Alliance Franaise de Fresno Newsletter
Bulletin d'InformationsDecembre 2013
In This Issue
Les Galettes Des Rois
This Friday: Haute Cuisine
Attention Movie Makers

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LES GALETTES DES ROIS (KINGS' DAY CAKES):
 
Support the Alliance Francaise Scholarship Fund and enjoy a delicious French tradition! The galettes des rois are available at La Boulangerie (Fig Garden Village, Palm & Shaw) throughout the month of January. The galettes celebrate the Epiphany (the arrival of the Three Kings), and are sold everywhere in France in January. 
 
Thanks to Patrick Bourrel's generosity, each galette sold means a contribution to our Scholarship Fund. 
 
Orders can also be called in with the bakery at 
(559) 222-0555
TOMBOLA TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
FIRST PRIZE:  
Second Prize:  
Third Prize:
$1000 Grand Prize -no strings attached! 
$300 cash 
$150 cash
Other Prizes:
  • A 10-week group session of French language classes at the Alliance Fran�aise.
  • 2 $75 vouchers for dinner at the Parma Ristorante
  • 2 tickets, Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra (April 2014)
  • An artistic photograph by Lois Delavalle
  • 5 tickets to Fresno Filmworks.
  • 5 tickets to Fresno Filmworks. (bis)
  • 1 year membership in Fresno Petanque Club plus a set of boules
  • Dinner for two at Jonathan's Restaurant, Kingsburg
  • Tasting for eight at Ramos Torres Winery, Kingsburg
  • A $50 gift voucher for La Boulangerie
  • 2 season tickets to the Phillip Lorenz Keyboard Concerts
  • 2 season tickets to the Orpheus Chamber Music Concerts
  • 6 bottles of delicious wines selected from the Madera Wine Trail
  • A gift basket from Blends Tasting, Kingsburg
  • 2 annotated French classics edited and signed by David Ross (Candide + Eug�nie Grandet)
  • 2 signed books by Norman Stokle (Three French Comedies + Cheeseburgers in the Rose Room)
  • 2 signed books by Norman Stokle (Plays for the Sinful + The Siege of Saint Michel)

Tickets are $5.00 each, proceeds will benefit the Alliance Fran�aise Scholarship and Cultural Funds (Directors will call members to ask for help selling tickets). 

 

Buy your raffle tickets here!

   

Drawing is on February 9, 2014 at La Boulangerie

FRESNO FILMWORKS PRESENTS HAUTE CUISINE


Friday, December 13, 2013

Fresno Filmworks presents the film
Haute Cuisine
in French and English with subtitles.

Here is a  

link to HAUTE CUISINE

Sponsored by L'Alliance fran�aise .

  

L'Alliance fran�aise de Fresno is happy to support our collaborative community partner Fresno Filmworks in their presentation of the 2012 French film "Haute Cuisine", in French and English with subtitles. It is the story of Dani�le Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for French Republic's President Fran�ois Mitterrand. \


 


5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
Friday, December 13, 2013

The Tower Theater
815 E Olive Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728  

 

CHANDELEUR PARTY, February 2, 2014 

 

It is not too early to send in your reservations, with a check made out to Alliance Fran�aise. To ensure a reservation, your checks, and the names of the persons in your party, should be sent to arrive no later than January 22 to: 
 
L'Alliance Fran�aise, c/o Ellie Stokle
1463 W. San Madele
Fresno, CA 93711
 The price is the same as last year, 
  • $23 for members, 
  • $30 for non-members. 

Space is limited.

ATTENTION POTENTIAL MOVIE-MAKERS


The Alliance Fran�aise of Fresno invites any current adult member (18 years+) to volunteer for the position of "AFF Movie-maker". The position involves following a program of video production training classes (approximately 12 hours grouped into 6 sessions of 2 hours each) organized by the COMMUNITY MEDIA ACCESS COLLABORATIVE (CMAC). 

 

Tuition costs will be covered by the Alliance Fran�aise. Upon successful completion of the course, our AFF member will have access to CMAC video equipment for all AFF-designated video projects both in-studio and in the field. He/she will also receive on-going support from CMAC's professional staff for the fine-tuning of acquired skills. 

 

All interested persons should contact Norman Stokle at (559) 430 6773 or by email at normanstokle@gmail.com

ALLIANCE FRANCAISE WINTER 2014 CLASS SCHEDULE 

Tentative schedule for the winter SESSION: January 13 - march 22, 2014

Director: camillacolby@gmail.com REGISTRATION DUE BY JANUARY 6, 2014
 

FRENCH FOR ADULTS 

Beginning French IFriday, 5:30-7:30StaffOrchard Park
Beginning French IIFriday, 5:30-7:30Frederic MartinWindham
Beginning French IITuesday, 5:30-7:30Melanie HalsteadPrivate residence
Intermediate French IThursday, 5:30-7:30StaffOrchard Park
Intermediate French II
Wednesday, 5:30-7:30
Maypalig YangOrchard Park
Advanced French II**Thursday, 5:30-7:30 Norman StokleGood Shepherd
Advanced French IIWednesday, 5:30-7:30Patricia Duvetprivate residence
French for TravelersTuesday, 5:30-7:30Frederic MartinOrchard Park
*This class will include a grammar review component

VENUES

ORCHARD Park, library/game room675 W. Alluvial (at Willow)
Clovis
Windham, library room, 2nd floor1100 e. Spruce Ave.Fresno
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church5140 N. Fruit Ave.Fresno
Private residences: Contact Director: camillacolby@gmail.com

Saturday French for Children

Teacher: May Choua VangVenue: Orchard Park
Level 1 7-9 year-olds 1-2pm10-12 year-olds 2-3pm
Level 2 7-9 year-olds 10-11am10-12 year-olds 11am-12pm

Alliance Fran�aise de Fresno P.O. Box 5197 Fresno, CA 93755-5197
Tel: 559-227-9850 * Email: info@affresno.org

CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES 2013-14

DECEMBER

12/13: Fresno Filmworks presents Haute Cuisine sponsored by l'Alliance Fran�aise

 

JANUARY
TBA: Galette sales

 

1/10: John S. Hord will present a lecture/recital at Fresno City College 

 

AFF SCHOOL, 2014
Winter Session: January 14 through March 22

 

FEBRUARY
2/9: Chandeleur and Tombola

MARCH
3/15: Scholarship deadline 3/30: '2 pianos and strings-The Influence of French Composers on Classical European Music". Pianists John S. Hord and John Hillebrandt, works by C. Debussy, O. Messiaen, J.S. Bach. Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium, 2:30 p.m., free to the public

 

AFF SCHOOL, 2014
Spring Session: March 25 through June 7

 

MAY
TBA: Scholarship reception

 

AFF SCHOOL, 2014
Summer: To be announced in AFF newsletter

 

JULY
TBA: Bastille Day Festivities

CAF�S DE L'ALLIANCE
Tous les jeudis � 15h30 � La Boulangerie de Fig Garden Village, � Fresno.