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The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Cen­ter for the Living Arts will host a party to celebrate 15 years of offering classes in the arts at Epworth Lodge. The party will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the Rhein Center. Previous directors, staff, in­structors and students will be present to share memories and rekindle friendships that began at the Rhein Center. All are invited for a time of art activity and celebration. The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Cen­ter for the Living Arts has had a successful…

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern   In the 1900s, the Lakeside Chautauqua community built Epworth Lodge to create a gathering place for youth to experience the four pillars of Chautauqua – religion, education, arts and recreation. More than 90 years later, this vision that Lakeside Chautauqua originally had for Epworth Lodge continues to flourish each year. We sat down with the Director of Operations for the Lakeside Heritage Society, Gretchen S. Curtis, to talk about this piece of Lakeside history. She shared her knowledge of Epworth Lodge…

Exciting changes are taking place at Lakeside Chautauqua’s hidden treasure on the hill, the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts. This summer, the Rhein Center will introduce online class registration to the Lakeside Chautauqua community. With the implementation of online registration, the Rhein Center will be able to offer many classes without relying on the lottery system, and make them available for early registration and payment. This will create easier access for students interested in signing up for arts classes and alleviate the long sign-up…

Summer is right round the corner, and we have another incredible lineup of entertainment for you and your family at Lakeside Chautauqua. Check out a few of our favorite performances below. To view the entire list of entertainment, visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar. To open the official Chautauqua season, Grammy-winning fiddler, Natalie MacMaster, will be joined onstage by her husband, Donnell Leahy, and their family on Saturday, June 21. This powerhouse family of Celtic music will perform toe-tapping jigs and Irish reels.