Lifestyle

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10 tips for Thanksgiving safety

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Family and friends excitedly gather to show their gratitude, ovens are working overtime and savory aromas fill the air.

November 20, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoAdvent calendars help count down the days until Christmas. Children open the first door Dec. 1.

Germans observe Advent traditions

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Advent season begins Nov. 30 and continues for four weeks until Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin verb “advenare,” which means “to arrive” and indicates the coming of Christ.

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Photo by City of KaiserslauternThe Christmas market set up in front of Stiftskirche in Kaiserslautern offers many food specialties, the traditional Glühwein and a merry-go-round for children.

Ring in the holidays at German Christmas markets

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Walking through the center of town, shoppers can tell Christmas is only a few weeks away. Window displays show holiday decorations, and Christmas markets in stores offer anything having to do with the holidays, such as ornaments, Christmas cookies and chocolate Santa Clauses.

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Photo by City of KaiserslauternSunday shoppingStores in Kaiserslautern will be open and offer Sunday shopping from 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 30. The Christmas markets near Stiftskirche, in the Fruchthalle and in Edith-Stein-Haus will be open as well to offer a diversity of Christmas gifts and culinary specialties. Parking is free.

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.

November 20, 2014 ×

Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

November 20, 2014 ×

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.

November 20, 2014 ×
Photos by City of KaiserslauternIce skaters have fun at the ice skating rink in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau.

Kaiserslautern on Ice

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Now is the time for enthusiastic ice skaters to prepare for the opening of the “Kaiserslautern on Ice” season, which starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 21. For the fifth year, a mobile ice skating rink will be set up in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau. The annual ice skating season will run through Feb. 15.

November 13, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoVisitors find handmade items, such as jewelry, at the creative market, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Haus des Bürgers in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

Artists present creative works, show off skills

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A pre-Christmas arts and crafts exhibition will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Ramstein-Miesenbach culture and convention center, Haus des Bürgers.

November 13, 2014 ×
Photo by Stefan LayesPrior to the lantern procession in Ramstein-Miesenbach, a St. Martin’s 
worship service takes place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Catholic church.

Children walk in lantern processions to honor St. Martin

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Nov. 11 not only marks the beginning of the German carnival season but also St. Martin’s Day. On Tuesday, Germans honor the patron of the poor and friend of the children — St. Martin.

November 6, 2014 ×
Courtesy photosThe horse awards ceremony at Quirnbach’s horse market starts at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Quirnbach holds horse market, lottery

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Every second Wednesday in November, the village of Quirnbach holds its traditional horse market. The event will include a horse show with awards, vendors, food specialties, musical entertainment and a raffle.

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