Lakeside Chautauqua
July 2-8, 2016
Pool & Wellness Center Update
Preliminary design of the Community Swimming Pool in the open field near the Williams Tennis Campus.
Since the Pool & Wellness Center idea began, the Lakeside staff, boards and Pool & Wellness Community Taskforce have, appropriately, received a multitude of questions about what lies on the horizon.

We would like to begin by thanking Lakesiders for taking a vested interest in the future.

What will the whole thing look like?
Walking into the facility from E. Sixth St., there is a small set of stairs and a ramp with a patio area reminiscent of Hoover Auditorium.

The building has two spaces, one on the left and one on the right. The left is a concession area. The space on the right is a lifeguard office, as well as a restroom area that is accessible at all times of the day, even when the pool itself is closed.

Walking forward, is the 6,500 sq. foot pool, capable of holding more than 400 swimmers. The deck around the pool has a capacity of approximately 1,600 individuals.

Strolling along the right side of the pool is another building, which includes a security office, restrooms and changing room, as well as a mechanical room containing pumps for the pool and other such items.

Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside
Lakeside Chautauqua's Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Monday, July 4 with the Children's Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with an already-decorated bike.

As the parade passes, please pick up children along the parade route or on the north end of Maple Avenue near Hotel Lakeside.

Following the bike parade will be the Fourth of July Float Parade at 10:15 a.m. Both parades travel west on Second Street and will occur come rain or shine. Spectators are invited to dress patriotically as part of this Lakeside holiday tradition.

This Year's Grand Marshal: Tom Edwards
The Grand Marshal for this year's Fourth of July Float Parade will be Tom Edwards, who served as Lakeside Executive Director from 1981-1988, a very transformational time in Lakeside's history.

Edwards was born in Bay City, Mich. in 1939, grew up in nearby Port Clinton and spent summers at Lakeside as a child. He attended Bowling Green State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in business, as well as his Master of Business Administration. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant in Fort Gordon, Ga.

During summers while in college, he opened and owned Tom's Toggery, a clothing store in Lakeside, which he operated until he joined the Army. This was the beginning of a successful career that would continue when his time with the Army was completed in 1963.

Religious Life
Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Dr. James Moore
Supported by Bob & Becky Brymer 

As Minister in Residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church (UMC) in Dallas, Texas, the Rev. Dr. James Moore spends his time teaching, preaching and writing.  

He will serve as Lakeside's Preacher of the Week from July 3-8. This week is supported by Bob & Becky Brymer.  

At the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, July 3, the Rev. Dr. Moore will provide a message based on 1 Samuel 17:37-40. His sermon is titled "Can You Face Up to Your Personal Goliath?"

Now retired from a 22-year tenure as senior minister of St. Luke's UMC in Houston, Texas, the Rev. Dr. Moore uses his talents at Highland Park UMC teaching seasonal bible studies, preaching on occasion and continuing his thriving writing career.

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Chautauqua Lecture Series
Week 3: Democracy Today
Tuesday, July 5
10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall
Why so Much Partisan Polarization in the U.S. Congress?
Paul Beck, PhD, Author of Voting in Old and New Democracies
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
How Polarized are American Voters?
Paul Beck, PhD, Author of Voting in Old and New Democracies

Wednesday, July 6

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall
What is Happening in the 2016 Elections?
Paul Beck, PhD, Author of Voting in Old and New Democracies
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
Who Votes in U.S. Elections & Does It Matter?
Paul Beck, PhD, Author of Voting in Old and New Democracies

Thursday, July 7
10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall
Little Known Facts & Memorabilia of 19th Century Presidents (Focus: William Henry Harrison, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln & Grover Cleveland)
Laurence Cook, PhD, Presidential Historian & Author of Presidential Coincidences, Amazing Facts and Collectibles

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
Little Known Facts & Memorabilia of 20th Century Presidents (Focus: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy & Jimmy Carter)
Laurence Cook, PhD, Presidential Historian & Author of Presidential Coincidences, Amazing Facts and Collectibles

Additional Community Education Programs
Sunday, July 3
2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: Lakeside in Poetry, 1896-2016
Gretchen Curtis, Lakeside Summer Resident since 2005, & Phil Dale, Bedford Township Fire Department Lieutenant/EMT

Tuesday, July 5
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club/Green Gables
Women of Note: Off to Never Never Land with Mary Martin
Damaris Peters-Pike, Founder of Women of Note, Professor Emerita at Hiram College
3:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society Documentary: Viewing of "Trees in Trouble: Saving America's Urban Forests"

Wednesday, July 6
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: Lavender

Mary Tookman, Math Specialist, & Evelyn Buckey, Lakesider of 55 Years
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

Thursday, July 7
3:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room
Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle Roundtable Discussion: Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King
David Blank & Gretchen Curtis, Discussion Leaders

Friday, July 8
10:30 a.m. Meet at the Stone Schoolhouse, corner of Seventh Street & Walnut Avenue

Special Historic Walking Tour: Southwest 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
Ask the Veterinarian: Canine Care
Brandon Forshey, DVM, MS
12:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
Lakeside Women's Club: Viewing of "12 Years a Slave"
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, July 2
The Texas Tenors
Lakeside is excited to welcome back The Texas Tenors to the Hoover Auditorium stage at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 2.

With their Emmy Award-winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart topping albums, it is easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America's favorite tenors.

The trio, made up of John Hagen, Marcus Collins and JC Fisher, had more than 100 million people tune into NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2009 to see them become the highest-ranking vocal group in the history of the show. Since then, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards with their unique blend of country, classical, Broadway and current pop music.

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Sunday, July 3
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
Family Night in the Park: The Magic of Michael Mage
This week's Family Night in the Park show will feature The Magic of Michael Mage at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo.

Mage, a two-time national award-winning magician, incorporates comedy and audience participation into his hilarious shows.

A master of close-up magic and impromptu comedy, his "in-your-face sleights" and "high-energy illusions" have to be seen to be believed.

Since 2005, Mage has been working with a Las Vegas entertainment company while performing his award-winning stand-up comedy show at major Cedar Fair amusement parks.

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Monday, July 4
12:30-2:30 p.m. Pavilion
JK All Day

Natives of Port Clinton, Ohio, JK All Day is an acoustic duo featuring James Hensley and Kerry Tuttle from the band, The Junk. JK All Day will take the audience through decades of soft pop and classic rock music with clean, clear vocals. After years of refining their sound, the band has developed a performance full of high energy and enthusiasm.

Monday, July 4
2:30-3:30 p.m. & 7-8:15 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand 
Duke Otherwise  
Entertainer Noah Riemer has created a slightly off-kilter stage character named Duke Otherwise. His zany, family show features clever and original songs, wild dancing and storytelling, which highlight his offbeat sense of humor.

Monday, July 4 
3:30-4:30 p.m. & 5:45-7 p.m. Pavilion 
Juggernaut Jug Band  
The Juggernaut Jug Band, from Louisville, Ky., will delight Lakesiders with mind-blowing musicianship and incredible harmonies. A combination vaudeville act, musical American history lesson and a very tight band, the Juggernaut Jug Band's repertoire spans popular and obscure tunes from the 1920-1940s, traditional jug band fare, originals and rock 'n roll classics.

Monday, July 4
4:30-5:45 p.m. & 7-8:15 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Jim Cruise "Spoon Man"
Jim Cruise "Spoon Man" is a published author who offers a hilarious, interactive comedy program for all ages. Cruise has been playing the spoons for nearly 35 years and professionally for 23 years. His program features several outrageous impressions of Glen Miller and Elvis, as well as an audience sing-a-long competition. 
Tuesday, July 5
Everything Fitz
Everyting Fitz, a family band featuring high-energy and perccussive step dancing, will take the Hoover Auditorium stage at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. 

With roots in the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition and Ottawa Valley step dancing, their unique stage show combines everything from traditional jigs and reels to jazz and swing standards. 

Julie, 24, Kerry, 23, and Tom, 20, are all champion fiddlers and provide intricate three-part fiddle harmonies and solo improvisations on the fiddle, mandolin and guitar. 
Wednesday, July 6
Circo Comedia
Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature styles of Circo Comedia. Starring Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté from Montreal, Canada, this duo will provide a night of laughs with their distinct style of humor, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 6 in Hoover Auditorium.

At age 11, Saucier launched his career with just a unicycle and a paper route. Cirque de Soleil summoned his talents in 1987, and he cultivated his award-winning bicycle routine. He began Circo Comedia in 1999 with his then-partner Lawrence Smythe, and began working with his current partner, Côté, in 2004.

Thursday, July 7
McGuffey Lane
What started as a duo by the name of "Scotch and Soda" in 1972, has now grown into a six-person country rock band known as McGuffey Lane. The band will perform at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 7 in Hoover Auditorium.

After adding guitarist Bobby Gene McNelley, vocalist Steve George Reis and guitarist Terry Efaw, the group renamed their new trio after the street of Reis' home in Athens, Ohio. When their popularity continued to grow, they added drummer and vocalist Dick Smith and keyboardist Stephen Tebes.

Friday, July 8
Recycled Percussion
Las Vegas headliners, Recycled Percussion, will perform a unique style of junk rock at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 8 in Hoover Auditorium.

Since Justin Spencer formed Recycled Percussion in 1995, the band has been unstoppable. Their junk rock music became a national phenomenon week after week during their smash hit performances on NBC's "America's Got Talent" in 2009.

Playing more than 4,000 shows in more than 15 countries, the group has also made guest appearances on "Carson Daly," "The Today Show," "China's Got Talent" and the Latin Grammy Awards. After being featured on the cover of USA Today and being voted National Act of the Year a record-breaking six times, the band gained world-wide recognition.


Lakeside Shufflers are Atop the World 
In October, four longtime Lakesiders earned top 10 spots at the 34th International Shuffleboard Association (ISA) Tournament, held in Clearwater, Fla.

The World Singles format featured 48 women and 60 men, selected by 10 nations, competing in separate divisions. World Singles are now held on alternate years from World Team events.

The top 10 earn guaranteed entry into the 2017 World Singles. Many Lakesiders fondly remember the ISA Team events held at Lakeside in 1995 and 2006.

Dr. Bob Jones, Jr., in his first ISA event, went undefeated and became the reigning World Champion. Jones will hold his title until at least 2017, when he will have the opportunity to defend it. Jones received a coveted golden cue, which is presented to each World Champion.

In the Women's: Marilynn Phifer achieved ninth place. Phifer is the Lakeside Shuffleboard Club's (LSC) Youth Tournament Director. She started playing as an adult with her family and then in LSC mixers and has now successfully competed in five ISA Championships.

In the Men's: Chris Cermak earned eighth place in his first ISA Singles competition. Cermak is President of the Upper Arlington Shuffleboard Club.

Bill Hoyer earned fifth place, which followed his second place finish at the 2013 ISA World Singles. Hoyer is 1st Vice-President of the Ohio Shuffleboard Association and a frequent youth tournament LSC volunteer.

Cermak, Hoyer and Jones are each fine examples of "graduates" of the Lakeside youth shuffleboard program.

Lakeside Shuffleboard is unique to the world. You can start at almost any age and become world-class.

Williams Family Doubles Tennis Tournament 
Join other tennis players for some friendly competition at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 7 at the Williams Tennis Campus for the Williams Family Doubles Tennis Tournament.

Competitors should try to partner with a family member, but a friend will do.

The cost is $10/doubles team. Visit the Williams Tennis Campus to register prior to the event.  
In this Issue
Upcoming Events
Lakeside Art Show
Now until Saturday,
July 23

Hoover Auditorium
View the show a half-hour prior to all Sunday Hoover Community Worship Services and all Hoover Auditorium evening performance, as well as Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.

Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) Meeting
Saturday, July 2
9 a.m.
Train Station
The HP&DRB meets one Saturday each month. Application materials and 2016 meeting schedules are available to download.

Dockside Worship
Sunday, July 3
8:30 a.m.
Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Irwin Jennings Sermon: "Will the Tie Binds be Sufficient for this Election Year?" (When Friends Disagree), based on Psalm 133, Acts 15:36-41 and Luke 10:1-11, Eucharist will be served.

Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship
Sunday, July 3
9 a.m
450 Central Ave.
The Rev. Vernon Shepherd

Hoover Community Worship
Sunday, July 3
10:30 a.m.
Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Dr. James Moore
Sermon: "Can You Face Up to Your Personal Goliath?" based on 1 Samuel 17:37-40

Art in the Park
2-3 p.m. Sunday, July 3
Tent near Pavilion
Fourth of July weekend will feature free patriotic crafts. Other weeks will feature Rock Painting for $1/rock.

Pirate Adventure
Sunday, July 3
6 p.m.
Lakeside Dock
Children ages 7-11 are encouraged to join a wet and wild ride in a vintage wooden boat, while in search of buried treasure. Tickets are $5/child and can be purchased at the Lakeside Information Center. Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged.

Sunset Vespers by the Lake
Sunday, July 3
8:30 p.m.
Pavilion West Deck
This service is led by John and Bonnie Wilkie.

Faith for Living Hour
Tuesday, July 5-
Friday, July 8
9:15 a.m.
Orchestra Hall
The Rev. Dr. James Moore
Overall Theme: "Faith is the Answer, but What are the Questions?"

Farmers' Market
Tuesday, July 5 &
Friday, July 8
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue
Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.

Book Signing with the Rev. Dr. James Moore
Tuesday, July 5
10:30 a.m. Green Gables

Lunch with the Preacher 
Tuesday, July 5
12 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Dining Room
All are invited to attend lunch with the Preacher of the Week. There is a $15 fee for lunch.

Wooden Boat Rides
Tuesday, July 5 &
Thursday, July 7
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.

Vespers by the Lake
Tuesday, July 5 & Thursday, July 7
7:15 p.m.
Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Dr. James Moore
Sermon: "Rise Above It" based on John 21:15-19

Wednesday Family Picnic
Wednesday, July 6
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.

CLSC Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, July 7
3:30 p.m.
Fountain Inn Aigler Room
The discussion will focus on the book Devil in the Grove by Gilbert King.

Lakeside Property Owners Association Meeting
Saturday, July 9
10 a.m.
Orchestra Hall
Meetings are held at 10 a.m. on select Saturdays in May, July, August and October in Orchestra Hall, unless otherwise noted. The next meeting will be on July 9.
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
Deadline for the Lakeside Photography Show
The deadline to enter the 41st Annual Lakeside Photography Show is Monday, July 18. To participate, download a registration form or visit the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. 
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.
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.
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
The Teen Center held a Powder Paint War in the field next to Williams Tennis Campus for Lakeside teens.

Young Lakesiders test out their pond boats they made with the help of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society.

Peter Noone performs live with Herman's Hermits in Hoover Auditorium.

The Rev. Irwin Jennings gives a blessing over a sailboat during the Lakeside Blessing of the Fleet event.