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


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

Love Thy Neighbor
Friday, March 16, 9:00 am

Spend a day getting to know about the Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim members of our community and how they worship. The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. from the Prince Conference Center and make our first stop at Temple Emanuel. At the Temple, the Rabbi will provide an overview of the Jewish community and a tour of this beautiful facility.

At 11:30, we'll board the bus for a short trip to the Islamic Mosque and Religious Institute.  At the Mosque, we'll enjoy a buffet lunch, featuring a selection of typical Middle Eastern food, including baklava for dessert. Our host, Akrem Mutahr, will provide us with an overview of the Islamic faith and allow us to observe the 1:30 pm prayer service.

We’ll then depart at 3:00 for the Grand Rapids Buddhist and Zen Center for a tour and an overview of Buddhism.  Please wear warm socks as we'll be asked to leave our shoes/boots at the door.  We'll arrive back at Calvin by 5:30 p.m. with a renewed understanding of how other members of our community practice their faith.

Cost: $55 per person, includes lunch and coach bus transportation.

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

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

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.

(Consider signing up for the spring Sense and Sensibility course in the curriculum guide offered by Kathi Groenendyk on four Wednesdays at 1:30 pm beginning February 21 to deepen your experience).

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. 



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 so we can return the unused tickets. 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.

*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.