Community notes – June 4, 2015


Sensory-friendly film
Army Community Service hosts a sensory-friendly film version of the movie “Home” June 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tony Bass Auditorium. The film will have lower noise and increased lighting for individuals that have sensory challenges. RSVP is required; contact ACS Exceptional Family Member Program at mil 548-9201 or civ (0611) 548-9201.

Holly-Eva Blood Drive
The fifth annual Holly-Eva Blood Drive will be held June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center. The goal is to collect 108 pints of blood to put the Holly-Eva total at 500 pints donated.

Newcomer’s Community Brief
ACS hosts a special Newcomer’s Community Brief June 10 to introduce newcomers to USAG Wiesbaden organizations and agencies. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at the entrance to the new PX at Hainerberg. Call, message on Facebook or visit ACS to register as seating is limited (mil 548-9202 or Hainerberg Housing area Bldg. 7790).


Red Cross classes
A Blended First Aid/CPR/AED class will be held June 10 from 5:30-8 p.m.; Babysitting and Pediatric CPR/First Aid June 26-27; and New Volunteer Orientation June 18 from 10-11:30 a.m.

Community Information Exchange
The next CIE will be held June 23 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Community Activity Center (Little Italy). The community is welcome to attend or follow along on the “Garrison Wiesbaden” Facebook page. See slides at http://www.wiesbaden.army.mil/sites/news/CIB/CIB.pdf.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be held June 22-26 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 truth, which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life. Volunteers must visit the office for child safety screening. Children who completed kindergarten through sixth grade can be registered now. Contact Religious Support Operations at mil 548-5174 or civ (0611) 143-548-5174 for more information.

Pet health certificates
Pet health certification season is here. Schedule an appointment for your pet’s health certificate within 10 days of flying. Sick call and wellness appointment availability will be reduced the months of June and July due to military personnel turnover and accommodation of health certificates. Contact Veterinary Services at mil 337-6283/546-0700 or civ (0611) 705-6283/(0611) 143-546-0700.

Concerts on the Lawn
USAG Wiesbaden and Wiesbaden Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the U.S. Army Europe Band for a summer concert series, “Concerts on the Lawn,” at Kroesen Loop in the Newman Village Housing Area on Clay Kaserne. Community members should bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets. The event is free, and there will be food and drinks available for purchase. The first concert featuring the Concert Band is June 18 and starts at 6 p.m. All others begin at 7 p.m. July 9 is the Chorus; July 23 is Jazz; Aug. 20 is the Dixieland Band; and Aug. 27 is the Show Band.

Thrift Shop event
The Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club’s Community Appreciation/Back to School event at the Thrift Shop is July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be community information, food and fun for everyone. Community organizations are welcome to participate. Email wscsthriftshop@yahoo.com or visit “WCSC Thrift Shop” on Facebook.

MS support group
Army Community Service offers a multiple sclerosis support group every second Thursday of the month at Hainerberg Housing Building 7790 (Texasstrasse 57, Apartment 1) at 5:30 p.m. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 for more details.

USO seeks volunteers
USO is seeking volunteers to help with various programs around the Wiesbaden military community. Volunteers must be 18 and older and possess a Department of Defense ID card. Go to www.usovolunteer.org to apply. Contact the USO Rhein Main volunteer coordinator at mil 548-5103 or civ (0611) 7120-2880.

Second (Indianhead) Division reunion
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and its 94th annual reunion in San Antonio, Texas Sept. 22-26, 2015, contact secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or (224) 225-1202.

Sponsorship training
Soldier sponsorship training is held quarterly and by request. The next training is July 16 at 1:30 at Bldg. 1023E. Contact Army Community Service at mil 548-1615 or civ (0611) 143-548-1615 or visit http://www.wiesbaden.army.mil/sites/local/sponsorship50.asp for more information.

Fellowship, Bible study
The Protestant Women of the Chapel host fellowship, worship and Bible study every Tuesday from 9-11:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hainerberg Chapel. Child care is provided.

Host nation orientation
All service members, civilians and family members are invited to attend one of the host nation orientations to pick up tips on the culture, language and ways to get around Wiesbaden. The orientations are held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and start at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center (upstairs). Bring euros for lunch.

Car seat checkups
The Family Advocacy Program holds car seat checkups the last Tuesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center parking lot. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.