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"Games Night" Event at the Alliance
Imagine tuning your French by playing games - it puts a whole new spin on the experience. The Alliance is organizing a games night on Friday, November 6, 6:15-8:30 pm at the Kamm House (1425 SW 20th Avenue). Under the guidance of Alliance staff members, you'll play Taboo, Pictionary, Mille Bornes, Scrabble, Uno and more. All levels are welcome - from beginner to native-fluent; adults only. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Click here to register; $15 for Alliance members and $20 for non-members.
Alliance Expands Management Team
The Alliance is pleased to welcome new School Director, Katy LeBris. Katy, shown here at the far right with Sherry Charles, has a PhD in Literature and Media from USC. Originally from Normandy, Katy has taught French and coordinated cultural programs in higher education settings in the U.S., France, England and Ireland. At USC she earned the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence and co-authored a French textbook. Portlanders may recall Katy from earlier as a teacher at PSU and the Alliance (2006-2009). Bienvenue, Katy! In other Alliance news, Acting Executive Director Sherry Charles attended the national conference of the Alliance Française Federation and Delegation last week in San Francisco. 
PSU-Alliance Ciné Club Discussion
The third Ciné Club discussion evening will be on November 13. Watch the movie in advance and then come to an informal discussion group where PSU Professor Annabelle Dolidon will guide the group in easy French and some English. The movie to be discussed is Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945), directed by Robert Bresson. It's a poetic and chilling movie about revenge. Look for the discussion to touch on how this film evokes other great movies and novels, as well as the filming conditions during WWII in France. Check out the DVD at the Alliance office, watch it on Hulu or buy it on Amazon. Click here to register; $5 for Alliance members and $7 for non-members.  
What's Available, New or Changed?
Feeling lucky? A mere handful of Delta Air Lines Raffle tickets  are left. Click here for details and you might win the business-class experience for your next trip to Europe.
The Intimate Impressionism Weekend Tour Package for Portlanders to visit the Seattle Art Museum is sold out, though individual tickets to the museum tour (only) may be available. Email linda.witt@comcast.net for details.
Even more wine than we thought for Beaujolais Nouveau! Two additional French and Oregon wines will join the list we announced in the previous bulletin - meaning even more of the great harvest to sample. Tickets are online.
Gad Elmaleh's show on Nov. 12 at the Old Church is sold out but a couple of tickets will be sold in a FACC/FEN online auction that will also benefit the Alliance. Visit the auction site for previews; bidding will open Nov. 4. Most of its items are Seattle-oriented but there are Portland items as well.
Cercle français: The next date is Nov. 19 (date correction). More info on the cuisine presentations by Christopher Stellmann are online.  
Member Announcements and More
Bookshelf: The Alliance is expanding its library and needs a bookcase, preferably five shelves or more. Email info@afportland.org if you have one to donate. 
The premiere of Voyagers Without Trace drew a sold-out crowd at OMSI on Oct. 22. Click here for a couple of pictures. Shown here is Director Ian McCluskey with Pascaline Lefèbvre of the Alliance.
The French American International School in Cedar Mill will hold two Open House events in Fais little logo November. Families interested in the Middle School are invited to the Open House on Thursday, November 5, 6:30 PM. Lower School families (through grade 5) are invited to the Open House on Wednesday, November 11, 9:00 AM. Visit online for more information on the school. 
Offres d'Emploi
St Honoré is looking for Bread and Pastry Production personnel where interest in French culture is a plus; click here.
The Little French School
in Eugene is seeking applicants for Executive Director; click here for the posting and here for a detailed job description.
Welocalize: French is one of languages that Welocalize in Portland is targeting in its search for QA Linguistic Testers (full time, temporary); click here.
Columbia Sportswear continues to seek candidates for eCommerce positions wheColumbiaNew2012re bilingualism (must be proficient in both English and French) is required; click here for a PDF of the job description and click here for the link to apply for the Portland openings.   
Quick Web Links

Fall term is in progress. Private lessons available.   




Some are hosted by Alliance staff or volunteers. Drop-ins welcome; membership is encouraged but not required.

NW, N, or Central   

St Honoré on NW Thurman on

Wed., 6pm, Nov. 4 & 18   

The Saturday group formerly at Philippe's Bread will meet at Palio's in Ladd's Addition on Nov. 7, 11am - B2/C1 levels (advanced) 

SE Portland

At Chez Machin, Mon., Nov. 9, at 7pm

At Vie de Bohème weekly on Sundays, 4-5:30 pm


At Gustav's

on Nov. 10 at 5:30pm.









TV5MONDE Highlights for November
TV5MONDE's November programming is highlighted below. Don't have a subscription? Check out the one-year subscription being auctioned in the FACC/FEN online auction mentioned earlier; click here. To visit TV5MONDE's current listings of Cinema on Demand, click here.

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