National Press Club

Tonight's the (last) night... for lobster at the Fourth Estate

July 30, 2013 | By Brent Gwathney |

The Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club hosts its final Lobster Night of the summer season tonight, Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The menu features a steamed 1 1/4-pound Maine lobster with a choice of coleslaw or salad and a choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes.

Dinner costs $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a lobster, but a limited number of lobsters may be available for those who call today. To reserve, call 202-662-7638.

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Hotel Monaco Offers Special Rate for the Sept. 7 BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K

July 30, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke |

The National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K is only weeks away on Sept. 7. Why not consider spending the night before or after in luxury and get a special rate from the Hotel Monaco D.C.

The Hotel Monaco, which is only blocks away from the Club, is offering a special rate of $169 for a Friday or Saturday night stay to all BEAT THE DEADLINE registrants until August 23.

BEAT THE DEADLINE runners will also be eligible to win a complimentary stay at the Hotel Monaco as one of many race day giveaways. This and other awesome door prizes will be available during the awards ceremony.

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Emmy Award-winning voice actor Rob Paulsen speaks at Club, 6:30 pm Aug. 1

July 30, 2013 | By Emily S. Whitten |

Rob Paulsen, the voice of Yakko Warner and Pinky, the mouse who wants to take over the world, will speak at the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at an event sponsored by the Young Members Committee.

Paulsen will discuss his career and experiences, answer audience questions and sign autographs.

Admission for this event is free for Club members, $10 for nonmembers and includes an autograph from Rob Paulsen. Tickets may be obtained at here.

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Reserve now for NPC Awards Dinner honoring journalism’s finest, Aug. 6

July 28, 2013 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club will honor the nation's best journalism and recognize the courageous work of journalists who report despite extraordinary hardship at an awards dinner Tuesday, Aug. 6.

The John Aubuchon Press Freedom Awards will honor journalist Zeynep Kuray of Turkey, and the anonymous "whistleblowers" who expose wrongdoing at their own peril.

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Chefs to kings, queens and presidents to explain culinary diplomacy, U.S. tour at NPC Newsmaker, 2 p.m. Aug. 1

July 28, 2013 | By Myron Belkind |

In a unique appearance at the National Press Club, 20 chefs to world leaders, including kings, queens and presidents, will participate in a Newsmaker news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Holeman Lounge to discuss their week-long visit to the United States.

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Tonight: Film Legend Shirley Jones to Discuss and Sign copies of "Shirley Jones: A Memoir"

July 26, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

American film legend Shirley Jones will discuss and sign copies of her new book, "Shirley Jones: A Memoir," at 6:30 p.m. tonight July 26 in the ballroom.

This is a ticketed event, and registration is required. Click here to register.

Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members; $10 for the public. The Club-member admission fee is waived with a pre-order of a copy of the book, an option that appears on the reservation page. Limit one member ticket per Club member.

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Memorial for Mr. Price Saturday Noon - 1 p.m.

July 26, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke |

The National Press Club Fellowship committee will hold a memorial service for Andrew Price, former NPC head waiter, from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, in the Holeman Lounge. Club members are invited to attend.

Mr. Price, a much-loved waiter at the Club who retired last Aug. 3 after 45 years of service, died in April of a heart attack. He was 66.

Mr. Price grew up in Scotland Neck, N.C., and came to Washington in his late teens, working first as a dishwasher at the Shoreham Hotel and later at the Heritage House restaurant in Georgetown.

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Last Chance to Join NPC Trip to Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast

July 24, 2013 | By Pat Schoeni, Chair, NPC Travel Committee |

Don't miss the National Press Club's trip to Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6. Visit Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Bled, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Zagreb. Included are eight nights in first-class hotels, buffet breakfast daily, five dinners, sightseeing throughout, and airport and hotel transfers. The cost is $1798 per person, double occupancy, $625 single supplement. International airfare is additional, and costs about $1400 for economy class.

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Upcoming National Press Club Lunches

July 23, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

Aug. 5 -- Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis; Topic: TBA

Sept. 10 -- Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Topic: TBA

Sept. 17 -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Vice Chair, National Governors Association; Topic: TBA

November 11 -- Walt Bettinger, President and CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation; Topic: TBA

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This Week In National Press Club History

July 22, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

July 23, 1992: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns running back (1957-1965) and film actor, speaks to a National Press Club luncheon about his work with Los Angeles street gangs. Called by Sporting News in 2002 “the greatest ever professional football player,” Brown later became an accomplished film actor, his performance as the convict Robert Jefferson in “The Dirty Dozen” one of his best-known roles.

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