Pour One for the Peace Corps (Nashville)


The TN Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (TNRPCV) are back again with another great beer tasting event! Our past wine and beer tastings have proven to be great opportunities to share Peace Corps stories, meet new friends, and learn about local and international libations. This time we’re keeping it truly local with a visit to Nashville’s own Black Abbey Brewing Company! All proceeds are used to fund grassroots projects undertaken by current Peace Corps Volunteers from TN.

Join us for a two hour tasting and guided brewery tour. Ticket price includes four 4oz samples of Black Abbey’s tasty creations, snacks and entertainment. Additional beers will be available for purchase. We are also offering guests a chance to add on a TNRPCV pint glass as a souvenier!

Space is limited. Order your tickets today! And don’t forget to order a TNRPCV pint glass.

When: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Black Abbey Brewing Company – 2952 Sidco Drive, Nashville, TN 37204

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June Volunteer Opportunity (Nashville)


WHAT: Miss Marth’s Ice Cream Crankin
WHEN: Sunday, June 12,  2-4 pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church, Franklin Road, Nashville
Please contact Mary Kay (mkfadden@yahoo.com or Shelly (shelly.kunces@gmail.com)
Also, although it’s not an ‘official’ RPCV volunteer event.  NPT has their annual Appraisal Day on June 25th at the Factory in Franklin, there’s always a lot of interesting items.  If interested in volunteering contact Lyndsey Snyder at NPT lsnyder@wnpt.org

May Volunteer Opportunity (Nashville)

Join us on Saturday, May 14th, for a garden day at the Blackman Farm with the Center for Refugees and Immigrants in Tennessee (CRIT)!  This farm offers CRIT gardenproduce and work for families who have recently relocated to the Nashville area.  
What: Volunteer with CRIT
When: Saturday, May 14th  
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm     
Where: 217 Blackman Road, Nashville, TN 37211  Contact Mary Kay or Shelly for more information! 

The Big Payback

The Big Payback

he Big Payback is Middle Tennessee’s largest online giving day! This is a 24-hour online donation challenge hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.  This charitable event helps area nonprofits raise much-needed dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities.

The Big Payback has helped TNRPCV raise hundreds of dollars in the past, and we hope the same for this year!  Find our page here and make an online donation May 3rd to continue supporting Peace Corps projects around the globe!

International Dine About Town (iDAT) February 2016

Come meet other RPCVs and get your pho-fix as we gather at Kien Giang Vietnamese restaurant on Tuesday February 23 at 6:30pm. This place serves up the real deal yummy stuff!

Kien Gang is located at 5845 Charlotte Pike, Nashville.


While the address is 5845 Charlotte, the building is not directly on the street. Rather, it is in a lot up an inclined double-divided driveway. The driveway is across from Richland School. There is a large billboard for K&S International Market next to the double driveway. K & S is in the same lot up that hill. If you use Google maps…you can follow “street view” right up the hill to the restaurant — on the left as you approach the top. (GOOGLE)

Please RSVP to Denny…and, if you don’t mind, please include your phone for last-minute texts or updates. Denny’s phone is818-422-9770. (You can also text your RSVP if you like.)

Giữ ấm và nhìn thấy bạn ăn tối sớm.

(Stay warm and see you for dinner soon.)
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Peace Corps Week

Celebrate Peace Corps Week 2016! Feb. 28-Mar.5Girl Rising

TNRPCV is partnering with HumanDocs and Peace Corps to bring a free screening of “Girl Rising” to Nashville! We will have a panel of experts and discussion
after the film.

Wed. March 2 @ 6:30 pm
Shamblin Theatre on the campus of Lipscomb University
Free and open to the public.
Panel discussion to follow film.

PechaKucha 20X20

We know you all have stories. A lot of stories! Well, your chance has arrived to share them. An intriguing opportunity has arisen for you to share your story through a structured and vibrant story-telling format called PechaKucha.

If you’re interested in sharing a story from your Peace Corps service and can put together 20 slides to accommodate it, please email Dave Keiser at dave@tnrpcv.org before March 1st.

The event will be March 16th at 5:30 pm ($1 donation at the door),presentations will start at 6:00 pm. Free beer provided by Good People Ales. Location TBD. The title/theme is “Volunteer Voyages”.



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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities (Nashville)

Save the dates for all these Upcoming Events
 January – Waterway Cleanup  
  • When: Monday, Jan 18th 
  • Time: 9:00-noon    
  • Where: 1000 E Thompson Lane   
  • What: According to the website, we will be “combing a streamside forest collecting trash and debris. Volunteers will NOT work in the water or near the bank.”
February – Second Harvest Food Bank 
  • When: Thursday, Feb 11th  
  • Time: 5:30-8:00 pm    
  • Where: 331 Great Circle Road
  • What: More details to come.     
March – Nashville Public Television
  • When: Thursday, March 10th  
  • Time: 5:30-10:00 pm     
  • Where: 161 Rains Ave  
  • What: Answering phones and taking pledges during the on-air pledge drive.

Please contact Mary Kay (mkfadden@yahoo.com) or Shelley (shelly.kunces@gmail.com) to sign up or for more information.