The Evergreen Chorale kicks off it's 2017-2018 Concert Season

The Evergreen Chorale kicks off its 17th season, led by Kerry Daab, Music Director of the Chorale.

The Chorale presents major concerts each spring and fall, as well as performing in area churches and at various events in the community. A holiday favorite is the annual Christmas at The Commons event, starring The Evergreen Chorale. Find their upcoming schedule below or download the PDF here.

November 4, 2017 at 7:30PM
Annual Fall Concert
The Commons of Evergreen Auditorium
480 State Street
Holland, MI 49423

December 5, 2017 at 11:30AM
Christmas at The Commons
480 State Street
Holland, MI 49423
Tickets Required

December 6, 2017 at 11:30AM
Christmas at The Commons
480 State Street
Holland, MI 49423
Tickets Required

December 7, 2017 at 6:00PM
Christmas at The Commons
480 State Street
Holland, MI 49423
Tickets Required

February 25, 2018 at 3:00PM
Sacred Music Concert
First Reformed Church
630 State Street
Holland, MI 49423

May 19, 2018 at 7:30PM
Annual Spring Concert
The Commons of Evergreen Auditorium
480 State Street
Holland, MI 49423

May 27, 2018 at 10:00AM
Worship Service
Geneva Camp & Retreat Center
3995 Lakeshore Dr.
Holland, MI 49424

The Commons of Evergreen member, Alan Doering, ArtPrize entry

The Renaissance Flame of Grand Rapids

Join The Commons of Evergreen Travel Group as they venture to ArtPrize Nine on October 2nd, 3rd, and 5th! For more information, contact Gail Andrus at 616-355-5115.

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Alan, a retired endodontist, who five years ago didn't know what a table saw was took a wood bowl making class at The Commons of Evergreen Wood Shop. From making that first popcorn bowl to where he has evolved today, woodworking has left him with a wonderful feeling. The 36" tall ArtPrize sculpture, pictured above with the original Waterford cyrstal inspiration, consists of 5807 pieces of cut and glued wood. The four woods are Maple, Yellowheart, Padauk and Wenge. The inspiration for this artwork came from a Waterford crystal gift given to President Ford by the Prime Minister of Ireland in 1976. It was given to the President as a gift during the bicentennial from the people of Ireland. The extraordinary shape captured Alan's attention during a visit at the Museum. The building of the Ford Museum was one of the key events that started the rebirth of downtown Grand Rapids and how the name, Renaissance Flame of Grand Rapids, came to be. 

Alan's piece, Renaissance Flame of Grand Rapids, will be on display at the Ford Museum September 20 - October 8, 2017. To vote for this piece, use code: 64030

NEW - Moving with Parkinson's Programming Begins September 11, 2017

MOVING WITH PARKINSON’S

We are excited to partner with the Grand Rapids Ballet School and bring you "Moving with Parkinson's". 

At Grand Rapids Ballet School, we believe in the therapeutic power of dance. That’s why we’re proud to offer “Moving with Parkinson’s” class. Because there is no cure for this chronic and progressive disorder, many patients turn to therapy to maintain some degree of independence—and we’re here to provide it in a less traditional, more holistic way. This doesn’t feel like a doctor’s office; you’re in a dance studio that’s invigorating and restorative while providing you with a true sense of community. It’s so much more than an exercise class. Join us and find out for yourself or tell someone you love today!

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This 12 week program will begin Monday, September 11th from 11:15am-Noon and is open to anyone age 50+ that has Parkinson's disease or some other form of movement barriers and Care Partners. 

Cost is $36/members and $60/non-members (No additional charge for Care Partners to attend.) Please register in advance at the Member Guest Services desk. 

Dress Code: loose, comfortable clothing

2017 Giving Gala

On Thursday, October 12th, Evergreen Commons will host our first Giving Gala. It is sure to be a fun and meaningful event, and will be held at The Commons of Evergreen Auditorium. Throughout the evening guests will “Experience Evergreen” and hear the heartwarming stories about the people that are served by our programs. This event includes a cocktail reception, fine dining, and a behind- the- scenes look at the impact Evergreen Commons has on older adults in the West Michigan community. 

Proceeds from the event will support the programming at The Commons of Evergreen, The Day Center of Evergreen, and In-Home Care of Evergreen. Annually our programs and services provide community and hope to over 5,000 older adults. Your support will help us continue to respond to the needs of low-income older adults in our community. Please find out how you or your organization might be able to further support Evergreen with a sponsorship of the event at this link HERE.


Details regarding individual ticket sales coming soon – check out our website or inquire at the Member/Guest Services Desk. For sponsorship information please contact Melissa Wesolek at 616.355.5122 or via email   

Cruise-In Car Show Thursday, August 10

Join us for the Cruise-In Car Show on Thursday, August 10 from 6-8:00pm at The Commons of Evergreen. 

Go ahead and download the registration form here (pdf) and mail it back to Member Guest Services at 480 State Street, Holland MI 49423 to pre-register. Day-of registration also available on a first-come basis. There is a $5 suggested donation per vehicle entered. "Best in Show" prize awarded at 7:45pm. 

Spectators are free to help us pick "Best in Show". Concessions available. For additional questions, contact 355-5120. 

ENCORE! Lakeshore Award 2016

Celebrating Seven over 70. ENCORE! Honors seven individuals or couples over the age of 70 years who have lived lives of social purpose, accomplishment, leadership and inspiration on into their retirement years. 

Do you know someone you would like to nominate for recognition? Please print the nomination form and submit it by mail to Resthaven, Attn. ENCORE!. 9 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423. *Nominees must reside in the greater Holland/Zeeland area and be over the age of 70 years. Deadline to submit nominations is September 9th. Recipients will be selected by a panel of community leaders and recognized at a public event on October 20.

Join us for a "Safe Driving As You Get Older" Seminar Thursday, October 22nd

Care Services of Evergreen is offering a workshop on “Safe Driving as You Get Older”. It is designed to benefit drivers and family members.

Some specific topics include:

            How you and your spouse/parent can continue to drive safely

            Signs to look for if you have concerns about driving

            What to do if someone is no longer safe to drive

Location: The Commons in the Seminar Room

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015

Time: 6:30 pm

Leader: Director of Driver Rehab at Mary Free Bed

 To reserve a seat, contact the Care Services Resource Coordinator at

616-355-5118.