Community Notes — September 1, 2016


PWOC Fall kick off
The Wiesbaden Protestant Women of the Chapel will kick off their Fall semester of studies starting Sept. 13. Renew your mind with God’s Word, meet new friends, enjoy fellowship, food, praise, worship and Bible studies with the PWOC every Tuesday at the Clay Kaserne Chapel. Morning studies are from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and eve­nings 6 to 7:30 pm. Contact infowiesbadenpwoc@gmail. com. Watchcare available for morning studies.

Play in the playground
The New Parent Support Program hosts play dates for families with preschoolers at alternating locations during the summer months. Parents are invited to socialize with other parents while their children play. The last playdates this summer are Sept. 9 and 23 at Hainerberg Housing, Californiastrasse behind Bldg. 7741. For more information call civ (0611) 143-548-9201.

Back to Hogwarts
Calling all Harry Potter fans, wizards and Muggles. Celebrate the first days back to school at the Wiesbaden Li­brary with a free “Harry Potter, Back to Hogwarts” event Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. It’ll feature sto­ries, crafts and a Harry Potter trivia contest. No registration is necessary — just stop by and enjoy the fun.


Preschool story time
The Wiesbaden Library hosts story time in the children’s section every Thursday start­ing Sept. 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. Children up to age 6 can enjoy stories, sing songs and make crafts while their parents pick up literary tips.

Put it on canvas
Enjoy creating art while sipping the beverage of your choice at the Wiesbaden Enter­tainment Center Lounge, Sept. 2 or 16 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $45 including all painting supplies. Food and drink can be purchased separately at the lounge. Reserve a space by call­ing Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts at civ (0611) 143-548-9838.

Rob Lake magic show
Illusionist and magician Rob Lake will perform a free show Sept. 26 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Hanger 1069 on Clay Kaserne. Lake is known for his original grand illusions and elaborate theatrical and interac­tive performances. Doors will open one hour before the event. Call civ (0611) 143-548-9807 for more information.

Wandering club event
Everyone is invited to par­ticipate in the 3rd Annual Volks­march hosted by the Wiesbaden International Wandering Club, Oct. 1 and 2. The event starts at Burgerhaus Delkenheim (Munchener strasse 2, 65205 Wiesbaden-Delkenheim). Par­ticipants can choose from 5K, 12K and 20K distances. Start times are 7:30 a.m.to 1 p.m. for the 5K and 12K; and 7:30 a.m. to noon for the 20K. The 5K and 12K are stroller friendly. Visit www.wiwc-volksmarching.de; or www.facebook.com/WiesbadenVolksmarching for more information, or email wi­wcvolksmarching@gmail.com.

Welcome to Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden Army Com­munity Service conducts Host Nation Orientations every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting at the Wiesbaden Enter­tainment Center on Hainerberg. Newcomers are invited to learn more about German culture, language, public transporta­tion and get tips on living in Germany. Call civ (0611) 143- 548-9201 for more information.

Dining in Germany
Visit a different German restaurant every month as part of the Army Community Service Relocation Readiness “Mahlzeit Mit Frau Irmgard” program. Participants can practice using public transpor­tation and ask questions about local food, drink and dining practices. The next dining and learning opportunity is coming soon. Call ACS at civ (0611) 143-548- 9201 to reserve a seat.

AFAP seeking issues
Let your voice be heard through the annual Wiesbaden Army Family Action Plan. Is­sues of concern for the Oct. 13 conference are being accepted now at the Wiesbaden Family and MWR website at http://wiesbaden.armymwr.com/eu­rope/wiesbaden/wiesbaden-events/army-family-action-plan. Call Army Community Service at civ (0611) 143-548- 9201 for details.

UMUC Spouse Scholarship
UMUC Europe is offering a $2,000 Spouse of Service member (SOS) Scholarship to help military spouses fund their education. Both new and current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. It can be applied towards UMUC tuition or refunded to help pay for other educational expenses. Details at www.europe.umuc. edu/sos. Contact the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden UMUC Europe program coordinator at civ (0611) 143-548-1316 or email wiesbaden-europe@umuc.edu.

Learn German
Are you looking for an inexpensive and effective way to learn German? The USO is offering a German Level I extended language course from Sept. 27 to Nov. 10. Classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday at the Wiesbaden Cot­tage from 6 to 8 p.m. and cost $120 per person. No previous experience necessary. Army Community Services offers free conversation-based classes at ACS. Increase your language skills and attend every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For additional German language learning resources go to www.herald-union.com/resources-abound-for-learning-german/.

NAF Excess Property
Pick up bargains on a va­riety of excess Non Appropri­ated Funds property including everything from bar stools to children cabinets, dishes and utensils to computer work sta­tions — all at great prices. The sale takes place Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Hangar 1193 on the North Side of Clay Kaserne. For more information call civ (0611) 143-548-9130.