Oct 20, 2014

In November each year German children celebrate St Martin's Day. Carrying lanterns, and singing special lantern songs they walk around the streets in a procession after darkness falls. The procession often ends with a bonfire.
St. Martin's Day is one of the most popular saint's days in Germany. Martin of Tours was born in the 4th Century and started out as a Roman soldier, later becoming a monk, and because of his exemplary way of life was later appointed Bishop of Tours Many legends surround his life, the most famous of which tells how he cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar who was dying in the cold.
 Join the Liederkranz Turner as we celebrate St. Martin's Day on Saturday, November 15.
· Families will gather in the Great Hall at 3:00 p.m. to create a lantern for each child participating. All materials provided.
· While the lanterns are drying, a snack supper will be served at 5:00 p.m. in the Rathskeller.
· At 6:30 p.m., we will parade through the St. Anne’s Hill neighborhood with our beautiful lanterns, singing the St. Martin’s carols.
· Following the parade, we will meet back at the Liederkranz parking lot for a bonfire, hot chocolate, and a special treat. Please bring lawnchairs, if desired.
or Silvie Schrumpf  -  937-705-6060  or

Oct 12, 2014

Young singers from 8-18 years old are invited to come and learn to sing favorite German Weihnachtslieder (Christmas Carols) auf Deutsch (in German) at the Dayton Liederkranz Turner Clubhouse, 1400 E. Fifth Street, Dayton, OH 45402 on 5 Thursday evenings – November 6, 13 and 20, December 4 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm; December 11 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. After these rehearsals, the Jugendchor will join the other choirs of the Dayton Liederkranz Turner to present a gala Christmas Concert, on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 7:00 pm at the Liederkranz Turner Great Hall.
The lessons and concert are free and offered to any young singers in the community who wish to participate.
For more information, or to sign up, please contact the director, Judy Schneider – 937-433-3451 or

Oct 12, 2014

On Saturday, October 25, the German Genealogy Group will hold a "Work/Share Session".  Please bring all the Ancestor information you have and your portable computer.  We will have mentors to assist with German language, German Script, computer websites, etc.  Let me know if you will be attending so that we have the correct personnel to assist you.