Community notes – May 21, 2015


Community Information Exchange
The next CIE will be held May 26 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.

Asian-American and Pacific Islander observance
5th Signal Command hosts the 2015 Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance May 28 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Tony Bass Gym. There will be a keynote speaker, food sampling, dance demonstrations, cultural displays and more. Contact Sgt. 1st Class Maxine Blackwood at maxine.n.blackwood.mil@mail.mil or call mil 565-3040.

Seminar on PTSD
The Education Center and the VFW Post 27 host a public service seminar: “Strategies and skills to cope with and overcome PTSD and trauma issues while attending college” May 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Soldier for Life Center (Bldg. 1023E, Classroom 4). Contact the Wiesbaden Education Center at mil 548-1302 or civ 0611-143-548-1302, or email usarmy.wiesbaden.imcom-europe.list.education-center@mail.mil for more information.


Senior Baccalaureate Service
There will be a Senior Baccalaureate Service at Hainerberg Chapel May 31 at 3 p.m. with a special guest speaker. Call mil 548-7174 / civ (0611)143-548-7174 for more information.

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 and there is a small cost; 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.

Exchange ‘Patriot Pet’ photo contest
Enter a photo of your pet in the Exchange’s “Patriot Pet” photo contest for a chance to a $500 grand prize, $100 for two second place winners and $50 for four third place winners. Enter May 2-29 at https://www.shopmyexchange.com/patriotfamily.

Concerts on the Lawn
USAG Wiesbaden and Wiesbaden Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreatiomn 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.

Red Cross classes
Red Cross Wiesbaden offers a Summer Youth Program Orientation June 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Red Cross Office (Bldg. 1206) on Clay Kaserne. Youth from 14 to 17 years old can join the Red Cross for a summer of fun service projects. Free Red Cross trainings include Citizen CPR, Be Red Cross Ready and Emergency Messages. Email wiesbaden@redcross.org to sign up.

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.

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.

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 www.usovolunteer.org to apply. Contact 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.

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.

Breastfeeding support
Nursing babies, mothers and mothers-to-be are invited to the La Leche League meetings held on the fourth Friday of the month (the third Fridays in November and December) at 10 a.m. at the USO Cottage in Hainerberg Housing. Call Carol at civ (06257) 942 869 or email carol.hunter@lalecheliga.de.