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

From Oita: Austin Marathon

  • Downtown Austin Austin, TX United States (map)
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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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Gala de Oro - 50th Anniversary of Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Gala de Oro - 50th Anniversary of Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities

On behalf of the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association, we invite you to join us in celebrating 50 years of friendship between Austin and Saltillo at the Gala De Oro on Saturday, November 10, 2018. 

The Gala De Oro will be be a black tie event, held at the glamorous _____ Ballroom in Austin, Texas and presented by _____. 

This Golden Celebration will recap the history of the relationship between Austin and Saltillo as well as recognize those who have contributed to the establishment and development of the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities program. Honoraries will include ____. 

Support Citizen Diplomacy between The U.S. and Mexico. Come celebrate with us! For event details, sponsorship opportunities and ticket sales, visit www.austinsistercities/galadeoro.com  

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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)
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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)
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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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Passport to the World - The 2nd Annual Austin World Tour
Nov
4
1:30 PM13:30

Passport to the World - The 2nd Annual Austin World Tour

"Passport to the World" invites the Austin community, kids, families, students, and educators to explore key geographical, and social details of Austin's sister cities and to learn about our city's international relations. Kid's will receive a Passport and visit each sister city to get a stamp! 

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This event is part of the ASCI effort to promote international understanding, cooperation and respect within the Austin community.

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Koblenz September Meeting
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Koblenz September Meeting

Join the Austin-Koblenz Sister Cities Committee member meeting in September at the wonderful venue provided by the German-Texan Heritage Society!

We will be voting on new officers, and discuss this year's upcoming activities.

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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Film Screening: The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Film Screening: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

The Museums and Cultural Programs Division of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Austin Oita Sister City Committee present this free screening to kick-off the Museums and Cultural Programs Division's Japanese Anime Series. Based on a 10th century Japanese folktale, this animated film tells the story of a young girl called “Little Bamboo,” who grows by leaps and bounds. The family believes that she is destined for a different life in the city as a princess. Directed by Isao Takahata. Rated PG. FREE. Ballroom

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Japan Market Briefing
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Japan Market Briefing

Texas' central location, great logistics infrastructure, low cost of doing business and other factors have made the state a destination for a growing number of Japanese companies. Japan’s status as the world’s third largest economy and one of Texas’s largest international trading partners offers great potential for Texas companies looking to expand their reach into Asia.

Join us for an overview of Japan including a look at the Japanese corporate presence in the U.S., Japanese cultural characteristics, promising sectors for U.S. goods and services, and resources for American companies wishing to establish a corporate entity in Japan. There will be 2 sessions of the same briefing and you can attend either one.

This seminar will take place during the Oita Japan Festival, so come for the briefing but also enjoy food, cultural demonstrations, performances and more!

This event is presented by the Austin-Oita Sister Cities CommitteeJetro Japan External Trade Organization, and the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

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Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX

All things Japanese will be the focus of the FREE Oita Japan Festival #OitaATX!

Join us for Taiko drumming, a kimono show, gold fish and water balloon scooping, a tea ceremony, a noodle eating contest, and a demonstration of the martial art of kendo. Children can try their hand at origami, write their name in kanji, and practice using chopsticks. We will show films highlighting Oita and business opportunities in Japan will conduct seminars about traveling and doing business in Japan. 

Japanese ceramics, kimonos and calligraphy, as well as Japanese foods and sake will be available. A silent auction also is planned!

The festival is being held in conjunction with Planet Cinema 2017, which will feature a week of Japanese anime films presented by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department Division of Museums and Cultural Programs. The Japanese Anime Series kicks off 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12 at the AARC with a screening of “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.” The Studio Ghibli film, directed by Isao Takahata, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015.

Festival attendees are encouraged to wear kimonos or anime costumes.

For a complete schedule of festival activities, and a schedule and descriptions of the films in the Japanese Anime Series, see www.facebook.com/AustinOita and www.AustinOita.org

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Japanese Anime Series Planet Cinema 2017
Aug
12
to Aug 18

Japanese Anime Series Planet Cinema 2017

Austin Parks and Recreation Department Division of Museums and Cultural Programs presents PLANET CINEMA 2017 in partnership with Austin Oita Sister City Committee

August 12, 4pm, AARC, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Directed by Isao Takahata, 2013, 137 min.

August 15, 6-8pm, Carver, From Up on Poppy Hill Directed by Goro Miyazaki, 2011, 91 min

August 16, 6-8pm,  DAC, Miss Hokusai Directed by Keiichi Hara, 2015, 93 min.

August 17, 6-8pm, Ney, When Marnie was There Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2014, 103 min.

August 18, MACC, 6-8pm, A Letter to Momo Directed by Hiroyuki Okiura, 2011, 120 min

 

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 AUSTIN SISTER CITIES @HOT SUMMER NIGHTS FESTIVAL
Jul
14
to Jul 16

AUSTIN SISTER CITIES @HOT SUMMER NIGHTS FESTIVAL

ASCI will be at the Annual Hot summer Nights Festival on Red River. The festival is happening in the entire Red River Cultural district in downtown Austin, which is open and free for all

We will be at the Bavarian style Biergarten hosted by the German Texan Heritage Society (GTHS). Come by and learn about our non-profit organization with live music and German style food. 
 

Biergarten Hours

  • FRIDAY, July 14:  3pm-10pm  
  • SATURDAY, July 15: 1pm-10pm
  • SUNDAY July 16: 1pm-8pm

 

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Koblenz Stammtisch
Jul
10
4:30 PM16:30

Koblenz Stammtisch

Hang with us! Austin-Koblenz Sister City Committee is hosting a Stammtisch, "a table in a pub or restaurant reserved for regular customers or alternatively outside of Germany a table reserved for people who would like to meet to practice their German" 
Everybody is welcome to join!

We will be at Austin's Scholz Garten from 4:30pm-9pm, just come and go as you please.

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