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Complete information and a reservation form for each NAS event is provided in the concurrent NAS Newsletter distributed to the membership. Most dates below are confirmed, but they are still subject to changes. Other events are posted as the information is received. If you are involved in promoting a Dutch related event in the Los Angeles area, Contact Us and we will place the information here.
NAS EVENTS
LEIDENS ONTZET
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Location: Costa Mesa. Celebrate Leidens Ontzet with the traditional fare, haring (herring) on white bread and hutspot met klapstuk (carrot and onion hodgepodge with chuck roast) and, of course, the NAS open bar.
SINTERKLAAS PARTY
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Location: Woodland Hills. The most fun and exciting evening of the year! An evening where unexpected guests may arrive, where footsteps may be heard on the rooftop and where fresh-made traditional erwtensoep (pea soup) will warm the heart and soul. More info forthcoming.
NEW YEAR'S RECEPTION
Sunday, January 4, 2015

Location: Glendale. Hors d'oeuvres, open bar, coffee & dessert, and our traditional champagne toast to the New Year! More info forthcoming.
75th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Sunday, February 8, 2015

SAVE THE DATE! Details forthcoming.
RECENT 2014 NAS EVENTS
NAS AUTO TOUR & GETTY VILLA
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Location: Topanga and Malibu.
The auto tour started at the corner of Topanga Canyon and Ventura Blvds. From there headed south with stops at view points, rustic shops and geological formations of interest and ending at PCH with just a short run to the Getty Villa for lunch and a tour.
SoCAL EVENTS

DUTCH AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY GALA DINNER DANCE
Save the Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Netherland-America Foundation, Southern California Chapter, is proud to honor William F. Rylaarsdam, Associate Justice, California Court of Appeal, and Dick van Hoepen, Dutch-American Community Leader, at our 22nd Annual Dutch American Heritage Day Gala Dinner Dance.
Please come and join us on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the California Club, Los Angeles.
Additional information and tickets...
DUTCH-DAY Holland Themed Events in SoCal
INDONESIAN FILM FESTIVAL
A Must See Film! Buitenkampers (The Color of Survival) by Hetty Naijkens-Retel Helmrich. (Netherlands, 2013, 109 minutes). In Dutch with English subtitles.
Right after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the Netherlands government in exile in London declared war on Japan. This put more than 350,000 Dutch nationals in the Netherlands East Indies at risk.
This is the story of the people classified by the Japanese as non-Dutch citizens because of their mixed European-Asian parentage. They were children then, and recalled their experiences under Japanese occupation and the Indonesian revolution that follows.
This documentary film pays tribute to their mothers who struggled to survive and keep their children safe against all odds.
Screening at 2 pm on Saturday, 4 October 2014 at the Variety Club Screening Room, 582 Market Street, San Francisco (a few steps from Montgomery BART station).
Purchase your tickets now at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/862437
Two other great film programs at 4 pm and 6 pm, for more information go to www.IndonesianFilmFestival.org.
DUTCH EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
For all Dutch events and more in the San Francisco area visit sfdutch.com Dutch language.
DUTCH CULTURAL EVENTS
For Dutch cultural events throughout the US, visit the following links:
DUTCH ART EVENTS (visual arts, architecture and design)
Note: Use the search feature provided on the above website to find events in your locality.
DUTCH PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS (theatre, dance, and music)

WORLDWIDE DUTCH CULTURAL EVENTS SICA Dutch Centre for International Cultural Activities.
NETHERLANDS-AMERICAN FOUNDATION EVENTS Events of the NAF (New York). Also see events of NAF chapters, Southern California, Northern California, Chicago and Boston
DUTCH IN AMERICA EVENTS. Listing of all types of Dutch events throughout the United States. There is an opportunity to list yours.

NETHERLANDS BOARD OF TOURISM. Best source for information on events in Holland.
For all types of events in the Los Angeles area visit
L.A. Times Calendar
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All the NAS events, except on rare occasions, take place within the Los Angeles area. The events are monthly, except for August when there is no event, and generally have a theme, see below, all typically including a happy hour with appetizers, followed by dinner. There is a charge, which varies, to members and guests for attending each of these events.
Annually, there are eight traditional NAS events: New Year, Anniversary Dinner Dance, Membership Meeting, King's Birthday (starting in 2014), Hike and Barbecue, Bike Ride and Lunch, Leidens Ontzet and Sinterklaas. Other events such as a luncheon followed by a visit to a museum or other point of interest, a wine tasting tour or a theme outdoor party may be scheduled for the off months.

The New Year Reception takes place in early January within a week after the actual beginning of the year and takes place at the Beverly Hills Country Club. A delicious assortment of catered hors d'ouerve, cheeses, sandwiches and desserts are always provided along with a NAS hosted bar. The evening is concluded with a champagne toast to the New Year.

February of every year brings the Anniversary Dinner Dance, which celebrates the anniversary of the founding and incorporation of the Netherlands American Society. This is a more formal event (cocktail attire suggested) and takes place at an upscale restaurant or hotel banquet room. A delicious meal is provided along with good music for the dancing pleasure of everyone.

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