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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
HIKE & BARBECUE CANCELLED
Saturday, June 13, 2015
This event has been cancelled out of respect for the loss of one of our long-time members who had done so much for the NAS and the entire Dutch community in Southern California.
Location: Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar
Hiking and barbecue. Hike at Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, on an easy 3 mile up and back route. Enjoy a tremendous barbecue at our member host's home in Corona del Mar. Members will find complete information in the May - June issue of the NAS Newsletter.
RECENT 2014 - 2015 NAS EVENTS
NAS ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12:00 noon - 4:30 pm

Our annual membership meeting was held at the San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles. After a social hour followed by a delicious lunch, the membership meeting took place with past and future business being discussed, awards presented and our new Board of Directors for 2015 - 2016 voted in.

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SoCAL EVENTS
Dutch Musicians Join Local Band VENICE
Friday, June 12, 2015

Mark Lennon of the great local Band VENICE, has been touring the Netherlands for the last 15 years.
Their Dutch musician buddies, Nick & Simon (well known and filming their TV show here in L.A.) will join the Band VENICE on Stage this Friday, June 12th!
They love The Netherlands and hope that many Dutch people in Los Angeles can join them and dance under the stars:
Levitt Pavillion Bandshell, MacArthur Park, W 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90057, Friday, June 12.
Festival begins at 6.30 PM, Music begins at 8 PM - 9.30 PM. For additional info please visit levittla.org/events/june/venice/ and venicetheband.com/?Tour_Dates
NETHERLANDS TEAM IN LA SPECIAL OLYMPICS
July 25 - August 2, 2015

The City of Fountain Valley is hosting the Netherlands team competing in the 2015 World Games Special Olympics in Los Angeles.
For complete info on participants, venues, donating, tickets, etc., please visit www.la2015.org/delegations/netherlands.
DUTCH-DAY Holland Themed Events in SoCal
DUTCH EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO
For all Dutch events and more in the San Francisco area visit sfdutch.com Dutch language.
DUTCH EVENTS IN OTHER STATES
TULIP TIME FESTIVAL - HOLLAND, MICHIGAN
May 2 - 9, 2015

With national entertainment acts, events and activities for all ages, and some of the largest parades in Michigan, the Tulip Time Festival offers world-class fun!
Visit the Holland Tulip Time Festival website to find out more...
80th ANNUAL TULIP TIME FESTIVAL - PELLA, IOWA
May 7, 8 & 9, 2015

Pella is beautiful and unique all year long, but at Tulip Time it comes alive with tulips, Dutch attire, parades, food, fun and more. Thousands of residents wear Dutch attire and celebrate their Dutch heritage.
Visit the Pella Tulip Time website to find out more...
ORANGE CITY TULIP FESTIVAL - ORANGE CITY, IOWA
May 14, 15 & 16, 2015

The internationally recognized Festival features music and dancing by children and adults in authentic Dutch costumes, two daily parades, nightly musical theatre, a carnival midway, Dutch delicacies, delicious food, plus thousands of tulips and a dozen replica windmills.
Visit the Orange City Tulip Festival website to find out more....
DUTCH CULTURAL EVENTS
For Dutch cultural events throughout the US, visit the following links:
DUTCH PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS (theatre, dance, and music)

DUTCH CULTURE (US Region) DutchCulture supports the implementation of Dutch international cultural policy and contributes to the foreign agenda and cultural image of the Netherlands. Dutch and English languages.
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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ABOUT NAS EVENTS

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.