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German American Central Society Peoria IL
Weekly Update February 20, 2017
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Das Deutsche Schwätzchen
Deutschamerikanischer Zentralverein zu Peoria
2016 - 2017 Calendar of Public Events
Sunday February 19 - Noon to 6 pm - at the Lindenhof (Map)
Full dinners will be offered - $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Dinner will include a three sausages – bockwurst, bratwurst, and thuringer.
Side dishes include red cabbage, sauerkraut, and german potato salad.
Dessert is available for $2 extra.
Bockwurst is a special mild German sausage invented in Berlin in 1889
by restaurant owner R. Scholtz. Bockwurst was created to be served with
Bockbier and mustard. Bockwurst is usually cooked by simmering
although it may also be grilled.
Saturday February 25 - 6 pm to 12 am - at the Lindenhof (Map)
Peoria German American Society will hold its 14th Annual Fasching Ball (Traditional German Costume Ball)
Cost is $8.00 a person. Cash bar
Attendees are encouraged to bring an appetizer to share. There will be a costume contest with prizes.
Area favorites the West MacQueen Street Band will perform from 7pm – 11 pm
Fasching Balls are the German version of Mardi Gras Parties or Karnivals. Fasching is celebrated across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, usually in predominately Catholic areas . Fasching is the last celebration before Lent or as the day is known in the U.S. as Fat Tuesday.
Fasching Ball Flyer
Saturday March 4 - 6:30 pm - at the Lindenhof (Map)
Saturday Night at the Movies
Doors Open at 6:30 pm - Movie at 7 pm
Free Admission! Free Popcorn! Cash Bar!
Feel free to bring an appetizer to share!
Sunday March 26 - Noon to 6 - at the Lindenhof (Map)
Our special buffet for $12 per person. Dessert is $2 extra.
Adults who wear a dirndl or leaderhosen will get $2 off of the buffet.
Kids 10 and under who wear a German lederhosen or a Dirndl will get to eat for free.
All kids 12 and under without German attire can enjoy the buffet for $6 or $4 with German lederhosen or a Dirndl.
Entertainment will also be provided starting at 1pm.
Traditionally, the beers served at Oktoberfest were brewed in March or spring
and then stored underground during the summer before being served in September.
German summers were typically too hot to brew lagers.
These Märzen (March) biers were the historic forerunner of the Oktoberfest biers of today.
Special beers, including Oktoberfest, will also be available for the event.
Marchtoberfest Flyer (Printable)
This event is open to all GACS members and the public
Saturday, April 1 - 5 to 11 - at the Lindenhof (Map)
The Peoria Accordion Club and Harmonie Host
Springfest with Eddie Korosa
Eddie Korosa returns once again for a special dinner dance performance at the
Lindenhof on Saturday, April 1st.
The event is open to all GACS members and the public. Dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for kids 6 and under.
Harmonie members and one guest of each Harmonie member will have their dinners sponsored by Harmonie.
These dinners will be free. Harmonie members will need to make reservations beginning March 1st.
This is Eddie's only scheduled performance at the Lindenhof for the year.
He will be appearing at Hickory Grove again this summer.
More details to follow.
Open to the Public
Saturday, April 22
25th Annual Peoria Jaycee International Beer Festival
Harmonie once again will be selling pretzels at this great event.
Please contact Roger Martin at 696-2530 to volunteer.
Must have at least 7-8 volunteers per shift supporters per shift!
This event is a lot of fun and you will get to meet a lot of folks.
Beer serving opportunities also exist.
Contact Jeff Pulfer via e-mail or call 444-4656 if interested.
Saturday May 13
Race For The Cure
Race for the Cure and Breakfast
The German American Central Society is sponsoring a team for the Race for the Cure
We will also be hosting a breakfast at the Lindenhof
for all participants who register with our team.
Breakfast will be served from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
There will be a basket for a free-will donation to help cover cost of the food….
donations accepted but not required.
You can register on-line at www.komenmemorial.org.
Hover over “events”, “Race for the Cure”, then click Peoria.
Then click “register” and then “join a team”. After you complete the first page (yes or no), click “next” and you will be asked for the team name. Enter German American Central Society. It will then take you to the registration page.
This is our 20th year for organizing a team for this worthy cause. We have several members who are survivors and the GACS supports this effort. Everyone is welcome to register with our team so invite all your relatives and friends to join with us.
If you have any problems with registration please contact
Mary Dempster (email@example.com or
309 -691-3657). She will be glad to help with this.
WE HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU AT THE RACE AND AT BREAKFAST!!!!
7601 N. Harker Dr., Peoria, IL 61615 - (309) 691-7484 Map
Friday Public Dinner at the Lindenhof
7601 N Harker Dr Peoria, IL 61614
Click the Lindenhof photo to see the monthly menu
Please Note: We only accept cash or checks. We cannot accept credit or debit cards.
Baby Back Ribs, Roast Beef, Pig Wings,
Garlic Parsley Red and Mashed Potatoes, Sauerkraut, Mixed Vegetables,
Salad, bread and Butter, $12.00 per order
Desserts also available $2.00 each.
Wilanna Vogel will Entertain
Please call the Lindenhof and leave a message
if your party is 10 or more people.
To see future menus or to download the month's menu click What's for Dinner
Alp Horns – The Lindenhof Echoes
Interested in playing? Contact Al Hedemann 685-7217
Volkstänzer - Folkdancers
The Peoria Volkstaenzer (folk dancers) play an important role in keeping German culture
alive in the Heart of Illinois through dance. The group is dedicated to learning traditional
folk dances from all regions of Germany as well as Austria, Switzerland and more.
Not only do the members enjoy learning new dances but performing for others at our fests
and at other events throughout the area.
The group is open to people of all ages and our members range in age from 7 - 70+ years of age.
Folk dancing practices take place on Sunday evenings.
For more information about learning folk dancing, joining one of our performing groups
or having us perform at your event,
contact Debbie Hedemann at 444-8489 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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