Lakeside Chautauqua
November 2018
Gazebo Upgrades Starting to Take Place 
Construction teams will be onsite next week to start renovating the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo in Bettinger Park.
Last year, many Lakesiders gave gifts on #GivingTuesday to help enhance this beloved gathering space. Because of your generosity, we'll be gathering at a refreshed Gazebo next summer for family concerts, educational lectures and weddings.
The aesthetics of the space will be improved by adding a fresh coat of white paint and a new roof. Our Grounds Crew will enhance the landscaping with new shrubs and add new perennial and annual flowers in the spring.
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Save the Date: Tuesday, Nov. 27
Your support on #GivingTuesday will help renovate the basketball, sand volleyball and multi-purpose courts in Bettinger Park and enhance recreational programming.
  • Make an online donation today or on Tuesday, Nov. 27.  
  • Call (419) 798-5396 to give a gift over the phone.
  • Make checks payable to the 'Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation,' Attn: #GivingTuesday, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440 with 'Court Project' in the memo line.
Your generosity will make an impact on the lives of Lakesiders for years to come, and we thank you for making a difference.
Register for New Winter Event, Jingle Jump
Take a winter leap into Lake Erie for Lakeside's first Jingle Jump on Saturday, Dec. 8. Those who consider themselves warm-blooded, brave-of-heart and in generally good health are invited to take a chilly jump into the lake.

There's no fee to participate, but we invite all participants (individuals and teams) to make a donation to the Lakeside Annual Fund in support of the lakefront. We also encourage family and friends to make donations on your behalf as you immerse yourself into the near-freezing waters. Register today!
"A Lakeside Christmas"   
For the second year, Lakeside is expanding its annual Community Christmas Dinner into an all-day event filled with children's activities, family-friendly entertainment and much more on Saturday, Dec. 8. Holiday movies will also be featured on Friday and Saturday.

Festivities will be held in conjunction with the Marblehead Merchants' "Village Lights," an event that highlights local shops and restaurants on the peninsula. Admission and parking are free. View the schedule of events! 
Community Christmas Dinner  
The Community Christmas Dinner will take place from 5:15-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in Wesley Lodge. This event includes a visit from Santa Claus, appetizers, dinner buffet and a Christmas sing-a-long following dinner. 
The buffet menu features beef tenderloin with port wine mushroom sauce, stuffed chicken with a parmesan sauce, twice baked potato, green beans, salad, bread, apple crisp, water, iced tea, punch and coffee. The children's menu includes chicken fingers, mac & cheese and applesauce. 
The cost is $25 for adults, $10 for children (ages 5-12), and children age 4 & under are free. Due to limited seating, reservations must be made by Friday, Nov. 30. Reserve your spot online
Winter Savings at the Fountain Inn 
Special rates are being offered at the Fountain Inn for the weekend of "A Lakeside Christmas."
  • Rooms with either 1 queen, 1 king or 2 twins (for up to 2 persons): $89+tax/night
  • Rooms with either 2 queens or 2 fulls (for up to 4 persons): $99+tax/night
  • Suites: $109+tax/night
Save even more by staying both Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 to receive 20% off of your entire stay. To book, call the reservation line at (419) 798-4461, ext. 230 and ask for the "Winter Weekend Getaway Special."
Register for Christmas Gathering at Franklin Park Conservatory by Monday, Nov. 19
As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season arrives, we invite you to reconnect with Lakesiders at Columbus' Franklin Park Conservatory on Thursday, Dec. 6. This special gathering will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and self-guided tours of the exhibits. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, Nov. 19.
Tickets are $20 per person. Please provide your guests' names in the comment box. Contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or with questions.
2018 Holiday Gift Ideas
With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of Lakeside?

Lakeside Gift Cards
This year, Lakeside introduced Gift Cards as a way to pay for Daily, Weekly or Partial Day Chautauqua Passes, and even Season Passes! Gift Cards are available to purchase in values of any amount. For more information, contact Tyler Wilkie at (419) 798-4461, ext. 349 or To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 10.

Hotel Gift Certificates
Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn gift certificates are available for next year. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase. For more information, contact Steve Koenig at (419) 798-4461, ext. 343 or To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 10.
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In this Issue
Fitness Subscriptions
Lakeside homeowners may purchase a subscription to use the Magruder Hospital Fitness Room during the fall and winter. Subscriptions are available for age 14 & older.
  • Monthly Subscription: $25  
  • Per Weekend: $10 
  • Per Day: $7 
  • Discounted 9-Month  Subscription (Sept. 3, 2018-May 27, 2019): $185   
All subscriptions also require a one-time $5.95 activation fee to cover the price of the electronic fob for access. Read more...
Lakeside's website features a page specifically for Homeowner & Campground Updates. We invite you to view the page frequently for new information.
Fall Gate Information
During the off-season, a Chautauqua Pass isn't required to enter Lakeside. The Fifth Street Gate is accessible 24 hours. The East/West Second Street and Cedar Avenue Gates close at approximately 9 p.m. The East Fourth and South Gates close at approximately 11 p.m. All gates reopen at approximately 6 a.m.

Trash & Recycling 
Lakeside's curbside recycling service is offered at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Recycling and trash may also be taken to the large receptacles across from the South Gate Parking Lot year-round.
Fall Leaf Pick Up Schedule
Lakeside's Maintenance Department will provide free leaf pick up to homeowners until Dec. 5. Download the schedule.

House Watch
House Watch is a free service available to homeowners and provided by Lakeside during the winter. Download and return a House Watch form. Forms must be resubmitted each year.
Join the 2019 Calendar of Events Mailing List
Lakeside's anticipated Calendar of Events brochure will be mailed to Lakesiders in January. To ensure you receive a copy, visit and fill out the form by Friday, Nov. 30. 
What's Taking Place
on the Waterfront?
We've received questions about activity taking place on the waterfront near Perry Park. Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is replacing an underground electrical line that runs from Lakeside to Kelleys Island. Lakeside isn't involved in the project, but we're cooperating where needed so that the project can be completed efficiently.
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.