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Memorial Day weekend in Lakeside Chautauqua

Memorial Day weekend in Lakeside Chautauqua

Over Memorial Day weekend, Lakeside Chautauqua will remember U.S. military men and women who lost their lives while serving our country, and honor those retired and in active duty.

Lakeside Chautauqua will also kick off the summer season and offer guests a glimpse of the Chautauqua experience through the many religious, educational, cultural and recreational programs offered.

The Lakeside Chautauqua gates are in operation starting at 7 a.m. Friday, May 23, until 7 p.m. Monday, May 26. A (one-day) Daily Chautauqua Pass, which is a reduced price for Memorial Day weekend, is required to enter the grounds; $10 for adults and $7 for youth (ages 12-18) per day. A Season Chautauqua Pass is available for adults and youth. Visit.lakesideohio.com/passes for more information. Children under the age of 12 and guests over the age of 90 are always free.

A Partial Day Chautauqua Pass (three-hours) is also available for $6.50. To park on the grounds throughout Memorial Day weekend, a Daily Auto Pass is required for $8.25 per day or a Season Auto Pass.

A schedule of events is listed below. The holiday weekend will include full service hotels, shuttles, shops, restaurants, tennis, shuffleboard, miniature golf, children’s pool and splash park and waterfront activities.

Lakeside Heritage Society Sale

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 23; Saturday, May 24; Sunday, May 25; Monday, May 26

South Auditorium (540 Central Ave.) Admission to this event is included with the purchase of a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds. 

Hotel Lakeside Dining Room & Café

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 23; Saturday, May 24; Monday, May 26

Hotel Lakeside (150 Maple Ave.)

Cost of meal depends on menu selections. Ask a gate attendant for a complimentary 90-minute Shopping/Dining Pass to enter Lakeside Chautauqua. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds. Lakeside Chautauqua has partnered with Black Tie Catering to offer a unique waterfront dining experience in the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room & Café. A special dinner menu will be featured on Friday and Saturday evening. 

The dining room and outdoor café provide a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. The menu features healthy, quality food at affordable prices. A children’s menu is also available. In the case of inclement weather, the outdoor portion of the café will be closed.

Orchestra Hall Family Movie: “The Lego Movie” (PG)

8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. 

Saturday, May 24 & Sunday, May 25

Orchestra Hall (122 Second St.)

Movie tickets are $7/adult and $3/youth (under age 12). Ask a gate attendant for a complimentary Movie Pass to enter Lakeside Chautauqua. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds.

Orchestra Hall will officially open for the summer over Memorial Day weekend with “The Lego Movie” (100 mins).

An ordinary guy named Emmet (voice of Chris Pratt) is mistaken as being the Master Builder, the one who can save the universe. With the aid of an old mystic Vitruvius (voice of Morgan Freeman), a tough young lady named Lucy (voice of Elizabeth Banks) and Batman (voice of Will Arnett), Emmet will fight to defeat the evil tyrant Lord Business (voice of Will Ferrell) who is bent on destroying the universe by gluing it together. Please note that Orchestra Hall does not support 3D film. 

Lakeside Fund Run/Walk

9 a.m. Saturday, May 24

(8-9 a.m. free registration)

Hoover Auditorium Steps/Third Street (115 W. Third St.)

Free registration for the Lakeside Fund Run/Walk is required; donations welcomed. Admission to the event is included with the purchase of a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds. Ring in the summer season by participating in the 4th Annual Lakeside Fund Run/Walk. Guests of all ages are encouraged to show their Chautauqua spirit by wearing their favorite Lakeside T-shirt and attaching bells to their shoelaces for the one-mile run/walk.

Participants may register individually or as a team. Free race day registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 24, in front of Hoover Auditorium. Registration is required; donations welcomed. This event raises funds for Chautauqua programming.

Awards will be given to the top men and women in the following categories: top finishers, top team fundraisers, participant with the most bells, oldest Lakeside T-shirt and the Chautauqua Spirit Award.

“Discover the Rhein Center”

2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 24

Rhein Center/Tents (125 W. Sixth St.)

Admission to this event is included with the purchase of a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds.

The Rhein Center staff will host an open house over Memorial Day 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, free art activities for the entire family and refreshments. 

Staff will also be on hand to assist families in creating accounts for the new 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.

While at the Rhein Center open house over Memorial Day weekend, participate in “Rock Rehab.” Bring a slightly worn rock to scrub, paint and coat for a fresh, new look. 

In addition to art activities, live music will be provided by Guy Louis’ “Chautauqua Express” from 2:15-3:45 p.m. outside the Rhein Center. Louis’ renowned music programs are entertaining and educational for all ages. Throughout his performance, the Lakeside Chautauqua Education Department staff will assist children in creating their own instruments to play along with the music.

In the case of inclement weather, the rain location for art activities is the Rhein Center and Guy Louis’ “Chautauqua Express” is Wesley Lodge (510 Central Ave).

Summer Opening Ceremony with The Spinners

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24

Hoover Auditorium (115 W. Third St.)

Admission to this event is included with the purchase of a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds.

The hallmark of the weekend will be the Summer Opening Ceremony, followed by a performance with The Spinners.

The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley concert has been cancelled due to health reasons. Lakeside Chautauqua apologizes for any convenience this may cause. The show has been replaced by a performance with The Spinners.

The Spinners, a soul music group from Detroit, MI, will return to Hoover Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24. The group has been active for more than 50 years. The Spinners are best known for their Top 10 hits, including “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” “Working My Way Back to You” and “The Rubberband Man.”

Although the group formed in 1954, they did not perform under the name “The Spinners” until 1961. The name surfaced after the group noticed popular car hubcaps that would spin around the wheels of a car. 

First called The Domingoes, the group included Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, C.P. Spencer and James Edwards, who was only with the group a few weeks before being replaced by Bobbie Smith.

Other past members include George Dixon, Edgar “Chico” Edwards, G.C. Cameron, Philippé Wynne, Jonathan Edwards, Harold “Spike” Bonhart and Joe Stubbs.The group is currently made up of original member Fambrogh, as well as Charlton Washington, Marvin Taylor and Jessie Robert Peck.During the group’s heyday from the early to mid-1970s, Fambrough served as The Spinners’ lead singers, along with Wynne and Smith. His rich baritone provided lead vocals for The Spinners’ classic, “I Don’t Want To Lose You.”

The Spinners’ first hit was “That’s What Girls Are Made For,” which peaked at #27 on the music charts in 1961. In 1964, The Spinners made their debut at the Apollo Theater. Their song, “I’ll Always Love You,” hit #35 in 1965 and “Truly Yours” was a huge hit on the Billboard R&B chart in 1966. In 1970, after being absent from the charts for five years, their song “It’s A Shame,” composed by Stevie Wonder and co-written by Syreeta Wright, hit #14.

They changed record labels in 1972 and went on to charge five Top 100 singles and two Top 10 singles with their first post-Motown album, Spinners. They continued to become one of the biggest soul groups of the 1970s. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.

Although it has been more than 25 years since their last hit, The Spinners continue to tour, predominately nostalgia concert circuits, much to the delight of their fans. The Spinners performed for Lakeside Chautauqua in 2010 and 2013.

Friends of Hotel Lakeside Pancake Breakfast Buffet

9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 25

Hotel Lakeside Dining Room & Café (150 Maple Ave.)

No charge for this event; donations welcomed. Ask gate attendant for a complimentary 90-minute Shopping/Dining Pass to enter Lakeside Chautauqua. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds.

All are invited to attend the Friends of Hotel Lakeside Pancake Breakfast Buffet. The buffet will include pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, muffins, Danishes and fresh fruit. There is no charge for this event; donations welcomed.

All proceeds benefit the continued preservation of the Hotel Lakeside. The Friends of Hotel Lakeside remain dedicated to preserving and upgrading this historic structure, built in 1875.

Hoover Community Worship Service

10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 25

Hoover Auditorium (115 W. Third St.)

Ask a gate attendant for a complimentary Church Pass to enter Lakeside Chautauqua. A Daily Auto Pass is included.

The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell will be the guest preacher at the Sunday Hoover Worship Service over Memorial Day weekend. Her sermon, titled “America the Beautiful…a Call to Compassion,” is based on Isaiah 65:17-25 and Matthew 25:34-40. The names of those buried in The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, and those who have died during 2013-2014, will be read aloud during this service.

Dr. Campbell is lecturer, author and, most recently, the retired Director of Religious Life for the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio.

She is an ordained minister in two Christian denominations, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the American Baptist Church. At age 50, she was ordained and already a leader in the ecumenical interfaith movement for more than 30 years.

In every job she has held, she was the first woman to carry that responsibility. She was the first woman to be Associate Executive Director of the Greater Cleveland Council of Churches; the first woman to be Executive Director of the U.S. Office of the World Council of Churches; the first ordained woman to be General Secretary of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; and she is the first woman Director of Religious Life at Chautauqua Institution. Her daughter, Jane Campbell, follows in her mother’s footsteps as the first woman mayor of Cleveland.

Dr. Campbell holds numerous national and local offices, including past member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad; Trustee for the Council for a Parliament of the World Religions, the Fund for Education in South Africa; the Advisory Committee for Americans for Humanitarian Trade with Cuba; life member of the NAACP; Chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, and many others.

Her accomplishments and achievements are many and varied, including 11 honorary doctorate degrees. Her work has been published widely, and Dr. Campbell is a sought after lecturer and preacher. Her most recent book, “Living Into Hope – A Call to Spiritual Action for Such a Time as This”, was published in 2010.

Dr. Campbell is the mother to three grown children and grandmother to eight.

In addition to the Hoover Community Worship Service, Lakeside Chautauqua will host Dockside Worship, led by the Rev. Dr. Irwin Jennings, at 8:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Pavilion–East Deck. The Lakeside United Methodist Church (450 Central Ave.) will also host a service, led by the Rev. Vernon Shepherd, at 9 a.m.

Lakeside Heritage Society Documentary

“Arlington: Field of Honor”

2-3 p.m. Sunday, May 25

Chautauqua Hall (225 Maple Ave.)

Admission to this event is included with the purchase of a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds.

The Lakeside Heritage Society will present the documentary, “Arlington: Field of Honor,” a 2004 National Geographic television and film production, over Memorial Day weekend.

The DVD reveals the hallowed history of Arlington National Cemetery. Daily activities and official rituals of the staff that honor those laid to rest at this national shrine will also be featured, including training for the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Mike Super–Magic & Illusion

7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25

Hoover Auditorium (115 W. Third St.)

Admission to the event is included with the purchase of a Daily or Season Chautauqua Pass. A Daily or Season Auto Pass is required for parking on the grounds.

After performing in 2008 and 2011, magician Mike Super will return to the Hoover Auditorium stage for an exciting night of magic and illusion.

Super’s life has been characterized by an obsession and passion for magic. Creating the impossible since the age of 6, he introduces families to the mystery of theater.

As winner of NBC’s hit show “Phenomenon,” Super was voted America’s Favorite Mystifier and is the only magician to win a magic competition on live U.S. network television. He has performed for many celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Jay Leno, Criss Angel, Craig Ferguson and Joan Rivers.

Super has established himself as a magician with a natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. His personality and down-to-earth style set him apart from other magicians. 

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

10:30 a.m. Monday, May 26

War Memorial at James Park, Marblehead Peninsula

This year, the Marblehead Peninsula will host the Memorial Day parade and ceremony. The parade will begin at Clemons Cemetery (E. Main Street) and proceed to the War Memorial at James Park. After the parade, all are invited to take part in the Memorial Day ceremony.

Lakeside Chautauqua is a family destination that has pioneered the act of nurturing mind, body and spirit since 1873. One of the few remaining Chautauqua communities in the United States, Lakeside Chautauqua offers a variety of spiritual, educational, cultural arts and recreational opportunities. Lakeside Chautauqua is a gated community that provides rest and renewal in addition to hundreds of enlightening and entertaining experiences. For more information on vacationing or living the Lakeside Chautauqua experience, visit www.lakesideohio.com or call 419.798-4461.

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