Annual Meeting and Board Election Results

Un grand merci to all who voted in our Board of Directors election and attended our annual meeting yesterday evening! 

We are thrilled to welcome a highly engaged and diverse board this year. Congratulations to Yves Nezerwe, Danny Rosas-Alvarez and Jeff Lundgren for their election as new board members, and to Simin Hickman, Jeremy Iggers and Michael Musa for their re-election! We are also pleased to welcome former member  Jacqueline Régis back to the board.

We are grateful for the hard work and commitment of our outgoing board members. Ed Hayward is departing as a board member but will remain our legal counsel.  Many thanks to parting members Jim Wolter and Gary Deason  as well!

We would also like to congratulate the high school students awarded scholarships for study at the Alliance this year.  Thanks again to the family of Jean-Claude Wishard for their generous gift to the Alliance in his honor.
Last Chance Membership Bash and Fundraiser

Join us at 7 pm on June 30 for an evening of music, karaoke, food and fun! We are excited to welcome DJs Jacques and Dumont of Douala Soul Collective who will get you dancing for the first part of the evening!

Enjoy crêpes by Claire of Oh Crêpe and sip French wine before singing karaoke en français !
This membership bash and fundraiser is the last chance to donate to the Alliance and become a member  this fiscal year.

Become a member or renew your expired membership and support our French-language community! RSVP
  Volunteer Appreciation Picnic 
Happy Hour Update

Thank you to all who joined us last Saturday for Volunteers? Volontiers ! We appreciate your coming out despite the rain and change of location to the Alliance Grande Salle.

We are rescheduling the Happy Hour event for volunteers at Meritage and also plan to tour Landmark Plaza. Stay tuned for the new date and time!

Les Événements events

Bastille Day in Rochester!
at Grand Rounds Brewing 
Friday, July 13
5 to 7 pm

Enjoy live music, crêpes, French wines and delicious food as we celebrate Bastille Day in Rochester! | Read More
Bastille Day 2018
at Landmark Plaza, St Paul
Sunday, July 15 
12 to 6 pm

This celebration will feature live music, dance, food, a francophone bazaar with local artists and craftspeople and more!| Read More
Visit our  online event calendar  to see more!
Summer Session Begins This Week

Foundation classes are offered Monday through Saturday.
Find a class that fits your schedule!

Want to get back into French after a break? Need to improve quickly?
speaking French in the time
frame that works for you!
You choose the dates, times, focus and level when you study with a private tutor. Advance at your personal pace with one-on-one instruction.  Register here.

Speak French |  Register today.
Take a placement test  if you are unsure of your level. 

Summer Cooking with Valérie

Summer session classes include "Les Saveurs d'été" and "Mediterranean Flair"

Join Valérie for cooking workshops throughout summer.
Summer cooking classes are on Mondays from 10 am to noon and  Tuesdays from 5 to 7 pm .   Register  here
Workshops and Topics Classes

with Damien
Tuesdays, July 31 to 8 Aug 21
1 to 3 pm
Mai 68 en Images with Damien
Tuesday, June 26
6 to 9 pm

Saturdays, Aug 11 to Aug 25
10 am to 12 pm

Thursday, July 12 
12:30 to 3:30 pm

Alliance Française for Kids and Teens
Summer Camp with the  Alliance! 

Your 2nd- or 3rd-grader can join Marie-Jeanne's group for summer camp next week! Register here for camp starting on 6/25. 
More summer camp opportunities are available after July 4!  Find out more here .
Événements pour les enfants et les Djeunes
Potluck, Music & Fun for Teens
Friday, June 22
5 to 7 pm

This Friday! June 21 is " la fête de la musique " in France.  That's enough of a reason to throw  a party !| Read More
Pas de Petits Penseurs pendant l'été
AFMSP will not offer our Petits Penseurs program during the summer, but we look forward to starting up again in September.
Les Annonces annonces

Formation pédagogique "Le Théâtre en classe de FLE"  pour professeurs de Français Langue Etrangère
Mardi 3 juillet de 9h à 16h (6 heures de formation)
Alliance Française Mpls/ St Paul      
Cette formation aide les professeurs à acquérir des outils ludiques et des techniques d'animation d'atelier de théâtre en français. Ils ont la possibilité de découvrir les bases du jeu d'acteur et de la mise en scène pour mener à bien un projet théâtral avec leurs élèves.

$25 par personne, places limitées. Gratuit pour les professeurs AF et les membres du MNAATF.  Inscription au 612 332 0436 ou sur le site

This workshop is financed by the Fonds de Formation Continue de l'Etoile du Nord, with the support of the educational services of the French Embassy and the Consulat of France in Chicago.  Présentée par Drameducation. 
Autour des Villes Jumelles

Back to Burgundy and Lumières Françaises AF Member Special!
See Cédric Klapisch's new film Back to Burgundy at the St Anthony Main Theater. The film opened on June 15. AF members get a special discount! Show your member card at the box office or contact us to reserve with a discount online. Un grand merci to the Film Society of Minneapolis St Paul for this special.  More info
Rumblings and Echoes: Remembering 1968 at the Trylon
Visit Trylon Cinema for a series of films depicting the critical changes during 1968. Check out the series here.

Seeking French-speaking Caregiver for Children
Shiori and Pierre seek a French-speaking caregiver for their French-speaking children. For more details please email Shiori directly.

Host Families Needed for French teachers
ECI, based in Aix-en-Provence, is seeking  host families for several French adult teacher chaperones  (women and men in their 20's through 40's)  for 8 - 16 days in July & August as they accompany groups of French  students to the Twin Cities for home stay programs.  Please call  Tom  Stieger for dates of stay at 651 402 0087.

Seeking Host Families in the Twin Cities and suburbs 
Vistas in Education is welcoming French students this summer from ages 11 to 18 who are excited to see Minnesota and stay with warm and welcoming host families! Apply online or contact Laurel with any questions.