Events

All programs details are updated on the calendar and on the AWC Facebook page (for AWC members only) with time, date and location.  Please refer to the calendar for event dates and times and respond with your interest to the email mentioned.


Reach Out and Welcome (ROW) Program

Reach Out and Welcome: Whether you are new to Basel or new to the American Women’s Club, join us the first Monday of each month (exception of July and August) from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.  Please see calendar for location or RSVP information.

Family Events

Bookworms at the Basel Library West: Bookworms is a story time group for children aged 9 months to 4 years.  No registration necessary!  Come meet new friends and hear a great story at the English language library Basel West.


Annual Events

Annually we host several events welcoming members and non-members to support our charities and meet friends and colleagues. Watch the events calendar for specific dates, times and sign up information.


 Thanksgiving Dinner

Is your oven too small to cook that yummy turkey? Can you even find a turkey to cook? Leave the cooking (and stress) to the professionals and experience our uniquely American holiday with your AWC friends. We will serve “the works” – turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes (real, not instant!) gravy, and of course, pumpkin pie! The chef uses recipes provided by us, and each year the food has been wonderful.  For more information please contact eventchair.awc@gmail.com for more information.  You must RSVP as space is limited.

 


The Night The Mask

TNTM charity masquerade ball occurs biennially and is our largest event for raising money for our charities.  Hosted in October at the Elisabethenkirche we turn a beautiful landmark of Basel into an elegant masquerade all in the name of philanthropy.  For more information, please email thenightthemask@gmail.com.

 


 Fasnacht

IMG_0756_2 Fasnacht is Basel’s famous carnival celebration. For three days in February or March the city is filled with music and costumes, and covered in confetti! It is probably best known for Morgestraich, which kicks off the festival at 4am Monday morning with a parade of lanterns through the darkened city. There is also a parade of competing costumed bands later that day, and many more concerts and competitions throughout the festival. The only fee required is that you buy and wear a carnival badge, which come in copper, silver or gold, and are available from vendors and shops all over the city. For more information visit the official Fasnacht Committee website, read A Guide to the Basler Fasnacht, or contact us.