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Curaçao

| January 11, 2016, 6:00 AM
Inside Scenic Curaçao: Jewish History and more!
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Plasa Margaret Abraham
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Until 1825, the exquisite Caribbean island of Curaçao had the largest, wealthiest, and best-educated Jewish community in the Americas. Join Laura Leibman, professor of English & humanities, and a small group of travelers for this in-depth examination of Curaçao’s historical legacy.  Part of the Dutch Antilles and located three hours south of Miami, this island is distinguished by a rich and layered history, fascinating material culture, and picturesque and natural beauty. The capital, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the small island boasts wonderful diving, birding, and hiking opportunities as well. What better way to start off 2016?

To sign up, fill out and return this form.

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu)

United States

California

Berkeley | September 12, 2015, 11:00 AM
Annual PiqNik
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201 University Avenue
Berkeley, California

Save the Date for the Annual PiqNik

RSVP to Bay Area Reedies via email (sfbayreed@gmail.com)

District of Columbia

Washington | August 4, 2015, 7:30 PM
Restaurant Club
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1346 T Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

RESTAURANT CLUB EVENT at Compass Rose

RSVP to Margaret Anderson '05 via email (anderson.margaret@gmail.com)

Washington | August 4, 2015, 7:30 PM
Restaurant Club
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1346 T Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

RESTAURANT CLUB EVENT

RSVP to Margaret Anderson '05 via email (anderson.margaret@gmail.com)

Washington | August 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
TTT DC
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113 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

TTT at Showtime Lounge

RSVP to Margaret Anderson '05 via email (anderson.margaret@gmail.com)

Washington | September 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
TTT DC
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1216 18th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

TTT at Sauf Haus Bier Hall

RSVP to Nisma Elias '12 via email (nisma.elias@gmail.com)

Washington | September 26, 2015, 4:00 PM
Nationwide Alumni Chapter Networking Event/Restaurant Club
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910 F Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

 Nationwide Alumni Chapter Networking Event/Restaurant Club

This event represents a new concept:  a networking event to be held on the same day in each alumni chapter city.  The goal is not only to welcome new alumni and older alumni who are new to the city, but also to provide a general career/social networking opportunity.  Bring any career or personal information that you'd like to share, if only a card, a phone number, or an e-mail address.  Those who have been living and working in DC for awhile will extend the welcome mat to newcomers as only Reedies are able to do.

RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 via email (bbarsk@msn.com)

Washington | November 10, 2015, 6:30 PM
Reed Legal Network Event
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1600 20th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Reed Legal Network Event

Join several Reedie lawyers as they have a panel discussion, "Practical Considerations in Litigating Online Free Speech Cases."

RSVP to Paul Levy via email (plevy@citizen.org)

Washington | December 17, 2015, 6:30 PM
Annual Holiday Party/TTT
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1600 20th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

 Annual Holiday Party/TTT

Join fellow Reedies for the Annual Holiday Potluck party.  We're hoping to have live music and dancing, along with great food and drink.  Bring friends or family.

RSVP to Paul Levy '72 via email (plevy@citizen.org)

Oregon

Portland | August 11, 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.

May:  Lolita by Nabokov

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

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

Portland | August 20, 2015, 7:00 PM
Portland TTT
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825 North Cook Street
Portland, Oregon

The next stop on the Thanks for the Reunions Beer Tour. 

Ecliptic Brewing

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/391621627714767/)

Portland | August 25, 2015, 9:00 AM
Alumni Orientation Move-In
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

On Tuesday, August 25, we’re looking for Reedies who are willing to help out new students move in to their dorm from 9 a.m.  – Noon.

Your mission would be to greet Reedies arriving to campus for 1-3 hours, guide them to where they need to go, help them out with light move-in (not unloading their whole car, I promise), and join students for the welcome picnic outside the Student Union. Sign up online! Plus, you get a cool t-shirt (design pictured below)

RSVP to Rob Shryock '13 via email (rshryock@reed.edu)

Portland | August 29, 2015, 12:00 PM
Alumni and Student Softball + Hot Dogs
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Help new Reedies get prepared for Renn Fayre early with with a friendly game of student and alumni softball at 12 p.m., followed by a hot dog cookout sponsored by the alumni office at 1 p.m. If you want to be a part of the hot dog cookout, you can sign up online. To be a part of the softball game, just show up!

RSVP to Rob Shryock '13 via email (rshryock@reed.edu)

Portland | September 17, 2015, 7:00 PM
Leadership Summit TTT at the Lutz
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4639 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

This is the biggest TTT of the year!  Reedies are coming from all over the globe for Leadership Summit on campus.  It is not tradition to take over the Lutz on the night before.  Come be a part of the party and hang out with scores of Reedies.

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/814787005305581/)

Otis | October 9, 2015, 12:00 PM
Westwind
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493-613 North Old Scenic Highway 101
Otis, Oregon

From the early ’60s through the early ’90s, Reedies spent a weekend in the fall enjoying surf, sand, the talent show, green eggs and ham, and the unique setting that is Camp Westwind on the Oregon coast. This event is sponsored by the Portland alumni chapter, but it is open to Reedies from all over. Join in the new, expanded tradition October 9-11, 2015!

Learn more about Camp Westwind

Partners and children are welcome to attend this event. Unfortunately, Camp Westwind is not easily accessible for those using mobility devices. If you have any dietary restrictions, please register early and let us know what they are so that we can plan accordingly.

Join us--whether you are coming from Portland, New York, Kansas, or Florida--and enjoy the start of fall with past and future Reedies, friends, and family at Camp Westwind. If you have any questions, please contact us at alumni@reed.edu or 503/777-7589

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/camp-westwind-tickets-17955968786 

Through September 30:
$180 adults (12 and over)
$85 for kids 3-12 (children 2 and under are free)
$60 for kitchen crew

After September 30:
$235 for adults
$135 for kids

Bus ride from Reed and back $10 (children 2 and under are free)

Schedule for the weekend:
--Load bus and depart Reed on Friday
--Bus to arrive back to Reed on Sunday evening

The cost includes food, lodging, and round-trip transportation from Reed. A limited number of reduced-rate spaces are available for kitchen crew people; please contact Johanna Colgrove '92 at jbjohannac@gmail.com

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/152949489094/?fref=ts)

Portland | October 15, 2015, 7:00 PM
TTT Gigantic
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5224 Southeast 26th Avenue
Portland, Oregon

The final stop on the Thanks for the Reunions Beer Tour.

Gigantic Brewing

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1436052106724070/)

Portland | December 12, 2015, 5:30 PM
Alumni Holiday Party 2015
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Save the date! Alumni Holiday Party is December 12, 2015.

RSVP to Alumni Relations via email (alumni@reed.edu)

Washington

Seattle | August 12, 2015, 7:30 PM
Seattle Reading Group
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1025 Belmont Place East
Seattle, Washington

Reading group meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and generally end around 9:30 p.m.  People who have read the month’s selection are invited to come; no long-term commitment is required and new participants are welcome.  If you plan to attend, please e-mail or call the hosts at least two days before the meeting to let them know you expect to attend and to confirm the location.  Locations sometimes change after the calendar has been sent out.  Contact Peter Greenfield ’67 with questions or suggestions (petergreenfield@msn.com; 206/322-2640).

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
“The House of Mirth,” by Edith Wharton
Home of Rachel Klevit & Jerry Sale
1025 Belmont Place East
Seattle, WA 98102
jesrek@comcast.net
(206) 322-9199

Pursuing a thread that runs through the works of George Eliot (1818-1880) and Henry James (1843-1916), reading-group participants opted for an August discussion of The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton (1862-1937), set in New York at the turn of the 20th century.  (The novel was published in 1905.)  “[O]ne of the things that makes The House of Mirth so rewarding to read and to think about [according to Michael Gorra, in a recent article about the novel in the New York Review of Books] is that it touches in so many ways upon the intellectual currents of its day. To say that isn’t in any way to deny its artistic power [or] Wharton’s ability to make her readers care deeply about [its heroine’s] fate. It does, however, invite us to look at the terms of that fate—to ask what forces have shaped Wharton’s understanding of her heroine.”  Here is a link to the full article, entitled “The Portrait of Miss Barth”:

http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2015/may/01/house-of-mirth-portrait-miss-bart

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

Seattle | August 16, 2015, 3:00PM
Summer Picnic
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857-1117 Lake Washington Boulevard
Seattle, Washington

Please join us for our family-friendly annual Summer Picnic from 3-7 p.m.!


Get to know your fellow Rainier Reedies! It’s a pot-luck, but we’ll have outdoor games, utensils and soft drinks, smoked meats, etc. There will be vegetarian options, but if you have further dietary requirements, you might want to BYO just in case. Also: SWIMMING! We'll be there rain or shine.

No RSVP required, just show up. (But if you have questions, email Chapter Chair Bram Wessel).  

Where: Madrona Park, 853 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle, WA 98144, Shelter #1

RSVP to bram Wessel '90 via email (bram@alumni.reed.edu) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/782420578541616/)

Seattle | September 26, 2015, 3:00 PM
Reedies Eat Pizza: Rhienhaus
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912 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington

Older Alumni buy pizza for newly minted ones (2015 graduates). But we’ve added a fun twist - Bocci Ball! This event is also family friendly. Please RSVP soon because this event fills up fast (or, we just want to be able to tell Rheinhaus how many are coming.)

RSVP to Bram Wessel via email (bram@alumni.reed.edu) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/387420551448057/)

Seattle | October 21, 2015, 7:30 PM
Seattle Reading Group
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Seattle, Washington

Reed Rainier Chapter Reading Group Calendar

August – October 2015

Reading group meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and generally end around 9:30 p.m.  People who have read the month’s selection are invited to come; no long-term commitment is required and new participants are welcome.  If you plan to attend, please e-mail or call the hosts at least two days before the meeting to let them know you expect to attend and to confirm the location.  Locations sometimes change after the calendar has been sent out.  Contact Peter Greenfield ’67 with questions or suggestions (petergreenfield@msn.com; 206/322-2640).
 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
“My Brilliant Friend,” by Elena Ferrante
Location to be announced. 

In anticipation of this meeting, some people may wish to read “The Italians,” by John Hooper.

 “My Brilliant Friend” is the first of three novels that focus on the friendship of two women (two girls in “My Brilliant Friend”) born in poor families in Naples in the middle of the 20th century.  Rachel Donadio, writing in the New York Review of Books, recently called Elena Ferrante “the most powerful and enigmatic writer to emerge from contemporary Italy.”  Here is a link to her article:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/dec/18/italys-great-mysterious-storyteller/

And one to James Woods’s article in The New Yorker two years ago:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/01/21/women-on-the-verge

The Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini says of “The Italians”: “John Hooper takes his readers deep into the Italian labyrinth.  And they come out alive, with a smile on their faces!  A remarkable achievement.”  And here is a link to Elisabetta Povoledo’s review in the New York Times: 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/books/review/the-italians-by-john-hooper.html?_r=0

RSVP to Peter Greenfield '67 via email (petergreenfield@msn.com) or phone (206/322-2640)

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)