Community Notes

Back-to-School Expo
A Back-to-School Expo will feature booths, community information, carnival games, giveaways, entertainment and face painting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Exchange on Hainerberg.

WARTAC opportunity
All active duty service members in Europe whose separation or retirement dates are no later than April 5, 2020 and whose dates of PTDY or transition leave is not before Jan. 18, 2020, and who will be available to start working for the Department of Veterans Affairs no later than Feb. 17, 2020, are eligible for a Warrior Training Advancement Course.
The course will be from Oct. 9 to Dec. 19 in Sembach, Germany. Those interested must attend a briefing Aug. 5 to 9. Call (0611)143 548-1304 or stop by Bldg. 1023E, Room 282 on Clay Kaserne to enroll.

The Soldier For Life – Transition Assistance Program offers a variety of workshops, such as Transition Overview, MOS Crosswalk, Financial Planning, VA Benefits and Services, DOL Employment Workshop, Continuum of Military Service and more. Participants must be registered and have completed initial counseling to attend workshops. For more information, call (0611)143-548-1318/1319/1320.

Mommy and Me Art
The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center features Mommy and Me Art events every second and fourth Friday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free art sessions include a variety of arts and crafts. Sign up at the center or call (0611) 143-548-9838.

Learn the basics
The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center holds a Quilting Basics class Aug. 17 and a Sewing Basics class Aug. 24. 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 August are from 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 9 and 23 at the Aukamm Playground (between Hessen Strasse and Wuertemburg Strasse).

Spouse Orientation
Network with subject matter experts, meet fellow spouses and learn more about your home away from home during Spouse Orientation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Army Community Service. Free child care is available. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to make reservations.

College money
Parents are invited to two different 90-minute presentations on learning how to navigate the college application process and find the money to pay for it. The Sept. 16 session topics are Get College Ready, Gratitude Initiative, Picking the Right College (For You) and Finances and Financial Aid. The Sept. 30 session topics are Scholarships, The College Application Essay, Local Colleges and Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Both sessions are from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. For more information contact the school liaison officer at (0611)143-548-9305 or

Auto Skills can help
The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center on Clay Kaserne North offers services including wheel alignment, tire pressure monitor system repair, basic maintenance class for spouses and more. Call (0611) 143-548-6679.

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.

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. Lessons are 30-minutes long and generally available from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. 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.