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September–May
2011–2012 Athletic Game Watches


Your regional alumni chapters will once again be very active this season, organizing game watches in cities and towns across the country, beginning with the BC vs. Northwestern football game Sept. 3. Visit your chapter's website weekly to stay up-to-date on game watch times and locations or contact your chapter's leadership to help organize a game watch in your area. This is a great way to connect and reconnect with fellow alumni, parents, and friends.


September–December
Inland Empire Region 2011 Football Season Game Watches


Times TBD, Spelly's Pub & Grille, 40675 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd., Murrieta, Calif.
Join alumni of the Inland Empire region of California for football game watches all season long. Contact Owen O'Malley '00 at owenrjomalley@gmail.com or Joe Spellman '87 at joe@spellys.com to be added to the group's email distribution list and get updates on area events, game watch times, and more.


October–December
Northern California Chapter—2011 Football Season Game Watches


Times TBD, Shanghai Kelly's, 2064 Polk St., San Francisco, Calif.
Join fellow Northern California Chapter alumni for a season of exciting Eagles football action. Meet classmates and friends at Shanghai Kelly's for the following matchups:

Nov. 3—BC vs. Florida State
Nov. 12—BC vs. NC State
Nov. 19—BC vs. Notre Dame, contact Meghan Andrade '03 at meghan.a.andrade@gmail.com for more information
Nov. 26—BC vs. Miami.

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11/2/2011
The Real Estate Council (TREC) of Boston College Symposium


1:30 p.m., Robsham Theater Arts Center, Boston College Lower Campus
Join fellow alumni for this event featuring presentations from real estate experts and sponsored by The Real Estate Council of Boston College (TREC).
Click here for more TREC information


11/3/2011
Boston College vs. Florida State FanFest


5 p.m., Flynn Recreation Complex, Boston College Lower Campus
Join Superfans of all ages for FanFest, held prior to Boston College football taking on ACC powerhouse Florida State. This family-friendly tailgate offers food and snacks for purchase and features inflatable games, face painting, and special appearances by Baldwin and the BC cheerleaders.
Click here to register


11/3/2011
Los Angeles Chapter—BC vs. Florida State Game Watch


5 p.m. PST, Sharkeez, 3600 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Caminiti's, 1220 West Burbank Blvd., Burbank, Calif.
Join fellow Los AngelesChapter Superfans to cheer on your Eagles as Boston College football takes on ACC powerhouse Florida State. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers throughout the evening.


11/3/2011
Atlanta Chapter—BC vs. Florida State Happy Hour and Game Watch


7 p.m., Slack's Restaurant, 305 Brookhaven Ave., Suite B1250, Atlanta, Ga.
Join fellow Atlanta Chapter Superfans to cheer on your Eagles as Boston College football takes on ACC powerhouse Florida State. Guests arriving prior to 9 p.m. will receive a complimentary drink, courtesy of the Atlanta Chapter.


11/3/2011
Cleveland Chapter—Florida State at BC Game Watch


8 p.m., Blind Pig, 1228 West 6th St., Cleveland, Ohio
Join fellow Cleveland Chapter alumni and friends as they cheer for an Eagles victory against ACC rival Florida State. Contact Patrick Carney '04 at carneyptc@yahoo.com with questions.


11/3/2011
Philadelphia Chapter—BC vs. Florida State Reception


8 p.m., Fox and Hound, 1501 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa.
Join fellow Philadelphia Chapter Superfans as Boston College takes on ACC rival Florida State. The evening will feature complimentary appetizers and generous drink specials. Tickets cost $10 per person, and parking will be available for $5 with validation. RSVP by emailing Courtney Weinshank '08 at cweinshank@gmail.com.


11/4/2011
Cape Cod Chapter—Networking Night


5–7 p.m., Ardeo Mediterranean Taverna, Union Station Plaza, 23V Whites Path, South Yarmouth, Mass.
Join the Cape Cod Chapter for this networking night, featuring complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and BC giveaways. RSVP to Brian Costello '67 at brian_costello@us.aflac.com.


11/5/2011
Class of 1959 Annual Dinner


5–9 p.m., Alumni House, Boston College Newton Campus
Join fellow members of the Class of 1959 to celebrate and renew acquaintances at this reception and dinner held on Newton Campus. The dinner program will feature delicious Italian fare and a special presentation by Franco Mormando, associate professor of Italian.
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11/6/2011
Alumni Memorial Mass


11 a.m., Trinity Chapel, Boston College Newton Campus
Join the BC community in honoring alumni who have passed away. A light lunch in Stuart Commons dining hall will immediately follow Mass. Those wishing to attend must RSVP prior to Nov. 4.
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11/7/2011
Council for Women of Boston College (CWBC) Refining the Journey: Alumnae Midlife and Looking Forward


5 p.m., The Colony Club, 564 Park Ave., New York, N.Y.
Refining the Journey explores the opportunities and unique circumstances related to alumnae in midlife. Distinguished faculty and accomplished alumnae discuss self-discovery and engagement with meaning and purpose. Topics include volunteerism, caregiving, and lifelong learning and education.
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11/7/2011
Science and the Jesuits


6 p.m., Burns Library Reading Room, Boston College Middle Campus
Join fellow alumni, family, and friends for this event featuring Cyril P. Opeil, S.J., assistant professor of Physics at Boston College, as he speaks about and highlights the special collections of Boston College and Georgetown University.
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11/8/2011
Philadelphia Chapter—Campus and School Update with Dean David Quigley


6–8 p.m., Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St., Floor 52, Philadelphia, Pa.
Join fellow Philadelphia Chapter alumni for a reception featuring David Quigley, dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dean Quigley will provide an update on several important Arts and Sciences initiatives, including the College's commitment to the liberal arts, groundbreaking scientific research, the newly renovated Gasson Hall, and the humanities–centered Stokes Hall. RSVP to alumnichapters@bc.edu prior to Nov. 3.


11/8/2011
Westchester County Chapter—The Idea Hunter featuring Dean Andy Boynton


6:30–8:30 p.m., Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Ave., Rye, N.Y.
The Boston College Alumni Association and the Westchester County Chapter invite you to join Carroll School of Management Dean Andy Boynton '78 for a cocktail reception and an evening of networking and discussion about Dean Boynton's new book, The Idea Hunter. Register prior to Nov. 4. For questions, email Jennifer McNamara at breerj@bc.edu.
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11/9/2011
West Coast Technology Council Panel and Networking


6 p.m., Garden Court Hotel, 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto, Calif.
Join the West Coast Tech Council for this event featuring a panel presentation from technology experts. Immediately following the speaking program, guests will have an opportunity to network with alumni and friends of Boston College.
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11/9/2011
The Deans Series: A 21st–Century Approach to Health and Wellness


6:30 p.m., Gasson Hall, Boston College Middle Campus
Join Connell School of Nursing Dean Susan Gennaro for this free discussion for individuals and families on health and wellness. Dean Gennaro will explore changes in the health-care system and explain how individual health promotion is key to improving health statistics.
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11/11/2011
11th Annual Veterans Remembrance Mass and Ceremony


9:30 a.m., St. Ignatius Church, Boston College Lower Campus
Join the BC community in honoring veterans who gave their lives in the service of this country and in celebrating the men and women who continue to serve in the armed forces. The event will continue on Burns Library Lawn immediately following Mass at St. Ignatius Church and will feature guest speaker Col. David J. Clark '81, Army General Staff G-2, director of Foreign Intelligence and Department of Defense director.


11/12/2011
Boston College vs. NC State FanFest


Time TBD, Flynn Recreation Complex, Boston College Lower Campus
Join Superfans of all ages for FanFest, held prior to Boston College football's taking on ACC opponent NC State. This family-friendly tailgate offers food and snacks for purchase and features inflatable games, face painting, and special appearances by Baldwin and the BC cheerleaders.
Click here to register


11/12/2011
Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW): BC vs. NC State


Time TBD, Alumni Stadium, Boston College Lower Campus
Join fellow GSSW graduates for an exciting ACC matchup as the Eagles take on NC State. The event is sponsored by the GSSW Alumni Board, which has procured a select number of blocked seats available for purchase. To buy tickets and for more information, email Gary Dauer, MSW'82, at gary.dauer@gmail.com.


11/13/2011
Northern California Chapter—Spring Planning Meeting


2 p.m., the home of Isabelle Boone '03, San Francisco, Calif.
Join fellow Northern California Chapter alumni for an opportunity to brainstorm and plan upcoming programming for BC supporters in the area. Contact Isabelle Boone '03 for more information at isaboone@gmail.com or 510–219–5909.


11/14/2011
Newton College Book Club—The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson


7 p.m., Putnam Room, Alumni House, Boston College Newton Campus
Join fellow Newton College alumnae for a discussion of Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, moderated by Professor Judith Wilt, former Newton College alumnae chair in Western Culture.
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11/15/2011
Boston Chapter—Networking Night


6 p.m., Boston College Club, 100 Federal St., 36th floor, Boston, Mass.
Join fellow Boston Chapter alumni for "Overcoming Personal Roadblocks to Career Success," a presentation and networking event. Certified career coach and founder of Great Heights Coaching Kim Meninger '97, MBA'08, will be the evening's guest speaker. Tickets cost $10 each, which includes complimentary appetizers. A cash bar will also be available.
Click here to register


11/18/2011
Class of 2007: Chicago Pre-Notre Dame Reception


7–9 p.m., STATE, 935 West Webster Ave., Chicago, Ill.
Celebrate with fellow members of the Class of 2007 at this rivalry weekend reception. Before you watch the Eagles take on the Fighting Irish, reminisce about your college days, enjoy good food, and renew friendships in preparation for our fifth reunion coming up this summer.
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11/19/2011
Notre Dame Weekend Superfan Travel Packages


Taking the trek out to South Bend for the BC vs. Notre Dame football game? Get your discounted travel packages through us, as the Alumni Association and Premier Global Sports are teaming up to make sure our Superfans can easily get to the stadium to cheer on our Eagles. Visit www.eaglessportstravel.com to get your travel package. Book now as space is limited.


11/19/2011
BC vs. ND Pregame Tailgate


1–4 p.m., Notre Dame Campus, Hospitality Village, South Bend, Ind.
Prior to cheering on your Eagles against archrival Notre Dame, tailgate with BC alumni of all ages. Tickets are $55 per person and include a barbecue menu and beverages. A cash bar will also be available. Advance registration is required so sign up today as tickets are first-come, first-served.
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11/19/2011
Los Angeles Chapter—BC vs. ND Game Watch


1 p.m. PST, Sharkeez, 3600 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Caminiti's, 1220 West Burbank Blvd., Burbank, Calif.
Join fellow Los AngelesChapter Superfans to cheer on your Eagles as Boston College football takes on archrival Notre Dame. Guests will enjoy complimentary appetizers throughout the afternoon.


11/19/2011
Maine Chapter—3rd Annual BC vs. ND Football Game Watch and Fundraiser


3:30 p.m., Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland, Maine
Join fellow Maine Chapter alumni for this annual fundraiser benefiting the Andrew C. Marsh Memorial Fund, which was established in memory of Cheverus High School Class of 2000 graduate Andy Marsh '04 to support student scholarship at Cheverus as well as at BC. Tickets are $15 per person, with children 12 years old and younger admitted free, and includes all-you-can-eat food and drink. For more information, email Vince Kloskowski, MA'96, at vkloskow@sjcme.edu.


11/19/2011
Atlanta Chapter—BC vs. ND Game Watch


TBD, Slack's Restaurant, 305 Brookhaven Ave., Suite B1250, Atlanta, Ga.
Spend the afternoon with fellow Atlanta Chapter Superfans and cheer on your Eagles as they battle archrival Notre Dame.


11/20/2011
Notre Dame Weekend Mass and Reception with Terry Devino, S.J.


10–11 a.m., Westin Chicago River North, 320 North Dearborn St., Chicago, Ill.
The day following the BC vs. ND football matchup, all alumni, family, and friends are invited to join fellow Eagles for a Mass and reception. Fr. Terry Devino, director of Manresa House and special assistant to the president, will be the the celebrant. RSVP by emailing alumnichapters@bc.edu.


11/20/2011
Hong Kong Chapter—BC vs. ND


9 a.m. kickoff, the American Club, 2 Exchange Sq., 48th and 49th floors, Central, Hong Kong
Join fellow Hong Kong Chapter alumni and Notre Dame alumni for inter-collegiate banter and to cheer for a hard-fought victory. For more information, email Amie Chang '05 at hkbceagles@gmail.com.


11/30/2011
Wall Street Council Market Perspectives Panel


5 p.m., Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, Mass.
Join fellow alumni and financial experts as the Wall Street Council presents its signature discussion series. The event will feature a panel presentation from business leaders and industry experts, titled "The Art of Business." A networking reception will immediately follow scheduled programming.
Click here to register


12/1/2011
Between Heaven and Mirth: Joy, Humor, and Laughter in the Spiritual Life


6:30–8:30 p.m., Robsham Theater Arts Center, Boston College Lower Campus
Who says religion has to be gloomy? James Martin, S.J., author of the new book, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, will discuss joy in the spiritual life, how the saints used humor in their spiritual journeys, how laughter is an element of healthy spirituality, and how joy is the inevitable result of faith.
Click here to register


12/2/2011
Class of 2007: BC vs. BU Hockey Game and Reception


7:30–11:30 p.m., Cityside, 1960 Beacon St., Brighton, Mass.
Join fellow Class of 2007 alumni for the ultimate Battle of Comm. Ave. as the Eagles take on archrival Boston University. Celebrate with classmates and catch up in preparation for our 5th reunion coming up this summer. Tickets are limited so register today!
Click here to register


12/4/2011
New Jersey Chapter—Holiday Night with the Boston Pops


6 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J.
Join fellow members of the New Jersey Chapter to celebrate the Christmas season with a true Boston hallmark experience. Renowned conductor Keith Lockhart and his beloved orchestra welcome guest performers Melinda Doolittle, a contestant on the sixth season of "American Idol," and the choral group Gloriae Dei Cantores. Tickets cost $60 per person.
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12/4/2011
Class of 1956: Christmas Chorale


11–4 p.m., Barat House, Boston College Newton Campus
Join members of the Class of 1956 for a wonderful start to the Christmas season with this holiday concert tradition. The day will begin with Mass at 11 a.m., followed immediately by brunch. Tickets for brunch and the concert cost $30 each. Registrations must be received prior to Nov. 24.
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12/4/2011
Class of 1967: Christmas Chorale


11:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Alumni House, Boston College Newton Campus
Join members of the Class of 1967 for this holiday concert tradition. The day will begin with brunch at Alumni House and will be followed immediately by the concert in Trinity Chapel. Tickets for brunch and the concert cost $30 each. Registrations must be received prior to Nov. 24.
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12/4/2011
Class of 1953: Christmas Chorale


11:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Stuart Hall and Trinity Chapel, Boston College Newton Campus
Join fellow members of the Class of 1953 and kick off the Christmas season as the University Chorale performs a selection of holiday songs. The morning will begin with a reception in Stuart Hall and will be followed immediately by the concert in Trinity Chapel. Registrations must be received prior to Nov. 24.
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12/4/2011
Class of 1962: Christmas Chorale Concert and Reception


2–7 p.m., Alumni House, Boston College Newton Campus
Join members of the Class of 1962 for this holiday concert tradition. The day will begin with music at Trinity Chapel and will be followed immediately by a reception at Alumni House. Registrations must be received prior to Nov. 24.
Click here to register


12/4/2011
Class of 1960: Christmas Chorale Concert and Reception


2–7 p.m., Barat House, Boston College Newton Campus
The Class of 1960 will once again gather at the annual University Christmas Chorale concert, held in Trinity Chapel on BC's Newton Campus. The concert will be followed by a reception at Barat House. Tickets are limited, so be sure to reserve yours today.
Click here to register


12/6/2011
Securing Your Future: Estate Planning Made Simple


5:30–7:30 p.m., former cardinal's residence, Boston College Brighton Campus
The Boston College Alumni Association, Boston Chapter, and the BC Shaw Society cordially invite all alumni to an evening of networking and practical advice on estate planning.

Join Heather B. Cheney, JD'99, director of Estate Planning and Fiduciary Services at Boston Financial Management Inc., and Lindsay Kafka, J.D., associate director of Gift Planning at Boston College, for a straightforward discussion that debunks estate planning myths and addresses the many benefits of having an updated plan.

For more information and to register, visit www.bc.edu/alumnied.


12/10/2011
Washington, D.C., Chapter—Wreaths Across America


8 a.m., Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Join Washington, D.C., Chapter volunteers for this national event sponsored by Wreaths Across America. Guests will help place thousands of Christmas wreaths on graves at Arlington National Cemetery, including special markers on the sites of Boston College alumni veterans. For more information, email Brian Cummins '82 at brian.cummins@us.army.mil.


12/10/2011
Chicago Chapter—4th Annual BC Cares Coat Drive


9 a.m., McCutcheon Elementary School, 4865 North Sheridan Rd., Chicago, Ill.
Join fellow Chicago Chapter alumni for this annual coat drive benefiting McCutcheon Elementary School students and their families. Volunteer, donate coats, or lead your own coat drive through your place of employment; we need your help to make this winter a little less chilly for many young boys and girls. Email Sara McCarthy '90 at sara.mccarthy@cbexchange.com or Esther Chang '02, JD'07, at esther.chang@bakermckenzie.com for more information.


12/10/2011
Winter Wonderland


11a.m.–3 p.m., Alumni House, Boston College Newton Campus
The Alumni Association invites alumni, family, and friends to Winter Wonderland, a special holiday tradition held on Newton Campus. Festivities will include performances by strolling carolers, craft stations, entertainment from Johnny the K, photo opportunities with Santa, a petting zoo, horse–drawn carriage rides, and more.
Click here to register


12/12/2011
Newton College Book Club—Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff


7 p.m., Putnam Room, Alumni House, Boston College Newton Campus
Join fellow Newton College alumnae for this discussion of Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra: A Life and separate fact from myth as attendees explore the magnetic queen's death and how her passing ushered in a new world order a generation before the birth of Christ.
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12/17/2011
Atlanta Chapter—CRN—Annual Wrap Party


10 a.m., Kings Market Center, 1425 Market Blvd., Suite 200, Roswell, Ga.
Join fellow Atlanta Chapter alumni and celebrate the holiday spirit by helping to wrap gifts for children living in shelters across the city. Volunteers will spend a few hours selecting and wrapping gifts for a number of boys and girls. Families are welcome, especially children and teens since they have valuable insight into what's cool.
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