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Upcoming events

    • 29 Sep 2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • BrewDog, 1000 Brussels

    Final Friday Drinks

    Friday, September 29
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    BrewDog
    Putterie 20
    1000 Brussels

    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-2642687



    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 2:30 PM
    • De Koninck Brewery, 2018 Antwerp
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Visit to the
    De Koninck Brewery

      

    Join us on Saturday, September 30 for a visit to the De Koninck Brewery in Antwerp, ranked third on CNN’s recent list of the best Belgian breweries.

    Would you like to treat yourself to a unique experience? If so, come to Antwerp’s city brewery De Koninck! Their brand new brewery experience is unlike anything you have seen before. Explore 10 interactive rooms and discover its history, its unique connection with the city and the origin of the iconic De Koninck ‘Bolleke’.

    It promises to be great entertainment and lots of fun. The tour closes with a beer-tasting where we will all be able to socialize and enjoy a Bolleke!

    Afterwards, you can discover some delicacy shops, including Belgium’s most famous cheese store, a butcher, a chocolate shop and a gift store, all at the brewery.

    There is also a very nice “brasserie” and the famous De Koninck pub.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people and is a members-priority event. Non-members may sign up as of September 4.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017.
    Time: 2.30 p.m.
    Place:
    Brouwerij De Koninck, Mechelsesteenweg 291, 2018 Antwerpen.
    Price:
     €15 including the beer-tasting.
    Public Transportation:
    From the Centraal Station, take tram 2 or 6 from the Pre-Metrostation Astrid to Harmonie. Walk 3 minutes to the brewery.
    Reservations are due by Monday, September 18 at 

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2642712
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “De Koninck” 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 NOT possible.


    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 2:15 PM
    • Starts at Place Royale/Koningsplein
    • 14

    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.


    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 13 Jun 2018
    • 9 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

    •  •  •

    2018 dates open for your suggestions:
    • January 10
    • February 14
    • March 14
    • April 11
    • May 9
    • June 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.

    Venue: Geneviève's place.

       
    On November 8, Sue Frick will present

    The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd


    In this book, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year-old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

    About Sue Monk Kidd
    Kidd’s other best-sellers include The Secret Life of Bees (2002) and The Mermaid Chair (2005).  She has co-written a bestselling memoir with her daughter, Ann Kidd Taylor, titled Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story (2009), as well as authoring several acclaimed memoirs, including The Dance of the Dissident Daughter (1996). Kidd lives in southwest Florida with her husband, Sandy and their black Labrador retriever.

      
    On December 13, Geneviève Bergiers will present

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
     

    Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history: the internment of American-Japanese families during World War II.
    Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us about forgiveness and the power of the human heart. The book was awarded the 2010 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature and was named the #1 Book Club Pick for Fall 2009/Winter 2010 by the American Booksellers Association.

    Jamie Ford is an American author living on the West coast.  His father is of chinese ancestry, his mother is of European descent

    Venue: Geneviève's place.

      
    More info about the Clubs:

    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Renaissance Hotel, 1050 Brussels

    The Hoover Belgian-U.S. Legacy Gala

     

    Join us on Friday, October 13, 2017, to honor the work of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, which supplied six million tons of food to help keep the citizens of Belgium and Northern France alive during World War I. After the war, the remaining funds were used to help rebuild Belgium, particularly in the fields of education and academic research.

    We cordially invite you to a gala dinner dance at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel, where we will celebrate and commemorate the courage and initiative of several individuals on each side of the Atlantic who came together in a partnership to help sustain Belgium and the subsequent legacy in the field of education that came out of this initiative.

    At 7:00 p.m., we will welcome you in the foyer with an apéritif while you listen to music provided by the SHAPE band.

    At 7:45 p.m., we will move to the ballroom for the program which will consist of speakers explaining the legacy and the current status, and a three-course dinner, including white and red wines and water.

    MENU

    Terrine de foie gras de canard
    et gingembre confit

    (Duck foie gras with crystallized ginger)

    •  •  •

    Ballottine de pintadeau sur son sauté de légumes,
    croustillant de pommes de terre,
    sauce à l’anis

    (Ballotine of young guinea fowl
    on a bed of sautéed vegetables,
    crunchy potatoes, ainiseed sauce)

    •  •  •

    Moelleux au chocolat

    (Chocolate fondant)

    After dinner, a cash bar will be available. Throughout the evening, we will enjoy the fabulous music provided by the SHAPE band so you can dance the night away or simply listen to the music as you enjoy your favorite drink.

    The all-inclusive price for this memorable event is €80 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members and €95 for non-members.

    We hope to see many of you present for what promises to be a very memorable evening in a marvelous setting!

    Gala Sponsors:

    Event Details:
    Date: 
    Friday, October 13, 2017.

    Time:
    7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

    Place:
      Renaissance Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels.

    Price:
    €95. ACB, AWCB & CCB members receive a discounted price of €80.

    Public Transportation:
    Buses 12, 21 22, 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95: Luxembourg.

    Dress Code:
    Business attire.

    Reservations
    are due by Monday, October 9,
    at:

    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-2642740

    Payment
    in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Hoover Gala” 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, October 10. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • Lisbon, Portugal

    15th Annual Conference


    Lisbon, Portugal
    October 19-22, 2017

    Members Only

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