Celebrate Nashville Festival

Saturday, October 7, 10am to 6pm: Celebrate Nashville Festival

Save the date! TNRPCV is excited to see you at the Celebrate Nashville Festival at Centennial Park.

Volunteer at the TNRPCV booth and talk to people about Peace Corps or just stop by to say hi to fellow RPCVs. This is a fun and festive festival that you don’t want to miss so mark your calendar now!

Email Mary Kay Fadden if you would like to help out at our booth: mkfadden@yahoo.com

Volunteer Opportunity Knoxville

Tuesday, September 12:  Knoxville Ronald McDonald House

We NEED VOLUNTEERS to help at Ronald McDonald House.

Event Details:  We will be making chili and providing fix-in’s, salad, and dessert.  Volunteers will need to arrive around 4:30/5 pm EST at the Ronald McDonald House (1705 West Clinch Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916) to help cook – if time allows folks will likely go grab dinner and/or drinks afterwards.

RSVP to Amanda Simmons at amcroycn@uthsc.edu

Upcoming Events (Summer 2017)

Saturday, August 5: Service Project 

Place: Safe Haven (http://safehaven.org)
Address: 1234 3rd Ave. S. Nashville, TN 37210
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Info: Join us at Safe Haven’s Back to School Bash as we put together backpacks, face-paint and lead other fun activities with the families! Please contact Mary Kay if you can join us.

Wednesday, August 23: International Dine Around Town (IDAT)

Place: Sitar Indian Cuisine (http://www.sitarnashville.com)
Address: 116 21st Ave N, Nashville
Time: 6:00 PM
Info: This month we are gathering to enjoy each other’s company and the wonderful flavors and aromas of Indian cuisine at Sitar. Email Denny if you plan to attend, and we look forward to sharing food and stories together!

Thursday, September 7: Happy Hour
Place: East Nashville Beer Works (http://www.eastnashbeerworks.com)
Address: 320 E. Trinity Lane, Nashville, TN 37207
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Info: Proceeds benefit TNRPCV!

Saturday, September 23: Cumberland Kayak Trip

Save the date to kayak the Cumberland River with the TNRPCV group and Cumberland Kayak Urban Adventure Company, a local business owned by RPCV Ryan Bailey!  Check out the TNRPCV Facebook group for more information as we nail down exact times, cost and details.

July IDAT: Plaza Mariachi! (Nashville)

We are holding a special IDAT event for July. Plaza Mariachi is a unique shopping, dining, entertainment experience. There is an international grocery store, many types of delicious food, ice cream, popsicles, play areas for kids, juggler, acrobats, and more! Visit their website to see all that is offered. Please bring yourself and the family to join us.

No need to RSVP. Denny will be stationed in the middle of the food court for most of the night.

Saturday, July 15 at 2pm

June IDAT: Far East (Nashville)

We’ll be gathering on June 22nd (6pm) for some delicious Vietnamese food at Far East in East Nashville. They offer some of the yummiest Pho in town, as well as other tasty options. Please join us for good food and company. Contact


1008 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Thursday, June 22, 6pm

June Service Activity (Nashville)

For the past several years TNRPCV has been volunteering with Nashville Public Television during the pledge drives, answering phones and taking pledges. It’s always a fun time! Plus, they kindly give us pizza and cookies. Please join us this year!

When: June 5th, 5:15-10pm
Where: WNPT, 161 Raines Ave, Nashville
If interested, please contact Mary Kay at mkfadden@yahoo.com

Update: Wine Tasting Fundraiser Success!

Thanks to everyone who supported TNRPCV by attending the wine tasting at Flyte wine bar and restaurant. It was a blast and it was great to see new faces! With the funds raised, we’ll be able to give more grants to current PCVs from TN. Theses grants are discussed during our monthly board meetings, which are open to all TNRPCVs.

Wine Tasting Fundraiser

TNRPCV invites you to their annual Nashville wine tasting with proceeds supporting Peace Corps development projects around the globe. Come mingle with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, enjoy wine & snacks, and support a wonderful cause.

The event will be on May 3rd (6 to 8pm) at Flyte World Dining & Wine (718 Division Street, Nashville, 37203). Tickets are $40 and include the tasting and light bites.  If anyone wants to stay for dinner, they will receive %10 off their meal.  The Big Payback is also that day. If anyone brings proof of Big Payback donation, they will receive a special gift.  The site to by tickets is TNRPCV’s Spring 2017 Wine Tasting.