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7601 N Harker Dr Peoria IL


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German American Central Society Peoria IL
Weekly Update April 10, 2017

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Member Event

Calling All Golfers

2017 SVP Mixed Golf League season

Contact Jane at jklockenga1@gmail.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.

Public Event

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.

Schedule: 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 (dempster40@comcast.net or

309 -691-3657). She will be glad to help with this.


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

Public Event

Friday Public Dinner at the Lindenhof (Map)

7601 N Harker Dr Peoria, IL 61614

Click the Lindenhof photo to see the monthly menu

Please Note: We accept cash or checks AND we now have a new ATM (cash withdrawal only) with $3 service charge.

April 21:

Buffet featuring
Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, Gypsy Schnitzel,
Mashed Potatoes, Red Potato Wedges, Red Cabbage, Sweet‘n Sour Carrots,
Salad, bread and Butter, $12.00 per order
Desserts also available $2.00 each.

Rathskeller Brummers 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 folkdancers@peoriagermans.net.

Do You Like to Sing?

For info on how you can join our singing groups. Click here
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as well as information on cultural web sites and other activities that may be of interest.

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