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Shared Interest Group happenings in July and August

July-August 2012

The harvard alumni association has approved more than 30 Shared Interest Groups; a complete list appears at http://post.harvard.edu/harvard/clubs/html/SIGdir.shtml. Harvard Magazine invites SIGs to share news of their activities in this space. (Send items to [email protected], using SIG in the “class year” line.)

 

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus

HGLC’s New York chapter and peer collegiate groups have two events set for mid July. Start with Mixed Cocktails at the Rubin Museum of Art (www.rmanyc.org) on Friday, July 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with free gallery admission all evening. (RSVPs requested; details are available at http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2012/120713NY.html.) On Sunday evening, July 15, beginning at 8 p.m., participate in Little West 12th Night—a walking tour of the Meatpacking District as seen through the eyes of the characters from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night—in conjunction with the undergroundzero experimental theater festival. (Tickets required; details at http://tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2012/120715NYC.html.)

 

Harvardwood

The New York chapter hosts Romantic Jazz for a Summer Evening, with stellar tenor sax Don Braden ’85 and friends, on Wednesday evening, July 11; register by July 9 on the events page at www.harvardwood.org. Then enjoy a Summer Wine and Cheese Tasting on Thursday, August 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. (register by August 6).

Join our London team for a tour of 2012 Olympic landmarks on Saturday, July 21. Highlights will include exterior views of the Olympic Stadium, Velodrome, BMX cycling course, the Aquatics Centre, and public-art installations. Register by July 18.

And the Harvardwood Writers’ Competition is back! Polish up those screenplays, TV pilots, and plays for submission; the deadline is July 31. Scripts are evaluated by industry professionals; the first-place winner receives a small cash award, free admission to the Harvardwood Writers’ Program, and a series of informational meetings with Harvardwood industry contacts. Visit the writers’ section at www.harvardwood.org for details.

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