September 22, 2006

GREAT PUMPKIN PICKINS’ – September 23-24

On 23-24 September Bottmingen will host its annual Pumpkin Festival at Brändelistal-Hof! The festival features hundreds of different pumpkins for sale, as well as related foods like pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup (really yummy!), and corn on the cobb.

Children will have plenty to keep them busy, as they work their way through a cornfield labyrinth, visit the many farm animals on hand, climb bales of hay, and try their hand pumpkin carving

For more information and pictures of the event visit this website:

TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS – September 22, 23, 27-30

Semi-Circle presents David Campton’s highly successful and thought-provoking “The Cagebirds” and John H. Newmeir’s hilarious “Baby Sitting Calvin” in the original English versions. Tickets on sale at Bider & Tanner, CHF 25, Students: CHF 20. For more information contact Michael Clarke at

Two One-Act Plays
Das Neue Theater am Bahnhof Dornach

SUPERMARKET TURNED WINE BAR – September 22-October 7

The food store in the Manor department store (basement level) is offering wine tastings from September 22 through October 7 (Mon – Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm; Saturdays, 10:00am – 6:00pm). As part of this special event they are offering free delivery within a radius of 15 Kilometers and a purchase of at least 300 CHF. Stop by the store for more information.

ROCHE OPENS ITS DOORS – September 24 and 25

On September 23 and 24, you’ll have a chance to take a unique look at Roche’s Basel and Kaiseraugst campuses as part of its annual Open House.

Come to this Basel-based healthcare company’s event to view exhibitions and displays, attend expert forums and science theatre. “Follow the blue thread” to find out more about Roche activities in cancer, influenza, hepatitis, AIDS/HIV and diabetes. Tour the plant that makes the world’s best-known flu treatment, and visit Basel’s most modern biotech manufacturing facility. Have your blood sugar checked and, in Kaiseraugst, play a game that illustrates how the products are packaged and shipped around the world. Free shuttle buses between campuses will be provided. For more information view a pdf of their brochure (in German, English, and French) here.

Roche Open House
September 23 and 24
Roche Basel and Roche Kaiseraugst

Did you know that the man who designed and created the Status of Liberty was actually from Colmar? Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was born in this Alsatian town in 1834. Learn more about the artist in a museum dedicated to him. Located in his native city, the Musee Bartholdi is open from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm every day. For more information, visit the website (French only).
Find out about other happenings in France and Germany on the English Show’s “Over the Border” section: Over the Border

If you have news or information to share please send it to Karena Meehan.

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