These are appropriate for ardent aficionados
and advocates of anthropology/archaelogy, art, arboreta,
. . . Anthropology/Archaeology: Those
who treasure the past will be delighted with a full year's
membership to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology
and Anthropology. They will enjoy free admission, Museum
Shop discounts, invitations to openings and other members-only
events, 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 $50, dual membership $60, household
$75, sustaining $125, patron $250, and fellows $500. Information:
(215) 898-5093 or www.museum.upenn.edu/new/members/membership/membership.shtml.
. . . 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 catalogues, use of the ICA library, and
discounts on selected Penn Presents programs. Individuals
$40; family $100; contributor $250; participating $500; benefactor
$1,000; with additional membership bonuses for each. Information:
(215) 573-0217 or www.ICAphila.org/support/.
Gallery offers those who contribute $50 or more invitations
to preview opening receptions and special events and
the schedule of upcoming exhibitions, in addition to the
free admission to exhibitions, lectures, and programs. New
members who mention this Almanac listing can select
a free catalogue from the already discounted publications
on sale in the Gallery. For more information: (215) 898-3617.
of Tradition, a lithograph of the University campus (see
above) 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 or http://pennathletics.ocsn.com/school-bio/penn-develop-lithograph.html.
. . . Books: Library
invited to exhibition openings and other special events. Information:
(800) 390-1829 or https://galaxy.isc-seo.upenn.edu/pls/devadmin/dvpk0100.nv00 and
membership to the Penn Press Associates is available at $100 and
members will receive a copy of The London Monster, and
at the $500 they level will receive a copy of Pennsylvania
Impressionism. Additionally, members will receive
a 50% discount off Penn Press books, are invited to events
to meet authors and publishing professionals. 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 Writers House electronic Annual which is available
at all times on their web site and in print annually. Membership
fees: $40, $100, $250, $500, and William Carlos Williams
Circle $1,000 or more. Information: (215) 573-WRIT, ask for
Jennifer Snead, director, or www.english.upenn.edu/~wh/support/become.html.
. . . Performances: Penn Presents will
stage numerous shows including music, dance and theatre from
now through May. To subscribe or for information: (215)
898-3900 or www.pennpresents.org.
. . . Music: WXPN
88.5 FM, Penn's
member-supported radio station offers several membership choices
for those who enjoy discovering emerging artists and re-discovering
some old favorites. For $60, the music-lover gets an 'XPN card
good for discounts at numerous companies, and a Fall Music
Sampler or a World Café CD case. For $75,
the recipient gets the card and a choice of Live at the
Flights Up, or a Flash Rosenberg Community-Backed Radio
T-shirt. Information: www.xpn.org.
. . . Flora: Members
of the Morris Arboretum, Pennsylvania's official arboretum,
receive free admission, free bonus plant, orientation tour
and reception, 10% 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, Beech $90, Chestnut $150,
Holly $250, Oak $500, and Laurel $1,000. Membership form is
online at www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/member2.html.
For your favorite gardener, the Arboretum Gift Shop has a full
line of "garden-inspired" home items, toys and the
latest horticulture publications for the professional and amateur.
Call the Morris
Arboretum Gift Shop: (215) 247-5777.
. . . Food: Houston Market gift
certificates in the amount of $10 are available for purchase
at any Houston Market cashier station.
Faculty Club offers faculty and staff in their first
year at the University a year of membership free; you could
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 are $50, a
Club mug is $5.70, gift certificates for dining are available.
Information: (215) 898-4618 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
. . . 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 week of January
6, are available for ages 6 through adult in a variety of
skill levels. The registration deadline is December 28.
Cost $90. Information: (215) 898-1923.
Tennis Pavilion memberships are $15 students and spouses,
$30 faculty, staff and spouses, $50 alumni, $75 public,
$35 senior citizens, guest fee $6; valid through August 2004.
Information: (215) 898-4741.
Department of Recreation offers gift certificates for the Penn Running
Store, and Thirstade Juice Bar. Information on Gift
Certificates: (215) 898-6100 or visit www.upenn.edu/recreation.
Club offers various gift levels from $25 to $1,500+ 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 $1 off all film screenings at I-House,
$1 off Philadelphia Film Festival tickets and e-mail announcements
for advance screenings of major motion pictures, program
guide and Mosaic by mail. Individual $40, Household $60,
Sustaining Member $100, Contributing Member $250, World Member
$500, International Member $1,000. Call (215) 895-6553.