Community Events: April 16, 2021

Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event.

Escape from Lockdown Bazaar: The bazaar is back with vendors from across Europe!

If you miss shopping for all the great items that Europe has to offer, or just need to get out of the house, we have the solution! Shop the Escape from Lockdown Bazaar, May 14-16, and take advantage of this safe and convenient tax-free shopping experience for eligible patrons. Conveniently located at the Pulaski Motor Pool, Bldg. 2902 (right above the Pulaski Park), 2 large outdoor tents and 3 buildings filled with great items await you and your family! There will be a multitude of vendors offering everything from pottery, antiques, wine, cheese, jewelry, and so much more. Health and safety mitigations will be in place and enforced. All prices are in U.S. Dollars, with Euros, debit and credit cards accepted. Open to U.S. I.D. cardholders only. Strollers are welcome inside the two large tents, and stroller parking will be available while you shop inside the three buildings. Hours of shopping are as follows: May 14-15 (Fri & Sat), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and May 16 (Sun), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, visit or contact 541-9106, 0611-143-541-9106.

Mother’s Day Lunch to go at the Rheinlander

Treat the special mom(s) in your life with an elegant Mother’s Day lunch that doesn’t require any clean-up! This Mother’s Day, May 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. satisfy your taste buds with a delicious meal to go featuring: Wild garlic cream soup, homemade bread rolls, chicken breast fillet with a curry fruit sauce, basmati rice, house salad with yogurt dressing and to top it all off, a fruit quark for dessert! Servings include single ($25), four ($95) or six ($140) people. Preorder is required by May 8 on Webtrac. For more information, contact Rheinlander Convention Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8085, 531-2888, 0611-143-531-2888.

Mother’s Day Lunch to go at Armstrong’s Club

Treat the special mom(s) in your life with an elegant Mother’s Day lunch that doesn’t require any clean-up! This Mother’s Day, May 9 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. satisfy your taste-buds with a delicious meal to-go featuring starters of smoked salmon with dill mustard sauce and horseradish, anti-pasta vegetables, ham and melon. Entrees include chicken breast fillet with mushroom crème sauce and rosemary potatoes with honey glazed carrots, two beef rouladen in red wine sauce with broccoli atop of hollandaise sauce and tagliatelle noodles. Top it all off with dessert featuring succulent semolina pudding with wild berry sauce and two brownie cakes! Servings include portions for two ($40) or six ($100) people. For more information, contact Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036, 541-9114, 0611-143-541-9114/9115.

Aquatic Center reopening soon for active duty only!

Lap swimming is available for active duty members as the Baumholder Aquatic Center reopened on Apr. 13! They are implementing their new hours of operation: Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30-8:30 a.m. (Unit PT and lap swim) and 2:30-7 p.m. (Recreational swim and lap swim). Wednesday 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Unit PT/Trainings & lap swim). Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Recreation swim & lap swim). Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Recreation swim & lap swim). Health and safety mitigation will be in place including a maximum capacity of 25 patrons (15 in the water and 10 on the pool deck). For more information, contact the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2901, 0611-143-531-2901/2904.

Fitness centers now have extended hours

Active duty members can now take advantage of the extended hours of operation at the Sembach, Kleber, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Landstuhl, Hall of Champions and Mountaineer Fitness Centers with their doors now being open Mon-Fri: 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and federal & training holidays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Please go to or for more details.

Spring Vehicle Safety Day

Head over to the Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, May 14 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. where they are offering a FREE automotive inspection for their Spring Vehicle Safety Day! Pull up for a bumper-to-bumper vehicle checkup by a professional mechanic with no cost to you. This service is open to Soldiers, family members, and civilians with a Military ID card and a USAREUR registered vehicle. For more information, contact Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 493-4167, 0631-3406-4167.

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month, observed each April, is a campaign that aims to increase awareness about the causes and risk factors for sexual assault and empowers individuals to take steps to prevent it in their communities. Army Community Service and the SHARP Program are teaming up with the USAG-RP Libraries to raise awareness about sexual violence. This month, each library will have a special collection of books on display that addresses rape culture, management of trauma, prevention and intervention within various demographics. Let’s all get on the same page! For more information contact the SHARP Program, Landstuhl Bldg. 3820, 541-9029, 0611-143-541-9029.

Arts & Crafts reopening

If you’re feeling crafty, head over and grab some art supplies from Arts & Crafts Too as they are now open! Next time you pick up your mail or have a VAT appointment, stop in and see what they are offering! Arts & Crafts Too is open Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sat, Sun, training and federal holidays. For more information contact Arts & Crafts Too, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8661, 531-2849, 0611-143-531-2849

UTAP Services Available

Service with the Kleber and Baumholder UTAP offices is now available Mon-Fri. Please note, no more than three customers are allowed in the Baumholder office at a time and only one at a time at the Kleber Location. UTAP in-briefs require an appointment and are limited to five customers. For more information, contact the Baumholder UTAP Office, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8661, 531-2896, 0611-143-531-2896 or the  Kleber UTAP Office, Kleber Kaserne Bldg. 3245, 541-9086 / 9091, 0611-143-541-9086 / 9091.

USAG Rheinland Pfalz Automotive Skills Centers by appointment only

Take advantage of the Automotive Skills Centers in your area. Car Wash operation is also open and staff will be disinfecting wands and vacuum cleaners several times a day for your safety. Automotive Skills Centers are open with each bay limited to one customer at a time. Current hours of operation are: Baumholder, Tue-Sat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Landstuhl, Mon-Sat from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Pulaski, Mon-Sun from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  For more information or to make an appointment, contact Landstuhl Automotive Skills Center, Wilson Bks., Bldg. 3800, 06371-493-1628, Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 0631-350-2323 or Baumholder Automotive Skills Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8438, 531-2949, 0611-143-531-2949.

Pulaski Automotive Skills Center Speedy Lube now open on Saturdays by appointment only

Does it feel like you don’t have enough time in the week to get all your to-dos done? Now open Saturdays, the Speedy Lube on Pulaski is making it even easier to get your vehicle’s services done! Perfect for the changing seasons, get your oil and tires changed. For more information, contact Pulaski Automotive Skills Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2859, 493-4167, 0631-3406-4167.

Baumholder SKIESUnlimited registration open

Extracurricular activities for youth can not only boost academic performance, but also improve social skills, time management, and confidence. Baumholder SKIESUnlimited offers a wide range of programs for children ranging in age from 2 years old to 18. Get your child active with soccer clinics and camps, Kuk Sool Won, piano and drum lessons, gymnastics or swim lessons by contacting Baumholder Parent Central Service, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8876, 531-3440, 0611-143-531-5440.

Baumholder Spring sports registration now open

Don’t miss your opportunity to get your child outside and active with Spring sports. The 2021 season offers skills camps for soccer (ages 5-14), archery (ages 9-15), golf (ages 5-15), cross country (ages 8-15), and baseball (ages 5-8). Register by appointment only, by phone or Webtrac. Cost is $45 per sport. For more information, contact Baumholder Youth Services, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8846, 531-3440, 0611-143-531-3440.

Shooting range now open

Take advantage of Baumholder Outdoor Recreation’s hidden gem, the Shooting and Archery Range Thu-Mon 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tue & Wed). For more information, contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 531-2841, 0611-143-531-2841.

SKIES virtual classes now available

Are you and your youth missing the enrichment and routine of extracurricular activities? SKIESUnlimited offers virtual classes by request all from the safety and comfort of your own home. Contact SKIESUnlimited at 486-5412/ 8991, or 49 06371-86-5412/ 8991.

Virtual beer tasting

Don’t let being homebound get you down! Register today to discover Rheinland-Pfalz’s largest joint brewery, Parkbräu and Bellheimer, with Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation’s Virtual Beer Tasting being hosted Apr. 24 at 7 p.m. Introduce yourself to the flavors of the Pfalz with up to 12 different local styles with snacks while learning the unique details, history and tradition of one of our hometown breweries. Register before registration closes on Apr. 16. For more information and to register, contact Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2905, 493-4117, 0631-3406-4117.

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Library now open to the public

All programming and activities will remain virtual but the Kleber, Landstuhl and Baumholder Libraries are now open to the public. Patrons are required to wear facemasks, sign in and sanitize their hands upon entry. Capacity is limited due to COVID mitigation policies. Computer usage will also be allowed. Patrons are also still able to place their request online for curbside pickup as well. For more information, go to or

Blended Learning Lifeguard course

Become a certified lifeguard with the Blended Learning Lifeguard Course at the Aquatic Center. Becoming a lifeguard has never been easier with your classroom training now online. Get it done anywhere and when it works best for you! Finish off your certification in the pool once your online coursework is completed. Must be 16 years of age or older and pass the swim prerequisites of a 300-meter continuous swim, two minutes treading water with no hands, and a timed swim with a 10-pound weight. Courses will be offered starting Mar. 23 and Aug. 24. For more information and to register, contact the Aquatic Center, Wetzel Kaserne, Bldg. 8897, 531-2904, 06311-143-2904.

BOSS President wanted in Kaiserslautern

Are you a single service member looking for ways to get more involved in the community? BOSS, or Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, in the Kaiserslautern community is looking for a new president! The BOSS program represents the voice of the single Soldier by advocating for quality issues on the installation, in the barracks, recreation, leisure and beyond. If you are in the Kaiserslautern commuting area and are interested in learning more or applying to become the next BOSS president, please contact Tucker Wakefield at 0611-143-541-9058.