The following activity groups meet on a regular basis. (Except summer break)
Damenkreis (Ladies Circle)
Meets the first Wednesday of the month mostly at Noon, sometimes in the afternoon or evening. This monthly gathering is a social group of approximately 50 ladies, who have a lot of fun with many interesting programs and guest speakers. Meetings are held in German but we address guests also in English. Bus trips are offered during the year for all members and friends.
Every Tuesday night, except in the Summer months, when the club is closed, our choir meets at 7:30 pm for a fun-filled evening of music and song. Our Choir not only harmonizes at the Clubhouse, but also performs publicly, especially during the Holiday season. Songs are sung in German. Sing with us and make new friends!
German Language Classes
Whether you’re planning a vacation to Germany or just want to learn German, we invite you to join our German language classes. Classes meet every Tuesday evening at 5:00 pm. – 7:00 pm. A summer class is also available.
Karneval Season (Mardi Gras)
The group meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm and weekly during the Karneval season. We celebrate the Fasching in the German tradition. Called Karneval in Rio, and Mardi Gras in the United States, all you need is a love for life and a willingness for fun and frolic in the spirit of Karneval. We also have a children’s Karneval group.
Every year the German American Societies of San Diego, Inc., hosts its traditional Oktober-fest on the first two weekends of October. Authentic German food, such as bratwurst, ox-on-the-spit, potato salad, potato pancakes, sauerkraut, red cabbage and a variety of German pastries will be served. Soft drinks & adult beverages will be available, including a fantastic selection of German beers and liquors.
Most every year, our band comes straight from Germany. These talented, fine MUSICIANS dress in traditional clothing, and play a variety of German music, just as you would hear in the beer gardens in Germany.
Folk dancing performances will be featured, along with games & contests, vendor & craft booths, and a kids’ zone. Bring your family to El Cajon and experience a real German Oktoberfest!
This group of boys and girls meets every Monday night at 5:30. We are open to all children 5 years and up. Our focus is on passing down our heritage thru traditional folk dancing, interpretive dance and Karneval participation. We perform throughout the year, at our own clubhouse as well as out in the community. Our Karneval performances takes us as far away as Las Vegas!
Meet most every Thursday at 7:00pm This German card game dates back prior to 1818. The first American Skat League was founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1898.