Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Advent will soon be here—a season of dark, cold, busy days that push many of us to feel distracted or dispirited. Animals model deeper ways to live in the season, ways that Christian practices mirror and that lead us through the dark to a new beginning.

Join author Gayle Boss and Jeanette Henderson on a walk in Calvin’s Ecosystem Preserve. Gayle will read from her book “All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings,” which reflects on preserve animals and their life-affirming adaptations to the dark and cold.

Event begins in the Bunker Interpretive Center (BIC). Dress for outdoor walking. Cookies and cider will be available in the BIC afterward. This event is recommended for adults and families with children in 7th grade or older.

Gayle will be available for book signings. Calvin’s Campus Store will offer the book at a 20% discount the week of Nov.18-22 (see location and hours:


Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens
1750 East Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


Cost: Free; no registration required
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens
Organizer Phone: 616-526-7600
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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