Khaznat al-Faroun at Petra, Jordan. Photo taken by Calvin College professor Bert DeVries

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Prince Conference Center
1800 East Beltline SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

1-800-PETRA05
(616) 526-7800

Experience Experience
Return to the PETRA homepage April 4, 2005 - August 15, 2005
Lost City of Stone

Events Calendar

The Archive

Date/Time Title Description
1/15/2005 9:00 AM Petra Revealed An opportunity for local educators to learn about teaching resources, classroom projects, and lesson plans for Petra: Lost City of Stone. A continental breakfast is provided (includes exhibit entry voucher), continuing education credit available. Call 616-526-7800 to register, limited seating.
1/22/2005 9:00 AM Petra Revealed An opportunity for local educators to learn about teaching resources, classroom projects, and lesson plans for Petra: Lost City of Stone. A continental breakfast is provided (includes exhibit entry voucher), continuing education credit available. Call 616-526-7800 to register, limited seating.
1/29/2005 9:00 AM Petra Revealed An opportunity for local educators to learn about teaching resources, classroom projects, and lesson plans for Petra: Lost City of Stone. A continental breakfast is provided (includes exhibit entry voucher), continuing education credit available. Call 616-526-7800 to register, limited seating.
2/5/2005 9:00 AM Petra Revealed An opportunity for local educators to learn about teaching resources, classroom projects, and lesson plans for Petra: Lost City of Stone. A continental breakfast is provided (includes exhibit entry voucher), continuing education credit available. Call 616-526-7800 to register, limited seating.
2/10/2005 12:00 PM Petra: A Rose-Red City Half as Old as Time CALL Noontime Series Lecture
2/12/2005 9:00 AM Petra Revealed An opportunity for local educators to learn about teaching resources, classroom projects, and lesson plans for Petra: Lost City of Stone. A continental breakfast is provided (includes exhibit entry voucher), continuing education credit available. Call 616-526-7800 to register, limited seating.
3/1/2005 3:15 PM CALL Course 3-S2005 "Petra and the Nabataeans: Background to the Petra Exhibit" with Professor Bert deVries. CALL members only.
3/8/2005 3:15 PM CALL Course 3-S2005 "Petra and the Nabataeans: Background to the Petra Exhibit" with Professor Bert deVries. CALL members only.
3/22/2005 3:15 PM CALL Course 3-S2005 "Petra and the Nabataeans: Background to the Petra Exhibit" with Professor Bert deVries. CALL members only.
3/29/2005 3:15 PM CALL Course 3-S2005 "Petra and the Nabataeans: Background to the Petra Exhibit" with Professor Bert deVries. CALL members only.
3/30/2005 9:00 AM Press Conference/Media Sneak Preview Press conference/media sneak preview of Petra: Lost City of Stone. This conference is free to members of the press/media and includes a brief sneak preview as well as an exhibition voucher for a later tour. Reception to follow.
3/30/2005 3:30 PM Jordan's Ambassador Karim Kawar Come join an audience with His Excellency Ambassador Karim Kawar, Jordan's Amabassdor to the U.S.A., who will speak on: "A View from Jordan: Challenges and Opportunities in the Middle East." A question and answer period will follow his lecture.
4/4/2005 9:30 AM EXHIBITION OPENS Come to Calvin from April 4 to August 15 to experience the story of this amazing city and its people.
4/6/2005 9:30 AM Spring Break Craft Time for Kids Take your kids to Calvin and enjoy making some handcrafts together and then tour the exhibition as well.
4/6/2005 1:30 PM Spring Break Craft Time for Kids Take your kids to Calvin and enjoy making some handcrafts together and then tour the exhibition as well.
4/7/2005 9:30 AM Spring Break Craft Time for Kids Take your kids to Calvin and enjoy making some handcrafts together and then tour the exhibition as well.
4/7/2005 1:30 PM Spring Break Craft Time for Kids Take your kids to Calvin and enjoy making some handcrafts together and then tour the exhibition as well.
4/8/2005 7:00 PM Taste of the Mediterranean An opportunity to experience a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods in the Khazneh Cafe (authentically decorated). All you can eat!
4/12/2005 6:30 PM Zaman Ya Petra Premiere Dinner Zaman Ya Petra (Petra: Once Upon a Time) Premiere dinner at Noto's Italian Restaurant. Arrival is at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $75 per plate, the dress code is business attire.
4/13/2005 12:00 PM Noon Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speakers Drs. Pierre and Patricia Bikai presenting "Churches and Scrolls of Petra" and "American Archaeological Work in Jordan."
4/13/2005 6:00 PM Calvin Around Town - Grand Rapids Chapter Invitation only and includes exhibition tour.
4/14/2005 6:30 PM Petra and the Nabataeans Part III of History 261 class by professor Bert deVries. Tuition $430 for one semester-hour credit for students; $215 for one semester-hour audit credit, continuing education credit available (includes exhibition entry). Pre-registration required.
4/15/2005 6:00 PM Calvin Around Town - Grand Rapids Chapter Invitation only and includes exhibition tour. Online registration is available.
4/16/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
4/18/2005 6:00 PM Calvin Around Town - Lakeshore Chapter Invitation only and includes exhibition tour.
4/19/2005 12:00 PM CRC Pastors Lunch Lunch followed by a tour of the exhibition at 1:30 pm.
4/19/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Martha Sharp-Joukowsky. Her lecture is entitled Petra's Great Temple. Continuing education credit is available.
4/20/2005 12:00 PM Noon Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Martha Sharp-Joukowsky presenting "The Great Temple: 12 years of Excavations".
4/21/2005 6:30 PM Petra and the Nabataeans Part III of History 261 class by professor Bert deVries. Tuition $430 for one semester-hour credit for students; $215 for one semester-hour audit credit, continuing education credit available (includes exhibition entry). Pre-registration required.
4/23/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
4/26/2005 12:00 PM CRC Pastors Lunch Lunch followed by a tour of the exhibition at 1:30 pm.
4/26/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. David Graf presenting "Rediscovering Petra, Lost City of the Nabataeans," Continuing education credit is available.
4/27/2005 12:00 PM Noon Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. David Graf presenting "Petra and the Nabataeans."
4/28/2005 6:30 PM Petra and the Nabataeans Part III of History 261 class by professor Bert deVries. Tuition $430 for one semester-hour credit for students; $215 for one semester-hour audit credit, continuing education credit available (includes exhibition entry). Call (616) 526-6155 to register, pre-registration required.
4/30/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
5/3/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Glenn Markoe presenting "Cross Cultural Influences." Continuing education credit is available.
5/4/2005 12:00 PM Noon Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Clarence Menninga presenting "Geological Petra."
5/5/2005 6:30 PM Petra and the Nabataeans Part III of History 261 class by professor Bert deVries. Tuition $430 for one semester-hour credit for students; $215 for one semester-hour audit credit, continuing education credit available (includes exhibition entry). Call (616) 526-6155 to register, pre-registration required.
5/7/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
5/7/2005 12:00 PM Petra Family Festival Petra Family Festival:$15/adults; $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17. Bringing the Middle East to West Michigan through song, dance and much, much more.
5/7/2005 12:00 PM Calvin Around Town - SE Michigan Chapter Join other guests at the Petra Family Festival
5/10/2005 12:00 PM CRC Pastors Lunch Lunch followed by a tour of the exhibition at 1:30 pm.
5/10/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Bert de Vries presenting "Nabataen in the North." Continuing education credit is available.
5/11/2005 12:00 PM Noon Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Bert de Vries presenting "Petra and Hollywood."
5/13/2005 6:00 PM Calvin Around Town-Kalamazoo and Lansing Chapters Invitation only and includes exhibition tour.
5/14/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
5/17/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Mrs. Widad Kawar presenting "Cultural Treasures of Jordan: Traditional Expression."
5/18/2005 12:00 PM Noon Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Mrs. Widad Kawar presenting "Heritage and Culture: Bedouin Life."
5/20/2005 12:00 PM Taste of the Mediterranean SOLD OUT: An opportunity to experience a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods in the Khazneh Cafe (authentically decorated). All you can eat!
5/21/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
5/24/2005 12:00 PM CRC Pastors Lunch Lunch followed by a tour of the exhibition at 1:30 pm.
5/31/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Mr. Neal Bierling presenting "Excavations at Little Petra."
6/1/2005 12:00 PM Noon Lecture Series - CANCELLED CANCELLED: Public lecture with guest speaker Ms. Vivian Ronay presenting "The Bedouin of Petra."
6/7/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Mr. Douglas Comer presenting "Hydroloogy: Relationship to Preservation." Continuing education credit is available.
6/14/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Bethany Walker presenting "Petra at the Time of the Crusades." Continuing education credit is available.

Dr. Walker is a historian/archaeologist with specialization in the Islamic eras of Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Egypt using combined expertise in Arab economic texts and Islamic ceramics; director of two Islamic-era archaeological projects in Jordan and Professor of History at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.
6/17/2005 8:00 PM Mezze and Music This event will give you a taste of the food and culture of the Mediterranean. Entertainment by Boston musicians Karim Nagi Mohammed and Turbo Tabla, and belly dancer Azziza.
6/18/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
6/21/2005 12:00 PM CRC Pastors Lunch Lunch followed by a tour of the exhibition at 1:30 pm.
6/24/2005 6:00 PM Alumni 45-Year Class Reunion Invitation only and includes exhibition tour.
6/24/2005 7:00 PM Taste of the Mediterranean An opportunity to experience a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods in the Khazneh Cafe (authentically decorated). All you can eat!
6/25/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
6/28/2005 12:00 PM CRC Pastors Lunch Lunch followed by a tour of the exhibition at 1:30 pm.
6/28/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Bjorn Anderson, presenting "The Archaeology of Nabataean Women." Dr. Anderson, an archaeologist and art historian, completed his PhD at University of Michigan in May 2005. He wrote his thesis on the relationship between architectural decoration at Petra and the design of Persian and Parthian buildings.
7/11/2005 12:00 PM Business Executives at Petra Join Calvin College President Gaylen Byker and other business executives of West Michigan for this networking reception. Meet new business contacts; enjoy a true taste of Mediterranean
hors d'oeuvres and learn about Petra: Lost City of Stone.
7/12/2005 7:00 PM CANCELLED - Evening Lecture Series CANCELLED - Public lecture with guest speaker Dr. Traianos Gagos presenting "Petra Scrolls."
7/15/2005 6:00 PM Alumni 10-Year Class Reunion Invitation only and includes exhibition tour.
7/16/2005 12:00 AM Alumni 20-Year Class Reunion Invitation only and includes exhibition tour.
7/21/2005 8:00 PM Scheherazade / Petra Ballet A world-premiere ballet dance choreographed by the Grand Rapids Ballet Company exclusively for the Petra: Lost City of Stone exhibition.
7/22/2005 1:00 PM Dig Deep, Dig Deeper Alumni family and friends of all ages: the Alumni Office invites you to come to campus for a weekend of exploration.
7/22/2005 8:00 PM Scheherazade / Petra Ballet A world-premiere ballet dance choreographed by the Grand Rapids Ballet Company exclusively for the Petra: Lost City of Stone exhibition.
7/23/2005 12:00 AM Dig Deep, Dig Deeper Alumni family and friends of all ages: the Alumni Office invites you to come to campus for a weekend of exploration.
7/23/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
7/23/2005 8:00 PM Scheherazade / Petra Ballet A world-premiere ballet dance choreographed by the Grand Rapids Ballet Company exclusively for the Petra: Lost City of Stone exhibition.
7/24/2005 8:00 AM Dig Deep, Dig Deeper Alumni family and friends of all ages: the Alumni Office invites you to come to campus for a weekend of exploration.
7/26/2005 7:00 PM Evening Lecture Series Dr. Khairyeh 'Amr presents "Nabataean Pottery." Dr. 'Amr is an archaeologist specialized in ceramics and expert on Nabataean pottery; author of numerous articles on the Nabataean ceramics industry and typology at Petra; former editor of ADAJ (Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan), and Senior Archaeologist of the Jordan National Museum Project.
7/29/2005 7:00 PM Taste of the Mediterranean An opportunity to experience a variety of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods in the Khazneh Cafe (authentically decorated). All you can eat!
7/30/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
8/5/2005 8:00 PM Mezze and Music Entertainment by Emad Batayeh, a rising Jordanian singer from Detroit, and his band. This event will give you a taste of the food and culture of the Mediterranean, an event done cabaret style! You will enjoy a plethora of substantial Mediterranean foods, as well as two hours of live entertainment.
8/6/2005 9:00 AM Dig Petra Family Field Trip Dig Petra with a Family Field Trip at the Al Beidha excavation site behind the Prince Conference Center! $15/adult, $12/children between the ages of 5 and 17 (includes exhibition tour at 12:30pm). Pre-registration required, groups limited to 20. Package for four persons (two adults and two children): $50 (includes dig site excavation, exhibition ticket and a 10% off coupon at Khazneh Cafe).
8/13/2005 2:00 PM Grand Finale This event will feature a host of vendors, providing Middle Eastern goods, souvenirs, jewelry, music, books, and even non-perishable groceries. There will be stations of all types, including henna art, caricature, as well as dance and a "Dress Petra" photography station. Entertainment provided by the Al-Arz dance group from Ottawa, Ontario. The talented belly dancer Deniz from Ohio will join Al-Arz in offering the best in traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern song and dance. Children's entertainment includes fun with DJ the clown arts and crafts from 3-7 p.m.
8/15/2005 9:30 AM LAST DAY Don't miss your last chance to experience Petra: Lost City of Stone!
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