What to Do at Lakeside before the Summer Begins

We invite you to take some time this winter and spring to visit Lakeside, explore the grounds and participate in some of our activities.

Attend our Monthly Community Potlucks
From January-May, Lakeside hosts Monthly Community Potlucks. Mark your calendars for the third Thursday of every month (unless otherwise noted), and join fellow Lakesiders in Wesley Lodge at 12 p.m. for a lunch filled with homemade food and fellowship. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Join our mailing list to receive the Calendar of Events Brochure
Start planning your Lakeside summer vacation, and join our Calendar of Events mailing list. If you would like to receive our brochure or be added to any of our online communications, please fill out this online form. Our brochure is free! If you can’t wait for your brochure to be delivered, find out what’s happening at Lakeside this summer by visiting www.lakesideohio.com/calendar.

“State of Lakeside” Gatherings
Lakeside is planning a series of “State of Lakeside” Address Gatherings around Ohio during the month of April. At each gathering, Lakeside Chautauqua President/CEO Kevin Sibbring will give an overview of the past year and highlight the 2018 Chautauqua summer programs. If you wish to attend one of the Ohio gatherings, please complete the online RSVP form.

Book your cottage rental for the summer
Lakeside Chautauqua Realty, the community’s largest cottage rental provider, has already started taking reservations for weekly summer rentals. Visit our website to view availability and pictures of each cottage rental. Street Sotheby’s International Realty  is also taking reservations for the summer.

Volunteer at Spring Cleanup Day or year-round at Lakeside
Do you like to volunteer? Lakeside offers several volunteer opportunities throughout the calendar year. Volunteers are needed at special events during the off-season, including Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 28.

Celebrate Mom at our Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
Lakeside will host a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 13 in the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room. A special menu will be prepared to celebrate the special occasion. Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, contact (419) 798-1700.

Plan to visit over Memorial Day weekend
As part of our Memorial Day weekend entertainment, The Drowsy Lads will perform a special concert at Hoover Auditorium on Friday, May 25. In addition, Hotel California, an Eagles Tribute Band, will perform on Sunday, May 27. Review the full list of the holiday weekend programming at www.lakesideohio.com/calendar.

Apply for a summer job
Still looking for a summer job? Seasonal employment opportunities are available in Housekeeping, Maintenance/Service, and Lifeguarding. Visit the seasonal employment page to view available positions and job descriptions.

Plan a wedding or family reunion
Lakeside Chautauqua has long been a special destination for groups to gather for weddings, family reunions, youth retreats, conferences, girlfriend getaways and business meetings. Plan a memorable gathering at Lakeside any time of year.

Support the Lakeside Fund before March 31, 2017
Do you love Lakeside? Please consider giving a generous gift to the Lakeside Fund before our fiscal year-end on Saturday, March 31. Donate online today to continue to enrich the lives of your children and grandchildren through the many religious life services, educational programs, cultural arts events and recreational activities. To make a donation by phone, call (419) 798-5396 or email advancement@lakesideohio.com for more information.

Remember a Loved One
Each year, at the Memorial Day Weekend Hoover Worship Service, we formally remember loved ones who have died throughout the year. If a loved one has passed away during the 2017-2018 year, please accept our condolences and download a Memorial Remembrance Form. Complete the form with information about your loved one to be included in the worship service bulletin. Forms are due by Friday, April 20. 

Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Meetings
Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) meetings are held at 9 a.m. Saturdays from March-October at the Train Station, unless otherwise noted. View the 2018 meeting schedule.

Spring Leaf Pickup
Lakeside Chautauqua will provide free spring leaf pick up from April 2-20. Click here for more information.

Do I need to purchase a Chautauqua Pass during the off-season?
During the off-season, a Chautauqua Pass is not required to enter the grounds of Lakeside. The Lakeside gates will be in operation (and a Chautauqua Pass is required) over Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28, 2018) and during the Chautauqua programming season (June 16-Sept. 3, 2018). You are welcome to explore Lakeside at your leisure during the fall, winter and spring months. Please note that most of the gates close at approximately 8 p.m. and open at approximately 6 a.m. during the off-season, however the Fifth Street Gate is accessible 24 hours per day. For information on 2018 Chautauqua Pass fees for the summer, as well as our Saturday Chautauqua Pass, visit the Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule page.

Where can I park in the winter and spring?
Lakeside offers limited parking to its guests and residents year-round. During the off-season, guests are invited to park at one of Lakeside’s various parking lots, including the South Gate Parking Lot, near the Lakeside Schoolhouse, behind Hoover Auditorium, near Bradley Temple, the Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside, as well as along each street that does not have designated parking. During the off-season, an Auto Pass is not required to enter the grounds of Lakeside. For information about parking during the summer season, visit our Admission & Chautauqua Pass Schedule page.

What businesses are open during the off-season?
Year-round businesses in Lakeside (with limited hours) include Marilyn’s Two, Sloopy’s Sports Café and the Lakeside Laundromat. All Lakeside businesses will be open for Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017) and the Chautauqua programming season (June 17-Sept. 4, 2017).

How can I stay connected to Lakeside year-round?
Stay up-to-date on the latest news and pictures at Lakeside Chautauqua by signing up to receive our monthly e-newsletter and connecting with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Even in the off-season, there are stories to share. Follow our blog.

Where can I view Homeowner & Campground announcements?
Lakeside homeowners and Campground residents are encouraged to check the Homeowners & Campground Updates page throughout the year. During the off-season, we include information about gates, our House Watch program, trash and recycling services, and leaf pick-up schedules.

These are just a few of the many ways to spend time with family and friends during the off-season at Lakeside. How do you spend time at Lakeside during the winter and spring months? Do you plan a visit back to Lakeside to attend any of our upcoming events? Tell us in the comments below.

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