Secondly, I've permission from the author to repost this, which was posted to Latinteach:
Just a note to alert all in the Mid-Adlantic area of the next mouth-watering Dickinson Classics Dept. Workshop:
FROM DINING TABLE TO BANQUET HALL: MEALS AND FEASTS IN THE ROMAN WORLD
presenter: JOHN F. DONAHUE
(Dr. Donahue is Assistant Professor of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, and the author of _The Roman Community at Table During the Principate_ [U. Michigan 2004])
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2005. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
WHERE: Carlisle, PA (near Harrisburg). Dickinson College campus, Tome Building, on the 200 block of West Louther Street, Room 115.
DETAILS: This free workshop is offered to primary and secondary school teachers with interest, but you must register to attend. You may do so by emailing: mcdonalb at dickinson dot edu.
Act 48: The Dickinson Department of Classical Studies is an approved provider of professional development opportunities under Pennsylvania Act 48. Those who complete our workshops receive Act 48 credit.
PS: this year's freebie will be a copy of prof. Donahue's edited volume, _Roman Dining_ (a special issue of the American Journal of Philology, 2005) for every pre-registered participant. Hope you can make it, and please pass this on to any colleagues who might be interested.
So yes, lots of fun and exciting things going on here on the east coast. I advertise Classics things as I see them, so don't hesitate to send me an e-mail if you want something pimped.