On Saturday 5th May at 10 am in the Club Rooms we will meet for our Coffee Morning. The library will also be open during the Coffee Morning.
On Friday 18th May at 14:00 we will meet at the Book Binding School in Ascona. Address: Centro del bel libro Ascona, Via Collegio 17, Ascona. We will have a guided tour of the school, which is one of the oldest in Switzerland. Because of the very small space of the school they cannot take more than 15 people. Those who wish to visit and learn something about the book binding technic are kindly requested to register immediately. To attend this outing, please, contact Nana Marti on 079 745 1441 or email to email@example.com by Wednesday 16th of May.
On Thursday 24th May at 6 pm in the Hotel Belvedere there will be a lecture given by Prof. Dr. Simona Pekarek Doehler, from the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the University of Neuchatel. The talk is entitled: “The changing multilingualism of Switzerland under the influence of digital and social media and with reference to Ticino”. The institute of Applied Linguistics is recognised as one of the world’s leading linguistic research institutes; Prof. Dr. Pekarek Doehler has done extensive research work in Switzerland, the US, Finland, Luxembourg and elsewhere into both social and institutional interaction through language. She is also President of the University of Neuchatel’s Research Committee. To attend and whether joining the Speaker’s Dinner afterwards, please contact Nana Marti on 079 745 1441 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 22nd May 6 pm.
On Saturday 26th May at 5 pm at the coffee-bar La Palma we welcome you to aperitifs. Members pay for their own drinks. Snacks are provided.
On Thursday 31st May at 10 am we will meet for our Summer Walk. Details will follow at a later date. Please register with Kurt Amrein at 078/ 689 13 90 or by email email@example.com by Tuesday 29th May.
On Saturday 2nd June at 10 am at the Spazio Elle (use the same main entrance on the ground floor as to our club rooms and go up to the first floor) we will meet for our Coffee Morning with the Three Clubs. During this gathering, as mentioned above, Carina von Künsberg will give a presentation on “Ascona 73 celebrates the genius of Bach”. Registration is not needed
On Tuesday 5th June we will have a guided tour to The Bear Cave on Monte Generoso. We will meet at the parking lot in Capolago next to the railway station at 9:45 a.m. from where we will take a mountain railway going up to Monte Generoso. The cave was discovered in 1988 and is located on Italian soil, about a 30-minute walk from the “Fiori di Pietra” building. The “Grotto dell’Orso (Bear Cave) is the site of important finds of the remains of more than 800 cave bears that lived on Monte Generoso some 60.000 years ago and later became extinct. Palaeontologists still continue to study the cave today. It’s more than 200 m long, of which 70 metres have been made accessible to the public. Those who might have claustrophobic problems may wait for us at the restaurant Fiore di Pietra and enjoy the fantastic view.
Equipped for Security: Hiking shoes (a Must), Cap, Breathable clothing, waterproof jackets (8/10° in the cave).
There are 2 options for Lunch. Please, indicate your choice when and if you register for this event.
Option 1: Lunch at the one of the most fascinating restaurants Fiore di Pietra, designed by Mario Botta. Menu with prices will be send with the newsletter. If you choose this special offer with train, tour and lunch, the train tickets will be at a lower price, CHF 27, but then you’ll have to pay for your luxurious lunch.
Option 2: Lunch at a Self-Service restaurant on the ground floor of the same building. You pay for what you eat. In this case the train ticket price will be CHF 48 (a group of 10-20 people). Those who want to economise it’s recommended to choose Option 2 for lunch.
10.00 arrival at Capolago ticket office and pick up tickets
10.25 departure from Capolago
10.55 arrival on the Monte Generoso
11.00-11.30 walk to the Bear Cave
11.45-12.15 visit the Bear Cave
12.15-13.00 walk back to the Fiore di Pietra (Stone Flower)
13.15 Lunch at the restaurant Fiore di Pietra (attached are the menu proposals for the choice of 1 or 2 courses)
15.15 or 16.45 departure from Monte Generoso to Capolago
N.B. Since the event takes place during high season in Ticino and the trains are almost always fully booked out, we were able to reserve seats for 20 people only. We also booked a train for going down at 16:45. Or else you can go down any time after lunch on your own. If the weather is not good this outing will be cancelled. To attend this outing, please, contact Nana Marti at 079 745 1441 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
On Saturday 9th June at 5.15 pm in the Hotel Belvedere we will hold our Annual General Meeting. At 6 pm there will be an aperitif and at 7 pm dinner. The price for the dinner is CHF 72 without drinks and the menu will follow at a later date. To attend or to apologise for absence please contact Nana Marti 079/745 14 41 or register by e-mail to email@example.com by Thursday 7th June 6pm.