Calendar of Events in the German Speaking Community

    

OCTOBER 2019
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 2019

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.

Aelpler Logo
Time: Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner served at 6:00
p.m.
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.thenaturefriends corporation.org
    Facebook:
    www.facebook.com/oak .nature.friends
    Host: The Oakland Nature Friends


  • DECEMBER 15, Sunday afternoon starting at 2 pm  - 
    "Fröhliche Weihnacht" beim OTV in Oakland
    A traditional German Christmas Choir concert with soloists and sing-along, with Dietrich Erbelding at the piano. Bring your children and your grandchildren!
    Coffee, cake, and other nice refreshments available. Glühwein!

    Time: Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
    Concert starts at 2:30 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
    blclement@comcast.net
    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 29, Saturday  -  Pacific Sängerbund Kommers

    Time: to be announced
    Location: South 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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