Saturday, January 28, 2017

February 2017 Newsletter


FEBRUARY:   Football, Black History and looking ahead to March with the Harlem Globetrotters and March Madness Basketball.  Matinée showings of Selma and The Blind Side.  Join us in Maker Space to make Carnival Costumes on our Sewing Machines or learn how to Knit a Hat.  Use February to perfect your Chili recipe for the March Chili Cook Off.  Come on down!  There are lots of activities for all ages.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in Calendar Format.  Themes of the Month: Black History and Football.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!
OFFICE:
CLOSED for Carnival from Friday, February 24th until Wednesday, March 1st.  No CLASSES, No ACTIVITIES, No ADMINISTRATION, No LIBRARY.
Regular Hours: Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Mon. through Fri. 4-7
During Office Hours, you can:  Pay for a Course with Cash. Check Out Books, DVDs 
REMEMBER to pick up your IBAN Receipts at the Front Desk, during our Office Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

LIBRARY AMNESTY MONTH – RETURN OVERDUE ITEMS – No questions asked and no fines
If you have overdue books and DVD’s, please return them so that we can all enjoy them.  If you can’t make it during our hours, or you are too embarrassed because of your lateness, you can put items in our mailbox or in a bag outside our door.  No questions asked. We will become stricter in March. 

SPECIAL EVENTS:



BLACK HISTORY FILM SERIES Monday Matinées.  Free and Open to the Public
06/02 - 10 am and 1 pm - SELMA – 2014, 2 hrs 4min.   A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
20/02 – 10 am and 1 pm - THE BLIND SIDE2009, 2 hrs 8 min.  The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.





HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS – TICKET RESERVATION
for AIA FVG Members and their Families  - DEADLINE for Reservations and Payment:  FEBRUARY 17th. (The show is 29/3)
29/03, 20:30 at PalaRubini.  Click on the link above for Ticket Details on our Blog. Limit 6 tickets per family.  Reduced group ticket prices and no “pre-vendita” fee.  The Harlem Globetrotters is an exhibition basketball team, founded in 1926, that puts on a fantastic basketball, comedy show.  Lots of fun!

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES and MEMBERSHIP
Here are our Course schedules for 2016/17:  KIDS and ADULTS.  Look ahead for a SPRING COURSE.  The next Weekend Warrior Full Immersion Intensive Weekend is February 18-19.   Registration Deadline: Feb. 15th. 
                                                        
YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER AT ANY TIME OF YEAR! Membership is annual and valid until August 31, 2017.  You must be a Member to take Classes at AIA FVG.  Membership is also valid for entry to the American Film Series, to check out books, DVDs and magazines, and to attend some member only events.  Here is the Membership Form.  Membership fees:  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero. 


36th AMERICAN FILM SERIES  at Teatro dei Fabbri – Showtimes:  13:30. 16, 18:30, 21
The film series continues. Great American films in Original Version.  2016/17 Members Only.  Become a member during Office Hours. 
09/02   ELVIS & NIXON. Dir. Liza Johnson. Starring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey. Comedy.86 min. 

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
  • Family Film Festival – 10/02, 5 pm – PETER PAN, Disney, 1953 (75 min.)
  • Nati per Leggere – 16/02, 10 am – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 years.
  • Mom & Baby Survival Italian – Every Tuesday, 10 am
  • Mom & Baby Playgroup in English – Every Thursday, 10 am
  • Teen Club – Every Friday from 5 -7 pm


WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
  • Maker Space for Adults – Every Thursday at 10 am – Use, Teach or Learn with our sewing machines to make a Carnival Costume, Learn how to Knit a Hat.  Hang Out. 
  • Survival Italian for Adults – Every Thursday at 10 am
·         23/02, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club – Discussing Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.
  
03/02, 6 pm TEACHER LEARNING NETWORK – Free and Open to All Language Teachers
Discussion Topic: Technology in the Classroom

SAVE THE DATE:

AIA FVG Members and their Families ONLY. 
Pre-paid Registration deadline for Chili Cooks and Chili Eaters:  March 3rd.    
1st:  2 tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters Show on March 29th and Hot Sauce
2nd Prize: Joy of Cooking Cook Book and Hot Sauce
3rd Prize: AIA FVG Coffee Cup and Hot Sauce
Certificates and Aprons for all Chili Cooks.

29/03, 8:30 pm – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS in Trieste. 
DEADLINE for GROUP Tickets (AIA FVG Members and their families only): February 17th.

VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities.  Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities or P.R. can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you learn valuable people skills. Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 
 AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  A great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.

The American Corner also offers English and Life Skills Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant.

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