Lakeside Chautauqua 
Aug. 1-7, 2015
Lakeside Holds First Heritage Day Event

To celebrate Lakeside Chautauqua's rich history and old-time traditions, the community's 

first Heritage Day will take place from 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 on the Hotel Lakeside lawn.

The event will kick-off with a cookout provided by the Hotel
Lakeside Dining Room & Café from 12-1:30 p.m. on the Hotel

Lakeside lawn.


The menu will feature hot dogs, ham­burgers, pulled pork, jambalaya, coleslaw and baked beans. Meals will range in price from $5-$10, with soft drinks and cookies for $1 each and additional sides for $2 each.

Admission to Heritage Day is open to all; however, tickets
will be sold to participate in individual activities and booths if

A variety of activity and old-fashioned snack booths will line the Hotel Lakeside lawn from 1:30-4 p.m. To participate in each activity or receive an old-fashioned snack, purchase
tickets for $1 from 12-3:30 p.m. in Pavilion Circle and exchange them at each booth.

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Hotel Lakeside Celebrates 140 Years

Hotel Lakeside, a notable National Historic Landmark, will celebrate its 140th Anniversary this summer. Lakesiders are invited to a Birthday 

Celebration on the Hotel Lakeside lawn from 1:15-1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 during Heritage Day.

Built in 1875 during the beginning of the Chautauqua
Movement, the historic Hotel Lakeside sits stoically along the Lake Erie shore, a one-of-a-kind edifice representing the architecture and history of another era.

Throughout the years, the hotel has provided accommodations for many famous guests, including President William McKinley, Rutherford B. Hayes, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart.

The original Hotel Lakeside was built in 1875 for $14,000 

and included the west wing and dining room. In 1879, an annex was built with an additional 60 rooms, but it was not until 1890 that the two structures were connected.


Military Appreciation Day, August 1

To honor the men and women who have served, or are currently serving in the U.S. Military, Lakeside Chautauqua has slated Saturday, Aug. 1, as Military Appreciation Day.

Those who are retired from, or are currently serving in any
branch of the military, will be granted free admission and auto to Lakeside Chautauqua upon presenting credentials and/or military ID at the gates.

Retired military will also receive free admission for one guest, while active military will receive admission for their immediate family. Passes are valid from 9 a.m.-11 p.m. and do not include an overnight visit.

Lakeside Chautauqua residents are asked to hang American
flags at their cottages on this day to show Lakeside's appreciation for all branches of the U.S. Military.
Photography Show Captures Local Snapshots

Lakeside's Annual Photography Show will take place Tuesday, Aug. 4-Saturday, Aug. 22 in the Hoover Auditorium Lobby.

The exhibit will feature entries by amateur 

photographers from Lakeside and throughout the region.

The show's informal opening will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Photos may be viewed a half-hour prior to all evening Hoover Auditorium shows or from 3-5 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Lakeside Photography Show welcomes entries from any amateur photographer. Images may be produced digitally or enlarged from film negatives; no distinction is made.


Religious Life

Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Sergei Nikolaev
Supported by the Gretchen A. Curtis Endowment
Serving as President of the Moscow Theological Seminary
of The United Methodist Church in Moscow, Russia, the Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev is a global 
leader of the church.

Born in 1972, he accepted 
Christ in the Russia United 
Methodist Church while studying engineering physics at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (National Research University). 
Having served as a Sunday school teacher and assistant to the pastor, he entered the Russian United Methodist Theological Seminary in Moscow, Russia, and was a member of the first graduating class in 1997.

Academically, the Rev. Dr. Nikolaev specializes in the fields of evangelism, interchurch relations, history and theology of the Methodist Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the
history of Christian thought.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

Monday, Aug. 3

10 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Development of Religion in Russia
The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, Preacher of the Week

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Medical Mission to China 

William J. Burke, DO, Dean of the Ohio University Dublin(Ohio) Campus Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine


Tuesday, Aug. 4

10 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Varieties of Religion in Russia

The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, Preacher of the Week 

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Christianity in Pakistan: Persecution of an Endangered Minority 

Victoria Ashley, Government Official Stationed in the
Middle East


Wednesday, Aug. 5

10 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Christian Evangelism in a Secular World  

The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, Preacher of the Week 

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Apostles of Peace: Thomas Merton & Pope St. John XXIII (Part I)

The Rev. Thomas Snyder, Adjunct Faculty Member at Ashland Theological Seminary  


Thursday, Aug. 6

10 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Keeping Peace in a Multi-Faith World

The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, Preacher of the Week

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Apostles of Peace: Thomas Merton & Pope St. John XXIII (Part II)

The Rev. Thomas Snyder, Adjunct Faculty Member at Ashland Theological Seminary  


Additional Community Education Programs

Saturday, Aug. 1

2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Special Lakeside Heritage Society Seminar: The Gill Family Impact on Lakeside

Sean Gill & David Thompson, Seminar Leaders


Monday, Aug. 3

10:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion 

Guided Tree Walk

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

11 a.m. Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables

Children's Author Visit: Goodnight, Ark

Laura Sassi, Author

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

'After Lunch Brunch' Book Discussion: Stoner by John Williams

Joanne Dempe, Discussion Leader

One-hour after sunset; Meet at Pavilion 

Stargazing (weather permitting)

Bob Sudomir, Science Teacher


Tuesday, Aug. 4

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

Lakeside Women's Club Program: Three Great Ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony & Amelia Earhart

Portrayed by Evelyn Buckley, Gretchen S. Curtis & Mary Tookman  

7 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Symphony Pre-Concert Talk

Jane Hines, Discussion Leader


Wednesday, Aug. 5

8 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: The Lakeside Daisy

Dottie McDowell, Discussion Leader

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

Lakeside Heritage Society Program: Historic Central Lakeside Walking Tour

Frank O'Dell & Lynn Woods, Walking Tour Leaders

3:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room

Historic Chautauqua Movement Seminar

Dakota Harkins, Education Assistant


Friday, Aug. 7

10:30 a.m. Meet at Hoover Auditorium

Lakeside Heritage Society Special Walking Tour: Southeast Lakeside (pre-registration required by 4 p.m. Thursday; $5 fee, limit of 15 participants)

Gretchen Curtis, Walking Tour Leader

1:30 p.m. Bradley Temple

Family Discovery Program: Introduction to the Symphony

Jane Hines, Discussion Leader

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

Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (non-fiction) by Elizabeth Kolbert

Peggy Malone, Discussion Leader

2:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Foreign Affairs Forum

Jeff Dieterich, Moderator 

 7 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Symphony Pre-Concert Talk

Jane Hines, Discussion Leader

Arts & Entertainment

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


Saturday, Aug. 1

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra with Pointe of
Departure Ballet

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform its 15th collaborative concert with 

the Pointe of Departure Ballet Company at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 in Hoover Auditorium. The concert is supported by the Iva M. Clark Memorial 


This annual event showcases the Pointe of Departure Ballet's world-class dancing and choreography. This year's program is a mix of traditional 

ballet and upbeat dances to popular music.

The first half of the program will feature standard duos and excerpts from well-known ballets, opening with a "Pas de Deux" from Giselle, followed by a selection from Coppelia and concluding with a section of Riccardo Drigo's Le Corsaire. 




Sunday, Aug. 2

1:30-4 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Lawn

Cakewalkin' Jass Band

The Cakewalkin' Jass Band, playing New Orleans style jazz music, will delight Lakesiders during the community's first Heritage Day celebration.

The band formed in 1967, after only playing a few small gigs together. The following year, they played their first show at Tony Packo's Café, in Toledo, Ohio, where they would continue to headline for 35 years.

Since then, the Cakewalkin' Jass Band has not only dominated the Toledo music scene, but it also plays shows across the U.S.




For this week's Hoover Movie Night, Lakesiders of all ages are invited to join Woody and Buzz on an adventure "to infinity and beyond" in Disney and Pixar's "Toy Story."

"Toy Story" is the first feature-length, computer-animated film by Pixar Animation Studios, released in 1995.

In a world where toys pretend to be lifeless, Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), a pull-string cowboy doll, and his group of toy followers owned by Andy (voice of John Morris), are 

preparing for his family to move to a new home.

With only one week before the move, Andy's mom throws him a birthday party. Woody and the rest of the toys stage a mission to investigate all the new toys Andy receives at the




Tuesday, Aug. 4

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert with
Angelin Chang

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO), under the direction of Robert Cronquist, will present a concert accompanied

by internationally-acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning pianist Angelin Chang as the featured 


The concert will open with a performance of Carl Maria von Weber's "Overture to Oberon." One of the finest overtures in the repertoire, it has been a concert favorite since its debut
in 1826.

The program also includes "Watermusic" by George Handel, which was written for King George I for a barge trip on the River Thames. The LSO's performance has been arranged for modern orchestra by Sir Hamilton Harty. 




Wednesday, Aug. 5

Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre "Rip Van Winkle" 

Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre will present their original musical adaptation of Washington Irving's 

classic short story, Rip Van Winkle, this week in Hoover Auditorium.

Nine-foot-tall puppets will take Irving's great adventure to new heights with singing, dancing and games for the Lakeside audience.

The group was founded in 1973 in Tampa, Fla., by Executive Producer Jerry Bickel. In the beginning, the puppeteers used traditional forms of puppetry and combined many different types of puppets to create their productions.




Thursday, Aug. 6

The Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies will once again bring their three-part harmony and instrumental talents to the Hoover 

Auditorium stage for Lakesiders to enjoy.

Funny and upbeat with just a little sass, The Good Lovelies' harmonies, 

constant instrument swapping and witty onstage banter have enlivened the folk music landscape since they joined forces.

Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore came together as The Good Lovelies, a folk-pop band, for their first show at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel in 2006. Nine years later, the group's touring schedule is filled with performances around the world. 




Friday, Aug. 7

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert "An Evening
in Vienna"

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO), under the direction of Robert 

Cronquist, will present
"An Evening in Vienna," featuring soprano soloist Dorota Sobieska.

Sobieska will charm the Lakeside audience with arias and songs featuring the popular music of Johann Strauss.

Strauss' "Fledermaus Overture" will open the program. He turned to writing for the theatre in 1871, but it was not until 1874, when Fledermaus was produced, that he then became
known as the "Operetta King."

This collection of waltzes and polkas makes the overture a rare blend of Viennese gaiety and French drollery. Following the selection will be "Roses from the South."



Lakeside Sailing Regatta

The 38th Annual Lakeside Sailing Regatta, organized by Ryan Mock, will take place Saturday, Aug.1 and Sunday, Aug. 2, starting from the Lakeside Sailing Center (LSC). There will be four classes available, including Single Handed Sunfish, Double-Handed Sunfish and Single-Handed Laser.

Registration will take place from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturday at the LSC, immediately 
followed by a skipper's meeting. Additional information will be available at the LSC or the Lakeside Information Center.




Mouse Island Sailing Race Rescheduled
The 22nd Annual Mouse Island Sailing Race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday Aug. 8, weather permitting.

There will be three classes offered, including Single-Handed Sunfish, Double-Handed Sunfish and Single-Handed Laser. All age groups will sail together.

Lakeside Field Day

Lakesiders will celebrate an old tradition by participating in the 3rd Annual Lakeside Field Day.

The event will take place from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 on the Hotel 

Lakeside lawn, near the Gundlach Garden, and is part of the Heritage Day activities. 



Sweetheart Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament

The Sweetheart Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament is a one-day event held on Thursday, Aug. 6. "Sweetheart" is loosely defined as "for one tournament to a lifetime."

The tournament is for age 16 and older, with no entry fee. Sign-up begins at 8:30 a.m. and closes promptly at 9 a.m. Play begins shortly after entries close, and there will be a break for lunch.

If a player does not have a shuffling "sweetheart" and would like to play, speak with a Shuffleboard staff member prior to the event. Prizes are awarded to higher-placing teams. 


August Family Doubles Tennis Tournament

The August Family Doubles Tennis Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, 
Aug. 6 at the Williams Tennis Campus.

Sign-up begins at 12 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2 and continues until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Williams Tennis Campus.

There is a limit of 16 teams. The cost is $5 per team. All participants are welcome.

In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 31
6:30 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Lawn
Tickets are $75 for adults and $25 for children (age 13 & under). Purchase 
tickets at the Legacy House.


Dockside Worship Service

Sunday, Aug. 2

8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck

The Rev. Irwin Jennings 
Sermon: "What Would Jesus Say If He Came to Your House Today?" 


Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service

Sunday, Aug. 2

9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd


Hoover Community Worship Service

Sunday, Aug. 2 

10:30 a.m. 
Hoover Auditorium

The Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev: "Walk to Emmaus in a Global Village," based on Luke 24:13-35


Lakeside Women's Club Book Sale

Sunday, Aug. 2

12-5 p.m. Green Gables

The Lakeside Women's Club will host a book sale; $2 per bag.


Sunset Vespers by the Lake 

Sunday, Aug. 2

8:15 p.m. Pavilion 
West Deck

John & Bonnie Wilkie


University of Mount Union (UMU) Alumni Gathering

Monday, Aug. 3

2-4 p.m. 157 Lynn Ave.

All UMU alumni are invited to welcome new president, Dr. Dick Merriman, to the Lakeside community. Hosted by Dave and Bonnie Blank, there is no cost to attend, and appetizers are provided. To RSVP, contact (330) 823-4693 or


Dessert Reception with President/CEO Kevin Sibbring

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

Help plan for Lakeside's future. This will be the last dessert reception of the summer. RSVP to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office with name and email address. 

Vacation Bible School

Monday, Aug. 3-

Friday, Aug. 7

6-8 p.m. Lakeside United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School is open to children (age 5 & older). Register at the church. 


Wooden Boat Rides

Monday, Aug. 3 & Thursday, Aug. 6

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, Aug. 3 & Thursday, Aug. 6

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, Aug. 4 &

Friday, Aug. 7

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, Aug. 5
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, Aug. 6
5:30 p.m. Lower Pavilion Room

All Lakesiders are invited to bring a dish to share and their own table service. Water and lemonade will be pro­vided. Those wanting different bever­ages should bring their own.

Saturday, Aug. 8
9 a.m. Train Station

Saturday, Aug. 8
10 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Saturday, Aug. 8
12-1 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Lawn
Lakeside will recognize and cele­brate the service and commitment of volunteers at this event. RSVP to
(419) 798-4461, ext. 246 by Tuesday, Aug. 4.

Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) Pirate Adventure
Sunday, Aug. 9
6 p.m. Meet at the Pavilion

P.E.O. Luncheon
Wednesday, Aug. 12
12:30 p.m. Green Gables


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. 


Please note: the last day for parking at the Danbury School lot is Sunday, Aug. 30.


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.

Weekday Gem

For The Good Lovelies show on Thursday, Aug. 6, Hotel Lakeside and the 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: GEM 2015.


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 young girl laughs during a song at God Squad in Bradley Temple.

Long-time friends, the Rev. Dr. Wess Stafford and Steven Curtis Chapman, connect backstage at Hoover with President/CEO Kevin Sibbring. Photo submitted by Beth Sibbring.

Runners take part in the annual 5k Raccoon Run.