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PTOS Happy Hour

Crystal City Sports Pub

April 30th 2014

5-7 PM

529 23rd St, south

Arlington, VA 22202


One free drink while supplies last,

for PTOS members only.

Prize for the best Derby Day hat.

Learn about horse racing.

Try a Mint Julep.


The Kentucky Derby takes place the first Saturday in May.

It is a sign that Spring is here for good.

The Derby has many cool traditions including dressing up,

wearing fun hats, and sipping on Mint Juleps.

Please come out for this pre-derby warm up and bring a friend.


You can sign up for membership at the event.


The PTOS’s International Relations committee is sponsoring DC Souvenir passports during Cultural Tourism DC’s seventh annual Passport DC—a month-long celebration in May comprising international programs and signature events around the city. Visitors and residents have the opportunity to experience international culture with tours of more than 70 embassies and hundreds of events and programs including street festivals, performances and exhibitions.  In addition, holders of the DC Souvenir passport can have their Souvenir passport stamped at embassy events on Saturday, May 3 & 10.

The International Relations committee is holding an information session on April 22, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 in Randolph 10D45 where we will be selling the Souvenir Passports for $1 to members and at cost ($5) to non-members.  Some of the May events are listed below.  Please contact Luther Behringer (x03868) with any questions or for passport sales after April 22.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Around the World Embassy Tour
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Shortcut to Europe: European Union Embassies' Open House 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Embassy Chef Challenge 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - National Asian Heritage Festival: Fiesta Asia Street Fair 



Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story


John Berendt


“It is a spellbinding story peopled by a gallery of remarkable characters: the well-bred society ladies of the Married Woman's Card Club; the turbulent young redneck gigolo; the hapless recluse who owns a bottle of poison so powerful it could kill every man, woman, and child in Savannah; the aging and profane Southern belle who is the "soul of pampered self-absorption"; the uproariously funny black drag queen; the acerbic and arrogant antiques dealer; the sweet-talking, piano-playing con artist; young blacks dancing the minuet at the black debutante ball; and Minerva, the voodoo priestess who works her magic in the graveyard at midnight.  These and other Savannahians act as a Greek chorus, with Berendt revealing the alliances, hostilities, and intrigues that thrive in a town where everyone knows everyone else” (Amazon).


May 13, 2014 (Tuesday)
4:30 PM-5:30 PM







Patent & Trademark Office Society

Wild West Annual Picnic

Saturday, May 31th

12:00-6:00 (Food served 12:00-3:30)      

Fort Hunt Park, VA

Food, drinks, Rodeo Bull, Rock Climbing Wall, Gunsmoke Gallery, Ultimate Obstacle Course,  Camelot Castle, Ponies, DJ, pick-up sports: volleyball, flag football, softball and kickball and much more!

Tickets MUST be reserved online Tickets on sale now until COB, May, 23rd!! $4/PTOS members, $6/guests, $4/children ages 2-12 of members. People eligible for membership in the PTOS are NOT eligible to come as guests.

Payments can be made through PayPal online (a service fee applies for the use of PayPal) Cash and Check payments may be made to the following individuals (NO service fee applies for cash and check payments)


Ticket sellers:


Rebecca Eisenberg, RND 7D13         

Terry Dey, MDW 7D64

Tsung Yin Tsai, KNX 10C73               

Martin Rogers, REM 6B09                

Seahvosh Nikmanesh, JEF 7A49


For Purchases made in person you will receive a paper ticket as your receipt, however a reservation still needs to be made online.

For Purchases made through PayPal your Printed Paid Email Receipt (only one copy is necessary for all participants in your party) is your entrance to the picnic and your door prizes!


For questions, directions, or more information, contact Seahvosh Nikmanesh at x01805  or Robert Hodge at x22097


Across the Bay 10K Event - November 9, 2014 – Veteran’s Day Weekend
Regular registration through the race website is already sold out but you can still get a spot by registering with our group!

Open to ALL PTOS, UMA, and Hiking Club Members
There is a limit of 30 participants for this event – first come first serve.
To Participate: You must be one of the first thirty (30) to contact and pay your registration fee to Brent Howard by noon on May 29th.
Cost to participate: $70.00
Limit One registration per person
This event is co-sponsored by PTOS, USPTO Military Association (UMA), and the Hiking Club
Questions – Contact Brent Howard (2-5326) or Rob Hodge (2-2097)

10 Kilometers * 4.35 miles over water * Up to 185 ft. in the air

A beloved Maryland tradition is coming back!

On November 9, 2014, this 10 kilometer, 6.2 mile point-to-point course will take runners over the 4.35-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which reaches 186 feet at its tallest point. Runners will experience water vistas dotted with sailboats and cargo ships from atop a major dual-span bridge that doesn’t allow pedestrian traffic at any other time of the year.

The race is open to participants of various levels of fitness and physical abilities as long as you are able to complete the event at an average pace of 19 minutes/mile.

For more information on the Across the Bay 10K event, please visit:

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Annual Spring Cleaning Collection Drive

Date: 22 April 2014 07:00 to 14:00

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Date: 22 April 2014 12:00 to 13:00

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Date: 21 May 2014 08:00 to 16:00

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