Throughout the summer, the many programs that take place in Hoover Auditorium, Orchestra Hall, the Rhein Center, Teen Center and more require a lot of support. Now in addition to donating to the Lakeside Annual Fund or volunteering your time and talent, you are able to assist these programs by purchasing items from Lakeside’s Amazon Wish List.

To purchase and donate an item from our Wish List, you simply add the item to your cart, check out and pay for it like a normal Amazon purchase. The item will automatically be shipped to Lakeside for use during our Chautauqua season. Items like batteries for Hoover Auditorium and Orchestra Hall or art supplies for the Rhein Center are easy additions to your order and will be frequently used during the summer. Read More

Author: Loretta Wilken, Master Gardener


Cheery blooming bulb plants will soon be peppering the garden beds in Lakeside. They are always a welcomed sight and a teaser of much more color to come. The question often arises of what to do with these beauties once they are past their prime. Here are a few pointers… Read More

Staff blogger: Casie Eller, Programming Manager


The Lakeside Chautauqua Craft & Art Show has been a tradition for the last 45 years. During that time, we’ve been able to bring some incredibly talented vendors to Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. One of those talented artists is Amy Beeler.

Beeler is from Oregon, Ohio and has been a vendor at the Lakeside Chautauqua Craft & Art Show for more than 10 years. Having always been a creative person, she pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University where she fell in love with metalsmithing.  After college, Beeler worked as a commercial bench jeweler in the Toledo area, where she was able to develop her skills in working with metals. Read More

Every year at the Memorial Day weekend Hoover Worship Service, we formally remember loved ones who have died over the past year. Together as a Lakeside community, we remember the loves ones that we have lost and hold them close to our hearts.

This year at the Hoover Community Worship on Sunday, May 27, you can honor your deceased loved ones by contributing to the beautiful flowers that will be on stage for the worship service. Gift a gift of $45 or more to the Lakeside Annual Fund, and flowers in your loved one’s memory will be on display during the service before they are planted in the Trinity Garden at Chautauqua Park, near the Inturning sculpture. The name of your loved one will also be included on a list in the bulletin for the service.

Chautauqua Park is a sacred place in Lakeside; cremains of Lakesiders have been placed in the Memorial Garden there, and the beautiful scenery offers Lakesiders a place to reflect and find peace. Supporting these special flowers in memory of beloved Lakesiders is not only a way to remember and honor them, but doing so will also help bring new life to Chautauqua Park this spring.

If you would like to support the display and planting of these flowers, you can give a gift online today or send a check to Lakeside Chautauqua, Attn: Advancement, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440. If giving online, please include the name of the Lakesider you are remembering in the comment box. If sending a check, please write their name in the memo line.

For more information, email advancement@lakesideohio.com or call (419) 798-4461, ext. 246.

Spring has arrived, and we can’t wait to welcome our Lakeside friends back for another exciting summer. To help you make the most of it, we want to share new things that Lakeside is working on to improve your experience. Mark your calendars for new programs, carve out time to walk through a new garden or facility and get ready to make new memories that you can cherish for years to come.

Family Entertainment Series in June & July

In an effort to offer convenient and kid-friendly shows in Hoover Auditorium, Lakeside is dedicating select Wednesday evenings to family-friendly performances that will start at 7:30 p.m. Highlights of this series include Doktor Kaboom! “Wheel of Science” on July 11 and Chicago Dance Crash “Hip-Hop Game Show,” an interactive dance experience for all ages, on July 18. Visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar to view select shows. Read More