Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colon, Senior Vice President of Advancement & Communications

We’ve planned special summer 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 require the purchase of a ticket, which are going fast. Read below to find out how to reserve your spot today!

LWBS Pirate Adventure Fundraising Dinner & Celebration
5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28
Schrock’s Marina

Join the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) again this year for the 2nd Annual Pirate Adventure Fundraising Dinner & Celebration, starting with appetizers and refreshements at 5:30, then onto dinner and dancing. Come for a swashbuckling evening supporting LWBS and the Lakeside waterfront. Dressing in your finest pirate attire is encouraged (but not necessary).

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Lakeside Summer Social
5-9 p.m. Sunday, July 15
Catawba Island Club

Join your friends for a social gathering at the Catawba Island Club. The evening will include a dinner buffet and music along the beautiful Lake Erie shore. Dress for the evening is cool and casual. All proceeds from this fundraising event will be split between repairs to the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus and the new 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Family Entertainment Series in Hoover Auditorium.

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5k Raccoon Run & One-Mile Fun Run
8 a.m. Sunday, July 29
Orchestra Hall

Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages will take to the streets of Lakeside for the 38th Annual 5k Raccoon Run and One-Mile Fun Run. Early registration (prior to Friday, July 14) is encouraged.

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Prayer Breakfast with André Thornton
8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3
Wesley Lodge

Lakeside welcomes André Thornton, former Cleveland Indians’ first baseman, as keynote speaker of the 2nd Annual Prayer Breakfast. He will bring inspiration to all by speaking on his testament to his Christian faith despite experiencing a family tragedy. This popular event sold out last year, so register early!

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Luncheon with André Thornton
12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3
Wesley Lodge

André Thornton will also share reflections of his baseball career at a special luncheon. Thornton is a two-time American League All-Star with 244 doubles, 253 home runs and a batting average of .254. There is limited space for this event, so register today!

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Farm to Table Dinner
6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10
Hotel Lakeside Lawn

This unique event, in partnership with local farmers and restaurants, will bring fresh ingredients for a spectacular meal along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile.

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For questions about tickets for any event, contact