We are looking forward to celebrating with many of you tonight at our 10th annual gala, May We? Mais Oui : La Vie de Château!

This year’s soirée features mobile bidding! Everyone, regardless of attendance, is invited to bid in our silent auction. For those who are attending, we encourage you to register for mobile bidding. To view the available items and register, click here .

Remote bidding in our live auction is also available, upon request. Contact Anna .

Un grand merci à l'ensemble de nos sponsors , for their support of this program!
Please note that our new office, located at 227 Colfax Avenue North, is closing exceptionally at 4 pm today, May 15.

The other building, located at 113 N First Street, is closed today.

Thanks!
Take a look into the simple truths of life
Summer Classes: it's time to register!
Aww, l'été!
The most festive time of year when some of us may be lucky enough to have a break from our usual routine.

Have you considered using your summer to enhance your French?
At AFMSP, we offer courses for beginner through advanced. Nouveauté: we provide a payment plan for our 10-week Intensive courses. Profitez de cette facilité de paiement to get a greater chance of achieving your goal.

There is no doubt that our Summer French Classes makes learning la langue de Molière the experience of a lifetime.
Classes start June 17!
Take a look at our brochure here .

Now is the perfect time to get registered for a Summer Adult program and enjoy a $30 DISCOUN T on adult 10-week classes!

Unsure of your level? Take our free placement test !
New Class!
Déjeunons en français
This drop-in, mixed level conversation class is a great way to increase vocabulary and practice French in a casual and relaxing environment over the lunch hour.
Every Tthursday from June 17. $5/meeting (lunch not included).
DELF Certifications

The DELF, or diplôme d’études en langue française is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify French language competency for non-native French speakers. Registration for DELF/DALF is now open!

Read more
afmsp.org
Exciting Upcoming Events
Club Vélo
This Sun, May 19 at noon
Ciné Club: Vent du Nord
Fri, May 31 at 6 pm
A la nôtre at Meritage
Sun, May 26 at 2 pm
A l'agenda en juin
Reception with Polish-American painter Antoni Beltowksi

Tuesday, June 4 at 6 pm
227 Colfax Avenue North

In English- FREE

Light refreshments inspired by Polish and French cuisine served.
Join our reception celebrating the life’s work of Polish-American painter Antoni Beltowksi, whose Monet-inspired approach to painting captures the natural beauty of the Twin Cities. Merci à   Polish American Journal and PAMSM for their support!

Did you know that June 4 marks the first democratic elections following World War II in Poland?
To celebrate the end of school year, AFMSP invites you to its traditional kermesse.

Venez faire la fête avec nous et (re)découvrir les jeux indémodables de l'enfance. C'est aussi l'occasion to say au revoir to the Alliance's events at 113 N First Street.
Membership
Free and unlimited access to our e-library, Culturethèque
Our French multimedia e-library provides members with 24/7 access to 400 magazines, 1,000 books, 200 comics, 450 videos, and 370 learning materials. There's not enough time in a day to explore it all!

Enjoy the richness of Culturethèque by becoming a member today.
Autour de nous
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 Marie.
Conversation en français
Un de nos membres, Kelley, vient de créer un groupe de conversation française/potluck à Woodbury, ouvert à toute la famille! Interested? Contact Kelley.
An owl's perspective - May 18
Make a feather art project! Come attach yours to "An Owl's Perspective," a Great Horned Owl sculpture by Gail Katz-James, une amie francophone. More details.
Spring Open House - May 31 to June 2
Celebrate the release of another miracle vintage of Minnesota wines at Alexis Bailly Vineyard. More details online.
Christine Sun Kim - May 17 to 31
Berlin-based artist Christine Sun Kim explores the materiality of sound as well as the representation of spoken language, in relation to drawing, painting, and performance at Goethe in the Skyways. More details.
EUROPEAN ELECTIONS
Le 25 mai, les électeurs français ont rendez-vous avec les urnes pour élire les députés européens. En savoir plus.
Pique-nique - June 2
Nos amis de Minnesota Accueil organisent leur traditionnel pique-nique le 2 juin prochain à Kenwood Park. Une excellente occasion de partager un bon moment entre francophones et francophiles. En savoir plus.
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.
A new podcast from the French Embassy: The Thing About France

For the first time ever, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will release a bi-weekly podcast, The Thing About France , in which Cultural Counselor to the United States, Bénédicte de Montlaur, interviews distinguished American cultural figures with notable connections to France about their experiences in both countries.

Giveaway!   
Enter to win two tickets to Paris when you subscribe to The Thing About France on Apple Podcasts and send a screenshot by email .
Merci beaucoup à nos partenaires!
Restons en contact!
Pique-Nique for Francophone - June 2
Nos amis de Minnesota Accueil organisent leur traditionnel pique-nique le 2 juin prochain à Kenwood Park. Faites passer le mot à tous les francophones ! More details.