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November 2014

11/29/14
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
London, England | Brown Club of the United Kingdom and Alumni Clubs of Cornell and UPennn
7:00 pm, East India Club, 16 St. James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LH (Nearest underground station: Piccadilly Circus)
This will be our 30th annual Thanksgiving dinner with friends, family, and Junior Year Abroad students. The Clubhouse at the East India Club, adapted in 1866, enjoys a delightful West End location overlooking the private Gardens of St. James's Square. There will be a cash bar at 7:00 pm followed by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu. A vegetarian selection is also available by pre-order.
Cost: GBP 50 pp (includes two glasses of wine (or soft drink) with the meal). Contact: Natalie. RSVP: by 11/20 by check made payable to "Cornell Club of London”, Cornell Club – Thanksgiving, 4 Betjeman Mews, London N5 2NB. Please include your name, address, telephone, email address and names of any guests. Also state if you wish to have a vegetarian main course or have other dietary requirements. If you wish to pay electronically, please email Natalie for details. Dress code: Jacket and tie are required for men. Casual dress is not permitted. A full list of dress codes can be found on the East India Club website.

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December 2014

12/3/14
Holiday Party: SOLD OUT
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
7:30 – 10:00 pm, New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South (59th Street and 7th Avenue)
President’s Room, 10th Floor
Take 200 Brown alumni and add legendary Brown alumni musicians; the club’s biggest raffle yet (with prizes worth thousands of dollars); a delicious pasta buffet; open bar for 2 1/2 hours; and dancing, mingling and holiday merriment. Don’t miss a special acoustic performance by Lez Zeppelin followed by DJ Kakutta spinning tunes! Cost: $50/ticket (includes 1 year club membership + 2 free holiday raffle tickets); $50/ticket for early bird ticket (includes 1 free year of membership + 4 free holiday raffle tickets). No holiday party tickets or holiday raffle tickets sold at door, by New York Athletic Club policy. The Luxe Raffle: one 14K Alex Woo Golden Bear Pendant necklace, worth $918 has been put aside for a special Luxe Raffle. Cost: $5/ticket for the Luxe Raffle. (Note: The two raffles are separate; the tickets for one cannot be used for the other). Contact: Online. RSVP: Here for Early Bird Holiday Party tickets; RSVP: Here for Luxe Raffle tickets.

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12/4/14
Ugly Sweater Party
Miami, FL | Brown Club of Miami
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Better Days, 500 Brickell Building
Kick off the Holiday Season with the Brown Club of Miami at an Ugly Sweater Party! Everyone is encouraged to wear their most gruesome sweater. Drink specials will be available. Cost: Free (pay as you go for food/drinks). Contact: Jade Palomino ’07. No RSVP needed.

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12/4/14
Annual Holiday Party
Featuring Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine

Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, The Algonquin Club of Boston, 217 Commonwealth Avenue
Celebrate the holidays with fellow alumni and come say hello to our special guests, Barrett and Mary Hazeltine. Join us for a festive evening at the spectacular and historic Algonquin Club of Boston. Enjoy a dinner buffet of Mediterranean appetizers, imported cheeses, assorted sushi, a variety of pastas, and carved ham, with music from a local Brown-alumni jazz band. The party will be followed by an after party at The Pour House, 907 Boylston Street. Cost: $25 for young alumni online; $35 for club members online; $40 for non-members online; $30 for young alumni at the door; $45 for club members at the door; $ 50 for non-members at the door. Contact: Allison Magee ’03 or Sandee Ting Simshauser ’84 P’18. RSVP: Online by 11/14 and receive two free raffle tickets to win a Brown 250th Gift.

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12/4/14
Celebrating Brown’s 250th Anniversary: Holiday Party
Portland, ME | Brown Club of Maine
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress Street
Come meet your fellow Maine Brunonians and celebrate the 250th Anniversary of our dear Brown University! Join us for holiday cheer and our local caterer's delicious holiday appetizers, including Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options, and a cash bar. Cost: $20/ticket. Contact: Gretchen Miller ’05. RSVP: Online.

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12/4/14
After Party at The Pour House
Boston, MA | Brown Club of Boston
9:00 pm – 11:00 pm, The Pour House, 907 Boylston Street
Stop by The Pour House after the annual Brown Club Holiday Party for continued fun and drinks! The Brown Club of Boston has reserved part of the bar from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. The first 25 attendees will receive a free drink ticket - let the good times roll! Cost: Pay as you go. Contact: Matt Mogan ’13. No RSVP Needed.

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12/5/14
Career Webinar: The Science of Happiness at Work: How Employee Wellbeing Drives Success
with Eric Karpinski ’94, owner, The Happiness Coach; COO, Optlife Technologies

ONLINE | Brown Alumni Association
12:00 – 1:00 pm (ET)
It really does pay to be happy! Academic research has shown that happier employees are more innovative, productive, resilient, and build stronger work relationships than their less happy counterparts. Find out how happiness can improve your workplace, discover proven tools to sustainably increase happiness, and learn ways to inspire your teams and colleagues. Cost: Free. Contact: Heather Wilkerson (401-863-9693). RSVP: Online.

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12/6/14
First Annual Festive Holiday Gathering
London, England | Brown Club of the United Kingdom and Alumni Clubs of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, UPenn, Cornell and Stanford
Somerset House, The Portico Rooms, The Strand, London WC2R1LA
7:30 pm, Arrival & Registration
8:00 pm, Welcome & Reception
8:30 pm, A Cappella Holiday Performance by All The King's Men, King's College London
Semi-Formal attire; Holiday attire encouraged. Cost: GBP 45 Regular Tickets till 11/10; GBP 50 Last Chance Tickets. Contact: via email. RSVP: Online by 11/16.

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12/6/14
Screening of Across the Seas
Boca Raton, FL | Brown Club of Palm Beach County
3:00 pm, Broken Sound Country Club, 2401 Willow Springs Drive
Across the Seas is a documentary film produced at Brown University in 2012 and directed by Brown Club of Palm Beach County’s own Julia Shen ’12.5. It was featured as part of Brown University’s International Affairs Department - The Year of China. The camera tracks the journey of two girls from Mainland China arriving in the United States for the first time to attend Brown. Cost: Free. Must RSVP: Cara Snyder '04 RES ’12 by 12/1. See link to trailer.

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12/6/14
Community Service: City of Light
Buffalo, NY | Brown Club of Western New York and University Heights Collaborative (UHC)
University Heights Event Schedule:
8:00am, Sign in and breakfast provided by Coffee Culture Elmwood
9:00 am, Decorating begins
1:00 pm, Lunch for volunteers provided by Roaming Buffalo Food Truck
2:00 pm - 4:00pm, Carnival and more decorating
4:00 – 5:30 pm, Carnival clean up
5:30 pm, Tree lighting ceremony
6:00 pm, Dinner
Each holiday season, members of B-Team Buffalo (BTB) organize a grassroots event called City of Light. In essence, the goal of the initiative is to decorate a neighborhood in the city so that it shines for the holidays. Not only will the team decorate the streets, volunteers will also add a sparkling touch to houses in the neighborhood. On top of that, B-Team Buffalo will host a winter carnival at the clubhouse, providing the neighborhood children with gifts (from Santa!), games, prizes, crafts, and other activities throughout the day. We will gather the residents and volunteers together for a celebration and tree-lighting ceremony and candlelit caroling. But we can’t do it without you! We will have shifts from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm for decorating. Carnival shift is 1:30 – 5:30. However, shifts can be customized to fit into your schedule. Every hour of volunteering is appreciated! Cost: Free. Contact: Caitlin Boyle Moriarty ’07 if you’re interested in volunteering!

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12/6/14
Walking Tour in Newport, RI
Led by Ruth Taylor P’08, Director of the Newport Historical Society
Newport, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street
1:00 pm -1:15 pm, Meet at Museum of Newport History
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm, Walking Tour
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm, Join us for a complimentary drink at the historic White Horse Tavern
Led by Ruth Taylor P’08, Director of the Newport Historical Society, this tour will cover landmarks and sites based on her research into Exploring Brown’s Deepest Roots in Newport, which she presented at our Brown 250th event this summer in The Colony House. Tour will depart at 1:15 pm from the Brick Market, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames Street, Newport and will conclude at the White Horse Tavern, 26 Marlborough Street, Newport. Cost: $10 for Premium club members; $15 for club members/guests. Contact: Ginny McQueen ’81 (401.863.9598). RSVP: Online.

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12/8/14
Cocktail Reception and Private Viewing of The Power of Style: Verdura at 75
New York City, NY | Brown University Club in New York
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Verfura, 745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1210
Please join the Brown Club in New York for a cocktail reception and private viewing hosted by the internationally renowned fine jeweler Verdura. This event takes place in conjunction with Verdura's 75th anniversary and retrospective exhibition The Power of Style: Verdura at 75.
The exhibition has been curated by fashion designer Carolina Herrera and her daughter Patricia Lansing. Over the years, Verdura's clients have included legendary style icons like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Bacall in addition to the modern day likes of Cate Blanchett, Aerin Lauder, Taylor Swift, and others.This evening marks a rare occasion in which Brown alumni have been invited to celebrate the rich heritage and legacy of this luxury brand. We sincerely thank Nico Landrigan '02, Patricia Lansing '96, and the staff at Verdura for making this evening possible.
Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Kwame Campbell ’92 by 12/3.

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12/11/14
2014 Bonenkai
Tokyo, Japan | Brown Club of Japan
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Hacienda del Cielo, 9F Mansard Daikanyama Building, 10-1 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Nearest Station: Daikanyama Station on the Toyoko Line)
The Brown Club of Japan cordially invites you to attend the 2014 Bonenkai. Please join us and celebrate with fellow Brown alumni, meet new faces, and enjoy great food in a wonderful atmosphere! This year the Brown University community worldwide has participated in various events in honor of Brown`s 250th anniversary. Throughout the years Brown has made significant triumphs in education, research and service. We would like you to join the Brown community here in Japan in celebration of 2014 and the Brown experience. Cost: 2,000 JPY for graduates of the class of 2012 or later plus current students; 5,000 JPY for everyone else. Contact/RSVP: Via email.

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12/13/14
Holiday Social
Bethlehem, PA |Brown Club of Eastern Pennsylvania and Penn Club of the Lehigh Valley
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Twisted Olive, 51 W. Broad Street (one block from Main Street; parking garages on Walnut Street and North Street)
Come enjoy a beverage and complimentary appetizers, and make merry with fellow alumni of Brown and UPenn. Stroll around the Christmas City Village, an open-air market modeled after those in Germany. Fine crafters will display their wares in decorated wooden huts. Visit the Moravian Book Shop – America’s oldest – or the other fine merchants on Main Street. Arrange a guided walking tour of the city or horse-drawn carriage ride at the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center. Check out the newly renovated and expanded Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, which displays Pennsylvania German textiles and furniture, Bohemian glass, and antique toys and dollhouses. Cost: Pay as you go for beverages. Contact/RSVP: Via email.

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12/14/14- CANCELLED - To be rescheduled in the New Year
Monthly Book Club: The Optimist’s Daughter by Eudora Welty
Washington, D.C. | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
6:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Eudora Welty received the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for the novel The Optimist's Daughter. Welty creates a journey through the heart of a daughter who loosens her grasp on the past while embracing the future after the death of her father, a beloved judge. Cost: $6 - $8 for dinner provided. Contact/RSVP: Nancy Turaj ’62 or Debby Cooney ’67.

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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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