Event Calendar

1) Our next “Stammtisch” is scheduled for Thursday, February 09, 2023 at Noon at “The Treffpunkt”, 14325 N 79th Street Suite A, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.  - 2) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2023 2 – 5 pm, MEMBERSHIP MEETING, POTLUCK and CELEBRATION OF MARIA KENDALL’S 98TH BIRTHDAY. - 3) Hike of the month: Warpaint Loop, Sunday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. Located in the South Mountain Preserve of Phoenix, the Warpaint Loop, this loop is super relaxed with no elevation gain to note. 2.2 miles loop, elevation change 147 feet.

Fasching in Europe in 2023

This year Cologne will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Carnival. 

When is Carnival/Fasching? Officially the Carnival season, also known as the "Fifth Season", begins at 11:11 am on November 11th. In some cities in Germany, large carnivals take place on the Thursday, (Fat Thursday) Monday (Shrove Monday or Rose Monday) and Tuesday (Fat Tuesday) before Ash Wednesday. They are known in southwest Germany as Fastnacht, as Fasching in Bavaria and Austria and as Karneval in the Rhineland. Though not official public holidays, normal work may be affected by the festivities in cities with large carnivals, such as Cologne, Frankfurt and Munich.

Christmas Lunch, December 9, 2021

Christmas Lunch, December 9, 2021

Photo from January 2023 Hike in Cave Creek at Dragonfly Trail (Jewel of the Creek)