WDCSA Newsletter – August 2007

Fri 8/3 Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Sat 8/4 Cardinals Baseball Game
Sun 8/5 Young Alumni Nats Baseball
Sun 8/12 Stanford Book Club Meeting
Tues 8/14 Evening Canoe & Kayak Clinic
Thurs 8/23 Young Alumni Happy Hour
Sat 8/25 Bowie Baysox Game – SOLD OUT
Sun 9/9 Annual WDCSA Welcome BBQ
Mon 9/17 Stanford at the Opera – La Boheme
Mon 10/29 Stanford at the Opera – Don

Capital Alumni Network Coaches Wanted

Legg Mason Tennis Classic
Friday, August 3 12pm
16th & Kennedy, NW,
Washington DC

WDCSA has 3 premium box seats in Aisle 36, Section 3 to the quartefinals ($49 each) plus a parking pass. Our seats are in the same location as last year – at the end of the court and close to the court. These seats provide access to the Courtside Club restaurant.

As with last year, there is also a women’s pro tournament. Please email wmpegram@comcast.net or call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired.

Cardinals Baseball Game
Saturday, August 4 7:05 pm
RFK Stadium

Join 25 Stanford baseball fans in rooting on the Nats against the St. Louis Cardinals (2006 World Series winner). Seats are in rows 2-4 of Section 436, just beyond 3rd base. Tickets are $15 for WDCSA members ($6 off box office price!) and their guests and $19 for non-members. RSVP and pay below. To pay by check, please mail a check made out to WDCSA to Bill Pegram, 815 South 18th Street, #400, Arlington, VA 22202. Contact Bill at wmpegram@comcast.net or (703) 486-0952 with questions.

Young Alumni/Current Student Event: Nationals Baseball & Brunch
Sunday, August 5 10:30 am
Stanford in Washington House,
2661 Connecticut Ave, NW
(Woodley Park Metro)

Join fellow young alumni and current students in cheering for the Washington Nationals as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals! To start the day off, come mingle with current students and recent alums over brunch at the Stanford in Washington house. Then, metro as a group down to RFK stadium to catch the game. One game ticket plus light brunch is just $12 per person ($4 less than the ticket itself!). EVENT REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Questions? Contact Lindsay Arnold, ’02 at wdcsa.president@gmail.com

Stanford Book Club Meeting
Sunday, August 12 6:00-9:00pm

The Washington Book Group will discuss “Soul Mountain” in August and “Absalom, Absalom” in September. 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." Books for the next 11 months are shown on the group’s web site.

Evening Canoe & Kayak Clinic
Tuesday, August 14 6:30 – 8 pm

Held on the C&O Canal at Fletcher’s Boat House which is off Canal Road about one mile below Chain Bridge in NW DC. (Note: Canal Road is one way going West out of Georgetown from 3-7 pm weekdays). The class covers basic canoeing and kayaking. Bring food to share at the post-class potluck picnic. Cost for kayak/canoe, paddle, life jacket, and lesson is $4/person. Kids are most welcome and FREE. For more information, please contact Jim Finucane 301/365-3485 before 9 PM or at jim.finucane@yahoo.com.

Young Alumni Welcome to DC Happy Hour
Thursday, August 23 6:30-9pm
Gordon Biersch, 900 F St NW (Gallery Place Metro)
Cost: $5 (With a drink and food on us!)

Join the DC Cardinal Young Alumni for its 4th annual End of Summer Blues Bash at an old Farm favorite, Gordon Biersch! Come relive a Senior Pub Night tradition and welcome new additions to our alumni network, reconnect with old friends, and bemoan the passing of summer. We’ll get your first drink, garlic fries and plenty of other tasty appetizers. One guest permitted per alum. Send your questions to Liz Eraker at liz.eraker@gmail.com.

Hosted by the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association (WDCSA) and the Stanford Alumni Association (SAA).

To sign up, please visit http://pgnet.stanford.edu/goto/event3797reg , Look who is coming.

Bowie Baysox Game
Saturday, August 25 7:05 pm
4101 NE Crain Highway
Bowie, MD 20716

Join other Stanford Alum and their families for "Nerd Night," as the Bowie Baysox (www.baysox.com) take on the Erie Seawolves. We have reserved lower-level seats for this minor league game and will be sitting behind the first-base line (and above the Baysox’s own dugout). Fireworks, Food, Family, Foul Balls – what could be better than baseball on a summer evening! Pay below or contact Katy Herbert with questions (katyherbert@gmail.com; 703-819-2800). Parking at the stadium is free and we will coordinate rides as needed. $11.00 per ticket – Limited Seats Available – Reserve by August 15th!


Annual WDCSA Welcome BBQ
Sunday, September 9 12:30-3pm
5607 Wood Way, Bethesda, MD 20816

Looking for a way to reconnect with the Stanford community? Now is your chance! Please join the Washington, D.C. Stanford Association board of directors as we kick-off a new year of service to alumni in the area. This event is graciously hosted by Chris and Marsha Shinkman, parents of Elizabeth, ’98.

Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share. Everything else will be provided. To RSVP, please contact Lindsay Arnold at wdcsa.president@gmail.com or (202) 256-1324. In case of rain, please call 301-229-6106 the day of the event. Directions to follow in the September newsletter.

Stanford at the Opera – Fall 2007

La Boheme – Puccini
Monday, September 17 at 7 PM

New production by Polish film director Mareiusz Trelinski (2006 Madama Butterfly). Deadline for ordering is Aug. 20.

Don Giovanni – Mozart
Monday, October 29 at 7 PM

New production with super star cast including Anja Kampe (Die Walkure – Sieglinde) as Donna Elvira and Placido Domingo conducting. Deadline for ordering is October 5th.

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.

CAN Coaches Needed

This is the third season in which Stanford has fielded a softball team in the 66-team Capital Alumni Network (CAN) league. CAN also coordinates competition among Washington DC alumni clubs in flag football, basketball, and volleyball. More information about CAN is available at www.dcalum.org. If you think you might want to coach a Stanford team please contact Chris Shinkman at C.Shinkman@verizon.net or 301-229-4427.