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RCA Holiday Potluck

  • OMSI Theory Cafe 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR, 97214 (map)

The RCA Holiday Potluck will be meeting in the Theory Cafe, which is the main restaurant in the museum, at 6:30 p.m., which is an hour earlier than our usual meeting time.

We will be collecting unopened, non-perishable food to donate to SnowCap Community Charities and winter clothes to donate to Transition Projects. As usual, there will be no club services except for a brief period of calendar sales.

The club will be providing drinks, plates, cups, and utensils as well as a small amount of food intended to supplement what everyone brings.  The following table shows the dishes we're asking you to bring based on the first letter of your last name. (Unfortunately we won't have access to power in Theory, so won't be able to warm or cook dishes there.)

A through E: Main Dish

F through K: Side Dish

L through Z: Dessert

There are advantages to holding our event in Theory but also some conditions. We also need to clean thoroughly afterwards. So, please consider staying to help out at the end of the event.

We'll have a brief program consisting of awards, acknowledgements, and a retrospective of notable space missions. We're also considering showing a video in the Planetarium with an astronomical or holiday theme to be announced at the meeting.

We’ll be collecting images for a slide show featuring club-related activities from the past year. If you’d like to contribute images, please send them to our Calendar Director.

It has been a great year for the club. Please come help us celebrate it!

Directions to Theory

Theory is on the ground floor of the museum at the end adjacent to the Tillicum Bridge. To get there, enter the museum at the main entrance, go through the turnstiles next to the admissions desk, and walk to the end of the hallway, past the gift shop and the main exhibition hall.  You’ll need to tell someone at the main entrance that you’re with RCA to gain access. The museum may be busy.  If you feel uncertain about where you're going, just ask any OMSI employee or follow other people you see carrying containers of food.

Slides From Our December Meeting

Earlier Event: December 7
Later Event: December 22
Telescope Workshop