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If you have questions regarding any of these events please contact or phone 616-526-8777.


Please go to the Online Registration Site to register. Under Search Options on the left, select semester- fall2018-events.

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ArtPrize 10

Two date options: Either Monday, October 1 or Tuesday, October 2

The Member Events committee is pleased to offer a return trip to ArtPrize. In this tenth celebratory year, guests can choose one of two options- Monday, October 1 or Tuesday, October 2.

ArtPrize began nearly ten years ago as an experiment - a totally new event, unlike anything the world had ever seen. Repeating again this fall, three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids become an open playing field where anyone can find a voice in the conversation about what is art and why it matters. Art from around the world pops up all over the city of Grand Rapids.

Our guests will start their day departing from the Prince Conference Center via coach bus transportation to the Sweet House, formerly the Women’s City Club for coffee/tea and muffins. From there, we enjoy early access to the Grand Rapids Art Museum at 11:00 am, typically a large venue for ArtPrize exhibits. Following the GRAM, CALL guests will enjoy specific stops related to the prior weekend’s “top 20” announcement. A delicious catered lunch at the Pearl Street Holiday Inn is included in your afternoon activities. (Notify the office if you have any dietary restrictions.)

If CALL members would like to enhance this member event trip, they can register any time after August 5 for the CALL course #10 on ArtPrize led by Nick Kroeze. In the first three classes, Nick will cover what is art, what is ArtPrize, and bring in guest speakers of ArtPrize. Following a week break for the Member Event trips, Nick will conclude his course discussing the top 20, including the category winners, judge vote, public vote, and the reasons why they were chosen.

While every year is different, you can expect to see art everywhere. Art that makes you feel. Art that makes you think. Art that makes you wonder. As you may recall from the news, ArtPrize moves to a biennial schedule after this year.

Cost is $70 per person.

If you have questions, either email Cherie Grunske at or phone the CALL office at 526-8777.


A Day in Hyde Park

Friday, October 26, CALL members have the opportunity to spend the day in Hyde Park, Chicago. Several activities are located at or near the University of Chicago.

We begin our day at the Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House with a one-hour tour followed by a boxed lunch provided by the Robie House. At 1:00 CST, we begin our tour at the Oriental Institute of Chicago. (For those interested, you are invited to register also for Henry Luttikhuizen’s fall course #65 on the ancient art of the Middle East.) This museum perfectly complements the material Henry will teach in his course.

After spending a couple hours at the museum, CALL members can spend an hour at the Seminary Co-Op Library and coffee shop on the campus. Widely regarded as one of the best academic bookstores in the world, the Co-op houses an extensive collection of scholarly titles.

We conclude with a 5:00 CST Carillon bell recital at the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel where you can either hear and view the recital in the Chapel or climb with the carillonneur the 271 steps to the bells. After the one-hour recital, we board the bus to return to Grand Rapids with dinner en route.

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Saturday, November 17, CALL will offer a lunch and matinee performance to Master Arts Theatre The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, from the author C.S. Lewis. Check in future newsletters for registration details. Note that Wes Kort is offering a C.S. Lewis course #29, covering the last two chronicles of Narnia; The Magician’s Nephew and The Last Battle. Wes’ class opens for registration on August 6..

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Jersey Boys


In late July, CALL members are invited to join Calvin Alumni for the Grand Rapids Broadway production of Jersey Boys on Friday, November 30. The evening begins with a brief happy hour and plated dinner at the University Club at 6:00 pm. Guests will walk across the street to the DeVos for the 8:00 pm show. Your ticket includes post-show conversation with cast and free park at the University Club lots. The cost is $100 per person


*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.