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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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
Details to come!
Details to come!