Community Notes

Blood drive
The next ASBP blood drive will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 at the fitness center.
Leadership seminar
The Wiesbaden Education Center will host a free professional development seminar on leadership from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm. May 17 in the Taunus Theater. Attendees will learn ways to improve morale and create better communication and cohesion in an organization.
Youth theater workshop
The Young Americans College of the Performing Arts, in association with Wiesbaden Child and Youth Services, will present the Young American Theater Workshop from May 3-5 in Wiesbaden. The performing arts workshop will include singing, dancing and acting for children in grades three to 12. It will conclude with a free evening performance for the community May 5. Participants must be registered with CYS. Call (0611) 143-548-9350 or stop by Parent Central Services for details.
‘Lend Me A Tenor’
Wiesbaden’s Amelia Earhart Playhouse will present “Lend Me A Tenor,” at 7:30 p.m. May 17, 18, 31, June 1, 7 and 8; and at 2 p.m. June 2 and 9. Follow the antics of a world renowned tenor as he arrives late for a rehearsal with the Cleveland Opera Company only to be “relaxed” by a combination of wine and tranquilizers. Enjoy the mayhem as the “show must go on.” Purchase tickets at the Playhouse or Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center.
Learn to quilt
The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center offers a three-hour-long quilting basics class from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 18. Participants should have the ability to use a sewing machine. Cost is $45 including materials and tools. Call (0611) 143-548-9838.
Mother’s Day brunch
Treat Mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch at Little Italy Restaurant and Catering Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12. A large selection of breakfast favorites including eggs to order, pancakes, French toast, omelet station, tasty meats, seafood, salad, vegetables and desserts will be featured. Cost is $29.95 for ages 13 and up, $9.95 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and under. Make reservations by calling (0611) 143-548-9413.
April observance
Holocaust Days of Remembrance will take place from noon to 1 p.m. April 30 at Clay Chapel.
Clay Maydough
The Wiesbaden Library invites children ages 6 and above (with their parents or guardians) for an afternoon of creating, sculpting, playing and building with clay from 4-5:30 p.m. May 8. The event is free. Register at the library by May 7.
Karaoke contest
Do you have what it takes to go all the way — all the way to a cash prize in this karaoke contest? Come on out to the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Lounge from 7 p.m. to midnight May 23 and sing your way to the top.
AFTB Instructor Training Course
Army Community Service will host a free, three-day Army Family Team Building Instructor Training Course April 30 to May 2. Pick up the skills to serve as an ACS instructor. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.
Play in the playground
Army Community Service’s New Parent Support Program invites children and their parents for a play date at local playgrounds — May 3 and 17 — at the Fairy Tale Playground on Clay Kaserne (Aumann Strasse, across from the main Child Development Center), from 10-11:30 a.m.
CYS special opening
Wiesbaden Child and Youth Services has a special Friday evening opening from 6:30-11:30 p.m. May 3. Make reservations at Parent Central Services. Call (0611) 143-548-9356 for details.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden celebrates military spouses during a special Military Spouse Appreciation Day event at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10. Sign up at Army Community Service or by calling (0611) 143-548-9201.
Spouse orientation
Network with the subject matter experts, meet fellow spouses and learn more about your home away from home during the Spouse Orientation at Army Community Service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15. Free child care is available. Call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to make reservations.
Lunch and learn
The University of Maryland University College will host a Lunch and Learn sessioni on personal investment and retirement from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 in Bldg. 1023E.
Spouse appreciation oil change discount
The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center offers discounted staff oil changes in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day — May 12. Save $5 off the regular price. Customers must provide their own supplies (oil and filter). Call (0611) 143-548-9817 to make an appointment.
City walking tour
Learn how to navigate around the city, shop on the economy and use public transportation during a Wiesbaden Walking Tour May 16. Bring euros for public transportation, shopping and dining. Call Army Community Service at (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.
Canvas and Corkscrews
Enjoy an evening of creating art in a relaxed atmosphere at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center during Canvas and Corkscrews from 6-8:30 p.m. May 10. Cost is $45 including all painting supplies. Food and drink can be purchased at the WEC. Price includes one glass of wine. Call Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts at (0611) 143-548-9838 to reserve a space.
Art classes
The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center offers art classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Call (0611) 143-548-9838 for details.