Event Calendar

September 2013 – January 2014

Coastal Cleanup Day @ Coastal Cleanup Day
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us this Saturday for Coastal Cleanup Day. This service event is hosted by Heal The Bay. Please sign up for the Santa Monica (Tower 20) location on Eventbrite. I’ll try to wear a bright red AmeriCorps shirt that day with a Peace Corps pin. Feel free to invite family, friends and coworkers. Looking forward to seeing everyone! You can reach Jimmy on the day of at 6 2 six 8 7 two 5 8 4 five.

Sign up and more info can be found here:


Malibu Wines @ Malibu Wines
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm

 Malibu Wines

Join RPCVLA at Malibu Wines on Saturday, September 28th starting at 12pm. We will be relaxing in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, enjoying live music and sipping wine.
The details: Cost for admission includes a minimum of one bottle purchase for each group of 2-4 people. Seating is on a first come first serve basis – RPCVs will be there starting at noon, and Malibu Wines suggests arriving before 1pm to ensure a spot.  Be sure to pack a yummy picnic as the venue does not serve food. The venue is open to anyone 21 & older.  Lastly, the tasting room is outdoors and weather in the Santa Monica mountains can be unpredictable so bring layers.

Contact at event: Heather Schultz / 908.798.9465 To RVSP please click here.

Be sure to check out http://malibuwines.com/ for important information about the venue.

TGIS Palm Grove Ethiopian Restaurant @ Palm Grove Ethiopian Restaurant
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm

October’s TGIS is at Palm Grove Ethiopian Restaurant!  This small restaurant has fabulous owners and while they continue to get many positive reviews, their business is struggling.  With RPCVs it is quickly becoming a local favorite so we hope to keep it around.

As always, friends and family are always welcome!

With the help of the owners, we will be reserving the entire restaurant if enough of the group RSVPs.

Kindly RSVP by Thursday, October 10th.

For restaurant details please visit:

Returned Volunteer Mixer @ The Standard, Downtown - Rooftop
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Returned Volunteer Mixer
Los Angeles

Date – 10/15/2013

Time – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Standard, Downtown – Rooftop
550 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Calling all past, present and future Peace Corps Volunteers (plus family and friends, too)! Join us as we gather to share stories, learn about Volunteer experiences, and celebrate those preparing to depart for Peace Corps assignments overseas.

Please note: This is a ‘no-host’ mixer. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

More info here.

Griffith Park Full Moon Hike @ Griffith Park
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s get active, RPCVLA! Join us as we go on a night hike in Griffith Park led by the Sierra Club.

Meet at the north end of the upper Merry Go Round parking Lot before the 7pm start time. We will hike to a location where we will have a short potluck snack and enjoy the views and companionship.

Bring snack and beverages to share during the potluck at the top of the hike. Wear sturdy shoes. You can use a daypack to carry your items for our approximately 4 – 5 mile round trip hike. Bring your own water and a light source for the hike. We follow “Leave No Trace” so pack out all your trash back down to the parking lot.

As always, friends and family are welcome. Feel free to call Alison at the number listed above if you have any last minute questions. Otherwise, please email her at events@rpcvla.org

Please RSVP here. For more details please visit:


Alison Thieme, RPCVLA Events Coordinator

Save The Date – Annual International Dinner @ Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
Nov 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hungry for some international home cooking? Then mark your calendar for RPCVLA’s Annual International Dinner!

Our biggest event of the year, the potluck is back and scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2013

Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church
301 North Orange Grove Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91103

RSVP here

Annual Holiday Party
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy good food, good friends, good stories, and bad fashion at the RPCVLA holiday ugly sweater party!  Bring a dish of your choice to share, whether it’s something from your Peace Corps country, your favorite holiday treat, or something else delicious. Wear your best– or worst– ugly sweater.

We will be continuing with our care package project this year! Please bring items to put into care packages and be prepared to take one with you to send to a PCV!  If you would like to participate in the care package project, but cannot attend the holiday party, please contact Alison at events@rpcvla.org

Guests welcome, but please RSVP. We hope to see everyone there!

RPCVLA Goes Swing Dancing Downtown! @ The Fred Harvey Room, Union Station
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm


The Independent Shakespeare Company is putting on a fantastic event downtown!  Meet up with RPCVs and mingle with fellow Angelenos at this fun night out.

Bring your dancing shoes and all your friends! This child-friendly concert is free and no reservations are needed…and why not go Metro! Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site.

Please RSVP here.

TGISaturday at Rocio’s Mole de los Dioses @ Rocio's Mole de los Dioses
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm

To kick off 2014, join RPCVLA for a TGISaturday at Rocio’s Mole de los Dioses!  This dinner is at a restaurant known for its variety of delicious sauces.  There are at least 8 different types every day!

As always, friends and family welcome!

Kindly RSVP by January 7, 2014.

Mentoring Social
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Save the date for a mentoring social on January 26th at 3pm. More details TBA. Contact mentoring@rpcvla.org if you have any questions.