Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

    

APRIL 2020
APRIL 18th  -  ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT & DANCE
Come hear traditional Swiss singing and yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted, including solos, duets, and group performance, with special guest, Art Brogli, who always amazes with his yodeling and accordion. Dancing will follow to the tunes of Richard Denier and Ernie Gudel.

Time: Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Location: SJV Swiss Hall, East Main St & Manley Rd, Ripon, CA
Contact: For more information & tickets, please call
Barbara Masterson           209-667-1087
Host: San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes


APRIL 25th  -  KABARETT – by the German Dept. UC BerkeleyCANCELLED
Be entertained by Niko Euba and his German students from UC Berkeley. The students will use German poetry for their skits as well as material of their own making.

Time: Saturday, starting at 2 p.m.
Location: The Altenheim - Prior Hall
1720 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
Entrance also at 1699 Excelsior Ave. Gate #3
Contact: Otti Kiraly510-582-2670
ottikiraly@sbcglobal.net
Website: check www.excelsiorcenter.org for updates.
Host: The Excelsior German Center


APRIL 25th  -  SPRING CONCERT & DANCE – at the OTVCANCELLED
A German Choir Concert under the direction of Dietrich Erbelding and guest choir Freundschaft Liederkranz Men’s Chorus of San Francisco. After the concert dancing to the Bill Bly's Ensemble.
Come and enjoy a good dinner & many other refreshments!

Time: Saturday, doors open 4:30 p.m., Concert starts at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Bjornson Hall, 2258 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland 94602
Contact: For more information or tickets please call
Bill Smith510-612-1540 (or text)
Barbara Clement510-530-5229
Website: www.ugas-eb/otv
Host: The Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor (OTV)


MAY 2020
MAY 3rd - MAIFEST CANCELLED
Live Band: Gruber Family Band - from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Performances by Nature Friends Schuhplattler

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


MAY 9th  -  ANNUAL CONCERT of the Deutscher Musik VereinPOSTPONED
Enjoy a rich program of contrasting musical styles & composers
After the concert Prosecco and refreshments will be served.

Time: Saturday, starting at 2:00 p.m.
Location: St. Mark's Lutheran Church
1111 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Parking: Plenty of parking
Admission: FREE, Donations accepted.
Website: www.sfgermanband.org
Host: Der Deutsche Musik Verein, San Francisco


MAY 24th - MAIFEST at THE ALTENHEIM CANCELLED
Come to the Maifest in the beautiful garden and Prior Hall of the historic Altenheim in Oakland!
Celebrate Spring with traditional German food & drink. Enjoy live music and dance performances.

Time: Sunday, from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Altenheim - Prior Hall and garden
1720 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland 94602
Contact: Hannelore Avalos510-483-2573
hanneray@att.net
Website: check www.excelsiorcenter.org for updates.
Host: The Excelsior German Center


JUNE 2020
JULY 2020
JULY 25th  -  HERMANN SONS - GRAND INDOOR PICNIC
BBQ, roasted pig, full Bar, Music, free food for members Wheel of Fortune, Children’s Games, Raffle
Free Entry – everyone is welcome!

Time: Saturday – doors open at 10 a.m.
Location: Hermann Sons Hall, 860 Western Ave, Petaluma
Contact: Heinz Lehrach209-369-6722
heinzlehrach@outlook.com
Host: Grossloge, Orden der Hermann Söhne


AUGUST 2020
AUGUST 2nd  -  BIERGARTENFEST
Live Band: The Internationals from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Performances by Nature Friends Schuhplattler

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


SEPTEMBER 2020
SEPTEMBER 13th  -  Church Picnic at the Oakland Nature Friends
with St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Service
Potluck Luncheon

Time: Sunday - starting at 10 a.m.
Location: Oakland Nature Friends Clubhouse
3115 Butters Drive, Oakland 94602
Contact: 415-863-6371 or office@stmatthews-sf.org
Host: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, San Francisco


OCTOBER 2020
OCTOBER 4th  -  130th German Banquet – UGAS-San Francisco (See Ad)

Time and Location: Sunday - at the Basque Center, South San Francisco
Contact: Alto 510-725-1084 or
Klaus 415-457-0657
Host: UGAS-SF


OCTOBER 4th  -  OKTOBERFEST
Live Band: Polka Band - from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Performances by Nature Friends Schuhplattler

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


OCTOBER 11th  -  OKTOBERFEST
Traditional Oktoberfest with Gemütlichkeit, German food, Pretzels and great raffle prizes. Dancing to Steve Balich Band.
Entertainment by the Schuhplattler Folk Dancers.

Time Sunday – doors open at 12 Noon – music starts at 2:00 p.m.
Location Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Ave, Petaluma
Contact: Manfred GruenerTel. 707-664-0375
E-mail: fredtelsranch@att.net
Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


OCTOBER 17th  -  ANNUAL FALL CONCERT & DANCE
Come hear traditional Swiss singing and yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted, including favorite folk songs, solos, duets and group performances, followed by dancing to the tunes of the Ron Scheiber Mike Inderbitzen Orchestra.

Time Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Location SJV Swiss Hall
East Main St. & Manley Rd, Ripon, CA
Contact: For info please call Barbara Masterson209-667-1087
Host: San Joaquin Valley Swiss Echoes


OCTOBER 25th  -  OKTOBERFEST
Join us for a traditional Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest beer, food, Music and Gemütlichkeit! Dance to the music of the Gruber Family Band.
Wear your Dirndl and Lederhosen!

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


NOVEMBER 2020
NOVEMBER 7th  -  LATERNENFEST at the Bay Area Kinderstube
Celebrate St. Martin’s Day with us!
Food, music, raffle, and a candle-lit parade.

Time Saturday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location 842 Key Route Blvd. (at Solano) Albany
Contact: For more information visitwww.kinderstube.org
call 510-525-3105 or email ute@kinderstube.org
Host: Bay Area KINDERSTUBE


NOVEMBER 21st  -  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 exciting holiday gifts, live music.
Good German food, Glühwein, & many other good refreshments.

Time Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Location The Altenheim
1720 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, 94602
Contact: Christine Beam510-653-6564 christinebeam@yahoo.com
Inge Junginger 510-836-0735 ijhamburg@sbcglobal.net
Birgit Steensen510-531-4861 birgit.steensen@gmail.com
Host: United German American Societies of the East Bay
with support from the Excelsior German Center


NOVEMBER 29th  -  CHRISTKINDLMARKT
Traditional German Christkindlmarkt featuring crafts, food, music & entertainment from Germany – Austria – Switzerland.

Time Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Ave, Petaluma
Contact: Maria Gutsfeld, Secretary 707-778-8066
DeAnna Jordt 707-280-5026
E-mail: petalumalodge26@gmail.com
Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


DECEMBER 2020
DECEMBER 6th  -  CHRISTMAS DANCE
Live Band: POLKAGEIST West - from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Performance by Nature Friends Schuhplattler

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


DECEMBER 12th  -  “FRÖHLICHE WEIHNACHT” beim OTV Oakland
A traditional German Christmas Choir Concert with soloists and sing-along, under the direction of Dietrich Erbelding.
Good dinner and other refreshments are available. Glühwein!
After the concert dancing to the Bill Bly’s Combo.

Time Saturday, Doors open at 4:30 p.m. – Concert at 6:00 p.m.
Location Bjornson Hall
2258 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland 94602
Contact: for tickets contact
Bill Smith 510-612-1540 or (text)
or Barbara Clement510-530--5229
Website: www.ugas-eb.org
Host: Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor (OTV)


DECEMBER 24th  -  CHRISTMAS EVE / HEILIGER ABEND
at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Time Thursday: German Candlelight Service at 4:00 p.m.
Bilingual Candlelight Service at 6:00 p.m.
Location 3281 – 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Limited parking.
Contact: 415-863-6371 or office@stmatthews-sf.org
Website: www.stmatthews-sf.org
Host: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, San Francisco


DECEMBER 25th  -  CHRISTMAS DAY / 1. WEIHNACHTSTAG
at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Time Friday: Bilingual Service at 11:00 a.m.
Freundschaft Liederkranz Men’s Chorus sings.
Location 3281 – 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Limited parking.
Contact: 415-863-6371 or office@stmatthews-sf.org
Website: www.stmatthews-sf.org
Host: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, San Francisco


JANUARY 2021
JANUARY 1st  -  NEW YEAR'S DAY CONCERT
Come listen to a wonderful selection of Opera & Operetta, directed by the talented Alexander Katsman.

Time Friday, 2:00 p.m.
Location The Altenheim - Community Hall
1720 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602
Contact: Hannelore Avalos510-483-2573
E-mail: hanneray@att.net
Website: check www.excelsiorcenter.org for updates.
Host: The Excelsior German Center


?  -  11th ANNUAL CRAB FEED
Call for the Date at the end of December
All the crab you can eat!
$55.00 per person, $15.00 for children 6-12

Time Saturday, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location 3281 - 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Limited parking.
Contact: 415-863-6371 or office@stmatthews-sf.org
Website: www.stmatthews-sf.org
Host: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, San Francisco


?  -  FASCHING / KARNEVAL / MARDI GRAS
Call to confirm date.
Party in the Foothills! Wear your favorite costume.
Join us as we crown our 2021 Prinz and Prinzessin.
Enjoy dinner, fun & dancing to the music of the Gruber Family Band

Time Saturday, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location Shakespeare Hall
2940 Bedford Ave, Placerville, CA
Contact: Anneliese Tupper, President916-364-1253
anneliese4avon@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
Host: Stammtisch El Dorado


FEBRUARY 2021
FEBRUARY 27th  -  PACIFIC SÄNGERBUND SÄNGER KOMMERS

Time Saturday, Time to be announced
Location 3800 W. Country Club Blvd.,
Stockton, CA 95204
Host Choir: Heimatchor Stockton
Contact: Ingeborg Junginger, PSB President
510-836-0735 ijhamburg@sbcglobal.net
or Christine Beam, PSB Secretary
510-653-6564 christinebeam@yahoo.com


MARCH 2021
COMING SOON!   



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