So many ways to enjoy the spring! Join us for activities from book discussions to posture improvement exercises to explorations at the outer edges of Berlin.
Get Out and Explore
Tuesday, 9 May See Chile and a bit of Peru in the photos and videos of a member who was recently there—a great diversity of settings, from street art in Valparaiso to nitrate mines in the Atacama desert (the driest nonpolar desert in the world!).
Friday, 12 May We will visit Alexandrovna in Potsdam, a Russian-style village named after Czar Alexander I and built to house the singing soldiers who served King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia.
Monday, 15 May During this workshop, Flora D. H. Ojanen, who has been teaching posture improvement and the Alexander Technique for over twenty years, will guide participants through mindfulness exercises and postures to improve posture for better health.
Tuesday, 16 May A visit to the Indian Embassy will highlight its outstanding architectural features, including a striking facade of red Indian sandstone. We will be given a tour through the building and a talk about the cultural and diplomatic aspects of the embassy’s activities.
Food, Drink, and Friends
Thursday, 11 May The Club’s Casual Evening offers a chance to chill out with drinks and chat as the week comes to a close. Centrally located near Hackescher Markt.
Movement specialist Flora Ojanen
Friday, 19 May Lunch at the Eiffel restaurant provides a mix of German and international cuisine, with a selection of seasonal dishes, in the heart of Berlin.
Books and Films
Monday, 22 May The Science Group will discuss How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Then, by political scientist Barbara Walter.
Monday, 29 May The Afternoon Book Group meets by Zoom, to discuss Audrey Magee’s novel, The Colony, set on an island off the coast of Ireland.
The Film Buffs Group meets on an ad hoc basis, at times convenient to participants.
Stay Fit with Walking Groups
Saturday, 13 May Join the Go Hiking Berlin group for a walk along the little river Wuhle on the eastern edge of Berlin.
Wednesday, 24 May A walk through Schönholzer Heide to Berlin’s third–and biggest–Soviet War Memorial.
Every Wednesday A walk around Schlachtensee.
Every Thursday A walk around Tiergarten.
Crafts, Languages, and Games
Want to brush up your language skills, or relax with crafts and games? Plenty of opportunities here!
Monday, 8 and 22 May English Speakers
Tuesday, 9 and 23 May German Speakers
Wednesday, 3 and 17 May French speakers
The Club has several Mah Jong groups that play regularly, as well as a crafts group that meets at participants’ convenience.
Photo credits: Flora Ojanen, from her website. Schönholzer Heide, Wikimedia Commons, photo by Dazzzl.