Lakeside Ohio

Lakeside offers a variety of opportunities for youth to expand their minds while on summer vacation. For more information,  download the Youth Brochure or read the weekly Lakesider newspaper.


Fun with Music

Fun with Music welcomes children ages 4-8 to learn fundamental music theory including rhythm, tempo, pitch and notation through songs and rhythm instruments.  No prior music background is needed.  The program meets from 10:30-11:10 a.m. Tuesday-Friday at Bradley Temple.

Ring & Sing

Ring & Sing welcomes children age 8 and older to learn about advanced music theory using instruments such as chimes, xylophones and metallophones. No prior music background is needed.  The program meets from 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at Bradley Temple.

Geography & History

Where in the World

Children ages 6-10 have the opportunity to travel the globe through projection slides, stories and crafts. This program meets on Monday mornings at the Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables (161 Walnut Ave.).  Topics for the season are as follows:

Let’s Celebrate! Festivals around the World
June 19: Japan - Kodomo no hi
June 26: Zambia - N’cwala
July 3: China - Chinese New Year
July 10: Easter Island - Birdman Competition
July 17: India - Diwali
July 24: Israel - Hanukkah
July 31: Mexico - Los Pasados
Aug. 7: Ukraine - Easter

Lakeside Heritage Hall Museum

Visit Heritage Hall Museum (238 Maple Ave.) from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday to complete treasure hunts and word puzzles.

Science & Nature

Lake Erie Science

Experts from Ohio Sea Grant/OSU Stone Laboratory visit Lakeside Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. to present an intergenerational program on Lake Erie Science. Topics for the season are as follows:

June 20: Mayflies
June 27: Snakes
July 11: Marine Debris/Beach Clean-Up
July 18: Water Safety/Clean Boating
July 25: Fish
August 1: Macroinvertebrates

Field Trip to OSU Stone Laboratory

On Friday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. individuals have the opportunity to visit OSU Stone Laboratory on Gibraltar Island (near Put-in-Bay) to learn about Lake Erie and the research conducted by Ohio Sea Grant.
Pre-registration and a fee are required for the field trip. Contact the Education Department at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for details and registration instructions.

Solar Astronomy

Learn about the power of the sun and view it through a solar telescope on Thursday afternoons. (weather permitting).

Special Programs

Chautauqua Young Readers Program

The Fine Print bookstore and Lakeside have established the Lakeside Chautauqua Young Readers Program. Similar to a summer reading club at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, youth ages 8-12 are encouraged to participate in this program. Visit The Fine Print bookstore, located 202 Walnut Ave., for the list of books and to sign up for the program.

The Fine Print Bookstore Special Events

The Fine Print bookstore, located at 202 Walnut Ave., hosts a variety of special events during the summer. Read the Lakesider newspaper for more information about upcoming programs, including registration directions, ages, times and locations.

Lakeside Girls' Club

Organized by the Lakeside Women's Club, the Lakeside Girls’ Club is for girls ages 5-14. Prior registration and payment of $2 at Green Gables (161 Walnut Ave.) is required in advance of each event due to space limitations. Parents are welcome to join the fun as helpers at no additional cost. Girls' Club events are scheduled from 9-10 a.m. on 6/29, 7/13, 7/28 & 8/10 at Green Gables. 

Story Times

Fun with Books

This program, geared to children ages 0-5 and their parents/caregivers, provides stories, songs and crafts on Monday mornings at Green Gables (161 Walnut Ave.).   The Fine Print bookstore coordinates this program. 

Children's Story Time

The Lakeside Women’s Club, located at 161 Walnut Ave., hosts a Children's Story Time on Saturday mornings for children ages 4-10. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.


Lakeside Women’s Club Library

Green Gables (161 Walnut Ave.)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 1-4 p.m.
Saturday: 9-11 a.m.