Join more than 10,000 RPCVs and Peace Corps Staff coming to Washington, D.C. this September to celebrate 50 years of service. Be part of the largest gathering of RPCVs to celebrate - for 4 days from Thursday September 22 to Sunday September 25 - in the Nation’s Capital. Parties, picnics, Peace Corps films, presentations, book signings, country updates, speeches and remembrances. Enjoy four days of international food, music and art done the Peace Corps Way.

Here are just a few highlights:

Luncheon at Library of Congress: Thursday, September 22, Noon–1 p.m.
The Luncheon will celebrate the establishment of the Peace Corps Collection at
the Library of Congress and honor Peace Corps writers. Hosted by RPCVs: Congressmen John Garamendi, Sam Farr,  Michael M. Honda and Thomas Petri; Marian Haley Beil, publisher of Peace Corps Worldwide; journalist Maureen Orth; and political commentator Chris Matthews. The luncheon is by invitation only. A display of Peace Corps books can be seen at the Library that day.

Peace Corps Authors Autographs and Libations: Thursday, September 22,  7 p.m.–Closing, location TBD
Buy an autographed copy of your favorite Peace Corps book. Meet the famous, well-known, prolific Peace Corps writers. Downtown Washington, D.C.,

Staff Reunion party: Friday, September 23, 7–10 p.m., National Building Museum
All Are Welcome. Come meet your former Country Director, APCDs, and PCVs. Raise a glass to celebrate your service. Tickets are $60. For more information: www.PCStaffReunion.com

Peace Corps Fund Bash, Saturday, September 24, 6 p.m.–Midnight, GWU/Smith Arena
Come to The Great 3rd Goal Bash sponsored by the Peace Corps Fund — the RPCV founded non-profit dedicated to supporting Third Goal activities of RPCV groups and individuals. Tickets are $33. More than 1,000 RPCVs expected to attend this evening event of international music, food, drink and dancing. For more info: www.PeaceCorpsFund.org

Promise of the Peace Corps Gala: Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:00 pm–10:00 pm, Ronald Reagan Building
Dig out your tuxedo. This formal event is hosted by the National Peace Corps Association. Tickets are $250 for NPCA members and $300 for non-members. For more information: www.PeaceCorpsConnect.org

Program and March, September 25, 2011 10:00 am–2:00 p.m., Arlington Cemetary
Sponsored by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington, DC (RPCV/W) this event will begin with a program at the Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater honoring Peace Corps’ accomplishments and the fallen Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. RPCVs will then be quietly organized by Country of Service to march across the Memorial Bridge. For more info: www.RPCVW.org