WDCSA Newsletter – May 1999

– (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

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

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
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

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!