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

    On Wednesday, January 4, Karin Maag will present “500 Years Later: Why the Reformation Still Matters”.

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    Karin Maag is the director of the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies at Calvin College, one of the world’s foremost collections of works on or by John Calvin.  She is also a member of Calvin’s History department, having begun her work at Calvin in 1997.  She obtained her PhD from the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland and is the author, editor, or translator of nine books including Seminary or University? The Genevan Academy and Reformed Higher Education, 1560-1620; Worship in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Change and Continuity; and most recently Lifting Hearts to the Lord: Worship with John Calvin in Sixteenth-Century Geneva. She has obtained five major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to direct summer seminars and institutes at Calvin College.  The most recent of these, “Teaching the Reformation after 500 Years,” brought 25 faculty and graduate students from across the US to Calvin College for an intensive three-week institute in July 2016.

    This lecture will be broadcast live 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 5, Matthew Desmond will present “Poverty and Profit in the American City”.

    Matthew Desmond is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Science at Harvard University and the co-founder of the Justice and Poverty Project. His writing on poverty in America has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Chicago Tribune. In 2015, Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant. His newly released book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. The reality in our country is that most poor renting families spend more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In his book, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

    This lecture will be broadcast live 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 6, Mark Charles will present “Race, Trauma, and the Doctrine of Discovery”.

    Mark Charles is a speaker, writer, and consultant who works on issues of race, culture, and faith.  He works through the ministry 5 Small Loaves and is a program affiliate with the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in the area of worship and culture. Mark also works with numerous tribes and indigenous cultures in the United States and around the world on how best to hold onto indigenous cultures, languages, world views and educational models while living in highly Western and assimilated environments.  His desire is to build “cross-cultural relationships of forgiveness, repentance, love and hope that result in walking in beauty with one another and God.” He regularly writes on his blog Reflections from the Hogan. He is the son of a Dutch American woman and a Navajo man.

    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 9, Reshma Saujani will present “Closing the Gender Gap in Technology”.

    Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future.  In her groundbreaking book, Women Who Don’t Wait in Line, Saujani advocates for a new model of female leadership focused on embracing risk and failure, promoting mentorship and sponsorship and boldly charting your own course - personally and professionally.  Saujani has worked both in the private sector as an attorney and in public service as the deputy public advocate of New York City, most recently running a spirited campaign for public advocate on a platform of creating educational and economic opportunities for women and girls, immigrants and those who have been sidelined in the political process.  A true political entrepreneur, Saujani has been fearless in her efforts to disrupt both politics and technology to create positive change.  Saujani is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale Law School.  She was named to CNBC’s Next List; Crain’s 40 under 40; FORTUNE’s 40 under 40; Forbes’ Most Powerful Women Changing the World; Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People; and a number of other honors.

    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 10, Abraham Nussbaum will present “Tinkering in Today’s Healthcare Factories: Pursuing the Renewal of Medicine“.

    Abraham Nussbaum is a physician and writer. His memoir, The Finest Traditions of My Calling: One Physician’s Search for the Renewal of Medicine, explores how healthcare reform is transforming the practice of medicine, turning physicians into technicians, and hospitals into factories. Dr. Nussbaum practices at Denver Health, an academic safety-net hospital in downtown Denver. He previously directed its adult impatient psychiatry units, which care for adults throughout Colorado experiencing mental health crises. He currently serves as Chief Education Officer, providing strategic vision, daily direction, and administrative oversight for Denver Health’s clinical education programs. Dr. Nussbaum grew up in Colorado, studied literature and religion at Swarthmore, and completed medical school and psychiatry residency at the University of North Carolina. In his practice, he strives to inhabit the roles described in his book, asking how he and his fellow practitioners can restore patients to health through person-centered care.

    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.

  • sleepingbeauty20171The Sleeping Beauty, a crowing jewel of Marius Petipa’s career, is often considered the finest achievement of the Classical ballet. It is a supreme demonstration of the challenge of Petipa’s style - steel point work, sharply accented spinning turns, soaring leaps, high extensions, brilliant battery (beats in the air), daring lifts and, in addition, it gives a fairy tale plot lavish stage treatment.

    A baby princess, condemned at her christening by an evil fairy to prick her finger and die on her 16th birthday, is saved by the gift of the good Lilac fairy, who declares the princess will only sleep until awakened by the kiss of a prince. The fairy tale, replete with a king and queen, fairies both good and evil, a beautiful princess and dream prince, magical stage effects, and courtly splendor, lent itself perfectly to the full evening ballet theater.

    The Russian National Ballet Theatre has over 50 dancers of singular instruction and vast experience, and is one of the most respected dance companies in the world.

    This production is a full length ballet in three acts with one intermission.

    Click here to purchase tickets! Adults $25. Children 18 and under $15. 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.

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

    On Wednesday, January 11, Gary Haugen will present “Until All Are Free: A Look at Slavery Today and the Church’s Invitation to End It “.

    Gary Haugen is CEO and founder of International Justice Mission. Before founding IJM in 1997, Gary was a human rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focused on crimes of police misconduct. In 1994, he served as the Director of the United Nations’ investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. In this role, he led an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensic experts to gather evidence that would eventually be used to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice. Gary received a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. Gary has been recognized by the U.S. State Department as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero” - the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to protect the poor from violence has been featured by Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, the New Yorker, The Times of India, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, the Guardian and National Public Radio, among many other outlets. He is the author of several books, including Good News About Injustice; Just Courage; and, most recently, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence.

    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 12, Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray will present “I’ll Push You: A Story of Radical Friendship, Overcoming Challenges and the Power of Community “.

    $presenter.firstNameGroupName Justin Skeesuck & Patrick GrayIn the spring of 2012, Justin Skeesuck asked his best friend of nearly 40 years, Patrick Gray, to tackle the epic 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain called the Camino de Santiago. The challenge? Justin lives life in a wheelchair. When asked, Patrick’s response was simple and direct, he said, “I’ll push you.” Two years later, they started their journey and had absolutely no idea how they would make the 500 miles from France to the Cathedral in Santiago, they just knew they had to get there. Justin and Patrick had to rely on the help and strength of friends, acquaintances and even complete strangers in order to navigate the many challenges they faced on their 34-day journey. Since returning from Spain, they have used their heartfelt storytelling to share the comical details of their journey… the joys, the struggles, the beautiful relationships and the lessons they learned in faith, hope, love and friendship. Their goal in sharing their story is that others will walk away recognizing that each life is not defined by its limitations, but is defined by what is accomplished in spite of those limitations.

    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 13, Todd Huizinga will present “The EU and Global Governance“.

    Todd Huizinga is a senior research fellow at the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College. As a U.S. diplomat from 1992-2012, Huizinga served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Luxembourg, political counselor at the U.S. mission to the European Union in Brussels, consul for political and economic affairs at the U.S. consulates in Hamburg and Munich, and consul for public affairs at the U.S. consulate in Monterrey, Mexico. He has also served in Dublin, Frankfort, and Costa Rica, as well as on the European Union Desk at the State Department in Washington, D.C. Todd is the co-founder of the Transatlantic Christian Council, a public policy network dedicated to strengthening the transatlantic alliance. From 2014-2016 he was director of International Outreach for the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty. He is the author of The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe. He holds a B.A. in Music and German from Calvin College and an M.A. in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He speaks German, Dutch, Spanish and French.

    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 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.