Lakeside Chautauqua 
Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2015
Community Forum Set for September 5
Lakesiders have spent the summer providing feedback to develop a master plan for Lakeside's future.
You have graciously participated in interviews, focus groups, community forums, surveys and presidential roundtable discussions and have also commented on social media and The Front Porch blog.
Through these touchpoints, you have identified successes, important aspects and critical needs, as well as long-term opportunities and your vision for the community, buildings and open spaces.
Now, it is time to unite together. Join us for a Community Forum at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 in Hoover Auditorium.
Ohio Historical Marker Dedication Planned for September 7
An Ohio Historical Marker will be placed at the corner of Walnut Avenue and Fifth Street to honor the service of the Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department.  
A dedication ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 7. All are invited to attend.
The Ohio Historical Markers Program, established in the 1950s, encompasses more than 1,500 unique markers that tell the state's history as written by communities.

Reduced Rate Daily Chautauqua Passes

Lakeside Chautauqua offers a reduced rate on Daily Chautauqua Passes from August 30-September 7, 2015. Reduced rate passes are $12.25 for adults and $8.75 for youth (ages 12-18).

To park on the grounds, a Daily Auto Pass is required for $10 per day (complimentary shuttle service available).

Parking is also available at the South Gate Parking Lot for $5 per day (complimentary shuttle service available) and the Danbury School Parking Lot for $1 per day.

Please note: the last day to park in the Danbury School Parking Lot is Sunday, Aug. 30.

Limited en­tertainment is available at the Steele Memorial Bandstand, as well as educational lectures.
Lakeside Photography Workshop
A Photography Workshop, a new fall program and experience, will take place from Wednesday, Sept. 23-Friday, Sept. 25 in Lakeside Chautauqua and throughout the local region.  

Together, David FitzSimmons, Art Weber and Jim McCormac, all highly skilled nature photographers, will lead a three-day workshop that will include both classroom and field experience. Also during the workshop, more than $1,000 in door prizes will be offered. 

FitzSimmons, a Sigma Pro photographer, has had his work published in Shutterbug, Popular Photography & Imaging and Ohio regional publications.

Lakeside Family Music Festival
Lakeside will host a free Family Music Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand for Lakesiders of all ages.

Live music will be played by Chip Richter, Zak Morgan, Sarah Goslee Reed, Noah Riemer and friends.  

Each musician will play a session throughout the day from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and then join together for a finale performance from 3:45-4 p.m.

Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival
Celebrating its 20th year, the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival will be held in Lakeside and throughout the Marblehead Peninsula from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

This free event will
in­clude a variety of arts & crafts vendors, food, live entertainment and numerous community and recreational activities, such as children's crafts, hayrides, Farmers' Market, pumpkin-deco­rating contest, shuffleboard and miniature golf.

The pumpkin-decorating contest will feature a variety of carved, painted and deco­rated pumpkins. Entrants will receive a 2015 miniature-golf pass for submitting an
already-deco­rated pumpkin.


Religious Life

Guest Preacher: The Rev. Karen M. Oehl
Lakeside Chautauqua welcomes the Rev. Karen M. Oehl as guest preacher on Sunday, Aug. 30.

The Rev. Oehl will lead the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, Aug. 30 in Hoover Auditorium. Her sermon, titled "For Everything a Season," is based on Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 and John 4:34-38.

For those who wish to attend the Hoover Community Worship Services, a complimentary Church Pass may be obtained 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 3 p.m. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

Monday, Aug. 31
9 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
iPad for the Beginning User
Julie Kling, Adjunct Faculty, Terra State Community College
Please note: change in time.
11 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
iPad for the Advanced User
Julie Kling, Adjunct Faculty, Terra State Community College
Please note: change in time. 

Tuesday, Sept. 1
10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
Introduction to Lab­yrinth Walks
Ann Marie Davis, Licensed Practical Nurse & Licensed Massage Therapist, Stein Hospice
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Introduction to Aromatherapy & Reflexology
Linda Green, Sivananda Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Master & Certified Herbalist & Ethnobotanist
Pre-registration required, contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 239 or by 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31.

Wednesday, Sept. 2
10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
The Seven Keys to Memory Fitness
Kathryn Kilpatrick, President, Communications Connection & Memory Fitness Matters
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Activities to Keep Your Brain Sharp
Kathryn Kilpatrick, President, Communications Connection & Memory Fitness Matters
Thursday, Sept. 3
10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
Cooking with Chef Stacy: Ancient Grains Made New
Stacy Maple, Chef
Pre-registration required, contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 239 or by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Cooking with Chef Stacy: Sweet on Sweetcorn
Stacy Maple, Chef
Pre-registration required, contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 239 or by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Additional Community Education Programs
Sunday, Aug. 30
2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: Memorable Lakeside Residents: Kenneth E. Miller & Frank W. Thompson
David Glick, Life-long Lakesider
Monday, Aug. 31 
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
Friday, Sept 4
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. 29
Mike Albert & the Big "E" Band
Mike Albert & the Big "E" Band will return to the Hoover Auditorium stage. 

Albert is known worldwide for his respectful portrayal of Elvis Presley with his "Ultimate Tribute" show.

With songs including "All Shook Up," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Blue Suede Shoes," Albert has won seven major world "Elvis" con­tests for his impersonation of the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

Beginning with sing-a-long tapes of Elvis' greatest hits, Albert discov­ered his hidden talent that later turned into a real passion.


Sunday, Aug. 30
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Family Night in the Park: John Flynn
The last Family Night in the Park concert of the summer will feature the music of
sing­er-songwriter John Flynn.

Flynn began his career as a
sa­loon singer in Philadelphia, Pa., be­fore moving to Nashville, Tenn. He worked as a songwriter for Combine Music, where his song "Rainbows and Butterflies" became a Top 40 country recording by Billy Swan.

More than three decades later, he released his 11th stu­dio album, titled Poor Man's Diamonds, with songs about family, faith and meaningful work.


Leah Choban, a three octave range contra-alto singer/songwriter, will delight Lakesiders with a con­cert in the park.

Choban produces a rich and soul­ful tone in lower and belt ranges, while playing piano and guitar. 

Her musical style is influenced by Amy Winehouse, Etta James and Whitney Houston.

Together, with Grammy Award-winning producer Michael Seifert, Cho­ban has written five original songs, titled "Let You In," "Stars," "Crash and Burn," "Skies of Paris" and "Run Away."

Tuesday, Sept. 1
7 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Concert in the Park: Lance Horwedel
A noted sound engineer and musi­cian, Lance Horwedel is a member of several local bands.
He first picked up guitar at age 10. Three years later, he and some oth­er local boys formed the band The Chips, and performed live for the first time.

A few years later, he met
drum­mer/vocalist Todd Mullen, and they formed Hipster, a conglomerate of both their band members.

In 1989, Horwedel began working with three Huron-area musicians in an original project that was dubbed The End.

Wednesday, Sept. 2
7 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Concert in the Park: Miss Kitty and the Litter
Miss Kitty and the Litter, a lively acoustic band, will make their Lake­side Chautauqua debut this week as part of the Concert in the Park series.

The uniquely named band got their start performing at Slater's Madison Street Pub in Port Clinton, Ohio, and has since become a favorite among locals.


"We're just three guys and a gal who love cats," said Jaclyn Zajac, lead vocalist.


Thursday, Sept. 3
7 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Concert in the Park: Gary Cover
Solo guitarist and singer, Gary Cover, will bring his extensive song list to Lakeside for this week's Con­cert in the Park series.

A native of Danbury Town­ship, Cover performs with a double neck (12-string and 6-string) Ova­tion acoustic guitar and a separate 12-string Ovation acoustic guitar.


During his shows, he uses a har­mony generator to create background vocals in real time, making it sound like he is singing with a group.

Friday, Sept 4
7 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Concert in the Park: Firelands Symphony Quartet
The Firelands String Quartet will close this week's Concert in the Park series.

The quartet is comprised of Ron Brooker and Alice Weiss, violinists; Monica Gregory, violist; and Brian Shifflet, cellist. All are also current members of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2005, the group has been part of Ohio's classical music scene.



From August 28-30, shuffleboard court hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12-9 p.m. Sunday. Courts are also open 9 a.m-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31-Thursday, Sept. 3; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 5; 12-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7.  
From August 28-September 5, hours are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Satur­day, with no Supervised Playground on Sunday. Please note: there will be no Supervised Games or Morning Recreation.
From August 28-September 4, hours are 12-4 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Over La­bor Day weekend, the courts will be open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5; 12-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 6; and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7. Please note: there will be no tennis lessons.

From August 28-30, miniature golf course hours are 1-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; and 12-9 p.m. Sunday. From, August 31-September 7, the course will be open 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m-9 p.m. Saturday; 12-9 p.m. Sunday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7.
Plan to start evening rounds of miniature golf no later than a half-hour prior to closing time. Cost for a game is $3.50 per person. A 10-game punch card is available for $30.
Waterfront hours will be determined based on weather and lake conditions; check for signage at the Information Center.
From August 28-September 7, Splash Park hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday.
From August 28-September 6, sailing and boat rentals are available 12-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; and 12-4 p.m. Sunday. Labor Day hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7. Please note: there will be no sailing or swimming lessons; rentals only.

In This Issue

Upcoming Events

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.

Sunday, Aug. 30
8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings
Sermon: "Keeping the Faith in the Dog Days of Summer," based on John 6:24-35
Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service
Sunday, Aug. 30
9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.
The Rev. Vernon Shepherd
Sunday, Aug. 30
10:30 a.m. 
Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Karen M. Oehl
Sermon: "For Everything a Season," based on Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 &
John 4:34-38

Sunday, Aug. 30
8:15 p.m. Pavilion 
West Deck
John & Bonnie Wilkie
Please note: this is the last Sunday Vespers by the Lake of the summer.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 &
Friday, Sept 4
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue
Pedestrian Walkway
Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.
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 to 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.

Saturday, Sept. 5
9:30 a.m. Hoover Auditorium
At the forum, comprehensive data will be shared, and attendees will learn about short- and long-term actions moving forward.
Saturday, Sept. 5
9:30 p.m. Dock
Due to preparations for the fireworks, the dock will close for the day as early as
2 p.m.

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.

Monday, Sept. 7
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wesley Lodge
The buffet meal will consist of the firefighters' famous spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Beverages will also be provided. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children (age 12 & under).

Wednesday, Sept 23-
Friday, Sept. 25
Lakeside Chautauqua
David FitzSimmons, Art Weber and Jim McCormac, all highly skilled nature photographers, will lead a three-day workshop that will include both classroom and field experience.

Saturday, Sept. 26
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Live music will be played by Chip Richter, Zak Morgan, Sarah Goslee Reed, Noah Riemer and friends.

Saturday, Oct. 10
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lakeside Chautauqua & Marblehead Lighthouse
This free, peninsula-wide event will include a variety of family activities, including tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse and Keeper's House, live entertainment children's crafts, pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, farmers' market and much more.

Sunday, Oct. 11
9:30 a.m. Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office
All are invited to participate in the Stein Hospice 5k Run/Walk in honor of Lakesider Patricia King Munn. Register online.


Important Gate Announcements
Changes have been made to the South Gate operating schedule until the end of the season.
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.