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New telephone number:
0476/996.870

Upcoming events

    • 27 Nov 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sheraton Brussels Hotel
    Registration is closed
    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.

    • 29 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • International School of Brussels

    G4G-DAY @
    BRUSSELS !!!!

    (non-ACB event)


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    • 09 Dec 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1040 Brussels
    Estate Planning in Belgium
    December 9, 2014
     

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    Free entry. Register at www.thebulletin.be/realestate.
    • 10 Dec 2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1030 Brussels
    The Canadian Club of Belgium &
    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 asking you to present 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, if do not have a book you wish to present, but you are able to come just at the last minute, please join us anyway.

    Here is our agenda for the coming months.

    December 10 – presented by Laura Richard

    Three-Day Road
    by Joseph Boyden

    This novel follows the story of two  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 reading group will be hosted at Laura’s place in 1030 Brussels, Place Dailly 5 – tel. 0478/920.965.

    January 14 – presented by Geneviève Bergiers


    Gray Mountain
    by John Grisham

     
    When Lehman Brothers collapsed, Samantha Kofer lost her job, her security, her future. She is now an unpaid intern in a legal aid clinic deep in small-town Appalachia. This is coal country. Meth country. The law is different here. And standing up for the truth means putting your life on the line.

    The reading group will be hosted at Cook & Book, Place du Temps Libre 1 (Woluwe Shopping Center), 1200 Woluwe-St-Lambert. WiFi free of charge!
    Contact: Geneviève Bergiers, tel. 02/660.57.65, genevieve@chiropractorbergiers.be

    February 11 – your suggestions for a book still possible

    More info about the Clubs:
    • 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

    • 20 Dec 2014
    • 2:45 PM
    • Musée d'Ixelles
    • 15

    A Guided Visit to the Exhibition
    Paul Delvaux Unveiled


     

    Join us on Saturday, December 20, for a guided visit of the marvelous exhibition, Paul Delvaux Unveiled.



    The Museum of Ixelles presents the carefree and sensitive world of the famous Belgian master, Paul Delvaux. A non-conformist and original exhibition, Paul Delvaux Unveiled revisits the work of the artist by highlighting six omnipresent pictorial themes of femininity, mystery, dreams, escapism, loneliness and theatricality.

    Under close scrutiny from the keen eyes of curators, art historians, art critics and collectors, the unique approach of such themes reveals a richness, depth and poetic force in the work of Paul Delvaux.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people and is a Members Priority Event.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014
    Time: 2:45 p.m.
    Place: Musée d’Ixelles, rue Jean Van Volsem 71, 1050 Brussels
    Price: €15 for members, €25 for non-members.
    Public Transportation:  Bus 54: Fernand Cocq; Bus 71: Van Volsem; Buses 38 & 60: Malibran; Bus 95: Blyckaerts; Trams 81 & 83: Flagey.
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Wednesday, December 17, online at
    www.americanclubbrussels.org, by email (info@americanclubbrussels.org), or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Non-members will be accepted after December 10 on a “space available” basis. Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Delvaux” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, December 17. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.
    • 21 Dec 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 1000 Brussels
    Santa Claus
    at the Hard Rock Café



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    • 10 Jan 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • Transport provided
    • 30
    A Unique Visit to
    Maasmech
    elen Village



    Are you a shopaholic? Looking for outstanding items at discount prices? If so, then do join us on Saturday, January 10, for a very special event at Maasmechelen Village.

    Discerning shoppers have discovered that this is the place to find leading designer labels at exceptional prices. Maasmechelen Village is home to more than 100 luxurious boutiques offering leading local and international brands at reduced prices all year round. Shopping is a real pleasure here thanks to the spacious 21st-century village-style setting that lends itself to a relaxed and stress-free atmosphere.

    Maasmechelen Village is one of the ACB’s most recent corporate members and is offering an outstanding event for our members. Chauffeured transportation to and from Maasmechelen Village will be provided. Upon arrival, we will be met by a hostess who will accompany us to a private VIP lounge, where welcome drinks, champagne and lunch will be waiting for us. We will receive a short explanation about the January sales and a Boutique Directory. After a day of shopping, the chauffeur will drive us back to Brussels at 5:30 p.m.

    Please note that this visit is limited to 30 people and is a Members Priority Event.

    Event Details:
    Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Place: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels
    Price: free for members. €10 for non-members.
    Public Transportation: Buses 12, 21, 22, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95: Luxembourg
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Friday, January 2, online at www.americanclubbrussels.org, by email (info@americanclubbrussels.org), or by telephone to the ACB Office Manager (0476/996.870). Non-members will be accepted after December 15 on a “space available” basis. Payment to ACB at BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Maasmechelen” in the communications section of the virement. Cancellations are possible until noon on Friday, January 2. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.
    • 30 Jan 2015
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Renaissance Brussels Hotel

    Final Friday Cocktails
     
    Friday, January 30
    6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


    Renaissance Brussels Hotel
    (ground floor near the bar)
    Rue du Parnasse 19 – 1050 Brussels (Ixelles)
    (walking distance from Place du Luxembourg)

    The Party Is Not Over!

    Extend the glow of holiday cheer and sharing with friends. Come to the American Club’s January Final Friday on January 30. Ring in 2015 a second time with fellow club members and guests from other organizations: 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.

    • 01 Feb 2015
    • 7:00 PM
    • The Big Game, 1000 Brussels
     

    Super Bowl XLIX
    Tailgate, Viewing and All Around Party


    Super Bowl Sunday, one of the quintessential non-holiday feasts, is something to be experienced with friends! Join the American Club of Brussels as we enjoy the Game, Commercials, Half Time show, Food  or any other reason that you watch this game.
    7:00-9:00 p.m. Tailgating games, food (if we can get a permit to bbq out on the street), pre-game on TV
    9:00 p.m. Video of past commercial favorites
    10:00 p.m. Football simulation game on wii or x-box
    11:00 p.m. Introduction of Brussels Tigers
    (our local American football team)
    12:00 a.m. Last chance for boxes
    Rest of night Coverage of the game

    Event Details:
    Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
    Time: 7 p.m. until the game is over...
    Place: The Big Game, Rue Henri Maus 5, 1000 Brussels
    Price: €10 for ACB members and Brussels Tigers; €15 for non-members
    Sign up: Reservations are due by noon on Friday, January 30, 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 (BIC/SWIFT: KREDBEBB) will confirm your reservation. Be sure to mention “Superbowl” in the communications section of the virement. Note that cancellations are possible until noon on Friday, January 30. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.


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