Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

    
APRIL 2019


APRIL 27, Saturday  -  Annual Spring Concert and Dance
Come hear traditional Swiss singing & Yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted, including solos, duets and group performances. Followed by dancing to the tunes of the Ron Scheiber Mike 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 27, Saturday  -  OTV Spring Concert & Dance
A German Choir Concert with soloists under the direction of Dietrich Erbelding 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 (OTV)


APRIL 28, Sunday  - KABARETT by the German Dept. UC Berkeley
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.
The theme of this year's Kabarett is "Was es alles gibt"

Time: 2:00
Location: The Altenheim - Prior Hall
1720 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, 94602
Entrance also at 1699 Excelsior Ave. Gate #3
Contact: Otti Kirali              510-582-2670
e-mail:ottikiraly@sbcglobal.net
Website:www.excelsiorcenter.org
Host: The Excelsior German Center


MAY 2019

MAY 4, Saturday  - A German Afternoon
Celebrating 50 years of the Stockton Heimatchor
Free Admission. German delicacies and libations available!

Time: 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Episcopal Church of St. Anne
Corner of Lincoln and Gettysburg
Stockton, CA 95207
Contact: Gela               209-475-8508
Gabi               209-368-3102
Host: The Stockton Heimatchor

MAY 5, 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 18, Saturday  - Annual Concert of the Deutsche Musikverein
Enjoy a rich program of contrasting musical styles & composers. Prosecco and refreshments served after the concert.

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 26, 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: hanneray@att.net
Website:
www.excelsiorcenter.org
Host: The Excelsior German Center



JUNE 2019


JULY 2019

July 13, Sunday  -  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: 10:00 a.m. Hermann Sons
Location: Hermann Sons Hall
860 Western Ave
Petaluma, CA 94952
Contact: Heinz Lehrach           209-359-6722
Email:
heinzlehrach@outlook.com
Host: Grossloge, Orden der Hermann Söhne


AUGUST 2019

AUGUST 4, 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 2019

SEPTEMBER 20-22, Friday-Sunday  -  Oktoberfest in San Francisco, Pier 35
SEPTEMBER 22, Sunday  -  Oktoberfest - UGAS San Francisco, Pier 35
SEPTEMBER 29, Sunday  -  German Banquet - UGAS San Francisco
        with  Please look for details in the section "Our Patrons"
SEPTEMBER 22, Sunday  -  ZDF Gottesdienst at St. Matthew's in San Francisco
       The church service will be recorded and transmitted one week later in Germany by ZDF TV
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. St. Matthew Steeple
    Location: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    3281 - 16th Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Contact: Church office                      415-863-6371
    Email: office@stmatthews-sf.org
    Host: St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, San Francisco


  • OCTOBER 2019

  • OCTOBER 6, Sunday  -  Oktoberfest
    Live Band: Polka Band 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 13, 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 19, 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 Mike Inderbitzen Orchestra.
    Time: 7:00 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 20, 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



    NOVEMBER 2018

    NOVEMBER 9, Saturday  -  Laternenfest at the Bay Area Kinderstube
    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 9, 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: aelplerguppe@gmail.com
    Host: Aelpler Gruppe Swiss Club / Newark Swiss Park, Inc.

    NOVEMBER 23, 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
    Birgit Steensen                          510-531-4861
    e-mail:
    christinebeam@yahoo.com
    ijhamburg@sbcglobal.net
    birgit.steensen@gmail.com
    Website: www.ugas-eb.org
    Host:

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



    DECEMBER 2019


    DECEMBER 1, 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: Maria Gutsfeld, Secretary              707-778-8066
    DeAnna Jordt                                 707-280-5026
    e-mail:
    petalumalodge26@gmail.com
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


    DECEMBER 1, 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 7, Saturday  -  "Fröhliche Weihnacht" beim OTV in Oakland
    A traditional German Christmas Choir concert with soloists and sing-along, under the direction of Dietrich Erbelding. 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 (OTV)

    DECEMBER 8, Sunday  -  Celebrating the Christmas Season 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 Callion, President                 415-246-7903
    Host: Damenchor Liederkranz

  • DECEMBER 24, Tuesday  -  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, Wednesday  -  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 2020

    JANUARY 1, Wednesday  -  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  -  10th Annual Crab Feed
    Call for the date at the end of December
    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 2020 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 2020


    FEBRUARY ??, Saturday  -  Pacific Sängerbund Kommers

    Time: to be announced
    Location: San Francisco, CA
    Contact: Inge Junginger, President PSB           510-836-0735
    Christine Beam, Secretary PSB          510-653-6564
    e-mail:christinebeam@yahoo.com
    Host: Freundschaft Liederkranz Men's Chorus


    MARCH 2020



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