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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.


Saturday, September 27, 2014, A Dutch Festival at Elim

Enjoy a day with the"Dutch" on the campus of Elim Christian Services. The day will begin with a parade and opening ceremonies. Special groups will be providing entertainment throughout the day. The Dutch Village will feature Bloemen (flowers), Geschenken (gifts), Delft (Dutch pottery and decor), Bakkerji (bakery), Farmer's Market and many more Dutch specialities. Special foods for your enjoyment are Banket, Hutspot (beef and potatoes), Oliebollen, Rodekool (red cabbage), Saucijzebroodjes (pigs-in-the-blanket) and Erwtensoep (pea soup).

Enjoy the color, festivities, good food, entertainment and shopping in a Dutch atmosphere on the beautiful Elim campus. A special feature will be a guided tour of Elim for our group. Coffee and rolls are provided on our way to Chicago.

Cost - $49.00 ( Questions – call. Shirley Lautenbach. 299-3584)

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Monday October 6, 2014, ArtPrize- FULL- Waitlist only- call 526-8777.

Join us for an exciting day for our 4th Annual event. We will start the day at Calvin at 9:00 A.M. and return at approximately 4:00 P.M. Several venues will be visited including the top 10 announced the previous weekend. Coffee, donuts, and a delicious lunch will round out our day. Cost for the day: $65. Questions call Glenda or Carl Welmers 243-6431.


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Wednesday and Thursday, October 15 & 16, 2014, Fall Retreat at The Shack

“The Shack” a country bed and breakfast nestled on 100 acres of woods on the lovely Robinson Lake will be the location of our fall retreat. Rev. John DeVries will be our speaker.
Opportunity will be given forexcellent presentations, challenging learning, great fellowship, good food, games, hiking, sitting on a covered porch or relaxing by the lake. At night we will enjoy the famous “Banana Splits” served at “The Shack.”

Cost - $89.00 for double occupancy, add $35 for single occupancy( Questions – call. Shirley Lautenbach. 299-3584)

The Shack

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Friday, October 24, 2014, Cell Block 7 and the Ella Sharp Museum

The Cell Block 7 museum is a new and unique site located within an active working prison system. Cell Block 7, in the Jackson, Michigan penitentiary, is a representation of life as an incarcerated inmate at what was once the largest prison in the world. We will receive an overview of operations and exhibits followed by a self guided tour exploring all areas of the cell block. The tour will be very interesting and informative. After lunch at the Knight’s Steak House and Grill, we will visit the Ella Sharp Museum. At the Ella Sharp museum we will enjoy the tour of the elegantly furnished 19th century farmhouse and experience the Dibble one- room farmhouse, Eli Stilson’s log house and the Merriman-Sharp Tower Barn. There are six galleries that feature exhibits of art and other interesting collections. Cost is $65.00. This includes deluxe
bus, all admission costs and lunch.


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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.