Last Chance to Sign Up and Donate to Ride for Water with Haiti Outreach
 Sunday, Sept 16, 8 am to 2 pm

AFMSP's cycling group  Club Vélo is joining Haiti Outreach for a benefit ride on Sunday,  September 16 at 8 am.

This run is a wonderful opportunity to gather your friends, get some fresh air and raise funds to support bringing clean water and infrastructure to people in rural Haiti. Haiti Outreach works with local communities to empower them to build their own sustainable water resources.

Join us this Sunday at the beautiful Boom Island Park where we'll take off for a 16 or 32 mile ride using the Minneapolis park and byway system!

Unable to ride yourself? You can still sponsor Haiti Outreach and Club Vélo by donating! We're over halfway to our goal so help us get there before this weekend. Donate here.

Also, we are looking for volunteers to help us with registrations at the ride. Do you want to be part of a great event? Contact Marie .
Fall Open House: A Success

Nearly 170 visitors attended our Fall Open House last Saturday. The event was the perfect opportunity for members of the Twin Cities community to visit our space and learn about our French language classes and our many cultural events.

Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul would like to thank all of you for making this event such a success!

Thanks to our dedicated group of volunteers who gave their time to make our open house a lively event. 


Les Événements Events

Les Navigateurs de  la littérature
Book Club 
Tonight/Ce soir
6 to 8 pm

Interested in French literature and discussing books in French? Join one of our free monthly French book clubs Tonight, we will discuss L'Africain by Le Clézio, which received the Nobel Prize in Literature (2008). Share your favorite passages of the book and your opinion with us.  | Read more

October's book for Les Navigateurs, Persepolis is available for purchase at AFMSP.

Apéritif en français
Thursday, Sept 13
6 to 7:30 pm

Alliance Française and the University Club of St Paul welcome all to an informal monthly conversation group in French. Grab a glass of wine on happy hour until 6 pm. 
Santé! Read More

L'Incontournable Apéritif
Meritage - St Paul
Sunday, Sept 16
2 to 5 pm

Want to end the weekend on a French note? Alliance Française invites you to get a taste of French aperitifs and dishes at Meritage. No need to register, just show up and bring a friend or two... pour pratiquer son français in a great ambiance. Tchin, tchin! |  Read More

Ciné Club: Irréprochable (Faultless)
Mayo Civic Center - Rochester
Wednesday, Sept 19
6 to 8 pm

Come to watch a free French movie with English subtitles next Wednesday.  |  Read more 

Since Constance was fired, her economic situation has become a problem. When she learns that the real estate agency in her hometown is recruiting, Constance becomes obsessed with getting her old job back from the new hire Audrey.
Visit our  online event calendar  to see 
more upcoming events!
Learn French With Us!
Fall Session is ongoing until Nov 18

Whatever your level of French may be, we have a course for you!  We offer a wide range of courses from beginner to advanced and intensive courses. It's not too late to join a class.  Find the class that works for you  and sign up here.

Take a placement test to figure out the right fit!

As a member of the Alliance, you can enhance your learning with access to  Culturethèque, an expansive French digital library.

Cooking Classes with Chef Valérie

Want to learn French cooking from an  expert French chef?

Register today for a cooking class with  Chef Valérie this fall. You can learn all the secrets to make the perfect French dishes... pourquoi s'en priver!

Check out our three-course menu selections! 

The week of Sept 17: Chicken strogonoff, ratatouille and fruit clafoutis.
French Classes for Kids and Teens

Le Samedi des petits
Le Samedi des petits is a fun class for parents and their toddlers Saturday mornings. Registration is still open! The first class begins this Saturday, 
September 15. Register here.

Classes for homeschool students
Your child can learn French this year!  Sign up here.  

Kids Classes
Whichever program interests you and your child, les petits will enjoy our small class sizes and fun French activities suitable to their age and abilities.  Enroll  your child today. Plus you can sign up the whole family for a family membership. Sign up today!
Discounts for AFMSP Members

Renaissance Festiva l
AF Members receive discounted admission to the Renaissance Festival when buying tickets in advance!  Read about their themed weekends

Minnesota Opera
AF Members receive discounted tickets to any performance in the 2018-2019 season of the Minnesota Opera.  Read about their season program

Cedar Cultural Center's 30th Season Celebration
A F Members receive discounted admission to the Cedar's 30th season celebration on Sept 15! This concert is a part of their annual Global Roots Festival.  Read about their festival.  

Email us for all discount codes.
Les Petites Annonces annonces

Seeking Host Families for French Students
Alliance Française is excited to partner with Expérience Culturelle en France to coordinate a week-long exchange in mid-February 2019 (Feb 11-18.) 
Families will host a 14-15 year old student from the Bordeaux area and share American cultural and educational experiences with them. Contact Anna to find out more about this program and to host a student.

Seeking Students for Written Correspondance
A teacher in France is looking for  American 5th grade students  to pair with French pen pals . Contact  Christelle Vollette to get more information.

Seeking Substitute Teacher
Richfield High School is looking for a substitute French teacher with a Bachelor's degree for the month of September while their regular French teacher is on maternity leave. Contact Teresa Rosa to apply for this position.

Seeking French-Speaking Childcare
Minneapolis family (Longfellow neighborhood) is looking for a French-speaking student or young person interested in working with their two children, a 7-year girl and 3-year boy, as a babysitter or tutor. If interested, please email  Meghann.

Seeking French-Speaking Childcare
Lauren is looking for a native French speaker interested in working with her daughter, a 5-year-old girl, as a babysitter two or three afternoons per week with the possibility of additional hours. If interested, please email  Lauren.

Autour des Villes Jumelles

Support the Afoutayi Haitian Cultural Festival 2018
The 9th Annual AFOUTAYI Haitian Dance, Music and Arts Festival  is a culturally immersive experience that offers a lens into the world of traditional Haitian dance, music and art, and commemorates Indigenous Peoples' Day.  Support them via their  GoFundMe campaign Spread the word on social media with  this link .

Rose Ensemble: Land of Three Faiths Tour in Minneapolis Sept 20
Explore the sacred, secular, folk and classical music of ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims at Church of the Ascension.  2018-2019 is the Rose Ensemble's last concert season.  Read more

Discover Outdoor French Art
After a  sailboat race on Bde Maka Ska in June, this on-site installation entitled 
Voile/Toile - Toile/Voile  (2018) by  Daniel Buren  is on show at the  Minneapolis Sculpture Garden  of the  Walker Art Center , until Oct 7, 2018

Delgres at the Global Roots Festival Sept 19
Discover Delgres, a powerful trio from Guadeloupe via Paris and America, who will be performing for free. Delgres' sound is soaked in  blues , though  urban and  open to the world and sounds somewhere between Ali Farka Toure and the Black Keys.

Twin Cities Arab Film Festival Sept 27 to 30 
Alliance Française is proud to partner with Mizna in presenting the 13th Twin Cities Arab Film FestivalOver its thirteen years, the festival has created a necessary space in the Twin Cities for Arab and Muslim filmmakers to tell their stories in beautiful and innovative ways. Be sure to check out the Tunisian film, Corps Étranger, sponsored by AFMSP!  Get your tickets here.
Merci beaucoup à nos sponsors !