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Dînner chez Ris
"Against our Will" ("Malgré-Nous") at the French Embassy
Bastille Day is around the corner
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Did you Know ? La Pétanque et le Cochonnet
Join us for a delicious dinner at RIS, a casually elegant neighborhood restaurant!
Don’t miss the fascinating story of the film "Against Our Will"
Our next Solidarity Dinner is May 18th at Ris, an upscale neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal American cuisine by executive chef / owner Ris Lacoste. Chef Ris’ farmers market fresh menus change often to showcase year-round local offerings. Click here to register. Check out the special menu created for us and join us for a nice evening among friends!
30 tickets are available at the price of $ 85 per person, which consists of $ 60 for your meal (tax and tip included, drinks excluded) and $25 as a donation to the Comité Tricolore. The donation is tax deductible.
May 17th: presentation of the film "Against our Will" (Malgré-Nous).
The Alsace Washington DC Association is organizing a special evening on the topic of those Alsatians and Moselans who were enrolled into the German Army against their will during World War II. Benjamin Steinmann, a young Alsatian film director will present this film himself at the Maison Française of the French Embassy (the film is in English). Register here.
Bastille Day is around the corner!
What better way to prepare for the summer! Come and join us on July 15th to celebrate La Vendée
Be first to get your tickets on May 16th, as only a limited number of Early Bird tickets are available.
We have planned an exclusive seated dinner.
Enjoy a delicious selection of dishes curated by the best local chefs, participate in our silent auction filled with wonderful items, and sip a glass of wine while listening to some fantastic live music.
You will enjoy local specialty dishes unique to the Vendée Region.
Bastille Day is the annual fundraiser for the Comité Tricolore.
All proceeds from the evening will help sustain its charitable mission through the year.
Do not miss the opportunity to become a sponsor.
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La Pétanque et le Cochonnet
Yes, we do have a Club de Pétanque in Washington DC!
Pétanque is a sport where individuals or teams throw their Boules towards a smaller target ball, the Jack, or Cochonnet. You aim or point (’tu Tires ou tu Pointes!’) your Boule to get as close to the target as possible.
But more than that, the main goal is to meet other people and develop friendships.
Games of Boules have been recorded since the time of the Gaulois. These games were very popular in the Middle Ages,such as the Jeu de Paume played in the royal courts of France, and which is considered precursor of tennis, although it was played without a racket. Petanque is one of these traditional Boules games.
The name of the cochonnet can be traced to these old games as well. Rabelais in his book Gargantua (1534) talks about playing bowling, trinkets and "J’oüer au cochonnet", ou "au cochonnet va-devant”.
As the Washington Pétanque Club indicates: “Pétanque is a social game. Our club is about the people who play and the friendships that are made on the courts.”
If you live in the Washington DC metro area you can go and play every Saturday from 1:30 PM until the last players leave around 4:00 PM and Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:30 pm at Virginia Highlands Park in Arlington, VA. They have a potluck picnic from noon to about 2 p.m. once a month.
The Club has loaner boules and instructions for beginners. If you want to become an expert you can find official instructions on how to play the game (in French) at the Federation Internationale de Petanque!
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