Event Calendar

Mar
9
Sat
TGIS – Korean BBQ @ Don Day
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, March 9th RPCVLA is hosting its monthly “Thank Goodness It’s Saturday” event!  Please join us for all you can eat Korean BBQ starting at $16.99.  Please arrive on time.

Friends and family are always welcome as long as you include them in your RSVP.  Please respond by Wednesday, March 6th.

RSVP by clicking here then replying yes.

May
5
Sun
Big Sunday – Serving Those Who Served @ Veterans Home of California
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

In anticipation of the opening of the Veterans Home of California’s 242-bed Skilled Nursing Unit, we are seeking volunteers to paint 4 serene murals along the soon-to-be busy residential corridors. Big Sunday volunteers will have the opportunity to create relevant themed murals, each above a bench, which can also serve as a point of reference (i.e. pass the mural with the lighthouse en route to the Dining Room).  The walls are 14 feet wide and 7 feet tall.  If you are willing to work together and can paint by number, come join the RPCVLA Team led by Volunteer Heather, who recently returned from Benin.

This project will begin at 8:00am and run to 4:00pm.  Part-time help okay. While we’re using interior paint, wear clothing that a few polka-dots won’t ruin.  Bring a smile and plan to join additional volunteers planting trees and veterans painting other murals for a celebratory Cinco de Mayo lunch with the residents.

Click here to register for Project #183 ‘Paint Murals & Clean Up a Garden to Honor Veterans’.

Located in West Los Angeles on the Federal VA Campus, this Veterans Home opened in October 2010, currently has 112 residents, including a Memory Care unit.  Work together with veterans who also proudly served our country.  If you have any questions, the Project Leader is Lindy Lindeman who works at the CalVet Home (Tel: (424) 832-8218 and Lindy.Lindeman@calvet.ca.gov).

P.S. If you know someone who would like to lead another mural team, please contact me ASAP at Lindy.Lindeman@calvet.ca.gov or puravidalindy@yahoo.com.

Jul
14
Sun
TGIS Sunday Dim Sum! @ ABC Seafood Restaurant
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

dim sum

Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:00 PM

ABC Seafood Restaurant
708 New High Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Join RPCVLA for another TGIS, this time in China Town! While the restaurant name implies lots of seafood there are options for most diets. Dim sum is generally served family style and we will share several large tables.

As always, friends and family are welcome if they are included in the RSVP. Please let me know if there are any last minute changes.

Kindly RSVP by Wednesday, July 10th.

Jul
27
Sat
Theater Al Fresco in Griffith Park! @ Griffith Park (Old Zoo)
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Al Fresco Griffith Park

Another RPCVLA Summer Tradition is Back!

Join us Saturday, July 27th for a night of laughter, friends, and the Bard under the stars outside at the Griffith Park Old Zoo for the Independent Shakespeare Company’s performance of She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith.

She Stoops to Conquer (by Oliver Goldsmith)

Mr. Marlowe is a catch. Handsome. Rich. Witty. There’s only one problem: among the ladies in his circle he stammers, stumbles and can’t look them in the eye. In the company of a barmaid or a serving-woman, however, he’s a smooth operator. What’s a guy like that to do when he’s called upon to woo the lovely, fashionable, and most decidedly upper-class Kate Hardcastle? And how will the clever Kate respond?
This 18th-century comedy has it all. Romance, mistaken identity, a thrilling chase scene, and a love song to liquor. It’s a big-hearted, exhuberant romp and the perfect way to spend a summer evening in the park.

We will aim to find a space stage right, where the beach chair seating starts and stack out both chair and blanket space. Look for RPCVLA shirts or signs or give me a call at 562/537-8583.

Performances begin promptly at 7pm. Please give yourself enough time to drive to the site, park your car, and make your way to the venue.

Bring a picnic, a low chair or blanket and a warm jacket! Once the sun goes down, it gets quite chilly. The show is free, but the actors appreciate and deserve a donation. Please note, it is a city park, and alcohol is prohibited (read – be creative).

It is a short walk along a paved path to the venue. Wear comfortable shoes. There will be ISC volunteers in the parking lot and along the path to the stage eager to assist you. Although they light the exit path, you may want to bring your own flashlight as well.

For directions and parking info, please visit http://www.independentshakespeare.com/.

Please RSVP so we know how much space to reserve!

Aug
4
Sun
World Music Night at the Hollywood Bowl is Back! @ World Music Night At The Hollywood Bowl
Aug 4 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

world music night

A RPCVLA Summer Tradition is Back!
World Music Night At The Hollywood Bowl with eclectic artists Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros!

**Only 9 tix left!**

RPCVs, Friends, and Family Welcome!

ARTISTS:
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
The Sun Ra Arkestra
Oliver Mtukudzi

ADDITIONAL INFO:
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ carousing live shows draw on eclectic influences, rich 12-piece arrangements, and a communal vibe to great acclaim. The Sun Ra Arkestra’s innovative cosmic vibrations transport us with infectious free-form grooves. Zimbabwe’s Mtukudzi opens with his captivating “Tuku” music.

PRE-SHOW PICNIC:
Get the party started early and join your friends or meet some new ones at our annual pre-show picnic starting at 5:30pm. We’ll meet in picnic area #3 across from the back of the stage, to the right of the Bowl entrance. Bring a little something to share with your new friends!

TICKETS:
***PLEASE NOTE: By reserving your ticket, you are agreeing to purchase and pay for the ticket EVEN IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE EVENT.
We have 20 seats this year in Bench Section T1 Rows 3-4. Tickets are $25 each. All proceeds go to the Yamanaka Fund, RPCVLA’s small grant fund for PCV projects in country.

ORDERING:
Please include your email address in your RSVP or email Miki at shalerm@gmail.com with the info.

Please send your check made payable to : RPCVLA to Miki Shaler, 8040 Tarma Street, Long Beach CA 90808 OR pay by PayPal

Questions?
Please feel free to call or email Miki at 562/537-8583 or shalerm@gmail.com. Thanks!