PA German Dialect Community Events - 2019

Sponsored by Pennsylvaanisch Deitsch Fersommling vun Baerricks Kounty & The Heritage Center

For additional copies, send long, self-addressed stamped envelope to:

PA German Cultural Heritage Center

22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, PA 19530

OR

Marianne H. Kline, 717.866.3443

271 StoneRidge, Myerstown, PA 17067

franc4698@msn.com

To list your dialect event or make additions or corrections to the 2020 calendar, contact the names above on or before November 1st, 2019.

  • JANUARY

    04 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.


    06 New Year Wishing – Mike & Linda Hertzog Cedar Lutheran Church, Allentown - 9:00 a.m.


    13 New Year Wishing – Mike & Linda Hertzog Huff’s Union Church - 10:30 a.m.


    16 PG Dialect and Kultur Society - CountryFare, Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.


    18 Grundsau Lodge No. 17; Fersommling No. 38 Mt Aetna Fire Co. - 6:43 p.m.


    20 New Year Wishing – Mike & Linda Hertzog St. Peter’s UCC Church, Molltown - 10:15 a.m.


    24 Grundsau Lodge No. 4, Fersommling No. 71 Benner Hall, Richland 6:30 p.m.


    27 New Year Wishing – Mike & Linda Hertzog Longswamp UCC Church, Mertztown - 10:15 a.m.


    28 Grundsau Lodge No. 9, Fersommling No. 65 Dublin Fire Co. - 6:30 p.m.


    30 Grundsau Lodge No. 15, Fersommling No. 54 Kutztown Fire Co. - 6:30 p.m.

  • FEBRUARY

    01 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    01 Grundsau Lodge No. l, Fersommling No. 83 Schnecksville Fire Company - 6:30 p.m.

    02 Will “Uni” see his shadow? Union Canal, Myerstown - 8:00 a.m.

    02 Groundhog Day Celebration, Lodge #16 Wehr’s Dam, Orefield - 7:00 a.m.

    03 New Year Wishing – Mike & Linda Hertzog First Reformed Church, Hamburg - 10:15 a.m.

    03 Grundsau Lodsch fer Yunge 1:30 p.m. - 3:30p.m. Schwenkfelder Library, Pennsburg (215) 679-3103

    08 Grundsau Lodge No. 11, Fersommling No.62 East Penn Community Center, Ashfield - 6:30 p.m

    20 PG Dialect and Kultur Society - CountryFare, Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.

    22 Grundsau Lodge No. 6, Fersommling No. 69 Polk Twp Fire Co, Kresgeville - 6:00 p.m

  • MARCH

    01 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    01 Grundsau Lodge No. 16, Fersommling No. 48 Schnecksville Fire Co - 6:30 p.m.

    8 Grundsau Lodge No. 18, Fersommling No. 35 Emerald Fire Co. - 6:30 p.m.

    16 PA German Zammelaaf - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Trainer’s Midway Diner, Bethel, PA

    20 PG Dialect and Kultur Society - CountryFare, Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.

    21 Grundsau Lodge No. 14, Fersommling No. 57 East Greenville Fire Co. - 6:30 p.m.

    29 Grundsau Lodge No. 13, Fersommling No. 61 East Greenville Fire Co. - 6:30 p.m.

    30 Children’s Fraktur Workshop, Matthews Public Library, Fredericksburg - Call 717-933-5511.

  • APRIL

    05 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    05 Grundsau Lodge No. 10, Fersommling No. 64 Polk Twp Fire Co, Kresgeville - 6:00 p.m.

    13 Easter on the Farm - PA German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    14 Dialect Service, Zoar Lutheran Church 560 Freeport Rd., Lebanon - 2:30 p.m.

    17 PG Dialect and Kultur Society - CountryFare, Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.

    22 Baerricks Kounty Fersommling, No. 80 Leesport Auction Hall - 5:30 p.m.

    23 Upper Perkiomen Ladies #7 Banquet, No. 34 East Greenville Fire Co. - 6:30 p.m.

    25 Grundsau Lodge No. 7, Fersommling No. 68 East Greenville Fire Co. - 6:30 p.m.

    26 Unner Mahanoy un Nochberschaft, 75th Fersommling, Wiconisco Fire Co. - 5:00 p.m.

    26 Grundsau Lodge No. 8, Fersommling No. 66 East Penn Community Center, Ashfield - 6:30 p.m

  • MAY

    03 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    10 Grundsau Lodge No. 12, Fersommling No. 60 Mount Aetna Rescue Fire Company - 6:47 p.m.

    11 Nicholas Stoltzfus Home Benefit Auction 1700 Tulp. Rd., Wyomissing - 9:00 a.m.

    15 PG Dialect and Kultur Society – CountryFare Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.

  • JUNE

    07 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    08 PA German Society Annual Conference Lititz Moravian Church - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    19 PG Dialect and Kultur Society Picnic Williamson Lodge, Womelsdorf - 10:00a.m.

    22 Cherry Fair & Early American Craft Show, Farm Historic Schaefferstown - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    29 Kutztown Folk Festival - runs through July 7 Kutztown Fairgrounds - Weekends 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Weekdays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • JULY

    05 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    14 Hessian Day - History, Genealogy at Valley View Park, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Contact Dan Schwalm (570)648-4095

    22-26 Children’s Cultural Camp, PA German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown University

  • AUGUST

    02 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    09-10 53rd Goschenhoppen Folk Festival Antes Plantation, Frederick

    24 Farm Festival - Historic Dreibelbis Farm, Virginville - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • SEPTEMBER

    06 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    08 Pennsylvania German Dialect Service Wenger Meetinghouse, Jonestown - 2:30 p.m.

    14-15 Fall Harvest Fair - Farm Historic Schaefferstown - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sun 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    18 PG Dialect and Kultur Society - CountryFare, Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.

    28 Heemet Fescht - PA German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown University 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

    25 Die Grossdaadi Grundsow Lodge, no. 34 Kutztown Grange Hall - 6:30 p.m.

    28 Belleman’s Church Dialect Service, Mohrsville, 2:30 p.m. Turkey & Waffle Supper - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • OCTOBER

    04 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    05 West Berks County Fersommling #37 St. Paul’s UCC, Robesonia - 5:00 p.m.

    06 GERMAN-AMERICAN DAY

    16 PG Dialect and Kultur Society - CountryFare, Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.

  • NOVEMBER

    01 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    03 Dialect Service - Weisenberg Lutheran Church New Tripoli - 2:30 p.m.

    10 Oley Valley Fersommling Oley Fair Centre, Oley - 12:30 p.m.

    20 PG Dialect and Kultur Society - CountryFare, Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.

    30 Kerzenlicht Nacht with PA German Singing Meier Haus, Myerstown - 7:00 p.m.

  • DECEMBER

    01 PA German Christmas, Monroe Valley Chapel 449 Monroe Valley Dr, Jonestown - 2:00 p.m.

    01 German Candlelight Christmas Service Huffs Union Church - 7:00 p.m.

    06 Pennsylvania German Hour – BCTV Comcast Channel 2 - 10:00 a.m.

    07 Christmas on the Farm - PA German Cultural Heritage Center, Kutztown - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    08 A Pennsylvania German Christmas Wenger Meetinghouse, Jonestown - 2:30 p.m.

    18 PG Dialect and Kultur Society - CountryFare, Myerstown - Breakfast 6:30 a.m. - Meeting 8:00 a.m.

Dialect Classes & Conversation Groups

BERKS & LEHIGH

  • Community Dialect Classes, PA German, (610) 683-1589 • heritage@kutztown.edu
  • Longswamp Dialect Class, Contact Fred Fritsch (610) 682-6729
  • Belleman’s Church Dialect Class, Contact John Rausch (610) 488-1400
  • Oley Valley Pennsylvania German Club – Friedens UCC, 337 Main St., Oley, PA. Meets bi-monthly (1st & 3rd Mon.) 7:00 p.m. For more details call Jeff Shearer at (610) 921-2896
  • PA Dutch Conversation Class, Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, PA 18069, Runs Tues Jan 15 through April 9, Contact Jean & Dave Adam 610-395-4282
  • Pennsilfaanish Deitsch Friends Group - St. Peter’s Lutheran, 1933 Hanover Avenue, Allentown (610) 264-2979. Meets monthly (Sept. - May, 3rd Thursday). Picnic in June.

 

LANCASTER, LEBANON & BEYOND

  • Dialect Class - Lancaster Mennonite HS, (717) 393-9745 • www.lmhs.org
  • Schaefferstown Dialect Class, Contact Alice Oskam 717-866-5242
  • PA German Dialect Conversation Group Matthews Library, Fredericksburg 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Meets monthly (2nd Tuesday, except July). Contact Alice Spayd at (717) 933-5511
  • PA German Dialect Conversation Group, Muddy Creek Library, Fairmont Nursing Home, Ephrata, PA. Meets monthly (1st or 2nd Friday) 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Contact Keith (Butch) Reigart (717) 318-6420
  • Shamokin Dialect Class, Contact N. Daniel Schwalm, (570) 648-4095

 

Pennsylvania Dutch 101:

Online with Doug Madenford

Co-author of the new dialect textbook Schwetz Mol Deitsch, Doug Madenford offers a series of online lessons in the dialect. Watch them at: www.youtube.com/user/dmadenford/video

  • Dialect Newspapers, Columns, & Newsletters
    • “Es Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch” – Ephrata Shopping News – weekly by C. Richard Beam
    • “Es Neinuhr Schtick” – Schuylkill Haven Call - weekly by Earl Haag
    • “Es Neinuhr Schtick” – Pine Grove Herald Press - weekly by Earl Haag
    • “Die Schnitzelbunk” – Town & County, Pennsburg – weekly by Carl Arner
    • “En Brief vun Da Bauerei” – Citizen’s Standard monthly by Aent Polly
    • Historic Schaefferstown Record, Historic Schaefferstown, Inc.
    • Goshenhoppen Historical Newsletter Goshenhoppen Historical Society
    • Die Botschaft vun die Dolpehock (Trianual)
    • Deitsch Dialect un Kultur Society – Marianne Kline, Editor
    • En Brief – Pa. Dutch Heritage Group Monthly – Rachael Gromling, Editor
    • Journal of the Center for PA German Studies – quarterly, Millersville University

     

    Der Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch Schtunn, featuring the Nei Dolpehock Sanger Chor

    Berks Community Television, Channel 2

    1st Friday of each month – 10:00 a.m.

    Replays – Sat. 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.; Tue. 2:00 p.m.

    or online: www.bctv.org