Winter/Spring 2021 Table Ronde & Special Event Calendar

Please note: All January- June, 2021 table ronde sessions will be conducted via Zoom. We will hold sessions on Wednesday morning from 10:00am -11:30am. Zoom invitations and discussion questions where applicable will be sent to members several days in advance.  Please visit this page for the latest update on future table ronde sessions.

January 6 - Une promenade au Père Lachaise.

Host: Edythe Patterson

January 20 –Expressions françaises - leurs significations et leurs origines 

Host: Janis Seminack


February 3 - "French like moi: A Midwesterner in Paris" - author Scott Carpenter will discuss his book en français. Purchase a copy of the book here

Host: Martine Bertin-Peterson

February 17 - "Le français et moi" - Come prepared to discuss your original interest in the French language and how you expanded upon it.

Host: Janet McIntosh

March 3 - Fête de la francophonie celebration, music program featuring singer/musician Benjamin Piat, live from France.

Host: Martine Bertin-Peterson

March 17 - "Les vêtements" What do clothes and fashion mean to you?

Host: Edythe Patterson

March 31 - "Profession du père"  Discussion of this 2021 "One Federation, One Book" selection.

Purchase book here

Host: Martine Bertin-Peterson

April 14 -"Les vins d'Alsace" -  Join oenologue Thierry Fritsch, direct from France, for a discussion of the wines of Alsace.

Host: Martine Bertin-Peterson

April 28 - "Un espace vert" - Discussion of your favorite "green space"- park or garden.

Host: Janet McInstosh

May 12 - "Rêves de Jeunesse" 2021 One Film, One Federation selection.  Additional details here.

May 26 - "L'occupation française. Allons plus loin." Video and discussion of "les enfants cachés."

Host: Arlene Hanauer

June 9 - Duo of short films: Miss Chazelles and Frisson d'amour, followed by discussion of these films.

Host: Martine Bertin-Peterson

June 23 - "Quelles trois chansons françaises mettriez -vous sur votre playlist?" What 3 French songs would you add to your playlist?

Host: Lois Heist