Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Great American Book Extravaganza,Part 1

We are updating our collections and eliminating some of our gently used books.

Come and visit us at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste and pick up some great books.  During the month of December you will find Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.   € 1 Contribution per book.

Office Hours - Monday to Friday 4-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 10 -12. Via Roma 15- Trieste.

P.S. These are great stocking stuffers!

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
DECEMBER 2012 NEWS

DECEMBER

The holidays are upon us.  We already kicked off the holiday season with Thanksgiving (see our photos).  We are thankful for all of our volunteers and in the month of November a big round of applause goes to Erin, Valentina, Andrea, Sheila, Bethany, Corinna, Milena, Martina!  We have over 45 volunteers who work in a variety of roles!

 COOKIE FEST and SANTA CLAUS VISIT – November 30, 5-7 p.m., Open to the Public.  Bring the Kids!

Our 5th annual Holiday festival.  American Holiday Recipes, Cookies! Santa Claus Visit, Activities for children, Decorating.  See you Friday!

WINTER SEMESTER COURSES

Make improving your English a New Year’s resolution.  An English course would be a great and useful gift for your spouse, your children / grandchildren, your mom who loves to travel, and why not… for yourself!  Full immersion English, right here in Trieste.

SUPER INTENSIVE ENGLISH WEEK – January 7th – 11th

We’ll start of the New Year with an ENGLISH INTENSIVE WEEK.  10 hours (2 hours a day) of English in one week! A great way to get your English jump started.  Cost:  Euro 130

Adult Beginner – 4-6 pm

Adult Advanced Beginner 6-8 pm

Adult Advanced Conversation 6-8 pm

Adult Intermediate Conversation 6-8 pm

See payment details below.

WINTER SEMESTER COURSES – Winter semester starts on the week of January14th

Regular semester courses will continue! Please feel free to join the Winter session even if you weren’t in the Fall session.  Our courses are conversation oriented. 

Pay to register:  There is a discount of 5% when you pay by bank transfer. Please put name of student, name of the course and give a phone number when you pay online. IBAN: IT49A0200802290000005261887

Children and Teens

Pre-School:         Wednesdays: 5-6 p.m start Jan 16 end Mar 27. Total:  10 weeks (10 hours) - euro 100

Elementary:        Tuesdays: 4:45 – 6:15pm start Jan 15 end Mar 26. Total: 10 weeks (15 hours)—euro 150

Wednesdays: 3:30 - 5pm start Jan 16 end Mar 27. Total: 10 weeks (15 hours)—euro 150

Middle School:   Tuesdays: 3-4:45pm start Jan 15 end Mar 26. Total: 10 weeks (17.5 hours)—euro 225

High School:       Thursdays: 3-5pm start Jan 17 end Mar 21. Total: 10 weeks (20 hours)—euro 260

Thursdays: 5:30-7:30pm start Jan 17 end Mar 21. Total: 10 weeks (20 hours)—euro 260


Adults

Beginners:                           Mondays: 4-6pm start Jan14 end Mar 25. Total: 10 weeks (20 hours)—euro 260

Advanced beginners:        Mondays: 6-8pm start Jan 14 end Mar 25. Total: 10 weeks (20 hours)—euro 260

Intermediate Conversation:Tuesdays: 6-8pm start start Jan 15 end Mar 26. Total: 10 weeks (20 hours)—euro 260

Advanced Conversation: Wednesdays: 6-8pm start Jan 16 end Mar 27. Total: 10 weeks (20 hours)—euro 260


MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2012/13 – Exchange your temporary membership card for the permanent one

MEMBERSHIP GOAL FOR 2012-2013: 600.  Membership update:  428 (172 to go!)

Join or renew now and take advantage of our programs:  American Cinema Series at the Ariston, Made for Each Other at Cappella Underground, Library /Mediateca, Children’s Corner, Invitations to Special Events, Coffee Breaks, Friday American Experience, Saturday Storytime.  Membership is:  €25 for students (age 16 and over), teachers, over 65, €35 for regular membership.  Another great gift idea for family and friends.

AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Cinema Ariston – 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. – MEMBERS ONLY

To go the movies, you must be a member of AIA –FVG.  Sorry, no single admission tickets can be sold. 

Dec. 6th The Big Year – A comedy starring Jack Black and Owen Wilson. 100 min.

GREAT AMERICAN BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA, part 1 – Science Fiction – Month of December

We are updating our library and eliminating some gently used books.  This month we are offering Science Fiction Books in English.  Stop by the office during office hours and take home some great books for a €1 contribution per book!  Great stocking stuffers!

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

Dec. 13th –  Our monthly appointment to have a coffee and some good conversation (in English).  On the same date we’ll host the Cookie Exchange.  You bring 6 dozen home baked cookies (packaged 1 dozen a package) and bring home a variety of 6 dozen other cookies from our other bakers. What a nice way to get a variety of holiday treats!

FRIDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in our Aula Magna at 6 p.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The best of American culture and documentaries

Dec. 7thConference:  From Ragtime to Jazz – Our guest speaker – Livio Laurenti, director/ founder of the Trieste Early Jazz Orchestra and the Joplin Ragtime Orchestra.  The conference includes jazz history and music clips.  Mr. Laurenti will speak in Italian.  December 8th, at 8 pm, the Trieste Early Jazz Orchestra will perform a free concert at the Teatro F. Preseren in Bagnoli della Rosandra.  You are all invited!

Dec. 14th  – JAZZ a Film by Ken Burns – GUMBO episode 1-–Discover how jazz was born in New Orleans in the 1890’s in the Afro-American Community.  A fusion of Caribbean beat, Italian opera, ragtime, military marches, Baptist church music.  90 min.

EF – Education First’s office is in our premises  Pick up a brochure and make an appointment with Gloria Viezzoli to learn about language study programs abroad for all ages. e-mail:  ef.trieste@libero.it

CLOSED FOR VACATION

Our Office will be closed from December 24th until January 6th!  Happy Holidays!  See you on January 7th.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

2013 will be here soon.  With the New Year also comes:  Made for Each Other, Saturday Storytime, American Cooking School, Book Club. We’ll keep you posted on our upcoming Great American Book Market.

BOOK CLUB – We would like to start a Book Club in 2013.  If you are interested in participating, please contact us.

A CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – We are a volunteer run organization.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact us.  We especially need people to work our Front Desk in the afternoons.  Think about setting aside 2 hours once a week to give us a hand in answering the phone, checking out library books, answering questions. 

STORYTIME PREPARATION – Saturday Storytime starts in January.  A call for volunteer Story Readers (mother tongue English), Craft and Activity Assistants!  Send us an e-mail or contact us in the office.  We are also looking for school supply donations to use for our activities (markers, crayons, colored pencils, construction paper, glue, kiddie scissors, etc.)  Please check your closets!

See you in December at the Association!  Happy Holidays!  

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

Monday, November 26, 2012

EF - November 27, 2012

EF (Education First) has some information sessions scheduled in the Aula Magna of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG, Via Roma 15 - Trieste on Thursday, November 27th

For more details, contact EF directly: 040 37 28 443, ef.trieste@libero.it
Here is the schedule:
INCONTRO INFORMATIVO EF EDUCATION

16.00 - 17.00
PROGRAMMA LA TUA ESTATE - SCEGLI UNA VACANZA-STUDIO DI GRUPPO per giovanissimi (10-14) o studenti medie Superiori (14-18)...

oppure dai 16 in su anche un CORSO INDIVIDUALE ALL'ESTERO

17.00 - 18.00
SEMESTRE/ANNO SCOLASTICO ALL'ESTERO per i nati nel 1996 o 1997

18:00 - 19.00
PERCORSI POST DIPLOMA o POST LAUREA - formazione linguistica con Certificazioni Internazionali

Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012 photos


Thanksgiving 2012 with Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste
 

 Happy Day after Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful evening at Hostaria Ai 3 Magnoni.  Look at our photos on Facebook.  Feel free to add pictures. 
We do have some leftover Pumpkin Pie and Whipped Cream!  Come on down to the office this afternoon.  It won't last long!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Thanksgiving Poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Friday American Experience: Beyond our Differences

 Friday American Experience at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 - Trieste.

Friday, November 23, 2012 at 6 p.m.

This week our documentary Beyond our Differences, gives us a multiculural view of religion, hope and optimism that unites us all. 

Interviews with Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and other religious, spiritual and political leaders.

PBS, 70 minutes, in English.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

NEXT WEEK - November 30, 2012 - 6 p.m.

COOKIE FEST and SANTA CLAUS visit. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, warm up your ovens for our annual holiday event!
Bring your favorite homebaked holiday cookies and cakes to share.  Remember the recipe too! 
Your children should come too and remember their Wish Lists!

- Cooking Demonstrations
- Santa Claus / S. Nicolo' Visit (Multi-lingual)
- Activities for children - crafts and music
- Cookies!

Contact us if you would like to bring baked goods, make a demonstration, make a short talk about the holidays. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Bonifico

Yes, you may pay for your Thanksgiving dinner via Bank Transfer.

IBAN IT49A0200802290000005261887
Please send us an email to tell us that you made the payment and for how many people.

aia.fvg@gmail.com

Thank you and see you Thursday!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Attention Potential Fulbright Scholars!

On December 4, 2012 the Fulbright - Self Placed scholarship selection ends.  You could have a $38,000 scholarship for Masters and Ph.Ds in the US. 
 
Also on December 4th the Fulbright BEST closes enrollment.  This gives you a $35,000 scholarship for Masters, MBA and Certificate Programs in Entrepreneurship in the US.  Apply Now! 
 
 

International Virtual College Fair - Nov. 13, 2012

Thinking about studying in the US? 
Join the International Virtual College Fair organized by EducationUSA
November 13, 2012 12:00AM to 11:59PM EST (5:00 - 4:59 GMT)
Live chats & videos 5:00AM to 7:00PM EST (10:00 - 23:59 GMT)
Considering coming to a U.S. university from outside the country?
Join us on November 13th for EducationUSA International Virtual College Fair, a free online event devoted to answering your questions about the admissions process, program information, and student life.
You'll have a chance to text chat with university and college representatives, explore more than 150 schools, and watch live presentations from experts from EducationUSA and the U.S State Department on how to choose the right university, the visa process and funding options.
And enter to win a $1,000 scholarship!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012!

Thanksgiving is coming up! To get you ready we have some special events so you can celebrate in style with the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 6 p.m. - The Ultimate Thanksgiving - a conference with Andie Garwood to explain all you need to know about Thanksgiving - Traditions, Recipes, Organization.

Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner at Hostaria ai 3 Magnoni - Via Dell'Eremo 234 - Trieste -
Come to the office to reserve and pre-pay your meal. Limited Seating. Traditional meal with all the trimmings! Yes, there will be turkey,cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.  Beverages included.  Cost €40 adults, €30 children.See you for Thanksgiving!

American Cinema - Martha Marcy May Marlene - Nov. 15, 2012

It's almost American Cinema Night with the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.
What:  Martha Marcy May Marlene
When:  November 15, 2012
Show Times:  2, 4, 6:30, 9 p.m.
Where:  Cinema Ariston,
Viale Romolo Gessi- Trieste

Summary: 
Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. Directed by T.S. Durkin, Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes.  102 min. 

Tormentata dai ricordi del passato e da un crescente paranoia, una ragazza cerca di reinserirsi nella sua famiglia e nel mondo, dopo aver frequentato una setta religiosa con un leader folle e abusatore.  Titolo in Italiano “La fuga di Martha”. 102 min.

Members only.  Not a member yet?  No problem.  You can join directly at the Ariston on American Cinema day, or any day of the work week in our Office in Via Roma 15.  €35 intero, €25 - Students, teachers, over 65.  ... plus your membership gets you admission to Made for Each Other at the Cappella Underground, full use of our fantastic library, mediateca and much more!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Friday American Experience: Hallowed Grounds - PBS documentary

Our Friday American Experience at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste in Honor of Veterans' Day  is the Documentary entitled Hallowed Grounds - America's Overseas Military Cemeteries.
American Military Cemeteries around the world remember the 125,000 American military men and women buried abroad. PBS 60 min.
November 9, 2012 at 6 p.m. - Via Roma 15 - Trieste
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Don't miss our next Friday appointments in November: 
Nov. 16th –The Ultimate Thanksgiving – Andrea Garwood – Guest Lecturer - History, Preparation, Organization of the Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 23rd –Beyond our Differences – Hope and optimism: How they shape our lives and those of others. 72 min.
Nov. 30th - Cookie Fest and St. Nick Visit.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thursday Coffee Break - Nov. 9th - 10-12

It's Thursday Coffee Break time again.  Our once a month appointment for a cup of coffee and some great conversation (in English naturalmente!) 

Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste - Via Roma 15 - Trieste.

Open to the Public

Monday, November 5, 2012

Election Day Party - Tuesday, Nov. 6 2012, 8-11 p.m.

The big day has almost arrived! 
Tomorrow, November 6, 2012 from 8 - 11 p.m. at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste, via Roma 15 - Trieste, we have organized an Election Night Event. 

Follow the exit polls, forecasts, comments from the US in live streaming.  Watch some classic American films and TV about the US Presidential Elections.  Have some pizza!

A reservation is requested 040 63 03 01, or aia.fvg@gmail.com.  €5 contribution per person to cover food and beverages.

May the best candidate win!

November 2012 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
NOVEMBER 2012 NEWS

NOVEMBER
Halloween is over.  What a great party by the way!  Here are some photos. Thanks to all of our super volunteers for designing a fantastic haunted room! Joe, Steven, Grace, Sheila, Patrizia, Erin, Nick, Silvia, Karry, Filippo, Gaia, Cristina, Marco, Fenia, Martina, Valentina, Anna, Milena, we could not have done it without you!  We thank all our young guests for their (spooky) Halloween spirit.  We certainly inaugurated our Kids Zone classroom in style.  Now it’s time to look ahead to US Elections, Thanksgiving, and Cookie Fest with St. Nicolas.  Christmas will be here in a wink.  It’s already snowing.

CLOSED FOR PONTEOur office will be closed on November 1st and 2nd.  Enjoy the long weekend!

COURSES
Our FALL COURSES continue.  The Pre-School (Scuola Materna) class begins on Wednesday, November 7th from 5 – 6 p.m. for 5 weeks.  You can still register your toddler.  A fun introduction to English with songs, games, stories.  The cost is €50 per student.  Remember that 1 parent must be a member of the Association.  There is a discount of 5% when you pay for the course by bank transfer. Please put name of student, name of the course and give a phone number when you pay online. IBAN: IT49A0200802290000005261887

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2012/13
MEMBERSHIP GOAL FOR 2012-2013: 600
As of October 29th : 384 members (only 216 to go!).  Cristina, Luisa and all of our U. of Trieste volunteers have been doing a fantastic job of keeping things in order. 
Join or renew at any time and take advantage of our programs:  American Cinema Series at the Ariston, Made for Each Other at Cappella Underground, Library /Mediateca, Children’s Corner, Invitations to Special Events, Coffee Breaks, Friday American Experience, Saturday Storytime.  What a great gift for a friend, spouse, grandchild!  Check out our Membership FAQ if you have more questions. 

Membership is:  €25 for students (age 16 and over), teachers, over age 65, €35 for regular membership.  Our new laminated Membership cards will be available 1 week after you have paid and completed your registration.  You can pick them up in the office or directly at the cinema. 
US Election Night All Nighter… (or at least until 11 p.m.)
November 6th from 8 p.m until 11 p.m... Join us for pizza and classic TV and Films about the US Elections.  Live updates from C-SPAN and an evening with friends.  Anybody for “West Wing” and “Dave”?  A €5 contribution per person is requested.  Please call to reserve, just so we have enough pizza for everyone!

AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Cinema Ariston – 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m. – MEMBERS ONLY
We have a great program for the year.  To go the movies, you must be a member of AIA –FVG.  Sorry, no single admission tickets can be sold. 

Nov. 15th – Martha Marcy May Marlene – Starring Elizabeth Olsen, Directed by T.S. Durkin

THURSDAY COFFEE BREAK in our library 10 – 12 – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Nov. 8th – Our monthly appointment to have a coffee and some good conversation (in English).  Share your favorite sweet with us!

FRIDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in our Aula Magna at 6 p.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The best of American documentary films and American culture (in English) 

Nov. 9th –Hallowed Grounds – for Veteran’s Day.  American Military Cemeteries around the world, remember the 125,000 American military men and women buried abroad. 60 min.

Nov. 16th –The Ultimate Thanksgiving – Andrea Garwood – Guest Lecturer

Nov. 23rd –Beyond our Differences – Hope and optimism:  How they shape our lives and those of others.  72 min.

THANKSGIVING – November 22nd, 8 p.m. at the Ristorante Tre Magnoni – Pre-Paid Reservation Required
Our Thanksgiving team has planned a fabulous Thanksgiving Feast at the Tre Magnoni.  This is the one day of the year, that we don’t have to work in the Association.  We’re leaving the cooking and cleanup to the experts and enjoying the evening.  Space is limited.  Pre-Paid reservations are required.  Come to the office to pay and reserve.  Cost:   €40 per adult and reduced price for children.  Beverages are included. 

November 16th  at 6 p.m.: Member, veteran AIA teacher, and our very own Thanksgiving Dinner organizer, Andrea Garwood, will be our guest lecturer for “The Ultimate Thanksgiving:  Traditions, Recipes, Organization”  Everything you need to organize a successful Thanksgiving Dinner.

COOKIE FEST and ST. NICOLAS VISIT – November 30th 5 – 7 p.m.
Bring your favorite Holiday cookies (and the recipes) to share, while we await the arrival of St. Nicolas/Santa Klaus.  This event is open to adults and children.  Bring your Christmas wish list and tell Santa in person (he speaks all the languages of the world, by the way).  Please call the office if you can bring some of your home baked goods and recipes! We’re looking for volunteers to do cooking demonstrations too!

See you in November at the Association!  


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