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The harvard alumni association has approved more than 30 Shared Interest Groups; a complete list appears at post.harvard.edu/harvard/clubs/html/SIGdir.shtml. Harvard Magazine invites SIGs to share news of their activities in this space. (Send items to classnotes[at]harvard [dot] edu, using SIG in the “class year” line.)

Harvard Arab Alumni Association

HAAA holds its seventh annual Arab World Conference in Abu Dhabi on April 12, on “Making Sense of the Changes: Challenges and Opportunities for the Arab World.” For more details, log on to www.harvardarabalumni.org.

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus

Events include a Gayme Night in Dallas on March 2 (7 to 10 p.m.) for LGBT alumni of the Ivy League and Seven Sisters, with drinks, gourmet pizza, and games (Taboo, Guesstures, or bring your own). For details, and to RSVP (requested), e-mail jlangbert[at]gmail [dot] com. New York City features an Intercollegiate LGBT Alumni Winter Dinner on March 14 (6:30 to 9 p.m.) at People Lounge, 163 Allen Street. To learn more, prepay, or RSVP, visit tigernet.princeton.edu/~ffr-gala/Events2012/120314NYC.html. Also in Manhattan, on March 30: the fourth annual LBT Women’s Mixer (All-Ivy and Friends) at the Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Ave. (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). RSVPs mandatory; visit www.yalegala.org/Events/2012/YaleClubWomensMixer.html for details.

Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction Alumni Networking Society

HRSFANS announces its twelfth annual Vericon, a science-fiction and gaming convention, on March 16-18 in Sever Hall—with costumes, anime, webcomics panels, games, and more, including guest of honor Vernor Vinge, author of A Fire Upon the Deep, Children of the Sky, and many other works. For details, visit www.vericon.org.

Harvard Veterans Alumni Organization

HVAO invites members and friends to a BEER CALL at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square on April 25 (5 to 7 p.m.). Have a beer (on us) and conversations with the outstanding Iraq-Afghanistan veterans studying in the University’s graduate schools. E-mail questions to harvardveterans[at]verizon [dot] net.

Harvardwood

Join Harvardwood New York on March 14 for wine, cheese, hors d’oeuvres, and our Jazz Series, with the Harry Allen Quartet—“gorgeous, soulful, romantic playing” favored by Tony Bennett, James Taylor, and Sheryl Crow. Visit www.harvardwood.org for details.