Lakeside Chautauqua
June 25-July 1, 2016
60th Anniversary of Lakeside Art Show
The Lakeside Art Show will display original artwork from Tuesday, June 28-Saturday, July 23 in the lobby of Hoover Auditorium. This year marks the 60th anniversary for the show, and the 50th anniversary for inclusion of children's entries.

In addition to showcasing the talent of local artists, there will be a special exhibit by artists of Imagine Art Studio, a studio where adults with developmental disabilities use their imaginations to create unique art.

Lakeside will also continue its collaboration with Lea Mark, art teacher at Danbury Local Schools, to proudly display the work of several area students.

Life for Lakeside
The Endowment for Life Initiative was launched in 2012. Its goal is to raise the endowment to $12 million by 2023 and emphasize deferred giving - pledging an endowment gift or naming Lakeside as a beneficiary in an estate, IRA or life insurance policy.

As it stands now, the endowment sits at $5.5 million, a good start, but clearly there is work to be done in the next seven years if we want to hit our goal.

This may seem like a fair amount, but it's not representative of a 143-year old organization with programming in four Chautauqua pillars and historic structures averaging 80 years old.

New Master Gardener: Loretta Wilkin
A key charm of Lakeside is its natural beauty. Keeping the flowers fed and the grass green is a full-time job for Lakeside's new Master Gardener, Loretta Wilkin.
Every day, Wilkin makes her rounds to keep up with the various gardens, flower beds and potted plants scattered across Lakeside.

"My primary work is watering, weeding, pruning and cleaning up the gardens between the Fifth Street entrance, the South Gate entrance, the Williams Tennis Campus and Chautauqua Park's Memorial Garden," she said.

Before taking on this position at Lakeside, Wilkin held several gardening or horticultural jobs. She spent many years at Corso's Flower & Garden Center in Sandusky, Ohio working in transplanting and production, garden center sales, flower shop management, giftware buying, retail sales and customer service in the greenhouse.

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Ted Hough Celebrates 20 Years at Hoover
You may not know him by name, but if you have spent any time attending Hoover evening performances, you will recognize him, or at least the back of his head.

Ted Hough, Hoover Auditorium Audio Engineer & Technical Director, will mark his 20th anniversary of working in Hoover this week. His first show was a concert by The Grass Roots on June 29, 1996, and he has been here every summer since.

Hough started as the sound engineer and quickly became the go-to person when it came to knowledge of, and experience in, Lakeside's historic theatre.

Farmers' Market Bigger Than Ever
In a continued effort to promote health and wellness, Lakeside hosts a bi-weekly Farmers' Market from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday, along Walnut Avenue, between Second and Fourth Streets.

Farmers sell fresh produce, organic produce, hydroponic lettuce, honey, herbs, spices, pickled asparagus spears, green tomato relish, coffee beans, loose leaf packaged tea, maple syrup, seasonal fruit, homemade pies, jams, artisan breads, gluten free bakes, raw energy food, fresh cut flowers, heirloom tomatoes, fingerling potatoes and homemade baked goods.

Religious Life
Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman
Supported by The Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment

The leader of WomanPreach! and published author, the Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman, will serve as Preacher of the Week from June 26-30. This week is supported by The Rev. Ruth C. Shannon Endowment.

At the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, June 26, she will provide a message based on Galatians 5:1, 13-15. Her sermon is titled "Freedom."

The Rev. Dr. Bridgeman knew from the age of 7 that she wanted to become a preacher and accepted the call at 18 years old.

She graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a double major in communication and religion. At Austin Presbyterian Seminary, where she earned her Master of Divinity, she was awarded the Charles L. King Excellence in Preaching Award. She also earned her PhD in biblical studies from Baylor University.

Chautauqua Lecture Series
Week 2: Cuba: Past, Present & Future...
Monday, June 27
10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall
History of Cuba until 1953
Joseph Mas, JD, Franklin County Board of Elections, Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award, Silver Key Award, Pioneer of Diversity Award
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
The Cuban Revolution (1953-1959)
Joseph Mas, JD, Franklin County Board of Elections, Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award, Silver Key Award & Pioneer of Diversity Award

Tuesday, June 28
10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall
The "Special Period in Times of Peace" & Life in Cuba Today
Joseph Mas, JD, Franklin County Board of Elections, Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award, Silver Key Award & Pioneer of Diversity Award
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
The Future of Cuba
Joseph Mas, JD, Franklin County Board of Elections, Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award, Silver Key Award & Pioneer of Diversity Award

Wednesday, June 29
10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall
Struggles in the Cuban Countryside from 1934-1953: The Build-Up to the Cuban Revolution in Oriente & Escambray
Joanna Swanger, PhD, Director of the Peace and Global Studies Program, Associate Professor of Peace and Global Studies, author of Rebel Lands of Cuba: The Campesino Struggles of Oriente and Escambray, 1934-1974
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
An Introduction to Cuban Music
Tiempo Libre, Afro-Caribbean band, three-time Grammy-nominated

Thursday, June 30
10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall
Agrarian Reform & the Cuban Revolution in the Mountains of Oriente & Escambray
Joanna Swanger, PhD, Director of the Peace and Global Studies Program, Associate Professor of Peace and Global Studies, author of Rebel Lands of Cuba: The Campesino Struggles of Oriente and Escambray, 1934-1974
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
Cuban Literature in Global Perspective
Claire Solomon, PhD, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature, author of Fictions of the Bad Life: The Naturalist Prostitute and Her Avatars in Latin America Literature 1880-2010

Additional Community Education Programs
Sunday, June 26
2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: Ross Cottages: The 20th Century Face of East Lakeside
Mark Carle, Lakeside Historic Preservation & Design Review Board

Monday, June 27

8:15 a.m. 343 Cherry Ave.
"Breakfast Bunch" Book Discussion: Dead Wake by Erik Larson
(RSVP to (419) 967-0024)
Peggy Malone, Discussion Leader
RSVP to (419) 967-0024
10:30 a.m. Meet at the Pavilion
Guided Tree Walk
Led by volunteers from the Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS)
One hour after sunset; Meet at Pavilion 

Bob Sudomir, Science Teacher

Tuesday, June 28
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club/Green Gables

Danbury Police K-9 Unit

Officer Josh Young & K-9 Officer "Joe Joe," Danbury Township Police Department 

Wednesday, June 29
8 a.m. Meet at Meadow Brook Marsh

Guided Bird Walk
Judy Sudomir & Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders
8:30 a.m. Train Station 
Herb Study: Peppers, Herb of the Year

Debby Blackburn-Geisheimer, Master Gardener, & Marla Rickloff, member of the Weston A. Price Foundation
10:30 a.m. Meet at Heritage Hall Museum
Historic Walking Tour of Central Lakeside
Frank O'Dell & Lynne Woods, Lakeside Heritage Society Volunteers
3:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room
Historic Chautauqua Movement Seminar
Gretchen Curtis, Lakeside Summer Resident since 2005

Friday, July 1
10:30 a.m. Meet at the corner of Plum Avenue & Fourth Street by Cherry Park

Special Historic Walking Tour: East Lakeside
(Pre-register at Heritage Hall Museum by Thursday; cost is $5/person; limited to 15 participants)

Gretchen Curtis, Lakeside Summer Resident since 2005
10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
Healthy Cooking with Chef Stacy
Chef Stacy Maple, LLC
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club/Green Gables
Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: Norway 1940: The Forgotten Fiasco by Francois Kersaudy
Thelma Tucker, Discussion Leader 
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Environmental Seminar: How Safe is Lakeside's Drinking Water?

Kelly Frey, Ottawa County's Sanitation Engineer
3 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, June 25
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
Herman's Hermits staring Peter Noone will perform some of their popular hits from the 1960s at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, June 25 in Hoover Auditorium, including "I'm Into Something Good," "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter," "There's A Kind of Hush" and "I'm Henry VIII, I Am."

At only 15, the multi-talented entertainer from Manchester, England achieved international fame as the lead singer of the legendary English pop band.

Herman's Hermits sold more than 60 million recordings, with 14 singles and seven albums that went gold.

Sunday, June 26
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
Family Night in the Park: Adelee & Gentry
This week's Family Night in the Park concert will feature the unique harmony of the sister duo act, Adelee & Gentry at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo.

The sisters will perform an engaging concert with songs from their debut album, including "Sweet Memory" and "Dear Boy," as well as cover songs from some of their favorite artists.

Adelee Gates and her younger sister, Gentry, grew up around music in their hometown of West Alexandria, Ohio. Their father, who played drums and bass, built a studio in their basement. This space later became the sisters' musical residence, where they recorded their demo CD, Beginnings.

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Monday, June 27
Country Dance with Cottonwood String Jam Band
7:30 p.m. Hoover Auditorium Porch

All are encouraged to bring their families and friends to Hoover Auditorium Porch at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 27 for the country dance with live music from the Cottonwood String Jam Band.

The five members of the Toledo-based Cottonwood String Jam Band, Tahree Lane, Renata Burgett, Marty Clayton, Spencer Cunningham and Cole Christensen, will come together to present an evening of old-time Appalachian, folk and country music that will keep everyone on their feet.

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Tuesday, June 28
Chautauqua Choral Festival "In God We Trust"
The Chautauqua Choral Festival provides singers an opportunity to sing, study and perform in a mass choral ensemble, culminating in a final concert at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 in Hoover Auditorium.

The festival, titled "In God We Trust," includes a choral repertoire comprised of patriotic and religious hymns, which will create a perfect blend of music to celebrate the values of faith and freedom.

Also participating in the Festival are members of the Terra Choral Society, and singers from the Lakeside community and choirs are from churches in neighboring communities.

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Wednesday, June 29
Tiempo Libre
Three-time Grammy-nominated, Afro-Caribbean band, Tiempo Libre, will bring its exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive rhythms to the Hoover Auditorium stage at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 29.

This Miami-based group is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban sound.
Thursday, June 30
The Magic of Bill Blagg

Magician Bill Blagg returns to Hoover Auditorium for an incredible night of mind-blowing illusions at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, June 30. This interactive magic show will have audience members levitating in mid-air or vanishing in the blink of an eye.

Blagg has known since he received his first magic kit at the age of 5 that he wanted to be a magician.

That single magic kit set the stage for what would become a life-long love of illusion and a desire to become one of magic's biggest stars.

Friday, July 1
Mike Farris & the Roseland Rhythm Revue "Sing the Soul of America"
Musician Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Revue will "Sing the Soul of America" with spirited soul and gospel music at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 1 in Hoover Auditorium.

Farris' musical career took off in 2007 with the release of his critically-acclaimed album, Salvation in Lights.

Since then, he has won an American Music Award for New/Emerging Artist in 2008 and a Dave Award in 2010.

His latest album, Shine For All The People, released in September 2014, pushes beyond the message of Salvation in Lights, revealing that hope comes from the suffering and failures of the present. The album won the first-ever Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album in 2015.


Youth Tennis Programs
Monday, June 27-Thursday, June 30
1-1:30 p.m. (ages 5-7), 2-2:50 p.m. (ages 8-10),
3-4 p.m. (ages 11-18) 
Future Stars Tennis Lesson Youth tennis programs introduce children to tennis by teaching the fundamentals. This program is unique because it uses lighter racquets and portable nets to create smaller courts.

Three different types of tennis balls are introduced sequentially as children develop their strokes and learn to rally successfully.

By using slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, shorter and lighter rackets and smaller courts, children ages 5-18 will be able to grasp the fundamentals of tennis more easily and develop their skills more successfully.  

Vinyasa Slow Flow Yoga
Friday, July 1
9:30 a.m. East Pavilion Deck 
Enjoy the beauty of the lake as you practice an invigorating yoga class.

Join Susan Hackbarth as she guides you through an energetic alignment based on Vinyasa Slow Flow Yoga.

This hour-long session includes sun salutations and sequences to strengthen and tone the body while reconnecting with your breath and calming your mind.

All levels are welcome, but some yoga experience is helpful. Participants should wear comfortable clothes, bring a mat and a beach towel, and not eat one hour prior to class.  
In this Issue
Upcoming Events
Cuban Art Exhibit
Saturday, June 25
7:45 p.m.
Hoover Auditorium
An exhibit of Cuban art will be on display and available for viewing 30 minutes prior to the Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone performance.
Dockside Worship
Sunday, June 26
8:30 a.m.
Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Irwin Jennings Sermon: "Rush to Judgement or the Way of Jesus?" based on Galatians 5:1, 13-25 and Luke 9:51-62

Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship
Sunday, June 26
9 a.m
450 Central Ave.
The Rev. Vernon Shepherd

Hoover Community Worship
Sunday, June 26
10:30 a.m.
Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman
Sermon: "Freedom," based on Galatians 5:1, 13-15

The Soul Searchers
Sunday, June 26
7:30 p.m.
Lakeside United Methodist Church
A youth choir, directed by Scott and Nicole Hughes, from Eastport UMC in Annapolis, Md., will present a contemporary Christian musical drama titled "Prodigal."

Sunset Vespers by the Lake
Sunday, June 26
8:30 p.m.
Pavilion West Deck
This service is led by John and Bonnie Wilkie.

Faith for Living Hour
Monday, June 27-
Thursday, June 30
9:15 a.m.
Orchestra Hall
The Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman
Theme: "Faith in Action & in Formation"

Lakeside Conversation
Monday, June 27
3:30 p.m.
Hotel Lakeside Fern Room
All are invited to join Kevin Sibbring, President/CEO, Board members, staff and fellow Lakesiders to provide valuable input regarding Lakeside's future.

Wooden Boat Rides
Monday, June 27 &
Thursday, June 30
6 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Dock/Information Center
From 6-8 p.m., 30-minute boat rides cost $18 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 4-12). Starting at 8 p.m., hour-long sunset cruises aboard Amazing Grace cost $32 for adults and $10 for youth. Children age 3 & under are not permitted.

Farmers' Market
Tuesday, June 28 &
Friday, July 1
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue
Pedestrian Walkway
Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.

Lunch with the Preacher
Tuesday, June 28
12 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Dining Room
All are invited to attend lunch with the Preacher of the Week, The Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman.

Vespers by the Lake
Tuesday, June 28 & Thursday, June 30
7:15 p.m.
Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgeman
Sermon: "A Song in Troubled Time" based on Habakkuk
3: 17-19

Financial Planning Workshop
Wednesday, June 29
3:30 p.m.
Hotel Lakeside Fern Room
Learn more about financial planning from experts. Ask questions about your financial future. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday Family Picnic
Wednesday, June 29
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.
Sign up for Rhein Center Classes
Online registration with credit card payment opens at 12 p.m. each Thursday for the following week's classes. Register online at
Garden Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed for Ohio's Most Beautiful Mile and the Memorial Garden to supplement the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds crew's planned maintenance this summer.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Launch Party
The Fine Print bookstore is organizing a launch party for a new play based on an original new story by J.K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany. Come to the Train Station at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 30 dressed in costume to enjoy games, treats, activities and to purchase a copy of the book, given at 12:01 a.m.

Kids Needed to Deliver Lakesider Newspaper
At 9 a.m. Fridays, youth ages 10-15 are invited to the Legacy House, located at 217 Walnut Ave., to bundle and deliver Lakesider newspapers.

On Saturday evenings, 12 children, ages 6-10, are needed to hand out the Lakesider on the Hoover Auditorium porch from 7:30-8 p.m., prior to the evening performances. If interested, report to the porch at 7:15 p.m.

Both opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon delivery completion, volunteers will receive their choice of a free Coffee & Cream soft-serve ice cream coupon or miniature golf coupon.

Saturday Chautauqua Passes
As you know, admission to Lakeside requires a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass during the summer. The 2016 admission fees are listed on the Admission Fee Schedule page of our website.
This year, we've added a Saturday Chautauqua Pass. A Saturday Chautauqua Pass for an adult is $25 if purchased on that day.  But, if purchased any other day for Saturday, or if part of a multi-day purchase which includes Saturday, the price is the Daily Chautauqua Pass rate of $21.25 per adult. A Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day.
Youth Daily Chautauqua Passes are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate, and children under age 12 and guests age 90 and older are always free. In addition, Reduced Rate dates, including Memorial Day weekend (May 27-30, 2016) and Week 11 (August 28-Sept. 5, 2016), are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate.
Rules & Regulations
As a gated community, Lakeside Chautauqua values the safety and health & wellness of our guests and residents. View the updated Rules & Regulations.

Golf Cart Guidelines
State law states that golf carts are not permitted on public roads beyond Lakeside's gates.

In addition, golf carts are required to follow the same guidelines as cars when driving through Lakeside, especially stopping at stop signs.

In order to protect and preserve Lakeside's green space, please do not drive or park golf carts on the grass throughout the grounds.

This is especially important in Central Park and the areas around Hoover Auditorium and Orchestra Hall.
Trash & Recycling Services
Trash collection days are Tuesdays and Fridays. Recycling is only collected on Fridays. Place trash and recycling bins on the curbside by 7:30 am.

Important Gate Announcements
For the 2016 Chautauqua summer season (Saturday, June 18-Monday, Sept. 5), there will be a change to the South Gate operating schedule.

Annual Photo Contest
Lakesiders of all ages are invited to submit photos to be featured in the 2017 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 Saturday, Oct. 1. The limit is five photos per photographer. Read full contest rules to enter.

Fourth of July Float Parade Registration
You're invited to take part in an exciting Lakeside tradition this Fourth of July. Float Parade participant forms are available online. Return the forms to the office by 12 p.m. Monday, June 27. For more information, contact Carolyn McDaniel at (419) 341-0599.
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.
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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 (ages 12 & under)

Show Times:
3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 

Review the upcoming movie schedule.
Lakeside Snapshots

"Everybody at Lakeside is your friend. Everybody is group. You can meet a total stranger and carry on conversations. You feel like everybody's family even though you don't know them, like one giant family reunion." - Susan Houston, Linda VanMeter & Debbie Robinson

At the end of his show in Hoover Auditorium, Pavlo stands with the winner of his Godin guitar giveaway, Joseph Hicks from Tipp City, Ohio.

Teen Center Leaders, Ryan Ebbeskotte and Samantha Rydzinski, chat with teens.

John Wilkie guides a young Lakesider in reading a bible verse during MGM.

Young Lakesiders waiting for the first Farmers' Market of the season to start.

Security leading young Lakesiders at the Children's Bicycle Rodeo & Safety Class.