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Join Brown clubs around the world in celebrating Brown's semiquincentenary. Scroll down for details on local 250th Birthday Celebrations this fall. Look for the balloons!

September 2014

9/11/14
Downtown Lunch
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
12:00 pm, Grillroom and Chophouse, 33 West Monroe (312-960-0000)
Discuss developments at Brown or current issues. Meet new friends, renew acquaintances, network or just enjoy a break from the office. No agenda; just great conversation with great people. The Brown downtown lunch is held on the second Thursday of each month. RSVP if you can, but come anyway – even at the last minute. Reservation is under the name of Brown University or Tucker. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact/RSVP: Bowen Tucker ’59.

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9/14/14
Monthly Book Club: The Collector by John Fowles
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
This is a tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry. Cost: $6 - $8 for dinner provided. Contact/RSVP: Judith Reusch ’60.

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9/14/14
Author Talk and Book Signing with Lois Lowry ’58, LITD ’14 (hon.)
Brookline, MA | Brown Club of Boston and The Brown Women’s Leadership Council
Park School, 171 Goddard Avenue
2:30 pm, Doors open/check-in
3:00 pm, Talk with Lois Lowry
3:45 pm, Q&A
4:30 pm, Reception & Book Signing
Join us for an intimate author talk and book signing with distinguished author and Brown alumna, Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, the book that inspired the recently released film, starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Swift, and Katie Holmes. Our moderator will be a Ralph Rodriguez, professor of American studies, ethnic studies, and English, writer of a variety of essays about literature, race, and culture; and author of the book, Brown Gumshoes: Detective Fiction and the Search for Chicana/o Identity. Lois Lowry discuss her books, the filming of The Giver in South Africa, and her life as a Brown student. Following conversation and Q&A, there will be a book signing. (Books can be purchased from the Brookline Booksmith at the event). Cost: $10 pp for club members; $15 for club member families; $12 pp for non-members; $20 for non-member families. Contact: Debbie Miller ’76 . RSVP: Online.

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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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9/19/14250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: Featuring Chancellor Tom Tisch ’76, P’18
Scarsdale, NY | Brown Club of Westchester County
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Join the Brown club for a Cocktail and hors d’oeurves reception with special guest speaker, Chancellor Tom Tisch, offering some remarks! Cost: Free. Contact: Joe Modica ’80, P’13. RSVP: Online by 9/14.

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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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9/20/14
A Night at the Symphony
Phoenix, AZ | Brown Club of Arizona – Phoenix-Tempe
Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd Street
6:30 pm, Private pre-concert reception
7:30 pm, Concert
For our first event of the year, the club will attend Opening Night at the Phoenix Symphony. The club will have a private pre-concert reception with the orchestra’s new conductor Tito Munoz. Cost: $20/ticket (will include concert and reception with light hors d'oeruves cost). Contact: Faith Klepper ’93. RSVP: Online by 9/18.

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9/20/14
Taste Test Comedy
New York City, NY | Brown University Entertainment Group in New York (BUEGNY)
Join us for a truly unique evening of comedy and culinary delights. Hosted by the talented Chris Duffy ’09, purveyor of “education and enlightenment” (The Onion AV Club) and Boston Globe Pick of the Day. This event showcases alumni talent from the comedic and culinary worlds! Taste Test Comedy BUEGNY Edition brings you comedy bits from Max Silvestri ’05 (VH1, FYI’s The Feed, Jordan Carlos ’01 (The Colbert Report, MTV’s Guy Code) and Erick Kirchberger ’92 (Comedy Central). Also enjoy Amazonian guayusa tea from Runa, gluten-free paleo desserts from Rickaroons, traditional Dutch stroopwafels from Rip an Wafels, and more. Cost: $20 pp. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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9/21/14
World Premiere Performance of Lake Untersee by Joe Waechter MFA ’10
Minneapolis, MN | Brown Club of Minnesota
Illusion Theatre , 528 Hennepin Avenue
6:00 pm, Reception
7:00 pm, Performance
In Lake Untersee, Rocky, a troubled teenager, longs to leave his divorced parents and their dysfunctional relationships behind. Stuck between his mother, a has-been novelist, and his equally oblivious father, Rocky begins to receive love letters written in snow. With nowhere else to turn, he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to Antarctica’s Lake Untersee, where the love of his life is trapped beneath layers and layers of ancient ice. For more about Joe Waechter click here. Cost: $18/ticket. Contact: Robert Smith ’09 . RSVP: Online to purchase tickets and then please also RSVP: Here.

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9/21/14 250th 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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9/23/14
Dinner in Brussels
Brussels, Belgium | Brown Club of Belgium
7:30 pm, Old Wild West "La Bourse", Rue Henri Maus 45-47, 1000 Brussels (Nearest metro and bus stop is the Bourse; also walkable from Central train station).
We thought we'd start the fall off with a little thematic/kitschy "taste of home". We hope that you can join us at the Old Wild West for dinner and catching up! Cost: $15 – 20 EUR pp. Contact/RSVP: Via email by 9/22.

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9/24/14
US News & World Report Top Colleges Mixer
Tustin, CA | Brown Club of Orange County and Orange County Ivy Plus
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Bluewater Grill, District at Tustin, 2409 Park Avenue
Please join your fellow alumni along with alumni from the Top 25 National Universities from US News & World Report’s National University Rankings to celebrate the 2015 rankings. No cover. Appetizers will be provided; Cash Bar with Happy Hour Drink Specials. Cost: Pay as you go for drinks. Contact: Sean Zhang '13 by Sunday, 9/21. A special thank you to the Bluewater Grill at Tustin for hosting this event and providing special accommodations and appetizers.

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9/25/14 250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary
Rome, Italy | Brown Club of Italy
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Residence of the Ambassador of the United States, Villa Taverna, Viale G. Rossini 5, Roma
In celebration of Brown’s 250th Anniversary the Brown Club of Italy is invited to the Residence of the Ambassador of the United States for a reception. As space is very limited, please Contact: Virginia McQueen ’81 by 9/3 if you are able to attend. A formal invitation from the Ambassador will follow.

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9/25/14
Fall Gathering
New Orleans, LA | Brown Club of New Orleans
Time, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
We hope you've had a wonderful summer and are ready to regroup with fellow alum's for our fall gathering. Please mark your calendars for the evening of 9/25. Jane Bertrand '71has generously offered to host this event. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Amy Barad ’07.

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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
Class of 1960 Pre-Game Tailgating Party
Providence, RI | Brown Class of 1960
4:00 pm, Main Parking Lot of Brown Stadium
The Class of 1960 will be Tailgating before the Brown vs Harvard Football Game! By now, you have all received the announcement of Brown’s 250th Celebration, September 27th and 28th. We hope to see many of you there. So that we can also have an opportunity to meet with our classmates, your officers invite you to a pregame tailgate party. Jim and Jane will be parked in the main parking lot by 4 pm with balloons to help you find us. Food and drink will be provided. Friends and family are welcome. It will be cancelled if raining. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Jane Anderson ’60 by 9/23.

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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-celebration.

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9/28/14 250th Anniversary event
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary
Jackson Hole, WY
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Snake River Ranch, Wilson, WY (directions will be provided upon RSVP)
While Brown celebrates on campus, join fellow Brunonians closer to home to honor the school we all love! Join alumni, parents and friends and share stories about Brown, sing “Happy Birthday” in her honor, and simply enjoy some Brunonian spirit and camaraderie! Enjoy a reception with light refreshments. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Barbara Hauge ’75 by 9/25. For more information on Brown’s 250th Celebration, please go here.

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