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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.


Wednesday, May 25, 20th Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Each year we schedule an annual meeting and luncheon. This year the event is also marked by our 20-year anniversary! We will hold a brief meeting, honor original members who are in attendance, listen to words by one of our favorite instructors (Jennifer Holberg), and enjoy special music by the CALL brass ensemble and others.
Our meal will be Prince Style Vegetarian Manicotti—ricotta and mozzarella cheese, rolled in lasagna pasta and topped with a creamy parmesan sauce, garnished with roasted peppers and served with broccoli spears. The lunch also includes a special house salad, bakery fresh rolls and a surprise delectable dessert to celebrate the occasion.
Join us on Wednesday, May 25, at the Prince Conference Center. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.

Cost- $10. This lunch is for CALL members only.

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Thursday, August 4, A Day at the Ball Park

Summer is coming. Time to see the "new look" Tigers. Join us for a Detroit Tiger/Chicago White Sox game at 1:00 pm on Thursday August 4.These two teams are rivals in the Central Division.

We will leave at 8:30 am and will stop for coffee and rolls en route. Your ticket includes a hot dog and drink at the ball park. Snacks after the game with arrival back at the Prince Center early evening. The trip is for CALL members, friends and grandchildren.
Cost- $85.00

Detroit Tigers

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Water, Knees and Plants, Tuesday, August 9
Warsaw, Indiana

CALL members and friends are invited to welcome a relaxing and educational day in Warsaw. We will begin the day with a cruise on the Dixie Sternwheeler. There is no better way to begin our tour than with a cruise on Indiana's oldest Sternwheel Paddleboat. The boat was built in 1929.

We will delight in lunch at the beautiful Boat House restaurant on the shores of Winona Lake. After lunch we will tour the DePuy Synthes Company. As the population grows older the knees and hips aren't what they used to be. Warsaw, Indiana, is known as the orthopedic capital of the world. We will hear firsthand the unique history of the orthopedic industry, will see how a hip gets replaced and will learn about the products that bring a new spring into our step. This is a very informative and worthwhile tour.
At the Warsaw Biblical Gardens we will walk through Biblical times amongst the plants, trees and herbs. This garden of biblical plants was started in 1986 and has since grown to be the third largest of its kind in the United States, offering more species of plants than any other with the exception of the Holy Land. The gardens are comprised of six microclimates which represent the main environments of which the Bible speaks. On the way home we will have dinner at the well-known and highly-recognized Das Dutchman Essenhaus.

Cost: $115.00. Includes deluxe motor coach, coffee and rolls, lunch, dinner and all entrance fees.

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

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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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.