Saturday, June 25 - 08:00 AM 2022 through June 26, 2022RSVP Limit
If you love camping and biking this might be the greatest event since the serving of sliced bread! We will be going on a Bikepacking Trip of epic proportions. We will be Bikepacking Montgomery County. Here is very detailed information about the route. The route will cover 125 miles of mostly unpaved trail and involve camping out in Little Bennet State Park in Maryland. This is a difficulty rating of 4/10 and is mostly flat. We will stay together. There will be no need to rush. The campground is only an hour from DC so we will have a car on standby if we need stuff dropped off or if anything comes up. Also, on the second day if necessary participants can grab the last stop on the Red line and this will shave 34 miles off of the trip. Here is a nice resource for Bikepacking 101. We will have a virtual or in person planning meeting for this event early June. I will keep you posted.
Please sign up for this event only if you are a 100% committed due to challenging logistics. This event is capped at 15 people. If you are want to go but don't have the right gear or bike please email me and we can figure it out. We will be sharing a lot of the same gear like tents, stove, etc.
Here is a tentative itinerary (Subject to change):
Saturday, June 25th (Approx. 60 miles): [There will be car w/bike rack on standby at all times in case we need assistance]
8am: Depart from Georgetown
8am-2pm: Lots of stops for snacks, photos, nature viewing, and lunch.
2pm-4pm: Arrive at Little Bennett State Park Campground
4pm-Evening: Explore Park, Chill, Play Games, Eat Dinner
Sunday, June 26th (Approx. 60 miles): [There will be car w/bike rack on standby at all times in case we need assistance]
9am-2pm: Lots of stops for snacks, photos, nature viewing, and lunch. (If necessary participants can bike to Shady Grove Metro stop which will shave off 34 miles)
3pm-5pm-Arrive in DC.
Grab celebratory drinks!!!
Let's check out the Happy Hour and Dance Party at the Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building to celebrate the closing of the FUTURES Exhibit. This event is FREE! The Happy Hour goes from 5-7pm and the Dance Party is from 7-11pm. From the website:
"On July 6, we’ll open the doors to FUTURES one last time for an epic bash worthy of the next millennia. We’d love it if you joined us to celebrate the endless possibilities of tomorrow".
Please RSVP here so I can coordinate with you once we get closer to the actual event data and DON'T FORGET to register on the Eventbrite website for free.
More from the website:
FUTURES Happy Hour: 5 to 7 PM
As we transition into the evening, the entire building will come alive with special performances from Washington, D.C.-based artists set within unique spaces throughout exhibition. From illusionists to spoken word poets to brass bands, these performers push the limits of creative expression and welcome visitors to experience FUTURES one last time in a new, immersive way.
The Future of Dance Party: 7 to 11 PM
The grand finale, an indoor/outdoor neon-soaked dance party, begins at 7 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear their most vibrant neon-best outfits inspired by FUTURES and dance the Wednesday away with DJ mOma. Special guests include ballerina, TED fellow, and award-winning robotics engineer Catie Cuan, June’s Futurist-in-Residence, and her dancing robots, debuting a new choreographed performance to inspire audiences to move their bodies in new and transformative ways. The entire exhibition will be open late—one final chance to test, try, delight, debate the innovations and ideas on view. An out-of-this-world the balloon drop ends the night to send everyone off into the world renewed and ready for what’s next. Future-inspired cocktails and beverages will be available thanks to the expert mixologists.RSVP Add to Calendar 07/06/2022 18:00:00 07/06/2022 23:00:00 America/New_York Happy Hour & Dance Party at the Smithsonian Check https://www.rpcvw.org/dancy_party_happy_hour_at_the_smithsonian for the latest info. 900 Jefferson Dr SW, Washington, DC 20560, United States Brian Byrd [email protected] share
Thursday, July 07 - 05:30 PMRSVP Limit
Capital Area Food Bank
Volunteer with like-minded RPCVs at the Capital Area Food Bank.
When: Thursday, July 7th 5:30-8pm
What: Sorting and packing food
Where: Capital Area Food Bank
1. Vaccines are required by the food bank.
2. RSVP with us and register here the July 7th date. Spots go fast!
See you then!
Come join us for Georgetown’s new C&O Canal 1-hour boat tour. Please RSVP here and make sure to RSVP on the Canal Boat Website for the 4pm tour. The cost is $21.50 total. Please meet at C&O Canal Lock at 330pm, thirty minutes prior to departure. Please look for the white Peace Corps flag and/or contact the organizer. After the tour we will go to a Bar nearby for drinks.
Join us for the RPCV/W July Happy Hour @ TAKODA starting at 5:30pm. Takoda is a four (4) minute walk from the Shaw-Howard Metro Station. Here is the Happy Hour menu that goes from 4-6pm. Please look for the Peace Corps Flag. We will let the the host/hostess know where we are sitting so feel free to ask upon arrival. Hope to see you there!
Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, RPCV/W will host three types of events: events open to all participants, events open to fully vaccinated participants, and virtual events, in addition to abiding by CDC recommendations and guidelines. If you are not vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons, we welcome you to continue to attend our virtual events. If you've recently been exposed, please follow CDC and local guidelines. RPCV/W aims to create an inclusive space for all RPCVs. If you feel like we are not living up to that standard, please connect with us through [email protected]
Come join RPCV/W at Rock Creek Park for a FREE summer picnic of epic proportions. Its been a tough couple of year so let's treat ourselves to some good food in great company. Vegan, vegetarian, and meat-based mains will be available. Please bring a side, beverage, or something to share. Consider showing off great dishes from your PC country! Please RSVP so we know how much food to purchase, share food details, and send everyone the Food Sign-Up sheet three weeks before the Picnic.
PS. Please don't make a missteak by not RSVPing 'Yes' to the Annual RPCV/W Picnic.
Come on out for an epic weekend of camping near Shenandoah National Park at the Elizabeth Furnace Group Campground two hours west of DC. We have reserved the group campground for the entire weekend. Feel free to come one or both nights but please let us know when we contact you. We will send out an email to all RSVPs starting 7/5 to coordinate camping gear, food, beverages, carpooling, and activities. We will charge $10 per person to pay for the campground, food, etc. Details to follow. Please contact the organizer if interested in helping with logistics and/or driving.
[Our backup weekend will be the last weekend of August, 8/26 - 8/28 if we need to postpone the Camping Trip for unforeseen circumstances].