Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 1, 2010 Cannstatter Frühlingsfest - additional program, see below
Saturday, May 8, 2010 Street Car Museum in Bad Cannstatt
Saturday, June 19, 2010 Bus Tour to Neuschwanstein with a visit to the Postbrauerei in Nesselwang
Saturday, July 24, 2010 Historic Cable Car Ride and Tour of Waldfriedhof Cemetery
Saturday, August 21, 2010 Stuttgart Air Raid Bunker Tour

Kaspar Glassworks Factory in Neckarzimmern
on Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dear members and friends,

Please join us on Saturday, April 17th, for a wonderful excursion by train up to the Kaspar Glassworks Factory and showroom in Neckarzimmern:

Kaspar Glassworks Factory

In 1948, Herr Kaspar left the Silesian area of Poland and brought the family glassworks business to Germany. With his brother, he founded the "Franz Kaspar Kristallglaswerk". His brother is the master glass blower, Franz fashions cut glass, and Franz's wife paints many of the objects with original designs. There are wine glasses, shot glasses, ornaments, garden bulbs, novelty vases, and many other fabulous handmade glass and crystal works of art. And sad to say, the next generation will not be taking over, so when they close their doors in a year or two, it will be for the last time. So please join us in appreciating this unique establishment before it is gone. We will take the direct train up to Neckarzimmern; Kaspar's is right across the street from the train station. For those who wish to drive, please see the directions on reverse side.
Please let us know with your reservation whether you are driving or joining us on the train.

Date/Time: Saturday April 17, 2010 at 12.15 inside the Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof.
Meeting Location: In front of Starbucks. Christel and Ann will assist with the purchase of the BW Wochenende Cards (€ 28) - good for up to 5 people; each individual please have the € 5.60 ready. A direct train to Neckarzimmern leaves every hour at a quarter of the hour.
Train Leaves Hbf: 12.45 and arrives in Neckarzimmern at 14.00.
Return train to Hbf: Leaves Neckarzimmern every hour at one minute before the hour.
Glass Tour at 14.30: We will be given a demonstration of the art of glass blowing and a tour of the factory. The tour will end around 16.00. Everyone will be invited into the main store to browse and shop; they take Visa.
Note: they also offer glass repair services.

After the tour, the restaurant "Da Franco" will be open from 17.00 for dinner; it is situated just down the street from Kaspar's at Hauptstraße 1, Tel: 06261-91-6066. Guests may wander over there whenever they have finished shopping and order off the Menu; each guest pays for their own meal. They may then leave to take the train back whenever they are ready. Everybody just needs to remember to hook up with whoever has the Wochenende ticket.

Kaspar Glassworks Factory, Hauptstraße 11, 74865 Neckarzimmern; Tel: 06261-92300

How to drive there:
If you go by car, take B27 north in the direction of Heilbronn/ Mosbach/ Bad Friedrichshall. B27 becomes the Hauptstraße as it passes through Neckarzimmern. Kaspar's is on the left hand side.

Please register until April 14, 2010, with:

Ann Kathy Reed: cell: 0175-579-7536 email: a.reed@gac1948.de or
Christel Baumann:cell: 0173-2006566e-mail: christel_baumann@hotmail.com

Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest
on Saturday, May 1, 2010

Dear members and friends,

Please join us on Saturday, May 1th, please join us on Saturday, May 1 for a joyful visit and celebration at the

72. Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest

www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de

The "Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest" is regarded to be the biggest spring fest in Europe. It was started 72 years ago to give fairground attraction owners and workers a good start into the season. It takes place at the same location as the Beer Festival in autumn and offers great entertainment and fun.

Our Club reserved tables number 161 and 162 in "Grandl's Hofbräu Tent".

We will meet at 15:30 at the information booth, which in autumn bears the prominent fruit column, but in spring bears a huge pitcher (Kanne), part of the original Bad Cannstatt coat of arms.

Your event manager Christel Baumann will hand out your vouchers for beverages and food. There is a mandatory consumption on the weekends of 2 beverages (1 liter of beer per voucher or any other beverage) and 1 meal per person (half chicken or any other food). Which totals to 24 Euro including a wrist band that allows you in and out of the tent. Please have the amount of 24 Euros per person ready. Please also note that there is a mandatory minimum tip for the waiters: 60 cents per beverage/food order.

We have to be in the tent at our tables by 16:00, else we will lose our reserved seats. The Tent is sold out on May 1. So please be on time - information point 15:30.

How to get there: it is highly recommended to use public transportation. Most convenient: take the U11 from Hauptbahnhof until the terminal stop "Cannstatter Wasen".

We have 20 seats to sell, first come first serve, members have priority. No-shows will have to pay full price.
Please register until April 26 at the latest with

Christel Baumann:cell: 0173-2006566e-mail: christel_baumann@hotmail.com

Additional Events sponsored by the English Church.

Pastor Ken Dimmick of St. Catherine's Church, Stuttgart (and a proud member of the 1948 Club), invites everyone to one or both of the following, the proceeds of which will benefit the church's Organ Fund:

08 June 2010, Tuesday Night, "A Night of Jazz with George and friends" at Logo Bistro in the Haus der Wirtschaft, beginning at 1900. George Bailey, Pops Wilson, Severin Zoehrer, Karen vom Hoff, and Elcylynn will be making jazz standards come alive. Ken says come and go as you like. Eat a fine dinner or just enjoy a fine wine. Music will be sung in English [mostly] but introductions and commentary will be in German with English mixed. There is nothing like live jazz to get the Kreislauf flowing! A small covercharge is being asked. Logo Bistro is located at: Willy-Bleicherstr. 19, 70174 Stuttgart, 0711-226-5002.

21 June 2010, Monday Night, at Herz Jesu Kirche in Stuttgart-Ost, The Royal Holloway Chamber Choir of the University of London, will be singing a concert as part of their European Tour, beginning at 19:00. Eintritt frei/ free entrance, but a donation will be asked at the door. Refreshments served at the interval. The 2-part program will be mostly sacred music with a few surprises thrown in to keep everyone awake! Herz Jesu Kirche is located at Schurwaldstraße 3, 70186 Stuttgart, 0711-487-503.

For more information, contact: Kenneth Dimmick [kennethrdimmick@yahoo.com]