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French Festival at the Hillwood Mansion on July 15th

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on June 30, 2017 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Indulge your inner Francophile with eighteenth-century French amusements in celebration of Bastille Day and Hillwood's French decorative arts collection.

https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events/french-festival/french-festival

D-Day Commemoration in Old Town Alexandria

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on June 2, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Please join the Alexandria-Caen Sister City's D-Day Commemoration on Saturday, June 2 at 2:30-5:00 at City Hall. 

Old Town French will be there with a special French activitiy for children! More information: https://alexandriacaen.wordpress.com/2017/04/25/2017-d-day-events-june-1-3/

Georgetown French Market-April 28-30, 2017

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on April 24, 2017 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Feel like you're in Paris this Friday-Sunday in Georgetown!

 https://www.georgetownfrenchmarketdc.com/

My favorite French books

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on April 5, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a list of some of my favorite French books. Most of these books you may find on amazon.com (start there first) or amazon.fr 

My favorite local bookstores who have French books are: Hooray for Books in Old Town Alexandria, Bonjour Maman in Kensington, MD and Politics and Prose in Washington, DC

Paris s'envole   (in French) or Paris, Up, Up and Away (in English) by Hélène Druvert.  A very whimsical book: The Eiffel Tower decides to fly to see Paris from a different point of view.  The beauty of this book are intricate black cut-outs of Paris.  

J'y vais by Matthieu MaudetAbout a bird leaving his nest.  His family and friends each give him something as he walks out of his nest and down the long branch.  A funny surprise at the end of where he is actually going.

Les orteils n'ont pas de nom by Jean LeRoy and Mattieu Maudet The toes are upset that they don't have individual names like fingers do.  Read the creative names the toes brainstorm.  

Roule and Saute by Tatsuhide Matsuoka. Very simple book about all different animals that roll (roule) and jump (saute).  Great repetition and good for learning the simple present conjugation of these two regular -er verbs. 

Manger un loup by Vincent Bourgeau  and Cédric Ramadier.  Great book for learning some kitchen tools and simple kitchen terminology.  Very funny book about a pig who wants to make wolf soup.  

Mon bus and Mon velo by Bryon Barton.  These two books are great for those who like to learn about different vehicules (mon bus) or about the parts of the bike (mon velo).  

French concert for families on March 3, 2017

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on January 26, 2017 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Vive la musique! Let’s sing and dance en français with Achille! Children and families are invited to attend a special concert with local musician, Achille, who will be singing popular children’s French songs.

 

When: Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5-6pm

 

Where: The Lyceum

201 S. Washington St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Price: $5 per person

(ages 12 mo and under are free)

About the musician: Achille Ango grew up in Cameroon (Central West Africa). After graduating from High School, he went to France where he lived for 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.

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by: Old Town French & The Alexandria-Caen Sister City Committee

 

Parent's Night Out September 24th

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on September 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, Sept. 24th, 2016 at 5-8pm, I will be hosting a Parent’s Night Out with Arts on the Horizon and the Downtown Baptist Church here at the church. Your child/children (ages 3-12) will enjoy an enriching evening of art, stories, drama and music while you have a nice evening out in Old Town Alexandria! Your children bring their own bagged dinner and eats with us. The cost is $20 for the first child and $10 for the second, third, etc. Sign up here!

May 21st:Parent's Night Out at the DBC

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on May 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

“Around the World” Parent’s Night Out

Hosted by: The Downtown Baptist Church, Old Town French and Arts on the Horizon.

When: Saturday May 21st at 5-8 pm

Who: Children ages 3-11 years of age.

Price: $20 for the first child, $10 for each additional child.

 

Enjoy an evening in Old Town while your child has fun at our “Around the World” themed Parents Night Out. During the 3-hour experience, children will “travel” to several countries and take part in crafts, music, drama and creative play related to these places. Pack a dinner and drink for your child to enjoy in our “International Café”. Mme. Rebecca will be there to represent France. She will be reading books about France, playing music with the children and doing an arts & crafts.

Note: The evening will be mostly in English because children from the whole community are invited to attend.

Limited spots available so sign up soon at : http://downtownbaptist.org/(under Parent’s Night Out).

 


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