MEMBERS ONLY DAY TRIP TO BAD DÜRKHEIM WINE FESTIVAL

MEMBERS ONLY DAY TRIP TO BAD DÜRKHEIM WINE FESTIVAL

 

IWCS Day Trip to Bad Dürkheim
For members only
Saturday, September 14th
Location: Bad Dürkheim Wurstmarkt
RSVP Deadline: August 14th

This year instead of getting a table at the Wasen, we’ve planned a day trip to the world’s largest wine festival!

We will travel in the morning from Stuttgart to Bad Dürkheim by train. After we arrive, we will have lunch at the Restaurant Dürkheimer Fass, a restaurant inside a giant wine barrel! After lunch everyone will explore the festival at their own pace and we will return to Stuttgart by train at the end of the day.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your place now!!

We will be traveling together on a group train ticket, so you do not need to arrange your own transportation. To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending private Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook.

After RSVPing and confirming with Sandra that there is space available, you will be asked to prepay your portion of the train ticket (amount to be determined once we know how many are going). In case of a last-minute cancellation, you are welcome to find another member to take your place.

Each guest will be responsible for their own food and drinks at the festival. Right now we have a lunch reservation for 10 people but can increase that up to a maximum of 15.

RSVP DEADLINE: August 14th
PRE-PAYMENT DEADLINE: Your payment should be in our bank account no later than September 1st

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 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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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!

 

 

What’s On: 2019 Charity Events

What’s On: 2019 Charity Events

Back in October, we made an announcement that we wouldn’t be planning an Annual Charity Event in 2019. Our team decided to take a break from the big events this year to focus on a smaller and more personal approach.

We promised to update you on our 2019 program so that members can still help make a difference in the lives of the women and children at the Stuttgart Frauenhaus.

Here are some events already on the schedule which will directly support our fundraising efforts this year – click on the photos to see details!

2019 clothes swap

2019 coin collection

2019 book swap

 

And that is just the first quarter! Some charity events being considered for the rest of the year include a fondue lunch at a member’s home and a night out with cocktails somewhere nice.

Additionally, this year we are restructuring how we price some of our monthly special events (generally tours and cultural events). You might also notice us requesting a donation for some events in lieu of a participation fee. For other events we will start “rounding up” the oddly-priced member prepayment amounts, giving you a nice round number to transfer and some extra change for our 2019 collection.

We hope you enjoy what’s on offer and even think about getting involved in organizing a smaller event yourself! Check our Claire’s blog post about that here.

Here’s to a successful 2019 year of charity!