Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2013 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
DECEMBER 2013 NEWS

DECEMBER 

December – The busiest month of the year!  Make some space in your calendar for our us!  Made for Each Other – Comparative TV / Film, and the Classic Christmas Film Matinée Series in P. S. Antonio, Welcome Home Stranger, Coffee Break, Friday American Experience.  Of course, you can also attend our film series at Cinema dei Fabbri, use our library and take advantage of members-only activities.  Happy Holidays!

 
WINTER COURSES – Remember, when you pay with an IBAN, you have a 5% discount.  In the causale, specify the name of the student, name of class, day and time of the class.  Bring a copy of the IBAN in order to get your receipt.  Click here for the Details for the Winter Classes.

 INTENSIVE COURSES - From January 7-10th we will offer Intensive English for Adults in the afternoons.  Tuesday to Friday 2.5 hours per day.  “Una spinta intensiva” to start off your new year!

 REGULAR CLASSESOur courses continue all year long.  We confirm all of our regular courses starting on the week of January 13th.  10 more weeks at the same price as last quarter.  Please confirm (aia.fvg@gmail.com) your re-enrollment by Dec. 15th.  Your payment must be received by January 6th in order to guarantee your place.  On January 7th we will open up the enrollment for students on the waiting lists. If you are new families and are interested in Scuola Materna and Elementary Classes, please send us an e-mail with your preferences and we will put your child on the waiting list.  

AMERICAN FILM SERIES 2013/14

Our 33rd Annual English Language American Film Series will be shown at the Cinema dei Fabbri, Via dei Fabbri 2/A in Trieste.  Showings will be on Thursdays at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm.    Here is the complete list of films for the 2013/14 season.  You can pick up your definitive Membership Cards in our Office from November 11th or directly at the Cinema dei Fabbri on American Film day. 

Dec 5th  – ParaNorman – Animation. 2013 (92 min) – For this animated film only, you can bring your children at no charge to the 2pm and 4pm showings. 

MADE FOR EACH OTHER–in our Multimedia Room, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Mondays at 8:15 pm

Made for Each Other is back!  This year at our Piazza Sant’Antonio Multimedia Room.  Open to All, no membership required.  Comparative American TV and Cinema in original version.  One week a TV show and the next a film, regarding the same theme.  A lesson in Pop Culture 101 and English commentary to put everything in perspective by Prof. Leonardo Buonomo.  The theme of the first “Couple” is Horror.  Here is the complete list.

Dec. 9th  - American Horror Story (TV series 2011 -  )

Dec. 16th – The Haunting (film 1963)

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MATINEE SERIES in our Multimedia Room, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Dec. 3rd – Miracle on 34th Street (1947) with Edmund Gwen, Maureen O’Hara, Natalie Wood

Dec. 10th – It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) with James Stewart and Donna Reed

Dec. 17th – White Christmas (1954) with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

WELCOME HOME, STRANGER – Adopt-a-Stranger Pot Luck dinner.

December 12, 2013, 6 pm – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Helping newcomers live happily in Trieste! The first appointment was a great success.  Thanks to all the participants and Andrea, Luciano and Sheila for organizing it.  The next meeting on December 12th will be a Pot Luck dinner (everybody brings something).  We will match people up for our “Adopt-a-Stranger” initiative. Become a mentor and a friend to a newcomer, especially during the holidays, which can get lonely when you are far from home! Send us an email if you are interested in participating. The group has also started a Google Hangout:  welcomehomestranger@gmail.com  Join us.  Bring a Friend.  Make a Friend. 

THURSDAY COFFEE BREAK in our library 10 – 12 – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

December 12th - Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English!   

FRIDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in our Multi-Media Room at 6 p.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

US Holiday Tables & Traditions: 

Dec. 6th -  Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom “Hanukkah” and New Year’s Eve (50 min)

Dec 13th – Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America: Holiday Tables and Traditions (56 min)

MEMBERSHIP!

Great gift idea for your teenager, spouse, friend … mother-in-law!  Membership is valid until October 2014!  In addition to our American Cinema Series, we have a fantastic library with over 5000 books, up-to-date magazines and 1300 DVD’s, as well as th Children’s Corner Library and DVD collection.  Everything is available for check-out.  Your membership is also valid for Members-Only activities.   €25 for students, teachers and over age 65 and €35 for regular membership.  There is a form to be filled out.  Click here to download the membership form or pick it up directly in the office.  Memberships can be made in the Association or directly at the Cinema on American movie day before the show.  More questions? Check out our FAQ. Many thanks to our Membership Team:  Manuela and Francesca.  We now have 474 members!

 TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday)– Back in January!

 CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Our Office will be closed from December 23rd until January 6th. 

Coming in January – Saturday Storytime from January 11th

See you this Holiday Season at the Association!       

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