Our October picnic was quite a success. About seventy people attended: adults, including the pétanque fans, as well as children and their parents.

Our November picnic/pétanque will take place at Mead Botanical Garden (Winter Park), on Sunday, November 12, starting at 12:30 pm, with a potluck lunch, followed by pétanque (French ball games) matches.

As far as our French school is concerned, it runs at full speed, both for adults and children, online or in-presence in our office.

Regarding children’s activities, we offer this month:

● On November 3rd, starting at 6:30 pm in AFGO’s office, a family movie night and potluck. Please look out here for the signup genius link to register.

● On November 11, from 9 to 11 am, Saturday activities (craft and hands-on in French). Subject: Sciences. Registration is required.

For more details about our various programs, please consult Delphine, AFGO School Administrator, at:

Season 29 of the “Discover France and Its Culture” weekly lectures will start on November 3rd and will last until December 9th, with a pause for Thanksgiving. We remind you that the lectures are given by Muriel in English on Friday evening, and in French on Saturday evening.

Season 29 is devoted to the Picardie region, in the Northern part of France. As usual, it will provide details about geography, history, gastronomy, art and literature in this region of France. We remind you that the registrations will be accepted only for the whole 5-week season.

For more details, please consult our website, and for registration please contact Delphine at:

This month, our movie night will take place on Saturday, November 25. As usual, it will start at 6:30 pm with a potluck dinner, followed by the projection of a French movie subtitled in English, all in the AFGO office (1516 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32803). Parking and entrance at the back of the building. Around mid-November, an email with all the details will be sent out.


As announced in our October newsletter, the Annual Meeting of AFGO members took place on October 21. A review of the activities and financial results during the 2022-2023 fiscal year, closed on June 30, 2023 was presented by the president. It was discussed and approved. It was followed by the election of a new Board of Directors (six in total) for one year.

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