. . . Anthropology/Archaeology: Those who treasure the past will
be delighted with a full year's membership in the University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. They will enjoy free admission,
Museum Shop discounts, and Expedition Magazine; and they will be kept up-to-date
about the latest discoveries from the Museum's worldwide fieldwork and research.
The gift membership will be mailed. Individual membership is $45, dual membership
$55, and household $65. Information: (215) 898-5093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
. . . Art: Members of the Institute of Contemporary Art
receive free admission to the exhibitions, lectures and programs, invitations
to preview opening receptions and the annual benefit, a calendar listing
lectures, programs, tours, and special events, 20% discounts on ICA catalogue
purchases, and use of the ICA library by appointment. Students, artists,
senior citizens, Penn faculty and staff $20; individuals $40; dual/family
$65; other membership categories from $100 to $1,000, with additional membership
bonuses for each. Information: (215) 898-4980.
|| Generations of Tradition, a lithograph of the University campus
by Jane Wooster Scott, is available at four different prices depending on
the edition: $150, $200, $400, $1,000. Profits benefit the Shoemaker Fund
for Women's Athletics. Information: (215) 898-6123.
| . . . Books: Members of Friends of the Library are invited
to a variety of special events and receive a newsletter. Membership fees:
regular $40, sponsor $100, patron $250, benefactor $500, Red and Blue Society
$1,000, Benjamin Franklin Society $2,500. Information: (800)-390-1829 or
Annual membership of the Penn Press Associates is available at
$100 and $500 levels. Members get to meet authors and publishing professionals,
attend publication events, and receive free books and special offers. Information:
(215) 898-6263 or email@example.com.
. . . Readings: Members of Friends of the Kelly Writers House
help sustain the Writers House's seminars, readings and webcasts. Friends
will be acknowledged in the Summer 2001 Writers House Annual and online
at www.english. upenn.edu/~wh/support/friends.html. Membership fees: $40,
$100, $250, $500, and William Carlos Williams Circle $1,000. Information:
. . . Performances: International Music Series The International
House presents concerts featuring music from around the world each month
through April. Shows include Armenian folk music, Latin jazz, Irish, Scottish
and Gypsy music, R&B and Doo Wop. To subscribe: (215) 569-9700.
Penn Presents will stage 19 shows including music, dance and theatre
from now through May. Two shows are scheduled for December: Philadanco's
world premiere of "Xmas Philes" (see
update) from December 7-9, and Pinchas Zukerman's holiday recital on
December 9. To subscribe: (215) 898-3900.
. . . Films: International House's Neighborhood Film/Video
Project sells discount passes for its screenings, $20 for four shows.
Information: (215) 895-6542.
. . . Flora: Members of the Morris Arboretum, Penn-sylvania's
official arboretum, receive free admission, 15% course discounts, the quarterly
newsletter, plant sale benefits, access to the Reciprocal Admissions Program,
gift shop discounts, and invitations to events and lectures. Membership
fees are: Regular $50, Franklinia $75, Chestnut $150, Holly $250, Oak $500,
and Laurel $1,000. Membership form is available online for printout at www.upenn.edu/morris/member.html.
For your favorite rose-lover, give a copy of Gardening with Roses
($29.95) by Judith McKeon. Or, for someone who wants to know about all the
local flora: The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist
and Atlas ($50) by the Arboretum's director of botany Dr. Ann Rhoads
and Dr. William McKinley Klein, Jr. All are available by calling the Morris
Arboretum Gift Shop at (215) 247-5777.
. . . Food: Dining Service offers 10- and 25-meal coupons
for convenient meals on campus. The 10-lunch coupons are $75.20 and can
also be used for breakfast. The 25-meal coupons are $125 for breakfast,
$188 for lunch, and $275 for dinner. Information: (215) 898-7585.
The Faculty Club offers faculty and staff in their first year
at the University a year of membership free; you could make a deposit into
a declining balance account for the member to enjoy meals at the Club's
Buffet or Hourglass a la carte Dining Room. Gift certificates for membership
and dining are also available. Information: (215) 898-4618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
. . .Hebrew: Hillel Foundation offers a University of Penn
tee-shirt with the name of the institution in Hebrew, $15. The Penn Hillel
shiron (songbook) is also available for $8. Information: (215) 898-7391.
. . . Sports and Fitness: The Class of 1923 Ice Rink offers
a discount book of 10 admission passes to any public skating session for
$40 with a PENNCard or $50 for the public. Why not stuff a stocking with
skating lessons? Six weeks of group lessons, beginning January 7, are available
for ages 6 through adult in a variety of skill levels. The registration
deadline is January 3. Cost $75. Information: (215) 898-1923.
Levy Tennis Pavilion memberships are $15 students and spouses,
$25 faculty, staff and spouses, $40 alumni, $75 public, $30 senior citizens,
guest fee $5; valid through August 2001. Information: (215) 898-4741.
The Katz Fitness Center in Gimbel Gym, along with the Penn
Fitness Center in Hutchinson, with a variety of weight training and
aerobic equipment is the perfect gift for those who have made a New Year's
resolution to get in shape and exercise. Membership for the spring semester
is $50 for students, $80 for faculty, staff and affiliates, and $100 for
alumni and community members. Information: (215) 898-8383.
The Men's Basketball Club offers various gift levels from $25
to $1,000 with benefits that increase with the level. Benefits include invitation
to Club receptions, Hoopenings, media guide, Club memento, and preferred
seating assignments. Information: (215) 898-4717.
. . . World Culture: International House members receive
reduced admission to most International House programs, the International
House Newsletter and Calendar with advance notice of upcoming programs and
Members Only events, exhibits, lectures, and the chance to meet with graduate
students and visitors from over fifty countries studying at Philadelphia
universities who live at International House. Student Member $25, Individual
Member $30, Family Member $50, Contributing Member $100, Sustaining Member
$250, World Member $500, International Member $1,000 or more.