Solstice Dinner (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
McFadden's - Pearl Room, 58 Ionia Ave SW, 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).


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

*Don't forget to select your dinner entree before starting registration


Don't miss this chance to enjoy the company of your CFI friends and hear from CFI Michigan staff about plans for the new year. You will also enjoy entertainment, games, award presentations and more. See the Additional Details section to read the delicious dinner menu and other important information.

This year we are pleased to welcome as our special guests at both dinners Ron Lindsay, the CEO of Center for Inquiry, and Alan Kinniburgh, the Director of Development at Center for Inquiry.

Looking for year end gifts for the Freethinker on your holiday list?
We will have a fully stocked merchandise table with CFI gear, science & secular themed kids items, as well as a selection of books by well-known freethought authors. Remember, all proceeds directly support CFI-MI programs and events.

2012 Solstice Dinner Prices and Registration

Advance registration is required for this event. Registrations must be received by December 7th.

FOC Adult: $39
Non-FOC Adult: $49
FOC Student: $29
Non-FOC Student: $35

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

*Don't forget to select your dinner entree before starting registration

We would like all who are interested to attend. If the cost of this event is a concern please contact Jennifer Beahan.

What is a Friend of the Center (FOC)?
Friends of the Center are our supporters who have given $60 or more in the last 12 months. You can Become A Friend of the Center today and find out about the benefits (including reduced registration rates).

Additional Details

  • Dress is semi-formal or business casual. Let's celebrate! Dress up & have some fun!
  • Parking: street parking and city lot parking available. There are reserved spaces for our attendees in either lot 3 or 5 (view map). Parking spaces are $5 per car if you purchase them with your solstice tickets. We will be updating the lot assignment details shortly.

Dinner Menu

When you register for the solstice dinner, please indicate your menu preference from the options below.

The three course gourmet dinner will feature a garden salad and freshly baked bread, your entree selection with rice pilaf and fresh steamed broccoli, and dessert. Coffee, iced and hot tea, and pop served with dinner. Full Cash Bar (Individual credit tabs available).

Entree Selections:

  • Smothered Sirloin: Grilled 8 oz. Top Sirloin, served medium, and covered with grilled onions and peppers and topped with hotel butter.
  • Chicken Piccata: Sauteed chicken cutlets served with a light lemon caper butter sauce.
  • Atlantic Salmon: 8oz Fillet of Salmon grilled to perfection and topped with Honey Dill Glaze.
  • Stuffed Delicata Squash (Vegan/Vegetarian): Delicata squash stuffed with a mixture of Tempeh "Sausage", Daiya (Vegan) Mozzarella, wilted Kale, and Wild Rice. 

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 or by email to :

  • Attendee Names
  • Phone number
  • Solstice Dinner location: West or SE
  • Menu Preference(s)
  • If by email - please indicate whether you will mail payment or pay at the dinner

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

Cost: See Above. Register Now.

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-698-2342