Washington DC Stanford Association December 2003 Newsletter

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Sat. 12/6 Stanford vs. Kansas Men's Basketball
Sun 12/7 Hike in Upper Rock Creek Park with Sierra Club
Fri 12/12 Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Sat 12/13 Stanford vs. UNLV Men's Basketball
Sun. Dec. 14 Stanford Holiday Party (can pay online)
Sat 12/20 Stanford vs. Gonzaga Men's Basketball
Mon 4/19 Manon Lescaut at Kennedy Center
Mon 5/17 La Traviata at Kennedy Center
Sun 6/27 "Oklahoma" at Wolf Trap
Sun 9/5 "The King and I" at Wolf Trap

Stanford Men's Basketball
Sat, Dec. 6 Kansas 4pm eastern
Sat, Dec. 13 UNLV 6pm eastern
Sat, Dec. 20 Gonzaga 9pm eastern

#17th-ranked Stanford takes on #1-ranked Kansas on Saturday, December 6. The Kansas alumni group has 3 locations in this area where they will be watching: (1) the Park Bench Pub, 3433 Connecticut Avenue, NW, (Cleveland Park Metro), (2) Rampart's, 1700 Fern Street Alexandria, and (3) Mr. Days, 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, (Clarendon Metro), so pick a location and come out.

The UNLV game will be on Fox Sports Net and the Gonzaga (ranked 24th) game will be on College Sports Net. Local viewing locations for these games will be announced via email later. For further information, contact Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.


Hike in Rock Creek Park
Sunday, December 7, 1PM

Our Billy Goat Trail hike scheduled for Saturday, December 6 has been cancelled due to poor weather. On Sunday, we are joining a 7 mile Sierra Club hike in upper Rock Creek Park on an easy hike ("B" rating). Bring water, snacks, and winter hiking boots.

Meet 1pm at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road, NW, near Military Road. Please email RSVP to Vered_Sharon@hotmail.com For more information, call Jim Finucane at 301-365-3485 (before 9pm please).

GETTING THERE BY CAR: From Military Road, turn south onto Glover Road and follow the signs to the Nature Center, approximately 1/4 mile.

GETTING THERE USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the Redline Metro to Friendship Heights. Transfer to the E2 MetroBus, getting off at Glover and Military Road. Walk up the paved trail to the Nature Center.


Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 12 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Hosted by the Washington alumni associations of Stanford, Harvard and Cornell with delicious appetizers and holiday deserts from Mattison "Avenue Catering and cash bar.

One of the most elegant residences in Washington, the DACOR-Bacon House has been home to several Supreme Court Justices as well as a Maryland governor over its glorious history and is now restored.

Send check ($25 payable to "WDCSA") to J. C. Hyde, 2758 Viking Drive, Oak Hill VA 20171 by 12/9. Note your school on the check. For walk-in reservations ($30) or for info contact J. C. Hyde at jhyde@cox.net or (703)476-3566 by 12/11. See www.ivysinglesdc.com for directions and parking info. House is near the Farragut West Metro and is handicap accessible.


Stanford Holiday Party at Stanford in Washington
Sunday, December 14 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $25 per person

The Stanford Holiday party will be held at the Stanford in Washington facility on Connecticut Avenue. Danielle Westphal, a professional singer who has performed in Washington, New York and other venues, will provide our holiday entertainment. She will perform classic jazz vocals and holiday songs. Heavy hors d' oeuvres will be served.

Make sure you reserve this evening on your calendar to join us during the Holidays. Send check made payable to "WDCSA" to Helen Britton at 5021 Seminary Rd, #1006, Alexandria, VA 22311 and note "Holiday Party" on check or you can pay online below
Stanford Holiday Party: $25
For info or reservations you may contact Helen at (703) 566-6566 or helenab@ix.netcom.com


Manon Lescaut – Opera
Monday, April 19, 2004 7:00 PM

Prime Orchestra - $136.50 (4), Second Tier - $66.50 (8)

Chilean diva Veronica Villarroel (our most exquisite Madame Butterfly) will debut her role as Puccini's Manon. Placido Domingo will conduct.

La Traviata – Opera
Monday, May 17, 2004 7:00 PM

Prime Orchestra - Sold Out, Second Tier - $66.50 (5)

Tickets are available on a 'first come, first served' basis. Send requests and your check with a self-addressed stamped envelope to WDCSA Opera c/o C. Taplett, 6620 North 32nd Street, Arlington, VA 22213-1608. Requests may be emailed to taplett@juno.com and will be fulfilled when the check arrives.


Wolf Trap Musicals
Sun., Jun. 27 Oklahoma 8 PM
Sun., Sep. 5 The King and I 8 PM

We have secured 20 side front orchestra seats to each performance (row E 40-49 and row F 45-54 – the end seats are about 15 seats in from the side). Tickets are $45/ticket, which is a $3 discount off the regular price (and no service charge). To reserve your seats, please send a check, payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA 22202 or you can pay online here.
Oklahoma: $45
King and I: $45
Tickets will be mailed next summer. Questions email Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.


Save the date

Thurs., Jan. 8 – Men's Basketball vs. Arizona State, 10:30PM Eastern, Fox Sports Net
Sat., Jan. 10 – Men's Basketball vs. Arizona, 5:30PM Eastern, Fox Sports Net
Sat. Jan. 17 – Men's Basketball vs. Cal, 11PM Eastern, Fox Sports Net
Thurs. Jan. 22 – Men's Basketball vs. UCLA, 8:30PM Eastern, Fox Sports Net
Fri., Jan. 30 – Ivy Singles at the Washington Club, 6:30-9:30PM

February 2004 – Reception for Congressman David Wu, Class of 1977


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

Co-Presidents: Risa Shimoda ’77, risa@amwhitewater.org – Events and Outreach; Garry Tyran ‘75, gktyran@aol.com – University Contact and Outreach
Treasurer: Jim Finucane ’61, jim.finucane@eia.doe.gov
Webmaster/Email Newsletter/Membership: Bill Pegram ‘73, MBA ‘77, wmpegram@comcast.net (703) 486-0952
Newsletter Editor: MJ Hermes ’83, mhermes@bbandt.com, (301) 662-1148 #74
Club Mailing Address: 815 South 18th #400, Arlington, VA 22202
Website: www.stanfordclub.org/dc

Revised: December 5, 2003