Community Notes – February 28, 2013

Last snowfall? Newman Village youths build a snowman outside the General John Shalikashvili Mission Command Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne Feb. 15. Photo by Karl Weisel

Last snowfall?
Newman Village youths build a snowman outside the General John Shalikashvili Mission Command Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne Feb. 15.
Photo by Karl Weisel


Easter egg hunt

A community-wide Easter egg hunt will be held March 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the Hainerberg Chapel for children in fifth grade and younger.

BOSS gets busy

Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers hosts paint ball March 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet at the Warrior Zone at 10 a.m. A trip to Buchenwald to learn more about the World War II concentration camp will be held April 20 and a BOSS Berlin trip is scheduled for May 25-26. Stop by the Warrior Zone on Clay Kaserne or call mil 337-5042.

Financial readiness classes

Wiesbaden’s Army Community Service hosts several financial readiness classes in March including Successful Money Management from 2-3:30 p.m. March 6, Budgeting for Baby from 2-3:30 p.m. March 13 and Women and Finances from 2-3:30 p.m. March 20. Call mil 335-5254 for more information.

Join Protestant Women of the Chapel

Members of all denominations are invited to join the Protestant Women of the Chapel as they explore the top 10 countries that persecute Christians around the world during a special program March 19 at 9:15 a.m. at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. The event will feature Christian speaker and master tea connoisseur Bonnie Cornelison. Sample tea and food from each of the countries as you learn about what believers endure for their Christian faith around the world. Free child care will be provided. Visit Wiesbaden Protestant Women of the Chapel on Facebook for more information.

 ‘American Girl’ social

An “American Girl” social for girls ages 6 and above will be held every third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Library on Clay Kaserne (next one is March 16). Girls should bring their American Girl dolls with to the social. Activities will include the reading of an American Girl book, artwork, discussion of etiquette, tea and cookies. Make reservations (as space is limited) by calling the library at civ (0611) 705-1740 or Joyce Schloesser at civ (06128) 489 202.

Passport Outreach

The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Military Personnel Division and U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt will host a Passport Outreach March 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 1043 on Clay Kaserne. Services to be offered include birth registration (by appointment), tourist passports and other U.S. citizenship and immigration services. The Passport Office will be closed on that date. Call mil 337-5308/7470/5515 or civ (0611) 705-5308/7470/5515.

Children’s Flea Market

A “children’s stuff only” flea market will be held March 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. It will open at 9 a.m. for expectant mothers.

Community Information Briefing

The next Community Information Briefing will be held Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the Wies-baden Entertainment Center.

Babysitter training

The Wiesbaden American Red Cross offers a babysitter’s training and pediatric first aid class April 9 and 10 in Room 223, Building 1023E on Clay Kaserne. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $55. The class is open to youths ages 11-17. Call mil 337-1760 to register.

Mothers of Preschoolers

Join fellow mothers (from pregnancy to kindergarten) to share ideas at the Mothers of Preschoolers meetings the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 9-11 a.m. at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. Limited child care is available — so reserve a spot in advance. Email for details.

Easter services

The following religious services will be held as Easter approaches: Maundy Thursday April 4 Catholic Mass at noon at the Clay Chapel, Protestant service at noon at Hainerberg Chapel; Good Friday April 5 Catholic Mass at noon at Clay Chapel, Protestant Service at noon at the Hainerberg Chapel. Call mil 335-5248 or civ (0611) 408-0248 for more information.

Job Fair March 22

A Job Fair will be held March 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. For more information call civ (0611) 4080-254.

America Saves

Get a wealth of financial advice during Army Community Service’s America Saves presentation from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at the Taunus Theater. The agenda includes information on the Thrift Savings Plan, understanding credit, free credit reports and credit scores. Call Army Community Service at mil 335-5254 or civ (0611) 4080 254 for more information.

Library happenings

The Wiesbaden Library holds preschool story time every Thursday at 10 a.m. The library will be closed March 29 for Good Friday and April 1 on Easter Monday.

Baby Shower

A Wiesbaden Community Baby Shower will be held March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. It is free and open to expectant parents and families with newborns (up to six months old). Call civ (0611) 408-0254 for details.

Child care openings

Child Youth and School Services has special Friday openings from 6:30-11:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: March 2, 15 and 30, April 20, May 3 and 18, June 22 and 28. Make reservations at least four days in advance. Call Parent Central Services at mil 337-7014 or civ (0611) 705-7014.

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