International Café Evening

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Invitation for April 28, 2012

We are now planning our last indoor event for this season, and that will be on April 28, as usual in the Navigators building at Hereweg 1 in Groningen.


This time we will celebrate Koninginnedag, the Dutch queen’s birthday which actually takes place on April 30. To increase the fun, we would welcome you to wear something orange.
Hinke van Abbema will give a short talk to explain the background of this celebration and we’ll sing some songs and do some crazy games suitable to the occasion. And of course shuffleboard!


This time, because it is our last official meeting, we would like to keep up the yearly tradition of inviting you to bring along some food from your own country to share with each other (and with us, of course!) If you plan to bring food, please inform JoAnn van Seventer about what you will bring and for how many persons then we will know if we need to prepare anything extra. This is always one of our favorite moments, with so many delicious things to taste!

The evenings begin at 18:00. After guests have been welcomed there will be a simple meal of soup and bread, followed by tea and coffee and cake. This meal is free. Coffee and tea are also free. We don’t serve alcohol at these meetings, but there are other drinks available at a small charge. There will also be a box where you can make a contribution for the costs of the location.


Do let us know if you are coming and if you will join us for the meal

If you have signed up but for some reason are not able to come will you please let us know as soon as you can so that we know how much food will be needed! And be assured that if you don’t come you will be missed! We hope to see you again, and your friends are very welcome!


Paul Nieboer, Hans and JoAnn van Seventer, Patty Scholma, Hinke van Abbema

Location: Hereweg 1, Groningen (near Central Train Station)

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Instead of having a regular meeting in May we hope to visit the artist Henk Helmantel on Saturday, June 9. Helmantel is one of the best known artists in the Netherlands, and has exhibited his work internationally (for example in Czech Republic, Germany, the United States, Taiwan, and Italy). You can look at his website, and Hans van Seventer will tell more about his work on April 28. Henk Helmantel will give us a special tour of his work and there will be a free meal. If the weather is good we can enjoy the beautiful garden and grounds of this monumental location in Westeremden.
And – the HOST film will be on April 20 at Kraneweg 33. The Namesake.