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JULY EVENTS

Bastille Day Lawn Program, Sunday, July 9th, 2 pm. We’ve booked a Zydeco band, the Bayou Brothers, who play Cajun and Creole music. Monique Caron will open the program with US and French national anthems. Bring a blanket and plan to come listen. In honor of the event, all afternoon the House of France will have French food on offer (with a donation suggested).
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Donations are also gratefully accepted to help defray the costs of bringing the Bayou Brothers to Balboa Park. Donations can be made via the PayPal link on our membership page. The House of France is an IRS 501(C)3 organization, and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

SPECIAL 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND OPENINGS
Would anyone like to open the Cottage on Monday July 3rd or Tuesday July 4th? There are likely to be lots of visitors in Balboa Park over the holiday weekend. Contact Roselyne or Marion to coordinate.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OPENING
The city of San Diego has asked the houses to open Saturdays AND Sundays noon-5pm starting now. That means that we need more volunteers to host. Please see below for the open dates, and sign to host up via the SignUpGenius web link or by e-mailing Roselyne (fullyfrench@gmail.com) and/or Isabelle (isalf@earthlink.net).

IN JUNE
Fête de la Musique, Wednesday, June 21st, 5-8 pm. Vincent Michel organized a program of world music to coincide with the French tradition of sharing music in the streets on the summer solstice.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Once again, we remind you that if you haven’t already done so, please renew your membership for the 2017 calendar year. The membership form is downloadable here and can be mailed to our treasurer Chandra Bordes, or now you can make your payment via PayPal, using the link on our membership page. (For PayPal payments please also e-mail the membership form to Chandra Bordes.) Thanks to Chandra, Roselyne, and Vincent for setting this up.

AU PROGRAMME POUR LE MOIS DE JUIN

Lawn Program du 14 juillet (en fait le 9), le dimanche 9 juillet à 14 h. Nous avons réservé un groupe Zydeco, les Bayou Brothers. qui joue de la musique créole et cajun. Monique Caron ouvrira le programme avec les hymnes nationaux des États-Unis et de la France. Apportez une couverture et venez écouter. En honneur du programme, la Maison de la France servira de la nourriture française pendant toute l’après-midi (avec un don suggéré).

Les dons sont aussi acceptés avec reconnaissance pour défrayer les coûts d’accueillir les Bayou Brothers à Balboa Park. Les dons peuvent être effectués avec le lien PayPal sur notre page d’adhésion. La Maison de France est une organisation de l’IRS 501 (C) 3, et les dons peuvent étre déduits de vos impôts dans la mesure permise par la loi.

OUVERTURES SPÉCIALES LE WEEKEND DU 4 JUILLET
Quelqu’un désire ouvrir le ottage le lundi 3 ou mardi 4 juillet? Il y aura probablement beaucoup de visiteurs à Balboa Park pendant le pont de la fête nationale. Veuillez contacter Roselyne ou Marion pour coordonner.

OUVERTURE LES SAMEDIS ET DIMANCHES
La ville de San Diego a demandé aux cottages d’ouvrir les samedis ET les dimanches de midi à 17h à partir de maintenant. Nous aurons donc besoin de plus de volontaires. Veuillez voir les dates ouvertes ci-dessous et vous inscrire avec le lien web SignUpGenius web link ou en contactant Roselyne (fullyfrench@gmail.com) et/ou Isabelle (isalf@earthlink.net).

PENDANT LE MOIS DE JUIN
Fête de la Musique, le 21 juin de 17 à 20 h. Vincent Michel a organisé une soirée de musique pour participer à la tradition française de partager de la musique en plein air et dans les rues pour marquer le solstice d’été.

RENOUVELEZ VOTRE COTISATION
Une fois de plus nous vous rappelons de renouveler votre cotistaion pour l’année 2017. Le formulaire est disponible ici et est à envoyer à Chandra Bordes, ou bien vous pouvez maintenant payer avec PayPal, en utilisant le lien sur notre page d’adhésion. (Pour les paiements PayPal, veuillez SVP aussi envoyer le formulaire à Chandra Bordes.) Merci à Chandra, Roselyne, et Vincent d’avoir organisé cette possibilité.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS (from the House of Pacific Relations and the French community in San Diego)

Ladies Auxiliary Lunch
The July lunch will be hosted by the House of China at noon on Wednesday, July 12. The House of Pacific Relations International Cottages Ladies Auxiliary Lunches are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month, at noon in the Hall of Nations, price $4. For further information contact the Ladies Auxiliary president, Aileen M. Price: 619-427-1403 or 369jwp@gmail.com

Movie Night on the Lawn
The next HPR movie night will take place at 7 pm on Friday July 21st on the “Lawn Program” lawn. Movie nights are planned as recurring events on the 3rd Friday of the month. Donations accepted to fund the shade to be built above the stage.

Lawn Programs
The House of Pacific Relations schedule for Sunday afternoon Lawn Programs is in full swing. To see this year’s schedule, consult the web site.

French Film Club of San Diego
Check out the French Film Club of San Diego, which aims to screen one French film per month, and maintains a lively Facebook presence: https://www.facebook.com/FrenchFilmClubSanDiego/

Half-day French Language Summer Camps
Roselyne Gadet will run 4 week-long sessions of half-day camp in Summer 2017, for elementary-school aged children.
July 10-July 14, 9 am-noon,
July 17-July 21, 1 pm-4 pm
July 31-August 4, 9 am-noon,
August 7-August 11, 1 pm-4 pm
Fees are $165/week for non-members and $125/week for House of France members. Contact Roselyne (fullyfrench@gmail.com) to enroll.

OUVERTURE DU COTTAGE:
The House of France is open the first two Saturdays and Sundays of the month from noon to 5:00 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. Saturday openings are new this year, at the request of the City of San Diego, so this means we need more volunteers.
Food can be served on Saturday and Sunday and it must meet Health Department requirements, which means that individually packaged cookies or pastry can be served. Food must be covered (i.e. in a display box). Members of the public cannot simply help themselves; hosts must serve food with a napkin or tongs. Children cannot be served unless their parents are present. Signs can say “donations” but cannot suggest an amount. We have said we will offer cookies (madeleines, palmiers) and bread, and we have been working to identify the best source of individually packaged madeleines.

The volunteer schedule is now available on line via SignUpGenius. Please sign up to host or assist on Saturdays or Sundays at the House of France:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ea9ac2ca4fc1-cottage

or contact Roselyne G. fullyfrench@gmail.com or Isabelle F. (858) 404-0755 isalfsd@gmail.com.

All of us need to take responsibility for opening the French Cottage at least once per year. During the academic year, undergraduate French students from the University of San Diego, are available to help the volunteers who open the cottage.

For summer and early fall 2017, volunteers are needed for the following dates: July 3 & 4, July 8 & 9, August 13, September 9, 10, & 30, October 7 & 8. In addition, the San Diego Youth Symphony has a series of concerts on Tuesday, July 25th, so we are encouraged to open the cottage that day. Even for dates with identified volunteers, additional helpers would be much appreciated for most opening dates.

Food can be sold twice a year, but there are three possible dates: December Nights, the Ethnic Food Fair, and the Lawn Program. We will not formally sell food for our July 9th Lawn Program but will be permitted to specify a “Suggested donation”.

Conversation and games at the House of France
The first Saturday of every month, join Roselyne at the French Cottage during regular hours (noon-5 pm) for conversation and games in French. Practice your French, and share a moment of conviviality. Speakers of all levels welcome!

Merci beaucoup !

Bulletin May 2017

May Day!

MAY EVENTS
Food Handler Training Class, May 11, 6:30 pm, Hall of Nations, Balboa Park. Free 2-hour class for volunteers from all the House of Pacific Relations international cottages. Under new rules, all of our volunteers need food handler certification, so if your certification has lapsed, please plan to attend. RSVP to Eugenie King. (Food handler classes are also available on line and through the community college system, for a fee. The French Cottage will reimburse expenses for volunteers.)

Ethnic Food Fair, Sunday May 28th, 10am-5pm. Entertainment on the lawn from 12 noon-4pm. The House of France will be selling quiche and pastries, and as always, we’ll need enthusiastic volunteers and enthusiastic diners.

SAVE THE DATE
Fête de la Musique, Wednesday, June 21st, 5-8 pm. Celebrate the Solstice in Balboa Park with an evening of music, organized by Vincent Michel. Plan to bring a picnic, or purchase food from OLaLa Creperie’s stall.

Bastille Day Lawn Program, Sunday, July 9th, 2 pm. We’ve booked a Zydeco band, the Bayou Brothers, who play Cajun and Creole music. Bring a blanket and plan to come listen. In honor of the event, all afternoon the House of France will have French Gourmet pastries and quiche on offer (with a donation suggested)

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OPENING
The city of San Diego has asked the houses to open Saturdays AND Sundays noon-5pm starting now. That means that we need more volunteers to host. Please see below for the open dates, and sign to host up via the SignUpGenius web link or by e-mailing Roselyne (fullyfrench@gmail.com) and/or Isabelle (isalf@earthlink.net).

IN APRIL
We met on Saturday April 29th for a relaxed spring barbecue, featuring merguez and gigot, plus baguette, cheese, desserts, and potluck contributions from members. It was a lovely afternoon at Crown Point, and the younger generation took advantage of the afternoon to kayak on Mission Bay.

THANK YOU!
The eighth grade at San Diego French-American School thanks the French Cottage for donating nutella sauce leftover from December Nights. It has been transformed into dozens of nutella cupcakes for their weekly bake sale to raise funds for the class trip to Montréal.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Once again, we remind you that if you haven’t already done so, please renew your membership for the 2017 calendar year. The membership form is downloadable here and can be mailed to our treasurer Chandra Bordes.
Bonne fête du 1er mai!

AU PROGRAMME POUR LE MOIS DE MAI
Food Handler Training Class. Le 11 mai à 18h30, Hall of Nations, Balboa Park. Un cours gratuit de 2 heures pour les volontaires de tous les cottages internationaux du House of Pacific Relations. En raison des nouvelles règles, tous nos volontaires ont besoin d’un diplôme d’hygiène alimentaire, donc si votre certification est périmée, veuillez svp participer. RSVP à Eugenie King. (Les cours d’hygiène alimentaire sont aussi disponibles en ligne et via le système des communitiy colleges. Le Cottage remboursera les frais des cours pour les volontaires)

Ethnic Food Fair, le dimanche 28 mai de 10 à 17 h. Programme sur la pelouse de midi à 16 h. La Maison de la France vendra des quiches et des pâtisseries, et comme toujours nous aurons besoin de volontaires et de clients pleins d’enthousiasme.

RETENEZ LA DATE
Fête de la Musique, le 21 juin de 17 à 20 h. Fêtez le solstice à Balboa Park avec une soirée de musique organisée par Vincent Michel. Apportez un pique-nique, ou achetez quelque chose à manger au stand d’OLaLa Creperie.

Lawn Program du 14 juillet (en fait le 9), le dimanche 9 juillet à 14 h. Nous avons réservé un groupe Zydeco, les Bayou Brothers. qui joue de la musique créole et cajun. Apportez une couverture et venez écouter. En honneur du programme, la Maison de la France vendra des pâtisseries et de la quiche du French Gourmet pendant toute l’après-midi (avec un don suggéré).

OUVERTURE LES SAMEDIS ET DIMANCHES
La ville de San Diego a demandé aux cottages d’ouvrir les samedis ET les dimanches de midi à 17h à partir de maintenant. Nous aurons donc besoin de plus de volontaires. Veuillez voir les dates ouvertes ci-dessous et vous inscrire avec le lien web SignUpGenius web link ou en contactant Roselyne (fullyfrench@gmail.com) et/ou Isabelle (isalf@earthlink.net).

PENDANT LE MOIS D’AVRIL
Les membres du Cottage se sont réunis le samedi 29 avril pour un barbeque du printemps décontracté, avec merguez et gigot, plus baguette, fromage, desserts et autres conributions des membres. La jeune génération a profité d’une après-midi ensoleillée à Crown Point pour faire du kayak sur Mission Bay.

MERCI!
Les élèves de 4ème (eighth grade) à l’École Franco-Américaine de San Diego (SDFAS) remercient le Cottage pour le don de la Nutella qui restait après December Nights. Celle-ci a été transformée en douzaines de gâteaux à la nutella pour leur vente hebdomadaire de pâtisserie qui recueille des fonds pour le voyage de classe à Montréal.

RENOUVELEZ VOTRE COTISATION
Veuillez s’il vous plaît renouveler votre cotisation pour l’année civile 2017. Le formulaire est disponible ici et est à envoyer à Chandra Bordes.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS (from the House of Pacific Relations and the French community in San Diego)

Ladies Auxiliary Lunch
The May lunch will be at noon on May 10. The House of Pacific Relations International Cottages Ladies Auxiliary Lunches are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month, at noon in the Hall of Nations, price $4. For further information contact the Ladies Auxiliary president, Aileen M. Price: 619-427-1403 or 369jwp@gmail.com

Lawn Programs
Now that winter is over, the House of Pacific Relations schedule for Sunday afternoon Lawn Programs is in full swing. To see this year’s schedule, consult the web site.

The House of Poland asked us to publicize their program on May 7th.
HOUSEOFPOLAND

And the House of Norway asked us to publicize their May 14th program.
House of Norway

Children’s Story Time and Public Lecture for Adults
Teachers from the San Diego French-American School are coordinating a paired event: a lecture (on immigration in France) for adults and storytime for children, both at 2 pm on Saturday May 27 at the La Jolla Riford Library. The children’s story time will meet in the children’s section of the library, and the adult discussion will be in the community room.

New cottages
Construction on new House of Pacific Relations cottages in Balboa Park is scheduled to begin in May.

French Film Club of San Diego
Check out the newly launched (in February) French Film Club of San Diego, which aims to screen one French film per month, and maintains a lively Facebook presence: https://www.facebook.com/FrenchFilmClubSanDiego/

Half-day French Language Summer Camps
Roselyne Gadet will run 4 week-long sessions of half-day camp in Summer 2017, for elementary-school aged children.
July 10-July 14, 9 am-noon,
July 17-July 21, 1 pm-4 pm
July 31-August 4, 9 am-noon,
August 7-August 11, 1 pm-4 pm
Fees are $165/week for non-members and $125/week for House of France members. Contact Roselyne (fullyfrench@gmail.com) to enroll.

Tour leaders wanted
Nest DMC, a New York-based “destination management company” wrote to us seeking French-speaking tour leaders/guides for the San Diego area “to assist our groups on-site in addition to providing tours, fulfilling duties such as airport meet & greets and badge pickups for conventions.” If you feel you might be interested in working with them, please contact Victoria Copans: victoria.copans@nestdmc.com.
OUVERTURE DU COTTAGE:
The House of France is open the first two Saturdays and Sundays of the month from noon to 5:00 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. Saturday openings are new this year, at the request of the City of San Diego, so this means we need more volunteers.
Food can be served on Saturday and Sunday and it must meet Health Department requirements, which means that individually packaged cookies or pastry can be served. Food must be covered (i.e. in a display box). Members of the public cannot simply help themselves; hosts must serve food with a napkin or tongs. Children cannot be served unless their parents are present. Signs can say “donations” but cannot suggest an amount. We have said we will offer cookies (madeleines, palmiers) and bread, and we have been working to identify the best source of individually packaged madeleines.

The volunteer schedule is now available on line via SignUpGenius. Please sign up to host or assist on Saturdays or Sundays at the House of France:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ea9ac2ca4fc1-cottage

or contact Roselyne G. fullyfrench@gmail.com or Isabelle F. (858) 404-0755 isalfsd@gmail.com.

All of us need to take responsibility for opening the French Cottage at least once per year. During the academic year, undergraduate French students from the University of San Diego, are available to help the volunteers who open the cottage but their professor, our long-time member Shirley Saad, is not available every week. Shirley’s students can cover May 7, though they might benefit from your help.

For the first half of 2017, volunteers are needed for the following dates: May 28 (for the Ethnic Food Fair), June 3, June 24 & 25, July 1, July 8 & 9. Additional helpers would be much appreciated for most opening dates.

Food can be sold twice a year, but there are three possible dates: December Nights, the Ethnic Food Fair, and the Lawn Program. We will not formally sell food for the Lawn Program but will be permitted to specify a “Suggested donation”.

Tim Gross (Marion’s husband) has installed a new lockbox at the Cottage, so the key is readily accessible. Contact Roselyne or Isabelle if you are volunteering and need the code. And if you have a key, please return them to Roselyne or Isabelle.

Conversation and games at the House of France
The first Saturday of every month, join Roselyne at the French Cottage during regular hours (noon-5 pm) for conversation and games in French. Practice your French, and share a moment of conviviality. Speakers of all levels welcome!

Merci beaucoup !

Bulletin April 2017

HOUSE OF FRANCE
Happy April! No fooling! We remind you to watch out for “poisson” attempts.

APRIL EVENT
Spring Barbecue. Saturday, April 29th, at noon, join us for a spring barbecue at Crown Point. The French Cottage will provide merguez, baguettes, cheese, and dessert. Please bring a salad or vegetable side dish to share. RSVP to Marion (m.lanier at earthlink.net) by April 19th, so that we can order enough merguez. Crown Point is the city park on the north side of Mission Bay. Bring along bathing suits, bicycles, frisbees, a soccer ball, etc., depending on your predilections.

SAVE THE DATE
Ethnic Food Fair, Sunday May 28th, 10am-5pm. Entertainment on the lawn from 12 noon-4pm. The House of France will be selling quiche and pastries, and as always, we’ll need enthusiastic volunteers and enthusiastic diners.

Fête de la Musique, June 21st. Celebrate the Solstice in Balboa Park with an evening of music, organized by Vincent Michel.

Bastille Day Lawn Program, Sunday, July 9th. Plan to come listen for an hour or two. The House of France will be selling pastries and quiche in honor of the event. Please forward your suggestions for performers who can share French language and culture.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OPENING
The city of San Diego has asked the houses to open Saturdays AND Sundays noon-5pm starting now. That means that we need more volunteers to host. Please see below for the open dates, and sign to host up via the SignUpGenius web link or by e-mailing Roselyne (fullyfrench at gmail.com) and/or Isabelle (isalf at earthlink.net).

CONVERSATION AND GAMES AT THE HOUSE OF FRANCE
The first Saturday of every month, join Roselyne at the French Cottage during regular hours (noon-5 pm) for conversation and games in French. Practice your French, and share a moment of conviviality. Speakers of all levels welcome!

KEYS TO THE COTTAGE
Do you have a key to the French Cottage? Our host coordinators, Roselyne and Isabelle, are working on locating all of the keys. Please contact Roselyne if you have a key, so that we can get a count and so that we can collect keys from people who don’t need them at the moment.

WHAT DO YOU VALUE ABOUT THE HOUSE OF FRANCE?
The House of France is always happy to welcome new members. With the City of San Diego’s new request that we open on Saturdays and Sundays in the summer, having of enthusiastic members is more important than ever. We’d welcome your thoughts on member recruitment. How should we publicize membership? What activities should we offer? And what’s special to you about the House of France? Send your thoughts to house.of.france.secretary at gmail.com, and we’ll collate ideas to put together a new membership flyer. And please encourage your French and Francophone and Francophile friends to join us.

IN MARCH
Members had a slightly belated Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, March 4, with crêpes and onion soup on the menu. We were able to use the Hall of Nations, which had enough space for 3 long tables and lots of conviviality.

THANK YOU (AGAIN)!
You might remember that in the March Bulletin, we noted that Shirley Saad and her University of San Diego French students had hosted 26 Syrian refugee children, aged 8-12, at the House of France. The children learned French songs and games and were treated to some French pastries. After talking with the organizer, the House of France realized that one of their most urgent needs was shoes. Kids grow so fast. The House of France donated $500, which paid for 40 pairs of shoes. Diana Bashur, the coordinator, sent a thank you note, along with a photo of all the shoes.

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RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
If you haven’t already done so, please renew your membership for the 2017 calendar year. The membership form is downloadable here and can be mailed to our treasurer Chandra Bordes.
Bienvenue tous au mois d’avril! Attention aux poissons.

April 2017 Bulletin

AU PROGRAMME POUR LE MOIS D’AVRIL
Barbecue du printemps. Le samedi 29 avril à midi, rejoignez-nous pour un barbecue printanier à Crown Point. Le Cottage fournira merguez, baguettes, fromage et dessert. Veuillez apporter une salade ou un plat à base de légumes à partager. RSVP à Marion (m.lanier at earthlink.net) avant le 19 avril pour que nous puissions commander assez de merguez. Crown Point est le parc du côté nord de Mission Bay. Apportez maillots, vélos, frisbees, ballont de football, etc… selon vos goûts.

RETENEZ LA DATE
Ethnic Food Fair, le dimanche 28 mai de 10 à 17 h. La Maison de la France vendra des quiches et des patisseries, et comme toujours nous aurons besoin de volontaires et de clients pleins d’enthousiasme.

Fête de la Musique, le 21 juin. Fêtez le solstice à Balboa Park avec une soirée de musique organisée par Vincent Michel.

Lawn Program du 14 juillet (en fait le 9), le dimanche 9 juillet. Venez écouter pendant quelques heures. La Maison de la France vendra des pâtisseries et de la quiche. Veuillez nous envoyer vos idées d’artistes qui peuvent partager le français et la culture française.

OUVERTURE LES SAMEDIS ET DIMANCHES
La ville de San Diego a demandé aux cottages d’ouvrir les samedis ET les dimanches de midi à 17h à partir de maintenant. Nous aurons donc besoin de plus de volontaires. Veuillez voir les dates ouvertes ci-dessous et vous inscrire avec le lien web SignUpGenius web link ou en contactant Roselyne (fullyfrench at gmail.com) et/ou Isabelle (isalf at earthlink.net).

CONVERSATION ET JEUX AU COTTAGE
Le premier samedi du mois, rejoignez Roselyne au Cottage pendant les heures normales d’ouverture (de midi à 17h) pour de la conversation et des jeux en français. Pratiquez votre français et partagez un moment ludique. Tous les niveaux de français sont bienvenus.

CLEFS DU COTTAGE
Avez-vous une des clefs du Cottage? Nos coordinatrices Roselyne and Isabelle sont à la recherce de toutes les clefs. Veuillez contacter Roselyne si vous en avez une, pour que nous puissions vérifier que le compte est bon et ramasser les clefs dont vous n’avez pas besoin en ce moment.

QUE REPRÉSENTE LA MAISON DE LA FRANCE D’IMPORTANT POUR VOUS?
La Maison de la France est toujours ravie d’accueillir de nouveaux membres. Depuis que la ville de San Diego nous demande d’ouvrir les samedis et dimanches pendant l’été, nous avons encore plus besoin de membres entousiastes. Nous aimerions savoir vos pensées sur la meilleure façon d’avoir plus de membres? Comment faire savoir aux gens nos activités? Quelles activités offrir? Pour vous, qu’a la Maison de la France de spécial? Enovoyez-nous vos pensées à house.of.france.secretary at gmail.com, et nous rassemblerons vos idées pour créer un nouveau fascicule d’accueil. Et encouragez vos amis français, francophones et francophiles à se joindre à nous.

PENDANT LE MOIS DE MARS
Les members de la Maison de la France ont fêté Mardi Gras (un peu en retard) le samedi 4 mars avec des crêpes et de la soupe à l’oignon. Nous avons pu utiliser le Hall of Nations, qui avait assez de place pour 3 longues tables et beaucoup de convivialité.

RENOUVELEZ VOTRE COTISATION
Veuillez s’il vous plaît renouveler votre cotisation pour l’année civile 2017. Le formulaire est disponible ici et est à envoyer à Chandra Bordes.

MERCI (ENCORE) !
Vous vous souviendrez peut-être que dans le bulletin de mars nous avion noté que Shirley Saad et ses étudiants de français de l’Université de San Diego avaient accueili 26 enfants syriens réfugiés entre l’âge de 8 et 12 ans à la Maison de la France. Les enfants ont appris des chansons et des jeux français, et se sont régalés de pâtisseries françaises. Après avoir parlé à l’organisatrice, la Maison de la France s’est rendue compte qu’un de leurs besoins les plus urgents était de nouvelles chaussures. Les enfants grandissent si vite! La Maison de la France leur a donné $500, ce qui a permis d’acheter 40 paires de chaussures. Diana Bashur, la coordinatrice, a envoyé une note de remerciements, ainsi qu’une photo de toutes les chaussures.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS (from the House of Pacific Relations and the French community in San Diego)

Ladies Auxiliary Lunch
The April lunch will be hosted by the House of Peru at noon on April 12th (see flyer below). The House of Pacific Relations International Cottages Ladies Auxiliary Lunches are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month, at noon in the Hall of Nations, price $4. For further information contact the Ladies Auxiliary president, Aileen M. Price: 619-427-1403 or 369jwp at gmail.com

Ladies AUxilliari

Ben Lecomte will give presentations in San Diego on April 13th and 14th. He is a French swimmer and the first person to swim across the Atlantic. See his web site for more information on his project to swim the Pacific.
Cocktail reception and presentation, Thursday April 13th, 6-8 pm, San Diego Yacht Club. Ben Lecomte will present on The Longest Swim, and guests will have the opportunity to visit his support boat, the Discoverer. Sponsored by the San Diego French-American Chamber of Commerce. Tickets purchased until April 7th are $25 for Chamber of Commerce members, $40 for non members. After April 7th, tickets are $30 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Includes one drink plus charcuterie and cheese buffet.
Café des Sciences, Friday April 14th, 7 pm, San Diego French-American School. Ben Lecomte will again speak on The Longest Swim. RSVP to cultural coordinator at afsandiego.org. The evening is sponsored by The Alliance Française de San Diego and the Office of Science and Technology of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles.

cafedessciene_cottage

Earth Day in Balboa Park
Sunday, April 23rd, 10 am-5 pm, will be the Earth Day celebration in Balboa Park. The Earth Day celebration features booths and activities for all ages. Cottages are not required to be open for Earth Day but are requested to open the preceding Saturday (April 16th).

Lawn Programs
Now that winter is over, the House of Pacific Relations schedule for Sunday afternoon Lawn Programs is in full swing. To see this year’s schedule, consult the web site. The HPR Queens will do their program on April 2nd.

The House of Poland asked us to publicize their program on May 7th.
HOUSEOFPOLAND
And the House of Norway asked us to publicize their May 14th program.
House of Norway

Children’s Story Time and Public Lecture for Adults
Teachers from the San Diego French-American School are coordinating a paired event: a lecture (on immigration in France) for adults and storytime for children, both at 2 pm on Saturday May 27 at the La Jolla Riford Library. The children’s story time will meet in the children’s section of the library, and the adult discussion will be in the community room.

New cottages
Construction on new House of Pacific Relations cottages in Balboa Park is scheduled to begin in May.

French Film Club of San Diego
Check out the newly launched (in February) French Film Club of San Diego, which aims to screen one French film per month, and maintains a lively Facebook presence: https://www.facebook.com/FrenchFilmClubSanDiego/

Half-day French Language Summer Camps
Roselyne Gadet will run 4 week-long sessions of half-day camp in Summer 2017, for elementary-school aged children.
July 10-July 14, 9 am-noon,
July 17-July 21, 1 pm-4 pm
July 31-August 4, 9 am-noon,
August 7-August 11, 1 pm-4 pm
Fees are $165/week for non-members and $125/week for House of France members. Contact Roselyne (fullyfrench at gmail.com) to enroll.

Tour leaders wanted
Nest DMC, a New York-based “destination management company” wrote to us seeking French-speaking tour leaders/guides for the San Diego area “to assist our groups on-site in addition to providing tours, fulfilling duties such as airport meet & greets and badge pickups for conventions.” If you feel you might be interested in working with them, please contact Victoria Copans: victoria.copans at nestdmc.com.
OUVERTURE DU COTTAGE:
The House of France is open the first two Saturdays and Sundays of the month from noon to 5:00 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. Saturday openings are new this year, at the request of the City of San Diego, so this means we need more volunteers.
Food can be served on Saturday and Sunday and it must meet Health Department requirements, which means that individually packaged cookies or pastry can be served.
Additional information on these restrictions will be forthcoming.
We have said we will offer cookies (madeleines, palmiers) and bread.

The volunteer schedule is now available on line via SignUpGenius. Please sign up to host or assist on Saturdays or Sundays at the House of France:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ea9ac2ca4fc1-cottage

or contact Roselyne G. fullyfrench at gmail.com or Isabelle F. (858) 404-0755 isalfsd at gmail.com.

All of us need to take responsibility for opening the French Cottage at least once per year. During the academic year, undergraduate French students from the University of San Diego, are available to help the volunteers who open the cottage but their professor, our long-time member Shirley Saad, is not available every week. Shirley’s students can cover April 9, and May 7, though they might benefit from your help.

For the first half of 2017, volunteers are needed for the following dates: May 28 (for the Ethnic Food Fair), June 3, June 24 & 25, July 1, July 8 & 9. Additional helpers would be much appreciated for most opening dates.

Merci beaucoup !

MEMBRES DU BUREAU 2017
President: Marion Lanier
Vice-President: Evelyne Trolley de Prevaux
Recording/Corresponding Secretary: Stefan Llewellyn Smith and Sarah Gille
Treasurer: Chandra Bordes
Hostess Chair/Membership Secretary: Roselyne Gadet and Isabelle Faurie

The board members welcome your suggestions. Feel free to share your ideas.
Volunteer opportunities:
Check SignUpGenius for dates to help open the cottage, participate in the July lawn program, and help with the May ethnic food fair.

For more opportunities, contact Marion Lanier: m.lanier at earthlink.net
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Bonjour,

Thanks to everyone who came to our our onion soup and crêpes dinner. We are writing to you for few reasons.
We urgently need hosts for this coming weekend (Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm). Food rules have changed, but if you’d like you can serve individually packaged items such as madeleines.
The city is introducing new rules. From now on, anyone who serves food must have a food handler’s certificate. A food safety class and certification will be available March 23 at 6:30 pm in the Hall of Nations. There is no charge. If you want to go please contact Marion (m.lanier at earthlink.net) by March 21st so can provide a head count to the House of Pacific Relations.
On March 25 from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm in the Hall of Nations, the House of Pacific Relations hosted a gathering with music and food for all members of the House of Pacific Relations and members of all the Cottages who are in good standing.

March 2017 Bulletin
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Bulletin March 2017

HOUSE OF FRANCE

MARCH EVENT

Crêpes and onion soup
Crepes and onion soup for a (slightly belated) Mardi Gras celebration, on Saturday, March 4. Join us from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park. RSVP by February 28 to Marion Lanier: m.lanier at earthlink.net

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OPENING
The city of San Diego has asked the houses to open Saturdays AND Sundays noon-5pm starting now. That means that we need more volunteers to host. Please see below for the open dates, and sign to host up via the SignUpGenius web link or by e-mailing Roselyne (fullyfrench at gmail.com) and /or isabelle (isalf at earthlink.net).

SAVE THE DATE
Ethnic Food Fair, Sunday May 28th, 11am-5pm. The House of France will be selling quiche and pastries, and as always, we’ll need enthusiastic volunteers and enthusiastic diners.

Fête de la Musique, June 21st. Celebrate the Solstice with an evening of music, organized by Vincent Michel.

Bastille Day Lawn Program, Sunday, July 9th. Plan to come listen for an hour or two. The House of France will be selling pastries and quiche in honor of the event. Please forward your suggestions for performers who can share French language and culture.

IN FEBRUARY
On Sunday February 12th, Shirley Saad and her University of San Diego French students hosted 26 Syrian refugee children, aged 8-12, at the House of France. Shirley writes, “It was hectic and fun. Thank you, Roselyne, for your help. We taught them French songs: Frère Jacques and sur le Pont d’Avignon, we drew the Eiffel Tower, we ate the wonderful croissants provided by Bread and Cie and the awesome cake donated by Olivier Baudier at the Carlsbad French Pastry Cafe and drank Orangina. It was a lovely day and not only did my students show up, but many of my former students, having heard of the activity came to help as well. Thank you, Olivier, Charles, and USD for your contributions.”

A group from the French Cottage attended a screening of Thank You For Calling on February 18th at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. Two other French films were also screened at the Jewish Film Festival, and members and friends were able to attend at a reduced price.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Please renew your membership for the 2017 calendar year. The membership form is downloadable here and can be mailed to our treasurer Chandra Bordes.
AU PROGRAMME POUR LE MOIS DE MARS

Nous fêterons Mardi Gras (un peu en retard) le samedi 4 mars avec des crêpes et de la soupe à l’oignon. Rejoignez-nous de 18h30 à 21h00 au Hall of Nations. RSVP d’ici le 28 février à Marion Lanier: m.lanier at earthlink.net

OUVERTURE LES SAMEDIS ET DIMANCHES
La ville de San Diego a demandé aux cottages d’ouvrir les samedis ET les dimanches de midi à 17h à partir de maintenant. Nous aurons donc besoin de plus de volontaires. Veuillez voir les dates disponibles ci-dessous et vous inscrire avec le lien web SignUpGenius web link ou en contactant Roselyne (fullyfrench at gmail.com) et/ou Isabelle (isalf at earthlink.net).

RETENEZ LA DATE
Ethnic Food Fair, le dimanche 28 mai de 11 à 17 h. La Maison France vendra des quiches et des patisseries, et comme toujours nous aurons besoin de volontaires et de clients pleins d’entousiasme.

Fête de la Musique, le 21 juin. Fêtez le solstice avec une soirée de musique organisée par Vincent Michel.

Lawn Program du 14 juillet (en fait le 9), le dimanche 9 juillet. Venez écouter pendant quelques heures. La Maison de la France vendra des pâtisseries et de la quiche. Veuillez nous envoyer vos idées d’artistes qui peuvent partager le français et la culture française.

EN FEVRIER
Le dimanche 12 février Shirley Saad et ses étudiants de français de l’Université de San Diego ont accueilli 26 enfants syriens réfugiés, âgés de 8 à 12 ans, à la Maison de la France. Shirley a écrit un mot en anglais (voir ci-dessus).

REMERCIEMENT
Arab Youth Collective aimerait remercier la Maison de la France de nous avoir reçu pendant notre journée à Balboa Park! Les enfants se sont beaucoup amusés et ont eu plaisir à rencontrer le staff et bénévoles de la Maison Française!

Arab Youth Collective (AYC) travaille essentiellement avec les enfants et jeunes Syriens récemment arrivés aux Etats Unis, qui pour la plupart ont été transferés de pays tiers (Turquie, Liban, Jordanie, Egypt) où ils ont pris refuge avec leurs familles. AYC a pour but de soutenir les enfants et leurs familles et de faciliter leur integration à San Diego. Pour l’instant nous organisons des activities sportives et artistiques pour les enfants ainsi qu’un cours de programmation pour les plus jeunes.

Nous vous remercions encore une fois de nous avoir accueilli.

Bien cordialement,

Diana Bashur
AYC

RENOUVELEZ VOTRE COTISATION
Vueillez s’il vous plaît renouveler votre cotisation pour l’année civile 2017. Le formulaire est disponible ici et est à envoyer à Chandra Bordes.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS (from the House of Pacific Relations and the French community in San Diego)

Outreach
Granite Hills High School in El Cajon has asked the House of Pacific Relations if any Houses can be part of their International showcase day on Thursday March 16th from 8am to noon. They are hoping for entertainment and/or display booths. If you are able to volunteer, please let Marion know. m.lanier at earthlink.net

Ladies Auxiliary Lunch
The March lunch will be hosted by the House of Finland at noon on March 8th. The House of Pacific Relations International Cottages Ladies Auxiliary Lunches are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month, at noon in the Hall of Nations, price $4. For further information contact the Ladies Auxiliary president, Aileen M. Price: 619-427-1403 or 369jwp at gmail.com

Children’s Story Time and Public Lecture for Adults
Teachers from the San Diego French-American School are coordinating French cultural sessions for children and adults at 2 pm on Saturday, March 18, April 8, and May 13 at the La Jolla Riford Library. The children’s story time will meet in the children’s section of the library, and the adult discussion will be in the community room.

Earth Day in Balboa Park
April 23rd will be the Earth Day celebration in Balboa Park. The Earth Day celebration features booths and activities for all ages.

OUVERTURE DU COTTAGE:
The House of France is open the first two Saturdays and Sundays of the month from noon to 5:00 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. Saturday openings are new this year, at the request of the City of San Diego, so this means we need more volunteers. Current rules do not allow food sampling on Saturdays. On Sundays, we have said we will offer cookies (madeleines, palmiers) and bread. Madeleines and palmiers can be found at Smart and Final at a good price.

The volunteer schedule is now available on line via SignUpGenius. Please sign up to host or assist on Saturdays or Sundays at the House of France:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ea9ac2ca4fc1-cottage

or contact Roselyne G. fullyfrench at gmail.com or Isabelle F. (858) 404-0755 isalfsd at gmail.com.

All of us need to take responsibility for opening the French Cottage at least once per year. During the academic year, undergraduate French students from the University of San Diego, are available to help the volunteers who open the cottage but their professor, our long-time member Shirley Saad, is not available every week. Shirley’s students can cover April 9, and May 7, though they might benefit from your help.

For the first half of 2017, volunteers are needed for the following dates: March 11, March 12, April 1, April 8, May 6, May 13, May 28 (for the Ethnic Food Fair), June 3, June 24 & 25, July 1, July 8 & 9. Additional helpers would be much appreciated for most opening dates.

Merci beaucoup !

MEMBRES DU BUREAU 2017
President: Marion Lanier
Vice-President: Evelyne Trolley de Prevaux
Recording/Corresponding Secretary: Stefan Llewellyn Smith and Sarah Gille
Treasurer: Chandra Bordes
Hostess Chair/Membership Secretary: Roselyne Gadet and Isabelle Faurie

The board members welcome your suggestions. Feel free to share your ideas.
Volunteer opportunities:
Check SignUpGenius for dates to help open the cottage, participate in the July lawn program, and help with the May ethnic food fair.

For more opportunities, contact Marion Lanier: m.lanier at earthlink.net

Copyright © House of France, Balboa Park, San Diego, All rights reserved.

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Bonjour,

Thanks to everyone who came to our our onion soup and crêpes dinner. We are writing to you for few reasons.
We urgently need hosts for this coming weekend (Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5pm). Food rules have changed, but if you’d like you can serve individually packaged items such as madeleines.
The city is introducing new rules. From now on, anyone who serves food must have a food handler’s certificate. A food safety class and certification will be available March 23 at 6:30 pm in the Hall of Nations. There is no charge. If you want to go please contact Marion (m.lanier@earthlink.net) by March 21st so can provide a head count to the House of Pacific Relations.
On March 25 from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm in the Hall of Nations, the House of Pacific Relations hosted a gathering with music and food for all members of the House of Pacific Relations and members of all the Cottages who are in good standing.

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March 2017 Bulletin
View this email in your browser

Bulletin March 2017

HOUSE OF FRANCE

MARCH EVENT

Crêpes and onion soup
Crepes and onion soup for a (slightly belated) Mardi Gras celebration, on Saturday, March 4. Join us from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Hall of Nations in Balboa Park. RSVP by February 28 to Marion Lanier: m.lanier@earthlink.net

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OPENING
The city of San Diego has asked the houses to open Saturdays AND Sundays noon-5pm starting now. That means that we need more volunteers to host. Please see below for the open dates, and sign to host up via the SignUpGenius web link or by e-mailing Roselyne (fullyfrench@gmail.com) and /or isabelle (isalf@earthlink.net).

SAVE THE DATE
Ethnic Food Fair, Sunday May 28th, 11am-5pm. The House of France will be selling quiche and pastries, and as always, we’ll need enthusiastic volunteers and enthusiastic diners.

Fête de la Musique, June 21st. Celebrate the Solstice with an evening of music, organized by Vincent Michel.

Bastille Day Lawn Program, Sunday, July 9th. Plan to come listen for an hour or two. The House of France will be selling pastries and quiche in honor of the event. Please forward your suggestions for performers who can share French language and culture.

IN FEBRUARY
On Sunday February 12th, Shirley Saad and her University of San Diego French students hosted 26 Syrian refugee children, aged 8-12, at the House of France. Shirley writes, “It was hectic and fun. Thank you, Roselyne, for your help. We taught them French songs: Frère Jacques and sur le Pont d’Avignon, we drew the Eiffel Tower, we ate the wonderful croissants provided by Bread and Cie and the awesome cake donated by Olivier Baudier at the Carlsbad French Pastry Cafe and drank Orangina. It was a lovely day and not only did my students show up, but many of my former students, having heard of the activity came to help as well. Thank you, Olivier, Charles, and USD for your contributions.”

A group from the French Cottage attended a screening of Thank You For Calling on February 18th at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. Two other French films were also screened at the Jewish Film Festival, and members and friends were able to attend at a reduced price.

RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Please renew your membership for the 2017 calendar year. The membership form is downloadable here and can be mailed to our treasurer Chandra Bordes.
AU PROGRAMME POUR LE MOIS DE MARS

Nous fêterons Mardi Gras (un peu en retard) le samedi 4 mars avec des crêpes et de la soupe à l’oignon. Rejoignez-nous de 18h30 à 21h00 au Hall of Nations. RSVP d’ici le 28 février à Marion Lanier: m.lanier@earthlink.net

OUVERTURE LES SAMEDIS ET DIMANCHES
La ville de San Diego a demandé aux cottages d’ouvrir les samedis ET les dimanches de midi à 17h à partir de maintenant. Nous aurons donc besoin de plus de volontaires. Veuillez voir les dates disponibles ci-dessous et vous inscrire avec le lien web SignUpGenius web link ou en contactant Roselyne (fullyfrench@gmail.com) et/ou Isabelle (isalf@earthlink.net).

RETENEZ LA DATE
Ethnic Food Fair, le dimanche 28 mai de 11 à 17 h. La Maison France vendra des quiches et des patisseries, et comme toujours nous aurons besoin de volontaires et de clients pleins d’entousiasme.

Fête de la Musique, le 21 juin. Fêtez le solstice avec une soirée de musique organisée par Vincent Michel.

Lawn Program du 14 juillet (en fait le 9), le dimanche 9 juillet. Venez écouter pendant quelques heures. La Maison de la France vendra des pâtisseries et de la quiche. Veuillez nous envoyer vos idées d’artistes qui peuvent partager le français et la culture française.

EN FEVRIER
Le dimanche 12 février Shirley Saad et ses étudiants de français de l’Université de San Diego ont accueilli 26 enfants syriens réfugiés, âgés de 8 à 12 ans, à la Maison de la France. Shirley a écrit un mot en anglais (voir ci-dessus).

REMERCIEMENT
Arab Youth Collective aimerait remercier la Maison de la France de nous avoir reçu pendant notre journée à Balboa Park! Les enfants se sont beaucoup amusés et ont eu plaisir à rencontrer le staff et bénévoles de la Maison Française!

Arab Youth Collective (AYC) travaille essentiellement avec les enfants et jeunes Syriens récemment arrivés aux Etats Unis, qui pour la plupart ont été transferés de pays tiers (Turquie, Liban, Jordanie, Egypt) où ils ont pris refuge avec leurs familles. AYC a pour but de soutenir les enfants et leurs familles et de faciliter leur integration à San Diego. Pour l’instant nous organisons des activities sportives et artistiques pour les enfants ainsi qu’un cours de programmation pour les plus jeunes.

Nous vous remercions encore une fois de nous avoir accueilli.

Bien cordialement,

Diana Bashur
AYC

RENOUVELEZ VOTRE COTISATION
Vueillez s’il vous plaît renouveler votre cotisation pour l’année civile 2017. Le formulaire est disponible ici et est à envoyer à Chandra Bordes.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS (from the House of Pacific Relations and the French community in San Diego)

Outreach
Granite Hills High School in El Cajon has asked the House of Pacific Relations if any Houses can be part of their International showcase day on Thursday March 16th from 8am to noon. They are hoping for entertainment and/or display booths. If you are able to volunteer, please let Marion know. m.lanier@earthlink.net

Ladies Auxiliary Lunch
The March lunch will be hosted by the House of Finland at noon on March 8th. The House of Pacific Relations International Cottages Ladies Auxiliary Lunches are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month, at noon in the Hall of Nations, price $4. For further information contact the Ladies Auxiliary president, Aileen M. Price: 619-427-1403 or 369jwp@gmail.com

Children’s Story Time and Public Lecture for Adults
Teachers from the San Diego French-American School are coordinating French cultural sessions for children and adults at 2 pm on Saturday, March 18, April 8, and May 13 at the La Jolla Riford Library. The children’s story time will meet in the children’s section of the library, and the adult discussion will be in the community room.

Earth Day in Balboa Park
April 23rd will be the Earth Day celebration in Balboa Park. The Earth Day celebration features booths and activities for all ages.

OUVERTURE DU COTTAGE:
The House of France is open the first two Saturdays and Sundays of the month from noon to 5:00 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00p.m. Saturday openings are new this year, at the request of the City of San Diego, so this means we need more volunteers. Current rules do not allow food sampling on Saturdays. On Sundays, we have said we will offer cookies (madeleines, palmiers) and bread. Madeleines and palmiers can be found at Smart and Final at a good price.

The volunteer schedule is now available on line via SignUpGenius. Please sign up to host or assist on Saturdays or Sundays at the House of France:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044ea9ac2ca4fc1-cottage

or contact Roselyne G. fullyfrench@gmail.com or Isabelle F. (858) 404-0755 isalfsd@gmail.com.

All of us need to take responsibility for opening the French Cottage at least once per year. During the academic year, undergraduate French students from the University of San Diego, are available to help the volunteers who open the cottage but their professor, our long-time member Shirley Saad, is not available every week. Shirley’s students can cover April 9, and May 7, though they might benefit from your help.

For the first half of 2017, volunteers are needed for the following dates: March 11, March 12, April 1, April 8, May 6, May 13, May 28 (for the Ethnic Food Fair), June 3, June 24 & 25, July 1, July 8 & 9. Additional helpers would be much appreciated for most opening dates.

Merci beaucoup !

MEMBRES DU BUREAU 2017
President: Marion Lanier
Vice-President: Evelyne Trolley de Prevaux
Recording/Corresponding Secretary: Stefan Llewellyn Smith and Sarah Gille
Treasurer: Chandra Bordes
Hostess Chair/Membership Secretary: Roselyne Gadet and Isabelle Faurie

The board members welcome your suggestions. Feel free to share your ideas.
Volunteer opportunities:
Check SignUpGenius for dates to help open the cottage, participate in the July lawn program, and help with the May ethnic food fair.

For more opportunities, contact Marion Lanier: m.lanier@earthlink.net

Copyright © House of France, Balboa Park, San Diego, All rights reserved.

http://www.houseoffrance.org

Like us on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/HouseOfFranceSD/

March 2017 Newsletter
MAY 2017 event

Ethnic Food Fair on Sunday May 28th from 11AM until 5PM. le dimanche 28 mai de 11 à 17 h.All are welcome – members and the general public. Participate and Help: The city is introducing new rules. From now on, anyone who serves food must have a food handler’s certificate. A food safety class and certification was available March 23 at 6:30 pm in the Hall of Nations. All were welcome – members and the general public.

JUNE 2017 events

Fête de la Musique on Wednesday June 21st from 5 until 8PM. Also known as ‘World Music Day’ or “Make Music Day” in America, La Fête de la Musique is a free public festival celebrating music and its arts. It takes place throughout France and the World (Santa Barbara, L.A, Tokyo, Berlin, Balboa Park and I forget some…) each year on June 21st. Coinciding with the first day of the summer, this celebration took off in 1982 with Minister of Culture Jack Lang on Jun 18, 2012 from idea or suggestion brought by American Music Consultant working for the French Ministry of Culture. All are welcome.
upcoming

Merguez Party and Pétanque Event
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