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Portola Valley | August 21, 2014, 6:30 PM
Alpine Inn TTT: August
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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)

San Diego | August 21, 2014, 6:30 PM
Crabcatcher's TTT: August
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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
1298 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA

RSVP to Bryn Fillers '87 via email (brynl@sbcglobal.net) or phone (858/775-1991)

Portola Valley | September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM
TTT at the Alpine Inn, September
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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!

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

San Diego | September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM
Crabcatcher's TTT: July
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1298 Prospect Street
San Diego, California

La Jolla—Thursday, July 17, starts at 6:30 p.m.
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
1298 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA

RSVP to Bryn Fillers '87 via email (brynl@sbcglobal.net) or phone (858/775-1991)

Portola Valley | October 16, 2014, 6:30 PM
TTT at the Alpine Inn, October
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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!

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

San Diego | October 16, 2014, 6:30 PM
Crabcatcher's: October
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1298 Prospect Street
San Diego, California

La Jolla—Thursday, July 17, starts at 6:30 p.m.
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
1298 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA

RSVP to Bryn Fillers '87 via email (brynl@sbcglobal.net) or phone (858/775-1991)

District of Columbia

Washington | September 6, 2014, 4:00 PM
Reedies Eat Pizza
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910 F Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Reedies Eat Pizza

@ District of Pi Pizzeria (www.pi-dc.com)

4 - 7 p.m.

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

Washington | September 12, 2014, 10:00 AM
Travel Program: DC Treasures, Rare Books & Manuscripts in Three Classic Collections
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1 Scott Circle Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Alumni Travel Program
September 12-15

A first-edition Linnaeus, the first books from Darwin’s voyage, and so much more awaits the bibliophiles and lovers of ideas who partake in this experience. Through their special connections arrangements, Gay Walker ’69, Reed’s special collections librarian and Leslie Overstreet ’71, rare-book librarian at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, will introduce participant to books, prints, and manuscripts in three wonderful collections: the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian.

We will also go behind the scenes and discuss conservation and collections with rare-book librarians and conservators in this intimate and exclusive opportunity to spend a long weekend immersed in books. Added to that will be visits to the relevant special exhibitions in the city.

Highlights:
• See rare editions of books and manuscripts that changed the way we think about and understand the world.
• Meet the people who work to conserve these rare books and manuscripts.
• Tour public and private collections and special exhibitions with expert guides to assist in the interpretation.
• Discuss the context and meaning of the books viewed.

Cost: $250 per person (includes opening reception, ground transportation, and contributions to conservation funds at participating institutions).

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email (alumni@reed.edu)

Washington | September 14, 2014, 7:30 PM
September Restaurant Club
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523 8th Street Southeast
Washington, District of Columbia

September Restaurant Club

Ambar Restuarant

www.ambarrestaurant.com

This event dovetails with the Reed Alumni D.C. Rare Book Travel Tour. Expect some out-of-towners!

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

Maryland

Silver Spring | August 6, 2014, 7:30 PM
Restaurant Club August: ClubRen's Ramen
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11403 Amherst Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland

Join fellow DC alumni for the August Restaurant Club selection, Ren's Ramen in Wheaton, MD, on Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.  Ren's starts with wavy noodles of medium thickness that are shipped directly to them from Nishiyama Noodles in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.  After aging the noodles at the right temperature and humidity, they are ultimately added to make the Sapporo style ramen.  This consists of heated oil, flavored with roasted garlic and onion, stir-fry grated garlic and ground meat (a vegetarian option is available). To this is added your choice of flavor concentrate (miso, salt, or soy sauce), special spices and the “tonkotsu” pork broth (or vegetarian seaweed broth). This method adds more depth and body to the bowl of ramen, which is then served with a generous amount of vegetables.   

Standouts from the menu include “The Sapporo” style Miso Ramen ($10), consisting of Miso (soy bean paste) flavored soup made with Tonkotsu (pork base) broth, roast pork, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, scallions, onion and ground pork.  Vegetarians can savor the Vegetable Shio Ramen ($11), a salt-flavored soup made with seaweed broth, cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, seaweed, scallions and onion.  Some of the more unusual toppings include seasoned boiled egg, corn, or Nori seaweed.  Note that the restaurant accepts cash only.

Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.

Ren's Ramen

11403 Amherst Avenue

Wheaton, MD  20902

(301) 693-0806

www.rens-ramen.com 

Nearest Metro Station:  Wheaton (Red Line)

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

Oregon

Portland | August 12, 2014, 7:30 PM
REED this: August
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

REED this

The book group meets the second Tuesday of every month in Psychology 108, 7-8:30 p.m.

August: Annie Dillard, For the Time Being

September: Jeremy Rivkin, The Third Industrial Revolution

October: Louise Erdrich, The Round House

November: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time Of Gifts

RSVP to Kay Tousley '55/Bonnie Cresap '75 via email (bonnie@bcresap.com) or phone (503/282-7953)

Portland | September 19, 2014, 12:00 PM
Leadership Summit
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Reed's Leadership Summit will be taking place from September 19-20. The Leadership Summit is an annual opportunity for members of the wider college community to deepen their engagement with Reed. 

For more information, contact Todd Hesse in Alumni & Parent Relations. 

RSVP to Todd Hesse via email (hesset@reed.edu) or phone (503/777-7589)

Portland | December 13, 2014, 6:00 PM
Alumni Holiday Party 2014
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Come join the parliament of owls, the conference of griffins, and the community of Reed at the Alumni Holiday Party, a festive evening of dinner and dancing on Saturday, December 13, 2014. 

To make a reservation, please call the alumni office at 503/777-7589

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

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 | September 17, 2014, 7:30 PM
Rainier Book Group: September: "The Infatuations"
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8815 42nd Avenue Northeast
Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rainier Book Group: September: “The Infatuations,” by Javier Marías

“The Infatuations” is a suspenseful, sometimes funny, sometimes morally challenging, novel, presented mainly in the voices of María and (to a lesser extent) Javier.  The two are involved with each other and, in different ways, with the two members of a “perfect couple,” one of whom has met a violent death under circumstances that become increasingly mysterious as the novel unfolds.  The relation between literature and (other aspects of) life, and the thin line between what we may imagine and what we are capable, under the right (or wrong) circumstances, of doing, are important themes.  “The Infatuations” was shortlisted for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction) and was ranked among the NYT’s 100 notable books of 2013.  Here is a link to the NYT review:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/books/review/the-infatuations-by-javier-marias.html?emc=eta1

RSVP to Barbara Carter Radin '75 via email (bcradin@comcast.net) or phone (206/523-2484)