Turner Hall of Monroe

Swiss Heritage Series 2016

Click on event names listed in red for more information.

Squeezebox Night
The 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6 - 8 pm
Ratskeller Restaurant
     Monthly informal jam session for players of all types of squeezeboxes and ability levels.

Trinket or Treasure? II
Saturday, February 20, 2016; 1 - 4 pm
Grand Hall; Free for onlookers; charge for item appraisal for non-Turner Hall members.
     If you're a fan of PBS' Antiques Roadshow, you'll enjoy this fun appraisal event for your Swiss treasure or any item! Click on the title above for more info. Pre-registration is required, and is limited to 40 applicants/items.

Swiss Movie Night: Die Herbstzeitlosen
Friday, March 18, 2016; 7:30 pm

(Doors open at 7:00 pm)
Grand Hall; Free-will donation
     Anyone who's been on Turner Hall's Switzerland Tour will not want to miss this film! Set in Trueb, in the Emmental, Die Herbstzeitlosen (The Latebloomers) was a hit comedy film in Switzerland in 2006, and was Switzerland's official 2008 Academy Awards entry in the category of Best Foreign Film. In Swiss-German with easy-to-eard English subtitles. Click on the title for more info, including a trailer.

Swiss Independence Day Potluck/Picnic
Monday, August 1, 2016; 6 pm

Farm of Pat Yeagle near Winslow, IL
     A relaxing evening with great food and Swiss music, commemorating the declaration of Switzerland's independence in 1291. Please email SwissHall@TurnerHallofMonroe.org for more details.

Heart of Cheese Days Exhibit
Saturday, September 17, 2016; 10 am - 3 pm

Grand Hall; Free admission with a Cheese Days button
     See the culture that gave rise to Cheese Days! Presented by the Monroe Swiss Singers, see and speak with the artisans who create traditional Swiss folk art as well as view exhibits of Swiss artifacts and memorabilia as brought to Green County by Swiss immigrants.
     Special feature this year: The Green County Genealogical Society will also be on hand with laptops to help visitors find their Swiss - or any other - roots.

Around Switzerland in 80 Maps with author, Diccon Bewes
Thursday, October 13, 2016; 7 pm

Grand Hall; Free-will donation
     The entertaining Diccon Bewes returns to Turner Hall for a presentation on his beautiful new pictorial book, Around Switzerland in 80 Maps, which will be available for purchase and signing.

Monroe Swiss Singers' 50th Anniversary Swissfest
Sunday, November 6, 2016; 2:00 pm
Grand Hall; $10 in advance (available at Orange Kitten Yarns on the Square or in the Ratskeller Restaurant); $12 at the door
     A longtime Monroe tradition, this program features an afternoon of Green County's finest Swiss folk choirs and performers followed by an oldtime dance. You won't want to miss the special video presentation commemorating this event's 50th anniversary! The Ratskeller Restaurant will be open following the program.

Christkindlmarkt - Old World Holiday Shopping Market
Friday - Saturday, November 25-26, 2016; 9 am - 4 pm
Grand Hall; Free admission
     A German tradition dating back to the 14th century, the Christkindlmarkt features unique items from hand-selected quality vendors for your holiday gift-giving. A European café and Swiss baked goods round out this special shopping experience.

Alpine Carol Sing and Candle Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2, 2016; 7:00 pm
Grand Hall; Free-will donation
      A very special traditional Alpine event at which you can help light 100 candles on a freshly-cut evergreen Christmas tree! Informal singing of carols and holiday treats, and a visit from Swiss Samichlaus and his bad-behavior consultant, Schmutzli. NOTE: Although this is a family event, it is advised that it may not be suitable for very young or fearful children!

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst (German Christmas Communion Service)
Sunday, December 4, 2016; 2:00 pm
St. John's United Church of Christ; Monroe, WI. Free-will offering.
      A truly touching Christmas experience for the soul. Conducted entirely in German (English translation available) by members of the Monroe Swiss Singers.

Old Year's Night Celebration Saturday, December 31, 2016; 8 pm - 12:30 am
Grand Hall; Advance sale and at-the-door tickets, tba. (Reserved Tables)
     Usher out the Old Year with the Zweifel Brothers Band! Admission includes hors d'oeuvres, glass of champagne, party favors and a midnight balloon drop.