Lakeside Chautauqua 
Aug. 22-28, 2015

A Record-Breaking Summer at the

Rhein Center

at­tendance records every week this summer.
The most notable increase in attendance occurred in Week 2, when 944 students were registered in the 139 classes offered.
Other records were broken as well, including the amount of mortar mix used to make concrete stepping stones (1,000 pounds), the number of rocks painted in one week (215 in Week 5), and the num­ber of Rhein Center seasonal staff members needed to sup­port the growing arts program (2 part-time, 4 full-time and one coordinator).


Every Voice Matters, Thank You for

Your Feedback 

The Lakeside Chautauqua 

staff and Board of Directors are committed to the five strategic goals and establishing a clear road

map for the community's 


Lakeside's five strategic 

goals are: 1.) Preserve Lakeside's heritage, traditions and culture as expressed in the mission and vision statement, 2.) Become known as a center of Chautauqua programming excellence, 3.) Assure Lakeside is a safe, healthy and aesthetically pleasing community, 4.) Address 21st century guest expectations, 
and 5.) Develop the financial resources needed for long-term sustainability and advancement.

This summer, many Lakesiders have been providing feedback to help plan for Lakeside's future. They have participated in interviews, focus groups, community forums, surveys, presidential roundtable discussions and commenting on social media, as well as on Lakeside's blog, The Front Porch 



Growing the Endowment is Imperative to Preserve Lakeside

One of Lakeside Chautauqua's strategic goals is to develop the

financial resources needed for sustainability.

Years ago, Lakeside's leaders were dedicated to securing the future of the community and decided to begin an endowment.

The endowment is like a savings account, where the principal remains untouched and a small percentage of the interest is used to help fund operations. 


Lakeside's endowment totals $3.8 million, which is small for a 142-year-old community. The vision of building a larger endowment remains extremely imperative for Lakeside's future and long-term sustainability.

Read more... 

Important Gate Announcements
Starting Sunday, Aug. 16 there will be changes to the South Gate operating schedule until the end of the season. 

From Sunday-Thursday night, the gate will be closed from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. The South Gate will resume regular hours on Friday and Saturday.

Traffic will be directed to the Fifth Street Gate, which will keep its regular hours. The South Gate Parking Lot will be available for parking, and the shuttle will continue its regular route.

The West Second Street Gate will operate from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

The East Second Street Gate hours will be from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 

All gates will no longer be in operation for the season after 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7.
Submit Photos for Lakeside 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 Chautauqua's social media pages, websiteThe Front Porch blog, Lakesider newspaper, advertisements and more.

Photos are needed for the various panels of the Calendar of Events brochure, including nurturing the mind, body and spirit; family and youth programs; accommodations and more.

Images should represent people enjoying Lakeside through photos of families, traditions, children, religion, education, cultural arts (special events and programming), recreation, landscape or architecture.


Religious Life

Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Linda Middelberg
Crunching numbers and analyzing information systems is where the Rev. Linda Middelberg began her career before becoming an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church.
She serves as Superintendent of the Capitol Area North District of The United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio.
She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., and her Master of Divinity from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Over the years, she has worked as a Productivity & Quality Management Offi­cer and Assistant Vice Pres­ident of the Deposit Services Department at Bank One, as well as an adjunct instructor at Morehead State University, Sinclair Community College and Wright State University.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

Monday, Aug. 24
10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall
Van Gogh: Materials, Techniques & Myths
Marcia Steele, Senior Conservator of Paintings, Cleveland Museum of Art, & Per Knutas, Chief Conservator, Cleveland Museum of Art
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
The Impact of Technology & Social Media on Interpersonal
Amy Nevinson, Psychotherapist, Pathchoices Counseling Association

Tuesday, Aug. 25
10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
Caring for the Caregiver: The Spiritual Dimension
The Rev. Bob Machovec, United Methodist Pastor
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
The Liberty Aviation Museum
Jeff Sondles, Operations Director, Liberty Aviation Museum

Wednesday, Aug. 26
10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
The History of Antique & Classic Boating in the U.S.
Peter Stephens, Executive Director, Antique & Classic Boats Society, Inc.
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Presidential Libraries
Jeri Diehl Cusack, Volunteer, U.S. Presidential Study Group at the Griswold Center

Thursday, Aug. 27
10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
The Leadership & Legacy of Arthur & Ida Jones
Gretchen S. Curtis, Director of Operations, Lakeside Heritage Society
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Pre-Contact Peoples of Ohio: The Native American Scene
before White Entry
Randy Buchman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, Defiance College
Additional Community Education Programs
Monday, Aug. 24
10:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion 
Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society Program: Guided Tree Walk
Bill Dudrow, Bill Smith or Frank O'Dell, Tree Walk Leaders
3:30 p.m. Meet at Hotel Lakeside
Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society Program: Tram Tree Tour
Bill Dudrow & Frank O'Dell, Tree Tour Leaders

Tuesday, Aug. 25
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Chautauqua Lecture Series & Lakeside Women's Club Program: The Liberty Aviation Museum
Jeff Sondles, Operations Director, Liberty Aviation Museum

Wednesday, Aug. 26
7:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion
Guided Bird Walk
Judy Sudomir or Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders
10:30 a.m. Meet at Heritage Hall Museum
Lakeside Heritage Society Program: Historic Central Lakeside Walking Tour
Frank O'Dell & Lynne Woods, Walking Tour Leaders
3:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: From Camp Meeting to Religious Community
The Rev. Dr. Bud Cox, Retired Pastor, United Methodist Church, East Ohio Conference
Thursday, Aug. 27
10:45 a.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room
 Children's Music Program
Matthew & Lisa Ball, Musicians & Music Educators
Friday, Aug. 28
10:30 a.m. Meet at Heritage Hall Museum
Lakeside Heritage Society Special Walking Tour: 
Architectural Tour (pre-registration required by 4 p.m. Thursday; $5 fee, limit of 15 participants)
Bert Lahm, Retired Architect
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables
Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (non-fiction) by Charles C. Mann
Susan Eisenman, Discussion Leader
1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room
Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society Program: Eagles in my Backyard
Bud Ennis, Ohio Eagle Watchers Member
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, Aug. 22
"Summer Serenade" with Jim Brickman & Pavlo
Two legendary musicians, Jim Brickman and Pavlo, will combine their talents for a "Summer Serenade."
Brickman is an American songwriter and pianist of pop and adult contemporary music. For more than two decades, he has become one of the most successful instrumental pop pianists.
Brickman has released four certified gold albums, titled By Heart, Picture This, The Gift and Destiny, and has sold more than seven million albums.
He has recorded 27 Top 40 hits singles, 14 of which were Top 10 smash hits. Brickman has collaborated with Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Michael W. Smith and Johnny Mathis.

Sunday, Aug. 23
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Family Night in the Park: Roscoe Brass Quintet
This week's Family Night in the Park concert will feature the music of the Roscoe Brass Quintet.
For the past 25 years, this quintet has been actively performing across Ohio. Their music ranges from ba­roque to Broadway and classical to comical.
Since their founding in 1990, the group has entertained at festivals, weddings, worship and memorial services.
They have also performed with many notable artists, including or­ganist Michael Burkhardt, the Co­shocton Community Choir, the All-Ohio Youth Choir and composer Garry Cornell.


Lakesiders are invited to watch
"I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story" during the final Hoover Movie Night of the summer season.
"I Am Big Bird" is a feature-length documentary about Caroll Spinney, the man who has played the role of "Sesame Street's" Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. 

The film features footage of
Spin­ney's collaborations with "Sesame Street" creator, Jim Henson, and inspirations that created this icon­ic character, known as Big Bird. Al­though it was Henson that created the idea of Big Bird, it has been Spinney that brought him to life since his de­but.

During his career, Spinney and "Sesame Street" struggled with pop­ularity as the show went in new di­rections trying to appeal to a younger audience. With the creation of Elmo, the relevance of Big Bird was chal­lenged, and he began to appear less in episodes.

Tuesday, Aug. 25
Blue Lunch
Blue Lunch is an
eight-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio that will pres­ent an entertaining concert for Lake­siders.
Founded in 1984, the group is known for playing a mix of covers and original compositions with a full lineup of bass, drums, guitar, trumpet, harmonica, keyboards and horns.
Their musical style reflects a wide range of influences including Big Band, New Orleans R&B, soul, jazz and
rock 'n' roll.
Blue Lunch features front man Pete London, Bob Frank, Mike Ru­bin, Chris Burge, Scott Flowers, Ray DeForest, Mike Sands and Bob Mi­chael.

Wednesday, Aug. 26
Matthew Ball
Known as one of Michigan's premier blues and boogie-woogie pianists, Matthew Ball specializes in classic ragtime and blues music from the 1920s-1940s.
Ball likes to combine his piano play­ing with other musical arrangements, such as "Swanee River," "Over the Rainbow," "The Entertainer," "In the Mood," "Bumble Boogie" and more.
He primarily performs classic rag­time, boogie-woogie and blues favor­ites on the piano.

He trained at Oakland University under the internationally-renowned classic pianist Flavio Varani. Ball holds degrees in music, history and law from Oakland University and the University of Detroit.

Thursday, Aug. 27
Established in 2010, the band Mipso is taking Appalachian influenc­es with three-part harmony to new heights.
The group gets a lot of their inspi­ration from fellow bands and
song­writers, including Chatham County Line, Mandolin Orange and Mike Taylor from Hiss Golden Messenger.
They also enjoy playing shows at venues and festivals that support a good cause. Mispo recently played a show to help raise money for female cancer patients in western North Car­olina.

The band's members in­clude Jacob Sharp on mando­lin, Wood Robinson on bass, Joseph Terrell on guitar and vocals, and Libby Roden­bough on violin.

Friday, Aug. 28
Dwight Lenox "The Music of Sinatra"
Dwight Lenox will return to Hoover Auditorium to perform "The Music of Sinatra" for Lakesiders.
Each of his high energy
perfor­mances features his soothing tenor voice, slick dance moves and a strong presence from his band.
Growing up in New York City, Lenox learned to perfect his talent as a member of his local church choir. He would go on to study music in a variety of genres, including country and rock 'n' roll. However, his gospel roots and inspiration from jazz leg­ends made for a natural showcase of his vocal talent.

More than 40 years later, Lenox's musical style includes a vast reper­toire of songs from legends like Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, James In­gram, Stevie Wonder, Lou Rawls and Ray Charles. His raw talent also shines in each performance of origi­nal music.



Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga classes are held in the Upper Room, located on Second Street above World Next Door, every Tuesday and Thursday until August 27.
Experienced classes will take place from 7:15-8:15 a.m. and basic classes meet from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Participants in the basic class will be introduced to a variety of yoga po­sitions and breathing exercises. The experienced class will participate in the sun salutation, shoulder stand and hold postures for longer periods of time.

Students in both classes need to bring a floor mat and a beach towel to put under their mat, should wear comfortable clothes, and should not eat one hour prior to class. Class size will be limited to room capacity.

Linda Green, BA, PTP, is the certified instructor leading the classes. She has been teaching yoga classes for 33 years.
For more information, contact Green at (419) 635-2337 or

In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Antique Show
Saturday, Aug. 22
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wo-Ho-Mis Lodge, South Auditorium, Wesley Lodge
More than 85 dealers will display china, glassware, furniture, quilts, fine and costume jewelry, kitchen supplies, sports memorabilia, books, postcards, sterling and more.  

Sunday, Aug. 23
8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings
Sermon: "What Keeps You Going (What Sustains Your Spirit)"
Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service
Sunday, Aug. 23
9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.
The Rev. Vernon Shepherd
Sunday, Aug. 23
10:30 a.m. 
Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Linda Middelberg
Sermon: "For Such a Time as This," based on Esther 4:9-17

Sunday, Aug. 23
8:15 p.m. Pavilion 
West Deck
John & Bonnie Wilkie
Monday, Aug. 24 & Thursday, Aug. 27
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. 
Monday, Aug. 24 & Thursday, Aug. 27
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.
Tuesday, Aug. 25 &
Friday, Aug. 28
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue
Pedestrian Walkway
Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.

Wednesday, Aug. 26
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.
Please note: this is the last Wednesday Family Picnic of the summer.
Lakeside Heritage Society Annual Meeting
Sunday, Aug. 30
3 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
All members are encouraged to attend for brief reports, election of officers and recognition of volunteers.

Sunday, Aug. 30-
Monday, Sept. 7
Lakeside will offer a reduced rate Daily Chautauqua Pass. Limited programming is available this week.
Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale
Friday, Sept. 4-
Monday, Sept. 7
9 a.m.-5 p.m. South Auditorium
Donate household goods, toys, tools and furniture for the sale at the Archives, located at 324 W. Third St. or call (419) 798-5217.

Hazardous Household Waste Collection
Saturday, Sept. 5
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Lakeside Schoolhouse
Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society volunteers will collect hazardous household materials.

Sunday, Sept. 6
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
The ceremony will reflect on the great memories of the Chautauqua season and celebrate the memorable events that have occurred 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

The band Mipso will bring Appalachian music and their signature three-part harmony to Lakeside for a special concert at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

For the show, 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.