AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
APRIL 2012 NEWS
Spring has sprung! April showers bring May flowers! Here is what’s going on this month!
APRIL HOLIDAYS- OFFICE CLOSED
Our office will be closed for Easter vacation from April 6th – April 9th for Easter. Elementary and High School High classes will not be held on April 9th,10th or 11th. We will also be closed for the national holiday on April 25th.
SPRING INTENSIVE COURSES
Courses are open to members and their children. Call or stop by the office for details. Min. 5 participants per class.
10am-12 Tuesday, Thursday. Total: 20 hours. Euro 250. Start date: April 17
Advanced Beginners-Intermediate Conversation
6.30-8.30 Tuesdays, Wednesdays. Total: 20 hours. Euro 250 Start date: May 1
Middle School Intensive Review and Conversation
3-5pm April 18, 20 May 2,4,9. Total: 10 hours Euro 125 Start date: April 18
6.30-8.30 Mondays Total: 10 hours. Euro 125 Start date: April 16
AMERICAN FILM SERIES in ORIGINAL LANGUAGE at the ARISTON, Showtimes: 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
For film distribution reasons, THE HELP will be shown on April 19th instead of the film BEGINNERS. THE HELP, based on the number 1 best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, was nominated for 4 Oscars and won for Best Supporting Actress.
April 19th – The Help
CONVERSATIONS about the ECONOMY, Via Roma 15, 6:30 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Guest speaker: Greg Fea, General Manager, Illy SPA and CEO, Illy North America
TRIESTE USA: 1945 – 1954, A WALKING TOUR, Via Roma 15, 10:00 a.m.
Learn what Trieste was like under the Allied Military Government. We are offering a 2-hour presentation and walking tour in English presenting the landmarks of TRUST (Trieste US Troops). Did you know that JFK, Richard Nixon and Dwight Eisenhower were all here in 1952? Special AMG currency and stamps were used here? Sea planes landed in Trieste? Louis Armstrong played here? April tour dates are: Saturday, April 14th and Saturday, April 28th – 2 more tours will be scheduled in May.
Donation: €10 per person (€8 for members, children accompanied free). Call to reserve.
MADE FOR EACH OTHER SEASON CONCLUSION
This popular series ended at the end of March. Attendance this year at the new location was AMAZING!
Thanks, Leonardo Buonomo for another great TV season!
THURSDAY ADULT COFFEE BREAK, Via Roma 15, 10-12 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
April 12th – Our monthly appointment for clever conversation (in English of course) and a cup of coffee.
FRIDAY DOCUMENTARIES Via Roma 15, 6:00 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLC
This month we conclude our 2011/12 series with a variety of themes from Apollo 8 to Earth Day to Volunteerism. Thanks to Michael for selecting an excellent variety of documentaries and for his skills as a commentator.
April 13th – Race to the Moon – the daring adventure of Apollo 8 and the first view of the moon in 1968.
April 20th – Earth: The Operator’s Manual – a look at our planet and renewable energy sources
April 27th – Life a House Built – Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter’s 25 years of work with Habitat for Humanity
SATURDAY STORYTIME CONCLUSION
Storytime was a great success and lots of fun thanks to all of you kids, parents and especially to our volunteers on the Storytime team (Jennifer, Lawrie, Joanne, Gerardo, Luisa, Giulia, Sara, Dario, Grace, Karen, Denise). The photos of the final Storytime of the year and diploma ceremony are on Facebook. See you next year! Don’t forget that our Children’s Corner Library is open all year long and you can come by anytime and check out a book. Stay tuned for a possible year-end Storytime trip to the farm!
Thanks to the support of the US Embassy, we have a new modern check-out system for our Library. To keep everything under control, you can check out materials only during office hours when a Front Desk person is working. No trained library staff person, no books or DVD’s (that means you, too, Karoline!). Returns can be placed in our return box near the Front Desk. April is Amnesty Month for the Library (Thank goodness! –Karoline). If you have long overdue books and DVD’s (especially the ones that you found in your DVD player after you returned the empty box) please return them … no questions asked, no fines.
Spread the word. See you in April at the Association!
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