WDCSA Newsletter – July 2004

Friday 7/2 Moonlight Hike on the Mall
Mon 7/5 Get to Know DC Park Walk
Sun 7/11 Appalachian Trail Work & Hike
Sun 7/11 DC Stanford Book Club
Thur 7/22 Baltimore Book Club Meeting
Fri 7/23 Ivy Singles – Aegean Taverna
Sat 7/24 SBAA-DC Tunes & Taste Festival

Legg Mason Tennis
Kennedy Center Opera
Wolf Trap – King and I

Moonlight Hike on the Mall
Friday, July 2 8:00 PM
DC Mall

Explore the beauty of DC’s Mall and monuments by the full moon. Meet at
8 PM at parking lot by Washington Monument off Constitution Ave. This
lot is not available for parking at this time, but you can park on Constitution
Ave. near "16th" street or use Federal Triangle metro. Bring
Water. Kids who can walk 3.5 – 7 miles on relatively level terrain
are most welcome. Leader: Jim Finucane, 301/365-3485 before 9pm.

Get to Know DC Park Walk
Monday, July 5 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Location: Glover Archibald Park

Easy 7-miler through Glover Archibald Park, along the C&O Canal tow
path and return via Battery Kemble Park. Meet on South side of Van Ness
Street, 100 yards West of Wisconsin Ave. at 1pm. Bring beverage and light
snack. Kids who can walk 7+ mi. over hilly terrain are welcome. Leader:
Jim Finucane, 301/365-3485 before 9pm. Remind
me by email

Appalachian Trail Work & Hike –
Sunday, July 11 8:00 AM
Shenandoah National Park

Appalachian Trail Work Trip and Rose River Canyon Hike. We will spend
a couple of hours working on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in the Northern
Section of Shenandoah National Park, followed by a circuit hike down
the Rose River Canyon in the Central Section of Shenandoah National Park.
The service Trip portion will be an inspection of a short section of
the AT including carrying out modest repairs (clipping of vegetation,
picking up litter, etc.). The Rose River Canyon is spectacular and offers
great swimming opportunities. Bring a lunch, liquids to drink, and a
swimming suit & towel (optional). Meet at the Oakton Shopping Center
at 8:00am. to form carpools. Please contact Jim Finucane 301 365-3485
before 9pm for reservations. Remind me
by email

Washington Stanford Book Club
Sunday, July 11 6 – 9 PM
Location: Cleveland Park area
Book: The Professor and the Madman – A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and
the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester

The Washington Stanford Alumni Book Club will meet in the Cleveland Park
area on Sunday, July 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m. for discussion and potluck. The
book is described as a "linguistic detective story—a fascinating
tale of madness, the evolution of dictionaries, and Victorian England." For
more information and to join this club, visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wdcsabooks and click "join this group". For more information, you may
contact Janet Zinn, Janzinn@aol.com, 301-495-5556.

The August discussion will be on August 8 on The Optimist’s Daughter,
by Eudora Welty. Remind me by email

Baltimore Stanford Book Club
Thursday, July 22 7:30 PM
Location: Sarah Clever’s House
Book: Midnight in Sicily, by Peter Robb
Snacks will be available.

This is a fascinating book which passionately details the mafia’s impact
on individuals and ways of life in Italy. Hope you enjoy this good non-fiction
summer potboiler.

Please be in touch with Sarah Clever, ’91, for additional info on the
discussion and directions. 410-685-7558 or slclever@earthlink.net.
Remind me via email.

Ivy Singles
Friday, July 23 6:30 – 9:00PM
Location: Aegean Taverna,
2950 Clarendon Blvd,
Arlington, VA
Cost: $25 in advance

Hosted by the Washington Wellesley Club.

Classic Greek hors d’Oeuvres and live music
The Post calls it "a little bit of Greece in Arlington". Join
us for a fun evening of Greek food, festivities, and maybe a little Ouzo
and "Opa!" at the Aegean Taverna. Enjoy classic Greek hors
d’oeuvres, drinks (cash bar), and live music at this family-owned restaurant
in the heart of Clarendon, one of the hippest neighborhoods in the Washington
area, just one short block from the Clarendon Metro stop. Make your reservations
early for what promises to be a fun and interesting event.

Advance Reservations:
$25 by check payable to "The Washington Wellesley
Club"; please note school on the check and send to Debbie Tate, 1022
N. Cleveland St., Arlington, VA. 22201 by Monday, July 19.

Email reservations
and walk-ins: $30 Email reservations to Debbie Tate. Free validated parking
at 1201 N. Fillmore Street adjacent to the Aegean. For
more info and driving directions: www.aegeantaverna.com

Questions: Contact Debbie at debtate2001@yahoo.com.
Registration, directions, and additional info at www.ivysinglesdc.com. Remind
me via email

SBAA-DC Tunes & Taste Festival
Saturday, July 24 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Location: Veramar Vineyard,
Berryville, VA
Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the gate,
Children 12 and under are free

The Stanford Black Alumni Association, DC invites alums and their families
for the third annual International Tunes and Tastes Festival at the Veramar
Vineyard in Berryville, VA (approx. 1 hour from DC). This promises to
be a fun and relaxing way to bask in the sun, listen to great live music,
sample your way around the gastronomical globe, and sip on some award-winning

For more information about this event and the full schedule, please visit
RSVP is required. For advanced tickets, contact Lynn Pina, ’93, at lynn.enoch@stanfordalumni.org by
July 6, or visit the SBAA-DC website at http://www.stanfordalumni.org/clubs/sbaadc Remind
me via email

Upcoming Events

Legg Mason Tennis Classic

The WDCSA purchased 6 box seats in Aisle 36,
Section 3 to all sessions of the tournament at 16th & Kennedy, NW.
This year our seats are at the end of the court rather than on the side.
Prices are 25%
lower than single box seats and there is no service charge. Additionally,
we will get two onsite parking passes per session – we will allocate
by lottery if more than 1 person purchases the 6 tickets for that

Sat., August 14, 11 a.m. $15 (6 seats)
Monday, August 16, 4 p.m. $26 (6 seats)
Tuesday, August 17, 4 p.m. $30 (2 seats)
Thur, August 19, 4 p.m. $38 (1 seat)
Saturday, August 21, 1 p.m. $41 (2 seats)

Please email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or
call 703-486-0952 indicating the number of tickets desired and the session.
When Bill replies,
send in a check, payable to WDCSA, to him at 815 South 18th St., #400,
Arlington, VA 22202. You may buy as many seats or sessions as you like.
Tickets will be mailed in late July. Remind
me via email

Kennedy Center Opera

Opera lovers, the tickets are selling fast. If you
have an interest in any of the following remaining tickets, please
order as soon as possible.
All performances are at the Kennedy Center at 7pm on Monday night.
Ticket prices before August 1st: orchestra – $140 each, Second
Tier – $68 each; after August 1st (if any left) add $1.50 handling per

Il Trovatore (Verdi) – November 8, 2004
6 Orchestra , 6 second tier

Magic Flute (Mozart) – April 4, 2005
8 Orchestra, 2 second tier

Tosca (Puccini) – May 16, 2005
4 Orchestra, 3 second tier

To order: Send your check and a self addressed stamped envelope
for the requisite amount to WDCSA c/o Taplett, 6620 North 32nd
Street, Arlington,
VA 22213-1608

While you can email Claire at taplett@juno.com,
tickets are sold in the order the payments are received. Remind
me via email

Wolf Trap Musicals – The King and I
Sunday, Sept. 5 at 8 PM

We have 4 side front orchestra seats remaining
in our group of 20 (row E 40-49 and row F 45-54 – the end seats
are about 15 seats in from the side) for The King and I performance.
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. You can also pay online at www.stanfordclubs.org/dc.
Questions, email Bill Pegram at wmpegram@comcast.net or
703-486-0952. Remind me via email