Solstice Dinner (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Women's City Club – Desdemona's Dining Room, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map



Join us for the Solstice Dinner to celebrate the close of another year with your CFI Michigan community (or join us at the Southeast MI Dinner)!


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imageWe are pleased to welcome Eddie Tabash, Chair of the Board of Directors of Center for Inquiry, as our special guest for this year's Solstice Dinners. He will be speaking on the dangers currently facing our country and how CFI is fighting to protect our constitutional rights, and defend science and reason.

The evening will honor our founding Executive Director, Jeff Seaver, for 20 years of dedicated service to our community, and we will celebrate the "passing of the torch" to Jennifer Beahan, who will be our new Executive Director. The evening will also feature the presentation of our 2017 Freethinker of the Year and Volunteers of the year.

About the Speaker

Mr. Tabash is a Constitutional Law Lawyer in Los Angeles, and has been a passionate defender of the separation of Church and State and has fought tirelessly to defend the rights and equality of all people through his work.

The son of an Auschwitz survivor and an Orthodox Rabbi, Tabash has concluded after decades of study and a personal spiritual odyssey that the universe is natural with no supernatural agencies or beings, and he has represented the atheist position in numerous formal debates against prominent religious philosophers.

2017 Solstice Dinner Prices

Advance registration is required for this event.

Non-member: $59
CFI Member: $49
Students: $39

Credit/Debit required for online registration.
Check/Cash Registration Information

Financial Assistance is Available: We want all who are interested to be able to attend. Contact us for more information.

Sponsor a CFI Member: If you are able, consider an additional (tax-deductible) donation when you register to help us provide Financial Assistance to those in need. If you can't attend, you can still give sponsorship donation through the registration page above.

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Additional Details

  • Dress is semi-formal or business casual. Let's celebrate! Dress up & have some fun!
  • Free parking is provided in lot adjacent to the Women’s City Club or in the WCC Lot ½ Block south on Lafayette Ave.
  • Check-in and Social hour from 6:30-7:00pm. Dinner will be served at approximately 7:15.
  • A full bar will be available at the event. Drink Tickets must be purchased with Cash.

Dinner Menu

When you register for the solstice dinner, please indicate your entree preference, see options below.

The dinner will feature a Martha's Vineyard Salad with spring greens, toasted nuts, bleu cheese, red onion & raspberry maple vinaigrette. Chicken & Pork Entrees will be served with Seasonal Roasted Vegetable & Parsley Butter Red Skin Potatoes. For dessert enjoy delicious Opera Cake. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks are included with dinner.

Entree Selections:

  1. Stuffed Chicken Breast with Brie and Basil
  2. Pork Roulade with Mushroom and Herb Stuffing
  3. Portabello Ravioli (Vegetarian)
  4. Vegan Entree available up on request

Cash/Check Registration

Online registration is preferred if at all possible. Thanks!

To Register and pay by Cash/check please send the following information with payment to the CFI–Michigan Office or Register by Email

  • Attendee Names
  • Phone number
  • Mailing Address
  • Solstice Dinner location: West or SE
  • Menu Preference(s) for each attendee
  • If by email: indicate whether you will mail payment or pay at dinner.

Payments may be mailed to the CFI–Michigan office:
3777 44th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512.

Cost: See Above. Become a Member Today!

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-706-2029