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Thursday, July 19, 2018 (Morning)
TIME: 10:00am – 1:30pm. Meet at WNDC by 9:50am; Van departs promptly at 10:00am
EVENT TYPE: Tour
This special tour will visit the largest private collection outside Europe of prints and drawings by Norwegian born, expressionist artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944). These works are a promised gift to the National Gallery of Art, 23 prints of which were shown at the Gallery and seen by 135,000 people (opened in late 2017, closed in early 2018). The full collection is intimately displayed in the Chevy Chase, DC, residence of Sarah G. (Sally) Epstein. The visit will include a personal introduction by Mrs. Epstein with slides of selected pieces from the collection. Then guests will be free to view the artwork on their own.
A catalogue will be available for $20, the proceeds for which will be donated to the WNDC Educational Foundation. After visiting the collection, tour participants will return to WNDC to enjoy a buffet lunch.
PRICE: Tour & Lunch. $40 Members, $45 Non-members.
POSTPONED – NEW DATE TBD
Friday, July 20, 2018 (Evening)
TIME: 6:30 pm – Bar opens; 7pm– Film starts
EVENT TYPE: Movie Night
Climate Change affects many aspects of our lives today and will do so for generations to come. This NOVA/PBS film, Decoding the Weather Machine, explores why there is an overwhelming consensus among scientists about how climate change is affecting our weather systems throughout the world. Along with the climatic effects of increased levels of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, this film discusses how scientists are presenting solutions to mitigating these effects upon our planet. Come join us as we see how this is happening and what is being done to cope with it to the best of our resources.
PRICE: $20 Members/$25 Non-members/$15 Young Dems (includes hors d’oeuvres and movie); $10 movie only. Cash bar.
Tuesday, July 24 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A
EVENT TYPE: Luncheon
The site of a thriving literary tradition, Washington, DC, has been home to many of our nation’s most acclaimed writers. In A Literary Guide to Washington, DC (May 2018; UVa Press), Kim Roberts offers a guide to the city’s rich literary history. Starting with the city’s earliest years, she examines writers such as Hasty-Pudding poet Joel Barlow and “Star-Spangled Banner” lyricist Francis Scott Key before moving on to the Civil War and Reconstruction and touching on the lives of authors such as Charlotte Forten Grimké and James Weldon Johnson. She wraps up her literary tour with World War I and the Jazz Age. Her stimulating tours cover downtown, the LeDroit Park and Shaw neighborhoods, Lafayette Square, and the historic U Street district, bringing the history of the city to life in surprising ways.
Kim Roberts is a literary historian, writer, and editor living in Washington, DC.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (Includes lunch); $15 Young Dems. $10 Lecture only
With Entertainment from singer-songwriter and guitarist Kevin Marvelle
Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Evening)
TIME: 5:30pm Bar opens, 6:00pm Buffet opens, 7:00pm Music Performance starts
EVENT TYPE: End of Season BBQ
Come celebrate with fellow Club members and friends as we wrap up an amazing year of programs and other special events. Here’s a chance to reconnect with friends and have a chance for long chats! If you let Pat Fitzgerald know in advance, you can reserve a table for a group of friends. All that’s missing is you! Enjoy specially-catered beef ribs, chicken & dogs plus a generous selection of traditional sides. As usual, we’ll feature a sangria punch with a great selection of beers and wine. This year our live entertainment will include contemporary folk music by singer-songwriter/guitarist Kevin Marvelle. In addition to popular tunes by some well-known composers, Kevin will feature tunes from his own song book. His bluegrass tunes, romantic ballads, and rhythmic rockers hit on a range of topics that include love, humor, war, economic woes, and other political issues. This performance is sure to make you snap your fingers and tap your feet! To preview his music, visit www.kevinmarvelle.com
PRICE: $30 Members, $35 Non-Members, $20 Young Dems, $15 guests under 16 years old. Cash Bar. Ticket includes one complimentary glass of Sangria.
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