Monday, April 18: Our Penn Reception with Amy Gutmann
Time: 6:30 PM Opening Reception
Location: Amphitheater at the Ronald Reagan Bldg. & Intl. Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
May 7th: Virginia Gold Cup
The Penn Club of DC is co-hosting one of the largest inter-alumni social events in the Mid-Atlantic at the Virginia Gold Cup. Included in the ticket price is round-trip transportation, full open bar (including premium liquor and beer), multiple full buffet menus, a Best Dressed Contest, and a Best Hat Contest.
Date and Time: 5/7/16 from 8AM – 7:15PM
Location: Great Meadow Park, VA. Buses will pick up registrants from multiple locations in the DC area.
May 7th: Hike in Shenandoah
Join alumnus Jerry Donahoe for a 9-mile hike into one of the most beautiful areas of Shenandoah National Park. The first half of our circuit hike starts at the trailhead on Rte. 211 where we take the Buck Ridge trail up to Skyline Drive where we cross the road and ascend on the Meadow Spring trail, past an old homestead, to join the Appalachian Trail and onward to Mary’s Rock Lookout trail to Mary’s Rock Vista. The vista provides an unparalleled 360-degree view of the Shenandoah and Massanutten Mountains. Our descent on the Buck Hollow trail leads us across the Buck Hollow stream and brings us back to the trailhead on Rte. 211.
This trip will cover approximately 2600 vertical feet and take about 6 hours, including lunch, breaks, and stops to admire the views. This is considered a moderate mountain hike. We will meet at 10AM sharp at the trailhead on Rte. 211 (for directions, see link below). Allow ample time to arrive; according to Google, it takes about one hour forty minutes from Downtown DC without traffic.
Bring plenty of water, pack a lunch, dress in layers and wear appropriate footwear. Clouds and sprinkles will not deter us. In case of heavy rain, we will postpone. If time allows, after the hike, those interested will stop in at a vineyard and/or local inn for dinner.
To RSVP and for more information, please email Jerry Donahoe at email@example.com. Please provide your name, address, cell phone number, and preferred email address in your message so we can communicate/ coordinate prior to the hike! More hike details and driving directions can be found at:http://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/BuckHollowMarysRock/
Date and Time: 5/7/16 from 10 AM Sharp
Location: Shenandoah National Park – Appalachian and Mary’s Rock Lookout Trails
May 21st: 2016 Spring Fling Boat Cruise
Join the Penn Club of DC for our now annual boat cruise on the Potomac River. Sip a highball and enjoy amazing views of the Georgetown and the Mall. Tickets are still only $20 and include admission to the cruise and a surprise gift. There will be a cash bar on board. This event always sells out, so make sure to purchase your tickets early.
Location: 3100 K Street (Georgetown Waterfront)
June 5th: A Sneak Peak at the National Museum of African American History
August 20: Martha’s Table Summer Meal Prep
Help us prepare 150 – 250 meals for the nightly, hot meal distribution on McKenna’s Wagon.
Time: 10AM – 1PM
Location: Martha’s Table, 2114 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009
To sign up, please email Tali Warburg at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 1: The Day Reagan was Shot, The White House in Crisis and Other White House Stories
Sisters in Crime welcomes Penn alums to meet best selling thriller author Karna Small Bodman who serves on the National Security Council and as the Deputy Press Director in the Reagan White House. She will discuss what goes on behind the scenes during a crisis at the White House and what happened on the day Reagan was shot.
Also in the Works…
- Tour of the Hirshhorn
- Lecture and Gallery Tour of National Geographic TV
- Food Event with Jessica Sidman, food critic for the Washington Post
- 1st September Brunch