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Alliance Française du North Shore


a 501(c)(3) organization

French Culture, Language, History and Literature on Chicago''s North Shore




Events

We offer many opportunities for you to practice your French and have fun while doing so. Enjoy a lecture or conversation group, watch a movie or join a trivia team. Our Meetup site has all the details and accepts RSVPs.

Micro ouvert à tous (Open Mic) : 6 mai

Boy at Microphone

Join us at our very first informal open mic. Read aloud a short text in French (fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry). Keep it to under 5 minutes, please. If you wish, tell us why you chose your piece.

Those not presenting are most welcome.

Please bring 15 copies of your text. Feel free to bring food and/or a non-alcoholic beverage to share (we'll provide plates, napkins, utensils and glasses).

Join us at 1 PM on Sunday, May 6, at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Free. RSVP at our Meetup site or, if you're not yet a member of Meetup, email culture@AFnorthshore.org.

Déjeuner de printemps (Spring Luncheon) : 21 mai

Cafe Central of Highland Park

The Alliance Fran├žaise du North Shore cordially invites you to its annual Déjeuner de printemps. This is a wonderful opportunity to mark the end of the program season. Enjoy delicious French food as well as the company of members and their guests. Click here for a registration form and menu. Registrations must be received by May 7. Cost: $45 for members of the Alliance Française du North Shore. $50 for non-members.

Join us at 12:30 PM on Monday, May 21, at Cafe Central of Highland Park, 455 Central Avenue. Questions? Send an email to dejeuner@AFnorthshore.org.

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What a pleasure to welcome more than 30 participants at our Café Conversation Matin. The group's diversity was exceptional: participants ranged in age from 23 to 91, and hailed from Poland, Belgium, Louisiana, Cameroon, England, Holland, Senegal, Austria and, of course, the U.S.
—Eileen W.

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I'm very proud to belong to a group that is so diversified; it's diversity that makes this country so great and strong. In my opinion, it's an “all-American” group.
—Edward A.

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Remember to Mark Your Calendar with These Upcoming Events

Programmes

Our monthly lecture series takes place at 1 PM on Mondays, September through April, at the Wilmette Public Library auditorium, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette.

Free to members, and to first-time guests and non-members. The entrance fee at subsequent lectures is $10.00. Each lecture is followed by a tea and social hour in French.

See the archives for a sampling of past lecture topics.

Café Conversations

Meet fellow Francophones for relaxed, informal conversation in French, facilitated by one or more of our native-speaking or fluent AFduNS leaders. Purchase your beverage or food and look for a large group of us gathered at tables. All fluency levels are welcome.

Café Conversation Matin

First Monday of each month, 10–11 AM, Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette. cafe-matin@AFnorthshore.org

Café Conversation Soir

Third Thursday of each month, 7–8 PM, Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette. cafe-soir@AFnorthshore.org

Apéro Conversation

Fourth Monday of each month, 7–8:30 PM, Heinen's Grocery Store café, 1020 Waukegan Road, Glenview. apero@AFnorthshore.org

Ciné Club

Second Thursday of each month, September through May, 1 PM, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. French film with English subtitles, followed by a discussion in French. Refreshments are provided. cine-club@AFnorthshore.org

Soirée Trivia

April 2019, 7–10 PM. A fun, friendly French trivia night and raffle. Questions will be in English. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge Avenue, Evanston. soiree-trivia@AFnorthshore.org

Déjeuner de printemps

Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:30 PM. Annual spring luncheon. Cafe Central of Highland Park, 455 Central Avenue, Highland Park. dejeuner@AFnorthshore.org