<!-- 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/dancy_party_happy_hour_at_the_smithsonian">Dancy Party & Happy Hour at the Smithsonian</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/dancy_party_happy_hour_at_the_smithsonian" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3991/meta_images/original/Smithsonian-Arts-and-Industries-Building-lit-for-FUTURES-Remixed-opening-weekend-celebration_by-Mariah-Miranda-1024x683.jpg?1656103937" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3991/meta_images/original/Smithsonian-Arts-and-Industries-Building-lit-for-FUTURES-Remixed-opening-weekend-celebration_by-Mariah-Miranda-1024x683.jpg?1656103937" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, July 06 - 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/dancy_party_happy_hour_at_the_smithsonian" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=900+Jefferson+Dr+SW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20560%2C+United+States">Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building</a></h3> <p>Let's check out the Happy Hour and Dance Party at the <span>Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building to celebrate the closing of the FUTURES Exhibit. <strong>This event is FREE!</strong> The Happy Hour goes from 5-7pm and the Dance Party is from 7-11pm. From the <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/futures-forward-closing-celebration-tickets-362267611177">website</a>:</span></p> <p><strong>"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".</strong></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>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 <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/futures-forward-closing-celebration-tickets-362267611177">website</a> for free. </strong></span></p> <p><span>More from the website:</span></p> <div class="eds-l-mar-bot-8 structured-content"> <div class="has-user-generated-content"> <div class="eds-l-mar-vert-6 eds-l-sm-mar-vert-4 eds-text-bm structured-content-rich-text"> <div class="eds-text--left"> <p><strong>FUTURES Happy Hour: 5 to 7 PM</strong></p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>The Future of Dance Party: 7 to 11 PM</strong></p> <p>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.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="eds-l-mar-bot-12"></div> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_georgetown_canal_tours">RPCV/W Georgetown Canal Tour</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_georgetown_canal_tours" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3990/meta_images/original/Canal-Boat-2-1880x1251.jpg?1655833590" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3990/meta_images/original/Canal-Boat-2-1880x1251.jpg?1655833590" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, July 09 - 03:30 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/rpcv_w_georgetown_canal_tours" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=C%26O+Canal+Lock+3%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20007%2C+United+States">Georgetown Heritage</a></h3> <p>Come join us for <span>Georgetown’s new C&amp;O Canal 1-hour boat tour. Please RSVP here and make sure to RSVP on the <a href="https://www.georgetownheritage.org/boat-tours">Canal Boat Website</a> for the 4pm tour. The cost is  $21.50 total. Please meet at C&amp;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.  </span></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_july_happy_hour">RPCV/W July Happy Hour</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_july_happy_hour" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3989/meta_images/original/shutterstock_1077569333-1024x1024.jpg?1655827379" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3989/meta_images/original/shutterstock_1077569333-1024x1024.jpg?1655827379" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Wednesday, July 13 - 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/rpcv_w_july_happy_hour" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=715+Florida+Ave+NW%2C+Washington%2C+DC+20001%2C+United+States">Takoda</a></h3> <p>Join us for the <strong>RPCV/W July Happy Hour @ TAKODA starting at 5:30pm.</strong> Takoda is a four (4) minute walk from the Shaw-Howard Metro Station. <a href="https://www.takodadc.com/happy-hour-menu.html">Here</a> 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!</p> <p><em>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 info@RPCVW.org.</em></p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_picnic">RPCV/W Picnic </a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_picnic" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3987/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Annual_Picnic_%281%29.jpg?1655836376" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3987/meta_images/original/RPCVW_Annual_Picnic_%281%29.jpg?1655836376" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Saturday, July 30 - 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="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_picnic" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Picnic+Grove+%238%2C+Washington%2C+DC+%2C+DC+20012%2C+United+States">Rock Creek Park</a></h3> <p>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 <em>Food Sign-Up</em> sheet three weeks before the Picnic. </p> <p>PS. Please don't make a m<em>issteak </em>by not RSVPing 'Yes' to the Annual RPCV/W Picnic.</p> <hr> <h2 class="mc-toc-title" style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_camping_trip">RPCV/W Camping Trip</a></h2> <a href="https://www.rpcvw.org/rpcv_w_camping_trip" title="Click here for more information"> <img alt="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3985/meta_images/original/Picture6.jpg?1654544869" src="https://assets.nationbuilder.com/rpcvw/pages/3985/meta_images/original/Picture6.jpg?1654544869" style="width:100%;margin: 15px auto;display: block;" /> </a> <h4 style="text-align:center">Friday, August 05 - 07:00 PM through August 07, 2022 </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/rpcv_w_camping_trip" target="_blank">Details/RSVP</a></p> <h3 style="text-align:center"><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Fort+Valley+%2C+VA+22652%2C+United+States">ELIZABETH FURNACE GROUP CAMP</a></h3> <p><span>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.</span></p> <p> </p> <p><span>[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]. </span></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>