Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

MARCH:   Rosie the RiveterChili Cook Off, March Madness Basketball.   Come on down!  We offer activities for all ages.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in Calendar Format.  Themes of the Month: Women’s History and Basketball.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!


OFFICE:
Regular Hours: Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Mon. through Fri. 4-7
During Office Hours, you can:  Pay for a Course with Cash. Check Out Books, DVDs 
REMEMBER to pick up your IBAN Receipts at the Front Desk, during our Office Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES and MEMBERSHIP
SPRING Session begins the week of March 27th.  Ten more weeks!  Here are our Course schedules for 2016/17:  KIDS and ADULTS.  The next Weekend Warrior Full Immersion Intensive Weekend is March 18-19.   Registration Deadline: March 15th. 

SUMMER STEAM Full Immersion English Schedule for Kids is ready!  Steam Weeks for Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School. Here is the LINK.
                                                        
YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER AT ANY TIME OF YEAR! Membership is annual and valid until August 31, 2017.  You must be a Member to take Classes at AIA FVG.  Membership is also valid for entry to the American Film Series, to check out books, DVDs and magazines, and to attend some member only events.  Here is the Membership Form.  Membership fees:  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero. 

NEWS

The AIA FVG Travel Team is proudly teaching English in the City of Trieste managed Pre-K Classes.  By the end of June, all children ages 3-6 in these classes will do a STEAM Full Immersion week with us.  A great experience for the kids, our teachers and their teachers!  Learn more about the project at the above link. 

NEW BOOKS and DVDs – New books and DVDs are arriving and they’ll soon be available for Checkout!

3D PRINTER and SCANNER – Our Maker Space is now complete with a 3D Printer.  Now we need some tech volunteers.  Send us an email!

LE VIE delle FOTO – for the third consecutive year, we are participating in the citywide Photographic Exhibit.  For Women’s History Month our Teen Students propose:  The Woman of my Life.  La Donna della mia Vita.  Inauguration for Family and Friends: March 31st.  Official Opening to the Public:  April 1st

SPECIAL EVENTS:

A Classic American Winter Event, Trieste Style.  Don’t miss it!  Make your Chili at home and our panel of expert judges will select the winners, Master Chef Style.  Great prizes, lots of fun, great food.  AIA FVG members and their families only.  Details on our Blog.  Chili Makers prepare an entire recipe at home.  Non cookers, make a contribution to eat.  AIA FVG offers non-alcoholic beverages.  Registration Deadline:  March 8th

Guest Speaker – Umberto Speranza – Fulbright U.S. 2016/17 Research Scholar
Research focusing on the Cultural and Political Implications of Refugee Arrivals in Friuli Venezia Giulia.   Assessments and interviews with refugees, political leaders, aid organizations and other relevant actors in migration policymaking.


DOCUMENTARY FILM FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY  HISTORY MONTH

27/03 – 10 am and 1 pm - The LIFE and TIMES of ROSIE the RIVETER – 75 min.  Award Winning Documentary preserved in the National Film Registry.   In WWII, American women found themselves doing "men's work". They discovered a new sense of pride and dignity. When the war was over, Rosie wanted to stay, but the rules changed.  The story is told by the women themselves - five former "Rosies". Includes rare archival recruitment films, stills, posters, ads and music from the period.

29/03 – 8:30 pm - HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS a group of 78 AIA FVG Members and their Families will be attending the HGT game.  Maybe a Harlem Globetrotter Ambassador will pass by the Association!   

 36th AMERICAN FILM SERIES  at Teatro dei Fabbri – Showtimes:  13:30. 16, 18:30, 21
The film series continues. Great American films in Original Version.  2016/17 Members Only.  Become a member during Office Hours. 
2/3         THE WITCH: A NEW-ENGLAND FOLKTALE. Dir. Robert Eggers. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie. Horror. 1 h 32 min.
21/3          HAIL, CAESAR! Dir. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlet Johansson. Comedy. 1 h 46 min.

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

  • Nati per Leggere – 16/03, 10 am – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 years.
  • Mom & Baby Survival Italian – Every Tuesday, 10 am
  • Mom & Baby Playgroup in English – Every Thursday, 10 am
  • Maker Space for Adults – Every Thursday at 10 am – Use, Teach or Learn with our sewing machine, Learn how to Knit.  Hang Out. 
  • Survival Italian for Adults – Every Thursday at 10 am
  • 21/03, 10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
24/03, 6 pm TEACHER LEARNING NETWORK – Free and Open to All Language Teachers
Theme:  Yes, I can – in English!  Integrating Life Skills in the EFL Classroom.

VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities.  Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities or P.R. can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you learn valuable people skills. Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  A great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.

The American Corner also offers English and Life Skills Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant.

March 2017 Calendar

Women's History, Chili Cook Off, March Madness Basketball and much more!

Chili Cook Off - March 10, 2017

YOU ARE INVITED to a CHILI COOK OFF.
AIA FVG Members and their Families ONLY

Bring it on! Let's see who can make the best chili. Be creative! Be spicy, just don't be late.

March 10, 2017, 7 - 9 p.m. at Associazione Italo Americana FVG

PREPAID REGISTRATION CONTRIBUTION REQUIRED:
Deadline:  March 8, 2017.

Chili Maker Participants
- No Donation
Chili Eaters - €7 Donation per person to cover expenses.  (Children under 12 - Free of Charge)

AIA FVG will supply non-alcoholic beverages, bread and plates, silverware, glasses, napkins. BYOB if you want Beer or Wine.

PRIZES:
  • Certificates and American Cooking School Aprons for ALL Participants.
  • 1st Prize:  2 tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters in Trieste on March 29th and Hot Sauce
  • 2nd Prize: Joy of Cooking Cookbook and Hot Sauce
  • 3rd Prize: An AIA FVG Logo Cup and Hot Sauce
Chili Cook-off Guidelines
  • Chili is to be prepared in advance at home.
  • Chili Cooks must arrive 1 hour before competition to set up  (arrive at 6:00 p.m.).  
  • Once judging starts late entries will not be permitted, judging will begin promptly.
  • The Name of your Chili and a List of ingredients must be posted with your chili as well as its hotness (i.e. mild, medium, hot, super hot).
  • Keep the name of your chili a secret until after all judging is completed.  Making your chili name known is an automatic disqualification. Feel free to be creative with your name and chili ingredient sign as long as it does not give your identity away.
  • Judging will be by a panel. Panel judges will remain a secret until it is time for them to judge.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Week Ahead: Feb. 27- Mar 3, 2017

American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.


CLOSED for CARNIVAL VACATION:
Friday, February 24th until Wednesday, March 1st.  
We reopen on Thursday, March 2nd.
NO Classes, NO Activities, NO Administration during the break.

Thurs. Feb. Mar. 2
10 am - Mom & Baby Playdate in English

10 am - Maker Space - make it, sew it, fix it with friends.  We're learning how to Knit Hats and Sew..  Learn how to sew or knit.  Teach someone how to knit / sew.  We have 3 Singer Sewing Machines, Knitting Needles and Craft Materials.

10 am - Survival Italian for Adults - not a formal Class, but a a way for you to learn what you need to get by. 

1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 pm - The Witch: A New-England Folktale - Film in the American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri.   AIA FVG Members Only.
 



Fri. Mar. 3
5 pm - AC - TC - American Corner Teen Club.  Making, Creating, Hanging Out in English

COMING UP:
CHILI COOK OFF - March 10th - More info at this link.  



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Closed for Carnival


CLOSED for CARNIVAL VACATION:
Friday, February 24th until Wednesday, March 1st.  

We reopen on Thursday, March 2nd.
NO Classes, NO Activities, NO Administration during the break.

The Week Ahead: Feb. 20-23, 2017

Blind Side, Short Story Club,  Makers, Moms, Book Club 

American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.

Mon. Feb. 20th
10 am and 1 pm FILM - THE BLIND SIDE - For Black History Month
Shows in English at 10 am and 1 pm at American Corner Trieste.  
Free and Open to the Public.

Tues. Feb. 21st 
10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.

10 am - Short Story Club - We'll discuss  Desegregating College Football.  USC Trojan Football Team, 1970 by Jason Lewis, LA Sentinel.     The story behind the winning team that broke the color barrier in college football.  


Thurs. Feb. 23rd
10 am - Mom & Baby Playdate in English

10 am - Maker Space - make it, sew it, fix it with friends.  We're learning how to Knit Hats and Sew Carnival Costumes.  Bring a project. Ask for advice.  Learn how to sew or knit.  Teach someone how to knit or sew.  We have 3 Singer Sewing Machines, Knitting Needles and Craft Materials.

10 am - Survival Italian for Adults - not a formal Class, but a a way for you to learn what you need to get by. 
 23/02, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club – Discussing Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.

CLOSED for CARNIVAL VACATION:
Friday, February 24th until Wednesday, March 1st.  
We reopen on Thursday, March 2nd.
NO Classes, NO Activities, NO Administration during the break.


 COMING UP:

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - March 29th - Special AIA FVG Group Rate for Members.  Ask for information at the Front Desk.  Ticket Reservation DEADLINE:  Feb. 17th





CHILI COOK OFF - March 10th - More info at this link.  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Leonardo Buonomo

Congratulations to Professor Leonardo Buonomo, President of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG!
He was recently elected to 3 important positions in the Henry James Society
Secretary/ Treasurer for 2017, Vice-President for 2018, and President for 2019.

Henry James was an American-born British writer. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism.

The Week Ahead: Feb. 13-17, 2017

Maker Space, Nati per Leggere, Babies, Teen Club.  

American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.

Tues. Feb. 14th 
10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.

Thurs. Feb. 16th
10 am - Nati per Leggere - Bilingual Reading 0-3 yrs

10 am - Maker Space - make it, sew it, fix it with friends.  We're learning how to Knit Hats and Sew Carnival Costumes.  Bring a project. Ask for advice.  Learn how to sew or knit.  Teach someone how to knit or sew.  We have 3 Singer Sewing Machines, Knitting Needles and Craft Materials.

10 am - Survival Italian for Adults - not a formal Class, but a a way for you to learn what you need to get by. 

Fri. Feb. 17th
5 - 7 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen ClubHangout in English for Teens

 COMING UP:

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - March 29th - Special AIA FVG Group Rate for Members.  Ask for information at the Front Desk.  Ticket Reservation DEADLINE:  Feb. 17th


FILM - THE BLIND SIDE - For Black History Month
February 20th - Shows in English at 10 am and 1pm at American Corner Trieste.  
Free and Open to the Public.

CHILI COOK OFF - March 10th - More info at this link.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Scuole dell' Infanzia del Comune di Trieste - STEAM Weeks - Full Immersion Inglese

L'Associazione Italo Americana FVG è felice di insegnare inglese nelle Scuole dell'Infanzia del Comune di Trieste!

Il progetto ha iniziato il 6/02/2017 e dura fino a giugno 2017.  Ogni bambino avrà un'avvicinamento alla lingua inglese.  

Ecco delle informazioni utili per i genitori.

See you soon!
  






Harlem Globetrotters with AIA FVG

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Trieste on March 29, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. ! 

Associazione Italo Americana FVG will attend the game at a GROUP Rate.

ONLY FOR SOCI 2016/17 and their families.  Limit 6 tickets per family

Our seats will be in the BLUE Section - Gradinata 1 non numerato.  



DEADLINE for RESERVATIONS  FEBRUARY 17, 2017.  

CONTACT US IN THE OFFICE DURING OUR HOURS for MORE DETAILS.  

Regular Office Hours:  Tues + Thurs 9-12 and Monday through Friday 4-7 p.m.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Week Ahead: Feb 6-10, 2017

Selma, Elvis & Nixon, Peter Pan, Coffee Break,  Maker Space, Moms & Babies, Teen Club.  

American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.

Mon. Feb. 6th 
10 am and 1 pm SELMA - Film in the  BLACK HISTORY FILM SERIES Monday Matinées.  V.O. Free and Open to the Public
2014, 2 hrs 4min.   A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

Coming up on 20/02 – 10 am and 1 pm - THE BLIND SIDE – 2009, 2 hrs 8 min.  


Tues. Feb. 7th
10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break - A cup of coffee and some great conversation in English.  

10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby.

Thurs. Feb. 9th
10 am - Mom & Baby Playdate in English

10 am - Maker Space - make it, sew it, fix it with friends.  We're learning how to Knit Hats and Sew Carnival Costumes.  Bring a project. Ask for advice.  Learn how to sew or knit.  Teach someone how to knit or sew.  We have 3 Singer Sewing Machines, Knitting Needles and Craft Materials.


1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 pm - ELVIS & NIXON - American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri - AIA FVG Members Only. (2016, 1 hr, 26 min. - Comedy, History) The untold true story of the meeting between Elvis and Nixon.  

10 am - Survival Italian for Adults - not a formal Class, but a a way for you to learn what you need to get by. 

Fri. Feb. 10th
5 - 7 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen ClubHangout in English for Teens 
5 pm - PETER PAN - (1953, 1 hr, 17 min) Family Film Festival  for all in English.  

COMING UP:

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS - March 29th - Special AIA FVG Group Rate for Members.  Ask for information at the Front Desk.  Ticket Reservation DEADLINE:  Feb. 17th

CHILI COOK OFF - March 10th - More info at this link.