Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

    
APRIL 2018


APRIL 8, Sunday  -  Liedernachmittag at the Altenheim
Listen to a selection of classical songs by German composers. Performed by singers Eugene Brancoveanu and Kindra Scharich.
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Altenheim Community Hall
1720 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94602
Contact: Otti Kiraly                  510-582-2670
Hannelore Avalos       510-483-2573
e-mail:
ottikiraly@sbcglobal.net
hanneray@att.net
Website:
www.excelsiorcenter.org
Host:
The Excelsior German Center


APRIL 14, Saturday  -  Frühlings-Konzert
Enjoy a Men’s chorus Spring Concert with guest choirs Damenchor Liederkranz and Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor.
After the concert refreshments will be served. Donation $20.00
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
3281 - 16th Street (at Dolores)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact: Gerhard Holder                     650-697-3982
Karl Eisele                            650-592-6985
George Hoeser                      925-798-6723
Host:
Freundschaft Liederkranz Men's Chorus


APRIL 21, Saturday  -  Annual Spring Concert and Dance
Come hear traditional Swiss singing & Yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted, with special guest Art Brogli and his wonderful accordion. Followed by dancing to the tunes of the Richard Dennier Ernie Gudel 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 28, Saturday  -  OTV Spring Concert & Dance
A German Choir Concert with soloists under the direction of Sid Quinsaat and with guest choir Freundschaft Liederkranz Men's Chorus of San Francisco.
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: Bill Smith                     510-612-1540
Barbara Clement           510-530-5229
Host: The Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor



MAY 2018

MAY 6, 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 19, Saturday  - Annual Concert of the Deutsche Musikverein
Celebrating their 80-Year Jubilee!
Enjoy 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 20, 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: Hannelore Avalos              510-483-2573
e-mail: marie@excelsiorcenter.org
hanneray@att.net
Website:
www.excelsiorcenter.org
Host: The Excelsior German Center



JUNE 2018


JULY 2018



AUGUST 2018

AUGUST 5, 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 2018

SEPTEMBER 16, 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


  • OCTOBER 2018

  • OCTOBER 7, Sunday  -  Oktoberfest
    Live Band: The Joey 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, 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: Manfred Gruener, President           707-664-0375
    Email:
    fredtelsranch@att.net
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


    OCTOBER 20, 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: Barbara Masterson                209-667-1087
    Host:
    San Joachin Valley Swiss Echoes


    OCTOBER 21, 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, President             916-364-1253
    e-mail:
    anneliese4avon@sbcglobal.net
    Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
    Host: Stammtisch El Dorado


    OCTOBER 27, Saturday  -  Metzgete / Schlachtfest
    Enjoy 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: Arnold Ambiel             510-936-2523
    By reservation only
    - please mail or e-mail!
    Email: mariette2086@gmail.com
    Host: Aelpler Gruppe Swiss Club / Newark Swiss Park, Inc.


    NOVEMBER 2018


    NOVEMBER 10, 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 25, 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     707-953-4039
    DeAnna Jordt                                 707-280-5026
    e-mail:
    petalumalodge26@gmail.com
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


    DECEMBER 2018


    DECEMBER 1, 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, Sunday  -  Christmas Dance
        Live Band: POLKAGEIST West 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 9, 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
    Host: Damenchor Liederkranz

  • DECEMBER 15, 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: Bill Smith                     510-612-1540
    Barbara Clement           510-530-5229
    e-mail:
    wjasmith@aol.com
    Website:
    www.ugas-eb.org
    Host: Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor

    DECEMBER 24, Monday  -  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, Tuesday  -  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 2019

    JANUARY 1, Tuesday  -  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 ??, Saturday  -  9th Annual Crab Feed
    Call at the end of December for the date
    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 2019 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, President           916-364-1253
    e-mail:
    anneliese4avon@sbcglobal.net
    Website: www.stammtischeldorado.com
    Host: Stammtisch El Dorado

    FEBRUARY 2019


    FEBRUARY 23, Saturday  -  Pacific Sängerbund Kommers

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


    MARCH 2019



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