Saturday, November 15, 2008

Holiday Party Saturday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m. in West Newton, Mass.

You're invited to the annual BSLUG holiday party Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.! Please rsvp no later than Wed. Dec. 3 to give the Suzmans a good idea of how many people are coming to dinner.

The party is a fundraiser for the Smith Scholastic Society / Renaissance Scholars Program , founded by local alumnus Bill Dickinson. The Smith Society provides UCSC mentors, scholarships, and collegiate resources to foster children, homeless and runaway youth, orphans, and wards of the court. (See form below to send in your donation.)

Thanks to the marvelous generosity of Mary Jane and Peter Suzman, the festivities will be held for a fourth time at their home in West Newton. For all of you have come in years past, you know this is great news. You'll not only enjoy the wonderful company of fellow UCSC alums, but also partake of an extraordinary feast.

Just check out the menu Mary Jane has been working on which includes old favorites and some new treats:

Appetizers: Crostini with black olives, pine nuts and melted cheese; Gougeres (popover-like cheese puffs); Mini-pitas with caramelized onions, goat cheese and walnuts; Hot spiced wine punch

Main Course: Andouille sausage and chicken stew; Rice; Cheesy chili-egg squares; Green salad; Assorted breads
Desserts: Chocolate triangles - fudgy chocolate on the top, shortbread crust Almond-orange crunch; A third one, yet to be decided

All this in their lovely home, made festive with a roaring fireplace. Your friends and family are also welcome! It's the perfect way to greet the winter season.

WHEN: Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Home of Mary Jane and Peter Suzman, 14 Leonard Street, West Newton, Mass.

RSVP no later than Wed., Dec. 3

Email or phone Beata for directions, car-pool arrangements, or any questions.
Tel. (h) 617-491-3871; tel. (w) 617-496-1775

All tax-deductible donations received go directly to the Smith Society / Renaissance Scholars Program. Contributions, large and small, are needed to reach our goal of $1000. Please print out and mail in the following with your check.

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Yes, I will attend the BSLUG Holiday party and here is my contribution of $_______

I am sorry that I cannot attend, but I would like to participate with the BSLUGs in contributing to the Smith Society Scholarship Fund. My contribution of $_________ is enclosed.

Suggested donation: $15-25 per person (Larger donatios will also be much appreciated by PESSS.)

Checks made payable to: "UC Santa Cruz Foundation" and write in the memo line: Smith Society Scholarship Fund Fl011F

Mail to: Beata Panagopoulos, 28 Maple Ave., Apt. 3, Cambridge, MA 02139-1130. You will receive a receipt directly from UCSC.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jill Hoy and Painting Featured in "Maine Home & Design"

Jill Hoy and a narrative Deer Isle Parade painting is featured in the Nov./Dec. issue of the magazine Maine Home and Design. On news stands now! Have a look if you can.

Wendy Chapkis Book Talk: "Dying to Get High," Monday Eve. Nov. 17

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a book talk by Wendy Chapkis after a light dinner on Monday evening, Nov. 17, 6:30-9 p.m. in Cambridge.

Fellow BSLUG, Wendy Chapkis, is professor of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She will be talking about her latest book called "Dying to Get High : Marijuana as Medicine." The book focuses on the Santa Cruz patient's cooperative, "The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana."
To read more about the book, click here.

The book talk event will take place:
WHEN: Monday, November 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
WHERE: Congregation Eitz Chayim Temple , 136 Magazine Street, Central Square, Cambridge

HOW MUCH? $12 per person, includes dinner.

We MUST receive your check by Friday, Nov. 14. Send checks to Erika Tarlin, 7 Bradford Ave., Somerville, MA 02145

All friends and family welcome!

The BSLUG Board would like to thank Pennie Weinberg for making the arrangements for us at the Temple of Congregation Eitz Chayim.
Questions? Don't hesitate to contact me.

On behalf of the entire BSLUG Board (Robin, Erika, Paula, Maria, Carter, Bill, Jill, Zoe, and Ian), we look forward to seeing you at this very special event!

Beata tel. (h) 617-491-3871 tel. (w) 617-496-1775 email: