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Piedmont | December 13, 2014, 7:00 PM
Bay Area Solstice Party
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312 Pacific Avenue
Piedmont, California

Does the Sun (sol) stand still (sistere)? Once again Reedies from throughout the Bay Area will come together to celebrate the midwinter Solstice and turning of the season. The 2014 Solstice Party for the San Francisco Bay Area Reed Alumni Chapter returns to the home of Konrad Alt ‘81 and Maureen Kennedy at 7 PM,  Saturday, December 13! 

The Alt-Kennedy Residence
312 Pacific Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611

Please bring a favorite holiday dish to share, as well as the libation of your choice (ideas: appetizers, mains, sides, salads and desserts). Please bring a serving utensil. Bring a heating tray or chafing dish if needed.

Kids are definitely welcome! This year we are holding a Children’s Book Drive, so please bring a (new) book to add to our gift.                

RSVP for yourself and any guests you would like to bring to Offers to volunteer will be welcomed!

AC Public Transit:

The P line (Transbay) and the 11 line (local from downtown Oakland) both come to Highland Way in Piedmont which is only four or five blocks away (albeit a couple of those blocks are steep!)

As it is a residential neighborhood with limited parking, we strongly recommend carpooling, perhaps from a BART station.  Carpool requests can be posted to our Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook at and on the Bay Area Chapter Events page

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District of Columbia

Washington | December 5, 2014, 7:30 PM
Restaurant Club
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1319-1323 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Join fellow Reed alumni for the December Restaurant Club selection, GBD in Washington, DC, on Friday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m.  With their name being an acronym, standing for Golden Brown Delicious, fried chicken and fresh doughnuts are GBD's specialty.  Spoiler alert:  this is not a health food restaurant.  In fact, we'll provide an antidote next year (we promise!), by selecting a vegetarian/vegan establishment that serves no meat.  In the meantime (meat-time?), Vegetarians CAN savor the GBD Curry Salad, consisting of Romaine hearts, red grapes, golden raisins, almonds, celery & cream curry dressing.  Another veggie standout dish is the panko-coated, honey-tossed fried plantains.
As for center stage, Chef Kyle Bailey's fried chicken and menu of sides will provide all manner of holiday indulgence.  Chicken may be ordered by the piece or by the bucket; sides include warm crème fraiche biscuits, garlic smashed potatoes, Romaine & tomato salad, coleslaw & fresh watermelon.  The Washington Post Weekend Section (March 7, 2014) lists The Luther as one of the 40 dishes that every Washingtonian must try.  "GBD's an arteries-be-damned revelation.  Featuring a boneless fried chicken thigh and bacon between two halves of a maple doughnut, and served with fries, the Luther is best eaten on a dare...."
Doughnut flavors, varying daily, range from nostalgic classics to inventive creations.  The Friday menu includes Hot Vanilla Glazed, as well as Snickers, Tres Leches, Maple Bacon Bourbon, and German Chocolate, among numerous other flavors.
Friday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
GBD Restaurant
1323 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20036
(202) 524-5210
Nearest Metro Station:  Dupont Circle (Red Line; 19th Street Exit)

RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 via email (

Washington | December 18, 2014, 6:30 PM
Holiday Formal Potluck Party
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1600 20th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Combining elements of our annual Solstice Holiday Party & Potluck with Reed's traditional Christmas Formal, we're having our Holiday Formal Potluck Party on Thursday, December 18.  More details will follow soon; for now, just note the date, time & place.

The party will be held at:Offices of Public Citizen
1600 20th Street NW
Washington, DC  20009
(202) 588-1000 
Nearest Metro Station:  Dupont Circle (Red Line)

RSVP to Susan Belardi '76 via email (


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 | 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. 

For more details, click here. To register and pay online, click here.

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Portland | December 14, 2014, 7:00 PM
Feeding Frenzy
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Seniors are completing their orals and the rest of students are sequestered in the library preparing for final exams next week.  They need substance in the form of free food and alumni camaraderie. Please bring a potluck dish to the Educational Technology Center (ETC), just off of the east parking lot, on the night before finals week: Sunday, December 14, between 7 and 9 p.m. 

RSVP to Alumni 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.

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