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Past Events

Happy Hour Friday January 18th

Join us for a drink at our monthly happy hour, bring a friend or meet some new ones. Barabaar bar à biére 4 Boulevard des Brotteaux 69006 Lyon 6:30-8:30pm Look for the “Happy Hour”…

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Book Club – NOVEMBER 4th (note date change)

This month's book club will be reading PACHINKO by Min Jin Lee: Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married yakuza, the family face ruin. But then Isak, a Christian minister, offers her a chance of salvation: a new life in Japan as his wife. Following a man she barely knows to a hostile country in which she has no friends, no home, and whose language she cannot speak, Sunja’s salvation is just the beginning of her story. Through eight decades and four generations, Pachinko is an epic tale of family, identity, love, death and survival.

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Yoga class- Sunday June 3rd

Namaste, Come bend, stretch and have fun! Join us on June 3rd at 2pm for a Yoga class in Lyon 2. This event is for members only. Register now! The number of mats is limited to 20. We need a minimum of 4 people for this event to take place.

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Play date in the Parc

Join Freya and her 3.5 year old and 1.5 year old for a play date in the park and enjoy the first warm weather of the year! We will meet in the morning at a playground in the Parc de la Tête d'Or.

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Happy Hour April 20th

Kick off the weekend with a nice glass of wine and some planches apéro! This time we will meet at Bistrot de la Botte located in Vieux-Lyon, starting at 18h30…

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Wine Tasting Evening, Friday March 9th

Curious about organic French wines? Let's spend an evening discovering some organic wines with host Veronique. We will be sampling 3 wines and nibbling on some finger food. €10 per person,…

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Book Club Tuesday March 6th

The next ACL Book Club is on Tuesday March 6th at 2 pm at Raconte Moi la Terre Bellecour.   The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel by Canadian…

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Chili Cook Off Sunday February 4th

Let's get together this winter and enjoy some chili! Have a favorite recipe or a new one you'd like to try? Then make it and bring it! Chili cooks should come with…

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Ice Skating Sunday January 28th

Grab your mittens, lace up your skates and join us for some fun! Come ice skating with us on Sunday January 28th from 2pm until 5:30pm Entrance + skate rental: 6,90€ Chidren…

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Holiday Cookie Exchange Wednesday Dec. 6th

Want a variety of cookies but don’t have the time to bake several different kinds? Then join us for the cookie exchange. Bring 6 dozen homemade holiday cookies of one kind to the exchange, and in return you will receive an assortment of 6 dozen cookies back. Afterwards, you will have enough cookies to share with family and friends to last through Christmas!

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Holiday Happy Hour Friday Dec. 1st

Unwind before the winter holidays with friends and come get your jingle on! Please join us for a special Holiday Happy Hour on Friday December 1st.

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Thanksgiving Potluck Nov. 26th

Let’s gather together for a Thanksgiving Potluck Feast! The turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes (white & sweet) and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) will be provided. In addition the club will provide an apéritif along with snacks. Members are asked to bring a large favorite Thanksgiving side dish, salad, or dessert to share with others. If your last name starts with A-L, please bring a LARGE side dish or salad, M-Z please bring a dessert. Of course, if you have a Thanksgiving favorite that’s not in your category, you can bring that as well. Non-members are welcome to come with members, but will be charged 10 euros/adult and 5 euros/child.

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Halloween Trick or Treat – November 11th

Jeepers creepers! It's time for Halloween! This year the American Club is organizing trick-or-treating in the 2nd arrondissement. Trick-or-treaters will be provided with a map of apartments/stores to visit. You can either follow your own route or walk as a group, meeting at Place Bellecour by the Horse statue. This event is for members only and their guests. Members are free, but non-members must pay 5€/child.

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Book Club Nov 9th

October’s book club selection is The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

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BBQ Dinner Party – Thursday Nov. 2nd

Are you craving some comfort food? When was the last time you had a good pulled pork sandwich? If you're a big fan of BBQ, please join us at the New World Smoke restaurant…

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Nature Walk outside Lyon October 14th

Get out of Lyon for the morning and enjoy a guided autumn walk in the woods just outside the city. A guide will provide explanations to local flora and fauna along the way.

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Baby/Toddler Playdate Sept. 25th

Calling all babies and toddlers to join Michelle Gardey and her daughter for some fresh air during a rentrée morning playdate. Open to non-members, so invite your friends with babies/toddlers.

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Fruit, Veggie & Flower Picking Sept. 24th

Join us for a morning of fruit, veggie and flower picking at a farm where adults and children can enjoy picking their own fresh food. Grab a wheelbarrow and walk around the greenhouses and fields to find what you need for the week. Based on the farm's calendar, September is a month where fresh produce is abound. There is also a small farmer's market where they sell jams, conserves, juices and other seasonal produce that is a more difficult to pick yourself. After you finish picking your produce, you just pay for what you picked.

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Happy Hour August 25th

Unwind and celebrate the end of summer with a cold drink and a burger at Star Ferry! Meet up with friends — or make some new ones! Members and non-members…

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Happy Hour July 28th

Unwind and celebrate the start of a summer weekend at Hemingway's! Meet up with friends — or make some new ones! Members and non-members are all welcome! When: Friday, July 28, 6:30 PM Where: Hemingways's 1 Grande…

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Picnic in the Park July 23rd

Come hang out in the Parc de la Tête d’Or near the Rose Garden on the Allée du Lac. Come with your lunch, drinks, something to sit on, and outside games.…

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4th of July Cookout on July 1st

Join us for our final big event of the year before summer fully kicks in! We will celebrate America’s birthday and hold our Annual General Meeting where we will review…

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Book Club June 27th

June Book Club selection is The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak In this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul , acclaimed…

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