Community notes – October, 2017

BOSS meetings
All newly arrived single service members are encouraged to attend a Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers meeting to learn about what BOSS offers and to make new friends. Members of all service branches are welcome. Meetings take place the first and third Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Warrior Zone. Call (0611)143- 548-9816 for details.

The causes of WWI
The Wiesbaden Library hosts an informative and enlightening program on the issues leading up to the outbreak of World War I, presented by Ronald Locklar, former adjunct history professor at Pepperdine University, in commemoration of the centennial of World War I. This event, to be held Nov. 1 at 4:30 p.m., is open to ages 16 and up. Call (0611) 143-548-9821 for more information.

Youth Career and Volunteer Expo
Wiesbaden High School students will have a chance to meet with a variety of representatives for future careers, military service, educational and volunteer opportunities Nov. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. at the high school. Join for breakout workshops in a variety of specialty areas including resume writing, dressing for success, interviewing and more. A post-event social hour will feature pizza and prizes on site. Call (0611) 143-548-9305 for more information.

Movie: ‘War Horse’
The Wiesbaden Library, as part of Army Europe Libraries, presents a free showing of the movie “War Horse,” (PG-13) in commemoration of the centennial of World War I, on Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. The Steven Spielberg film, called, “a tale of incredible loyalty, hope and tenacity,” is based on the Tony award-winning Broadway play. It’s set against “the sweeping canvas of World War I.” The film will be presented in the Tony Bass Auditorium on Clay Kaserne.

Movie Night at the Warrior Zone
Single and unaccompanied service members can enjoy free showings of the latest movies in the comfort of the Warrior Zone (seats nine) every Tuesday at 6 p.m. Call (0611)143-548-9816 for more information.

Lego Block Party
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of stuff, according to Thomas Edison. Children ages 7-12 are invited to the Wiesbaden Library on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. to exercise their imaginations with Legos (provided by the library). Call (0611)143-548-9821 to reserve your space.

Vehicle winter inspection checks
The Automotive Skills Center staff will check and ensure your vehicle is winter ready through Nov. 30. The 12-point check includes: brake test, park brake travel, signal horn, lights, cooling system visual check, coolant freeze protection level, oil level, belts, tires for wear, pressure and type (M and S or winter), battery and charging system check, washer fluid check and wipers, exhaust system visual check. Cost is $15. Call to make an appointment at (0611) 143-548-9817.

Red Cross orientation
American Red Cross Wiesbaden holds an orientation class the second Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 1201 on Clay Kaserne (second floor of the Wellness Health Clinic). Orientation lasts 45 minutes and is mandatory to become a Red Cross volunteer. For more information, call (0611)143-548-1760.

BOSS Commissary and Exchange shuttle
Single and unaccompanied service members are invited to hop on board the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers free shuttle bus to go shopping at the Wiesbaden Commissary and Exchange. The shuttle runs the first and third Thursday of every month and departs from the Warrior Zone at 6 p.m. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early.

DFAC on Facebook
Follow the Strong Europe Café — Wiesbaden Dining Facility’s Facebook page at to find out what’s cooking. Themed menus are rotated throughout the month and include Mexican-style, surf and turf, soul food and Mongolian barbecue. Operating hours are Monday to Friday, 7 to 8:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Get to know the area
Wiesbaden Army Community Service invites newcomers to get an in-depth look at their home away from home in Germany during Host Nation Orientation on Tuesdays starting at 9 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center on Hainerberg. Learn about German culture, language, public transportation and more. Stop by ACS in Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg or call (0611) 143-548-9201 to sign up.

Fall Bazaar
Shop for a variety of international goods during the annual Fall Bazaar at the Fitness Center on Clay Kaserne. Fall Bazaar hours are Oct. 27, noon to 7 p.m.; Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Canvas and Corkscrews
Create art in a relaxed atmosphere at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center Lounge on Nov. 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This adults-only get-together is open to ID cardholders ages 21 and above. Cost is $45 including all painting supplies. Food and drink can be purchased at the facility. To reserve your space stop by the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center or call (0611) 143-548-9838.

Library story time
Children up to age 6 are invited to the Wiesbaden Library to enjoy a fun hour of stories, crafts and songs on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Parents are also invited to tag along to pick up literacy tips and reading suggestions. No registration is required. Call (0611) 143-548-9821 for more information.

Showtime at the Capp
Celebrate November and Thanksgiving at the Cappuccino Casino. The Capp offers a host of events and free giveaways throughout the month including: DJ Bob Joker’s Old School Night Karaoke Nov. 4 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Pool tournaments Nov. 10 and 24 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.; Old School Pilgrim Night with DJ Stan Nov. 17 (Free Snacks); and Ladies Night with Jimmi Carrow Nov. 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Entry fee for the pool tournaments is $7 (winner takes the pot). Call (0611) 143-548-9410 for details.