Winter/Spring 2020 Table Ronde & Special Event Calendar
Topics subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates and weather-related closures.
Jan 8 - "Le Blanc." Start the New Year with a "blanc" canvas. What does the color white mean to you?
Jan. 22 - "Quels sont les traits de vos ami(e)s que vous appréciez beaucoup?" Tell us what you most value in your friends.
Feb. 5 - "Les vins de Bourgogne et de Champagne." Special morning presentation by Gary Kraut on the wines of Burgundy and Champagne, followed by lunch and wine tasting. Details to follow.
Evening table ronde topic - "Mes vins (ou mes boissons) favoris"- Share your thoughts about your favorite wines (or drinks).
Feb. 19 - "Un département de France: sa culture, sa cuisine, ses sites culturels." Pick a French département and talk about its culture, food, cultural sites.
March 4 - "Les Drapeaux de papier"- 2020 "One film, one federation" French film selection with English subtitles. Directed by Nathan Ambrosioni and starring Guillaume Gouix, Noémi Merlant, Sébastien Houbani, Jérôme Kircher, Alysson Paradis, Anne Loiret .
March 18 - "Une recette favorite. (Pas obligatoire, mais si possible, apportez des échantillons)." A favorite recipe. (Not required, but if possible, bring samples)
April 1 - "Le poisson d'avril. Des blaques." April Fool's day. Jokes/tricks you've played or have been played on you.
April 15 - "Un tour à pied à travers une ville, n'importe où." A walking tour of a city of your choice.
April 22 - "Julia Child Live" starring Linda Kenyon. Details to follow.
April 29 - "Jeu du chapeau. Le questionnaire de Marcel Proust." The Proust questionnaire, a popular Victorian parlor game. No advance preparation required.
May 13 - "Quand j'ai fait des études de la langue française- en France ou ailleurs." When and where I studied French.
May 27 - "Les fleurs." Flowers.
June 10 - "Monsieur Battignol." To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the occupation of France, we'll be showing this 2002 film. During the German occupation of France, Edmond Batignole (Gérard Jugnot) quietly operates a butcher shop, refusing to participate in politics. His daughter is engaged to Pierre-Jean Lamour (Jean-Paul Rouve), a Nazi-collaborator playwright. In French with English subtitles.
June 24 - "Gagnants du concours de rédaction." Presentation of essays by the winners of our high school French essay contest. Evening table ronde topic tbd.
July 19 - Fête du 14 juillet. Details to follow.