Fall Classes Begin September 17Registration is moving ahead briskly for classes which will begin on Friday, September 17th. We are really excited about the great lineup of classes and instructors we have for the new school year -- be sure to tell your friends and acquaintances that there are still spaces available in all classes! Please note that the deadline for advance registration discount has passed. Registration is now $225. If you haven’t registered yet, you can check the website at lacauserie.org for information on each of the classes. For individual questions about classes in your language, call:
Italian – Emily Wilhite
Spanish – Doug Eikerman
French – Barbara Shaw
We know parking will be difficult the first month or so, so plan arrive early so you can hunt for a spot. You might consider carpooling with a friend. Please do not park in the Crestwood Shops on 55th Street even if you’re late and desperate. If we take up their limited space, it cuts into their business, and we want to be good neighbors.
Please fill out a nametag each week. To start, we will have a table set up on the first floor for nametags and late registration. After that, name tags will be in the hallway on the third floor. Our teachers want to be able to call you by name. Plus this helps you get acquainted with your classmates so you can have a more enjoyable and personal experience.
Please put your name in all your textbooks and reference books. Books do get left behind sometimes and you’ll be glad to find your lost book, with your name in it, in our Lost and Found in Room O.
Italian Program Coordinator Needed
We still need a member of the Italian classes to be the contact person for the Italian cultural programs for the year. We already have three or four speaker names and are looking for six programs max, so it won’t be a difficult job. For more information, call Amanda Hassett.Looking for program Ideas
We are always looking for cultural programs. If you have suggestions, talk to Joan Adam about Spanish programs, or Dalene Bradford about French program ideas. Or share your idea with Amanda Hassett and she’ll get it to the right person. We pay a $50 honorarium to speakers and we take them out to lunch if they have time.
Latin America Cinema Festival
The Latin America Cinema Festival begins this weekend. Films will be shown for 5 weeks beginning this Saturday Sept 4 at 11 a.m. at the Rio Theatre. The films are described in the Sociedad Hidalgo web site below:
Latino Festival, Saturday, September 4, 2010
The Johnson County Library will host a Latino Festival on Saturday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Oak Park Neighborhood Library, 9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park, KS. The community is invited to attend and experience the Latin-American culture through art, music, poetry, dress, dance and crafts. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. In brief, events are listed below.
11:00 a.m. Poetry reading from the Latino Writers Collective.
11:35 a.m. Ballet Folklorico of Kansas City.
12:15 p.m. ''La Llorona''
12:30 p.m. Quimbaya
1:15 p.m. Makuza
2:15 p.m. Fiesta Folklorica
Explore the countries of Latin America from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Latino Artists will present their work.
crafts – playground from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Street art with Hip Hop Academy 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Prizes & Refreshments –12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
For more information event visit www.jocolibrary.org/latinofestival.
September 2010 – April 29 Calendar
September 17 CLASSES BEGIN and continue every Friday a.m. except:
November 26 No class (Thanksgiving holiday)
December 24, 31 No class (Christmas holiday)
January 7 Classes resume
March 18 No class (Spring Break)
April 29 Last day of classes
Executive Board Members 2010-2011
Do you have a question? The first contact in case of a question is our trusty Board Assistant Amanda Hasset. If she doesn’t have the answer, she can direct you to the right person.
Vice President (Membership Chair) Inez Pennington
2nd Vice President (Social Chair) Joan Adam
Secretary Gail Clair
Assistant Secretary (Newsletter) Judy Pearlstein
Treasurer Christie Lohmeyer
Assistant Treasurer (Textbook Chair) Dalene Bradford