WDCSA Newsletter – October 2014

October 2014

Stanford Football Game Watches
Fall 2014
Mackey’s 1823 L Street, NW,
Washington, DC

The 2014 Stanford football season has begun! WDCSA will be back at Mackey’s for the following football game watches:

Saturday, October 4 vs. Notre Dame at 3:30pm
Friday, October 10 vs. Washington State 9:00pm
Saturday, October 18 vs. Arizona State TBA
Saturday, October 25 vs. Oregon State TBA
Saturday, November 1 vs. Oregon TBA

Stanford at DC United
Friday, October 3 5:30-10 pm
RFK Stadium,
Washington, DC

Join your fellow Stanford alums to cheer on DC United against Sporting Kansas City! We will have a potluck tailgate prior to the game as a way to mingle and
enjoy the great company. Game time is 8pm and we’ll start tailgating at 6pm by the tailgating tents in the RFK Parking lot. Look for the Stanford banner. And if you can’t find us, call Nina at 305-803-1783.

Tickets can be picked up at the tailgate up until 30 minutes prior to the start of the game. If tickets are needed prior to the game, they will be mailed out if enough time is available. There are a limited number of tickets available so sign up on the Stanford Alumni page: https://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=15789.

Questions? Email Nina Rodriguez at ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com

SBAA-DC Author Talk
Sunday, October 5 2 pm
Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library
3160 16th St. NW,
Washington, DC

Have you ever wanted to write a book but didn’t know how to get started? Do you have a finished manuscript but aren’t sure how to get it published?
Are you looking for the next selection for your book club? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then SBAA-DC’s Author Talk event is just for you!

Join a talented group of Stanford alumni authors: Dr.
Chisara Asomugha ’98 (author of "The Evolution of a Saint"), Nicki Harris Salcedo ’96 (author of "All Beautiful Things"), Robert Joseph ’91 (author of "Words From The Spirit"), and Adrian Miller ’91 (author of "Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an
American Cuisine – One Plate at a Time") for an enlightening, informative, provocative, and inspirational conversation.

After the panel discussion, we will walk over to Radius Pizza for a meet and greet with the authors.

Please contact Jamelia Morgan ’06 (jnmorgan@stanfordalumni.org) for additional information.

Register here: https://pgnet.stanford.edu/get/page/events/details?event_id=16000

DC Book Club Discussion
Sunday, October 12 5 pm

The book group will meet to discuss Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. The November book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lax.

For information about the book group, email alisoncolew@hotmail.com.

Yale-Stanford Happy Hour at Mission
Tuesday, October 14 6-9pm
Mission Restaurant,
1606 20th St NW,
Washington, DC

Join Stanford and Yale DC Alumni for Happy Hour at Mission in Dupont Circle. Drink specials include $4 Tecates, $5 El Jimador shots, and rail drinks. We’ll be at the back bar upstairs.

Questions? Contact Nina Rodriguez, MS ’05 at ninamariarodriguez@gmail.com

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/652961491487494/?context=create&source=49

Boomers to Busters: Ghosts of Georgetown Private Walking Tour
Friday, October 24 7-8:30 pm
Washington, DC

Join Boomers to Busters for a tour of some of Georgetown’s ghostly secrets! The tour is billed as a"creepy, cosmic, and sometimes comic crawl through
paranormal Georgetown — DC’s most historic and absurdly haunted neighborhood!"

The tour begins at the spooky Old Stone House at 3051 M Street NW and ends at the Exorcist Steps (near the Key Bridge, around 36th & Prospect Streets NW) and is about 1.5 miles long. The price is $20 for adults and $10 for ages 10-21. To reserve your ticket, please visit http://www.uchicagodc.org/boomerstobusters. Get your tickets early as this tour has always sold out!

Tours take place rain or shine and the minimum age is 10. The closest Metro is Foggy Bottom, where you can walk, take the Circulator, or 30s buses. Parking is tight in Georgetown, but there are paid lots at Wisconsin and M.

Alumni Potluck Gathering
Friday, November 7 7-10 pm
Washington, DC

Mark Michael and Maggie Prieto, both class of ’84, have graciously offered to host our next potluck at their home in NW DC. The theme is "Mixology." A professional mixologist will be on the premises to help us all bring back our memories of the Farm.

As always, we’re looking for half younger Stanford alums and half "seasoned" ones and, ideally, alums who have yet to attend one of these potlucks recently.
Mark Kogan and Tom Kohn are helping to arrange. Please email Tom at kohntom@gmail.com if you’re interested in attending and let him know what year you graduated (and your degree) so we can make sure we have a good mix-ology.

Stanford at the Opera
Monday, November 10 7 pm
Kennedy Center Opera House
Washington, DC

In November, Puccini’s beloved masterpiece ‘La Boheme’ will be in an exciting new production. Join other Stanfordites outside the upstairs cafeteria (all welcome) before the opera for a “meet and greet” over a glass of wine or “whatever” as Betty shares a bit of insight into this Puccini classic – a new production by director Jo Davies with evocative sets and costumes by young American designers Lee Savage and Jennifer Moeller.

Prime Orchestra tickets are $135; Second Tier Prime tickets are $92. For tickets – send a check payable to WDCSA to Betty Byrne, 1822 Ingleside Terrace NW, Washington DC 20010. Contact Betty at 202.483.4048 or bettybyrne@stanfordalumni.org.

Baltimore Book Club Discussion
Tuesday, November 18 7:30 pm
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.,
Baltimore, MD

The November selection is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. This #1 New York Times Best Seller in 2013 under Hardcover Fiction, has won a slew of accolades including the 2013 Book of the Year by National Book Awards (British), the top 100 Best Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews, the 2013 Goodreads Choice Award for Fantasy, the 2014 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, and nominated for the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Focus Features has acquired the film rights where Tom Hanks is the producer and Joe Wright the director.

The January selection is Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Copying Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh.

Questions/RSVP: Helene Myers, Ph.D., P’14, at cedarhouse@comcast.net or at (301)655-5871

Ivy / Seven Sisters Winter Indoor Mixed Doubles Tennis
Saturday, November 22 6:45-11:45 pm
3010 Williams Dr.,
Merrifield, VA

Admission for players with advance registration is $25 by check or credit card. Door admission for players is $30 and is payable by cash or check, no credit card. Admission is $10 for non-players.

Tennis party policies:
1. Advance registration can be made only by mailing the registration form available at www.harvard-dc.org/article.html?aid=880. All payments must be received by 11/21/2014 to qualify for the advance registration price. There is no registration by fax, email, or telephone.
2. Requests for refunds must be received by 3 pm on 11/21/2014.
3. Door admission is available at the higher price noted above by cash or check only.
4. Each attendee is responsible for any damage to the facility, injuries or accidents in connection with this function.

For more information:
Contact: David Federbush at (301)-657-4691, or email him at federbus@erols.com.

WDCSA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 18 7-10 pm
DACOR Bacon House,
1801 F Street NW,
Washington, DC


Looking to add some cardinal red to your holiday? Please join your fellow Stanford alums to celebrate
the festive season at the DACOR Bacon House.

venue (built 1824-25) is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been home to several Supreme Court Justices, members of Congress, and a Maryland governor.

The DACOR Bacon House will be decorated for the holiday season and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided. The venue is located 4 blocks from the Farragut-West Metro station (Orange and Blue lines).

Stanford In the News

  • Stanford in New York City will launch in autumn 2015. Under the new program, 20 Stanford undergraduates will live and study in New York
    City and spend four days a week working in internships related to their interests. It will be offered autumn and winter quarters in the 2016-17 academic year, and all three quarters during the 2017-18 academic year.

  • Stanford psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt, has been named one of the 2014 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. A social psychologist, she studies the racial elements in the perceptions of crime.

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