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July - What's on!
The Koha Kitchen is open Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm with cake and cookies for our Base Members (koha donation)
Fridays, 9 am - 12 pm the Base Playgroup will resume meeting again at the Seddwell Center for our base members and their children. Guests are very welcome to visit and try it out.
Saturdays (starting July 17th) 8.30 am - 9.30 am Akasha Wellbeing will be holding a regular yoga class for base members.Cost per class is on a Koha basis (fair exchange for the service you receive). Please reserve your spot as space is limited to 10 participants.
Thursday, 29 July 6 pm - 9 pm Gourmet Supper Club - 'Sexy Summer Sampling'. For our base members and guests, a wonderful evening full of laughter and great food & drink. 30€ (proceeds go towards suppporting the base verein). Registration by July 15th
Enjoy a private Sound Therapy Sessionwith Andrea Huber in our therapy room at the Seddwell Center. Wonderfully healing and relaxing! Contact Andrea to book an appointment.
Debbie will also be offering Energy Exchange mornings in August.
September 10, 6 pm - 9 pm, Pot Luck Dinner. Come and enjoy a potluck dinner with international guests. Bring a plate of food to share and enjoy a lovely evening with old and new friends. Drinks for purchase to support base Verein. This event is open to everyone. You must reserve your spot. COVID measures apply.
September 25, 2 pm - 5 pm Rasberry Pi Labworkshop. We have some great technology experts coming to show kids what they can do with this awesome technology platform. (10 yrs +).
Book Club & Photo Club
Do you enjoy reading or taking pictures? Why not share your passion with others? We are planning to start a book/newspaper-club and a photoclub at the base verein. Since we are now in the planning stages, you can also participate in the organization of the clubs. For the photoclub, we have development machines for analogue films. In the future we would like to offer courses on analogue film development.
If you are interested, please let Matthias know at
The clubs can either be organized in German or English.
Base Verein projects
Many of you know a little about what we do but we would like to introduce you to some of the projects BASE Verein(our not-for-profit foundation) does to help create happier, healthier communities.
1. We distribute free hygiene products, clothing and support for those in need in the Gries district. This is done through Bohemian Soul Beehive where we are visible and people can walk in off the street. It has been a great way to get to know members of our community
2. Base Members can bring their children and attend the BASE Playgroup on Friday mornings. There are no additional costs each week to utilize the space and the educational resources. Plus members can access our free toy & clothing exchange.
3. The koha kitchen is run by our volunteers on Saturday mornings and is about bringing our community together by providing fresh wholesome meals. We make nutritious vegan soups, curries and hotpots, as well as soul satisfying cakes, desserts and cookies. We take into account members’ dietary needs, and pimp our recipes to suit. We trial recipes until we are happy that our meat eating members fall in love with our vegan options. Koha is based on the NZ Maori tradition of giving fairly and honouring those that have served you. This is a fair pay/exchange as you wish concept to support what we do.
If you are a BASE Verein member and would love to be part of the voluntary koha kitchen team to bake, cook or serve please message us.
4.As part of our fundraising efforts for BASE Verein we run a Gourmet Supper club. Members volunteer so all profits go back to supporting BASE Verein.
We trial different foods and drinks from around the world and even come up with new recipes never tasted before. Sometimes we have guest cooks sharing their authentic cuisine otherwise the koha kitchen team will whip up a feast. This is for base members only (and their guests). A wonderful night filled with great food, great company and much laughter!
As a community we come together to support our members in need. Peninah is a wonderful community member in Graz who gives so much to so many. Her sister was hit by a car in Kenya and is now fighting for her life. Peninah and her family are unable to pay the hospital bills so we are reaching out to our community to ask for some help. If everyone we know puts in just 10€ it will make a difference. For more info please read her story on the GOFund me platform.
Adults & Kids Love2Learn
German Classes and English Kids club will be taking a break for July & August and will be back in September.
Ogüel Büber-Ottitsch is a professional storyteller and is working on a project with Caritas that may interest our members. She is organising an International Storytelling Festival in October and is looking for participants to tell a fairy story, fable or legend from their culture in their own language or in German. The group will meet 1 – 3 times each month (depending on participants availability), the working language will be in English and basic German and she will assist everyone to find a story and then help them to present it as part of the festival. Please contact Ogüel if you’re interested.
Want to know what's going on this summer in Graz? For info on festivals, free events, fun things to with kids then visit IloveGraz on facebook.
Base Verein Urban Gardening
Lots of work being done in the Urban Garden! The concrete has been removed and replaced with gravel and the plant boxes are being installed. We are also looking for volunteers to help with planting and watering.
Follow Urban Gardening on facebook for updates and workshops.
Base Verein Members Corner
The Base playgroup's toy and clothing exchange is overflowing! Make an appointment to come by and browse.
We are holding several 'Working Bee' events to help tidy up, renovate and get our spaces ready to open again. Contact us if you have time to lend us a helping hand.
For information on membership and joining our vibrant base Verein community - see here.
For more information and for registrations please contact us on email@example.com or 0676 5550233.