ATSCC Past Events


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. Stay tuned for photos from the trip!

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.



Saturday, November 19: Dennis McDermott gave us a crepe-making demonstration that included both savory and sweet crepes. The event will be held at Dennis and Julia McDermott’s home at 3880 Downing Lane, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319. Click here to view invitation!

Friday, November 18: ATSCC attended the Beaujolais Nouveau in Buckhead. The event was sponsored by the French American Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, November 1: Thee Atlanta-Toulouse Sister City Committee met at noon for Randy Barto’s travel lecture on Antarctica. We were in the private dining room of Another Broken Egg in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center at 2333 Peachtree Road.  Everyone ordered either breakfast or lunch. Click here for the Invitation!

Saturday, October 29: ATSCC attended a catered reception for the New Consul General, Louis de Corail. This event was held at an elegant home in Buckhead from 6 PM-8 PM.

Saturday, October 15: Chihuly at the Garden. ATSCC had dinner at Linton’s at the Garden 5:45 PM, and then visited the beautiful Chihuly Exhibit afterward.

Thursday, October 13. ATSCC joined world renowned press cartoonists Jean “Plantu” Plantureux (Le Monde, France), Michel “Kichka” (Courrier International, Israel/Belgium) and Mike Luckovich (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA) for a fun, engaging, and provocative reflection of free speech in a democratic society. From 6PM-9PM. This event is part of France-Atlanta.

Saturday, September 17—ATSCC hosted this Semester’s Georgia Tech students from Metz at a lovely home on a lake in Peachtree City from 5 PM – 8 PM. Everyone brought a dish or a bottle of wine.

Tuesday, August 16 from 10:00 AM -1 PM—ATSCC visited the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers. We viewed the grounds, attend midday prayer, watch an informative video on the Monastery, visited the gift shop, and had lunch on the grounds.

Wednesday, August 10, 11:45 a.m. - Atlanta Author and ATSCC member Julia McDermott lectured on her career as a writer, and discuss her most recent books. She had a book signing afterward. The lecture was held in the private dining room of Another Broken Egg, 2355 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. (In Peachtree Battle Shopping Center).  No charge.

Tuesday, July 26, Noon -  Randy Barto gave another of her exciting lectures with slides, this time on the 2016 Summer Olympics City Rio de Janeiro. The lecture began at Noon iin the private dining room of Another Broken Egg, 2355 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. (In Peachtree Battle Shopping Center).  No charge, but each attendeel ordered either breakfast or lunch. Dutch treat.

Saturday, June 18. ATSCC was at Talk of the Table Wine Shop in Cumming for an all-French wine tasting from 4-6 PM. Members went to dinner afterwards at Marlow’s Tavern.

Thursday, June 16. ATSCC was presented a lecture on Haitian Author Dany Laferrière by Oglethorpe University French Professor Jay Lutz at 6:30 PM in Buckhead. Members brought food or wine.

Tuesday, May 24. The ATSCC Gourmands hosted a lunch at Le Lapin Restaurant, 2341 Peachtree Rd. Atlanta. Dutch treat as usual.  

Tuesday, May 10. ATSCC Party for New Members was at the Home of French Consul General Denis Barbet, 6PM. 1040 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta 30327. All ATSCC members were asked to bring a guest. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts were provided by Soiree catering. The French consul general provided wine.

Saturday, May 7
ATSCC and the Atlanta Cuban Club featured well-known pianist Enrique Chia in “An Evening in Paris”.  A delicious dinner preceded Mr. Chia’s concert. 7:30 Open bar, 8:30 Dinner, 9:30 Concert. In honor of ATSCC, maestro Chia featured selections from France. The Atlanta Cuban Club, 5797 New Peachtree Rd., Doraville, 30340.

Tuesday, April 26Randy Bartow gave another of her outstanding travel presentations, this time on Chile and Argentina. We met at Another Broken Egg, 2355 Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta, 30305, at Noon where we ordered lunch, dutch treat! Click here for view the invitation.

Wednesday, April 13Lafayette Debates, 12:00pm to 2:00pm, was sponsored by the French Consulate. Event was at the Millennium Gate Museum for the 2016 Lafayette Debates organized by the French Consulate in Atlanta. The event was free and open to the public.The award-winning debate teams from Emory University and Morehouse College debated the following topic: Resolved: Democracies should respond to the threat of terrorist attack by substantially increasing domestic surveillance.

AprilInternational Film Festival begins in April. Click here to view the attachment of the list of films and dates.

Saturday, April 9—The ATSCC Dogwood Festival Dinner was at Jim Conway’s home, 1184 Fourteenth Place, NE. Members brough a side dish or a bottle of wine (couples bring both). ATSCC furnished the main dish. Click here for the Invitation!

Saturday, April 3—ATSCC French classes began on Sunday, April 3 in Buckhead (beginning and intermediate levels). They ran from 1:30-2:30 each Sunday for a minimum of 8 weeks (hopefully longer). Cost is only $10 per class...what a bargain!

Saturday, March 12—ATSCC had a party to welcome the Georgia Tech students from Metz who are studying at Tech’s main campus this semester. Party is from 7-10 pm at the home of Allan and Aida Flamm, 738 West Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta 30327 Click here to view the invitation!

Wednesday, March 9—ATSCC had a party honoring our friend and past chair Betty Davis, at Arnall Golden Gregory, 171 17th St. #2100, Atlanta, 30363. Light hors d’oeuvres and desserts were served. Click here to view the Invitation to honor Betty.

Saturday, January 9 - Fete des Rois, 6:00 PM, at the home of Elizabeth & James Munson, 769 Old Ivy Road NE, Atlanta 30342. John Lyons conducted a gift exchange. Each brought a wrapped present. There was a catered buffet and wine costing @ $35 per person. It was a great Fete des Rois with many members in attendence!


November - ATSCC 30th anniversary celebration, Atlanta’s first lady Sarah-Elizabeth Reed, the Atlana ATSCC Chair Betty Davis, the Deputy Mayor of Toulouse, France Aviv Zonabend, Atlanta’s former first lady Valerie Jackson (whose husband former Mayor Maynard Jackson signed the original ATSCC agreement with the Mayor of Toulouse), with City Council member Kwanza Hall and his wife Natalie.

Thursday, November 19 - Randy Barto lecture on Spain and Portugal.

Friday, November 6 - Hapsburg exhibit at the High Museum of Art, followed by dinner.

Thursday, October 29 - Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities 40th anniversary dinner,
with guests from Toulouse. 

October 27 week - Start of annual France-Atlanta events in Georgia.

Sunday, September 13 - ATSCC members enjoyed the opportunity to get to know Sarah-Elizabeth Reed, the Francophile wife of Atlanta’s Mayor.  


Saturday, September 12 - The ATSCC and Dr. Alex Garcias hosted a welcome party for over 20 members of the new group of Georgia Tech graduate students from France.



Sunday, August 30 - ATSCC members attended a wine and cheese lecture at Basil’s restaurant.


Monday, August 24 - Martha Church arranged an enjoyable Gourmand dinner at Cooks and Soldiers.

Saturday, August 22, 2015 - ATSCC members visit talented artist Julia Knight at her Avondale Estates sculpture studio

Saturday, July 18 - Alliance Francaise Bastille Day Celebration

Sunday, July 12 - Tour of Monet/Impressionism exhibit at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga.

Wednesday, July 8 - Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee toured of "The Temple" in Atlanta

Sunday, June 28 - Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee enjoyed lunch at The Luminary

Tuesday, June 9 - Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee enjoyed Randy Barto's travel lecture on Croatia. 

Friday, May 8 - Atlanta-Toulouse Sister Cities Committee toured Atlanta's Besharat Gallery, followed by lunch at nearby No Mas Cantina.  Following lunch, it was optional to continue the adventure by looking at one of the other nearby galleries. 

April 20 - May 1 - Second week of Apri, 2015, members of ATSCC went on a trip to Toulouse. View the photo of the many people on the tour. Great fun and sorry anyone that missed this fabulous trip!

Monday, April 27 - Welcome ceremonies for 15 middle school students from Toulouse to Atlanta’s Sutton School, and visit to Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

Saturday, April 11 - ATSCC visited the 2015 Dogwood Festival Celebration. We met at Jim Conway at 3:30, then walked to the festival at 4:00, and returned at 6:00 for dinner at 1184 Fourteenth Place, Atlanta, 30309. Everyone brought a side dish or a bottle of wine (couples bring both).

Saturday, March 21 - ATSCC headed to north Georgia wine country! We had tastings at 3 wineries, lunch, refreshments on the bus and each eceived a souvenir wine glass. The price was $68 /pp. Click here to view the invitation.

Friday, March 15 - We attened the American Craft Council Show at the Cobb Galleria. We met ATSCC members there or at the wine bar at the center of the craft show. Afterwards we headed over to Cinco Restaurant in the Akers Mill Shopping Center at 7:00 pm for dinner. Click here to view the invitation!

Friday, March 6 - We met at Cacao's Chocolate Factory, 202 Permalume Place, Atlanta, Ga 30318. The owner, Kristen Hard, is one of the foremost chocolate makers in the country. The cost was $5 per person for the tour and afterwards we went for a dutch treat lunch in the area. View the invitation

February and March - ATSCC members took Georgia Tech students from France on trips to the Booth Museum and Etowah Indian Mounds in Cartersville, Stone Mountain, and a wine trip to the North Georgia mountains, as well as Atlanta sight-seeing.

Wednesday, February 25 - ATSCC gathered at Another Broken Egg Cafe in Peachtree Battle shopping center for Randy Barto's Machu Picchu, Peru slide show/lecture. Randy's prior lectures for ATSCC members have been very informative and well received. There was no fee to attend, but each participant must order something to eat from the menu - which includes breakfast all day, as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches. Click here for the invitation.

Saturday, January 24 - We had a great time at VinoVenue on Saturday, January 24, at the Georgetown Shopping Center. Visit their website: VinoVenue was ranked in the top 10 Wine Bars in the US by !!!

Sunday, January 4 - 2015 Fete de Rois was held at 6PM at the home of Jim and Elizabeth Munson, 769 Old Ivy Rd., NE, Atlanta 30342. Everyone brought a fun holiday gift for the gift exchange. Click here to view the invitation.


Tuesday, December 16 - Atlanta Toulouse Sister Cities Committee met for a special presentation on cheeses (primarily) and wines that go with them at Fresh Market at 2 PM. There was be a drawing for a gift. There was cheese tasting, and a sample of European soft drinks (Fresh Market is not allowed to serve wine in the store.)  There were be many items on sale. Fresh Market will also show us French food items that they have available. Click here for the Flyer.

Sunday, January 4 - 2015 Fete de Rois was held at 6PM at the home of Jim and Elizabeth Munson, 769 Old Ivy Rd., NE, Atlanta 30342. Everyone brought a fun holiday gift for the gift exchange. Click here to view the invitation.

Thursday, November 20 - The French American Chamber of Commerce Beaujolais Nouveau 2014
at the Intercontinental Buckhead

Friday, November 14 - Cezanne exhibit at the High Museum and dinner at Lure.

Saturday, November 8 - Wine tasting at Vino Venue, Dunwoody, GA.


Saturday, November 1 - ATSCC joint party with the Alliance Francaise and the Atlanta Cuban Club for an International Soiree and Mixer. Each attendee brought a food item or a bottle of wine. Click here to view the invitation.


October - Tour of Winston Churchill's paintings at the Millennium Gate.



Sunday, October 19 - Joint ballet performance by Association Manifeste of Toulouse and the CORE Performance Company of Atlanta.



Sunday, October 19 - Halloween tour of historic Oakland Cemetery.  



Monday, October 13 - ATSCC Gourmands to lunch! We met at La Petite Maison, 6510 Roswell Road, NE, Atlanta 30328.

Saturday, September 20 - Dinner for French students studying at Georgia Tech, hosted by Dr. Alan Richmond and Dr. Turner Ball, The Phoenix Condominiums, 2881 Peachtree Rd., #1705, Atlanta, 30305. Each attendee was asked to bring a covered dish, dessert, or botle of wine. The event is limited to the first 25 people who respond. View Invitation.

Wednesday, August 27 - Day trip to Columbus Georgia.  Guided tour through the Columbus Museum of Art (and history), lunch near the restored Chattahoochee River walk, and then a guided tour of the renovated historic Springer Opera House.

Tuesday August 26 - GOURMAND dinner at Babette's Cafe at 573 North Highland Avenue from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 20 - Randy Barto slide show/lecture on Norway/Iceland/Greenland at Another Broken Egg in PeachtreeBattle Shopping Center, private dining room, 11:30 a.m.  Everyone will need to purchase a breakfast or a lunch meal.

Wednesday, August 13 - ATSCC took part in a ceremony at the Atlanta International Airport to unveil sister-city information for travelers.

Saturday, July 26 - FATSCC outing, 8 PM, comedy at Oglethorpe University - "One Man, Two Guvnors"

Saturday, May 24 - Atlanta Toulouse Sister Cities Committee, the Atlanta Cuban Club and the Casa De España in Georgia all joined for their Spring into Summer Fête from 4pm until 8pm at the home of Dr. Alex Garcias, 998 Wildwood Road, Atlanta, GA 30306! Dance demonstration and prizes!! Each guest brought either an horsd'oeuvre, a salad, a dessert, or bottle of wine to complement Enrique Dorta's famous Arroz con Pollo. Click here to view the invitation.

Monday, May 5 - ATSCC Gourmands arise! Our meeting was Monday, May 5th, at 6:30 p.m. at Terra Terrior, 3974 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Ga 30319. Click here to view the invitation.

Saturday, April 12 - ATSCC attened the 2014 Atlanta Dogwood's Festival Celebration in the park from 4 - 6. Dinner was held from 6-8 at the home of Jim Conway, 1184 Fourteenth Place, Atlanta, 30309. Click here to view the invitation.

Saturday, March 15 - Meet our guests from Toulouse: A Dinner Reception was held at 6:30 pm with select wines at The Borghese, 3286 Northside Parkway, Atlanta 30327. Click here to view the invitation.

Wednesday, February 26 - Kathmandu and Everest too! Join us at 12:15 pm for a lecture on Nepal by ATSCC member Randy Barto in the private dining room of Another Broken Egg in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center.  Carolyn Wills will update us on the trip she's organizing to Tibet this year.  Contact Margo Hester at to be one of the 24 attendees. Parking is free. Everyone will be able to order lunch from the menu and pay separately. 

Wednesday, February 12 - Join ATSCC at 6:30 pm for a Wine Dinner at Nancy G's, 4920 Roswell Road, Atlanta, 30342. Three courses are paired with three wines. Price is $39.00, which includes tax and tip and this dinner is limited to the first 30 people. Your check is your reservation, so make it payable to ATSCC, note Dinner in the bottom left and mail it to Martha Church, 35 Roanoak Ave, NE, Atlanta, 30305. Call 404-210-1173 if you have questions. Click here for the invitation.

Sunday, February 9 - Join ATSCC at 2 PM to tour Atlanta's Breman Jewish Heritage Museum exhibit at the Rich's Department Store, it's history, merchandise, traditions, social and political impact, and the Rich family. Contact Margo Hester at to be included.  Parking is free (buzz the gate to be let into the lot),senior tickets are $8 and $12 if under the age 62. Click here to view the invitation.

Saturday, January 25 - Join Betty Davis for Movie Day at her home, 110 Stewart Dr. Atlanta, GA 30342. The movie is ALL TOGETHER in French with English sub-titles. Call or email with your RSVP by Friday, Jan. 17th: or 404-252-2260. Click here for the invitation.

Saturday, January 4 - Fete des Rois was held at the home of Elizabeth Munson, 769 Old Ivy Rd., 30342. A fantastic party it was, with our always fun gift exchange.  John Lyons is the Master of Ceremonies. The ATSCC furnished a nice selection of wines with a wonderful menu. Click here to view the invitation.


Friday, December 6
- ATSCC met for the farewell dinner for French students at Georgia Tech at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgia Grille Click here to view the invitation.

Saturday, December 7 - ATSCC members will attend the matinee performance of the annual Christmas Concert at the Cathedral of St. Philp by the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.  Click here for the invitation!

Saturday, November 23 - ATSCC met for an evening of wine and appetizers at the lovely home of Carolyn Wills, Click here to view the invitation.

Tuesday, November 12 - Randy Barto presented information on her experiences in Tibet and Xian China (terracotta warriors) in the private dining room of Another Broken Egg in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. Click here to view the invitation.

Saturday, November 9 - The Atlanta Cuban Club and Atlanta - Toulouse Sister City Committee proudly presented The Musical Review "Toulouse Meets South America". Click here for more information and the Menu.

Thursday, November 7 - Visit at "Art of the Tuileries Garden" with the ATSCC group at Atlanta's High Museum of Art. Click here to view our invitation.

Sunday, Otober 27
We attended a cocktail reception from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the High Museum of Art to celebrate the release of Notes and Sketches: Travel Journals of William P. Ravner. The author William P. Rayner was on hand to sign purchased copies of the collection. The event was held in the Taylor Lobby of the Wieland Pavilion. Click here for the Invitation.

Saturday, September 28
- We met at 7 PM at the home of Rick and Judy Fritz to meet the young French graduate students who are studying this quarter at Georgia Tech. Meats were provided, and we brough wine and a side dish.

Tuesday, September 24 - We celebrated the new International Department of the City of Atlanta. The City of Atlanta and ATSCC welcomed the new Director of International Affairs, Claire Collobert Angelle on Tuesday, September 24th at 7 PM, 3280 Habersham Road, home of Fenton May. Champagne and hors d’oeuvres were served.

Thursday, September 5 -
ATSCC toured the studio of master glass blower Hans Frabel. We met at the studioto see glass blown and hear about Frabel's career. We had lunch after our tour at the Optimist Oyster Bar. Click here to view the invitation!

Monday, September 2 - On Labor Day, September 2 @ 6:00 PM we saw the classic movie  “The Umbrella of Cherbourg”.  It was in French with English subtitles.  The movie was at the LeFont in Sandy Springs. 

Saturday, August 24 - Jeanne Castell Kozik delighted us with a French culinary lesson at her cottage home, 549 Echota Drive NE, Atlanta, 30318. The price was $63 per person, which includes wine and the prepared meal. Click here to view the invitation.

Saturday, August 17 - ATSCC on a wine trip Cancelled.

Thursday, August 8 - The Botanical Gardens outing got rained out, but we went on Thursday, August 8.  People who have seen this show really rave about it. We met at 6:15.  Admission was $10 instead of the normal $18.95. They sell food and wine in the garden, and there was music.

Thursday, July 25 -ATSCC met for a guided tour of the Shi Swaminarayna Mandir (Hindu Temple, 460 Rockbridge Road,NW,Lilburn, GA 30047). View their website! There was a suggested $5 donation for the tour, which includes seeing the interior of the building, statutes of some of the main Hindu gods, and a 15 minute film. There was a book/gift store where they sell items, including sweets. Click here to view the invitation.

Saturday, July 20-
ATSCC visited Lucie Rivera-O'Ferral and Fred Kruse's mountain home for a picnic lunch reception for our new members. We met at Cosco, Cumberland Mall, at noon to carpool. The trip took around 1 hour. Click here to view the invitation!

Saturday, July 12 -
Alliance Francaise had a celebration of French Independence Day.  It was a party on the roof terrace at Atlantic Station.

Thursday, July 11 -
ATSCC to viewed Johanne Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" along with more than 30 other painting by Dutch Masters at the High Museum of Art. We got headphones with a prerecorded overview of the exhibit. Click here to view the invitation.

Friday, June 28
- ATSCC visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden exhibit "Imaginary Worlds" Following the tour, we had lunch at the Gardens. Check out the Garden's website! Click here to view the invitation!

Sunday, June 9
- Porfolio Restaurant
in Buckhead had a French Wine Tasting. See you there. Click here for the invitation.

Saturday, June 8 -
ATSCC enjoyed a day-trip to the Birmingham, AL, Museum of Art. Our first stop was in Irondale, AL for an inexpensive southern-style lunch at the restaurant that belongs to Fannie Flagg's Aunt, and was the inspiration for "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe". Click here to see the permanent exhibits at the Museum. Admission is free. Click here to view the invitation.

Friday, May 3
- ATSCC heard Dr. Yves Berthelot, Vice President of Georgia Tech-Lorraine, speak to us on Metz: Georgia Tech's French Campus. Lunch was afterward at the Highland Bakery. Click here for the invitation.

Saturday, April 20 - ATSCC attended the Atlanta Dogwood's Festival Celebration in the park from 4 - 6. Dinner was held at Chez Jim Conway's at 6pm. We brought an hors d'oeuvre or nice bottle of wine to share (couples bring both). Click here to view the invitation.

Thursday, April 18 -
Randy Barto narrated an adventure, with projected photographs, of her travel in Egypt, including the Valley of the Kings, the pyramids, and a hot air balloon ride over Luxor. We had lunch during the presentation in the private room at the back of  “Another Broken Egg” restaurant in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center.  Click here to view the invitation.

Wednesday, April 10 -
Spalding Nix's Culture Club presented Andrew Crawford: The Business of Creativity at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center's Presentation Room, (1st floor atrium), 351 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE.

Sunday, March 31 -
We had a fabulous Easter at the Easter Bonnet Brunch at Frank Buda's, 29 Peachtree Circle, NE, Atlanta. Hats were Required. Click here for Invitation. Click here to view the Party!

Friday, Sunday, March 15-17 -
American Craft Council Atlanta Show, Cobb Galleria Centre We met at the Galleria to get SPECIAL FRIDAY EVENING ADMISSION. Check out their website Some of us had dinner at Cinco. FYI.....many whom had never attended were astounded last year at the fabulous fine crafts, clothing and jewelry in this juried art show and sale. Other planned activities, including a wine-tasting and visits to art galleries and museums were announced as dates were finalized.

Saturday, March 9
ATSCC visited the magnificent Gibbs Gardens, touring the property incluidng 50 acres of daffodil. Click here for the invitation.

Thursday, March 7
We met at B's Bistro (6010B1 Sandy Springs Circle) for an informative presentation: "You Know More French Than You Think: The Intertwining of The French and English Langues" by ATSCC's John Lyons. Cost was $25 for choice of one of 4-5 entrees, choice of salad, dessert and wine at an additional charge. Click here to view the invitation.

Sunday, February 24
ATSCC attended a wine tasting and art lecture by Professor Dean Turner. This event is hosted by Joe Gallagher & Michael McDaniel at 2131 Monhegan Way, SE, Smyrna, GA 30080. Everyone brought an elegant bottle of wine to share or a gourmet appetizer complimented the wines. Click here to view the invitation.

Saturday, February 9
- We enjoyed a beef bourguignon tasting party with personal favorite recipes prepared by ATSCC member volunteers. Chez Judy and Rick Fritz hosted this tasting at 6 PM at their home, 5032 Michell Road, Sandy Springs, 30328. All participatns brought their outstanding beef bourguignon or other dishes, dessert or wine. Click hereto view the invitation.

Saturday, January 12
ATSCC members went to see the film Les Miz at CineBistro in Brookhaven. Showtime was at 2:30 PM.

Sunday, January 6
- Fete des Rois - Checks for $30 to cover the cost of dinner and wine was submitted to our treasurer by December 31, 2012. Click here for the Photo Library of the event.

Tuesday, December 24
Soiree at Frank Buda's - 7:00 pm Cocktails and Dinner. Black Tie - RSVP not necessary. Ansley Park, 29 Peachtree Circle, Atlanta, 30309. Click here for the Invitation.

October 25 - November 10
Encouraged by the success of the last two editions, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology have decided to make of France-Atlanta a yearly event, a French-American rendez-vous.This decision was announced on February 15 in the presence of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Spokesman for the state of Georgia Nico Wijnberg, Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols and the many France-Atlanta’s sponsors, partners and supporters.
Spalding Nix Addressing the Group
Thursday, October 18 - Spalding Nix hosted ATSCC members at his Peachtree Hills Gallery for a lecture on Women in the Arts. Guests mingled in the gallery for wine and appetizers starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the seated lecture. Click here to view the invitation. Click on the image to the right to view.

Saturday, October 6 - We were invited to join our hosts Robert Nyborg and Carol Buscail-Smith and the French American Chamber of Commerce-Atlanta, The French Heritage Society, the Alliance Francaise, the Atlanta Toulouse Sister City Committee, and the Threatre du Reve for a Sunset Cruise on Lake Lanier from 4PM to 8Pm. Click here for the invitation.

Botanical GardensThursday, September 20
Sip a cocktail and explore "Independent Visions: Sculpture in the Garden" theatrically lit under the night sky, before stopping by the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen to learn fresh ideas from the Garden Chef.  Judy Fritz's husband, Garden docent Rick Fritz agreed to lead an ATSCC tour of the Atlanta Botanical Garden during one of the ABG's regular Thursday night Cocktail in the Garden dates. Click here to view the invitation. Click on the image to the right to view.

diAmanoChocolatesthumbFriday, September 7 -
Join your ATSCC friends at 7PM for an evening of chocolate at diAmano Chocolates in Sandy Springs. Sip delicious wines paired with delectable chocolates. Enjoy a lecture and chocolate-making demonstration by master chocolatier Andrea Smith. Click here for the invitation. Click here to visit diAmano Chocolate's website. Click on the images to the right to view.

Mountain Supper in JasperSunday, August 26
We enjoyed a Mountain Supper at the lovely north Georgia cabin of Lucie-Rivera-O'Ferrall & Fred Kruse located in Jasper, GA. Click here for the invitation with all the details. Click on the image to the right to view.

Saturday, July 21 - Bastille Day 2012, "L'Esprit de Paris"
- We enjoyed an evening at Nelson Mullins, at Atlantic Station. Casual Elegance. We experienced Joie de Vivre, hors d'oeuvres & wine, fun, DJ & Jazz Band, dancing, mixing, mingling and silent auction.

Thursday, June 28th at 8:00pm -
Georgia Illyria: a Twelfth Night Musical - It’s cross-dressing – Shakespeare style!
An assumed identity sets off a comedy of errors in this eclectic adaptation of Shakespeare’s most musical play. Click here for invitation.

Saturday, June 9 -
Georgia Fine Wine Festival at Black Stock Winery. Cost: $55, included: Tranportation & tip, refreshments on the bus, entrance to the festival, a sourvenir wine glass with unlimited tastings and food tickets for lunch.

Friday and Saturday, June 1st & 2nd -
Join us for Movies in the Morning at the Lefont Sandy Springs Theaters for French film Les
enfants du paradis. Click here for the invitation with the website, times and contacts. Let's go to lunch afterwards in Sandy Springs.

Saturday, April 28  - 
We viewed the film “Paris, the Luminous Years”. There is perhaps no better time to be an American in Paris than between 1905 and 1930, the setting of the film, where artists and free-spirits like Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Beach, Janet Flanner, and others fled American society in post-World War I America. The two hour documentary has fused a combination of old Parisian footage and contemporary scenes today. The screening was hosted by Colette Anderson on the new 60” TV in her living room.

Thursday, March 22 - We enjoyed a spring day of art, nature, and French cuisine in Athens, GA. Director Bill Eiland of the Georgia Museum of Art was our tour guide. Lunch followed at Brasserie Etienne, followed by a Garden Tour Sampler in the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.Click here to view the invitation.

March 9-11 - American Craft Council Show, Atlanta Cobb Galleria Centre. Special Friday Evening Admission: $5 after 5 pm on-site purchase only. Join Colette Anderson at 5 pm to walk and shop, RSVP to Colette at or call 770-319-0595. Meet us for dinner at 8 pm at Cinco Mexican restaurant at Akers Mill. Click here for information.

For past events invitations, click on the highlighted list:
Sunday, February 12 - Book discussion group at Colette Anderson's home. We are discussing The Greater Journey.

Sunday, January 29
- ATSCC Board Meeting. If you have friends you would like to join our group, now is the perfect time.  If they join now they will have 16 months of membership before the next year.  Dues are due April 1. They can get a membership form from the website.  Dues are $35 for a single and $50 for a couple.  Send dues to Carol Evans.

Thursday, January 26
- Picasso to Warhol at the High Museum - Reserve uour own tickets at 404.733.5000 or Dinner will follow at South City Kitchen. RSVP by January 19th to Julie Allison at 404.378.2289 or Click here for the invitation

Tuesday, January 24 -
The French American Chamber of Commerce - Atlanta, The French Heritage Society, The Alliance Francaise and the Atlanta Toulouse Sister City Commission invites you at the "Four Seasons' Dinner celebrating WINTER at 8:00 pm. To register, email or call 404-997-6800. Click here to view the invitation.

Friday, January 6 - Fete des Rois -
7PM, Plaza Towers, 2575 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30305. Deadline to receive checks is December 31. Send $30, payable to ATSCC, to Carol Evans, 2800 Ridge Valley Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30327. Don't forget to bring your least favorite christmas gift!

Saturday, December 24 -
You are cordially invited to a Black Tie Party on Christmas Eve at Frank Buda's, 29 Peachtree Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. Cocktails and dinner at 7PM.

Thursday November 17
- Art appraiser Spalding Nix, whose Culture Club events many of you have attended, will present a special program for ATSCC members with insights on antique collecting at 6:30 at his Peachtree Hills location, Spalding Nix Fine Art & Antiques, LLC - The Galleries of Peachtree Hills, Building Five, Suite 30-A, 425 Peachtree Hills Avenue (adjacent to ADAC), Atlanta, 30305.

Sunday, November 6 - You are invited to attend a private reception in honour of the Mayor of Toulouse, The Honourable Mayor Pierre Cohen. The catered reception, at 6:00 pm, will be at the home of Amanda Brown Olmstead, 274 West Paces Ferry Road, NW.

Saturday, November 5 - The honor of your company is requested at a reception on the occasion of the visit to Atlanta of Mr. Pierre Cohen, Member of Parliament and Mayor of Toulouse. This event will be held at the Melia Hotel at 7:00 pm. Click here to view the invitation.

October 26 - November 12 - France - Atlanta 2011: A New French - American Series of Events.
The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology present: France Atlanta 2011 Together Toward Innovation. Series include: Scientific Symposiums, Business Workshops, Cultural Expressions and Humanitarian Events. Click here for the press release. Click here for the list of events and dates.

Saturday, October 29 - Halloween Social, spooky good time and you MUST come in costume. Time: 7:00 PM, Location: Plaza Towers, 2575 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Bring a bottle of wine or an appetizer.

October 8th - 18th

Tour of New England, Nova Scotia and Québec. Fly to New York, Cruise to Québec. Fun, return flight from Montréal.

Friday, September 30, ATSCC 1st Annual 4-Person 18 Hole Scramble at Fox Creek.
Click here for details.

Friday, September 16, Artist Reception for French Impressionist Jaline Pol from Toulouse and Lyon at the Vinings Gallery, 4686 Atlanta Road, Suite F, Atlanta. See Invitation for details.

Tuesday, August 2, Quatre Saisons inaugural dinner - Summer at 7:00 PM, Anis Bistro

Celebrated SUMMER with the FACC, the Alliance Française and an other “sister” Francophile organizations at one of our favorite French Bistros. $30 prix fix.

Sunday, July 31, ATSCC Board Meeting
4:00 pm at Plaza Towers (9A or Party Room) 2575 Peachtree Road, Atlanta.

Saturday, July 23rd, Booth Western Art Museum
ATSCC visited the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville for a personalized tour. See Invitation for details.

Friday, May 20th, Passport to France - The French American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta presents its 26th Annual Gala. Click here to learn more.

Saturday, May 14th - Burgundy Wine Tasting at pH Wine Merchant, 200 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE, Atlanta, 30305. (Next to the Tree House and across from Paul's Restaurant) Paul's Restaurant is providing light hors d'oeuvres to compliment the wine.

Saturday, April 16: Our annual trip to the North Georgia Wineries! Tasting was at Wolf Mountain, including their sparkling wines and lunch with a wine pairing at the Oar House over looking the Chestatee River.

Saturday, April 23: A Party honoring Colette and Arlette from Toulouse at the beautiful home of Pat Williams.

Sunday, April 24: Easter Bonnet Brunch at Frank Buda's. HATS REQUIRED. Click here for the invitation.

Sunday, March 6:  Philippe LeJeune performed Jazz and Boogie Woogie Piano with Che Marshall on percussion. Click here for Invitation.

Sunday, February 27:
 Théâtre du Rêve. The Red Balloon.

Saturday, February 19:  Two-Exhibitions presented by The High Museum of Art, Toulouse-Lautrec and Friends: The Irene and Howard Stein Collection and Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century

Friday, January 28
: Wine & Cheese Reception at the Walter Cummings Art Exhibit at Alliance Française

Thursday,  January 6: Epiphany Party at Plaza Towers

Friday, Dec. 24:  Cocktail Party at Frank Buda’s home(black tie)

Sunday, Dec. 5:  ATSCC-Nuremburg Sister Cities Committee Christmas Party

Friday, December 3 “Les Eléments”: Vocal Excellence. A French Chamber Choir From Toulouse

Monday, November 29-Sunday, December 12: France-Atlanta Towards Innovation

Sunday, November 28:  Reception for the mayor of Toulouse at the French Consul General’s home.

Saturday, Oct. 23:  Oakland Cemetery Tour, followed by dinner at Six Feet Under

Thursday, Sept. 23: Dali Exhibit at the High Museum, followed by dinner at Amuse.

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2011 Events:
2011 January 28 - Walter Cummings Art Exhibit at Alliance Française
2011 January - La Fête des Rois at Plaza Towers

2010 Events:
2010 December 5th - Toulouse Nurembur Joint Christmas Party

2010 November 28th - Party to Welcome Toulouse Officials to City Hall at the home of the Consul General

2010 November 30th - Meeting with Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta and Toulouse Officials

2010 May Day in Morningside

2010 Fete des Rois

2009 Events:

2009 April 11th - Gathering at Jim Conway's after the 2009 Dogwood Festival

2009 May - Betty and Carol go to France

2009 September Welcome to the new Consul General, and honoring of Régine Reynolds-Cornell
September 2009 brought Pascal le Deunff, the new French Consul-General, to Atlanta.  One of M. le Deunff's first official duties was the presentation of an award elevating Dr. Régine Reynolds-Cornell to the rank of Officer in the National Order of Academic Palms, in recognition of her dedication to the knowledge and the teaching of the French culture and language. The award was made at the September  20  gathering of the ATSCC group in the home of Magin Maseda. 

2009 October 3rd - Beltline Atlanta Tour

2009 November Wine Tasting

2008 Events:

2008 Spring Gathering Honoring Our 4 Presidents

2008 Bastille Day

2008 Blind Wine Tasting
, Hosts: Lenny Oddo and Martha Church

2008 Visit To Persimmon Wine Gallery

2008, August 17th - Polo Party
at Jack Cashin's Chukker Farm

2008, November 8th - Wine Tasting at the Oddos'

2007 Events:

2007 Officer Installation at the home of French Consul General Philippe Ardanaz

2005 Events
2005 Phoenix Statue Presentation and Basque Country Trip
Translation of Inscription: The Flight of the Phoenix, David Paul Landis, Inspired by Explosion of AZF 21 Sept.2001
The ATSCC has Offered this Phoenix to the City of Toulouse. This Symbol of Resurrection, Emblem of the City of Atlanta,
Commemorating as well the 30th Anniversary of the Twinning of the Cities, Unveiled the 20th of May 2005 by Philippe Doust-Blazy, Minister of Solidarity of Health and Family, President of Greater Toulouse, Jean-Luc Moudenc, Mayor of Toulouse, Jennifer Bacchus-Carleton, U.S. Consul in Toulouse and Betty Davis, President of Atlanta-Toulouse Sister City Committee