Community notes – March 12, 2015

GAIWC spring bazaar
The German-American and International Women’s Club hosts its annual flea market bazaar at the Kurhaus Kolonnaden in downtown Wiesbaden (Kurhausplatz 1) March 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A large variety of second-hand items, from women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, shoes, leather ware, sports items and housewares to art and other collector’s items will be available at very low costs. There will be prizes and snacks, and the proceeds will benefit the Fisher House, Army Community Service programs and the student exchange program. For more information contact Ingrid Holmer at

Religious holiday observations
In observation of Roman Catholic Lent, Catholic Mass will be held March 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30 at noon in Hainerberg Chapel. Stations of the Cross will be observed March 13, 20 and 27 at 6 p.m. at Hainerberg, followed by soup and bread in the activity room. For the Roman Catholic Holy Week, the Clay Chapel will hold Palm Sunday Mass March 28 at 5 p.m.; Hainerberg Chapel will hold Mass March 29 at 9 a.m. For Holy Thursday, Hainerberg Chapel will hold Mass April 2 at 7 p.m., followed by veneration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10 in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Good Friday service will be April 3 at 3 p.m. in the Hainerberg Chapel. Easter Vigil Mass will be April 4 at 8 p.m., with a reception following. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass at Clay Chapel. Easter Sunday Mass will be held April 5 at 9 a.m. in the Hainerberg Chapel.
Jewish Passover will be celebrated with a Seder meal April 3 and 4 at 8:30 p.m. at Capt. (Chaplain) David Ruderman’s home. Call (0162) 234-2292 for more details.
Protestant Christian services will observe Maundy Thursday with a worship service April 2 at noon at the Clay Chapel. Good Friday will be celebrated April 3 at noon at Clay. There will be an Easter sunrise service April 5 at 6:30 a.m. at Clay Kaserne Building 1669 (near the Truck Gate) with a reception afterward. There will also be Easter services at Hainerberg Elementary School at 10 a.m.; Gospel service at Clay Chapel at 10:30 a.m.; and traditional service at Hainerberg Chapel at 11 a.m.

The 2015 KinderFest and Community Egg Hunt will be held April 4 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be children’s crafts, games, music and entertainment and the hourly egg hunts will begin at 10, 11, noon and 1 p.m.

BOSS gets busy
Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers features free BOSS movie night Mondays at 6 p.m. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9815 or stop by the Warrior Zone on Clay Kaserne for more information.

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 to apply. Contact USO Rhein-Main volunteer coordinator at mil 548-5103.

Women’s history event
The community is invited to the garrison’s celebration of Women’s History Month March 25 at the Tony Bass Multi-purpose Center from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.”

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.

Reconnection workshops
The Wiesbaden American Red Cross offers free and confidential reconnection workshops for military families going through redeployment. Workshops address communicating clearly and focus on topics such as exploring stress and trauma, identifying depression, relating to children and working through anger. For information about holding a workshop for your family or group call the Red Cross at civ (0611) 143-548-1760, email or stop by the office in Building 1206 on Clay Kaserne.

Fellowship, Bible study
The Protestant Women of the Chapel host fellowship, worship and Bible study every Tuesday from 9-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Hainerberg Chapel. Child care is provided.

Community Information Exchange
The next Community Information Exchange will be held April 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Activity Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. Follow it live on the Garrison Wiesbaden Facebook page.

Welfare grants
Do you belong to a private organization in the Wiesbaden community that is in need of funds for a worthy cause? Consider applying for a Wiesbaden Community Spouses Club welfare grant at For more information send an email to