Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

    
APRIL 2015


APRIL 18, Saturday  -  Annual Spring Concert and Dance
Come hear traditional Swiss singing & Yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted, with special guest, Shelby-Aeppli Imholt. Followed by dancing to the tunes of Ed 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
Hanna Kessler                       209-745-1222
Barbara Masterson                209-667-1087
Heidi Bettschart                    209-531-2577
Margaret Higgins                  209-524-0642
Host:
San Joachin Valley Swiss Echoes




MAY 2015

MAY 2, Saturday -- OTV Spring Concert & Dance
"Potpourri of selected German Operettas" 
OTV Choir Concert with musicians and soloist under the direction of 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 refreshments from the bar!

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
Inge Junginger     510-836-0735
Host: The Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor



MAY 3, Sunday  -  Maifest
Family entertainment, live music, German  food, wine & Biergarten. Maypole and Children's programs.

Time: from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. STV
Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Turner Hall
3349 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact: Ingeborg Carpenter  916-442-7360
Host: Sacramento Turn Verein German Language School


MAY 3, Sunday  - Maifest
Live Band: Gruber Family Band. 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 9, Saturday  - Annual Concert of the Deutsche Musikverein
Featuring 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 15 + 16, Friday  & Saturday  -  Hermann Sons Annual Convention
          Convention Meetings for delegates
       
For everyone: No host cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30  p.m. Dance to the music of Bill Bly's Continental Sound 
Time: Delegates: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Everyone: starts at 5:30
Hermann
Location: Bonanza Inn
1001 Clark Ave.
Yuba City, CA 95991
Contact: Udo Huefner                             530-674-8382
Host: Großloge, Orden der Hermann Söhne


MAY 30, 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.



MAY 31, 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, listening to the music of Don Sommerfeld, and presentations 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              510-483-2573
e-mail: Hannelore@excelsiorcenter.org
Host: The Excelsior German Center



JUNE 2015

JUNE 7, Sunday  -  STV Founders' Day
Annual celebration of the founding of the Sacramento Turn Verein on June 2, 1854.

Time: 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.
STV
Location: Sacramento Turn Verein
3349 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Contact: Heinz Ludke     916-442-7360
Host: Sacramento Turn Verein


JUNE 28, Sunday  -  Hermann Sons Annual Grand Picnic
Hot food, BBQ, famous Schweinshaxn, full Bar, Music, Wheel of fortune, Children's games, Raffle.
Free entry - everyone is welcome!

Time: Gates open at 10 a.m. Hermann
Location: Croatian Park
3730 Auburn Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95821
Contact: Heinz Lehrach                   209-369-6722
Host: Großloge, Orden der Hermann Söhne


JUNE 28, Sunday  -  San Francisco Munich Trio (Edelmann Trio)
Listen to the beautiful classical music performed by Friedrich Edelmann - bassoon, Rebecca Rust - cello, and Dmitri Cogan - piano.
Time:  2:00 p.m.
Location: The Altenheim
1720 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, 94602
Contact: Excelsior German Center        510-530-4013
Petra Kübler
e-mail: petrakubler@yahoo.com
Host: The Excelsior German Center



JULY 2015



AUGUST 2015

AUGUST 2, 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 2015

SEPTEMBER 5, Saturday  -  West Coast Swiss Wrestling Championship
Schwingfest in the Park with Swiss Tour Groups
Swiss Style Wrestling, BBQ lunch and dinner, dancing to Ron Scheiber's Swiss Orchestra at 8:00 p.m.

Time: Gates open at 10:00 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 6, Sunday  -  Pacific Coast Swiss Musikfest
Live Swiss Ländler music
Festival program starts at 1 p.m. with individual groups playing two selections. Grand Finale, dinner, and dancing to follow.

Time: 1:00 p.m. Aelpler Logo
Location: Swiss Park
5911 Mowry Ave
Newark, CA 94560
Contact: Arnold Ambiel      650-941-0796
Website:
www.swissparknewark.com
Host: Aelpler Gruppe Swiss Club / Newark Swiss Park Inc.


 SEPTEMBER 13, Sunday  -  Church Picnic at the Oakland Nature Friends
        with St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Service
       Potluck Luncheon
  • Time: 10:30 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


  • SEPTEMBER 20, Sunday  -  Erntedankfest
    Enjoy a large dose of ‘Gemütlichkeit' and sample a great variety of German foods amidst a traditional harvest festival display.

    Time: please call for time
    STV
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Banquet Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Shirley Riemer, GACC/Library                     916-442-7360
    Host: STV German American Cutural Center Library

    SEPTEMBER 26, Saturday  -  Newark Oktoberfest
    Enjoy an afternoon with tasty food, imported beer, OOMPAH music 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 10:00 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. and Newark Chamber of Commerce


    OCTOBER 2015


    OCTOBER 3, Saturday -- Oktoberfest!
    Join us for our 25th annual Oktoberfest! Traditional German food, beer, wine, and dancing. Silent auction. Live music by Bill Bly's Band and the Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor. Child care and a jumpy house for the kids!
  • Time: Happy Hour at 5:00 p.m.
    Dinner service 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Location: 1910 Santa Clara Ave
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (Parking lot at Santa Clara Ave & Chestnut St.)
    On AC Transit line 51A
    Contact: Church office                      510-523-0659
    (Mon-Wed 9 a.m. - Noon)
    e-mail:
    info@immanuel-alameda.org
    Website: www.immanuel-alameda.org
    Tickets:
    510-523-0659; at the door; or online:
    www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1260922
    Host: Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alameda



  • OCTOBER 4, 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:
    www.thenaturefriendscorporation.org
    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/oak.nature.friends
    Host: The Oakland Nature Friends



  • OCTOBER 9 + 10, Friday & Saturday  -  Oktoberfest
    Oktoberfest beer from Germany, German food, live dance music, Biergarten, Kaffeehaus.

    Time: Friday:     6:00 p.m. to midnight
    Saturday: 3:00 p.m. to midnight
    STV Logo
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Turner Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Robin Little, VP                          916-442-7360
    Host: Sacramento Turn Verein


    OCTOBER 10, Saturday  -  125th Anniversary of The Excelsior German Center
    (Formerly known as The Altenheim Association)
    Join us in celebrating 125 years of the founding of The Altenheim Association.The non-profit organization was formed to establish a home for German seniors, in the tradition of German culture. A couple of famous founders were Fleischhacker and Rosenbaum.
    Time: to be announced
    Location: The Altenheim - Community Hall
    1720 MacArthur Blvd.
    Oakland, 94602
    Contact: Hannelore Avalos                       510-483-2573
    e-mail: Hannelore@excelsiorcenter.org
    Host: The Excelsior German Center


    OCTOBER 11, 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: Maria Gutsfeld, Secretary               707-778-8066
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26


    OCTOBER 17, Saturday  -  Annual Fall Concert and Dance  "CABARET"
    Come hear traditional Swiss singing & Yodeling under the direction of Agnes Litfin-Olmsted. Followed by dancing to the tunes of Ron Scheiber 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
    Hanna Kessler                       209-745-1222
    Barbara Masterson                209-667-1087
    Heidi Bettschart                    209-531-2577
    Margaret Higgins                  209-524-0642
    Host:
    San Joachin Valley Swiss Echoes



    OCTOBER 24, 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 2015


    NOVEMBER 7, Saturday  -  Sacramento Turner Harmonie - Annual Choir Concert
    Concert free, Dinner & Dance by Reservation only!

    Time: Doors open at 2:00 p.m.
    Concert starts at 3:00 p.m.
    STV Logo
    Location: Sacramento Turn Verein - Turner Hall
    3349 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95816
    Contact: Al Guzauskas, Harmonie Pres.                            916-442-7360
    Host: Sacramento Turner Harmonie



    NOVEMBER 29, 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 sons
    Location: Hermann Sons Hall
    860 Western Ave
    Petaluma, CA 94952
    Contact: Rosemarie Rivera, Chairperson     707-763-4060
    DeAnna Jordt   707-824-1702
    e-mail:
    petalumalodge26@gmail.com
    Host: Hermann Sons, Petaluma Lodge #26



    DECEMBER 2015



    DECEMBER 5, Saturday  -  CHRISTMAS BAZAAR - CHRISTKINDLMARKT
    An 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


    DECEMBER 5 + 6, 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 6, Sunday  -  Christmas Dance
        Live Band: Karl Lebherz 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 12, Saturday  -  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 19, 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      510-836-7357
    Christine Beam     510-653-6564
    e-mail:
    christinebeam@yahoo.com
    Website:
    www.ugas-eb.org
    Host: Oakland Turnverein Gemischter Chor

    DECEMBER 24, Thursday  -  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
    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, Friday  -  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
    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, Thursday  -  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 2016

    JANUARY 1, Friday  -  New Year's Day Concert
    Come and listen to a wonderful selection of Opera, 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: Hannelore@excelsiorcenter.org
    Host: The Excelsior German Center


    JANUARY 15, 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 23, Saturday  -  6th Annual Crab Feed
    All the crab you can eat! $55.00 per person, $10.00 children 6-12. (Subject to change. Please check website).
    Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Matthews 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 30, 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 30, 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.
    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


    FEBRUARY 2016


    FEBRUARY 27, Saturday  - 
    Pacific Sängerbund Kommers (yearly choir concert) 
    Time: to be announced
    Location: to be announced
    Contact: Manfred Trogisch                 mt2338@sbcglobal.net
    Inge Junginger, Secretary PSB           510-836-0735
    e-mail:
    mt2338@sbcglobal.net
    Host: Germania Gesang Verein, San Jose


    MARCH 2016
    MARCH 13, Sunday  -  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 27, Sunday  -  Ostersonntag / Easter Sunday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    The Lord's Supper will be celebrated
    Time: Bilingual Service  at 11:00 a.m.
    Matthews 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



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