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Lalique Museum outing

AFTER 5’S VISIT TO THE LALIQUE MUSEUM ( 1888 – 2018 /130 Years of Lalique )
Open to all even if you haven’t hit the halfway mark yet 😉

Dear lovers of brilliance, transparency and all things beautiful!
Come join us as we journey through “130 years of savoir-faire and creative excellence in the French Art of Living” at the Lalique Museum in Wingen-sur-Moder, which is the home of the world’s only Lalique factory.
AIA Member and Museum Friend, Marcelyn Scherer, has graciously paved the way for us to visit the Museum and current photography exhibition with a one and a half hour guided tour in English followed by lunch at the Museum’s restaurant the Crista’Lion.
Please contact Vivianne or Debbie by noon on Friday, February 23rd if you would like to attend this event and please indicate if you require or could provide transportation. Driving to Wingen-sur-Moder from Strasbourg takes about 55 minutes and car pooling is desirable.
Date: Tuesday, March 6th
RSVP cut off : Friday, February 23rd at noon
Time : 9h00 departure from Strasbourg or 10h00 at Museum entrance
Place: Lalique Museum, 40 Rue de Hochberg, 67290 Wingen-sur-Moder
Price ( in CASH , svp ): 9,00 euros for Museum entrance fee
Pro rata share of 50,00 euro guided tour
Lunch : Crista’Lion – 15,50 euros for plat du jour formula ( entrée, plat du jour, dessert, cafe )

To RSVP and/or more information contact :
Vivianne – ( 06 99 18 4 9 72)
Debbie – (06 83 03 53 49)

Unterlinden Tour

Hello Everyone !
Best wishes for a great year ahead for all. Happiness, good health, good vibes in everything you do.

Here are few more details for those of you who would like to join us on Saturday the 13th in Colmar.


The tour will by meeting up at 2 pm. We’ll be on the sqaure in front of the museum near the entrance to the Monoprix where the pharmacy is. If you’d like to have a casual lunch beforehand we’ll meet at that same place at 11:45.

Feel free to contact Viv if you have any questions !

Entrée 13 €
Entrée réduite 11 € Groupes à partir de 15 personnes, seniors + 65 ans, carte d’invalidité jusqu’à 80%, demandeurs d’emploi sur présentation de la carte, carte Cézam, certains partenariats donnent droit à cette réduction : veuillez-vous référer aux agents de la billetterie.
Entrée jeunes 8 € 12 à 17 ans, étudiants de moins de 30 ans
Entrée familles 35 € À partir de 2 enfants et jusqu’à 5 enfants de 12 à 17 ans


If joining us for lunch take the 10 :51 it arrives at 11 :23
If just the afternoon take the 12 :51 it arrives at 1 :23

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

November 2009 Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner was loads of traditional fun this year, as always. The “Golden Oak” restaurant provided the turkey and AIA members provided the sides and desserts! Once again, we sincerely appologize to all those who didn’t get quite enough sides and desserts. We will take steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.

17th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, November 2008

Join us at La Chaine d’Or, 134 Grand’Rue, Strasbourg, on Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We will be gathering together with friends and family to celebrate a truly American holiday, complete with Roast Turkey and Stuffing. Each family is asked to bring a side dish or dessert for 15 people. AIA will provide an aperitif; the turkey, dressing, and gravy; a glass of wine, water and coffee or tea. The children will be offered juice, soda or water with their meal. Again this year, AIA will be subsidizing the price of the meal to make it more affordable for all families. The children’s activity committee will have puzzles, coloring pages and the like for the kids.

Cost for the afternoon is €15.00 for adults and children over 15 and €6.00 per child aged 4-15 years of age. Children 3 and under are FREE.
Questions will be addressed by Julia at The RSVP form is at the back of the newsletter. RSVPs due by November 13, 2008. We look forward to having you join us around our Thanksgiving table!

16th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, November 2007

Ninety members enjoyed our 16th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Strasbourg Tennis Club on Sunday, November 18th, 2007.

We gathered and enjoyed socializing with each other over chilled cremant before sitting down to a fabulous meal. Members brought wonderful side dishes which included traditional fare like green bean casserole and whipped potatoes. The turkey was succulent and everyone enjoyed having it carved especially for them. The meal was complete after everyone delighted on desserts such as pecan pie, rice pudding and pumpkin pie. The kids also had a great time. The younger children colored Thanksgiving scenes and the older kids played games and tried to solve word puzzles. There were also lots of children’s movies available to entertain them as well. It was wonderful to have so many members around the AIA Thanksgiving table.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Our 15th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 19, 2006 was a huge success! Ninety-six members came out to celebrate a truly American holiday. Before the meal everyone mingled over a glass of cremant while the children did an array of festive crafts. We were honored to have the United States Consul General, Frankie Reed join us for dinner. The turkey and gravy were provided by Le Tie-Break at the Strasbourg Tennis Club. Our members brought all the side dishes and desserts. It was all wonderful and many felt a sense of ‘home’ when they saw traditional favorites like stuffing, green bean casserole, and sweet potatoes. All this was followed by an assortment of pies and cakes.

It was great having so many of our AIA family around the Thanksgiving table!