It's almost August! Did you know that our fall session courses are now open for registration? Sign up for kids and adult classes now and get ready to shift into autumn with us!

With wonderful courses, events, and activities throughout AFMSP, welcoming fall will be a breeze. We look forward to celebrating the turning of leaves with all of you!

Are you hoping to enroll in courses with us for autumn 2019?

You are in luck!

Courses for adults and kids are open for registration now. Check out our brochure online or call our offices to register for fall fun!

Les Djeunes : Sortie en Kayak

Two years after our last kayak event, here we go again!

Pagayez  ! Join us Friday, August 23 for a kayak trip on Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun) for a sortie en kayak with  Les Djeunes , AFMSP’s group for French speaking high schoolers.
Rendez-vous at 10 am at Wheel Fun Rentals at  3000 Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis  to coordinate kayaks and safety before we get in the water.

We hope you have  le sens de l’aventure , and that you’re not afraid to get in the water. We will be spend as much of the sortie as possible speaking  en français, bien sûr !

Friday, August 23 at 10 am
As always, the event is free for Les Djeunes!

RSVP REQUIRED  as soon as possible as we have limited spots available!
Email  Anne-Sophie  before noon on Friday, August 16 to confirm you’re coming.
Check out the Bastille Day photo album on our Facebook page!

Merci à toutes et à tous qui sont venus à notre fête pour le 14 juillet !

Thank you to all who came to our Bastille Day celebration earlier this month!

We appreciate every single one of our vendors, volunteers, musicians, artists and guests. Bravo to our partner restaurant Meritage for their outstanding menu and to all our musicians for their wonderful performances. And many thanks to our photographers Angela Lundberg & Wendy Nielsen.
Reminders, JSYK, & things on the radar...
Paris Chansons  returns to the fabulous Dakota Jazz Club with a fresh, exciting program!  TWO nights: August 7th & 8th!

From Aznavour, Dassin, Piaf, Macias, Brel, Adamo to Zaz & Stromae!! PLUS some of the most beloved Russian gypsy classics!

Get your tickets here!

Check out Paris Chansons' feature on the news in France (France 2 sur Télèmatin!)
Did you know that Broken Box Mime Theater is performing in Minneapolis soon? An NYC-based non-profit that collaboratively creates original, contemporary plays through mime aims to activate the imagination of audiences, contemporize the art of mime, and remind us all of the power of simple storytelling. Performance dates listed above!

ABOUT THE ENSEMBLE : recipient of New York Innovative Theater Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Movement/Choreography, and Performance Art Production, supported by city and state funding, and currently in residence teaching Physical Storytelling at The New School. BKBX Kids! Is a division of BKBX, and aims to inspire unplugged creativity in children and families by way of joyful, movement-based storytelling. “We celebrate the power of shared imaginative experience and challenge audiences to explore new ways to create, connect, and communicate!”
On Friday, August 23 rd , at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Greg Cash will discuss the  French Fur Trade in Minnesota. You have the opportunity to learn about the arrival of Médard Chouart des Groseilliers and Pierre Esprit Radisson in the Minnesota Valley, to the establishment of l a Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson ( Hudson’s Bay Company), to the building of Fort Snelling. Greg will also present on the creation of the Indian Agency to control the region’s fur trade in the early 1800’s and the establishment of the American Fur Company. Sign up by clicking here to visit their website! Refreshments provided!
Exciting Upcoming Events
Ciné Club : Aya de Yopougon
Fri, July 26 at 6 pm

Petit Dej
Sat, August 3 at 9:30 pm
À la notre : Un apéritif à Meritage
Sun, July 28 at 2 pm
A l'agenda en juillet

Sunday, July 28, 2 to 5 pm
Free! Purchasing an item is highly enouraged, but not required.

University Club apéritif en français
 Join us for conversation en français  at the beautiful University Club of St Paul.

The Alliance Française of Minneapolis/St. Paul and the University Club of St Paul welcome you to this casual monthly French conversation group. Join us the second Thursday of every month on the hills of Summit Avenue, from 6 to 7:30 pm, for an  Apéritif en français .
This group is led by AF member and volunteer Brad Givot with Alliance Française instructors and staff members joining as possible.

Membership in the University Club is not required to attend. All are welcome!
Arrive early to grab a glass a wine on happy hour until 6 pm.

À la votre !

Autour de nous
Looking for a French Speaking Nanny
Starting at the end of August, we are searching for a nanny who speaks French to work Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30am-2:30pm OR Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-12:30pm. Infant experience and infant CPR certification is needed. Contact Ciara Dall for more information.
Volunteering at the Alliance Française
As a nonprofit organization, volunteers are an essential part of how the Alliance provides programming to the community. If you are interested in helping us out at events or in another capacity, contact Sara.
Looking for help with Lectures Faciles
AFMSP is looking for someone interested in helping lead the Lectures Faciles group! If you would like to know more about this role, please email Sara or Brian . It is a low commitment position - one meeting per month and the ability to comfortably guide other readers through a beginner-level French text.
Looking for 2 Babysitters For a Weekend in August
Nous recherchons 2 Babysitters dans le cadre d'un mariage à Nisswa le 3 aout 2019. Il s'agit d'u mariage americano-francais, au moins une personne comprenant et parlant le français est souhaitée. Il s'agira d'assurer la garde de 5 enfants (6 mois x3 / 2 ans / 3 ans) sur une période allant du samedi 16.00 au dimanche 2.00 sur le site du mariage (Quaterdeck resort) où nous mettrons un espace à disposition. Les parents seront sur site et disponibles au besoin. Une personne enseignant ou ayant eu une expérience au pair serait très appréciée. Contact Sarah or Pierre by email or by telephone.
Students Looking For Host Families
Students traveling through APEC (Association pour la Promotion des Echanges Interculturels) are matched with host families by the Vistas In Education program! Host families DO NOT need to speak French but must have a student of approximately the same age (generally within 16 months). For more information on the students, email Rosa.
French horseriding camp in Northfield
Anyone ages 9 and up can learn the basics of horseback riding and taking care of these beautiful animals in a weeklong summer camp July 22 to 26, 2019. Christine Honore is a French riding instructor and this year she's offering a camp entirely in French! For more information and to register, visit her site.
French babysitter
Maya is a fifteen year old spending the summer in Lakeville. She is a French and American dual citizen and is looking to babysit and speak French to kids in the south metro. Contact her father, Joseph, for more information.
Paris Chansons at Dakota Club - Aug 7
Paris Chansons takes you on a journey – a spectacular celebration of French and international music that brings the world that much closer. More details.
Merci beaucoup à nos partenaires!
Restons en contact!