Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

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Events


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Book Club - American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Jan 18 2018 - 7:00pm

Our January book will be American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, Jeffrey Toobin. An account of Hearst's kidnapping and then participation in SLA crimes. Toobin presents his account chronologically but inserts back stories of the players and asides on the volatile cultural cross-currents of the time. The book's real power comes from Toobin's ability to convincingly and economically evoke a broad range of people.

Host: Barbara Scott Nelson

Book Club - The Gift of the Magi

Dec 21 2017 - 7:00pm

In keeping with our tradition of reading a short Christmas classic, we will read The Gift of the Magi, O. Henry, 1905. This classic Christmas story was allegedly written at Pete's Tavern on Irving Place in New York City. The story was initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title "Gifts of the Magi" on December 10, 1905. It was first published in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906.

Host: Diane McCormack

Can't make it this month? Read the next book and join us in January!

Book Club - A Gentleman in Moscow

Nov 16 2017 - 7:00pm

We will be reading A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles, 2016. Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a 1922 trial, condemned for writing a poem. Already ensconced in luxury in Suite 317 of the Metropol Hotel he remains there for several decades. Many guests tell of Russia's condition and change Rostov's static life. The novel's themes run deeper than sociopolitical commentary to include parental duty, friendship, romance, the call of home.

We will meet at the home of Janet Ghattas and John Hand. Please RSVP to Janet if you plan to attend: janet.ghattas@gmail.com.

Can't make it this month? Read the next book and join us in December!

Welcome Back/Send Off

Dec 1 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers invites you to help celebrate our bi-annual WBSO at the Bell in Hand in Boston. Join us to recognize those individuals who have recently completed their Peace Corps Service and those who are getting ready to start their service, and hear from a featured speaker. Appetizers will be served!

 

Featured Speaker:  Pamela Civins, Executive Director of Boston Partners in Education

 

Please RSVP.

TGIF at Asgard

May 25 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Our monthly last-Friday unwind session is at Asgard in Central Square. Come find us - look for the red Peace Corps shirt starting at 6pm. Hope to see you there.

Questions? Contact TGIF@barpcv.org.

TGIF at Asgard

Apr 27 2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Our monthly last-Friday unwind session is at Asgard in Central Square. Come find us - look for the red Peace Corps shirt starting at 6pm. Hope to see you there.

Questions? Contact TGIF@barpcv.org.

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