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March 14, 2007

Young Alum Happy Hour: Kildare's

Join other MIT Young Alums for another Happy Hour!
Gabriel Weinberg will host this Happy Hour at Kildare's in King of Prussia. For more information, you may contact him at yegg@alum.mit.edu.

To make suggestions for young-alum events, contact the Club's leader of Young Alum programs, Dan Lowrey, e-mail: lowcal@alum.mit.edu.

Date: Wednesday, March 14th
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM (or so!)
Location: Kildare's
               826 Dekalb Pike
               King of Prussia, PA
Phone: 610-337-4772

Kildare's - Web site      Kildare's - Directions

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March 18, 2007

Pilots of the Delaware Bay in the Days of Sail

Come enjoy an afternoon at the Independence Seaport Museum. Sailor-author-architect Tony Junker (MIT class of 1961) will give an account of the “golden age of the great pilot schooners” employing images from the 18th and 19th Century period to build a vivid portrait of the Capes back in those days. He will focus on the challenges deep water pilots faced in their dangerous calling, their professional lifestyles, and the beautiful winged schooners they sailed.

Tony Junker is the author of a historical sea novel set among the pilots of Delaware River and Bay. According to Junker his novel, Tunnell’s Boys, grew from his love of the sea. Tony is a longtime sailing enthusiast with a taste for wooden sailing craft and “blue water” ocean cruising. He has captained various sailing craft on coastal voyages, including a schooner similar to the historic pilot craft in his novel, the Ebe W. Tunnell.

Following the presentation, enjoy touring the museum which includes visiting the Cruiser USS Olympia, the submarine Becuna, and a boat shop where a replica of the Silent Maid (a 1924 Catboat) is presently under construction. The museum also has numerous permanent historical/educational exhibits, plus a new exhibit on Women at Sea.

Date: Sunday, March 18, 2007

Time: 2:00 PM - Tony Junker's Presentation, followed by cookies & open touring

Location: Independence Seaport Museum
         Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
         MuseumWeb site

Cost: $22 for Dues-paying Club Members and their guests
        $32 for Non-members

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

For Questions: Lucie Wilkens, 610-444-3242
   e-mail: L.S.Wilkens@alum.mit.edu

Check out Tony Junker's Web site: www.tonyjunker.com

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March 27, 2007

Newly Admitted Students Meeting

      Join fellow MIT Alums as we welcome MIT's Class of 2011. The event will begin with a reception with hearty hors d'oeuvres. This will be followed by a program featuring current students and young alums in a Q&A for the new admits and their families.

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel - Philadelphia Airport
         9000 Bartram Avenue, Philadelphia
         Phone: 215-365-4500
         Hotel Web site
         Free Parking
         Directions below

Cost: MIT Club Members and their Guests - $25.00
        Non-Club Members and their Guests - $30.00
        Current MIT Student - Free
        MIT Class of 2011 - Free
        Parent of a Student - $15.00

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

For Questions: Tracy Sadowski
         e-mail: tracys@alum.mit.edu

Directions from I-95 to Embassy Suites:
   From the North:
      I-95 South to Exit 12B -- Phila. Airport, "Lester/Cargo City"
      Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Bartram Avenue
      Turn right into Embassy Suites

  From the South:
      I-95 North to Exit 10 -- Route 291
      Turn left at first light onto Bartram Avenue
      Stay on Bartram for 0.7 mile
      Turn right into Embassy Suites

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