Arizona. Join your fellow Quakers in the Valley of the Sun at our annual Ben Franklin Birthday Bash, 5:30—7:30pm, at the University Club of Phoenix. It is one of our most popular events of the year and promises to be a memorable celebration complete with heavy appetizers, no-host cocktails, door prizes, and a slice of birthday cake! Visit our website for more details and to sign up.

Bucks County. We shall celebrate Ben Franklin’s birthday on Jan. 28 with our annual Ben’s Birthday Bash at La Stalla in Newtown, Pa., 6—8pm. And join us on Feb. 9 to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year at one of the most exciting new restaurants in Doylestown, Phi Vietnamese, which is owned by Phi Nguyen GEd’07 and her husband, who will provide us with an exciting tasting menu. For more details and to RSVP, visit our website

Colorado. Please join us on Jan. 28 for the Ben Franklin’s Birthday Bash and Post-Holiday Celebration. All Penn alumni and their families and friends are invited.

Ft. Lauderdale. Please join us for the Miami Heat vs. the LA Clippers game on Sun., Feb. 7, starting at 2pm. More information coming soon.

Hartford. Join us at Cuvée in West Hartford on Jan. 28, 6—7:30pm, with discounted drinks and appetizers, for a discussion on the life and times of Penn’s favorite Ben. Please RSVP to Hartford Penn Club President Andy Bassock C’90 at [email protected].

Houston. Spend the day with fellow Quakers and their families visiting the many attractions of the Moody Gardens, followed by a buffet dinner overlooking Offatts Bayou. For details, visit our website

Long Island. Join us on Jan. 21 as we hold our annual Ben’s Bash dinner, in honor of our founder’s birthday, at Matteo’s Restaurant in Roslyn, starting at 7pm. For details, email Ilene Karp-Michaels C’89 at [email protected]. On Sun., Jan. 24, with the local Harvard club, we shall co-host a screening of the documentary Escape Fire: The Fight to Save American Healthcare, followed by a discussion, at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, starting at 10:30am. For more details, email the club website. With other local alumni clubs we shall cheer on the Penn men’s basketball team on Feb. 12 as they face the Columbia Lions at Levien Gymnasium on the Columbia campus, starting at 7 pm. For details, please email Rob Browne C’88 at [email protected].

Northern California. Kick off 2016 by joining us for Ben’s Bash, our popular annual celebration in honor of Penn’s founder. Also coming up are speaker events, happy hours, hiking, and activities with our Ivy friends; check out for dates and details. Better yet, register with us, and get event invitations by email.

PennNYC. Do you want to make a positive impact on the city? Join us for an information session about PennPAC’s pro bono work for nonprofits and how you can volunteer on a consulting team or at a one-time high-impact event: on Tues., Jan. 19, 7—8pm at the offices of Duane Morris, 1540 7th Avenue. Visit to register. On Feb. 13, join us at noon for our second year participating in the international charity run Cupid’s Undie Run, “where a little crazy meets a lot of charity.” In New York, this is a 1.5 mile run along the Hudson River Greenway and Pier 84. It is all about fun and raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, dedicated to research to end neurofibromatosis. The event starts with a warm-up party and awards ceremony before the run, and everything wraps up by 4pm. Please contact Alexandra Kroger C’07 at [email protected] to RSVP and for details.

Portland. Our annual celebration of Ben Franklin’s Birthday Bash will take place on Wed., Jan. 20; he would be 309 years and three days old. Confirm exact time, location, and other details on our website ( or in our email newsletter; contact [email protected] to get on the email list.

San Antonio. Please join us on Sat., Jan. 16, to celebrate Ben’s Birthday Bash at Youz Guyz Philly Cheesesteaks. For details, visit or PennAlumniClubSA on Facebook.

Sarasota/Manatee. We are planning a special performance with the Sarasota Opera Outreach Singers at the Sat., Jan. 16 luncheon (starting at 11:30am) at the TPC Prestancia dining room, when we shall honor Bill Grant W’49, emeritus trustee and former club president. On Sat., Feb. 20, the theater and lunch program will be a performance of the 90-minute play The Belle of Amherst with acclaimed New York actress Janet Davies in her award-winning role as Emily Dickinson. On March 14, join us in the box suite at Ed Smith Stadium for the Phillies-Orioles game. Phillies chairman Dave Montgomery C’68 WG’70 will greet us and kids can get autographs on the field with Phillies players. The new monthly email newsletter has details; contact us at [email protected].

Seattle. Join us for this month’s Happy Hour (with Trivia!) on Mon., Jan. 25, at Red Papaya in Lower Queen Anne. Come for no-host drinks and appetizers at 6pm and stay for trivia night at 8pm. Visit our website and Facebook group for more details and to RSVP.

Utah. Come to the fourth annual Penn/Wharton @ Sundance Schmooze and meet and support fellow alumni in media, entertainment, arts, and technology, and network with friends who are working or playing in Park City. Visit for further details.

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