Tournée Consulaire: In the last bulletin we announced a Consular visit to Portland that is set for November. Readers in Washington state will be interested in news of a consular tour scheduled also for Seattle in November. Click here for a detailed announcement from the Agence Consulaire de Seattle. (Reading this type of bulletin is also a good exercise in bureaucratic French for learners of French!)
FAIS Open House Events in November: The French American International School will hold an open house for their elementary grades on
Wednesday, November 12, 2014; 9:00-11:00am. The Gilkey International Middle School will hold an open house on Thursday, November 6, 2014; 6:30-8:45pm. Visit www.faispdx.org
for more info. Bénédicte Hardy
, the head of Hardy Cognac in France, visited the Alliance Franç
aise last week. She is shown here with Maury Hornstein, who'll be featuring the company's fine cognacs at the upcoming Beaujolais Nouveau festival at the Heathman. Beaujolais Nouveau Tickets:
Got your tickets yet for the largest Beaujolais Nouveau
event on the West Coast? It's set for Friday, Nov. 21, at the Heathman in downtown Portland. VIP reserved tables are almost sold out (only two remain), and the majority of the Young Professional tickets are also sold out. Most tickets, though, are at the Standard Guest level ($70) and those are still available. Visit the event page
which has updated details as well as the link (highlighted in yellow on that page) for ordering tickets, or call the Alliance at Top Quality Wines & Wineries at Beaujolais Nouveau:
In addition to two Beaujolais Nouveau wines (Georges Duboeuf and Maison Joseph Drouhin), the event
on November 21 will feature several local wineries who've made their names on the wine scene and also for their generosity in supporting the Alliance education mission. Perennial favorites WillaKenzie Estate, Pacific Rim (Riesling Rules, Rainstorm Pinot Noir) and Cooper Mountain Vineyards will be joined by Eola Hills and Ruby Vineyard. Exciting French imports from Terlato Wines and Terr
oirs Originels will be sampled as well. French aerial dance artist Fred Deb'
rique Debitte, shown here at left) will perform Frida: A Rare Evening of Women in Circus
, this coming Friday and Saturday (10/24-10/25) in the gym at the French American International School in Cedar Mill. Click here
for info including the online link for tickets. Alliance students are welcome to request the discounted student ticket price (a savings of $5 per ticket).