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Fasnacht Costume/Masquerade Dance (Swiss Mardi Gras)
The 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6 - 8 pm
Monthly informal jam session for players of all types of
squeezeboxes and ability levels.
Sunday, March 2, 2014; 1 - 5 pm
Grand Hall; $15 admission; $2 for Grades 8 and under, accompanied by an adult.
Experience the fun and spirit of this
Swiss tradition with a dance played by the Keith Zweifel Band. Includes finger foods.
Costumes encouraged, but not required.
Swiss Movie Night
Friday, March 28, 2014; 7:30 pm
Grand Hall; Free-will donation
Showing of the 2011 Swiss comedy-fantasy film,
Der Sandmann. In Swiss-German with easy-to-read English sub-titles.
Winner of 16 film awards, directed by Peter Luisi, one of the writers for Vitus.
88 minutes; comparable PG-13 rating. Click on the title for a preview.
Raising of the Maibaum
Friday, May 3, 2013; 7 pm
Grand Hall & Outdoor Front Entrance; Free-will donation
Introduced by short performances by the Monroe
Swiss Singers, Männerchor New Glarus and Jodlerklub New Glarus, see the raising
of our version of the traditional May tree.
Afternoon Bus Trip to Germanfest in Milwaukee
Friday, July 26, 2013; 1:30 - 11 pm
Leave from Turner Hall at 1:30 pm, leave grounds at 9 pm; $35 round trip fare
Leave the driving and parking to us, and enjoy
6 stages of German bands, food, exhibits and shopping at Milwaukee's Germanfest.
Click on the link above for a printable, mail-in ticket order form. (Opens
with Adobe Reader.)
Swiss Independence Day Potluck/Picnic
CD Release Party for Del Heins
Thursday, August 1, 2013; 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.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013; 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Free concert and celebration with Turner Hall's
own Del Heins upon the release of his first cd! Cds will be available for sale
Trip to Switzerland
Monroe Swiss Singers' 47th Annual Swissfest
Thursday - Monday, September 12 - 23, 2013
Whether it's a return visit, or a once-in-a-lifetime
trip, see Switzerland with people who know it best.
Sunday, November 3, 2013; 2:00 pm
Christkindlmarkt - Old World Holiday Shopping Market
Grand Hall; $8 in advance (available at the Ratskeller); $10 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.
Friday - Saturday, November 29-30, 2013; 9 am - 4 pm
Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst (German Christmas Communion Service)
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.
Sunday, December 1, 2013; 2:00 pm
Alpine Carol Sing and Candle Tree Lighting
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.
Friday, December 6, 2013; 7:00 pm
Old Year's Night Celebration
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!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013; 8 pm - 12:30 am
Grand Hall; Advance sale and at-the-door tickets, tba. (Reserved Tables)
Usher out the Old Year with Barefoot Becky and
the Ivanhoe Dutchmen! Admission include hors d'oeuvres, glass of champagne, party favors and a
midnight balloon drop.