A list of Sunday programs George Calden led or organized from 1967 to 1998:
(George Calden died Jan. 7, 2007, at the age of 91)

1967 Oct. 15 - "Are Marriages Made in Heaven?"
1967 Nov. 5 - "Bach to Baez..Varieties of Worship Music" George C. & John Grindrod
1968 Apr. 14 - "Voices of Spring"
1968 May 19 - "A Psychologist Looks at Vietnam"
1969 Oct. 19 - "Fiddler on the Roof Revisited - A Discussion of Jewish Folk Music and Culture"
1970 Feb. 22 - "Beethoven Is He Relevant Today?"
1970 Nov. 29 - "Does the Afterlife Begin at 30?"
1971 Jan. 17 - "Let Beauty, Truth and Good Be Sung"
1971 Dec. 5 - "A Tribute to Minos Theodorakis, composer of 'Zorba the Greek'"
1972 Nov. 26 - "Music in the Prairie"

1973-74 lay ministry on Marriage, Music, and Madness:
1973 Sept. 9 "Marriage: I Count, You Count"
1973 Sept. 23 "Brave New Marriage"
1973 Oct. 7 "Morality, Immorality, Amorality"
1973 Oct. 14 "The Gospel According to the Prairie Chicken Pluckers"
1973 Oct. 28 "The Personal Meaning of Music"
1973 Nov. 25 "Our Strongest Religion-Patriotism"

1974 Oct. 27 service for those not attending the annual retreat
1975 March 16 "Music: Alive and Kicking", on the joys of performing music
1976 Dec. 26 "Varieties of Christmas Music: From Pope Gregory to Odetta"
1978 Jan. 8 "Zen and the Path from Psychopath to Cyclepath" (with Clark Wright Edwards)
1980 June 15 Talk with slides on Cuba and the refugees - (with Ruth)

1980-81 lay ministry on Marriage, Music, and Miscellaneous:
(See article and photo in August 27, 1980 Prairie Fire, a large PDF file.)

1980 Sept. 7 - "Is Marriage an Alternate Life Style?"
1980 Sept. 14 - "For the Love of Pete (Seeger)"
1980 Oct. 5 - "What's So Funny About Marriage? (Humor in the Family)"
1980 Oct. 12 - "The Thing and I" (at Upham Woods)
1980 Nov. 9 - "Happy Birthday Ludwig (Beethoven)"
1980 Nov. 16 - "Heroines & Heroes"

1983 July 10 - "Unitarian Summer Camps", slide presentation with Ruth, Les Lyons & Jacob Haun
1983 Oct. 23 - "Around the World in 60 Minutes", an intergenerational celebrationof U.N. Day with the Ethnic Impurities
1984 Jan. 1 - "Does the Future Lie Ahead?" participatory discussion

1986-87 lay ministry on Eight Who Dared:
1986 Sept. 7 - "The Gospel According to Woody Allen"
1986 Sept. 14 - "The Liberation Theology of Father Carney" *
1986 Sept. 21 - "Miles from Nowhere - Around the World on a Bicycle" *
1986 Oct. 5 - "A Refusenick Trapped in the Soviet Union" *
1986 Oct. 26 - "Me and Eleanor" (Eleanor Roosevelt) by Rachel Siegfried *
1986 Nov. 2 - "Margaret Mead, One Who Dared" by Pat Cautley
1986 Nov. 9 - "I Ain't Gonna Be Treated Thisa-Way", a musical tribute to Woodie Guthrie featuring Mike Briggs and Barbara James
1986 Nov. 16 - "Rediscovering the Power of the Theatre" featuring Ted Swetz of American Players Theatre *

1990 June 3 - "A Prairie Stir Fry" *
1992 May 3 - "On the Outside, Looking Out"
1993 July 11 - "Everyone Should Leave Tracks" *
1993 Dec. 12 - "Precious Memories" *
1994 Dec. 4 - "Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous"
1995 Dec. 10 - "Let Every Little Light Shine"
1996 Nov 3 - "A Prairie Stir Fry"
1998 May 3 - "To Life - L'Chaim!"
1998 Sept. 20 - "Off the Top of Your Head"
2001 Jan. 28 - "The Gospel According to the Ethnic Connection", celebrating more than 500 performances by the group. *

George made musical or other contributions to many additional programs, including the following:
1970 Oct. 23 - George helped to lead "a boisterous evening of family games" in the Upham Woods lodge on a drizzly Friday night at the start of an annual retreat weekend.
1977 Oct. - The Ethnic Impurities provided music for David Carson's lay ministry on idealists confronting authority.
1978 Oct. 15 - George and Doleta provided instrumental music and led songs for Lois Hagstrom's program on "Mexican Revolutionary Prints and Music - and Mexican dancing".
1983 July 23 7:30 pm The Ethnic Impurities sang and played for folk dancing for a Saturday benefit for the Sanctuary Project at Prairie.
1985 Dec. 8 - George and Ruth provided Andean music for Elisabeth Jones' Sunday program, "Sound and Silence: The Tuning of the World" with guest Neal Ewers. *
1988 June 12 - The Ethnic Connection provided prelude music and performed their "Perestroika Stomp" for Lee Bullen's Sunday program on "Perestroika". *
1995 June 25 - The Ethnic Connection provided music for Dave Johnson's program on "Fifteen Years In the Developing World". *
1998 Oct. 18 - For "Sidney and God", a dramatization by Anne Urbanski, Warren Hagstrom played Sidney and George Calden played God with Al Nettleton as narrator.
1999 Oct. 24 - George, Ruth and Rosemarie contributed music, as the Martin Buber Trio, to a Sunday service at which Tammy Baldwin spoke. Hear it here.
2000 Aug. 20 - George and Ruth joined other Prairie musicians contributing to a "Prairie Jam Session". *

* Audio cassette available from the tape archives cabinet at the Meeting House.