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United States

California

Portola Valley | March 19, 2015, 6:30 PM
TTT Portola Valley
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3915 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, California

Join fellow south peninsula-area Reedies at a classic location. The Alpine Inn (née Zot's) is a relaxed beer and burger joint in Portola Valley, which is easy to get to from I-280. Weather permitting, we will meet in the back outside at a table near the fence closest to the parking lot.

Look for the purple stuffed Griffin and/or Reed pennant on the table. We have a few regulars and a larger number of fascinating Reedies who drop in once or infrequently.

Directions: Take Alpine Road west from I-280 for two miles. Take a left on Arastradero and an immediate right into the parking lot. There is a clearly marked left turn lane here, it is a unique feature. Proceed very carefully: visibility is poor and bicyclists abound. If you hit Portola Road on the right, you've gone too far.

Keep an eye out for cyclists!

Alpine Inn Beer Garden

3915 Alpine Rd.

Portola Valley, CA

RSVP to Ian Kerr '89 via email (ian.kerr@gmail.com) or phone (650-854-4004)

San Diego | March 19, 2015, 6:00 PM
TTT San Diego
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1298 Prospect Street
San Diego, California

Come hang out at the Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe with fellow Reedies. Happy hour lasts until 9 p.m. on Martini Thursdays.

Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe

 

RSVP to Dan Wolfe '82 via email (daniel.wolf86@post.harvard.edu)

Portola Valley | April 16, 2015, 6:30 PM
TTT Portola Valley
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3915 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, California

Join fellow south peninsula-area Reedies at a classic location. The Alpine Inn (née Zot's) is a relaxed beer and burger joint in Portola Valley, which is easy to get to from I-280. Weather permitting, we will meet in the back outside at a table near the fence closest to the parking lot.

Look for the purple stuffed Griffin and/or Reed pennant on the table. We have a few regulars and a larger number of fascinating Reedies who drop in once or infrequently.

Directions: Take Alpine Road west from I-280 for two miles. Take a left on Arastradero and an immediate right into the parking lot. There is a clearly marked left turn lane here, it is a unique feature. Proceed very carefully: visibility is poor and bicyclists abound. If you hit Portola Road on the right, you've gone too far.

Keep an eye out for cyclists!

Alpine Inn Beer Garden

Portola Valley, CA

650/854-4004

RSVP to Ian Kerr '89 via email (ian.kerr@gmail.com)

San Diego | April 16, 2015, 6:00 PM
TTT San Diego
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1298 Prospect Street
San Diego, California

Come hang out at the Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe with fellow Reedies. Happy hour lasts until 9 p.m. on Martini Thursdays.

Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe

 

RSVP to Dan Wolf '82 via email (daniel.wolf86@post.harvard.edu)

Oregon

Portland | March 4, 2015, 7:00 PM
Prexy Salon: John Kroger and Dante
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Our series of Prexy salons continues with a discussion featuring President John Kroger. On Wednesday, March 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., John will be leading a conversation on "one of the 100 books he could not live without"–specifically Dante's Commedia, usually known as The Divine Comedy. Space will be limited to 30 discussants, so if you have a desire to participate in this intimate gathering.


John will be bringing his favorite translation–Robert Hollander's–but feel free to bring any translation of The Divine Comedy, or no book at all.
Location: Prexy (Directions available here)

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Portland | March 10, 2015, 7:00 PM
Reed This
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

REED this

The book group meets the second Tuesday of every month in Prexy, 7-8:30 p.m.

March: Charles Mann, 1491

April:  Michael Ondaatje, The Cat's Table

RSVP to Bonnie Cresap '75 via email (bonnie@bcresap.com)

Portland | March 15, 2015, 7:00 AM
Reed Runs Shamrock
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

The new year is here and if you need a goal to satisfy your resolution to have more fun with awesome people, here it is.

Reed has a team of runners and walkers in the Portland Shamrock race on March 15, 2015.  There are various distances and speeds to choose from:  5k walk, or run the 5k , 8k , 15k , and half marathon.

If you register with the Reed team, you get a $4 discount from your race fees.  If we have more than 75 people participate, then Shamrock gives $5 for each person back to Reed College!

To register just go to http://www.shamrockrunportland.com and register online using the "Team registration."  When prompted, enter team number 9700.  You will then get a discount on your fees and Reed will get a donation back to the college.  Friends and family are welcome to join the congress of griffins on the streets of Portland on March 15.

RSVP to Todd Hesse via email (hesset@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7215)

Portland | June 10, 2015, 11:00 AM
Reunions 2015
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Reunions '14: Reedfayre is in the rearview mirror, but mark your calendars for Reunions '15, June 10-14! 

For more information, visit the Reunions webpage.

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Washington

Seattle | March 18, 2015, 7:30 PM
"The Master" Reading Group, Seattle
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1025 Belmont Place East
Seattle, Washington

“The Master,” published in 2004, was the winner of the Dublin IMPAC Prize, the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, and was named the LA Times Novel of the Year.  It was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize.  In it, Tóibín “has grafted a novelist's imaginative sympathy and human insight onto the armature of real-life events [in the life of Henry James].”  Daniel Mendelsohn in the NYT.  Here is a link to the full review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/20/books/the-passion-of-henry-james.html?pagewanted=1

While most compelling in its portrayal of its fascinating central character, the novel also offers different perspectives on some people who were subjects of previous reading-group discussions, including other members of the James family and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr, from those offered, for  example, in Louis Menand’s “The Metaphysical Club.”

Reading-group participants may, incidentally, be interested in knowing that Colm Tóibín wrote recently about the subject of another of our recent discussions: “The Infatuations,” by Javier Marías.  Here is a link to his article in the New York Review of Books:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/jul/10/lust-and-loss-madrid/

RSVP to Rachel Klevit '78 and Jerry Sale MAT '69 via email (jesrek@comcast.net) or phone (206/322-9199)

Wisconsin

Cedar Grove | August 21, 2015, 12:00 PM
MidWestWind
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N665 Marine Drive
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin

Save the Date for MidWestWind!

If you have been bummed out because you missed last year's MidWestwind or enjoyed it so much you couldn't wait to do it again, break out your bug repellent and dust off your camping gear.

We have a private beach on which to frolic, kayak, play bocce ball, grill, and camp out. The houses we have access to are located near the Kettle Moraine Forest North (more details below), a llama farm, and apple orchards. Come for a day or the weekend. Bring the whole family*

Bring food and drink to share (we have refrigerators, cooking utensils, cups, plates, etc), your swimsuit, a sleeping bag, and a tent.

***Please RSVP Alison Aske '93 via email alisonbirkmeyer@yahoo.com and you will receive directions to the houses and more information. ALSO there is indoor space available for those who do not want to camp, but it is limited and you must request it when you RSVP and I will do my best to accommodate you***

Also, we will be attempting to coordinate some car pooling--if you need to hitch a ride or are able to drive some people up, please leave a note here and/or let me know when you RSVP.

The drive is about 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, 2 hours from Madison, and 45 minutes from Milwaukee.

RSVP to Alison Birkmeyer Aske '93 via email (Alisonbirkmeyer@yahoo.com)