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WHAT IS ‘CHAUTAUQUA?’ ‘Chautauqua’ represents a community that welcomes all people to gather and participate in lifelong learning opportunities through four pillars: religion, education, cultural arts and recreation.   LAKESIDE & THE CHAUTAUQUA MOVEMENT Established in 1873, Lakeside was among the first communities founded as part of the Chautauqua Movement in North America, a cultural and educational movement that flourished during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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…

  It’s been a beautiful week in Lakeside!

Lakeside’s programming is built upon the four pillars of Chautauqua: religion, education, arts and recreation. The religion pillar is administered in Lakeside Chautauqua’s Religious Life Department, overseeing a number of programs and activities, including Sunday Worship Services, Chaplain’s Hour, Evening Prayer & Praise, Children’s ministries (Children’s Church, God Squad, Middle Grade Madness, Teen Connect and College Station), Interfaith Week and the Wednesday Night Family Picnic. The Lakeside Religious Advisory Team supports the Programming Committee of the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors. This group of laity and clergy advise…

 25. Laugh & Play in Central Park – There is never a dull moment in Lakeside’s Central Park. Watch your children smile at Grindley Playground, spend an afternoon on miniature golf course, learn to play shuffleboard, compete in a sand volleyball match, dribble down the basketball courts, plan a picnic in the park or take a stroll along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. The possibilities are endless. 24. Become a Dock Potato & Enjoy the Sunshine – Whether you want to take a walk on Lakeside Chautauqua’s 700-foot dock…

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.

Happy Memorial Day, Lakesiders! Today we remember the U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while serving our country, and honor those retired and in active duty.

Looking for something fun to do Memorial Day weekend? Join us in Lakeside Chautauqua as we remember U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while serving our country, and honor those retired and in active duty. We will also kick off the summer season with a variety of Chautauqua programs for the entire family. Below is just a taste of the festivities scheduled for the weekend. To view the entire calendar of events, read our latest e-newsletter.

In our fast-paced world full of modern conveniences, many families are searching for a unique destination to rest, renew and reconnect with loved ones. Aren’t you? Since 1873, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to the Lake Erie shore to take part in a Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. The experience is a step back in time to a place where values, traditions and family remain the focus.

Welcome to The Front Porch, the official blog of Lakeside Chautauqua! Since 1873, Lakeside Chautauqua has welcomed families to Ohio’s Lake Erie shore to take part in a Chautauqua experience dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. Lakeside is a year-round destination, although our summer Chautauqua program draws families from across the world to participate in a variety of spiritual experiences, educational lectures, cultural arts programming and recreational pursuits. More than 900 Victorian cottages line the quaint streets of our waterfront community. Most have a cozy front porch,…