ATSCC Past Events


European Trip to Sicily  Sept 23-Oct.1, optional trip to Rome Sept 20-23 - Several members enjoyed a lovely European trip once again at a brand-new Club Med in Palermo, Italy. 

Friday, September 28, 6 to 9PM - Atlanta History Center hosted the very first History on the Rocks! The new after–hours program series, hosted on the fourth Friday of each month, gives guests the chance to kick–off the weekend by grabbing a drink and exploring the museum. For the first in the series, they showcased a little of all they had to offer—cooking demos, museum theatre, and guaranteed good times!  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door; free for members.

Sunday September 23rd, from 3 to 5PM - French Salon w/ Théâtre du Rêve-Private home in Buckhead (registration required).

Sunday, September 23rd - November 4th, 7 Weeks for a total of $70 per student. - We are resuming the Advanced Beginner class. You can pay the first day of class. Here's the link, if you know others who want to join.

Wednesday, September 19th, 6:30PM - Atlanta History Center hosted a Party with the Past: Variety Playhouse, dress for the period, enjoy music of the period.  

July 28, Saturday @12:30SCAD Tour of Pierre Cardin FashionPierre Cardin: Pursuit of the Future" is a major retrospective featuring iconic looks for both women and men from the 1950s to present, borrowed mainly from the Pierre Cardin Museum in Paris, and includes several dresses from the SCAD Permanent Collection. Optional late lunch after the tour.

July 23, Monday  Museum Road Trip - The French Heritage Society organized a “road trip” to the Georgia Museum of Art in Athens. Sarah Kate Gillespie, curator of American art guided us through both “Women Artists from the Johnson collection and the fabulous collection of American impressionist paintings of Mrs. Day Sanders. Additionally, Bill Eiland personally took us through the R&R treasures, a sneak peek before it opens.

There will be a cost of box lunches which we will eat in the Board meeting room.  There is no admission charge at the Georgia Museum of Art but a donation would be gratefully accepted. 

July 21,Sunday, 7 pm, Resto Rendez-Vous, Our regular meet-up for anyone who loves to chat outside in the summer and have "un verre" or a bite. or both. Totally casual.

July 14, Saturday. Bastille Day - Choices, Choices!

6:00 pm, Alliance Francaise Soiree Blanche:  An elegant evening celebrating the French National Holiday amongst the Atlanta skyline benefiting the Alliance Française d'Atlanta. AF/FACC Member $100.00

5:00 pm, Petanque Meet and Compete, Francophiles and Pétanque Players (or beginners of any age or skill) Play or Learn Games ‘played in the shade’ in Roswell Park by the River at 194 Oxbo Road NO Alcoholic Beverages permitted in Park!

7:00 pmPetanque Beverage, Baguette & Bastille Day Celebrations Begin! Pot Luck! Bring French style food, cheese, pastries, wine, champagne, beer or beverage.

Wednesday, June 27 - We have been dormant too long so, in order to correct that, we convened at AMELIE’S FRENCH BAKERY AND CAFÉ, 840 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta GA 30318, at 11:00 a.m. As always, we each pay for our own meals. View the invitation.

Sunday, June 9 - Diner at Anis in support of Theatre du Reve. This was a fundraiser for their camp and 10% of your “addition” will go to them. There was a performance while we ate. 

Saturday, June 8 - Introduction to Petanque. The lesson is free but you must reserve with Carol Evans to attend.  Please email her at to reserve your place or call her for more information.  Location is the intersection of Hanover West and Hanover West Court. HW is directly opposite the Cross Creek Condos on Bohler Road, which is between West Wesley Rd. and Peachtree Battle.

Thursday, June 7 - the French-American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta honored ‘l’art de vivre à la française” the French art of living, during our annual Summer Champagne Fundraiser. It was superb.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Farewell cocktail party at the home of Sharon Loy.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Trip to Cartersville to visit the Booth Museum ($10) and the Etowah Mounds.($5)
We had a Dutch treat lunch near the museum

Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:30PM - Al fresco dinner at the home of Jeanne and Walter Koszik.
Members will bring food or wine to share.

Monday, May 7, 2018 - Trip to Callaway Gardens. We drove to Callaway and see the gardens, the Butterfly House, and many wonderful sights. We had a picnic lunch.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 6:30PM - Dinner at the home of Carolyn and John Lyons.

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 9AM - 2PM - A Tour of Downtown Atlanta by bus. You will probably learned something you didn’t know before about Atlanta.  Stopped at MLK center, Atlanta Beltline, Ponce City Market, CNN for lunch, the Buckhead Mansions.

Saturday - Wednesday, May 5 – 9, 2018 - Visitors were here from our society in Toulouse. 7 visitors were hosted in our members’ homes. They spent a week in Florida and 4 days in Atlanta.  They all spoke English.

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - We chartered a bus for an all-inclusive trip to North Georgia. We visited 3 Wineries for tastings and lunch. Wineries included: Stonewall Creek, Tiger Mountain and 12 Spies Vineyards, all in Rabun County.View Invitation.

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 4:30 pm - Bobbi Kornblit, Author and Experienced Film Insider tells all. The action in Red Carpet Rivals: a novel, swirls around the glamour and chaos of the most celebrated movie awards ceremony. The savvy, sexy, and funny novel provides an inside scoop about the studios and the stars in Hollywood from the 1980s to the present. This was a Red Carpet event, we dressed for the occasion. Cocktails and Tidbits and a fascinating journey. Location:  2911 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta 30305. Click here for the invitation and details.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - The Consulate General of France in Atlanta, in partnership with Atlanta's sister city of Toulouse and Le Bilboquet restaurant, organized a gourmet dining experience for March 21 at 6:00 PM. Chef Stéphane Tournié joined Le Bilboquet Chef Cyrille Holota from his Michelin-starred restaurant in Toulouse. Together they prepared a menu showcasing the best of contemporary French cuisine. This is part of the 4th Edition of Goût de/Good France, a worldwide celebration of French gastronomy.

Monday, March 19, 2018
- The Sister City Montego Bay Gospel Brunch was be at City Hall, from 12:00 - 3:30 p.m. It is a fundraiser and only $35 to join i Let Sherry ( know if you would like to attend. Click here for more info:

Friday, March 16, 2018, 5p.m. Craft Show at Cobb Galleria. $5 special pricing at the door.  We met for dinner afterwards.

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00 pm - French Day at  Theatre du Reve. The Play: Il etait une fois/Once upon a time. Acted in French with English supertitles, this is a world premiere of a play written and directed by Carolyn Cook. “Once upon a time, there were women who found a way to defy even the most powerful ruler on earth, simply by telling their own stories. Prepare to be transported to the France of Louis XIV…” Open to members and non-members. so bring your friends. 

About this event:

  1.  A group met for lunch at 1 p.m. at Bread and Butterfly Bistro before the play.
  2. We hosted a joint small reception after the play with the French Consulate and the Alliance Francaise

Sunday, March 4
, 2018,
1:00 p.m. - GA Tech Grad Students were guests at an ATSCC member’s home as they were welcomed to Atlanta and the Atlanta Tech campus. The young men and women are students at the GA Tech Campus in Metz, France. Brunch was served and consisted of several delicious dishes to help acquaint the students with Southern cuisine.

Friday, March 2, 2018 - Alliance Francaise: Night at the Opera. Tickets were $10. This was not the actual opera, it was an event around the current opera. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - The Gourmands reserved a lunch table for noon at Bread and Butterfly.Bread & Butterfly, a whimsical café & bistro located in the heart of Inman Park, is a European-inspired space to enjoy food and drink from early morning to late night. From its small bar, intimate dining room and beautiful porch area with steel doors that open to Elizabeth Street to the bright patio outside, Bread & Butterfly is a place to enjoy a cappuccino and perfect croissant, a decadent seasonal breakfast or lunch, or a bistro-style dinner in the evening. Bread & Butterfly also features a unique wine, beer and cocktail list and decadent dessert selections.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - We attended the Atlanta Sister Cities Commissioner Winter Party at City Hall. It is a lovely event with all 17 Sister Cities there, officials, consulate dignitaries, etc. This year we opened this up to our membership to attend for $20 per person to assist ASCC in raising funds to maintain its’ position as international city of significance.  It was be a fun event. Click here to see the invitation.

Monday, January 22, 2018 - An event at the Alliance francaise, Midtown, Elysée Treaty Celebration 2018.

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Fet du Rois' was hosted in the home of Elizabeth Munson and all the details arranged by our tireless Vice Presiden of Hospitality, Carol Evans. Great time for all!


Sunday, November 19: ATSCC toured the new Mercedes Benz Stadium. We had a great turnout for this event.

Saturday, November 18:
Dennis McDermott gave us a crepe-making demonstration that included both savory and sweet crepes. The event was held at Dennis and Julia McDermott’s home at 3880 Downing Lane, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.

Friday, October 27, 2017 - The Consulate General of France sent the attached invitation to ATSCC. The invitation wass for a free screening of director Alain Gomis' latest award-winning film, Félicité, presented as part of France-Atlanta 2017 in conjunction with the High Museum of Art's exhibition "Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design."

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - France-Atlanta 2017: Contemporary French-American Chamber Music Concert at GSU, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, Georgia State Univeristy, Kopleff Recital Hall, 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE., Atlanta.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Randy Barto presented her lecture (with fabulous slides) on the Christmas Markets on the Danube, and cities of Germany. ATSCC was in the private dining room of Another Broken Egg at Peachtree Battle Shopping Center, 2355 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - Our friend Suzy Wasserman of the French Heritage Society shared this free of charge event with us! Robert Mallet, noted plantsman, author and Director of the Shamrock Collection, the largest collection of hydrangeas in the world, was our speaker. His topic was  The Ultimate Exhibitionist: Hydrangeas from Private to Public. 7 PM at the Atlanta History Center’s Woodruff Auditorium in McElreath Hall.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - The ATSCC was specifically invited to a special, open rehearsal and coffee discussion of France-Atlanta 2017 artists Germana Civera and Didier Aschor in collaboration with the artists of CORE Performance Company from 3:00-4:00pm in downtown Decatur. The open rehearsal and coffee with the artists took place at CORE Performance Company’s Studios in Decatur Square.

Friday, September 29, 2107 -Brenda and Walton Rawls joined us at the Atlanta History Center at 10:30 on Friday, September 29, for a tour of Walton’s exhibit, “Uncle Sam Wants You! World War I and the American Poster.” This exhibit is based upon Walton’s extensive collection. The exhibition is in the main AHC building, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, NW. The exhibit closes Dec. 3, 2017.

September 13-25, 2017 - ATSCC Members visited Corsica and Toulouse with optional side trips. Click here to take a look at some of the photos taken.

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Baaron Haussmann and his Renovation of Paris: A Cocktail Culturel and Lecture by Lewis Nix, was held at 6:30 PM at the private residence of Leslie and Skip Petter, 835 Davis Dr., Atlanta, 30327. Baaron Haussmann was chosen by Emperor Napoleon III to carry out a tranformation of Paris from its ancient character to the Paris we know today. The event was $30 per person.

Sunday, September 3, 2017 - ATSCC hosted a Welcome Dinner for the Metz Students arriving to study at Georgia Tech.  The dinner was held in the home of Susan and Nick Nicholson.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Brenda Rawls lead a guided tour at the High Museum of Art for The Atlanta Toulouse Sister City Committee.  This included the magnificent exhibit of Andy Warhol. Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation is on view throught September 3, 2017. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - Members met at the Fox Theater for a talk by one of the cast members before seeing “An American In Paris”.  Organized by member Carolyn Wills.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - The Atlanta Toulouse Sister City Committee met at 10 a.m. as ATSCC member and docent Rick Fritz treats us to a guided tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Toulouse Sister City Committee met at noon on Thursday June 15, 2017 for Randy Barto’s lecture and slide presentation on the Canadian Rockies.. We were in the private dining room of Another Broken Egg in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - ATSCC had a cheese and wine tasting from 4PM-6PM at Caly Road Creamery, 227 Hilderbrand Dr., Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - Ken Haskins spoke on the sequel to his book "The Lost Child" at the home of Mot Dinos, 3001 Ranch Rd., Atlanta (Vinings) 30339. The book is set in Paris during the German Occupation of France in World War II.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Northwest Atlanta resident Jeanne Castell-Kozik, a native of France, an expert in French cooking, and has French cooking classes and dinners in her home. She demonstrated how to cook what you will eat. We participated in the preparation of the meal. She made Coquilles St. Jacques for the Atlanta Toulouse Sister Cities Committee.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - The Atlanta-Toulouse Sister City Committee held a Welcome Reception and Dinner for the Georgia Tech Students from Metz who are completing their Master's Degrees this semester at Tech's main campus in Atlanta. The Reception and Dinner was held at the home of John and Carolyn Lyons, 3340 Turtle Lake Dr., SE, Marietta 30067.

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - Toulouse Sister City Committee met at noon on Thursday January 26, 2017 for Randy Barto’s travel lecture on Antarctica. We’ll be in the private dining room of Another Broken Egg in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center at 2333 Peachtree Road.  Everyone will need to order either breakfast or lunch.  We will have separate checks.  There is plenty of free parking.  

Sunday, January 7, 2017 -ATSCC’s biggest event of the year…La Fete Res Rois was at a beautiful Buckhead home! The event was held from 6-8:30 PM.