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    • 09 Jan 2019
    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 3 sessions
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    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 (U.S. 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

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    2019 date open for your suggestions: March 13
         
    On January 9Geneviève Bergiers will present

    Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?
    by Frans de WAAL


    Frans de Waal is a primatologist and ethologist. He is Professor of Primate Behaviour at the University of Atlanta and a Member of the Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    The book opens our minds to the idea that animal minds are far more intricate and complex than we have assumed and how we have underestimated their abilities for too long…

    Venue
    Please contact Geneviève Bergiers
    Tel. 02/660.57.65
    genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be
     


    On February 13, we will exceptionally welcome a publisher from Amsterdam, Liesbeth HEENK, who will present:

    HOLOCAUST-MEMOIRS OF A BERGEN-BELSEN SURVIVOR,
    Classmate of Anne Frank 

    by Nanette BLITZ KONIG

    About the Book
    If you like Anne Frank’s diaries you will love these memoirs of Anne Frank’s Classmate

    In these compelling Holocaust memoirs, Nanette Blitz Konig relates her amazing story of survival during the Second World War. Together with her family and millions of other Jews she was imprisoned by the Nazi’s. At Bergen-Belsen she had a minimum chance of survival.

    Nanette (b. 1929) was a class mate of Anne Frank in the Jewish Lyceum of Amsterdam. They met again in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp shortly before Anne Frank died. During these emotional encounters, Anne Frank revealed how the Frank family hid in the annex. She talked about their subsequent deportation, her experience in Auschwitz and her plans for her diary after the war.

    This honest WW2 story, Holocaust Memoirs of a Bergen-Belsen Survivor and Classmate of Anne Frank, describes the hourly battle for survival under the brutal conditions in the camp imposed by the Nazi regime. It continues with her struggle to recover from the effects of starvation and tuberculosis after the war. Gradually she was able to restart her life, marry and build a family. 

    Find out more about Amsterdam Publishers here.

    Venue
    Please contact Geneviève Bergiers
    Tel. 02/660.57.65
    genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be

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    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Quaker House Brussels, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels

    French-Spanish-English Conversation Tables
    at Quaker House Brussels
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Hello language learners! Join us for open conversation tables hosted by ACB member and Duolingo Global Ambassador Daniel Flynn at the Quaker House Brussels to practice your spoken French, Spanish or English, and meet your local community. Events are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced/fluent. The group is open to adults 21 and over.

    Please note that this is a free event. However, you must reserve your spot by noon on March 10.

    Event Details:
    Date:
     Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Time:  6:00 -  7:30 pm.
    Place:
     Quaker House Brussels, Square Ambiorix 50, 1000 Brussels
    Public Transportation:  Buses 22, 36, 60, 63, and 64: Ambiorix; Metro lines 1 & 5: Schuman.
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Sunday, March 10 via the ACB website: http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3278012


    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 10:45 AM
    • Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren
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    Guided Visit to
    African Museum
    Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:45 a.m.

         
    Africa Museum - Tervuren

    The Africa Museum in Tervuren is one of the most beautiful and impressive Africanist museums in the world. It focuses on Congo, a former Belgian colony, but the sphere of interest however (especially in biological research) extends to the whole Congo River basin, Middle Africa, East Africa and West Africa, attempting to integrate Africa as a whole. Once a colonial propaganda museum erected by King Leopold II at the turn of the 20th century, the Royal Museum for Central Africa underwent five years of renovation and reopened last December. The revamped museum takes a more critical look at Belgium's colonial past and offers a wide variety of fascinating exhibits. They include a mix of modern and old, contrasting the original collection of artifacts with video clips of Belgian Congolese talking about their experiences.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Time: 10:45 a.m.
    Place: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren
    Public transport: Tram 44
    Price: €20 for ACB/AWCB/CCB members; Non-members: €25
    Reservations are due by Wednesday, March13, at:
    http://www.americanclubbrussels.org/event-3191886
    Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention “Africa Museum” 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, March 13. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    pictures: visit.brussels - Eric Danhier 

    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.


    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: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    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 Friday, March 15 here
    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • CHEZWaWa, Rue Américaine 91, 1050 Brussels

    Game Night at CHEZWaWa
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.


    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: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    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 Friday, April 26 here
    Cancellations: If you signed up but cannot attend, please let us know. Thank you.


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