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Christmas market “Mannele” hunt

Back by popular demand!
The hunt for the best Mannele in Strasbourg to celebrate Saint Nicolas !
Come discover the traditions of the Christmas season – December 5th, the day before the Saint Nicolas, a particularly important feast day, we invite you to come for a walking tour through the city with all its Christmas displays, markets, decorations and special food and drink. Let’s share the traditions and help you better understand the way of life here in Alsace during this special month. We will also be on a hunt for the best “mannele” around to enjoy the next day with your family at home! From the patron Saint of Children to braedle and mulled wine – come and let me tell you all about it.
Hope you can join us,
Viv Beller
No need to sign up – free of charge – Tuesday December 5th 1-4 pm – meet at Oh My Goodness Café: Rue de la 1ère Armée

Emmaus shopping and treasure hunt reminder

REMINDER ! This Saturday February 25th at 2 pm.
You’re sure to go home with some treasure or several
Come hunt/shop in this vast space full of everything useful and not – house ware and jewelry; books; toys; glassware (including dishes, cups, vases, etc.); electric (lighting, coffee pots, etc.); appliances, art, clothing (coats, shoes, bags, wallets); furniture; office supplies… and all other miscellaneous (trophies, casseroles).
And You could win a PRIZE at the “brag about your treasure” session !
To participate: 10 € minimum to be spent in the store.
RV Emmaus
5 Chemin de la Holtzmatt – in the Montagne Verte district of Strasbourg
(kind of tricky to find: follow a small road which leads to an area back in the fields)
No need to sign up just show up, but if you have questions or queries contact

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Seussical Jr.

AIA’s very own “Seussical Jr.” was a hit! Thank you AIA members and families and participants of the American Theater Group, (ATG) for your effort and support!
“Seussical Jr.” played to nearly 700 spectators over two weekends and included actors from an impressive variety of schools and nationalities. The cast of 34 brought to life the story of, “Horton Hears a Who”, the “Cat in the Hat” and animated some of our favorite Seussian characters in this wonderful piece of musical theater.
Strasbourg got a taste of one of the things we love most in North America …. a good old high school musical! And we pulled it off with fun and flare, not to mention some really great hot dogs after the shows. It’s hard to imagine a better way to share a piece of Americana here in Alsace and at the same time provide an amazing opportunity to a group wonderful students. A round of applause to the artistic team, the support team, our producer and to our actors, parents and volunteers who all made “Seussical Jr.” a great success!

Seussical Jr. comes to Strasbourg

“If you can’t find it, create it”. This is how the The American Theater Group (ATG) came to be. Out of a desire to provide greater Anglophone theater opportunities in Strasbourg and, for students, to recreate the classic American highschool play experience, the Association of Americans in Alsace (AIA), launched the ATG in 2012. The first show, “Annie Jr.” was a great success. This year, an even more ambitious project is underway, “Seussical Jr.” which opens October 11th at Fossé des Treize. “Seussical Jr.” is sponsored by the Consul General of the United States and the Association of Americans in Alsace.

ATG’s mission is to share American culture through theater performed by adult and youth actors living in the Strasbourg area. ATG is made up of Anglophone students and adults representing diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds but who all share a passion for theater and the performing arts.

“Seussical Jr.”, is based on stories by the famous children’s author, Dr. Seuss and in particular the story, “Horton Hears a Who”. The play is a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty which brings to life the power of friendship, loyalty and community.

All performances will take place at the Centre Culturel du Fosse des Treize (6 Rue Finkmatt, Strasbourg, France). Tickets are available online at, or at the door the night of the performance.

Ticket prices are 10 Euros for adults (18 years and over), 5 Euros for students (under 18 years) and children under 5 years old are free of charge.

Saturday October 11th, 8:00pm

Sunday October 12th, 5:00pm

Friday October 17th, 8:00pm

Saturday October 18th, 8:00pm

Sunday October 19th, 5:00pm


Tour of Council of Europe led by U.S. Consul General Evan Reade

The tour held on April 10 included observing the PACE Assembly’s reconsideration of the credentials of the Russian delegation due to their annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. 

Russia lost their voting rights, lost their rights to be represented and lost their rights to participate until the end of the session 2014.  The final vote count:   146 votes YES, 21 votes NO and 22 abstentions.   


[TAG] Paintball outing

On April 13th the  AIA Teen Activity Group, more commonly know as TAG, reunited for their second activity together. This time TAG decided to go paintballing in Brumath. Once transported to the meeting point, we picnicked in a field and then suited up for the games! Our reservation was at 2:00 pm and as it turned out there was also a group of German men whose reservation was at the same time.  Hmmm….   So for the next two hours we played with and against this friendly group of Germans.  After several games, 100s of paint balls and about an hour and a half, we came together to discuss our next TAG adventure.

The decision was made that our next activity would be more educational and so it was decided that would visit Struthof on Saturday May 17th. This is a tentative date and we are looking at a 1pm tour time…. we will also be looking for drivers who would also like to participate in a tour facilitated by the actual Director of the Struthof site, Mme Neau-Dufour!!!! So if there are any teens out there who are interested in TAG-ing along for this or other events please contact either Samuel Seguin of Henri Seguin via Facebook and we will gladly add you to the group.