Monday, December 30, 2013

Next French Fair Saturday, March 15th 2014


Bonjour! 

Mark your calendars!

The 9th French Fair will take place in Palo Alto,
Saturday, March 15th.
10 am to 6 pm
At the Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road 
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Free admission  

Registration online on Evenbrite is recommended.  Your free ticket for the French Fair is also your raffle ticket. 

This year the French Fair is sponsored in partnership by the Alliance Francaise of Silicon Valley and the Alliance Francaise of San Francisco. 

We are delighted to announce the visit of Mr Filippe Savadogo, Ambassador of the International Organization of the Francophonie to the United nations. The French Fair takes place this year during the International Week of the Francophony. 
The mayor of Palo Alto, Nancy Shepherd will be present  at the inauguration.

Offering a bridge between litterature and technology, the traveling exhibit "The Centennial of the Birth of Albert Camus" will be on display. A smartphone is needed to access the exhibit content, download the free app "Camus".



Raffle

We will have some very cool prizes:

-International Travel Brokers in partnership with Club Med will offer a land only all inclusive 7-night for 2 vacation in a dream location: Cancun, Punta Cana, Ixtapa, Sandpiper Bay, Turkoise or Columbus Bay. Book 45 days prior.




Program of the Day


10 am                                              Opening
10 am -6:00 pm                       Exposition vintage Citroen cars by the Club Citroen (Theater circle)
10:30 am - 10:45 am             Dance with Harmony Dance (Patio)
10:45 am - 11:00 am              Stories for Children by Les Petits Livres  Toddlers 18 months - 3 years (Fireside Room)                         10:45 am - 11:05 am              Live music by DJ-Lambda (Patio)
11:05 am - 11:25 am               Catherine Vincenti will perform opera arias and songs from the French repertoire (Patio)
11:30 am - 12:00 pm             Inauguration by Mr Filippe Savadogo, Ambassador of the International Organization of theFrancophonie to the United Nations (Patio)     
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm                  Dance with Harmony Dance (Patio)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm                   Catherine Vincenti, French singer (Patio)
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm                  Live music by DJ- Lambda live music (Patio)
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm               Fashion Show for women & children featuring clothing from Ricochet and Les Petits Carreaux and jewelry by Elisabeth Michel-Meyrueix  (Theater Garden)
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm                Stories for children by Les Petits Livres  Preschoolers 3 to 5 years old (Fireside Room)    
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm                Dance with Harmony Dance (Patio)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm                Catherine Vincenti, French singer (Patio)
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm                Live music by DJ-Lambda (Patio)


                                 


Friends of the French Fair




Rules for the Raffle

  All visitors can enter the raffle by either filing in a form or putting a business card in the raffle basket or by registering on Eventbrite. (One entry per person over 18) Please ask our staff the location of the basket to put your ticket in it.
Raffle tickets are available at the entrances of the Fair; no purchase is required to enter the raffle.
By participating in this raffle, you agree that the information given will be used only to inform you about the next French Fair.
Names of winners will be drawn randomly every 60 minutes starting at 11 am, ending at 4 pm. You will be notified by phone or email if you are a winner. Your prize will be available for pick up the same day at the Fair until 6 pm.
If you are unable to come back on the day of the raffle to take your price, contact us to make pick-up arrangements.

CONCERNING OUR BIG PRICE, 7-night stay at an all-inclusive Club Med resort of your choice, you have one year long to take advantage of the prize BUT you need to need to get in touch with International Travel Brokers before June 15th to claim your price otherwise there will be another drawing.
BONNE CHANCE – GOOD LUCK!


Monday, February 18, 2013

Next Fair Saturday, March 23rd in Palo Alto



Bonjour, 

Mark your calendars! 

The 8th French Fair  is coming back to Palo Alto,
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
10 am to 6 pm
At the Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road 
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Free admission    Indoor Event

Thanks to our Gold Sponsors: Bank of the West, International School of the Peninsula, San Francisco Bay Accueil  and Place Bellecour Antiques.







Program of the Day

10:00 am                              Opening
10:45 am - 11:15 am        Stories for Children by Les Petits Livres Toddlers 18 months- 3 years (Fireside Room)
11:45 am - 12:30 pm       Fashion Show for women & children with the creations from local designers:  Ricochet, Valerie Sobel & Elisabeth Michel-Meyrueix and Mai Tai California (Theather Garden)
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm         Catherine Vincenti will perfom French opera arias and songs from the French repertoire (Patio)  
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm          Catherine Vincenti, French singer ( Patio)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm          Parent/children workshop by the team of French Education in the Bay Area (EFBA) (Fireside Room) Pre-register for this free activity at: animation@efba.us
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm           Stories for Children by Les Petits Livres Preschoolers 3 to 5 years old (Fireside Room)



Don't forget to fill out a ticket for the raffle we will have some really cool prizes:

- International Travel Brokers in partnership with Club Med will offer a land only all inclusive 4 nights for 2 vacation in a dream location: Ixtapa, Cancun, Turkoise, Punta Cana or Sandpiper. Book 45 days prior.

- Win a set French Line Dinner Mats and Coasters valued at $ 205 offered by Spanek Inc

- Win an huge teddy bear from Bank of the West!

- Win "Champagne Revisited" a beautiful book about France written by Jacqueline W. Stewart , who will also sign her books at the French Fair.

- Win 2 tickets for "La Soiree de Printemps" of  San Francisco Bay Accueil in San Francisco on March 30th. 

- Try some delicious French cuisine with a $50 gift certificate from Pastis restaurant in Palo Alto. 

- You can also win some French chocolates from Gourmet & More: La Route des Liqueurs: value $28 French chocolate filled with French Liqueurs
Moment Millesime: value $21.00  French Luxurious Wine Liqueur in premium dark chocolate, XXLiquor: value $15 Chocolat noir extra fin fourre a la liqueur

And much more!
     


A bientôt!















Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Next Fair Saturday, March 24th in Palo Alto













Bonjour,




Mark your calendars, the7th French Fair will be back in Palo Alto,
Saturday, March 24th, 2012
10 am to 6pm 
At the Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road 
Palo Alto, Ca 94301.
Free Admission             INDOOR EVENT


You will have the opportunity to meet vendors, artists and services who will bring you a wide choice of unique products: hand made jewelry, original art, home decor, designer clothing and much more...
Want to find personalized organized trips to the South of France, a French speaking realtor ... this is the place to go. We will also have a fashion show and parent/children activities.
And for a true taste of France let's not forget the crepes, delicatessen and tempting pastries.



Program of the Day


10:00 am                  Opening
11 am-2 pm              Live French music by AZ Cover (Patio)
11:30 am-12 pm     Fashion Show for women & children with the creations of designers:
 Ricochet , Lalou, Valerie Sobel  & Elisabeth Michel-Meyrueix (Garden)
                             
12 pm-1pm               Catherine Vincenti will perform French opera arias and songs from the French            
repertoire accompanied by a pianist (Community Room).
2 pm-2:30 pm          Parent/children dance class in French by Belly Rumba with Sol  (Fireside Room)
2:30 pm-4 pm          Parent/children workshop "Create your own mask" animated by the team  of
French Education in the Bay Area (EFBA) (Fireside Room)
4 pm-4:30 pm          Parent/children dance class in French by Belly Rumba with Sol (Fireside Room).
6 pm                        Closing


Part of the proceeds of the Peninsula French Fair goes to a local non-profit
Partners for New Generations.

Payment cash or check only. No ATM on site.

No pictures of the products on sale at the Fair is allowed.

For more information,to become a sponsor or showcase at the Peninsula French Fair
please email : frenchfair@gmail.com




















A bientot!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Next Fair on April 2nd in Palo Alto


Bonjour, 


Mark your calendars, the 6th Peninsula French Fair 
will take place for the first time in Palo Alto.


Saturday, April 2nd 2011
10 am to 6 pm
At the Lucie Stern Community Center 1305 Middlefield Road 
Palo Alto, Ca 94301.
Free Admission 


You will have the opportunity to meet vendors, artists and services who will bring you a wide choice of unique products: antiques, hand made jewelry, original art, home decor, designer clothing and much more...
Want to find personalized organized trips to the South of France, French speaking summer camps for your children, translations services... this is the place to go.
And for a true taste of France let's not forget the crepes, delicatessen and tempting pastries.
This year we will have a separate room for artists with paintings, sculpture, pottery, photography and jewelry.

Program of the day


10:00 am       Opening
11:30 am       Fashion show for women & children with the creations from designers: Francoise Studio,      
                      Ricochet, Voila Remy and jewelry by Tchoupuce et Elisabeth Michel-Meyrueix
2:00 pm         Modern dance performance by Harmony Dance Center      




Part of the proceeds of the Peninsula French Fair goes to a local non-profit
Partners for New Generations.

Payment cash or check only. No ATM on site.

No pictures of the products on sale at the Fair is allowed.

For more information,to become a sponsor or showcase at the Peninsula French Fair
please email : frenchfair@gmail.com

Next Fair on April 2nd in Palo Alto




Bonjour,

Mark your calendars, the 6th Peninsula French Fair will take place for the first time in Palo Alto.

Saturday, April 2nd 2011
10 am to 6pm
At the Lucie Stern Community center 1305 Middlefield Road Palo Alto, Ca 94301.
Free Admission


Friday, February 19, 2010

Next Fair on April 24th in Saratoga




Bonjour,

The 5th Peninsula French Fair is returning to Saratoga to offer an exciting experience filled with culture, music and French traditions.

Saturday, April 24th 2010
10 am to 6 pm
at the Joan Pisani Community Center
19655 Allendale Ave. Saratoga, CA 95070
Free admission.

This year for the first time in addition to its usual French gourmet food, vendors and artists, the fair will also offer an educational forum of conferences. The leading subject will be French-American biculturalism in history, companies and our daily lives.

Program of the Day

10:00 am Opening
11:00 am Fashion Show
12:00 pm Modern dance performance by Harmony Dance Center
1:00 pm Official Inauguration
1:45 pm Conference by Dr Hilary Kaiser, historian, university professor and author
American soldiers in France during and after WWI and WWII fraternized with French women, many of these flirtations ended in bicultural engagements and marriages. Brought to the US by their husbands and fiances in the 1920s and 1940s, some 12,000 French women had to adapt to a new culture and life style. Like many of us when we move abroad , they faced issues of culture shock, language, stereotypes, French-American cultural differences and bicultural relationships.
Come hear Dr Kaiser talk about their experiences and how they managed.

2:30 pm Conference by Sylvia Kurpanek, intercultural coach
Particularly in Silicon Valley, many people work with co-workers, associates, and customer from different countries and backgrounds. Intercultural competence can help view differences as opportunities rather than difficulties. For this, getting an understanding on one's own culture and values, overcoming one's "fears" and insecurities, and learning to deal effectively with challenges in communication are important. Sylvia Kurpanek will talk about her experiences in helping clients attain intercultural competence using effective coaching techniques from Europe.

3:15 pm Stories for Children told in French by Les Petits Livres
4:00 pm Raffle by French American Kids
4:30 pm Singing performance by Dolce Voce Music Studio
5:00 pm Ballet performance by Cassand Ballet School & Company


Take part in our Raffle and win Prizes!

Support the French Fair! Get your ballon creation for $1 from 12 pm to 1 pm or buy French Fair tee-shirts.

Part of the proceeds of the French Fair goes to a local non-profit "Partners for New Generations".

Payment: cash and checks only. No ATM on site.

No picture of the products for sale at the fair is allowed.

For more information or to become a sponsor or showcase at the French Fair,
please email: frenchfair@gmail.com



Friday, September 11, 2009

Next Fair on November 14th in Saratoga




Mark your calendar  the  4th Peninsula French Fair will take place on
Saturday, November 14th 2009 
10 am to 5 pm
 at the Joan Pisani Community Center  
19655 Allendale Ave. Saratoga, Ca 95070

 Listen to stories told in French by les Petits Livres 
 10:30 to 11am for 18 months to 3 years
  3 to 3:30 pm for 3 to 5 years old

 Enjoy dance performances by Harmony  Dance Studio
 Three shows during the day: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 2:30 pm

A portion of the sales to benefit Partners for New Generations.

Free admission
Payment: Cash or checks only
For more information, please email: frenchfair@gmail.com .