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We follow current Covid Health Guidelines provided by the Health Department.


Members receive details for our special cultural events, Octoberfest, St. Martins Tag, Nikolaus,  Adventsinging, Membership Meetings and other gatherings. 

These events are only open to members and their guests.


Deutsche Unterhaltungs Gruppe/German Conversation Group 

Wir treffen uns monatlich immer am ersten Montag des Monats um 19 Uhr.

Leute die gerne Karten oder Brettspiele spielen können dies auch in netter Runde tun.

This and the Mittwoch Stammtisch below are not an instructional class, but a casual time for German speakers to get together to converse. Contact Jasmin to join:

Mittwoch Stammtisch

Jeden dritten Mittwoch des Monats kommen wir zusammen bei Woodhouse Brewing and Blending–  komplett informell, in deutscher Sprache. 

Fragen bitte an Angelika wenden: For event reminders and your RSVP please sign up on Facebook: "Santa Cruz Stammtisch" 

 Our Deutsche Bücherei/German Library

On the third Saturday of each month from 10:00 -11:30 our German Library welcomes readers.

See our Home Page for dates and for details.

Filmnachmittage und Abende/German Movie Afternoons and Evenings

Members receive details for films showings for families, children, or adults.


Liederkranz/Song Circle

Contact Janet at to join these monthly German song circles followed by coffee and cake.

Zwergenmusik/Toddlers Musik Group

Meets Mondays at 4:30- 5:15 (by donation)  Contact song leader Tatjana at for details.

Vorstandstreffen/Board Meetings

Send a request to receive the agenda and join our board meetings on the last Monday of each month at 7pm.


GCCSC Beginner German Course Part 2
Mondays October 10 - November 21, 2022 (no lesson 11/7=6 weeks)


Continuing Course: Beginner German Course Part 3

Mondays December 12 - February 13, 2022 (no lessons late December, early January=6 weeks)

These six-week interactive courses is a continuation of our previous course for complete beginners. Part 2 is geared towards adult learners with very basic knowledge of the German language and includes all components of language learning:
* Speaking
* Listening
* Reading
* Writing
* Grammar (e.g. tricks on navigating the German articles, word order and the reassurance that you, too, can get a handle on the German grammar system)
* and, maybe most importantly, games and fun

Tempted to give it a go? Please email course instructor Ute, a native speaker and linguist at for more information, a brief informal assessment or to sign up.

When: Mondays 7:00 - 8:30 pm ( see dates above)
Where: Ventilated indoor classroom (masks optional)
Cost: Sliding scale of $150 - $175



Geführte Konversation für Fortgeschrittene 

(German conversation course for advanced learners )

 16. November - 21 Dezember

When: Mittwochs 18:30 - 20:00 Uhr / (6 weeks)

Where: Ventilated indoor classroom (masks optional)

Cost: Sliding scale of $150 - $175

This six-week interactive course is geared towards adult learners with advanced knowledge of the German language and focuses on guided conversation including instructor feedback on vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and individualized grammar instruction. As always, games and fun as well as optional weekly home activities will be integral parts of our time together.

Interested in signing up or finding out more? Send a message to to course instructor Ute, a native speaker and linguist for more information or to sign up.

Continuing courses may become available upon request.








Künstler aus deutschsprachigem Raum

Artists from German speaking regions

When: February 1 -22, 2023 | Wednesdays | 6:00 - 8:00 pm (4 weeks)

Where: Ventilated indoor classroom (masks optional)

Cost: Sliding scale of $150 - $175


Introducing visual artists from German speaking countries plus Guided Paint Along art class The German Cultural Center Santa Cruz ( is delighted to offer a hands-on art lecture series. Course language is English. No previous art experience required. This four-week interactive course celebrates influential artists from German speaking regions across several art periods.

Weekly sessions include the introduction of select artists and their respective art era followed by a Paint Along art class in the presented artist’s style.

Come join us for this 4-week course of engaging creativity!

Send a private message to course instructor Ute, a native speaker of German, linguist and art enthusiast for more info or to sign up :

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