Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

    
APRIL 2016


APRIL 16, Saturday  -  Annual Spring Concert and Dance
Come hear traditional Swiss singing & Yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted, and introducing the children's choir. Followed by dancing to the tunes of Ed Inderbitzen 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 Joachin Valley Swiss Echoes


APRIL 30, Saturday  -  OTV Spring Concert & Dance
"Joyful German Melodies"  - Freunde, lasst uns singen...
OTV Choir Concert with musicians and soloist under the direction of Joy Soto, and with guest choir Freundschaft Liederkranz Men's Chorus, also directed by Joy Soto. After the concert, dancing to Bill Bly's Ensemble.
Come and enjoy a good dinner and many other refreshments!

Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Concert starts at 6:00 p.m.
OTV
Location: Bjornson Hall
2258 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94602
Contact: Christine Beam    510-653-6564
Inge Junginger     510-836-0735
Host: The Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor



MAY 2016


MAY 1, Sunday  -  Maifest
Family entertainment, live music, German  food, wine & Biergarten. Maypole and Children's programs.

Time: from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. STV
Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Turner Hall
3349 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact: Ingeborg Carpenter                       916-442-7360
Host: Sacramento Turn Verein German Language School


MAY 1, Sunday  - Maifest
Live Band: Gruber Family 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 more information.
Website:
www.thenaturefriendscorporation.org
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
Host: The Oakland Nature Friends



MAY 7, Saturday  - Annual Concert of the Deutsche Musikverein
Featuring a rich program of contrasting musical styles & composers. Prosecco and refreshments served at intermission.

Time: 2:00 p.m. dmv
Location: St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Plenty of Parking!
Admission: FREE. Donations accepted
Website:
www.sfgermanband.org
Host: Deutscher Musikverein San Francisco



MAY 13 + 14, 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: 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 22, 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. Music by Thomas Seiter, and performances by the Golden Gate Bavarian Dancers.
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: hanneray@att.net
Website:
www.excelsiorcenter.org
Host: The Excelsior German Center



JUNE 2016


JUNE 5, 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 26, 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
Host: Großloge, Orden der Hermann Söhne



JULY 2016

JULY 13-16, Wednesday - Saturday  -  47th INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
"Before the Storm: The evolution and life of the colonies in the Volga, Black Sea, and Volhynia Areas of the Russian Empire before World War I"
Speakers have been invited from Russia, Germany, and South America

Welcome Night: Wednesday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Sessions:
Thurs-Saturday, July 14-16
Location: Concord Hilton
1970 Diamond Blvd.
Concord, CA 94520
Contact: Jerome Siebert                   925-827-2000
National Office                  402-474-3363
e-mail:
jbsiebert.ahsgr@yahoo.com
Website:
www.ahsgr.org
Host: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia




AUGUST 2016


AUGUST 7, 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 2016

  SEPTEMBER 18, 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 18, 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

    SEPTEMBER 24, Saturday  -  Newark Oktoberfest
    Enjoy an afternoon with tasty food, imported beer, OOMPAH music and much more.
    In the evening: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Enjoy a German-Swiss dinner and dancing in the Banquet Hall.

    Time: from 12 Noon to 10:00 p.m.
    Aelpler Logo
    Location: Newark Swiss Park
    5911 Mowry Ave
    Newark, CA 94560
    Contact: Evening Reservations requested                                        510-793-6272
    e-mail:
    staff@swissparknewark.com
    Website: www.swissparknewark.com
    Host: Newark Swiss Park Bar & Grill and Newark Chamber of Commerce


    OCTOBER 2016


    OCTOBER 1, Saturday  -  Oktoberfest!
    Join us for our 26th annual Oktoberfest! Traditional German food, beer, wine, and dancing. Silent auction. Live music by Bill Bly's Band. Child care and a jumpy house for the kids!
  • Time: Happy Hour at 5:00 p.m.
    Dinner service 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Location: 1910 Santa Clara Ave
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (Parking lot at Santa Clara Ave & Chestnut St.)
    On AC Transit line 51A
    Contact: Church office                      510-523-0659
    (Wed & Fri 9 a.m. - Noon)
    e-mail:
    info@immanuel-alameda.org
    Website: www.immanuel-alameda.org
    Tickets:
    510-523-0659; at the door; or online:
    www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2509215
    Host: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alameda
    Celebrating our 125th year!



  • OCTOBER 2, 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 7 + 8, Friday & Saturday  -  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 - Turner Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Robin Little, VP                          916-442-7360
    Host: Sacramento Turn Verein

    OCTOBER 9, 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 15, Saturday  -  Annual Fall Concert and Dance
    Come hear traditional Swiss singing & Yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted. Followed by dancing to the 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 Joachin Valley Swiss Echoes



    OCTOBER 16, Sunday  -  Stammtisch El Dorado Annual 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 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Shakespeare Hall
    2940 Bedford Ave
    Placerville, CA 95667
    Contact: Anneliese Tupper, VP                                        916-364-1253
    Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
    Host: Club Stammtisch El Dorado



    OCTOBER 29, 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 2016


    NOVEMBER 12, 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: Barbara Ellis                         916-799-9557
    e-mail:
    bdbellis@comcast.net
    Host: Sacramento Turner Harmonie


    NOVEMBER 19, 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.  Enjoy 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


    NOVEMBER 27, Sunday  -  Christkindlmarkt
    Traditional German Christkindlmarkt featuring crafts, food, music & entertainment from Germany - Austria - Switzerland.

    Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 2016


    DECEMBER 3 + 4, 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: Emil Via           916-442-7360
    Host: Sacramento Turn Verein Actives



    DECEMBER 4, 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 4, 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: 3:00 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 10, Saturday  -  German Holiday Market "Weihnachtsmarkt" in Downtown Mountain View
    Join the family fun at Mountain View's Civic Center Plaza, which will transform into a bustling holiday market, where various vendors will be offering traditional foods, holiday accessories, arts and crafts, decorations, and much more.

    Time: from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. GISSV Logo
    Location: Civic Center Plaza
    500 Castro Street
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    Contact: GISSV Office                 650-254-0748
    e-mail: office@gissv.org
    Website: www.gissv.org/GermanHolidayMarket
    Host: German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV)


    DECEMBER 17, Saturday  -  "Fröhliche Weihnacht" beim OTV in Oakland
    A traditional German Christmas concert with soloists, musicians, and sing-along, under the direction of Joy Soto. 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, Saturday  -  Heiligabend / Christmas Eve at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

    Time: 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, Sunday  -  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


    DECEMBER 31, Saturday  -  Gala New Year's Eve Ball  -  in Newark
    German dinner available from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Midnight champagne buffet included. Music by: The Internationals
    Event by prepaid reservations only.

    Time: Doors open 6:00 p.m., dancing 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Aelpler Logo
    Location: Swiss Park
    5911 Mowry Ave
    Newark, CA 94560
    Contact: Mariette Franke    408-988-4351
    Email: mariette2086@gmail.com
    Host: Aelpler Gruppe Swiss Club / Newark Swiss Park, Inc.


    JANUARY 2017

    JANUARY 1, Sunday  -  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.exselsiorcenter.org
    Host: The Excelsior German Center


    JANUARY 20, 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 28, Saturday  -  7th Annual Crab Feed
    All the crab you can eat! $55.00 per person, $10.00 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 28, Saturday -  Annual Crab Feed
            All you can eat crabs & prawns. Salad, pasta, garlic bread, all included. 

    Time: Doors open 5:00 p.m.
    Dinner served 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Aelpler Logo
    Location: Swiss Park
    5911 Mowry Ave
    Newark, CA 94560
    Contact: Swiss Park           510-793-6272
    By reservation only -- please call!
    e-mail:
    staff@swissparknewark.com
    Website: www.swissparknewark.com
    Host: Newark Swiss Park, Inc.


    JANUARY 28, Saturday  -  Fasching / Karneval / Mardi Gras
            Please call to confirm date. Party in the Foothills! Wear your costume.
           Join us as we crown our 2017 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
    Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
    Host: Club Stammtisch El Dorado


    FEBRUARY 2017


    ?  -  Pacific Sängerbund Kommers (yearly choir concert) 
    Time: to be announced
    Location: to be announced
    Contact: Marie Hoffmann President PSB         925-372-6665
    Inge Junginger, Secretary PSB           510-836-0735
    Host: Heimatchor Stockton


    February 4, Saturday - Karnival  -  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 2017
    MARCH 12, Sunday  -  St. Patrick's Dinner Dance
    Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner - be sure to wear green! 
    Dance to the music of Karl Lebherz.

    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.

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