Lakeside Chautauqua
Aug. 20-26, 2016
Join 100 Lakesiders on August 20
After dreaming about the Pool & Wellness Center, we are close to making this need a reality at Lakeside Chautauqua. Join 100 Lakesiders on Saturday, Aug. 20 by making a pledge or giving a gift to support the Pool & Wellness Campaign. We need everyone's participation. We're all in this together.

A community swimming pool is a timeless treasure. Lakesiders have expressed a desire for a pool with features including heated water, zero depth entry, lap lanes, small waterslide, play features for children and a shaded seating area.
Military Appreciation Day
To honor the men and women who have served, or are currently serving in the U.S. Military, Lakeside Chautauqua has slated Saturday, Aug. 20 as Military Appreciation Day.

Those who are retired from, or are currently serving in any branch of the military, will be granted a free one-day Chautauqua Pass and Auto Pass to Lakeside upon presenting credentials and/or military ID at the gates.

Northwestern Ohio Gladiolus Show
Gladiolus growers and exhibitors from Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania will participate in the Northwestern Ohio Gladiolus Show in Hoover Auditorium.

The Gladiolus Show, which has been held at Lakeside for more than 50 years, will take place from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The show is organized by Cliff and Doris Hartline and their volunteers.

Many different and unusual gladiolus arrangements will be on display. Exhibitors and Gladiolus Society members promote appreciation of gladiolus growing and assist interested persons or groups in their cultivation and use.
Kathie Bracy Celebrates 50 Years with Lakeside Symphony Orchestra
Kathie Bracy knew at a very young age that music would be a part of her life, even if she didn't know in what capacity. Now, she is celebrating her 50th season with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO).

As one in a family of five musical children, she understood that she would take instrument lessons at some point. She was reluctantly scheduled to begin piano lessons when a harp instructor moved to town and changed her plans by putting out a call for harp students.

Religious Life
Guest Preacher, Aug. 21: The Rev. Dr. Peggy Streiff
"I don't remember a time when I did not know the love of God," says the Rev. Dr. Peggy Streiff about the blessings in her life. "I love the church, and I love God's people."

The Rev. Dr. Streiff began her professional career as a sixth grade teacher in her hometown of Memphis, Tenn., after earning her bachelor's degree from Purdue University, while also serving as a youth director at her home parish, St. Luke's United Methodist Church (UMC).

It was while serving as a youth director that she received her call to ministry. During a time where there were few female role models or mentors within the church, the Rev. Dr. Streiff was ordained as a deacon in 1973 and then as an elder in 1979.


Additional Religious Life Programs 
Sunday, Aug. 21
8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck
Dockside Worship (with Eucharist)
Sermon: "The Bent Over Woman: Lessons from Affliction" based on Luke 13:10-17 & Psalm 119: 11, 71, 105

The Rev. Irwin Jennings
9 a.m. 450 Central Avenue 
Lakeside United Methodist Church (UMC) Worship
The Rev. Vernon Shepherd

10:30 a.m. Hoover Auditorium 
Hoover Community Worship
Sermon: "Juggling a Rhythm into Life" based on Proverbs 31:10-31
The Rev. Dr. Peggy Streiff, Guest Preacher  
8 p.m. Pavilion West Deck  
Sunset Vespers by the Lake
John & Bonnie Wilkie, MGM Leaders

Monday, Aug. 22     
9:15 a.m. Orchestra Hall
Faith for Living Hour
Local Pastors & Associate Members Retreat
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Special Religious Life Workshop: God's Wonderful Sense of Humor (Part I)
The Rev. Bob Machovec

Tuesday, Aug. 23
8 a.m. Pavilion East Deck
Men's Bible Study
9 a.m. Bradley Temple
God Squad (ages 4-6)
Chip Richter, Singer-Songwriter
9:15 a.m. Orchestra Hall 
Faith for Living Hour
Local Pastors & Associate Members Retreat
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Special Religious Life Workshop: God's Wonderful Sense of Humor (Part II)
The Rev. Bob Machovec
7:15 p.m. Pavilion East Deck

Vespers by the Lake  
Local Pastors & Associate Members Retreat

Wednesday, Aug. 24

9 a.m. Bradley Temple
God Squad (ages 4-6)
Chip Richter, Singer-Songwriter
9:15 a.m. Orchestra Hall 
Faith for Living Hour
Local Pastors & Associate Members Retreat
5:30 p.m. Perry Park

Family Picnic ($4 Suggested Donation)
Richter & Wilkie Families, Hosts

Thursday, Aug. 25
9 a.m. Bradley Temple
God Squad (ages 4-6)
Chip Richter, Singer-Songwriter
7:15 p.m. Pavilion East Deck
Vespers by the Lake (with Eucharist)
The Rev. Doug Winner

Friday, Aug. 26
9 a.m. 503 Oak Ave.
Women's Bible Study 
Chautauqua Lecture Series
Week 10: In Pursuit of Knowledge
Monday, Aug. 22

10:30 a.m. Liberty Aviation Museum
3515 E. State Rd, Port Clinton, Ohio
(Pre-registration & $10 fee required)

Tuesday, Aug. 23

10:30 a.m. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums at Spiegel Grove
1337 Hayes Ave., Fremont, Ohio
(Pre-registration & $12 fee required)

Wednesday, Aug. 24

10:30 a.m. Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
14000 W. State Route 2, Oak Harbor, Ohio
(Pre-registration & $5 fee required)

Thursday, Aug. 25
10:30 a.m. Mazza Museum
The University of Findlay, 201 College St., Findlay, Ohio
(Pre-registration & $5 fee required)

Additional Community Education Programs
Sunday, Aug. 21
2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Heritage Society Lecture: Lancaster Camp Meeting & Assembly
George McCormick, Lakesider 

Monday, Aug. 22
8:15 a.m. 343 Cherry Avenue

"Breakfast Bunch" Book Discussion:
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering & Organizing by Marie Kondo
RSVP to (419) 967-0024; prior reading of book required
Carolyn Swanger, 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. Chautauqua Hall
Special Religious Life Workshop: God's Wonderful Sense of Humor (Part I)  
The Rev. Bob Machovec
3:30 p.m. Meet in front of Hotel Lakeside

Tree Tram Tour

Bill Dudrow & Frank O'Dell, Tour Leaders

Tuesday, Aug. 23
1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club/Green Gables
Lakeside Guys' Club in Haiti
Dick Swanson & Wilner Sommervil, Lakeside Guys' Club Members 
1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Special Religious Life Workshop: God's Wonderful Sense of Humor (Part II)
The Rev. Bob Machovec 
Wednesday, Aug. 24
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 Program: End of Summer Coffee
Jan Hilty, Master Gardener
10:30 a.m. Meet at Heritage Hall Museum
Historic Walking Tour of Central Lakeside
Frank O'Dell & Lynne Woods, Lakeside Heritage Society Volunteers
Friday, Aug. 26
12:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall
Lakeside Women's Club Viewing of "Concussion"
(123 mins.) 

3 p.m. Chautauqua Hall  
Foreign Affairs Forum
Jeff Dieterich, Moderator 
7 p.m. Chautauqua Hall 
Symphony Pre-Concert Talk
Jane Hines, Doctoral Student at Princeton University   
Arts & Entertainment
All performances start at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, Aug. 20
"The Inspiration of Broadway
"The Inspiration of Broadway" will perform at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 in Hoover Auditorium.
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (EHSS) teamed up with legendary Broadway artist J. Mark McVey to create "The Inspiration of Broadway," a wonderful show that pays tribute to the classic, inspirational songs of American musicals.  

This tour started in spring of 2015, and they have since released an audio CD and a live DVD of this show. Uplifting classics featured in this program include "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "You'll Never Walk Alone," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Sunrise, Sunset" and McVey's signature song, "Bring Him Home."

Sunday, Aug. 21
6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
Family Night in the Park: The Locals
This week's Family Night in the Park concert will feature The Locals at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo.

The Locals formed in the fall of 2014. Sandusky, Ohio native, Meg Mischler, returned home after graduation. Her friend, Ben Hill, of Durham, N.C. came back to Ohio with her, and they have been working at The Chapel in Sandusky. The Locals' guitarist, Spencer Eller, also works at the church as a Worship Arts Developer.
Monday, Aug. 22
Hoover Movie Night: "Miracles from Heaven"
On select Monday nights during the summer, a special film is showcased in Hoover Auditorium.

At 8:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, Lakeside will feature "Miracles from Heaven," starring Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers and Martin Henderson.

"Miracles from Heaven" is a 2016 drama directed by Patricia Riggen and is based on the incredible, true story of the Beam family.

Ten-year-old Anna (Kylie Rogers) is diagnosed with an incurable digestive disorder that threatens her life. Her intestinal disorder prevents her from being able to properly digest food, and she is told that if it's not treated soon, she could die.

Tuesday, Aug. 23
Andra Faya & Scott Ballantine  
Andra Faye and Scott Ballantine are native Hoosiers and honed their musical skills in the capitol city of Indianapolis. Faye, known for her voice, and Ballantine, known for his guitar skills, will bring their talents to Hoover Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23. This concert replaces the Lisa Biales Trio who had to cancel due to illness and will be rescheduled in 2017.

Faye is known for her strong vocals and her abilities as a multi-instrumentalist. She has been featured on the cover of Mandolin Magazine, called the "First Lady of The Blues Mandolin" and has been nominated twice for Blues Music Awards as an instrumentalist.


Wednesday, Aug. 24
Michael Sonata's "Tribute to Sinatra"
Michael Sonata, a Frank Sinatra tribute artist, will perform some of the legend's smashing hits on the Hoover Auditorium stage at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Sonata was born and raised in Canton, Ohio in an Irish-Catholic family. He was always involved in plays and choirs throughout his educational life. He also traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe with the University of Notre Dame's Glee Club.

He pursued acting professionally after school, working in theatres from Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Illinois for about seven years. He eventually went back home to work for his family's lumber and construction business.

Thursday, Aug. 25
The Special Consensus
The Special Consensus, a Grammy-nominated bluegrass band, will perform original compositions and well-known bluegrass music at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 in Hoover Auditorium.

In addition, the band plays cover songs from other musical genres in a bluegrass format.

The foursome hit the music scene in the Chicago area in 1975. Since then, the band has released 17 recordings and appeared on several National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.


Friday, Aug. 26
Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Closing Night Concert with Pianist Kyu Yeon Kim
The 2016 Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) summer concert series will come to a close at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 in Hoover Auditorium with a program based on the works of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Music Director Robert Cronquist and the LSO will be joined by Kyu Yeon Kim, a brilliant, young pianist from Korea. She will be the featured soloist in a performance of Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 1."

Yeon Kim has won several piano competitions, including first prize at the prestigious Gina Bachauer Young Artists Competition in 2001, special prize at the Geneva International Music Competition and the Mozart prize at the 2006 Dublin International Piano Competition.

Gentle Wellness Yoga
Yoga promotes positive changes in your well-being. This yoga class is held at 10 a.m. Saturdays in the Upper Room. It focuses on soothing, gentle movements, breathing techniques and the development of balance and flexibility. All are welcome. Instructor Diane Bielecki was trained by the Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga. Please note: The last Gentle Wellness Yoga class is Saturday, Aug. 27.  
Danbury Swimming Pool open    
All Chautauqua Pass holders (Season Passes and Daily Passes) may use the Danbury School swimming pool during lap swim and open swim, free of charge. The pool hours are 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday-Friday, with open/lap swim from 7-8:30 a.m., 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

For $5, pass holders may participate in a Water Aerobics Class from 8:30-9:30 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. There is also a Water Aerobics Swim Pass that includes 10 classes for $40. Open Swim is closed during the Water Aerobics Classes.

The Danbury School pool is open until Friday, Aug. 26. The aquatic entrance is through the lobby doors on the west side of the building near the football field. Please note: The last day for the Danbury swimming pool and Water Aerobics for the season is Friday, Aug. 26. 
In this Issue
Upcoming Events
Pool & Wellness Site Gathering
Saturday, Aug. 20
10 a.m. Open Field near Williams Tennis Campus
This 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.

LHS Annual Meeting
Sunday, Aug. 21
3:15 p.m. Chautauqua Hall
Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) members are urged to attend the meeting for brief reports, election of officers and recognition of volunteers.

Annual P.E.O Luncheon
Monday, Aug. 22
12 p.m. 102 E. Fourth St.
Members of the P.E.O Sisterhood are invited to a luncheon at Betty Jane Young's cottage ("Rockledge"). The cost is $10 to attend. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Marilyn Strickler at (419) 798-4778 by Friday, Aug. 19.

P.E.O was founded in 1869 and is an international philanthropic and educational organization which supports many projects that help women with higher education.

Farmers' Market
Tuesday, Aug. 23 &
Friday, Aug. 26
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue
Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.  

Wednesday Family Picnic
Wednesday, Aug. 24
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.  

Lemonade Stand
Friday, Aug. 26
1-4:30 p.m.
Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation Office 
(217 Walnut Ave.)
Our youngest 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 sign and thank you slips to write special notes.

LESS Annual Meeting
Friday, Aug. 26
1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room
Agenda items include an annual report of activities, election of officers and planning for 2017. Anyone who is interested in the environment is welcome to attend.
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
Lakeside Seeking 2017 Wellness/Recreation Manager
This year-round position with part-time hours (possibly working from home) will start in January and require 40 hours onsite per week during the summer.

Experience or a college degree in Health & Wellness or Recreation Management is preferred. If interested, contact John Mann at or (419) 798-4461, ext. 252.
Danbury School Parking
Please note: the last day for Lakeside Chautauqua guests to park at Danbury School will be Saturday, Aug. 20.
No Rhein Center Open Houses Weeks 10/11
The Rhein Center will not hold Open Houses on Sundays during Weeks 10 and 11. Please register online, or visit us between 9-10 a.m. Monday mornings to register in-person.
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.
Employment Opportunities Available
Immediate openings are available for both full- and part-time housekeepers for all shifts at the Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside.

Part-time summer positions are available at the Williams Tennis Campus, Hoover Auditorium, Orchestra Hall, as lifeguards at the Dock, as well as in maintenance and security. The Conference & Event Planning Office is also seeking employees for Event Team. There are some opportunities to remain employed several weeks beyond Labor Day. If interested, contact or (419) 798-4461, ext. 252.

Looking for an internship next summer?
Join the 2017 Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) summer internship program. The LLA offers a competitive internship compensation, including a seasonal stipend, housing and a complimentary Season Chautauqua Pass and Parking Pass to take part in all Lakeside has to offer.

Internship opportunities are available in Accounting/IT, Advancement/Communications, Conference & Event Planning, Educational Programming, Graphic Design/Photography, Guest Services, Hospitality Management, Landscape Management, Marketing/Digital Communications, Print/Visual Communications, Religious Life Programming and Youth Education/Music. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to
Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS) volunteers will collect hazardous household materials from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, behind the Lakeside Schoolhouse.

Items that will be accepted include, all types of paint, aerosol cans, paint-related materials, motor oil, all household batteries, hand-held propane tanks, antifreeze, fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, household cleaners and pesticides.

The collected materials will be transported to the Ottawa County Solid Waste Recycling Center in Oak Harbor, Ohio. To assist LESS with pick-up and transport of these materials, contact Neil Glaser at (419) 702-7447.
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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

Peter Yarrow performs in Hoover Auditorium.

MaryAnn Kelmer teaches Lakesiders during her Garden Art - Kokedama Rhein Center class.

"It's been a great summer. When people are on vacation, it makes me feel like I'm on
vacation." - Carolyn McDaniel

John Wilkie leads Lakesiders in worship during Sunday night's Sunset Vespers by the Lake.