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United States

District of Columbia

Washington | July 11, 2015, 11:00 AM
Smithsonian Rare Books Tour
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1000 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Making and publishing books in the hand-press period (1450-1800) was very different from what it is now, and the books themselves provide physical evidence of how the process was carried out.  Curator Leslie Overstreet '71 will discuss and display examples of printing, illustration, and binding from the 1500s through the 19th century, drawn from the Smithsonian Libraries' rare book collection in the natural sciences:  early herbals, voyages of exploration, folio color-plate books (birds, butterflies, botany), books published in parts, and other subjects.  Her research on Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands  (1731-1743) has recently been published, and the Smithsonian's copies of the first edition will be included in the display.  See more about the collection at http://library.si.edu/libraries/cullman.

Tours area available at 11 a.m, 1:30 p.m., or 3 p.m.  Please indicate which is your preferred time when you RSVP.  

RSVP to Leslie Overstreet via email (overstreetL@si.edu) or phone ((202) 633-1176)

Washington | July 16, 2015, 6:30 PM
Happy Hour, Networking and Restaurant Club Event
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453 K Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia

Join Reed College alumni and current students at an event that will cover all your bases: Food, drink and networking. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, we’ll gather for the chapter’s “Thirty Third Thursday” at the first-floor bar of the Mandu Korean restaurant in the NOMA neighborhood. Brief resumes of attendees will be available onsite. 

At 7:30 p.m., we’ll go upstairs at Mandu for the monthly restaurant club event. Over dinner, we’ll hear from Nisma Elias, class of 2012, and Philip Stallworth, class of 2016. Nisma, who works at the World Bank, will discuss her experience as a new employee as well as navigating the U.S. employment authorization process as an international student. Philip will talk about his work at Reed and in high schools as a math tutor and about his work this summer as a personal assistant and market researcher to Adam Riggs, class of 1995.  

To facilitate the networking part of this event, RSVP to beyondreed@reed.edu with a 100-200 word biographical resume. Please indicate whether you’re looking for a job, willing to be a resource for a Reedie looking for a job, or are both.

Mandu is near the Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center Metrorail stop on the Green and Yellow Lines. 

RSVP to Jonathan Make '98 via email (jonmake@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 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)

Maryland

Cabin John | July 25, 2015, 4:00 PM
Annual DC Picnic
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7621 Cabin Road
Cabin John, Maryland

We will hold our Annual Alumni Picnic on Saturday, July 25, from 4:00-8:00 PM.  As usual, we will gather on the spacious grounds at the home of Richard Goodwin '63 and Judith Bell '63.  Bring kids, friends and family; hamburgers, hot dogs and corn will be on the grill, along with vegetarian fare; beer and soft drinks will be served as well.  Music will be performed by Near Northeast, a band featuring guitarist Avy Mallik '07.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, and chip in to the kitty:  $10 for alumni 2010 or earlier (with their families, $25); $7 for alumni 2011 or later (with their families, $15); free for returning and incoming students (with their families, $10).  Because the location is not Metro-accessible, Paul Levy '72 is matching those willing to give rides with those needing a ride to the picnic.  The picnic also constitutes the annual meeting of the Washington, DC Chapter, at which we elect officers and have the opportunity to amend our bylaws.

RSVP to Paul Levy '72 at plevy@citizen.org; please indicate what dish you'll bring, and whether you need a ride or can provide a ride. 

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

Oregon

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

Come join us at our 14th annual Reed Alumni Westwind on the Oregon Coast.

Registration will open soon with exact costs. Cost includes 6 meals, 2 nights at the coast, and transportation from Portland if you want it. Kids and family welcome.

More information is available here.

RSVP to Johanna Colgrove via email (jbjohannac@gmail.com) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/152949489094/?fref=ts)

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 | July 16, 2015, 6:00 PM
TTT: Captain Blacks
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129 Belmont Avenue East
Seattle, Washington

Since it was such a huge success last year, we're going to make it something of an annual tradition to hit the deck at Captain Blacks. Don't get seasick!

There is free street parking on Olive Way, and it's only about half a mile away from the Convention Place bus tunnel stop, so just about any bus downtown will get you close.

RSVP to bram Wessel '90 via email (bram@wesselting.com) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/777509899032210/)

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/)

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)