Einkleinesbisschen Deutschlands

Shepard High School students Amy Szymborski (left) and Julia Fischer served food and drink at last year's "A Little Bit of Germany." Music and food will highlight the 2013 incarnation of the fundraiser to be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Shepard High School, 13049 Ridgeland Ave. in Palos Heights. The event supports the exchange program between Shepard and Johann Wolfgang Goethe Gymnasium (high school) in Germersheim, Germany.

"A Little Bit of Germany" will run from 4 to 8 p.m., with dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. and celebrate the food, culture, music, language and people of Germany. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and younger. The folk band Paloma from the Dankhaus German Cultural Center in Chicago will provide entertainment, and a catered dinner will feature bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, rye bread, coffee and apple cider. Imported souvenirs, candies, and baked goods will be sold.

Shepard teacher Jennifer Fischer and her students will in March host teachers and 18 students from Goethe. The visitors stay with host families, attend classes at Shepard, and experience life as Americans for three weeks.