Thanksgiving Food Drive: Now Through November 22
You can help others for Thanksgiving by participating in the Annual Penn Volunteers In Public Service Food Drive. Canned and dry goods donations will be distributed to area shelters and community service agencies to help families during the Thanksgiving season. (See the list of drop off locations in the Almanac October 26 issue, available online.)
Thanksgiving Floral Design Class
MorrisArboretum is offering a seasonal design class, Floral Turkey Centerpiece. Cheryl Wilks of "Flowers on Location" will share her famous turkey design that has been seen several times on TV. The flowers will stay fresh through the Thanksgiving weekend. Choose either Session A: Saturday, November 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Session B: Monday, November 22, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Cost: $35 for members, $38 for non-members. To register, or for more information, call (215) 247-5777 ext. 125.
8th Annual Thanksgiving Reception for International Students
Tuesday, November 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall
All international students and scholars are invited to the 8th Annual Thanksgiving Reception. Join fellow students in celebrating the American Thanksgiving tradition of a hearty meal with friends and colleagues. The event is sponsored by the Office of International Programs, the Graduate Student Center, the Office of the Vice Provost for University Life, Greenfield Intercultural Center, and the Office of the Chaplain.
Thanksgiving Dinner at the CA
Thursday, November 25, 1:30 p.m.
118 South 37th Street
Wondering what Thanksgiving is all about? Looking for fellowship for the Thanksgiving dinner? Attend the Christian Association's Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, a homecooked meal—turkey with all the side dishes and good conversation. Help out preparing the meal at noon and/or stay to decorate the house after the feast.
You must RSVP by November 19 by calling the CA at (215) 746-6350 or e-mailing email@example.com. Please include your name and telephone number. PennCard required. For information, visit the CA's website at: http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~upennca.
G.P.S.P.'s Thanksgiving Dinner
Friday, November 26, 6-8 p.m.
Red Room, Sansom Place East
Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings at the G.P.S.P.'s Thanksgiving Dinner. Tickets: $5/person/plate, sold until November 23. E-mail Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving hours for the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library will be as follows:
Wednesday, November 24: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, November 25: Closed
Friday, November 26: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, November 27: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, November 28: 10 a.m.-Midnight
For hours of the many departmental and other campus libraries see http://events.library.upenn.edu/cgi-bin/calendar.cgi.
Thanksgiving is a recognized holiday, observed by Penn on Thursday and Friday, November 25-26.
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 12, November 16, 2004