Community notes – February 18, 2016

Religious holiday observations
Stations of the Cross will be observed every Friday of the Lenten season (Feb. 19 and 26 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25) at 6 p.m. at the Hainerberg Chapel, followed by soup and bread.
The following services will take place at the Hainerberg Chapel during Roman Catholic Holy Week.
March 20 – Palm Sunday, Catholic Mass at 9 a.m.
March 24 – Holy Thursday, Catholic Mass at 6 p.m. and Holy Hour at 7 p.m.
March 25 – Good Friday, Liturgy of the Word at 3 p.m.
March 26 – Holy Saturday, Catholic Mass at 8 p.m.
March 27 – Easter Sunday, Catholic Mass at 9 a.m.

USO Celebrates 75 Years
Community members are invited to attend a 1940’s USO Canteen Party, Feb. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tony Bass Multi-Use Center on Clay Kaserne. Come celebrate 75 years of USO service to America’s troops and Families with dancing and free activities for the entire family. 1940’s period dress is encouraged, but not required. For more information contact DSN 548-5103 or civ (0611) 143-548-5103.

American Girl Doll Social
Girls ages 6 and above are invited to an American Girl Doll Social Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wiesbaden Library. Bring your American Girl Dolls and participate in a story hour and discussion, create art, get tips on good manners and enjoy tea and cookies.
This event takes place the third Saturday of each month. Next social dates are April 16 and May 21. Call the library at civ (0611) 143-548-9821 to reserve a space.

Military Saves Week
Discover ways to save money, reduce debt and build wealth during Military Saves Week. Army Community Service will be providing useful finance information at the Exchange, Commissary, and Strong Europe Cafe Dining Facility Feb. 22-26. The week wraps up with free credit reports, financial education and more at the Wiesbaden Education Center.
To take the Military Saves Pledge go to or call ACS at civ (0611) 143-548-9201 for details.

USAJobs class
Army Community Service hosts a free USAJobs class Feb. 24 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Learn how to put the website to work for you during your job search. From creating an account to interpreting job vacancies, creating resumes on the system to applying for jobs.
Learn how to use USAJOBS to monitor progress on applications and to send alerts of new job prospects. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9201 to reserve a space in the class.

Upcoming CIE
The next CIE will be held Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Activity Center (Little Italy). The community is welcome to attend or follow along on the “Garrison Wiesbaden” Facebook page.

National Prayer Luncheon
Community members of all faiths are invited to a join together for fellowship and prayer during the U.S. Army GarrisonWiesbaden’s National Prayer Luncheon, Feb. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Community Activity Center. The luncheon will feature guest speaker, Col. Jonathon Shaw, command chaplain, U.S. Army Europe, who will address this year’s theme, “The Authority of Prayer.”
Annually, military communties have come together to observe a National Prayer event since 1953 to seek guidance and enhance spiritual fitness.
The event is free with a suggested donation of $10. For details contact Maj. Randy Perry, family life chaplain, USAG Wiesbaden at DSN 548-5173 or civ (0611) 143-548-5173.

Comedy Force Five
Armed Forces Entertainment brings the 2016 Comedy Force Five tour to the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Feb. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m. Enjoy the comic performances of Al Jackson, Gregory Freiler, Joleen Lunzer, Michael Malone and Xchel Hernandez. This event is free and open to adults ages 18 and above.

Playhouse presents ‘The Fantasticks’
Wiesbaden’s Amelia Earhart Playhouse presents the romantic charmer, “The Fantasticks,” opening Feb. 26 and successive weekends. The longest running musical in the world, the production is a timeless fable of love.
Visit for show dates and ticket information.

Education Center open house
The Wiesbaden Education Center will host an open house event March 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bldg. 1023. Information on attending and paying for college while living in Germany will be presented. For more information call DSN 548-1300 or civ (0611) 143-548-1300.

Doctoral information session
Community members interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership are invited to attend an informational session hosted by the University of Oklahoma, March 1 at noon, at the Wiesbaden Education Center (Bldg. 1023 E, Room 004.) The application window is open until August 2016. For details email

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at the Wiesbaden Library March 2 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The staff will observe the occasion, along with Read Across America Day, with readings, decorations, crafts, refreshments and more. No registration is required — just come out for the party — or call civ (0611) 143-548-9821 for more information.