Washington DC Stanford Association May 1999 Newsletter

Calendar of Events

- (Clicking on event takes you to that section of newsletter):

May 13   Second Thursday at District ChopHouse
May 18   The Cripple of Inishmaan Discussion
June 5     Race for the Cure
June 7     Stanford Football Coach Willingham (Faculty Speaker event)
June 18   Bowie Baysox and Flying Elvises
July 1      Sarah Brightman at Wolf Trap (details in next newsletter)
July 24    National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap (see next newsletter)


Second Thursday
Thursday, May 13
6:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Join us for at the next in our series of pub nights designed for the under 30s alum, at the District ChopHouse, at 509 7th Street. From 4-7 P.M. two of the ChopHouse's ales are half-priced at $2.00/pint. We'll meet upstairs by the couches and pool tables.

Take the Red line Metro to Gallery Place/Chinatown, and take the 7th Street/arena exit. The ChopHouse is on 7th Street, between E and F Streets.

Keep your eyes open for the location of the June event. For more information, or to offer suggestions on locations, contact Callista Chen at (202) 319-1841 or callista@alumni.stanford.org.


Modern Drama Discussion Group
Tuesday, May 18-The Cripple of Inishmaan

Irish playwright Martin McDonagh's "macabre, wildly funny and over-the-top tragicomed[y]" (Time) The Cripple of Inishmaan (1996) "confirms McDonagh as a star writer" (The London Sunday Times), "destined to be one of the theatrical luminaries of the twenty-first century" (The New Republic).

The drama group will discuss Cripple of Inishmaan at Delray Vietnamese Garden, 4918 Del Ray Ave., a few blocks north of the Bethesda metro. Dinner begins at 6:30. The discussion, featuring Dr. Christina Hunt Mahony, associate director of Catholic University's Irish Studies Program, starts at 7:30. Call Mark Gruenberg (202-638-0444) or visit www.footlightsdc.org.


Race for the Cure
Saturday, June 5
8:00 A.M.

The WDCSA is forming a team for the 10th annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation National Race for the Cure. Our team will be participating in the 5 K walk.

The entry fee is $20.00/person. Because the deadline for team registration is May 14, please contact Callista Chen at callista@alumni.stanford.org or (202) 319-1841 by May 12 if you wish to participate.

We will call you with a meeting place a week before the race.


Meet Head Football Coach Willingham
Monday, June 7
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

The WDCSA is pleased to have as our guest Cardinal head Football Coach Tyrone Willingham. Looking forward to his fifth season as head coach, he will have 19 returning starters, and is aiming to extend his win streak against Cal, and get the Cardinal back into bowl contention.

We'll start off at 6:30 P.M. with an hour of socializing and light hors d'oeuvres, and then the Coach will speak and take questions from about 7:30-8:30 P.M. The cost is $20 per person.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is located at 1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, between 17th and 18th Streets, less than two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro stop (south exit). There are a number of nearby garages, and on-street parking is also available.

For further information, contact Dell Wilkinson, 703-838-8384, e-mail dell@vni.net, or Chris Shinkman, 301-229-6106, e-mail chrisjsh@juno.com.

RSVPs are due Tuesday, June 1, 1999. To reserve a place on a first come, first served basis, please send a check (payable to the WDCSA) for $20 per person to: Chris Shinkman, 5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816.


Professional Baseball, Cheap Hot Dogs, and the Flying Elvises
Friday, June 18
7:05 P.M.

Join the WDCSA at a Bowie Baysox (Baltimore Oriole AA Farm Club) baseball game and see the Flying Elvises. We're pretty clear on the ball game (versus the New Britain Rock Cats), but not so sure about the other part of the festivities. We do believe, however, that it involves a number of Elvis look-alikes parachuting from an aircraft, and that was good enough for us.

We have reserved a block of box seats, but must finalize the number by May 28, so sign up early, but no later than May 28th. Send a check (payable to WDCSA) for $8.50 per ticket and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Bob Krahe, 6 Watergate Court, Silver Spring, MD 20905.

We'll send you your tickets and see you at the ball park. Questions? Call Bob at 301-236-0570, e-mail robert_krahe@compuserve.com.

Directions: Prince George's Stadium is located about 7 miles east of the capital beltway (I495/95). Take US 50 east from the beltway to Route 301 south. Turn left at the second stoplight, and you're there. Parking is free.


The WDCSA Heads Outdoors

As the weather here in Washington becomes more agreeable, the WDCSA is planning more outdoor activities. Included are participation in the annual Race for the Cure, a trip to the ballpark, two concerts at Wolf Trap (Sarah Brightman on July 1st, and the National Symphony Orchestra on July 24th- stayed tuned for details) and a tennis tournament (we watch, not play). The first two are great family functions, and they provide us a terrific opportunity to meet some of the younger members of the Washington/Baltimore Stanford community. So grab your hat and the sun tan lotion, and come on out!


KEY CONTACT INFORMATION

Over30sSingles: www.oursquare.com/members/over30dc
Hotline: (301) 230-5575
President: Bob Krahe, MS '83, (301) 236-0570, robert.krahe@lmco.com
Newsletter: Callista Chen, BA '97 (202) 319-1841,
callista@alumni.stanford.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12179, Arlington, VA 22219
Membership: Erik Johnson, BA '91, MBA '97, (202) 363-0102, eriknorm@aol.com

Last Modified: 7/15/99
Comments to: William Pegram, williampegram@stanfordalumni.org