Saturday, September 30, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter



 OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER


FALL is HERE! October = American Film Series, Halloween, MisMas Magazine, Knitting, Teen Makers, GLOW Girls, Social Security and More! Theme of the Month:  Halloween.  Welcome to all our new Members and Students.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text and in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!
OFFICE:
ADMINISTRATION HOURS
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Thursday afternoons: 4-7 pm
Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

LIBRARY and AMERICAN CORNER HOURS:
Our Library hours are:  Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm. The Library is volunteer run.  Call for Library Volunteers!
·         Parent Library Volunteers while your children are in class help shelve books and Check ins / outs. 
·         Library Assistants for 1 or 2 afternoons a week – You’re a Librarian or just love Libraries?  We want you ! 

HOLIDAYS – CLOSED from October 29th – November 5th
No Lessons, No Office Hours, No Group Activities.  Enjoy the Break!

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES

FALL 2017/18 CLASS SCHEDULES for KIDS and ADULTS
Registration for ALL Weekly Classes is now CLOSED.  Trial lessons ARE NOT offered during our regular courses.  Here is a link to the Rules for Classes.  If you are interested in WINTER, we can admit you only if Fall Students do not re-enroll.  In December, we’ll update you on class openings. 

HALLOWEEN in CLASS - We will be celebrating Halloween in Class from October 23rd to 28th.  Your teachers will give you more details. 

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion English for Adults. 
Oct. 14 & 15.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS are possible all year long.  Yes you can! Schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.

Our 2017/18 Membership Year began on September 1stHere is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2017.  Renew your membership each year to take advantage of the American Film Series, Register for Courses, Check out Library materials, Participate in Members Only Events.  READ MORE about what it means to be a Member. 

37th AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Teatro dei Fabbri – Shows at 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00
The film series begins on Thursday, October 26th.  A fantastic Program!  We’ll take you to the moon and back.  Members Only.  9 great American films in English. First Film:
26/10 HIDDEN FIGURES  - Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe. Biography. 127 min.

SAVE THE DATE: THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNERSaturday, November 25th.  Members Only. Another great reason to become a member!  Details in November.

NEWS for U.S. CITIZENS – SAVE THE DATE

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION at American Corner Trieste - October 25, 2017
Officials from the Federal Benefits Unit in Rome will be in Trieste.
3 pm – Presentation of Social Security and International Agreements regarding Italy/USA and related Social Security questions.  The Presentation is Open to the Public. Tax issues will not be addressed
from 3:30 – 5 pmIndividual Meetings by appointment at this LINK

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

MISMAS MAGAZINE is almost ready!  - FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Writers from our classes and all over the city submitted entries.  To quote one of our contributors “Life is an Adventure. Hop on and Enjoy the Ride”
16/10, 6 pm – Launch Party.  Meet the MISMAS Team.  Pick up a copy and have it autographed by your favorite writer.   Join us!

REGULAR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Nati per Leggere – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 – Thursday, 19/10, 10 am
·         Mom & Baby Playgroup – Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am - noon
·         Family Film Festival Casper on Friday, 13/10 at 5 pm
·         TEEN MAKER SPACEEvery Friday from 5-7 pm
·         GLOW – Girls Leading Our World WorkshopFor Middle and High School Girls.  Promoting leadership, friendship, and self-confidence. First Workshop on Friday, 20/10, 6 - 8 pm

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

·         NEW!  Knit Wits – Knitting Group – Wednesday 4/10 and 18/10, 6-8 pm.  Evening knitting
·         Thursday Morning Maker Space- Every Thursday morning from 10-noon.  We’re knitting Purple hats for newborns to increase awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome.  Come to knit or use our sewing machines for other projects.
·         Short Story Club  - The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe, 24/10, 10 am
·         Book Club – Tender to the Bone by Ruth Reichl,  19/10, 8 p.m. Send an email for info to participate. 
·         Teacher Learning Network – Monthly Workshop – Free and Open to All Language Teachers – 13/10, 6 pm.

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 Maker Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities at the Front Desk and in the Library. Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities, P.R. and other majors 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 also learn valuable life and people skills. High School Students can also do Alternanza Scuola Lavoro.  Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

A Special Call for Volunteer 3D Printer lovers and Makers to help with our Teen Maker Space on Friday afternoons.  You need to know how to use a 3D Printer and love working with teenagers.  Contact us!
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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