Lakeside Online

After a successful launch last winter, Lakeside Online is back! This virtual series is a unique way to connect with Lakeside friends year-round, explore the Chautauqua experience from the comfort of home, and catch a sneak peek of what’s in store for this summer.

From now through April 2024, join virtual conversations with the Chautauqua Pillar Directors; create meaningful connections through Centering Prayer and Advent and Lenten Studies; get a behind-the-scenes look at the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra and Rhein Center; and introduce young Lakesiders to Chip Richter’s interactive Once Upon a Porch series. 

Lakeside Online programs are free of charge and easily accessible via Zoom. Donations are gratefully accepted to support these mission-driven gatherings. Visit to contribute. 

REGISTER NOW for one or all of the Lakeside Online experiences. Zoom links will be sent via email 48 hours before each program.

Advent Study

Wednesdays, Nov. 29-Dec. 20
7:30-8:30 p.m.

Connect with Lakesiders near and far during the most wonderful time of the year. This four-week Advent Study led by Rev. Chris Young is based on 'Longings from God's own Heart,' written by Young. Study materials will be provided.

Centering Prayer

Thursdays, Year-Round
8-8:30 a.m.

You're invited to experience a virtual Centering Prayer through May 2024. After a brief devotional reading, participants will sit in quiet prayer followed by a time of reflection. Registration is not required; simply follow the Zoom link to participate.

Lenten Study

Wednesdays, Feb. 14-March 27
7:30-7:50 p.m.

Join Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost for a seven-part Lenten Study. The 20-minute pre-recordings will be posted at on Wednesday evenings and focus on the theme, “Seven Words from the Cross.”

Power of the PIllar:
Religious Life

Sunday, Jan. 21
3-4 p.m.

Lakeside's Religious Life Pillar hosts 15 programs each week, including Sunday Worship Services, Faith for Living Hour, Wednesday Family Picnics and Vespers by the Lake, as well as children, youth and teen ministries. This Power of the Pillar program gives a sneak peek into the 2024 season.

Behind the Scenes: Rhein Center

Thursday, Feb. 8
7-8 p.m.

The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts hosts an array of art classes in the summer for all ages. This year, the Rhein Center will celebrate 25 years of creating masterpieces and engaging with the arts. This behind the scenes online experience showcases what's in store for next year.

Power of the PIllar: Arts & Entertainment

Sunday, Feb. 18
3-4 p.m.

Catch a glimpse as Shirley Stary, Lakeside's Director of Arts & Entertainment, provides insight and an overview of the arts and entertainers we will experience next summer. Who will take center stage in Hoover Auditorium and how did the 151st Chautauqua season come together?

Power of the PIllar:

Sunday, March 24
3-4 p.m.

The Education Pillar, organized by John Mann, Director of Education, provides opportunities for learning and growth for Lakesiders all ages. From the Chautauqua Lecture Series to living history portrayals, all have provided weekly inspiration. Learn about what's to come in 2024.

Power of the Pillar: Recreation

Sunday, April 28
3-4 p.m.

Nurturing mind, body and spirit is at the heart of Lakeside recreation. The grounds of the Chautauqua community encompass parks, pools and recreation courts. Join Katalin Domotorffy, Director of Recreation & Wellness, for a sneak peek of the tournaments, workshops and classes planned for 2024.

Behind the Curtain
With Daniel Meyer

Thursday, Feb. 29
7-8 p.m.

Come behind the curtain with Daniel Meyer, Music Director & Conductor of the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, to get a sneak peek of the symphony’s upcoming 61st season. Meyer will discuss the pieces and ensembles that inspire him to lead the artistic vision of the music that engages thousands of Lakesiders each summer.

ONCE UPON A PORCH with Chip Richter

Launches Saturday, Jan. 13
10 a.m.

This new interactive online series for kids of all ages takes the timeless messages of love, hope, kindness, friendship and community that are shared in Bradley Temple each summer and brings them into your home – wherever you are. The first episode launches on Saturday, Jan. 13 with at least six episodes to follow.


LThursday, March 21
Thursday, March 21

Learn about the Chautauqua Movement and Lakeside’s sister Chautauquas on Thursday, March 21. Historian Jim Craft will cover the history of this popular movement in adult education and how it changed North America. Pre-registration is not required. Visit

ReGister for Lakeside Online

Lakeside Online programs are offered free of charge and easily accessible via Zoom. To participate, simply sign up for one or all of the Lakeside Online experiences. Zoom links will be sent via email 48 hours in advance of each program. Donations are gratefully accepted to support these mission-driven programs. You are invited to give a gift online.