May ASCI Social
May
30
5:30 PM17:30

May ASCI Social

Please join us for our second ASCI Social, where we will be sharing sister city news, welcome new folks who are interested in our organization and generally will have a good time networking with other citizen diplomats.

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June Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities
Jun
11
4:00 PM16:00

June Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities

*** Please note that we will no longer be meeting on the 2nd floor, but instead we will meet in RM 1029, on the first floor. AND due to the high demand of the room, our meetings will no longer end at 6pm, but instead will end at 5:30pm***

If you have any issues getting to this room, please call Lizette at 915-740-2844. 

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July Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities
Jul
9
4:00 PM16:00

July Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities

*** Please note that we will no longer be meeting on the 2nd floor, but instead we will meet in RM 1029, on the first floor. AND due to the high demand of the room, our meetings will no longer end at 6pm, but instead will end at 5:30pm***

If you have any issues getting to this room, please call Lizette at 915-740-2844. 

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May Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities
May
14
4:00 PM16:00

May Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities

*** Please note that we will no longer be meeting on the 2nd floor, but instead we will meet in RM 1029, on the first floor. AND due to the high demand of the room, our meetings will no longer end at 6pm, but instead will end at 5:30pm***

If you have any issues getting to this room, please call Lizette at 915-740-2844. 

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New French Cinema Week 2018 Correspondance: The Music/Video Exchange Project Screening and Party
Apr
26
9:30 PM21:30

New French Cinema Week 2018 Correspondance: The Music/Video Exchange Project Screening and Party

Filmmakers and musicians from Austin and Angers, France participated in the Correspondance project, an exchange program that pairs two artists to create a collaborative work between their respective artistic practices: music and video. In this program, we will showcase a series of videos created by Austin video artists for Angers musicians, and vice versa. The screening will be followed by a party open to all ticket and pass holders, with live performances by Holodeck Records modular synth artists Curved Light and Dylan Cameron. Both artists were contributors to the project.

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April Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities
Apr
9
4:00 PM16:00

April Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities

*** Please note that we will no longer be meeting on the 2nd floor, but instead we will meet in RM 1029, on the first floor. AND due to the high demand of the room, our meetings will no longer end at 6pm, but instead will end at 5:30pm***

If you have any issues getting to this room, please call Lizette at 915-740-2844. 

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Saltillo Day in Austin
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Saltillo Day in Austin

You're invited! Bienvenidos! Welcome Everyone to the 2nd Annual Saltillo Day in Austin! Once again, we are celebrating international understanding, cooperation and friendship with our amig@s from Austin's sister city in Mexico: Saltillo! 

Did you know that Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico was the Capitol of Texas until 1836? Austin and Saltillo have strong family ties. Come and share your stories about familia in Saltillo for our video archives.

Join us for a free Family Fiesta, with live music, dance, and craft makers. The event is free (no admission) and open to the public.

Please contact Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association if you'd like to volunteer!

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ASCI Network Social
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

ASCI Network Social

 

Join us for our March "ASCI Network Social." These informal get-togethers will serve to exchange news and ideas, welcome and get to know new members, and simply enjoy each others company! The event is open to anyone interested in what we do, so please spread the word. We have reserved a table at East Austin's Sawyer and Co, but kindly note, that ASCI cannot cover drinks or food. We're looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Japan Nite Pre-Show Mixer
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Japan Nite Pre-Show Mixer

The Austin-Oita Sister Cities Committee is hosting a preshow mixer for Japan Nite SXSW 2018

When : 5:00pm -7:00pm
Where: Valhalla
710 Red River
Austin, TX 78701

Details:
Join AOSCC for a pre-party at Valhalla for the Japan Nite show over at Elysium (across the street). We are going to meet and mingle before heading over to the Japan Nite show. Feel free to invite others or visitors interested in AOSCC and or Japan. We would like to meet people from out of town visiting at SXSW or from Japan. There is no badge requirements just bring yourself and friends :)

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SXSW Taiwan Beats
Mar
12
to Mar 13

SXSW Taiwan Beats

Austin-Taichung Sister Cities Committee is pleased to announce "Taiwan Beats" showcase at SXSW, March 12 at the Elysium. Tickets at door. 

:::: Sonia Calico 8:00pm – 9:00pm
:::: Ruby Fatale 鹿比 ∞ 吠陀 9:00pm – 9:40pm
:::: 落差草原 WWWW / Prairie WWWW 10:00pm – 10:40pm
:::: Sangpuy 桑布伊 11:00pm – 11:40pm
::::PoeTeK 熊仔 12:00am – 12:40am
::::吳建豪 Van Ness Wu 1:00am – 1:50am

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March Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities
Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

March Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities

*** Please note that we will no longer be meeting on the 2nd floor, but instead we will meet in RM 1029, on the first floor. AND due to the high demand of the room, our meetings will no longer end at 6pm, but instead will end at 5:30pm***

If you have any issues getting to this room, please call Lizette at 915-740-2844. 

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Casa Perú
Mar
9
to Mar 14

Casa Perú

Austin-Lima Sister Cities is excited to announce the inauguration of Casa Perú for the first time at SXSW (South by Southwest), one of the largest and most influential festivals welcoming creative professionals from a broad range of industries from all over the world. Now in its 32nd year, SXSW gives insight into industry trends, and has become a platform for the world’s greatest to network and showcase their talent.

Beginning on Friday, March 9, attendants will be able to appreciate the rich culture of Perú. Casa Perú will present live music, food and Pisco tastings, traditional dances, and more. Perú will also be represented at the SXSW Tradeshow, where Peruvian entrepreneurs and other creative professionals will participate in different panels.

Casa Perú will be open from March 9 to 14 and located at 84 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701.
SXSW Tradeshow will be located at the Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701)

This initiative is a joint effort by Marca PERÚ and Austin-Lima Sister Cities. Further information will be posted here and on our Facebook page as it becomes available.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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German Speakers' Stammtisch
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

German Speakers' Stammtisch

Kommt rum auf ein, zwei Bierchen und sprecht den ganzen Abend deutsch! Unsere Gruppe besteht aus Muttersprachlern, und fortgeschrittenen Anfaengern der deutschen Sprache.

Our group features native, intermediate, and advanced German speakers. Thee main goal of the Stammtisch is to provide opportunities to converse in German. Join us!

Contact Canan at ckaba@austinsistercities.com with questions. 

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From Oita: Austin Marathon
Feb
18
5:30 AM05:30

From Oita: Austin Marathon

  • Downtown Austin Austin, TX United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are running in the Austin Marathon, sign up for TEAM JAPAN!  Register through the marathon link and pick TEAM JAPAN!  

The Austin-Oita Sister Cities Committee is looking for volunteers for our aid station which will be at UT on Guadalupe on February 18. You get a free tshirt and get to hang out with cool people while cheering on the runners!  Here is the volunteer registration link: http://signup.com/go/nVfQvAv 

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All Mexico – US Sister Cities Mayor’s Summit
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

All Mexico – US Sister Cities Mayor’s Summit

  • Centro de la Amistad Internacional (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nick Barreiro, chair of the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association will gather with representatives of other cities and counties from the USA and Mexico in Guadalajara as part of the All Mexico – US Sister Cities Mayor’s Summit, on Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Saturday, February 17, 2018. 

The purpose of this summit is to discuss ways to advance sister city programs between the US and Mexico into the future. It is a great opportunity to showcase grassroots citizen diplomacy in US – Mexico partnerships, revitalize diplomatic relationships, and launch new and innovative programs between communities in each country related to arts and culture; business and trade; youth and education; and humanitarian assistance.

The conference theme of Independence & Interdependence focuses on celebrating the historical ties between US and Mexican civic society, business, cultural and education institutions.

The agenda can be access here.

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Welcome Reception for Japanese Runners
Feb
16
7:00 PM19:00

Welcome Reception for Japanese Runners

The Austin-Oita Sister Cities Committee is hosting a Welcome Reception for the Oita runners competing in the Austin Marathon! Please join the gathering at County Line BBQ

$30/person paid to AOSCC
All you can eat Family Style BBQ
Cash bar for alcohol
RSVP by February 12th to Kristie Bryant at kristie@bestofaustinliving.com with "Welcome Reception" in email title please.
Payment via VENMO, PayPal to aoscc1990@gmail.com or check to AOSCC mailed by February 9th make check payable to AOSCC. Mail the check to Kristie Bryant, 11032 Cherisse DR, Austin, TX 78739.


The Austin-Oita Sister City Committee (AOSCC) elite runner exchange is in need of 3 more volunteers for the aid station. To sign up as a volunteer, go to here and click on "Aid Station - Mile 18 – AOSCC.”

To donate to the AOSCC runner exchange fund, click here

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February Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities
Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

February Meeting - Austin Saltillo Sister Cities

*** Please note that we will no longer be meeting on the 2nd floor, but instead we will meet in RM 1029, on the first floor. AND due to the high demand of the room, our meetings will no longer end at 6pm, but instead will end at 5:30pm***

If you have any issues getting to this room, please call Lizette at 915-740-2844. 

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Koblenz January Meeting
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Koblenz January Meeting

  • Old Quarry Branch, Austin Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please, join the Austin-Koblen Sister Cities Committee for the first Koblenz meeting of 2018! 

Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities Committee Meeting
at 6:30 p.m.on January 30, 2018
at the Old Quarry Branch Library
7051 Village Center Drive  78731


Please feel free to invite others interested in the Sister City Committee and our projects, we're excited to see you all there!

Join the Facebook Event for updates!

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Benefit Shopping Night
Dec
13
5:00 PM17:00

Benefit Shopping Night

Please join us for our annual benefit shopping night at Ten Thousand Villages on Wednesday, December 13, from 5:00pm-8:00pm!

It’s the perfect opportunity to shop fair trade artisan goods and support a great cause -the promotion of international understanding through citizen diplomacy! Our organization will receive a percentage of total sales that evening, so tell your friends and family to come shop, eat, drink and be merry!

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Festival Peruano
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

Festival Peruano

The Austin-Lima Sister Cities Committee would like to invite our friends and family to Festival Peruano! This event is organized by Willy Valverde, and will have a beautiful program of music and dance. This Sunday, December 10 at 12:00PM

Los invitamos al Festival Peruano, este Domingo 10 de Diciembre a las 12:00PM. El evento esta organizado por Willy Valverde, y cuenta con presentaciones de musica y danzas peruanas. ¡No se lo pierda!

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From Oita: Caroling Party
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

From Oita: Caroling Party

  • 11032 Cherisse Drive Austin, TX, 78739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You are welcome to stay and join the Caroling Party after the AOSSC Board Meeting. The Austin-Oita Sister Cities Committee and friends will enjoy a meal and then walk through the neighborhood singing Christmas carols.  No worry about the quality of your singing voice. We are there to have fun and share the holiday spirit!

There may be some APU students from Japan who are studying at St. Edward’s that will need a ride if anyone can help with transportation.

Bring a Japanese dish to share!

If you plan to come, please RSVP at this link:  http://evite.me/SU8gnVnd3Y 

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 AOSCC Board Meeting - December
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

AOSCC Board Meeting - December

  • 11032 Cherisse Drive Austin, TX, 78739 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As a reminder, the next AOSCC Board Meeting will be at 4 pm on Saturday, December 9th, at Kristie Bryant's home, 11032 Cherisse Dr, Austin, TX 78739.  

We will mainly talk about the upcoming Austin Marathon aid station and runners coming from Oita.  We will also talk about our 2018 program including the 2018 Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX.

This is a great time to get to know AOSCC and our members better. Please contact chair Kristie Bryant if you have any questions!

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Summitt Koblenz Holiday Market
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Summitt Koblenz Holiday Market

Summitt's 7th Annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Market benefitting the Koblenz Exchange Program is happening on December 8! Please come and support a unique elementary exchange program between young students from  Austin’s Summitt Elementary School and Schenkendorf Elementary School of Koblenz. 

History of the Summitt-Koblenz Exchange
It began with a gift of art. In the fall of 1992, the cities of Austin and Koblenz decided to become Sister Cities under Sister Cities International. Mrs. Renata Anderson asked Diane Mansfield, Summitt art teacher, to prepare art for gifts to the visiting Koblenz delegation. One 4th grade art class painted pictures that were framed and presented to the delegates at an Austin City Council meeting. The delegates were so pleased by the paintings of Austin that they invited the students to visit Koblenz in the summer of 1993. Mrs. Mansfield, about twenty students, and a few parents made the trip and began the friendship with the Schenkendorf Schule. In 1994 the Schenkendorf students visited Summitt and the exchange was born. Summitt visits Koblenz every other year. In the other years, the Schenkendorf Schule visits Austin. The exchange is family-to-family. A family hosts a parent and a student. The exchange is partially funded by fundraisers, including the annual Summitt Teacher Talent Show, movie nights, and Holiday Bazaar.
s.: https://summitteagles.org/clubsorgs/koblenz-exchange

More info about the Austin-Koblenz Committee can be found here.

 

 

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