Community notes – July 21, 2016

Fellowship, bible study
Join the Wiesbaden Protestant Women of the Chapel for fellowship, worship and Bible study during their summer sessions July 26 and Aug. 9 at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. All sessions meet 10 a.m. to noon. Watch care available on first come, first serve basis July 26 and Aug. 9. For more information contact

Warrant officer brief
A warrant officer recruiter will be conducting informational briefs on the qualifications and application procedures to service members interested in becoming U.S. Army Warrant Officers July 21 and 22 at 10 a.m. and noon each day in the Wiesbaden Education Center, Bldg. 1029, Room 115.

Rhine river cruise
The Adjutant General Corp Regimental Association and the Wiesbaden chapter of the U.S. Army Warrant Officers Association invites you to a 4-hour scenic Rhein River cruise July 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. The boat will depart from Rheingaustrasse 148, Wiesbaden-Biebrich. Tickets are 22€ for adults and 12€ for children 6 to 12; under 6 are free. Open to all ID card holders. To purchase tickets go to or contact Capt. Dina Boley at DSN 598-7152.

WEC Lounge luau
The WEC Lounge is breaking out the mini umbrellas and the Tiki Bar to give you a taste of the Big Island during a Luau July 30 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wear your favorite lei and receive a door prize and get loosened up for the limbo competition. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9404 for details.

Arts and crafts contest
Artists are invited to showcase their talents in the Family and MWR Army Arts and Crafts contest. The competition includes two separate divisions — Novice and Accomplished — with 10 categories in each division: Ceramic Art, Digital Art, Drawings, Fiber Art, Glass Art, Metal Art, 2D and 3D Mixed Media, Paintings and Wood Art. Winners at the Department of the Army level will receive $300 for first-place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

Participants must complete an online profile and submit photos of the artwork now through Aug. 12 on the contest website https://cloud. For more information about the contest rules, see: 2016 Army Arts and Crafts CONTEST RULES.pdf or stop by the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center.

USO cooking class
Love to eat? Love to cook? Learn how professional chefs make everything taste and look so great at the upcoming USO cooking classes with Chef Jan Parker from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The July 25 class will feature Strawberry Cream Eclairs; Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Eclairs, Sept. 12; and Pasta: Gnocchi, Spaghetti & Lasagna, Sept. 19. Classes cost $35 per adult and take place at the USO Wiesbaden cottage. Contact

USO wine education
Learn to buy, taste and experience blended wines at the next Wiesbaden USO wine education course, July 29. Classes cost $35 per person and take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the USO Wiesbaden Cottage. Discover more USO programs and events in the July, August and September edition of the “Eine Brücke” USO magazine available at on-post shopping facilities or download at

Give blood
The Armed Services Blood Program and the Wiesbaden American Red Cross will host a blood drive Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tony Bass Auditorium on Clay Kaserne. All blood collected stays within the Wiesbaden community. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more, and free of cold or other illness. There are also other specific restrictions that may exclude you from donation. To make an appointment to donate, visit Click on “Donate Blood” then click “Landstuhl, Germany” and find a blood drive near you. For more information, call DSN 590-5885, civ (06371) 946-45885.

Welcome to Wiesbaden
Newcomers are invited to learn more about German culture, language and public transportation and get tips on living in Germany at Army Community Service’s Host Nation Orientations every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9201 for more information.

FAST class
Functional Academic Skills Training classes, or FAST classes, are available for Soldiers looking to raise their GT score. The 60-hour class is offered at the Wiesbaden Education Center once a month, except for September and December 2016. Call DSN 548-1302 or email to enroll prior to the start of class. Enrollment is limited.

Next CIE is in August
The next monthly Community Information Exchange will be Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the Community Activity Center. Everyone is invited to attend to learn more about what’s happening in the community during the month of September.

AFAP seeking issues
Let your voice be heard through the annual Wiesbaden Army Family Action Plan. Issues of concern for this year’s conference are being accepted now at the Wiesbaden Family and MWR website at Call Army Community Service at civ (0611) 143-548-9201 for details.

Concerts on the lawn
The U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden and Family and MWR are teaming up with the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus and host-nation bands to bring live music to Newman Village on Clay Kaserne, July 28 and Aug. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.