WDCSA Newsletter – November 1996

Nov. 14 Phillips Gallery
Nov. 19 Dinner & Dialogue
Nov. 21 Over 30 Singles Reception at the New Zealand Embassy
Nov. 21 Dinner & Dialogue
Nov. 23 BIG GAME PARTIES!!! in DC and Baltimore

Thursday, Nov. 14

“Impressionists on the Seine”

The Phillips Gallery

Morning Tour and Lecture

9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


1600 21st St., NW

(corner of Q and 21st, just above Mass. Ave.)

This major exhibition at the Phillips Gallery was organized to celebrate
the 100th anniversary of the purchase by Duncan Phillips of the Gallery’s
prize possession, Renior’s glorious “Luncheon of the Boating Party.” Renior
and his contemporaries, Monet, Manet, Pissarro, Sisley and others, loved
to spend weekends downriver from Paris in the small villages of Chatoux and
Argenteuil painting the river and the popular leisure activities, particularly
boating, which suddenly became possible with the ending of the Franco-Prussian
War in 1871. The lovely results of these excursions are on view to the general
public at the Phillips until mid-February, BUT we have arranged for a private,
docent-led lecture for up to 50 people on a Thursday morning (sorry, no group
tours are available on the weekends).

Send checks (payable to WDCSA) to:

Sherry Abel

4101 Cathedral Ave., NW, Apt. 904

Washington, DC 20016

Checks must be received by Tuesday, Nov. 12. For questions, call Sherry @
(202) 244-4568.

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Tuesday, Nov. 19


7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – dialogue

@ Chapters Literary Bookstore

1512 K St., NW, Washington, DC

(202) 347-5495


Chapters is less than 3 blocks from the Farragut North
(red line) metro station & even closer to the McPherson Square (orange
& blue lines) metro station. Chapters does not serve food, but several
nearby restaurants provide take-out & Chapters will let us eat @ the
bookstore while we meet.

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will discuss “The
House of Blue Leaves,” by American playwright John Guare. The play won the
New York Drama Critics Circle award & the Obie award for Best American
Play of 1971; a 1986 revival won four Tony awards. Guare also wrote “Six
Degrees of Separation.” Call David Sobelsohn for reservations or further
information at (202) 484-8303.

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Thursday, Nov. 21


6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Register by Nov. 14

New Zealand Embassy, 37 Observatory Circle (Northwest
on Mass. Ave., past the Rock Creek bridge, turn left at the stop-and-go light
at the British Embassy,and proceed 100 yards to the New Zealand Embassy on
the left. This is just below the Naval Observatory and the Vice President’s
House.) On-street parking.

“Rediscovering New Zealand” is the theme of our special
Embassy Seminar featuring Ambassador John Wood whose Oxford wit, humor and
insights nto New Zealand’s economic resurgence will excite and edify our
fellow Yale and Stanford alumni. After his talk and questions, gourmet New
Zealand wine, beer and cuisine will be served at the reception. No walk-ins,
space is limited.

Send checks (payable to WDCSA) to:

Bill Pegram

815 S. 18th, Apt 400

Arlington, VA 22202

(703) 486-0952

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Thursday, Nov. 21


7:30 p.m. – taping $20/ticket

(includes group discount)

@ the Voice of America

330 Independence Ave., SW

(enter on C St.),

one block north of the

Federal Center Southwest metro station

(orange & blue lines)

The Modern Drama Discussion Group will attend the taping
for radio of “The House of Blue Leaves,” by American playwright John Guare.
We have a few tickets left; the event otherwise is sold out. Call Dick Sullivan
(703) 658-3918 for tickets.

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Saturday, Nov. 23 3:30PM BIG GAME PARTIES!!! (Joint with


in Baltimore: $10 at the door – @ Peters in downtown
Baltimore, on the corner of Water and Grant. Includes light food.

in DC: $5 at the door – @ Ramparts, 1700 Fern Street,
Alexandria, VA. Food and drink a la carte. Shirlington Exit off of 395. Follow
signs for Quaker Lane. Then take left at second light onto Fern. Parking
is available nearby. Wheelchair-accessible. Two shuttle buses from King Street
metro to the bar beginning 1 hour before game time and extending into the
first quarter.

Call the Hotline at (301) 230-5575 game week to confirm
game time. In addition to the usual Washington area party, we will have one
in Baltimore. The DC event returns to RAMPARTS in Alexandria. Ramparts has
expanded its facilities, which means more seats, more food and more TVs for
everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Money will be collected at the door, so do not send checks
or RSVP. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Paul Garrett
at (703) 394-9513 or email him at

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