


Tuesday, July 21

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

Lakeside Women's Club Program: Hello, Dolley: The Life & Times of Dolley Madison 

Carol McKinney, Portrayer


Wednesday, July 22

7:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion to Car Pool

Guided Bird Walk at Meadowbrook Marsh

Judy Sudomir or Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders

8:30 a.m. Case Western Reserve Herb Garden

Lakeside Herb Study: Western Reserve Herb Garden Field Trip (pre-registration required)

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


Friday, July 24

10:30 a.m. Meet at Hoover Auditorium

Lakeside Heritage Society Special Walking Tour: Historic Central (Hoover) and South Auditoriums (pre-registration required by 4 p.m. Thursday; $5 fee)

Gretchen Curtis, Walking Tour Leader

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

Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: True Selves (fiction) by Mary Breckenridge

Mary Breckenridge, Author & Discussion Leader

1:30 p.m. Bradley Temple

Family Discovery Program: Puppetry

Guy Thompson, Puppeteer

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 18

Three Dog Night

Celebrating four decades of musical success, Three Dog Night will perform their most popular hits for the Lakeside Chautauqua

Originally formed in 1968, Three Dog Night was widely successful from the beginning. Danny Hutton, a writer and producer at Hanna-Barbera Records and a solo artist, met Cory Wells, former lead singer of The Enemys, while they were both touring with Sonny and Cher.

After the chance encounter on tour, and the introduction of Jimmy Greenspoon as Hutton's new next door neighbor, Three Dog Night was born. 




Sunday, July 19

12:30-4:30 p.m. Pavilion

Concert at the Pavilion: Wally & The Beavs 

Wally & The Beavs, an Ohio band known for strong vocal harmonies paired with a brassy horn section, will bring their music to the Pavilion to provide entertainment during the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show & Plein Air Art Festival.

The band performs a variety of popular Motown and classic rock music, including cover songs by Steely Dan, The Beatles, Chicago and other well-known artists.

Wally & The Beavs was created by lead singer William "Wally" Hesselschwardt who, at the time, was part of a comedy/rock group in California, called The Other Half. 




For this week's Hoover Movie Night, Clark Wilson, a silent film organist, will accompany the movie "Spite Marriage," a 1929 silent comedy starring Buster Keaton, Dorothy
Sebastian and Edward Earle.

Wilson, one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America, works exclusively with the organ in developing accurate and historic musical accompaniments as they were performed in major pictures
during the heyday of silent film.

He began his scoring career in 1980 and has successfully toured North America with hundreds of film presentations at universities, performing arts centers, theaters, film festivals
and conventions. 




Tuesday, July 21

Kenny Ahern

Kenny Ahern will share his comedy and imagination with Lakesiders of all ages this week for an evening of laughter, entertainment and family fun.

Ahren, a physical comedian, has been bringing his hilarious escapades to life for more than two decades.

He got his start in comedy when a professor suggested he audition for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to write a research paper for the class.

Nearly 25 years later, Ahern has taken master classes in physical comedy with Tony Award-winner Bill Irwin and Christopher Bayes, a faculty member at the Yale School of Drama. He has also studied with Pavel Groditsky at the Soviet National School for the Circus & Variety Arts. 




Wednesday, July 22

Andes Manta

The musicians of Andes Manta will share the music of their homeland in South America with the Lakeside Chautauqua audience this week.

Andes Manta performs the vibrant music of the Ecuadorian Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments.

The group is known for its virtuosity and extraordinary performances. From the lyrical sound of the quena, or Andean Flute, to the haunting tones of the six-foot-long pan-pipes,
Andes Manta's music is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.

Andean music has existed for more than 1,000 years, and the tradition of this type of music remains and continues to be played from Colombia to Tierra del Fuego. 




Thursday, July 23

Ethan Bortnick

Ethan Bortnick, a 13-year-old pianist, will move the Hoover Auditorium 

audience with an unforgettable concert highlighting his piano, composing and vocal skills.

During his Lakeside performance, he will combine jazz, classical, rock 'n' roll and original compositions that showcase his staggering talents.

With the ability to recall hundreds of songs from memory and his talent for gauging the audience, Bortnick can tailor an enjoyable "in-the-moment" performance to a truly captivated




Friday, July 24

The New Christy Minstrels

The New Christy Minstrels, an American folk group directed by Randy Sparks, has been performing since the 1960s.

The group's name was inspired by Stephen Foster's group, The Christy 


Sparks met Foster at a Vancouver, Wash. public library and was so inspired by their encounter that he decided to create The New Christy Minstrels.

Sparks recruited a group of individuals who could sing, dance and perform humorous sketches. Together, they formed The New Christy Minstrels and went on to become one of the most popular groups from 1962-1964.




Team, Individual & Youth Triathlons
The Team & Individual Triathlons (age 17 and older) will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, July 20, beginning at the Dock.


Gather friends to form a team or participate as an individual in this 20-mile event, including a one-mile swim, 15-mile bike ride around the Marblehead Peninsula and four-mile run through Lakeside. Race-day registrants must arrive at the dock by 7:30 a.m. The registration fee is $50 per team or $25 per individual.

This year, the Team and Individual Triathlons will run concurrently. For example, an individual participating may also serve as a team member in the Team Triathlon. The individual starting the swim can start the next team member on the bike portion of the event after finishing his or her swim. They can then continue on the bike and finish his/her race with the four-mile run, alongside his/her team members, thus participating as an individual and on a team.

The Youth Triathlon (ages 9-16) will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, beginning at the Dock. This event is
held within the Lakeside gates and encourages young athletes to swim, bike and run.

Race-day registrants must arrive at the dock by 7:30 a.m. The registration fee is $25 per person.

Maps and registration forms for all triathlons are available at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. For further questions, contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 347 or

2015 National Shuffleboard Week

There are no separate entry fees for any National Tournament. All sign-ups begin at 8:15 a.m., on the first day of each tournament, and end at 9 a.m. Please note: All
players must wear closed-toe shoes.

Tournaments only use a portion of the courts. As tournaments progress, players are eliminated and more courts are released. For questions, speak with any Shuffleboard Staff member.

Lary Faris National Singles Tournament (Monday, July 20) & National Doubles Tournament (Thursday, July 23)
The National Singles and Doubles Shuffleboard
Tournaments are open to experts and amateurs, age 16 & older. There will be separate brackets for men and women. Each tournament has a main event and consolation bracket. Players are guaranteed a minimum of two matches.

The National Singles Finals will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 22. See below for more details.

National Junior Singles Tournament (Wednesday,

July 22)
All youth, age 15 & under, are welcome to test their shuffling skills. There will be separate boys and girls divisions. All equipment is provided. A parent or guardian must sign an official release form, available at entry. Trophies will be awarded to main and consolation event positions, 1-4, in each division.

Play begins after entries close and after the opening ceremonies. Players will break for lunch. Play concludes by mid-afternoon for most players, except for the National Finals, to determine main event positions that will be held that evening.

Practice for the finals begins at 6 p.m., and the opening ceremonies follow practice. Play commences by 6:30 p.m. All youth trophies will be presented when final youth matches have been completed.

National Adult & Youth Singles Finals (Wednesday, July 22) Special National Shuffleboard Event
At 6 p.m., finalists start their practice shots. The opening ceremonies will begin at 6:15 p.m. Play begins at 6:30 p.m. After 40 minutes, youth finalist matches will be completed. At that time, adult matches will be suspended and youth trophies will be presented. Then, the adult final matches will continue until the conclusion. 

In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Dockside Worship Service

Sunday, July 19

8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck

The Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings 
Sermon: "When the Storms of Life are Raging and God Seems Silent," based on Mark 4:35-41


Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service

Sunday, July 19

9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd


Hoover Community Worship Service

Sunday, July 19 

10:30 a.m. 
Hoover Auditorium

The Rev. Amy Miracle

Sermon: "Perfect," based on 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 & Matthew 5:38-48


Sunset Vespers by the Lake 

Sunday, July 19

8:15 p.m. Pavilion 
West Deck

John & Bonnie Wilkie


Dessert Reception with President/CEO Kevin Sibbring

Monday, July 20
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 20 & Thursday, July 23

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 20 & Thursday, July 23

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 21 &

Friday, July 24

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 22
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.

Thursday, July 23-
Friday, July 24
9 a.m.-5 p.m. &
Saturday, July 25
9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Hotel Lakeside Lawn
The show will feature more than 60 exhibitors, including photography, woodcarvings, jewelry, painted glass and home décor.

Pinterest-Inspired Tablescape Show
Thursday, July 23-
Sunday, July 26
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Train Station
The show celebrates DIY
crafting, entertaining and
home décor with tablescapes based on
Pinterest photos.

Tickets are $5 per day and available at the Train Station. Guests may re-enter anytime during the day to attend the demonstrations.

Saturday, July 25-
Friday, July 31
Decorated Homes, Campers & Businesses
The event is a combined
effort of Lakesiders to celebrate the summer season by showcasing the entire community in lights.

All are encouraged to take
part by decorating their cottages, rentals, campers and businesses. Lakesiders are invited to be creative in the types of lighting used.


Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner
Lakeside will host its first Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 31 on the Hotel Lakeside lawn. The event, in partnership with local farmers and restaurants, will bring fresh ingredients for a spectacular meal.

Tickets are $75 for adults 
and $25 for children (age 13 & under). Limited tickets available. Purchase at the Legacy House, located at 217 Walnut Ave., between

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the continued preservation of Hotel
Lakeside, which celebrates its 140th anniversary this summer. 


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 Andes Manta show on Wednesday, July 22, 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

Gretchen Curtis is inducted into the Guys' Club's
Lakeside Hall of Fame for her adult learning contributions and preservation of Lakeside's heritage. Photo submitted by Dick Swanson.

A father helps his daughter during the LWBS Pond Boat Building class in Central

Preacher of the Week Dr. Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki listens during the Hoover Community Worship Service.

Children take part in a Pirate Adventure on Lake Erie. Photo submitted by Dick Swanson.