• The Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2017 January Series.

    On Monday, January 16, Lisa Sharon Harper will present “The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right“.

    From Ferguson to New York to Germany, Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good as Sojourners Chief Church Engagement Officer. Prior to joining Sojourners, Lisa was the founding executive director of New York Faith & Justice - an organization at the hub of a new ecumenical movement to end poverty in New York City. She also organized faith leaders to speak out for immigration reform and organized the South Bronx Conversations for Change, a dialogue-to-change project between police and the community. Harper’s faith-rooted approach to advocacy and organizing has activated people across the U.S. and around the world to address structural and political injustice as an outward demonstration of their personal faith. Harper was recognized in 2015 as one of “50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders to Celebrate on International Women’s Day” by Huffington Post. She earned her master’s in human rights from Columbia University and is currently in the process of ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

    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.

  • The Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2017 January Series.

    On Tuesday, January 17, Doris Kearns Goodwin will present “How Did We Get Here? A Historical Perspective on Our Wild 2016 Election“.

    World-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin shines a spotlight on the changes in our political system over the past 150 years that brings us to today: the most exhausting, electrifying and acrimonious presidential campaign cycle in recent history, punctuated by nonstop television and relentless social media coverage. After five decades of studying the presidency, Goodwin finds hope in the knowledge that however fractured our modern political culture seems, our democracy has survived - even thrived -  through troubling times in the past. And however the 2016 U.S. election turns out, it will continue to do so in the future. Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, the winner of many awards and honors, and frequently appears on television networks NBC, MSNBC, CBS,ABC,FOX, CNN, PBS, the Charlie Rose Show, Meet the Press, and many more. She has served as a historical consultant for Ken Burns and Steven Spielberg.

    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.

  • The Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2017 January Series.

    On Wednesday, January 18, Eugene Cho will present “Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World than Actually Changing the World?“.

    Eugene Cho is the founder and lead pastor of Quest Church - an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington. He is also the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages, “a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty” which has been featured in the New York Times, The Seattle Times, NPR and numerous other media outlets. For his entrepreneurial work and spirit, Eugene was honored as one of “50 Everyday American Heroes”. Eugene recently released his first book, Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World?

    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.

  • The Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2017 January Series.

    On Thursday, January 19, Taylor Davis will present “American Violinist in Concert“.

    Taylor Davis is a classically trained American violinist, arranger and composer, whose passion for video game and film music led her to launch her widely popular YouTube channel “ViolinTay” in 2010. Five years, over 150 videos, 1 million subscribers and 140-million views later, she has become one of the fastest rising stars in the digital world. Taylor has released 5 full-length game, anime and film-themed albums, a full-length Christmas album, and most recently a self-titled original album that debuted at #10 on the Billboard Classical Charts. In addition to maintaining a schedule of consistent, high-quality content on YouTube, Taylor has also recorded violin solos on video game scores, including “The Banner Saga” composed by Grammy-nominated Austin Wintory. A regular at VidCons and E3 Expos, Davis has performed live on many stages and events throughout the United States and Europe. Taylor began studying the violin at age 8 and continued her classical training through college where she graduated magna cum laude from Gonzaga University with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Violin Performance.

    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.

  • The Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2017 January Series.

    On Friday, January 20, Bryan Dik will present “How to Find and Live Your Calling: Lessons from the Psychology of Vocation“.

    Bryan Dik is Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University and Co-founder and Chief Science Officer of jobZology. Bryan has published extensively on topics related to meaningful work and perceptions of work as a calling. He is co-author of Make Your Job Your Calling: How the Psychology of Vocation Can Change Your Life at Work, and co-editor of two other books: Psychology of Religion and Workplace Spirituality and Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace.  Bryan earned his B.A. in psychology from Calvin College and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

    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.

  • The Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2017 January Series.

    On Monday, January 23, Jeremy Courtney will present “The World is a Scary Place, Love Anyway“.

    In the heart of conflict, there is only one kind of love big enough to change a nation: a love that strikes first. Jeremy Courtney is the founder of Preemptive Love Coalition, a development organization that works across Iraq providing lifesaving surgeries for children and more recently responds to the daily needs of those living in the shadow of ISIS. He is also the author of Preemptive Love, a book that invites you to walk along the front lines of the struggle for peace with Jeremy in a firsthand account of his team’s quest to mend hearts and save lives in the world’s most notorious war-torn country. Jeremy hosts conversations about peacemaking and Muslim-Christian relations and shares stories of love and hope from the front lines of Syria and Iraq, where he has lived for over a decade with his wife and two children.

    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.

  • The Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin College’s 2017 January Series.

    On Tuesday, January 24, N.T. (Tom) Wright will present “The Royal Revolution: Fresh Perspectives on the Cross“.

    Nicholas Thomas Wright taught New Testament studies for 20 years at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities and served as the Bishop of Durham from 2003 until his retirement in 2010. He now serves as chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. Considered one of the world’s leading Bible scholars, he has been featured on ABC NewsThe Colbert ReportDateline, and Fresh Air.  Wright is the award-winning author of Simply Good News, Simply Jesus, Simply Christian, Surprised by Hope, How God Became King, Scripture and the Authority of God, Surprised by Scripture, and The Case for the Psalms, as well as the recent translation of the New Testament The Kingdom New Testament and the much heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God. He has authored nearly 50 books including his most recent The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion.

    Note: Tom Wright will also be a presenter at the Worship Symposium taking place at Calvin College January 25-28, 2017.  Details and registration information available online.

    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.

  • dr-t-rex_thumbs-up1Prehistoric fun and laughs happen fast in this action-packed, up-beat, audience interactive show with unexpected surprises and thrills at every turn. Kids love that Dr. T-Rex is off-the-wall, wacky and a ton of fun. Parents and teachers love that the messages are powerful and designed to enhance classroom lessons. With realistic, life-size dinosaur puppets, audience participation, museum quality fossils, amazing acts of astonishment and a jolt of comic energy, Dr. T-Rex connects with students in all grades to jump-start their love of reading and boost their literary skills so they can think, talk and act like real paleontologists.

    After the show you get your chance to meet Rexie the T-Rex! A gentle, anatomically perfect, realistic dinosaur puppet which stands over 8’ tall and 12’ long. Imagine the excitement as her handler leads Rexie on a leash from one area to another, with crowds of enthusiastic children, teens and adults following along. Everyone loves to make friends and take their picture with Rexie! Rexie creates a once-in-meet-rexie-the-t-rex_photo1a-lifetime meet and greet encounter that is both awe-inspiring and educational.

    Recommended for kids ages kindergarten through sixth grade. Join Dr. T-Rex and Rexie the T-Rex for an unforgettable family experience of legendary proportions!

    Click here to purchase tickets! $15 for adults and $5 for children 18 and under.  3:00 p.m. Main Stage. General Admission.

    Tickets are available here online, on the Dogwood Facebook page, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont.

    Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event.  For information, phone 231.924.8885.

    NCCA-Artsplace hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • parlor-guitar-by-don-benson2-700x5601The annual NCCA-Artsplace West Michigan Luthier concert is back at the Dogwood on February 11!

    The ultimate combination of music and visual arts happens at the NCCA-Artsplace’s West Michigan Luthier Concert! Come out and enjoy live performances by West Michigan musicians performing on hand-made instruments from regional luthiers.

    To complement the concert, an exhibit of photographs of handmade instruments made by these local luthiers is on display in the Dogwood Gallery from January 10 through February 28.  The photographs include ukuleles, mandolins, violins and acoustic guitars.

    Click here to purchase your tickets! Tickets are $12.50. Black Box. 7:30 p.m. Doors for exhibit open at 6:30 p.m.

    Dogwood Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and two hours prior to an event. For information, phone 231.924.8885.

    NCCA-Artsplace hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For information, phone 231.924.4022.

  • grb-peter-panPeter Pan comes to life in Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s rendition of the classic story. Choreographed by Junior Company Artistic Director Attila Mosolygo, this performance is perfect for kids of all ages. Peter Pan has all the fun and exciting elements of the story, like pirates and mermaids and the vividness of a child’s imagination.

    This program is funded in part by grants from the Fremont Area Community Foundation and The Gerber Foundation.

    Celebrating its 45th anniversary this season, the Grand Rapids Ballet remains committed to lifting the human spirit through the art of dance.  Grand Rapids Ballet is Michigan’s only professional ballet company and has a rich history marked by steady growth, a commitment to excellence, and strong community support.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Adults $17.50, kids 18 and under $10. Main Stage. Reserved Seating. 7:30 p.m.

    Dogwood Box Office Hours are Tuesday-Friday 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 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 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. For more information please contact the Artsplace at 231.924.4022.

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