Washington D.C. Stanford Association

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Summer 1996

June 11 Dinner & Dialogue
June 16 Shakespeare Free For All
June 18 "the girl and i" at Food for Thought
June 19 Embassy of Finland Reception
June 20 Breakfast Briefing with Ron Wyden
June 23 Orioles vs. Royals at Camden Yards
June 24 Summer Beer Feast
June 30 Musical: "The Fifth Season"
July 16 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
July 17 Dinner & Dialogue
July 27 Atlanta Olympic Reception
July 30 Gypsy Kings at Wolf Trap
August 15 Verdi's Falstaff at Wolf Trap


Tuesday, June 11th
DINNER & DIALOGUE
6:30 p.m. - dinner
7:30 p.m. - dialogue

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss Oscar Wilde's classic satire The Importance of Being Earnest" (1895), "a trivial comedy for serious people" that critics praised as a "classic" only seven years after its premiere. For further information call (202) 484-8303 or send an e-mail to dsobelso@counsel.com.

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Sunday, June 16th
SHAKESPEARE FREE FOR ALL:
"Measure For Measure" with Kelly McGillis
7:30 p.m. - ~10:30 p.m.
Carter Barron Amphitheatre
16th St. & Colorado Ave., NW
We have 25 tickets -- FREE

Please call Kendall Andrews (301) 718-6483 to reserve your tickets. Tickets must be picked up on the day of performance only between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Kendall will distribute them during that time she will be standing near the box office wearing a cardinal red T-shirt. Unclaimed tickets will be returned to the box office. Seating begins at 7 p.m.

You are encouraged to carpool or take the bus (S2 or S4 reading "Silver Spring") because the parking lot has limited capacity.

Picnicking is encouraged, but bring food in bags only (no coolers or baskets according to the Park Service). Beverages must be placed in plastic containers. You are also advised to bring blankets as the number of picnic tables is small. No smoking or alcohol in the amphitheater.

Performance will be canceled only in the event of a steady downpour or thunderstorm. The decision will be made no earlier than 7 p.m. on performance day.

e-mail to dsobelso@counsel.com.

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Tuesday, June 18th
"the girl and i" PERFORMANCE
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Food For Thought
1738 Connecticut Ave., NW
(DuPont Circle Metro)
Free admission

Stanford Grads and Bay area residents Michael Halaas BA '93 and Nyree Rabushka BA '94. We have reserved a large table up front so please call Bill Pegram (703) 486-0952 by June 17th indicating your name and number in your group.

Michael and Nyree will perform together as the girl and i, a group they formed in mid-1995. They combine guitar, hand drums, piano and vocals in what's been described as a cross between the pure-folk of Joni Mitchell, the smooth sounds of Natalie Merchant, and the yelping from Alanis Morissette. Their album HEATCHEMISTRYGRAVITY was chosen as "National Folk Discovery" by HEAR music stores across the country.

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Wednesday, June 19th
EMBASSY OF FINLAND RECEPTION
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m
3301 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Ambassador of Finland and Mrs. Laajava invite you to an Evening of Nordic Culture with Finnish Delicacies, Remarks by Ambassador Laajava at 6:45 p.m. Spaces will be limited; no sales at the door. Food and drinks will be graciously provided by the Embassy at no cost; however, please send $5/person to cover the cost of security and miscellaneous items. Please send your check (payable to WDCSA) by June 14th to:
Monica M. Mulrooney
3107 Circle Hill Road
Alexandria, VA 22305

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Thursday, June 20th
"THE DEMOCRATS AND CONGRESS: A DUAL VIEW"
Place: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St., N.W.
Metro: Metro Center (13th and G Streets exit)
Time: 7:45 to 9:00 a.m. (please be prompt)
Cost: $12.00 per person
Menu: Continental breakfast

The Washington, D.C. Stanford Association invites you to a "breakfast briefing" with:
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) (Stanford B.A., 1971)

Democrat Ron Wyden from Portland, Oregon is the most recently-elected member of the U.S. Senate, winning that position January 30, 1996, in a special election to fill the remainder of the term of former Senator Bob Packwood (R-OR), who resigned in late 1995. Ron was initially elected to Congress in 1980 as a member from Oregon in the House of Representatives, where he served continuously until this past January.

Ron's service and experience allows for a dual view of Congress in at least two respects: a view both from the House and from the Senate during the same Congress (the present 104th) and also a view as a Democrat when both chambers have Republican majorities for the first time in his fifteen years' service (and for the first time in the past 40 years).

As a member of Congress, Ron has been especially interested in health care, job creation, law enforcement and environmental protection. His committee assignments have reflected these interests: as Representative Wyden, he served on the House Commerce and Small Business Committees; as Senator Wyden, he serves on the Senate Environment and Public Works, Commerce and Budget Committees. Among enacted legislation Ron has helped shape: outlawing fraudulent practices in the sale of health insurance to the elderly; a federal statute providing elderly the choice between extended care at home or in a nursing home; the federal "Talented Teacher Act"; serious federal penalties for computer crime; establishment of minimum recycled content standards for many packaged products.

Please make checks payable to: Washington, DC Stanford Association. Forms and checks should be sent by June 19 to:

Terry Adlhock
c/o Florida Power Corporation, Suite 600N
601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20004
tel. (202) 783-5560

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Sunday, June 23rd
ORIOLES vs. ROYALS AT CAMDEN YARDS
First Pitch 1:35 PM
Tickets $10

Once again the WDCSA and the Philadelphia Club are organizing this day at the ballpark. A block of tickets has been purchased in sections 73 and 75 of the stadium. There may be a gathering of fans after the game, but details are not available at this time. Specifics will be included with your ticket order.

To sign up send your check (payable to WDCSA) with your return address and number of seats to:

Bill Pegram
815 S. 18th Street #400
Arlington, VA 22202

If you have questions, call Bill Pegram at (703) 486-0952 or Paul Garrett at (703) 893-3100. Sign-up early to ensure that you get seats.

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Monday, June 24th
A SUMMER BEER FEAST
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Dinner served at 7:00 p.m.
Stanford In Washington
2661 Connecticut Ave., NW
$45/person
Questions? Contact Sherry Abel at (202) 244-4568

Co-hosted by the WDCSA and Harvard Club Presented by the Beer Is Good Food Co. and Naturally Delicious Catering. A four course "Cuisine a la Biere" Dinner prepared with and accompanied by selected beers. Each beer will be introduced with a short description of its style and origin by Charles Dunn, formerly a bartender at The Brickskeller and currently a chef at Kinkead's.

Checks due by June 14th to Sherry Abel, 4100 Massachusetts Ave., NW #1118, DC 20016-4784

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Sunday, June 30th
"THE FIFTH SEASON" MUSICAL
2:30 p.m.
Olney Theatre in Olney, MD
discount price of $14/ticket ($11 off the usual price of $25)

The musical "The Fifth Season" will receive its world premiere June 11 - July 14th. The musical concerns single women homesteaders at the turn of the century in South Dakota. We have secured a block of tickets for the June 30th 2:30 p.m. matineefollowed by a discussion led by the composer of the musical, Debbie Wicks La Puma (Stanford BA '91). If you wish to attend this performance, contact Debbie at (202) 635-1961 (h). If you wish to attend at some other time, you should contact The Box Office directly at (301) 924-3400.

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Tuesday, July 16th
LEGG MASON TENNIS CLASSIC

Come join fellow alum and friends for an evening of tennison Tuesday evening July 16. The match is scheduled to feature one of the top two seeded players--Michael Chang or Jim Courier. The tournament typically attracts a number of Stanford alums and Patrick McEnroe is among this year's early entrants. The grandstand match begins at 7:00 p.m. and the (evening) tickets permit entry as early as 6:00 p.m. Come early and watch afternoon matches still in progress! The event takes place at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center at 16th and Kennedy. Free shuttle service is available from Silver Spring or Van Ness-UDC metro stops. Tickets are $11 ($6 savings off the regular ticket price of $17!) because of a group discount. For additional information or to reserve a ticket, contact Dell Wilkinson, 6401 N. 27th Street, Arlington, VA 22207; tel: 703-476-2206 (w) or 703-237-4818 (h); email: mail02161@pop.net

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Wednesday, July 17th
DINNER & DIALOGUE
6:30 p.m. - dinner
7:30 p.m. dialogue

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss William Nicholson's award-winning play, "Shadowlands," the true story of the unlikely romance between British Catholic theologian C.S. Lewis and American Jewish divorcee Joy Gresham. For further information call 202/484-8303 or send an e-mail to dsobelso@counsel.com.

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Saturday July 27th
ATLANTA OLYMPIC RECEPTION

Are you going to be in Atlanta for the 1996 Summer Olympics? Come join fellow alumni and friends of Stanford for an Olympic Reception honoring Stanford's Olympians. On hand will be some of Stanford's current and previous Olympic coaches and student-athletes, as well as the Talisman A Cappella Group, which will also be performing at the Cultural Pavilion of the Olympic Village. Current and Past Olympians will be introduced.

The Olympic Reception will take place in Atlanta (Paideia School, 1509 Ponce De Leon Ave NE) on Saturday July 27, 1996 from 4 - 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Stanford Alumni Association, the Stanford Business School, and the Stanford Department of Athletics. The event is both indoors and outdoors and will take place rain or shine. Attire is casual. RSVP by July 19 to Stanford Olympic Event, Department of Athletics, Arrillaga Family Sports Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305. Prices are $12/adult, $6/kid ages 4 to 10, kids under 4 are free. Refreshments will be served. For additional information and directions contact the Alumni Association at 415-725-0682.

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Tuesday, July, 30th
THE GYPSY KINGS AT WOLF TRAP

Details to come!

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Thursday, August 15th
VERDI's FALSTAFF AT WOLF TRAP

Details to come!

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