<!-- Copy everything on this page and paste it in Mailchimp using the <> Source button in the editor --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Official Events</a></h1> <br><br> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/comm_serv_awidercircle">RPCV/W Community Service: A Wider Circle </a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/comm_serv_awidercircle" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3342/meta_images/original/RPCVW_community_service_Wider_Circle_canva_feb_24.jpg?1517963813" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3342/meta_images/original/RPCVW_community_service_Wider_Circle_canva_feb_24.jpg?1517963813" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, February 24 - 11:00 AM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/comm_serv_awidercircle" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=9159+Brookville+Rd%2C+Silver+Spring%2C+MD+20910%2C+United+States">A Wider Circle</a></h3> <p>The operational heart of being a part of the Peace Corps family is service. This February show some love for your neighbors by serving others and building community. Join RPCV/W as we help community members find what they need to triumph over poverty with<a href="http://awidercircle.org"> A Wider Circle.</a></p> <p>A Wider Circle is a nonprofit organization who's mission is to help individuals and families rise out of poverty. They work in partnership with those they serve to ensure that every child and every adult has the chance to succeed and the opportunity to live well.</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/rpcvw_trivia_night_at_the_wonderland_ballroom">Peace Corps Trivia Night at the Wonderland Ballroom</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/rpcvw_trivia_night_at_the_wonderland_ballroom" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3344/meta_images/original/Wonderland_Trivia_Night_%281%29.png?1518127165" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3344/meta_images/original/Wonderland_Trivia_Night_%281%29.png?1518127165" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, February 27 - 07:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/rpcvw_trivia_night_at_the_wonderland_ballroom" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=1101+Kenyon+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20010%2C+United+States">The Wonderland Ballroom</a></h3> <div>Come test your general knowledge at <a href="http://www.thewonderlandballroom.com/">the Wonderland Ballroom</a><span> </span><span class="aBn"><span class="aQJ">February 27th at 7 PM</span></span><span> </span>with the RPCV/W crew. There will be 7 rounds of 10 questions each with an overall Peace Corps theme to the evening. There is a max of 5 people per team.</div> <div></div> <div>Wonderland will be sponsoring our event with drink specials and maybe even some free swag.</div> <div><strong></strong></div> <div><strong>Discounts off your tab to the top 3 teams! </strong></div> <div></div> <div> <a href="http://www.thewonderlandballroom.com/">Wonderland Ballroom</a> is located at <span><a rel="noopener" href="https://maps.google.com/?q=1101+Kenyon+St+NW&amp;entry=gmail&amp;source=g" target="_blank">1101 Kenyon St NW</a>.</span> </div> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/home_buying_seminar">RPCV/W Home Buying Seminar</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/home_buying_seminar" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3348/meta_images/original/Dreaming_of_buying_a_home_.png?1518398697" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3348/meta_images/original/Dreaming_of_buying_a_home_.png?1518398697" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, March 10 - 10:30 AM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/home_buying_seminar" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=11+Dupont+Cir+NW%2C+Washington+%2C+DC+20036%2C+United+States">Real Living at Home Dupont Circle office</a></h3> <p>Are you looking to buy a home in 2018, but don’t know where to start?  Are you worried that you don’t have enough saved for a down payment? Do you want to put together a plan to buy a home in the future? Please join us on <strong>Saturday, March 10<sup>th</sup> from 10:30 am to noon</strong> for a free home buying seminar at <a href="http://www.rlahre.com/">Real Living at Home’s</a> Dupont Circle office.</p> <p>RPCV/W members, Dina Paxenos, realtor with RLAH &amp; RPCV Senegal/Guinea, JD Teitelman, mortgage loan officer of First Savings Mortgage, and Brendon Shepard, attorney at District Title will discuss the home buying process and answer all your questions.</p> <p>We will cover:</p> <ul> <li>Why You Need a Realtor</li> <li>Market Conditions</li> <li>The 7 Questions First Time Homebuyers Are Afraid to Ask</li> <li>Low &amp; No Down Payment Buying Programs</li> <li>What is a Title Company &amp; What Do They Do</li> </ul> <p>A continental breakfast, mimosas, juice &amp; coffee will be served. All those in attendance will be entered in a drawing to win fun prizes.</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_mentor_mentee_meet_up_and_program_overview">RPCV/W Mentor/Mentee Meet Up and Program Overview</a></h2> <a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_mentor_mentee_meet_up_and_program_overview" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3352/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Mentoring_Program_Event_%282%29.png?1519497676" src="http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3352/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Mentoring_Program_Event_%282%29.png?1519497676" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, March 15 - 07:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_mentor_mentee_meet_up_and_program_overview" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2021+K+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20006%2C+United+States">Froggy Bottom Pub & Restaurant</a></h3> <p>RPCV/W is looking for dedicated professionals to help support our organization and give back to others by sharing their experiences. We are in the process of recruiting mentors and mentees to participate in our 2018 Mentorship Program. Come join us at Froggy Bottom Pub &amp; Restaurant on March 15th from 7pm-9pm to learn more about how you can become a RPCV/W Mentor or Mentee this year.</p> <hr> <!-- End Official Events, Begin Member Led Events --> <h1 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/events">Member-Led Events</a></h1> <br><br> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/solidstatedc/author_talk_with_anna_badkhen_fisherman_s_blues_leptj3qn1insdpwygqouia">Author Talk with Anna Badkhen: Fisherman's Blues</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, March 29 - 07:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/solidstatedc/author_talk_with_anna_badkhen_fisherman_s_blues_leptj3qn1insdpwygqouia" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=600+H+St+NE%2C+Washington+%2C+DC+20002%2C+United+States">Solid State Books</a></h3> <p id="yui_3_17_2_5_1518551193868_1608">Join Anna Badkhen for a reading and discussion of her latest book, <a href="https://www.solidstatebooksdc.com/events/2018/2/13/anna-badkhen-fishermans-blues">Fisherman's Blues</a>. </p> <p>Once upon a time fishermen who launched their pirogues from the coast of Senegal could dip their hands into the ocean and pull out fish as big as their thighs. But in an Atlantic decimated by overfishing and climate change, fish are harder and harder to find. Here, Badkhen discovers, all boundaries are permeable–between land and sea, between myth and truth, even between storyteller and story. Fisherman’s Blues immerses us in a community navigating a time of unprecedented environmental, economic, and cultural upheaval with resilience, ingenuity, and wonder.</p> <p>This event is free and open to all. </p> <p><span>The closest metro stop is </span><a href="https://www.wmata.com/rider-guide/stations/union-station.cfm"><span>Union Station</span></a><span> on the Red Line. </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.dcstreetcar.com/riding/transit-map/"><span>DC Streetcar</span></a><span>: We are located between the 5th Street NE and 8th Street NE stops. </span></p> <p><span>The closest bus routes are the X2, the D8, and the 90 lines.  </span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="http://www.rpcvw.org/cr/dc_spring_happy_hour_with_friends_of_jamaica">DC Spring Happy Hour with Friends of Jamaica</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, April 21 - 02:00 PM </h4> <p style="text-align: center; margin: 2rem 0;"><a style="display: inline-block; padding: 14px 32px; background: #cd3c48; border-radius: 4px; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: 1px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 26px; color: white; text-decoration: none;" title="Click here to RSVP" href="http://www.rpcvw.org/cr/dc_spring_happy_hour_with_friends_of_jamaica" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=4015+Georgia+Ave+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20011%2C+United+States">The Pitch Tavern</a></h3> <p><span>Join the DC-area Friends of Jamaica for a casual get-together at The Pitch Tavern in Petworth. <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.servejamaica.org/events/dc-spring-happy-hour" target="_blank">RSVP here</a> and we'll see you then!</span></p> <hr>