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“IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures" - Nov. 20 at Hope College

HOLLAND – An international showcase and cuisine will provide a sampling of cultural heritage from around the world during Hope College’s “IMAGES: A Reflection of Cultures” on Saturday, Nov. 20.

“Images” will begin with a dinner featuring international cuisine from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Phelps Hall dining room. For those not on the college’s meal plan, admission to the dinner will be $5 per person, payable at the door.

The international showcase, to which admission is free, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre.

Hope College Christmas Vespers Tickets on sale Nov 20

HOLLAND – Tickets for the annual Hope College Christmas Vespers will be sold to the public on Saturday, Nov. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at the DeVos Fieldhouse.
Christmas Vespers will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The tickets will be sold at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is located between Ninth and 11th streets at 222 Fairbanks Ave.

The sale is scheduled to run until the tickets are gone, which is likely to be before noon. Because the services traditionally sell out, persons wishing to purchase tickets for a particular service are encouraged to consider arriving early and obtaining a place in line.

Tickets will be $10 each, with a limit of four tickets per person. No orders will be accepted, and tickets will not be sold at the services.

Christmas Vespers was first held on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941.

Holland Chorale Benefit Dinner: "Starting in Holland ...Bound for Carnegie Hall"

From: http://www.hollandchorale.org/

Dinner at the Piper Restaurant, with 20% of proceeds going directly to the Chorale. Special cocktail or desserts for $25, $20 of which goes directly to the Chorale.

Special raffle: Carnegie Hall Travel Package for Two!
Win a trip to Carnegie Hall, March 27-29, 2011, to see the Chorale in their first appearance there. Airfare, two nights lodging, taxes, and two tickets to the Chorale’s Carnegie Hall performance: a $1,500 value! Only $50 per ticket, with a limit of 150 tickets to be sold.

Dinner reservations, call the Piper: 616.335.5866.

To purchase a raffle ticket, call the Chorale at 616.494.0256, or buy a ticket at the Piper on 11/9 until 8:30 p.m.

Kinder Dutch Dance applications being accepted


Join the FUN of being an official Dutch Dancer! The Tulip Time Festival invites all 3rd, 4th or 5th grade children from the greater Holland/Zeeland area to participate in the Kinder Dutch Dance program. Individual children or groups of children (i.e. theater troupe, sports team, schools, churches, family, neighborhood, etc.) are invited to participate in this parent sponsored, parent supported activity. Registration ends January 18, 2011 and space is limited. For additional program information or to register, go to www.tuliptime.com/kinder-dutch-dance-group. Registration forms are also available at the Tulip Time Festival office.

"Kinder Dutch Dance provides a unique opportunity for children to participate in the festival and learn about Dutch Culture.

Hope College Jazz Ensembles release compact disc

Holland, MI – The jazz program at Hope College has released a compact disc featuring performances by two of the college’s ensembles.

“Suspending Judgement” includes a total of nine tracks recorded by the Jazz Arts Collective and the Jazz Chamber Ensemble I during 2008 and 2009.  Several of the pieces were written by members of the Hope community, including faculty members Dr. Brian Coyle, Dr. Robert Hodson and Steve Talaga, and 2009 graduate Michael Hobson.

Copies are available for $10 at the Hope-Geneva Bookstore.

There will be a launch party, featuring entertainment by Hope College jazz ensembles, on Monday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at Butch’s, located in downtown Holland at 44 E.

Hope College Nykerk Cup Competition is Saturday, Nov. 6

HOLLAND – Hope College will host its 76th annual Nykerk Cup competition on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Holland Civic Center, located at 150 W. Eighth St.

The event, one of a variety of activities scheduled during the college’s Family Weekend, will feature more than 200 members of the freshman and sophomore classes competing in song, plays and oration. The participating classes this year are the freshman Class of ’14 and the sophomore Class of ’13.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

The competition, first held on March 16, 1936, is named in honor of the originator of the program, John Nykerk, a professor, college dean and founder of the Hope College department of music.

Rembrandt authority to discuss “Rembrandt’s Thinking”

HOLLAND – Ernst van de Wetering, an internationally respected authority on the 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn, will present the address “Rembrandt’s Thinking: His Ideas about Light and Shadow” on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.