WDCSA Newsletter – April 2007

Sun 4/8 Book Club
Fri 4/20 Ivy Singles
Sat 4/28 Hands on DC Work-a-Thon
Sat 4/28 Othello at Olney’s Historic Old Theater
Sun 4/29 Middleburg Hunt Horse Races
Sun 4/29 Macbeth Lecture at National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thurs 5/3 Gourmet Cooking Class – CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
Mon 5/7 WDCSA Board Meeting
Mon 5/14 Stanford at the Opera – Verdi
Sat 5/19 Nationals/Orioles Baseball
Fri 6/1 Bobby McFerrin at Strathmore

Interested in Rock Climbing?
Coming Soon

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, April 8 5:00-8:00pm

The Washington DC area Stanford Book Group will meet on Sunday, April 8, at the home of Connie and Terrence Barret to discuss "A Primate’s Memoir" by Robert Sapolsky. The May book will be “The Moonstone” by Wilkie Collins. Please contact Alison Westfall for more information at (202) 544-7314 or alisoncolew@hotmail.com, or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group."

Interested in reading Shakespeare plays aloud? E-mail Alison at alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Ivy Singles hosted by Harvard and Cornell
Friday, April 20 6:30 – 9:30 pm
The Arts Club – James Monroe House,
2017 I Street NW,
Washington, DC

The Cornell and Harvard Clubs of Washington Are Pleased to Host the Ivy Singles Social Club April Event Happy hour with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. To reserve a space, please send $25 by check, payable to "The Harvard Club of Washington". Note your own college or university on the check. Send it to Peter Meyer, 1505 Crystal Drive #804, Arlington, VA 22202, by April 14th. You can pay $35 at the door, instead.
Send any questions to Peter at pbmeyer@econterms.net or (703) 413-0098 or to Steve at spiekare@verizon.net.

Hands on DC Work-a-Thon
Saturday, April 28

Final Call for Volunteers!
You’ve seen this in the newsletter for months – well, now it is finally time to cut and paste this message into a new email and type "YES" I will join Stanford and other Pac-10 schools for the annual Hands On DC work-a-thon on Saturday, April 28th! Please send to katyherbert@gmail.com. Our team will obviously be the best team out there, joining the all-volunteer community-wide effort to create better schools and brighter futures for students at DC public schools. We’ll be painting, landscaping, and generally helping the principal with requested projects. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary. Take a moment and do something great for your city! Contact Katy Herbert (email above) for more info and to sign-up.

Saturday, April 28, noon for lunch, 2PM for play (tickets are $15)
Olney’s Historic Old Theater, Olney, Maryland

This is presented by Olney’s National Players, a Shakespearean touring company. Sponsored by IVY SINGLES PLUS (ISP is an organization for over 50 singles graduated from Ivy League and other select universities). For further information, reservations and ticket purchase, contact Elaine Talbott by e-mail (preferred) ektalbott@hotmail.com or telephone
(703) 644-1595 no later than Friday, April 20. For a calendar of future ISP events go to www.ivysinglesplusdc.org

A Day at the Middleburg Hunt Point to Point Races
Sunday, April 29 1 PM
Glenwood Park, Middleburg, VA

Get out your hat and binoculars for A Day at the Races in Middleburg, VA! The event will take place rain or shine.

$45.00 per person will cover admission, a tasty tailgate picnic and libations, patron space at the finish line, and a souvenir program. Children under 10 are free.

Limited space, please RSVP by April 20, 2007 below. You may also send a check payable to WDCSA to Margaret New, Middleburg Group,
P.O. Box 933, Middleburg, VA 20118-0933. Tickets and directions will be mailed to you.

For further information call Margaret New 703-298-2525 or email Margaret@middleburggroup.com

"Lady Macbeth – Through the Eyes of Verdi and Shakespeare"
Sunday, April 29, 2007 2:00p.m. Tickets are $13
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Presented by the Washington National Opera. Sponsored by IVY SINGLES PLUS. For further information see the Othello listing for April 28.

Participation Cooking Class with Chef Robyn Alexander, ’90
Thursday, May 3 6-9 PM
L’Academie de Cuisine
5021 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, Maryland

Spring is just around the corner, accompanied by the fresh, light flavors of the season. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to jumpstart delicious spring time cuisine with Chef Robyn Alexander, Class of 1990.
Robyn will guide a select Stanford group in the hands-on preparation of a mouthwatering menu that includes crab cakes with remoulade sauce, spinach and citrus salad, sesame flank steak, roasted asparagus with lemon and parmesean and decadent individual chocolate lava cakes! You will sample all your creations throughout, along with a selection of house wines.

The cost is $85 per person and the class is limited to 20 lucky individuals. RSVP and pay below.
Questions, or prefer to send a check? Please contact Lindsay Arnold, ‘02 at (202) 256-1324 or wdcsa.president@gmail.com. Refunds for cancellations prior to April 14.

WDCSA Board Meeting
Monday, May 7th 7pm

Meetings are held at the Stanford in Washington campus (2661 Connecticut Ave, NW – across from the Woodley Park metro). All are welcome! Please contact Lindsay Arnold, WDCSA President, for more information at (202) 256-1324 or wdcsa.president@gmail.com.

Stanford at the Opera
Macbeth – Verdi
Monday, May 14th @ 7 PM

A Verdi masterpiece presented in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. Shakespeare festival.
Deadline for ordering is April 20th. Tickets will be mailed week of April 30th.
Prime Orchestra $141.50. 2nd Tier $69.50.

For tickets – Send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington, D.C. 20010. Contact Betty for more information at bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org or (202) 483-4048.

Nationals/Orioles Baseball Game at RFK Stadium, Washington, DC
Saturday, May 19 7:05 PM

Join 25 other Stanford baseball fans in rooting on your favorite D.C. area rival. Seats are in rows 5-7 of Section 464 (right field, in the outfield). Interested in tailgating beforehand? Contact Lindsay before May 10 at wdcsa.president@gmail.com.

Tickets are $9 each ($2 discount off single ticket price).. RSVP and pay below.

Bobby McFerrin & the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Strathmore
Friday, June 1, 2007 6:30 PM
Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro, Bethesda

Join WDCSA, the Stanford Business School Alumni Association and the Stanford Law Society for an evening of classical music and improvisation at the Music Center at Strathmore. Bobby McFerrin, a world-renowned classical conductor and improvisation artist will conduct the BSO in a concert featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4. Never fear! In between, McFerrin will feature his famous vocal acrobatics. The concert will also feature piano prodigy Kit Armstrong.

Included in the price of your ticket is a private Stanford reception in Strathmore’s Comcast Lounge and a backstage tour, which both begin at 6:30 PM. This special “Symphony with a Twist” concert will also feature pre-concert live jazz, tapas and martini bars outside the concert hall.

Strathmore is conveniently located right off the Metro Red Line (Grosvenor-Strathmore
Station) or 1/2 mile north of the Capital Beltway on Rockville Pike at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda. Parking is available in the Metro garage (free with concert ticket). Further information is available at www.strathmore.org.

Stanford’s reduced ticket rate is $40. To register online, please visit ww.stanfordclubs.org/dc. To pay by check, please send a check by May 25 payable to WDCSA to Charles Gnaedinger, 4000 Tunlaw Road NW #920, Washington DC 20007. Questions? Call Charles at (202) 342-1505.

Interested in Rock Climbing?
Every Friday 6-10 PM
Rockville, MD

Join a group of Stanford alums and friends who climb every Friday from 6-10 pm. Meet us at Earth Treks indoor climbing gym in Rockville, MD. We welcome all, from first time climbers to experienced lead climbers. $16 for a day pass and $5-$10 to rent gear, if needed. Call/email Jeffrey Neal to confirm and to alert us to look for you. jneal@stanfordalumni.org, (757) 305 8539.


Stanford Vintners Wine Tasting: Join us to sample wines from vineyards owned and/or run by Stanford alumni.
Shakespeare Free for All and Potluck Picnic at Carter Barron Amphitheatre,
Sunday, June 3
Box Seats at Legg Mason Tennis Tournament,
July 28-August 5.