<!-- 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/karaoke_night_at_the_ugly_mug">Karaoke Night at the Ugly Mug</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/karaoke_night_at_the_ugly_mug" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3380/meta_images/original/Red_Black_Company_Event_Invitation.png?1523717158" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3380/meta_images/original/Red_Black_Company_Event_Invitation.png?1523717158" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, April 26 - 06:00 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/karaoke_night_at_the_ugly_mug" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=723+8th+St+SE%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20003%2C+United+States">The Ugly Mug</a></h3> <p>Join us for a fun night of karaoke at the Ugly Mug! Bring your friends!</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/picnic_in_the_park">Picnic in the Park</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/picnic_in_the_park" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3381/meta_images/original/Picnic_in_the_Park.png?1523807747" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3381/meta_images/original/Picnic_in_the_Park.png?1523807747" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, April 28 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/picnic_in_the_park" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=16th+St+NW+%26+W+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20009%2C+United+States">Meridian Hill Park</a></h3> <p><span>Potluck Picnic! Bring a dish from your service country. Also, bring games to share. </span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/sss_lgbtq_kick_off_happy_hour">Summer Singles Series: LGBTQ Kick off Happy Hour</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/sss_lgbtq_kick_off_happy_hour" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3377/meta_images/original/SummerSinglesSeries2_%281%29.png?1523645099" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3377/meta_images/original/SummerSinglesSeries2_%281%29.png?1523645099" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Monday, April 30 - 05:30 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/sss_lgbtq_kick_off_happy_hour" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=900+U+St+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20001%2C+United+States">Nellie's Sport Bar</a></h3> <p><span>Spring has sprung and it's time to leave the house for our Summer Single Series! This series will provide an opportunity for RPCV/W singles to meet each other in fun, relaxed environments. We will be doing activities like speed dating, picnicking, and more. Join us for our kick-off event to learn more and begin meeting other singles in the area!</span></p> <p><span>This kickoff will be an opportunity for RPCVs to provide feedback and express preferences to the Summer Singles Series organizing committee. We only want to plan events you are actually interested in attending!</span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/around_the_world_embassy_tour_2018">Around the World Embassy Tour</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/around_the_world_embassy_tour_2018" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3385/meta_images/original/Green_Leaves_Border_Cleaning_Flyer.png?1524515546" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3385/meta_images/original/Green_Leaves_Border_Cleaning_Flyer.png?1524515546" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, May 05 - 01:00 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/around_the_world_embassy_tour_2018" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=2124+Kalorama+Rd+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20008%2C+United+States">Embassy of Benin</a></h3> <p>Come join us for an afternoon of fun! We will be visiting the embassies of Benin, Nepal, and Costa Rica as part of the annual Around the World Embassy Tour. Please visit any other embassies you'd personally like to see, before joining us outside of the Embassy of Benin at 1 pm, located at <span>2124 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008. </span></p> <p> </p> <p> </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="https://www.rpcvw.org/christelle/art_show_support_rpcv_costa_rica_exhibit">Art Show - Support RPCV Costa Rica Exhibit</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Thursday, April 26 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/christelle/art_show_support_rpcv_costa_rica_exhibit" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=620+T+St+NW%2C+washington+dc%2C+DC+20001%2C+United+States">THE HOWARD THEATER </a></h3> <p>Victor Pimentel, Tico 24, will be exhibiting his art work at the "MAGNIFY" showcase by Raw Artists D.C.</p> <p><span>A sale of 20 tickets covers Vitor's spot in the exhibit. </span><span>The tickets are only $22 and need to be sold by <strong>Thursday April 19th</strong> in order for him to participate. </span></p> <p><span>If you buy them from the artists, you get the pre-sale price and save $8, they go up to $30 at the door.</span></p> <p><span>If you are unable to attend, you can still purchase a ticket to support his participation and help facilitate this great opportunity. He also has his designs being sold on t-shirts, beach towels, and other products at <a rel="nofollow noopener" href="http://v1c.threadless.com/" target="_blank">v1c.threadless.com</a></span></p> <p><span>Thank you so much for the continued love and support!</span></p> <p><span>Pura Vida!</span></p> <p><span>Christelle</span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/yogatheessenceoflife/yoga_retreat_in_himalayas_for_5_7_days">Yoga Retreat In Himalayas for 5/7 Days</a></h2> <h4 style="text-align:center">Tuesday, May 01 - 06:00 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/yogatheessenceoflife/yoga_retreat_in_himalayas_for_5_7_days" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Tranquality+Guest+House++Saryapani+Estate%2C+Almora%2C+Uttarakhand+263601%2C+India">Tranquality Guest House</a></h3> <p><span>The Yoga Retreat aims to teach the practical application of yoga along with the philosophy behind this physical, mental and spiritual discipline. It’s a perfect foundation course for anyone considering to become a yoga instructor.</span><br><br><span>You will leave the retreat feeling rejuvenated and energized. This retreat is designed for people who are beginner to intermediate level in yoga and want to learn more about the origins and benefits of the discipline.</span><br><span>For more details pls visit: </span><br><a rel="nofollow noopener" href="http://yogaessenceoflife.org/yoga-retreat/" target="_blank"><span>http://</span><span>yogaessenceoflife.org/</span>yoga-retreat/</a></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/moseskl/let_s_start_an_rpcv_book_club">Let's start an RPCV Book Club!</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/moseskl/let_s_start_an_rpcv_book_club" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3382/meta_images/original/IMG-3397.PNG?1524416140" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/rpcvw/pages/3382/meta_images/original/IMG-3397.PNG?1524416140" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, May 11 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/moseskl/let_s_start_an_rpcv_book_club" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Silver+Spring%2C+MD%2C+United+States">TBD</a></h3> <p>Interested in traveling through literature, experiencing diverse voices with an enriching discussion?  And, of course, we will plan for some refreshment too!</p> <p>We will be using the below TED talk about an author who read a book from every country and her list as a guide, but we can sprinkle in other topics as well.</p> <p><a href="https://ideas.ted.com/your-guide-to-reading-the-world/">https://ideas.ted.com/your-guide-to-reading-the-world/</a></p> <p>First up is Togolese author, <strong>Tete-Michel Kpomassie’s <em>An African in Greenland</em></strong>.  We will meet in Silver Spring, MD, but please RSVP to get exact location.</p> <p>First book chat is <strong>Friday, May 11<sup>th</sup> at 7 pm</strong>!</p> <p>RSVP: Kristi Moses, <a href="mailto:moseskl@gmail.com">moseskl@gmail.com</a></p> <hr>