Lakeside Women’s Club

The Lakeside Women’s Club (LWC) has been an integral and vital part of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience since 1928.


Any woman (or man) living in or visiting Lakeside may become a member of the LWC upon payment of $20 annual dues. The mission of the Lakeside Women’s Club is to enhance the Lakeside experience for women through fellowship, outreach and education.

Programming & Additional Opportunities

The LWC hosts several book discussions, programs, book reviews and events for women (and men) throughout the summer. Read the weekly summer Lakesider newspaper for the most up-to-date information. All programs are held at Green Gables (located at 161 Walnut Ave.), unless otherwise noted.

All Lakeside Chautauqua guests and residents are welcome to borrow books from the LWC Library at Green Gables or purchase pre-owned books at the Used Book Sale. The library is open Monday-Friday 1-3 p.m. during the summer. The LWC also has a thrift shop at Green Gables called ‘The Corner Cupboard.’ Purchases are made through the honor system. Free Wi-Fi is also available at Green Gables.

On Wednesdays and Thursdays anyone is invited to Green Gables to play Mahjong or join in a Bridge game.

The Lakeside Women’s Club rents rooms to adult women for $80 a night at our historic Green Gables Cottage, built in 1883. A resident hostess lives on site throughout the summer.

Weekly Summer Schedule


  • Breakfast Bunch Book Discussion at 8:30 a.m. or After Lunch Bunch Book Discussion at 1:30 p.m. (Alternating Mondays)
  • “Women Reading through the Bible” Bible Study at 10 a.m.
  • Porch Stories in the evening


  • Lakeside Women’s Club Programs at the Train Station at 1 p.m.


  • LWC: Bridge — Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.
  • LWC: Mahjong — Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
  • LWC: Mahjong — Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.
  • LWC: Bridge — Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.


  • The Foremothers of Jesus Bible Study at 10 a.m. (July Only)
  • Book Reviews at 1:30 p.m. at Green Gables
  • LWC: Mahjong — 2:45 p.m.

Book reviews for the 2022 Season:  More information to come.

The After Lunch Book Discussion will meet every other Monday afternoon starting June 13 through August 22 at Green Gables. Attendees are asked to have read the book in advance.

  • June 13, 2022:  “The Personal Librarian” by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray; Debbie Heibert, discussion leader
  • June 27, 2022:   “Hamnet” by Maggie O’Farrell; Joanne Dempe, discussion leader
  • July11, 2022:   “A Single Thread” by Tracey Chevalier; Nancy Carlson, discussion leader
  • July 25, 2022:  “The Paris Library” by Janet Skelsien Charles; Rosemary Mazurek, discussion leader
  • August 8, 2022:   “This Tender Land” by William Kent Krueger; Marsha Krosnosky, discussion leader
  • August 22, 2022:  “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah; Donna Myers, discussion leader


Barbara Browning
Lakeside Women’s Club President