Staff Blogger: Alexandrea Stelzer, Director of Marketing

Sons of SerendipYour long-awaited 2016 Calendar of Events brochure will soon be arriving to your mailbox. As you view our exciting Chautauqua program and lineup of marquee entertainment, please also note the following:

 1.) Sons of Serendip
This summer, we’re excited to welcome back our most talked about Hoover show of 2015, Sons of Serendip. These “America’s Got Talent” stars will combine their unique voices for a night of wonderful harmonies on Friday, Aug. 5.

2.) Saturday Chautauqua Passes
As you know, admission to Lakeside requires a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass during the summer. The 2016 admission fees are listed on the Admission Fee Schedule page of our website.

5th Street GateThis year, we’ve added a Saturday Chautauqua Pass. A Saturday Chautauqua Pass for an adult is $25 if purchased on that day.  But, if purchased any other day for Saturday, or if part of a multi-day purchase which includes Saturday, the price is the Daily Chautauqua Pass rate of $21.25 per adult. A Saturday Chautauqua Pass is valid from the time it is purchased until 7 p.m. the following day.

Youth Daily Chautauqua Passes are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate, and children under age 12 and guests age 90 and older are always free. In addition, Reduced Rate dates, including Memorial Day weekend (May 27-30, 2016) and Week 11 (August 28-Sept. 5, 2016), are not subject to a Saturday Chautauqua Pass rate.

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray3.) Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray will serve as Preacher of the Week during our ‘Seeking Peace in a Multi-Faith World’ week, held Sunday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 12. The Rev. Dr. Murray is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Preaching at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit, Mich.

4.) OSU Alumni Band Concert
The Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Band and Lakeside Chautauqua have moved to an ‘every other year’ schedule for the band’s summer concerts at Lakeside.

The band is anticipating a summer performance with another northwest Ohio organization this year. The date and location of that event will be announced in early spring. We look forward to welcoming the OSU Alumni Band back to Lakeside on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Post Civil War US5.) Chautauqua Lecture Series
This year, the Chautauqua Lecture Series’ topics focused on the Civil War and post-war restoration, titled ‘The United States: 150 Years Ago’, will be held Monday, July 10-Thursday, July 14.

This theme will coincide with a return visit of popular Preacher of the Week, the Rev. Dr. Ronald C. White, Jr. He will speak about his newest book on the life of General Ulysses S. Grant as the combined morning education lecture and Faith for Living Hour. Afternoon lectures will focus on aspects of the nation’s reconstruction period.

6.) Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert Series
In 2016, the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) season will run from Wednesday, Aug. 3-Friday, Aug. 26. Lakeside is proud to celebrate the LSO’s 53rd season with a series of concerts featuring Pointe of Departure Ballet and several new guest soloists.

Robert Cronquist1One update to the LSO schedule this summer will be one concert only during the fourth week of the series, enabling resources to be directed to a special guest soloist and program for the Closing Night Concert on Friday, Aug. 26.

7.) 5k Raccoon Run & One-Mile Fun Run
Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages will take to the streets of Lakeside on Sunday, July 31 for the 36th Annual 5k Raccoon Run and one-mile Fun Run. The race course winds through Lakeside and will end on Third Street, in front of Hoover Auditorium.

John Tesh8.) John Tesh in Concert
Award-winning television and radio host, John Tesh, will be joined onstage by his band to perform an exciting concert of Big Band music for Lakesiders on Saturday, July 9. Tesh’s musical accolades include seven million units in total sales, three Grammy nominations and four gold records.

9.) Lakeside Heritage Day
Heritage Day, held on the Hotel Lakeside lawn, will feature fun for the whole family on Sunday, Aug. 7. The day will kick-off with an all-American cookout and continue with old-fashioned booths, field day games, live music and children’s activities.

10.) Next Generation Leahy
Next Generation Leahy is a new twist on the Leahy family’s Celtic flair. With three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, and his wife, Jennifer, along with their young children, are keeping traditions alive through music, song and dance. The family band will light up the Hoover Auditorium stage on Friday, July 29.

Farm to Table 311.) Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner
Back by popular demand, Lakeside will host a Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner on Friday, Aug. 5. This unique event, in partnership with local farmers and restaurants, will bring fresh ingredients for a spectacular meal along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile. In addition to the dinner, there will be complimentary cooking demonstrations for attendees.

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