Thursday, October 12, 2006

Charlemos Spanish chat group moves to Palette, announces speakers

Sister Cities of Nashville’s Spanish chat group, Charlemos Spanish, announces its speaker for the remainder of 2006. Charlemos meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Palette Gallery and Cafe at 2119 Belcourt Avenue in Hillsboro Village. The event is free and open to the public.

Scheduled speakers for the remainder of 2006 are:
· Pilar Arrieta, Palette Gallery and Café owner who moved to the U.S. from Colombia, South America--12 October;
· José Amden, financial consultant and Sister Cities member, who is from Argentina, will share his knowledge of marketing in the U.S. and Argentina--26 October;
· Emi Canahuati, Manager for Education and Training at Planned Parenthood of Middle and East TN--9 November;
· no meeting on 23 November;
· Christina Amezquita, Sister Cities member and teacher at Glendale Elementary, Nashville’s only Spanish Immersion school--14 December
· Christmas party--21 December.

"Palette Gallery and Cafe is the perfect location for Charlemos" said Elizabeth Worrell Braswell, chairman of Charlemos Spanish, “because it is a fine art gallery that serves specialty coffees and teas in its café, and the owners speak Spanish.”

Palette owner Pilar Arrieta is merging the Spanish conversation group that she founded in her home with Charlemos. Her husband and co-owner of Palette, Jorge Arrieta Yances, is the featured artist in the gallery.

For directions and more information on the gallery go to:

Charlemos Spanish is a social conversation group for adults created in December 2006 by the Spanish Committee of Sister Cities of Nashville, a nonprofit organization, founded in 1990, dedicated to the promotion of global understanding through educational, professional and cultural exchanges.

Mayor Bill Purcell is the Honorary Chair for Sister Cities of Nashville.

Charlemos Spanish is for persons who wish to:
* Speak Spanish on a regular basis
* Make bilingual friends
* Learn more about Hispanic culture.

Founding members of Charlemos Spanish include—
* Claudia Villavicencio, Spanish teacher at MBA, Montgomery Bell Academy
* Kim Sorensen, Online Producer at CMT, Country Music Television
* Diana Holland, President of Tango Nashville, and a Hispanic cross-cultural consultant
* Elizabeth Worrell Braswell, online Spanish instructor for Austin Peay State University.

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