Community Notes – October, 2018

CPR and first aid

Join the American Red Cross Wiesbaden for an adult and pediatric first aid, CPR and AED course. Complete an online portion and attend the hands-on skills training from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22. Cost is $55. Call (0611)143-548-1760 or email to register.

Fall Bazaar

Community members can get a head start on their holiday shopping during the annual Fall Bazaar Oct. 26 to 28 at the Wiesbaden Sports, Fitness and Outdoor Recreation Center. Shop for tax-free international goods ranging from furniture to pottery, carpets to wine and other items.

Holiday assistance

The Holiday Assistance Program assists military and civilian Families, primarily the Families of specialists and below, with actual needs during the holiday season. This includes a food voucher or gift certificates for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Completed applications (available through chain of command and at ACS) signed by the commander or designated authority must reach the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Army Community Service, Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg by 3:30 p.m. Nov. 12 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 14 for Christmas. Call (0611) 143-548-9201.

CYS job fair

Wiesbaden Child and Youth Services hosts a Job Fair from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Managers are looking to hire Child and Youth Program Assistants (direct caregiver positions). Flex and regular part-time positions are available. Applicants should bring two copies of their resume, passport, Social Security card and two references (email and phone). Applicants must be age 18 or above, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, able to lift and carry 40 pounds, and have a favorable completion of pre-employment and background checks. The recruitment schedule of events is as follows:

8 to 10 a.m. — Applications and resumes accepted

9:30 a.m. to noon — interviews and tentative job offers.

For more information visit

‘Sound of Music’

Wiesbaden’s Amelia Earhart Playhouse features its latest musical production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music,” opening at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Follow the adventures of the Von Trapp family in Austria as the approach of World War II events impact their lives. Other play dates are Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15; Jan. 4, 5 and 6. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays. Pick up tickets at the Playhouse or Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center.

CFC chili cook-off

Taste homemade chilis and vote for your favorite at the Combined Federal Campaign chili cook-off from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Tony Bass Gym. Pledge cards will be available on site. Call 548-0401 to enter. Prizes available for winners.

Library Origami

Join the Wiesbaden Library staff for a fun-filled afternoon from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 3. This month’s “Maker Space” will feature Origami – the art of paper folding. Stop by the library or call (0611) 143-548-9821 to reserve your space.

Salsa Night

The Vault Club and Casino holds Salsa Night starting at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Take a free dance class from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

German classes

Increase your language skills during Army Community Service’s free German language classes Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The next new session starts Nov. 20 and runs through Dec. 18. Sign up at ACS in Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg or call (0611) 143-548-9201.

Graduation ceremony

All students who have or will graduate with a certificate or degree from a college or university in 2018 are invited to participate in a graduation recognition ceremony at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Tony Bass Auditorium. Graduates must RSVP by Nov. 9 at or call (0611)143-548-1302.

Trivia night

Show off your trivia knowledge during Trivia Night at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center on Nov. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your team or join one at the WEC. Call (0611) 143-548-9406.

Winter vehicle checks

The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center is offering Vehicle Winter Inspection Checks throughout October and November. The staff will check to see if your car is winter ready. Cost is $15. Call (0611) 143-548-9817 to make an appointment.

Disability awareness

The Wiesbaden Equal Opportunity Office will host a National Disability Employment Month observance at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 in the Tony Bass Auditorium. All personnel and Family members are encouraged to attend.

Alcohol support group

Al-Anon is a support group for Families and friends affected by alcohol use disorders.

The Wiesbaden Al-Anon group meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Clay Chapel Annex, first classroom on the right.

Host Nation Orientation

Army Community Service sponsored Host Nation Orientation is a great way for newcomers to learn about German culture, language, public transportation, and tips about living in our community.  Host Nation Orientation is held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 for more information.

Spanish Story Time

Children up to age 6 are invited to enjoy stories, songs and more in Spanish during Spanish Language Story Time every second Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Wiesbaden Library.

Movie Night

Make new friends and enjoy a free movie at the Warrior Zone on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. No registration is required – first-come, first-served. Call (0611) 143-548-9816 for more information.

EFMP Bowling

Every second Wednesday of the month the Exceptional Family Member Program sponsors a free bowling night for Soldiers, civilians and retirees with Family members who have special needs at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center at 5:30 p.m. This is a good opportunity for children and parents to meet other community members as well as to connect with EFMP and support staff to discover resources that may be available. Call ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 for details.

Play Morning

Play Morning is a play group for children ages 12 months to 3 years that meets Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Bldg. 7780 on Hainerberg. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 for more information.

There’s an artist in everyone

The Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center offers art classes on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Call (0611) 143-548-9838 for details.

Auto Skills can help

The Wiesbaden Automotive Skills Center on the north side of Clay Kaserne offers a wide variety of services including wheel alignment service, tire pressure monitor system repair, a basic maintenance class for spouses and more. Stop by to find out about these services or to work on your own vehicle. Call Call (0611) 143-548-6679.

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 Orientations on Tuesdays starting at 9 a.m. at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center. Learn about German culture, language, public transportation and more. Stop by ACS, Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg or call (0611) 143-548-9201 to sign up.

Guitar and Bass Lessons

Enjoy individual electric and acoustic guitar lessons or electric bass guitar lessons for adults at the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center. Beginners are a specialty. The fundamentals, music reading, music theory and information about the music business are included in the course. Lessons are 30 minutes long and generally available from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Ask about available slots at the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center or call (0611) 143-548-9838.

ACS classes

Army Community Service offers a wealth of free classes throughout the month – everything from Army Family Team Building training to a Resume Seminar, Banking and Checking Accounts to Home Buying. Check out and click on the Calendar link for times and locations.