Event Calendar

December 2012 – May 2013

Dec
8
Sat
Empanadas, and Acts of Kindness: Come to the Peace Corps Holiday Party on December 8!
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrate the holidays at the RPCVLA holiday party on the evening of Saturday, December 8 at Rachael Simidian’s home in South Pasadena!  We will enjoy latkes and menorah lighting in honor of the first night of Hanukkah, and empanadas in honor of the fact that empanadas are delicious.  Please a dish of your own and/or a drink of your choice to contribute the holiday potluck.

During the party, in lieu of the white elephant gift exchange, we will be putting together care packages for currently-serving volunteers in need of cheer and chocolate.  Please bring items to put into the packages.  See our news story below for more details.

The exact details of the holiday party are coming soon, so keep an eye on your emails!

Apr
21
Sun
TGIS Peruvian Style @ Los Balcones Del Perú
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

For this TGI Sunday, join us at Los Balcones Del Perú for some delicious Peruvian food.

Parking is available in a private lot and is validated. For details about the restaurant please visit: http://www.yelp.com/biz/los-balcones-del-perú-hollywood-2 and for the menu: http://losbalconesdelperu.menutoeat.com/

Kindly RSVP via Evite by Tuesday, April 16th.

As always, friends and family are welcome if they are included in the RSVP.

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.