Lakeside Chautauqua 
March 2018
Save on Season Chautauqua & Auto Passes
Buy your Season Chautauqua and Auto Passes before Friday, June 1 to receive a discounted price.
  • Adult Season Chautauqua Pass: $730 ($765 on/after June 1)
  • Season Auto Pass: $180 ($200 on/after June 1)
The rate for a Youth Chautauqua Pass (ages 13-24) is $420. Don't forget, children age 12 & under and guests age 90 & older are always free at Lakeside.

This summer, there are more benefits than ever to being a season pass holder. In addition to our regular list of activities and events, a Chautauqua Pass (Daily or Season) will grant Lakesiders admission to the new Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus.
Using the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus in 2018 

The Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus will open for all to use on Saturday, May 26. The pool will remain open until Monday, Sept. 3, and the Wellness Center will maintain summer operating hours until Monday, Sept. 3 before switching to off-season hours and access on Tuesday, Sept. 4. 

Pool Hours of Operation 
Weather permitting, from Saturday, May 26-Monday, Sept. 3, the pool will be open every day for the following hours:
  • 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday
  • 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 
From 7-11 a.m. Monday-Saturday, the pool will host lap swimming, water aerobics and swimming lessons. The schedule for those classes will be announced at a later date. Family open swim will begin at 11 a.m. and run until the pool closes at 6 p.m. Breaks will be scheduled the last 15 minutes of every hour. The water slide will be available during open swim, but not during lap swim, lessons or classes. Read more...
Volunteer at Spring Cleanup Day
Volunteer your time to help beautify Lakeside at the annual Spring Cleanup Day. The event will take place on Saturday, April 28. To RSVP, contact by Wednesday, April 25.
Lakeside Piloting Barcodes on Passes
To help with the tracking and evaluation of our Chautauqua program, Lakeside is exploring the option of using barcodes on Chautauqua Passes to track attendance at the gates, Hoover Auditorium, the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus and other Chautauqua programs.

For this year, the summer of 2018, guests will begin to see barcodes on their Daily and Season Chautauqua Passes. However, these barcodes will have no immediate effect on our guests. Passes will still need to be shown upon entering the gates, Hoover Auditorium and the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, but the barcodes will not be scanned this year. Read more...
RSVP for Ohio "State of Lakeside" Gatherings 
Lakeside is planning a series of "State of Lakeside" Address Gatherings around Ohio during the month of April.
Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss Lakeside's future and ask questions. Read more...
Monthly Community Potlucks
From January-May, Lakeside invites friends and neighbors to gather for monthly Community Potlucks. The gatherings are great for reconnecting with other year-round community members and sharing favorite family recipes. Read more..
In this Issue
Don't Miss these Summer Events
We've planned a few special events for you and your family to meet new friends and support Lakeside at the same time. These opportunities are right around the corner, and tickets are going fast. Read below to find out how to purchase tickets today. Read more...
Want a summer job?  
A variety of summer employment opportunities are still available for maintenance/service,
lifeguards and housekeepers.

World Affairs Dialogue 
For the upcoming season, the Education Department is planning to coordinate a World Affairs Dialogue.  

Anyone with an interest in being considered for the role of Guest Moderator needs to send an email to Jeanne Mauriocourt, Director of Educational Programs, at by April 1.
Plan a Memorable Gathering at Lakeside
Lakeside has long been a special destination for groups, including youth camps, family reunions, weddings, conferences, retreats and business meetings.
Our facilities accommodate groups of all sizes. Food service is also available. Accommodations include two hotels and several dormitory-style buildings.
Contact the Conference & Event Planning Office to plan your next group event at Lakeside at (419) 798-4461, ext. 279.
Lakesiders Remembered
Each summer, at the Memorial Day weekend Hoover Community Worship Service, we formally remember loved ones who have passed away throughout the year.
If a loved one has passed away during the 2017-18 year, download the Memorial Remembrance Form and return by Friday, April 20.
Amazon Smile
Did you know you can support Lakeside just by shopping? From March 12-31 Amazon will triple the donation on your first eligible purchase at
The Front Porch Blog
Even in the off-season, there are stories to share about Lakeside. Follow our blog, The Front Porch, at