Community notes – January, 2019


Dental art contest
In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Wiesbaden Dental Clinic will host a children’s art contest. This year’s theme is “Sugar bugs go away, Super Tooth is here to stay!” Children in kindergarten through fifth grade should create a superhero who defends teeth from the evil sugar bugs. Media type must be flat, no heavier than 5 ounces and no larger than 9 inches by 12 inches. Winners will receive prizes. Entries should be dropped off at the Dental Clinic front desk by 4 p.m. Feb. 23


Housing survey
The Army Family Housing survey was sent out to over 10,000 residents living in Army owned and leased Family Housing on Jan. 15. Feedback is critical to the housing program and will guide decisions made regarding housing and allocating limited funds. Surveys will be confidential and anonymous. The survey was sent out via email from ArmyHousingSurvey@celassociates.com.


Help prevent suicide
The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Suicide Prevention Program manager will be hosting Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training—interactive two-day workshops in suicide first aid. Learn the warning signs of suicide and understand the needs of a person at risk of suicide. Open to all community members. Dates are March 7 and 8; June 20 and 21; and Sept. 12 and 13. To register, call (0611)143-548-1408/1412.



Scholarships
Defense Commissary Agency is accepting online applications for the Scholarships for Military Children program through Feb. 15. Visit www.militaryscholar.org for more details.


Photography contest
The Army FMWR annual digital photography contest is accepting entries through Jan. 20. For more information, go to www.armymwr.com/programs-and-services/arts-and-crafts/digital-photo-contest.


Trivia Night
It’s a New Year—show off your trivia knowledge and win during the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Lounge’s Trivia Nights on Feb. 13 and 27 at 7 p.m. Call (0611) 143-548-9406 for details.


CPR and first aid
American Red Cross Wiesbaden will host CPR and first aid courses from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 and Jan. 29 at the Army Wellness Center. Register on the ARC Wiesbaden Facebook page.


Make sweetheart gifts
The Wiesbaden Library staff wants to help you prepare for Valentine’s Day during the Feb. 2 Maker Space session—this time creating bath bombs—on Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. Register at the library or by calling (0611) 143-548-9821.


‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
The Amelia Earhart Playhouse presents the classic American drama, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Feb. 8-24, 2019. Shows are scheduled for Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 20, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Purchase tickets at the Playhouse or Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center.


Baby budgeting
Have fun learning about common expenses related to babies and child rearing during Army Community Service’s free Budgeting for Baby class on Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.


Car class
The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center will hold a Basic Car Maintenance Class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 17. Cost is $10 per person. Call (0611) 143-548-9817.


Recreational shooting
Get in some target time with Wiesbaden Outdoor Recreation at the McCully Range in Wackernheim on Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (0611) 143-548-9830.


CYS special opening
Wiesbaden Child and Youth Services has a special Saturday child care opening—Feb. 22 from 6:30-11:30 p.m.—to give parents and guardians a night out. Fee is $20. Sign up at Parent Central Services.


Improve your English
Army Community Service hosts English as a Second Language Basic classes on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. Sign up for the free classes at ACS in Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg—or call (0611) 143-548-9201.


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.


Spouse Orientation
Network with the subject matter experts, meet fellow spouses and learn more about your home away from home during the Spouse Orientation Feb. 20 at Army Community Service from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free child care is available. Call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to make reservations.


Foreign-born spouses
Army Community Service hosts a monthly potluck for foreign-born spouses on Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 for details.


Preschool story time
Children up to age 6 are invited to the Wiesbaden Library on Thursdays at 10 a.m. for a fun hour of stories, crafts and songs.