Turner Hall of Monroe

Swiss Heritage Series 2017

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Squeezebox Night
The 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6 - 8 pm
Ratskeller Restaurant
     Monthly informal jam session for players of all types of squeezeboxes and ability levels.

Trip to Switzerland - Informational Meeting
NOTE: Trip has been filled!
Saturday, January 21, 2017; 1 pm

Ratskeller Restaurant
     Following very successful tours to Switzerland in 2013 and 2015, Turner Hall is again sponsoring another trip to Switzerland from September 3-17, 2017. Come and find out if this is your year to visit Switzerland!

Premier Screening of Polka!
A Documentary by Wisconsin Public Television

Thursday, March 2, 2017; 7 pm

(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Grand Hall; Free-will donation
     Turner Hall is excited and proud to be the site of a screening of Wisconsin Public Television's new documentary titled Polka!, which will be broadcast Monday, March 6. Meet and greet - in person - the incomparable Mollie B., who hosts the documentary and will be making a guest appearance at Turner Hall for the screening. You might even see a little of Turner Hall in the documentary as well!
     Turner Hall's Ratskeller Restaurant will of course be open, and we encourage you to make it a complete evening by enjoying a delicious meal before the screening. Please call (608) 325-3461 to make your reservation.

Swiss Movie Night
Friday, March 31, 2017; 7:30 pm

(Doors open at 7:00 pm)
Grand Hall; Free-will donation
     View a film from Switzerland, with English sub-titles.

Swiss Independence Day Buffet and Celebration
Tuesday, August 1, 2017; 5:30 social time; authentic Swiss buffet at 6; short program at 7

Grand Hall; $14.95; please call (608) 325-3461 to reserve your spot
     A relaxing evening with great food and Swiss music, commemorating the declaration of Switzerland's independence in 1291. More information here.

Trip to Switzerland
NOTE: Trip has been filled!
Sunday, September 3 - Sunday, September 17, 2017

     Whether it's a return visit, or a once-in-a-lifetime trip, see Switzerland with people who know it best.

Monroe Swiss Singers' 51st Swissfest
Sunday, November 5, 2017; 2:00 pm
Grand Hall; $10 in advance (available at Orange Kitten Yarns on the Square or in the Ratskeller Restaurant); $12 at the door
     A longtime Monroe tradition, this program features an afternoon of Green County's finest Swiss folk choirs and performers. Adding to the authentic experience, the Ratskeller Restaurant will be open following the program for more Swiss culture!

Christkindlmarkt - Old World Holiday Shopping Market
Friday - Saturday, November 24-25, 2017; 9 am - 4 pm
Grand Hall; Free admission
     A German tradition dating back to the 14th century, the Christkindlmarkt features unique items from hand-selected quality vendors for your holiday gift-giving. A European café and Swiss baked goods round out this special shopping experience.

Alpine Carol Sing and Candle Tree Lighting
Friday, December 1, 2017; 7:00 pm
Grand Hall; Free-will donation
      A very special traditional Alpine event at which you can help light 100 candles on a freshly-cut evergreen Christmas tree! Informal singing of carols and holiday treats, and a visit from Swiss Samichlaus and his bad-behavior consultant, Schmutzli. NOTE: Although this is a family event, it is advised that it may not be suitable for very young or fearful children!

Deutscher Weihnachtsgottesdienst (German Christmas Communion Service)
Sunday, December 3, 2017; 2:00 pm
St. John's United Church of Christ; Monroe, WI. Free-will offering.
      A truly touching Christmas experience for the soul. Conducted entirely in German (English translation available) by members of the Monroe Swiss Singers.

Old Year's Night Celebration Sunday, December 31, 2017; 1 - 5 pm
Grand Hall; Advance sale and at-the-door tickets, tba. (Reserved Tables)
     Celebrate the Old Year with Barefoot Becky and the Ivanhoe Dutchmen! Admission includes cheese and crackers, glass of champagne, party favors and a balloon drop. The Ratskeller Restaurant will also be serving an elegant buffet that evening. (Not included in the dance ticket price.)