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October at the LiLi Centre

As we head into autumn, the days shorten, the air cools and we just feels like staying indoors. You will be pleased to see that we have loads of events planned for you

Oct. 6 & 16 Understanding Insurance in Switzerland

  • When did you last have a look at your insurances?
  • Are you sure your existing insurances still meet your needs?
  • Do you have questions about insurances in Switzerland in general?
  • Are you new to Switzerland and need insurances?

Ivan holds regular meetings on Wednesday mornings from 9.30 to 11.30 and will be offering a general presentation with a Q&A session on October 16th.

Oct. 9 Drawing Workshop

In this workshop, artist Amalia Maciuca will introduce you to basic techniques for drawing portraits and the human face.

Using pencil, charcoal and paper you will look at proportion, shading, expression and capturing facial characteristics.

This class is open to anyone with an interest in learning how to draw portraits. The course explores basic techniques that you can use to improve your work, and will introduce you to skills that will enable you to continue developing your portrait drawing outside of class.

Oct. 14 – Art Classes For Teens

Artists Be Creative! Starting 14. October, fun and engaging drawing and painting art classes for teens every Wednesday from 18:00 – 19:30! 

Oct. 15 New B1 German Conversation Group (evening)

Our German conversation B1+ (evening group) will start a brand-new semester on 15 October 2020. Sign up now to practice your German in a fun and relaxed environment.

Oct. 15 Journey to Motherhood Circle

Are you pregnant or planing to have a baby in Switzerland? Come along with your questions, hopes, experiences and concerns. We want to create a community to support this magical journey!

This event will be hosted by Project Childbirth. More about the group:

We are a group of women from all over the world who ended up meeting each other in central Switzerland. Hearing the experiences around us we realised there should be a support net for all the women who decide to have their children, especially away from home and in an environment which requires a different language. Our project was born out of a wish to build a more supported journey to motherhood in Switzerland.

Oct. 16 – New Moon Meditation

The New Moon represents new beginnings, it is a time to check in with ourselves and find out where we are and where we want to go. This is the time when creativity, intention setting ability and positive energy is at its highest. Let us use this opportunity to energize, connect with ourselves, clarify our goals for the upcoming month, and step powerfully into this new cycle. What do you want to create in your life? Do you want to be healthier? Do you want to make a change? Is there something in your life you want more of? This is the perfect time to get clarity and move forward.

Oct. 16 – Baby Massage Workshop

The Baby Massage Workshop aims to promote and to create a massage culture and habit for parents and all people interested in learning about children’s responses to bodywork.

Infant massage is an excellent chain of love to unite the relationship between parent and infant. In addition, it promotes the feeling of happiness and it encourages self-confidence, which helps the infant to interact and to get used to social environments.

Oct. 17 – JIFF Workshop

Are you preparing for a job interview? Working on your CV? Struggling with your online communication and an online approach to companies. Our JIFF Workshop turns into a Bootcamp to get you ready for your Job efficiently combining three main part:

  • Preparation of Your CV
  • Online Communication and Corporate Personal Branding
  • Online & Offline Job Interviews: guidelines & mockup

Participants of the JIFF workshop will automatically gain entrance to the Dress for Success workshop below.

Oct. 17 – Dress for Success

What do I wear for my interview? How should I style my hair? How much make-up is too much make-up? Does less make-up mean I don’t take this seriously?

Do you have these questions while you are getting ready for an important meeting? Don’t fret! Join our YET Dress for Success Event and we will answer them for you!

Whether your intentions are to secure a job with a major corporation or getting ready for the pitch of your lifetime, research shows that dressing up appropriately instills confidence, big picture thinking and attracts positive attention. This effect is even stronger when individuals are perceived to be dressed better than their peers. Creating a first impression is important and it takes someone only 7 seconds to have a first impression about someone on a first meeting. 

We only get that one chance to make a first impression. So, dress with intention and authenticity, regardless of the dress code. Kathy Patellis-Schmit, founder of Style-Etc. is here to tell you how.

During the workshop we will discuss:

  • Clothing selection
  • Style
  • Preparation
  • Hygiene
  • Footwear
  • Accessories

Guest Speaker: Kathy Patellis-Schmidt

Oct. 24 – Child Massage Workshop

The Children’s Massage Workshop aims to promote and to create a massage culture and habit for parents and all people interested in learning about children’s responses to bodywork.

Different from the well-known Shantala, a massage technique for infants originated in India that demands the use oil, the technique taught in this workshop follows the Thai massage concept and approach for children, where there is no necessity of using oil to deliver the massage.

Oct. 24 – Plant – Long Table Dinner

PLANT is hosting its next long table dinner. Come and join Frederik Labuschagnefor a fine dining plant base evening.About this event
This is the next dinner in a series of vegan / plant-based long table dinners in Lucerne, Switzerland. We start the evening off with a cocktail on arrival and then your host Frederik will be serving four delicious courses .Four course fine dining plant-based food experience


  • welcome drink + snack
  • starter
  • second course
  • third course
  • dessert
  • coffee + trufflesLimited number of tickets for this event.
  • Drinks will be sold separately.
Details here

Oct 26 – International Book Club (Online)

How about getting together once a month to discuss novels featuring different countries and cultures by authors from all over the world? We will make our way around the globe, exploring and exchanging our thoughts .Our International Book Club will meet again online via Zoom on Monday 26. October. The book for October will be “The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree” by Shokoofeh Azar.

Details here

Oct 31 – Halloween – 18.30 to 22.00

Come and have a spooky good time with the whole family!  We will be decorating the trunks of our cars in celebration of Halloween, as well as handing out sweets to the little ones.  Don’t forget to wear your best costume as we will be having a costume contest for both adults and kids!


  • 18:00 – 18:30 –  Decorate cars (Pre-Registration required, to ensure enough parking spaces are reserved),
  • 18:30 – 19:30 –  Trunk-or-Treating and “Best Of” Contest Prizes
  • 19:30 – 22:00  – Adult After Party (drinks available for purchase at the LiLi Centre).

As usual be sure to check out all our regular events on our calendar too!

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.