|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 4, 2018 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring. In France, families celebrate by eating crêpes, which are round and golden like the springtime sun.
The Hillwood Estate in Washington, DC invites families to celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion amidst Hillwood's spectacular gardens, magnificent mansion, and exquisite French treasures.
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Children ages 3-11 are welcome to join Old Town French, Arts on the Horizon and the Downtown Baptist Church for an enriching evening of activities and dinner while parents enjoy an evening out.
More information and registration at: https://downtownbaptist.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/93/responses/new
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 1, 2018 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
Watch short and long French films starting January 19th and vote for your favorite films! You can watch online or using Amazon Instant Videos. More information at http://www.myfrenchfilmfestival.com/en/
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on December 4, 2017 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
Children and their families are invited to attend a special concert with local musician, Achille, who will be singing popular children’s French songs.
When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:30-11:30am
Where: The Lyceum
201 S. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Price: $5 per person
(children under 12 mo. are free)
Must register in advance via
About the musician: Achille Ango grew up in Cameroon (Central West Africa). After graduating from High School, he went to France where he livedfor seven years studying and playing music. He has taught French to children, and played music with various bands in the Washington area for more than 20 years. He now teaches French in an immersion school using music as a vehicle.
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on December 3, 2017 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
The “Let It Snow” Parents’ Night Out on Saturday, December 9th from 5PM-8PM is hosted by DBC, Arts on the Horizon and Old Town French. Welcome the holiday and winter season with fun winter stories, crafts and games. Kids will also make a gift to share with someone this holiday season. Open to children 3 – 11 years old. Pack a dinner and drink for your child to enjoy in our Kid’s Lounge. Send an extra pair of clothes for younger ones, in case of an accident. You can register https://downtownbaptist.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/87/responses/new" target="_blank">here. To register an additional child, click https://downtownbaptist.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/88/responses/new" target="_blank">here.
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on November 27, 2017 at 11:40 PM||comments (0)|
A French-Canadian Celebration of the Winter Solstice is playing this season at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium December 9-17th.
There is a special price for children for the show on Friday, December 15th.
Details: Take an enchanting journey to a charming Québec village and revel in the winter holidays. In the late December chill, the glow of hearth fires warms the spirits of the villagers as they prepare for the time of celebration—le temps des Fêtes! Amidst this holiday cheer, a group of young men prepares to set out after profit and adventure—to be voyageurs. They paddle a huge canoe across rivers and lakes, deep into the wild Canadian woods—but not even rugged terrain can stop them from rejoining their loved ones in time for New Year’s Eve!
**If you plan on going on Friday, December 15th at 7:30, let Mme. Rebecca know! We will be able to meet one of the French-speaking actors after the show!!
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on November 4, 2017 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
We are so lucky to have a strong French sister city program here in Alexandria!
Here are some events you may be interested in:
Sortie du Beaujolais Nouveau on Thursday, November 16th, 7:30pm, at the historic Lloyd House in Old Town
Teen exchange program meeting is on December 3rd, 5pm. The committee is looking for interested teens to go to Caen and families to host French teens from Caen. RSVP to [email protected] and you will receive more information via email about the meeting.
Exploring the Art of the French Comic Book on Thursday, December 7th at 7:00pm.
More information on their website at: https://alexandriacaen.wordpress.com/
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on October 19, 2017 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Lots of interesting events for families! http://events.euintheus.org/landing_page/kids-euro-fest/
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on August 27, 2017 at 1:55 PM||comments (1)|
Listen to the radio station, Radio Pomme d'Api! Just as enjoyable for parents as it is for children!
|Posted by Rebecca Anderson on August 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Watching shows and movies in French is a great way for you and your child to learn French!
Here is a list of the shows that we have found that have an option of French(under audio). You may also put subtitles in French or Eng
French shows on Netflix
Les Aventures du Chat Potté
En Route, les aventures de Tif et Oh
Masha and the Bear
True and the Rainbow Kingdom
Mia and Me
Justin Time Go
Care Bear's Cousins
Veggie Tales in the City
Free Rein (for 9 yr olds +)