Turner Hall of Monroe

Swiss Heritage Series

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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.

Fasnacht Costume/Masquerade Dance (Swiss Mardi Gras)

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
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.

CD Release Party for Del Heins

Wednesday, August 14, 2013; 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Grand Hall
     Free concert and celebration with Turner Hall's own Del Heins upon the release of his first cd! Cds will be available for sale and signing.

Trip to Switzerland
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.

Monroe Swiss Singers' 47th Annual Swissfest

Sunday, November 3, 2013; 2:00 pm
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.

Christkindlmarkt - Old World Holiday Shopping Market

Friday - Saturday, November 29-30, 2013; 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.

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst (German Christmas Communion Service)

Sunday, December 1, 2013; 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.

Alpine Carol Sing and Candle Tree Lighting

Friday, December 6, 2013; 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!

Old Year's Night Celebration

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.