Let’s warm up this winter with a PINOT PARTY wine tasting. Bring your favorite Pinot Noir to pit against others for best wine of the night. The victor will get bragging rights and a surprise donated bottle from yours truly. Check out the scoring sheet we will be using here and this website to learn more about wine tasting. I’ll provide a brief tutorial at the PINOT PARTY. We will meet at my place in the Trinidad Neighborhood of NE DC which is a 15 minute walk from the NOMA Metro Station. The cost is $5 to cover the charcuterie board.
- A bottle of Pinot Noir
- Your own wine glass (Optional)
- A curious and enthusiastic palette
- Bags to conceal the wines
- A Charcuterie Board
- Wine glasses
- Scoring sheets + pens
- Fire pit if people want to stay after the official event
Please choose how many RSVPS will attend the RPCV/W Winter Pinot Party
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Let's check out United Ukrainian Ballet: Giselle at the Kennedy Center. Event begins at 7:30pm. From the website.
This remarkable company of dancers unites in a powerful interpretation of Giselle, specifically created for them by world-renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky. Don’t miss a moving interpretation of one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, performed by world-class artists united by the tragedy of war and an ardent hope for the future.
I recommend Purchasing Tickets in the 2nd Tier for $39 in Row F between 106 and 138 before the event. There are still some left but worst case if we don't sit near one another we will meet for dinner and/or drinks after. Let's meet in front of the Kennedy Center on the Potomac River Facing Side at 7pm sharp. Please look for the PC Sign or contact the organizer via email or cellphone. Will send more details 48 hours before the event. Depending on group we can meet beforehand for dinner or grab drinks after. Will decide closer to the date.
Note: This is not an RPCV/W sponsored event. Photo is from the Kennedy Center website.
Let's celebrate Valentines Day 2023 with a good 'ole Mix N' Mingle. This event is an inclusive event and not just for Singles but we will ask everyone to identify what they are looking for on their nametag. Come on out and enjoy the fun! We will bring activities to get everyone talking and break some ice. Please look for the PC Flag. If you have specific ideas for how the event can run we are all ears and feel free to contact the organizer. Hope to see you there.
Please be mindful of the RPCV/W Community Guidelines here. We want this to be a safe, fun, and inviting space for everyone!
Thursday, February 09 - 05:30 PMRSVP Limit
Capital Area Food Bank
Time to sign up with a group of fellow RPCV/W's with the Capital Area Food Bank. This is a monthly event.
When: February 9th (Thursday) from 5:30pm-8pm
Where: Capital Area Food Bank (10 minutes from the Fort Totten Metro stop). There is parking and a bike rack for volunteers available on site.
1.CAFB's rules is that you must be VACCINATED and wear a MASK the whole time (https://volunteer.capitalareafoodbank.org/)
2. You only have to RSVP with us; we have arranged a group.
3. If you can't make it, we understand, but please remove you RSVP so others can sign up at least a week in advance.
Let's check out the Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration 2023 sponsored by the National Park Service. From the website:
Join the National Park Service for this annual program celebrating Frederick Douglass's Birthday! The program will include music by the Jubilee Voices of the Washington Revels, performances by the student winners of the Douglass Oratorical Contest, and a light-hearted debate style program that asks the question: “What place did Frederick Douglass call home?” Douglass lived in three states and the District of Columbia during his lifetime, and while it is impossible to ask Douglass this question, our panelists will support their positions in the debate, and we will let the audience decide!
We will have music by DC Strings, exhibitors, attendees will be able to learn about Frederick Douglass’ interest in DC’s streetcars and take a selfie with Frederick Douglass.
The program will be held at Capital Turnaround, 770 M Street S.E., Washington, DC (entrance on 7th Street, S.E.).
Please look for the PC Flag or contact the organizer.
Tuesday, February 21 - 05:00 PMRSVP Limit
Join us at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for The 34th Annual Black Film Festival! MLK Library presents a selection of great Black Films to celebrate and showcase Black art and life in America. They will be screening films each Tuesday in February showcasing different aspects of the Black experience! Movies will be shown in the Auditorium.
On Tuesday, Feb 21st: Feature Films will start @ 5:00pm (Double Features will play back to back)
Lets meet at the Auditorium at 4:45pm
I am not Your Negro @5:00pm PG 13 1h 35m
Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. Filmmaker Raoul Peck examines James Baldwin's unfinished book about the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
13th 1h 40m
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
Allow time to see the Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See exhibition that shares the story of how a mother's bravery and fight for justice more than six decades ago fueled the civil rights movement in America and provides a framework for people and communities committed to racial healing. https://dclibrary.libnet.info/event/7965316#branch
Please be mindful of the RPCV/W Community Guidelines here.
Wednesday, February 22 - 05:30 PM
Join us for the RPCV/W February Happy Hour @ Kingfisher starting at 5:30pm. Kingfisher is a 10-15 minute walk from the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Dupont Circle and McPherson Square Metro Stations as well. Please look for the Peace Corps Flag. Bring a used name tag if you've got one! Recycle, Reduce, REUSE! :) 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]
Saturday, February 25 - 10:00 AMRSVP Limit
Join a group of RPCV/Ws to remove invasive species from Kingman Island!
When: February 25th (Thursday) from 10am - 12 noon
Where: Kingman Island (close to the Stadium-Armory Metro stop)
Additional details (weather, dress, exact meeting location) will be sent closer to the event.
We will meet at the National Portrait Gallery for a FREE 1-hour, Docent’s Choice Tour of the National Portrait Gallery. The tour content will be somewhat of a surprise. After let's explore the museum for another hour or two and then head to Rocket Bar nearby for Saturday late afternoon drinks or an outdoor bar weather permitting. As well, if interested feel free to join us nearby for lunch before the official event at 1230pm at Zaytinya otherwise meet at the Museum at 1:45pm.
SERIOUS RSVPs ONLY (We will be charged for individuals that do not show up.)
On the date of the tour, please meet the docent/guide inside the G Street, NW entrance of the museum (this is the accessible side of the building as well as our group entrance). WE WILL MEET HERE. PLEASE LOOK FOR THE PC FLAG. IF YOU CANNOT FIND THE GROUP PLEASE CONTACT ME.RSVP Add to Calendar 02/25/2023 14:00:00 02/25/2023 17:00:00 America/New_York National Portrait Gallery Tour Check https://www.rpcvw.org/highlights_tour_of_the_national_portrait_gallery for the latest info. 8th St NW & G St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States Brian [email protected] share
Sunday, February 26 - 02:00 PMRSVP Limit
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
In honor of Black History Month let's visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Please meet at the museum entrance at 2pm sharp. You DO NOT need to reserve a timed-entry pass. We have a Group pass for 20 people. Serious RSVPs only. Look for the RPCV/W Sign (We will not be allowed to carry a flag). If you cannot find the group please contact us. I will send out additional details the week prior.RSVP Add to Calendar 02/26/2023 14:00:00 02/26/2023 17:00:00 America/New_York Explore the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Check https://www.rpcvw.org/explore_the_smithsonian_national_museum_of_african_american_history_and_culture for the latest info. Brian [email protected] share