This Year's Parties

Booklets describing the parties and information about making reservations are available after 12 Noon, Wednesday, January 3, 2001 at:

Wonderful Things, North Wing of Barracks Road Shopping Center
New Dominion Book Shop, Downtown Mall, 404 East Main Street

You will also find a description of the parties below. Take a look at the descriptions and then print and complete a reservation form to make your reservations. All reservations are made by mail and are accepted on a "first come, first served" basis. For more information, call (804) 977-9423


An Evening with Bacchus

Santé! Saluti! Cheers!  Bacchus would love this evening and so will you!  Enjoy a tour of the fine wine-growing regions of the world – France, Italy, and California. Experts on these wine regions will guide and educate you on all things vinous.  The wines will be paired with a constellation of tasty treats prepared by Vincent Derquenn of the Metropolitain. 

  Friday, February 2, 2001
6:30 p.m.
429 Ednam Drive

Hors D’oeuvres
Fine Wines from France, Italy, and America

Nancy and Michael Terry

Number of Guests: 30

Price Per Person:  $50.00

(Cocktail Attire)



International Night
(Choose one of these parties.)

The Flavor of Japan

Bangohan  - A Haiku
A delicious meal
Presented with elegance
Will fill and delight.

Saturday, February 3, 2001, 7:00 p.m. at 17 Farmington Drive


Sallie and Charles Darnell

Jean and Walt Lindsay

Carol and Ky Lindsay

Louise Trudel

Nancy Takahashi and David Oakland

Pi-Hsiah and Chris Tyler

Elisabeth Sloan and Arthur Lichtenburger


An Evening in Provence

Join us for a classic Provençal menu featuring a cooking demonstration by chef Ann Memory with guest participation. Regional wines complement this elegant seated dinner.

Saturday, February 3, 2001, 6:30 p.m. at The Seasonal Cook


Claudia and Lindy Cockman

Shannon and Paul Clark

Brenda and John Frizzell

Marsha and Bill Herbert

Mary and John Howerton

Ann and Rush Paul

Diana and Tony Seaman

Heather and Bill Stokes

Devan and Ray Vaughn

Lauri and T.J. Wilson


Una Noche en España

Bien venido a España!  Enjoy the Spanish  tradition of delightful tapas and savory paella accompanied by sangria, vino and cerveza, with the background strains of Spanish tunes. An evening of mucho gusto! 

Saturday, February 3, 2001, 7:00 p.m. at 1819 Rugby Road


Olivia Branch

Bentley and Jim Grigg

Kedra and Bob Hauser

Annie and Steve Runkle

Mary and V.G. Sullivan

Number of Guests: 20

Price Per Person: $50.00

(For Each Party)

(For Each Party)


The Play’s The Thing
(A Food For Thought Party)

With the theater fully illuminated, Shakespearean actors and their audience experience an up-close and personal exchange of actions and re-actions.  In the tradition of the Bard, Staunton’s Shenandoah Shakespeare Express’ Director Ralph Cohen and company will demonstrate and il luminate the techniques of Shakespearean staging, making his language your language.  Join them as they take Shakespeare from page to stage --- with the lights on!

  Sunday, February 11, 2001
7:00 p.m.
V. Earl Dickinson Building
Piedmont Virginia Community College

Morsels for Monarchs,
Potations, pottle-deep,
A surfeit of the sweetest things,
The daintiest last, to make the end most sweet.

Feast your ears with music awhile.
Eve Watters, Harpist


Arlene and Philip Anns

Kathi and Ken Bergerson

Olivia Branch

Nancy and Paul Brockman

Linda and Ben Compton

Marge and Brad Cox

Brenda and Frank Cox

Cecilia and Dave Cupp

Cindy and Bob DeMauri

Christy and Tony Ferroni

Sara Kaltreider and Frazier Fortenberry

Lindsay and Bill Freedman

Sue and Frank Friedman

Cindy and Kahlil Hamady

Leslie and Mark Haskins

Ann and Craig Hess

Mary Pat and John Hulburt

Mary Donn and Harold Jordan

Melinda and Tom Lair

Karen and Walt Levering

Ellin and Cap Mattie

Erika and Bob Reynolds

Donna Roberts

Sharon and Stuart Scott

Annette and Tom Selinger

Karen and Bryan Wright

Number of Guests: 100

Price Per Person:  $60.00


For Your Eyes Only

Spend an evening On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and search for The Man With The Golden Gun.   Place your bets at the Casino Royale. 

  Match your wits against James Bond’s archrivals;
It’s a matter of fun not just survival.
You can toss in your hat, but don’t toss in the towel;
With help from Q, you’ll get through somehow.

  So don your fine togs or dress for the part.  This is an opportunity not to be missed because, after all, You Only Live Twice.

Saturday, February 17, 2001
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
O’Neill’s (on the Corner)

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres à la Goldfinger
Drinks, Shaken Not Stirred


Nikki and Jeff Bialy

Judi and Bob Bowers

Nancy and Brian Casazza

Lee Ann and Andy Cox

Debbie and Jim Darlington

Joe Darr

Kathy Deazley and Mike Galvez

Sharon and Scott Donovan

Amy and Joe Evans

Matt Jenks

Lana and Dan Kelsey

Lisa and Jim McSherry

Katie and Jim Ryan

Bruce Sakashita


Number of Guests: 45

Price Per Person:  $50.00

(Black Tie or Bond Character)



A Highland Ceilidh

Delight in this quintessential Scottish celebration replete with the serenade of the pipers and the liveliness of Scottish dancing!  Enjoy a piping-in-of-the-haggis ceremony while feasting on a fine salmon dinner.  Be entertained by Highland dancers…. and, if you’re brave, try a step or two of a Scottish reel yourself!  The evening includes a raffle of special Scottish items, among them a wonderful surprise offering from a world-renowned Scottish distillery.  Join our ceilidh (kay-lee)!

  Friday, February 23, 2001
7:00 p.m.
The Greencroft Club

Savory Scottish Fare:
Poached Salmon in Dill Sauce
Crisp Green Beans, Rice Pilaf, Dessert
Wine and Beer

St. Andrew’s Society of Washington Pipe and Drum Corps
Highland Dancers of the St. Andrew’s Society Dance Ensemble
The Monroe-Highland Scottish Dancers


Lane and Chris Becken

Judi and Bob Bowers

Antoinette and Ben Brewster

Peggy and Ted Caplow

Sandy and Julian Connolly

Brenda and John Frizzell

Nancy and Bill Gordon

Gail and David Haines

Karleen and Reg Hubley

Barbee and Brian Kennedy

Linda and Bill MacIlwaine

Caroline and Steve McLean

Edie and Bob Patterson

Jean and David Patteson

Rosemary and Charles Robinson

Terran and Bruce Sims

Nancy and Mackey Tilman

Alison and Daniel Walden

Florence Lee and Bert Wellons

Kathy and Mike Wesson

Karen and Bryan Wright

Number of Guests: 40

Price per person:  $65.00

(Highland Dress or Cocktail Attire)




The Farmington beagles will lead you on a merry chase as they hunt for rabbit in the copses of southern Albemarle’s rolling countryside.  Listen to tales and the musical call of the hounds as the Master of Beagles and his staff share this English field sport.  Put on your walking shoes and your brush-proof britches to enjoy this delightful afternoon tradition.  A Scottish country tea will be the finale of the day.

Saturday, March 3, 2001
3:00 p.m.
Bellair Farm

Scottish Country Tea


Cynnie and Mike Davis

Carol and Miller Hunter

Belinda and Wayne Pullen

Owie and Joe Samuels

Kristin and Sandy von Thelen

Susan and Josh Wheeler


Number of Guests: 50

Price Per Person:  $25.00


Vienna Waltz

Waltz into the lavish elegance of Old Vienna.  Drink, dine, and dance in an exquisite grand ballroom.  Don the finest of your finery…ties and tails, tiaras and decorations…to waltz, foxtrot or swing until midnight.

Saturday, March 3, 2001
7:00 p.m.
Farmington Country Club

Hors D’oeuvres
Seated Dinner

Sachertorte and Strudel

Jimmy Black’s Orchestra
Terry Dean’s Dance Studio


Carla and Mike Aide

Sherri Barrow

Bruce Berry

Joan and Nick Biddle

Felicity and Carroll Blundon

Tish and Al Byrne

Martha and George Craddock

Doreen and Bill Dickie

Mary Dunn

Cary and Steve Epstein

Diann and Jock Fiery

Anne and Gene Fife

Susan and Kent Flury

Michelle Foss and Hans Petter

Monica Gibson

Antoinette and Bill Gray

Bebe and Pat Haynes

Leila and David Hamar

Mary and Pearce Johnson

Cathy and Chris Kramer

Susan and Harry Lankenau

Mary and Byrd Leavell

Dearing Johns and Harry Lewis

Elaine and Peter Licata

Peggy and Tom MacAvoy

Chris and Rich Maxwell

Genevieve and Chris McConnell

Sabina and Joseph Milbank

Janet and Ed Miller

Sue Ann and Ray Morgan

Kaye and Parke Muth

Gail and Steve Oliveira

Susan and L.F. Payne

Jane and Rex Scatena

Anne and Ned Slaughter

Ingrid and Brian Smyer-Kelly

Katya and Bill Spicuzza

Julie and Charles Stamm

Diana and Dick Strickler

Cynthia and Jim Stultz

Patricia and William Taylor

Ramya and Siva Thiagarajah

Elsie and Mac Thompson

Cyndra and Alan Van Clief

Fotini and Fotis Vavelidis

Charters and Hugh Wilson


Number of Guests: 80

Price Per Person:  $80.00

(Black Tie)

(Cash Bar Available)


Spring Break 2001

Join the stylists at West Main Design Company for an afternoon of glamour.  View the newest spring fashions – before they hit the stores!  Then let the designers work their magic.  Have your hair put into one of the latest styles and watch while your friends have theirs done as well.  The nail technician is next – a coat or two of color guaranteed to brighten up those winter weary fingers.  Top it off with make-up tips and tricks by West Main’s make-up artist.  Everyone leaves with a goody bag filled with secret potions.  You’ll be the belle of the beach or the hit of the slopes for Spring Break!  It’s starting to sound like a party, isn’t it?

(Did we mention that no adults are allowed?)

Sunday, March, 4, 2001
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
West Main Design Company

Fruits and Cheeses
Sparkling Cider
Assorted Soft Drinks


Becca Brannock

Morgan Brannock

Lexie McGuire

Caitlin Sims

Carter Sims

Alice Wright

Celeste Wright

Madeleine Wright

  West Main Design Company
Glenn Gibson

Angie Ferguson

Mike Herzog

Lisa Sanchez

Todd Toms


Number of Guests: 40

Price Per Person:  $25.00

(For Ages 11-16)




  Not able to travel to Rio or New Orleans for Carnival?  Not to worry.  A band of die-hard revelers is coming to entertain Charlottesville in unforgettable fashion.  Experience the ultimate fiesta of Rio de Janeiro – exotic food and drinks, pulsating music, sensational dancers, and flamboyant costumes.  Join the impromptu samba school and find yourself in a samba parade!  Ladies might dance with Ricky Martin while gentlemen could be enticed to dance with a Brazilian samba girl. Experience La Vida Loco!

  Saturday, March 10, 2001
7:00 p.m.
Farmington Country Club

Brazilian Buffet


Latin Dance Show led by
Professional Dancers Carlos Pabon and Melanie Sandvig
Music by “Roberto”


Winifred Bennett

Mary Elaine and Duane Bickers

Peggy and Rick Carter

Margaret and Ben Brewer

Bevin and Vito Cetta

Frani and Ed Demaio

Lucille and Ken Digges

Ginny and Bud Edwards

Henry Eiden

Punkie and Ralph Feil

Mary Lou and Richard Fowler

Fran and Tom Haught

Marilyn and John Helleberg

Susan and Mike Johns

Laney and Winston Kaminer

Karen and Scott Knierim

Kathleen and Michael Kovac

Ester and Richard Lee

Betty and John Lyon

Anna Magee

Beth and Fred Nichols

Karen and Mike Powell

Cindy and Bill Rich

Roe and Bill Sanford

Linda and Tom Scott

Diana and Tony Seaman

Marion and Don Spano

Cynthia and Jim Stultz

Libby and Jack Taggart

Ramya and Siva Thiagarajah

Jackie Turner and Ron Smullen

Ellen and Joe Waff

Charlotte and Joe Weathersby

Alison and Bernard Webb

Keith Woodard

Number of Guests: 100

Price Per Person: $80.00

(Carnival Costumes or Caribbean Casual)

(Cash Bar Available)


The Legacy of Paul Mellon

(A Food For Thought Party)

  Your intellectual curiosity will be indulged and piqued. Special Collections’ Librarian Heather Moore will enrich and regale you with highlights from the fabulous collection of Paul Mellon. This treasure trove of 400 items includes letters penned by our Mr. Jefferson, a rare first-hand account of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the new world and the transcript of abolitionist John Brown’s trial signed by the presiding judge.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

  Sunday, March 18, 2001
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The McGregor Room,
Alderman Library,
University of Virginia

Delectable Appetizers
Wine, Coffee, and Tea


Betsy and James Kennan

Sally Owen

Nancy and Michael Terry

Alison and Daniel Walden

Jill and Michael Williams

Lynn Smith and George Worthington

Number of Guests: 30

Price Per Person:  $35.00



met·ro·pol·i·tain (met¢re·pol¢e·ten) 1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a fine restaurant.  2. One who provides elegant, gourmet cuisine.  3. Pertaining to or designating fine wines to complement each course.  4. To engage in culinary conversation with the chef.  5. An opportunity to discuss fine wines.  6. Synonymous with a memorable evening.

Wednesday, March 21, 2001
7:00 p.m.

Metropolitain Restaurant

A Six-Course Gourmet Dinner
Wine and Beverages


Jeffri and Tom Adkins

Betsy and Tom Albro

Kathi and Ken Bergerson

Olivia Branch

Linda and Ben Compton

Brenda and Frank Cox

Elisabeth and Erik Greenbaum

Boo and Gary Greene

Cathy and Bill Kahn

Susan and Paul Levine

Esther and Kant Lin

Cass and Walton Morris

Kathy and Bob Rash

Jo and Bill Rowan

Annette and Tom Selinger

Zan and Jerry Short

Jan and John Stalfort

Jane and Bryan Thomas

Kathy and Mike Wesson

Karen and Bryan Wright


Number of Guests: 60

Price Per Person:  $75.00


Supreme Justice
(A Food for Thought Party)

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!  Spend a supremely stimulating afternoon with Dr. Barbara A. Perry, author of several books on our highest court.  Dr. Perry, Chair of the Government and International Affairs Department at Sweet Briar College, will share enlightening and entertaining anecdotes about Supreme Court justices and other high court matters that influence American politics.  Four guests will take home an autographed copy of her book, “The Supremes”: Essays on the Current Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Thursday, March 29, 2001
12:00 Noon
Keswick Hall

Wine Social

Dr. Barbara A. Perry
Carter Glass Professor of Government,
Chair of the Department of Government and International Affairs,
Director of the Center for Civic Renewal,
Sweet Briar College


Mildred Abraham

Rose Bartol

Maggie Bourgeois

Judy Brown

Marti Burke

Rose Capon

Bobbi Carmitchell

Jean Chamales

Stuart Dopp

Christy Ferroni

Audrey Gottlieb

Antoinette Gray

Priscilla Grover

Sue Haden

Claudia Hartland

Judy Hunt

Lauren Intolubbe-Chmil

Mary Ann Lawlor

Tess Marthaler

Barbara McGrath

Betty Natoli

Karen Roney

Betsey Sheppard

Elizabeth Sinclair

Sally Soule

Anne Taylor


Number of Guests: 25

Price Per Person:  $35.00


Take A Seat

Grab your auction paddle!  This is a unique opportunity to own a “one of a kind” piece of decorative furniture.  Local artists have generously offered their creative talents.  Eat, drink, and dance the night away at our veritable, chairitable auction.

Saturday, March 31, 2001
7:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, University of Virginia

Heavy Hors D’oeuvres
Beer and Wine

Band of Oz


Capi and Steve Applestein

Pam & Gene Arnette

Diane and Bruce Bateman

Judi and Bob Bowers

Fran and Bill Carden

Kay and Phil Crocker

Beth and Carlton Dixon

Debbie and Rick Funk

Mo and Jeff Gaffney

Jenny and Scott Gardiner

Sara and Richard Gaskins

Pam and Kurt Goodwin

Leslie and Dan Gregg

Sue and Jim Haden

Ellen and Curtis Hathaway

Kedra and Bob Hauser

Lara and Tony Ignaczak

Michelle and Joe Jennings

Christine and Colter Knight

Jennifer and Larry Kochard

Shannon and Elliot Kuida

Betty and Joel Loving

Daphne and Courtney Lowe

Meredith and Duncan MacFarlane

Diane and Paul Manning

Gail and Russ Martin

Louise and Arthur McGrady

Christine and Will McNeely

Lee and Joe Mullen

Lara and Jim Ottoway

Judy and Tom Pace

Wesley and Peter Reines

Annie and Steve Runkle

Anne Marie and Ron Russo

Carter and Bob Schotta

Diana and Tony Seaman

Ann and Jim Shannon

Kathy Sheftall and Ted Davies

Clara Jane and Charlie Snipes

Liz and Peter Spielman

Suzanne Staton

Tana and Gary Taylor

Susan and Mark Thomas

Jane and Bryan Thomas

Susan and John Turner

Mary Beth and Eric Wagner

Donna and Brinson White

Anne and Mason Whitlock

Number of Guests: 100

Price Per Person: $70.00

(Black Tie Optional)



Tales of The Lawn
(A Food For Thought Party)

Scintillating, intriguing and even hilarious tales of life in Mr. Jefferson’s academical village await you as members of the community share their own, as well as “reported” experiences of life on the Lawn through the years.  Revel in these bits of legend and lore on “location”, a venue with vivid history!

Sunday, April 1, 2001
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pavilion I, West Lawn,
University of Virginia

Hors D’oeuvres and Sweets
Sherry and Tea


Donna Plasket and David Breneman

Ruth and Bob Cross

Sharon and Scott Donovan

Jane and Gene Foster

Katherine Scott and Sandy Gilliam

Jill and Bill Rinehart

Jane and Paul Saunier

Shirley and Jennings Wagoner

Number of Guests: 50

Price Per Person:  $30.00


Garden Week Luncheons
(Please note you may choose a luncheon on either April 24 or April 25.)

Take time out from your Garden Week touring to treat yourself to lunch in one of these idyllic settings. Speakers at both will enhance your Garden Week experience. Both ladies and gentlemen are welcome. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2001
12:30 p.m.
Jarman’s Gap Restaurant, Crozet

Mary Marquis, Author and Herbalist
Mark Andersen, Director, Camp Holiday Trails


Lezli  Alford

Denise Burns

Dot Dunbar

Tiara Hecht

Joy Hilton

Carrie Jergenson

Mary Donn Jordan

Elise Keller

Sue Lincoln

Alison Mundie

Muriel Paige

Marilyn M. Tabachnik

Elizabeth Owen Taggart

Wednesday, April 25, 2001
12:00 Noon
Greencroft Club

D. Scott Price, Landscape Architect


Jackie Brownfield

Linda Ford

Brenda Frizzell

Gale Frizzell

Jean Lindsay

Elizabeth Neff

Sue Palmer

Joan Phelps

Melinda Robinson

Pat Wallace

Caroline White

Caroline Wilcox

Mickie Wood

Anne Worrell


Number of Guests: 50

Price Per Person:  $30.00

(For Each Luncheon)

(For Each Luncheon)


Happy Trails To You!

Be a camper for an afternoon!  Bring the entire family out to participate in some of the activities offered at Camp Holiday Trails.  Test your marksmanship in archery, race canoes, explore your creativity in arts and crafts, ride horses, challenge yourself on the ropes course, or enjoy an educational nature walk.  Join us for a mini-camp experience!

Sunday, April 29, 2001
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Camp Holiday Trails

Grilled Hamburgers and Turkey Dogs
Salad, Beans and Chips


Wanda Birckhead and Sandy Farrar

Shirley Clement

Patty Delany

Mary Lou and Dick Fowler

Steve Gaines

Barbara Good and Eddie Lynch

Martha and John Harris

Bird and Chuck Heuchert

Dearing Johns and Harry Lewis

Anne and George Joseph

Catherine and Gene McGahren

Susan and Sean Miller

Linda Peacock and Gary Okerlund

Nancy and Bob Selden

Nancy and Michael Terry

Karen and Mike Taylor

Number of Guests: 100

Price Per Person:  $25.00

(Rain Date: Sunday, May 6, 2001)



Cinco de Mayo

¡Viva México!  Amigos, we will celebrate Cinco de Mayo north-of-the-border with the bold flavors of a traditional Mexican meal.  ¡Delicioso!  Our fiesta will include las favoritas holiday foods and icy cervezas, as well as lively mariachi music and la piñata. ¡Viva Fiesta!


Saturday, May 5, 2001
7:00 p.m.
1730 Lambs Road

Hors D’oeuvres

Mariachi Music
La Piñata


Robin Amato

Nikki and Jeff Bialy

Margaret and Ben Brewer

Lee Ann and Andy Cox

Debbie and Jim Darlington

Chris and Brad Eure

Pat and Doug Jensen

Nancy King and Mike McGowan

Ester and Richard Lee

Paxson and Greg MacDonald

Judy and Frank Mueller

Joyce and Gifford Robbins

Suzanne Staton


Number of Guests: 20

Price Per Person:  $50.00

(Cocktail or Mexican Attire)



Theodore’s Retreat
(A Food For Thought Party)

“Walk softly and carry a big stick” as you meander through the picturesque countryside of Pine Knot, President Theodore Roosevelt’s summer home.  Relive days past on this walking tour as described by leading biographer Dr. William H. Harbaugh and renowned restorationist Mac McRaven.  A unique opportunity to experience this historical gem!

Sunday, May 6, 2001
1:00 p.m.
Pine Knot, Keene

Gourmet Box Lunch
Wine, Beer, and Soft Drinks

Tour by
Dr. William H. Harbaugh
Mac McRaven
Charles McRaven
Roger Leclere



Sara and Richard Gaskins

Kathleen and Patrick Long

Margaret Mary and Jerry Selinger

Tori and Carl Tremaglio

Mary Beth and Eric Wagner

Karen and Bryan Wright

Paige and Phillip Zelikow


Number of Guests: 40

Price Per Person:  $25.00

(Comfortable, casual walking attire)


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