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For any questions, please call the CALL office, 526-8777.



CALL Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 am
Prince Conference Center

Each year the CALL program hosts an annual meeting in the Prince Conference Center. All members are invited to this event at the Prince Conference Center. The program pays a portion of the costs and members pay a reduced fee of $12.50 per person. An expertly-prepared hot lunch will be provided. In addition to a 15-minute business meeting, guests will learn more about the activities of our program in the last twelve months. Please join us as we celebrate another strong year for the CALL program.

Cost: $12.50 per person.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact the CALL office.
For questions, contact Sonja DeJong or Marjo Jordan in the CALL office at 526-8777, or email at



An American Pastime: The Detroit Tigers
Thursday, June 14, 8:30 am -7:30 pm
Registration deadline May 14

The Detroit Tigers will play the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on Thursday, June 14, at 1:00 pm. CALL members are welcome to bring kids, grandkids, and friends to our day at the ballpark.
The bus leaves the Prince Conference Center parking lot at 8:30 am and refreshments are provided in route. At the ball game, you have a voucher for a hot dog and soft drink. We expect to return around 7:30 pm.

The cost is $89 (same as last year) and includes bus transportation, food at the game, game ticket, and snacks on the drive home. For questions, contact Marjorie Goosen at or phone at 231-557-5037. May 14 is the deadline to register.

Experience Detroit: Greektown—Eastern Market—DIA

Saturday, July 14, 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Join us Saturday, July 14, as we travel to three of Detroit’s most popular sites.

11:30 Greektown:

Our adventure begins in this historic commercial and entertainment district in Detroit. We will have lunch at the Pegasus Tavernas.
The menu:
Flaming Saganaki cheese (one per every four guests) 

Greek salad 
Greek Duo (choose two of three):* Moussaka, Pastitsio, or Spinach Pie 
Choice of Coffee, Tea, or Soda 

Further Descriptions
*Moussaka -Thinly sliced eggplant, layered with potato and ground meat seasoned with special spices. Baked with a Béchamel custard and topped with tomato sauce. 
*Pastitsio-Large macaroni, mixed with spiced ground beef and lamb and grated cheeses. Baked with a béchamel custard and topped with tomato sauce. 

*Spanakoteropeta (Spinach Pie) 
Fresh leaf spinach, imported feta cheese and spices, baked in thin delicate layers of phyllo dough. 

1:00 Eastern Market:   

The Market began in the 1800's. It is in the heart of Detroit and has fresh food, flowers, restaurants, businesses, art and culture. The unwavering mission is to enrich Detroit nutritionally, culturally and economically. We will have the pleasure to hear Joseph Kuspa who is a founding member and former Vice-Chairman of the Eastern Market Corporation. He will give us a short lecture about the Market and will be on hand to answer any questions before we meander on our own through the market.  

3:00 Detroit Institute of Arts:  

The DIA is home to the Diego Rivera Mural, Van Gogh’s Self Portrait, Bouguereau’s The Nut Gatherers and The Wedding Dance by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Upon arrival, we will divide into two groups for a one-hour tour led by a museum docent. After the tour, you will be able to view more works of art or the DIA gift shop. Departure will be at 5:00.  

5:30 Whole Foods:   

Detroit did not have a chain grocery store for many years. Whole Foods has been here for five years. It has brought real change to Detroit, delivering jobs to residents and new food alternatives.This is a great place for you to buy something to eat and drink on the bus as we make our way back to Grand Rapids. 

Cost: $75.00 per person includes lunch, DIA admission with tour, and coach bus transportation.



Registration is closed for this event- waitlist only.

Grand Rapids Broadway’s
The King and I
Thursday, June 7, 5:00 pm
Signup Deadline- April 15

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a musical score of beloved classics. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, The King and I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).

Enjoying coach bus transportation for the evening, we begin this June night at First Wok restaurant. Our buffet meal includes beef with broccoli, sesame or orange chicken, chicken vegetable supreme, Hunan chicken or beef, egg rolls, crab rangoon and steamed or fried rice. A cash bar is available if desired. Calvin Professor Larry Hertzberg, who is the Calvin Director of Asian Studies, sets the stage for the night’s performance as he shares his expertise on Thailand and this time period during our meal.

Eliminating the busyness, hassles, challenges, and walking distances of self-parking downtown, your coach bus transportation provides guests with valuable front-door service to the DeVos Performance Hall for the 7:30 performance time. With seats reserved in Zone 1 of the mezzanine, you enjoy nearly unobstructed views of this highly-acclaimed cast. How fortunate we are as Grand Rapidians to experience these exceptional national tours here in Grand Rapids!

The deadline for registration is April 15. CALL members are welcome to bring friends or family members to this special evening.

Cost: $118 per person, includes dinner, transportation, and performance

If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact the CALL office.
For questions, contact Darlene Meyering at  or phone the CALL office at 526-8777.


Dinner and a Play
Sense and Sensibility
Performed by Calvin Theater
Thursday, April 19, 5:30 pm - FILLED, Waitlist Only

In the classic theater production, Sense and Sensibility, set in the early 1800s, in an era when women were totally dependent on the benevolence and generosity of men, sensible Elinor pines for the quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars; the impulsive Marianne dreams of her romantic hero on horseback, John Willoughby.

Jessica Swale’s cleverly-written, fast-paced and delightful adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel follows the fortunes of the Dashwood sisters as, cheated of their inheritance by their selfish brother, they pursue their dreams.

We will enjoy a delicious dinner at the Chapel Undercroft before the play and enjoy a short lecture by the play director, Professor Debra Freeberg. The meal features rosemary roasted pork loin, topped with a gorgonzola cream sauce and served with parmesan mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables, salad, rolls, and tiramisu for dessert.

Following the dinner and lecture, it is just a short walk to the Gezon Theater where we will have the pleasure of watching one of Jane Austin's great period dramas, Sense and Sensibility.

Cost: $35 per person, includes dinner and play. Dinner is at 5:30 pm followed by the play at 7:30 pm.
If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact the CALL office.
For questions, contact Edy Borgondy at or phone at 313-247-3537. 

For any questions, please contact the CALL office at or phone 526-8777.

*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.