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Dear Members,August is known for many things, including the dog days of summer, Back to School time, National Watermelon Day (Aug. 3) and National Smile Week (Aug. 5-11). But there are many other fun facts associated with summer’s last full month. National Wiggle Your Toes Day (Aug 6) is...Read more
Dear Members,Did you know that there are more independence days in July than any other month? In addition to the 4th of July, Canada Day (July 1st,) and the French Bastille Day (July 14,) there are 23 other countries around the world celebrating their respective national / independence days this...Read more
Dear Members,Whether you call them fireflies, lightning bugs or glow bugs, the first time these little critters light up the sky is a sure sign that June has arrived. Hello long days, cookouts and flip-flops! While turtles and snakes can't wait for the temperatures to continue their steady...Read more
Dear Members,You may know that May 1st is Labor Day in most of Europe. What is less known is that this year May 1st is also ...International Laughter Day! What better way to start the month than with a good, healthy chuckle? Whether you laugh at a joke, at yourself, or at nothing in particular,...Read more
Hello Members!Happy April Fool's Day! No one really knows where the tradition of pulling pranks on April 1st comes from. The story most often cited takes us back to 1582, when French King Charles IX switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. By selecting January 1st, the King...Read more
Dear Members,You may have noticed some changes in our website and in the emails you have received from us in the past few weeks. We have changed our IT platform for a greater level of integration of all administrative tasks - and, importantly, a reduced cost. Depending on your browser, this may...Read more
Dear Members,February is an interesting month: short and sweet, packed with celebrations. Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, Black History Month, President's Day and Chinese New Year - there is something for everyone. February is also National Bird Feeding Month. No wonder; it's not...Read more
January 2022 Newsletter
Dear Members,As we enjoy a few more days of downtime before moving into 2022, we would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year to come, full of new adventures and many more shared francophile moments together. May international travel be easy and safe again - or just plain possible - and may...Read more
Dear Members,Here we are, at the dawn of the Holiday season, when Thanksgiving leftovers are but a memory and front yards start twinkling in red and green. This month will be short and artistic at the Alliance. Short because the last part of December is traditionally spent celebrating and...Read more
Hello Members,November at the Alliance will mark the (much anticipated) return to some kind of normal, with several in-person, outdoor events. In addition to Pétanque and Hike in French - which paved the way last month - we'll resume our guided tours at the North Carolina Museum of Art with a...Read more
Hello Members,Everybody loves October. The morning air is crisp, the colors are spectacular and the smells are rich. Shorter days take us slowly but surely towards the holiday season, but not quite yet, and that's the beauty of it. You can feel the slight celebratory anticipation in the air, but...Read more
Hello Members,No matter how long you have been out of school, September always seems to feel like a new beginning, a gentle push on the reset button before a fresh start. For some it is the end of the lazy days and a bit of a back-to-busy schedule bummer. For others it's a quieter house -...Read more