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Take a look at the Upcoming Events -- some of the events have been updated to include prices just agreed to at the last meeting.  You'll notice that some of the events say "All Day" event though they're not. We're still having issues with how the time feature works in our new website, so you'll have to read the text to find out the start time.  (Sorry, growing pains!)

Auf Geht's! GACC Picnic Sunday, August 10 

The German-American Cultural Center's (GACC) picnic is this Sunday, August 10.  Edelweiss Detroit will be dancing at the first band break, which will be about 1 or 1:30 pm.  Edelweiss dancers and musicians should plan to arrive by 12:30.  We'll also be taking part in the parade of flags.  The picnic is at the Austrian Park 15 56200 Hayes Road, Macomb Township.  It's between 25 and 26 Mile Roads.  Public is welcome!  Come join us, along with the other clubs that are part of the GACC, as we celebrate our wonderful heritage in a beautiful setting.  As always, plenty of good beer, good food, go

Members-Only Summer Picnic 

Our picnic is this Sunday, July 20.  It starts at 2 pm.  Please bring a dish to pass.  Club is supplying Wurst, soft drinks, beer.  Siasswasser Tanzlmusi will be playing--always a treat.  Admission is $5 each.  Friends & Guests are welcome.  Event is not open to the public.

Please note: The schedule on the right says 10 am.  Not sure why -- still trying to work out how to do things on our new website. --Karin

Welcome to GTEV Edelweiss's Website 

GTEV Edelweiss Detroit’s motto is "Treu dem guten alten Brauch" which translates to "True to the good old ways."  We are a Bavarian heritage club from the metropolitan Detroit area preserving and perpetuating the customs, Tracht (ethnic costume), language, folk music, and folk dances of the southern state of Bavaria in Germany.  Members of our ethnic society, founded in 1931, dress in traditional garb and sing, dance, and play authentic Bavarian music.  We have performed in the U.S., Canada, and Germany.

Members of our family-oriented club have fun singing, dancing, and playing Bavarian music. Visitors of all ages are welcome at our practices, meetings, and events. Our music and/or dance groups can also be hired to play and dance at your events.

And just what does "GTEV" stand for?  Gebirgstrachten-Erhaltungs-Verein, which translates as a club that preserves the costume of the mountainous regions (of Bavaria). 

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