Wine & Design at the National Postal Museum

Thursday, August 9th, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: National Postal Museum,Byrne Education Loft, 2 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Contact person: Corrina Sowden ’07 (
Tickets: $11.50. Purchase here:

“Kick back after a hard day of work with complimentary wine or beer and leave with a unique mail- related product.”

Please join your fellow Smithies on Thursday, August 9, from 5-7 p.m. for a postal-theme crafting happy hour at the National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C.

Every month, the museum hosts a craft- themed happy hour. For August, the theme is “Sending Naked Mail.” The museum is located at Byrne Education Loft, 2 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002. See: Ticket cost is $11.50, with admission open to the public. The ticket includes your craft materials, as well as complimentary wine or beer (and alternative beverages). You may purchase your ticket online at the link . Street parking is available near the museum and at Union Station.

We will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the lobby. Please RSVP by email to Corrina Sowden ’07 ( or on the event on  the SCCW Facebook page. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tribute to Smith College President Jill Ker Conway

Special Tour at the Phillips Collection – “Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia”

Sunday, August 19th
, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Tea (and other beverages) and socializing in the Vradenburg Café (Tryst at the Phillips), following the tour.
Contact: Cate Malycke ’04 (
Cost: $20, purchase your tickets with PayPal and RSVP to Cate via email!

The SCCW invites you to join us in paying tribute to our beloved first female President of Smith College, Jill Ker Conway, who recently passed in June. We honor President Ker Conway by hosting a special tour at the Phillips Collection of the exhibit, “Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia.” President Ker Conway was born in Australia, attended the University of Sydney, and moved to the United States for graduate school.

Participants of the tour will learn about nine artists in the “Marking the Infinite” exhibit. The artists include Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu Yunupingu, and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Their art will give you insight into the contemporary art practices of Aboriginal Australia.

Please note that we plan to have tea (or other beverages) and socializing in Tryst at the Vradenberg Cafe inside the Phillips following the tour.

Tour Registration / RSVP

If you would like to attend, please send an email to Cate Malycke ’04 with your name, class year, phone and email, and purchase your ticket in the PayPal link above. Admission for this special group tour is $20 per person. Club members are welcome to bring a guest. The tour is limited to 20 people at this time, but if there demand we may be able to schedule a second tour.

Please RSVP and purchase your ticket via PayPal. Cate will send a final email confirmation.

For more exhibit information, please see the Phillips Collection website.

Julia Child’s Birthday Celebration – French Cooking at Sur La Table (+ Free Cookbook!)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location: Sur La Table (at stores in Bethesda, Maryland; Pentagon City, Virginia; or Old Town Alexandria, Virginia)
: $85, see registration page
Contact: Cate Malycke (

Sur La Table is offering a French cooking class in celebration of our beloved Smithie and favorite chef, Julia Child, Class of 1934, in honor of her birthday on August 15th. The class features some of Julia’s recipes from the book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume II, which each participant will take home for free ($35 value). The class is offered to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis – and limited to 16 students. You will work with other students in groups of 4 people.

The cost is $85 per person. Limited space is at the North Bethesda store location. The Pentagon City and Old Town Alexandria locations are sold out, but may have cancellations closer to the date. Check the registration link below, closer to the date for availability. Please reserve your space online or by phone (see information below). For each place sold, Sur La Table will make a donation to The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Menu includes:
 Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Pan Sauce
 Crispy Potatoes Anna
 Strawberry Brioche Cake with Chantilly Cream

Registration and Further Information

Next meeting of the SCCW Book Club

Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 2pm
Location: National Portrait Gallery, 8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free
Contact: Corrina Sowden ’07 (

The club meets at the National Portrait Gallery the first Sunday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

The SCCW Book Club usergroup on Google is the primary means of communication regarding book club updates. If you are interested in joining the book club, please join the Google Group. Check out further upcoming titles we will be reading here. It’s never too late to join!

The Barber of Seville M&M’s 11th Annual Washington National Opera (WNO) Opera in The Outfield at Nationals Park Simulcast from the Kennedy Center

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm, gates open at 5:00pm

Location: Nationals Park, 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Cost: Free
Contact: Corrina Sowden ’07 (

Please join us at Nationals Park for the free opera broadcast of The Washington National Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville. Gates open at 5 p.m. and there will be pre-opera activities including a costume shop, instrument meet and greet, games, prizes, and more!

The SCCW will reserve seats. However, if you want to sit on the actual outfield, it is best to arrive early with your picnic blanket because those spaces are on a first come first served basis. Family and friends welcome!

For more information, please visit the Kennedy Center’s website.

Upcoming Events

Please look for more information about these upcoming events in our next newsletter and on our Facebook page!

  • August 2018 – Smith College Admissions: Send Off/Back to-School Party
  • September 2018 – SCCW Member Celebration at Ristorante iRicchi
  • September 2018 – Historic Congressional Cemetery  “Notable Women’s Tour”

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