IWCS 2019 Fondue Dinner (Members Only +1)

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Members-only Fondue Dinner (+1 Event)
Wednesday, January 30th at 19:00
Location: Esszimmer im Rathaus, Marktplatz 670734 Fellbach
Nearest stations: Haltestelle Lutherkirche (U1) or Bahnhof Fellbach + bus (1km)

Pre-payment required before January 14th, see details below! 

Winter is fondue season! Join us for a cozy and traditional fondue evening (broth or cheese) on January 30th at Esszimmer Restaurant in Fellbach. This is a +1 event.

You can choose between two different menus:
1. Traditional Swiss cheese fondue (contains alcohol)  with bread cubes, potatoes, and pickled veggies (pickles, onion, and corn)
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2. A classic hot beef broth fondue with 200g of meat (beef, turkey, and pork), french fries, veggies, salad, and various dips.

Both menus are priced at €26,50 per person and do not include any drinks, which guests are responsible for on that evening.

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 family member, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the cost listed below.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP with host Alex E. in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook.  Fondue requires quite a lot of prep and the restaurant requires us to preorder your choice of dish two weeks in advance.

To confirm your reservation, please transfer your prepayment of €26,50 to the IWCS bank account to arrive no later than Monday, January 14th. Please include your name and choice of broth or cheese in the notes section. 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.

 

 

 

 

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MEMBERS ONLY – TRADITIONAL GOOSE DINNER/MARTINSGANS (+1 EVENT)

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Thursday, November 16th at 19:00
Location: Gasthaus Waldhorn, Krehlstr. 111, 70565 Stuttgart-Rohr
Nearest station: Stuttgart Rohr (S-Bahn)
RSVP to host Katja using the form below or in the pending Facebook event
Members +1 guest are welcome, maximum 20 participants
RSVP deadline November 3rd

When St. Martin was elected bishop in the 4th century,  his modesty didn’t allow him to accept the position so he hid in a stable full of geese. But the birds were making so much noise that he was found and was ordained despite his attempt to avoid it. This legend forms the basis of the traditional goose dinner on St. Martin’s Day in Germany, Austria and other European countries (the actual date is on November 11th).

Let’s celebrate St. Martin’s Day together! We will have a traditional menu consisting of:

  • leg and breast of goose
  • two kinds of traditional German dumplings (Semmelknödel and Kartoffelklöße)
  • red cabbage
  • and a roast apple (Bratapfel)

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
  • You and your guest each pay the cost listed below

The price of this menu is €28,50 per person (drinks not included). The club will sponsor table water for everyone. Please be advised that this restaurant only accepts cash, so please bring plenty with you!!

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

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GERMAN WINE TASTING SERIES (+1 EVENT)

Sunday, July 2nd starting at 14:00
Location: Michelle and Allison’s home in Stuttgart-Süd
Cost per person: FREE

RSVP using the pending Facebook Event or the contact form below

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Attention IWCS Wine Lovers!

A small Baden Württemberg startup, Weinkules, has approached our group with a special offer – they would like to use our club to pilot their brand new, in-home wine tasting concept. And given our members’ love for all things wine, we thought we would give it a try!

The founders’ preliminary studies have found that people mostly discover the wines that they like to drink at friend’s places and many genuinely enjoy tasting new wines, in particular those coming from small regional wine makers.

Weinkules is has been developed within the framework of a university project and aims at making the big variety of local German wines accessible to a broader public via personal tasting concept, while meeting with friends.

The focus will be German small vineyards and up-and-coming winemakers. The idea is to present a variety of wines that they select exclusively for our home tasting concept, one winemaker at a time.

As Weinkules is currently refining their business model, they have invited us to experience their tasting concept for free, in exchange for some feedback in the form of a survey.

At the first event, a young Mosel-winemaker will be featured and present a variety of his wines. The Mosel region is famous for its refined Riesling, but has much more to offer. Besides tasting and enjoying the presented wines, you will receive more information on the characteristics of the wines directly from the winemaker. If you like the wines, you will have the opportunity to order them at the event, but there is no obligation to do so.

Additionally, we will be provided with finger foods to go with the wines. Food suggestions and recipes will be provided and additional information about the Mosel region will be made available.

Food costs will be sponsored by the IWCS. The wine is being provided at no extra charge to us in return for a completed survey from each participant (written or over the phone).

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 are not on Facebook. Please note that this event is limited to 15 participants.

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STUTTGART GHOST WALK (+1 EVENT)

STUTTGART GHOST WALK (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)
Friday, 3rd November at 19:00 (1.5 hours)
Meeting point: Beneath the statue “Stuttgardia” at the Rathaus (Town Hall) in the Hirschstrasse, corner Marktplatz
Nearest Stations: Rathaus, Rotebühlplatz
This event is for IWCS members and their +1 guests, limit 25 total
RSVP using the form at the end of this post or via the pending Facebook event

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The exciting nighttime walking tour will lead us from the Old Palace, through the Market Hall, to the Collegiate Church and will delve into eerie encounters with spooky monks, a headless horseman, and two shadowy figures…who some say still can be seen at dawn. You will also learn about the chequered history of a former monastery, why there are tram tracks in the market hall, where decapitations took place, which customs prevailed in old times in cemeteries – and much more.

Please note that this is an easy walk around Stuttgart, which means it is wheelchair and pram friendly. We will end up near the Leonhardskirche at the edge of the Bohnenviertal. More information can be found at the Stuttgart Geister website.

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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, 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 International Women’s Club Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the fees for the tour. Children under 6 are free.

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 the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Monday 23rd of October. 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.

Please note that this event is limited to 25 participants and has a minimum number of 10 for the event to go ahead.

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.

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STUTTGART STEPS WALKING TOUR & BIERGARTEN (+1 EVENT)

Stuttgart Steps English-Language Walking Tour & Biergarten
Friday, June 30th starting at 17:30 (the tour is 2.5 hours long)
Meeting Point/Nearest Station: Marienplatz
This event is open to IWCS members and their +1 guest
RSVP using the pending Facebook event or the contact form below

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Have you ever wondered about the steps winding up the hills of Stuttgart from the valley to the top? These are called “Stäffele” in Swabian and this coming June, we will have a guided tour of some of these famous steps.

Our 2.5 hour tour will start from Marienplatz, take us past the Lapidarium and through the urban vineyard to Karlshöhe. On the steep Hasenbergsteige we will learn about the places you can admire “from the top down”. And finally, the tour ends at the beautiful Lake Feuersee.

Afterwards interested participants and their guests are welcome to join us for food and drinks at a local Biergarten (location to be announced). Members who aren’t able to attend the steps tour are also invited to join us!

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, or friend (all must be able to climb steps for 2.5 hours – no strollers)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €5 per person, paid in advance. The International Women’s Club Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the fees for the tour. Food and drink ordered at dinner will be the responsibility of the member and her guest.

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 the €5 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than June 16th. 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.

See you on the steps in June!

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English Language Tour of Japanese Food Exhibit + Dinner

English Language Tour of Japanese Food Exhibit at the Linden Museum + Dinner
Wednesday, March 15th at 18:45
Location: Linden Museum, Hegelplatz 1, 70174 Stuttgart-Mitte
Nearest Station: Hauptbahnhof, Börsenplatz
For IWCS members +1 guest
Pre-payment deadline: February 28th

RSVP using the form below or in the pending Facebook event

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In keeping with their mission of opening the world to its visitors, the Linden Museum in Stuttgart is offering another eye-opening exhibition called “Oishii! Japan’s Food Culture”. „Oishii!“ means “It tastes good” and in Japan it is one of the most commonly used word to describe food. This expression goes hand in hand with the social and cultural identity of the one who eats.

The Linden’s collections are intended to present the diversity of human cultures and facilitate emotional and intellectual encounters and this exhibition does not disappoint. This coming March 15th, we are excited to offer an evening of culture and fine Japanese cuisine. This special exhibition will cover the technological achievements necessary for the food production and preparation, the changing Japanese eating habits throughout history, who eats what and when, Sake the “holy drink”, and the ever important tea culture. After the tour, IWCS members and their +1 guest will enjoy a three-course Japanese dinner at Hegel 1, organized just for us.

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 described below.

The 60 minute tour will starts at 6:45 and will be be followed immediately by the meal. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the event by covering all guided tour and entrance fees. The only portion you and your guest will be responsible for is the €30 dinner fee (per person) plus your drinks for the evening. To hold the event we need at least 10 people confirmed and paid to the IWCS bank account no later than February 28th. The maximum number of participants is 25 so signup today!

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.

To RSVP and receive the bank account information, please send an email to Billie using the form below.

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SPECIAL EVENT -KESSLER SEKT TOUR AND LUNCH (+1)

Kessler Sekt Tour & Lunch
January 21st from 10:30
Location: Kessler Sekt, Marktplatz 21, 73728 Esslingen am Neckar
Nearest station: Esslingen Bahnhof
Prepayment of €10 per person due before January 14th
Host: to be determined

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Kessler Sekt is Baden-Württemberg’s favorite brand of bubbly and IWCS members are lucky to grab a January tour of through the medieval vaulted cellars of Germany’s oldest Sektkellerei. The winding and fascinating history of Kessler began in 1826 and continues to delight locals and visitors alike to this day.

This wonderful Saturday event will last 1.5 hours and be followed by a tasting of up to 3 of Kessler’s delicious offerings.  We can have a maximum of 30 participants on this tour and requests for this tour have been frequent, so reserve your spot now!

For interested parties, we will also make reservations for a lunch at a local restaurant. Location to be determined by participants.

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 €10 per person, paid in advance. The IWC Stuttgart will be subsidizing the remainder of the event fees for the tour. All food and drinks ordered are the responsibility of the member and her guest.

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 no later than January 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.

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OUR +1 GUEST POLICY

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You might have seen this recently in an IWCS special event:

“This is a +1 event”

This is what we named our guest policy in 2016 and here’s how it works:

From time to time we offer outings and tours that can accommodate a larger number of participants. In the past, we’ve sometimes opened extra spaces to partners and sometimes filled spots at the last minute with prospective members or friends. This wasn’t always the fairest system, so we created the +1 guest system.

When an event is marked +1, this means that:

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

Adult family member could mean your spouse, a parent or sibling who is in town, or a child over age 18. Sometimes younger children will also be invited, depending on the particular event (check the write up for details).

To confirm your reservation, you may be asked to prepay your part of the cost by a certain date. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us before the deadline, please speak directly with the host.

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.

If an event has to be cancelled by the IWCS due to lack of interest, you can choose between donating the amount to the Frauenhaus or having the payment returned.

If you have any questions about this policy, please ask!! It has proven to be a flexible and fair way for all members to enjoy themselves at our events.

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NEW FOCUS GROUP – IWCS GAME NIGHT

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What happens when you combine an evening of board games with our broad network of fun-loving IWCS ladies? Nothing less than a fantastic evening!

For 2017, we are pleased to announce our newest focus group, “Game Night,” to be coordinated by members Michelle and Allison Mendel.

This group of board game fanatics will meet quarterly at a member’s house or restaurant of the host’s choosing. This will be a “+1” group, meaning that members are welcome to bring one guest of their choosing along to play (spouse, partner, friend, or other adult family member).

Michelle and Allison have hundreds of games to choose from, but welcome any and all contributions that have been collecting dust on your shelves. If you can explain the rules, we can play it! Current possibilities for our gaming evening include the ever popular “Spiel des Jahres” (Game of the Year) board games, perennial goodies like Euchre and Spades, simple luck-based dice games, and rare finds from around the globe.

An evening might also include games like Settlers of Catan, Settlers of Catan Baden Württemberg, Ticket to Ride, Ticket to Ride Germany, Lost Cities, Stone Age, 7 Wonders, Diamont, Carcassonne, Cacao, King of Tokyo, Isle of Skye, Pandemic, Colt Express, Power Grid, Settler’s Mill, Karuba, No Siesta, Qwixx, Qwinto, and MANY more! Most of these games take between 30 and 45 minutes which leaves time for more than one an evening or just lively chatting over Sekt or coffee.

Our first game night is already scheduled for the evening of Friday the 18th of February so mark your calendars and save the date. An event in the members’ group will be published closer to that time.

If you already know you will be interested in being part of the group, use the contact form below to send Michelle and Allison a quick note to let them know.

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SPECIAL EVENT – CANVAS & CORKSCREWS

Canvas & Corkscrew Painting Party
Wednesday, November 23rd at 18:00
Location: Poffers Café, Urbanstraße 86, 70190 Stuttgart-Ost
Host: Michelle Niese-Mendel
Cost: €15 per person (due by November 16th)

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You wanted a painting party and we’re making it happen – you don’t want to miss this!

Under the instruction of a local artist, 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 between 18:00-18:45 and painting will begin promptly at 19:00. While we enjoy the soothing motions of painting, we can order more drinks and just enjoy our evening.

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 €15 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 and her guest.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €15 per person to the IWCS bank account. We must have received your pre-payment a week in advance of this event (no later than November 16th) or we will assume you are cancelling your reservation. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak with the host (Michelle).

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

See you there with your paint smocks on!

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