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August 2014

8/23/14
Community Service: Beautification Day: DC Public Schools
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Location TBD
Beautification Day is an annual DC Public Schools event established in 2005 as a citywide “spruce up” of all DC public school buildings in preparation for the first day of school. Beautification efforts include landscaping, trash pick-up, light painting, planting flowers, and other external beautification efforts. As a part of Brown University's "Season of Service" in celebration of Brown's 250th Anniversary, the Brown Club of DC's Service Initiative will be fielding a volunteer group. The particular school we are assigned will be determined by how many sign-ups we get. If we can get at least 20 people to sign up, we’ll have the opportunity to forge a long term relationship with the school, including tutoring, literacy events, and more! So come on out and give back to the DC community. Cost: Free.
Contact/RSVP: Kirstin Krusell ’11 to sign up to volunteer with the club.

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8/23/14
Visualize. Vocalize. Mobilize. A Conversation About the Third World Center's Future Direction
Featuring Mary Grace Almandrez Director of the Third World Center and Assistant Dean of the College

Seattle, WA | Brown Club of Seattle and the Asian/Asian American Alumni Alliance (A4)
Location and directions will br provided upon RSVP
11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Brunch
1:00 pm, Talk by Mary Grace Almandrez
Please join us for this very special afternoon with Brown's Third World Center Director, Dr. Mary Grace Almandrez who will speak about Visualize. Vocalize. Mobilize. A Conversation About the Third World Center's Future Direction and about the TWC, a Center focused on empowering students of color, cultivating leadership, promoting social justice. Cost: $10 pp. Contact (including dietary restricitions): Eric de los Santos '89. RSVP: Online by 8/21. This event will be outdoors, so we encourage you to dress comfortably and bring along a lawn chair or picnic blanket. A special thank goes to Eric C. de los Santos ’89 and Chad Hartley for graciously hosting this event.

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8/24/14
Summer Picnic
Saratoga, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley
Sanborn Community Park, Saratoga
All alumni and families are invited to come enjoy hikes, food, games, wine tasting, and summer fun at Sanborn Community Park! This lushly wooded park of over 3,688 acres is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard. Enjoy your visit today and return often to experience the many features of Sanborn County Park: hiking, camping, and picnicking opportunities year-round. Cost: $7 pp. Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online.

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8/24/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: Exploring Brown’s Deepest Roots in Newport
Featuring Ruth Taylor, Executive Director of the Newport Historical Society and
Ed Kane, Newport Historical Society Leadership Council

Newport, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
The Colony House, Washington Square
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm: Arrival, registration and welcoming remarks
3:20 pm – 4:00 pm: Presentation by Ruth Taylor and Ed Kane
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Reception including Champagne toast to Brown, delicious appetizers, wine, refreshing beverages and commemorative Brown 250 gifts for everyone!
Join us at the location of the first Corporation meeting in September of 1764 when 24 of the original incorporators took the oath of office! Note: Parking will be available at the Great Friends Meeting House, 21 Farewell Street, Newport. Cost: Free, but please RSVP so appropriate seating and refreshment arrangements can be made. Contact: Ginny McQueen ’81 (401.863.9598). RSVP: Online.

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8/26/14
Table For 8 Dinner
Sunnyvale, CA | Brown Club of Silicon Valley
7:15pm, Dish Dash, 190 S. Murphy Avenue
This will be the second of our many informal, no-agenda dinners with others from our local Brown Alumni community. Come socialize and try new cuisine! Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share with new friends. This is a new experiment and we will fine tune or expand this as the community responds. Cost: Pay as you go. We will all split the bill. Contact: Online. RSVP: Online.

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8/27/14
Trivia Night
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
Jack & Ginger’s, 2048 Armitage Avenue
7:00 pm, Meet
8:00 pm, Trivia
We’re off to our 1st Trivia Night and we want this historic event to be a great one. We need you on the team! First up, Brown vs Northwestern! Will we make them “bleed purple?” Let’s find out on Wednesday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Jack & Ginger's in Bucktown. Trivia starts at 8:00 pm but we’ll convene and enjoy a great time starting at 7:00 pm! BCC members, if you arrive before 8:00 pm, the 1st round is on us! Specials:$5 ALL Burgers & Salads; $3 Select Goose Island Beers; $3 "J" Shots (Jack, Jamo, Jose Cuervo, Jim Beam & Jager); $5 Jack & Ginger’s. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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September 2014

9/4/14
Film Screening: Ivory Tower by Andrew Rossi
Durham, NC | Brown Club of North Carolina – Raleigh/Durham
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, AMC Southpoint 17, 8030 Renaissance Pkwy #975
As tuition rates spiral and student debt passes $1 trillion, Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public universities in crisis, filmmaker Andrew Rossi assembles a portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point. Following the screening, there will be a discussion and, if there is interest, we’ll have some coffee and dessert. Cost: $11 pp. Contact: Dilip Barman SCM’92. RSVP: Online. Note: Your payment will only be processed if we get 80+ reservations

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9/14/14
Getting in Without Freaking Out - College Prep and Admission Experts Panel
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
10:00 am – 12:30 pm, The Cornell Club - Ivy Room, 6 East 44th Street
The college admissions landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. With many more outstanding students competing, no longer is the "well-rounded" student assured top choice. Testing has also changed, with new test choices and the newer SAT, while college costs spiral into the stratosphere. How can families best help their children get in to the college of their dreams, finding the right fit and managing to pay for it? The Brown Club in New York is proud to present a special program for alumni and their families featuring a stellar panel of experts in the college admissions process who will demystify these issues and tasks for students and their parents. Panelists will also respond to individual questions from the audience during a Q & A session following. Our panel's goal is to give you concrete suggestions – as well as thought-provoking ideas – that will help your teens achieve smart, timely college prep and make all-round wise college choices. This is a terrific opportunity to get answers to your questions from a range of top advisors in college prep and admissions. FREE BONUS BOOK RAFFLE: Howard Greene has donated several sets of his popular college admissions guides which all attendees will be registered to win. Continental Breakfast buffet will be served. Click here to see Panel Participants. This event is open to alumni, family, and friends. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and attend as a family. Cost: $40 pp, $70 for 2 family members, $90 for 3 family members. Contact: Karen Berlin Ishii ’78. RSVP: Online HERE for 1 person; HERE for 2 family members; HERE for 3 family members; HERE for any additional family members.

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9/19/14 - 9/20/14
A Weekend in NYC and 60th Birthday Band Jam
New York City, NY | Brown Class of 1976
Schedule of Events:
Friday, 9/19
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, Leila Heller Gallery, 43 West 57th Street
American Sculpture Exhibition
Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Elizabeth Robertson Laytin ’76.
Saturday, 9/20
12:00 pm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue
Early American Guitar Exhibition
Join us for an informal meet-up at lunchtime on the roof garden or, if it rains, the main cafe. No RSVP necessary.
3:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Cleopatra’s Needle, Broadway and 92nd Street
60th Birthday Band Jam
The Class of 1976 JUSTICE SEEKERS and friends invite classmates to a 60th birthday band jam! Attending band members and friends will include Jonathan Gregg, Craig Scott, Joanne Cipolla Moore, Tom McMahon, John Andrews, Russ Pollock, and Bonnie McEneaney, and possibly Tyler Carder, Nancy Rosenberg, Dan Knight, Fred Massie, Mitch Nassar, Dean Lozow, Tim Klemchuk, and Ken Field. Cost: $10 (food/drink minimum). Contact/RSVP: Elizabeth Robertson Laytin ’76.

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9/21/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: Featuring Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine
Princeton, NJ | Brown Class of Central New Jersey
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm, The Nassau Inn, The Senior Room, 10 Palmer Square
Brown began this year-long Anniversary celebration on campus last March. Brown clubs around the world are hosting local events throughout the year. This is Central New Jersey’s time to raise a cheer and honor our alma mater, the seventh oldest college in the United States. There will be a special Anniversary Cake, a raffle and other surprises. Barrett Hazeltine, professor emeritus of engineering, has graciously agreed to join us and offer some of his reflections about his more than five decades at Brown. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Glenn Cashion ’63.

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9/26/14 – 9/28/14250th Anniversary event
In Celebration of Brown's 250th Anniversary: Class of 1958 Mini Reunion
Providence, RI | Brown Class of 1958
The Class of 1958 will be gathering for a weekend of celebration in honor of Brown’s 250th Anniversary this fall in Providence. Don’t miss these opportunities to reconnect with classmates. See schedule of events below. Costs: Wyndham Gardens Hotel in Providence: $95/night (plus taxes; call 401-272-5577 to make a reservation and identify yourself as a member of the Class of 1958); Reception at the Joukowsky’s is Free; Dinner at the Hope Club: $64 pp for grilled filet of beef, $57 pp for wild salmon fillet, $52 pp for a vegetarian meal; $25 pp for Tailgate; $20 pp for bus to football stadium and return; $20 pp for tickets to the football game; $20 pp for clambake. Contact/RSVP: Robert Wood ’58 for payment instructions.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, 9/26
5:00 pm, Reception at the home of Arty and Martha Joukowsky
Featuring Martha Joukowsky: My Life at Petra: The Brown “Dig” at Petra in Jordan
8:00 pm, Dinner at the Hope Club
Saturday, 9/27
10:00 am – 4:00 pm, 250th Anniversary Celebration events on campus
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Class of 1958 Tailgating on the deck at the Wyndham Gardens Hotel, 220 India Street. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided and cash bar will be available.
6:00 pm – 9:15 pm, Brown vs. Harvard Football Game, followed by celebratory fireworks.
A bus will be provided for transportation from the Wyndham Gardens to the game at Brown Stadium
Sunday, 9/28
11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Clambake hosted by Arthur Parker ’58, Westport, MA

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9/27/14 – 9/28/14250th Anniversary event
250th Anniversary Fall Celebration
Providence, RI | Office of Brown's 250th Anniversary
Come back to College Hill this fall to celebrate Brown's historic 250th anniversary with the campus community. 
Current Schedule of Events:
Saturday, 9/27
10:00 am - 10:00 pm, The programming will include campus open house, galleries and exhibit openings, the annual Alumni Recognition Ceremony, special campus tours, student performances, Brown v Harvard football under the lights, and more.
Sunday, 9/28
12:00 - 4:00 pm, Concert on the Green, farmers market, student performances, Thayer Street Festival.
Learn more at 250.brown.edu/fall-celebrationRSVP information to come in August.

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October 2014