THE PUCK DROPS HERE â€“ SEPTEMBER 16
Tonight, September 16, is good news for hockey fans (and disgruntled soccer fans). Thatâ€™s because the puck will drop at St.Jakob-Arena as EHC Basel faces off against HC Fribourg-GottÃ©ron in its first game of the season. Check at your local Ticketcorner (SBB, Manor, some Post Offices) for tickets or see their website for more information: www.ehcbasel.ch
Also, make sure to download their entire season schedule as a pdf
â€œGETTING AFRICA TO FEED ITSELFâ€ â€“ SEPTEMBER 21
Over the past 40 years, per capita food production has fallen in Africa. Food production in the hunger-stricken continent could slip further as a result of damaging policies long on political correctness and short on investment. During his insightful Syngenta-sponsored lecture, James Shikwati, founder director of Inter Region Economic Network, will challenge some of the widely held beliefs on solutions to African poverty.
James has worked extensively with Kenyan and other regional opinion leaders to promote ideas that improve productivity and increase freedom to trade as a way to alleviate poverty. James is also Editor of the African Executive, a weekly on-line newsletter: www.africanexecutive.com.
â€œGETTING AFRICA TO FEED ITSELFâ€
Thursday, 21 September 2006
Auditorium of Hotel Royal
Syngenta International AG, Basel
Tram Stop â€œBadischer Bahnhof,â€ tram nos. 2 and 6
Followed by a sandwich lunch
Contact Carolin Doerflinger for more information and to RSVP.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR â€“ SEPTEMBER 22
Mark your calendar for next weekâ€™s Arts and Crafts Fair. Held on Friday, September 22, from 8:30 â€“ 17:00, and put together by women from the expat community, this fair features:
- Creative home accessories
- Polish pottery
- Watercolor paintings
- Homemade cards
- Yankee candles
- Craft supplies (also for photo albums)
- Phoenix greeting cards
- Usborne books
Refreshments will be available
Arts and Crafts Fair
Pfarreizentrum St. Marien
Stockackerstrasse 36A Reinach
(One block behind the International School)
HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?
The information below was submitted by a reader who had an excellent experience using these workers:
Do you need help with your garden? We are professional, experienced gardeners who design, renovate and maintain gardens. We are Swiss, but can speak English and are already recommended within the international community of Basel.
Please contact us via telephone 079-4601121 / 061-7615945
Tickets are now on sale for the Davidoff Swiss Indoors, Baselâ€™s own international tennis tournament. The event will be held at St. Jajobs Halle, from October 21â€“ 29,and will include world-class tennis talents like local hero Roger Federer.
For more information and to order tickets visit the website: www.davidoffswissindoors.ch
RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET â€“ TICKETS ON SALE
Donâ€™t miss â€œReturn to the Forbidden Planetâ€ by Bob Carton. This Laurence Olivier award-winning musical cleverly fuses Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ with 60′s Rock & Roll Hits and 50′s science fiction B-movies.
The Daily Telegraph says this show is….”wittily inventive and endearingly self-deprecating…..rockin’ entertainment.â€ We say: guaranteed to have you rolling in your seats and dancing in the aisles to songs such as Young Girl, Born to be Wild, Monster Mash, and Good Vibrations.
There are only 10 shows, starting October 27, so book early to avoid disappointment! Party and bar every show night, drinks and snacks at duty free prices! Show up in costume (sci-fi, or 60′s) and get a free drink.
To make your night even more enjoyable, Upstart Entertainment has a great deal on offer: Eat a fabulous Indian buffet dinner, 2 for 1 (Fr. 29.50 only instead of Fr. 59.-) at Ganesh Tandoori restaurant, right around the corner from the theatre. Only valid with a ticket to the musical (before or after the show).
Call 078 627 7357 for more information.
DONâ€™T STAY IN THE DARK â€“ EAT IN IT!
If youâ€™ve never been to Blindekuh Restaurant in Basel, then youâ€™re really missing an experience. This restaurant, in which the waitstaff are blind or visually impaired, invites you to experience the world as they do â€“ in the dark. Thatâ€™s right, you go through the entire dining experience in a pitch-black room. Youâ€™ll never appreciate your sight more than when you try to eat a simple forkful of salad and miss your mouth â€“ three times!
A word of warning: blindekuh is not for the faint of heart (several in our group experienced a mild degree of claustrophobia) nor is it particularly for the food (which is good but not great). Still it is absolutely a worthwhile experience that benefits not only the Blind-Liecht foundation (an organization working to create employment opportunities for blind and visually impaired people) but also you! Great for corporate teambuilding events.
For an interesting article about the experience, check out the
English Show website.
bar restaurant kultur bildung im dunkeln
Telefon: 061 336 33 00
ASKED AND ANSWERED â€“ FROM DENTISTS TO â€œCLAMATOâ€ JUICE
Thanks to a reader for responding to last weekâ€™s Asked and Answered. She submitted the following list of dentists from the English Directory from the International School Basel:
Dr. Daniel Meier
061 272 97 10
Dr. Michael SchÃ¶nholzer
061 281 60 20
Dr. Marc Phillipe Bandi
061 481 77 55
Dr. Donna Hanggi
061 281 33 66
Dr. Nenad Antic
Holbeinstrasse 36 (7 languages in the practice)
061 272 63 70
Dr. Christof Selbherr
0049 76 214 49 59
Dr. Jan Joergensen
Greifenstrasse 17 (also speaks Danish)
061 681 11 32
Dr. Felix Huber
061 261 20 70
Dr. Adar Tavor/Dr. Michelle Burke
24 Hour Emergency Service
Near Steinen and Heuwaage Parking Garage
061 281 47 67
061 721 81 00
She also recommended an English-speaking dentist in Allschwil, situated behind
the Co-op shop in Lindenplatz:
Dr Marc Bandi
061 481 7755
Another reader submitted this weekâ€™s â€œAsked And Answeredâ€ question: â€œDoes anyone know where one can buy Mott’s Clamato juice?â€
If you can answer this question, please send me an email at Karena Meehan.
ITEMS FOR SALE
Several items are available as a result of an autumn clear-out. For more information please contact Emma on +41794805956 or +33389896717.
If you have news or information to share please send it to Karena Meehan.