Fall Kick Off Luncheon

As you are traveling this summer, please remember to return with donation items to raffle off at our annual fall kick off luncheon in September.  All proceeds benefit our student, Anastasia.  Anastasia attends the University of Minsk studying psychology and is working on her final year of schooling.  The money we raise offsets the costs of books, accommodation, transportation and food throughout the school year.

Our goal is to raise 1,000CHF to support Anastasia.

When you return from your travels with your donation items, please contact Kristin Gaarder for collection or drop off!

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Basel in the Summer

The AWC continues to offer many programs throughout the summer.  Check out our calendar on the right side of the page and please join us!  If you are looking for additional things to keep you busy or planning a “staycation” here are a few more options for you:



Isle of Dreams

Orange Cinema – Movies at Muensterplatz

Annual General Meeting


Please join us on June 5 for our Annual General Meeting at Schmidenhof Zunftsaal at Rumelnsplatz.

6:30 Apero

7:30 Meeting

We look forward to seeing you there!

April Showers Bring May Flowers


Join AWC Members Ann and Joy as they host the April 29 story time at the Basel West library. The theme is: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Allschwilerstrasse 90
4055 Basel

Another AWC Success – Wine Tasting Night


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A boisterous evening was had by all at another successful AWC Wine Tasting Night.  Join us in the future as we continue to explore wines from around the world and enjoy one another’s company.



Joint English Book Sale

Join AWC Basel for the Joint English Book Sale!

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You can help us by volunteering during the book sort, set up, or sale!  Go to our doodle to sign up.

Upcoming Events

Join the AWC for several special events over the upcoming weeks in addition to our regularly scheduled events.  For all Events, please check out or Up Coming Events page!  

 We look forward to seeing you soon.


ZUMBA Fitness Class!

Come and join us for fitness & fun. This is a community class and is conducted in English and German. Classes follow the Basel school calendar.

Every Wednesday at 7pm
Location: Engelgasse 40
4052 Basel, Switzerland 
Cost 15CHF per class
Any questions contact: Jacqueline Cintron social.awc@gmail.com

 Things to bring with: comfortable attire to dance, indoor sport shoes, water and a towel.

Ladies Night Out

A great chance for us to get out and have some fun! Meet new people & enjoy each others company. Campari Bar has a nice selection of wines & cocktails. RSVP by 24 of March .

Any question contact me at social.awc@gmail.com 



Saturday Morning Jazz Brunch

Jazz brunch at the Volkshaus restaurant at Claraplatz.  This restaurant was featured in the New York Times. Entertainment is by Eric Gilson, the music director at the Volkshaus, & friends. 

Price is 38 CHF for an all you can eat buffet. 
Family, friends are welcome too and there is a children’s play 


10:30 – ??

RSVP: Kate at kathryn.edson@gmail.com or call 076-422-8758

Give a Little Piece of Your Heart Annual FAWCO Tea

Please join us for an afternoon of tea and friendship!  FAWCO sponsors various projects world wide that address women’s issues, and we will have updates on these programs.  “Give a Little Piece of Your Heart”  goes beyond being a social get together We ask you to make a charitable contribution to FAWCO’s Target project.  The these of the new FAWCO Target project is Human Rights for Women-Protecting the Rights and Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Worldwide.  By participating collectively through the Target Program, your contributions will make a substantial difference toward this cause.

In addition to the tea and scrumptious treats, we have fantastic speakers for the tea this year!  Two officers from the Basel Police will be on hand to answer all your questions.  Have you ever wondered who has the right of way in Aeschenplatz, or what are the things you can’t do on Sunday?  Find out what laws you may have been inadvertently breaking.  Get a first hand insight into all the Swiss rules you don’t understand. 

Additionally, a representative from the Basel refugee camp will explain how asylum seekers reach Basel, how they obtain refugee status, and how successful they are at assimilating into the community. 

Date: Saturday February 15 at 2pm

RSVP to Donna Willis at fawco.awc@gmail.com for directions

Cost: A charitable donation of 25 CHF is appreciated, but larger donations are welcome!


Please join the AWC for events in December:
ROW Coffee-Wednesday, December 11 at 9:30a at Starbucks Freiestrasse
Christmas Tea at Les Trois Rois- Wednesday, December 11 at 4:30pm -RSVP to Kathryn Edson
Plus our regular groups: Walk & Talk, Patchwork, and Lunch Bunch
We look forward to seeing you in the new year with great events starting the week of 6 January!  ROW at Rosario’s, ROW at Starbucks, and more



Thanksgiving Day Celebration

Thanksgiving dinner at Schloss Binningen was wonderful.  Attendees connected with people they knew and began new relationships with members and non members alike.  

A special thank you to everyone who shared their baked goods.  Everything was devoured by the end of the evening – a true testimony to the your culinary skills!