Alumni & Parents
TTT: December 19, 2013
Ho, ho, Homer! Take a break from your last-minute attempt to track down a Tickle Me Elmo or a reasonably priced Xbox One and hang out with some Reedies! Come to TTT and think about about how you spent your holiday season at Reed: writing final papers.
Reminisce about the non-academic stuff too: having dinner with your professors to celebrate the end of the semester, watching a group of alumni in black robes singing to a boar’s head, and getting incredibly over-excited on the one time a year it snows.
RSVP to your area TTT host if you can. Hosts really appreciate knowing how many people are coming, so they know how many spots to save. But if you're not sure, come anyway. If there's not an event near you, but you would like to get one started, send an email to email@example.com. (Are you using Gmail’s tabbed inbox? See the end of this message for some tips on keeping Reed top of mind.*)
TTT started as an alumni-driven concept known as "Thirsty Third Thursday" and has developed into a monthly conglomeration of activities that land on the third Thursday, or not. See the myriad locations and dates to gather with Reedies around the world.
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- La Jolla—Thursday, December 19, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Come hang out at the Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe with fellow Reedies. Happy hour lasts until 9 p.m.
Crabcatcher's Seaside Cafe
1298 Prospect St.
La Jolla, CA
RSVP to Bryn Fillers '87, firstname.lastname@example.org or 858/775-1991
Join fellow south peninsula-area Reedies at a classic location. The Alpine Inn (née Zot's) is a relaxed beer and burger joint in Portola Valley, which is easy to get to from I-280. Weather permitting, we will meet in the back outside at a table near the fence closest to the parking lot.
Look for the purple stuffed Griffin and/or Reed pennant on the table. We have a few regulars and a larger number of fascinating Reedies who drop in once or infrequently.
Directions: Take Alpine Road west from I-280 for two miles. Take a left on Arastradero and an immediate right into the parking lot. There is a clearly marked left turn lane here, it is a unique feature. Proceed very carefully: visibility is poor and bicyclists abound. If you hit Portola Road on the right, you've gone too far.
Keep an eye out for cyclists!RSVP to Ian Kerr '89, email@example.com
Alpine Inn Beer Garden
3915 Alpine Rd.
Portola Valley, CA
- Piedmont—special event: Saturday, December 21, starts at 6 p.m.
Does the Sun (sol) stand still (sistere)? Once again, Reedies from throughout the Bay Area will come together to celebrate the midwinter solstice and turning of the season. The 2013 Solstice Party for the San Francisco Bay Area Reed Alumni Chapter returns to the home of Konrad Alt ‘81 and Maureen Kennedy at 6 p.m., Saturday, December 21!
The Alt Residence
312 Pacific Ave.
Please bring a favorite holiday dish to share, as well as the libation of your choice (ideas: appetizers, mains, sides, salads and desserts) and a serving utensil and a heating tray or chafing dish, if needed.
Kids are definitely welcome! This year we are holding a children’s book drive, so please bring a (new) book to add to our gift.
RSVP for yourself and any guests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers to volunteer will be welcomed!
- Chicago—Thursday, December 19, starts at 6:30 p.m.
In the heart of the Chicago Loop, in addition to classic Chicago deep-dish pizza, the family-owned and operated Exchequer offers a variety of food options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Located on South Wabash Avenue between Michigan and State Street.
Exchequer Restaurant & Pub
226 S. Wabash
RSVP on our facebook page or to Sara Frank '96 at 303/325-6063
- Stony Brook—Thursday, December 19, starts at 7 p.m.
Long Island Reedies flock to Stony Brook.
10 Woods Corner Rd.
East Setauket, NY
RSVP to Vasiliy Safin '07 at email@example.com
- New York City—Thirsty Third Tuesday, on December 17, starts at 7 p.m.
Tuesday nights seem to work much better in our city, so here's to "Thirsty Third Tuesday" in NYC.
New York, NY
No need to RSVP, just show up and sniff out the Reedies.
- New York City—special theatre events: December 20 & 21
Due to cancellations, we have a few tickets available at a discounted rate to Machinal, starring Morgan Spector '02, and The Jacksonian, starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, proud Reed parents. Details below. To take advantage of this Reed exclusive, please respond right away to firstname.lastname@example.org (friends and family welcome)!
Friday, December 20, 8 p.m.
Machinal at Roundabout Theatre
227 West 42nd Street, NYC
Starring Morgan Spector ’02 & Rebecca Hall
(We hope that Morgan will be available for a talk-back session with us afterward.)
Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a riveting look at the danger that can come from a life unlived.
Saturday, December 21, 8 p.m.
The Jacksonian at Acorn Theatre
410 W 42nd Street, NYC
Starring Amy Madigan & Ed Harris
(Amy and Ed are proud Reed parents, and they have graciously agreed to hold a talk-back session with us afterward.)
The Jacksonian is a dark comedy by the Pulitzer-Prize winner Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart) set in 1964 in a seedy motel in Jackson, Mississippi, directed by Tony-Award winner Robert Falls.
- Portland—Feeding Frenzy: Sunday, December 15, starts at 7 p.m.
Seniors may be scrambling to finish up their theses, but the rest of the students have to focus on final exams. In pursuit of this end, some of them will tend to neglect their nutrition. Luckily, a tradition has emerged whereby alumni help them with this in a variant of a potluck offering!
Please bring a potluck dish to share to the Educational Technology Center (ETC), just off of the east parking lot, on the night before finals week: Sunday, December 15, between 7 and 9 p.m. For further information, contact Ron Sato '68 at 503/285-6128 or email@example.com.
- Portland—Thursday, December 19, starts at 7 p.m.
We are crossing the river this month to represent Reed in NW at the Deschutes Brewery. Deschutes is more than beer; the food is excellent.
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
210 NW 11th Ave.
RSVP to Todd Hesse, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Seattle—Thursday, December 19, starts at 6 p.m.
Ruminating Reedies Reconvene.
Naked City Brewing
RSVP to Bram Wessel '90, email@example.com
- Washington, D.C.—special event: Monday, January 13, starts at 6:30 p.m.
Please mark your calendar for a D.C.-area alumni career night on January 13. If you live in the D.C. area, have moved here recently, or are thinking about changes in your working life, please join some of Reed's distinguished, dynamic, and interesting alumni to learn a bit about what Reedies have done since the days of all-nighters and thesis drafts. A Reed degree is a ticket to possibilities. D.C. alumni work in government, NGOs, academia, business, health, research, as federal contractors, and nearly every other field related to what goes on in our nation's capital. Come to talk, meet, and connect with people who appreciate where you're coming from and may have some thoughts on what you can offer potential employers.
740 6th St. NW
Five-minute walk from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop.
Your alma mater will provide substantial appetizers, coffee, and tea. You're more than welcome to buy your own beverages and/or dinner in addition.
If you plan to attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org AND to Harreld Dinkins '94, email@example.com by January 6 with your name, area(s) of professional interest and experience (e.g., arts and publishing, business and finance, non-profit, international organizations/ngos, technology, health and medicine, scientific research), and your preferred contact information (include mailing address, telephone, and/or e-mail). As a way of organizing the networking event, we'd like you to identify yourself as either a RESOURCE (i.e., "mentor") or a SEEKER. You may be both, but please let us know your primary focus for this event. We will develop individual profiles and make them available to all attendees before the event.
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