Community notes – March 26, 2015

Religious holiday observation

In observation of Roman Catholic Lent, Catholic Mass will be held March 27 and 30 at noon in Hainerberg Chapel.

Stations of the Cross will be observed March 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 and 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 Seder April 3 and 4 at 8:30 p.m. at Capt. (Chaplain) David Ruderman’s home. Contact him at (0162) 234-2292.

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 in building 1669 (near the Truck Gate) with a reception afterward.

There will also be Easter services at Hainerberg Elementary School at 10 a.m. and Gospel service at Clay Chapel at 10:30.

Baby Fair
Army Community Services New Parents Support Program hosts its seventh annual Baby Fair at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center March 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for expectant parents and parents of infants up to six months of age. There will be presentations on community resources, prizes and refreshments. For more information call mil 548-9201/2 or civ (0611) 143-548-9201/2.

Community Information Exchange
The next Community Information Exchange will be held April 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Activity Center on Wiesbaden’s Clay Kaserne. Community members are welcome to attend in person or follow it live on the Garrison Wiesbaden Facebook page.

The 2015 Community KinderFest will be held April 4 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The hourly egg hunts will begin at 10, 11, noon and 1 p.m. Visit for more information.

Tell Me a Story
Tell Me A Story – Parent to Parent will host Tell Me A Story 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 at Hainerberg Elementary School. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, will read “Giraffes Can’t Dance.” The book celebrates the differences in us all. Families will receive a copy of the book, and activities and snacks will be provided. Reserve your space by contacting by April 16.

Heidelberg commuter bus
The community-funded “Barney bus” provides no-fills, round-trip transportation from the Park & Ride behind Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg to the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center and back for U.S. government employees on all non-U.S. holidays, with scaled-back service over the Christmas through New Year holiday season. Departure times are 6:45 a.m. and 4:45 respectively — no exceptions. The cost is €10 per day, one way or both, payable in cash. Contact Randy Barnes at mil 537-3300 or civ (0611) 143-537-3300 for more information.

SHIP Store class
Per Army regulation, housing residents are required to perform certain basic self-help tasks and improvements at their assigned family housing quarters and associated grounds. To be eligible for use of Self Help Issue Point Store items and supplies, sponsors and/or family members must first attend an orientation class, which is free of charge and held every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. except on German and American holidays. After attending the class, residents will receive a SHIP Store card. For more information call 01622-704315.

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.

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

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.

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 for more information.