Community notes – September, 2018


Blood drive
Donate blood at the ASBP Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Fitness Center. Walk-ins are welcome, or make an appointment at www.militarydonor.com or by calling the Wiesbaden Red Cross office at (0611)143-548-1760.


Fire prevention
The Wiesbaden Fire Department will host a fire prevention event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in front of the Exchange on Hainerberg. Children will have the chance to climb on a fire truck, pick up goodies and meet Sparky.


Hispanic Heritage Month event
Enjoy foods and entertainment from around Latin America at the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. Volunteers are needed to make the event a success. Sign up to bring a dish: www.signupgenius.com/go/
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Combined Federal Campaign
The Combined Federal Campaign will kick off with its annual chili cookoff from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Tony Bass Gym. Donate to the charity of your choice at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome.


CMA Songwriters Series
Army Entertainment and MWR present the Country Music Association Songwriters Series live at the Vault Club and Casino on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Enjoy four songwriters — direct from Nashville — performing their songs and telling the stories behind the songs. Featured artists include Ashley Campbell, Chris DeStefano, Drake White and Charlie Worsham. The event is free.


Oktoberfest open house
Join the Army Education Center, Central Texas College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the University of Oklahoma, University of Maryland University College-Europe, the VA, and the National Testing Center for their fourth annual Oktoberfest open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 outside Bldg. 1023W. There will be music, fun, free pretzels and an AAFES food truck will have items available for purchase. Everyone will be dressed in their German best.


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.


Library Grand Reopening
Join the staff of the Wiesbaden Library in celebrating the Grand Reopening of the facility on Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m.


One Act Play Festival
U.S. Army IMCOM-Europe Entertainment and KMC Onstage in Kaiserslautern will host the 2018 One Act Play Festival and Theater Skills Workshops Oct. 5 to 7. Visit https://global.armymwr.com/ArmyEuropeEntertainment/2018-one-act-play-festival-theatre-skills-workshops-1 for Details.
Wiesbaden walking tour
Army Community Service will host a walking tour of Wiesbaden from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 10. While the tour is free, participants are advised to bring euros for public transportation, shopping and dining. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.


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


Right Arm Night
The Vault Club and Casino will host Right Arm Night on Oct. 19 starting at 6 p.m. with a darts tournament, complimentary food (chicken wings) and drink specials. Call (0611) 143-548-9410 for more information.


Gift wrap volunteers
Volunteer groups can show their holiday spirit and raise money this season by partnering with the Exchange during its annual community gift-wrap program. Interested organizations can contact the Exchange at (0611)7238-6104 for more information.


Spouse orientation
The Spouse Orientation Program, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at Army Community Service, is a spouse-specific briefing aimed at exposing spouses to the benefits, programs, opportunities and resources offered in and around U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. Get information and answers from the subject matter experts. Contact ACS at (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.


Canvas and Corkscrews
Join fellow artists and potential artists in a relaxed setting during Canvas and Corkscrews at the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center on Oct. 19 starting at 6 p.m. Get tips from the instructor and sip the beverage of your choice while painting and socializing. Sign up at the Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Center.


Successful Money Management
Join this free Army Community Service class on Oct. 11 from 1 to 2:15 p.m. to learn how to stick to a budget and establish a better understanding of personal spending habits. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to register.


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.


German classes
Increase your language skills during Army Community Service’s free German language classes Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sign up at ACS, Bldg. 7790 on Hainerberg, or call (0611) 143-548-9201.


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.


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. Topics covered are quality of life, recreation opportunities and community service opportunities. Meetings take place at 3 p.m. on Oct. 3 and 17 at the Warrior Zone. Call (0611) 143-548-9816 for details.


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.


Positive parenting
Strengthen your relationship with your child by learning how to make sense of his or her behavior during Army Community Service’s free Positive Parenting Class on Oct. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn how to better recognize your child’s needs and to be present with him or her during the best and toughest times. Call (0611) 143-548-9201 to reserve a space in the class.


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.