Lifestyle

Zakk Wylde, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and pianist for the Black Label Society, signs a guitar for an Airman. Wylde, a former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and the band put on a free concert for Team Ramstein with the help of the USO.

Black Label Society rocks out with Ramstein

Photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller

 

March 26, 2015 ×
Courtesy photoThe marching band Brass Appeal from Berlin will entertain visitors during the opening ceremony Saturday.

Gartenschau highlights four seasons

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Kaiserslautern Gartenschau, also known as dinosaur park, will re-open for the new season Saturday through Oct. 31, highlighting the motto, “The four seasons.”

March 26, 2015 ×
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Germans observe Easter traditions

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Easter holidays are just around the corner. In Germany, Easter week begins with Holy Thursday, which Germans call “Gründonnerstag,” or green Thursday. The word “green” is not associated with the color, but rather with the old German verb “grienen,” meaning to bemoan. Some people still recognize Holy Thursday traditions by eating green vegetables that day, preferably spinach.

March 26, 2015 ×

Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

March 26, 2015 ×

Mark Your Calendar – events in the KMC

Event calendar for Kaiserslautern Military Community on base events, updated weekly, covering Ramstein, Kaiserslautern (Kleber Kaserne and Vogelweh), Landstuhl and Baumholder.

March 26, 2015 ×
Courtesy photoThe ceramics market in Homburg offers a variety of everyday items such as dishes.

Homburg holds ceramics market

Courtesy of Saarpfalz-Touristik

Right in time for Easter, more than 100 artisans from all over Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will present their diversity of ceramic works from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the 17th annual Homburg Ceramics Market in the center of Homburg. Both Saarpfalz-Touristik and Homburg City Marketing organizers hope to lure thousands of visitors from the whole region.

March 19, 2015 ×
Courtesy photoThe Easter market in Sankt Wendel lures visitors with many attractions.

Sankt Wendel offers attractions at Easter market

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The city of Sankt Wendel, located in the state of Saarland, will hold its annual Easter market today through Sunday.

March 19, 2015 ×
Courtesy photoFountain fest, shopping in NeustadtThe Marktplatz, with its fountain in Neustadt along the German Wine Street, will set the stage for a fountain fest 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. A local foundation will serve wine and broetchen to raise money for the historical renovation and the lighting of the fountain. The slow-food gourmet market will begin at noon. Culinary specialities will include wild ham, wild salmon, olive oil, musician’s bread, vegetarian wurst, handmade pralines, jellies, spices and Italian delicacies. Stores open from 1 to 6 p.m. in the center. In the “Weinstrassenzentrum” business park, several companies and local car dealers will present novelties. A free bus shuttle takes customers from the train station bus stop to the business park every 10 minutes.

Was ist los? – events around the KMC

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby. Dates are subject to change.

March 19, 2015 ×
Courtesy photoA primrose pyramid can be found at the spring market in the Kaiserslatuern’s city center at the annual event, Lautern bursts into bloom.

Spring market, car exhibition lures visitors

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On Saturday and Sunday, Kaiserslautern’s advertising association, Kaiser in Lautern, will offer a spring market combined with a car exhibition and Sunday shopping. The city of Kaiserslautern is co-sponsoring the event as a way to say goodbye to winter and promote local businesses.

March 12, 2015 ×
Courtesy photosThe annual Easter market in Niederkirchen offers a variety of Easter items and decorations in the local community hall.

Easter market offers arts, crafts, food, wines

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Association for the Advancement of German-French Partnership will sponsor its 21st annual Easter market from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Niederkirchen’s Westpfalzhalle. Volunteers helped to decorate the community hall with colorful flowers and Easter decorations to lure a lot of visitors from all over.

March 12, 2015 ×