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    Grammy®-Awarded and Emmy-nominated, Eileen Ivers, continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a fiercely fresh, powerfully beautiful, intensely driving world stage experience. Eileen has performed with Sting, ‘Fiddlers 3’, The Chieftains, was the groundbreaking musical star of Riverdance, a former member of the Hall & Oates band, and she is one of the most awarded All-Ireland Fiddle and Banjo champions ever. Eileen has been proclaimed “a national treasure” by NCTA Board Chairman George Holt as she celebrates her 30 plus year career as a performer, composer, producer, songwriter, band leader, educator, multi-instrumentalist and renowned pioneer in connecting her American, Irish traditional, jazz, blues, and world roots.

    Eileen Ivers “Joyful Christmas” recalls the roaring hearths and resounding laughter that are part and parcel of Christmas in Irish families, she interweaves age-old Wren Day songs, beloved American carols, and even a jigging Bach in An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas. With her signature warmth, Ivers invites listeners in for a tuneful, soulful celebration capturing the true spirit of the season and telling the story of Christmas through music.

    The presenting sponsors of Eileen Ivers: Joyful Christmas at the Dogwood Center are HS&C Wealth Management - a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and H&S Companies.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $25.00. Main Stage. Reserved seating. 7:30 p.m.

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885.

    Tickets may also be purchased at the NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

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    The Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2019 January Series.

    Todd Cioffi and Christiana de Groot

    THE TRANSFORMATIVE AND REDEMPTIVE POWER OF (A CHRISTIAN) EDUCATION

    Thursday, January 3
    Underwritten by: Holland Litho Printing Services and Howard Miller

    As faculty members of Calvin College and co-directors of the Calvin Prison Initiative (CPI), Dr. Cioffi is a professor and department chair in the Congregational and Ministry Studies department and Dr. de Groot is a professor in the Religion department. Created in 2016 through a partnership between Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary, CPI is a unique program that provides a Christian liberal arts education to inmates at Handlon prison in Ionia, MI. This five-year program results in a Bachelor of Arts degree from Calvin College. The Calvin Prison Initiative brings hope, dignity and the opportunity for real accomplishment.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • arthurbrooksThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2019 January Series.

    Arthur C. Brooks

    BRINGING AMERICA TOGETHER

    Friday, January 4
    Underwritten by: Barnes & Thornburg, LLP and the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics

    Arthur C. Brooks is an American social scientist, musician, and columnist for The New York Times. He is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, and is best known for his work on the junctions between culture, economics, and politics.  He is the author of 11 books, including two New York Times best sellers: The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise and The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Jimmy Lin

    FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS ABOUT CANCER

    Monday, January 7
    Underwritten by: Russ & Leann Jelsema

    Due to contractual restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    Dr. Cheng-Ho Jimmy Lin is the Chief Scientific Officer of Oncology, at Natera. Most recently, he led the clinical genomics program at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He was part of one of the first clinical genomics labs in academia at Washington University in St. Louis and led the computational analyses of the first ever exome sequencing studies in cancer, including breast, colorectal, pancreatic, glioblastoma, medulloblastoma, and melanoma at Johns Hopkins. He has published in top academic journals, such as Science, Nature, and Cell, and has been an expert in national and international media outlets, such as The New York TimesForbesBloomberg Businessweek, and The Washington Post.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Kara Powell

    GROWING YOUNG: HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE DISCOVER AND LOVE THE CHURCH

    Tuesday, January 8
    Underwritten by: Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning

    In the midst of the discouraging reports about the aging and decline of churches today, what steps do savvy churches take that help them best love and serve teenagers and young adults?  Kara Powell is the executive director of the Fuller Youth Institute and associate professor of youth and family ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary who will be addressing this question and many like it in her talk.  Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women to Watch,” she is the author or coauthor of several books, including Growing Young and Sticky Faith, and a regular speaker at national leadership and youth ministry conferences across the country.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Mariela Shaker

    FINDING REFUGE ON THE STAGE

    Wednesday, January 9
    Underwritten by: I.C.N. Foundation

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    Mariela Shaker is an accomplished Syrian violinist and award winning refugee advocate who survived the war in Syria and the University of Aleppo attack in January 2013.  During her time at the university, she was the youngest violin teacher at the Arabic Institute of Music, where she risked death every day commuting between home and the Institute to create beauty through her violin and inspire children to pursue their dreams.  Having received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, she fled to the United States to further study music with a full scholarship to Monmouth College.  Unable to return home, Mariela was granted refugee status in the US.  She was named a “Champion of Change” by President Barack Obama and appointed a UNHCR High Profile Supporter in 2015.  Since then she has received a number of additional awards including the Points of Light Award in 2017 and the Anne Frank Honorary Award in 2018.  She has performed at prestigious venues such as The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, United Nations, among others and has traveled to Hong Kong, Netherlands, UK, Geneva, UAE and all over the US using her music to build bridges, promote peace, and raise awareness of the plights of refugees.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

  • jennabushhagercloseupThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2019 January Series.

    Jenna Bush Hager

    A MODERATED CONVERSATION WITH JENNA BUSH HAGER: TELLING STORIES THAT INSPIRE

    Thursday, January 10
    Underwritten by: The Peter C. and Emajean Cook Foundation and Holland Home

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    Jenna Hager is an educator, author, contributing correspondent on NBC’s Today show and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine.  Throughout her career, she has worked tirelessly to bring attention to the causes she is most passionate about: education, literacy, and women’s and children’s issues.  She serves as the Founding Chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation initiative, which connects young leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators with the lifesaving work of UNICEF and is the author or co-author of four books. She is the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    Craig Detweiler

    SEARCHING FOR THE IMAGE OF GOD IN A DIGITAL AGE

    Friday, January 11
    Underwritten by: Calvin Center for Innovation in Business

    Craig Detweiler is an author, filmmaker, theologian, and cultural commentator recently named the third president of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.  Previously he was professor of Communication and creative director of the Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine University. He is the author of several books on technology and culture including iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives and most recently Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age. Craig’s cultural commentary has been featured on ABC’s Nightline, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

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    These purveyors of Americana infused Gypsy Jazz take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club sounds of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. Harmonious Wail recently celebrated their 30th anniversary as sublime entertainers who have mastered the art of lifting spirits. The band consists of Sims Delaney-Potthoff, a mandolin virtuoso, bandleader, vocalist and master of all things behind the curtain, Maggie Delaney-Potthoff, vocalist extraordinaire whose percussive instrument of choice is a cardboard box, but who also has a knack for exploring the musicality of almost any household object, and Jeffo Weiss, master bassist who dazzles and mesmerizes on both upright and electric bass.

    Harmonious Wail works with with National Public Radio where they are honored to be recognized as the “favorite house band” for the program “Says You” where they’ve matched their wits with the panelists. Their songs have graced the program “All Things Considered” and they have gifted their composition “The Money Song” to NPR stations across the country for annual fundraising programs.  Their songs, “People Stuff and “ I Like to Feel My Bones” both received International Songwriters Award, and four of their Gypsy Jazz compositions were cleverly woven into the film score of the internationally acclaimed independent film, ”I Really Hate My Job”.

    True warriors for musicians worldwide, they are founding members of the highly respected International Folk Alliance, have created their own foundation, the Henry Mac Fund, supporting the arts in their hometown of Madison, Wisconsin and are recipients of the 2017 Musicnotes Outstanding Musical Career Achievement Award.

    Click here to purchase tickets! $15.00. Black Box. General admission seating. 7:30 p.m. Tables can be reserved with the purchase of eight tickets.

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For more information please contact the Dogwood Box Office at 231.924.8885.

    Tickets may also be purchased at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont. Hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For more information please contact NCCA-Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

  • nicholaskristofThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2019 January Series.

    Nicholas Kristof

    LESSONS FROM 30 YEARS OF COVERING THE WORLD

    Monday, January 14
    Underwritten by: World Renew and The Center for Excellence in Preaching

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation is not recorded or archived.

    Nicholas Kristof has been a columnist for The New York Times since 2001. After graduating from Harvard, he studied law at Oxford University and then studied Arabic in Cairo. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his coverage of Tiananmen Square and the genocide in Darfur, along with many humanitarian awards such as the Anne Frank Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He has traveled to more than 150 countries, was The New York Times’s first blogger, and has millions of followers across social media platforms.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin College January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin College January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.