During the Annual Francophonie Festival in Atlanta, l’Alliance Française, in collaboration with our Consulate General, will present the Belgian movie “Je suis mort mais j’ai des amis” (2015), by Guillaume and Stéphane Malandrin.
In short, it’s about four Belgian rockers (Bouli Lanners, Wim Willaert) confronted by a soldier, who claims to be their late band mate’s lover.
The movie is in French but undertitled in English.
Atlanta’s Francophonie Festival is organized by the Atlanta Francophonie Committee, a multi-cultural collaboration between represented by the Consulates of Belgium, Canada, France, Haiti and Switzerland, the Québec Delegation in Atlanta,the American Association of Teachers of French, the Alliance Française of Atlanta, the French American Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta-Accueil and Ecole du Samedi.
Other French-language events are organized throughout March.
When – 13 March, 2018 at 7 pm. You must register.
Where – Alliance Française | Colony Square – the 400 building, 1201 Peachtree Street | Suite 1104 | Atlanta, GA 30361 | Tel: 404-875-1211 | Directions.
Throw balls at a Pig on roughly level ground and have fun with friends around! The Roswell Petanque Club launchesMarch 3, 2018 under the initiative of beATL Isabelle Gibson and her husband Peter. It is the first club member of the Atlanta Petanque League (APL) and other locations in the Atlanta area are already showing interest in starting an APL member club! Play socially or to compete! All ages and skill levels welcome.
Interested? Go to www.Meetup.com and search for Roswell Petanque Club to join or RSVP. Games are 1st and 3rd Saturday 10am to 12noon and 1st & 3rd Tuesday 5.30pm to 7.00pm.
If you don’t have boules, they will have a limited amount to loan but make sure that your wear closed toe shoes!
Adult Membership: $65.00 per member per year (with an annual $50.00 Club APL fee)
Under 18 Membership: $25.00 per year
First three games free, within 45 days, then join as a member or pay $10.00 to play.
Your APL membership will provide, via the Federation of Petanque, USA, an accident waiver and release of liability to protect participants and club office bearers against claims from club events. Pétanque is not viewed as a dangerous sport, but accidents can happen.
beATL is excited to invite you to its fourth edition of its Belgian Potluck on January 27th, 2018. There are some changes to the formula so, please read carefully all the below crusty information!
The first change is the venue – for the first time, we will rent a clubhouse. The second change is that the rental comes at a cost and therefore, each participant will be requested to pay a $10 non-refundable entry fee per person, payable in advance [no money at the doors, no exception].
Put your dear self in your culinary gear and prepare some tasty homemade dish(es) – preferably with a Belgian taste – to share. We always have peers stressing about cooking so, don’t use it as an excuse: there are other ‘jobs’ available for you… We will have a sign-up sheet and each participating family must sign up to bring some Belgian homemade [we insist on that] culinary elements to the table!
Remember it is a kids-free evening, with just adults. For obvious reasons.
Don’t wait to RSVP since attendance is limited to 100 guests.
Details of the evening will be emailed to all registered beATL-members. If you didn’t get your invitation, contact your beATL Queen Patricia.
When: Saturday January 27th, 2018 at 5.30 pm (no late arrivals please … we can’t start without your food). Festivity runs until 10.30 pm.
Where: address will be privately shared in due time to those who RSVP-ed ‘in’
Parking: since this is in a private neighborhood, use the club house parking lot. In the event the lot is full, park on the same side of the street, without blocking any driveways or fire hydrants. Carpool if possible.
RSVP is a must [space is limited, no exception] – deadline to pay your entry fee is Monday 22/01!
Fee paid in advance is a must – details will be shared after registration
Sign up sheet is a must – details will be shared after registration
NO CHILDREN, no exception – must be 21 or over.
Some important tips:
although the term “potluck” suggests a random assortment of dishes, the idea is to focus on Belgian (style) food
bring your dish ready-to-eat in a to-go container; we are in a Club House with no kitchen
bring a serving dish and serving utensils; again: we are in a Club House …
label your dish(es) if they cannot be traced back to you
all those who are gluten intolerant, food allergenic, vegans or have any kind dietary challenge(s) are requested to bring their own food to avoid any mishaps.
Party guests are expected to help with the clean up …
Saint Nicolas/Sinterklaas is coming on Saturday December 2nd at 10 am. The Legend will have bags full of presents of all kinds (provided by you, dear parents) and goody bags. Polish your shoes, prepare some carrots and and practice those songs!
Join the Big ‘Molenwiek’ Saint Nicholas Celebration for all Belgian – French & Flemish speaking – children in the Atlanta area.
Please read carefully all the logistic infos!!! Presents, check and registration form are a must!
When: Saturday December 2nd from 10 am until 12.30 pm
Where: St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Rd, Roswell, GA 30076
Parking: behind the Church and the entrance is on the left side of the playground.
Presents [not more than $15/present/child]: must be dropped in advance [see locations days and times below]. Bring a wrapped present for your child(ren) clearly marked with their full name(s).
Registration sheet [write on a piece of paper in block letters 1/ the details of the person in charge in your family with email address and 2/the first and last names of each person in your party] + payment [checks payable to de Molenwiek] must accompany all presents with at the latest with the name(s) of your child(ren) and including all adults attending the party.
Cost – to be paid by check to De Molenwiek at drop off of presents
$5 per child
kids aged 2 and under are free but must be registered.
$10 per adult, including grand-parents
Presents Drop off locations:
Friday November 17 between 9am and 12pm at st. Davids Episcopal Church, 1015 Old Roswell Rd., Roswell, GA 30076 [school is located backside of the Church]
All other days at the front porch of de Molenwiek, 1007 Applegate Dr., Roswell, GA 30076
beATL goes to Luzia, the latest Cirque du Soleil’s adventure. We have a group reservation for 25 persons, at a discounted price, for Thursday November 16th at 8 pm. This is an event for the whole family [and friends]! Registrations – with payment – will be first come, first serve.
Interested? Email us with us and we will contact you to arrange for the payment. Registrations are only valid if your payment is received before the deadline of October 15th.
When: Thursday November 16th, 2017 at 8 pm – Meeting Point and time will be confirmed to attendees.
Where: Atlantic Station | 241, 20th St, Atlanta, GA 30363
Price (price level 2):
Children <12: $50
Seniors 65+: $55
Deadline for registration and payment is Sunday October 15.
Dutch after-school language classes will be offered from August 21st, 2017 at the Atlanta International School [AIS] as part of their new Heritage Language program. Below follow some interesting points and the contact details of Hermine Morrell who is coordinating this exciting program. Make sure to enroll quickly if interested!
The program is also open to non AIS families.
Classes meet twice a week, meaning 3 hours a week. The basis for the tuition fees is $25 per class. By charging $25 the groups can be self-funding with only three students which allows greater individualized support for your child and makes it possible for us to offer a greater range of languages and age groups.
The tutor will be an experienced native speaker, in partnership with De Molenwiek which will enable us to have access to their teachers.
The curriculum will be designed by AIS, inquiry based (with STEAM components) and inspired by the IB curriculum. AIS’s framework will not match the requirements of the R1 classes offered by De Molenwiek.
5K – Grade 2
3 – 4.30pm
8/21 to 12/13
Grades 3 to 5
Tues & Thurs
3 – 4.30pm
8/22 to 12/14
Contact Details: Hermine Morrell, Heritage Language Coordinator / French Language Acquisition Teacher | ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305 – Direct phone (404) 841-2060 | email
On June 1st, a complimentary seminar regarding doing business in Europe will be organized by Frazier & Deeter and Arnall Golden Gregory. What are some of the key business considerations to understand before taking the leap across the pond? This panel of experts will accelerate your learning curve.
The event starts at 8 am with Mike Whitacre, Frazier & Deeter and Tycho Stahl, Arnall Golden Gregory as moderators.
The program is as follow:
8:00 – 8:05 Welcome and introduction – Mike Whitacre, Frazier & Deeter and Tycho Stahl, Arnall Golden Gregory
8:05 – 8:10 Belgian Consul General Comments – William De Baets, Consulate General of Belgium
8:10 – 8:15 UK Consul General Comments – Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, British Consulate-General
8:15 – 8:45 UK Discussion – Dom Fiore, PKF London
8:45 – 9:15 Belgium Discussion – Kurt DeHaen, PKF Belgium
9:15 – 9:45 German Discussion – Wolfgang Van Kerkom, PKF Germany
9:45 – 10:15 Break and networking
10:15 – 10:45 Ireland Discussion – Patt Flynn, Flynn O’Driscoll and Micheal Smith, IDA Ireland
10:45 – 11:30 European Legal Discussion – Kai Westerwelle, Taylor Wessing
11:30 – 1:00 Lunch and networking – Ania Lackey, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
1:00 – 1:30 Eastern Europe Discussion – Dieter Natlacen, Taylor Wessing
Fancy a trip to Greenville, SC? Why not tackle along the Kortrijk Sister City Delegation in Greenville, SC from May 9th – 13th?
The main purpose of the ‘K2G’ delegation visit is for both cities to learn more about -and be inspired by- each other’s people, ambitions, approach and accomplishments. In addition, it’s all about:
exploring shared interests and mutual opportunities related to government, urban development, education, arts, and business.
establishing many new and valuable relationships between community, educational, and business leaders in Kortrijk/West Flanders and Greenville/The Upstate, that are excited about helping to maintain and develop this sister city relationship, while providing new opportunities for them-selves and the organizations or companies they represent.
developing the Kortrijk-Greenville bridge as a unique gateway between our both countries.
For the epicureans, enjoy a “Belgian Beer Dinner” on Wednesday May 10th at 7 pm at The Trappe Door, downtown Greenville. This “fusion” menu is a mix of Belgian with Southern specialities. The cost per person is $70 all-in (without alcohol: $50 per head), including meeting those Belgian Delegation participants:
Mr. Vincent Van Quickenborne, Kortrijk Mayor and Member of the Belgian House of Representatives
Ms. Kelly Detavernier, Kortrijk City Council Member
Ms. Dominique Viaene, Sister Cities Coordinator for Kortrijk
Mr. Stijn Debaillie, Coordinator at DesignRegio Kortrijk
Mr. Matthieu Marisse, Regional Director for VOKA South-West Flanders
Mr. Piet Grymonprez, Co-Founder & Managing Director of MyMachine Global Foundation
Ms. Isabelle Pertry, Head of the Internationalization Department at Howest
Mr. Roel Vandommele, Director of Education at Howest
Ms. Isabel Vanslembrouck, Director of Research and Development at VIVES
Ms. Patricia Waerniers, Director of Education at VIVES
Dr. Petra Huyst, Staff Member Research at KULAK
Prof. Dr. Ir. Wim Thielemans, Provincial Chair of Advanced Materials at the Renewable Materials and Nanotechnology Research Group at KULAK
Mr. William de Baets, Consul General for Belgium in Atlanta
Mr. Wim Van Cauteren, Trade Commissioner at Flanders Investment & Trade
Mr. Anton Mertens, President of the Belgian American Chamber of the South
Mr. Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten, President of the French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas (and a Belgian!)
Of course, a number of “Greenville VIPs” will also be in attendance, and it will be a very relaxed and enjoyable event; no formalities or black tie…. Only 32 spots remaining for the dinner, out of a total of 80 – First come – first served [invitation has not yet been extended to the general public].
Since 2002, De Molenwiek offers Dutch/Flemish language and culture classes for kids from the age of 2.
You are kindly invited to attend their open house and silent auction – to help secure a bright future for the school – in Dunwoody, on Saturday March 25th at 7.30 pm. Expect a fun event with Belgian beer, Hollandse bitterballen and dance the night away!
When – Saturday March 25th at 7.30 pm
Where – “The Branches Clubhouse” in Dunwoody | 1318 Winding Branch Circle– Atlanta 30338
Entry – $25 via Paypal, tickets to be booked in advance at email@example.com. Tickets include food and drinks for the evening. Advanced ticket purchase only.