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Alliance Française to Host Bastille Day Celebration


The Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT) celebrates Bastille Day Saturday, July 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a private home in Sandy Hook.  (Rain date: Sunday, July 13).  Guests will enjoy food, games, swimming, and French music and songs by Cynthia M.  Guests might need folding chairs, sunscreen and bug spray.  Admission is $15 for Alliance members and teens and $20 for non-members, children under 10 free.  French will be spoken but is not necessary.  The public is invited.  Reservations required before July 5th and can be made by checks paid to AFWNCT, Inc. and sent to Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut, P.O. Box 31, Woodbury, Connecticut 06798-0031.  For more information and directions call 203-263-4096 or e-mail afnwct@snet.net







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 Learn French this Summer! Classes for children and young adults:


The Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT) will offer classes for Children and Young Adults starting July 14, 2014, in Watertown. 


“French is Fun” a beginner class for children grade 3 to 5 on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.;  “French in the Summer” (review and tutoring, French 1 to 4), for grades 6 to 12,  on Mondays from  5 to 6 p.m.


Each session runs for five weeks. Cost for the classes depends on the number of students enrolled. For information, e-mail: maclasse@sbcglobal.net.

Private or Semi-Private classes for children and adults may be arranged upon request.


Cost can be as low as $66 depending on the number of students.  A minimum of three students insures a class.  Tutoring, private instruction, advanced classes and French for children may also be arranged.






maclasse@sbcglobal.net or 203-262-8594










The Alliance Francaise is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the language and culture of France and other French-speaking countries. Activities include: lectures, films, holiday celebrations, book clubs, conversation groups, and travel opportunities. For information on any of these programs, call: 203-263-4096, or e-mail: afnwct@snet.net .  Additional information is available on the Web at: www.afnwct.org .






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W3R Commemorative Stoneware




The Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut (afnwct@snet.net) offers for sale stoneware bowls to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the 1781 Washington-Rochambeau March to Victory at Yorktown.  A classic ;piece and symbol of French-American friendship, they are a fine gift to offer history buffs or French friends.

Produced by Boston Pot & Tile of Woodbury, CT, the wide-rimmed bowls are stamped with motifs from the Revolutionary War uniform buttons: one French and one American.  The French stamp was made from a button actually found along the Connecticut route where the 22nd Battalion of Soissonais is known to have encamped.


The bowls are non-porous and food-dishwasher-safe though not recommended for use in microwave ovens. They are 7” in diameter and 1 ½” high with holes in the foot through which a wire can be inserted for hanging.

To purchase, send checks for $16 ($10 + $6 shipping) to the Alliance Française of  Northwestern Connecticut, Inc. P.O. Box 31 Woodbury, Connecticut 06798-0031.   A maximum of two bowls per shipment.


All proceeds from the sale of the bowls will go to the promotion of the French language and culture and French-American friendship.



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