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July 10, 2010

U. S. Mint in Philadelphia -- Tour

MIT logo in pennies and nickelsJoin the MIT Club of the Delaware Valley for a tour of the U. S. Mint in Philadelphia. This is a 45 minute self-guided tour. View the actual coining operations from 40 feet above the factory floor and see the first coining press, used to strike our nation's first coins in 1792. Watch as they make one million coins in 30 minutes – a task that took the early mint three years! Additional tour highlights and other information can be found on the U.S. Mint Web site.

Our tour is on Saturday, July 10. Assemble at 11:30AM in entrance of the U.S. Mint on 5th Street north of Arch Street. Tour of the Mint is free. Adults will be required to show government-issued photo ID. Photography, smoking, eating and drinking are prohibited. The tour will be discontinued if the Terrorism Threat level reaches ORANGE or above.

After the tour join us for an optional, pay-your-own lunch at the Fork Café (a.k.a. Fork:etc.), 308 Market Street.

Other attractions in the immediate area that you could also tour on your own include: Liberty Bell (Saturday Hours 9AM to 5PM), Independence Hall (Saturday Hours 9AM to 5PM), Federal Reserve “Money on Motion” exhibit (Saturday Hours 10AM to 4PM) and National Constitution Center (Saturday Hours 9:30AM to 6PM).

Date: Saturday, July 10, 2010

Time: U. S. Mint Tour 11:30 AM
          Lunch (optional): following the tour

Location: U. S. Mint, 151 North Independence Mall East
         Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-1886
         Assemble at entrance of the Mint on 5th Street north of Arch Street.
         U.S. Mint Web site, with Directions

Lunch Location: Fork Café (a.k.a. Fork:etc.), 308 Market Street, Philadelphia
         Fork Café Web site

Cost: FREE Mint Tour, but registration is requested to help us plan.
         Lunch afterwards is pay-on-your-own.

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection:

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Steve Simmons, 856-722-1357, e-mail steve.g.simmons@lmco.com

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July 31, 2010

The Brandywiners at Logwood Gardens: Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls logoJoin your MIT friends at one of the area’s premier summer events, The Brandywiners’ annual production at Longwood Gardens' outdoor amphitheater. This year they are performing the classic romantic comedy Guys and Dolls. The Club has its own permanent block of seats (we chose the best in the house). They will sell out quickly so send your reservation soon! If our theater block is sold out, unless you request otherwise in the registration, we will do our best to get the best seats still available. Your tickets will be mailed in late July.

As a bonus, your ticket also gives you a full day admission to Longwood Gardens on Saturday (itself a $16 value).

We also have optional dinner reservations at the Longwood Gardens Terrace Restaurant for their Terrace Barbeque Buffet (menu below) before the play. The buffet will be served in their huge outdoor tent -- a beautiful setting that was very well received last year. This is a fine opportunity to enjoy an informal summer meal, relax together after seeing the gardens and meet other MIT people before the play. The additional cost for the dinner is $31 per person.

So, all together we are providing a full day to peruse Longwood Gardens, a relaxing barbeque dinner together, and of course the Brandywiners performance!

Brandywiners Logo

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010

Time: 6:00 PM Dinner
         8:30 Guys and Dolls

Location: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd.,
         Kennett Square PA 19348
         Longwood Gardens Web site   Directions

Cost: $25 per theater ticket for dues-paying Club Members
                  and their guests
         $35 per theater ticket for Non-members and their guests
         $31 per person for dinner

Reservations: via MIT Infinite Connection (by July 19):

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: John Wilkens, 610-444-3242, e-mail J.A.Wilkens@alum.mit.edu

Terrace Barbeque Buffet Menu

         Heirloom Tomato Salad, Cucumber, Basil
         Orecchiette Pasta Salad, Cherry Tomato, Bocconcini, and Herb Pesto
         Red Bliss Potato Salad

         Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
         Corn on the Cob, Herbed Butter

         Grilled Hamburgers & All Beef Hot Dogs
         Buttermilk Fried Chicken
         Cedar Plank Salmon, Corn & Green Tomato Salsa (Room Temperature)

         Seasonal Watermelon
         Build Your Own: Shortcake Station
                  Fresh Berries, Chantilly Cream, Sweet Biscuits

         Assorted Non Alcoholic Beverages

Rain Information:
         See Brandywiners performance information below.
         Your ticket is good for Longwood Gardens admission the entire day Saturday regardless of weather.
         Our dinner reservation is for Saturday evening regardless of weather.

Brandywiners' Policy on Performance Cancellations and Ticket Refunds

The Brandywiners, Ltd. cancels performances based only on conditions at Longwood Gardens and, unless extraordinary conditions prevail, not before the 8:30 p.m. curtain time. Summer showers are not extraordinary conditions. Please listen to WDEL, WILM, WJBR, or WPEN, or call 302-478-3355 for cancellation information.

If The Brandywiners, Ltd. cancels a performance before intermission, we will reschedule it for the next available rain date. We will not offer refunds, but we will exchange tickets if seats are available. Please retain your ticket stubs and programs for use at the rain-date performances.

If The Brandywiners, Ltd. cancels a performance during or after intermission, we will consider it a complete performance. We will not reschedule it and we will not offer refunds.

If The Brandywiners, Ltd. cancels a rain-date performance and cannot reschedule it, you may obtain a full refund within thirty (30) days of the cancellation by returning your tickets along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

         The Brandywiners, Ltd., PO Box 248, Montchanin, DE 19710

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