Community Notes, July 7, 2016

Welcome to Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden Army Community Service conducts Host Nation Orientations every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Newcomers are invited to learn more about German culture, language and public transportation and get tips on living in Germany. Call civ (0611) 143- 548-9201 for more information. Learning German is a great way to get the most out of your experience living overseas. See page 9 of this issue for a variety of Germany language resources.

Dining in Germany
Visit a different German restaurant every month as part of the Army Community Service Relocation Readiness “Mahlzeit Mit Frau Irmgard” program. Participants can practice using public transportation ask questions about local food, drink and dining practices. The next dining and learning opportunity is July 13. Call ACS at civ (0611) 143-548- 9201 to reserve a seat.

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 euro for adults and 12 euro 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 598-7152.

USO wine education
Learn about sparkling wines from around the world at the next Wiesbaden USO wine education course, July 15. Learn to buy, taste and experience blended wines July 29. Classes cost $35 per person and take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the USO Wiesbaden Cottage. For more USO programs and events during the month of July download the “Eine Brücke” USO magazine at

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.
Fellowship, Bible study
Join the Wiesbaden Protestant Women of the Chapel for fellowship, worship and Bible study during their summer sessions July 12 at the USO Pavilion on Hainerberg; and 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 only. For more information contact

Play in the playground
The New Parent Support Program hosts play dates for families with preschoolers at alternating locations during the summer months. Parents are invited to meet and socialize with other parents while their children play. This summer’s playdates and locations are: July 8 and 22 at Clay Kaserne, Aumann Strasse Fairytale Playground; Aug. 12 and 26 at Crestview Housing, Pluto Weg Playground and Gazebo; Sept. 9 and 23 at Hainerberg Housing, Californiastrasse behind Bldg. 7741. For more information call DSN 548-9201.

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. Free concerts will be featured on the following dates from 6 to 8 p.m.
July 13 – Musik Brigade
July 28 – To be announced
Aug. 25 – Hessen Police Orchestra

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 8 class will feature Korean Cuisine; July 25, Strawberry Cream Eclairs; Sept. 12, Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Eclairs; and Sept.19, Pasta: Gnocchi, Spaghetti & Lasagna. Classes cost $35 per adult and take place at the USO Wiesbaden cottage. Contact

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 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.

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.

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

Quit Tobacco Use
Are you interested in quitting tobacco products and improving your overall wellness? Tobacco cessation services are offered to individuals and groups by the health promotion team in the Army Wellness Center and Army Public Health Nursing. For more information contact Maj. Rosemary Wosky at DSN 590-1478, civ (06371) 9464-1478.