Lakeside Chautauqua
Aug. 18-24, 2018

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. 18 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. The show is organized by Cliff and Doris Hartline and their volunteers. Read more...
Lakeside Symphony Orchestra - We Value Your Feedback
To celebrate the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra's (LSO) 55th season, we welcomed six top-notch guest conductors, five of whom are applying to be the next Conductor and Music Director of the LSO. With extensive experience from around the world, the conductors collaborated with the orchestra's 90 talented musicians and guest soloists to bring new excitement and artistry to Lakeside.

As we embark on a national-level search for a future Conductor and Music Director, we're launching an e-survey to collect feedback about your LSO concert experience this summer. Take the survey!  
Reflecting on Seven Years at Lakeside
At the end of the summer, I will retire from my position as the Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach. This is a bittersweet moment for me. Lakeside has graciously received my wife Shirley and me, and we have come to love the spirit of Lakeside. We were privileged to see the idea of The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park become a reality and I am thrilled to now see a portable labyrinth at Lakeside, with a more permanent one coming soon. And of course, we cannot forget to mention the life-long friends we have found here.

Within the past decade, both at Lakeside and on a more national scale, the understanding and nature of religion has changed significantly. Within American society, there is a dramatic decrease in attendance at 'main line churches,' or churches at all for that matter. Read more...
Mere Observation Brings Renewal
I'm sitting on a bench beneath the shade of a determined sugar maple tree, perhaps its verdant growth encouraged by the view I'm enjoying. Who or what wouldn't be heartened with these delightful surroundings.

Youngsters set sail on skiffs, their teenage teachers guiding them into and out of the steady east wind, tacking, and turning this way and that, the multi-colored sails energized by the steady lake breeze.

Only weeks ago a much different scene played out in this same location. One nor'easter after the other pounded the shoreline that now houses a single-file line of dinghies slotted between wooden four by fours. Read more from guest blogger Bruce Stambaugh...
Religious Life
Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Brent Watson
The Rev. Brent Watson will serve as Lakeside's Preacher of the Week from August 19-22. He will preach at the Hoover Community Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 in Hoover Auditorium.  
Born in Olive Branch, Ohio, the Rev. Watson first felt his call to ministry while attending youth group at North College Hill United Methodist Church (UMC). During his junior year at Bowling Green State University, he felt God's call to full-time ministry.

Additional Religious Life programs can be viewed in the
Chautauqua Lecture Series
Cross-Cultural Excellence
Laura Kriska, cross-cultural consultant and author, shares best practices for using cultural data as a tool to build bridges, which lessen the divide between different cultural groups.

Citizen Science
Joe Heimlich, PhD, Principal Researcher for the Lifelong Learning Group within the Center for Research & Evaluation at COSI, and Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University, explores the importance of informal environmental learning through a variety of learning strategies.

Chautauqua Lecture Series descriptions and Additional Community Education programs and special workshops can be viewed in the Lakesider newspaper.
Arts & Entertainment
All performances start at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, Aug. 18
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone will perform some of their popular hits from the 1960s, 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, Aug. 19
6 p.m. Family Night in the Park: Dennis Stroughmatt
et L'Esprit Creole   
Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo
For this week's Family Night in the Park concert, Dennis Stroughmatt et L'Esprit Creole will take Lakesiders on a journey through Upper Louisiana's Creole culture with a vibrant blend of music, language and stories. The band's music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun-style music from a tradition that has been passed down for more than three centuries. The style blends Celtic, Canadian and old-time music preserved by families in the Ozark region. 
Monday, Aug. 20
Hoover Movie Night: "Wonder" (PG)
This Monday, Lakeside will feature "Wonder" starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Izabela Vidovic. Based on the New York Times bestseller, "Wonder" tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay). Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family and the community struggle to discover their acceptance and compassion, Auggie's amazing journey proves that you can't blend in when you were born to stand out. (117 mins)

Tuesday, Aug. 21   
Michael Shirtz Quartet "Blue Skies"
Known for his energetic programs, audience engagement, multimedia elements and natural artistry of contemporary music, Michael Shirtz and his ensemble will entertain Hoover Auditorium with a concert of their newly released album, Blue Skies. The album features 12 songs that highlight Shirtz's unique approach of mixing various styles and genres together to enrich the story of the song itself.  

Wednesday, Aug. 22     
Mama Caught Fire
Hailing from Minneapolis, Mama Caught Fire is an
all-female trio whose music explores intricate harmony, emotional storytelling and the power of the voice. Band members Abigail Tuominen (guitar and vocals), Molly Sowash (guitar and vocals) and Julia Hobart (ukulele, piano and vocals) met as students at Macalester College in 2013, where they discovered their shared love of folk music and began singing and writing in three-part harmony.  

Thursday, Aug. 23
Brass Band of the Western Reserve
The Brass Band of the Western Reserve was established in 1997 with high musical standards and a lot of enthusiasm. The band consists solely of brass instruments, which attributes to its unique and dynamic sound. Membership includes musicians of all walks of life including music educators, students, accountants, attorneys, information technology, specialists, pastors and truck drivers.  
Friday, Aug. 24
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. 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.  

The Lakeside Draw Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament (ages 16+) will take place Thursday, Aug. 23. There is no entry fee. Sign up at the courts opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes promptly at 9 a.m. Tournament play begins shortly after entries close. The tournament breaks for lunch, and play concludes by mid-afternoon.
In this Issue
Wellness Schedule

Upcoming Events
Saturday Afternoon Concert: Johnny Rod
Saturday, Aug. 18
2-4 p.m. Pavilion West Deck
To provide more entertainment in the value of your Chautauqua Pass, Lakeside has planned a series of Saturday Afternoon Concerts throughout the summer.

Farmers' Market
Tuesday, Aug. 21 &
Friday, Aug. 24
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue & Third Street
Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.

Wednesday, Aug. 22
5:30 p.m. Perry Park
Feast on hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, chips, watermelon, cookies and lemonade. Bring your own reusable pates and utensils and a blanket or lawn chair, as picnic tables are limited. There is no charge, but a $4 donation is suggested to offset the cost. In the event of rain, the picnic will be cancelled.
Sign up for Rhein Center Classes
Online registration with credit card payment opens at 8 a.m. each Thursday for the following week's classes. This year, the Rhein Center will also be offering Saturday classes.   
Kids Needed to Deliver Lakesider Newspaper
At 9 a.m. Fridays, kids ages 10-15 are invited to the Legacy House, 217 Walnut Ave., to deliver Lakesider newspapers.

Volunteers will receive their choice of a free Coffee & Cream soft-serve ice cream coupon or miniature golf coupon.

Rules & Regulations
Lakeside values the safety and health & wellness of our guests and residents. View the Rules & Regulations.
Trash & Recycling Services
Curbside recycling and trash service is offered at 7 a.m. Tuesday and Friday until Aug. 31.

Important Gate Announcements
Read about updates to the 2018 summer gate hours here.
Walk or Bike to the Pool
To lessen congestion at the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus, we encourage you to walk or bike instead of drive a car or golf cart.

Keeping Lakeside Safe
As an increased measure of safety, the Danbury Police Dept. will have a noticed presence in Hoover and around Lakeside this summer. Keeping Lakeside safe is our priority, and we're thankful to have their support.
Book Your Hotel Stay
Looking for a place to stay this summer? Book a room at the Fountain Inn or Hotel Lakeside. Lakefront rooms at Hotel Lakeside starting at $135.
Cottage Rentals
There are two cottage rental companies in Lakeside that offer weekly rentals. Availability, amenities and costs can all be found online. For questions, call either Lakeside Chautauqua Realty or Street Sotheby's International Realty.
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Orchestra Hall
Movie Tickets:
$3/youth (under 12)

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

Review the upcoming movie schedule.