National Press Club

Pub Quiz 7 pm Jan. 14

January 6, 2010

The next Pub Quiz is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, in the Truman Lounge.

Hosted by the Young Members Committee, Pub Quiz offers an evening of mind-bending trivia, good company, and fun prizes. There's no need to sign up prior to the event, but please keep teams limited to 6 people.

For questions, please email Evan Sweetman at ecsweetman@gmail.com.

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Seats Remain in Risk Reporting Seminars Jan. 13-15

January 6, 2010

CIA informants gone bad. Terrorists who slip through security. What's the real risk?

Here are two seminars to help you cover those and a host of other stories that involve risk. Plane crashes, food poisoning, climate change to terrorism, the environment, health and public safety: they all have key questions reporters must answer in order to tell audiences whether something is risky and, if so, how much.

These sessions will also help you understand how people perceive risk -- why some people are "freaked out" about relatively small ones but are not more concerned about really big ones.

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5 California Wines at Special Dinner Jan. 25; $90 for Members

January 6, 2010 | By Emily Hand | ehand@press.org

Five California wines from the Spire Collection will be featured at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the Fourth Estate Restaurant. Admission is $90 for NPC members, $105 for non-members.

Advanced sommelier Luis Reyneri will guide diners through two single-vineyard Chardonnays from Stonestreet Vineyards; two limited-production Cabernet Sauvignons from Anakota Helena Montana and La Jota Heritage Howell Mountain; and a Hartford Court Russian River Zinfandel.

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This Week in NPC History

January 5, 2010 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Jan. 4, 2008: The 100th anniversary documentary is screened, launching a year-long celebration of the Club's founding in 1908.

Jan. 6, 1926: The Ebbitt Hotel is torn down to make way for the National Press Building.

Jan. 9, 1979: Hugh Hefner appears with his bunnies at a sell-out luncheon on the 25th anniversary of Playboy magazine and talks about freedom of the press.

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This Week in NPC History

January 5, 2010 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Jan. 4, 2008: The 100th anniversary documentary is screened, launching a year-long celebration of the Club's founding in 1908.

Jan. 6, 1926: The Ebbitt Hotel is torn down to make way for the National Press Building.

Jan. 9, 1979: Hugh Hefner appears with his bunnies at a sell-out luncheon on the 25th anniversary of Playboy magazine and talks about freedom of the press.

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Journopalooza II Tickets on Sale; NPC Members Get Discount

January 4, 2010

Tickets are selling quickly for Journopalooza, the journalism fund-raiser set to rock the ballroom starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8.

Four DC media bands including NPC members and journalists from The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, McClatchy, Reuters, The Washington Post and others will be playing for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Tickets to see Dirty Bomb, Charm Offensive, Nobody's Business and Suspicious Package can be purchased at www.journopalooza.com .

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Revelers Welcome 2010

January 3, 2010 | By Darlene Shields | darleneshields@earthlink.net

More than 200 members and guests celebrated New Year's Eve in the NPC's Ballroom to the music of Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra. It was a return appearance for this well-known big band group, which last performed at the NPC's Centennial gala on April 5, 2008. The New Year's Eve celebration featured abundant appetizers, an open bar, a midnight toast, and festive party favors.

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Revelers Welcome 2010

January 3, 2010 | By Darlene Shields | darleneshields@earthlink.net

More than 200 members and guests celebrated New Year's Eve in the NPC's Ballroom to the music of Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra. It was a return appearance for this well-known big band group, which last performed at the NPC's Centennial gala on April 5, 2008. The New Year's Eve celebration featured abundant appetizers, an open bar, a midnight toast, and festive party favors.

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New Year's Eve Celebration with Dance Band, $75; Club Closed Jan. 1-3

December 29, 2009

Dance the night away at the New Year's Eve Swing featuring Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra.

Admission ($75 for members, $100 for non-members) includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, midnight champagne toast and a 10% discount on New Year's Eve dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The party begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 and ends at 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Reserve at 202-662-7501 or at www.press.org/swing . Advance payment required.

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New Year's Eve Celebration with Dance Band, $75; Club Closed Jan. 1-3

December 29, 2009

Dance the night away at the New Year's Eve Swing featuring Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra.

Admission ($75 for members, $100 for non-members) includes an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, midnight champagne toast and a 10% discount on New Year's Eve dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The party begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 and ends at 1 a.m. Jan. 1.

Reserve at 202-662-7501 or at www.press.org/swing . Advance payment required.

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