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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 season. Look for the balloons!

December 2014

12/19/14
Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker and Exclusive Backstage Tour
Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street
6:30 pm, Backstage tour
7:30 pm, Performance begins
Come see this holiday classic performed with new costumes and sets that debuted last year and take advantage of our 20% group discount and a private backstage tour before the performance! This is a dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family and can be a great holiday gift. The tickets are located together in the first row of the mezzanine. Your Boston Ballet ticket(s) will be distributed to you by the Club on or before the day of the performance. Cost: $69/ticket (includes performance and backstage tour). Special day-of details will be sent to attendees in advance of the event. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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January 2015

1/9/15
Annual Holiday Cocktail Party 2015
Boynton Beach, FL | Brown Club of Palm Beach County
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Benvenuto Restaurant, 1730 North Federal Highway
Enjoy an array of hors d’oeuvres and an open bar! Cost: Free for Brown club members and current students; $50 pp for non-members (club membership fee); $60 pp at the door. Contact/RSVP: Cara Snyder ’04 RES ’12. Pay online dues/admission fee here.

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1/10/15
New Years’ Hurrah
Englewood, CO | Rocky Mountain Brown Club
6:00 – 8:30 pm, Buell Mansion, 1 Buell Mansion Parkway
It's that time of year, and the Rocky Mountain Brown Club New Years' party is set for January 10, 2015 in an all-new location at the Buell Mansion! This all-inclusive event includes appetizers, buffet dinner, beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and of course a great Brown community of friends, old and new. Undergraduates and their families will be joining the fun, so there will be lots of Brown spirit - both current and seasoned - to enjoy. Cost: $30 for club members/guests; $40 for non-members/guests; $20 for young alumni (’10 – ’14)/guests; $10 for children aged 5-12; Free for Undergraduates and children under 5 (PLEASE NOTE: Undergraduate guests should register for a member ticket). Contact: Eric Rothaus '92. RSVP: Online (ticket prices increase on 1/3/15 and at the door!)

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1/10/15
Celebrating Brown's 250th Anniversary: Season of Service: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Orlando, FL | Brown University Club of Orlando
8:30 – 11:30 am, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, 411 Mercy Drive
Join fellow alumni to sort canned goods for the local food bank. Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Children ages 10+ are welcome. Cost: Free; optional donation request: non-perishable items. Contact/RSVP: Elizabeth Hoy ’88 by 1/3/15.

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1/11/15
Monthly Book Club: A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
Bethesda, MD | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
“In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together.” Finalist for the National Book Award; one of the New York Times Book Review's 10 best books of 2012; being made into a film starring Tom Hanks. Cost: $6 - $8 for dinner provided. Contact/RSVP: Debby Cooney ’67.

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1/13/15
Brown Derbies Concert
Newport Beach, CA | Brown Club of Orange County and the Sage Hill School
7:00 pm, Sage Hill School, 20402 Newport Coast Drive
Founded in 1982, the Brown Derbies have since become one of the most well-known collegiate a capella groups in the country. The Derbies have toured around the world, performing recently for the President at the White House and in London, Amsterdam, and Brussels. They've also released their 12th studio album this past fall. Over the years, the Derbies have changed repertoire and style, but three things remain true: all Derbies wear the obligatory vest and bowler derby, theycan sing up a stor, and they are guaranteed to make you smile! Cost: $7 for club members; $10 general admission; $5 for students. Contact: Scott Westerfield ’79. RSVP: Online.

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1/15/15
Pushing Past Your Limits
Featuring Carolyn Ou ’89

New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
6:00 – 9:00 pm, Basha Studio, 45 East 34th Street, Suite 3
Start the New Year with inspiration and song! The Brown University Club in New York invites you to an evening with motivational speaker Carolyn Ou ’89 who will conduct a session entitled Pushing Past Your Limits, a 90-minute interactive workshop. We’ll focus on goals, practice techniques to push past your obstacles, and have a lot of fun in the process! We'll also herald in the New Year with the renowned Brown a cappella groups the Chattertocks and the Jabberwocks, then enjoy a networking reception with fellow Brown alumni and their guests. Enjoy the splendid musical performance and learn exciting techniques to help you to reach your goals. Cost: $ 34 for alumni; $10 for young alumni up to 10 years out; Free for current students; $44 for a sponsor ticket (includes one ticket for $34 and sponsoring a student). Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online $34 alumni ticket; Online $10 young alumni ticket; Online Free for current student ticket; $44 Sponsor Ticket.

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1/23/15
Classes of the 1950s and 1960s Happy Hour
New York City, NY | Brown Association of Class Leaders
5:00 – 7:00 pm, ROGER SMITH HOTEL, 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street)
The ACL invites you to come meet your classmates to mix, mingle and enjoy a toast to ring in the New Year! Cost: $20 pp includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. ONLY CASH payments will be accepted at the door! Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online by 1/21.

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1/23/15
Classes of the 1970s Happy Hour
New York City, NY | Brown Association of Class Leaders
5:00 – 7:00 pm, ROGER SMITH HOTEL, 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street)
The ACL invites you to come meet your classmates to mix, mingle and enjoy a toast to ring in the New Year! Cost: $20 pp includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. ONLY CASH payments will be accepted at the door! Questions? Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online by 1/21/15.

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1/23/15
Classes of the 1980s Happy Hour
New York City, NY | Brown Association of Class Leaders
6:00 – 8:00 pm, ROGER SMITH HOTEL, 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street)
The ACL invites you to come meet your classmates to mix, mingle and enjoy a toast to ring in the New Year! Cost: $20 pp includes 1 drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available. ONLY CASH payments will be accepted at the door! Questions? Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online by 1/21.

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1/23/15
Class of the 1990s Happy Hour
New York City, NY | Brown Association of Class Leaders
6:00 – 8:00 pm, ROGER SMITH HOTEL, 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street)
The ACL invites you to come meet your classmates to mix, mingle and enjoy a toast to ring in the New Year! Cost: $20 pp includes 1 drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available. ONLY CASH payments will be accepted at the door! Questions? Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online by 1/21.

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1/23/15
Class of the 2000s – 2014 Happy Hour
New York City, NY | Brown Association of Class Leaders
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, ROGER SMITH HOTEL, 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street)
The ACL invites you to come meet your classmates to mix, mingle and enjoy a toast to ring in the New Year! Cost: $20 pp includes 1 drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar will be available. ONLY CASH payments will be accepted at the door! Questions? Contact: Via email. RSVP: Online by 1/21.

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1/24/15
2015 ACL Annual Summit & Reception: How to Keep the “+” in 250?
Brown + Leadership and Innovation

New York City, NY | Brown Association of Class Leaders (ACL)
Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Avenue (at 47th Street)
12:00 – 1:00 pm, Optional Volunteer Lunch
Join fellow Brown volunteer leaders or organize a group of your own for a chance to connect before the summit—a great networking opportunity!
1:30 – 3:30 pm, Summit Training Program Featuring:
Patricia A. Watson Senior Vice President for University Advancement: University Update
Special Guest: Eve F. Ornstedt Executive Director of the 250th Anniversary: Developing, Implementing, and Executing a Conceptual Idea
Learn how to channel the energy generated by the 250th Anniversary celebration into innovative and exciting programs to enhance future engagement.
Table Discussions: How Do Leaders Keep the Energy Going?
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Cocktail Reception
Cost: $20 pp for optional lunch; free for summit program & reception. Contact: Wendy Goodman (401-863-3769). RSVP: Online by 1/21.

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1/30/15
Career Webinar: Social Media for Thought Leadership and Career Growth
With Zack Langway ’09, Vice President, Digital at Fenton

ONLINE | Brown Alumni Association
12:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn...social media is a part of our everyday lives, but how can we make it work for us professionally? Learn how to use digital communities to grow your network, position yourself as a thought leader, and stay relevant. Cost: Free. Contact: Heather Wilkerson (401-863-9693). RSVP: Online.

May 2015

5/22/15 – 5/24/15
Brown Reunion Weekend
Providence, RI | Brown Alumni Relations
Rejoin your Brown community of friends on campus this May! If your class year ends in 3 or 8, be sure to contact classmates and make your plans to attend. Weekend highlights include Campus Dance, Alumni Field Day, and Alumni Reunion forums. Cost: Varies.

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