Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday Documentary: November 4, 2011, 6 p.m.



Our immigration series continues at the American Corner Trieste in Via Roma 15 - Trieste at 6 p.m. with: Italians in America-Our Contribution


A look at the contributions that Italians have made to American culture and society. This film honors the accomplishments of Italians in America. Interviews with diverse celebrities such as Pat Cooper, Robert Loggia, Geraldine Ferraro, Jack Scalia, Tommy Lasorda , Joe Paterno and Gay Talese. 105 minutes
November Documentaries include:
VETERAN'S DAY 11/11/11 Proud to Serve-Men and Women of the US Army
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH 18/11/11 True Whispers-The story of the Navajo code talkers.
THANKSGIVING 25/11/11 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom "Thanksgiving" and America's Test Kitchen - Thanksgiving Turkey

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday Documentary - Nov. 11, 2011, 6 pm



In honor of Veterans Day, the American Corner Trieste will project: Proud to Serve: A salute the men and women who dedicate their lives to the United States military.

This program profiles the camaraderie and pride shared among those in combat and illustrates the lives of those who work behind the scenes such as clerks, translators, and mechanics. Interviews include veteran and former Senator Bob Dole, basketball star and Army brat Shaquille O'Neal, veteran and "G.I. Joe" creator Don Levine, POW Jessica Lynch and many others. 60 minutes. Open to the public.

Upcoming November documentaries include:

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH 18/11/11 True Whispers-The story of the Navajo code talkers.

THANKSGIVING 25/11/11 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom "Thanksgiving" and America's Test Kitchen - Thanksgiving Turkey

Happy Halloween!



What a fantastic party we had! Thanks ghosts, goblins, witches and especially to the entire volunteer group!

Here is the link to the photos of the event. The Haunted Room was awesome - thank you Jennifer and the IST teachers for your hard work. The zombie eyes, monster nails were fun, but the best part was the spooky music and the adult witches manning the squirt bottles! Maggie and Janine, you are the best pumpkin carvers in the world!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Closed for Ponte (Vacation) Nov 1-2-3




November 1-2-3, 2011 we will be closed for the vacation (Nov. 1st and San Giusto). No courses, no office, no library.

See you on Friday! Enjoy the ponte (3 day vacation)!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Party - for Children - Oct. 28, 2011,6-8 p.m.



Hey all you little ghosts and goblins!

Don't forget our Halloween Party! Pumpkins, Witches, Ghosts, Games. Plus a really spooky Haunted Room!

Friday, October 28th, 6- 8 p.m.

Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 - Trieste

Please call to make a reservation.

A 5 Euro donation per family is requested.Fun, fun, fun and a little scary too (but not too much). Call the office to reserve 040 63 03 01.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Conspirator - October 27, 2011 -2:00, 4:00,6:30, 9:00 p.m.




Don't miss THE CONSPIRATOR, the 1st film in our 31st American Film Series in Original Version


Showtimes: 14, 16, 18:30, 21

At: Cinema Ariston, Viale Romolo Gessi - Trieste

You can purchase your membership either in AIA FVG, Via Roma 15 - Trieste or directly at the Ariston on Film night. (valid for 9 films at American Film Series at Ariston, 10 at Made for Each Other,use of library/Medioteca, and much much more!

Intero: Euro 35, Ridotto: Euro 25 (students, teachers, + 65)
The Conspirator Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life. Director: Robert Redford Stars:Robin Wright, James McAvoy and Tom Wilkinson

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

31st Annual American Film Series - showing at 2 p.m. too!






WE HAVE ADDED AN ADDITIONAL SHOWTIME! 14. (translated into 2:00 p.m. for Americans)


Showtimes: 14, 16, 18:30, 21
Just in case you misplaced your film schedule, here it is again. Remember the first film is on Thursday, October 27th


Membership costs only €35 (€25 for students, teachers, + 65 ). It entitles you to see all these great 1st run films, the Made for Each Other series from December at the Cappella Underground, use of our lending library (10,000 books, 1,000 DVD's, magazines) plus invitations to our special events .
What a great deal... Improve your English, see a great movie, get together with friends!



The Consipirator - October 27th
The Kids are All Right - November 17th
Winter's Bone - December 1st
Super 8 - January 26th
Carnage - February 16th
Midnight in Paris - March 1st
Ides of March - March 22nd
Beginners - April 19th
J. Edgar - May 3rd



Come by the office to become a member! Via Roma 15 - Trieste - (Across the street from Smolars - 2nd floor) Monday to Friday 4-8 and Tuesday and Thursday 10-12.



If you don't get a chance to stop by the office before the film, you can still become a member directly at the Ariston on Film night.

Friday Documentary- October 21, 2011


Continuing with our special focus on Immigration, this week's documentary is:

Forgotten Ellis Island - The extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital.

Learn the fascinating history of this gateway to America and the some of the stories of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who passed through its doors. PBS 60 minutes.

Friday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. - Via Roma 15 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The next film in this Immigration Series will be: Italians in America-Our Contribution (November 4th)... we're having a Halloween Party on October 28th!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Italian for Foreigners

Need to learn yerself some eye-talian? We still have room for you. Please call Karoline 3498666667.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Complete List of Friday Documentaries




Here is the complete list of the 2011/12 season of Friday Documentaries. Join us almost every Friday Afternoon at 6:00 p.m. for a breath of America in Via Roma 15, Trieste. Most features are PBS specials and last 60 minutes. English commentary follows. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.






SPECIAL 9/11 FEATURE
09/09/11 World Trade Center-in Memoriam
AMERICAN INNOVATORS
07/10/11 They made America-Gamblers
AMERICA THE IMMIGRANT NATION
14/10/11 Destination America-The Art of Departure

21/10/11 Forgotten Ellis Island

04/11/11 Italians in America-Our Contribution
VETERAN'S DAY
11/11/11 Proud to Serve-Men and Women of the US Army
NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH
18/11/11 True Whispers-The story of the Navajo code talkers.
THANKSGIVING
25/11/11 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom "Thanksgiving" and America's Test Kitchen - Thanksgiving Turkey
AMERICAN INNOVATORS
09/12/11 Thomas A. Edison-Father of Invention
16/12/11 Walt Disney World
AMERICAN FOOD CULTURE
13/01/12 The Meaning of Food:Life, Culture, Family part 1
20/01/12 The Meaning of Food: part2
27/01/12 Burt Wolf:Taste of Freedom-part 1 Carnival in the US, part 2 Trieste
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
03/02/12 Dreams of Obama
10/02/12 The Tuskegee Airmen
17/02/12 The Massachusettes 54th Colored Division
24/02/12 When I rise
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
02/03/12 A History of Women's Achievement in America part 1
09/03/12 A History of Women's Achievement in America part 2
16/03/12 A History of Women's Achievement in America part 3
23/03/12 A History of Women's Achievement in America part 4
30/03/12 Amelia Earhart-Queen of the Air
EARTH MONTH and a TRIP TO THE MOON
13/04/12 Race to the Moon -The Daring Adventure of Apollo 8
20/04/12 Celebrate Earth Day 2011 - The Operator's Manual
VOLUNTEER SPIRIT
27/04/12 The Life a House Built-25th Anniversary of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mooooo Farm trip was awesome!

What a great time at the farm today. Some of us even got Kisses from the cows! Thanks to everyone who came. We loved the tractor ride, the running and kicking donkey, hanging out together, having our FIRST STORYTIME OF THE YEAR on the grass in the (cold) sun!

Videos coming soon. Please send us your pictures so we can put them in our album. Next kid event: HALLOWEEN! We hope you're getting your costumes ready...

Farm trip photos

If you were on the farm trip, please share your pictures with us! You can download them on our facebook page in our Storytime Farm Trip Album! Thanks for coming. It was a beautiful Fall day for all of us.... mark your calendars for the Halloween Party on Friday, October 28th.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Farm Trip on Sunday

A reminder to AIA families interested in our trip to the farm on Sunday: please confirm (if you haven't already) the number of adults and children via sms to Karoline by 4pm today. 3498666667


Meeting time: 11am at Agriturismo Polazzo
Agribus tour in English: 1 hour 4 euros/person
Lunch: 1pm Adults 20 euros, children 10 euros (drinks not included)
After lunch: Storytime and play

They say the weather will cooperate. We are looking forward to it!

Membership Cards are Selling like Frittole!

Have you exchanged your temporary membership card for one of the NEW ones? Now is the time. Don't wait until the first film. Beat the crowds!

If you haven't gotten your membership yet. What are you waiting for? Remember our goal of selling 600 memberships? We're well on our way, but we're not there yet.

Help us, please! See you soon!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Annual English Courses

It's never too late... non è mai troppo tardi.
You can still come in and sign up for one of our Annual English courses or Italian courses.

Made for Each Other Series: Classic TV and Movies


Made For Each Other: Classic American TV and Movies

Here is the complete schedule for this series starting in December.
Remember that this year Cappella Underground has moved to the Miela Theater.
Showtimes are Mondays at 8:30 p.m.
Each companion film/series is followed by commentary by our own Leonardo Buonomo.
Remember that you membership is also valid for entry to this series, in addition to the Ariston American Film series, use of our super library, and invitations to all of the other initiatives that we offer.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Party! October 28th

Hey all you little ghosts and goblins! Get ready for our Halloween Party! Pumpkins, Witches, Ghosts, Games.

Friday, October 28th, 6- 8 p.m.
Associazione Italo Americana FVG
Via Roma 15 - Trieste

Please call to make a reservation. A 5 Euro donation per family is requested.

Fun, fun, fun and a little scary too (but not too much)
Call the office to reserve 040 63 03 01.

Friday Documentary- Destination America: The Art of Departure



Friday October 14th at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for this fascinating documentary about US Immigration. The Art of Departure. The decision to go the US was not always an easy one. Learn the stories of some immigrants.

PBS 60 minutes

Open to the Public.


Our special focus on immigration continues next week October 21st with "Forgotten Ellis Island - The Story of America's Immigrant Hospital."

Thursday Adult Coffee Hour - October 13th - 10-12

Fall has finally arrived and we are ready to meet old and new friends over a cup of coffee.
Join us on Thursday October 13th from 10-12 for the Thursday Adult Coffee Hour.
Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 - Trieste
Brush up your English and enjoy some interesting conversation. We have a lot to catch up on!
Open to the Public

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Storytime Field Trip: Farm Visit, Lunch and Play



Join us for a day of family fun down on the farm!

October 16, 2011

Meeting time at Polazzo - 11:00 a.m.

Lunch: 1:00 p.m.

Agribus tour in English (hayride) - €4 / person

Lunch: €20 - adults, €10 - kids (drinks not included)

Call or stop by the office to reserve your place. (040 63 03 01)


EE-II-EE-II-OOOOOOOO!

Regular Storytime begins in January!

Parco Rurale "Alture di Polazzo"

Via Fornaci 1/A, Fogliano Redipuglia 34070

330 240134



Friday Documentary - October 7th - 6 p.m.



Join us for the first Friday Documentary of the year.
Learn something interesting new, improve your English!

They Made America "Gamblers"

Innovators in the field of aviation, electronics and leisure.

PBS - 60 Min.
Open to the public.

Monday, October 3, 2011

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste


OCTOBER 2011 NEWS
THE SEASON IS UNDER WAY!

October is our favorite month. It is a BUSY one, but it’s an exciting time because everything at the Association comes back to life. Annual courses begin the week of October 10, we finally get to go to the movies (in English) again, we have our first Storytime field trip to the farm, there is Halloween, etc. FUN FUN FUN! Here’s what is going on in October:

FRIDAY AFTERNOON DOCUMENTARIES Via Roma 15, 6:00p.m.

Open to the Public, Hosted by Michael

October 7: They Made America- Gamblers

October 14: Destination America- The Art of Departure

October 21: Forgotten Ellis Island- The Extraordinary story of America’s Immigrant Hospital

AMERICAN CORNER NEWS:

We had a great time spending our $10,000 grant from the US Government on new books, dvd’s, and equipment for our library. You won’t believe what great stuff we have for you to check out!

We also received a generous grant from the US Government for 50th anniversary activities: a walking tour of American Trieste, American cooking classes. More news to come on these initiatives.

BE THE AIA AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR COMPANY!

The Italian American Association is a volunteer-run non-profit organization. We are looking for members like you to be the contact person for your workplace. If you are interested in collecting money and distributing memberships to your co-workers, contact Denise at 040630301 on Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00-12:00. We also have cinema program posters and fliers for you to distribute.

FILM SERIES AT THE ARISTON STARTS THIS MONTH

Cinema Ariston (You can also buy your membership there, but please come early to do the paperwork)

Viale Romolo Gessi, 14 Trieste Phone: 040 304222

Show times: 4p.m., 6:30p.m., 9:00p.m.

October 27: The Conspirator, dir. Robert Redford

THURSDAY MORNING ADULT COFFEE HOUR:

October 13 10:00-12:00 Come have a cup of coffee and a treat with us, in English! Second Thursday of the month.

AIA FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN:

STORYTIME FIELD TRIP: FARM VISIT, LUNCH AND PLAY

Open to member families and their children

October 16, 2011

Az. Agricola ed Agrituristica - Parco Rurale "Alture di Polazzo"

via Fornaci 1/A, Fogliano Redipuglia - 34070,Gorizia, ITALY

Tel: 0039-330/240132 0039-330/936836 info@parcorurale.it

Meeting time: 11:00a.m. English Agri-bus tour: 1 hour (tickets 4 euros/person)

Lunch at 1pm (adults 20 euros, kids 10 euros, drinks not included)

Call or stop in the Association to sign up. Please do this as soon as possible. Storytime Saturdays start in January.

HALLOWEEN PARTY: OCTOBER 28 6:00P.M.

Dress up your little ghosts and goblins and bring them to the Association for fun, games, tricks and treats!

THE ASSOCIATION IS BABY-FRIENDLY!

We finally have a diaper-changing table!! Thank you, Davide, for putting it together for us! Feel free to stop in the Association when we are open if you need a quiet place to feed, change, or play with your baby.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS ARE HERE!

Our goal is to sell enough memberships to pay for the cinema program. That means doubling our membership from last year to 600. Prices are the same as last year: 35 euros for adults, 25 euros for students, retirees, and teachers. Students under 16 MUST have a written release signed by a parent to attend the film series. Membership entitles you to: 9 films at the Ariston, the Made for Each other classic film and tv series with Cappella Underground, entrance to special events, check out books and films from the library, sign up and attend courses. If you already renewed your membership, stop in to exchange your temporary membership for the new one.





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31st American Film Series - in English



Here is the list for the 31st Annual American Film series.

Showtimes: 16, 18:30, 21


Membership costs only €35 (€25 for students, teachers, + 65 ). It entitles you to see all these great 1st run films, the Made for Each Other series from December at the Cappella Underground, use of our lending library (10,000 books, 1,000 DVD's, magazines) plus invitations to our special events .


What a great deal... Improve your English, see a great movie, get together with friends!



The Consipirator - October 27th

The Kids are All Right - November 17th

Winter's Bone - December 1st

Super 8 - January 26th

Carnage - February 16th

Midnight in Paris - March 1st

Ides of March - March 22nd

Beginners - April 19th

J. Edgar - May 3rd


Come by the office to become a member! Via Roma 15 - Trieste - (Across the street from Smolars - 2nd floor) Monday to Friday 4-8 and Tuesday and Thursday 10-12.


Annual English Courses

We offer English Courses at All Levels!

Lessons begin on October 10th. Are classes are fun, small and conversation-based.

Kid's Classes: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Adult: Beginners, Intermeidate, Advanced Conversation
Special Courses: TOEFL Preparation, Italian for Foreigners.

Here is the complete course list.

October Newsletter



Extra Extra Read All About It!


Click here to read our October 2011 Newsletter.


October is our favorite month! Courses, Films, Documentaries, Coffee Hours, Halloween Party, Farm Trip, New Members!