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Brescia | October 11, 2014, 12:00 PM
Flavors of Northern Italy
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61 Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi
Brescia, Lombardy

Amarone-infused Risotto amidst Valpolicella vineyards. Behind the scenes with a tortellini maker from Valeggio sul Mincio. A simple gelato in beautiful Borghetto. Reed has once again partnered with Orbridge Travel for this exclusive opportunity. This program offers intimate experiences with celebrated Italian makers, producers, and chefs, showcasing age-old methods and ingredients of the Veneto and Emilia Romagna regions’ world-famous wine and cuisine. Make a beautiful, historic Italian wine estate outside Verona your base as you explore the region, visiting Verona’s Roman arena and other ancient sites, and discovering Italy’s cultural connection to farm and table along the way. Touring centuries-old wineries, tasting rare hand-made cheeses, and dining in homes of chefs and producers are just some of the exclusive highlights of this journey.

What’s Included:
• Seven nights accommodation at an historic family-owned country retreat amidst a wine- and olive oil-producing estate
• Seven breakfasts, five lunches, and seven dinners incorporating a variety of Northern Italian preparations and ingredients, and—at lunches and dinners—regional wines
• All lessons, presentations, and tastings, as well as excursion transportation and entry fees
• Visits to vineyards and cellars in the famed Valpolicella and Trentino wine regions with exclusive private tastings
• Cheese making demonstration and tasting in the heart of Lessinia and Parma, homes to a delicious variety of Italian cheeses
• A visit to a tortellini producer to learn how to craft tortellini from experts, pasta-making and dessert classes, and a polenta-making demonstration during a visit with a renowned winemaker
• Guided visits to historic sites such as Verona’s famed Roman amphitheater and the Duomo di Parma with frescoes by Correggio
• A special visit near Modena for a tasting of fine and aged Balsamic vinegar—and a convivial meal with the maker
• Regional wines served with included meals
• All gratuities, including guides, drivers, porters, and hotel staff
• Airport transfers for guests arriving and departing on the suggested flights

Accommodations: Borgo San Donino

This program organized and managed by Orbridge Travel in partnership with the Reed College office of alumni & parent relations.

For additional information or to register, contact Orbridge directly by following this link:

RSVP to Orbridge via email (N/A) or phone ((866) 639-0079)

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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 (

San Diego | October 16, 2014, 6:00 PM
Crabcatcher's: October
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1298 Prospect Street
San Diego, California

La Jolla—Thursday, October 16.
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 ( or phone (858/775-1991)


Boston | October 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Lauren Sheehan '80 House Concert
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64 Allandale Street
Boston, Massachusetts

"The Kalamazoo Gals: the Women of the Gibson Guitar Factory and the Music their Guitars Made" 

American roots and blues singer Lauren Sheehan '80, will be touring the east coast and has kindly agreed to perform a house concert for Reed alumni and friends.  Lauren will focus on the story of the women who kept Gibson guitars in production during World War II. 

7:00 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Concert

Home of John Graef '60
64 Allandale St
Boston, MA 02130
Jamaica Plain (next to Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital)

Suggested contribution: $15-20 per person.

Space is limited. 

RSVP to Mike Teskey via email ( or phone (503/777-7589)

Stow | October 12, 2014, 10:00 AM
Apple Picking
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144 Sudbury Road
Stow, Massachusetts

Let's go apple picking again this year! This is a fabulous, family-friendly event. There's an array of delicious apples, plus animals, apple-cider donuts, and other apple products for sale. If you need a ride, drop me a line and let me know so I can help you coordinate -- Eve Lyons '95

RSVP to Eve Lyons '95 via email ( or Facebook (

Cambridge | December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boston Chapter Holiday Gathering
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32 Lee Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Please join the Boston chapter of Reed Alumni for a holiday gathering at the home of Rachael Dorr. Beverages and snacks as well as good comapny and conversation will be provided.

Please come even if you forgot to RSVP.

RSVP to Rachael Dorr via email ( or Facebook (


Portland | October 4, 2014, 9:00 AM
Canyon Day
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Fall Canyon Day 2014

Join the Reed community in planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasives and rebuilding sections of damaged trail. The event is free and open to anyone. Tools, training, food and fun will be provided.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 4th 9am 'til 3pm. Meet your friends in the canyon near the Reed waterfall, just west of the landbridge and Reed Lake.

Dress for the weather and bring gloves if you have them.

For more information email or call 503-572-8636

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RSVP to Zac Perry, Canyon Specialist via email ( or phone (503/572-8636)

Otis | October 10, 2014, 12:00 PM
Camp Westwind
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2419-2511 North 3 Rocks Road
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 10-12, 2014!

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 or 503/777-7589

Through September 26:
$160 adults (11 and over)
$75 for kids 3-12 (children 2 and under are free)
$50 for kitchen crew

After September 26:
$200 for adults
$125 for kids

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 

RSVP online at 

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email ( or phone (503/777-7589)

Eugene | October 16, 2014, 6:30 PM
TTT October: Oakshire Brewing
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207 Madison Street
Eugene, Oregon

Come to Oakshire Brewing in Eugene for Thirsty Third Thursday!

RSVP to Miriam Rigby '02 via email (

Portland | October 29, 2014, 6:00 PM
Knit with Reedies!
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

"Reed College, Ore., has a military organization for knitting, with captains in charge of 13 companies who oversee the work." (The North American Student, 1917)

Do you knit? Or do you want to learn how? 

Take part in a forgotten Reed tradition (this time, demilitarized) and join us on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-8 p.m. in the Prexy Living Room for the inaugural Reed Community Knitters Circle. Eat cookies, drink tea, and chat with Reedies of all stripes: alumni, students, staff, and faculty are all welcome. Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations and Reed's own student Knitting Club. No RSVP necessary, just bring your yarn and needles and show up! 

RSVP to Rob Shryock '13 via email (

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 ( 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 ( or phone (503/777-7589)


Arlington | October 2, 2014, 7:30 PM
October Restaurant Club: Water & Wall (with Special Young Alumni Discount)
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3811 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia

Join fellow Reed alumni for the October Restaurant Club selection, Water & Wall in Arlington, VA, on Thursday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m.  Named after the intersection near where chef Tim Ma lived when he attended the French Culinary Institute in New York, Water & Wall blends French & Asian flavors to create a fun and innovative dining experience.  The engineer-turned-chef-owner has a frequently-changing menu, often including chicken wings that have been called the best in the DC area; the special ingredients are Korean red chili paste, combined with crème fraiche.   The Washington Post recently listed their Duck Confit as one of the 40 dishes that every Washingtonian must try. While this restaurant is somewhat more expensive than typical Restaurant Club venues, consider this as an incentive for young alumni and recent graduates to attend:  DC Alumni Chapter Chair Bennett Barsk '82 will pay 50% of the bill for any young alumni (classes of '10-'13) and new graduates of the class of '14.

Thursday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.

Water & Wall Restaurant

3811 N. Fairfax Drive #105

Arlington, VA  22203

(703) 294-4949 

Nearest Metro Station:  Virginia Square-GMU (Orange & Silver Lines)

RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 via email (