Rheinlander in spring
• Weekly lunch specials Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
• Mothers Day dinner May 13 at 6 p.m.
• Father’s Day beer and barbecue starts at noon June 17.
• Salsa Nights with a themed buffet June 12 from 6-10 p.m.
It’s a garden party
The Baumholder Community Spouses Club holds a membership appreciation garden party starting at 11 a.m. May 16 in the Rheinlander Community Club. The party is free for all members. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP before May 14 by sending an email to email@example.com.
Teens 15-18 years old can join the Workforce Prep and Apprenticeship Program to gain career experience and explore employment options early in their career. Students can earn cash awards and a certificate from Kansas State University upon completion of the term. For more information contact the Wetzel Teen Center at mil 485-6348 or civ (06783) 6-6348.
Fallen Soldier Memorial Run
The Fallen Soldier Memorial Run is May 18 at the Mountaineer Fitness Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m. There are adult and youth categories. Awards include a commander’s rock for first place and second and third place medallions. Commemorative T-shirts are available for $5 at the Mountaineer Fitness Center. The event is free to all participants.
The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Adopt a Road participants meet on Thursdays before the four-day weekend of every month from 4-5 p.m. at the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder Headquarters. The next meetings are May 24 and June 14.
BOSS is looking for Soldiers to help supervise children on the bouncy castles and to offer face painting during the Fourth of July celebration.
The Baumholder Aquatics Center is offering learn-to-swim courses taught by American Red Cross-certified water safety instructors. The cost is $45 per person for eight lessons. Interested people may register at Child, Youth and School Services. Various levels and times are available. Registration closes the Friday before each session begins. The May session will be held Tuesdays through Thursdays, May 15-31. For more information call mil 485-7093.
Outdoor Recreation offers the following trips this spring and summer:
Get on the bus before it fills up and get your shopping done in style with the Paris express May 19, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4 and Sept. 29. The cost is $75 per person. Spend an exciting day in Paris as you journey with Baumholder Outdoor Recreation to the City of Lights. After an early morning departure the bus will stop shortly for breakfast and then continue to Paris for a full day of sightseeing. There is no set schedule to follow on the express and you are free to explore this amazing city. This trip is great for people who would like to explore Paris on their own or those who have been to Paris and would like to have more time to see and do things that they specifically want to see or do.
Join Outdoor Recreation on this one day trip to Neuschwanstein, the castle of the fairy-tale king, May 12, June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11. The cost is $85 per seat and the bus departs at 5 a.m. from the Rhinelander parking lot and returns around midnight. This is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. The trip also features a stop in Oberammergau, known for its passion plays and wood carvings. Note that the castle is not stroller friendly.
Construct your own fantasy on a trip to Legoland May 13, July 15, Aug. 19 or Sept. 9. The trip includes transportation and entrance fee. The cost is $75 for adults and $55 for children. The trip departs at 5 a.m. from the Wagon Wheel Theater parking lot.
Mickey Mouse is alive and living in France. Visit him on a trip to Euro Disney June16 July 28, Aug. 25 or Sept.1. Bus departs from the Wagon Wheel Theater parking lot at 3 a.m. and returns around midnight. The cost is $155 per person ages 12 and older and $147 for children ages 3-11. For children 2 years old and under, the cost is $75 Bring euros for other expenses and a tourist passport.
For more information about any of these trips call Outdoor Recreation at mil 485-7182/6345/6202.
Softball in May
The Baumholder Sports Office will sponsor the Bash on the Rock softball tournament May 18-20. The cost is $250 per team for teams with a roster size maximum of 15 players. Awards will be given to the first and second place teams with individual awards for the first place team. The event starts Friday night with tune-up games around 6 p.m. and tournament games starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. For more information contact the Sports Office at mil 485-6671/7176.
This tournament is open to all U.S. Army garrison communities in Europe. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and must be valid U.S. identification cardholders in order to play. Come out, and support the Baumholder Bears and Lady Bears.
VAT Office reminder
All Value Added Tax Forms must be returned before outprocessing. The VAT Office hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. The office is also open during lunch on Wednesdays for customer convenience. For more information stop by the VAT Office in Building 8661 or call mil 485-1780 or civ (06783) 6-1780.
Baumholder’s Rolling Hills Golf Course holds a two-person, best ball scramble with 18 holes of golf May 19 with a tee off time of 9 a.m. Registration ends May 17 at closing time. A minimum of six teams are required and prizes and snacks will be available. The cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. For more information call mil 485-7299 or civ (06783) 6-7299.