Members +1 Event: Fondue Lunch Fundraiser

Members +1 Event: Fondue Lunch Fundraiser

IWCS FONDUE LUNCH FUNDRAISER
For members +1 guest
Thursday 4th April 2019 at 12:00
Location: Michelle Moore’s home in Stuttgart

Do you love cheese??? Member Michelle Moore loves to cook and is looking for 8-10 friends to share a delicious cheese fondue lunch to raise money for the Frauenhaus.

This decadent meal includes a glass or two of Sekt/wine and a bottomless cheese fondue with heaps of traditional and non -traditional accompaniments (vegetables, salad, fruits, and some meats).

This event is a charity fundraiser and Michelle is providing all the yummy ingredients. Participants are requested to make a cash donation of €15 at the door, 100% of which will go to Frauen helfen Frauen.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, adult child, or friend
  • You and your guest each pay the cost listed above

Payment is due on the day of the event, however you must confirm your reservation one week prior (at the latest) to Michelle via the pending Facebook event or using the form below if you aren’t on Facebook.

Places are limited! Please notify Michelle of any dietary requirements. We will aim to start eating just after noon with a finish time around 14:00.

Members + Families Event: Alpaca Walk and Farm Tour

Members + Families Event: Alpaca Walk and Farm Tour

Alpaca Walk and Farm Tour (English)
For members and their families

Saturday, 18th May 2019 starting at 9:45
Location: Alpakafarm Schaber, Hochen 4, 72622 Nürtingen-Neckarhausen 
€35 adults / €10 children 6 and up / children under 6 free
Pre-payment deadline May 8th
Your host: member Claire DeVaney

Since they were domesticated like their llama cousins around 5000 years ago, alpacas have been kept for their meat, wool, and as a super pack animal ideal for mountain treks. They can walk long distances on relatively little subsistence; they’re sure-footed and agile; and they’re super fluffy and cute!!

Alpacas are whimsical members of the camel family with lovely kind eyes and a gentle nature. In recent years their wooly faces and observant, calm demeanor has made them highly sought after walking companions.

We’ve organized an amazing day out with these gentle beasts for members and their families in May. It includes an alpaca-accompanied trek in Nürtingen followed by a tour of the farm with plenty of petting allowed. The gentle trek will last around 1 hour and will take in views over the Schwäbische Alb from Göppingen over Kirchheim to Reutlingen.

During the guided tour we will see the farm and furnished with all the knowledge we could ever need about alpaca care, diet and breeding as well as the fascinating role of alpacas today from therapy animals to wool production. As a parting gift, all adults will go home with a pair of alpaca wool socks!

You’re then invited to join us for lunch in Nürtingen if you wish (not included in cost of the tour).

Practical Information
9:45 Arrival and registration – please be punctual
10:00 Trek begins
11:00 Return and begin farm tour
12:00 Tour ends
12:30 Lunch in Nürtingen

There is a Hofladen on-site but best to bring water and perhaps a snack. We will walk in any weather. With any luck we’ll have sunshine but of course be prepared with weather-appropriate clothing such as a rain jacket, waterproof shoes, and so on.

The farm is best reached by car (or take a taxi from the Nürtigen station). If you would like to attend but don’t have access to a car, be sure to post in the Facebook event and we can try to arrange a car pool!

Your cost for this event will be €35 per adult and €10 for each child age 6 and up. Children under 6 are free! To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the contact form below if you are not on Facebook.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €35/€10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than May 8th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

Members + Families Event: Outdoor Kitchen Herb and Wild Vegetable Tour

Members + Families Event: Outdoor Kitchen Herb and Wild Vegetable Tour

 

HERB AND WILD VEGETABLE FORAGING TOUR
For members and their families
Sunday, April 14th from 13:00
Location: Schorndorf (exact location published 1 week beforehand)
Nearest station: Schorndorf
€25/€39 per person, prepayment deadline – March 31st

Our favorite outdoor explorers, Abenteuerreich in Remstal, will be taking us on a guided walk this spring through the meadows and woods around Schorndorf to learn how to distinguish between poisonous and non-poisonous local plants and collect a goodly amount of the non-poisonous variety. At the end we will make a pesto from what we’ve collected to eat at an outdoor picnic.

Although we will be greeted in English, most of this tour will be in German, so be prepared to work your brains, learn some new vocabulary, and have your kids or fellow members translate if necessary (we did this on last year’s tour and there was no problem understanding at all!). Bring along worn-in walking shoes/boots, a waterproof jacket, a camera, a penknife, a small basket or other container, and a notebook and pen. We’ll find out the exact meeting place nearer the time.

Current IWCS members and their entire family are welcome to join this event and costs will be partially subsidized by the club. Children (up to age 13) are free and two adults or teenagers are invited to attend at the discount price of €25 per person. Additional adults are welcome to join but will pay full price (€39 per person).

We have reserved space for 15 adults and 5 children but can add more to this reservation as needed. To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the contact form below if you are not on Facebook.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €25/€39 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than March 31st. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

Members Only – Art Night Painting Party

Members Only – Art Night Painting Party

IWCS Art Night Painting Party
Tuesday, 9th April 2019 at 18:30
Location: Poffers Café, Urbanstraße 86, 70190 Stuttgart-Ost
Host: Michelle Moore
Cost: €30 per person (due by March 26th) – 15 spaces available

Some of you might remember our last painting party in 2016 – it was so popular that we are doing it again!

Under the instruction of local artist Ansa Afshar, we will be led step-by-step through the creation of your very own work of art that you can take home or give as a gift – real or gag. Art supplies are provided. We only ask that you wear painting clothing and/or bring an apron, an open mind, and a good mood.

This event will be held in Poffers Café in Stuttgart-Ost. Orders for food and drink will be taken starting at 18:30 and painting will begin promptly at 19:30. While we enjoy the soothing motions of painting, we can order more drinks and just enjoy our evening.

The cost of this event is €30 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the evening. All food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer your €30 fee to the IWCS bank account no later than March 26th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member to send in their place.

See you there with your paint smocks on!

 

 

Family Event: Tour of the Stuttgart Observatory

Family Event:  Tour of the Stuttgart Observatory

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR OF THE STUTTGART OBSERVATORY
Friday, March 15th at 19:45 
location: Zur Uhlandshöhe 41, 70188 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Heidehofstrasse and then a 10 minute walk
RSVP to host Alex Elwin via the Facebook event or the contact form below 

Have you ever wanted to see the twinkling stars up close? Not the celebrity ones, of course, but the extra terrestrial ones, through the lenses of a giant telescope? Well, here’s your chance. Join us at the observatory on Uhlandshöhe to be introduced to the fascinating starry realm above.

The tour will be conducted in English, will last approximately 1.5 hours and will begin when full darkness has fallen and in the case of clear skies only. There is a maximum number of 20 people for this tour so sign up now to secure your place.

You are welcome to bring members of your immediate family ages 6 and up. This tour is sponsored by the club, but we are requesting donations of €10 per family or €5 for a person coming alone, to be collected in cash at the event.

Please keep in mind that this tour is weather-dependent and will be cancelled if there are clouds, as we will be unable to see anything. We will keep you posted!

Charity Cocktail Party – SAVE THE DATE

Charity Cocktail Party – SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE – CHARITY COCKTAIL PARTY BEING PLANNED FOR JULY 19TH

If our recent announcement that we weren’t planning a big charity gala in 2019 filled you with wistful longing for a fancy night out, fear not!

Claire and the charity team are planning a night of dressing up and going out to benefit Frauen helfen Frauen on Friday, July 19th – start preparing your outfit now and put the date in your calendar.

In exchange for your donation, you (and a +1 guest, if you wish) will be admitted to our exclusive summer cocktail party at the rooftop bar atop the Jaz Hotel in Stuttgart-Mitte.

Each guest will receive a complementary welcome cocktail and nibbles and are welcome to purchase as many more drinks as you would like directly at their fabulous bar.

Watch this space for complete details and the opportunity to RSVP to come soon!

2019 Monthly Dinners

2019 Monthly Dinners

Members of the IWC Stuttgart have gathered together for dinner on the third Tuesday of each month since the club was founded in 2005. This year we’ve decided to shake things up a little bit in that department.

The monthly dinner is traditionally meant to be both our main social event each month and a way to welcome prospective members and we’d like to increase attendance with a few changes and more promotion.

The first big change will be the time. Right now, 19:00 is a bit too late for those who are done with work in the early evening but a bit too early for those who need to wait for their spouse to come home so they can leave. As we already have the Happy Hour starting at 18:00 for the first group, we’ve decided to push our main dinner back to a 19:30 or 20:00 start time.

The second big change will be that Billie Schoeler will no longer be hosting every single dinner. She has done an outstanding job the past few years, but it really is too much for one person all by herself. Billie will continue to be the main host for the Happy Hour dinner and we will have rotating hosts for the main monthly dinner.

What does this mean? Because the dinners are not only a social event but a welcome event for prospective members, we will have our steering committee members take turns hosting the dinner, along with other highly involved and enthusiastic members.

We will also be changing the standing date from the third Tuesday to “the third week” of each month. The host will get to choose which day of the week is best for her schedule, so watch for upcoming dinners on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays this year!

If you would like to host a monthly dinner, just fill in the contact form below to let Emily know. Remember, you get to choose your favorite Stuttgart restaurant (as long as it’s within walking distance of a train or tram stop and they are flexible enough for 10-20 people)!!

Looking forward to seeing you there!