J’espère que vous avez tous passé de bonnes fêtes de fin d’année et vous souhaite beaucoup de bonheur, de la joie et surtout, une bonne santé pour 2016!

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had great end-of-year holidays and wish you happiness, joy and especially good health for 2016!

Winter Session French classes

There’s still time to sign up for our newest classes: French Grammar and Verbs, French 3, Jouons Ensemble for Parents & Children… Go to our French Classes page for details

French Discussion and Conversation Groups:

The best way to practice what you’re learning or have learned and/or to keep up your French speaking skills is to participate in one of the many French Discussion groups held in Southbury, Brookfield, Morris and new to start in February in Washington. See our Calendar of Events for dates of those closest to you.

Programs for 2016

Details of our events are already on the calendar or will be soon:

Sunday, February 7 at 2pm – Arty Gras Party – to celebrate Mardi Gras

Sunday, March 6 at 2:30pm – Cheese Making Presentation by Cato Corner Farms of Colchester

April 2 – “Teaching French Culture through Movies” – French Teacher Workshop 10:30 – 2:00pm

April 2 – Anne-Christine Rice of Tufts University presents: “The Best of French Cinema” 7:00 pm

May 3-4 Give Local 2016! – CT Community Foundation’s 2-day Community Fund Raising Event

Sunday, May 15 – Ensemble Aubade Concert to commemorate the 100th anniversary Claude Debussy’s Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp.

Thursday May 19 at 7 PM at Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield – author Florence de Lampierre

October – 95th Anniversary of AFNWCT

We need your help!

It takes a lot of work to organize and set up the room, contact speakers and publicize our programs and activities. We’d appreciate volunteers to assist in any way on any of these events. On another note, we’ve had requests from several members wishing us to organize some informal get-togethers in local restaurants. Please contact me if you’re interested in helping out.

We thank you for your support of our mission to promote the French language and cultures of the many Francophone countries of the world. We currently have over 145 members and would welcome many, many more.

Please let me know if there is anything we can do better to enhance your AFNWCT experience.

Meilleurs Vœux!

Marda Gutierrez