ACOM Cinema Saturday presented, for February - An Historical Drama:

40 Days of Musa Dagh (1982)

 

Hot Cider and Snacks were provided.

ACOM invites you to our first screening of the new year:

ACOM CINEMA SATURDAYS

January 21, 7pm in St. Sahag Fellowship Hall        William Saroyan’s Classic  -- The Human Comedy

1943 Academy Award—winning family drama based on our own William Saroyan’s most famous work: stars Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan (the Wizard of Oz), Donna Reed & Van Johnson. In glorious original Black & White.

The ACOM Book Club met on December 15th in the St. Sahag Armenian Church Fellowship Hall.

We normally meet in the Fireside Lounge, but we couldn't get the fireplace to work and it was just a bit too chilly in there without a fire. Attending this month were Francis, Azad, Andrea, Tanisha and Leroy. This month we shared a bottle of Muirwood Cabernet Savignon, some sarma and Brazilian nuts.

Sunday, 04 December 2016 16:30

ACOM Chess Club News

We had a great turn out for Chess & Backgammon today.
We had 3 Chess boards, could have used 2 more. We also had one Backgammon set of players; Bradley and Sam Nyholm who also played chess. Not shown in the pictures** below were also Mr. Nyholm and Artyom Tonoyan playing.

The ACOM Book Club met on November 17, 2016, in the St. Sahag lounge.

We had a smaller group in attendance this month, with Al, Francis, Azad and I, plus a new member: Tashina. We shared a bottle of California Cabernet, some pistachios & other nuts, and an apple pie, and then jumped right into this month's book: "The Musician's Secret" by Litty Mathew.

What was it like Growing up Armenian in ..... 5th in Series

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, ACOM hosted the 5th session in its series "What It Was Like Grow-ing Up Armenian In ...", with about 70 observers in attendance. This ses-sion's participants, were Father Tadeos Barseghyan, Mariam Kocharian and David Grigoryan. For the first time in these sessions, all three participants spent at least some of their time growing up in ... Armenia.

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What was it like Growing up Armenian in ..... 6th in Series

The sixth session of ACOM's popular series of "What it was like growing up Armenian In ..." was held on March 21, 2015. The featured speakers this time were Kristapor Souslian, who grew up in Egypt, Nairy Digris, who also grew up in Egypt, and John Parker Der Boghossian, who grew up in France and the U.S.

What was it like Growing up Armenian in ..... 7th in Series

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, ACOM hosted the 7th session in the "What Was It Like Growing Up Armenian In ..." series. The panelists this time were Peter Hajinian, who grew up in the Milwaukee area, Terese Najarian, who grew up in the Twin Cities area, and Artyom Tonoyan, who grew up in Armenia and the Ukraine. Our host was Francis Bulbulian.

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The ACOM Book Club met on October 20, 2016, in the St. Sahag lounge.

In attendance this time were Andrea, Francis, Tom, Azad, Natasha, Peter, Al, Cynthia and me. Also, Janet Rith-Najarian made a special trip from Bemidji for the meeting, and also connected her husband, Steve, in through a remote video link. Father Tadeos dropped in for a few minutes, too.
This month's book was "Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan" by Aram Haigaz. The reason for Janet making the special trip is that the main character in the book is Steve's great uncle, so there truly is a family connection. Janet provided more information about the story. For example, Steve's great-grandmother on his mother's side of the family tracked down as many members of their extended family as she could after the war was over and brought them to Constantinople, provided a place for them to live, and, in many cases, provided for their education. Another note, 10,000 Armenians lived in the village where the author's family was before the genocide. Only 50 of them survived.

ACOM Cooking Class

On November 5, 2016 master chefs Judy Ohannesian, Adriene Hayes, and Michele Angel instructed participants in the making of Gata and Cheureg breads.

A video (in French with English Subtitles) about Cheureg makig can be found Here

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