Lakeside Chautauqua
July 9-15, 2016
11th Annual Lakeside Garden Tour
The Lakeside in Bloom Beautification Awards Program honors those who have worked to promote the overall aesthetic appearance of the grounds. Guests and residents are invited to experience these landscapes on a self-guided Garden Tour.

This year, the 11th Annual Garden Tour will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 at winning gardens across the Lakeside grounds.

There is no additional fee to attend the tour. A Garden Tour Pass to enter the grounds is available for $10, which includes an Auto Pass, but does not include admission to the Hoover Auditorium performance. For those with a Season Chautauqua Pass or Daily Chautauqua Pass, there is no additional charge.

Plein Air Art Festival
The Plein Air Art Festival will begin on Friday, July 15 when more than 30 plein air artists across the Midwest will arrive to paint outdoor landscapes until Sunday, July 17.

The term "en plein air" means painting "in the open air." Plein air artists will be painting scenes throughout Lakeside, especially lakefront landscapes. Lakesiders are invited to watch them paint throughout the weekend.

This three-day event ends on Sunday, July 17 with a collaborative effort blending the artistic expression of the Plein Air Art Festival and the craftsmanship of the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) at the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show.

Planting Seeds & Pulling Weeds: Hilty Succeeds
Jan Hilty has been a Lakesider since she was a kid, participating in church camps and visiting her great aunt and uncle's cottage with her family.

After a few years of hiatus from Lakeside, she came back with her husband for a wedding. Already on the search for a summer getaway, the rediscovery of Lakeside was just what they needed.

Not long afterwards, they purchased a cottage on Cherry Avenue. Sixteen years later, Hilty is not only happy, but thriving, just like the garden she tends to near the Pavilion.

"I became a Master Gardener through the Ohio State University in 2007 for Delaware County," she says. "While I was primarily self-taught, I received a lot of education through my involvement with the two units of the Herb Society of America."
Religious Life
Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Supported by Phil & Sally Lenhart
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr. is the author of several books, including A. Lincoln: A Biography, a New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times bestseller.

He will bring an authentic message to Lakeside while serving as Preacher of the Week from July 10-14. This week is supported by Phil & Sally Lenhart.

At the 10:30 a.m. Hoover Community Worship Service on Sunday, July 10, the Rev. Dr. White will provide a message based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and Mark 1:14-15. His sermon is titled, "What Time is It?"

The Rev. Dr. White is a graduate of UCLA and Princeton Theological Seminary with a PhD in religion and history from Princeton University.

He has studied at Lincoln Theological College in England and has been honored with a Doctor of Humane Letters from Whitworth University.
Chautauqua Lecture Series
Week 4: The United States, 150 Years Ago
Monday, July 11
10 a.m. Hoover Auditorium
Formation: My Family is American
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant and A. Lincoln: A Biography
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
Five Misunderstandings about the History of the Ku Klux Klan
Elaine Frantz Parsons
PhD, Author of Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan in the Reconstruction-Era United States

Tuesday, July 12

10 a.m. Hoover Auditorium
Trial: Forsaken
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant and A. Lincoln: A Biography
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
The Rise of the Hired "Thug" after the Civil War
Elaine Frantz Parsons
PhD, Author of Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan in the Reconstruction-Era United States

Wednesday, July 13

10 a.m. Hoover Auditorium
Transformation: Washington's Legitimate Successor
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant and A. Lincoln: A Biography
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
Black Adjustment to Social, Economic & Political Freedom-Part I
Learotha Williams, Jr.
PhD, Director of the North Nashville Heritage Project

Thursday, July 14
10 a.m. Hoover Auditorium
Grant's Final Campaign: Let Us Have Peace
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant and A. Lincoln: A Biography
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
Black Adjustment to Social, Economic & Political Freedom-Part II
Learotha Williams, Jr.
PhD, Director of the North Nashville Heritage Project

Additional Community Education Programs
Sunday, July 10
2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Lakeside Heritage Society Lecture: Marblehead Light: Lake Erie's Oldest Operating Lighthouse
James Proffitt, Author of Marblehead Lighthouse on Lake Erie, Ohio's Historic Beacon

Monday, July 11
8:15 a.m. 343 Cherry Avenue

"Breakfast Bunch" Book Discussion:
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
(RSVP to (419) 967-0024)   

Laurie Collier, Discussion Leader
10:30 a.m. Meet at the Pavilion

Guided Tree Walk

Led by volunteers from the Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS)
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club/Green Gables
"After Lunch Bunch" Book Discussion: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
(Prior reading of book required)
Beth Sibbring, Discussion Leader
One hour after sunset; Meet at Pavilion 
Bob Sudomir, Science Teacher

Tuesday, July 12
10:30 a.m. Farmers' Market, Walnut Avenue

Wesleyan Senior Living Cooking Demo

Warren Dolata, Executive Chef
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club/Green Gables
Lakeside Women's Club Program: Who are You? Identity Theft
Rod Saurer, Retired Bank Official

Wednesday, July 13
8 a.m. Meet at Meadow Brook Marsh

Guided Bird Walk
Judy Sudomir & Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders
9:30 a.m. Meet at Train Station 
Field Trip to Vine & Olive (Pre-registration is required; cost is $3/person paid at previous meeting to attend)

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 15
10:30 a.m. Meet at the Fifth Street Garden/Firefighter Park, Corner of Walnut Avenue & Fifth Street

Special Historic Walking Tour: 1929 Fire Destruction
(Pre-register at Heritage Hall Museum by Thursday; cost is $5/person; limited to 15 participants)

Phil Dale, Tour Leader
10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall
Special Workshop: Is Tai Chi for Me? The Basics & Benefits of Tai Chi
(Pre-registration required; cost is $5/person)

Sally Kriska, Tai Chi for Balance-Level 1 Instructor
1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room
Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society Seminar: Green Cleaning Products & Procedures
Mary Prevoteau, Nurse
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall  
Author Visit & Book Signing (Green Gables)  

Paula McLain, Author of Circling the Sun 
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 9
John Tesh

Award-winning television and radio host, John Tesh, will return to Lakeside with his band to perform an exciting concert at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, July 9 in Hoover Auditorium.

Tesh has been a household name since he began his career in 1986 with a 10-year run as an anchor on "Entertainment Tonight." Since then, he has won six Emmys and an Associated Press award for investigative journalism.

While many Americans know him for his speaking voice, Tesh actually refers to himself as a 'band geek.' By the age of 6 he was proficient on the horn and piano. He played trumpet in his junior high and high school marching and jazz bands.

Later, Tesh studied with teachers from The Julliard School in New York City and was named to the New York State Symphonic Orchestra in high school, while also playing organ in a rock band.

Read more... 
Sunday, July 10
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
Family Night in the Park: The SpYder Stompers &
Sugar Pie
This week's Family Night in the Park concert will feature The SpYder Stompers & Sugar Pie. The band will perform a special blend of country blues and ragtime tunes, showcasing early 20th century music at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 10 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo.

The string band quartet is made up of Kevin Richards ("Cousin Kevin") on guitar, mandolin and fiddle; Jack DiAlesando ("Jailbreak Jack") on guitar and harmonica; Ray Deforest ("Brother Raymond") on acoustic bass; and Sheela Das ("Sugar Pie") on vocals, ukulele, penny whistle and washboard.
Monday, July 11
7:30 p.m.
Chip Richter & the Munks
Lakeside favorite, Chip Richter & the Munks, will return to the Hoover Auditorium stage to perform a family-friendly show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 11.

For nearly 20 years, Richter has been an "artist-in-residence" at Lakeside Chautauqua. Richter and his family coordinate God Squad, the children's ministries program.

Richter's family concerts feature something for everyone. He offers fun, high energy music with a positive message that connects with children and adults alike.
Tuesday, July 12
Moment's Notice
Moment's Notice will bring their pop/jazz sound to the Hoover Auditorium stage at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.

Based out of Dayton, Ohio, the band performs oldies, Motown music and new songs as well.

Band members Felita LaRock, Dave Cousino, Dave Haworth, Vinnie Marshall and Jerry Noble, met while serving in the U.S. Air Force as Bandsmen at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. Together, they have a combined 100 years of service in the Air Force. Noble also performs with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra during August.

Wednesday, July 13
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem "American Spiritual"
Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem will perform their "American Spiritual" program at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 13 in Hoover Auditorium.

Daisy Mayhem blends wicked grooves, sublime lead singing, harmonies, original songs and a deep repertoire into each show. The group performs a mixture of musical idioms, held together by musicianship, impeccable taste and charismatic vocals. Their shows feature country blues, vintage swing, modern songwriter fare and Appalachian fiddle tunes.

Rani Arbo is the fiddler, lead singer and founder of Daisy Mayhem. On stage, she brings her rich life as a veteran performer of 15 years, breast cancer survivor, mother and songwriter into her performances.

Thursday, July 14
Cirque Zuma Zuma
Described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Zuma Zuma will perform amazing acrobatic feats set to an exciting musical score on the Hoover Auditorium stage at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, July 14.

Cirque Zuma Zuma was founded in the late 1980s by John Jacob. Jacob left Africa at age 15 to tour the world as a talented acrobat, circus and street performer. After his career as a performer, Jacob returned home to create his own show.

This troupe, also called Zuma Zuma, is comprised of seven professional acrobats from Nairobi to Kenya. The ensemble recruits skilled performers from 16 African nations and trains them in schools. The group has starred on "American's Got Talent" and made it to the semi-finals of the show in 2011.

Friday, July 15
Point of Grace
The Dove-Award winning Christian group, Point of Grace, will perform at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 15 in Hoover Auditorium.

After 20 years, 13 albums, 27 no. 1 hits, 13 Dove Awards, two Grammy nominations and multiple Platinum and Gold certifications, Point of Grace has been ranked as one of the Top 10 best-selling artists in the Contemporary Christian genre.

Shelley Breen, Denise Jones and Leigh Cappillino comprise the trio and have turned their musical mission to a lifelong search for home that has been captured in song while traveling and connecting with countless individuals around the world, all while balancing their roles as mothers and wives.

Breakfast at Wimbledon  
At 9 a.m. Saturday, July 9-Sunday, July 10, the Williams Tennis Campus will host Breakfast at Wimbledon.

The event invites Lakesiders to watch the finest tennis players in the world battle it out at the Wimbledon's Men's and Women's finals.

A light breakfast will be provided. All are welcome to watch or play a round of tennis during the event.
Tai Chi for Balance: Guang Ping Yang Style 
A Tai Chi for Balance class will take place from 10-11 a.m. Monday, July 11-Thursday, July 14 on the Pavilion East Deck.

This Level 1 style of Tai Chi is a series of easy, relaxed moves that will strengthen stability, balance and agility, as well as calm the mind and ease the fear of falling.

The eight movements are taught with mindful attention in a supportive and fun atmosphere. The moves can be done standing or sitting in a chair. Participants of all ages are welcome and are encouraged to wear loose, comfortable clothes.

Instructor Sally Kriska completed a certification program in Tai Chi for Balance Level 1 and has taught it for two years.   

Ohio Shuffleboard Tournaments  
These three unique tournaments do not require separate entry fees, although all players must belong to an Ohio State Shuffleboard Association (OSSA) sanctioned club.
The "best value" is to join our Lakeside Shuffleboard Club (LSC) for 2016 for just $5. Join at the shuffleboard courts anytime, including just before a tournament.
All sign-ups begin at 8:15 a.m. on the first day of each tournament and end promptly at 9 a.m.
Please note: OSSA tournament rules require all players to wear closed-toe shoes. For questions, ask the Shuffleboard staff.

Monday, July 11
Bill Slyh Any Doubles Tournament
Bill Slyh was a long-time manager of Lakeside Shuffleboard and a truly superior player.  

The Bill Slyh Any Doubles Tournament is open to any two shufflers, age 16 & older, who wish to team up. Amateurs and experts are welcome.

All matches are best two-out-of-three games to 75 points. When players win their first match, they are in the main event bracket and play until they suffer a loss or win the Bill Slyh Any Doubles Tournament. If a player loses their first match, they are in the consolation bracket and play until suffering another loss or winning that bracket.
This tournament is usually finished on Tuesday, and half the teams are out by Monday afternoon.  

Wednesday, July 13

Ohio State Amateur Any Doubles Championship Tournament
The Ohio State Amateur Any Doubles Championship Tournament is open to any two amateur shufflers, age 16 & older, who wish to team up.
This tournament is for anyone who enjoys playing, but is shy about competing against experts. It uses a frame-game format that takes just one day to complete.
OSSA will present trophies to higher finishers in both the main event and consolation brackets.

Thursday, July 14
Ohio State Doubles Men's & Women's Open Championships
The Ohio State Doubles features separate divisions for men and women. The tournament is open to any men's or women's team, age 16 & older. Amateurs and experts are welcome.
Matches are best two-out-of-three games to 75 points. Each division will have main event and consolation brackets.
This tournament is usually finished on Friday, and half the teams go out by Thursday afternoon.   
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.

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. 

Pool & Wellness Site Gathering 

Saturday, July 9

10 a.m.
Open Field near Williams Tennis Campus 
The site gathering allows you to provide valuable input, engage in conversation regarding this exciting project and envision what Lakeside could be like with a Pool & Wellness Center. 


Tom Edwards Open House

Saturday, July 9

3-5 p.m.

Hotel Lakeside Lawn

An open house will be held to thank Tom Edwards, former Lakeside Executive Director from 1981-1988, for his service to the community. All are welcome.


Dockside Worship
Sunday, July 10
8:30 a.m.
Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Bob Machovec Sermon: "Neighborly Advice," based on Luke 10:25-37. Eucharist will be served.

Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship
Sunday, July 10
9 a.m
450 Central Ave.
The Rev. Vernon Shepherd

Hoover Community Worship
Sunday, July 10
10:30 a.m.
Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Sermon: "What Time is It?" based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and Mark 1:14-15

Art in the Park
Sunday, July 10
2-3 p.m.
Tent near Pavilion
Bring the family for a Sunday stroll by the water and have some creative fun while you're there. Some weeks will feature Rock Painting for $1/rock.

Sunset Vespers by the Lake
Sunday, July 10
8:30 p.m.
Pavilion West Deck
This service is led by John and Bonnie Wilkie.

Lakeside Conversations
Monday, July 11
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.

Faith for Living Hour
Monday, July 11-
Thursday, July 14
10 a.m.
Hoover Auditorium
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Overall Theme: "What Time is It?"

Farmers' Market
Tuesday, July 12 &
Friday, July 15
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue
Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.

Wesleyan Senior Living Cooking Demonstration
Tuesday, July 12

10:30 a.m. Walnut Avenue
Executive Chef Warren Dolata will give a cooking demonstration featuring summer squash ribbon salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and lemon vinaigrette.

Lunch with the Preacher 
Tuesday, July 12
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 12 &
Thursday, July 14
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 12 & Thursday, July 14
7:15 p.m.
Pavilion East Deck
The Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr.
Sermon: "By the Renewing of Your Minds," based on Romans 12:1-71

Wednesday Family Picnic
Wednesday, July 13
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 reusable 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.

Sunset Sailing Cruise
Thursday, July 14
7:45 p.m. Lakeside Dock
The Lakeside Wooden Boat Society is offering 60-90 minute cruises aboard The Windermere. The boat will carry four passengers and the cost is $32 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 4-10). Children age 3 and under are not permitted. The Lakeside Information Center will take reservations at (419) 798-4461, ext. 266 or

Lemonade Stand
Friday, July 15
1-4:30 p.m.
Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office
Our smallest Lakesiders have the opportunity to join the Pool & Wellness Campaign by offering lemonade to the community.

There will be 10 lemonade kits available for young Lakesiders to set up their very own lemonade stand which will include: lemonade mix, a wooden spoon for mixing, cups, napkins, a coin bank, pitcher, a Pool & Wellness lemonade stand sign, and Pool & Wellness thank you slips to write special notes.

Author Visit: Paula McLain
Friday, July 15
1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall/Green Gables
Author Paula McLain will share insights on her writing.
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 and Auto 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.

Grounds Help Needed
The Lakeside Chautauqua Grounds Department is seeking assistance maintaining Lakeside's gardens, including watering and weeding.

This paid position requires a minimum of 20 hours per week. Experience isn't required, but preferred.

For details, contact Dave Geyer at or (419) 798-4461, ext. 238.
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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.
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