Social and Service Events
2014 International Calendar Sale
NOW to December 31, 2013
Support the MNRPCV Annual Small Grant Program and other Community Service projects during the coming year. These beautiful calendars are produced by our neighbors the RPCVs of Madison WI. MNRPCV is offering the calendars at the bargain price of $10.00. We hope that increased sales this year will offset the recent raise in the amount we pay for the calendars.
Annual Holiday Party: A MNRPCV Tradition
Saturday, December 7, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
574 Summit Avenue, St. Paul MN 55105
The Stander family, Charles (Korea 1971-73) and Terri and their children will again be our hosts for the Annual Holiday Party. Here is what you can look forward to:
- Share a traditional Peace Corps potluck with surprising and tasty food.
- Bring a special dish to share – be sure to make enough to serve a large group – RPCVs love to eat!
- Compete in the annual Geography Quiz – use your knowledge of the world to help your team be the big winner.
- Bring a non-perishable food donation for a charity chosen by the Standers – it’s the season for giving.
- Get your 2014 Calendars – only $10 – with photos and all you ever wanted to know about PC countries.
- Re-up your MNRPCV membership and start the New Year as a paid-up registered member – support MNRPCV!
- Enjoy wall-to-wall and top-to-bottom Peace Corps camaraderie and fellowship – and great holiday spirit!
This is one of our biggest events of the year! Put it on your calendar and watch for updates and parking details on mnrpcv.org, Yahoo-groups, and Facebook.
Walker Tour for Peace Corps People
Thursday, December 12, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Jack Bardon (Turkmenistan 2003-05), Walker Art Docent – Tour Guide, will lead a free tour for the Peace Corps community of the Claes Oldenburg exhibit on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00pm. Enter the realm of holiday spirit as we gaze at the famous Oldenburg world of magic and make-believe. We will be examining the dynamic social changes of the 1960’s and 70’s.
No RSVPs necessary. Meet at 7:00 pm in the Bazinet Lobby at Walker Center. No RSVP necessary. We can meet for discussion after the tour in the Walker art Center Café. www.walkerart.org
December Metro Dinner: Pho Tau Bay
Monday, December 16, 6:30 pm
2837 Nicollet Ave South, Minneapolis
Join MNRPCVs and friends at this hidden gem located at the end of Eat Street to enjoy the traditional noodle soup “pho” and other authentic Vietnamese food. Friends and family welcome! Check out their website here: http://www.photaubay.us/
Contact Anna Baker (Costa Rica 2010-13) to RSPV and for any additional questions at: email@example.com
Service Event: Cook for Kids and Moms
Thursday, January 9, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Jeremiah Program – 1510 Laurel Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403
It is time for that fun evening of putting out a meal for the Jeremiah people – details below. Remember deserts etc. are very a very nice touch and can be dropped off. We will be cooking dinner for 20 to 30 (half adults, half young children). Chat with other MNRPCV’s, bring a visitor, and chat with the people we serve. We need several cooks to prepare the items to be served. You may also drop off desserts etc.
For further information or to volunteer, please contact Gary at: firstname.lastname@example.org (use ‘Jeremiah’ in the subject line). Jeremiah Program: www.jeremiahprogram.org/
RSVP with Dan G at at (651)487-3068 or email email@example.com.
The restaurant is a few blocks west of Hwy 52 south of the River on St Paul’s west side. The Cross street is State Street which is one block east of South Robert. Their phone number is 651-227-2192. http://www.elburritomercado.com/
2014 Ski Weekend
February 21-23, 2014
Edgewood Resort, Park Rapids MN
Mark your calendars for the ever-popular MNRPCV Ski Weekend at the Edgewood Resort in Park Rapids: February 21-23, 2014. Come Friday afternoon or evening and stay until Sunday. We’ll be in Blackbear (large Cabin 1) and nearby Cabin 3 where we’ve stayed before. We will cook and share meals together, play games and hike, ski or snowshoe at Itasca State Park or on the frozen lake. Families with children are welcome.
The cost is $75 per person plus your share of the ingredients for one group-cooked meal for everyone. Cooking groups will be assigned for each meal – you will have great fun planning your menu by email or phone and serving it to the eager eaters. This year you have to register on-line and follow the directions.
To register – follow this link: http://mnrpcvskiweekend.eventbrite.com/
Call with questions and plan to join us for a fantastic and relaxing weekend. Curt Rahman: 612-207-5411