The Education Department coordinates numerous programs throughout the season; from lectures and seminars to dialogues to documentaries, a variety of learning methods are used to promote intellectual growth. Please download the 2019 Chautauqua Lecture Series and Education Programs booklet for a complete listing of programs, dates, times and locations.

This morning program, presented by subject matter experts, is held Monday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Visit the Chautauqua Lecture Series webpage to learn the themes and speakers for this season.

Well-known speakers are invited to lecture in Hoover Auditorium. The schedule for this season is as follows:

Tuesday, June 25 - Wm. Paul Young "New York Times" best-selling author

Tuesday, July 9 - Michael Roizen, MD, Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer

Wednesday, July 17 - Columbus Zoo Animals with Suzi Rapp

Tuesday, July 23 - Amazing Kids with Steve Hartman, CBS News Correspondent

Regional authors come to Lakeside to share their journey as a writer and discuss their books. These visits are held at 1:30 p.m. in Orchestra Hall and a book signing follows each program. The authors visiting Lakeside this season are as follows:

Wednesday, June 19 - Julie Rubini

Monday, June 24 - Scott Longert

Wednesday, July 3 - Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Wednesday, July 10 - James Robenalt

Wednesday, July 24 - Nancy Roe Pimm

Two experiential education series will be offered this summer and participants are invited to attend as few or as many as they are able. Each session will take place at 10:30 a.m.

What's Cooking with Chef Stacy led by Stacy Maple
June 21 - 2019 Food Trends

July 5 - Knife Basics 101

Aug. 2 - Pasta-bilities: The Art of Pasta Making

Aug. 16 - Life in the Fast Lane: Using Your High-Speed Blender
for Soups & Sauces

Organizing 101: Simplify Our Stuff led by Chris Perrow
June 28 - Organizing Overview

July 12 - Managing the Stuff of Life

July 26 - Managing the Business of Life

Aug. 9 - What's Next?

Additional education programs such as seminars, dialogues and documentaries on a variety of subject matters will be held throughout the season.

This 3 p.m. Friday program engages attendees in a moderated discussion about current world affairs and the impact they have on the U.S.

This season, Lakeside Chautauqua is partnering with the Conservatory of Music of Baldwin Wallace University (BWU) to provide lectures prior to select Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concerts. These talks prepare listeners to more fully understand and enjoy the evening’s symphony concert.

  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6
    Exploring Elgar’s "Enigma Variations," Haydn’s "Sinfonia Concertante" & Arvo Part’s "Fratres" with Christine Smith Dorey
  • 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9
    Exploring the Music of Sinatra with Christine Smith Dorey
  • 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13
    Exploring the Music of Mozart, Herbert & Strauss with Christina Fuhrmann
  • 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16
    Exploring Saint Saens’ "Piano Concerto No. 2" & Brahms’ "Symphony No. 1" with Christine Smith Dorey

Multiple groups at Lakeside coordinate education programs including book discussions and seminars related to specific subject matters of interest. Visit the Community Programs webpage for more information.