April Program Meeting
Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 PM
The topic of our April meeting is "What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness," a TED talk by Harvard researcher Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the Center for Psychodynamic Therapy and Research at Massachusetts General Hospital, and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, a 75-year-long study on the lives of 724 adult men.
Dr. Waldinger is the fourth Director of the study, which is now following their wives (who said it’s about time!) and over 2000 children. The study has looked at the work, home lives (including intimate conversations with their wives) and health (including medical records) of a split group of men from one of Boston’s poorest neighborhoods and Harvard Sophomores.
For more information, please contact our club president at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This month we are meeting on April 25th at 7 pm to discuss Anglo Saxon Attitudes, by Agnus Wilson. If anyone is interested in joining, please email our club president at: email@example.com and she will give you the details and add your name to the email list.
Tuesday, April 25th at 19:00
As always, please bring some food to share!
New Due Date for FBARs
Dear Members, please note: we normally do not involve ourselves in such matters. But as it was mentioned at the last meeting by a member, we feel it is our duty to keep you informed.
Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)
The date for filing the FBAR has been changed to to April 15 to coincide with the federal income tax filing season. It also will automatically grant all taxpayers filing the form a six-month extension every year to October 15th (which will be October 16th, 2017, as October 15th is a Sunday). FinCEN explained that this six-month extension will be automatic each year and that taxpayers do not have to request extensions.
ESME Spring Concert - Saturday, April 22
The next ESME (English-Speaking Musical Ensembles) event is coming up this month. Tickets are available via the ESME website, with reduced prices for students and children. Further details:
Entity's English language Theater in Munich
Entity Theater's spring production: "Numbers"
Entity Theatre’s 2017 spring production is the European premiere of "Numbers," originally written in Spanish by Mar Gómez Glez for the Royal Court Theatre in London, and translated into English by William Gregory.
In 2009, the crew of the Spanish shrimp trawler Francisco y Catalina rescued 51 migrants drifting aboard a sinking raft in the Mediterranean Sea. The crew and refugees were denied access to the Maltese port of Valletta and were left stranded. They struggled to survive as food, water, and patience quickly dwindled. Meanwhile, diplomatic efforts were made to resolve the situation while the matter was hotly debated by the public and media.
"Numbers" is based on the events which transpired while the vessel was stuck in diplomatic limbo. It is a political play. It's serious, it's satirical, it's deep, yet it is also humorous.
Performances are at Pepper Theater, pep Einkaufs-Center, U5/U7 Neuperlach Zentrum
April 27 – 29, 2017 at 8 pm
April 30, 2017 at 3 pm
May 4 – 6, 2017 at 8 pm
May 7, 2017 at 3 pm
To purchase tickets, please go to www.entitytheatre.com
Handel's Messiah - Easter Music
Sing-a-Long Messiah and Open Sing
Sunday, April 30th at 2:00 pm
For a bit of spring joy, come along and sing the Messiah (Easter section) with orchestra and professional / semi-professional soloists. This event has been held for (at least) the last 35 years and is always a wonderful, friendly occasion. Admission free (donations welcome)
Scores are provided, bring your own if you have one. Listeners are welcome, too.
Church of the Ascension
Beer Garden Opening Party!
Beer Garden Opening PartyThe Waldwirtschaft, Großhesselohe, Georg-Kalb-Str. 3, 82049 München cordially invites us to their Beer Garden Opening party on 22 April. The festivities will start at noon and will continue through the afternoon.
For this occasion we proudly announce that Mel Canady and Chessboard will perform for us with their fantastic selection of good old soul, blues and jazz. This band will have you on your feet dancing. Come on out and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of good food, good music and good times. Everyone is invited, and we hope that you can find time to join us. There is no cover charge, nor advance payment. You just pay for what you consume in the beer garden. We only ask for a small tip for the band.
The Waldwirtschaft is easily reachable per S-Bahn S7, Exit Isartal Bahnhof. From there it is about a 15 minute walk to the beer garden. Even though parking is available, we strongly urge you to arrive per S-Bahn or per bicycle. Please let me know per return email if you can attend, so I know how many tables I need to reserve. See you there.
Dorian Dave Dowdy
Bavarian-American Friendship Day!
This is the party that we have all been waiting for!
Tina Krätz, Johanna Barsy and the entire Hippodrom team proudly invite us to the annual Bavarian-American Friendship Day at the Hippodrom tent located at the Frühlingsfest, Theresienwiese on Sunday, 23 April. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. and will continue until closing time.
Linda Jo Rizzo will be performing on stage with her fantastic singing and entertainment talents. We all know what a wonderful show she puts on for us. Get ready for an evening of great music, good food and lots of dancing. There is no particular dress code, but you are encouraged to wear something in Bavaria-look to this party. The Hippodrom again offers us a free pretzel for every guest, and those fantastic hamburgers made from Kobe-beef will be available at a specially reduced price for us. For this event there is no cover charge, nor is there any advance payment to be made. You only pay for what you consume.
Everyone is welcome, not only the MING groups but individuals as well. If you have friends that may be interested in joining us, please feel free to send this email to them. Last year we had 800 guests, and I would love to top this amount this year. Those of us who have enjoyed this party before know what a great time we have always had.
If you want to attend please let me know per email so that I know how many tables I have to reserve. You may take your seats at 6 p.m. All seats not taken by 7 p.m. will be given to other guests, so please arrive on time.
The Bavarian-American Friendship Day is one of the biggest parties being offered in Munich during the spring season, so let's have some fun. This is how we do it.
Dorian Dave Dowdy
June Walking Tour
This year’s walking tour for AAUPW will be conducted by BISS. BISS is the Munich street newspaper written, published and sold by the homeless in Munich. The organization supporting this project also helps the homeless to find housing and reestablish themselves in society.
The tour will include a general introduction to BISS and various partnerships they have with businesses and citizens here in town. The tour will lasts approximately 1 ½ hours, after which we will be going to lunch. The tour will be in German, but there will be program committee members along who will happily do simultaneous translation where necessary.
One tour can take up to 20 persons, and costs 10€ per person. We will be sending a Doodle around shortly, so please sign up if you intend to come along, so we can schedule a second tour if necessary.