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Next Meetings:
June 18, 2019, 1:30pm Kaffeeklatsch at Eileen's (1115 Caroline St.)

July 10, 2019, 6:00PM Stammtisch at Capital Ale House (917 Caroline Street)

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Monday, September 26, 2016

German-related events at the University of Mary Washington this fall

Dear Schwetzburgers,
This year's German Campus Weeks "Germany meets the U.S." focus on Jewish Life in Germany Today. Please see below a list of our events and activities.…/studies-in-german/events/germanyinus/
The movie titles are also linked to previews. All movies (subtitled) are free and open to the public.
Make sure to join us at our literary reading and gala on October 24 in the Chandler Ballroom. Tickets are going for $10 and include the reading with Esther Dischereit, a German Buffet Dinner, and door prizes. Email me (rotter @ if you would like to participate.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Visit in Schwetzingen

As always, our delegation was greeted with overwhelming hospitality.  We were treated to visits in and around Schwetzingen, met Schwetzingers from all walks of life, and had the privilege to attend the Asparagus Fest that coincided this year with the 1250th anniversary of Schwetzingen's first mention in an official document. Below, you will find some impressions of the Spargelfest (Asparagus Fest). More pictures can be found on our Facebook Page

Asparagus Fest and 1250 Years of Schwetzingen - June 11, 2016

Opening Music

Fredericksburg Mayor Mary-Katherine Greenlaw and SFA member J├╝rgen Brat 

Members of the our band "Nature Boy Explorer"

Mayor Greenlaw addresses the crowd

We brought a Fredericksburg flag that was flown in front of Schwetzingens City Hall right away

Member of a historic gun club

The historic guns were used during a theatre play

These old guns are extremely heavy ...

... as mayor Greenlaw can attest

Nature Boy explorer on stage: Mark Snyder and Becky White

Nature Boy explorer on stage: John White (front) and Austin O'Rourke 

The name - the legend

Mayor Greenlaw at the "Asparagus Run"

The Asparagus Run "obstacle course" also included the drinking of Asparagus liquor

Representatives of the different sister cities Schwetzingen has

If you understand German, there is also a video on the Asparagus Festival.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Upcoming events in April and May

The April Kaffeeklatsch will be on Tuesday, the 19th, 1:30 p.m. at Eileen’s on Caroline Street. Instead of a May 4 Stammtisch, we’re planning to have a German potluck picnic at Brenda Martin’s house in Spotsylvania. Details to come later. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

German movie tonight

Dear Schwetzburgers,
This is just a quick reminder that tonight we are showing the German movie "What to do in case of fire" at 7:30pm in the Digital Auditorium of the HCC (we had our November meeting there). See a quick preview of this hilarious comedy here:

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

German movie on March 15 at UMW

German movie on March 15!!

"Was tun, wenn's brennt?" - "What to do in case of fire?"

What To Do In Case of Fire? tells the humorous and touching story of six former creative anarchists who lived as house squatters in Berlin during its heyday in the 80s when Berlin was still an island in the middle of the former eastern Germany.

Also, enjoy the other movies of our Foreign Language Film Series next week:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

2016 membership fees due

This is just a quick reminder that the 2016 membership fees are due. The amount has not changed:
$10/single person
$20 per family (same address)
$50 non-profit organizations
$100+ corporate sponsors
If you can't make it in person, please send your check (made out to "SFA") to M.Rotter, SFA-Treasurer,  115 Hawke Street, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.