Drink Wine, Save Turtles!
Turtle wine bottle holder (1)
When: December 1st, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Am Eisernen Tor, 8010 Graz, Austria

For Animals – Tierschutzorganisation has generously donated their Adventhütte for the day. All proceeds go directly to saving turtles. IWA member Shannon DiRuzzo is part of the Turtle Island organization and invites you to stop by and say hello!

A fun day is planned with a raffle for Austrian thermal baths, home made turtle cookies, crafts and much more!
Turtle Island representatives will be there all day to answer questions about turtles, Turtle Island and many ways you can get involved.

If you have any questions please contact us at Find out more about our conservation projects at Find us on Facebook and Instagram at turtle.island.graz.

Hope to see you all there and for please forward this to along to friends and family!

December Coffee Morning


Join us for a Coffee Morning at Purberg Café at the Hilmteich. Purberg Café is located in the Hilmteichschlössel together with the garden shop Lederleitner. Come enjoy a coffee or tea in this wonderful atmosphere. The garden shop opened up its Christmas and winter decorations exhibit on November 11th. As many of you know, the decorations at Lederleitner are unique and special, so maybe you will find a special gift for someone or for yourself.

When: Monday, December 4th , 2017, 10 a.m. – at least 12 noon
Where: Purberg Café, Hilmteichstrasse 70, 8010 Graz, Tel: 0316 33 91 00

By public transportation: from JAKOMIPLATZ take tram 1 to Maria Trost and get out at the stop Hilmteich.
The Hilmteichschlössel is across the street and to the left. You can enter the café from the street or from the path
at the pond.
By car: park in the green zone in Hilmteichstrasse or in the Schubertstrasse.
By bike: for those of you that are still riding bikes and braving the cold, from the Glacis turn into the
Zinsendorfgasse and ride to the round-about at the university. Take the 3 rd street into Schubertstrasse. At the end of the Schubertstrasse (where it joins the Hilmteichstrasse) you will see the Hilmteichschlössel on the right. Park to the right of the building near the Hilmteich (pond).

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Bettina Dornhofer


Ongoing Activities:

Book Club
Read and discuss the books at monthly meetings. Contact F. Coll for more information about the Blendend Book Club and J. Killingley about the Book Club South (BC South).

Explore the hills and countryside with Penny & Eduard Baierl! Contact Penny Baierl after 6.00 pm for further information.

The ‘Mums & Kids ‘ Playgroup meets up about every 2 weeks. Check out the ‘Mums & Kids’ page for more information about meeting times and dates for Fall 2017.

If you need a babysitter, our members recommend you contact the Eltern-Kind-Zentrum (EKIZ) and check out their list of trained, certified babysitters, here. Babysits is another great resource for finding babysitters in your area.