Community notes

Independence Day bash
Join fellow community members in celebrating the United States of America’s 243rd birthday July 4 on Hainerberg. This year’s event will feature food and drinks for sale, free rides, amusements (not free), a dunking booth, live entertainment, dexterity games, inflatables and fireworks. After the celebration, the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Lounge will host an after party led by DJ Smooth.

2nd Amendment
The University of Oklahoma at Wiesbaden presents a professional development seminar from noon to 1 p.m.June 28 in Bldg. 1023E, Room 9. The seminar will explore polarizing views on the second amendment and encourage both sides to see and respect each other. RSVP to

Happy ACS Birthday
Join the Wiesbaden Army Community Service staff and volunteers for a birthday celebration honoring 54 years of service and support from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25. Enjoy music, games, face painting, karaoke, dunk tanks, a bouncy castle and more during this free event.

Learn the basics
The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center holds a Quilting Basics class July 20 and a Sewing Basics class July 27. Call (0611) 143-548-9838 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 throughout the summer. Play dates in July are from 10-11:30 a.m. July 12 and 26 at the Pluto Weg Playground in Crestview Housing.

Spouse Orientation
Network with the 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. July 17 at Army Community Service. Free child care is available. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to make reservations.

There’s an artist in everyone
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 a fun hour of stories, crafts and songs.

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

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.

Auto Skills can help
The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center on Clay Kaserne North offers a variety of services including 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.

Guitar and bass lessons
Enjoy individual (no groups) 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 front counter of the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center or call (0611) 143-548-9838.

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.

Arts and crafts contest
Win cash prizes and recognition for your work in the Arts and Crafts Contest 2019 which runs through July 8.
Authorized MWR patrons are eligible to enter in two divisions: Group I – Novice: Individuals whose art skills have not been gained in formal education leading to college credit or a college degree; or Group II – Accomplished: Individuals who have gained skills and knowledge through formal courses leading to credit in college or art schools, or received awards in professional competitions.
There are nine categories in each division: ceramics, digital art, drawings, fiber/textile, glass art, metals and jewelry, mixed media, paintings and wood. The contest is free to enter. Find more information at