Staff Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator   As fall settles in and Lakeside Chautauqua prepares for the events during the “off-season,” Lakeside recognizes the value in volunteers and how essential they are to the Chautauqua experience. Pat Castanaras, Les Cunningham and Carolyn Beears are just three of the many volunteers that make this experience worthwhile for so many guests and Lakesiders. When asked why the three siblings recognize the importance of volunteering, Castanaras said, “The Cunningham family is working on its fifth generation of young people…

All are invited to participate in a 5k run/walk in honor of Patricia King Munn, a Lakesider. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 in front of the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. The course will be the same as the 5k Raccoon Run. Registration online. Pre-registration is $20 and same-day registration on Sunday, Oct. 12 will be $25. To be guaranteed a T-shirt, participants must register by Monday, Oct. 6. Same-day registration will be held from 8-9 a.m. in front of the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration…

Staff Blogger: Melissa Kunz, Content Manager   Even though the summer has come and gone, Lakeside Chautauqua is still bustling. In the off-season, from early-September to late-May, Lakeside offers many events and activities across the campus, even though most of the shops, restaurants, services and bed & breakfasts/guest houses have closed until next summer.

There is still time to enter Lakeside Chautauqua’s Photo Contest for the 2015 Calendar of Events Brochure. Visit the Lakeside website for more information or to enter.

Today we remember those who lost their lives in the events that unfolded 13 years ago on September 11, 2001. Forever in our hearts.

Happy Labor Day weekend, Lakesiders! How are you celebrating Labor Day weekend at Lakeside this year? Visit, or read our latest e-newsletter for a complete list of programming available during Labor Day weekend… And don’t forget, Chautauqua Passes are offered for a reduced rate this weekend. See you soon!