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February 20th: Westmont College Orchestra

Take advantage of this exciting and free opportunity to hear the outstanding Westmont College Orchestra and mingle with your Westmont friends at the exclusive Capital Orchestra Festival, February 20, President’s Day, at 2 p.m. at the beautiful John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

We invite you to join us for dinner immediately following the concert (5 p.m.), at Ristorante La Perla, one of D.C.’s premier Italian restaurants. Michael Shasberger, who directs the Westmont Orchestra, will stop by and greet us. Mark Sargent, provost and dean of the faculty, and Reed Sheard, Vice President for college advancement and chief information officer, will also be joining us. Westmont will provide the appetizers, and guests will pay for all other food and drink ordered from the menu.

The free tickets are limited, and you must complete advance registration by January 31. Register now as we expect to have a waiting list.

We hope you can join us for both events, but you are welcome to attend one or the other. It is important to register for both the Orchestra Concert Ticket and the Dinner Reservation if you are planning to attend both.

Westmont Host: Lorinda Dry, assistant director of alumni and parent programs will greet you at both events.


March 25th: Practicing Gatitude

Join us for a meal at the Tabard Inn at noon, followed by a presentation and dialogue with President Beebe and Education Professor Jane Wilson. Gather for a meal and conversation with alumni, parents, and friends and relfect on the psychological and spiritual benefits of gratitude. Cost is $25. Register Today!

Westmont Host: Teri Bradford Rouse, senior director of alumni and parent programs

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