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The Lindenhof
7601 N. Harker Dr., Peoria, IL 61615 - (309) 691-7484

When is the Summer Solstice?
The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
In 2014, the solstice falls on June 21 at 5:51 A.M. CDT.
The timing of the solstice depends on when the Sun reaches its farthest point north of the equator.
The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol(sun) and stitium (to stop),
reflecting the fact that the Sun appears to stop at this time (and again at the winter solstice).
In temperate regions, we notice that the Sun is higher in the sky throughout the day,
and its rays strike Earth at a more direct angle, causing the efficient warming we call summer.
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German American Central Society Peoria IL
Weekly Update July 7, 2014

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Das Deutsche Schwätzchen
Deutschamerikanischer Zentralverein zu Peoria

The Chat

Quarterly Newsletter

July - September

Damenchor's newly revised cookbook is now available.
It has some great German style recipes in it.
Pick up one for yourself or one for a gift.
The books can be purchased at the hall and from the Damenchor merchandise booth for $12.00.

Get Your Company Ad or Greeting in the GACS Yearbook!

Click Here for Information

Upcoming Events

August 3 - Noon to 8 pm at Hickory Grove Park (Map)
Eddie Korosa & the Boys from Illinois are back!
Also Featuring the Rathskellar Brummers - Lindenhof Echoes

Craft & Import Beer Tasting from 1 to 6 pm
Free Parking and Admission
Fine Arts and Craft Village
Muscle Cars, Hot Rods and Customized Motorcycles Cruis'n
Shooting Tent
Brats, Sandwiches and complete dinners
Bratfest Flyer

More Upcoming Events

September 19, 20 & 21 at the Peoria Riverfront

Oktober 5 at Hickory Grove

Fine Arts and Craft Villages at Hickory Grove
August 3 - Oktober 5

Craft Villages and Classic & German Car/Cycle Cruis'ns
Contact Jeff Pulfer - 309-444-4656 or Jeff.Pulfer44444@gmail.com

At the four German Festivals at Hickory Grove this summer we will be hosting Fine Arts and Craft Villages.
These craft villages proved to be a popular addition to our events and at Hickory Grove and we are looking forward to working with many of last year’s vendors as well as meeting new ones.
Each event attracts 500+ people, weather dependent.
Detailed Info

Classic German & American Car Cruis'ns at Hickory Grove Park - Summer 2014
August 3 - Oktober 5

Sun. August 3rd - Muscle Cars, Hot Rods, Sports Car, Convertibles, & Customized Motorcycles
made anywhere in the world
Sun. Oct. 5th - German Cars and Motorcycles
More Info

Archery Schedule and Info
Open and Print Schedule
Dates highlighted in yellow denotes Saturdays.

As always ANY SVP member can accumulate points to be "Runner of the Year". 
All you have to do is sign up and complete sanctioned races.  Any distance - Any speed! 
Contact Nate Eisfelder if you would like more information.
Some Races to keep in mind:

Friday Dinner at the Lindenhof (Map)
7601 N Harker Dr Peoria, IL 61614
The August Menu is posted - Click the Lindenhof photo

2014 Friday Dinner Crews-Check Your Schedule

August 1: Wienerwald Chicken or Wienerschnitzel,
Spaetzle or Mashed Potatoes, Red Cabbage or 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

Do You Like to Sing?
For info on how you can join our singing groups. Click here

Anyone who is not currently receiving the weekly e-Newsletter and would like to begin receiving it by email,
please send an e-mail to Jeff Pulfer at:
OR, simply click on the photo link at the top of this page for the current e-newsletter.
The weekly e-Newsletter features news of upcoming German Club events
as well as information on cultural web sites and other activities that may be of interest.

For Peoria German-American Club information email " info@peoriagermans.net "

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