Hike in Carmel Valley

On Saturday May 11th, we had a beautiful hike in Carmel Valley. We divided into 2 groups. One group went to Inspiration Point (photos), and the other to Rancho Corona on flatter ground. We were 11 in all! We all met for lunch afterwards! What a beautiful day it was! Thanks to all who participated!

Fête de la Francophonie

Over 20 francophiles and francophones enjoyed a potluck to celebrate the Francophonie Week, on Sunday March 17, 2019. 

Chef André

Friday 5 April at 5:30pm, Monterey Peninsula College, the kitchen at room FC-104

This will be a three-way gastronomic event, with Cooking Professor Chef André educating the audience on, and demonstrating, French-influenced culinary methods; with MIIS interpretation students translating from French into English; and with our own AF members playing the vital roles of taster and critic. Some hands-on effort may be necessary to help serve. Wine will be available to
accompany the fruits of your efforts. Price of admission will be $23 to cover the cost of ingredients and a donation to the MPC hospitality program. RSVP by April 2 (see the bulletin for more information).

Concours de poésie

Saturday, March 23, 2019
2:00 PM on the MIIS campus, Irvine Auditorium, McCone Building
Free Admission (No need to RSVP.)

French students from local schools will recite poems belonging to the canon of French literature, as well as their own original compositions. Prizes will be awarded for the best performances. We encourage you to come support these students and their study of the French language. Refreshments will be served.

La Semaine de la Francophonie

Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Pebble Beach
5:00 pm

Potluck: Bring a dish from France or another francophone country to share. RSVP by March 14. Please see the March bulletin for RSVP and location details.

Sunday Afternoon at the Movies

Sunday 17 February
Film: Amélie

We are honored to have Alliance Française member Pascale Richards-Deliens present the film and lead a discussion afterwards in French.

5:00 P.M., Casa Fuente 434, on the MIIS campus: across the street from the McGowan 102 entrance on Pacific Street, where we had films last year. You may park anywhere on campus, on the street outside of Casa Fuente, or in the public parking lot across the street. Please see map on page 3 of the Bulletin. (The location is marked on the map by a red circle.)

Refreshments: Guests are invited to bring a snack or drink to share after the movie.

Annual General Meeting and Epiphany Celebration

Sunday, 6 January 2019
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
28003 Robinson Canyon Rd., Carmel Valley

Galettes and champagne will be provided by the Alliance Francaise of Monterey. Free for members. $10 for guests. Please bring an item to raffle.

Election, Officers & Directors for 2019/20

The ballot is available: afmonterey.org/election-ballot-for-2019-2020

Holiday Luncheon 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018
12:00 Noon

Los Laureles Lodge,
Terrace Garden Room
313 W Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel Valley, CA 93924

See the menu.

$35 per person ($36 per person by PayPal). By December 3 please send PayPal payments to treasurer@afmonterey.org, checks to Dr. Christine Campbell (25443 Larkspur Ct., Salinas, CA 93908, made payable to AF Monterey), and indicate your choice of lamb, salmon, or vegetarian.

You may also pay online using our payment page, which automatically adds a $1.00 fee.

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