CALENDAR 2014

October

 

 

Thursday, October 23 (7pm) --  French Art in Connecticut presented by Brian Denyer at the Brookfield Public Library, 182 Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT. Telephone: 203-775-6241. In this program, Brian will provide the history and art criticism over thirty works of French art found in local museums in Hartford, New Haven and Farmington. His presentation will show the paintings either through the photographs or through links to the websites of museums. Book your tickets in advance through the website of the Brookfield Library: http://www.brookfieldlibrary.org/event-information?ee=2823 .

 

 

 

MC900036547[1]Sunday, October 26 (starting at noon) -- Jeux de Pétanque chez the Gutierrez in Southbury.  Come and enjoy this game that resembles the Italian game of bocce, but played with the balls of stainless steel. It is not necessary to know how to play, we will teach you. A light lunch will be served. Bring sweaters or jackets if the weather is cool.  Member Price: $10; Non-members Price: $20.   Respond by October 23 by writing to 1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301,Southbury, CT 06488 or by calling (203) 707-0710.  Email questions for more information to programmes@afnwct.org  .

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, October 27 (1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.) – New Ciné-Club at 1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301,Southbury, CT 06488. This 2014 movie in French with English subtitles is about one of the fashion world's most celebrated designers and an expert at creating the finest in haute couture. This documentary takes an in-depth look at his life via interviews with his mother, his partner, his friend and a fan.  This movie is the official French Foreign Language entry for the 2015 Oscars and has enjoyed tremendous success. For copyright reasons, the title is not published.  Members are free; $5 suggested donation for others.  For more information call: (203) 707-0710 or email to programmes@afnwct.org .

 

 

 

 

MC900024449[1]Wednesday, October 29 (noon to 1 p.m.) --“Lunch sur le Pouce”.   BYOLunch and converse in French at our AF Center in Southbury.  Members free; $5 for others.  . This program epeats Wednesdays on November 5, 12, 26; December 3, 10, 17. (We will not meet the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.) For more information call: (203) 707-0710 or email to programmes@afnwct.org .

 

 

 

November

 

 

Saturday, November 8 (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM) -- Café Conversation at the Barn Club, 558 Main Street South, Woodbury, Connecticut 06488.  Contact Noëlle if you plan to bring refreshments or if you wish to present a subject for discussion. Leading a session involves choosing an article or two and making a dozen copies for the group to read and discuss.  If there are dangerous road conditions, inquire at café@afnwct.org or call 203-707-0710 to find out if the event has been cancelled.

 

 

 

 

MC900230029[1]Sunday, November 9 (noon to. 3 p.m.)   Alliance Francaise to Offer Class in French Cuisine.  The Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT) will offer a class in French cooking Sunday at a private home in Watertown. Participants will prepare and enjoy a French meal consisting of: melon ball hors d’oeuvres, pate feuillete (puff pastry with ham, cheese, and mushrooms), boeuf Bourgignon (beef in Burgundy sauce), rice, and buche de Noel (a traditional holiday Yule log cake.) Participants who want wine with their meal should bring their own choice of wine. The public is invited; fluency in French is not required. Vocabulary related to French culinary art will be introduced; participants can bring a pen and paper. Cost for the program is   $30.00; reservations are required, as space is limited to 10 participants. Checks should be made out to: AFNWCT and mailed to: AFNWCT, 1 Pomperaug Office Park, suite 301, Southbury, CT 06488. For information, reservations, and directions, call: 203-707-0710 and leave a message. Or, e-mail: afnwct@afnwct.org 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, November 9 (4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) – New Ciné-Club at 1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301,Southbury, CT 06488. This 2014 movie in French with English subtitles is about one of the fashion world's most celebrated designers and an expert at creating the finest in haute couture. This documentary takes an in-depth look at his life via interviews with his mother, his partner, his friend and a fan.  This movie is the official French Foreign Language entry for the 2015 Oscars and has enjoyed tremendous success. For copyright reasons, the title is not published.  Members are free; $5 suggested donation for others.  For more information call: (203) 707-0710 or email to programmes@afnwct.org .

 

 

 

 

MC900332994[1]Monday, November 10 from 1pm to 3pm. --  Board Games: Enjoy a brain challenge? Come play Scrabble in French! We'll practice awhile and then move on to Duplicate Scrabble... Letter frequency and scoring is geared to common words in French but otherwise, it's the same game.  Great for increasing your vocabulary and meeting new friends.  Played at our new Southbury AF Center, 1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301. Members are free; $5 suggested donation for others.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 20 (6 PM) – French discussion group!  The group will meet at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.  Participation is open to the public ($5 suggested donation) and to AFNWCT members (free).  Don’t miss out on a chance to enjoy yourself while speaking French with a friendly group.  The group will meet the third Thursday of each month.   For more information, call (203) 707-0710.

 

 

 

 

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Friday, November  21 (7pm) –  Art and Beaujolais wine at the AFNWCT École de Langue,1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301, Southbury. What's better than enjoying a glass of wine while discussing French art with Brian Denyer? Timed to coincide with Beaujolais Nouveau’s traditional release for sale of its newly fermented wine, Mr. Denyer’s hour-long presentation is an overview of some 30 works of French art.  Reservations should be made by sending a check ($10 for AFNWCT members and $20 for non-members) by November 18 to AFNWCT at 1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301, Southbury, CT 06488.  For more information, click the following link: art & beaujolais . 

 

 

 

MP900449123[1]Saturday, November 22 (10 :30 AM to 12 :30 PM) -- Café Conversation at the Barn Club, 558 Main Street South, Woodbury, Connecticut 06488.  Contact Noëlle if you plan to bring refreshments or if you wish to present a subject for discussion. Leading a session involves choosing an article or two and making a dozen copies for the group to read and discuss.  If there are dangerous road conditions, inquire at café@afnwct.org or call 203-707-0710 to find out if the event has been cancelled.

 

 

December

 

 

Saturday, December 6 (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM) -- Café Conversation at the Barn Club, 558 Main Street South, Woodbury, Connecticut 06488.  Contact Noëlle if you plan to bring refreshments or if you wish to present a subject for discussion. Leading a session involves choosing an article or two and making a dozen copies for the group to read and discuss.  If there are dangerous road conditions, inquire at café@afnwct.org or call 203-707-0710 to find out if the event has been cancelled.

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 15 from 1pm to 3pm. -- Board Games: Enjoy a brain challenge? Come play Scrabble in French! We'll practice awhile and then move on to Duplicate Scrabble.  Letter frequency and scoring is geared to common words in French but otherwise, it's the same game.  Great for increasing your vocabulary and meeting new friends.  Played at our new Southbury AF Center, 1 Pomperaug Office Park, Suite 301. Members are free; $5 suggested donation for others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Thursday, December 18 (6 PM) – French discussion group!  The group will meet at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.  Participation is open to the public ($5 suggested donation) and to AFNWCT members (free).  Don’t miss out on a chance to enjoy yourself while speaking French with a friendly group.  The group meets the third Thursday of each month.   For more information, call (203) 707-0710.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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