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Chicago | February 22, 2015, 10:00 AM
Dim Sum Chicago
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2131 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, Illinois

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year and join us for a dim sum brunch in Chinatown, to be eaten Reed-College Style (i.e., with good conversation about interesting things—or like a reenactment of one of the fight scenes from Drunken Master II). Whether you live in the city or are just passing through, come catch up with your fellow Reedies and ring in the new Lunar Year—the year of the Sheep, or Ram, or Goat, depending on your translation. 

Sunday February 22, 10 am
The Phoenix
2131 S. Archer Ave
Chicago, IL

RSVP to Gareth Gollrad '87 via email (


Portland | February 6, 2015, 8:00 AM
Working Weekend
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

Spend an amazing weekend engaging with mentors who want to help you get traction in your pursuits beyond campus.

Working Weekend was created in 2012 by Reed alumni who were concerned that the economy made the college-to-career transition more difficult for students. This annual event includes panels, an intensive, workshops, and MeetUp.

More information here.

RSVP to Center for Life Beyond Reed via email (

Portland | March 15, 2015, 7:00 AM
Reed Runs Shamrock
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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon

The new year is here and if you need a goal to satisfy your resolution to have more fun with awesome people, here it is.

Reed has a team of runners and walkers in the Portland Shamrock race on March 15, 2015.  There are various distances and speeds to choose from:  5k walk, or run the 5k , 8k , 15k , and half marathon.

If you register with the Reed team, you get a $4 discount from your race fees.  If we have more than 75 people participate, then Shamrock gives $5 for each person back to Reed College!

To register just go to and register online using the "Team registration."  When prompted, enter team number 9700.  You will then get a discount on your fees and Reed will get a donation back to the college.  Friends and family are welcome to join the congress of griffins on the streets of Portland on March 15.

RSVP to Todd Hesse via email ( or phone (503/777-7215)

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)


Seattle | February 18, 2015, 7:30 PM
Reunions 2015
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716 North 84th Street
Seattle, Washington

Reading group meetings start at 7:30 p.m. and generally end around 9:30 p.m.  New participants are welcome.  People who have read the month’s selection are welcome to come; no long-term commitment is required.  If you plan to attend, please e-mail or call the hosts at least two days before the meeting to let them know you expect to attend and to confirm the location.  Locations sometimes change after the calendar has been sent out.  Contact Peter Greenfield ’67 with questions or suggestions (; 206/322-2640).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

“Out of the Dark,” by Patrick Modiano

Home of Judy Blinder ’80 and Billy Kreuter
716 N 84th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 784-0849

“Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, is the author of more than thirty books and one of France’s most admired contemporary novelists. ‘Out of the Dark’ [‘Du plus loin de l’oubli’] is a moody, expertly rendered tale of a love affair between two drifters.  The narrator, writing in 1995, looks back thirty years to a time when, having abandoned his studies and selling off old art books to get by, he comes to know Gérard Van Bever and Jacqueline, a young, enigmatic couple who seem to live off roulette winnings. He falls in love with Jacqueline; they run off to England together, where they share a few sad, aimless months, until one day she disappears. Fifteen years later, in Paris, they meet again . . . .   A profoundly affecting novel, ‘Out of the Dark’ is poignant, strange, delicate, melancholy, and sadly hilarious.”  (Note on the website of a large, online company)

Patrick Modiano is “the greatest French writer alive” and “Out of the Dark” is among his “top tier novels . . . .”  Julien Bisson. "Patrick Modiano: Literary Giant" France Today (Nov. 2011):

RSVP to Judy Blinder '80 via email ( or phone ((206) 784-0849)


Cedar Grove | August 21, 2015, 12:00 PM
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N665 Marine Drive
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin

Save the Date for MidWestWind!

If you have been bummed out because you missed last year's MidWestwind or enjoyed it so much you couldn't wait to do it again, break out your bug repellent and dust off your camping gear.

We have a private beach on which to frolic, kayak, play bocce ball, grill, and camp out. The houses we have access to are located near the Kettle Moraine Forest North (more details below), a llama farm, and apple orchards. Come for a day or the weekend. Bring the whole family*

Bring food and drink to share (we have refrigerators, cooking utensils, cups, plates, etc), your swimsuit, a sleeping bag, and a tent.

***Please RSVP Alison Aske '93 via email and you will receive directions to the houses and more information. ALSO there is indoor space available for those who do not want to camp, but it is limited and you must request it when you RSVP and I will do my best to accommodate you***

Also, we will be attempting to coordinate some car pooling--if you need to hitch a ride or are able to drive some people up, please leave a note here and/or let me know when you RSVP.

The drive is about 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, 2 hours from Madison, and 45 minutes from Milwaukee.

RSVP to Alison Birkmeyer Aske '93 via email (