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Italy

Lombardy

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:

http://orbridge.com/index.php/grp_departures/overview/partner_reed_college_flavors_of_northern_italy_2014

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

United States

California

Berkeley | September 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Pizza Night - San Francisco/Bay Area Reed Alumni
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2072 University Avenue
Berkeley, California

Bobby G's Pizzeria

Phone number: 510-665-8866 (Call for info only, RSVP using the SF Bay Reed e-mail or Facebook, thanks)

http://www.bobbygspizzeria.com/

Please join us for Reedie Pizza Night in Berkeley at Bobby's G's Pizzeria for a gathering of tasty slices and good cheer with fellow Bay Area Alums and to welcome recent Reed grads who will eat free with us.

Please RSVP by Thurs. Sept. 4 as seating is limited.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP to Jeff Whitehead (member of SF Bay Area Steering Committee) via email (sfbayreed@gmail.com) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SFBayReed)

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, 6:00 PM
Crabcatcher's TTT: July
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1298 Prospect Street
San Diego, California

La Jolla—Thursday, July 17.
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, 6:00 PM
Crabcatcher's: October
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1298 Prospect Street
San Diego, California

La Jolla—Thursday, July 17.
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

Join fellow alumni for a special annual event known as Pizza Diaspora (or, simply, Reedies Eat Pizza), at District of Pi Pizzeria in Washington, DC, on Saturday, September 6, 4:00-7:00 p.m.  This event is designed to welcome new Reed graduates to town.  Toward this end, note that new graduates (Class of '14), along with current students who are in town skipping class, will be offered FREE food and drink.  Pi is committed to environmentally benign success; as such, they have attempted to create an ecologically sustainable restaurant.

 

Meat-lovers can sink their teeth into the thin-crust specialty pi known as "The Hill," overflowing with mozzarella, pepperoni, salami, onions, green bell peppers, kalamata olives & banana peppers.  Vegetarians can savor the deep-dish specialty pi known as "The Berkeley," featuring mozzarella, portabella mushrooms, onions, kalamata olives, red bell peppers, garlic & zucchini.  Specialty toppings for designing your own pi include green olives, green peppers, red peppers, artichoke hearts, preserved lemons, prosciutto, along with meat substitutes and daiya vegan cheese.  For those seeking out cuisine that is actually healthful, appreciate the humorously named "Bada Bing" salad, consisting of field greens, toasted almonds, gorgonzola cheese, dried bing cherries, with raspberry vinaigrette.  Smile also at the "Kale-iforniacation" salad, with Tuscan kale, sprouted quinoa, pickled red onion, toasted chickpeas, toasted almonds, grape tomatoes, with buttermilk dressing.

 

Reedies Eat Pizza

Saturday, September 6, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

(202) 393-5484

www.pi-dc.com

 

Nearest Metro Station:  Gallery Place-Chinatown (Yellow, Red & Green Lines)

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

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 13, 2014, 7:30 PM
DC Restaurant Club
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523 8th Street Southeast
Washington, District of Columbia

Join fellow alumni for this month's Restaurant Club selection, Ambar Restaurant in Washington, DC, on Saturday, September 13, at 7:30 p.m.  Certainly DC's highest-profile destination spot for Balkan cuisine, Ambar offers small plates featuring southeastern European dishes.  Vegetarians can savor the cheese pie, consisting of crispy phyllo, cucumber yogurt & roasted red pepper sauce; or the crispy quinoa cauliflower, with spicy lemon aioli, panko & togarashi (Japanese chili pepper; don't start Balkan about the fact that this is not a strictly European ingredient). 
 
Seafood lovers can dig into the drunken mussels, bursting with rakija (a Balkan fruit brandy), garlic, capers, lemon & cream, served with a baguette; meat lovers can indulge in the Balkan kebab, a beef & pork concoction with roasted pepper, aged cheese, charred onion, coriander & chili.  If Yugo to this restaurant, expect to spend $5-13 on most plates.
 
Saturday, September 13, 7:30 p.m.

Ambar Restaurant523 8th Street SEWashington, DC  20003(202) 813-3039www.ambarrestaurant.com Nearest Metro Station: Eastern Market (Blue & Orange Lines) RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at bbarsk@msn.com

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

Washington | September 13, 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)

Washington | September 18, 2014, 6:30 PM
TTT
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624-632 T Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Join fellow alumni for this month's TTT selection, Right Proper Brewing Company in Washington, DC, on Thursday, September 18, from 6:30-9:00 p.m.  Located in the Shaw neighborhood of DC, this brewery and restaurant serves an eclectic range of house-made ales.  You'll drink beer made with heart and soul, and you'll find casual American food with a nod to Southern comfort.   Sample the Hallogallo; this American Primitive beer is brewed with fresh cropped mugwort, yarrow, anise hyssop and Nelson Sauvin hops to mimic some of the flavors of dry vermouth. Brewed as the brewery's second collaboration with their homies at Brewer's Art, expect a highly aromatic and herbaceous experience with refreshing acidity.  Or you can imbibe the Haxan, which is named after the silent-era Scandinavian documentary on witchcraft.  Haxan is brewed with an assortment of roasted malts and oats; it is full-bodied with round notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Dare to try the Washington Post-recommended fried chicken livers with mumbo sauce.  The adventurous can also revel in the blueberry jalapeno corn muffins, with whipped citrus butter.  Also recommended is the grilled cheese sandwich, on grilled sourdough bread, with Tillamook cheddar and Danish fontina. Thursday, September 18, 6:30-9:00 p.m.Right Proper Brewing Company624 T Street NWWashington, DC  20001(202) 607-BEER (2337)www.rightproperbrewery.com Nearest Metro Station:  Shaw-Howard U (Yellow & Green Lines) RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 at bbarsk@msn.com

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

Illinois

Chicago | September 6, 2014, 6:00 PM
Reedies Eat Pizza
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1913-1929 Highway 64
Chicago, Illinois

Join us to eat pizza and welcome new grads to the Chicago area. We'll be kicking things off At Piece Brewery and Pizzeria with an open to all Steering Committee meeting (where we will plan upcoming alumni events, so if you have ideas or suggestions, come let us know) at 5 pm, followed by pizza at 6 pm.    

September 6, 6 p.m.

Piece Pizzaria
1927 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

RSVP to Alison Birkmeyer Aske '93 via email (alisonbirkmeyer@yahoo.com) or phone (773/398-6430)

Massachusetts

Somerville | September 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
New Grad Pizza
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45 Day Street
Somerville, Massachusetts

Come join us to eat pizza, drink beer, play a couple rounds of candlepin bowling, and welcome newly-minted graduates to the Boston area! We'll gather at Sacco's Bowl Haven at 7 p.m., and stick around until we're sated and happy.

Sacco's is in Somerville, half a block SW of the Davis stop on the Red Line.
http://flatbreadcompany.com/FlatbreadDirectionsSomerville%20MA%202010.html


Saturday, Sept 6 - 7:00pm
Sacco's Bowl Haven
45 Day St
Somerville, MA 02144

RSVP to Lev Navarre Chao via email (lev.navarre@gmail.com) or phone ((425) 891-9493)

New York

New York | September 16, 2014, 6:30 PM
Thirsty Third Tuesday
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148 West 4th Street
New York, New York

Tuesday nights seem to work better in our city, so join us for "Thirsty Third Tuesday" in NYC.  There are a couple of dozen newly minted 2014 grads in the area, so hopefully some introduce themselves and we can welcome them to The City.

September 16, 6:30 p.m.

Vol de Nuit
148 W 4th St. (6th Ave & Washington Sq West)

Manhattan, West Village

RSVP to Ryan Miller '00 via email (rmiller@alumni.reed.edu)

Oregon

Portland | September 6, 2014, 6:00 PM
Prexy Housewarming
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

It has been a president's house and home to the music department, but the latest iteration began with full remodel and is now the home of Alumni Relations and the Center for Life Beyond Reed.  Come by and say hello to your new living room on campus, hang out with Reedies, and argue about Heidegger in your new home on Woodstock.  Beer is provided by Gigantic Brewing from Van Havig '92.  

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

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)

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 alumni@reed.edu 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 jbjohannac@gmail.com 

RSVP online at http://alumni.reed.edu/westwind/ 

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email (alumni@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 6, 2014, 4:00 PM
New Grad Pizza
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912 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington

Rainier Diaspora Pizza at Rhein Haus (Formerly Von Trapps) 
Where: 912 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 In Seattle’s South Capitol Hill near Seattle University.  https://goo.gl/maps/8VYE4   Busses: 3, 4, 12, 2, any bus that goes up Madison or to Seattle U will get you within a quarter mile.
When: Saturday September 6th, 4:00PM
Description: Join us for Pizza, Beer, Brats and Bocce Ball - if you just graduated, it’s on us!  We have a table and Bocce Ball court reserved, so come on by, join the fun, and start creating your Seattle- Area Reedie community.

RSVP to Bram Wessel '90 via email (bram@wesselting.com)

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)

Seattle | September 18, 2014, 6:00 PM
TTT with 2014 Reed Grads
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1221 East Pike Street
Seattle, Washington

We have a couple of dozen newly minted Reed Grads from the class of 2014 that now call Seattle home.  Let's give them a warm welcome at Elysian Pub on Capitol Hill

September 18, 6 p.m.

Elysian Public House
1221 E Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98122

RSVP to Bram Wessel '90 via email (bram@wesselting.com)