40 Ways to Celebrate at MA’s 40th!

40 years…where does the time go? Come celebrate 40 years of Marin Academy alumni, parents, faculty, staff,  and friends of the community at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco on April 20th. We are near capacity, so head to ma.org/40 to register for the event while you still can – registration closes at the end of the day on Friday, April 12.  We look forward to seeing so many of you there, and to give you a taste of what’s in store… enjoy this list of 40 things to see and do at the 40th celebration!

  1. large_text82324_49711See the guest list and get your ticket at ma.org/40 – registration closes on Friday, April 12
  2. Dance to Super Diamond, the San Francisco-based Neil Diamond tribute band, with Chris Collins ’92
  3. Delight in the music of House of Waters, a Brooklyn-based band with a global sound, with Luke Notary ’96
  4. Check out the photo collages documenting 4 decades of Marin Academy history
  5. Enjoy the talents of our current students with the music of Sargent Pickles & the Soul-diers
  6. Listen to the sounds of the “MA All Stars” band, featuring faculty, staff and alumni
  7. Take in photo collages documenting 4 decades of Marin Academy history
  8. Appreciate access to easy parking…just kidding, this is North Beach
  9. Just kidding, again! Valet parking is available for a newly reduced rate of $35 AND there are many public garages within walking distance.
  10. Savor all the delicious food
  11. Top dinner off with delicious macaroons, courtesy of Galaxy Desserts
  12. Have fun dancing, of course!
  13. See the whimsical table centerpieces created by our MAPA volunteers
  14. Mingle with more than 292 current MA parents
  15. Share stories with more than 240 MA alums and their guests
  16. Reconnect with more than 100 alumni parents
  17. Reminisce with MA faculty and staff
  18. Thank the many current and former trustees who have stewarded MA for 40 years
  19. Be amazed by Bimbo’s classic 1950s décor
  20. Get dressed up and have some fun!
  21. Chat with Travis Brownley, Head of School
  22. See firsthand one of San Francisco’s oldest nightclubs
  23. Head right to the photo booth and have a picture taken with your friends on the ‘steps of Foster Hall’
  24. Or maybe you’d prefer your photo on the cover of Nexus or with the MA Wildcat
  25. Be amazed by the great work of so many dedicated MAPA volunteers
  26. Chat with former faculty and staff
  27. Watch a video commemorating the MA spirit
  28. Chat with Kathy Dell, chair of the MA Board of Trustees
  29. Meet members of MA’s first graduating class
  30. Enjoy yourself—you hired a babysitter!
  31. Sing along to “Sweet Caroline”
  32. Welcome new families from the Class of 2017
  33. Meet alumni from throughout MA’s 40 years
  34. Catch up with old friends
  35. Make new friends
  36. Share some of your recollections of days gone by for our ‘memory book’
  37. Read the list of names of our event sponsors who made the evening possible
  38. Make new MA memories
  39. Pick up a special thank you gift as you say your goodbyes and head home after a fun evening
  40. Make plans to come back for the 50th!

The 2012-2013 school year marks 40 years of education at Marin Academy.  Throughout the year we will be commemorating this anniversary with on-campus events for students, special publications (including this ongoing series of “lists of 40″), and a community celebration at Bimbo’s in San Francisco on Saturday, April 20 (for more info and tickets visit: www.ma.org/40).

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