Fall Hike, Dr. Strange, and Other Fall Events!

November 2: 4 Cities, 4 Rabbis, 4 Questions on the Election


Delve into election season by schmoozing and learning with fellow Penn alumni! Welcome Rabbi Josh Bolton to DC with wine, snacks, and a deep dive into the election.

RSVP to Rachel Hollander for exact address

November 5, 2016: Fall Hike

Join us for an 8½ mile hike into one of the most diverse scenic areas of central Shenandoah National Park. From the trailhead parking area on Rte. 211 (just over 4 miles west of Sperryville, VA), we will ascend the Pass Mountain trail for a forest walk along the ridge. We will pass the Pass Mountain shelter and soon after turn unnamed-2north on the Appalachian Trail. After reaching the summit of the mountain, we will descend ½ mile to the Double Rocks overlook with expansive views west of the Luray Valley, New Market Gap, and the Massanutten Range, with Strickler Knob and Kennedy Peak visible on a clear day. We will then descend back to the trailhead.

This trip will cover approximately 1750 vertical feet and take about 5 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.

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.

Date and Time: Saturday, November 5th at 10AM

Location: Double Bear Rocks, Shenandoah National Park

Price: To RSVP and for more information, please email Jerry Donahoe at maineescape@aol.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!

November 6, 2016: Dr. Strange with Penn GALA


Join the Penn Club and PennGALA for an afternoon of movie fun with DOCTOR STRANGE. One of the year’s most highly anticipated releases, the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a neurosurgeon who discovers he has secret powers after he loses his hands in a tragic car accident.

After the movie, there will be drinks and discussion led by Washington Blade movie critic Brian T. Carney (CAS/WH ’84).

Date and Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Regal Majestic in downtown Silver Spring (IMAX 3D). Metro Red Line or free parking at the Wayne Avenue parking garage.

Drinks and Discussion: 3:30 PM. Location TBA.

Price: Get your own movie tickets online in advance (they’ll be selling fast)! Please sign up here to join us.

November 16, 2016: An Evening with Billy Shore

Bill Shore is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Share Our Strength, a national nonprofit that is ending childhood hunger in America through the No Kid Hungry campaign. On November 16th he will speak to Penn Alumni about his experience founding the organization and the groundbreaking work the organization is currently doing. The event will consist of a 30-minute talk followed by a 30-minute Q&A, while the ticket cost will cover some light appetizers and a donation to Share Our Strength.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 16th at 6pm

Location: Smithsonian, Room 929, Advisory Board, 2445 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 20037

Price: $10