Social and Service Events


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Cook for Kids (and Moms)
Thursday, December 3, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Jeremiah Program
1510 Laurel Avenue, Minneapolis

It’s time for another “Cook for Kids and Moms” event at our partner organization, the Jeremiah Program. The event will be 4:30-6:30 PM at Jeremiah’s facility in downtown Minneapolis (1510 Laurel Ave.) Help prepare a meal for single moms and their children, or drop off a dessert. To volunteer to help or to get further information, email Gary Bank at: with “Jeremiah” in the subject line.

Jeremiah Program:
Job Shop “Meet-Up”
Thursday, December 3, 5:30-7:00pm
Wedge Table – Community Room
2412 Nicollet Ave. South, Minneapolis

Instead of a formal presentation, this Job Shop “Meet Up” will be an informal gathering of any interested RPCV job seekers, along with one or two leaders who will moderate the discussion and assist with strategies and suggestions. This will be a great opportunity to network, share ideas, ask questions, discuss strategies and progress made, and work together on our job search skills. We will be in the Wedge Table’s community room, equipped with wifi/projection screen so we can explore websites, view LinkedIn, or focus on whatever topic is of interest to the group. Food/beverages purchased from the Wedge Table are allowed in the room, but no outside food and beverage can be brought into the space, which is available to us free of charge. All RPCV job-seekers are welcome! Questions to: Judy at

Annual Holiday Party and MNRPCV 35th Anniversary

“Serving RPCVs and the Community since 1980”

Saturday, December 5, 6:00 to 9:00 PM

574 Summit Avenue,Saint Paul MN

 Join us for a double celebration this year at the MNRPCVs Annual Holiday Party as we recognize MNRPCV’s 35th Anniversary. We will again be the guests of Charles (RPCV Korea) and Terri Stander and their family.  Here is what you can look forward to:

  • RPCVs from all periods of PC history and many countries of service.
  • Another unbelievable and very eatable RPCV potluck – bring a large dish to share.
  • A perfect opportunity to purchase your stash of 2016 International Calendars ($12 each).
  • Share the holiday cheer by bringing a non-perishable food donation for a local food shelf.
  • Renew your membership, pay your dues, or join for the first time (FREE).
  • Be prepared for a special MNRPCV Anniversary and Geography Quiz.

Happy Hour: Victor’s 1959 Café

Wednesday, December 16, 4:30-6:30pm

3756 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55409Let’s try this again! Join your fellow MN RPCV’s for happy hour at Victor’s 1959 Café and try their revolutionary Cuban food, yum! More information can be found here: Friends and family are always welcome. Questions and please RSVP to Gretchen at or 520-609-1375.





Happy Hour: The Lyndale Tap House

Wednesday, January 6

7:00-10:00pm (trivia starts at 8:00pm)

2937 Lyndale Avenue, S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408

Did someone say Trivia Mafia Night! Join the MN RPCV team as we check out Lyndale Tap House’s trivia night. Technically happy hour is from 4-7pm, but come socialize and have a drink before the game begins! More information can be found here: Friends and family are always welcome. Questions and please RSVP to Gretchen or 520-609-1375.

2016 MNRPCV Ski Weekend

January 15, 8:00 AM to January 17, 5:00 PM, 2016

Edgewood Resort

17499 Driftwood Lane, Park Rapids MN

Mark your calendars for the ever popular MNRPCV Ski Weekend January 15-17, 2016! We’ll be in Blackbear (large Cabin 1) and nearby Cabin 3 – the same as we’ve normally had, cooking and sharing meals together, playing games, skiing on the frozen lake or at Itasca State Park. To see the cabins, go to: A $75 per person check (for the entire weekend!) secures your spot. Send to: Curt Rahman, 4209 Browndale Avenue, St. Louis Park MN 55416. Call with questions and do join us for a fantastic and relaxing weekend. Curt Rahman 612-207-5411 and Cindy Jurgensen 612-207-7337

Register HERE

Metro Dinner: Gandhi Mahal

Wednesday, January 20


3009 27th Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN, 55406


Join us for an evening of full-spice Bangladeshi/Indian food at Gandhi Mahal where there mission is “dedicated to bringing peace by pleasing the palate! More information can be found here: All are welcome, RSVP’ing is encouraged. Questions and RSVP to Gretchen at or 520-609-1375.