Dear Members,
You are welcome to sign up for these events at the Monthly Coffee Morning. You can also call the organizer
to sign up in advance. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend, please inform the organizer at least
24 hours in advance. If you are newly arrived in Sofia, these events are a great way to meet new people and, of course, a fun way to catch up with old friends, too! You can always approach me with any suggestions or recommendations for future events.
Enjoy the events planned for this month!
Cheers,
Avantica Shinde Nielsen

EVENT DETAILS
3 June (Friday) from 8:30-17:00 h – Day trip to Plovdiv. For trip schedule and for further information, please see the May newsletter. Kids, family and friends are welcome to join us on this exciting trip. The cost for
the trip is approximately 30 BGN (with carpooling). To reserve seats, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen
on her mobile or via e-mail.

7 June (Tuesday) from 10:30 h – Monthly Coffee Morning at Hotel Park Inn Sofia in Lozenets. For a
unique experience, you are invited to share a cup of coffee with friends under the glass roof of the Greenville
Restaurant or on the outdoor terrace, which is surrounded by lush gardens. Please remember to sign up
for events and activities during this meeting (participation based on availability). For further information,
please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

10 June (Friday) at 10:30 h – Newcomers’ Coffee Morning.
For further information, please contact the Membership Coordinator, Johanna Alcantara de Tejeda,
on her mobile or via e-mail.

11 June (Saturday) from 10:45-13:00 h – Free walking tour of Sofia. During the approximately two-hour tour,
members will get to see the main cultural and historic attractions of the city. Besides information about all the
“must-see” places, you’ll learn different little-known stories about each site, such as why the bell of the St. Sofia Church is hanging on a nearby tree! Moreover, you’ll get acquainted with the history of Bulgaria in general and with various traditions and customs. And what’s more, it’s free! The departure point is in front of
the Palace of Justice on Vitosha Blvd. (across the street from McDonald’s) in the city center. Please try to be on time! For further details, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

14 June (Tuesday) from 10:00 h – First Bazaar Stallholders’ Meeting. For further information, please contact
the Bazaar Coordinator, Marianna Maclaren, on her mobile or via e-mail.

15 June (Wednesday) from 9:00-10:00 h – Charity Committee Meeting at the IWC office, Business Park
Sofia, building 11A. For further details, please contact Dimitrinka Slavtcheva at 0889 204 930 or via e-mail at
dimitrinka_slavtcheva@yahoo.com.

15 June (Wednesday) from 10:00-12:00 h – Office Warming at the IWC office, Business Park Sofia, building
11A. For further details, see page 3, or contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

15-17 June (Wed-Fri) from 11:00-21:00 h – Charity art exhibition “ART DONATES” at the Business Park.
IWC, in cooperation with Amarte Art Gallery, offers Bulgarian and international artists, including IWC members,
the chance to present their works. The art is from various fields, including paintings, graphics, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, textiles, jewelry, and others. 50% of the sales will be donated to our Charity Foundation. The exhibition will be held in the Business Park Sofia, building 3. The official opening and cocktail is on June 15 at 18:00 h. For further details, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

18 June (Saturday) from 10:00 h – Summer picnic with kids and family at Kambanite. Join your friends for a
lovely and relaxing day at the picturesque Kambanite, which is an approximately 30-minute drive from the city
center. We will camp in the cool and shady woods for a delicious potluck/picnic lunch and games. For further
information, please see page 8 of the newsletter. The departure point is Café Nedelya, opposite Hotel Pliska
(on Tsarigradsko Shosse) at 10:00 h. Transportation: carpooling. Expected fuel costs will not be more than 5
BGN per person. Kids, family, and friends are welcome to join us on this exciting picnic. For details, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail. 20 June (Monday) from 12:30-15:30 h – Charity visit to “Hope for the Little Ones” (a family-type home for babies and small children in Sofia). Departure from Alexander Nevski. For further details, please contact Dimitrinka Slavtcheva at 0889 204 930 or via e-mail at
dimitrinka_slavtcheva@yahoo.com.

21 June (Tuesday) from 7:00-18:00 h – Day trip to Etara. For trip schedule and for further information, please see page 9 of the newsletter. Kids, family, and friends are welcome to join us on this exciting trip.
Fees: approximately 60 BGN, excluding lunch. To reserve seats, please sign up at the coffee morning or
contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via email.

23 June (Thursday) at 10:30 h – English Conversation Group end-of-season picnic/barbecue. To mark the
end of another delightful season of learning and laughter, the English Conversation Group will be holding a
picnic/barbecue, and, of course, it wouldn’t be complete without some fun and games, would it?! Kids, family,
and friends are welcome to join us on this exciting day. For further details, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

24 June (Friday) at 10:30 h – Bulgarian yogurtmaking and cooking demo by Marina Trajanova.
Learn to make delicious Bulgarian yogurt in the traditional way! Also, learn to make various healthy dishes
using yogurt, like tarator soup, snezanka salad, and many others. Fees: 10 BGN. For further details,
please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

28 June (Tuesday) at 12:30 h – Monthly lunch at Restaurant Krim. Join us for a delicious lunch with friends.
The menu, for 22 BGN, will include a wide variety of salads, a choice of freshly-made pasta, and a choice of
main course. A dessert and unlimited mineral water, soft drinks, and coffee are also included in the price. A table will be arranged in the garden, and we will have an alternative table inside the restaurant if the weather turns bad. For precise menu details, see the leaflets at the sign-up table by the entrance at the coffee morning. For further details, please contact Avantica Shinde Nielsen on her mobile or via e-mail.

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