National Press Club

Erickson Luncheon rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 2

October 30, 2012 | By Ryan Howell | rhowell@press.org

The NPC luncheon event with Pennsylvania State University President Rodney Erickson, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 31, has been rescheduled to Friday, Nov. 2, due to Superstorm Sandy.

Erickson took over more than a year ago after former president Graham Spanier was forced out as a result of the sex scandal involving former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.

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Tuesday Newsmaker with representatives cancelled

October 29, 2012 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

The Newsmaker scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 30, with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and House Republican Policy Committee Chair Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.)is cancelled due to the hurricane.

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Link to LinkedIn class Nov. 7

October 29, 2012 | By Elizabeth Allin | eallin@press.org

You can learn how to use LinkedIn Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

LinkedIn is the largest professional network on the Internet, with more than 175 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Whether you are looking for a new job, a new employee, or just looking to increase your professional contacts, LinkedIn 101 will give you an introduction to this powerful networking tool.

The class is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Register here. Members should enter code “Member” for the discounted price

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Rain, rain, go away! Hurricane Sandy closes Club on Monday

October 28, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

The National Press Club will be closed Monday, Oct. 29 due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy.

Updates will be published at the top of the webpage as the situation develops.

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Book Fair to offer something for everybody, including the children

October 25, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

You'll find something for everybody, including all the children, on your literary holiday list at the 35th annual Book Fair and Authors' Night Tuesday, Nov. 13. Nearly 100 authors will autograph and sell their books from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Starting today with children's books, and continuing up to the Fair, the Wire will list offerings by category: food, history, humor lifestyle, literature, mystery/thriller, memoir/biography, politics and current affairs, business, science/nature and sports.

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Art exhibit added to South African Night honoring Nelson Mandela legacy, Oct 30

October 25, 2012 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

The South African Night on the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" at the Club from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, has been expanded to include a major art exhibit exploring South Africa's artistic culture.

The exhibit of more than 20 art works by both emerging and established South African artists will include an iconic lithograph by Chris Ledochowski of Mandela¹s first public speech, delivered in Cape Town after he was released from prison in 1990.

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Be a lobster to get a lobster

October 25, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The Fourth Estate restaurant will host Lobster Night, Wednesday, Oct.31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. To celebrate Halloween, the restaurant is offering a free dinner to anyone who comes dressed as a lobster. No lobster claws in your closet? Come in any costume and snag a free glass of wine.

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Host of Pati’s Mexican Table on PBS to present chef’s dinner at Fourth Estate in March

October 25, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Patricia Jinich, host of Pati’s Mexican Table on PBS and cooking instructor at the Mexican Cultural Institute, will host a chef’s dinner Tuesday, March 19, featuring recipes from her new cookbook, Pati’s Mexican Table.

Jinich, born and raised in Mexico, left a job as political analyst at Inter American Dialogue, to create Mexican Table at the Mexican Cultural Institute. The series of demonstrations, workshops and classes grew into a featured cooking show on PBS and many guest appearances.

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Chief of Naval Operations to speak at Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 16

October 25, 2012 | By Marilyn Geewax | MGeewax@npr.org

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Greenert will speak at a Club Luncheon Friday, Nov. 16. Questions about ships, horses and bayonets may be asked.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $19 for Press Club members, $30 for guests of members, and $37 for general admission. To reserve tickets, please e-mail reservations@press.org or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

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Politico's Schultheis joins Oct. 30 panel on election and social media

October 25, 2012 | By Anthony Shop | anthony@socialdriver.com

Emily Schultheis, national political reporter for POLITICO, will join three others on a panel Tuesday, Oct. 30, to discuss social media's role in the 2012 presidential campaigns.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and coffee; the program will begin at 9 a.m. Members may register for free using discount code "NPCOnline" here. Others can reserve at the same site for $10.

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