Past Events

Here are some past AFCI events.

Sunday, March 20, 2016, 2 pm, Journee Internationale de la Francophonie, Blue Tomato restaurant, WDM

Sunday, April 17, 2016, road trip/art tour, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City

Sunday, May 1, 2016, French book group meets at 3 pm, Grounds for Celebration, Windsor Heights

Saturday, May 7, 2016,  7 pm, Fete du Muguet

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois

 

Crêpe Party

Crêpe Party

We welcomed St. Etienne students visiting Johnston High School.

We welcomed St. Etienne students visiting Johnston High School.

 

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A Night with Eric Vincent

Eric Vincent performs at Chapel Hill, NC.

Eric Vincent performs at Chapel Hill, NC.

A Night with Eric Vincent on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

The Alliance Française of Central Iowa, in celebration of its 20th anniversary, will present a performance by French singer/songwriter Eric Vincent on Saturday, October 11, 2014, in the Sussman Theater on the lower level in the Olmsted Student Center on Drake’s campus at 7:30 PM.

Tickets:
Students: $5 in advance, $7 at door.
Adults: $12 in advance, $15 at door
Alliance Française members: $5.

To order tickets (on Will Call basis to be picked up that night), send your check payable to AFCI to

AFCI
PO Box 3895
Urbandale, IA 50323-0895

Eric Vincent thinks of himself as a modern troubadour. Like the wandering minstrels of the middle ages, he has carried his music all over the known world, in his case to more than 140 countries. Accompanying himself on the guitar, he sings about his travels and about his concerns for the environment, but mostly he sings to entertain, and he has a particular gift for involving his audience, whether or not they are fluent speakers of French.

French Politics Today

The Alliance Française of Central Iowa and Drake University will present a discussion of current affairs in France on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7PM  Meredith 101. The event is free and open to the public.

Presenters will be  Derek Wilson, a Scottish professor who teaches law in Nantes, France and Eleanor Zeff, Associate Professor of Political Science at Drake.

Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration

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Come join us at our annual Beaujolais Nouveau celebration!

 Our annual Beaujolais Nouveau celebration will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7:30 pm.  

We get together each year to sample as many labels as we can find of this fresh and fruity red wine which is enjoyed by palates the world over starting on the third Thursday of November.

This year Pat Westphal will be hosting. RSVP westphalp@central.edu.

Please bring a hors d’oeuvre to share and $10 per person to cover the cost of the wine.  If you’d rather not cook, we’ll ask $15.