Best Croissants in Paris:
The Wall Street Journal just published an informativ
e guide to the best croissant places in Paris, by an author who has lived there 27 years. Click here
for the online article.
New Conversation Group at the New St Honoré Location:
Meet Dominique Ge
ulin, the owner of St Honoré Boulangerie, on Monday, April 7, at the inaugural meeting of the new French conversation group at St Honoré
's new location at 3333 SE Division. Monday, April 7, 6-7pm. No registration needed; open to the public; all levels of French are welcome; free. The group will meet monthly, beginning with the April 7 session!
Seeking French-speaking after-school nanny 3-4 days a week starting August-$15-20/hr: Alliance members are looking for a long-term relationship with someone trustworthy, loving, reliable and experienced to do the "after-school routine" with their two boys (ages 3 &5). There will be a lot of driving involved in pick-ups, so a safe driver is a MUST. Thereafter responsibilities would include taking them to any after-school activities and returning home to start dinner/prepare for evening. Fluency in French is a requirement. Please email Heidi for full details at: email@example.com.
Multicultural Parenting: Alliance member Jing Dipiero will screen her documentary, Growing up Together, at Clinton Street Theater (PDX) at 2:30pm on Saturday, April 12. It captures her parenting journey in a multi-generational and multicultural (Chinese, French, Italian, American) family. Immediately following the film will be a panel discussion with Margie Kircher, child development therapist with 25 years of experience, and other parenting specialists and journalists. Click here for the show info and visit Jing's website for additional information.
Consular Tournée: Appointments with visiting consular staff (from the French Consulate in San Francisco) do book up early, so here's a notice of the next one planned for Portland and Seattle. This message is from the Consular Office of Françoise Aylmer in Portland: Nous vous confirmons la prochaine tournée consulaire à Portland les jeudi 12 et vendredi 13 juin. Le consulat mettra en ligne d'ici peu sur le site internet du consulat un message annonçant cette tournée consulaire, ainsi que la prochaine tournée consulaire prévue à Seattle (qui devrait se dérouler les 21, 22 et 23 mai). Veuillez appeler le 503.725.9976.
Share an Immersion Program, Save Money! Alliance student Jaya Bilakanti of Portland will be traveling to France on April 26 for a one-week immersion program in Burgundy with Claudine Alberti. Jaya is a low-beginner (102) and is seeking a female roommate/student to share the instructor and the apartment during the immersion week - this is a great opportunity to save money on a quality immersion program. Contact Jaya at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.913.5180.
Save the date: On April 12, 1-3pm, Oblation Papers & Press in the Pearl will have a French-themed book-signing and sales event for Francophiles. Save the date for now, and look for more details in the next bulletin!