FOR MEMBERS ONLY: FASHION EXHIBIT AT THE LANDESMUSEUM & LUNCH

WHEN & WHERE

When: Thursday, April 7 at 10:30
Location: Landesmuseum Württemberg, Altes Schloss, Schillerplatz 6, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest station: Charlottenplatz or Schlossplatz
Cost: €10 per person (prepaid)Maximum 10 participants
Your host: Heather Tehan
This event is for members only

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Using audio guides, we will tour the special exhibit at the Landesmuseum entitled, “Fashion?! The Elements of Style.” The exhibition will present the highlights of international fashion history from the 1950s to the present. The tour will be followed by lunch for those interested.

The Landesmuseum is both wheelchair and stroller friendly and babies can be brought along in carriers. Taking photos for private purposes is permitted and larger bags and backpacks are required to be stored in lockers at the entrance (bring 1€ coins for the deposit).  The entrance fee includes an audio guide (multiple languages) and you can also download a special smartphone app for a multimedia experience.

COVID-19 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

At this time of this post, current Corona regulations were set to expire the weekend before this event takes place. Please check the Facebook event for any last-minute changes.

PREPAYMENT & RSVP

The cost of this event is €10 per person, paid in advance. The entrance fee and audio guide will be partially sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event (charity donation included). All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen. The cost of lunch and drinks is not included.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €10 per person to the IWCS bank account to arrive no later than Wednesday the 6th of April. 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.

 

++CORONA RULES RELAXED February 9, 2022++

BaWü updated the state Corona regulations unexpectedly this afternoon.

Here are the changes to Alarmstufe 1 taking effect tomorrow, Wednesday the 9th of February:

👜 All restrictions on retail stores will be removed except the FFP2 mask requirement (no more testing or showing certificates).

📝 Most locations will no longer be required to collect personal data for contact tracing, although they are still recommending that folks use the Corona Warn app for passive tracking and alerts.

⚽️ 🎭 The number of spectators/audience members allowed at public sporting and cultural events will be increased to maximum 50% capacity (events remain 2G/2G+).

🧙‍♀️ Although Fasching parades are still forbidden in the Alarm levels, indoor Fasching celebrations appear to be allowed (without dancing) under the “public events” rules in the new summary.

The newest handy dandy chart can be found here.

 

Members Only Event: Tour of Stuttgart Main Station Construction Site (+1 Event)

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR OF STUTTGART 21 HAUPTBAHNHOF CONSTRUCTION SITE
For members +1 guest
Sunday the 20th of March at 11:00 (3 hours)
Location/Haltestelle: Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Meeting Point: to be determined
Your host: Shannon Macika

**THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL AND WE ARE STARTING A WAIT LIST**

If you are curious about the construction taking place at the Stuttgart Main Station (Hauptbahnhof), this tour is for you!

We will spend three hours on Sunday, March 20th with an English-speaking guide from InfoTurm Stuttgart. First we will enjoy their digital and multimedia exhibit and then suit up in vests, boots, and safety helmets to go into the construction area itself. This tour promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

For safety reasons, the minimum age for this tour is 14 and babies in buggies or carriers are not allowed. Participants must be in good physical condition for this tour. Spaces are limited to 19 at this event, so sign up immediately.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

  • Any IWCS member is welcome to attend and bring along a guest
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, child (14+), 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 all proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

COVID SAFETY INFORMATION:

As of the date of this blog post, guided tours are 2G and require FFP2 masks. Things could change quickly between now and the time of the event, so keep an eye on the Facebook event for announcements and updates!

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the private Facebook event (or use the form below if you aren’t on Facebook). To confirm your reservation, please transfer your pre-payment to the IWCS bank account no later than Thursday, March 17th . 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.

 

 

IWCS 2020 HOLIDAY GIVING TREE FOR FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN

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 can sign up to buy gifts for the women and children living in the Frauenhaus. You will receive one woman’s age/wishes or the age/gender/wishes of  a child to assist you in choosing what to buy. If you would like to take part, please let Sandra know in the event that can be found in the private Facebook event OR by using the RSVP form at the end of this post if you are not on Facebook.

We already have some ages and wishes, so you can go ahead and start shopping! We do not yet know how many people we need, so we will assign folks on a first-come, first-serve basis.

🎁Please choose a gift valued between €15-20 (the children’s wishes might be higher than €20, but usually not more than €30) and try to keep in mind that the shelter is multicultural and many of the families might not yet have strong German skills.

🎁Wrap the gift up all festive and add a tag with the age/gender information you were given to identify who it is for when they distribute the gifts.

🎁Drop the finished gift off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen or mail it to her.

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

 

MEMBER ONLY EVENT: CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE & BRUNCH

Sunday, December 12th at 11:00
Location: Sandra B’s home in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen
Nearest stations: Zazenhausen Viadukt
RSVP in the private Facebook event or using the form below if you are not on Facebook


Join us for our Ninth 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 10 guests.

CORONA SAFETY INFORMATION:
❄️ This is an indoor, unmasked event (due to food and drink)
❄️ All guests are asked to test themselves before attending, even if vaccinated/recovered
❄️ Current pandemic regulations allow a maximum of two unprotected (unvaccinated/not recovered) guests – please let Sandra know if you are in this category

MEMBERS ONLY Annual Winter Event

**Coronavirus Update – The Christmas Garden has 2G+ entry requirements as of 04.12.21**

So maybe we can’t have our usual holiday dinner, but at least this year we can still do something fun together!

All current members are invited to join us at the Wilhelma Zoological Gardens on Tuesday, December 14th for a walk through the magical “Christmas Garden” light exhibit and a hot drink together afterwards. If you haven’t been to this magical experience before, you are in for a treat!!

Eat some dinner, put those little ones to bed, and meet us at the front gate of the Wilhelma at 19:00 when it’s nice and dark. Looking for other members to eat dinner with before the event? Make a post in the Facebook event or our members-only Facebook group.

We will go through check in around 19:15 when the rush settles down and walk through the park together, enjoying the lights. We should be finished around 21:00 when we will meet at a predetermined refreshment stand – hot drinks are on us!

YOU MUST BUY YOUR ENTRANCE TICKET IN ADVANCE

To keep things as flexible as possible, you’ll need to book your own tickets directly on the Christmas Garden website. If you use this link, it will take you directly to the 19:00 entrance ticket. Because parking is limited, they advise guests to use public transportation (www.vvs.de) If do you plan to arrive by car and want a parking spot, you must also book that in advance too.

Please let us know if you plan to attend by RSVPing in the Facebook event or send us an email if you aren’t on Facebook.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!

CORONAVIRUS SAFETY RULES

This event is now 2G+!!

What this means:

1. 2G+ is required for entry – only vaccinated and recovered guests will be allowed in with a negative Schnelltest not older than 24 hours. (Exception: Those who have received a booster or had covid/their second dose in the past six months do not have to do a Schnelltest)

2. Please remember that they are no longer allowed to accept the yellow booklets are proof anymore. You must have a QR code now that can be scanned (either in paper, digital, or card format). And don’t forget your ID – they are required to ask for it.

3. If you have respiratory or other Covid-like symptoms, please do not attend (or if you have been in close contact with a positive case in the past 14 days).

You can find the current hygiene concept from the event provider here.

We will need our masks for the entrance and for areas where social distancing isn’t possible. Your personal contact data will be collected when you purchase your ticket.

 

 

 

MEMBERS ONLY: After Work Art & Glühwein (+1 event)

IWCS AFTER WORK ART + GLÜHWEIN
For members +1 guest
Thursday, November 25th at 18:00
Location: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Konrad-Adenauer-Str. 30 – 32, 70173 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest stations: Staatsgalerie (U), Hauptbahnhof

Join Emily after work in late November for a bit of culture and Christmas!

First we will meet at the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart to visit their interactive exhibit, “Play,” which is meant for children of all ages, including those of us who are young at heart. If it’s a short exhibit, we will take a quick walk through the regular collection afterwards.

Then we will head over to the Christmas market to find a Glühwein stand and hopefully see some pretty lights. Will there be early snow?

CORONAVIRUS SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

As of the date of this post, visiting the art museum requires:

    • social distancing
    • contact data collection
    • masks for 6 and up, and
    • proof of 3G for adults (vaccination, recovery, or a negative test in the prior 24 hours).

The requirements for the Christmas market are not yet known.

Please note that as a club we will also be keeping a list of members in attendance and collecting contact data for guests belonging to non-member households.

These requirements can change at any time, so please watch for updated information in the Facebook event.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

      • Any IWCS member is welcome to attend and bring along a guest
      • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, child, or friend

The cost of entry to the museum and special exhibit is €8 per person, which will be covered by the IWCS.

You are responsible for any additional costs, including refreshments at the market. To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the private Facebook event.

MEMBERS ONLY: Tour of Schloss Ludwigsburg (+1 Event)

Bring a friend along for a fairytale morning with member Angela Weber during an English-language “Duchess Tour” of the beautiful Ludwigsburg Palace on October 13th.

Ludwigsburg Residential Palace (Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg) is one of the largest Baroque buildings in Europe to survive in its original condition.  This extravagant complex stands out not just for its impressive size, but also for its opulent interiors.  Another feature is the unique blend of three quite different architectural styles: Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassicism.

The one-hour tour of Ludwigsburg Residential Palace commences in the apartments of Eberhard Ludwig and then makes its way to the Game Pavilion, the New Palace Wing, the Royal Chapel and Theatre and ends in the Ancestral Portrait Gallery.

We will meet at 10:00 at the Schloss Strasse entrance (see below) and and the one hour tour will start promptly at 10:30

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE LOCATION

Currently the only free entrance to the Ludwigsburg Residential Palace tour is via Schloss Strasse (the “side” entrance along the B27).  All other entrances require a ticket for Blühendes Barock, which is not included in our tour.

Parking is available at the Bärenwiese and the Untere Stadt car park for a fee. Discounted parking is possible at Schlossgarage/Marstallcenter if you have your parking ticket stamped at the entrance.

The Palace is advertised as barrier-free and wheelchairs are available at the ticket office. A maximum of 20 people can attend, so see below to RSVP as soon as possible.

CORONAVIRUS SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

As of the date of this post, this tour requires social distancing, contact data collection, masks for 6 and up, and proof of 3G for adults (vaccination, recovery, or a negative test in the prior 24 hours).

Please note that as a club we will also be keeping a list of members in attendance and collecting contact data for guests belonging to non-member households.

These requirements can change at any time, so please watch for updated information in the Facebook event.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

      • Any IWCS member is welcome to attend and bring along a guest
      • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, 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.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Monday, October 11th. 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: Family Halloween at Nymphaea Animal Park

The IWCS Mother’s Corner invites all club members and their families to join us on Halloween weekend (Saturday, October 30th) for a walk through the Nymphaea Animal Park together!

We will let the kids have a taste of Halloween while enjoying feeding the animals at the park (costumes optional but encouraged!). Afterwards we can sit in the attached Biergarten as weather allows and visit while the children use the playground. We will meet up at the entrance at 15:00 to buy our tickets.

Each family will be responsible for their own entrance cost (see below) **BUT VERY IMPORTANT** we must make reservations in advance for the exact number of people due to park regulations that limit the number of visitors. The RSVP deadline for this event is October 15th, so please let Rebecca know before then how many people in your family will be attending so she can reserve enough spots for our entrance time.

Entrance costs are payable on the day of the event at the entrance. Adult tickets are €3, kids 7-17 are €1 and 6 and under are free.

Current Covid-19 regulations – Masks for ages 6+ are required at the entrance and inside the enclosed animal houses/aviaries (no 3G required at this time). The playground is currently open and feeding the animals is also allowed.

To RSVP, please respond in the private Facebook event or use the contact form below if you are not on Facebook.

MEMBERS ONLY: Halloween Walking Tour of Esslingen (+1 event)

This historical walking tour will include a couple of “gruesome” stories that are fitting for this Halloween-day tour, lasting around 2 hours including time for questions and picture taking.

The tour is about 3000 steps, much of which is on cobblestone streets and there are two sets of stairs and one ramp to navigate. Because of the stairs, the tour is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs, but babies in strollers and carriers are fine (as long as they can be carried up about 12 stairs). Not recommended for very young children because of the scary stories we have been promised.

Current Covid-19 rules – social distancing and contact data collection are required (no masking or 3G). These rules can change at any time, so please keep an eye on the Facebook event for updates.

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 (age: parental discretion)
  • 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.

There are 25 spaces available. To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Wednesday, October 27th . 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.