Baltimore. The annual Ben’s Birthday Bash is scheduled for Wed., Jan. 25, from 6pm to 8pm at the Chesapeake Wine Company, 2400 Boston Street, #112 (The Can Company). For more information, email

Long Island. We invite alumni, parents, and friends living or working on Long Island to its annual Ben’s Bash, celebrating Ben Franklin’s birthday on Wed., Jan 25, at 6:30pm. A full four-course dinner, for only $42pp, and our tradition Highball at Nightfall will be served at Angelina’s Italian Restaurant, 1017 Oyster Bay Road, East Norwich. Reservations or requests for further information may be made through Sharon Price, chairperson, at .

Los Angeles. Join us for our annual Ben Franklin’s Birthday Bash (TBD). On Sat., Jan. 28, President Gutmann and several Penn professors will be in town for Engaging Minds. For the most up to date information about our events, visit us at or follow us on Twitter @pennclubla. Want to get involved? Email us at

New Haven. On Sat., Feb. 3, cheer Penn on at their Men’s Basketball game against Yale. Join us for dinner at Mory’s, Yale’s historic 148-year-old private dining club before the game at 5pm and then sit with us at the Payne Whitney Gym under the Penn Alumni banner at 7pm and cheer for the team. Contact Reena Seltzer, C’76, GEd’77, Penn Club Co-President, for more information at <> .

Northern California. Kick off 2012 by joining us on Thurs., Jan. 19, at Ben’s Bash, our popular annual celebration. Also join us at Engaging Minds on Sun., Jan. 29, when Penn President Amy Guttman travels to San Francisco with professors Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Zeke Emanuel, Barbara Mellers, and Phil Tetlock to present exciting research and new initiatives at Penn. Happy hours, tours, and speaker programs are planned for February and March, so check out our website for details and register to receive invitations to Bay Area events

Northern New Jersey. On Tues., Jan. 17, come to an open board meeting where we will be celebrating Ben Franklin’s birthday. Take out your racquets and enjoy some social tennis with food & drinks on Sat., Jan. 28. Join us on Wed., Feb. 1, for our inaugural Penn Film Event featuring Professor Peter DeCherney of the cinema-studies department. On Thurs., Feb. 16, our annual joint event with the Wharton Club of New Jersey will focus on social media and feature Wharton Professor Kartik Hosanagar. Visit for the latest information on our club and register for events. For more information about these and other programs, contact club co-presidents Gary Survis W’86 and Lorraine Kooby Survis C’86 at

Portland, Ore. Our annual Ben’s Birthday Bash, the Happy Hour event honoring our founder’s 306th birthday, will take place in late January. Please check our website ( for exact time and location of this event and all other events, and for an email link to get on to our newsletter list.

San Antonio, Tex. Plans are being made for our annual celebration of Ben Franklin’s Birthday in mid-to-late January. Stay tuned for further details from club president Bob Weidman by email blast, on the club website ( and on our blog (

San Diego. The Penn Club of San Diego and the Wharton Club of San Diego invite you to honor Penn’s founder and learn more about how to become involved with the alumni community on Tues., Jan 17. Celebrate Ben Franklin’s Birthday with a French Wine and Cheese Pairing. We will gather at the University Club to learn more about French wines, as well as some Ben Franklin legends. The event will end with an overview of San Diego alumni events and an invitation to all San Diego alumni to participate in the discussion. On Sat., Feb. 25, we proudly honor all alumni celebrating their Reunion years for 2012. Whether it has been 10 years or 30 years or more, join us for an 80s Flashback Theater night at San Diego’s Mixtape the 80s Musical. All alumni are welcome to attend this fun evening to honor their fellow alumni celebrating Reunions this year. For both events, RSVP to; join us on Facebook and on Twitter @PennClubSD.

South Florida. Join the Gold Coast Club and the Wharton Club of South Florida for a Happy Hour on Tues., Jan. 18, from 6pm to 9pm at Yolo’s (333 East Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale) to kick off the New Year. On Tues., Jan. 24, join the South Florida Penn Clubs for an exciting men’s hockey game between the Florida Panthers and the Philadelphia Flyers, including a pregame meet & greet with the Florida Panthers owner, Cliff Viner W’70 WG’72. For details on this event, please visit

Washington. For someone who is 306 years old, you do not look like you have aged a day, Ben! Join us on Thurs., Jan. 19, for our Ben’s Birthday Bash Happy Hour. Celebrate with old and new friends in your red and blue. Final time & location for our happy hour is yet to be determined. Visit us on Facebook at or our website for updates. We welcome inquiries about membership, and offers volunteer opportunities for club members. For further Ben’s Birthday details, or membership or volunteer inquiries, email us at

Westchester & Rockland Counties. Join alumni from the area as we celebrate Ben’s Birthday and enjoy Philly food on Thurs., Jan. 26, at 7pm at Plates of Larchmont, owned by a Penn alumna. On Sun., Feb. 5, bring your children to Tarrytown Music Hall to see the Random Farms Kids’ Theater performance of Oliver, followed by dessert at Main Street Sweets. We are now planning our second annual cooking event, owing to its popularity last year. Check the Club website,, and emails for additional details about this event and other upcoming events. For more information or to volunteer, contact Club President Cheryl Kabalkin Greenstein C’87 W’87 L’90 at

Western Pennsylvania. We invite you to our Monthly Luncheons, hosted at noon on the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place. The next one is Thurs., Feb. 2. Information on Ben Franklin Birthday Bash and upcoming events can be found on our website


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Glee Club:
150th Year of Glee
Anniversary Gala

Sat., Feb. 18 |
Zellerbach Theater,
36th Street & Walnut Street

The Glee Club will be celebrating its 150th anniversary with an evening performance and gala celebration in the Zellerbach Theater. We hope you can attend this special evening, as it will certainly be a memorable event replete with great music, fantastic food, and the Glee Club family. Visit Glee Club Events for more details!

Continue the celebration by cruising with the Glee Club! Join them for a seven-day cruise to Bermuda on the Summit with Celebrity Cruises. Do not miss the boat or our performance! Sailing May 20, from Cape Liberty, N.J. For more details, including pricing, contact Lisa Niver at or (310) 405-1788 or (888) 652-6400.

Mask & Wig
Spring Tour 2012

New Haven (Friday, March 2):
The Hopkins School
Curtain time: 7:30pm

New York (Saturday, March 3)
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Curtain time: 8pm

Ft. Lauderdale (Friday, March 9)
ICI Auditorium at Pine Crest School
Curtain time: 7pm

Jacksonville (Saturday, March 10)
Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater
University of North Florida
Curtain time: 7pm

Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

Engaging Minds:
LA & San Francisco

Join President Gutmann, Provost Price, Professors Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Zeke Emanuel, Barbara Mellers, and Phil Tetlock for an engaging academic event. Visit Engaging Minds for more information and to register.

Los Angeles: Sat., Jan. 28
Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9am – 2pm

San Francisco: Sun., Jan. 29
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1pm – 6pm





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