We will be having our monthly Happy Hour at Plymouth Rooftop Bar on February 20th from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM! The Plymouth Rooftop bar is located at 327 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604, on the top floor. Good conversation, networking and RPCV’s! Come if you can and bring a friend!
Volunteer with CAPCA! February 21st or February 28th
Game Night with Esperanza Community Services
Join us at one of Esperanza’s supported living homes for a super fun house party! Socialize with residents, play board games or a few hands of Uno, or enjoy a movie. This is a great chance to build new friendships!
4221 N Kedvale (10 minute walk from Irving Park Blue Line)
About Esperanza: Esperanza Community Services is an inclusive place where children and adults with developmental disabilities are supported to reach their full potential so that they can live as independently as possible. Students and adult participants are learning, developing skills, and increasing self-esteem. Everyone, no matter his or her ability, has strengths, talents, and aspirations.www.esperanzacommunity.org
Space is limited to 5 people per night. Please RSVP now to claim your spot and specify which night you prefer.
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THIS IS AN EVENT NOT TO MISS!!
Come join us for one of our most popular projects–Winterizing!
Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA) and H.O.M.E. (Housing Opportunities and Maitenance for the Elderly) are joining to winterize low-income senior homes on the South Side–.
What: We will be installing window insulation throughout seniors homes
on Chicago’s South Side with HOME.
When: Saturday, Dec 8, (9 AM to 3PM) We meet at 9am for a training then reconvene between 2-3 to collect leftover materials and debrief.
Where: Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S Kenwood, Room E. There will be a receptionist at the front desk to direct CAPCA people to the activity.
As the weather starts to turn cold and winter approaches many seniors
who live in older homes with little or no insulation and old windows
start to worry about how to keep their heating costs down but also
stay warm. Help us help them!
Please RSVP to Caitlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Melissa at email@example.com!!
Join RPCVs from around Chicago for our Holiday Potluck dinner! Bring a dish from your country of service. Salads, appetizers, main dishes and desserts are all welcome. Please be mindful that some members have medical or dietary restrictions – they might ask questions about the ingredients. BYOB and/or juices, sodas, etc. CAPCA will supply the paper goods, utensils, and cups. Please put your name on your serving dishes and utensils.
WHEN: Tuesday, Dec 4th from 6-9pm
WHERE: St. Paul’s UCC Church- 2335 N. Orchard, Chicago IL 60614 (Church is located on the corner of Fullerton Ave and Orchard Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, across Orchard Street east of Children’s Memorial Hospital. Parking lot is on Kemper Place accessible from Geneva Terrace).
Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964-66) and Michael McCaskey (Ethiopia 1965-67) will lead the “What can you do for your country” discussion during the Chicago Humanities Festival at 4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 3.
Michael McCaskey was the president of the Chicago Bears from 1983 to 1999 and as that organization’s chairman until 2011. He is an alumnus of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and taught at the business schools at UCLA and Harvard University prior to becoming president of the Bears.
Maureen Orth is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, and author of Vulgar Favors and The Importance of Being Famous. She is the founder of the Marina Orth Foundation which helps support 1,200 school children in Colombia, where she served. She is the producer of www.PeaceCorpsPostcards.com, an interactive website created for the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps that highlights the influence of the Peace Corps on the lives of past and present volunteers.
They will share their experiences as early Peace Corps volunteers, their perspective on what the Peace Corps has meant to the world and to their own lives, and their take on its identity in the 21st century.
WHEN: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. Nov. 3
WHERE: Francis W. Parker School, Diane and David B Heller Auditorium, 2233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
COST: $10 general admission. $5 for teachers and students.
For more information, visit www.chicagohumanities.org/Genres/Public-Affairs/2012f-Orth-McCaskey-For-Your-Country.aspx
CAPCA is planning a visit to the National Museum of Mexican Art to view the Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) show on Sunday, November 11 at 3 p.m. The show features alters and art work by artists remembering their loved ones. Admission is free. The address is 1852 W. 19th Street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. I (Leslie Piotrowski) will be in the lobby wearing a CAPCA pin. For more information, call me at: (847) 548-3720. Hope to see you there.
The second annual CAPCA volunteer day with Working Bikes is set for Saturday, Oct. 13…from 10 am. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers assist staff in repairing/cleaning/packing/shipping bikes for local sales and international donation.
No experience neceesary. Lunch provided; donations suggested. Check out their website: www.workingbikes.org.
Address: 2434 S. Western Ave., Pilsen.
For more information, contact: Margaret Sheridan, 312-912-1449. firstname.lastname@example.org. —
OCTOBER 9, 2012 at 6:00pm CAPCA Annual Meeting and Elections at La Fonda Restaurant, 5350 N Broadway in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago. Join us for our general membership/annual meeting and CAPCA Board elections at this Latino/Columbian restaurant. Accessible from the CTA/Redline Bryn Mawr stop (walk south on Broadway), or #36 (Broadway), #92 (Foster), #144 (Loop Express Marine Drive), and #147 (Loop Express) stop around Foster, Berwyn, Broadway and Sheridan Roads. Meat or vegetarian entrees (see below) available. Cost is $20 per person for the meal. Cash Bar. Please RSVP to Kathy at email@example.com. Restaurant link http://www.lafondalatinogrill.com/
COME TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE WORLD AT …
… CAPCA’s Inaugural GLOBAL TRIVIA NIGHT
WHERE: Black Rock Pub (www.blackrockpub.com), 3614 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
WHEN: Wed., Oct. 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. TRIVIA STARTS AT 7 p.m.
COST: $20 per person. ($10 for RPCVs returned in last six months)
Pay at the door. Includes appetizers and a free CAPCA t-shirt or PC poster.
Play as a team (6 ppl max) or individually. (If you don’t have a team,
come anyway and find a team!)
GRAND PRIZE: $100 Visa gift card, RPCV calendar and adoration by the
RAFFLE prizes includes 2 tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
yoga classes and other items.
*** RSVP BY OCT. 22 by filling out this form —–>
Proceeds go toward funding Peace Corps Partnership Projects led by Chicago area PCVs working abroad.