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Consular Appointments in Portland in May: Le Consulat Général de France à San Francisco organisera une tournée consulaire à Portland du lundi 16 mai au vendredi 20 mai 2016. Les 4 premières journées seront consacrées aux demandes de passeports et la dernière journée aux demandes de cartes nationales d'identité sécurisées (CNIS). Pour toute autre requête, veuillez joindre le Consulat Général directement. Pour prendre rendez-vous pour une demande de passeport ou de CNIS, veuillez contacter le bureau de la Consule Honoraire par courriel: firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to see this announcement in English.
Craindre: The verb, craindre, is difficult for learners of French. Check out this article on French Entrée, complete with helpful examples in complete sentences.
CESAR News: Actor Michael Douglas recently received an honorary César award in Cannes. Click here.
Seattle's French Fest, set for this coming Sunday (March 20, 11am to 6pm) is one of the largest celebrations of Francophonie on the West Coast. Held throughout the Seattle Armory (at the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle), the event will host French-themed vendors and entertainers from Washington, Oregon and France. Portland's Heather Keizur will perform on the Main Stage and Alliance members OYA Elegant Gemstone Jewelry from Lake Oswego and the Landiers from Traditions de France will join other French-themed vendors on the main floor of the Armory. The event features many educational seminars, practice dictées (conducted by UW professors), a bilingual career expo, chef-curated French cuisine, raffles, wine-tastings, short films for children, art exhibits, children's activities and much more. Click here for all events, here for the main stage and here for the event's Facebook page. Raffle Pre-Sales End Wednesday at 5pm: Five-dollar raffle tickets are available for the $1500 raffle prize for the above event. Pre-sales end this Wednesday at 5pm. Click here; winner does not need to be present at the festival, to win.
Paris Travel Tip: Catch Olivier Giraud's comedy, "How to Become a Parisian in One Hour," for its run through June in Paris. The show, in English, attracts an international audience - nearly half a million guests in the past few years. Look for sample clips on Youtube.
Air France: On an Air France flight last week, a passenger smuggled a toddler in her carry-on luggage, as reported on French news sites. Click here for the report in French, for practice in reading comprehension. Note that English-language news outlets mistakenly reported that an infant was stowed in the baggage, due to confusion with the French word, enfant.
Paris' Pigeons: A recent TimeOut.fr article discusses, in a tongue-in-cheek fashion, "10 raisons d'aimer les pigeons à Paris"; click here. Official estimates: 80,000 pigeons in Paris, or one for every 25 residents.
Mark your calendars for free
films and a complimentary reception, when PSU has its fifth annual French film festival at 5th Avenue Theater. The dates this year are April 8-10 and April 15-17, 2016. Click here for the event's Facebook page.
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