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Fly Delta to Paris - Or Anywhere! 
Raffle tickets are now available for purchase for $10 (one raffle ticket) or $40 for a pack of five raffle tickets. The prize is two round-trip Economy Class tickeEiffeltouriststs on Delta Air Lines; your choice of destination! Use it for travel to Paris or anywhere served by Delta Air Lines-operated flights. The Alliance has been honored to work with Delta Air Lines on these raffles for several years; past winners report back that they are delighted with the redemption process. To purchase raffle tickets online by April 17, click here. The drawing will be on April 19; no need to be present. Maximum 800 tickets to be sold. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit education missions of the Alliance and the FACC.  
Paris Apartment in Le Marais
Next month's fundraiser will feature hundreds of items (for bidding online and at the event), ranging from $25 restaurant certificates to apartments in the trendiest parts of Paris, such as a luxury apartment in Le Marais, called "La Table du Roi," which is owned by a member of our Alliance. The apartment, which was featured on House Hunters International, is located on the second floor of a 17th-century building on rue du Roi de Sicile in the heart of Le Marais; it is steps from rue de Rivoli, rue Vieille du Temple, the Hôtel de Ville and the Seine. Click here for photos and watch for links in next week's bulletin, on how to bid! (Note: Alliance members also get 10% off when booking this apartment directly through the owner. More info to come soon.) 
Last Chance for Spring Term & Mini-Workshops
The 10-week spring term begins the week of March 31st. Some classes are full but most have openings. Visit the website for the complete listing of classes; there are about 42 classes for adults and 7 for children. Concerned about missing classes? The Alliance offers complimentary make-ups, whether in another class at the same level, or through one-on-one tutoring sessions. In addition to the 10-week term, also consider the offerings in the one-week intersession, from March 24-29 (this week). Click here for the list of 5 intersession workshops, ranging from 2 hours to 10 hours. 
What Is Soirée St Tropez?
We're getting lots of questions on the April 19 Soirée. In short, it's a unique evening that features French-themed auctions, seated dinner, excellent wine and food (overseen by Executive Chef Philippe Boulot) and live entertainment at the MAC, all for the low fixed price of $75. Registration is open to members, non-members, Alliance students, the general public (21 and over). Most people sign up as individuals or couples; we then group tables by interests, language, etc. Alliance students can request to be seated with other students; friends and neighbors can be seated together; or simply request language seating as English, French or "mixed." Proceeds of the evening benefit nonprofit education missions including scholarships. Register online; the link is on the event page.
All-Star Award for the Fifth Year 
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Dates to Remember
Mar. 30: Ludovic at the Oregon Symphony
Apr. 4: Immersion Programs Presentation
Apr. 4-6: PSU 3rd Annual French Film Festival
Apr. 19: SOIREE ST TROPEZ at the MAC - Tickets Available
Quick Web Links


Now enrolling for Spring Term that starts March 31. 

Call 503.223.8388




Hosted by Alliance staff or board members. Drop-ins welcome; membership is encouraged but not required.

NW Portland

St Honoré on NW Thurman on Wed., Apr. 2 & 16 at 6:00 p.m.

SE Portland

At Chez Machin, Mon., April 14 at 7:00p.m. and at Vie de Bohème weekly on Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.


At Gustav's in Vancouver, Tues., Apr. 1 at 5:30 p.m.



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Conversation Group News, Event Photos, Exchanges & More            
 Poisson d'Avril: As we approach April 1st, and following on last week's article on the "poisson d'avril" tradition, click here for a short humorous video in French (subtitled in English at the bottom).
 Photos from Last Week: Last week's events drew 100; click here for a few photos from the Indigo rooftop event for French-speaking ex-pats, and the Open House.
 New Conversation Group at C'est Si Bon PDX:  A new French conversation group will start in April, meeting every Tuesday at 6pm at the new C'est Si Bon restaurant (on NE 7th near Burnside). The group will be hosted by a rotating group of volunteers and the restaurant will offer promotions of French wines by the glass. The first will be on April 1st (truly).   
  Seeking French-speaking Roommate: Alliance member Mary is seeking a French-speaking roommate. Location is on NE 69th in Portland; $600 rent/month plus utilities, plus last month's rent for move-in.  The house is charming with hardwood floors, French doors in dining room open out onto the deck and an enclosed backyard, two bedrooms, gas stove in kitchen, access to public transportation. Call Mary at 503.234.6073.
   ILA's annual school fundraiser will be held Saturday, April 12. Visit http://ilapdx.org/ for details.
   Exchanging Geneva for Portland: Two French teachers who live near Geneva would like to do an apartment or home exchange with a family in the Portland area, Film chairthis summer. Click here to see the terms of the exchange as well as a few photos and the contact information.
   French Film Festival: PSU's French Section and FAIS are teaming up to present PSU's 3rd French Film Festival, free to the public, Apr. 4-6. The Alliance will sponsor a reception (hors d'oeuvre and soft drinks) at 6pm on Friday, April 4, at 5th Avenue Cinema in downtown Portland. For the complete festival film schedule, click here.
  FrePacific Universitynch Adjunct Sought for Pacific University: The French Program at Pacific University in Forest Grove is seeking a part-time French Adjunct to replace a staff member who will be on sabbatical during the fall 2014 and spring 2015 terms. Click here for complete details.

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