Albion Area Alumni Chapter
Co-chairs: Barb Lange, ’70, and Jenny Risner-Wade, ’98
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Fall 2014 Events
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Lessons & Carols
The Albion College Music Department proudly presents its beloved Lessons and Carols program, on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. After the program, the Albion Area Alumni Chapter will host a reception in the narthex. Everyone is welcome to attend; refreshments will be provided.
The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was designed by Archbishop E. W. Benson for use in the cathedral at Truro, England. The first formal event was held there on Christmas Eve, 1880. The service was later modified for use in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, in 1918 by the Very Reverend Eric Milner-White, who was Dean of the Chapel at that time. The late David L. Strickler introduced the service to Albion College in 1966. It has been a cherished tradition ever since.
Join fellow alumni, friends of the College, and community members for our monthly alumni lunch at 12:00 p.m. in the Mary Sykes Room of Baldwin Hall. Each month we gather at noon for good food, good conversation and updates from the community, Chapter, and the College. The following are the dates for the upcoming Alumni Lunches:
- Monday, November 17, 2014
- Monday, December 15, 2014
- Tuesday, January 20, 2015
- Monday, February 16, 2015
- Monday, March 16, 2015
- Monday, April 20, 2015
Night at the Races Weekend Details
Friday, June 14
||Depart Detroit (details forthcoming)
||Arrive Keeneland – Guided Tour and Dinner
Saturday, June 15
||Optional tour to Heaven Hill Distillery, limited number available
||Depart for Churchill Downs – Dinner and "Downs After Dark"
||Shuttle from Churchill Downs to Brown Hotel
||Shuttle from Churchill Downs to Brown Hotel
Sunday, June 16
||Breakfast at Brown Hotel
Please note that times are Eastern Daylight Time and subject to change.
Attractions to pursue on your own, most within walking distance of the hotel: Louisville Slugger Museum, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Muhammad Ali Center, Kentucky Derby Museum, and much more.
Race attire is "snappy casual." All planned events are handicap-accessible.
$495 per person for Full Weekend Package
Includes roundtrip motor coach transportation from Detroit to Louisville via Lexington, two nights' lodging at the historic Brown Hotel, Friday lunch and Keeneland tour/dinner, Saturday Churchill Downs dinner/races, Sunday breakfast, and a $25 gift to Albion College.
$425 per person for Travel on Your Own Package
Includes two nights' lodging at the historic Brown Hotel, Friday Keeneland tour/dinner, Saturday Churchill Downs dinner/races, Sunday breakfast, and a $25 gift to Albion College.
$375 per person for Louisville Only Package
Includes two nights' lodging at the historic Brown Hotel, Saturday Churchill Downs dinner/races, Sunday breakfast, and a $25 gift to Albion College.
$40 per person for optional Saturday bourbon distillery tour
Includes roundtrip motor coach transportation, tour, tasting, and lunch. Limited reservations, first-come/first-served.
For more information or to register, please call 517/629-0448 or e-mail
Albion College Night at the Races Weekend
Albion College off to the Bluegrass State, June 14-16, 2013!
Guests will experience more than a century of grand tradition and spectacle at two distinctly different yet equally magnificent racetracks. This exclusive weekend trip begins on Friday with a guided tour followed by an elegant meal at the pristine facilities of Keeneland—a national historic landmark ranked the No. 1 racetrack by the Horseplayers Association. After a deluxe motor coach ride to Louisville, you'll check into the historic Brown Hotel, a luxurious four-diamond hotel in the heart of Louisville's Theatre District.
On Saturday, participants will have the opportunity to explore the city or take an optional tour to the Heaven Hill Distillery and Old Talbott Tavern. Saturday's activities will culminate with the "Downs After Dark" races at Churchill Downs, viewed from the comfort of the Millionaires Row dining room and connecting balcony overlooking the racetrack. Discover the best of the Bluegrass while enjoying the company of fellow members of the Albion family.
This event will be hosted by Tom Jenkins, '85, vice president of Churchill Downs, Inc., and Connie Van Onselder, '84, vice president/CFO of Keeneland Association, Inc.
See our details page for the trip itinerary and pricing information.
Registration for this year's trip is now closed. If you have questions please call 517/629-0448 or e-mail
by May 1, 2013.
View photos from A Night at the Races Weekend in our Flickr gallery
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