Thursday, January 31, 2013

February 2013 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste  FEBRUARY 2013 NEWS

FEBRUARY
Welcome new members!  Of course we offer English courses at all levels, but we also have activities for all ages and interests.  Monday Made for Each Other, American Film Series, Thursday Coffee Break, Friday American Experience, Saturday Storytime, plus our library.  This month we have a new initiative:  TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday).  TGIF will be held the 3rd Friday of each month starting at 7 p.m. at AIA FVG.  An opportunity to meet new people, enjoy some ethnic cuisine, speak English.  We’ll order take out from the restaurant of the month.  This is the start of something nice! (Remember it’s Valentine’s Day on the 14th)   

COURSES
Our Winter Semester courses have begun and we are happy to see so many new faces!  Remember that you can join our courses at any time.  An additional  Scuola Materna Course will be held for 5 weeks on Tuesdays from 5-6 starting on February 19th.  They will follow the same lesson plan as the Wednesday group.  If you’re looking for Individual Lessons, we can assist you as well.  This year, instead of the Annual Course formula, we divided the year into quarters.  Yes, all of our courses will continue in the Spring Quarter starting in April. 

 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2012/13 – Exchange your temporary membership card for the permanent one
MEMBERSHIP GOAL FOR 2012-2013: 600.  Membership update:  487  (113 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.
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS and CONFIRMATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF AIA-FVG

Elections were held in December and we are proud to announce our new Board.  Congratulations and “Buon Lavoro”! Leonardo Buonomo: Confirmed as President.  Board of Directors:  Franco Bregoli, Gian Carlo Capacci, Gabriella Di Landro, Davide Pignat, Karoline Steckley, Livio Ungaro.  Our auditors are:  Matteo Devescovi, Stefano Marchesi, Riccardo Tomsig.
 
MADE FOR EACH OTHER at Cappella Underground – showtime 8 p.m. – MEMBERS ONLY
Classic American TV compared to American film with the same theme, including commentary by Prof. Leonardo Buonomo.   True lessons in American Pop Culture.  Here are our upcoming “matches”
Feb. 4th – The Practice (TV 1997-2004)
Feb. 11th – The Verdict (Film 1982)
Feb. 25th – Hill Street Blues (TV Series 1981-1987)
March 4th – Fort Apache The Bronx (Film 1981)

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. 
Feb.  14th Hope Springsa romantic comedy starring Meryl Street and Tommy Lee Jones.  100 min.

 THURSDAY COFFEE BREAK in our library 10 – 12 – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Feb. 14th – Our monthly appointment to have a coffee and some good conversation (in English). 

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

February is Black History Month.  We are privileged to show the feature film Red Tails (2012, 125 minutes) starring Cuba Gooding Jr.   A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.  Many of you will remember Dr. Eugene Richardson , the distinguished Tuskegee Airman who visited us last year. 
Feb. 1st – The Kennedys, Part 3 , 80 min. – Bobby and Teddy Kennedy
Feb.  15th -  Jesse Owens -  Olympic gold medalist, who at home couldn’t ride in the front of a bus (PBS, 60 min.)
Feb. 22nd and 23rd – Red Tails film 2012 (125 min.) – showing on Friday at 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 10 a.m.

 TGIF! – in our office from 7 p.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Feb. 15th  - Happy Hour with drinks and snacks in our library.  Meet new people, speak English, enjoy ethnic cuisine.  Take Out Restaurant of the Month:  Masala (€5 contribution, BYOB).  Participants bring drinks to share.

 SATURDAY STORYTIME in our Kids Zone, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

What a fun and successful program with an average of 35 children each week.  Here are some photos.  Our volunteer team including Erin, Grace, Katie, Paola and others has been doing a fantastic job!  This year we focus on the authors Eric Carle and Laura Numeroff.  Join us for a story reading by a mother tongue volunteer, followed by a related activity.  A fun, no stress way to get your children to start learning English.  Call or e-mail us to reserve for your little one.  A call for volunteer 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.)  Check your closets!
Feb. 2nd If You Give a Moose a Muffin - Laura Numeroff
Feb. 23rd – Brown Bear, Brown Bear. What do you see? - Eric Carle

 CLOSED FOR CARNIVAL

Our office will closed for Carnival Vacation on February 11th, 12th, 13th.  No classes or library services on those days.  In addition we will take a 2 Saturday break from Storytime (one Saturday let your kids enjoy some vacation time and the next week to let them recover from too much partying).

See you in February at the Association! 

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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Made for Each Other - The Practice, The Verdict


Another pair for Made for Each Other - Cappella Underground, Piazza Duca degli Abruzzi, 3 - Trieste, Showtime:  8 p.m.

We're in legal mode for 2 weeks. 

Feb. 4, 2013 - The Practice (TV series, 1997-2004)
Feb. 11, 2013 - The Verdict (film 1982) directed by Sidney Lumet and Starring Paul Newman.

The Practice: Young passionate lawyers in Boston who feel that every case is important and every client is worth a fight to the end.

The Verdict: A lawyer sees ta chance to salvage his career and self-respect by taking a medical malpractice case rather than settling.

Each show includes a commentary, in English, by Leonardo Buonomo.  Pop Culture to the max!

Your AIA -FVG membership card is valid for showings both at the American Film Series at the Ariston and at the Made for Each Other Series at Cappella Underground.

Next Made for Each Other shows:
Feb. 25 - Hill Street Blues
Mar. 4 - Fort Apache, The Bronx
Mar. 18 - Tird Rock from the Sun
Mar 25 - The Day the Earth Stood Still
Apr. 8 - Tin Man
Apr. 15 - The Wizard of Oz

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Saturday Storytime: February 2, 2013 - 10:30 -11:30





Saturday Storytime: Saturday February 2, 2013 from 10:30 - 11:30.
The story of the Week is If you Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff. 
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Call us 040 63 03 01 or send an e-mail aia.fvg@gmail.com to reserve a space for your little one.
Enjoy a story, a song and a related activity with our volunteer Storytime team led by Erin with help from Katie, Grace, Sheila, Paola, Karoline, Anastasia, Sara.  Not to mention our volunteer library staff!

We'll take a 2 week Carnival break and see you again for Storytime on February 23rd with Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?

Friday American Experience - The Kennedys - Feb. 1, 2013, 6 p.m.



Friday American Experience concludes the PBS Documentary Series "The Kennedys" this week. Friday, February 1, 2013 6:00 p.m., Via Roma 15, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

We'll look at the other Kennedy brothers: Bobby and Teddy.
Bobby, the right hand man of his older brother JFK, father of 11 children and freshly nominated as the Democratic Candidate for the 1968 Presidential Elections, is killed by an assasin's bullet.
Teddy, distinguished Senior Senator from Massachusettes, so close to being President, but so far away for a variety of reasons. 

Coming Up for Black History Month:
February 15th - Feature Film Red Tails (2012) starring Cuba Gooding Jr.  The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, black pilots in World War II.  Showtimes:  3 and 6 p.m. (125 min.)
February 22nd - Jesse Owens - (PBS Documentary 50 min.) The story of Jesse Owens, winner of 4 gold medals in Berlin, but unable to sit in the front of a bus at home.  Showtime:  6 p.m.

All activities of the American Corner are Open to the Public.

Monday, January 28, 2013

New Materna Class on Tuesdays!

Registration is open for a new 5-week pre-school class on Tuesdays from 5-6pm. 

Start date: February 19
Price: 50euros
Register immediately as space is limited. Maximum 10 participants. Students are officially registered when the course is paid for.

For information: phone 040 630301 or 3498666667,
email: aia.fvg@gmail.com

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


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Saturday Storytime - January 26, 2013

Another Saturday Storytime  on January 26, 2013 from 10:30 - 11:30 at Associazione Italo Americana / American Corner Trieste. 

Eric Carle's "Draw Me A Star" is our feature story. 

Call or send us an e-mail to reserve for your little one (040 63 03 01, or aia.fvg@gmail.com ).  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Thanks to Erin, Katie, Grace, Paola and all of our other volunteers for a fun time with "If you give a mouse a cookie".  Here is a link with the photos from last week.  On the American Corner Trieste facebook page, you'll also find the one and only Cookie Monster singing "C is for Cookie". 

Friday American Experience: The Kennedys - Jan. 25, 6 p.m.

The American Corner Trieste proposes the second episode of the PBS documentary entitled The Kennedys this Friday, January 25th at 6 p.m.

Follow the rise of John F. Kennedy from the Navy during World War II, to his career as a young Senator finally as President of the United States of America.  The show lasts about 80 minutes.

Next Friday, Feb. 1st, the final episde focusing on Bobby and Teddy.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Margin Call on Jan. 24, 2013

The American Film Series continues at Cinema Ariston - Via Romolo Gessi 14 .

Join the Associazione Italo Americana FVG for "Margin Call" - on Thursday, January 24, 2013 with show times at:  2, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.

Margin Call directed by J.C. Chandor, Starring Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto.  107 minutes.

Summary:  Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of a financial crisis.

You have to be a member of AIA FVG to go to the cinema.  Not a member yet?  No problem.  You can come by our office during office hours, or sign up directly at the Ariston on American Cinema night. 

Upcoming films are:
Feb. 13 - Hope Springs
Mar. 7 - The Master
Mar 21 - Moonrise Kingdom
Apr. 18 - Hyde Park on Hudson
May 2, - Beasts of the Southern Wild



Friday, January 18, 2013

Our Winter Policy

It's winter and snow and Bora do happen in Trieste.  Our policy is:
If the City of Trieste closes the schools for extreme weather situations, we will close our office and cancel our activities for the day. 

For courses, we will make up the day later.  For Friday American Experience e  Saturday Storytime, we will skip that appointment and not reschedule.

E' l'inverno e qualche volta abbiamo neve e Bora estrema a Trieste.  La nostra politica è:  Se il sindaco chiude le scuole a causa del tempo, noi chiuderemo il ns. ufficio e annulleremo corsi ed attività.  
I corsi verranno recuperate più avanti.  Storytime e Friday American Experience vengono saltati.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yes, We are Open today!

When schools close, so do we, but today the streets down here don't look too bad. See you this afternoon at the Association!

Saturday Storytime - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie













Saturday Storytime at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste was a great success last week.  Thanks to our volunteer coordinator Erin and all of our participants!
 For more photos from the January 12th Storytime click here for a link to our Facebook page.

The story for this week January 19th from 10:30 - 11:30 is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff.  Call or e-mail us to participate.  aia.fvg@gmail.com or 040 63 03 01.  We ask for reservations, just so we know how many little ones to expect, so we have enough materials on hand!  If you forget to reserve, no problem.  Come on down!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Friday American Experience - The Kennedys

At American Corner Trieste, every Friday at 6 p.m. the best of American documentaries. 
This month we are following American Presidents with a 3 week series entitled "THE KENNEDYS" by PBS.  This American Dynasty led by the ambitious Patriarch Joseph, resulted in the election of 1 president and 2 presidential candiates, as well as many tragic events that deeply effected the family and the nation.  
Interviews with family, friends, witnesses to the public and private events that made the family an American legend.  Also featured are family photos and film clips.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  Each Episode lasts 80 minutes.

Part 1, Jan 18th - 6 p.m. - The rise of Joseph Kennedy
Part 2, Jan 25th - 6 p.m. - John F. Kennedy
Part 3, Feb. 1st - 6 p.m. - Bobby and Teddy


Don't forget that on January 21st  starting at 5:30 p.m., you can view the Inaugural Ceremony of President Obama in Live Streaming from the White House.

Presidential Inauguration in Live Streaming



Join us at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste on Monday, January 21st from 5:30 p.m. for a view of the Presidential Inauguration in Live Streaming from the White House.

The actual ceremony begins at 6 p.m.  It will be great.  In 2009, over 1.8 million people were in Washington D.C. for the inauguration, a record for any event in the US Capitol.

Open to the Public.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Made For Each Other -Starting Jan. 14th at Cappella Underground














 Made for Each Other is back for it's 4th Season!

Join us and Leonardo Buonomo for a lesson in Pop culture 101.  Classic American TV shows compared to American films of the same theme. (All in Original Version).

The first "couple" is Leave it to Beaver tonight at 8 p.m. and next week Jan 21st Pleasantville.  
Showings at 8 p.m. at Cappella Underground, Piazza Duca Degli Abruzzi 3, Trieste .  

Leave it to Beaver is a Classic sit-com from 1957-1963, centering around Beaver Cleaver, a cute little boy who is always getting into trouble.

Pleasantville is a film from 1988 in which kids from the 80's dream of the lifestyle of the sitcoms of the 60's.

Here is the rest of the schedule:

4 February 2013 The Practice (TV series, 1997-2004)
11 February 2013 The Verdict (1982). Dir. Sidney Lumet

25 February 2013 Hill Street Blues (TV series, 1981-1987)
4 March 2013 Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981). Dir. Daniel Petrie

18 March 2013 Third Rock from the Sun (TV series, 1996-2001)
25 March 2013 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). Dir. Robert Wise

8 April 2013 Tin Man (TV series, 2007)
15 April 2013 The Wizard of Oz (1939). Dir. Victor Fleming

Friday, January 11, 2013

Il Piccolo - Jan. 11, 2013

Check out the article about us in Il Piccolo today! 
Don't forget Friday American Experience tonight - a documentary about Eisenhower at 6 p.m., Open to the Public




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Made for Each Other - January - April 2013


Made for Each Other, Pop Culture 101 to the max!  Starting Jan. 14th with Leave it to Beaver - What fun with the Cleaver family and Jan. 21st Pleasantville

Friday American Experience - Presidents

This month we dedicate our program to Presidents.  
Learn more about Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and follow the Obama Inauguration in Live Streaming.  Sorry guys and gals, the swearing in ceremony and inauguration is on a Monday!
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Saturday Storytime from January until March

The Story of the week is from Head to Toe by Eric Carle.
Thursday Coffee Break time!
Thursday, January 10th, 10-12 at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste, Via Roma 15 - Trieste
Have a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy some great conversation in English (naturalmente).
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

January 2013 - Newsletter


JANUARY 2013 NEWS

 HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Lots of exciting things this month! We start off with Intensive Week and Winter Course registration, and have our  Storytime and Made for Each other series kick-offs while we continue our Friday documentary series and coffee hour! The Office will officially open again on Monday, January 7. We will be open on that day from 10-12 for Super Intensive Week registration and during our normal hours 4-8pm. Here is what we have cooking for this month!

WINTER SEMESTER COURSES

Make improving your English a New Year’s resolution.  An English course is a great and useful gift for your spouse, 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

Start the New Year right!  10 hours (2 hours a day) of English in one week! A great way to jump-start your English.

Price: Euro 130+membership to AIA (There is a 5% discount for courses when paid by bank transfer. See below)

Adult Beginner – 4-6 pm

Adult Advanced Beginner 6-8 pm

Adult Advanced Conversation 6-8 pm

Adult Intermediate Conversation 6-8 pm

For advice and information on your level, call Karoline 3498666667
 

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

Regular semester courses continue! Join the Winter session even if you weren’t in the Fall class.  Our courses are conversation-oriented.  Click here for full details of course offerings and prices.

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
 

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

MEMBERSHIP GOAL FOR 2012-2013: 600. 

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. 

MADE FOR EACH OTHER at Cappella Underground – showtime 8 p.m. – MEMBERS ONLY

This month we kick off of our annual series with Classic American TV and American film with the same theme, hosted by our president, Prof. Leonardo Buonomo.   True lessons in American Pop Culture.

Jan 14th – Leave it to Beaver (TV series 1957-1963)

Jan. 21st – Pleasantville (Film 1988)

 
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.

Jan. 24th Margin Call -  A drama / thriller with Kevin Spacey and Zachary Quinto.  107 min.

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

Jan. 10th – Our monthly appointment for coffee and conversation (in English). 

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

The best of American culture and documentaries.  A month dedicated to American presidents numbers 34 and 35.

Jan. 11th – Dwight D. Eisenhower– 45 min. From his youth in Kansas to General and finally President.

Jan 18th – The Kennedys, Part 1, 80 min – The rise of Joseph Kennedy on Wall Street.

Jan 25th - The Kennedys, Part 2, 80 min – The election and presidency of John F. Kennedy.

Feb 1st - The Kennedys, Part 3, 80 min –  Bobby and Teddy.

·         Monday, January 21st – 6 p.m. -  Inauguration of President Obama in Live Streaming from the White House

 
SATURDAY STORYTIME in our Kid Zone, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Year 4 of this weekly program dedicated to children age 0 – 10.  We’ll focus on 2 popular American authors for children, Eric Carle and Laura Numeroff.  Join us for a story reading by a mother tongue volunteer, followed by a related activity.  A fun, no stress way to get your children to start learning English.  Call or e-mail us to reserve for your little one.  A call for volunteer Story Readers (mother tongue English), Craft and Activity Assistants (age 10+)!  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!

Jan. 12th – From Head to Toe – Eric Carle

Jan. 19th – If You Give a Mouse a Cookie – Laura Numeroff

Jan. 26th – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? – Eric Carle

 See you in January at the Association! 

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

Monday, January 7, 2013

You can Still sign up for intensives

The intensive courses start today. Come at the regularly scheduled time if you would like to participate.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

SUPER INTENSIVE WEEK

SUPER ENGLISH INTENSIVE WEEK

SETTIMANA SUPER INTENSIVA


JANUARY 7-11, 2013 (7-11 gennaio 2013)

TOTAL 10 hours 130 (TOTALE 10 ore) €130

Adult Beginner - Principiante 4-6 pm (ore 16-18)


Adult Advanced Beginner 6-8 pm (ore 18-20)


Adult Advanced Conversation 6-8 pm (ore 18-20)


Adult Intermediate Conversation 6-8 pm (ore 18-20)


Una botta d’inglese in 1 settimana. Quello che serve per reprendere tuo inglese un po’ arrugginito. Una vera settimana di full immersion!


Pagamento: Contanti, assegno oppure via IBAN.


(Se pagate via IBAN verrà applicato lo sconto del 5%, IBAN IT49A0200802290000005261887, specificare: Causale: Nome del Corso, Nome dello studente).


Per partecipare ai corsi si deve essere iscritto all’ Associazione Italo Americana FVG.
Per ragazzi sotti i 16 anni, un membro della famiglia deve essere iscritto.
Per adulti, ogni partecipante deve iscriversi all’Associazione.
Intero- adulto - €35, Ridotto (studenti, insegnanti, ³ 65 anni) - €25
Non possiamo concedere lo sconto IBAN per l’iscrizione all’AIA FVG.

SPECIAL OFFICE HOURS JANUARY 7

THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN ON JANUARY 7 FROM 10-12 AND AGAIN DURING NORMAL OFFICE HOURS 4-8PM.

SUPER INTENSIVE WEEK REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.