|DC Book Club Meeting
|Baltimore Book Club Meeting
|WDCSA hosts Ivy Singles
|Families at Corcoran Gallery
|Claude Steele Reception
|Psychology Dept. Day
|“Die Walkure” Opera
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DC Stanford Book Club:
Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
September 14 6 PM – 9 PM
Home of member (announced via email list)
the DC Stanford Alumni Book Club! All
alums and their friends are welcome to join the DC Stanford Alumni
meet one Sunday of every month (usually the second Sunday). In
October, members will nominate and select fiction and nonfiction
books for the next six months, and new members are encouraged to
participate in the selection process.
usually have a potluck at someone’s home or we pick a restaurant/coffee
shop. If you would be willing to host a discussion and potluck
in your home, please email Carina. Your home must be within
walking distance from a metro and be wheelchair accessible.
you notice a scheduling conflict for a discussion you would like
to attend, please email the group at least one month in advance to
suggest an alternative date. We will always try to maximize
the number of people able to make a meeting.
12, 5PM: Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion
9, 5PM: Map of Love, by Ahdaf Soueif
Baltimore Stanford Book Club:
Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
September 16-7PM Kickoff Meeting!
TBA, in Baltimore
club is open to all alumni, and the only rules are that we will alternate
between fiction and non-fiction every other month, and that book
selection will be by democratic vote. We’ll decide whether
and/or how much food we want at each meeting, and when and where
we want to meet.
be in touch with Sarah Clever, ’91, 410-685-7558, firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 12 2:00 – 4:30 PM
Shakespeare Company’s Clark Street Playhouse
S. Clark Street, Arlington,
VA (Crystal City)
have a special opportunity to see this show, starring Stanford ’77
alumna Laurie Sherman, and have a chance to meet cast and production
members at a reception immediately following the performance. The
Rafael Sabatini novel has been adapted by playwright Barbara Field
(you might want to pick up a copy before joining us for the show!)
and performed by the Commedia dell’Arte players. A great event
for all ages.
price will be $30, for the ticket and reception afterwards. Please
RSVP by October 8th so we can send your tickets to you. Send
a check payable to WDCSA to:
Hudson Avenue #102
Park, MD 20910
October 16 6:30 – 8:30 PM
18th Street, NW, Washington,
Washington DC Stanford Association is pleased to host the Ivy Singles
Social Club October Event at Anzu, the finest Italian Restaurant
in Adams-Morgan. Delicious
Italian Hors d’Oeuvres and Cash Bar
$20 by check to J. C. Hyde, 2758 Viking Drive, Oak Hill, VA 20171,
by Monday October 13th. Make checks payable to "The Washington,
DC Stanford Association" and note your school on the check. Email
reservations (by October 15th to Stanford@ivysinglesdc.com) and walk-ins
are $25. Please RSVP as space is limited to 90 people. The
restaurant is handicap accessible.
closest Metro is Woodley Park/Zoo on the Red Line. Catch the
98 U Street/Woodley Park Metro Loop bus. RideGuide suggests
the 42 Mt. Pleasant bus from Farragut West Metro station for those
near the Orange Line.
Colonial Parking deck is located across the street for $8. On-street
parking is improbable, but possible.
further info, please visit the website at www.ivysinglesdc.com.
Buffs pull out your calendars because we have a great Monday Night
season ahead for you — three terrific operas with outstanding casts.
Orchestra Seats only – 10 at $136.50/ticket
evening with Placido Domingo as Siegmund awaits aficionados and the
newly adventuresome alike. We have ten superb Prime Tier seats
in Section G for your viewing pleasure of this most popular of Wagner’s
Ring operas – a saga of forbidden love, heroism, and the conflict
between personal ambition and desire and law’s rule.
2004 – Back to the Newly Refurbished Opera House
April 19, 2004 7:00PM
Orchestra – $136.50 (10 tickets), Second
Tier – $66.50 (10 tickets)
diva Veronica Villarroel (our most excuisite Madame Butterfly) will
debut her role as Puccini’s Manon. Bound for a French convent,
Mamon runs off instead with an impoverished student, deserts him
for a life of luxury with an elderly patron, then falls in love all
over again when her student amour reappears. Placido Domingo
will conduct this opera filled with Puccini’s lush melodies and famous
May 17, 2004 7:00PM
Orchestra – $136.50 (10 tickets), Second
Tier – $66.50 (10tickets)
Hong honors the Washington Opera’s celebration of the 150th birthday
of Verdi’s tragic love story with her debut performance as Violetta. Set
in the decadent world of 19th century Paris, the beautiful but fatally
ill courtesan revels in her mockery of love, until she finds happiness
and love’s real meaning. Verdi’s score includes opera’s most
memorable moments, dazzling duets and a haunting finale. This
production is exquisitely staged by Marta Domingo.
more background on this season at the Washington Opera, visit www.dc-opera.org/main.htm.
will be sold on first come first serve 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 emailed to: email@example.com, and will be fulfilled when the
– Details next month!
will have a second annual opportunity to discover thoroughbred racing
and casino games during a change-of-pace evening at Charles Town
Racetrack in Charles Town, WV. Jim Arrison (BS/MS) ’87, a thoroughbred
owner, will provide introductions to jockeys, trainers, and track
handicapper. Don’t miss this chance to see the scenes behind
in the October newsletter!
to WDCSA participants, the Gallery will offer family activities and
a docent tour. Highlights will include the Seward Johnson 3-D impressionism
show, applauded by the New York Times: “Who can doubt this
is going to be a riot for grownups and an absolute paradise for children.” Arranged
by Stanford alumnus Michael Rourke, Chief Financial and Administrative
and DC Black Alumni Club – Location
and time tbd
Steele has invested over 25 years in the social psychology of race
and race relations and the effects of race and gender on standardized
test performance and the formation of academic identity. A
participant and honoree at the Smithsonian on the 15th, he will be
our guest at a reception Friday evening in Washington DC, hosted
by both Washington DC clubs. Look for details in next month’s
renowned Psychology Department will be honored in the day-long Smithsonian
Associates’ "Great Schools" program. This is one
of a series of public programs by which schools and departments that
shine through the importance of their research, the renown of their
faculty, and the legacy of their scholarship are invited to spend
a day the Smithsonian. Professors Albert Bandura, Eleanor Maccoby,
Claude Steele, and Philip Zimbardo are currently on the slate of
honorees. Fee is $135 for the day and WDCSA & Black Alumni
Club members will be able to participate for only $85. For
more info visit http://residentassociates.org/com/psych.asp
and time: tbd
Cardinal plays at home this year and we will be coordinating with
DC Area Cal alumni to celebrate our finishing the day with the axe
back on the Farm!
Brown Bag Lunches
will host brown bag lunches this Fall beginning October. We’ll
set up the location and Stanford speaker – an alumnus or a professor. You
show up with your lunch and go back to the grind with a taste of
the Farm and a dash of enlightenment.
Modern Drama Discussion Group
of the Stanford Club and other DC-area alumni clubs discuss theater
over dinner with a guest speaker & attend performances at a discount. For
the MDDG’s current schedule, or for further information, go to www.footlightsdc.org,
call Press Associates, 202-898-4825 (24 hours/day), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.