Arizona. Join the Penn Alumni and Wharton Clubs as they bottle their own custom wine on Fri., April 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Casavino Custom Winery, 12005 North Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills. Enjoy the fruits of your efforts, not only tasting the club wine, but taking home at least one bottle. Member and member guest: $30; non-member and non-member guests: $45. RSVP available soon; continue to check www.pennclubaz.org.

Atlanta. Join local alumni in welcoming President Gutmann on Wed., April 1, at 6:30 p.m., at Twelve Atlantic Station, 361 17th St. NW. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/events/regional.

Bucks County, Pa., & Central New Jersey. The two Clubs will co-host the Glee Club this spring! Details are being finalized, so stay tuned. For more details, contact Marge Tinsley at tinsley@upenn.edu or at (215) 746-2505.

Dallas. Join local alumni in welcoming President Gutmann on Mon., May 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the Nascher Sculpture Museum, 2001 Flora Street. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/events/regional.

Houston. Save the Date! Tues., May 5, is an all-alumni event, “From Excellence to Eminence: Penn’s Progress Toward Making History.” For more details, contact Marge Tinsley at tinsley@upenn.edu or at (215) 746-2505.

Jacksonville, Fla. Mask & Wig comes to Jacksonville! If you do not suffer from triskaidekaphobia and have not yet received your invitation for Friday the 13th of March, please contact Sam or Donna Heffner of the First Coast Penn Club at samheffner@msn.com or (904) 273-2843.

Long Island. The Penn Alumni Club is planning a very special Members Only event to be held on Tues., April 28, at the Sid Jacobson JCC in Roslyn from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Decoding Selective Admissions” will feature Hank Herman C’71, author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent into College Application Hell, and the Alumni Council on Admissions, Penn’s resource for legacy applicants. For more information on the event, contact club president Sharon J. Wolinsky-Price W’76 at swpesq@att.net.

Metro New Jersey.  Parents and kids of all ages are invited to our Penn Family Day on Sun., March 22, for an afternoon of bowling at a local spot. Sat., March 28, is the annual spring Penn Cares Community Service Day. Make a difference and volunteer at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. On Thurs., April 16, at 7:30 p.m., raise a glass to dear old Penn at our annual wine-tasting, to be held in Short Hills. Thurs., April 23, at 7 p.m., at the Millburn Library, learn about the selective college-admissions process with Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions and Hank Herman C’71, award-winning writer of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent into College Application Hell. On Fri., May 8, is the pre-theater dinner and show 1776, at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn; a pre-theater dinner will be held at La Campagna, in Millburn, at 6 p.m., with the show following 8 p.m. For more information about these and other programs, visit at www.pennclubmetronj.com  or contact club president Fern Eatroff C’85 at president@pennclubmetronj.com.

New York. The fifth annual panel by PennNYC on college admissions, “Decoding the College Admissions Process,” is on Mon., April 6, at 6:30 p.m. A representative from Penn’s Alumni Council on Admissions (Penn’s resource for legacy applicants) will speak and answer questions. This year’s moderator is Hank Herman C’71, author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent into College Application Hell. He will lead a dialogue with the ACA person, addressing sensitive issues and difficult questions. On Fri., May 1, at 7:30 p.m., join us at the Young Alumni Spring Fling, co-sponsored by the Penn Club of New York, featuring cocktails, kegs, crudités, and carnival food—plus an open bar until 10 p.m. To learn more about these event and others, visit www.pennnyc.org. Be sure to log in to get the full benefits of the site and your free membership. Any questions or if you want to volunteer, contact club president Dale Kramer Cohen W’76 at dale.k.cohen@gmail.com .

Northern California. Join us on Thurs., March 19, for lunch in San Francisco with Dr. Michael Weisberg, an assistant professor of philosophy at Penn, who specializes in the philosophy of science and the public understanding of science; he is also faculty fellow for the Fisher-Hasselfeld College House. Also, mark your calendars for opening night at the San Francisco Opera as the Club has reserved orchestra seats to hear renowned soprano Anna Netrebeko, on Sat., June 13. Details for these events and our monthly mixers are on www.ncpennclub.com. Register to receive invitations to Bay Area events.

Philadelphia. Join us for Open That Bottle Night, theater programs, our annual Phillies game, and the 2009 social-impact program. Visit www.pennclubphilly.org for more event details, membership information, and a way to connect with local alumni.

Portland, Ore. Ben Franklin (in the person of Steve Jordan, a local Franklin impersonator), looking amazingly fit for 303, once again joined alumni at the February Ben’s Birthday celebration. At our April 15 luncheon at the University Club in Portland, Joel Millman C’76 will talk about being a Portland-based international correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. On May 27, our last luncheon of the spring, Kathleen Thomas CE’78 will discuss her book Don’t Call Me Rosie: The Women Who Welded the LSTs and the Men Who Sailed on Them, and offer insights on writing and self-publishing in general. For more information on all of our upcoming events, visit www.pennclubofportland.org.

San Antonio, Tex. The Penn Alumni Club holds monthly luncheons on the last work-day of each month. They are informal, no-agenda, separate checks, and guests are welcome; lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., to beat the crowds and to allow members to get back to work. RSVPs to the events chair at Sa.penn.alumni@prodigy.net are most appreciated. Upcoming luncheons: Fri., March 31, Luca Ristorante Enoteca, 401 South Alamo (210) 888-7030. Thurs., April 30, Turquoise Turkish Grill, 3720 NW Loop 410 (210) 736-2887. Also, Save the Date for an all-alumni event, “From Excellence to Eminence: Penn’s Progress Toward Making History” on Sun., May 3. For more details, contact Marge Tinsley at tinsley@upenn.edu or at (215) 746-2505.

Washington, D.C. The Glee Club will be performing their spring show on Sat., April 4, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Immediately following is a dessert and beverage reception, to meet the performers and other area alumni. We are still on a theater hunt for the Glee Club. Any recommendations, email info@whartondc.com or call Alan Schlaifer at (301) 365-8999. Tickets are $15/person for dues-paying members (and families) of the DC Penn Club, the DC Wharton Club, or MARAB. For non-members and other guests, tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, go to www.whartondc.com. All tickets will be held at Will Call. For more info on the Glee Club, visit their website, at www.penngleeclub.com. Also, Save the Date, for April 18: “Engaging Minds,”  is a presentation and discussion featuring three Penn Integrates Knowledge professors.

Westchester & Rockland Counties. The Club is planning its annual Penn Cares community-service project at the Cottage School in Pleasantville for Sat., April 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We had a very large turnout last spring and hope you join us this year. We have been working hard putting the finishing touches on our new website! Be on the lookout for the announcement of its launch. Also, stay tuned for details about the upcoming annual spring dinner at Tamarack Country Club on Thurs., May 21, featuring Eric Furda C’87, the new Penn dean of admissions. For more information on upcoming events or if you would like to volunteer, contact club presidents, Sharon Mulholland W’85 at s_mul@msn.com or Jeff Mulholland W’86 jeff-mulholland@msn.com.

 

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ACA | The Alumni Council on Admissions is Penn’s advice and guidance resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. The staff will be available for informal Legacy Advising Sessions, Monday through Friday (except University holidays), 12:15—1:00 p.m. and 3:15—4:00 p.m., in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. Additional Legacy Advising Sessions will be held during Alumni Weekend. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/aca or call (215) 898-6888.

 

     
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