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Benelux Dinner | 12/03/2018


The Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce and the Belgian American Chamber of the South cordially invite you for a private dining experience prepared by Belgian Chef Philippe Haddad at the renowned Cape Dutch restaurant in Atlanta to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Benelux Union.

With Guests of Honor:

  • His Excellency Henne Schuwer, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • His Excellency Dirk Wouters, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium
  • Her Excellency Sylvie Lucas, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

LOGISTICS

  • When: Monday December 3, 2018 from 7 – 10 pm
  • Where: Cape Dutch 1782 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
  • Info: email julie@bacos.us for more info.
  • Dress code: Business Formal
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Belgian Community Night Hawks vs. Knicks | 11/7/2018


Join beATL at the newly renovated State Farm Arena on Wednesday, November 7th for a Belgian Community Night. Watch the Atlanta Hawks take on Belgian player, Frank Ntilikina**, and the New York Knicks. Each ticket includes $10 worth of food and beverage credit that can be used at the brand new restaurants inside the arena.

You can purchase tickets anywhere in the arena through this link. I can certainly reach out to the Knicks and see if this is something Frank Ntilikina

The pre-game shoots should be around from 5:00-6:00 pm.  You would get to sit in the lower level for that time frame. After that, you can always go near the Knicks tunnel and possibly get to say hi or see Frank Ntilikina if he is over there.  beATL is working with the event coordinator to see if we could get some special beATL-time with Frank … Updates will be posted within this blogpost when available – check again later.

** Frank Ntilikina is a 6’5″ Belgian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks. He was selected by the Knicks as the eighth overall pick during the 2017 NBA Draft. Ntilikina plays both point guard and shooting guard positions.

Logistics

  • When: November 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm [pre-game shoots around from 5:00-6:00 pm]
  • Where: State Farm Arena | 1 Philips Dr NW , Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Tickets@ $26/person for beATL members[you can purchase tickets anywhere in the arena – deadline to purchase tickets November 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm]

Movie Night | 3/13/2018


Let’s go to the movie!

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 LannersWim Willaert) confronted by a soldier, who claims to be their late band mate’s lover.

The movie is in French but undertitled in English.

Get an avant-goût with its trailer.

It’s free but you must register .

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.

Logistics

  • 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.
  • Register
  • Parking –  parking is underneath the building. Alliance Française is located dir  Bring your parking stub to validate for FREE parking.

Petanque anyone?


Throw balls at a Pig on roughly level ground and have fun with friends around!  The Roswell Petanque Club launches March 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!

Membership:

  • 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.

 

Learn more about Petanque: https://petanque.wordpress.com/about/

Order Boules and learn more: http://www.petanque-america.com/

 

 

 

Belgian THIRSTday | 3/1/2018


Let’s meet at the Yard House at The Battery Atlanta for our March adventure.  Come hungry since they have a huge menu of New American fare and enjoy their extensive list of draft beers.

Logistics

  • When: Thursday March 1st, 2018 from 7 pm
  • Where: Yardhouse @ The Battery Atlanta | 825 Battery Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
  • Parking: plenty of free parking in the RED parking lot
  • RSVP – Please courtesy RSVP … even regrets.

 

Elise 7 ans expatriée or 7 years old and Expat


The dynamic duo, composed by our very own beATL Virginie Houet and Texas-based Corinne Feuillet Luca, has finally seen their dream come true!

Today, their bilingual book, full of sweet drawings, has hit the US market!  Aimed at children who are entering – or living – the journey of expatriation. The book titled “Elise 7 ans expatriée or 7 years old and Expat”, narrates the emotional rollercoaster that a seven-year old girl experiences during her various moves.  Following her parents throughout the world, the impact of moving is explained through Elise’s eyes.  She lets us in on her experiences and shares her feelings.  It is never easy to drop your bags in one place and be told to pack again a few years later.  Her emotions are expressed in a mere few simple, but fresh and poetic sentences, accompanied by cute illustrations.  The book is written in both French and English – without ever falling in the trap of becoming an insipid translation!

Corinne and Virginie became friends in Texas and quickly decided to combine their skills.  After a lot of hard work, the book saw the light, first in Belgium***, France and Switzerland on January 10, and as of today, February 21st, it is available on the American and Canadian shelves.

On February 24th, Corinne Feuillet Luca will present their book at the Awty International School, 7455 Awty School Lane, Houston, TX, 77055 and on March 28th, at Mark White Elementary 2515 Old Farm Rd, Houston, TX 77063.

Virginie Houet will take care of the Georgian side.  Meet her at “Lesson de Français”, 390 Prospect Place Suite 390 à Alpharetta – 30005 (North of Atlanta) on Saturday, April 14th.  You will be able to buy your copy on site.

*** It is easy to order your copy from sites like fr.fnac.be, belgiqueloisirs.com and chapitre.be

 

Belgian THIRSTday | 02/01/2018


Let’s go back at the stylish Under the Cork Tree, in Sandy Springs!

Logistics

  • When: Thursday February 1st, 2018 from 7 pm
  • Where: Under the Cork Tree | 5600 Roswell Rd NE #2, Sandy Springs, GA 30342 | Meet our crowd in the bar area.
  • Parking: The Prado has plenty of free parking
  • RSVP – please RSVP as we need to give a headcount this time!

Please courtesy RSVP … even regrets.

 

Fourth Annual Belgian Potluck | 1/27/2018


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.

Logistics

  • 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 …

Potluck

 

the first Belgian THIRSTday of 2018 | 1/4/2018


Let’s celebrate the New Year at Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead!  A good occasion to meet new and old beATLes from 7 pm for a sip or some nibble … or both!

Please courtesy RSVP … even if not coming!

Logistics

  • When – Thursday January 4th, 2018 –  from 7 pm
  • Where – FADO IRISH PUB – BUCKHEAD | 273 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305 | (404) 841-0066
  • Parking – $7 valet, metered parking, next door public self parking or for free parking: use the parking garage (BA Complex across the street from the pub) up to 3 hours for $0 if  you ask for your validation sticker from your server or bartender [3-5 hours = $8].  Do NOT park in the library parking lot next to us unless there is an attendant present. You will be booted.
  • RSVP – even if no coming, please.

 

New Year with BACoS | 1/19/2018


Join the Belgian American Chamber of the South for its annual New Year Celebration.  Enjoy delicious Belgian beverages, tasty hors d’oeuvre and great networking opportunities.   And don’t miss the chance to win a Tintin Comic Strip!

Logistics

  • When – Friday, January 19, 2018 at 6 pm.
  • Where – the Lawyers Club of Atlanta | 1230 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3850, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Parking – Parking is available in the Promenade Parking Garage located next to the building. Parking passes will be validated.
  • Admission Fees :
    • Members: Free
    • Non-members – 30 and under: $15
    • Non-members: $20
  • Registration