Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

     

APRIL 2014

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Leaving on October 25, 2014
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Contact: A to Z Travel Planners
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APRIL 20, Sunday  -  Ostersonntag / Easter at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
Time: 10:00 a.m. bilingual church service.
The Lord's Supper will be celebrated.
St. Matthew's
Location: 3281 - 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
For free parking, enter the gate directly west of the Church on Dolores Street.
Contact: Office 415-863-6371
e-mail: office@stmatthews-sf.org
Website: www.stmatthews-sf.org
Host:
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church


APRIL 26, Saturday  -  Germans from Russia HERITAGE FEST
     Speakers and activities celebrating our German-Russian heritage.
     Registration $25; Lunch $15; Dinner $25.
Time: 8:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church
728 W. Fremont Ave
Sunnyvale, CA
Contact: Pat Yencho                408-732-1452
Facebook:
Golden Gate Chapter AHSGR
Website: www.ahsgr.org (California Chapters)
Host:
Golden Gate Chapter AHSGR


MAY 2014
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Call about our 11th annual German Music & Dance Cruise
Leaving on October 25, 2014
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Contact: A to Z Travel Planners
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MAY 3, Saturday -- OTV Spring Concert & Dance
"Melodies of Europe" 
OTV Choir Concert under the direction of Ms. 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 other refreshments, also beer, wine, etc.!

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
Barbara Fronk                                     650-697-1577
Host: The Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor



MAY 4, Sunday  - Maifest
Live Band: Gruber Family Band. Performances by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler

Time: from 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:
naturefriendscorporation.com/oakland
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
Host: The Oakland Nature Friends


MAY 18, Sunday  -  Maifest at the Altenheim
Come to the Maifest in the beautiful garden and Prior Hall of the Altenheim in Oakland! Celebrate Spring with traditional German food and drink, listening to the music of Don Sommerfeld, and presentation by the Golden Gate Bavarian Dancers.
Time: from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Altenheim
1720 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, 94602
Contact: Marie Hoffmann                            925-372-6665
Hannelore Avalos                          510-539-4913
e-mail: Hannelore@excelsiorcenter.org
Host: The Excelsior German Center at the Altenheim




JUNE 2014

Don't miss the boat!
Call about our 11th annual German Music & Dance Cruise
Leaving on October 25, 2014
Sail 10 nights roundtrip from San Francisco to the beautiful Mexican Riviera and Baja. Reserve your cabin today! Offered exclusively by
Contact: A to Z Travel Planners
Call 408-363-9966 or 1-800-261-9960



JUNE 7, Saturday  -  Spring Schwingfest in the Park 
Swiss Style Wrestling Tournament, BBQ, dance in the evening

Time: Gates open at 11 a.m., daytime admission Aelpler
Location: Swiss Park
5911 Mowry Ave
Newark, CA 94560
Contact: Kurt Clausen                                                 650-988-1161
Mariette Franke                                            408-988-4351
e-mail: mariette2086@gmail.com
Website:
www.swissparknewark.com
Host: Aelpler Gruppe Swiss Club / Newark Swiss Park, Inc.




JULY 2014



AUGUST 2014

AUGUST 3, Sunday  -  Biergartenfest
          Live Band: The Internationals from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
       
Performances by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler

Time: from 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:
naturefriendscorporation.com/oakland/index.html
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
Host: The Oakland Nature Friends



AUGUST 30, Saturday  -  Fall Schwingfest in the Park
Swiss Style Wrestling, BBQ, dancing to Ron Scheiber's Swiss Orchestra at 8:00 p.m.

Time: Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Aelpler Logo
Location: Swiss Park
5911 Mowry Ave
Newark, CA 94560
Contact: Kurt Clausen                                              650-988-1161 
Mariette Franke                                          408-988-4351
Email: mariette2086@gmail.com
Website:
www.swissparknewark.com
Host: Aelpler Gruppe Swiss Club / Newark Swiss Park Inc.


SEPTEMBER 2014

 SEPTEMBER 7, Sunday  -  Church Picnic at the Oakland Nature Friends
        with St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Service
       Bring your own picnic lunch!
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.
    St. Matthew's 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 27, Saturday  -  Oktoberfest in the outdoor Park
    Enjoy an afternoon with tasty food, imported beer, dancing to the lively tunes of an OOMPAH Band and much more.
    In the evening: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Enjoy a German-Swiss dinner and dancing in the Bauquet Hall.

    Time: from 12 Noon to 6:00 p.m.
    Aelpler Logo
    Location: Swiss Park
    5911 Mowry Ave
    Newark, CA 94560
    Contact: Bob Fuchslin, Manager                                            510-793-6272
    Reservations requested
    e-mail:
    staff@swissparknewark.com
    Website: www.swissparknewark.com
    Host: Newark Swiss Park Inc.


    OCTOBER 2014


    OCTOBER 5, 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:
    naturefriendscorporation.com/oakland/index.html
    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
    Host: The Oakland Nature Friends



  • OCTOBER 12, 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 Denkmal
    Location: Hermann Sons Hall
    860 Western Ave
    Petaluma
    Contact: Maria Gutsfeld, Secretary               707-778-8066
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26



    OCTOBER 19, 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 8:00 p.m.
    Location: Shakespeare Hall
    2940 Bedford Ave
    Placerville, CA 95667
    Contact: Rosie Lurz, President                           530-626-8205
    Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
    Host: Club Stammtisch El Dorado



    OCTOBER 25,  Saturday -- BON VOYAGE!
           
    The 11th annual German Music & Dance Cruise sets sail today!
           10 nights roundtrip from San Francisco to the beautiful Mexican Riviera and Baja.
           Sail-away at 4 p.m. -- check in by 1 p.m.  See you on the ship!!

    Contact: A to Z Travel Planners
    Call 408-363-9966 or 1-800-261-9960



    OCTOBER 25, Saturday  -  Metzgete / Schlachtfest
    Enjoy Blutwurst, Leberwurst, Bratwurst and Kassler (smoked pork loin with all the trimmings).
    Dancing to follow.

    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 2014
    NOVEMBER 15, Saturday  -  CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - CHRISTKINDLMARKT
    The third annual event in Oakland!  Vendors are welcome.
    Enjoy the pre-Christmas atmosphere in the beautiful great Hall of  The Altenheim. Vendors with many exciting holiday gifts, entertainment, 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
    Website: www.ugas-eb.org
    Host:

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



    NOVEMBER 30, 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 Denkmal
    Location: Hermann Sons Hall
    860 Western Ave
    Petaluma
    Contact: Rosemarie Rivera, Chairperson                707-763-4060
    DeAnna Jordt                                             707-824-1702
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26



    NOVEMBER 30, Sunday -- Holiday / Advent Concert in San Francisco
              German Christmas carols with the Ladies' Choir Damenchor Liederkranz and Men's Chorus Freundschaft Liederkranz. After the concert, celebrate the season with Glühwein aud German Christmas cookies!
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Location: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    3281 - 16th Street (at Dolores)
    San Francisco
    Contact: Hannelore Hickey, President                  415-664-7723
    Astrid Holder, Treasurer                         650-697-3982
    Host: Damenchor Liederkranz


    DECEMBER 2014



    DECEMBER 7, Sunday  -  Christmas Dance
    Live Band: Karl Lebherz Band from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Performances by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler

    Time: from 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:
    naturefriendscorporation.com/oakland/index.html
    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
    Host: The Oakland Nature Friends


    DECEMBER 7, Sunday  -  Christmas Concert in Petaluma
    A program of beautiful German Christmas songs and a Sing-Along, too! Dancing after the concert.
    Refreshments are available.
    Time: Doors open at 3:00 p.m., Concert starts at 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Hermann Sons Hall
    860 Western Ave.
    Petaluma
    Contact: Maria Gutsfeld, Secretary               707-778-8066
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26



    DECEMBER 13, Saturday  -  9th Annual German Holiday Market "Weihnachtsmarkt" in Downtown Mountain View
    Join the family fun at the 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 13, Saturday  -  "Fröhliche Weihnacht" beim OTV in Oakland
    A traditional German Christmas concert with sing-along. 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.
    OTV Logo
    Location: Bjornson Hall
    2258 MacArthur Blvd
    Oakland, CA 94602
    Contact: Barbara Fronk                               650-697-1577
    Christine                                        510-653-6564
    e-mail:
    christinebeam@yahoo.com
    Website:
    www.ugas-eb.org
    Host: Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor



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

    Time: German Candlelight Service  at 4:00 p.m.
    English Candlelight Service  at 6:00 p.m.
    St. Matthew's Steeple
    Location: 3281 - 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    For free parking, enter the gate directly west of the Church on Dolores Street.
    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, Thursday  -  Christmas Day / 1. Weihnachtstag - St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    Freundschaft Liederkranz Men's Chorus sings.

    Time: Bilingual service at 10:00 a.m.
    St. Matthew's Steeple
    Location: 3281 - 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    For free parking, enter the gate directly west of the Church on Dolores Street.
    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, Wednesday  -  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 2015

    JANUARY 24, 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: Bob Fuchslin                                             510-793-6272
    By reservation only -- please call!
    e-mail:
    staff@swissparknewark.com
    Website: www.swissparknewark.com
    Host: Newark Swiss Park, Inc.



    JANUARY 24, Saturday  -  Fasching -- Karneval -- Mardi Gras
    Join us as we crown our 2015 Prinz and Prinzessin.
    Enjoy dinner and drink. Don't forget to wear your costume!
    Live music: Dance to The Gruber Family Band.

    Time: from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Location: Shakespeare Hall
    2940 Bedford Ave
    Placerville
    Contact: Rosie Lurz, President                           530-626-8205
    Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
    Host: Club Stammtisch El Dorado



    JANUARY 31, Saturday  -  GISSV Family Fasching

    The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is proud to bring a German Family Fasching to the Bay Area. Fasching/Karneval has been celebrated in Germany since the 15th century. Known as Mardi Gras around the world, it's a time to forget about your worries and enjoy life! We invite you all to our GISSV Berkeley Campus where you can enjoy our German food and traditions, featuring beers & wine, Sauerkraut, sausages, sweets, music and entertainment from Germany and beyond.

    Time: from 12:00 Noon. to 5:00 p.m. GISSV Logo
    Location: GISSV Berkeley
    1581 Le Roy Ave
    Berkeley, CA
    Contact: GISSV Office  Berkeley                                         510-558-0436
    e-mail: office@gissv.org
    Website: www.gissv.org/GermanFamilyKarneval
    Host: German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV), Berkeley Campus


    JANUARY  31, Saturday  -  5th Annual Crab Feed
    All the crab you can eat!  $45 per person, $10 for children 6-12
    Subject to change. Please check website.

    Time: From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    St. Matthew's Steeple
    Location: 3281 - 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    For free parking, enter the gate directly west of the Church on Dolores Street.
    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 31, Saturday - Karnival -- Mardi Gras  -- Fasching -- Costume Ball
    Come join us in your costumes and dance to the music of The Internationals.
            Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Light fare available and no-host bar.
    Admission $20.00. Advance tickets recommended.
    Time: Doors open at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m.
    Hermann Denkmal
    Location: Hermann Sons Hall
    860 Western Ave
    Petaluma
    Contact: Ruth Scheuermann                      707-794-7313
    Maria Gutsfeld                            707-778-8066
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


    FEBRUARY 2015


    FEBRUARY 28, Saturday  - 
    Pacific Sängerbund Kommers (yearly choir concert) 
            The 2015 Sängerkommers is hosted by the Sacramento Turner Harmonie Gemischter Chor
    Time: to be announced
    Location: Sacramento Turner Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Al Guzauskas, Harmonie President     916-362-2607
    Inge Junginger, Secretary PSB           510-836-0735
    Host: Sacramento Turner Harmonie


    MARCH 2015
    MARCH 14, Saturday  -  St. Patrick's Dinner Dance
    Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner - be sure to wear green! 
    Dance to the music of Tony Raymann's Edelweiss Dance Band.

    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: Bob Fuchslin, Manager            510-793-6272 
    for reservations
    e-mail:
    staff@swissparknewark.com
    Website: www.swissparknewark.com
    Host: Newark Swiss Park, Inc.



    MARCH 28, Saturday -- Great 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Freundschaft Liederkranz Men's Chorus
             Look for detailed information later in 2014.

    Time: to be announced
    Location: in San Francisco
    details to be announced
    Contact: Gerhard Holder       605-697-3982
    e-mail:
    agholder@sbcglobal.net
    Host: Freundschaft Liederkranz, San Francisco




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