Lakeside Registration

Rhein Center Arts Classes

The Rhein Center, located at the corner of Sixth Street and Walnut Avenue, provides a wide variety of classes in fine arts, crafts, performing arts and special interests for students of every age throughout the summer. Classes are loaded each week throughout the summer. Class registration opens at 8 a.m. the Thursday before classes begin.

Music Workshops

This summer, Lakeside Chautauqua is collaborating with the Ohio Arts Council, Heidelberg University, and other universities this summer to present a series of new, engaging music and creative workshops for students, educators and the community. These workshops are inspired by using the arts and mission of Chautauqua to help in developing one’s musical skills, creative opportunities, historical and cultural knowledge, and exploring methods for good mental health. Designed for ages 14+, check out these new workshops and opportunities to enhance your creative skills and experiences in music.

Photography Show

The Annual Lakeside Photography Show will take place in the Hoover Auditorium Lobby from July 26-August 27. This is a non-juried show. Photographers of all skill levels are invited to participate. Prizes range from $20-$150. Entry forms/registration will be accepted until Wednesday, July 20 or until the show is full.

5K Raccoon Run & One-Mile Fun Run

Walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the 42nd Annual 5K Raccoon Run & One Mile-Fun Run on Sunday, July 31. This year, set a new personal record as you wind through the streets of Lakeside or enjoy a leisurely stroll with your grandkids. The registration fee for the Fun Run is $20 and the 5K Raccoon Run is $35. Register before June 26 to get a T-shirt.

Swim Lessons

Lakeside is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable pool experience for all. Our certified swim instructors will be offering lessons for all abilities and skill levels. Registration opens every Thursday for the next week of lessons. Children and adults must purchase a Daily Chautauqua Pass for swim lessons. Private Swim Lessons are also available: $30 for one person (30-minute session) and $50 for two people (in the same 30-minute session). To sign up for Private Swim Lessons, contact Denise Robinson at 

Sailing Classes (ages 10+, limited spots for 8+)

Along the waterfront, individuals can learn how to sail by taking a week-long Sailing Level I or Level II Class. Students are introduced to sailing by way of the Optimist Dinghy or Sunfish. The Sailing Level I Class covers the fundamentals of sailing terminology, understanding the wind, sail trim, points of sail, steering, tacking, gybing, how to rig and de-rig, boat care, seamanship and safety including capsize avoidance and recovery. Advanced students can take the Sailing Level II Class. All participants must be comfortable swimming in open water away from shore and pass a swim test on the first day of class.

All-Lakeside Tennis Tournament

Join other tennis enthusiasts for an action-packed week of tennis Doubles and Singles events July 26-30 at the Williams Tennis Campus. Players may enter a maximum of three events. The cost for doubles events is $15 per team and singles events is $10 per individual. All entries must be submitted and paid for by 5 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Williams Tennis Campus. Admission to Lakeside and parking are not included in the registration fee. 

Williams Family Doubles Tennis Tournament

Join fellow tennis players for some friendly family competition at the Annual Williams Family Doubles Tennis Tournament. To compete, players must partner with a family member. The entry fee is $10 per doubles team. Visit the Williams Tennis Campus to register and pay prior to the event. Admission to Lakeside and parking are not included in the registration fee.

All-Lakeside Pickleball Tournament

Players of all skill levels are invited to take part in the All-Lakeside Pickleball Tournament from July 20-22 at the Hubbard Pickleball Center. Fun for the whole family, the tournament features a variety of youth and adult divisions, as well as singles and doubles divisions. The cost for doubles events is $15 per team and singles events is $10 per individual. All entries must be submitted and paid for by 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at the Hubbard Pickleball Center. Admission to Lakeside and parking are not included in the registration fee.

Pickleball Clinic with Simone Jardim

Pickleball Pro Simone Jardim returns to Lakeside to lead a Pickleball Clinic along with the world’s top playing and teaching pros, Chad Edwards, Corrine Carr and Adam Stone. Enjoy three hours of instruction and practice from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. The cost is $150 per person.

Logrolling Classes (ages 8-15)

With no experience needed, enjoy a safe and friendly sport while staying active using a combination of balance, concentration and perseverance in a supportive and fun environment. Learn how the rich history of the famous lumberjack sport meets the 21st century here at Lakeside. We have several trained teachers who will lead different logrolling classes for ages 8-15 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.

UltraMissions Paddleboard Classes

Join Dr. Lynne Nagy, ASI certified trainer, for paddleboard classes July 5-8. Nagy has owned and operated UltraMissions, the Midwest’s only ASI accredited Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) school in Cleveland since 2010. The Kids’ Paddle Adventure Class (ages 7-16) is offered July 5-7 from 9:30-11 a.m., and the cost is $50 per class. The Family-Friendly Paddle Adventure Class (adult plus one child ages 6-10) is offered July 5-7 from 12:30-2 p.m., and the cost is $75 for two per class. The Stand Up Paddleboard Lesson (ages 16+) is offered July 5-7 from 3-4:30 p.m., and the cost is $60 per class. The Waterfront Adventures & Frolic (ages 7-14) is 90 minutes and offered July 7 at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The fee is $40 per class.  

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga (ages 16+) – CANCELLED

Join our first ever Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Class (ages 16+) on Lake Erie at 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 2. Cost is $30. Visit the Waterfront Rental Center Saturday morning between 9:30-10 a.m. to sign a waiver and complete payment. Certified SUP Yoga Instructor Hanna Fidler will lead the class combining paddleboarding and yoga postures to challenge your physical balance and focus your mind as you move on top of the water. Boards will be anchored to a floating yoga dock between the I and L-dock. Basic yoga and paddleboard experience is recommended. Class includes paddleboard, paddle, lifejacket, safety leash and basic paddleboarding instruction.

Plein Air Art Festival

The Plein Air Art Festival begins Friday, July 15 and runs through Sunday, July 17. More than 40 Plein Air artists will paint outdoor landscapes and scenes throughout the community. Paintings completed throughout the weekend will be available for purchase during the Wet Paint Sale on Sunday, July 17. Plein Air artists are welcome to participate in the festival at no cost. Each artist will receive two Chautauqua Passes and one Auto Pass per day for access to the grounds. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, July 6.

LWBS Pirate Adventure (ages 7-11)

Mark your calendars for June 19, July 24 and Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. for the Lakeside Wooden Boat Society’s (LWBS) Pirate Adventure. Children are encouraged to wear pirate garb. Parents, siblings and spectators won’t want to miss out as the fun unfolds from the dock. Be careful, you might get wet. The cost is $5 per child (ages 7-11). Register online, then visit the Waterfront Rental Center prior to the event to sign a waiver a pay.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Register for our first ever Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Class at Lakeside on July 2 from 10-11:30 a.m. Enjoy the fun, challenging, and playful aspect of this practice while challenging the body, focusing the mind, and experiencing the peace and tranquility of floating on the water. Ages 16+ with some basic yoga and paddleboarding experience recommended. Cost is $30. 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover 

Following a storytime on the Hoover Auditorium Porch, children can take their stuffed animals to The Fine Print Bookstore to tuck them in and say goodbye. “Stuffies” spend the night with bookstore staff while their “humans” keep track of the mischief they cause through Instagram posts. “Stuffies” and children are reunited at 10 a.m. the next morning at the bookstore. Pre-registration required. 

Wooden Boat Rides

Enjoy 30-minute Wooden Boat Rides from 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The cost is $26 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 4-12), with a maximum of six passengers.

Wooden Boat Sunset Cruises

Enjoy a one-hour Sunset Cruise Mondays and Thursdays from 8-9 p.m. The cost is $40 for adults and $15 for youth (ages 4-12). Each cruise requires a minimum of four passengers, with a maximum of six.

W.O.W. Sailing Level 2 Prep Course

This newly designed one-day class for Women on Water (W.O.W.) on July 19 or 21 will be a class for those who passed W.O.W. Level 1 (Beginner) and would like a review prior to taking the Level 2 (Intermediate) course. Class will consist of a one-hour recap at the Sailing Center Classroom followed by either sailing on a Sunfish, or if the weather is marginal, on an 18’ Cape Dory Typhoon sloop located at a nearby marina. This class is free. Contact the Waterfront Rental Center at or (419) 798-4461, ext. 266 to register. Early registration is recommended due to limited class size.

W.O.W. Sailing Level 2 (Intermediate)

The goal of the Women on Water (W.O.W.) Level 2 (Intermediate) Class, offered Aug. 8-12, is to obtain experience and confidence on a very sea-worthy sloop (18’ Typhoon) in open water and do so with full command of the sailboat. To take the Level 2 Class, students should already have the basic skills from Level I (Beginner), either through passing the Level 1 Class, Level 1 Refresher Course: Crew to Skipper, or through commensurate sailing experience. Cost is $110 for the week. Contact the Waterfront Rental Center at or (419) 798-4461, ext. 266 to register. Early registration is recommended due to limited class size.