March 4, 2015
Doug Oliver will be the latest of Democratic mayoral candidates to appear at an Off the Record session at the Pen and Pencil Club on Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
Oliver was Philadelphia Gas Works’ vice president of marketing and corporate communications until he resigned to run for Mayor in January. Previously, he had been a spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter.
The kitchen will be open so come in early, get a meal and see what Oliver, at 40 by far the youngest of the declared candidates, has to offer.
March 11, 2015
Jim Kenney will join the list of candidates for the Mayoral nomination of the Democratic Party who have appeared at The Pen and Pencil Club for an off-the-record session Wednesday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
The 56-year-old Kenney had been an at-large Democratic City Councilman from 1991 until January, when he resigned to conduct his mayoral campaign.
The club kitchen will be open so this will be the perfect night to arrive early, enjoy a meal perhaps with a glass of fine wine or a bottle of craft beer, and hear a potential Mayor speak.
March 12, 2015
The next wine tasting in the series conducted by Pen and Pencil Club President Brad Wilson will be Thursday, Mar. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
We will explore the theme of pairing wine with cheese, a subject that offers considerably more challenges than the usual stale couplings of the two involve. We’ll taste both domestic and international cheese and wines and discover the principles behind matching them to show each other off to the best advantage.
Cost is $30. Cheese will make up the food offering (with the usual bread, fruit, etc.) at this tasting, so there will not the usual small plates offered.
Please sign up at the bar or call the club.
March 18, 2015
Nelson Diaz will join our series of Off the Record sessions with candidates for the Democratic Party’s Mayoral nomination when he appears Wednesday, March 18 at 8 p.m.
Diaz, 68, was a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge from 1981 to 1993. He served as General Counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in President Bill Clinton’s first team and was City Solicitor in the John Street administration from 20o1 to 2004.
The club kitchen will be open, so come in early and grab a seat and a meal before the show starts.