Monday, May 23, 2011

HENhaus Quarterly Meeting Announced!

Very excited to announce the next Quarterly Meeting of HENhaus, please feel free to come even if you are not a member!  Should be a fun and interesting discussion on German customs!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kid's Concert this Sunday!

I saw this group with my daughter before, and they were lots of fun, and very interactive with all English songs!

This Sunday the 22nd at 3 pm.

Ballettfoerderzentrum, Gleissbuehlstr. 12, Nuremberg 90402

Presented by the DAI Amerika Haus Nürnberg

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Check us out in the new issue of Fritzi Magazine!!!

The newest issue of the bi-monthly magazine "Fritzi" is out, and features an article on expat living in our area. This article includes commentary from an interview with me, and details on the "Expat living in Germany" blog as well as the HENhaus organization!  The lady that is running this magazine is doing an incredible job, and the distribution is really great, so hopefully it will help increase our own readership!  It seems like every place I went in March, had a stack - and she is really the most comprehensive listing of family activities in the Erlangen - Hoechstadt a.d. A. and Nuremberg areas....

To see the images closer up, just click on them!

This is the German version...

And the English version!  The magazine is normally all German, so this is really a special feature!

To find the magazine, simply look in your local Apotheke, Kindergarten, Doctor's Office, etc.  They are everywhere.  She also has a website - with lots of great information and you can download a copy of every issue (although this one isn't available yet, I believe it will be soon!)  To download, click: 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Medieval Festival - Weisendorf-Buch Saturday

This weekend Saturday 14th May, there is a medieval, family festival in Weisendorf-Buch.  (To find on Google type in Buch, 91085 postal code - it is just south of Weisendorf and north of Herzogenaurach.)  Here is the weblink:
For those who dont speak great German, here is a rough translation:
Invitiation to our family festival.  Organised by kindergartens and the pre-school,
Our big medieval spectacular
from 2pm - 5pm
Please bring your own cutlery and plates, cups etc.
Come with us on a journey to medieval times.  We're inviting everyone.  We start at 2pm at Dorfspielplatz am Waldesrand  
(follow the crowds, it's a small village) with a performance by the school children.  Then, at 2.30pm, the festival begins.  There is food and drink, and lots of activities for kids such as:
craft -making shields 
magic mirrors
an assault course
a treasure hunt
skill games
making badges or buttons (not sure)
This a family oriented event, aimed at kindergarten kids and upwards, as it is organised by a kindergarten.

If you live in the area, ride your bike!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Namaste Wellness Day - Saturday May 14th!


The Namaste ladies group celebrates their 10th anniversary with a Wellness day at the Begegnungszentrum Fröbelstrasse 6, Erlangen.
It’s an afternoon and evening (15-22 o’clock) of treats for the whole family. Everyone can sample treatments ranging from head  massage to Reiki, attend talks from family constellation or Ayurveda to Indian spices, and visit one of the many stalls selling things like herbs, natural cosmetics, , hand made gifts or Indian food.
Please spread the word and drop by. Entrance is free, and treatments cost very little.
For enquires phone Reni Armbruster at 09131-933 76 99 or .
For further information, or to attend a workshop, please contact
Reni Armbruster at 09131/933 7699 or at renia99@ and visit the website

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bicycle Auction - Saturday in Erlangen

Fahrradversteigerung (Bike Auction) "Pegasus"
Saturday May 7th 10:00

Gueterbahnhofstr 3
91052 Erlangen
(Next to McFit and Diskothek Hoersaal)

Last Chance to preview the bikes is Thusday (5/5) 8:00 till 2:00 pm!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Schloss Garten Summer Concert Series

The 2011 Summer Concert Series in the Schloss Garten in Erlangen starts this weekend!  The "Salon Orchestra" Ferenc Babari will perform everything from Viennese Waltzes to Hungarian folk music.

Information on the entire series can be found at

Concerts begin Sunday at 11:00, and will occur various Sundays throughout the summer.

I picked up a brochure booklet with all the dates and details on each performance at the library in Erlangen.