FEBRUARYWelcome 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)
COURSESOur 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
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.
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 Springs – a romantic comedy starring Meryl Street and Tommy Lee Jones. 100 min.
THURSDAY COFFEE BREAK in our library 10 – 12 – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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 theFeb. 1st – The Kennedys, Part 3 , 80 min. – Bobby and Teddy Kennedy
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. Tuskegee
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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