Events and Activities Calendar

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April

Potluck lunch at  Lettie Heer’s home at 425 S. Wenzel St, 40204.

March

Dinner on Friday, March 11, meet at 6:30 pm at Moicajete Tacos, 2932 S. 4th St  (4th and Central)

February

-Saturday 2/20 Lunch at 1:00 at the restaurant Chapinlandia, 1209 McCawley Road (off Preston Hwy). (If you can come, an rsvp would help give them a heads up on our expected number–so please email back to kypeacecorps@gmail.com by 2/19. )

-French Circle Samedi, 27 Février, 12@30 a la Bibliothèque Iroquois «Montréal: La ville phare de la francophonie en Amérique du Nord»  Annie-Eve Robert, native de Montréal

October

OCTOBER 17–Combined PC Third Goal project and monthly get together meal

Oct 17, 9am-noon+–Ky Peace Corps will visit SuppliesOverSeas (SOS) at 1700 Arlington Ave, Louisville, 40206.

First SOS staff will give us a tour of the SOS facility to learn more about how SOS ships donated medical supplies to medically impoverished world sites. Then we will help sort items for an upcoming shipment.  Then we will have our monthly meal–this time a lunch potluck, about Noon, after finishing our work

Here is the plan:  SOS staff will meet us there at 9:00 and give us an initial  tour/explanation of what SOS does, and then have our group proceed to sort items for their next shipment.  We will need to bring a dish and drink that will be easy to handle and serve after our tour/work (FYI their conference area has a fridge and microwave, no stove; you will need a drink, and we (Judy L) will have utensils, plates, napkins).

 To make sure this all is coordinated well, please RSVP to Judy Lippmann at lippmannjudy@gmail.com no later than October 14.

To learn more of SOS go to www.SuppliesOverSeas.org.  Melissa Mershon, our host, is sister of a KY RPCV, so that is the connection here!

September

Lexington events

  • 9/12  –  The Roots and Heritage Festival in Lexington – Email Angela for details and to volunteer to work the PC table.
  • 9/16  10am-2pm  UK Ag School Career Fair – Email Angela to volunteer to work the PC table.

  • 9/20  1-6:30pm  The Lexington Peace Fair – The fair will be on the grounds of BCTC’s Cooper Dr. campus. KPCA will have a table set up there. Angene and Jack Wilson are representing us and would love some help. If you would like to go help out during fair just email Angene Wilson at angenewilson@windstream.net.

Louisville events

African Heritage Festival, Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd

Join us as the Louisville community celebrates people of African Descent! This will be a family event filled with art, food, music, children’s activities, culture, fashion, theater, history, sports, inflatables, and fellowship. We have also expanded our health fair!

Sponsored by Bridge Kids International, Kentucky Old School Sports Association, and Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

For more information contact Stacy Bailey-Ndiaye at stacy@bridge-kids.org

26 Septembre, 2015 @ 12:30, le cercle francaise. Iroquois Library, 601 W Woodlawn Ave, Louisville, 40215.  

« La Guinée »   Fatouma Binta Diallo, d’origine Guinéenne, mènera la discussion sur la Guinée.

For more info, contact James Natsis,   natsisja@wvstateu.edu

 Wednesday, September 30th, PC Happy Hour

Coconut Beach Tacos and Cervaza, 2787 S. Floyd St, 40209.

 July

  • Two upcoming recruiting events! Angela, our local recruiter, is asking for current and former volunteers to stop by and share their stories with others:
    • July 6, 6 -7:30 p.m. Peace Corps Information Session: Louisville Public Library, St. Matthews Branch.
    • July 14 6-7:30 p.m. Peace Corps Information Session: Lexington Public Library, Central Branch.
  • July 25th:  Annual KPCA Picnic!

June

  • June 1st, Lexington:  Lexington Monthly Dinner, 6 pm at Sabor Latino Pupuseria, 1205 Versailles Road.  Reservations under “Cuerpo de Paz”
  • June 5-6th: Peace Corps Connect – Berkeley is an opportunity to engage with your fellow RPCVs and former Peace Corps staff who share the formative foundation of the Peace Corps experience.  Please join us for this annual event showcasing our community’s lifelong commitment to Peace Corps ideals.  Register here: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/annual-gathering/berkeley-2015/registration/
  • June 18  Networking Social Hour: Applicants + Returned Volunteers, , 5-7 pm @ Ramsi’s Cafe on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd, Louisville

    o    Calling all past, present and future Peace Corps Volunteers (plus family and friends, too)! Join us at Ramsi’s as we gather to share stories and learn about Volunteer experiences. This is a great opportunity ask questions and determine whether Peace Corps might be right for you. The Peace Corps Smart Car will be on the scene for some selfie and group photos!

  • June 19   March with Peace Corps in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade, 6:30 pm @ Floyd & Main (downtown Louisville) – parade ends around 9 pm at the Belvedere.   All RPCVs, friends and family are invited to march in celebration of the diversity of Peace Corps Volunteers! The Peace Corps Smart Car will be in the parade, and we need banner holders and marchers! Contact ahamilton@peacecorps.gov

  • June 20:    Peace Corps @ Kentuckiana Pride Festival, , 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. @ The Belvedere.     Peace Corps will have a table (with a tent!) to share information with the public about Peace Corps service. Volunteers are needed to work throughout the day. A fun event and a great opportunity to share your story! Contact ahamilton@peacecorps.gov to set up a time to volunteer.

 May

  • May 1: Deadline to submit ideas for a Kentucky Peace Corps Association logo.  Email kypeacecorps@gmail.com with any ideas.
  • May 8, Frankfort: Global Village Day at Good Shepherd Elementary School in Frankfort. Ida Palmer-Ball would love to have RPCVs talk about their international experiences at this event. If you are interested to help, contact Ida at idathames@gmail.com.
  • May 17, 2 pm, Louisville: Louisville Area Peace Corps Potluck, meet at Lettie Heer’s home, 425 S Wenzel St, Louisville, 40204.  You can reach her at lettieheer@yahoo.com
  • May 27, 5pm, Louisville: (after work yet before Waterfront Wednesday), PC Happy Hour at Holy Grale, 1034 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204

April 

  • April 1, 5:30 pm, Lexington:  Lexington Area Monthly dinner at Pies and Pints, 401 West Main Street, Suite 106, Lexington, KY 40507, near Rupp arena.
  • April 6, 11-1pm, Louisville: Taste of Diversity at UofL @ Strickler Hall.  Travis Ross could use your help (at our PC table) introducing folks on campus to the Peace Corps experience.  Contact:  travis.ross@louisville.edu
  • April 10, 6:30pm, Louisville: Louisville Area Monthly dinner at Annie’s Café (Vietnamese), 308 West Woodlawn Ave, 40214.
  • April 11, 12:30pm, Louisville: Jim Natsis, RPCV, invites francophones to the next French Circle at the Iroquois Branch of the LFPL.  Judith Bouchard, Québécoise d’origine, mènera la discussion sur la ville de Québec: “La Ville de Québec: La Fierté d’une Ville”

  • April 26th, 5-9pm, Louisville: Sherry Stanley, RPCV, invites you to Backside Learning Center fundraiser–the Backside Learning Center is hosting a Derby Party this year at the BBC Bourbon Barrel Loft at 3rd and Main to to celebrate backside workers’ role in making Derby happen. We will have live Latin music, food and drinks.  Visit the BLC Facebook page for more information.

  • April 29, 5:30pm or after work, Louisville: PC Happy Hour at Red Yeti Brewing Co, 256 Spring St, Jeffersonville, IN  (easy walk across the Big Four Bridge for those of us on the L’ville side)

 

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