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Women’s March on Saturday Jan 20

There will be a Women’s March on Saturday January 20 – beginning at 2:00pm at Siegestor, walking down Ludwigstr to Odeonsplatz and then on to Marienplatz for the conclusion.   If you were one of the 1500 that joined us last January, you know how invigorating it was to have each other’s’ support. Come join us again for a rally and get out the vote!

Democrats Abroad Munich is sponsoring and  coordinating the women’s march this year, and AAUPW has been asked to be one of the groups to participate.  This year we will be helping Americans marching REQUEST ABSENTEE BALLOTS for 2018. Bring your friends along and request your absentee ballots.

If you have specific questions, feel free to email me @ shari_temple@yahoo.com. Post-march meet up will be at the Ratskeller for drinks, banter and absentee ballot request!

 

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Upcoming Events in January 2018

Film Preview -"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

2017 Golden Globe Best Film winner "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" will be shown at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1, 80333 München on Sunday, January 14th 2018.   It also scooped up awards for Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), and Best Screenplay.  This special showing of one of 2017's outstanding films has been organized by the Bavarian American Academy at Amerika Haus.  Details appear in the first attachment.  

 Tip: If you have reserved seats, please be sure to arrive not later than 1045.  
 
 Cost: Free admission but registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/billboardsAH
 

University Students seeking Internships

Internship Opportunities - are you able to help a university students seeking a suitable Praktikum or Internship position?

a.  New European College (NEC), Wolfsrathauser Strasse 84, 81379 München - Students are seeking internship positions for the period March through the end of July in the following business areas:  sales, marketing, corporate social responsibility, corporate communications, finance, human resources.
The NEC contact is Yana Immis - E-mail - yana.immis@new-european-college.com

b.  University of Cincinnati (via the Munich-Cincinnati Sister Cities Association) - Prof Gayle Elliott of the University of Cincinnati is seeking internship positions in Germany for 8 engineering students - 4 are majoring in biomedical engineering, the others in electrical, mechanical and aeronautical engineering.
 
The students are well-prepared for the international assignment. Before working in Germany they will have completed the following:
  • Three years of academic work in their engineering, business, design or architecture discipline.
  • Over 250 hours of German language and culture instruction.
  • Eight to twelve months of discipline-related work with an employer in the US.
The students are available to work in internships from 15.January – 17.August 2018. The contact person is Prof Gayle Elliott - E-mail:  elliotgg@ucmail.uc.edu

If you have ideas or channels for recommending appropriate internship assignments, please advise the indicated contact persons. 
Pl
ease note that I am already in contact with the management team at Bio-M in Martinsried on the biomedical engineers.  
 

 

American Drama Group

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  

A number of new performances are coming in 2018 including Fahrenheit 451. Further details are available
at www.adg-europe.com

 

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Girls Night Out goes to the Theater

This Saturday the GNO ladies are going to  see STAGE KISS by Sarah Ruhl. This English language play is being performed by Entity Theater which is Munich’s international, English-language theatre group. According to the New York Times, the play is “…Suffused with warmth and humor. Sarah Ruhl frothily whips together romantic comedy and backstage farce in this lively comedy about a pair of actors…who find life and art mixing together when they rekindle an old romance during rehearsals for a play.”  Saturday’s performance is  sold out, but you can be put on a waiting.
See
the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stage-kiss-tickets-37001077218#tickets

 Entity Theater
Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 PM
Kulturzentrum GOROD Hansastraße 181
S-Bahn S7, U-Bahn – U6, Buses 53, 54, 130, 132, 134

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An English Advent Carol Serivce

An Advent Service of Seven Carols and Seven Lessons

Samstag, 2. December 2017 at 15:30 at Klosterkirche St. Ottilien

The "Munich English Choir" offers a lovely Carol Service at Kosterkirche Arch-Abbey of St. Ottilien, their specialty being the singing of the English "Advent Carol Service" on the evening before the 1st Advent. The Christmas story is told from the foretelling of the prophets in the Old Testament and then the Annunciation to Our Lady in the New Testament up to the birth of Our Lord. Following each Lesson a Carol is sung by the choir, based on the text of the Lesson or a different advent text. The congregation then responds with a congregational carol, which is a hymn based on an Advent or Christmas text.

The "Munich English Choir" are semi-professional singers who have a passion for english choral music.  The choir was founded in 2010 by the English Organist and Choirmaster Stephen Norton and now has over 36 members. The choir recently returned from a very successful tour to England singing in Gloucester, Birmingham and Coventry cathedrals.
St. Ottilien, is located about 40 km outside of Munich just west of the Ammersee near A96, also easily reachable by train or s-bahn.

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Girls Night Out

Klezmer – Folk – Swing Ensemble ZIRKORON    
Saturday, November 11 at 8:00 PM
STEMMERHOF, Plinganserstr. 6,  81369 München
Join us for an evening of Klezmer Music with the ensemble Zirkoron!  Former AAUPW president Lena Bittl is the lead vocalist in this group which has been performing in Munich since 2010.  What is Klezmer music? According to Wikipedia, “Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. The genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations.” Lena said the last concert was sold out, so reserve early!!  We will also look for a bar/restaurant to have a drink together after the concert.
Your GNO Hosts,  Elizabeth and Polly

For reservations, go to: ars-musica ensemble zirkoron

ANFAHRT MIT ÖFFENTLICHEN VERKEHRSMITTELN
Die Buslinie 53 hält direkt vor dem STEMMERHOF (Sendlinger Kirche).
Die Buslinie 132 und N41 (Margaretenplatz), sowie 54 und 134 (Harras) und auch die U-Bahn- und S-Bahnstation HARRAS (U3, U6, S7, S27, BOB) ist nur wenige Gehminuten entfernt.

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Upcoming Events in October

Amerika Haus Book Swap

Sunday, Oct. 8th, from 10:00 - 15:00 pm
Barerstr. 19a, Munich

The idea is to bring your books, exchange them for Book Swap Coupons. Use these to swap other books. More info at www.amerikahaus de
Dee, your friendly Booklover!

Remember: sharing is caring - please only swap books in good condition.
You can bring your books with you on the day of the Book Swap or exchange them in advance for Book Swap Coupons at our reception (only from Monday, October 2, to Friday, October 6, during our regular business hours).

Emmaus Church Booksale

CALLING ALL BOOKLOVERs  . . .On S aturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, the Emmaus Church in Harlaching, Laurinpl.1,  will hold a sale of books in both German and English. Hours on both days are 1100 to 1700. 

2017 Haar English Book Sale

Haar English BooksaleFriday, October 13th from 15:00 - 19:00 and
Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 - 15:00
Ernst-Mach-Gymnasium, Jagdfeldring 82, 85540 Haar.

To donate english books or for more information, see the Facebook page of the  Haar English Booksale

Munich Community Event

Concert Evening - Mozart Requiem organized by MING Member TripleD Events
Saturday, 21st October starting at 20:00
Herkulessaal in the Residenz
Features a special German-American classical concert celebrating the debut of a new partnership between the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayerische Philharmonie and highlighting this with a special production of the Mozart Requiem

American Drama Group

The American Drama Group Europe - Founded during 1978 in Munich and led by AGBC Munich member Grantly Marshall, the ADGE's goal is to perform high quality theatre in as many countries in the world as possible.  Today the organization's reach includes many countries in Europe and Asia, and it is now making a Pan-European tour.  The actors come from New York, London and Paris (in 1985 French performances were added to our repertoire) where the productions are cast and directed. The plays performed include American, British and French classic and modern dramas.  Further details are available at www.adg-europe.com

Save the dates and attend some great theater.  Grantly and the American Drama Group team have a wonderful scope of theater production pieces coming our way during the next 6 months. Here three performing before the end of 2017.

Notre Dame de Paris (Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo, in French. Monday, 16 Oct and Tuesday, 17 Oct (1100 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

My Sister Syria (Thriller – Immigration and the Roots of Terrorism) by Paul Stebbings and Phil Smith, in English.  Monday, 4th Dec through Thursday, 7th Dec (1100 and 1930) – Theater LEO 17, Leopoldstr. 17, 80802 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 14).

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in English.  Wednesday, 13th Dec (1100), Monday 18th Dec through Thursday, 21 Dec (1100 ad 1930), and Friday, 22 Dec (0900 and 1930) – Kulturzentrum Gasteig München, Carl-Orff-Saal, Rosenheimerstr. 5, 81667 Munich.  Entry Cost Eur 23 or advance purchase including fee for the Abendkasse Eur 28 (Students 15).

MING Member Haar Disciples

Haar Disciples

A final note on MING Member Haar Disciples:  Riding on the wings of their best-ever season, the Disciples reached the Semi-Finals of the 1st Bundgesliga Baseball 2017 playoffs before losing the final game of the best-of-5 game series to the Bonn Capitals 5-2.  Finishing with a 33-14 record, the Disciples had a spectacular season featuring often outstanding pitching, great defense, timely hitting, and a number of exciting, nail-biting games right up to the final out.   Their website is www.disciples.de.  Hats of to the guys and their great performance throughout the year.  And to sports announcer Tim Collins. 
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Let’s Dance! – for a more joyful and friendly Germany!

Dance Flash Mob in city center for a more tolerant Germany

Dance MobDance Mob for a joyful Germany that enjoys its ever greater diversity of people!
When: July 16th at 11 am at Max-Joseph-Platz!

Vor der Oper or in front of the Opera in the center of Munich will be  the scene of a "dance flash mob" against racism and for tolerance organized by young people. Join  us and take part in the celebration. Wear or bring something that tells who you are, what you enjoy, what you believe in. Let's dance to the music of Mazel Tov, the great Klezmer band. For more information visit Dance Mob on Facebook.

Terry Swartzberg - Campaigns healing, enlightening and enthralling the World  Dance Mob: 16.7.2017 um 11 Uhr am Max-Joseph-Platz

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Our BISS Walking Tour

Program Meeting June 2017

A small group of members took part on the BISS walking tour last weekend,  which proved to be fascinating to say the least, says one member. Sadly the tour took place during the school break preventing many members from attending. Below a few pictures taken at Ost-Friedhof on St. Martins Strasse.

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American Citizen Services and Passport Day

Message for U.S. Citizens

American FlagThe U.S. Consulate General in Munich annually opens its doors to U.S. citizens and hosts the American Citizen Services (ACS) Information and Passport Day.  This year ACS Information Day will take place on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the U.S. Consulate General on Koeniginstrasse 5.  The event is open to U.S. citizens and their immediate family members.

This multi-purpose event provides an opportunity for U.S. citizens to renew their U.S. passport on a Saturday, attend our Information Fair to learn about the various services available to them from U.S. and German civic and government organizations in Bavaria, and to enjoy an American-style 4th of July cookout.

If you would like to renew your passport on June 17, click here to schedule an appointment. Visit our website for a list of the documents required for the appointment and for information on other citizenship services, such as a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, which are offered at the U.S. Consulate General during normal business hours.

To learn more about the Information Fair and the list of organizations that will be attending, visit the Mission Germany website. Even if you don’t need to renew a passport, come and join us in the shade for the 4th of July cookout!  Some of your favorite American food, chips, snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

We hope to see you there!  Please bring your passport for entry.  Remember that personal electronic devices and backpacks are not allowed into the Consulate.

 

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OBACHT! Kultur-im-Quartier

From  June  23-25  over  50  artist studios in Haidhausen will be open daily  from  2-9  p.m.  One  of  the  participating  studios is Hands Gallery, owned and operated by AAUPW member Claudia Ziersch. Hands  Gallery will be offerering 6 different mini-workshops – ranging from paper folding to crocheting. Don’t  miss  this  rare  opportunity  to  view and support a wide variety of local artists! More information is available at: www.kultur-im-quartier.de