November – New Books and Bookworms

The following are some of the new books at the Basel West Library

The Burgess Boysby Elizabeth Strout An Event in Autumnby Henning Mankell
The Cityby Dean Koontz All Fall Downby Jennifer Weiner

Bookworms Dates for November

Bookworms is a play and learn program offered in English and German that provides a fun and age-appropriate (9 months to 4 years) learning environment. Children explore language as they listen to stories and sing songs with their caregivers.

Bookworms Bilingual is Nov 11 from 10-10:30 (details at event page).

Bookworms English is Nov 25 from 10-10:30 (details at event page).

FAWCO Focus on Women

This Month, the FAWCO Woman of the Month is…YOU!


You and your Mother, Sisters, and Friends. Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we all have the opportunity to be heros in our own lives and the lives of our nearest and dearest by making sure all our mammograms are up to date and we do regular self-checks.  It’s because more and more of us are doing these simple practices, that Breast Cancer is claiming fewer and fewer of us each year.


Share the Love this October by scheduling those checks for you and yours!


Roaring 20’s Party

Whisper the password, enter the speakeasy. Come as a flapper, come as you are. Come as a dapper gent or a silent screen star. Our glamorous soiree will include dinner and dancing. Seating is limited. All beverages will be paid separately and directly to Restaurant Schutzenhaus. Water is included in the price of dinner. All proceeds will benefit our local charity, SOS Mothers to Be.

Dinner Menu :
Starter-Green Salad
Main- Filet with Risotto
*Please indicate any dietary restrictions or needs (vegetarian meal, gluten free, etc) when you RSVP*

-Cost: 55 CHF/person

-Entry to be paid in cash at the door. Any no shows or cancellations after October 24 will be billed full dinner price.

-Please email with your RSVP and the number of people in your party. Spouses, partners, and non-members welcome!

Details at the Prohibition Party event

Library Updates

Reminder: AWC Basel members receive a 50% discount on annual Basel Library fees.
       Save the Date!

Joint English Book Sale is April 25, 2015 10am-8pm

AWC is in need of a Spring Book Sale Representative. The representative is responsible for communicating volunteer dates, book drop off information, and details for the Joint English book sale in April to our membership


Anglican Church Book Sale Donation Information: Books can be dropped off at the Storage facility at Dammstrassse 30 on

  • Saturday 1st Nov. 9am-12pm or
  • Wednesday 12th Nov. 5pm-8pm.

IMPORTANT: We are only accepting FICTION books in good condition.

For more information please contact:

Anglican Church House, St. Johanns-Ring 92, 4056 Basel,, 061 321 74 77

**All books not sold at the bazaar are used for the Joint English book sale in the Spring

Event: Anglican Church Bazaar at Oekolampad, Allschwilerplatz (Tram 6)

Date: November 22 from 9am-4pm

The bazaar is a great opportunity for you to meet friends in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.  There is a home-made English menu available in the restaurant and of course plenty of tea and traditional English cakes. Those preferring a beer or a glass of wine will also not be disappointed. Come and buy seasonal groceries, home-made jams and marmelades, English books, and lots more. Invite your English-speaking colleagues and Swiss neighbors! All income from the Bazaar is used to support the ministries of the church and their selected charities. Find more information on their website.


November Wine Tasting: Dues and Dants

Join us for an evening of “Dues and Dants” – That’s FonDUE and FonDANT.
With the cold season making it’s way, lets get ready to cozy up for the winter. Don’t miss this wine tasting!
Date: November 20th – details at the event page


November Ladies Night Out

Join your AWC friends old and new for drinks and conversation with Basel’s best view. We will enjoy an evening at Bar Rouge!

Thursday, November 13 – details at event page

RSVP to by November 10


New Member Apero

Are you new to AWC? If you have joined in the last 6 months, then we would like to say thank you for becoming part of our group! A New Member Apero will be held in your honor.

Date: Wednesday, November 19

Location: Schweissbergweg 19, 4102, Binningen

Time: 7:00pm

RSVP: By November 10 to or 079 359 8048


FAWCO Scholarships Available

AWC Basel is a member of FAWCO! As a FAWCO member club, you and your children are eligible for education awards. FAWCO awards education awards ranging from $1,500 to $5,000. Go to to learn more about applying for these scholarships. The deadline is January 2015!

Also, keep watching the AWC Website for our FAWCO Focus on Women series!

Season of Giving – Volunteer Opportunity

Join us for a morning of volunteering with our chosen 2014/2015 local charity, SOS Mother’s to Be. Located in Riehen and managed 100% by volunteers, this wonderful organization can use our help! We will be sorting clothing and helping with other assigned tasks. You can also donate your gently used children’s clothing, shoes, prams, toys, and maternity clothing.

Date: November 6, 2014

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm; stop by anytime you are available

Place: SOS Mothers to Be is located at Kornfeldstrasse 83, 4125 Riehen

RSVP to or on the facebook invitation


New Board Member and 1 Open Position

We would like to welcome our newest Board member, Jessica! She has volunteered to take on the Membership Chair position. We are so thankful that she has offered her time and talents! She can be reached at  A big thank you to Cindy who is vacating the position due to relocating back to the United States!

The Rhine Times Newsletter Editor position is still open and available to anyone who is interested!  Please express your interest to Katie at