Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 2012 - Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
FEBRUARY 2012 NEWS

FEBRUARY – An extra day of fun this Leap Year!
We get an extra day of fun this February and there is an activity for each age group! Join us for American Cooking School, Black History Month, Storytime, Coffee Break or the Cinema…of course, English classes continue too.

CARNIVAL VACATION
Our Office / Library will be closed on February 20th, 21st 22nd for Carnival. No library or office services on these dates. Elementary, Middle School and High School classes will not be held. Adults – please talk to your teacher.

BAKE SALE!
To Bake? or To Buy? That is the question. Thanks to all who participated either by baking or buying our yummy creations. We collected €180 in donations which go towards purchasing supplies for Storytime and special activities in the Association.

THURSDAY ADULT COFFEE BREAK, via Roma 15, 6:00 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
February 9th, 10-noon - Monthly appointment for some coffee and clever conversation - in English naturalmente.

FRIDAY DOCUMENTARY SERIES, via Roma 15, 6:00 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This month the series is dedicated to BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Join Michael for these special documentaries.
February 3rd– Dreams of Obama – Interviews with the people closest to President Obama before he took office.
February 10th– The Tuskegee Airmen – WW II story of 450 black pilots who fought both in Europe and Asia.
February 17th The Massachusetts 54th Colored Division – Heroic division of African Americans in the Civil War
February 24th – When I Rise – A black soprano is cast to co-star with a white male, causing racial backlash in Texas

SATURDAY STORYTIME, via Roma 15, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
We are all having a great time at Storytime. Jennifer and our volunteer team of mother tongue Mommies / Daddies are keeping everybody engaged with stories, songs and crafts. Call the office and make a reservation. Only 2 appointments in February (due to Carnival vacations and related post-Carnival recovery period!) No stress, just fun. One family member must be a member. Not a member yet? Try it, you’ll like it. The complete schedule and details are on our blog. Check out our Bunny Hop Video and Photos from Duck!Rabbit!
February 4th – The Best Pet of All
February 11th – Where the Wild Things Are

AMERICAN FILM SERIES IN ORIGINAL LANGUAGE AT THE ARISTON CINEMA
Carnage, directed by Roman Polanski
Thursday, February 16th at 2:00p.m., 4:00p.m., 6:30p.m. and 9:00p.m.

MADE FOR EACH OTHER SERIES at CAPPELLA UNDERGROUND (now at Teatro Miela)
February 6th – Bewitched (TV series – winner of 3 Emmy awards)– 8:30 p.m.
February 13th – I Married a Witch (1942 film nominated for 1 Oscar) – 8:30 p.m.
Join Leonardo Buonomo for a lesson in Comparative Pop Culture at the highest level. Your membership card is valid for this series.

AMERICAN COOKING SCHOOL
A foodie tour of the US without leaving Trieste. This initiative has been made possible thanks to the sponsorship of the US Embassy Rome and US Consulate Milan. Andrea, ESL teacher and professional chef teaches a hands-on cooking course of US regional specialties: El Paso: Tex-Mex, New Orleans: Cajun, L.A.: California Fusion. For Members Only. Dinner (prepared by you on-site) and recipes included! Come by the office to book and pay. Limited availability. More details on our blog. Tex-Mex (all spaces filled) is on February 2nd. We are now accepting registration for New Orleans: Cajun (March 15th).

LIBRARY NEWS On Saturday Storytime dates the library is open from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

SEE YOU AT THE ASSOCIATION IN FEBRUARY!

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