February 2024: Family Movie Event at the Corso – The Wizard of Oz

A FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR THE FRAUENHAUS IN STUTTGART
IWCS members, guests, and friends of the club are all welcome!
Saturday, February 24th from 13:30
Location: Corso Kino, Haupstrasse 6, 70563 Stuttgart-Vaihingen
Nearest stations: Vaihingen Bahnhof (S) or Vaihingen Schillerplatz (U)

We are pleased to invite everyone in the local English-speaking community to a special screening of “The Wizard of Oz” in February. Join us for a fun afternoon out with your family while helping us raise money for the Frauenhaus in Stuttgart!

We will have one theater at the Corso Kino all to ourselves and they have generously discounted ticket prices and created fun snack combos just for this fundraising effort. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Frauen helfen Frauen e.V. Stuttgart for their women’s shelter.

Why a Movie Fundraiser?

Our Charity Coordinator, Kim Jezek, chose a family movie for this fundraiser because our donations help children living in the Frauenhaus enjoy the occasional fun outing, such as going to the movies. If your kids would like to show solidarity with them, we would love to see them dress up as their favorite movie character for our event!

Prices for this event are as follows and payment in advance is required:

  • Adult entrance: €10 (16 and up)
  • Child entrance: €7,50 (under 16)
  • Snack combo adult: €10 (medium popcorn and non-alcoholic drink)
  • Snack combo child: €6 (small popcorn and a drink)

Doors will open at 13:30 so that you have plenty of time to pick up your snacks before the movie starts at 14:00 🍿You can also purchase additional drinks and candy at the counter, but be aware that we will not receive a donation from those items.

Reserve your seats and snacks now!

If you would like to attend our movie event, please register using the link below. You will then receive an email from Kim with your total and our bank information for your pre-payment.

Please note: because it is a private event, this special screening will not appear on the Corso’s website. You can only register and purchase your seats from us directly using this form.

REGISTER HERE

Thanks for your support!

About the Venue and Film

The Corso has been Stuttgart’s favorite place for English-language films since 1984. In addition to showing all the latest Hollywood hits, they frequently show older cult films and offer private screenings to groups such as ours.

“The Wizard of Oz”, originally released in 1939, is often included on lists of the greatest movies of all time. Most everyone knows the iconic story of Dorothy and her little dog Toto and the famous song “Over The Rainbow.”

You can enjoy a modern version of the trailer here:

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!

CALL TO ACTION: FINGER FOOD NEEDED FOR THE FRAUENHAUS!


Frauen helfen Frauen is celebrating their 40th Anniversary and needs our help!

They have asked our members to prepare some finger food for their anniversary celebration on Friday, November 10th.

Approximately 100 guests are expected to attend the party that evening and there should be enough food for each to have about 6 pieces. Therefore, we need a lot of helpers!

You will be asked to provide an ingredient card along with each dish to help those with dietary restrictions. Each volunteer will be assigned a specific time on the afternoon/evening of the event to drop off her donations (which will take place at the Württembergischer Kunstverein on Schlossplatz).

If you can help make their party a success by donating some yummy nibbles, please contact Kim via the email address found in the October newsletter or in the private Facebook event associated with this Call To Action.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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.

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT: ENGLISH-LANGUAGE TOUR OF THE STUTTGART MARKTHALLE + TASTING


Thursday, March 9th at 16:15
This event is for members only
Location: Markthalle, Dorotheenstraße 4, 70173 Stuttgart
Nearest stations: Charlottenplatz/Rathaus
Meeting point: Sporerstraße, in front of the entrance to the store Merz und Benzing
Prepayment deadline February 28th

If you’re looking for exotic delights and exclusive delicacies from all over the world, you can’t miss a trip to the Markthalle. But Stuttgart’s gourmet paradise is not only home to crisp delicacies and international goodies; amazing stories and unusual insights also make this unique building extremely interesting.

During our 1.5-hour English-language tour of the market hall, we will immerse ourselves in the lively hustle and bustle of the traders and gourmets, right down to a brief look in the cellar. The tour includes three “Häppchen” (little tastes or samples) and ends with a glass of Prosecco.

ABOUT THE LOCATION

We will meet at 16:15 on Sporerstraße, in front of the entrance to the store Merz und Benzing. Due to the cramped and uneven passages of the building, this tour is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.

Unfortunately, the tour cannot take allergies into account when choosing our food samples. We have also been asked to bring along face masks.

reserve your spot now!

The cost of this event is €25 per person, paid in advance. This discounted ticket price is being sponsored by the IWCS and includes a charity portion that will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen. Fifteen spaces are available for this event.

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

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €25 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than February 28th, 2023. 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: MONET’S GARDEN IMMERSIVE EXHIBIT

Friday, February 10th at 11:30 am
Location: Monet’s Garden at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle
Mercedesstraße 69, 70372 Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt
Nearest Stations: Bad Cannstatt/Neckar Park (Stadion)
Prepayment deadline: February 3rd

EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE GREATEST PAINTERS OF THE 20TH CENTURY UP CLOSE

Join us for this 360-degree journey through the history and world-famous art of Claude Monet (1840-1926).

The highlight of our visit will be the 45-minute presentation in the main hall, where we will be immersed in color and sound.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT

We will meet at 11:30 and enter as a group. Once we are in, we can stay as long as we wish. There are public coat racks available along with a few lockers inside the entrance.

The program is in German, but English audio guides are available at the entrance for a €5 deposit. A limited amount of seating in the main hall (stools and beanbags) is available.

Important: this exhibition can potentially trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy or other similar issues.

The event is very photo- and Instagram-friendly with some interactive exhibits at the beginning that are lots of fun. We are welcome to photograph and share everything for our own private use and social media channels. However, we may not use flash or tripods. Commercial use of the photos is not permitted.

The venue is wheelchair friendly but babies in strollers and carriers are not allowed. Dogs are also not allowed into the exhibition for their own safety.

TICKET PRICES & TO RSVP

The cost of this event is €15 per person, paid in advance. This discounted ticket price is being sponsored by the IWCS and includes a charity portion that will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen. Eleven (11) spaces are available for this event.

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

To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €15 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than February 3rd, 2023. 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.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

From the event provider:

  • Venue ventilation requirements will be met.
  • Please remember to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and use the disinfectant dispensers on site.
  • Your health and the health of all other visitors is very important to us: please refrain from visiting the exhibition if you feel ill.
  • We have significantly reduced the maximum number of people who can be in the exhibition so that there is enough space for everyone and sufficient distance can be kept.

HOLIDAY GIVING TREE FOR FRAUEN HELFEN FRAUEN 2022

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 be given the information for one woman or child, including age and wishes 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 responding to the current newsletter email if you are not on Facebook.

🎁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 identifying age/gender information you were given for when they distribute the gifts.

🎁Drop the finished gift off at Sandra’s house in Stuttgart-Zazenhausen, mail it to her, or bring it to the Members Only Holiday Dinner on December 14th.

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

 

MEMBERS ONLY: SPARKLING WINE TASTING (CHARITY FUNDRAISER)

Sunday, June 26th at 15:00
Location: Heather’s home in Stuttgart-Heslach
Nearest station: Bilhlplatz (U)
Maximum 8 participants
Prepayment deadline: Thursday, June 23rd

If there is one thing our members love, it’s wine! So how about a sparkling wine tasting?

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Do you know what makes Prosecco different from Champagne or Sekt from Cava? Join member Heather Tfor a tasting of four different types of sparkling wine. She holds the WSET® Level Three Award in Wines, and has been studying wine for five years (and enjoying it for a lot longer!).

Heather will explain how they are made, what makes each one unique, and offer food pairing tips. Both the wine and some small bites to complement them will be provided.

This event is a charity fundraiser and 100% of your prepayment of  €20 will be added to our Frauenhaus collection for 2022. Please write “Spende Wine Tasting” in the notes section of your bank transfer if you plan to deduct the donation on your German taxes. 

ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE – RSVP NOW!

To reserve your spot, please respond in the private Facebook event (or use the form below if you aren’t on Facebook). To confirm your reservation, please transfer the €20 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Thursday, June 23rd (see the comment above about what to write 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.