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New telephone number:
0476/996.870

Upcoming events

    • 26 Oct 2014
    • 9:30 AM
    • Hard Rock Café, 1000 Brussels
    Halloween Breakfast
    for our Lil’ Monsters

     

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    On Sunday, October 26, the Hard Rock Café is holding a Halloween breakfast for children.There will be an American breakfast buffet, kids entertainment, face painting… and lots of fun!

    Event Details:
    Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
    Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
    Place: Hard Rock Café, Grand-Place 12, 1000 Brussels
    Price: € 15 (children under 2 eat for free)
    Sign up: Reservations can be made via
    Brussels_sales@hardrock.com
    • 31 Oct 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Renaissance Brussels Hotel, 1050 Brussels
    Halloween Party

    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.

    With lots of young professionals present thanks to our collaboration with the Canadian Club of Belgium and the Irish Club of Belgium, this will be an ideal opportunity to meet new people in a fun way! And, if you didn’t know this, Halloween originated in Ireland!

    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.





    • 12 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1160 Brussels
    The Canadian Club of Belgium and
    The American Club of Brussels
    welcome YOU to our
    Reading Group
    on the second Wednesday of the month
    from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    (CCB and ACB members only)

       
    We are taking a different approach this time. We are asking YOU to present to us a book of YOUR choice (American or Canadian authors preferred) that YOU have read and that YOU have really enjoyed.
    This gives all members who are passionate about reading a chance to read and discuss different genres of literature.

    If you have not read the book or if you do not have a book you wish to present, and you find a way to come just at the last minute, please join us anyway.

    Here is our agenda for the coming months.

    November 12 presented by Kim Masiero:


    An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
    by Chris Hadfield

    What does it take to get “things” done the best possible way, even in our own daily routine, to eventually and to hopefully reach top results and top satisfaction?
    A fabulous book written by a Canadian “icon”!

    The Book Club is being hosted at Geneviève’s place in 1160 Brussels (Auderghem), Avenue des Nénuphars 11 (ground floor) – phone 02/660.57.65.

    December 10 – presented by Laura Richard

    Three-Day Road
    by Joseph Boyden

    This novel follows the story of two young Native Canadian men who fight in France and in Belgium in World War I. The author explores how their friendship changes during the struggle, and how their spirituality guides them through the conflict.

    The Book Club is being hosted at Laura’s place in 1030 Brussels, Place Dailly 5 – phone 0478/920.965.

    January 14 – your suggestions for a book still possible

    February 11 – your suggestions for a book still possible

    Best to YOU in the meantime,
    Kim Masiero & Geneviève Bergiers D.C.
       

    More info about the Clubs:

    • 16 Nov 2014
    • TBC

    ACB and CCB Brunch-Out
     
    Sunday, November 16

    The American Club of Brussels is pleased to announce its first brunch with the Canadian Club of Belgium!

    Please join us for a new twist on our classic Dine-Out for the month of November. More details to follow!

    Event Details:
    To follow by e-mail.

    • 22 Nov 2014
    • 1:45 PM
    • BOZAR, 1000 Brussels
    • 12
    A Guided Visit to the Exhibition
    Paintings from Siena
    Ars Narrandi in Europe's Gothic Age


    Join us on Saturday, November 22 for a guided visit of the marvelous exhibition, Paintings from Siena: Ars Narrandi in Europe’s Gothic Age.
     
    BOZAR pays tribute to Siena and its magnificent pictorial tradition in collaboration with the prestigious Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen. Sienese artists developed their own style over time, evolving from the rigid patterns of late-Byzantine iconography to more narrative works of art. The exhibition showcases sixty masterpieces which bear testimony to a revolutionary form of art which, from the thirteenth century until the fifteenth century, took an increasing interest in space and in the exploration of human emotions using brilliant, unusual colors. The Sienese school inspired other arts centers in Italy and finally left its mark all over Europe. A unique opportunity to see these masterpieces in Brussels!
     
    Our guide will be once again be Lieve De Jonghe. Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people and is a Members Priority Event. Non-members may sign up after November 12 on a space-available basis.
     
    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
    Time: 1:45 p.m.
    Place: BOZAR, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
    Price: €20 for members, €30 for non-members.
    Public Transportation: Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station; buses 38 and 71: Bozar
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Wednesday, November 19,
    online at www.americanclubbrussels.org, by email (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 “Sienna” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, November 19. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.
    • 23 Nov 2014
    • Sheraton Brussels Hotel

    Stair Climbing for UNICEF
    Road to Awareness


    Click here for full view of poster

    Registration:
    www.sheratonbrussels.com/stairclimb

    Starting after the race around 12:15, there will also be the Road to Awareness Lunch available for only €7.50 (€5 for children<12yrs.), at the top of the stairs with the magical view over the city! Lunch tickets available for sale on the day)


    • 27 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sheraton Brussels Hotel
    Give Thanks with ACB


    Come join us for one of the American Club’s most popular events: a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, consisting of roast turkey with all the trimmings, followed by an assortment of real American pies. This very American event will be held on Thanksgiving itself, i.e., on Thursday, November 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Brussels. Whole turkeys are carved and served family style at tables for eight. It’s just like home, only better, because someone else does the cooking! The menu will be
     
    Apéritif
    •••
    New England Clam Chowder
    •••
    Turkey with stuffing
    Mashed potatoes & gravy
    Sweet potatoes
    Green beans with mushrooms
    Corn pudding
    Beets
    Cranberry Jelly
    •••
    Pecan pie
    Mince pie
    Apple pie
    Pumpkin pie

    We look forward to seeing you at one of the Club’s very best annual events!

    Event Details:
    Date: Thursday, November 27, 2014
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Place: Sheraton Brussels Hotel, Horizon Room (30th floor), Place Rogier 3, 1210 Brussels (St.-Josse-ten-Noode)
    Price: €70 for members (includes aperitif, one-half bottle of house wine, soft drinks and mineral water); €80 for non-members. €38 for children under 12.
    Public Transportation: Metro lines 2, 6, 3, 4: Rogier
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Friday, November 21,
    online at www.americanclubbrussels.org, by email (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 “Thanksgiving” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Friday, November 22. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.
    • 28 Nov 2014
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Metropole Hotel

    Final Friday Cocktails

    Friday, November 28
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Metropole Hotel
    (ground floor near the bar)
    Place De Brouckère 31
    1000 Brussels

    The American Club of Brussels is happy to welcome
    our friends from
    ACAB (American Clubs and Associations in Belgium)
    And anyone else that would like to join us... 

    Cash bar open to all. Newcomers to Belgium and prospective ACB members are especially welcome.
    No reservation is required. Bring a guest or two.

    You can register online for Final Fridays.
    It will take less than a minute and
    there are no strings attached.
    We will keep you informed about the
    American Club of Brussels' events.

    • 11 Dec 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Brussels Marriott Hotel, 1000 Brussels
    “Nuts!” Night
    In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary
    of the Battle of the Bulge

    December 11, 2014



    On December 16, 1944, the Battle of the Bulge began on the Western Front of World War II, and lasted until January 25, 1945, inflicting heavy casualties. During the Siege of Bastogne, despite overwhelming odds, U.S. Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe responded to a request to surrender the town with the one word answer, “Nuts!” This marked the turning point of the Battle of the Bulge for the American troops and on December 30, 1944, General McAuliffe was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by General Patton for his actions at Bastogne.

    On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the American Club of Brussels invites you to “Nuts!” Night to remember the courage and indomitable spirit of those who sacrificed so much during the Battle of the Bulge. The event features a commemoration ceremony honoring all those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice in order to lay the groundwork for the peace, freedom and friendship we now enjoy.

    In the spirit of reconciliation and friendship, the ceremony will include U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer and representatives of all those affected by the Battle of the Bulge – the Germans, the city of Bastogne, and veterans – friends, allies and former foes who now all stand united as we build on the lessons of the past and address the challenges of the future together.

    Event Details

    Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014.
    Time: Registration and drinks at 7 p.m. Ceremony begins at 7:45 p.m., followed by a three-course dinner including wine and water. Cash bar available after dinner. The SHAPE International Band will provide period music throughout the evening.
    Place: Brussels Marriott Hotel, Rue Auguste Orts 3-7, 1000 Brussels. Public parking is available in the area.
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    Dress: Black tie or dress uniform preferred.
    Price: €80. For active military personnel: the € equivalent of $80 (€62) and a one-year free membership in the ACB (value: €140).
    Sign up:
    Reservations should be made by Monday, December 1 by email to info@americanclubbrussels.org, online at www.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 “Nuts!” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Monday, December 1. Cancellations after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.

    Hotel Reservations: For attendees who wish to spend the night in Brussels, the  Brussels Marriott Hotel is offering a special room rate of €89 per night per single room and €109 for a double room including a full American breakfast buffet and Internet. City tax is not included in the above room rate. Please register directly with the hotel by November 20 via  Book your group rate: American Club of Brussels

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