Thursday, July 7, 6:00 pm Central Time
Perhaps nothing epitomizes the cultural bond of France and the United States better than the joyous reception of jazz in Paris. Introduced by Black American soldiers and musicians during and following the First World War, jazz was embraced by the French and swept the country.
Saturday July 9 - 10:30 am
Fullersburg Woods Forest Preserve, Oak Brook IL
Join us along the Salt Creek for this edition of our Marcher Bavarder conversation group series. We’ll walk about 3 miles within the Forest Preserve and by Graue Mill.
Saturday July 16, Noon – 3:00 pm
Herrick Lake Forest Preserve, East Shelter, Wheaton
The fun, camaraderie, good food, prizes, and our traditional singing of the Marseillaise will continue!
Please bring your own picnic lunch. AF DuPage will provide plates, utensils, napkins, bottled water, Lacroix sparkling water and soft drinks.
July 19 at 11:00 am Central Time
In English and French
Hosted by the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA
Tangi will be speaking to us about his new book written in French, La Saint Tous Là.
Itinerary for & Photo Highlights of a Perfect 7-Day Parisian Adventure
Thursday, July 21, 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm Central Time
Traveling in any large city for the first time can be a daunting proposition. Lee Nemchek will tell you what she did and how well (or poorly!) she managed during her first trip to Paris this past fall.
AF DuPage President Karen Thielman received the distinction Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques from the government of France.
The medal ceremony took place on June 15th at Cantigny, Wheaton and was presided over by Yannick Tagand, Consul General of France in Chicago.
Nicolas Douay, Attaché for Higher Education attended the ceremony along with members of the AFD Leadership Team and Board Directors.
"The French Academic Palms recognizes those who have rendered eminent service to French education and have contributed actively to the prestige of French culture. For those who are named and promoted in the Order of the French Academic Palms (l’Ordre des Palmes académiques), this esteemed distinction acknowledges their merits, talents, and exemplary activities."
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