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Mars 2015
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Mars 2015

2015 Tombola

And The Winners Are...

1. $1.000 in cash- Camilla Colby #1252
2. $300 in cash - Camilla Colby #1235
3. $150 in cash - Colleen Mitchell #0292
4. A 10-week group session of French language classes at the Alliance Fran�aise. - Jennifer Buchanar #0490
5. 2 season tickets to the Phillip Lorenz Keyboard Concerts-Ellen Erganian #0252
6. 2 tickets, Fresno Grand Opera's production of Puccini's Tosca (5/7/15) - Camilla Colby #1245
7. $100 gift certificate Vineyard Restaurant, Madera -Barbara Tazli #0063
8. A bottle of Veuve Clicquot in its own signature champagne bucket - Linda Rose #0164
9. 5 tickets to Fresno Filmworks. - Pierre Perret #0144
10. 5 tickets to Fresno Filmworks. (bis)- Jeff Abe #0507
11. 1 year membership in Fresno Petanque Club + a set of boules - Julia Scott #0114
12. A $50 certificate for La Rue cafe, Fresno - Gayle Nix #0482
13. A $50 certificate for La Rue caf�, Fresno - Laverne Cottet #1465
14. A $50 gift voucher for La Boulangerie - Brenda Clark #0870
15. A French picnic basket with 2 wines, a French table cloth, wine glasses and silver for fine dining "on the road." - Linda Motschiedler #0009
16. "Wine spectator Magazine's finest wines". Enjoy a wine-tasting with friends with this basket of 2 California red wines which score from 92-98 on WC's list. Ginny Federico #0173
17. 2 autographed books by Norman Stokle (Three French Comedies + a comic novel: Cheeseburgers in the Rose Room) - Gwen Davey #0375
18. 2 autographed books by Norman Stokle (Three French Comedies + Plays for the Sinful.) - Renee Martin #0787
19. A $20 certificate for Le Parisien Caf�, Fresno - Celeste de Monte #1146
20. A Golden French bracelet - Donald Holly #0788
21. A Golden French bracelet - Pat Sorensen #0608
22. A Golden French bracelet - Gwen Davey #0361

C ongratulations to all the winners and thank you all for contributing to our scholarship and cultural events fund.

Debating Charlie: Making Sense of the Terror Attacks in France event video
click on the picture to view the video


- Pauline Carmona, Consule de France in San Francisco
- Dr. Jimia Boutouba, Santa Clara University, French & Francophone Studies
- Dr. Sarbjit Johal, Fresno City College, Political Science
- Dr. Vincent Biondo, California State University Fresno, Philosophy
-  Hajj Reza Nekumanesh, Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno

Panel moderators: Fr�d�ric Martin and Norman Stokle, Alliance Fran�aise de Fresno; Wendell Stephenson, co-organizer of the Campus-Community Colloquium.

Spring 2015 classes begin the week of April 6, 2015


Most classes meet for two hours, once a week for 10 weeks. Pre-registration is required.

Schedule for the SPRING SESSION:

APRIL 6 - JUNE 16, 2015

Early registrations end March 27, 2015.
Registrations received after 03/27/2015 will require an additional $20 Fee.



French I
Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 Lumaya Orchard Park
French II
Eisenberg Orchard Park
French III
Martin Woodward Park Lib.
Intermediate French I Friday,
Staff Windham
Advanced French I Friday,
Martin Orchard Park
Advanced French II
Stokle Good Shepherd
Advanced French III Thursday,
Duvet 1463 W. San Madele
French for Travellers Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 Barge Windham


Orchard Park, library/game room 675 W. Alluvial (at Willow) Clovis
Windham, library room, 2nd floor 1100 E. Spruce Ave. Fresno
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 5140 N. Fruit Ave. Fresno
Woodward Park Library 944 E. Perrin Ave. Fresno

Saturday French for Children

  Teacher: May Choua Vang Location: Orchard Park
Beginning 9am-10am


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A Night of Storytelling
with Michael Parent

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
California State University Fresno,
McLane Hall, Room 161, 7:00PM 

5241 N. Maple Ave. Fresno,CA 93740

FREE and open to the public

(parking on campus is not free)

Le Cercle Fran�ais, the French club of CSU Fresno, along with L'Alliance Fran�aise of Fresno, are happy to host this Franco-American storyteller during his California visit to the Mariposa Storytelling Festival.


Michael Parent, a native Mainer of French-Canadian descent, has performed as a storyteller and singer, in both English and French, throughout  the United States and beyond since 1977. He has been featured at many storytelling events, including hundreds of schools and libraries, the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee, the International Storytelling Colloquium in Paris, the "Long Night of Storytelling" festival-tour of Austria, the Glistening Waters Festival in New Zealand, the Sperrins Autumn Storytelling Festival in Northern Ireland and the Scealta Shamhna Festival in Dublin, and the Eugene (Oregon) Multicultural Storytelling Festival, and more. He also leads storytelling, storywriting, and performance workshops, and is a 1999 recipient of National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award. He was also a keynote speaker at the National Storytelling Conference in Providence, R.I. in 2001. After living in Virginia for many years, Michael returned to his home state of Maine in July of 1998, and now lives in Portland.


For more information about Michael Parent, visit his webpage:

3/17 French-Canadien Storyteller/Singer/Jongleur. California State University Fresno, McLane Hall, Room 161, 7:00PM
4/8 - Keys to the Mont St Michel, Lecture by Norman Stokle. Woodward Park Library, 7:00PM

TBA-AFF Scholarship presentation, reception, & program
Tous les jeudis � 15h30 � La Boulangerie de Fig Garden Village, � Fresno.