Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

   
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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