Community Notes

Change of hours

Effective March 18, the Exchange’s main store, located inside of the Hainerberg shopping center, will change hours of operation from opening at 9 a.m. to opening at 10 a.m., Monday through Saturday. The Sunday hours of operation will remain the same. New hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Spouse orientation

Network with subject matter experts, meet fellow spouses and learn more about your home away from home during the spouse orientation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 17 at Army Community Service. Free child care is available. Call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to make reservations.

Kinderfest and egg hunt

Wiesbaden Child and Youth Services celebrates the Month of the Military Child with a Kinderfest and Egg Hunts on April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Youth ages 18 months to 12 years are invited to take part in the egg hunts. The fest will feature festive music, arts and crafts, balloons, a bouncy castle and face painting.

Volunteer appreciation

The garrison will host a series of activities during Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 21-27. These include a Volunteer Outreach and Recruitment Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 at the ACS cafeteria; a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony from 6-8 p.m. April 26 at the Community Activity Center; and a Volunteer Community Service Project from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 for more information.

TOPPERS awards show

Volunteers and staff of military community theaters throughout Europe will gather at the Wiesbaden Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation Center April 27 to celebrate their outstanding achievements. For more information, call (0611) 143-544-9656.

Trivia night

Show off your trivia knowledge during the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Lounge’s trivia nights at 7 p.m. April 17. Call (0611) 143-548-9406 for details.

Car care class

The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center holds a basic car maintenance class from 10:30-11:30 a.m. April 28. Cost is $10. Call (0611)143-548-9817 to register.

Library maker space

The Wiesbaden Library features “Container Gardens: Spring is Coming” at 4 p.m. April 6 during its monthly maker space session. Register at the library or by calling (0611) 143-548-9821.

City walking tour

Learn how to navigate around the city, shop on the economy and use public transportation during a Wiesbaden walking tour April 18. Bring euros for public transportation, shopping and dining. Call Army Community Service at (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.

“Avenue Q”

The Amelia Earhart Playhouse presents the Tony Award winning musical “Avenue Q,” a humorous look at friendship, self discovery and searching for the ever-elusive purpose in life. Play dates are at 7 p.m. April 5 and 6. Purchase tickets at the playhouse or Arts and Crafts Center.

Auto Skills can help

The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center on Clay Kaserne North offers a variety of services including a wheel alignment service, tire pressure monitor system repair, basic maintenance class for spouses and more. Stop by to find out about these services or to work on your own vehicle. Call (0611) 143-548-6679.

Everyone’s an artist

The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center offers art classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Call (0611) 143-548-9838 for details.

Preschool story time

Children up to age 6 are invited to the Wiesbaden Library at 10 a.m. Thursdays for an hour of stories, crafts and songs.

Host nation orientation

Army Community Service sponsored host nation orientation is a great way for newcomers to learn about German culture, language, public transportation and tips about living in our community. Host nation orientation is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Call Army Community Service at (0611) 143-548-9201 for more information.

Spanish story time

Children up to age 6 are invited to enjoy stories, songs and more in Spanish during Spanish Language Story Time every second Tuesday of the month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Library.

Guitar and bass lessons

Enjoy individual electric and acoustic guitar lessons or electric bass guitar lessons for adults at the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center. Beginners are a specialty. The fundamentals, music reading, music theory and information about the music business are included in the course. Lessons are 30 minutes long and generally available from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Lesson times are subject to availability. Ask about available lesson slots at the Arts and Crafts Center or call (0611) 143-548-9838.

Improve your English

Army Community Service hosts English as a Second Language Basic classes from 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Sign up for the free classes at ACS in Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg or call (0611) 143-548-9201.

Play Morning

Play Morning is a play group for children ages 12 months to 3 years that meets from 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays in Bldg. 7780 on Hainerberg. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 for more information.

ACS classes

Army Community Service offers free classes throughout the month, including Army Family Team Building training, a Resume Seminar, Banking and Checking Accounts and Home Buying. Check out and click on the calendar link for times and locations.