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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, January 20, January Series Brunch-National Parks: America's Greatest Treasure

CALL members and friends are invited to the January Series Brunch featuring Jere Kraków.  Jere Kraków recently completed a public service career with the National Park Service and previously was a college professor in history.  He served as superintendent of nine National Historic Trails, including the Oregon, Sante Fe, Pony Express and Trail of Tears National Historic Trails.  He has a long- standing goal of connecting the historic sites of the nation with students and citizens alike. He is a fellowship recipient from the National Endowment for the Humanities and holder of awards from several historic trail friend groups.  He is a member of the Western History Association and a consultant on the administration of historic trails, commemorative events, and the activities associated with them.  Currently serving as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Mr. Krakow's presentation will help us celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Brunch will begin at 9:30 am in the Willow Room at the Prince Center. Bus service is available to the Covenant Fine Arts Center where we will enjoy reserved seating for his lecture to the Calvin community.


Cost - $19.00 - includes brunch, speaker, busing to the Covenant Fine Arts Center and reserved seating.

Questions - call Shirley 299-3584

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Wednesday,March 16 Throughout These Lenten Days and Nights

Easter Luncheon with John and Gwen Varineau
Wednesday, March 16 - 12 noon

Invite your friends to this inspirational luncheon and take time to reflect on the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior.  John and Glen Varineau will inspire us with their words and music and will prepare our hearts for Easter.

Cost- $19.00

Questions - call Shirley 299-3584

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Friday, April 15, Shipshewana Mennohof Museum and The Home Game

Invite your friends and enjoy a day in Shipshewana.  Experience the history and journey of the Amish, Mennonite and Hutterites.  Travel through five centuries of fascinating history, from  their origins in Switzerland to their arrival in America.  History will unfold as you explore a 17th century sailing ship and replicas of a 19th century print shop and meeting house.

Enjoy the new musical THE HOME GAME.  Levi must choose between his father's expectations of an Amish life and his own deep desire.  Filled with laughter and drama, Blue Gates's newest musical will portray a son's journey and a father's  hope.

Our trip will include coffee and rolls, the MennoHof Museum, a visit to either the E&S bulk food store or the village stores, the musical and a full course Amish dinner.  Due to Blue Gate's new group policy we must have our reservation for group seating in by February 14th.

Cost - $89.00
- Call Shirley 299-3584

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Saturday, April 30, The Beams Are Creaking

The Beams are Creaking is a Master Arts production showcasing the inspiring, true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian who defied the Nazis. Our morning will begin by watching the video, Bonhoeffer, Agent of Grace.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis.  His convictions cost him his life.  The Nazi hanged him on April 9, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war.  Bonhoeffer's last years, his participation in the German resistance, and his moral struggle are dramatized in this film.   More than just a biographical portrait, Bonhoeffer - Agent of Grace sheds light on the little known efforts of the German resistance. 

After lunch we will go to the Master Arts Theater to watch the compelling and inspiring production The Creaking of the Beams. Invite your friends and enjoy these historical presentations of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Travel to Master Arts on your own.

Cost - $29.00 - video, lunch and play or pay $16.00 to watch the video and lunch (no play).

Questions - call Shirley 299-3584

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Tuesday, May 10, Purdue Varsity Men's Glee Club

The Purdue Varsity Men's Glee Club is a widely-acclaimed musical group that has inspired audiences on nine European tours and has performed at five presidential inaugurations. 
This dynamic musical troupe employs a versatile repertoire including gospel, classical choir selections, familiar opera choruses and much more.  They utilize small groups and outstanding soloists to further enhance their programs.
We will enjoy lunch at the center, where a glee club member (s) will be at each table to talk about the history and rules of the Glee Club.  We are offering this trip again this year due to popular demand.

Invite your friends and enjoy this popular musical experience.

Cost $99.00.  $50.00 deposit and balance of $49.00 due March 1, 2016. 
Cost includes deluxe motor coach, coffee and rolls, lunch and concert.  This is a CALL favorite.
Make your reservation today!

Questions - call Shirley 299-3584

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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.