French Used Book Sale:
At Director Park on Saturday will be Oregon's largest one-day French book sale, including classics, contemporary novels and magazines - with pricing as low as 25 cents. Visit the book sales booth i
n the center of the park. Tuileries Exhibit Coupon for $20 Savings
: If you haven't visited the world-class Tuileries
exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, note that the inside page of the program brochure (available in hardcopy on Saturday; or simply print the coupon page by clicking here
) includes a 2-for-1 offer. Present the page at the art museum to get two entrances (adult regular price admissions) to the Tuileries exhibit, for the p
rice of one - a savings of close to $20. This special offer is available to all festival attendees and to ALL bulletin readers - remember to visit the exhibit between now and September 21, 2014. "Things Might Have Turned Out Differently If She'd Spent Her Spare Time Reading France Magazine . . ." - France Magazine
is a high quality English-language magazine, a trusted source for the best of French culture, travel and art de vivre.
For Bastille Day, they are offering the lowest price ever for subscriptions, $17.89 (clever!) - which is even lower than the price on Amazon. So, as the magazine warns, don't make a royal mistake - subscribe now! The offer is valid till August 15. To see the full story and to check into the special savings, click here
. Enjoy the substantial offer, which is nicely presented with a touch of humor.
Perrier: Occasionally Costco lowers its price on Perrier cases. Effective 7/10, through 8/3, pick up Perrier at Costco for big savings ($3.50 off, per case).
Alliance Organization Member VIE DE BOHEME in SE Portland is offering French wine flights and live French music starting at 8pm on Saturday, July 12, for the Bal des pompiers. Cover charge is $8 or $10 (with reserved seating); food and drinks are paid separately. Alliance members will get $2 off their first drink when they show their membership card. Click here for the event flyer.
ST HONORE BOULANGERIE will not only be in Director Park on Saturday but also offers live music and other Bastille festivities on both Sunday and Monday at its three locations. Visit their Bastille page for details. The bakery is also featuring a Bastille Day tarte, pictured here. Cultural lesson: though the French flag features the same three colors as the U.S. flag, an important distinction is the order. Americans refer to "red, white & blue" and the French refer to their colors as "bleu, blanc, rouge" (always in that order).
Need French-speaking sitters or tutors for your children? The Alliance is seeking to help a young French-American woman (who is completely bilingual) find babysitting jobs this summer. The mature 18-year-old, from Paris, is visiting family here in Portland this July and August, and has the right to work in the U.S. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more info.
PETANQUE Tournament: The inaugural Rose City PETANQUE Tournament (mentioned in earlier bulletins) runs July 11-13 at Westmoreland Park. Complete details are on the web page.
French-English interpreter is needed for a three-hour business assignment on Monday, July 14. Email email@example.com for further info.
Alliance Member Le Bouchon celebrates Bastille Day with a special menu - check in with owner Claude Musquin for details on the annual event, which also celebrates the restaurant's birthday.