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Los Angeles | October 25, 2014, 6:00 PM
October: SoCal Thirsty Saturday (2014 Alumni Drink Free!)
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11755 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, California

Because of he onerous LA rush hour traffic we're moving "Thursday" to "Saturday." We're having our "SoCal Thirsty Saturday" at Don Antonio's in West LA.

The class of 2014 drinks on the dime of the older alumni - so new grads have an extra incentive to show up!

Meet in the back of the restaurant on the patio. There is valet and also street parking.

RSVP to Lisa Gillette via email (

District of Columbia

Washington | November 10, 2014, 7 PM
Lauren Sheehan '81: A House Concert
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1813 Kenyon Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

This year's version of Reed on the Road features songster Lauren Sheehan '81, noted singer and guitarist (who also plays the mandolin and banjo), performing a house concert at the Washington, DC, home of Mark Srere '81 & Jayne Jerkins. 

Whether it's fronting a 9-piece band or performing solo acoustic work, Lauren is comfortable playing the familiar or the obscure, howling with the werewolf and weeping with the willow. Her gifted guitar work, stylistic breadth and vocals are inspired by her study with elders, oral tradition and scholarship. With all of that tradition behind her, she re-creates the intimacy of a back porch, where singing and playing were regular events.  She recently appeared on NPR, and has four CDs that charted in the top 20 on folk radio.  Mark & Jayne's home, with its comfortably spacious living and dining area, will be the perfect intimate setting for a delightful house concert of traditional, social, dance, blues & folk music.  Food and drink will also be served. 

Home of Mark Srere '81 & Jayne Jerkins
1813 Kenyon Street NW
Washington, DC  20010
(202) 265-6855 
Nearest Metro Station:  Columbia Heights (Yellow & Green Lines)

RSVP to Bennett Barsk '82 via email ( or phone ((202) 265-6855)

Washington | December 18, 2014, 6:30 PM
Holiday Formal Potluck Party
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1600 20th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia

Combining elements of our annual Solstice Holiday Party & Potluck with Reed's traditional Christmas Formal, we're having our Holiday Formal Potluck Party on Thursday, December 18.  More details will follow soon; for now, just note the date, time & place.

The party will be held at:Offices of Public Citizen
1600 20th Street NW
Washington, DC  20009
(202) 588-1000 
Nearest Metro Station:  Dupont Circle (Red Line)

RSVP to Susan Belardi '76 via email (


Rockville | October 25, 2014, 1:00 PM
Visit the Glenstone Museum with Reedies
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12002 Glen Road
Rockville, Maryland

Join DC Reedies for a visit to Glenstone Museum. Founded by art collectors Mitchell & Emily Rales on the grounds of a former 200-acre foxhunting estate in Potomac, MD, Glenstone Museum boasts an exceptional modern (post-World War II) collection that includes artists as diverse as Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, and Gerhard Richter. Offering a unique setting created by the seamless integration of art, architecture and landscape, the museum also features an outdoor sculpture garden. Glenstone can be visited by appointment only. Visitors must be 12 or older. Wheelchairs are available on request.  The museum is not Metro-accessible; however, if need be, we can arrange for one or more cars to be waiting at the nearest Metro Station (Rockville), and to depart from that Metro Station to the museum at 12:15 p.m. 

We've been asked to carpool, and have committed to no more than 5 cars. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. We need the names of all attendees by Saturday, October 18. Note that admission to the museum is free, but that an appointment is required

Saturday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. (arrive by 12:45 p.m.)
Glenstone Museum
12002 Glen RoadPotomac, MD 20854
(301) 983-5001 
Nearest Metro Station:  Rockville (Red Line; allow extra time for inevitable weekend track work)
Rideshare may be arranged; please contact the organizer. The museum has limited visitor parking. RSVP, indicating whether you either need or can provide a ride, by October 18 to Margaret Anderson at

RSVP to Margaret Anderson via email (


Cambridge | December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Boston Chapter Holiday Gathering
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32 Lee Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Please join the Boston chapter of Reed Alumni for a holiday gathering at the home of Rachael Dorr. Beverages and snacks as well as good comapny and conversation will be provided.

Please come even if you forgot to RSVP.

RSVP to Rachael Dorr via email ( or Facebook (

New York

Buffalo | October 29, 2014, 7:30 PM
Buffalo: Fifth Thirsty Wednesday at Mesque
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1432 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, New York

Fifth Thirsty Wednesday! At Mesque on Hertel Avenue.

Hosted by Morgan Buras '08 & Jeff Maguire '07

RSVP to Morgan Buras via email ( or phone (3103830103)


Portland | October 25, 2014, 11:00 AM
Reedie Board Game Prototype Playtesting Day
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

11am - 7pm, Prexy
Curious about playtesting board games your fellow Reedies have been designing? Have a prototype of your own that you'd like to test?
Come to Prexy just to play, or bring your prototype for others to try!

RSVP to Joe Wasserman via email (

Portland | October 29, 2014, 6:00 PM
Knit with Reedies!
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

"Reed College, Ore., has a military organization for knitting, with captains in charge of 13 companies who oversee the work." (The North American Student, 1917)

Do you knit? Or do you want to learn how? 

Take part in a forgotten Reed tradition (this time, demilitarized) and join us on Wednesday, October 29 from 6-8 p.m. in the Prexy Living Room for the inaugural Reed Community Knitters Circle. Eat cookies, drink tea, and chat with Reedies of all stripes: alumni, students, staff, and faculty are all welcome. Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations and Reed's own student Knitting Club. No RSVP necessary, just bring your yarn and needles and show up! 

RSVP to Rob Shryock '13 via email (

Portland | November 6, 2014, 7:00 PM
Student & Alumni Symposium: ISIS and the State of the Middle East
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

As the United States stands on the brink of war with ISIS, most of us have more questions that answers about the “Islamic State.” How did they become so powerful and influential? How big of a threat are they, really? Why have over a thousand western Muslims traveled to Syria to join ISIS? And why has their social media presence been so effective in introducing them into the world’s consciousness?

Alumni and students alike are invited to a conversation on these questions featuring Fountainhead of Jihad author and Princeton Ph.D Candidate Vahid Brown '07, alongside Professors Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (Religion), Paul Silverstein (Anthropology), and Darius Rejali (Political Science). The symposium, which will be held in the Prexy living room on Thursday, November 6 from 7-8:30 p.m., will feature a brief presentation by Vahid Brown followed by an open conversation, so come ready to ask questions. Seating is limited, so please show up a few minutes early to make sure you have a spot, although there will be some standing room. Light refreshments will be available courtesy of Alumni Relations.

RSVP to Alumni Relations (optional) via email (

Portland | December 13, 2014, 6:00 PM
Alumni Holiday Party 2014
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Come join the parliament of owls, the conference of griffins, and the community of Reed at the Alumni Holiday Party, a festive evening of dinner and dancing on Saturday, December 13, 2014. 

For more details, click here. To register and pay online, click here.

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email ( or phone (503/777-7589)

Portland | June 10, 2015, 11:00 AM
Reunions 2015
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Reunions '14: Reedfayre is in the rearview mirror, but mark your calendars for Reunions '15, June 10-14! 

For more information, visit the Reunions webpage.

RSVP to Alumni & Parent Relations via email ( or phone (503/777-7589)