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Step Forward Day

December 2016

Aesop said it best: "no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." Share an act of kindness this Step Forward Day by joining fellow Waves to spend a day serving your local community. Partake in fun-filled volunteer projects alongside alumni, parents, family, and friends that include gardening, sorting food donations, much-needed maintenance, and more.

Be sure to register quickly to save your spot for the project near you.

Holiday Party Locations

Atlanta Waves

Oh What Fun! with Atlanta Waves

Wednesday, December 7
6:30 PM - 9 PM
Atlanta, GA

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Atlanta Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a holiday dinner party at the home of Tina and Mark Bliese (MBA '94) in Roswell, GA. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Share small acts of kindness: In the spirit of the season, the Atlanta Waves will be giving back to the local community by supporting Toys for Tots. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas.

Cost: $5 per person
Includes dinner, please bring a beverage to share.

 

Austin Waves

Oh What Fun! with Austin Waves

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6 PM - 8 PM
Austin, TX

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Austin Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a holiday party at the renowned Driskill Bar. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost: $10 per person.
Includes hosted appetizers.

 

Bay Area Waves

Oh What Fun! with Bay Area Waves

Sunday, December 4
3:30 PM - 7 PM
Sausalito, CA

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Bay Area Waves and GAN NorCal! Join School of Law Dean Tacha, fellow alumni, and friends for a festive holiday party at the home of Roxanne and Gil Purcell (JD '83). Make the holidays bright with your Pepperdine friends with delicious heavy appetizers, wine, and live music in a beautiful setting. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate Christmas and the joy of the holiday season with your Pepperdine family.

Share small acts of kindness: In the spirit of the season, the Bay Area Waves will be giving back to Toys for Tots and local animal shelters. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas, or new water/food bowls, toys, or leashes to help supply local animal shelters.

Cost: $8 per person.
Ticket price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and wine.

 

Carolina Waves

Oh What Fun! with Carolina Waves

Saturday, November 26
5 PM - 10 PM
Hill Ridge Farms - Youngsville, NC

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Carolina Waves! Join fellow alumni, parents, family, and friends for a holiday party at the dazzling Festival of Lights at Hill Ridge Farms. Eat s'mores, drink hot chocolate, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

The Carolina Waves will meet at the main entrance at 5 pm and enjoy the festivities together as a group.

Tickets available for purchase at the event, but registration is required.
Ages 2-64: $12
Seniors 65+: $11
Under 2: Free

 

Chicago Waves

Oh What Fun! with Chicago Waves

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Chicago, IL

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Chicago Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a holiday party at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost: $15 per person.
Includes heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.

 

Colorado Waves

Oh What Fun! with Colorado Waves

Thursday, December 8
5:30 - 7 PM: Denver Botanic Gardens
7 - 9 PM: The District
Denver, CO

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Colorado "Mile High" Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a visit to the dazzling Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens followed by hosted appetizers at The District. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Share small acts of kindness: In the spirit of the season, the "Mile High" Waves will be giving back to the local community by supporting Food Bank of the Rockies. Please bring non-perishable food items to help provide a little Christmas cheer to those in need.

Cost per person:

  • $16 per adult
  • $8 per child (3-12 years old)
  • Children under 3 are complimentary

*Price includes entry to Blossoms of Light and heavy appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages at The District.

 

Dallas Waves

Oh What Fun! with Dallas Waves

Thursday, December 8
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Eureka! - Dallas, TX

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Dallas Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a holiday party at Eureka! Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Share small acts of kindness: In the spirit of the season, the Dallas Waves will be giving back by supporting the Children's Medical Center – Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Help bring cheer to a child with cancer by bringing a toy from this wish list.

Cost: $10 per person.
Includes hosted appetizers

 

Houston Waves

Oh What Fun! with Houston Waves

Tuesday, December 6
6 - 7:30 PM
Houston, TX

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Houston Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a holiday party at Drexel House Eatery & Wine Bar. This bella notte will also include Italian music and cinematography for guest to enjoy. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost:  $10 per person
Ticket price includes hosted appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages.

Las Vegas Waves

Oh What Fun! with Las Vegas Waves

Friday, December 9
6 - 9 PM
Henderson, NV

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Las Vegas Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a festive holiday party at the home of Chris Bennett ('98). Enjoy live entertainment, tasty eats and jolly sweets, cocktails provided by Beam Suntory, and live cigar rolling! Also, a professional photographer will be snapping photos, so be prepared to flash those pearly whites to make next year's holiday card creation that much easier. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost: $50 per person
Ticket price includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails provided by Beam Suntory, live cigar rolling, professional photography, live entertainment, and complimentary valet.

Share small acts of kindness: In the spirit of the season, the Las Vegas Waves will be giving back to the local community by supporting Opportunity Village with donations and raffles the night of the holiday party.

Los Angeles Waves

Oh What Fun! with Los Angeles Waves

Wednesday, December 7
6:30 - 9:30 PM
Los Angeles, CA

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Los Angeles Waves and GAN LA! Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family. This year's holiday party is going Jurassic at the Natural History Museum. Join President Andrew K. Benton, Debby Benton, and the new dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Deryck J. van Rensburg for a one-of-a-kind holiday event under the dueling dinos. Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season with your Pepperdine family, and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres, extraordinary museum exhibits, and live entertainment by the Pepperdine Pickups, Pepperdine's breakout male a capella group! 

Cost per person:

  • $25 for the first 100 registrants - SOLD OUT!
  • $35 for the next 150 registrants - SOLD OUT!
  • $40 general admission online price - Limited Availability!
  • $50 at the door

*Price includes museum admission, parking, entertainment, hosted hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert! 

 

Nashville Waves

Oh What Fun! with Nashville Waves

Thursday, December 1
6 - 9 PM
Franklin, TN

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Nashville Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a dazzling tree lighting in Franklin Town Square followed by a holiday party—complete with yummy bites and warm drinks—at Frothy Monkey . Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost: $10 per person.
Includes light snacks, dessert, and warm drinks.

 

New York Waves

Oh What Fun! with New York Waves

Location Change - Pathos Cafe
Tuesday, December 13

6 - 8:30 PM
New York, NY

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your New York Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a festive holiday party full of sips and snacks at Pathos Cafe. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost: $10 per person
Price includes hosted hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert.

Orange County Waves

Oh What Fun! with Orange County Waves

Wednesday, December 14
6 - 8 PM
Newport Beach, CA

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your OC Waves and GAN OC! Join the new dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management, Deryck J. van Rensburg, fellow alumni, and friends for a festive holiday party at Red O in Newport Beach. Be sure to dress to the nines in your holiday cocktail attire so you're photo booth ready! Then, eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost: $45 per person (Register before November 27 for early bird pricing of $35)
Includes hosted hors d'oeuvres.

 

Phoenix Waves

Oh What Fun! with Phoenix "Heat" Waves

Thursday, December 8
6 - 8:30 PM
Scottsdale, AZ

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Phoenix "Heat" Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a festive holiday dinner party generously hosted by Pepperdine parent Ceda Austerman at her home in North Scottsdale. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Share small acts of kindness: In the spirit of the season, the "Heat" Waves will be giving back to the local community by supporting AZ Helping Hands. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to help bring a little Christmas cheer to a foster child. Guests are also more than welcome to donate other items including, gently used children's clothes/shoes, diapers and wipes, toiletries, and new children's books.

Cost: $5 per person.
Includes dinner and drinks.

 

Portland Waves

Oh What Fun! with Portland Waves

Tuesday, December 6
Portland, OR


We hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the event: Oh What Fun! with Portland Waves. We are grateful for your willingness to gather as Waves and look forward to facilitating more ways for the Portland Pepperdine community to come together in the new year.

Sacramento Waves

Oh What Fun! with Sacramento Waves

Thursday, December 15
6 - 8:30 PM
Sacramento, CA

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Sacramento Waves! Join Pete Peterson, dean of the School of Public Policy, fellow alumni, and friends for a festive holiday party at Rio City Café. Catch updates from Dean Pete Peterson on all things Pepperdine, then catch up over delicious hors d'oeuvres. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost: $18 per person.
Ticket price includes heavy appetizers.

Seattle Waves

Oh What Fun! with Seattle Waves

Sunday, December 11, 2016
4:30 - 7:30 PM
Woodinville, WA

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Seattle Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a holiday party at the home of Professor Charla Griffy-Brown from Pepperdine's Graziadio school of Business and Management. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost: $8 per person
Includes light dinner, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Share small acts of kindness: In the spirit of the season, the Seattle Waves will be giving back by supporting the Homeward Pets Animal Shelter. Help bring cheer by donating items from this list for the care of animals in the non-profit, no-kill animal shelter.

South Florida Waves

Oh What Fun! with South Florida Waves

Event Cancelled
Thursday, December 1
Aruba Beach Café - Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL

Due to low registration, this event has been cancelled.

 

Ventura County Waves

Oh What Fun! with Ventura County Waves

Wednesday, November 30
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Aldabella Winery - Westlake Village, CA

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your Ventura County Waves! Join President Andrew K. Benton and Debby Benton, fellow alumni, and friends for a festive holiday party at Aldabella Winery. Grab your Pepperdine friends to enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and live holiday music in a beautiful setting. Taste test Aldabella's award-winning wine, straight from the barrel, for only $10 per tasting. Be sure to dress in your holiday cocktail attire, so you're photo booth ready! Finish off the evening satisfying your sweet tooth with a Nothing Bundt Cakes bundtlet dessert generously sponsored by Pepperdine Associates. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate Christmas and the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family.

Cost:

  • $15 per person with early bird registration until November 15
  • $25 per person with online registration November 16 - 29
  • $30 per person at the door

Price includes hosted hors d'oeuvres, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert.
You must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.

 

Washington DC Waves

Oh What Fun! with DC Waves

Wednesday, December 7
6 PM - 8 PM
Washington, DC

Oh, what fun it is to mingle and jingle with your DC Waves! Join fellow alumni and friends for a holiday party at El Tio Grill DC. Eat, drink, and be merry while you celebrate the joy of the season with your Pepperdine family with hosted appetizers and happy hour drink prices!

Cost: $8 per person.
Includes hosted appetizers.

 

 


Additional Questions? Please contact Pepperdine Alumni Affairs at alumni@pepperdine.edu or 310.506.6190.