TOUR OF HAAG SOAP FACTORY IN FEUERBACH (+1 EVENT)

This event is for members +1 guest
Wednesday 24 January 2024 at 10.30
Location: Seifen Haag, Leobener Strasse 24, 70469 Stuttgart
Your host: Angela Weber
Prepayment deadline: mONDAY, jANUARY 22ND

Seifen Haag has been making beautiful soaps right in Stuttgart since 1756. During our factory tour, we will learn about the fascinating history, process and art of making small-batch, quality organic soaps by hand.

Our one-hour tour of their beautiful historical space will be led (mostly) in English by a member of the Haag family, daughter Nicole Haag. She has advised that some aspects of the soap-making process may be a bit difficult for her to translate into English but our knowledgeable members will be able to help if she gets stuck.

There will be an optional stop for coffee or lunch after the tour.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

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

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The remainder of the tour costs will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen. Fifteen(15) spaces are available for this tour.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the private Facebook event. If you are not on Facebook, please contact Angela at the email address found in the newsletter.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than January 22nd. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the hosts 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.

HOLIDAY GIVING TREE FOR FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN 2023

In keeping with one of our favorite annual traditions, the IWCS is once again supporting Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. by creating a virtual Holiday Gift Tree for its residents this December.

Every year our members buy gifts for the women and children living in the Frauenhaus to bring them some extra holiday joy!

HOW TO SIGN UP & TAKE PART

1️⃣If you would like to participate, please RSVP in Sandra’s private Facebook event in the members’ group. If you are not on Facebook, you can reply to the email with the current newsletter. Let her know if you would like to buy a gift for a woman or a child.

You will be assigned an anonymous person from the list and given any information that was shared about them such as age or gender, along with any specific wishes that person might have. If no wishes were given, you’ll have to be creative!

2️⃣ Then buy a gift valued between €15-20 and try to keep in mind that the shelter residents come from all cultures and nations and many of the families might not yet have strong German skills or even celebrate Christmas.

It is possible that some of the children’s wishes are a little more expensive, so please let Sandra know if you are willing to spend more than €20.

3️⃣ You will need to wrap the gift and add a tag with the age/gender you were given (e.g. “woman age 30” or “girl age 4”). Because we have no names, this information helps the staff at the shelter identify who it is for.

4️⃣ And finally, you need to get the finished gift to Sandra, who will be taking them all to the shelter in mid-December for their holiday party.

HOW TO GET THE GIFTS TO SANDRA

You can:

🎁drop the finished gift off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen

🎁mail them to her home address

🎁buy something online and pay to have it gift wrapped and sent to Sandra – let her know what is coming so she can tag it for you

🎁 or bring it along to the Members Only Holiday Dinner on December 13th or at any other event Sandra is attending before then.

Thank you to all of our members for your continuing enthusiasm for this project every year!

MEMBER ONLY EVENT: CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE & BRUNCH 2023

Sunday, December 3rd at 11:00
Location: Sandra’s home in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
Nearest stations: Zazenhausen Viadukt
Limited to 12 members!


Join us for our Eleventh Annual Christmas Cookie Swap this December!

As always, Sandra will host a unique and delicious brunch to go with all of the cookies and plenty of Sekt will be on hand.

Guests are asked to bake about three dozen of one kind of holiday cookie and bring them along with the recipe so everyone can try them at home! There’s no need to pre-package the cookies; each guest will take the cookies and the quantity they want.

All food and drinks will be provided by the host. A bottle or two of bubbly is always welcome!

This event is limited to 12 guests.

To RSVP, please respond in the pending Facebook event or message Sandra by replaying to this newsletter email if you are not on Facebook.

SPECIAL EVENT: STUTTGART ESCAPE ROOM EVENING (+1 EVENT)

For members +1 guest
Wednesday, November 15th at 19:30
Location: Pause & Play Escape Rooms, Hirschstrasse 27, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest Stop: Stadtmitte (S); Rathaus (U)
Prepayment deadline: Monday, November 13th

Let’s get together and solve some mysteries! Our host Kim has booked us a session at a Stuttgart escape room in November.

Never been to an Escape Room? Basically the Game Masters lock us in a room where we have to work as a team to solve a bunch of puzzles in order to escape the room. If you’ve done one before, we can probably use your help!

The mystery itself will take roughly an hour to solve plus there is a 15-minute introduction beforehand and usually a photo opportunity afterwards. The introduction and all puzzles are all in English.

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 (18+)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €15 per person, paid in advance. The remainder of the event costs will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

There are 12  spaces available. To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the private Facebook event or via email to the activities team address in the newsletter.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €15 per person to the IWCS bank account Monday, November 13th . 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.

SPECIAL EVENT: ST. MARTIN’S DAY TRADITIONAL GOOSE DINNER (+1 EVENT)

Wednesday, November 29th at 19:00
Location: Restaurant Tauberquelle, Torstraße 19, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte

Nearest station: Rathaus (U), Stadtmitte (S/U)
Prepayment deadline: November 24th
Host: Katja Zajac

Do you know the story of St. Martin and the geese? The goose became a symbol of this 4th century saint due to a legend that, when trying to avoid being ordained bishop, he hid in a pen of geese whose cackling gave him away.

St. Martin’s Day is celebrated as a Catholic holiday in southern Germany on the 11th day of the 11th month. Because the timing of the holiday falls at the end of the harvest season and the beginning of early sunsets, you will also see little children marching in lantern parades and lots of food.

Let’s celebrate St. Martin’s Day together! Our meal will include roast goose with plenty of traditional side dishes such as dumplings and red cabbage. If you still have room for a dessert, it can be ordered a la carte.

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 (adults only)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €35 per person, paid in advance. This includes your food and table water, any additional drinks or dessert must be paid for at the restaurant on the evening of the event.

Hurry and get your reservation in now! There are only 16 places available.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the private Facebook event or send an email to the contact address in the newsletter if you are not on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €35 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Friday. November 24th . 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.

SPECIAL EVENT: VISION BOARD WORKSHOP

This event is for members ONLY
fRIDAY, DECEMBER 8TH AT 10:00 (NEW DATE!!!)
LocatioN: Sabrina’s home in Degerloch
Nearest Stop: Degerloch (u)
Your hosts: Kim Jezek & sABRINA eNGELHARDT
Prepayment deadline: wednesday, DECEMBER 6TH

Are you ready for a transformative experience? Personal coach and IWCS member Sabrina Engelhardt will be hosting a Vision Board workshop in her home in December just for us!

In this workshop you will get motivated, clarify your goals, and be inspired to achieve what you’ve always dreamed of! Sabrina’s message to you:

“I look forward to spending this empowering and inspiring morning with you as we visualize our dreams, support one another, and unlock our true potential. Together, let’s create a vision board that becomes a powerful compass on our path to success!”

We will be putting together our boards using photos from magazines. The boards will be sponsored by the club and each attendee is asked to bring along scissors and a glue stick. Sabrina will provide water, tea, and coffee.

Please eat breakfast before you come because there will be no food at this two-hour event (due to the fact that we will be busy crafting). There will, however, be the possibility to go out for lunch afterwards.

Although coaching is what she does professionally, Sabrina is generously donating her time and knowledge for this event. 100% of your pre-payment will go to Frauen helfen Frauen, our designated charity. You can read more about her coaching services on her Facebook page or her Instagram.

SPACES LIMITED – RSVP NOW!

Any IWCS member is welcome to attend and the cost is €25 per person, paid in advance.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the private Facebook event. If you are not on Facebook, please contact Kim via the email address found in the newsletter.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer your pre-payment(s) to the IWCS bank account no later than December 7th. 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 or the prepayment will be added to our 2023 FHF donation collection.

SPECIAL EVENT: REMSTAL WINE WALK & TASTING (+1 EVENT)

Remstal Wine Walk & Tasting
Thursday, October 12th at 16:30
Meeting Point: Sigle Winery/BESEN AM SCHLOSSBERG,
Schloss Strasse 32, 71384 Weinstadt-grossheppach
Nearest Stop: Großh. Prinz-Eugen-Platz (bus) 
OR ENDERSBACH (s2)
Prepayment deadline:  Thursday, October 5th 

Are you in the mood for great company, delicious local wine, a chance at a gorgeous sunset, and beautiful autumn colors? Then join us in October for an English-language tour through the vineyards of Weinstadt-Grossheppach (Rems-Murr-Kreis).

We will meet at the Sigle Winery/Besen am Schlossberg in Weinstadt-Grossheppach at 16:30 and then Monika Lang of Remstal Winewalk will lead us up into the vineyards for approximately three hours in total. We will sample four regular and one sparkling wine and there will be yummy snacks to accompany the tastings.

The paths are paved but you must be able to walk uphill slowly. Don’t forget supportive footwear and clothing for whatever Mother Nature throws at us! And be sure to bring your camera for the stunning views.

The meeting location is in a residential neighborhood with street parking. If you can’t find a spot, there is a large parking lot around the corner at the Prinz Eugene Halle.

If you would like to come via public transportation, the S2 can get you to Weinstadt-Endersbach where there is a bus that gets you closer, or you can take the S2 one more stop to Beutelsbach and then walk about 20 minutes. Check the VVS website for your best connection.

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 (18+)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €28 per person, paid in advance. The remainder of the tour costs will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

There are 20 spaces available. To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the private Facebook event or via email to the activities team address in the newsletter.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €28 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than October 5th . 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.

STUTTGART-WEST STAEFFELE (STEPS) WALKING TOUR

This event is for members +1 guest
WEDNESDAY, septEMber 27th at 16:30 (after work til sunset)
MEETING POINT: marienplatz, zahnradbahn haltestelle
Your host: emily born
Prepayment deadline: tUESDAY, september 26th

Have you ever noticed the “Staeffele” or steps up through the hills and vineyards in Stuttgart? In September, our good friend Petra Rentschler will take us on a guided tour of some Staeffele on the west side of town.

We will meet at 16:30 at the Zahnradbahn Haltestelle on Marienplatz. Petra will walk us up to the Karlshöhe where we will be rewarded with a wonderful view of Stuttgart- Süd. We will see old villas and a beautiful art nouveau fountain there and then go a bit further up Hasenbergsteige to look down on Stuttgart-West. On the way back down we will see the grand mansions of the titans of Swabian industry and will end up at  Feuersee. 

This two and a half hour tour stretches from after work until sundown at 19:00. Please wear study walking shoes as there will of course be plenty of stairs! Dress for the weather as the tour will take place even in the rain or cold. We will hopefully see some gorgeous fall colors during our travels.

Babies in carriers are welcome to come along at no extra charge but please note that the tour is NOT wheelchair- or stroller-friendly.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

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

The cost of this event is €10 per person, paid in advance. The remainder of the tour costs will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen. Twenty (25) spaces are available for this tour.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the private Facebook event. If you are not on Facebook, please contact Emily at the email address found in the newsletter.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than September 26th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the hosts 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: IWCS GOES TO THE WASEN!

For members only – 15 spaces available
Thursday, October 5th from 17:00
Location: Sonja Merz Zelt, Cannstatter Wasen,

Mercedesstrasse 50, 70372 Stuttgart
Nearest station: Wasen (U) or Bad Cannstatt (S)
Cost per member €35 paid in advance no later than Friday, September 29th

Are you ready for an introduction to one of the most well-known cultural events in Stuttgart? Join fellow members of the IWCS at the Cannstatter Volksfest this fall for one of our much-anticipated evenings out!

The Cannstatter Volksfest, aka “the Wasen,” is the second-largest beer festival in the world after Munich’s Oktoberfest and will be taking place for the 176th time this year. Together we will enjoy traditional fest food, drinks, dancing, singing, and general madness in the Sonja Merz Wasenzelt (beer tent).

We have purchased 15 seats in our favorite section and your reservation includes:

  • Three (3) vouchers worth 12 euros apiece to be used for any food or drink
  • Your entry bracelet to the tent
  • A reservation at a prime table in front of the band

The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing our table so members pay only €35 each. This includes a portion going to Frauen helfen Frauen, as this is a Round Up for Charity event. Participants are responsible for mandatory tips, so please bring some euro coins along. Trachtenmode (dirndls and lederhosen) is optional but encouraged 😊

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the private Facebook event. If space is available, you will be asked to transfer your prepayment of €35 per member to the IWCS bank account no later than September 29th.

If you are not on Facebook, please message Sandra directly using the email address in the newsletter to RSVP.

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.

Ein Prosit!!