Community notes – June 23, 2016

Attend CIE
The next monthly Community Information Exchange will be June 28 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 July.

Get those dancing shoes out — there’s still time to purchase tickets for the U.S. Army Europe Ball June 25 from 5 to 11 p.m. Join us for an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment in Frankfurt. More details to include RSVP instructions, child care information and more at

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, public transportation and get tips on living in Germany. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9201 for more information.

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.

Jimi Carrow Blues Band
Groove to the live music of the Jimi Carrow Blues Band at the Cappuccino Casino June 24 starting at 8 p.m. There will be free snacks to sweeten the deal. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9410 for details.

USO wine education
Learn more about white and red German wines at the next Wiesbaden USO wine education course, June 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn to buy, taste and experience the wines of this region. Sparkling wines from around the world will be featured July 15 and blended wines on July 29. Classes cost $35 per person and take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the USO Wiesbaden Cottage. For more programs and events during the months of June and July download the “Eine Brüke” USO magazine at

Penny-A-Pin Bowling
Enjoy Penny-A-Pin Bowling at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center every Monday through the end of August. Pay for what you knock down and nothing else — even shoe rental is free. (For example, if you bowl three games and knock down a total of 420 pins, you only pay $4.20.) Call DSN 548-9404/9406 or civ (0611) 143-548-9404/9406.

Ed center open house
The Wiesbaden Army Education Center is hosting a Luau open house event June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join staff from the AEC, Central Texas College, Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of Oklahoma, University of Maryland University College-Europe, Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Testing Center and the Voter Assistance Program for hot dogs, popcorn, games and fun. The USO mobile canteen will be on site and there will be a hula performance by The Island Dancers at noon. Call DSN 548-1301 or civ (0611) 143-548-1301 for more information.

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: June 24 at Hainerberg Housing, Californiastrasse behind Bldg. 7741; 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
Community members can bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food and drinks will be available for sale. For more information call DSN 548- 9807/9809/9810.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will take place June 27-30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Wiesbaden Middle School. Kids will experience God’s Word in surprising and unforgettable ways.
Each day, leaders will reinforce one simple Bible concept, which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life. Children who completed kindergarten through sixth grade can be registered. Contact the Religious Support Office at DSN 548-5170 or email