Dog Jog: The next Family and MWR Sports & Fitness fun run is all about the dogs of our military community, and the humans who love them. On Aug. 25, bring your furry family member to the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Special Event Center. Registration is open from 8 to 9 a.m., and the run will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dogs must be on a leash and friendly. Registration is $7 for adults, free for children and fur children. The first 100 registrants receive a free t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the top finishers in three categories of dog (small, medium, and large) and will receive a dog appropriate prize. This event is stroller friendly. Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 237.
Family and MWR Community Expo: Summer Block Party: On Aug. 9, spend your lunch hour with your friends at the Family and MWR Community Expo. There will be a live DJ performance and lunch will be provided by the USO. Enjoy giveaways and the chance to win a dozen great prizes, including the grand prize of $1,000 in European Travel through Army Outdoor Recreation. Speak with local representatives from throughout the community, and learn about Family & MWR services and programs. This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and become acquainted with the local area. This event is geared toward newcomers, but all are welcome. Pulaski Park, Vogelweh, Im Haderwald 19. from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Kazabra PCS Marketplace: Whether you love finding a good deal, need to declutter, or have crafts you’d like to showcase, the PCS Marketplace is the place to be. Join us on Aug. 18 for the first-ever indoor flea market at Kazabra Club. Vendor spaces include 2 tables and 4 drink tickets for just $30. Setup for the event is 7:30 to 9 a.m. Shoppers are welcome at 9 a.m. Kazabra Club, Vogelweh, Bldg. 2057, 489-7261; 0631-536-7261.
Family Bingo-Dinosaur Edition: On Sept. 15, bring the family to Kazabra Club for Family Bingo-Dinosaur Edition. Play for your chance to win prizes, cash, or a family trip. Doors open at 12 p.m., games begin at 1 p.m. $10 per card set. Buy 5 cards and get 1 free. Don’t forget to wear you Kazabra Club shirt for a free card pack. All ages are welcome. Food and drinks available for purchase. Vogelweh, Bldg. 2057, 489-7261; 0631-536-7261.
Family Bingo-Halloween Monster Bash Edition: Celebrate Halloween early with Kazabra’s Monster Bash Family Bingo on Oct. 13 on Oct. 20. Come dressed in your costume. Enjoy Halloween themed food and beverages that are available for purchase. Win a trip, cash, or Halloween prizes. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 12 p.m., Game starts at 1 p.m. $10 per card pack. Buy 5 regular cards and get the 6th free. Wear your Kazabra Club shirt for a free pack of cards. Kazabra Club, Vogelweh, Bldg. 2057, 489-7261; 0631-536-7261.
Get Nabbed by BOSS: Do you dare? Turn over your weekend plans to Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, and we take you on a complimentary day trip to a secret culturally-significant destination. These destinations will all be within Germany, so no passport is required. Bring some Euro for lunch and other expenses. The dates are Aug. 25, and Sept. 15. This trip returns back to Baumholder the same day. To find out where we’re going, contact the Warrior Zone, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8112. 531-2914; 0611-143-531-2914.
Baumholder Indoor Flea Market and Craft Fair: On Aug. 18, clean out your closet and sell your treasures at the Baumholder Indoor Flea Market and Craft Fair. This is a great opportunity to clear some space or prepare for an upcoming PCS move. If you are new to the community, you might find something you need for your new home. If you sell handcrafted wares, bring them to share. Let the community support your local business. Sell or purchase items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hall of Champions Fitness Center, Bldg. 8105. Table rentals will be $15 each and must be reserved in advance through the Arts and Crafts Center, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8104. 531-2895; 611-143-531-2895.
“Sew & Tell” Classes: For a limited time, Baumholder Arts & Crafts Center is offering sewing classes. This is a unique opportunity to learn sewing techniques that can save you money and make your home more sustainable. Lisa will teach you to create fantastic eco-friendly household items that can be re-used time and time again and made with your favorite fabric and personal touch. Two separate classes will be offered per item. Friday classes are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday classes are 1 to 3 p.m. Items and dates are as follows: Aug. 18 & 31- Envelope Pillows, Sept. 14 & 15 – Pumpkins, Oct. 12 & 13 – Tooth Fairy Pillows, Nov. 2 & 3 – Stockings, Dec. 7 & 8 – Passport Holders. These are adult-only classes and must be signed up for in advance through the Arts and Crafts Center, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8104. 531-2895; 611-143-531-2895.
9/11 Commemorative Run: On Sep. 7 at 9 a.m., join Baumholder Sports and Fitness to commemorate the tragic events of 9/11 and honor the lives lost by uniting as a community for a 5k walk/run. Even in mourning, we are stronger together. Patriotic attire is encouraged. Registration begins at 8 a.m. the day of the race. No cost to participate. Hall of Champions Fitness Center, Smith Bks. Bldg. 8105.
Zombie 5k Fun Run: Run for your lives! Zombies have infested Smith Barracks and at 9 a.m. on Oct. 26, they’re coming for you on the Baumholder Sports and Fitness 5k fun run course. Come in your Halloween costume or dress as a zombie so that they think you’re one of them! Registration opens at 8 a.m. the day of the race. Race begins and ends at Hall of Champions Fitness Center. No cost to participate. To volunteer as a zombie, contact the Warrior Zone, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8106. 531-2914; 0611-143-531-2914.