ALUMNI-SPONSORED TRIP – CHICAGO STYLE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

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CHICAGO AT CHRISTMASTIME
December 7-8, 2013

Join Marygrove Alumni as we experience the festive atmosphere and excitement of Chicago at Christmastime!  We will visit the 12-story, 450 department Mary’s store – which is a historic landmark and the second largest department store in the world.  We’ll also have an opportunity to shop at the Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile – home to Tiffany, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, the Water Tower Place and more.  This trip is a shoppers dream, however there will be lots to do and see for non-shoppers as well.

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FALL WINE TASTING DINNER

Dinner and wine tasting

Sunday, November 3, 2013

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Roger Monk’s, Ann Arbor

 

Enjoy dinner and wine tasting at Roger Monk’s in Ann Arbor. Family, friends and alumni are welcome. Nominal price of $48.00 per person includes 12 great wines paired with a five course dinner, customized wine gift, tax and gratuity: a $75 dollar value! Please specify your choice of red or white for your wine gift when making your reservation.

Roger Monk’s is a unique restaurant located in the eastern corner of Ann Arbor (Dixboro) at 5400 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.  Space is limited and we anticipate an enthusiastic response. To register, send payment to Marygrove College, Attn: Diane Puhl, 8425 W. McNichols, Detroit, MI 48221 by Oct. 24, 2013. For more information, contact Mark Bartnik ’79 at (248) 689-9782.

 

ALUMNI BOOK DISCUSSION

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The Book Thief
By Zusak Markus

Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Home of Kay Hughes ’66 in Royal Oak

A New York Times bestseller for seven years running that’s coming to movie theaters on November 15, 2013, this Printz Honor book by the author of I Am the Messenger is an unforgettable tale about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still.

To register, contact Druel Outley ’00 at (313) 342-3208 by October 20, 2013. Directions to Kay’s home will be provided when you register. The Book Thief is 562 pages and can be found on Amazon.com.

ALUMNI-SPONSORED COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

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Forgotten Harvest
Saturday, October 5, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Since 1990, Forgotten Harvest has been in business to fight two problems: hunger and waste.  Forgotten Harvest relieves hunger in the Detroit metropolitan community by rescuing surplus, prepared and perishable food and donating it to emergency food providers.  In the fiscal year 2011 – 2012, Forgotten Harvest rescued a record 42 million pounds of food from a variety of sources such as grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, farmers, and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food – that would otherwise go to waste – is delivered free of charge to emergency food providers throughout metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties).   Forgotten Harvest covers 2,000-square miles to feed hungry people.

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