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Upcoming events

    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Callens Café, 1050 Brussels

    Dine-Out at Callens Café


    Our August Dine-Out will take place at Callens Café, a brasserie-restaurant on Avenue Louise, which is classy and cool at the same time.  Above all, it serves excellent cuisine and has a comfortable and trendy terrace where we will be seated, weather permitting.

    Those of you who have been around for some time might remember the Chez Callens restaurant on rue du Commerce, a renowned address for business people, diplomats, politicians, and everyone who liked good cuisine and delightful wines.  The Callens Café where we will be dining on August 24 is owned by Olivier and Jean Callens, the fourth generation of the Callens family.

    Dine-outs are a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. If you have not yet been to a Dine-Out, or are looking to discover new restaurants in Brussels, this is the event for you.

    MENU

    Apéritif

    Kir vin blanc
    White or red wine

    Starter

    Carpaccio de boeuf, salade de roquette
    et copeaux de parmesan
    or
    Tartare de saumon, crème de raifort
    or
    Spirelli de boeuf et d'aubergine

    Main Course

    Pavé de boeuf, frites maison, salade
    (sauce au choix)
    or
    Filet de dorade grillée, garniture Argenteuil
    or
    Salade César

    Dessert

    Moelleux au chocolat
    rafraîchi d'une boule de glace vanille
    or
    Crème brûlée
    or
    Carpaccio d'ananas, boule de glace vanille

    •  •  •
    ½ bottle of wine per person

    1 bottle (25cl) of mineral water per person

    Please indicate your menu choices when registering. Thank you.

    Event Details:
    Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017.
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Place: Callens Café, Avenue Emile De Mot 1, 1050 Brussels (just around the corner from the ITT Tower)
    Public Transportation: Trams 93 & 94: Abbaye; Tram 7:Legrand.
    Price: €55. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €50.
    Price includes an apéritif, water, and a half bottle of red or white wine per person.
    Reservations
     are due by Tuesday, August 22nd at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2555865
    Payment
     in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “August Dine-out” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations
     are possible until noon on Tuesday, August 22. Participants cancelling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.
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    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, 1050 Brussels

    Final Friday Drinks

    Friday, August 25
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


    CHEZWaWa
    Rue Américaine 91
    1050Brussels

    The American Club of Brussels invites you for an evening of fun, socializing and chatting! Everyone is welcome! Bring friends!

    The cash bar is open to all and we are excited to have our friends from the Expat Club and People to People there as well.

    Final Friday events are held the last Friday of each month and take place at different, great locations throughout the city. So plan to attend future Final Fridays as well.

    Please pre-register. Thank you.

    Event url:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2580213



    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM

    Sunday Brunch at Cook & Book


    Please join us for a Sunday Brunch on August 27th at Cook & Book, located near the Woluwe shopping center. This unique setting combines everything you love about a bookstore with a diner-themed restaurant that serves a delicious brunch. The sweet and savory brunch (with an assortment of hot and cold dishes) will take place in the Bloc B building of Cook & Book.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    Event Details:
    Date:
    Sunday, August 27, 2017.
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Place: Vrijetijdsplein/Place du Temps Libre 1, 1200 Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe/Woluwe-Saint-Lambert. The restaurant is near the Woluwe Shopping Center and can be reached on public transportation by taking Metro line 1 to the Roodebeek station.
    Price: €33. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €28.
    Reservations are due by Friday, August 18 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2604736
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Brunch” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Saturday, August 19. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa

    Monday, August 28, 2017


    The American Club of Brussels and our friends at CHEZWaWa invite you to join us as we revive that greatest of traditional past times, 'The Game Night'! We're going back in time to the days before the internet and bringing the board games back. Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble...Snakes & Ladders! Hell, weather permitting, we could even try some Twister for the more flexible among us.

    If you have any board games at home, please bring them along and join in the fun!

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Event details:
    Date: Monday, August 28, 2017.
    Time: 7:00 p.m. until ?
    Place: CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels (tel. 02/534.63.30).
    Public Transportation: Bus 54 (Trinité), bus 60 (Washington), tram 81 (Trinité).
    Price: depending on your own consumption.
    Reservations are due by Thursday, August 24, at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2580213 Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


    • 03 Sep 2017
    • See event details.
    • 3
    Introduction to the
    Jewish Quarter in Antwerpen


    Back by popular demand! Join us on Sunday, September 3rd for a unique walking tour of the Jewish Quarter of Antwerp!

    For centuries the history of the Jewish people has been intertwined with the history of Antwerp, but for many, the Jewish Quarter is still a completely unknown community.   During our walk, we’ll explore the culture and the way of life of the more than 15,000 people who live in the Orthodox Jewish community. 

    Our guide will walk with us through the Jewish Quarter and explain the history of the Jewish people in Antwerp, the Orthodox community and the influence of the religion on peoples’ daily lives. The Orthodox community has a long tradition of handling diamonds, and our walk will take us past the famous Diamond District,  where more than 70% of the world’s rough diamonds are traded. 

    As part of the tour, we will visit a Jewish Synagogue where a special guide will greet us.  She will show us the Synagogue, but more importantly, she will tell us her personal experience of what it means to be Jewish.

    There is no lunch planned as part of this tour.  Sunday is “Koop Zondag” and we want to give everyone ample time to shop in Antwerp!! 

    Please note that this visit is limited to 20 participants, so please sign up quickly!

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Sunday, September 3, 2017.
    Time: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
    Meeting point: To be determined.
    Price: €25. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €20.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, August 30 at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2548683
    Payment
    in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Antwerp” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.

    Cancellations
    are possible until noon on Wednesday, August 30. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • See event details.
    The Canadian Club of Belgium,
    The American Club of Brussels &
    The American Women's Club of Brussels

    welcome you to our Reading Group
    on the second Wednesday of the month
    [7:00–9:00 p.m.]

    (CCB, ACB and AWCB members only)

    We ask you to present a book of your choice (American or Canadian authors preferred) that you have read and really enjoyed. This will give all members, passionate about reading, a chance to read and discuss different literary genres.

    Even if you have not read the selected book and if you do not have a book you wish to present, please feel free to join us anyway – even at the last minute.

    Reading Group Contact
    (also for venue details)
    Geneviève Bergiers
    Tel. 02/660.57.65
    genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be

    •  •  •

    2017 dates open for your suggestions:
    • September 13
    • November 8
    • December 13
       
    On October 11, Kim Masiero will present

    The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
     

    George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. Their daughter, Sadie, a popular over-achieving high school senior, becomes a social pariah. Their son, Andrew, assists in his father’s defense, while wrestling with his own unhappy memories of his teen years. A local author tries to exploit their story, while an unlikely men’s rights activist attempts to get Sadie onside their cause. With George locked up, how do the members of his family pick up the pieces and keep living their lives? How do they defend someone they love while wrestling with the possibility of his guilt? (From House of Anansi Press website)

    Poet and novelist Zoe Whittall was born in South Durham, Quebec, Canada, and spent her childhood on a farm. Her most notable award was the Dwayne Ogilvie Prize in 2008. The Best Kind of People was on the Globe bestseller list for 26 consecutive weeks.

       
    More info about the Clubs:

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Le Troisième Acte, 1000 Brussels

    Dine-Out at Le Troisième Acte


    Your Dine-Out committee is very pleased to announce a return engagement on Thursday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Le Troisième Acte, a sophisticated restaurant in the Sablon area.

    The design of the restaurant is a classic mix of relaxed and smart, with exposed red brick walls, wooden floors, authentic railway carriage benches, tables from another century, and original art in old gilt frames. The owners-chefs and their culinary team concoct some truly creative gastronomic delights, many with a Mediterranean touch, but also with excursions and explorations into other continents.

    Dine-outs are a great opportunity to meet old friends and make some new ones. If you have not yet been to a Dine-Out, or are looking to discover new restaurants in Brussels, this is the event for you.


    MENU

    Cava, Kir, white wine, beer or soft drink

    Starter

    Le duo de croquettes de crevettes grises
    et parmesan
    or
    Les ravioles de homard en soupière thai:
    curry, coco, citronelle et petis légumes

    Main Course

    Le suprême de volaille
    en croute de speculoos,
    sauce à la Leffe et gratin dauphinois

    or
    Le filet de bar grillé
    et son risotto aux asperges,
    sauce vin blanc

    Dessert

    La tarte aux pommes
    et sa boule de glace vanille bourbon

    or
    Le fondant au chocolat noir
    et sa crème anglaise

    Please indicate your menu choices when registering. Thank you.

    Event Details:
    Date:
    Thursday, September 21, 2017.
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Place: Le Troisième Acte, Rue Charles Hanssens 6, 1000 Brussels (tel. 02/503.56.32).
    Public Transportation: Buses 27, 48 & 95: Grand Sablon; trams 92 & 93: Petit Sablon.
    Price: €50. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €45.
    Price includes an apéritif, water and half a bottle of red or white wine per person.
    Reservations are due by Tuesday, September 19, at
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2528806
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “September Dine-Out” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
    Cancellations are possible until noon on Tuesday, September 19th. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 2:15 PM
    • Starts at Place Royale/Koningsplein
    • 22

    A Walking Tour of Trendy Brussels


    Join us on Saturday, October 7 for a very special and unusual walking tour entitled “Trendy Brussels: Food, Fashion and Music.”

    A cocktail of discoveries: the best vintage shops, trendy designers, jazzy bars, and all you always wanted to know about the local culinary traditions: beer, chocolate and much, much more! How best to enjoy the Belgian way of life.

    We will meet on the steps of the St. Jacques de Coudenberg church on Place Royale. Our guide will again be the excellent Barbara de Muyser.

    After the visit, those who wish to may join us for a drink or a coffee in the neighborhood.

    Please note that this event is limited to 25 participants.

     
    Meeting point: St. Jacques de Coudenberg

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Saturday, October 7, 2017.
    Time: 2:15 p.m.
    Meeting Point: St. Jacques de Coudenberg, Place Royale/Koningsplein, 1000 Brussels.
    Public Transportation: buses 27, 38, 71, 95 and trams 92 and 93: Royale/Koning.
    Price: €20. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €15.
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, October 4 at
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2570915
    Payment
    in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Trendy Brussels” in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.

    Cancellations
    are possible until noon on Wednesday, October 4. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM

    SAVE THE DATE

    The Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala



    When the German Army invaded Belgium in 1914, it left in its wake thousands of burned homes and murdered Belgian civilians. Belgium was economically devastated and, by October, the country’s population was facing the prospect of widespread starvation.

    A group of Belgian businessmen led by Emile Francqui, Ernest Solvay and Emmanuel Janssen created the Comité National de Secours et Alimentation to aid their fellow countrymen. However, the circumstances of the war left Belgium cut-off from world markets, and food supplies within Belgium were rapidly depleted. 

    With the help of American businessmen living in Belgium, the Comité National reached out to Herbert Hoover, an American businessman living in London. Hoover created the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) to help them. The CRB collected food and other relief supplies from America and around the world, and shipped those supplies to Belgium under the protection of the neutral American flag and the patronage of the American Ambassador in Belgium, Brand Whitlock. The Comité National could then distribute the food that the CRB brought to the starving Belgian population.

    Thanks to this partnership between the Comité National and the CRB, six million tons of food were shipped to Belgium from 1914 until the end of the war, keeping the citizens of Belgium and Northern France alive. 

    After the war, the remaining funds that the CRB raised were used to help rebuild Belgium, particularly in the fields of education and academic research. CRB funds financed the reconstruction of the University Library at Leuven, supported the rebirth of four Belgian universities, and created the University Foundation and the Belgian American Educational Foundation.

    In this spirit, the American Club of Brussels is organizing the Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala. It is an opportunity to remember the partnership between Belgium and America that sustained Belgium during WWI and its legacy in the field of education. It also celebrates the friendship that binds America and Belgium together today.

    Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala
    Friday, October 13, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
    Renaissance Brussels Hotel
    Rue du Parnasse 19
    1050 Brussels
    Belgium

    Read about the Hoover tapestry.

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