WDCSA Newsletter – December 2003

Stanford Men’s Basketball
Sat, Dec. 6 Kansas 4pm eastern
Sat, Dec. 13 UNLV 6pm eastern
Sat, Dec. 20 Gonzaga 9pm eastern

#17th-ranked Stanford takes on #1-ranked Kansas on Saturday, December
6. The Kansas alumni group has 3 locations in this area where they will
be watching: (1) the Park Bench Pub, 3433 Connecticut Avenue, NW, (Cleveland
Park Metro), (2) Rampart’s, 1700 Fern Street Alexandria, and (3) Mr.
Days, 3100 Clarendon Boulevard, (Clarendon Metro), so pick a location
and come out.

The UNLV game will be on Fox Sports Net and the Gonzaga (ranked 24th)
game will be on College Sports Net. Local viewing locations for these
games will be announced via email later. For further information, contact
Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.

Hike in Rock Creek Park
Sunday, December 7, 1PM

Our Billy Goat Trail hike scheduled for Saturday, December 6 has been
cancelled due to poor weather. On Sunday, we are joining a 7 mile Sierra
Club hike
in upper Rock Creek Park on an easy hike ("B" rating).
water, snacks, and winter hiking boots.

Meet 1pm at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road, NW, near
Military Road. Please email RSVP to Vered_Sharon@hotmail.com For more
Finucane at 301-365-3485 (before 9pm please).

GETTING THERE BY CAR: From Military Road, turn south onto
Glover Road and follow the signs to the Nature Center, approximately

Friendship Heights. Transfer to the E2 MetroBus, getting off at Glover
Military Road. Walk up the paved trail to the Nature Center.

Ivy Singles – Holiday Happy Hour
Friday, Dec. 12 6:30PM – 8:30
DACOR-Bacon House
1801 F Street NW, Washington, DC

Hosted by the Washington alumni associations of Stanford, Harvard and
Cornell with delicious appetizers and holiday deserts from Mattison "Avenue
Catering and cash bar.

One of the most elegant residences in Washington, the DACOR-Bacon House
has been home to several Supreme Court Justices as well as a Maryland
governor over its glorious history and is now restored.

Send check ($25 payable to "WDCSA") to J. C. Hyde, 2758 Viking
Drive, Oak Hill VA 20171 by 12/9. Note your school on the check. For
walk-in reservations ($30) or for info contact J. C. Hyde at jhyde@cox.net or (703)476-3566 by 12/11. See www.ivysinglesdc.com for directions and
parking info. House is near the Farragut West Metro and is handicap accessible.

Stanford Holiday Party at Stanford in Washington
Sunday, December 14 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $25 per person

The Stanford Holiday party will be held at the Stanford in Washington
facility on Connecticut Avenue. Danielle Westphal, a professional singer
who has performed in Washington, New York and other venues, will provide
our holiday entertainment. She will perform classic jazz vocals and holiday
songs. Heavy hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

Make sure you reserve this evening on your calendar to join us during
the Holidays. Send check made payable to "WDCSA" to Helen Britton
at 5021 Seminary Rd, #1006, Alexandria, VA 22311 and note "Holiday
Party" on check or you can pay online below

Stanford Holiday Party: $25

For info or reservations you may contact Helen at (703) 566-6566 or helenab@ix.netcom.com

Manon Lescaut – Opera
Monday, April 19, 2004 7:00 PM

Prime Orchestra – $136.50 (4), Second Tier – $66.50 (8)

Chilean diva Veronica Villarroel (our most exquisite Madame Butterfly)
will debut her role as Puccini’s Manon. Placido Domingo will conduct.

La Traviata – Opera
Monday, May 17, 2004 7:00 PM

Prime Orchestra – Sold Out, Second Tier – $66.50 (5)

Tickets are available on a ‘first come, first served’ 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 be emailed to taplett@juno.com and
will be fulfilled when the check arrives.

Wolf Trap Musicals
Sun., Jun. 27 Oklahoma 8 PM
Sun., Sep. 5 The King and I 8 PM

We have secured 20 side front orchestra seats to each performance (row
E 40-49 and row F 45-54 – the end seats are about 15 seats in from
the side). Tickets are $45/ticket, which is a $3 discount off the regular
price (and no service charge). To reserve your seats, please send a check,
payable to WDCSA, to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th, #400, Arlington, VA
22202 or you can pay online here.

Oklahoma: $45

King and I: $45

Tickets will be mailed next summer. Questions email Bill at
wmpegram@comcast.net or 703-486-0952.

Save the date

Thurs., Jan. 8 – Men’s Basketball vs. Arizona State,
10:30PM Eastern, Fox Sports Net
Sat., Jan. 10 – Men’s Basketball vs. Arizona, 5:30PM Eastern, Fox Sports Net
Sat. Jan. 17 – Men’s Basketball vs. Cal, 11PM Eastern, Fox Sports Net
Thurs. Jan. 22 – Men’s Basketball vs. UCLA, 8:30PM Eastern, Fox Sports Net
Fri., Jan. 30 – Ivy Singles at the Washington Club, 6:30-9:30PM

February 2004 – Reception for Congressman David Wu, Class of 1977