Holiday Bazaar: From today to Sunday, head to the Holiday Bazaar for all of your shopping needs! Vendors from all over Europe will showcase jewelry, furniture and home decor, rugs, cuckoo and grandfather clocks, wine, cheese and Belgian chocolate, holiday ornaments and decorations, Polish Pottery — the list goes on! You won’t want to miss this perfect opportunity to find unique, European gifts for friends, family or yourself. Santa will also be at the Bazaar, so bring your own camera if you’d like to capture a photo with Saint Nick! Open to U.S. ID cardholders. Dollars, Euros, credit cards and debit cards accepted. Stroller-friendly and great for the entire family! Held at the Special Events Center on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 237, Opelkreisel 11, Kaiserslautern 67663. Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Directions: From A6, take Kaiserslautern West exit, follow Opel/IKEA signs, exit round-about at Rhine Ordnance Barracks and follow event signs. For more information along with a list of vendors, visit www.kaiserslautern.armymwr.com.
Guided tours of the Abbey Church in Otterberg, in German, will be offered the first Sunday of each month. Interested participants will meet at 2:30 p.m. at the main entrance of the church. The hour-long tour costs €3.
The old smithy in Otterberg, Kirchstrasse, will be open to the public at 4 p.m. every first Saturday of the month. Admission is free.
The museum in Otterberg, which is located in the tourist information office, Hauptstrasse 54, is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.
The Rheinland Pfalz International Choir will perform the Brahms Requiem Nov. 26 in the Fruchthalle, a Choralforum Concert Dec. 3 in the Marienkirche, and the USAFE Band Christmas Concert Dec. 8 in the Fruchthalle. For more information visit www.sing-rpic.de/about choir-en-html.
Seussical: If you love Dr. Seuss, you’ll love this fantastical family musical that is based on his books, including favorites like “Horton Hears a Who!”, “Horton Hatches the Egg” and “Miss Gertrude McFuzz.” Evening performance dates are Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16, and Jan. 5, 6,12 and 13 at 7 p.m. Sundays matinees offered Dec.10 and 17 and Jan 7 and 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $15 for adults and $7 to $12 for children and seniors, depending on seat selection. Tickets are available at KMC Onstage, online through WebTrac and at all Kaiserslautern Java Cafe locations. For more information, contact KMC Onstage, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, at
483-6626 or 0631-411-6626.
Armstrong’s Club Events
Armstrong’s Club is located in Bldg. 1036 on Vogelweh Family Housing. Call 0631-3406-3993 for details. Unless otherwise stated, events have no cover charge and are open to all ID cardholders and their guests, 18 and over.
New Year’s Eve Party: On Dec. 31, celebrate the New Year at Armstrong’s Club! Evening will include a live DJ, party favors, appetizers and champagne! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Armstrong’s Club, any of the Java Cafe locations or on WebTrac. Sponsored by Heineken — Sponsorship does not imply federal endorsement. Please drink responsibly.
Thanksgiving Brunch: Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends at Armstrong’s Club. An unforgettable feast will be held on Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy traditional roast turkey, seafood, salads, side dishes and desserts, and let someone else do the cooking. Open seating; make reservations for groups of six or more. Cost is $21.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 5 to 16 and free for children ages 4 and under.
Ugly Sweater Party: On Dec. 23, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., celebrate the holidays at Armstrong’s Club in your ugliest sweater for a chance to win some cash. A $150 cash prize will be awarded to the most spectacular sweater. Dance the night away to a live DJ mixing the best music of the holidays with popular hits. Enjoy holiday drink specials, with other food and beverages available for purchase.
A Taste of Germany: 5 p.m. every Monday at Castello’s Snack Bar inside Armstrong’s Club. Indulge in traditional and delicious German meals for $5 per plate. The meals vary each week; menus are available at www.kaiserslautern.armymwr.com.
Women and Wine: 6 to 10 p.m. the first and third Monday of every month. This get together allows women to make friends and form a social network in a fun environment. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Trivia Wednesdays: 7 to 10 p.m. every Wednesday.
Karaoke Fridays: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday. Show off your singing skills and socialize in a fun environment.
Latin Saturdays: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. every first and third Saturday of the month.
Kazabra Club Events
Kazabra Club is located in Bldg. 2057 on Vogelweh. Call 489-7261 or 0631-636-7261 for details. Unless otherwise stated, events have no cover charge and are open to all ID cardholders and their guests, 18 and over.
Texas Hold’em and Game Night: 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday. Buy-in is $25. Register and buy in by 7 p.m. Other games available for play include dominoes, cornhole and table pong.
Country Night: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturdays. There is a $5 cover charge.
Country and Western Dance Classes:
7:30 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. No cover charge.
Sunday Bingo: 3 p.m. every Sunday. Doors open at 1 p.m. Bingo packs start at $30. Prizes will be based upon participation. Play the progressive game for a chance to win up to $5,000.
Single Parent Support Group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month. Join Family Advocacy Program for this educational class to examine services and tools that will aid in successful parenting. Feel free to bring a lunch. Class meets at Halftime Sports Bar in Landstuhl Community Club, Bldg. 3780. For more information and to enroll, call 541-9000 or 0611-143-541-9000.
The Ramstein Chapel is accepting bids for a Ramstein Gospel Service Coordinator today through Nov. 20. The contractor shall provide all personnel, labor, materials and transportation to provide nonpersonal service in support of the Ramstein Gospel Service as located in the KMC. The contractor shall serve the administrative needs of the gospel service as related to by the Statement of Work. Documented evidence of the following is preferred but not required: a bachelor’s degree in business administration or information management; possess a minimum of 2 years of leadership experience, preferably in management or administration; and be fluent in reading, writing and speaking English in order to perform all responsibilities outlined in the Statement of Work. Bidder is subject to criminal history background checks and must complete a Child Care National Agency Check and Inquiries and Installation Records Check. The request for proposal and bid package can be picked up from the North Chapel on weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. Packages must be returned no later than noon Nov. 20. Interviews will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in the North Chapel. The contract will be awarded based on best value to the government. For more information, contact the contracting officer at 480-6148 or
The state initiative “Welcome to Rheinland-Pfalz!” will host its next monthly German-American Stammtisch 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Paradox restaurant in Ramstein-Miesenbach. The Stammtisch aims at facilitating the local German-American exchange and provides a recurring forum for Americans and locals to meet and get to know each other. The meeting is family friendly. For details, contact email@example.com or call 0631-3661017.
Rheinland Pfalz Quilt Guild will meet for its monthly guild meeting Nov. 29 in the KMCC multipurpose room, adjacent to food court. Social time will be at 5:30 p.m.; the program with guild business, show and tell and “Fake it, Make it, Bake it” will start at 6 p.m. Anyone and any skill level interested in quilting are welcome. No pre-registration is required. For details, visit http://rheinlandpfalzquiltguild.org/index.html
Ramstein Toastmasters will meet every first, second and third Tuesday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. at the Ramstein South Chapel, Bldg. 2403. Individuals who want to develop their public speaking skills, are welcome to visit the meetings free of charge. Participants can prepare for board interviews, promotional ceremonies or leadership roles. Public speaking skills or aspirations can be advanced and enhanced. For additional information, visit www.ramstein.toastmastersclubs.org or
Classes and training
Advanced BRS training: The Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System will offer advanced BRS training for service members from all branches of service and their spouses at the following locations, dates and times:
Baumholder Wagon Wheel Theater
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8
Sembach Tiger Theater
9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 17
Ramstein Hercules Theater
9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 12
9 to 11 a.m. Jan. 19
Attendees should complete the online Opt-In Training prior to attending this workshop. For details, call Army Community Service at 531-2850 or 0611-531-2850 or stop by the ACS office, Bldg. 8746 on Clinic Kaserne in Baumholder; or call 541-9000 or 0611-143-541-9000, or stop by the ACS office on Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3210.
Breakfast with Santa at Strikers Bowling Center: On Dec. 9, Santa makes an appearance at Strikers Bowling Center on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8150, to host a breakfast for community members young and old. From
10 a.m. to noon., enjoy pancakes, bacon, fruit and eggs while getting a chance to communicate those last minute holiday wishes! No registration required, but this event draws a crowd, so it is best to arrive early. For more information, call
531-2833 or 0611-143-531-2833.
Java Cafe 10th Birthday: Dec. 13 is 10 years to the day from the grand opening of our beloved Baumholder Java Cafe on Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8661. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us for a fun-filled birthday party celebrating our first decade of service to the Baumholder Military Community. This event will feature cake, samples, small bites and giveaways. For more information, call 531-2898; 0611-143-531-2898.
Christmas Ski and Snowboard Weekend in Austria: Dec. 22 to 26, participate in a Baumholder Outdoor Recreation Holiday Tradition! Every year we enjoy our Christmas weekend in Kaprun and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, and you are invited! Virtually guaranteed to have fresh powder at the higher elevations, and likely to have top to bottom snow, Kaprun’s Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is a pre-season paradise for skiers and riders of all levels. You will enjoy a total of three ski days! Trip includes round trip transportation, 4 nights lodging, holiday dinner, ski or snowboard rental, and free lessons. This trip is only $425 per person and sells out every year. Sign up today to reserve your space on this new and improved, yet totally traditional Christmas weekend. For more information contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 485-7182; 06783-6-7182.
New Year’s Ski and Snowboard Weekend in Austria: Dec. 29 to Jan. 2, participate in a Baumholder Outdoor Recreation Holiday Tradition! Every year we ring in the New Year in Kaprun and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, and you are invited! Virtually guaranteed to have fresh powder at the higher elevations, and likely to have top to bottom snow, Kaprun’s Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is a pre-season paradise for skiers and riders of all levels. You will enjoy a total of three ski days! Trip includes round trip transportation, 4 nights lodging, holiday dinner, ski or snowboard rental, and free lessons. This trip is only $425 per person and sells out every year. Start 2018 happy and active! For more information contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 485-7182; 06783-6-7182..