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Events - Fests - Race for the Cure
Golf - Concerts - and more!
7601 N Harker Dr Peoria IL
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German American Central Society Peoria IL
Weekly Update March 20, 2017
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Das Deutsche Schwätzchen
Deutschamerikanischer Zentralverein zu Peoria
2016 - 2017 Calendar of Public Events
Calling All Golfers
Tuesday March 28th, 5:30 p.m. at the Lindenhof. (Map)
2017 SVP Mixed Golf League season
Our league starts on April 4 th and play continues through August 29th every Tuesday
with a starting tee of time of 4:00 p.m. (Exception July 4 th no golf league play).
We play on the Kellogg Executive Nine course.
Our golf membership fee is $15.00 which goes toward prizes and the banquet at the end of our season.
Green fee this year is $11.50.
We are a friendly group with a wide variety of skill levels and we love to socialize after our round of golf
by going to a different restaurant each week.
Please come join us at our meeting if you are interested in golfing this year. Sub sandwiches will be provided
and feel free to bring a side dish.
Contact Jane at email@example.com with questions
Any affiliate member of the GACS – Sportverein, Harmonie or Damenchor – is eligible to play in the Sportverein Golf League.
If you are not a member and would like to join go to:
http://peoriagermans.net/join.html - carefully read all the directions,
fill out the member application and mail or take to the appropriate place.
OR you may give your app and check to Jane and she can turn it in.
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 11pm - 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.
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.
Saturday April 22 - at the Lindenhof (Map)
Damenchor & Harmonie Spring Concert
Damenchor-Germania and Harmonie-Concordia will present their annual Spring Concert
Tickets can be purchased at the Lindenhof or from any chorus member.
The public is invited to join us for this celebration of music and the German culture.
5:30 PM doors open
6:00 PM Cocktails w/ heavy Hors d'oeuvres – cash bar/food will be available all evening
7:00 pm Singing Concert by the Damenchor and Harmonie featuring a mixture of both German and American songs.
Special guests will be featured.
8:30 pm Dancing
If you are interested in singing in the concert please contact Paul Bishop 231-4620 or Al Hedeman 685-7217.
Open to the Public
Saturday, April 22 at Expo Gardens
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.
Member & Friends Event
Sunday April 23, around 9 am at Hickory Grove Map
Hickory Grove Spring Clean Up
We have a couple new rakes at HG but bring your rake, gloves, blowers
and anything else you think might come in handy.
We had a good fall clean up so this spring clean up should be fairly easy as far as raking goes.
There will be several other projects to work on too, so if you can't rake or do heavy work
there will be something for you to help with.
As Always we'll have some good food and beverages!
If you're not a member and would like to stop in and see what we're all about,
feel free to stop in and look around. I'm sure someone will give you a guided tour of the park!
Open to the Public
Sunday May 7 - Noon to 7 at the Lindenhof (Map)
Free Admission...Alphorns...Folk Dancers...Emtertainment
Brats...Hot Dogs...More Food...Cash Bar
More Info to Come
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Maple Baked Salmon, Fried Chicken, Roast Pork with Spiced Apples,
Homemade Spaetzle, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Red Cabbage,
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 email@example.com.
Do You Like to Sing?
For info on how you can join our singing groups. Click here
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