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Boston Chapter Slideshow & Potluck Series



Join us for a series of free slideshows, potluck dinners and socializing with fellow AMC hikers, adventurers and foodies.

Where/When: AMC's Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy Street, Boston MA. Doors open at 6:15pm, potluck dinner starts at 6:30pm, slideshows begin at 7:15pm unless otherwise noted. Join our Google Group for cancellation notices via email (see info below).

Potluck Details: Starts at 6:30pm. Participation in the potlucks is optional, yet useful for that post-office work hunger. Homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins and drink pitchers will be supplied. The auditorium has a kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for stovetop.

Subway Directions: Take the MBTA to Park Street Station (Red/Green Lines). Walk through the Boston Common uphill towards the State House on Beacon St. To the left of the State House is Joy St; follow Joy St uphill to the AMC Cabot Auditorium, #4 Joy St on the left hand side. Map:

Parking: Nearby underground parking is available at the Boston Common Garage, located underneath the Boston Common. Access is off Charles St, between the Public Garden and the Boston Common. We have discount parking passes for $9 (50% off normal rate!) More info about the Garage is here:

RSVP & Join the AMC Slideshow Google Group: To RSVP for a slideshow, click on the RSVP link listed under the description, or email Julie LePage, the slideshow organizer. To get the latest updates & cancelations via email, join our Google Group: 


Potluck & Slideshow Schedule     


NEW SHOW - Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Imperial China Tour

Presented by Michele Grzenda

Michele Grzenda (AMC Boston Young Members & Hiking/Backpacking Trip leader) will share her experience as a participant on a 2 week guided tour of Eastern China. Highlights include visiting 7 UNESCO sites including the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and Terra-cotta Warrior Museum. During a 5-day cruise down the Yangtze River, Michele’s presentation will include side trips to Three Gorges Dam – the world’s largest hydroelectricity project; Jingzhou, a city located on the banks of the Yangtze River with 6000 years history, and Shibaozhai, literally “Precious Stone Fortress” is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River. Photos and stories from Beijing, Chongqing, and Shanghai will inspire you to plan a trip there. Michele will share travel tips on how to find bargain guided trips!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Trekking around Switzerland by Foot and Bike

Getting there is as much a part of the adventure as the destination

Presented by David Loutzenheiser

The Swiss Alps are synonymous with Switzerland and the main draw for tourists and locals alike. An incredible network of signed bike routes and hiking trails have been developed not only through the Alps but connecting to all the cities in the country. Join David Loutzenheiser on a journey through Switzerland by foot and bike exploring how the journey is just as exciting as the destination. Also learn about an effort to bring such a trail network to the Boston area.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Adventure in the Arctic, Svalbard Archipelago 

Presented by Ashok Boghani

Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago only 600 miles from the North Pole, is an area of amazing beauty. Snow capped mountains, magnificent fjords, and massive glaciers provide stunning scenery unlike any other part of the world--except Antarctica. Add to that frequent sightings of polar bears, reindeers, walruses, seals, puffins, and terns; as well as cliffs with thousands of auks, guillemots and kittiwakes; and you end up with an unforgettable experience. Come see photographs and hear story of a trip that Ashok Boghani made to this remote area in the Arctic. He is an award-winning photographer who has previously shared his travel experience in Ladakh. 

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Jodee and Heather Finish in Oregon 

NEW SHOW - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Just a Bit Father - Biking Across the USA

Presented by Jodee Varney

Jodee Varney set off with her sister, Heather, on June 15, 2015 to cross North America by bicycle. Prior to starting the trip, neither had ever been on a single overnight bike trip, and Heather's longest bike ride was less than 20 miles. They biked westbound from Boston to Seaside Oregon via many backroads and a few Interstate freeways, camping almost every night, while carrying 20-23 pounds of gear each.  They met lots of real people, and visited some places that many of us have never heard of. Come see photo highlights, hear tales that may renew your faith in humanity, and learn about ultralight bicycle touring.

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