April 11, 2023
April 2023 Newsletter
SOUTH BAY HAPPY HOUR - APÉRO AND SOCIAL
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM PST
Location: Parkview Kitchen and Spirits, Cupertino
Come by and unwind together and release some stress after work and celebrate the start of spring with fellow alums at PARKVIEW KITCHEN AND SPIRITS - adjacent to the Juniper Hotel in Cupertino. Try out Park View's honey whiskey cocktail - the hotel makes their own honey and have beehives on top of the building.
IMPROV WORKSHOP + HAPPY HOUR (VOLUME 2!)
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM PST
Location: A private clubhouse in Mission Bay, San Francisco
Our Club's first improv event in March was a success! We danced, laughed, made friends, and gained professional development skills thanks to our talented moderator. In light of the high demand, we just opened a limited number of slots for our April event (which had sold out in 48 hours). Purchase your tickets before they are sold!
Improv classes are soaring in popularity due to their benefits - they teach you to act fast, plan very little ahead, stay in the moment and get comfortable with imperfection. In recent years, many large businesses are turning to it as a tool for team building and professional development. Experience it, and you’ll be glad you have done it!
Event to be moderated by Katka Sabo (CBS '17), ex-McKinsey consultant turned entrepreneur and comedian with a passion for performing arts and silly play. She has studied improv since 2016 in London and NYC. More recently, she's been advancing her credentials at the Leela Improv Theater in San Francisco.
Ticket includes a group improv session, and a sponsored happy hour where drinks and snacks will be served.
EAST BAY HAPPY HOUR
Date: Friday, April 14, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM PST
Location: Calicraft Brewing Company, 2700 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
Come by and unwind together with fellow alums at CaliCraft in Walnut Creek! POC contact details will be provided before the event so you can find us.
COLUMBIA ALUM VOLUNTEER AT SF CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Time: 1:30 PM PST
Location: 1840 Sutter Street San Francisco, CA 94115
NorCal Lions, we have an opportunity to volunteer at the SF Cherry Blossom Festival this year. The Columbia NorCal Club has arranged with the festival organizers to extend a volunteering opportunity for our group. We will be helping out at the beer garden this year. All participants must be age 21 or order (our deepest apologies to any of our young prodigies from our community that recently graduated).
BIOLUMINESCENCE KAYAKING @TOMALES BAY
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM PT
Location: Tomales Bay, CA
Sign-ups reopened as the tour vendor is extending the window for 'overbooking' registration. Only 10 spots remain. Call the vendor and register on Eventbrite ASAP before they are sold!
Come witness bioluminescence - one of the magical phenomena of the earth - after participating in a group dinner with your fellow Columbia NorCal Alums at Tomales Bay this summer. We've picked July 16th for optimal viewing and will be joining Blue Waters Kayaking (BWK) on a 3-hr bioluminescent tour through the glowing blue waters of Tomales Bay in Northern California.
SUSTAINABILITY: HOW MESSAGING IMPACTS ADOPTION
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Location: 360 Industrial Road San Carlos, CA 94070
Join the Northern California Chapter of Columbia Alumni Association and the Penn Club of Silicon Valley for a panel discussion on how messaging impacts adoption of sustainability practices and technologies. Drinks and light apps will be served.
BAY AREA BOOK CLUB
With many of the events being virtual for the time being, the regional book clubs will be combined for now.
2023 Book Line-Up:
4/26 - Empire of Pain
6/28 - Half of a Yellow Sun
8/30 - Crying in H Mart
10/25 - Atlas of the Invisible Maps & Graphics That Will Change How You See the World
12/27 - Behold the Dreamers
To join the club please fill out this form
- YOUR COLUMBIA ALUMNI STORY -
We'd love to share and support stories about fellow Columbia alumni!
Did you meeting your significant other through an alumni happy hour?
Did you land a life-changing job by connecting with alumni at an volunteer event?
Did you meet your best friend from being invited to an event by a Columbia alumni?
Columbia NorCal finds inspiration from each other to promote engaging events and programming that uplift friends and the alumni community! We hope to share your stories with our alumni community! Share your story here.
We have recently experienced a surge in interest from alums to participate in Columbia NorCal's LinkedIn Group discussions. Join us and stay connected!
If you would like to check out some of our past events, please see our YouTube channel where we will add the recordings!
STAY SAFE EVERYONE!
Columbia Club of Northern California