Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

     MAY 2017

MAY 19 + 20, Friday & Saturday  -  Hermann Sons Annual Convention
          Convention Meetings for delegates
       
For everyone: No host cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30  p.m. Dance to the music of Bill Bly's Continental Sound 
Time: Convention meetings Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Everyone: starts at 5:30
Hermann
Location: Bonanza Inn
1001 Clark Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95991
Contact: Udo Huefner                             530-674-8382
Host: Großloge, Orden der Hermann Söhne



MAY 21, Sunday  -  Maifest at the Altenheim
Come to the Maifest in the beautiful garden and Prior Hall of the historic Altenheim in Oakland! Celebrate Spring with traditional German food and drink. Live Music and dance performances.

Time: from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Altenheim - Prior Hall and Garden
1720 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, 94602
Contact: Marie Hoffmann                925-372-6665
Hannelore Avalos              510-483-2573
e-mail: marie@excelsiorcenter.org
hanneray@att.net
Website:
www.excelsiorcenter.org
Host: The Excelsior German Center



JUNE 2017

JUNE 11, Sunday  -  STV Founders' Day
Annual celebration of the founding of the Sacramento Turn Verein on June 2, 1854.

Time: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
STV
Location: Sacramento Turn Verein
3349 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact: Heinz Ludke     916-442-7360
Host: Sacramento Turn Verein


JUNE 22-25, Thursday - Sunday  - 29th Pacific Coast Swiss Singing & Yodeling Festival
The 4-day festival takes place in Modesto and Ripon, CA. Approximately 220 singers from the 9 member societies of the United Swiss Singing Societies of the Pacific Coast will be performing on stage at the Gallo Center of Arts / Mary Stuart Rogers Theatre in Modesto, CA on Friday, June 23.
Time: tbd
Location: Gallo Center of Arts / Mary Stuart Rogers Theatre in Modesto, CA
Contact: Heidi Betschart, USSSSPC President
e-mail:
betscharthm@yahoo.com
Website:
www.swisssongfest2017.com
Host:
San Joachin Valley Swiss Echoes, Ripon CA



JUNE 25, Sunday  -  Hermann Sons Annual Grand Picnic
Hot food, BBQ, famous Schweinshaxn, full Bar, Music, Wheel of fortune, Children's games, Raffle.
Free entry - everyone is welcome!

Time: Gates open at 10 a.m. Hermann
Location: Croatian Park
3730 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95821
Contact: Heinz Lehrach                   209-369-6722
e-mail:
heinzlehrach@outlook.com
Host: Großloge, Orden der Hermann Söhne


JULY 2017



AUGUST 2017

AUGUST 6, Sunday  -  Biergartenfest
          Live Band: The Internationals from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
       
Performances by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler

Time:   1:00 p.m. Hot food is served. Naturfreunde
Location: Oakland Nature Friends Clubhouse
3115 Butters Drive
Oakland, CA 94602
Contact: call 510-531-2930 for further information
Website:
www.thenaturefriendscorporation.org
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
Host: The Oakland Nature Friends


SEPTEMBER 2017

SEPTEMBER 17, Sunday  -  Church Picnic at the Oakland Nature Friends
        with St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Service
       Potluck Luncheon
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. St. Matthew Steeple
    Location: Oakland Nature Friends Clubhouse
    3115 Butters Drive
    Oakland, CA 94602
    Contact: Church office                      415-863-6371
    Email: office@stmatthews-sf.org
    Host: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, San Francisco


  • SEPTEMBER 17, Sunday  -  Erntedankfest
    Enjoy a large dose of ‘Gemütlichkeit' and sample a great variety of German foods amidst a traditional harvest festival display.

    Time: please call for time
    STV
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Banquet Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Shirley Riemer, GACC/Library               916-442-7360
    Host: STV German American Cutural Center Library



    OCTOBER 2017


  • OCTOBER 1, Sunday  -  Oktoberfest
    Live Band: The Bajuk Trio from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Performances by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler
  • Time: Hot food is served from 1:00 p.m. Naturfreunde
    Location: Oakland Nature Friends Clubhouse
    3115 Butters Drive
    Oakland, CA 94602
    Contact: call 510-531-2930 for further information
    Website:
    www.thenaturefriendscorporation.org
    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
    Host: The Oakland Nature Friends



  • OCTOBER 8, Sunday  -  Oktoberfest
    Traditional Oktoberfest with Gemütlichkeit, German food, Pretzels and great raffle prizes. Dancing to Steve Balich Band. Entertainment by the Schuhplattler Folk Dancers.

    Time: Doors open 12:00 noon - music starts at 2:00 p.m. Hermann Sons
    Location: Hermann Sons Hall
    860 Western Ave
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    Contact: Maria Gutsfeld, Secretary               707-778-8066
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


    OCTOBER 13 + 14, Friday & Saturday  -  50th annual Oktoberfest
    Oktoberfest beer from Germany, German food, live dance music, Biergarten, Kaffeehaus.

    Time: Friday:     6:00 p.m. to midnight
    Saturday: 3:00 p.m. to midnight
    STV Logo
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Robin Little, VP                          916-442-7360
    Host: Sacramento Turn Verein




    OCTOBER 21, Saturday  -  Annual Fall Concert and Dance
    Come hear traditional Swiss singing & Yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted. Followed by dancing to the Mitchell Gander Ron Scheiber Orchestra.
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Location: SJV Swiss Hall
    East Main Street & Manley Road
    Ripon, CA 95366
    Contact: For more information & tickets, please call
    Barbara Masterson                209-667-1087
    Host:
    San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes



    OCTOBER 22, Sunday  -  Oktoberfest 
    Join us for a traditional Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest Beer, German food, music and Gemütlichkeit.
    Dance to the music of the Gruber Family Band. Wear your Dirndl and Lederhosen!

    Time: from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Shakespeare Hall
    2940 Bedford Ave
    Placerville, CA 95667
    Contact: Anneliese Tupper, VP                                        916-364-1253
    e-mail:
    anneliese4avon@sbcglobal.net
    Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
    Host: Club Stammtisch El Dorado



    OCTOBER 28, Saturday  -  Metzgete / Schlachtfest
    Enjoy Blutwurst, Leberwurst, Bratwurst and Kassler (smoked pork loin with all the trimmings).
    Dancing follows to the popular Showcase Band.

    Time: Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
    Dinner served at 6:00 p.m.
    Aelpler Logo
    Location: Swiss Park
    5911 Mowry Ave
    Newark, CA 94560
    Contact: Mariette Franke     408-988-4351
    By reservation only
    - please call!
    Email: mariette2086@gmail.com
    Host: Aelpler Gruppe Swiss Club / Newark Swiss Park, Inc.



    NOVEMBER 2017


    NOVEMBER 11, Saturday  -  Sacramento Turner Harmonie - Annual Choir Concert
    Dinner & Dance by Reservation only!

    Time: Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
    Concert starts at 3:00 p.m.
    STV Logo
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Turner Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Al Gusauskas                       916-443-7360
    Host: Sacramento Turner Harmonie



    NOVEMBER 11, Saturday  -  Laternenfest
    Celebrate St. Martin's Day with us! Food, music, raffle, and a candle-lit parade.

    Time: From 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Location: 842 Key Route Blvd.
    Albany, CA 94706
    Contact: 510-525-3105
    Website:
    www.kinderstube.org
    Host: Bay Area Kinderstube



    NOVEMBER 26, Sunday  -  Christkindlmarkt
    Traditional German Christkindlmarkt featuring crafts, food, music & entertainment from Germany - Austria - Switzerland.

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hermann sons
    Location: Hermann Sons Hall
    860 Western Ave
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    Contact: Rosemarie Rivera, Chairperson     707-763-4060
    DeAnna Jordt                                 707-824-1702
    e-mail:
    petalumalodge26@gmail.com
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


    DECEMBER 2017


    DECEMBER 2, Saturday  -  CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - CHRISTKINDLMARKT
    An annual event in Oakland!  We welcome Vendors.
    Enjoy the pre-Christmas atmosphere in the beautiful great Hall of  The Altenheim. Vendors with many exciting holiday gifts, live music.  Good German food, Glühwein, and many other refreshments.

    Time: from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Location: The Altenheim
    1720 MacArthur Blvd.
    Oakland, CA 94602
    Contact: Christine Beam                         510-653-6564
    Ingeborg Junginger                   510-836-0735
    e-mail:
    christinebeam@yahoo.com
    ijhamburg@sbcglobal.net
    Website: www.ugas-eb.org
    Host:

    United German American Societies of the East Bay 
    with support from the Excelsior German Center



    DECEMBER 2 + 3, Saturday & Sunday   -   Christkindlmarkt - Christmas Market
    St. Nicholas, Glühwein, German Food, hot cider,  roasted almonds, and holiday booths galore.
    Bring a "Coat for Kids" to get in free! Vendors welcome.

    Time: Saturday      from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday        from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    STV Logo
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Turner Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Ted Elsner                    916-442-7360
    Host: Sacramento Turn Verein Actives



    DECEMBER 3, Sunday  -  Christmas Dance
        Live Band: Oakland Nature Friends Band from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        Performances by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. Hot food is served. Naturfreunde
    Location: Oakland Nature Friends Clubhouse
    3115 Butters Drive
    Oakland, CA 94602
    Contact: call 510-531-2930 for further information
    Website:
    www.thenaturefriendscorporation.org
    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
    Host: The Oakland Nature Friends


  • DECEMBER 10, Sunday  -  Holiday / Advent Concert in San Francisco
        German Christmas Carols with the Ladies from the Damenchor Liederkranz
    and Men's Choir Freundschaft Liederkranz.
    After the concert, celebrate the Season with Glühwein and German Holiday Cookies.
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Location: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    3281 - 16th Street (at Dolores)
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Contact: Hannelore Hickey, President                             415-664-7723
    Astrid Holder, Treasurer                                   650-697-3982
    Host: Damenchor Liederkranz


  • DECEMBER 16, Saturday  -  "Fröhliche Weihnacht" beim OTV in Oakland
    A traditional German Christmas Choir concert with soloists and sing-along, under the direction of Sid Quinsaat. Good dinner and other refreshments available. Glühwein! After the concert, dancing to Bill Bly's Combo

    Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
    Concert at 6:00 p.m.
    Eule
    Location: Bjornson Hall
    2258 MacArthur Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94602
    Contact: Inge Junginger      510-836-0735
    Christine Beam     510-653-6564
    e-mail:
    christinebeam@yahoo.com
    Website:
    www.ugas-eb.org
    Host: Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor



    DECEMBER 24, Sunday  -  Heiligabend / Christmas Eve at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

    Time: Bilingual Family Service at 11:00 a.m.
    German Candlelight Service  at 4:00 p.m.
    Bilingual Candlelight Service  at 6:00 p.m.
    Mathews Steeple
    Location: 3281 - 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Limited Parking.
    Contact: Office        415-863-6371
    e-mail: office@stmatthews-sf.org
    Website: www.stmatthews-sf.org
    Host:
    St. Matthew's Lutheran Church San Francisco


    DECEMBER 25, Monday  -  Christmas Day / 1. Weihnachtstag - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    Freundschaft Liederkranz Men's Chorus sings.

    Time: Bilingual service at 11:00 a.m. Matthews Steeple
    Location: 3281 - 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Limited Parking.
    Contact: Office        415-863-6371
    e-mail: office@stmatthews-sf.org
    Website: www.stmatthews-sf.org
    Host:
    St. Matthew's Lutheran Church San Francisco


    JANUARY 2018

    JANUARY 1, Monday  -  New Year's Day Concert
    Come and listen to a wonderful selection of Opera and Operetta, directed by the talented Alexander Katsman.
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Location: The Altenheim - Community Hall
    1720 MacArthur Blvd.
    Oakland, 94602
    Contact: Hannelore Avalos     510-483-2573
    e-mail: Hanneray@att.net
    Website:
    www.excelsiorcenter.org
    Host: The Excelsior German Center


    JANUARY 19, Friday  -  Feuerzangenbowle
    This 1940's movie starring Heinz Rühmann has become a cult classic in Germany. Our movie has English subtitles. Sample our "Feuerzangenbowle", a mulled wine fortified with rum. Gemütlichkeit and camaraderie!

    Time: to be announced
    STV Logo
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Shirley Riemer, GACC/Library                   916-442-7360
    Host: STV German-American Cultural Center Library



    JANUARY 27, Saturday  -  8th Annual Crab Feed
    All the crab you can eat! $55.00 per person, $10.00 for children 6-12. 
    Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Matthews Steeple
    Location: 3281 - 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Limited Parking.
    Contact: Office        415-863-6371
    e-mail: office@stmatthews-sf.org
    Website: www.stmatthews-sf.org
    Host:
    St. Matthew's Lutheran Church San Francisco



    JANUARY ??, Saturday  -  Fasching / Karneval / Mardi Gras
            Please call to confirm date. Party in the Foothills! Wear your costume.
           Join us as we crown our 2018 Prinz und Prinzessin. Enjoy Dinner, Fun and Dancing to the Gruber Family Band.

    Time: from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Location: Shakespeare Hall
    2940 Bedford Ave
    Placerville, CA 95667
    Contact: Anneliese Tupper, VP                                        916-364-1253
    e-mail:
    anneliese4avon@sbcglobal.net
    Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
    Host: Club Stammtisch El Dorado


    FEBRUARY 2018

    February ??, Saturday
    -  Karneval - Mardi Gras - Fasching - Costume Ball
    Come join us in your costumes and dance to the music of The Steve Balich Band.
            Prizes will be presented for best costumes. Light fare available and no-host bar.
    Advance tickets recommended.
    Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.
    Dancing at 7 p.m.
    Hermann Sons
    Location: Hermann Sons Hall
    860 Western Ave
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    Contact: Ruth Scheuermann    707-794-7313
    Maria Gutsfeld    707-778-8066
    e-mail:
    petalumalodge26@gmail.com
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26



    MARCH 2018

    MARCH 3, Saturday  -  Pacific Sängerbund Kommers

    Time: to be announced
    Location: Anaheim, CA
    Contact: Marie Hoffmann President PSB         925-372-6665
    Inge Junginger, Secretary PSB           510-836-0735
    Host: to be announced



    MARCH 11, Sunday  -  St. Patrick's Dinner Dance
    Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner - be sure to wear green! 
    Dancing from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Time: Dinner served from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Aelpler Logo
    Location: Swiss Park
    5911 Mowry Ave
    Newark, CA 94560
    Contact: for reservations            510-793-6272
    e-mail:
    staff@swissparknewark.com
    Website: www.swissparknewark.com
    Host: Newark Swiss Park, Inc.



    MARCH 17, Saturday  -  Capitol City International Beer Fest
    Represents some of the tastiest and inspiring styles of beer on the planet!

    Time: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
    STV Logo
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Joe Pearce        916-442-7360
    Host: Sacramento Turnverein, Handball/Racquet Ball Club


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