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If you have questions regarding any of these events please contact
Shirley Lautenbach at 299-3584, Don Lautenbach at 901-2170, or

*Member Event refund policy* - Important cancellation information listed at the bottom of the page.



Off to Chicago, Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23- CANCELED

Our first visit in Chicago will be the Holocaust Museum in Skokie, Illinois. This museum tells the story of the Holocaust through interactive exhibits that move and inspire. The museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who died and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. Our guided tour will show the story of the Holocaust from the past to the present. You will ask yourself " How could this happen?" It is a thoughtful, informative and reflective journey. We will enjoy dinner and theater at the Drury Lane Theatre. We will tap our toes to the music of "Smoky Joe's Cafe." Friday will be spent at the beautiful Cantigny Gardens.

Our guided tour of the Robert McCormick historical home will acquaint us with the life and work of Chicago Tribune editor and publisher, Robert McCormick. This museum is a historic house museum that depicts the home of a family that made the Chicago Tribune the "World's Greatest Newspaper."
We will tour the First Division Museum. This museum is an interactive and immersive museum honoring our military. It depicts American history through the eyes of the First Infantry Division.
The museum features a WWI front line trench, the opportunity to board a WWII landing craft bound for Omaha Beach, and a walk through a Vietnam jungle. Explore history through the eyes of those who served with the 1st Division and its units. Outside the museum is an interesting display of tanks. The day will be enriched by the stunning sights and aromatic scents of the beautiful Cantigny gardens. Lunch on your own.

Cost: $269.00

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ArtPrize, Monday, October 3 and Thursday, October 6

Choose one of two dates for our annual ArtPrize day tours in downtown Grand Rapids. This year we again will spend the day touring the top entries in this world class exhibit. We will leave Calvin at 9:00 a.m. and return around 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $65. Includes coffee break, lunch and transportation. Questions- Call Glenda or Carl Welmers -243-6431. Note that these two single-day events are not part of the three-day Experience ArtPrize trip.

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Lansing with Dick Harms,  Wednesday, October 12

CALL members and guests will appreciate the beauty of the fall colors and the colorful narration of Dick Harms on our trip to Lansing. Our first stop will be at Grand Ledge for coffee and rolls. At this stop Dick will highlight the Stevens Island resort. Dick will take us to additional landmarks including the Frank D. Fitzgerald home, the Seventh Day Adventist campground, Ransom E. Olds, Oldsmobile and Reo, the Turner Dodge Mansion, Old Towne, the Lansing Lugnuts and the State Capitol. The tour will conclude with a tour of the MSU campus, its facilities, architecture and interesting stories.

If you enjoy the tranquility of a scenic boat ride, the exhilaration of live music and delight in eating good food, you will enjoy our lunch cruise. We will marvel in the beautiful fall colors as we have lunch and cruise on the Grand River aboard the Lansing Princess riverboat.

Cost: $89.00

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Christmas in October,  Thursday, October 27

Invite your friends and share an evening listening to the delightful music of The Voices of Freedom.  The Voices of freedom is West Michigan's eight-part acapella voice ensemble. They are returning to us by the request of many people who heard them last year at our "4th of July in November" event. You will be tapping your toes as you hear the lilting sounds of Carol Of the Bells, Deck the Halls, White Christmas and other Christmas classics. You will be inspired by the beautiful sounds of Joy to the World, Hark The Herald Angel Sings, Oh Come All Ye Faithful and many more of our Christmas favorites.
Dinner is at 5:30 PM in the Undercroft of the Chapel.  The concert will be at 7:00 P.M. In the college chapel. Invite your friends and enjoy this special evening with delicious food, warm fellowship and music that will entertain and bless.

Cost $30.00 dinner and concert

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CALL members and friends are invited to the January Series Brunch featuring Todd Huizinga speaking on The European Union and Global Governance.

Todd Huizinga is a senior research fellow at the Paul B. Henry institute for the study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College.  As a U.S. diplomat from 1992-2012, he served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Luxembourg, political counselor at the U.S. mission to the European Union in Brussels, consul for political and economic affairs at the U.S. consulates in Hamburg and Munich, and consul for public affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. From 2014-2016 he was director of International Outreach for the Acton Institute.  He is an author and speaks five languages.

Brunch will begin at 9:30 am in the Willow room at the Prince Center.  Bus service is provided to and from the Covenant Fine Arts Center where we will enjoy reserved seating for Mr. Huizinga's lecture.

Cost: $19.00, includes brunch, speaker, bus service and reserved seating.

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Our Lincoln Legacy trip has been scheduled in response to requests from a number of our CALL members.  This will be our fourth trip to Lincoln land.   Those who have gone previously are very enthusiastic about the trip and its historic content.  Their comments include "This is a trip every American should take."

The places we will visit include: the Lincoln Museum, New Salem Village, Lincoln tomb, the railroad station where Lincoln gave his farewell trip, the Capitol Building and the church the Lincoln family attended.  The three day trip will begin Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 am and will conclude on Friday, April 7,  around 9:00 pm.

This trip is open to CALL members and their friends.

Cost - $399.00 per person (double occupancy).  Single room supplement $50.00. Send your reservation with a $50.00 deposit to the CALL office.  $200.00 due January 1, with the balance due March 1.Cost includes: deluxe bus,  lodging (double occupancy)  meals (one dinner on your own) and all admission fees.

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If you have questions regarding any of these events please contact
Shirley Lautenbach at 299-3584 or Don Lautenbach at 901-2170. The email to use is

*Member Event refund policy*
For half-day events: no refund

For one-day events:
50% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 25 days or more before event;
25% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 16-24 days before event.
No refund will be issued 1-15 days before event.

For multiple-day trips:
No refund of deposit.
50% refund will be issued for a cancellation made 16-30 days before event.
No refund for a cancellation made 1-15 days before event.