DECEMBER
Christmas pot luck
Date: 19/12/2014 at 19:00

So that we can get together before Christmas, we propose holding a 'pot luck' party chez Roque and Geraldine - Robert Schuitenlaan 39, 3080 Tervuren.
 
There will be no charge or limit on numbers. Just come along and bring something to eat and drink, which can be easily served and shared and be prepared to eat on your lap if we are numerous.
 
We hope you will be able to join us. Please try and let us know by Tuesday,16 December so we have some idea of numbers.
 
There are still roadworks on the Chaussée de Louvain ( from just past the Tervuren tram terminal to the Carrefour Supermarket) so if you have not been this way in the last few months and need directions, please let us know.
 
Geraldine and Roque
 
Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Kam Klub Christmas show
Date: 16/12/2014 at 20:00

The Kam Klub annual Christmas show in the De Kam Paarse Zaal.  It will be a very informal event with floor performers and carol singing. Pianist, Veronique Steukers, has kindly agreed to accompany the carol singing.

 Mulled wine, mince pies and other snacks will be available. Final details will be published on their website
www.kamklub.info

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WW1 "Lest We Forget"
Date: 14/12/2014 at 15:00

An afternoon of poetry and songs to commemorate World War 1 at the Warehouse Studio, 69a Rue Waelhem, 1030 Brussels.

See attached file for details.

Attached File :Lest-we-Forget.pdf
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Carol concert
Date: 13/12/2014 at 20:30

Carol concert by the Brussels International Singers at the Eglise St Jean Berchmnans, Collège St Michel, Boulevard Michel, 1040 Brussels.

Ticket prices: Adults € 10 prepaid, € 13 on the door, Under 15s €5

 

 

Tel: 0497 87 13 63
Email: brusselsintsingers@gmail.com
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NOVEMBER
Christmas bazaar
Date: 29/11/2014 at 10:00

Annual Christmas charity bazaar organised by the Association Femmes d'Europe at the Espace Beaulieu, 5 avenue de Beaulieu, 1160 Auderghem.

Your chance to find some original Christmas presents and decorations from many countries.  All profits go to humanitarian projects supported by the Association.

Entrance is free but you must bring personal ID.

Open from 10.00 - 18.00.

Tel: 02 660 56 96
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BLOC production of "My Fair Lady"
Date: 27/11/2014 at 20:00 - 30/11/2014 at 20:00

Only a few seats left so if you haven't booked yours yet, you need to hurry.

See www.theatreinbrussels.com for details

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Kam Klub @ Toogenblik music club
Date: 26/11/2014 at 20:00

A joint evening with the music club in Haren called Toogenblik. Rue de Cortenbach 11, 1130 Haren, See below for details of the event and directions how to get there.

All takings will be added to Kam Klub's donation to MSF, so please give your support, either by coming along and listening - or better still by volunteering to perform.
If you would like to perform send them an e-mail to info@kamklub.info

Toogenblik has an intimate bar-type atmosphere, so no need to feel at all nervous. This is the ideal opportunity to overcome those "first time" nerves!

Free Podium - A unique opportunity to perform on stage at one of the most prestigious and old “Brown Café” venues in Brussels.


Donation at the door of €5 (Audience.and Performers)
Proceeds to Médecins Sans Frontières - (Artsen Zonder Grenzen) in their fight against Ebola, TB and Malaria
If you don’t sing or play, please come along to support the performers, and raise the Kam Klub’s €2,650 MSF donation to €3,000

Entrance is through the archway to the back and up the stairs
Toogenblik website
www.toogenblik.be

 

Directions to Toogenblik:-  Rue de Cortenbach 11, 1130 Haren, Brussels.
As you come along Haren Heidestraat over the two bridges, then cross into the main Square, Toogenblick is on the left just past De Linde, parking outside. The Church is in front of you to your right. Go to the left of the building (there will be candles) round the back, through the door and up the stairs. Typing Toogenblik Into Google maps will find it.
From Brussels
Take the Haachtsesteenweg, past the Bordetplaats, 2nd left (at the café Normandie), follow Haren Heidestraat to the end and into the square.
Brussels Ring from the South
Take exit 4, Vilvoorde-Zaventem follow Woluwelaan
At the third traffic lights turn left towards Brussels and Evere (Haachtsesteenweg). Turn right at the second traffic lights (Cafe Normandie) and follow Haren Heidestraat to the end.
Brussels Ring from the North
Just after the Vilvoorde viaduct, exit 5 Machelen / Vilvoorde, and exit left (Woluwelaan). At the second traffic lights (Haachtsesteenweg), turn right, at the second traffic lights (Cafe Normandie) turn right. Follow Haren Heidestraat to the end.

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Brussels Bookswappers Club and concert
Date: 26/11/2014 at 19:00

The Brussels Bookswappers Club meets once a month at Le Chapelier Fou, 190 chaussée de la Hulpe, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort.  A chance to swap any unwanted books, DVDs and CDs with an extra attraction this month, see message below:

."In addition to our usual eclectic mix of books, DVDs, CDs on offer for free... we are delighted to welcome singer/song-writer, Otto Cuppens, from Louvain who will be performing some of his own compositions, accompanied by guitar. He taught himself to play music listening to Bob Dylan & by association acquired a liking for folk music from the sixties & country music from the thirties, forties & fifties, ending up discovering Willie Nelson & Townes van Zandt.

So once you've found a few 'new' books to keep you going until next month's meeting come and join us downstairs afterwards for a drink, or bite to eat & hear Flanders' answer to Bob Dylan perform some truly moving songs?!  As Otto is travelling early the next day for work the concert will not go on too late - he'll probably play two sets of about 20 minutes depending on who's around at the time.  So do not miss this opportunity & help make this a fun evening to be remembered"

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Cinema morning
Date: 22/11/2014 at 10:15

Meet Jane at the Vendôme cinema, 18 chaussée de Wavre, 1050 Brussels to see the  Belgian film "Marina".

Entrance only EUR 2.50.  

See www.cinema-vendome.be for details

Tel: Jane, 02 735 18 35
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Restaurant evening
Date: 18/11/2014 at 19:30

Restaurant evening  at the Acropolis, Hoornzeelstraat 17, 3080 Tervuren. 
 
 It is, as the name suggests, a Greek restaurant. Prices are reasonable and we have eaten well there recently.
 
If you would like to join us, please e-mail Christine:   christine.royce@telenet.be                                      
                                         by Sunday, 16 November.
Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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OCTOBER
American Club Halloween party
Date: 31/10/2014 at 18:30

The American Club of Brussels and AmCham Belgium invite you to come celebrate Halloween at the Renaissance Brussels Hotel! There will be a cash bar, and free nibbles.

 

Costumes are encouraged, so get creative! There will be a prize awarded at 8:30 p.m. for the best female and best male costume.

 

 

A great way to network and celebrate Halloween in style. Everyone is welcome and feel free to bring a friend or two.

Event Details:
Date: Friday, October 31, 2013
Time: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Place: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels
Price:
• €10 in advance
• €15 at the door 
Public Transportation: Buses 12, 21, 22 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95: Luxembourg
Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Thursday, October 30, online at www.americanclubbrussels.org, by e-mail (info@americanclubbrussels.org), or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Halloween” in the communications section of the virement. Online payments are also possible.
Cancellations are accepted until noon on Thursday, October 30. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


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Orchid exhibition at the Botanical Gardens
Date: 31/10/2014 at 18:30

"Flori Mundi' exhibtion

 

The botanical gardens have a display at the moment of orchids under their Flori Mundi exhibition,  with an evening opening on Fri 31st Oct , up to 9h30pm ( glass houses only)

 

The Flori Mundi exhibition is open until the end of November with another nocturnal opening on 10 November.

See details on their website http://florimundi.be/en/

 

 

 Did you know that orchids are not only species rich but also constitute a very endangered plant family? This does not refer to the orchid species we find in garden centers but rather the wild European species or those from the tree tops in the tropical rain-forest.It is the job of a botanical garden to protect biodiversity. The Botanic Garden safeguards some 1800 orchids consisting of over 1000 different species and cultivars.

 

 

 

Tickets

 

€ 6

Full rate

€ 5

60+, people with disabilities

FREE

Youth -18 years, companion disabled persons

€ 3

Students (individual visit)

 

 

 

 Please contact Anne by 29 October.

 

 

Tel: Anne, 0479 90 14 31
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Brussels charity bake-off tasting
Date: 27/10/2014 at 18:00

What’s it about?
In aid of our chosen charity YouthStart, teams of eager bakers have been sorted into four exciting categories: Cakes, European Goodies, Belgian Specialities and Pies. Judged by our distinguished panel of chefs and pastry experts in Brussels, the teams will battle it out to become the champions in their category.

How can you get involved?
Everybody is welcome to attend and taste the wonderful creations made by the baking teams, particularly all cake and pie lovers for just 5€! Whilst tasting, you will be able to rank your top three favourite baked goods, which will then determine the winner of the People’s Choice baked good.

If you want to enjoy an evening of refreshments and cake, then please register on the British Chamber of Commerce website britishchamber.be/event/inscription.

Venue: Le Chatelain Hotel, 17 rue de Chatelain, 1000 Brussels

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Cinema evening
Date: 26/10/2014 at 18:00

To see the film "La Grande Bellezza", winner of the 2014 Oscar, César and Golden Globe for best foreign film, at the Espace Senghor, 366 chaussée de Wavre, 1040 Brussels.

Entrance € 4.50 or € 3.50

Tel: Jane, 02 735 18 35
Email: jane.keates@consilium.europa.eu
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United Nations Day
Date: 26/10/2014 at 11:00

To celebrate the 69th birthday of the UN, come to meet the Brussels team of the  26 agencies on the Grand Place from 11.00 - 17.00.

There will be games and workshops, an insect tapas bar, an urban garden and the weather forecast for 2050.

All are welcome.

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Vernissage
Date: 23/10/2014 at 18:30

Friends member HiRo is showing one of her paintings in the "Tout en Vertical" exhibition and invites you to the vernissage at the Uccle Cultural Centre, 102 rue du Doyenné, 1180 Uccle.

The exhibition will run from 24 October to 2 November.

See attached invitation for details.

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Tel: HiRo, 0496 135 635
Email: hiro.saika@gmail.com
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Vernissage
Date: 22/10/2014 at 18:30

Vernissage of the  exhibition "Paul Delvaux dévoilé" at the Musée d'Ixelles, rue Jean Van Volsem, 1050 Brussels.

The exhibition will run from 23 October to 18 January 2015.

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Theatre evening
Date: 21/10/2014 at 20:00

American Theatre Company production of the  Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning play "Doubt: A Parable", at the Theatre de Toison d'Or, in the Galeries de Toison d'Or (entrance on Chaussée d'Ixelles).

If you want to join us please book your ticket on www.atcbrussels.com/tickets.  Cost € 18.

We are eatiing before the show at the theatre.  See the ATC website for details and booking.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
Trip to Sorrento in Italy
Date: 17/10/2014 at 00:00 - 22/10/2014 at 00:00

Dates: Friday 17th to Wednesday 22nd October.

Flights: Easy Jet or Brussels Airlines from Zaventem to Naples and rooms are still available at the chosen hotel.

 Contact Christine if you are interested in joining the group.

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Amnesty pub quiz
Date: 16/10/2014 at 20:00

The monthly pub quiz in aid of Amnesty International at the James Joyce pub in rue Archimède (metro Schuman).

Cost €20 per team of 4 people.

Tel: Jane, 02 735 18 35
Email: jane.keates@consilium.europa.eu
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Programme coordination meeting CANCELLED
Date: 15/10/2014 at 18:30

Programme coordination meeting chez Roque and Geraldine in Tervuren (Vossem).

We can provide a lift from tram 44 terminus in Tervuren.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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ADEPS walk
Date: 12/10/2014 at 11:00

ADEPS walk in Nethen (Brabant wallon, between Wavre and Leuven).

Choice of 5 or 10 km.

Meeting point at the "Point Vert" departure point, Ferme des 12 Bonniers, chemin des 12 Bonniers 1390 Nethen.

Car-pooling can be arranged.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
Lunch chez Christine
Date: 11/10/2014 at 12:30

Home-cooked lunch chez Christine in Tervuren.

Contact Christine for confirmation and details before 10 October.

 

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Expats financial affairs event
Date: 11/10/2014 at 10:30

Invitation from the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgiumto a free event for expats that theyare organising on the 11 October: EXPAT FINANCIAL AFFAIRS.

 In a nutshell, it is a whole day event with presentations on different financial topics from which participants can pick and choose at their own leisure. There will be experts on hand throughout the day to help with any questions they might have.

 We though this might be an interesting event for your members.

I am attaching the pdf invitation.

Please register for this free event on www.expatfinancialaffairs.be

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Book launch
Date: 10/10/2014 at 19:00

Friends member Sarah Strange will present her new book of poetry "A Turn in the Road" at Waterstones book store, 71-75 Bld. Adolphe Max, 1000 Brussels.

Attached File :Sarah-Strange-Poster.pdf
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Thai restaurant evening
Date: 08/10/2014 at 19:00

Thai restaurant evening at My-Tai, 110 chaussée de Malines, in Wezembeek-Oppem (easy access by tram 39).

Excellent Thai cuisine at very reasonable prices.  See www.my-tai.be for details.

Contact Roque by 7 October.

Tel: 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Museum visit
Date: 05/10/2014 at 14:00

Museum visit

Visit to one of the many museums which offer free entrance on the first Sunday of the month. 

Contact HiRo by email for details

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NEW Chinese lunch
Date: 05/10/2014 at 12:30

Chinese lunch at the Xin Buffet, 212 chaussée de Waterloo, 1640 Rhode St Genese.

Call Roque for details.

 

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
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SEPTEMBER
Theatre evening
Date: 26/09/2014 at 20:00

Theatre evening

ECC presents "Talking Heads", three monologues by Alan Bennett, at the Warehouse studio theatre, 69a rue Waelhem, 1030 Brussels.

Cost € 15.

Tickets to be booked on http://ecc.theatreinbrussels.com

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Oktoberfest beer festival
Date: 26/09/2014 at 19:00

Oktoberfest beer festival meal with live music at the Brasserie Bavaria, 460 Mechelsesteenweg, 1930 Nossegem. 

To book please contact George by email only and pay €10 deposit to the Friends account 6703 3101 4643 3106 by 24 September.  Maximum 12 people.

Tel: George, 02 569 77 97
Email: gbrown43@gmail.com
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"Carmina Burana" and "Bolero"
Date: 21/09/2014 at 17:00

If you wish to join us for Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and “Bolero” by Ravel performed by the Ukrainian National Opera and Ballet at the BOZAR, you can book your ticket

( € 25 - € 65) on www.bozar.be

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Kam Klub charity evening
Date: 20/09/2014 at 20:00

"Best of Kam Klub" charity concert in aid of Médecins sans Frontières at De Kam cultural centre in Wezembeek Oppem.

Contribution € 10 includes a tombola.

See www.kamklub.info for details

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Programme coordination meeting CANCELLED
Date: 15/09/2014 at 18:30

Programme coordination meeting chez Roque and Geraldine in Tervuren to fix the programme for end September  and October.

We can provide a lift from tram 44 terminus.

If you cannot attend please send your suggestions to fisocialclub@yahoo.com.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Theatre Open Day
Date: 14/09/2014 at 14:00

Theatre Open Day at the (newly renovated) Warehouse Theatre, rue  Waelhem 69a/73, 1030 Brussels with free short performances from all the English-speaking theatre groups, presentations of theatre skills such as make-up, sound and lighting, as well as the chance to sign up for this season's productions.

They are also looking for volunteers who can spare an hour or two to help out.  See www.theatreinbrussels.com for details

 

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Lunch chez Christine POSTPONED TO 11 OCT
Date: 14/09/2014 at 12:30

Home-cooked lunch chez Christine in Tervuren.

Please contact Christine by 12 September

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Friday drinks and snacks
Date: 12/09/2014 at 19:00

Friday drinks and snacks chez Roque and Geraldine in Vossem (Tervuren).

 Cost € 10.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Short walk and tapas
Date: 10/09/2014 at 19:00

Short walk in Parc de Cinquantenaire followed by tapas at Casa Miguel, 2 place des Gueux, 1000 Brussels.

Meeting point at the Rue du Taciturne entrance to the park or at the restaurant at 20.00

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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"Rommelmarket" cycle ride NEW
Date: 07/09/2014 at 10:30

On 7 September it is the Heffen Fleamarket (close to Mechelen) and we'll be organising a cycling trip from there around the canals, rivers and countryside.

The market opens at 08.00am so if anybody wants to grab a bargain before we set off then feel free to do so.

Departing Heffen at 10.30am, expect to finish at 15.00.


Please let me know if you plan to join us and I'll send you all the relevant info.

Tel: Chris Lalor 0489 106 647
Email: chris.lalor@hotmail.com
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Visit to museum
Date: 03/09/2014 at 14:00

Visit to the Musical Instruments Museum, 2 Montagne de
La Cour, 1000 Brussels.

Over 1200 musical instruments in a beautifully restored Art Nouveau building, and currently a special exhibition “SAX 200” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone, in Dinant.

See www.mim.be for details.

Tel: HiRo, 0496 135 635
Email: hiro.saika@gmail.com
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AUGUST
Walk in La Hulpe
Date: 31/08/2014 at 00:00

NB CHANGE OF CONTACT DETAILS

Walk in La Hulpe organized by Les Amis de l’Argentine walking group.

A choice of 4, 8, 12 km or more, so one to suit everybody.

Departure from the Ecole Communale, 112 rue des Combattants, La Hulpe. Inscription € 0.75c on the spot (for insurance cover).

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Chinese buffet CANCELLED
Date: 30/08/2014 at 19:30

Chinese buffet at the Xin Buffet, 212 chaussée de Waterloo, 1640 Rhode St Genese.

An extensive Chinese buffet for € 28.8 per person including drinks (except aperitif or digestif).  Each person will pay his/her bill individually at the exit.

Contact George by email only by 28 August.

We may have to limit numbers as this is a popular place.

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Friday drinks NEW VENUE
Date: 29/08/2014 at 19:00

Friday drinks at Le Volle Gas, 21 Pl Fernand Cocq, 1050 Brussels.

An authentic former Brussels brewery in the Art Deco style. Excellent Belgian cuisine if you wish to eat.
See www.restaurant-volle-gas-bruxelles.be


Contact Helen by 27 August.

Tel: Helen 02 513 97 31
Email: helen.silver3@gmail.com
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Oktoberfest beer festival
Date: 26/08/2014 at 19:00

Oktoberfest beer festival meal with live music at the Brasserie Bavaria, 460 Mechelsesteenweg, 1930 Nossegem. 

To book please contact George by email only and pay €10 deposit to the Friends account 6703 3101 4643 3106 by 24 September.  Maximum 12 people.

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Visit to exhibition
Date: 26/08/2014 at 10:30

Visit to the exhibition “14-18 It’s Our History” at the Royal Musuem of the Army and Military History in the Parc de Cinquantenaire.

One of the events to commemorate the centenary, the exhibition shows life in Belgium before during and after the first World War.

Cost € 12.
Followed by lunch in a local restaurant

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Cycling trip
Date: 24/08/2014 at 10:00

Cycling trip

The forecast looks really good. 20°, dry, partly sunny and only a 2 Beaufort breeze. We have a route marked out from Mechelen station taking us around the Zemst, Hofstade & Vriezenbroek areas, stopping off for a snack. Usually there will be between 6 & 8 of us. 

Contact Chris for full details

Tel: Chris Lalor 0489 106 647
Email: chris.lalor@hotmail.com
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"Nuit musicale de Seneffe"
Date: 23/08/2014 at 18:00

“Nuit musicale de Seneffe”
Classical promenade concerts in the domaine of the Chateau de Seneffe with 80 concerts on 10 different stages. Cost €33.
See www.070 for details and tickets.

Tel: Anne, 0479 90 14 31
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"Théâtres nomades"
Date: 22/08/2014 at 16:30

Visit to the “Théatres nomades” street theatre festival in Brussels park.
From 21 – 24 August the Brussels park is full of street performers, music, theatre and circus acts.
See www.theatresnomades.be for details

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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ADEPS walk
Date: 17/08/2014 at 10:30

ADEPS walk in Yvoir (near Dinant)


We will go a bit further afield this month for the ADEPS walk “Les Trois Chateaux” in the Ardennes near Dinant.
We will arrange car-pooling from Hermann Debroux metro station.

Contact Valerie for details

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Flower carpet and birthday lunch
Date: 15/08/2014 at 10:30

Flower carpet and birthday lunch with HiRo


Meet up on the Grand’Place to see this year’s famous flower
carpet and then on to a local restaurant to celebrate HiRo’s
birthday.

Tel: HiRo, 0496 135 635
Email: hiro.saika@gmail.com
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Cycling trip
Date: 10/08/2014 at 00:00

Contact Chris for details

Tel: Chris Lalor 0489 106 647
Email: chris.lalor@hotmail.com
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Planting of the Meyboom
Date: 09/08/2014 at 13:00

Meyboom procession
A traditional procession dating back to the 13th century,
celebrating the victory of the “Bruxellois” over the
“Louvanistes” in 1213. The may tree is carried from the
Grand’Place to the rue des Sables and must be planted before
5pm to respect the tradition.
See www.meyboom.be or www.bruxelles.be/5518 for
details

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Lunch and museum visit
Date: 05/08/2014 at 12:00

Lunch and visit to the Costume and Lace Museum.

Meet in front of the museum (12, rue de la Violette, just off the Grand’Place).  The current exhibition is of glamourous 1930s fashion.  Cost € 4.

For details see www.museeducostumeetdeladentelle.be

Tel: HiRo, 0496 135 635
Email: hiro.saika@gmail.com
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Guided walk
Date: 03/08/2014 at 10:00

Free guided tour of Laeken cemetery (in French)
organized by the Ville de Bruxelles. The tour lasts about 90
minutes and covers history, art, nature and visits to tombs of
famous people. Reservations are recommended.
See http://www.bruxelles.be/artdet.cfm/5985 for details

Tel: 02 279 33 10
Email: ecoconseil @brucity.be
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Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898
Date: 01/08/2014 at 19:00

Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898, avenue d’Auderghem (near Rond-Point Schuman).

Food is available if you want to eat.

Please email Roque  if you intend to come.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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JULY
Restaurant evening NEW EVENT
Date: 29/07/2014 at 19:00

 

Restaurant evening at “Le Jardin de Nicolas”, 137 avenue de Tervuren, 1150 Brussels (near Merode metro). 

A return to one of our favourite restaurants.

Excellent French cuisine at reasonable prices.

 

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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ADEPS walk
Date: 27/07/2014 at 11:00

ADEPS walk in Longueville (Brabant wallon)

Meeting point 1 rue de la Station, 1325 Longueville

Contact Valerie for details or if you need a lift.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Restaurant evening
Date: 26/07/2014 at 19:30

Restaurant evening at the Brasserie Bavaria, Mechelsesteenweg 460, Zaventem.
Superb German bistro.
See www.brasserie-bavaria.be for details.

Pick up at Kraainem Metro can be arranged if needed.

Please contact George by 24 July.

Tel: George, 02 569 77 97
Email: gbrown43@gmail.com
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Programme coordination meeting CHANGE
Date: 23/07/2014 at 18:30

CHANGE OF VENUE

Programme coordination meeting chez Christine in Tervuren (a few minutes' walk from tram 44 terminus) to fix the programme for August and September.

If you cannot attend please send your suggestions to fisocialclub@yahoo.com.

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Belgian National Day fireworks
Date: 21/07/2014 at 21:00

Join Helen at her apartment to watch the National Day fireworks from her balcony.

Bring a bottle and she will provide snacks.


Please book by Saturday 19 July.

Tel: Helen 02 513 97 31
Email: helen.silver3@gmail.com
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Walk in Han-sur-Lesse CHANGE OF DATE
Date: 20/07/2014 at 10:00

Walk in the Ardennes (Han-sur-Lesse)

A 10 km walk around the pleasant village of Han-sur-Lesse.

Meeting point tram 44 stop at 4 Bras (Tervuren) for car-pooling.

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Lunch chez Christine
Date: 13/07/2014 at 12:30

Home-cooked lunch chez Christine in Tervuren.

Please contact Christine by 11 July

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Sing Gilbert and Sullivan
Date: 12/07/2014 at 14:30

Sing G&S in Brussels” at Salle de l’Epi, 470b rue de Génève, 1030 Brussels.  Join in the singing of « HMS Pinafore » and then round off the afternoon with other songs on a nautical theme.

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Guided walk
Date: 12/07/2014 at 10:00

Free guided walk of the Squares Marie-Louise, Palmerston, Ambiorix and Marguerite (metro Schuman) on the theme

“Arbres remarquables, belles façades Art Nouveau and histoire du Maelbeek”.  The number of participants is limited, so reservation is required by 10 July.

Tel: 02 279 33 10
Email: Ecoconseil @brucity.be
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Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898
Date: 11/07/2014 at 19:00

Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898, avenue d’Auderghem (near Rond-Point Schuman).

Food is available if you want to eat.

Please email Roque or Chistine if you intend to come.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Amnesty pub quiz
Date: 10/07/2014 at 20:00

Amnesty pub quiz

The monthly pub quiz in aid of Amnesty International at the James Joyce pub in rue Archimède (metro Schuman).

Cost €20 per team of 4 people.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Thai lunch
Date: 09/07/2014 at 12:30

Thai lunch at My-Tai, 110 chaussée de Malines, in Wezembeek-Oppem (easy access by tram 39).

Excellent Thai cuisine at very reasonable prices (dish of the day for €7.90).  See www.my-tai.be for details.

Contact George by 7 July

Tel: George, 02 569 77 97
Email: gbrown43@gmail.com
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Ommegang procession
Date: 03/07/2014 at 18:45

“Les Parcours Bavards” offer a different way to experience the famous Ommegang.  In a guided walk (in French) led by a crossbowman in medieval costume you will see the genuine events.  Meeting point Square du Petit Sablon.

Cost € 12.  Reservation strongly recommended

Tel: 02 673 18 35
Email: info@busbavard.be
JUNE
Pot luck lunch
Date: 29/06/2014 at 14:00

Pot luck lunch chez HiRo in Uccle

Everyone should bring a dish, a drink and € 5 contribution.

Maximum 7 people

Contact HiRo by email telling her what you will bring

Tel: HiRo, 0496 135 635
Email: hiro.saika@gmail.com
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Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898
Date: 27/06/2014 at 19:00

Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898, avenue d’Auderghem (near Rond-Point Schuman).

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Theatre evening
Date: 24/06/2014 at 20:00

Theatre evening

BSS production of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” at the Bronks Theatre, 15-17 rue du Marché aux Porcs, 1000 Brussels.

Cost € 18.  Contact Valerie by 16 June.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Chinese brunch
Date: 22/06/2014 at 12:30

Chinese brunch at Chao Chow City, 89 Blvd. Anspach, just past the Bourse,

All-you-can-eat buffet for +/- €17.


Please contact Helen by 20 June.

Tel: Helen 02 513 97 31
Email: helen.silver3@gmail.com
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Kam Klub barbecue
Date: 21/06/2014 at 18:00

Kam klub barbecue at De Kam cultural centre, 172 Beekstraat, Wezembeek-Oppem, followed by a show by “Foreign Affairs” and other singers and musicians.
For details see www.kamklub.info/ Cost € 15.

Reservations essential by email to info@kamklub.be by 15 June.

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Folk music evening
Date: 20/06/2014 at 21:00

Folk music evening with DOXXXY at the Casa Miguel, 43 rue de l'Abbatoir, 1000 Brussels.
A fun evening of live Irish, Scottish and English folk music (voice, bodhran, guitar, violin, percussion), a mixture of traditional ballads and some new upbeat versions of folk songs. The cafe is small and cosy and entry is free. There is food

Tel: For reservations call 02 512 82 56
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Vernissage
Date: 20/06/2014 at 19:00

Vernissage at the Academie Constantin Meunier, 78 rue Général Tombeur, 1040 Etterbeek (Metro Merode).


The exhibition of pupils’ work in many different disciplines will continue until 24 June

Tel: Marie 0474 42 77 71
Email: marylebone50@gmail.com
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Programme coordination meeting CHANGE
Date: 18/06/2014 at 19:00

Please note the following change:

Programme coordination meeting to finalise the programme for the summer WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT THE BRASSERIE 1898 AT THE LATER TIME OF 19.00.

If you cannot attend you can always send your suggestions by email to fisocialclub@yahoo.com

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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ADEPS walk
Date: 15/06/2014 at 11:00

ADEPS  walk in Nethen (Grez-Doiceau).

Rendez-vous at the Point Vert departure point, Place de Trémentines, 1390 Nethen

Contact Valerie for car-pooling or lift.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Open garden day
Date: 15/06/2014 at 10:00

Open garden day chez Ginny and John Caldwell in Bousval.

Many Friends members have visited this lovely garden with Jenny, and today they are holding an open day.

Cost € 5, all proceeds for a local children's charity.

Address: 10 chemin du Champ Mahau, 1470 Bousval

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Theatre evening
Date: 14/06/2014 at 20:00

Theatre evening

ECC production of “Miss Julie” by August Strindberg at the Warehouse Theatre, 68a rue Waelhem, 1030 Brussels.

Cost € 15.  Contact Valerie by 6 June.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898
Date: 13/06/2014 at 19:00

Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898, avenue d’Auderghem (near Rond-Point Schuman).

Food is available if you want to eat.

Please email Roque to let him know you will be coming.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Evening walk
Date: 10/06/2014 at 18:30

Evening walk from Stockel to Auderghem along the former tram line, followed by a meal in one of the local restaurants.

Contact Roque by 9 June.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Visit to exhibition
Date: 09/06/2014 at 14:00

Visit to the “Titanic” exhibition at the Palais 2, Brussels Expo.Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition is an unprecedented opportunity to travel back in time and experience the wonder and tragedy of the world’s most famous ocean-liner, Titanic. Discover the touching stories of lives that were lost or turned upside down in what would become the most famous shipwreck in history.

Cost € 15.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Cycling trip POSTPONED
Date: 08/06/2014 at 10:30

NEW DATE WILL BE FIXED ASAP

Our 1st cycle trip of 2014 – starting at Mechelen station (free parking) at 10.30am.

 Departingfrom the station and weheadinto the town and join the Dijle, passing the water sports area of Battenbroek. Cyclingat a leisurely pace.When we reach the Rupel we ride its bank towards Walem where we’ll stop for a drink.

Then we will cycle in the direction of  Sint Kateline Waver, where lunch is planned.The plan is to have a snack at « De Volksvriend » we’ve eaten there before, it’s very good and not expensive.

After lunch it’s back on our bikes as we ride towards Bonheiden, riding through sedate tree lined roads. From there we head back towards  Mechelen and rejoin the Dijle passing De Nekker and Mechels Broek. Arriving back at the station by 15.00.

For those who want  to we can visit the town centre for a drink.

Please let me know if you’re planning to join us, we’ll need to make reservations for lunch.Also if you need to hire a bike.

E-mail me at : chris.lalor@hotmail.com   Mobile nr.0489.106.647

Tel: Chris Lalor 0489 106 647
Email: chris.lalor@hotmail.com
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Lebanese restaurant evening
Date: 06/06/2014 at 19:00

Lebanese restaurant evening at MAZAJ . bld du Souverain 145, Auderghem 1160. Meeting in the restaurant at 19 h. Because the number of participants must be known, please book by 5 June,

Tel: Radwan 02 662 16 56
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Amnesty pub quiz
Date: 05/06/2014 at 20:00

The monthly pub quiz in aid of Amnesty International at the James Joyce pub in rue Archimède (metro Schuman).

Cost €20 per team of 4 people.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Film and Turkish food
Date: 01/06/2014 at 19:00

As part of the "Weekend Gourmandise"  at the Centre Culturel de Schaerbeek, with films followed by food featuring in them,  a documentary called "Rue du Nord" followed by a Turkish "dégustation".  

It has to be booked and paid for (EUR 10) in advance 

More details here:

http://www.schaerbeek.be/agenda/week-end-gourmandise-0

If you are interested, make your booking and let Jane know

by Saturday 31st  May that you will be attending.

Tel: Jane, 02 735 18 35
Email: jane.keates@consilium.europa.eu
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Cinema evening
Date: 31/05/2014 at 00:00

Meet up at the Porte de Namur to see a film and then go for a spaghetti supper nearby.

Contact Roque for details.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Friday drinks CANCELLED
Date: 30/05/2014 at 19:00

Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898 is cancelled as the Brasserie is closed for the Ascension weekend.


Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Programme coordination meeting CHANGE
Date: 25/05/2014 at 18:30

Programme coordination meeting chez Roque and Geraldine (after the barbecue)

to finalise the programme for June and start planning for the summer.

If you cannot attend you can always send your suggestions by email to fisocialclub@yahoo.com.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Barbecue chez Roque and Geraldine
Date: 25/05/2014 at 16:00

Barbecue chez Roque and Geraldine.

Contact Roque for details.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Theatre evening
Date: 23/05/2014 at 20:00

Hêbé Theatre Group presents Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead”, at “La Tricoterie, 158 rue Theodore Verhaegen, 1060 Brussels.  In this acclaimed play, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” tell the story from their point of view.

Cost € 16.

Please contact Valerie by 16 May.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Afternoon walk in Tervuren
Date: 21/05/2014 at 14:30

Afternoon walk in Tervuren

Meet up at the Boathouse (a few minutes’ walk from tram 44 terminus) for a walk around the nearby lakes and forest, followed by coffee/tea and cakes at the Spanish house.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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ADEPS walk NEW DATE
Date: 18/05/2014 at 11:00

ADEPS  walk in Dion-le-Val (Chaumont-Gistoux)

Meeting point at the Point Vert : Cour de la Ferme rose, rue du Sartau 4 1325 Dion le Val.

Contact Valerie for car-pooling or lift.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Restaurant evening
Date: 17/05/2014 at 19:30

Restaurant evening at La Pomme de Pin, 87 chaussée de Vert Chasseur, 1180 Brussels. Provencal cuisine including pizzas and pasta.  Please contact Colette by email by 13 May

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EU Open Day
Date: 17/05/2014 at 10:00

On the eve of the European elections, a chance to discover what goes on in the European institutions (Council, Commission, Parliament etc.).

Visits, conferences and games for all ages and a small train to take you from one institution to the other.

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BLOC production of "Sweeney Todd"
Date: 16/05/2014 at 20:00

BLOC production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street” at De Bosuil Cultural Centre in Jezus Eik.  Cost € 20

Contact Roque soon as tickets are selling fast.

See www.bloc-brussels.com for details.

Tel: Roque, 02 767 26 05
Email: fisocialclub@yahoo.com
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Amnesty pub quiz
Date: 15/05/2014 at 20:00

Amnesty pub quiz

The monthly pub quiz in aid of Amnesty International at the James Joyce pub in rue Archimède (metro Schuman).

Cost €20 per team of 4 people.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Visit to the "Blegny-Mine"
Date: 14/05/2014 at 00:00

Visit to the “Blegny-Mine”, near Liege, an authentic coal mine, where the visit descends via the original shaft to an exhibition about the life of the miners who worked there.   

Car-pooling will be arranged.

Cost € 9.50/€ 8.30

Contact Christine for details.

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Course on history of jazz music
Date: 13/05/2014 at 19:00

Course entitled "the standards of jazz" at the Jazz Station, 193a chaussée de Louvain, 1210 Brussels

Elana plans to go to the two coming sessions of the course - 
 
Tuesday 13/05 19:00-21:00 - Autumn Leaves
Tuesday 27/05 19:00-21:00 - Standards et chansons françaises 
 
Entrance fee 6 euros per session. 
 
Although the talk is in French, it's mainly listening to different versions of songs.
 
If anyone would like to join her, they can contact her by email at egaledd@hotmail.com.

 
Opening of Brussels International Days NEW
Date: 11/05/2014 at 12:00

As the grand opening to the Bulletin Brussels International Days, May 11th, let yourself be swept away by the vocal powers of the very best international choirs in the country. The International Chorale of Brussels and the High School Choir, Band and String Orchestra of The International School of Brussels are guaranteed to lift spirits in the wonderful setting of Bozar, Brussels most prestigious venue, while viewing the paintings and sculptures of the Visual Arts section of ISB.

Full programme and free tickets on http://www.xpats.com/bbid.

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ADEPS walk
Date: 11/05/2014 at 11:00

ADEPS  walk in Hèze (Grez-Doiceau)

Meeting point at the Point Vert : Ancienne école communale, av. Félix Lacourt, 1390 Hèze .

Contact Valerie for car-pooling or lift.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Quiz and dance evening
Date: 10/05/2014 at 20:00

Razzamatazz quiz and dance evening at De Kam in Wezembeek-Oppem.

Make up a team (min 3,max 6) and join in the fun.

You will be taught a simple dance routine from a very well-known song , then test your wits against the other teams.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places!

Cost € 8. Please bring a contribution of nibbles.

Contact Valerie before 4 May so we can reserve a table.

Tel: Valerie, 02 653 52 57
Email: valerie.goldsmith@skynet.be
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Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898
Date: 09/05/2014 at 19:00

Friday drinks at the Brasserie 1898, avenue d’Auderghem (near Rond-Point Schuman).

Food is available if you want to eat.

Please email Chistine to let her know you will be coming

Tel: Christine, 02 731 76 41
Email: christine.royce@telenet.be
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Visit to exhibition
Date: 07/05/2014 at 14:30

Visit to the exhibition “Disegho and Couleur” at the Musée d’Art Ancien, rue de la Régence, 1000 Brussels.

This exhibition presents masterpieces from the museum’s vast collection of ancient drawings. The selection features drawings made by artists who worked in the former art centres such as Florence, Bologna, Genoa, Rome, Venice and Paris, covers three centuries and includes several drawings never exhibited before now.

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Film première SOLD OUT
Date: 06/05/2014 at 19:00