To provide additional opportunities for enrichment, Lakeside Chautauqua has added another weekend of Chautauqua programming from May 29-31 for a reduced rate, known as the 2015 Bonus Weekend.

The Lakeside Chautauqua gates will be operation starting at 7 a.m. Friday, May 29 until 7 p.m. Monday, May 31. A Daily Chautauqua Pass, which is a reduced rate for the 2015 Bonus Weekend, is required to enter the grounds; $12.25 for adults and $8.75 for youth (ages 12-18) per day.

Season Chautauqua Passes are available for adults and youth. Children under the age of 12 and guests over the age of 90 are always free, but require complimentary passes, which are available upon entering Lakeside Chautauqua. A Partial Day Chautauqua Pass (valid 3 hours) is also available for $6.75.

A Daily Auto Pass is required for the 2015 Bonus Weekend. To park on the grounds, the cost is $10 per day (complimentary shuttle service is available at select locations). Parking is also available at the South Gate Parking Lot for $5 per day (complimentary shuttle service is available from the parking lot).

A Season Auto Pass is $145 (purchased by May 31) and $165 (purchased after June 1). Purchasing a Season Auto Pass grants access to park inside the games.

To drop off, unload or load vehicles, a complimentary, short-term, 30-Minute Drop-Off Pass may be obtained. Guests will then be asked to return their vehicle to the designated parking lot after they are finished.

For details about admission to Lakeside Chautauqua, visit or contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 247.

A schedule of events is listed below. The 2015 Bonus Weekend will also include full service hotels, complimentary shuttle service, shops, restaurants, tennis, shuffleboard, miniature golf, children’s pool and splash park and waterfront activities. All businesses will be open for the weekend.


Michael Shirtz presents “The American Songbook Story” with Trio Not
7:30 p.m. Friday, May 29
Hoover Auditorium
Michael Shirtz will return to Hoover Auditorium to present “The American Songbook Story” with the group Trio Not.

The show features music from the 1930s-1980s, including swing, Big Band, Americana, rock, Motown and music from the theatre and movies. There will also be tributes to Sinatra, Darin and the Rat Pack.

A native of Marquette, Mich., Shirtz is an active jazz singer, pianist, composer, music educator and choral conductor.

He began his musical career while in high school, leading groups ranging from small house bands for dinner clubs to variations of big bands and jazz combos.

Shirtz eventually began to lead concerts and tribute shows to famous jazz musicians, as well as other musical projects. His unique jazz programs attracted a wide range of ages.

After a break from performing, Shirtz returned to the jazz scene in 2009 with the Michael Shirtz Jazz Quartet.

When he is not performing, he serves as Lakeside Chautauqua’s Worship Music Coordinator. In this position, he is responsible for planning and conducting the music for Hoover Community Worship Services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in Hoover Auditorium, as well as overseeing the music for all Religious Life events.


Orchestra Hall Family Movie: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (PG-13)
8 p.m. Friday, May 29
3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday, May 30 & Sunday, May 31
Orchestra Hall
Movie Tickets: $7/adult and $3/youth (under age 12)

As the sequel to “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” viewers will follow Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel (Maggie Smith) to San Diego, Calif. with hopes to open a second hotel in India.

The movie also follows the lives of some other familiar faces back in India, including Evelyn (Judi Dench), Madge (Celia Imrie) and Sunaina (Tina Desae). (122 min)

Ask a gate ambassador for a complimentary Movie Pass to enter the grounds of Lakeside Chautauqua for the movie. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking.


Kaleidoscope of Color Run/Walk
10 a.m. Saturday, May 30
(9:30-9:45 a.m. registration)
Open Field near the Williams Tennis Campus
Lakesiders of all ages are invited to participate in the inaugural Kaleidoscope of Color Run/Walk.

Kaleidoscopes are known for their reflective presence of multiple patterns and bright colors that captivate the eye. During the three-mile run/walk, various colors of powder will be tossed at different course locations, changing white clothes into a kaleidoscope of color.

Lakesiders are encouraged to wear disposable, white clothing and prepare for vibrant morning run/walk.

Because participants’ hair, skin and clothes will capture the excitement of this event, all are encouraged to: wear a bandana or headband to protect hair; wear sunglasses to protect eyes; apply oil (coconut oil, olive oil or leave-in conditioner) to skin and hair to help with powder removal; and participants with longer hair should place it in a bun or ponytail prior to the start of the event.

After completing the run/walk, participants should: brush off loose powder from skin and clothes; use wet wipes, provided by Lakeside Chautauqua staff and volunteers, to clean remaining powder off of skin; brush hair vigorously before jumping into the shower or the lake; rinse hair with cold water once, and then wash normally; and use baking soda and blue Dawn dish soap to assist with cleaning clothes.

For additional information on how to prepare for the color run/walk, visit the Kaleidoscope of Color Run/Walk event page.

There is no registration fee for the Kaleidoscope of Color Run/Walk, but a donation is suggested.

Participants may register individually or join together with family and friends as a team to help raise funds for the Lakeside Fund.

A team is a group of five to eight people of all ages. A team’s donation will be tallied together and put towards the Lakeside Fund. The team with the highest donation will be recognized in the Lakesider newspaper this summer.

To register, download the 2015 Kaleidoscope of Color Run/Walk Registration Form. Return the registration form, along with donation, to the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, Attn: Jessica Kidd, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440.

Race day registration is also available from 9:30-9:45 a.m. Saturday, May 30 at the open field near the William Tennis Campus. Check-in for all participants is from 9:30-9:45 a.m. on the day of the event.

An Awards Ceremony, following the run/walk, will begin at 11 a.m. Awards will be given to the Top Finishers in the men and women’s categories, Top Team Fundraisers and for Chautauqua Spirit.

Lakesiders can also get involved in the run/walk by becoming a spectator along the race route, volunteering at the event or giving a donation to the Lakeside Fund.

If interested in volunteering at the Kaleidoscope of Color Run/Walk, email or call (419) 798-5396. In addition, please download and return the Volunteer Application. Visit the Volunteer page to learn about other volunteer opportunities.

For more information about the Kaleidoscope of Color Run/Walk, contact (419) 798-4461, ext. 246 or


Chautauqua Lecture Series: Life aboard a Coast Guard Icebreaker
1 p.m. Saturday, May 30
Chautauqua Hall

The Chautauqua Lecture Series will present a special seminar titled, ‘Life aboard a Coast Guard Icebreaker,’ during the 2015 Bonus Weekend.

Edward Morris, Public Affairs Staff Officer with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will lead the lecture.

He recently spent time aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker, Neah Bay, where he experienced life aboard this 140’ bay-class icebreaking tug.

His duties included interviewing crew members about life on the ship and relieving the crew of helm duty.

In this lecture, Morris will share what he learned from crew members about the rewards and hardships of working on a ship, such as the Neah Bay, the work performed by crew members and how the crew remained connected with their families while at sea.


Discover the Rhein Center
2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 30
Rhein Center & Outdoor Tents
The Rhein Center staff will host an open house over the 2015 Bonus Weekend to introduce new and exciting projects taking place this summer.

The Discover the Rhein Center family event will include tours of the facility, demonstrations by artists and free art activities for the entire family.

Staff will also be on hand to assist families in creating accounts for the online class registration program. Only one account is needed per household.

This online system is a convenient and efficient way to browse, register and pay for art classes at the Rhein Center. However, students wishing to register and pay in-person will still have the opportunity to do so on Sunday afternoons.


7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30
Hoover Auditorium

As part of Lakeside’s additional programming during the 2015 Bonus Weekend, the band Ambrosia will perform in Hoover Auditorium.

Founded in 1970, the group explores classical and world influences, but remains rooted in blues and R&B, to create a sound defined as “Ambrosia.” Their hit songs include “How Much I Feel,” “Biggest Part Of Me” and “You’re The Only Woman.”

The band was originally labeled as America’s answer to the progressive invasion of English bands, such as Yes and King Crimson. Ambrosia quickly proved it was all that and more with albums covering a variety of musical styles.

In addition to their unique sound, the group began collaborating with cultural icons of the decade, including Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Alan Parsons.

Throughout their musical career, Ambrosia earned five Grammy nominations, five hit singles and several sold-out concerts around the world.

The group has performed on numerous television shows, including “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”

Today, Ambrosia is comprised of three of its four original members, Joe Puerta (vocals, bass and guitar), Burleigh Drummond (vocals, percussion and bassoon) and Christopher North (keyboards and backing vocals).

The group later added musicians Doug Jackson (guitar and backing vocals), Ken Stacey (vocals, percussion and guitar) and Mary Harris (keyboards and backing vocals).


Hoover Community Worship Service
10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 31
Hoover Auditorium

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd will serve as guest preacher at the Hoover Community Worship Service over the 2015 Bonus Weekend. His sermon, titled “,” is based on John 3:1-9. Please note that Children’s Church will not be offered this weekend.

In addition to the Hoover Community Worship Service, the Lakeside United Methodist Church will host a service, led by the Rev. Vernon Shepherd, at 9 a.m.

For those who wish to attend worship, a complimentary Church Pass may be obtained 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 3 p.m. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.

The Terra Brass Choir will present a special concert for the Lakeside community at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Shepherd currently serves as Pastor of the Lakeside United Methodist Church.

With more than 35 years of ministry experience, the Rev. Shepherd has served congregations at Brecksville, Portage Faith, Lakeview Barberton, among others.

The Rev. Shepherd graduated from Steubenville Franciscan College in Steubenville, Ohio in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and political science. He earned his Master of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, located in Delaware, Ohio, in 1981.

He is an Elder in the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Shepherd is involved with the Center for Action & Contemplation in Albuquerque, N.M., the Iona Community based in Scotland, the Abbey of the Genesee in Piffard, N.Y., Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Communities – North Shore Board in Marblehead, Ohio and the Danbury Ministerial Association also in Marblehead, Ohio.


Additional Upcoming Events

Lakeside Information Center Open

During the 2015 Bonus Weekend, the information center will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 30 and 12-6 p.m. Sunday, May 31.

Guests may contact the Lakeside Information Center at (419) 798-4461, ext. 266 or


Hotel Lakeside Dining Room & Café

The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room & Café will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 31.

Ask a gate ambassador for a complimentary 90-minute Shopping/Dining Pass to enter the grounds of Lakeside Chautauqua. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking.

In the case of inclement weather, the outdoor portion of the café will be closed.


Lakeside Heritage Hall Museum Open

The Lakeside Heritage Hall Museum, located at 238 Maple Ave., will be open for guests from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The museum exhibits include artifacts, documents, photographs, antiques and memorabilia from Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula.


Lakeside Heritage Society Archives Center Open House

All are welcome to visit the Lakeside Heritage Society Archives Center, located at 324 W. Third St., for an open house from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see how a cottage built in 1924 is being used to house collections of historic photographs, maps, newspapers, books, scrapbooks and several other documents that tell the story of Lakeside and the Marblehead Peninsula.