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July 2014

7/24/14
July Happy Hour
San Francisco, CA | Brown Club of San Francisco
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Nick’s Crispy Tacos/Rouge
Come join us at this staple margarita and taco joint for a great summer get-together! Happy Hour prices on pints and pitchers will be available the whole time we’re there. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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7/26/14
A Night of Ping Pong
Portland, OR | Brown Club of Oregon
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, The Lumberyard, 2700 NE 82nd Avenue (across from Madison High School)
5-time US Champion and '88 and '92 Olympian Sean O'Neill will demonstrate basic ping pong technique for us at The Lumberyard! We'll have three tables for our group, and food and drinks may be purchased at the sports bar. Kids age 7 or older are welcome. Cost: Free: Pay as you go for food/drinks (please register though). Contact: David Ray ’84. RSVP: Online. Many thanks to Elizabeth Le '89 and her husband Sean O'Neill for arranging this sporting event!

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7/27/14
Sonoma County Wine Tour
San Francisco, CA | Brown Club of San Francisco
9:00 am, Meet at Presidio Sports Basement, 610 Old Mason Street
9:15 am, Depart San Francisco
10:30 am, Presentation and wine tasting at Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery
12:30 pm, Lunch stop in Sonoma town center (lunch not included in ticket price)
2:00 pm, Wine tasting and outdoor activities at Kendall-Jackson Winery
5:00 pm, Arrive back in San Francisco
Experience Sonoma's beautiful vineyards up close with your fellow alumni! Capacity is limited to 75 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone that signs up after we reach capacity will be put on the waitlist. We welcome up to one non-alumni guest per Brown alumni attendee. Cost: $48/ticket (includes: transportation to and from San Francisco and between all tour stops, wine tastings, tours, and activities at two of Sonoma's finest wineries). Contact: Online. RSVP: Online.

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7/27/14
Brunch and Bloody Mary Fest
Highwood, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
11:30 pm, Miramar Bistro, 301 Waukegan Avenue
Please join us for brunch! We have a reservation for 20 alumni and guests. Street parking is readily available. Please let us know you're coming so we can scale the reservation accordingly. Stick around to cross the tracks with fellow alumni for Highwood's 5th Annual Bloody Mary Fest. The festival runs 10:00 am-5:00 pm and is located at 130 Highwood Avenue. Don't miss the 2:00 pm-4:00 pm celebrity judging for "Best Bloody Mary in the Midwest". The festival also will feature artisan vendors, live entertainment, food and drinks and kids' activities. Cost: Pay as you go. Contact: Jason Pompeii ’92. RSVP: Online.

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7/27/14
Summer Send-Off Party for the Class of 2018
Baltimore, MD | Brown Club of Greater BaltiMore
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Offices of Tydings & Rosenberg, 100 East Pratt Street, 26th Floor
Take in the gorgeous view of the Inner Harbor, chat with new students and their families, meet and network with fellow alumni, and enjoy light refreshments at this special event. Cost: Free. Contact: Sandra Dzija '76 or Linda Miller '72. RSVP: Online by 7/22. A special note of thanks to Thomas M. Wilson III ’58 for graciously hosting this event.

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7/27/14
Summer Send-Off Party for the Class of 2018
Buffalo, NY | Brown Club of Western New York
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
We invite you and your family to join us as we meet the newest members of the Brown community and catch up with fellow alumni at our 2nd Annual Send-off Party! Dr. Grant Golden '72 and his wife, Deborah Goldman, have graciously offered to host this event. The Brown Club of WNY will provide subs, wraps, drinks, and cake, but please bring something to share as follows: Last name A-N: Appetizers/Sides; O-Z: Dessert. Cost: Free. Contact: Linda Meyers, PhD '11. RSVP: Online.

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August 2014

8/2/14
Class of 2018 Send-Off Party
Hillsborough, CA | Brown Clubs of San Francisco and Silicon Valley
2:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Join members of both the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Brown Clubs as we celebrate and send off the newest members of the Brown community. The Mankoff family will graciously host this event. Cost: Free. Contact: Ginny McQueen ’81 (401-863-9598). RSVP: Online.

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8/6/14
Brown on Martha’s Vineyard Reception
Chilmark, MA | Brown University
5:30 – 8:00 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Mary Vascellaro ’74, P’07, Jerome Vascellaro ’74, P’07,and Matt Vascellaro ’07 cordially invite alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Brown to a reception on Martha’s Vineyard.
Contact/RSVP: Via email or at 401-863-6010 by 7/30.

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8/7/14
Brown Summer Intern Social
San Francisco, CA | Brown Club of San Francisco
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Pocket Gems’ HQ, 220 Montgomery Street
The current Brunonians won't be here for the summer much longer! All Brown Alumni are invited to come enjoy refreshments and socialize with our summer interns. Let’s reminisce, network, and cheer them on! Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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8/10/14
Class of 2018 Matriculation Party
Honolulu, HI | Brown Club of Hawaii
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Hawaii Loa Ridge (HLR) Recreation Center, 669 Pu'u'ikena Street
Refreshments will be hosted by the Brown Club of Hawaii. Guests should inform the guard at the bottom of the hill that they are attending the Brown Alumni Club event at HLR. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Lea Anne Ng ’82 by 8/6/14.

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8/10/14
Class of 2018 Send-Off Party
Rumson, NJ | Brown Club of Central New Jersey
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Location and directions will be provided upon RSVP
Join us for the late afternoon to help welcome the newest members of the Brown family! It will also be a great time to mingle with other Brown alumni and to make new friends. The event is being graciously hosted by Mark R. Aikins ’81 and Andrea Aikins. Cost: Free for club members, current Brown Students, parents of current Brown Students, and BAIP Interviewers; $10 for all others. Contact/RSVP: Jenn De Lucia Garofolo ’95.

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8/10/14
Monthly Book Club: Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan
Reston, VA | Brown Club of Washington, D.C.
“Cambridge student Serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code named “Sweet Tooth.” Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one.” Cost: $6-$8 for dinner provided. Contact/RSVP: Nancy Turaj ’62.

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8/11/14
Annual Summer Picnic
Groton, VT | Brown Club of the Upper Valley – VT/NH
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Boulder Beach State Park, 2278 Boulder Beach Road
Join us at the annual summer picnic at Boulder Beach State Park! The club will cover park entrance fees and provide burgers (meat and veggie), hot dogs, and soft drinks. We ask each family to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The park opens at 10:00 am, so feel free to come early if you would like. Check out the Cross Vermont bike trail nearby as well as the Groton Nature Center before or after the picnic. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Andrew Shelden '94. We hope to see you there to welcome back our club president, Elysabeth Ray '93, recently returned from year in Shanghai.

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8/12/14
Carberry Dinner Kickoff: Romans, Vikings, and Castles
San Francisco, CA | Brown Club of San Francisco
7:00 pm, The Fly Trap, 606 Folsom Street
We are excited to announce a new event series beginning this August! Carberry Dinners offer a more intimate opportunity to meet smaller groups of alumni and are themed around any topic of interest. Join us for our first Carberry Dinner and a chance to meet 10 other Brown alumni with an interest in all things pre-modern. Game of Thrones fans (grudgingly) welcome. Cost: Pay as you go. RSVP: Sophie Asher ’11 if you are interested in joining! Registration is first come first served.

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8/13/14
Book Club: The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum
Houston, TX | Brown Club of Houston
7:30 pm, Location and directions provided upon RSVP
Join us for some great conversation and Brunonian discourse, plus scrumptious light bites. All are welcome and encouraged to come! Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Nancy Shelby '73.

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8/14/14
Theatre-by-the-Sea: Mary Poppins
Wakefield, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
Theatre-by-the-Sea, 34 Cards Pond Road
6:30 pm, Pre-Show Reception with Wine/Beer and Appetizers
8:00 pm, Showtime
Enjoy a childhood classic at Rhode Island’s classic summer theatre! Alumni and their guests can mingle with other alumni at the pre-show reception and then travel down the road to take their seats for the performance. Cost: $50 for premium members/recent grads (’10 –’14); $65 for non-members. Contact: Molly Hawksley ’09. RSVP: Online by 8/1.

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8/15/14
Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Baseball Game
Boston, MA | Brown Club of Rhode Island
3:30 pm, Depart 38 Brown Street (at the George St. intersection) in a reserved motor coach to Fenway Park
7:10 pm, Game time
Return to 38 Brown Street after the game.
These are excellent seats in the Pavilion Reserve Section 18 along the left field line. Your reservation includes a seat on a reserved coach for transportation to Fenway Park and back, game ticket, and refreshments on the bus (sandwiches, snacks, beer, wine, etc.). Cost: $120/ticket for Premium club members; $125/ticket for club members/guests. Contact: Jeffrey C. Schreck ’73. RSVP: Online.

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8/16/14
Class of 2018 Send-Off Party
Providence, RI | Brown Club of Rhode Island
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Starr Plaza, 111 Thayer St, Providence, RI (behind The Watson Institute)
Join the Brown Club of RI in welcoming RI-area incoming freshmen and their parents to Brown University with ice cream sundaes and beverages! Cost: Free for incoming freshmen and their parents; $5 for premium members and young alumni (’10-’14); $8 for members and guests. Contact: Becky Eckstein ’60 or Ginny McQueen ’81 (401.863.9598). RSVP: Online by 8/13.

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8/17/14
Alumni Picnic & Class of 2018 Send-Off Party
Denver, CO | Rocky Mountain Brown Club
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Congress Park (sheltered picnic site), E. 8th Avenue and Josephine Street
This is a fun informal get-together open to all alumni, family, friends, undergraduates, and the Class of 2018 headed off to Brown. There will be face painting, football, and frisbee for kids. Main dish will be provided by the club, but please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Jaiun Lamont Kim '91

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8/17/14
Chicago SummerDance
Chicago, IL | Brown Club of Chicago
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 601 S Michigan Avenue
Does your aspirational self like to salsa? Join BCC for one of Chicago's best traditions: Chicago SummerDance . We'll have the picnic basics (blankets and as much food and drink as we can smuggle in) set up at 3pm. The dance lesson is from 4-5 pm, followed by open dance for a couple of hours. For those hearty souls looking to make it a full day, we'll be heading to Kitty O'Shea's across the street at 6:30 or 7:00pm. Please join us and let us know you’re coming so we can plan rations accordingly! Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: Online.

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8/21/14
Summer Happy Hour
Tokyo, Japan | Brown Club of Japan
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Ty Harbor Brewery, 140-0002, 2-1-3 Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku (5 min taxi from Shinagawa)
Please join us for a summer happy hour to meet new people and hang out with old friends. There will be free food and your first drink is on us! Just tell your waiter/waitress to put your first drink on the Brown Club. This event is open to Brown alumni, family, and friends. Cost: Free. Contact/RSVP: via email by 8/14.

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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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8/26/14
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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September 2014

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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9/26/14 – 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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