Going Green Club: Urban Gardening

c/o The New York Times
c/o The New York Times

We are excited to continue our popular “Going Green” Club and our next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 10 at 4p.m.! This meeting’s topic will be urban gardening, a popular movement in U.S. cities. Many urban residents who don’t have access to traditional land/gardens are improvising and using rooftops and other innovative ways to grow their own food. Come and join a great group of participants, learn more about sustainable living and practice your conversational English as well!
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Special Lecture by NASA Astronaut Daniel C. Burbank

burbank_danielWe are honored to present Daniel C. Burbank (Captain, USCG, Ret.), NASA Astronaut, who will share his experience living and working in space and talk about U.S. – Russian and international cooperation on the International Space Station.

Tuesday, February 9th at 7p.m. 

NOTE: Due to the large crowd expected for this event, please arrive at least 20-30 minutes early.

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FabLabulous Friday! 3D Printing Intensive Workshop

3D printing workshop

American Center Makerspace is pleased to announce an Intensive 3D Printing Workshop for teens with our experienced tech friends from FabLab Moscow. This workshop will be held on Friday, February 5th, at 4 p.m. The 3-hour long program will shed light on 3D printing and computer-aided design. You will learn the facets of designing an object, modelling with 123D Design, preparing the file for print, and finally, 3D printing.

By the end of the workshop, each of you will have created your own model of a small 3-dimensional object which will then be 3D printed and ready for you to collect from our Makerspace.

This class is for children 10-14 years old, both novices and those more experienced with technology.

Apply now to get a spot in our class!
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SPECIAL LECTURE: “The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections and What They May Mean for Russia”

StevensJoin us for a special presentation by U.S. Embassy Spokesperson, William Stevens, who will discuss the upcoming 2016 presidential elections in the U.S. and what their impact may be on Russia. This will also provide you a unique opportunity to participate and engage in this debate.

Thursday, February 4th at 7p.m.

Note: We expect a large crowd for this event, so please arrive at least 15-20 minutes early. 

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Apply for the Access Program

Rostov AccessThe English Language Office at the U.S Embassy in Moscow is pleased to announce scholarship opportunities in the afterschool Access Microscholarship English language study program held in the American Center. Classes meet twice a week at the center and in addition to English language classes, the program also includes a technology component, intensive summer camp activities, and community service projects.   We welcome applications from 13-15 year olds from underprivileged families who are motivated to learn English, interested in the cultures of English-speaking countries, and want to develop their leadership skills.  For application forms and more information, please contact [email protected] or 495-728-5078.

5 O’Clock Tea with Embassy Officers

TeaIf you are interested in studying in the U.S. and want to learn more about what life is like for an international student, then join us for our monthly informal 5 O’Clock Teas! These are led by American Embassy Officers and EducationUSA staff, who will share their experiences as college or graduate students and try to answer any questions that you might have about academic and campus life. This month’s tea will take place on Friday, January 29th at 5p.m. and will focus on summer programs.

(And there will be free tea and cookies as well!)

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American Center Library

SquareImage We are excited to announce that our physical book and DVD collection at the American Center is now available for you!

Visit our staff next time you are at the American Center and we’ll give you access to check out a variety of great resources. We have Books That Shaped America, films from the National Film Registry, materials on English language learning, business and entrepreneurship, and much more!

Conversation Club: Traveling in the U.S.

(Courtesy of discovery.com)
(Courtesy of discovery.com)

Join us for this week’s Conversation Club, where the topic will be Traveling in the U.S. Led by U.S. Embassy Officer, Tiffany Law, we’ll talk about the fun and fascinating places to travel to in the U.S.

Thursday, January 28th at 5p.m.! 

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Discover America: New Orleans, Louisiana

pic_neworleanslaNew Orleans is perhaps Louisiana’s most famous city, situated on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it is full of life and flavor with a unique culture you won’t find anywhere else in America. From Mardi Gras to the French Quarter, there is something for everyone.

Learn more about the city’s past and present in our new club “Discover America” on Wednesday, January 27 at 4:00 p.m.!

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AMC Children’s Club: Benjamin Franklin

FranklinOur next Children’s Club will be dedicated to Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s greatest innovators and statesmen. (And he was born in January!) Through games and activities, we will learn about Franklin’s great contributions to the world. Join us on Saturday, January 23rd at 1p.m. to participate in the fun!

This club is open to children ages 7-12 years and is a great way to meet new people and to practice your English!

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