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August 2014

Monthly Happy Hour in the Loop

August 20 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Third Wednesday of every month
Plymouth Grill Rooftop,
327 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Join us every third Wednesday for Happy Hour between 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and drink specials available.

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March with Peace Corps in the Bud Billiken Parade!

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bronzeville and Washington Park,
MLK Drive from 39th Street (Oakland Blvd.) to 51st Street, Chicgo, IL United States
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The Bud Billiken Parade and Picnic is the oldest and largest African American parade in the United States.  During the Great Depression, the fictional Bud Billiken character from a Chicago newspaper served as a symbol of pride, happiness and hope for black residents. The focus of the parade is getting kids ready for school. The parade features celebrities, politicians, businessmen, civic organizations and youth. It occurs in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side and concludes in Washington Park. Chicago’s…

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July 2014

PCVs at Pitchfork Music Festival!

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - July 20 @ 10:00 pm
Union Park,
1502 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL United States
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Sign up to volunteer with the Peace Corps Office and earn a free day-pass to Pitchfork! The music festival, in Chicago’s West Loop, features a lineup including Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, St. Vincent, Sun Kill Moon, and dozens of others. Volunteers will help check wristbands, assist the music artists and occasionally pick up trash. The Peace Corps Office will also need help manning a both with information on applying for Peace Corps service. After volunteering, participants will receive a free ticket…

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Monthly Happy Hour in the Loop

July 16 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Third Wednesday of every month
Plymouth Grill Rooftop,
327 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Join us every third Wednesday for Happy Hour between 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and drink specials available.

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Free summer concert and picnic

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jay Pritzker Pavillion,
Grant Park, Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Tyzik and the Grant Park Orchestra pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, featuring the sultry voice of Marva Hicks and the hot brass of Byron Stripling. Bring your picnic supplies (blankets, lawn chairs, food – and yes, alcohol is allowed!) Look for the group with the Peace Corps flag.

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African-Caribbean International Festival of Life

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - July 6 @ 10:00 pm
Union Park,
1502 W Randolph Street, Chicago, IL United States
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Enjoy the Festival of Life, a West Loop celebration of Brazilian, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Haitian, and El Savadorian culture. The 2014 festival is themed “A Carnival of Nations” and features international music, food, sports, and shopping along with acts such as Tito Puente, Jr., son of the iconic Latin Mambo king. The Chicago Peace Corps Office will be offering information at a booth from 12pm to 10pm each day and needs to recruit as many RPCVs as possible to help…

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June 2014

Monthly Happy Hour in the Loop

June 18 @ 5:30 am - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Third Wednesday of every month
Plymouth Grill Rooftop,
327 South Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604 United States
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Join us every third Wednesday for Happy Hour between 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Food and drink specials available.

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Green Resources Fair and CAPCA Book Drive

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wicker Park,
1425 North Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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On Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 10am – 1pm the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce & SSA #33 in partnership with Wicker Park Advisory Council, Chicago Park District, Wicker Park Garden Club and invited sponsors, will present the Green Resources Fair at Wicker Park. Celebrate our planet while learning how to make your business or home more earth friendly. The free event will feature exhibitors and creative activities outside in Wicker Park. Try hula hooping and yoga, take a…

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April 2014

Trivia Night: Test Your International Knowledge

April 8 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Black Rock Pub,
3614 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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CAPCA TRIVIA NIGHT 2014! This was one of our favorite events from last year so why not come back and play again? Test your skills about all things international. Doors open at 6 p.m. TRIVIA STARTS AT 7 p.m. COST: $17 members.  $22 non-members. Includes appetizers. Cash bar. Pay at the door. Play as a team (6 ppl max) or individually. (If you don’t have a team, come anyway and find a team!) Prizes and raffle. Proceeds go toward funding Peace Corps Partnership Projects led by Chicago area PCVs working…

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March 2014

Indonesian Cuisine: Monthly Ethnic Dinner

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rickshaw Republic,
2312 North Lincoln Street, Chicago, IL 60614 United States
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Meet your fellow CAPCA members and experience a new ethnic restaurant each month! Please RSVP by March 22! Space is limited. This month, savor “nasi tumpeng”, a traditional Indonesian celebration menu of spice-flavored rice, accompanied by myriad side dishes (vegetarian), served family-style. Price is $26 per head (including tip and taxes). Cash only. Coffee, soda, dessert is extra at menu prices. BYOB

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