Community notes – August, 2018

Dancing and cocktails
DJ Smooth will present ‘80s and ‘90s R&B music beginning at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Vault Club and Casino. Show off your dance moves and enjoy the cocktail specials. Or head to the Vault on Sept. 22 for Latin Salsa Night. A Salsa instructor will be in the house to help you shine on the dancefloor.

Savings and investments class
Army Community Service’s Financial Readiness Program hosts a free Saving, Investing and Building Wealth class from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 4. Explore the differences between short term savings and long term investments – and how to set goals for a savings plan. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to save a space in the class.

BOSS meetings
All newly arrived single service members are encouraged to attend a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers meeting to learn about what BOSS offers and to make new friends. Members of all service branches are welcome. Topics covered are quality of life, recreation opportunities and community service opportunities. Meetings take place at 3 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 19 at the Warrior Zone. Call (0611) 143-548-9816 for details.

Bad Dürkheim Wine Fest
Visit the world’s largest wine festival on Sept. 8 with Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation. The Bad Dürkheim Wine Fest will include rides, amusements and a chance to sample wines from the region.

Car repair classes
The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center will offer a Brake Service Class ($15) from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 9 and a Basic Car Maintenance Class ($10) from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 23. Call (0611) 143-548-9817 to register.

German classes
Increase your language skills during Army Community Service’s free German language classes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Class will begin Sept. 11. Sign up at ACS, Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg, or call (0611) 143-548-9201.

Budgeting for Baby
Pick up useful money-saving tips related to babies (through their college years) during the free Budgeting for Baby class from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 11 at Texas Str. 57 on Hainerberg. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to sign up.

Canvas and Corkscrews
Enjoy an evening of creating art in a relaxed setting at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Get tips from a professional artist and indulge in your favorite beverages during this adults-only get-together. The cost is $45 including all painting supplies. Reserve a space by contacting the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center at (0611) 143-548-9838.

CPR and first aid
American Red Cross Wiesbaden offers a blended adult and pediatric first aid and AED course from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 27. Complete an online portion and attend a hands-on skills training. Cost is $55. For more information on volunteer opportunities and clasees, follow the ARC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or call (0611)143-548-1760.

Lego Block Party
The Wiesbaden Library invites children ages 7 to 12 to exercise their imaginations during a Lego Block Party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. The event is free, but reservations are required. Register starting Sept. 1 by stopping by the library or calling (0611) 143-548-9821.

Positive parenting
Strengthen your relationship with your child by learning how to make sense of his or her behavior during Army Community Service’s free Positive Parenting Class from 10 to 11 a.m. Sept. 19. Learn how to better recognize your child’s needs and to be present with him or her during the best and toughest times. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to reserve a space.

Spouse orientation
The Spouse Orientation Program, scheduled to be held Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Army Community Service, is a spouse-specific briefing aimed at exposing spouses to the benefits, programs, opportunities and resources offered in and around U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. Get information and answers from the subject matter experts. Contact ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.

BOSS Game Night
Service members are invited to the Warrior Zone on Sept. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for an evening of board games. Call (0611) 143-548-9816.

Harry Potter event
The Wiesbaden Library will host a Harry Potter: Back to Hogwarts event from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Celebrate back to school with crafts, photo ops and Potter trivia. Come dressed as your favorite character. Call (0611) 143-548-9821 for details.

Resiliency Fest
Take part in the Resiliency Fest 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at Clay Fitness Center. This will await you: resiliency building, wellness activities, Family fun, food and drinks, prizes and giveaways. For more information, call (0611) 143 548 1408.

Marriage seminar
Army Community Service will host a Date Night Marriage Seminar on Sept. 24 at the Community Activity Center. It will be taught by best-selling author Hal Runkel and is based on his book “ScreamFree Marriage.” Call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.

Barre at the Bar
Check out this new take on the Wiesbaden Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation Center’s Barre class at 6 p.m. Sept. 28. Patrons (all experience levels welcome) receive a 90-minute barre workout including two cocktails or mocktails from the bar. The cost is $20 per person or $35 per couple. Call (0611) 143-548-9830 or -9801 for details.

Oktoberfest express
Join the party at the world’s largest and most famous beer festival – the Munich Oktoberfest – on Sept. 29 with Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation. The cost is $89 for adults; $39 for ages 15 and under. Call (0611) 143-548-9830 or -9801 to sign up for the trip.

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

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

Get to know the area
Wiesbaden Army Community Service invites newcomers to get an in-depth look at their home away from home in Germany during Host Nation Orientations beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Learn about German culture, language, public transportation and more. Stop by ACS, Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg or call (0611) 143-548-9201 to sign up.

Guitar and Bass Lessons
Enjoy individual electric or acoustic guitar lessons or electric bass guitar lessons for adults at the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center. 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 to 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.

ACS classes
Army Community Service offers a wealth of free classes throughout the month – everything from Army Family Team Building to a Resume Seminar, Banking and Checking Accounts to Home Buying. Check out and click on the calendar link for times and locations.

Crochet and knitting
The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center hosts a volunteer-led social function from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursdays featuring free crochet and knitting lessons as requested. Call (0611) 143-548-9838 for details.

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

Movie Night
Make new friends and enjoy a free movie at the Warrior Zone on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. No registration is required – first-come, first-served. Call (0611) 143-548-9816 for more information.

Hump Day Hot Dogs
Stop by the USO on Clay Kaserne, Bldg. 1023 East, every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – or while supplies last – for free hot dogs and drinks.

Discover Germany
The USO offers monthly Saturday events for community members to learn more about Germany. Upcoming classes include wine education and Stammtisch to learn about German cuisine, dining etiquette and traditions. Learn more about USO events at

Crayon Cafe
Children through age 3 are invited to the USO’s Crayon Cafe at 11 a.m. every third Tuesday at the USO Wiesbaden Cottage, Washington Str. 18, on Hainerberg.

Health and safety classes
The American Red Cross Wiesbaden offers a variety of regular classes on post including first aid, CPR and baby-sitting basics. Learn more at