Yard Sale – Friday, June 6th and Saturday, June 7th 9am to 4pm – S. Manning Blvd The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Northeastern New York will be having a yard sale as a fundraiser on Friday June 6th and … Continue reading
A great time was had by all who attended the Peace Corps Happy Hour last night! Thanks again to Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar for hosting us and to RPCV Heather Senecal for organizing the event.
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will be hosting a Earth Day clean up on Saturday April 20th, 9am-12pm at the Discovery Center. There will be a variety of conservation projects suitable for all ages. This event is free and open … Continue reading
Kim and Chris Anderson hosted our June meeting at their lovely home in Ballston Spa.
Kim presented on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic. Her trip was sponsored by Fair Trade Towns USA and led her to cacao, coffee, and banana farms.
Chris offered tastings of organic free-trade chocolate products, vino de cacao, cacao marmalade, and free-trade Dominican coffee. Yes, they were all delicious-though some thought the vino de cacao was “too sweet.” For more information, visit the Mango Tree Imports, Andersons’ store in Ballston Spa.
Thanks to all who attended and for the Andersons for hosting us. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
The 9th annual Africana Film Series at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will run Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at the College’s Student Center (Room 201). All films are free and open to the public. The complete series schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
“Pieces of Identity (Pièces d’Identités)” – This humorous film dealing with the serious theme of identity is from the Congolese producer and director Mweze Ngangura. It takes place in the Matongue district of Brussels, Belgium (where many Congolese live).
Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
“Scrap Heap” – This 1997 film by Senegalese Director Moussa Sene Absa was described by a New York University film scholar as “one of the pillars of the third generation of African cinema.”
For more information and expanded film descriptions, please view the Africana Film Series Flyer
Thanks to all who came out for out winter hike. Check out photos in our gallery. Our winter hike in the Albany Pine Bush has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1pm. We will meet at 1pm at … Continue reading
Our New Year’s Brunch at Sue Senecah’s house has been cancelled. If you know of anyone who was planning to attend, please let them know. Thanks and Happy New Year from RPCVs of NENY. Please be sure to join us … Continue reading
Jessa Rowan (Togo 200-2002) is directing a student production of Thornton Wilder’s play, “Pullman Car Hiawatha” at the Emma Willard School on November 9 and 10, 2012. Admission is free. Details are available here: http://www.emmawillard.org/programs/academics/arts/theatre/fall-play
From the Spectrum Theatre’s website: One show only Wednesday 9/26 at 7 pm This special screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with local refugees from Burma and staff and volunteers from the Albany Field Office of … Continue reading
Lynn Minderman was kind enough to share her experiences as a PCV in Lesotho and talk to our group about the work she is doing through a 501(c)3 called Quolaquoe Mountain Connections. The organization’s mission is, “to benefit the people … Continue reading