Schwetzingen castle

Schwetzingen castle


Regular Meetings:
Every first Wednesday of the month, 6pm Stammtisch at Capital Ale House (917 Caroline Street)
Every third Tuesday of the month, 1:00pm Kaffeeklatsch at Eileen's (1115 Caroline St.)
For dates, see our regular events page. Everyone is welcome.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Cancellation of events.
Out of an abundance of caution, we have to postpone our planned March events - The Flying Dutchman (March 14) and the Sister Cities Potluck (March 27) to a further date. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. Please watch out for an announcement of the future dates.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

March 2020 events

Please take note of our March events:

March 4, 6pm | Capital Ale House (917 Caroline Street)


Beer, sodas, dinner, snacks, and conversations

March 14, 12:55pm | Regal Cinema  Cancelled
Screening of the Met Opera’s “Flying Dutchman”
Tickets are available online; cost is $25.44 plus booking fee. The quality is great, and includes closeups, backstage views and interviews with the principal singers.
followed by:
Dinner at Basilico

March 17 | Eileens Bakery (1115 Caroline Street)

Coffee, tea, pastries and conversations... 

March 27, 6-8pm |
Dorothy Hart Community Center (408 Canal Str.) Cancelled
Sister Cities Potluck Dinner 
The annual get-together by all four sister city organizations (Fréjus,France; Schwetzingen, Germany; Este, Italy; Kathmandu, Nepal) fosters the exchange of ideas and shows the variety of cuisines. To participate, you ahve to be a member of one of the sister city groups.
(Flyer by Cindie Kelly)


Thursday, October 10, 2019

This is a reminder email of upcoming events of the SFA and beyond:
This Saturday, October 12, 10am - 4pm - Stollen baking for our fund-raising event KrisKringle Market in December. Email  to get the address, Contributions for our potluck lunch are welcome.
  • Next Tuesday, October 15, Kaffeeklatsch at 1pm at Eileen's Bakery (1115 Caroline Street).
  • Thursday, October 17, 4pm on the campus of the University of Mary Washington, Combs Hall 111: Talk by Jennifer Taylor (College of William and Mary) on the bionic woman in German films of the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) in conjunction with a small exhibit on 100 years of women suffrage in Germany.
  • Tuesday, November 5 (election day!) 4-7pm screening of the German movie (with English subtitles) “Good bye, Lenin” followed by a discussion with Matthias Wehler, Press Secretary of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., on the process of German Unification.
  • Thursday, November 7 (instead of our usual Stammtisch on the first Wednesday of the month) - Annual membership meeting and potluck
    • Since we were assuming that the library would be under construction this fall, we scheduled the meeting this year at the local Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), 2701 Princess Anne Street (at the intersection of Princess Anne Street and the Rt. 1 bridge)
    • We will elect the officers of the organization (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, at large members), Please think about joining the board in these positions.
    • We are looking for items (material or immaterial) for a silent auction. Please email me with possible items you could bring!
    • The ever-popular trivia games will return. Can you beat our trivia champions Roger Engels and Sammy Merrill?
    • For the potluck, please click on the following link and indicate what you could contribute:

Monday, September 30, 2019

German Campus Weeks "Wunderbar Together" this Fall

Please see the website of UMW's German program for this year's lineup of events from celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall to celebrating 100 years of German suffrage for women.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Cultural Lecture on Western Nepal - Memorial Quilts - June 23

A lecture by our friends at the Nepalese sister city organization:

Nepal Memorial Quilts Flyer.jpg

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Steuben Parade in New York City

As you might know, one of the great German-American events in the U.S. is the annual Steuben Parade in New York City. This year, the parade of German-American organizations falls on September 21, 2019. While there is no time indicated yet on their website (, last year, the parade started at 12noon and ended at 3pm. It runs along 5th Ave. from 65th St. to 86th St. 
Some members are thinking of going up for the day (or over night) to see the festivities for themselves. If we like it, we might consider marching in it next year.
So far, we were thinking of driving to Lorton and taking the bus to New York City, that would cost about $45 roundtrip. Some might consider to stay overnight, but hotels in New York City start at $250 for the cheapest room. There are a number of other options to consider, therefore, I created a Google poll to see if and how much interest there is. 
So, if you have even the faintest interest, please fill out the poll here. It does not create any commitment from your side.