Thursday, November 4, 2010

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Lots of things are happening in November! The 30th annual Film Series at the Ariston is starting, the Monday night Film and TV series at Cappella Underground is getting underway, and, let’s not forget OUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY:  THANKSGIVING!

But first, some reminders!

1)       Hey you, get us out of your SPAM.  Add us to your address list so you receive our messages. If you’re not receiving our newsletter, you can check our Blog for the same info and never miss any news or events.

You can always stop in for a printed copy of this month’s news. We’re always happy to see you!

2)       You can also become our Fan on Facebook –:  Associazione Italo Americana del FVG  and American Corner Trieste. That’s where we put event photos as well (Halloween Party Photos, for example, are on the American Corner Trieste page!)

3)       Renew your Membership for 2010-2011  – This year’s membership cards are already on sale at the Association. We recommend doing this BEFORE the first film to avoid having to wait for yours. Also, this year there will be NO SINGLE TICKET SALES AT THE ARISTON. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND THE FILMS. There will be one exciting exception to this rule. More about that later! If you have a temporary card, new cards will be available next week. Call first to make sure! You can also get your membership cards at Cappella Underground on Monday nights!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Ariston Film Series – 30th Year at 16:00, 18:30, 21:00
November 18 – The Town

Can you believe it’s already been 30 years? Any record-holders? How many years have YOU come to the series? Let us know!

Sponsors of this year’s series include: CRTrieste, Provincia di Trieste, and Pacorini.

Monday Nights at Cappella Underground, 20:30
November 8 – “All in the Family”
November 15 – Joe

Join our host, President and TV/Film buff, Leonardo Buonomo, for another exciting Monday evening series! Like last year, he will introduce the program and run the discussion afterwards.

Friday Documentary Series, Via Roma 15, 18:00
November 5 – An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart
November 12 – War Letters:  Stories of courage, longing and sacrifice through letters from the front
November 19 – The Congress, by Ken Burns
November 26 – Taste of Freedom, Thanksgiving, by Burt Wolf

Denise and Lori will be there to give you the latest Association news and push play. Join our die-hard Friday Documentary fans and learn a little something, too! These documentaries are open to the public, so bring a friend!

TGI Thursday Coffee Hour for Adults, Via Roma 15, 10:00A.M.
November 11 - Stop by and say hello (in English, naturally).  Enjoy some conversation and a cup of coffee. Last time there were BROWNIES!! Who knows what NEXT time’s treat will be!

New for November!! Game Day!
November 13 – Saturday, from 15:00 – 19:00
Sign up to show-off your Scrabble, Monopoly (American version), Trivial Pursuit, Twister or Wii skills.  We’ll have tournaments and prizes.  Open to all Ages.

Thanksgiving Dinner
November 25 – At the Bottega del Vino – Castello di San Giusto. There WILL be turkey!
More information to come. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

American Corner Trieste – Paolo Bearz Library
On October 22nd the US Ambassador to Italy, David H. Thorne, came to the Association for a visit.  Here is the video of the event.  He was very impressed with our library, the AMAZING events happening at the Association and especially with our community of members, for your language abilities and interest in American culture!

Thank you, illycaffè for donating the coffee and the machine!

The Childrens’ Corner – Inauguration in January with Storytime.
Thanks to a generous grant from the US Government, the Association will be opening a special children’s section of the library in January. We are so excited to share our new books, educational CD Rom games, Puppet Theater, and puppets with you and your children!

New Books, DVD’s and magazines – We are cataloguing (thank you, Volunteers!) new items that just arrived. We have all of the films from last year’s film series, the original Muppet Show, and some great PBS documentaries.  All will soon be on the shelves.  If you want to watch a video here in via Roma, we have a viewing area with a fancy monitor just for you!

Rosetta Stone – American English CD Rom– During library hours, you can use this self-study program in the library to learn/perfect your American English.

It’s November: Here is what we are thankful for!
Our members, our new and returning students, our fantastic teachers, our amazing volunteers (we are so lucky to have you!), being able to stay at Via Roma, 15, the new heating system the landlord is promising us!, our sponsors—all of them: big and small, our friends who donate books... Thank you everyone for being a part of our community.  

See you at the Association in November!

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