Memorial Day Weekend Activities

 Friday, May 22, 2020 - Monday, May 25

Due to the State of Ohio’s ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ orders, we have modified our holiday weekend schedule of events to maintain the safety of our guests, staff and community. This new schedule provides safe social distancing, while maintaining social closeness and human connection. Below, view our list of new events and activities that celebrate the spirit of Chautauqua and the meaning of Memorial Day. You may have to 'refresh' to see the most up-to-date schedule. Find out what else is open this weekend here and below. In the case of inclement weather, all outdoor activities will be cancelled. View admission and parking fees and gate hours for the weekend.


Weekend-Long Events

Chalk the Walk
All weekend, Lakeside streets, sidewalks & driveways

Join fellow Lakesiders in creating unique chalk art on the streets, sidewalks and cottage driveways or decorate a banner to hang from your porch. Welcome summer friends, honor a family member who has served in the armed forces protecting our country or those serving on the frontlines in healthcare during the pandemic. At your leisure, walk around Lakeside and view the messages and pictures created by your Lakeside friends.

Danbury Food Pantry & Bistro 163 Food Drive
All weekend, Tent on Hoover Auditorium Porch
If you’re returning to Lakeside over Memorial Day Weekend, please bring canned (fruits, veggies, beans) or non-perishable food items (cake mixes, etc.) to donate to the Danbury Food Pantry and Bistro 163. Join us in giving back to the local community and helping those struggling in these uncertain times. Drop off items in the bins located in the sheltered area of the Hoover Porch between 3 p.m. Friday, May 22 and 9 a.m. Tuesday, 26.

Friday, May 22

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 210 Walnut Ave. (formerly known as The Shade Tree)
Items for the sale include housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment. Read more about safety protocols.

Waterfront Boat Rentals
10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Waterfront/Information Center
The Waterfront/Information Center is located at the Pavilion. Rent stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, weather permitting. Please note that sailboats are not available to rent this weekend.

Waterfront Lifeguarded
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dock
Lifeguards will be on duty, weather permitting.

Basic Yoga with Linda Green
4-4:45 p.m., Pavilion East Deck
This class is designed for beginner or basic level students. Learn balance postures, basic breath and strength building postures. Bring pillow if needed. Led by Linda Green, certified yoga instructor.

Hotel Lakeside Dining (carryout & delivery service)
4:30-7:30 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Courtyard
The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is offering carryout and delivery service starting Memorial Day weekend and will slowly transition to offer table side service at the hotel’s outdoor courtyard and dining room in the coming weeks.

To place an order, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 257 and pay by credit card over the phone. If you choose to have your order delivered, food will be left at your doorstep. If you choose to pick up your order, you will be given a time to come to the Hotel Lakeside courtyard (behind the hotel). The hotel is located at 150 Maple Ave. Call again when you arrive, and we will bring out your order when it's ready. View Memorial Day weekend menu.

Saturday, May 23

Community Forum
9 a.m. Pre-recorded video

In place of our Community Forum held in Hoover Auditorium, we are sharing a pre-recorded video responding to questions submitted by the Lakeside community. A link to the pre-recorded video is available here and on Lakeside Chautauqua’s official Facebook page. To stay up-to-date on our response to COVID-19, visit lakesideohio.com/news.

Tai Chi with Dana Mickens
9-9:45 a.m., Pavilion East Deck
Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. This class offers a brief introduction to the beginning movements and principles of Tai Chi. Led by Dana Mickens, fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Plant Sale
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Walnut Avenue, between Second & Third Streets

Unleash your creativity at Lakeside’s Plant Sale. A wide selection of colorful annuals, herbs, hanging baskets and some perennials and vegetables will be for sale. Potting soil will also be available for a small fee.

To view a sneak peek of the plant selection and prices, visit Walnut Avenue, between Second and Third Streets, on Friday, May 22. Make a list and return on Saturday or Sunday to make your purchases.

Helpful staff members will be on hand to aid you in selecting your favorite plants and guide you in creating your own one-of-a-kind garden. For safe shopping, masks, social distancing and one-way foot traffic will be observed, and hand sanitizer will be available for staff and shoppers. Credit card sales are preferred. If paying with cash, please consider rounding up so no change has to be exchanged. Boxes and trays will be available to carry your plants home.

Volunteers are needed, no gardening experience required. Contact mahirsch@lakesideohio.com if interested.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

Interval Training with Mary Leahy
10-10:45 a.m., Pavilion East Deck

Training that involves a series of low- to high-intensity workouts interspersed with rest or relief periods. The format is flexible and allows participants of all levels to make gains in their fitness goals. Interval training can also integrate intermittent cardio with strength training for full-body conditioning. Although it can be challenging, it can be performed completely low impact if necessary. Modifications are offered for each move. Led by Mary Leahy.

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 210 Walnut Ave. (formerly known as The Shade Tree)

Items for the sale include housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment. Read more about safety protocols.

Waterfront Boat Rentals
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront/Information Center

The Waterfront/Information Center is located at the Pavilion. Rent stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, weather permitting. Please note that sailboats are not available to rent this weekend.

Waterfront Lifeguarded
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dock

Lifeguards will be on duty, weather permitting.

Hotel Lakeside Dining (carryout & delivery service)
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4:30-7:30 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Courtyard
The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is offering carryout and delivery service starting Memorial Day weekend and will slowly transition to offer table side service at the hotel’s outdoor courtyard and dining room in the coming weeks.

To place an order, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 257 and pay by credit card over the phone. If you choose to have your order delivered, food will be left at your doorstep. If you choose to pick up your order, you will be given a time to come to the Hotel Lakeside courtyard (behind the hotel). The hotel is located at 150 Maple Ave. Call again when you arrive, and we will bring out your order when it's ready. View Memorial Day weekend menu.

Reflections of Faith
7:30-8:30 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand
While practicing safe social distancing, visit Bettinger Park for an evening of song and prayer. Join the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost and guest Bishop David Alan Bard for a time of reflection and prayer. Spencer Eller will provide the music. Eller is a local worship leader at The Chapel’s Port Clinton campus. As a musician, he works as a session/recording guitarist and is also half of the duo, The Locals.

While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and to practice safe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, this service will be cancelled.

Sunday, May 24

Dockside Worship
8:30-9 a.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand

This informal worship service near water’s edge includes prayer requests, a variety of Christian hymns and contemporary songs, an inspiring message and the Sacrament of Holy Communion (with individual commercially packaged communion kits). The Rev. Dr. Scott Wilson, Lakeside Chautauqua's Dockside Worship Coordinator, will be preaching. His sermon, titled "Leadership 101," is based on Luke 19:1-10.

Please note the change of location. While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and to practice safe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, this service will be cancelled.

Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship
The Lakeside United Methodist Church will post a pre-recorded video of its worship service at lakesideohumc.com so that all may join in worship from their homes. Services are saved for four weeks. The Rev. Karen B. Graham will lead the service.

Community Worship & Remembrance Ceremony
10:30 a.m., Livestream
Supported by James E. Beardsley & Doris F. Beardsley

Join our livestream of the Community Worship Service & Remembrance Ceremony at Lakeside welcomes Bishop David Alan Bard, Bishop of the Michigan Annual Conference in Lansing, as guest preacher, along with the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost.

Bishop Bard's sermon, titled "Viruses, Schisms & Other Happy Thoughts," is based on 2 Corinthians 4:1-10, 12:1-10. Music provided by Michael Shirtz, Lakeside Chautauqua Senior V.P. of Programming, and Pamela Shirtz, actress/singer.

The names of those buried in the Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, and Lakesiders who we lost during the 2019-20 year, will be read during the service. This service is supported by James E. Beardsley & Doris F. Beardsley. A link to the livestream will be posted here and on Lakeside Chautauqua’s official Facebook page.

After receiving his Master of Divinity from the United Theological Seminary and PhD from Southern Methodist University, Bishop Bard served as an United Methodist Church pastor for more than 30 years, leading congregations in Minnesota and the Iron Range around Lake Superior.

He was elected to the Episcopacy in 2016 and has held many roles within both the Minnesota Annual Conference and the General Church. Bishop Bard was a General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegate in the early- and mid-2000s and an Episcopal Nominee in both 2004 and 2008.

Within the Minnesota Conference, he served as Chair of the Episcopacy Committee and Higher Education Ministry Team, as well as on the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Congregational Response Team.

Bishop Bard was a Conference Parliamentarian and a District Superintendent from 1998-2005, spending three years on the Commission on Religion & Race.

Within the General Church, he has served on the Study on Ministry Commission, the Committee on Faith & Order and the North Central Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy.

Plant Sale
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Walnut Avenue between Second & Third Streets
Unleash your creativity at Lakeside’s Plant Sale. A wide selection of colorful annuals, herbs, hanging baskets and some perennials and vegetables will be for sale. Potting soil will also be available for a small fee.

To view a sneak peek of the plant selection and prices, visit Walnut Avenue, between Second and Third Streets, on Friday, May 22. Make a list and return on Saturday or Sunday to make your purchases.

Helpful staff members will be on hand to aid you in selecting your favorite plants and guide you in creating your own one-of-a-kind garden. For safe shopping, masks, social distancing and one-way foot traffic will be observed, and hand sanitizer will be available for staff and shoppers. Credit card sales are preferred. If paying with cash, please consider rounding up so no change has to be exchanged.Boxes and trays will be available to carry your plants home.

Volunteers are needed, no gardening experience required. Contact mahirsch@lakesideohio.com if interested.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

Memorial Day Weekend Cookout (carryout service)
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hotel Lakeside lawn
Lakeside's new caterers, Ward Catering, will provide a cookout on Sunday featuring burgers, brats, hot dogs, BBQ pork sandwiches, loaded pork nachos, veggie wraps, baked beans, pasta salad, cornbread, chips, fresh fruit cups, cookies, bottled water, canned pop and Gatorade. A la carte items are $1-$10 or order a $10 platter (burger, brat or BBQ pork sandwich) with baked beans, pasta salad, cornbread, pop or water. All major credit cards accepted.

Hotel Lakeside Dining (carryout & delivery service)
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4:30-7:30 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Courtyard
The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is offering carryout and delivery service starting Memorial Day weekend and will slowly transition to offer table side service at the hotel’s outdoor courtyard and dining room in the coming weeks.

To place an order, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 257 and pay by credit card over the phone. If you choose to have your order delivered, food will be left at your doorstep. If you choose to pick up your order, you will be given a time to come to the Hotel Lakeside courtyard (behind the hotel). The hotel is located at 150 Maple Ave. Call again when you arrive, and we will bring out your order when it's ready. View Memorial Day weekend menu.

Waterfront Boat Rentals
12-4 p.m.,
Waterfront/Information Center
The Waterfront/Information Center is located at the Pavilion. Rent stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, weather permitting. Please note that sailboats are not available to rent this weekend.

Waterfront Lifeguarded
12-5 p.m., Dock

Lifeguards will be on duty, weather permitting.

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale
1-4 p.m., 210 Walnut Ave. (formerly known as The Shade Tree)

Items for the sale include housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment. Read more about safety protocols.

Reflections of Hope
7:30-8:30 p.m., Steele Memorial Bandstand

While practicing safe social distancing, visit Bettinger Park for an evening of song and prayer. Join the Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost for a time of reflection and prayer. A Memorial Day tribute will be made, as well as a blessing and presentation of a memorial wreath.

Spencer Eller will provide music. Eller is a local worship leader at The Chapel’s Port Clinton campus. As a musician, he works as a session/recording guitarist and is also half of the duo, The Locals.

While some seating is provided in Bettinger Park, guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets and to practice safe social distancing. In the case of inclement weather, this service will be cancelled.

Monday, May 25

Chair Yoga with Linda Green
9-9:45 a.m., Pavilion East Deck

All exercises and postures will be done seated in a chair or standing, using a chair to aid with support and balance. Benefits include improved strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, circulation and stress reduction. This class offers a variety of yoga poses, breath work and relaxation techniques. Led by Linda Green, certified yoga instructor.

Piloxing with Dana Mickens
10-10:45 a.m., Pavilion East Deck
Fitness class mixed with Pilates, boxing and cardio. Led by Dana Mickens, fitness instructor and personal trainer.

Waterfront Boat Rentals
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfront/Information Center

The Waterfront/Information Center is located at the Pavilion. Rent stand-up paddleboards and kayaks, weather permitting. Please note that sailboats are not available to rent this weekend.

Waterfront Lifeguarded
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dock

Lifeguards will be on duty, weather permitting.

Lakeside Heritage Society Recycle Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m., 210 Walnut Ave. (formerly known as The Shade Tree)
Items for the sale include housewares, linens, furniture and lawn equipment. Read more about safety protocols.

Hotel Lakeside Dining (carryout & delivery service)
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hotel Lakeside Courtyard
The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is offering carryout and delivery service starting Memorial Day weekend and will slowly transition to offer table side service at the hotel’s outdoor courtyard and dining room in the coming weeks.

To place an order, call (419) 798-4461, ext. 257 and pay by credit card over the phone. If you choose to have your order delivered, food will be left at your doorstep. If you choose to pick up your order, you will be given a time to come to the Hotel Lakeside courtyard (behind the hotel). The hotel is located at 150 Maple Ave. Call again when you arrive, and we will bring out your order when it's ready. View Memorial Day weekend menu.


Restaurants, Shops & Services

Most restaurants, shops and services will be open this weekend; view hours and safety protocols at www.lakesideohio.com/businessdistrict.

Recreation & Other Venues

Miniature golf, shuffleboard, tennis and pickleball will begin to open on May 26, after Memorial Day weekend. Protocols for opening swimming pools (including the Splash Park and baby pool) and fitness centers are more complicated. We will update the community when and if we decide that these venues will open. Playgrounds, basketball and sand volleyball courts and gaga ball remain closed, even if you have your own equipment. We will be reviewing the state and county health guidelines to determine when these will be able to open this summer.

The Lakeside Sailing Center is not considered a recreation venue but is considered boating/boating services. Therefore, the sailing center and Waterfront Information Center will be open and renting kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. Please note that sailboats are not available to rent this weekend. New safe operating procedures for all venues are being implemented.

In addition to recreation, other venues that are currently closed due to State of Ohio gathering restrictions include Hoover Auditorium, Orchestra Hall, Rhein Center, Heritage Hall Museum/Archives, Bradley Temple and The Underground/Teen Center. Outdoor teen programming will begin in late-June.

Hotel Lakeside & Fountain Inn

Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn will not be operating over the holiday weekend. Guest reservations have been slowed by the pandemic, as well as by the ‘Stay at Home’ order that was in place until recently. Additionally, we are trying not to overload the grounds with too many guests while we all learn what social distancing means at Lakeside.

Shuttle Service

Shuttles will run from 7 am-11 pm daily; last pick up at 10:50 pm. Mack Mobile is available for guests with limited mobility; call (419) 341-8247. Only two six-passenger shuttles will run, and one will act as the Mack Mobile. Each cart will be sanitized in the morning and cleaned after a passenger exits. Clear partitions have been installed between each seat. Only the driver will be seated in the front seat. One passenger will be allowed per seat or two family members social distancing together. Protect yourself and others by wearing masks in public areas.

Public Restrooms

Public restrooms are located at the Pavilion, Bluebird Café, Bettinger Park near Shuffleboard, Upper Room near World Next Door, pool east outdoor and Wesley Lodge (as needed).

Pavilion

Due to COVID-19 related delays, weather and an unexpected roof issue, the West Deck of the Pavilion is still under construction and will not be accessible this weekend. We thank the many Lakesiders who joined together to help refresh this iconic landmark. Your special gifts have made a significant impact at Lakeside.

Gates

Due to the effects of COVID-19, we have reduced the number of gate attendants and have closed some of our gate entrances for the summer. Starting Friday, May 22, the new gate hours are as follows:

  • Fifth Street Gate: open 24 hours/7 days a week
  • South Gate: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
  • East Second Street Gate: 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
  • West Second Street Gate: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
  • Welcome Center: Closed most days, but may open for weekends (excluding Memorial Day weekend)

During closed hours, the South Gate Parking Lot will be accessible from inside the gates and exiting will be out the Fifth Street Gate. Because the Welcome Center will be closed most days, passes purchased online prior to your arrival will be available for pick up at the South Gate entrance from the ticket booth. Season Chautauqua Passes can be ordered and picked up at the Hoover Ticket Office, located at 115 W. Third St.

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