MEMBERS ONLY: SCOTTISH CULTURAL DINNER (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: SCOTTISH CULTURAL DINNER (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY CULTURAL DINNER: BURNS NIGHT (SCOTTISH)
For members +1 guest
Saturday, January 25th at 18:00
Location: Alex’s home in Stuttgart-Sonnenberg
Nearest stations: Peregrinastrasse

Let’s together learn a little bit about Robert Burns, the bard of Scotland and how he contributed to Scottish culture beyond penning the now famous New Year’s anthem, Auld Lang Syne.

We’ll sample the traditional fare of haggis, tatties and neeps, but a vegetarian option will also be provided. Alex can accommodate up to 16 people for this event.

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 member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €20 per person, paid in advance. This includes the dinner, drinks, and a raffle ticket for a Scottish food prize. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €20 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than January 10th. 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: CANNING AND FERMENTING WORKSHOP (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: CANNING AND FERMENTING WORKSHOP (+1 EVENT)

Fruit & Vegetable Canning and Fermenting Workshop
For members +1 guest
Sunday, October 13th at 13:00
Location: Meghan’s home in Kornwestheim
Nearest station: Kornwestheim Hbhf
Cost: €20 per person

Please join us for an afternoon preserving fruits and vegetables. In this workshop we will learn three different preserving methods:

  • Hot Water Bath Canning – Spicy California Mix (cauliflower, celery, carrots, bell peppers, garlic and spicy peppers to taste) OR Tomato Salsa (tomatoes, onions, peppers, spices)
  • Ceramic Crock Fermentation – Sauerkraut (cabbage)
  • Ready to eat spread – Pumpkin Butter (fresh pumpkin and spices)

This is a hands-on workshop, where we will go thru the steps and benefits of each method and you will be chopping, stirring, boiling, and brining your hearts out. Meghan will provide the fruit, veggies, additional ingredients and the jars for the Pumpkin Butter and Spicy Califonia Mix or Salsa. The whole process will take about three hours.

Because of the wait time involved in canning and fermentation, there will be a few weeks lapse before some of the items will be ready to take home and eat. However, each participant will leave that day with two small jars of Pumpkin Butter spread. The California Mix or Salsa will be ready approximately two weeks after the workshop and 5-7 weeks later, the sauerkraut will be ready. We will work together to get the finished items to everyone.

We will be doing lots of chopping! Each participant should bring their own cutting board and 1-2 sharp knives for chopping fruit and vegetables. Additionally please bring a reusable container for the sauerkraut to be put into once it is ready (ca. 250-500 grams).

Beverages and light snacks will also be provided. Meghan’s place is a short five-minute walk from the station. Also there is plenty of public parking at the apartment.

This event is a charity fundraiser – your cost is a €20 donation at the door. All money collected will go to our designated charity, 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, child age 13 + up, 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 to reserve your spot via the pending Facebook event or using the form below if you aren’t on Facebook. Space is limited to 12 participants, so reserve your spot now!

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MEMBERS ONLY: FREE WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: FREE WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG (+1 EVENT)

WALKING TOUR OF LUDWIGSBURG
For members and their +1 guests
Wednesday, August 7th at 10:30
Location: Ludwigsburg Residential Palace, Schloßstraße 30, 71634 Ludwigsburg
Nearest Station: Ludwigsburg (S-Bahn)
Meeting point: Inner courtyard of the palace
Cost: FREE

Ludwigsburg is a beautiful and vibrant Baroque city to the north of Stuttgart. Founded in the early 18th century, the city today is a place where history and the present peacefully coexist. An integral part of the city’s unique charm is its outstanding and diverse cultural scene. Home to numerous cultural institutions, Ludwigsburg is widely known as a city of films and festivals.

Join member Alison Tyler in August for a 90 minute free walking tour of Ludwigsburg starting at the famous Schloss (palace) and finishing on the market square. Hear how Ludwigsburg came into existence and experience some of the highlights of its more than 300 years of history including its architecture and famous sons and daughters (poets, inventors and theologians), along with information about the up and coming festivals and popular places to eat and drink.

Maximum 25 guests, wheelchairs and prams are welcome. We will be walking a total of 4-5 kilometers. We will meet in the courtyard of the palace at 10:30, but if anyone would like to meet Alison at the train station, she will be there at 10:00. Please note if the weather is stormy, the tour will not go ahead.

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.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP  in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you aren’t on Facebook.

MEMBERS ONLY: FINGER FOOD, WINE & FIREWORKS (+1 EVENT)

MEMBERS ONLY: FINGER FOOD, WINE & FIREWORKS (+1 EVENT)

Finger Food, Wine and Fireworks
For members and a +1 guest
Saturday, August 17th from 20:00 – 23:30
Location: Ostfildern
Nearest Stop: Scharnhauser Park (U7, U8, 122)

Join member Anu & her husband Oliver at their home in Ostfildern to watch the annual Flammende Stern display from their balcony. Every year international pyrotechnic teams from around the world take part in a three-day competition and on the 17th we will be watching a team from Singapore.

The fireworks start around 22:15 and last approximately 30 minutes. For more details on the fireworks, check out the Flammende Stern website.

Our hosts will provide vegetarian finger food and drinks (wine & non-alcoholic beverages). Guests are welcome to contribute a bottle of their favorite wine to the festivities.

Maximum 8 guests, adults only please. Anu recommends using public transportation for this event due to the overwhelming number of visitors who attend the show. Her home is only a five minute walk from the stop “Scharnhauser Park.”

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.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP  in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you aren’t on Facebook.

 

IWCS Summer Pool Party (Members Only +1 Guest)

IWCS Summer Pool Party (Members Only +1 Guest)

Pool, Potluck and Prosecco Summer Party
For members + 1 guest (children 13+ only)
Sunday, July 28th from 12:00 – 16:00
Location: Shannon M’s home in Ostfildern 

(Please note that date of event has been changed, it was originally the 14th of July)

Beat the summer heat at a pool party hosted by member Shannon M, her husband Jonathon, and their friendly dog Autumn.. They’ll be cooking sausages and providing some starter snacks and drinks (both non-alcoholic and alcoholic, including Prosecco!), but guests are also asked to bring a side dish and/or beverage to contribute for a “potluck” style meal.

This will also be a fundraiser for IWCS’ designated charity, Frauen helfen Frauen e.V., so a minimum suggested donation of €5 per person will be collected at the door.

Street parking is available but spots near the house might be limited due to ongoing construction. Guests are encouraged to take public transit and/or bicycle. There are two U-Bahn stops a 10 minute walk from her house and Shannon will happily store any bikes in her secured garage during the event.

This event is limited to 20 guests in total so RSVP early! Please note that because of the pool, no children under 13 are invited.

This is a +1 event, which means:

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

The cost of this event is a minimum suggested donation of €5 per person, paid at the door. 

To reserve your spot, please RSVP  in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you aren’t on Facebook.

 

Members +1: Vineyards of Hohenasperg with Wine Tasting

Members +1: Vineyards of Hohenasperg with Wine Tasting

HOHENASPERG VINEYARD WALK & WINE TASTING
For members +1 guest
Saturday, June 29th at 14:45
Meeting Point: Asperg Train Station
Maximum: 25 participants

Asperg is celebrating its 1200th anniversary this year and wine has been produced there for over one thousand years!

Member Alison Tyler and her husband Peter Müller have organized a wonderful event for us in honor of this anniversary. We will walk from the train station up the hill and through the vineyards on Hohenasperg where we will stop to sample a sparkling wine and then walk on admiring the view and learning some of the local history of Hohenasperg from Peter. The end point of the walk (around 17:00) is the old wine pressing house or “Kelter” (one of the oldest buildings in the town) for our tasting of at least five additional local wines.

The wine tasting is being organized by the Interessengemeinschaft Asperger Weingärtners and Alison will introduce each wine. Snacks will be sponsored by the IWC Stuttgart!

We are welcome to stay in the Kelter until 20:00. There is also a small wine museum attached to the Kelter which will be open during the event. There is wheelchair access to the Kelter itself, but not along the vineyards or the museum.

If you are arriving by train walk to the very end of the platform where the lift and steps are located and the meeting point will be at the top of these steps. (Hirschbergstraße leading into Lehenstraße). The train station is around a 15 minute walk from the Kelter – just over one kilometre.

The member cost for this event is €20, to be paid in advance. €5 of your payment will go directly to our charity collection for Frauen helfen Frauen, which is possible thanks to a discounted wine tasting price given to us by the Interessengemeinschaft Asperger Weingärtners.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend (18+)
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, older child, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed above.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the activities team if you are not on Facebook. Please let us know no later than May 30th if you would like to attend – we need to reach the minimum of 15 confirmed wine drinkers for the tasting by that date in order for this event to go ahead.

Please complete your reservation by transferring your prepayment no later than Friday June 14th. 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 +1 Event: Candle-Making Workshop

Members +1 Event: Candle-Making Workshop

IWCS Candle Making Workshop
For members +1 guest (ages 12 + up)
Sunday, May 26th from 13.00 to 16:00
Location: Meghan’s home in Kornwestheim, maximum 12 participants
Nearest S-bahn station: Kornwestheim
Cost per person: €20

Join member Meghan M. for an afternoon of creativity and fun! Her hobby is candle making and we are thrilled that she is sharing her skills and supplies with us in May.

Each participant will be making a personalized, two-wick candle made from Eco Soy wax, which burns cleanly for 40-45 hours. Choose your own scent – Gin & Tonic, Peony & Bluh Suede, Tobacco & Oak, Thai Lime & Mango, or Sage & Sea Salt. Additionally you can decorate the outside of your 500 ml glass jar with an assortment of decorative elements. There will be glitter, decoupage, flowers, beds, ribbons, washi tape, and much more! See the photos below for some examples.

All candle making and decorative supplies will be provided, along with light finger foods, Sekt and coffee for your refreshment.

This event is a charity fundraiser your cost is a €20 donation at the door. All money collected will go to our designated charity, 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, child age 12 + up, 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 to reserve your spot via the pending Facebook event or using the form below if you aren’t on Facebook. Spaces are limited so RSVP now!

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