Lakeside Chautauqua is offering a low rate, starting at $69, on overnight stays at the Fountain Inn. The discounted rate is available over the Community Christmas Dinner weekend, Friday, Dec. 5-Saturday, Dec. 6. Quantities are limited and rates are subject to availability. Please note that the offer does not include applicable taxes.

All of us at Lakeside Chautauqua wish you and yours a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time with family, friends and great food.

Staff Blogger: Melissa Kunz, Content Manager   All across America, Thanksgiving Day is celebrated once a year as a day to give thanks. A day dedicated to giving grateful acknowledgement to individuals who have given their efforts, favors or time. In between passing the plate of turkey around the dinner table, or savoring that last bite of pumpkin pie, Lakesiders are taking the time to give thanks to the special people or for the irreplaceable moments in their lives. We asked our Facebook community and Lakeside Chautauqua staff…

Staff Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator   As the holiday season approaches, Lakeside Chautauqua staff would like to take a moment to thank and recognize the impact that volunteers make in the community and how they bring the Lakeside mission to life.

Staff Blogger: Jessica Kidd, Advancement Manager   As Lakeside Chautauqua joins #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving on December 2, 2014, we invite you to share the spirit of giving with your own children or grandchildren. Teaching a younger generation about the power of giving is as simple as showing them how in real and tangible ways. Include giving as part of your holiday conversation, and identify ways you can give to others as a family. The memories of these acts of kindness will last a lifetime.

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications   Have you ever wondered how the Hoover Auditorium and Steele Memorial Bandstand performers are booked for the Chautauqua season? Well it’s time to draw open the curtain so you can see just what happens behind-the-scenes at Lakeside. The programming staff, who books the cultural arts performances, consists of Shirley Stary, vice president of Programming, and Cassondra (Casie) Eller, Programming manager. However, the Lakeside community and professionals at similar arts venues play a part in this complex process….

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications   Dear Friends, The seasons are changing in Lakeside Chautauqua. Snow is falling all over the campus, especially at the miniature golf course. I was out just the other day with my dear friend, the Bright Yellow Golf Ball. Underneath the snow, we noticed that the concrete is sinking at the mini-golf course, and water is running into the holes. The bumpers are rotting slightly and will need to be replaced soon. Some of the obstacles are also deteriorating. I…

We’re 2 weeks away from #GivingTuesday, the official start of the giving season! Share why you give to Lakeside Chautauqua.

Staff Blogger: Jessica Kidd, Advancement Manager   On December 2, 2014, Lakeside Chautauqua will partner with #GivingTuesday for the second year. The purpose of this special day of giving is to encourage a tradition of generosity during the holiday season, which coincides with family celebrations and holiday shopping. Through the launch of our #GivingTuesday initiative to enhance the recreation pillar, many community members have offered to tell their Lakeside stories. These stories share how enhancements to the Lakeside miniature golf course will continue to bring families and friends…