Monday, April 30, 2012

American Cooking School- California Fusion


American Cooking School is back for the final Spring appointment!
What:  California Fusion
When:  May 9th (session A), May 10th (session B) - 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Gastronomia Ludvig, Via Zandonai 8, 34148 Trieste
Cost:  Euro 40 per person (you must be a member)
Call the Office to reserve (040 63 03 01). Please pay prior to the course.

Our very own Chef/ Instructor Andrea Tamburini has selected his favorites from his years working in LA.  Eat like a star! This light and delicious California menu will even get you through the "Prova Costume".  Learn the recipes that the stars love, practice your English, have a great meal!

The menu includes:
  • Chinese Salad with Crispy Won Ton
  • Vegie Burger on Open Face Homemade Egg Bun
  • Sweet Potato Fries and Pepper Ketchup
  • Strawberry Glazed Tart
Yummy!

AIA FVG. American Corner Trieste- May Newsletter


AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
MAY 2012 NEWS

MAY
Here is what’s going on this month!  We have 50 flavors of America this month:  Current Cinema, Retro Cinema, English Classes, Cooking Classes, Walking tours, Documentaries, Conferences, Exhibits, Coffee Hour, Books, DVD’s, Magazines.  Come to via Roma and get a double dip without the calories!

MAY HOLIDAY- OFFICE CLOSED
Our office will be closed on May 1st.

AMERICAN FILM SERIES in ORIGINAL LANGUAGE at the ARISTON, Showtimes:  2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
May 3th - Film series: J. Edgar, a film by Clint Eastwood with  Leonardo  DiCaprio and Naomi Watts, one nomination  for Golden Globe. This film lasts 137 minutes so we have changed the show times as written above.   Our office remains closed in the afternoon.   See you at the cinema!

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).  Our guide Edi Caropresi will take us back to those days.  Check out the photos from the previous tour.  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?  Contact us for special tours for groups and schools with at least 15 people (special tours can be in Italian or English). 
May tour dates in English are:  Saturday, May 12th and Saturday, May 26th.  Contribution:  €10 per person (€8 for members). Call to reserve. 
TOUR in ITALIAN - Trieste USA - May 5th, meeting at 9:45 a.m.

SPOTLIGHT on TRIESTE USA, Via Roma 15 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
We have a scheduled a series of Friday events to complement our TRIESTE USA theme.  These events are all Free and Open to the Public.  In addition, come by the association and see our photographic exhibit.  

May 4th – 6 p.m. - Conversation about life in Trieste under the A.M.G. with Pietro Spirito – journalist and author of “Trieste a Stelle e Strisce” e Aldo D’Eliso – director of “Stars and Stripes” in Trieste with the A.M.G. 1945-1954 and author of “Bari – Trieste e l’America in Tasca” (in Italian).
May 11th  - 6 pm  - Documentary - “Le Ragazze di Trieste” with the directors Chiara Barbo and Andrea Magnani.  Interviews with the girls from Trieste who married TRUST soldiers and moved to the US. (Bilingual Italian / English)
May 18th  -three showings: 3,  5 and 7pm  - Film - “Diplomatic Courier (1952) filmed in Trieste, starring Tyrone Power and Patricia O’Neal and featuring Karl Malden and Charles Bronson. (In English)
May 25th 6-7pm   - Documentary “Blue Jeans e Gonne Corte” with the director Renzo Carbonera. Trieste seemed to be a quiet place, but underneath the surface it was a world of spies, uncertainty. (In Italian).

THURSDAY ADULT COFFEE BREAK, Via Roma 15, 10-12 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May 10th 10-12am  Our monthly appointment for clever conversation (in English of course) and a cup of coffee.

AMERICAN COOKING SCHOOL
May 9th and 10th -6.30pm - California Fusion with Andrea! Learn the insider secrets of California Mediterranean Bistrot cuisine, preferred by the stars that Andrea cooked for at Patina and other L.A. restaurants.  Weather permitting, we’ll be able to enjoy our dinner outside on the terrace.  Request has been so great that this course will be offered twice on 2 separate evenings.  A cooking class only for members.  All lessons in English!    Cost: €40.  PlaceGastronomia Ludvig.  Call to reserve and pay in advance.

FRIDAY DOCUMENTARIES- Our regular documentary season has ended for this year.  Thanks to Michael Stavola for selecting a fantastic list and for being our “lights, video, action” man each Friday afternoon!  If you’re a documentary lover, don’t miss our special homegrown May documentaries for Trieste USA!

LIBRARY NEWS
Volunteer Librarians - Our crew of volunteer librarians is working hard on keeping our collection in order and in managing check-outs.  Thanks to all of them under the supervision of Daniela.  Calling Dr. Dewey!  If you are a librarian or just love libraries and would like to volunteer, contact us! 

eLibraryUSA – on-line library managed by the US State Department
The American Corner Trieste is offering access to eLibraryUSA.  Get access to information that Americans find at their public libraries.  A broad range of resources about learning English, American history and culture, health, business, audio books, children’s books and more are available on-line. To get access, send an e-mail from your e-mail address to: aia.fvg@gmail.com
Write that you attend programs at the American Corner Trieste.  If you are a student, teacher or professor, write the name of the school or university where you study or work. Within a few days, you will receive your password to access eLibrary USA. To learn more about this initiative, click to watch the video explanationublic libraries. We have a broad range of resources about learning English, American history and culture, health, business, and more.
HOW DO I GET ACCESS?
Send an e-mail from your e-mail address to: aia.fvg@gmail.com
Write that you attend programs at the American Corner Trieste. If you are a student, teacher or professor, write the name of the school or university where you study or work.
Within a few days, you will receive your password to access eLibrary USA.

New in town?  Looking for networking opportunities, friendship and cultural activities?  Contact the International Welcome Club Trieste

See you in May at the Association!

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Hours: Monday-Friday 4-8pm , Tuesday and Thursday 10-12

Friday, April 27, 2012

J. Edgar at the Ariston - May 3, 2012

J. Edgar is the last film in the 2011/12 Rassegna del Cinema Americano of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.
Because the movie lasts 137 minutes, the showtimes will be:  2, 4:30, 7, and 9:30 p.m.
Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.  The biography of this man and his 50 years in politics.
Cinema Ariston - viale Romolo Gessi - Trieste.  You must be a member to attend the film. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Trieste USA: 1945-1954


We had a great article in the Piccolo today! Our Trieste USA:1945-1954 tours are scheduled for April 28th, May 12th, May 26th - starting at 10 a.m. Donation: Euro 8 for members and Euro 10 for non-members.
Other events held on Fridays at 6 p.m. and Open to the Public at no charge include:
May 4th - Pietro Sprito and Aldo D'Eliso discuss life under the AMG,
May 11th - Documentary - Le Ragazze di Trieste,
May 18th - Film - Diplomatic Courier - 1952 with Tyrone Power and Patricia O'Neal
May 25th - Documentary - Blue Jeans e Gonne Corte.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Friday Documentary: Life a House Built, Jimmy Carter - Habitat for Humanity


Friday Documentary: April 27, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

Life a House Built, 25th year anniversary of the Jimmy Carter & Rosalynn Carter Habitat for Humanity Project. - (PBS, 55 minutes)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
American Corner Trieste - Via Roma 15 - Trieste
Since leaving the presidency, Carter and his wife Rosalynn have been involved with building homes, all over the world, for the poor in the Habitat for Humanity volunteer program. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization which, since 1976, has built more than 100,000 houses in more than 60 countries, including some 30,000 houses across the United States. He hammers a straight nail and works humbly side by side with all the volunteers as a common citizen.In October 2002 Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Trieste USA 1945-1954 continues



Trieste USA 1945- 1954 continues!Come in during our office hours and visit our exhibit of photos from the time period!

Here are the next scheduled Trieste USA 1945-1954 Walking Tours starting in our office, via Roma 15 at 10 a.m. (get there at 9:45). We request a donation (€8 for members and €10 for non-members, children with an adult - no charge)

April 28th - 10 a.m. May 12th - 10 a.m. May 26th - 10 a.m.

In addition in May we have several other events that are Open to the Public at no charge - mark your calendars! Friday afternoons starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Associazione Italo Americana / American Corner Trieste - via Roma 15 - Trieste

May 4 – Conversation about life in Trieste under the A.M.G. with Pietro Spirito – journalist and author of “Trieste a Stelle e Strisce” e Aldo D’Eliso – translator for the A.M.G. 1945-1954 and author of “Bari – Trieste e l’America in Tasca” (in Italian)

May 11 – Showing of the documentary “Le Ragazze di Trieste” with the directors Chiara Barbo and Andrea Magnani. Interviews with the girls from Trieste who married TRUST soldiers and moved to the US. (Bilingual Italian / English)

May 18 – Showing of the film “Diplomatic Courier” (1952) filmed in Trieste, starring Tyrone Power and Patricia O’Neal and featuring Karl Malden and Charles Bronson. (In English)

May 25 – Showing of the documentary “Blue Jeans e Gonne Corte” with the director Renzo Carbonera. Trieste seemed to be a quiet place, but underneath the surface it was a world of spies, uncertainty.(In Italian)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

MOVIE DAY INFORMATION AND TIME CHANGE

TODAY IS MOVIE DAY AT THE ARISTON. WE ARE SHOWING THE HELP. THE MOVIE IS 2.5 HOURS SO MOVIE TIMES WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

2PM
4.30PM
7.00PM
9.30PM

The office will be open today from 10-12. We will be closed this afternoon. See you at the movies!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Intermediate Advanced Conversation Intensive

The Intermediate Advanced Conversation Intensive course will begin on Monday April 23 from 6:30-8:30. There is still room. Call or come in to sign up!

BREAKFAST BEGINNERS

The Breakfast Beginners Intensive English course will begin on Monday, April 23 at 10am. Please call or come in to sign up.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday Documentary: April 20, 2012 - 6:00 p.m.



This week's Friday documentary is dedicated to EARTH DAY, April 22, 2012.

Earth : The Operators' Manual (PBS 2011) looks at global climate change and explores sustainable energy sources.

Join Michael at the American Corner Trieste to view this documentary.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Help at the Ariston - April 19th, 2012



Our next film sponsored by the Associazione Italo Americana FVG at the Ariston is THE HELP (not Beginners as was in our schedule). We are so happy to have this film based on the book by Kathryn Stockett.

Showtimes: 2,4,6:30, 9 p.m. at the Cinema Ariston.

Storyline:

1960's in Mississippi, the black women who dedicate their lives to the wealthy white families tell their stories to a young white writer, while risking their lives and their jobs.

Not a member yet? No problem, you can join directly at the Ariston on film night.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Presentation of Spring Intensive English Courses

On Monday - April 16th at 6:30 p.m. we will have a presentation of the Spring Intensive English courses.
BREAKFAST BEGINNERS - 10-12 A.M. Mondays and Wednesdays. 20 HOURS EURO 250 START DATE: APRIL 17
ADVANCED BEGINNERS-INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION - 6:30-8:30PM Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 20 HOURS EURO 250 START DATE: MAY 2
MIDDLE SCHOOL INTENSIVE REVIEW AND CONVERSATION - 3-5PM APRIL 18, 20 MAY 2,4,9. 10 HOURS EURO 125 START DATE:APRIL 18
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED CONVERSATION - 6:30-8:30PM Mondays. 10 HOURS EURO 125 START DATE: APRIL 23
Courses are for members and their families. If you're not a member yet, come to the Association and sign up! All courses must have a minimum of 5 participants. Please call to reserve EARLY!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Trieste USA 1945-1954 - A Walking Tour



Don't forget our tour tomorrow - April 14, 2012 - starting in our office - via roma 15 at 10 a.m. - Rain or shine.

A Walking Tour highlighting the downtown landmarks of the Allied Military Government and the hangouts of the TRieste US Troops as well as some historical background of the period. Tour in English (Upon request in Italian).Introduction at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG beginning at 10 a.m., Please arrive earlier. The same tour will also be proposed on April 28th, May 12th and 26th.

Donation requested: € 10 non-members, € 8 members. Children free of charge accompanied by an adult.

Additional initiative on this theme include on May 4th a conversation with Pietro Spirito author of "Trieste a Stelle e Strisce" and the projection of the documentary "Le Ragazze di Trieste" by Pilgrim Films - Chiara Balbo and Andrea Magnani , Blue Jeans and Gonne Corte by Renzo Carbonera

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Conversation about the Economy




April 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m., Roma 15, Trieste

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Guest speaker: Greg Fea, General Manager, illycaffè spa and CEO, illycaffè North America.

Join us to exchange thoughts with this American Manager who is now the General Manager of illycaffè.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

NO ELEMENTARY CLASS TODAY

There will be no elementary class today due to Easter Break. See you next week!

Friday, April 6, 2012

April 2012 News

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
APRIL 2012 NEWS

APRIL
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.

Breakfast Beginners
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
Intermediate/Advanced Conversation
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
April 12th
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!

LIBRARY NEWS
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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Monday, April 2, 2012

Oops! WE ARE LOCKED OUT!

Apologies to anyone trying to get into the Association today due to our key problem. Call before coming. Otherwise, see you tomorrow!

Office Closed for Easter Vacation



We will be closed for Easter vacation from Friday, April 6th until Tuesday April 10th.

See you on Wednesday April 11th!


P.S. Don't eat too many chocolate eggs!