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Apple and pumpkin picking – October 6th

There are two upcoming RPCV events in Central Jersey on Sunday, October 6th! Join us for one or both!

Fun on the Farm – Terhune Apple and Pumpkin Picking on Sunday, October 6th!

Celebrate fall by joining us at Terhune Orchards on Sunday, October 6, 2013 for apple and pumpkin picking.  Bring your children or grandchildren for pony and wagon rides, the corn stalk maze, a visit to the barnyard farm animals, live music, and other activities. Food (pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, etc.) will be available for purchase at the farm, but we will meet at the Efes Turkish restaurant after the event (at 2pm) which will give us a chance to be together and share experiences. Terhune does require a $5 admission fee for the activities, children under 3 are free. Parking is available at the farm. No pets are allowed. The owners of the farm are Pam and Gary Mount, who are both Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

We will meet at the main entrance for the farm, near the front of the farm store at 11:30am. Look for fellow RPCVs wearing Peace Corps shirts!

Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540. For directions please visit:

To check if the event has been cancelled due to inclement weather, please go to the RPCV NJ website after 9:00am on October 6th or contact Lisa at

Please RSVP by Monday, September 30th to Lisa Nicolaison at

We look forward to seeing you for a day of fun and camaraderie!

Meet and …plow! Meet the NPCA president at the Howell Living History Farm

Glenn Blumhorst, the President of the National Peace Corps Association, will be presenting the awards at the Howell Living History Farm’s annual Plowing Match this Saturday, 8/31/2013.  It will be a great opportunity for returned volunteers to get together.

The plowing competition begins at  10:00 a.m.  with the last event beginning at  2:00 p.m.   There will be pony rides, a string band, pig and chicken roast, etc.   The farm is located on Valley Road, off Route 29 about 2 miles south of Lambertville, NJ.  Consider bringing your kids/grandkids, who are often fascinated with simple things like pumping water and digging potatoes.
You can find out more info about Howell Farms at their website .Early birds can stop at the flea markets on Rte 29 between Lambertville and Valley Road.  There is also stuff to do (and restaurants) in Lambertville and New Hope, Pa. The rain date is  9/7/2013         .

Great day for the potato harvest!

Getting ready for the a-maize-ing corn maze at the Howell Living History Farm.

Getting ready for the a-maize-ing corn maze at the Howell Living History Farm.

It was a beautiful day to be out at the Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville. The corn was as high as … an elephant’s eye. (Sorry – couldn’t resist!)  The potato harvest was a little lighter this year, thanks to rainy weather and deer, but it was great to see everyone.

Did you miss us?  Don’t forget: Dinner next Friday (August 23).

Potato Harvest and dinner this Saturday!

Join  us in Lambertville for a Potato Harvest (Family Activity) at Howell Farms and/or an evening of fabulous Thai food, and conversation and comraderie with your fellow New Jersey (and some PA) RPCVs!

When:   Saturday August 17th

Potato Harvest – anytime between 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM

Ethnic Dining at Thai Tida Restaurant: depart Howell Farm at approximately 4:30 PM.  If you go only for ethnic dining, plan on arriving at approximately 4:45 – 5:00 PM.


Howell Living History Farm, 70 Wooden’s Lane, Lambertville, NJ   (609) 737-3299

Thai Tida Restaurant, 236 N. Union St, Lambertville, NJ    (609) 397-6701

(the group will travel together caravan-like from Howell Farm to Thai Tida)


RSVP is required no later than Friday, August 16 by 6 PM to:

Christie Musa

Home: (908) 475-8269

Cell:    (908) 283-9990


An evening of fun, food, and culture from Morocco

An evening of fun, food, and culture from Morocco

Friday evening, August 23, 2013  6:30pm

 Marakesh Restaurant located at 321 U.S. 46, Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054.  It is on the East Bound side of Route 46. Phone is (973) 808-0062.  Marakesh offers a variety of tasty dishes from Morocco including various couscous dishes, hummus, a Berber grill and tagine.  It is byob and has entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings – belly dancing.  Please plan on arriving between 6:30 and 7:00 PM.  They can easily accommodate a party of up to 12.  Please RSVP by no later than August 16, 2013 to Peter Arney – 973 625-7483 or

What a turnout!

RPCV-NJ friends and family gathered on June 8 in Harmony.   43 people enjoyed plenty of food and good company, as well as games.  We welcomed also people interested in applying for the Peace Corps.

Many, many thanks to Christine M., Richard D. and Doug G. who planned and organized the event!RPCV_NJ_Picnic2013

Did you miss the picnic? Join us for dinner on July 19th!

NJ Cares Day – May 4!

Once a volunteer….ready to volunteer again!

RPCV-NJ is helping out around New Jersey for NJ CARES day on May 4.  We’ll be at three of the projects listed at:

Hillsborough (Somerset County)

Union County

Morristown Public Park

Because we have several people attending the event in their area, we are not registered as one group. However, if you can attend, please register as an individual and let us know (email Lisa at so we can meet you there!


Great to see you there! Annual meeting

Hey – it was great to see over two dozen people at the RPCV-NJ annual meeting on Saturday, March 10 in Cranford!  A new board was elected, and as usual when RPCVs get together, we had lunch!  Keep a look out in your mailbox for an updated list of events around New Jersey!