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 one-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 during 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, and 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.
Outdoor Recreation travel schedules for July and August are available. Visit London, Amsterdam, Prague, Venice, Paris, Brussels and much more. Outdoor Recreation has a variety of thrilling excursions for you and your friends or family. For more information on what Army Outdoor Recreation has to offer, contact them at Pulaski Barracks, Bldg. 2905, 493-4117 or 0631-3406-4117 or visit us online at kaiserslautern.armymwr.com.
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.
Comedy Show at Armstrong’s Club: Join Armstrong’s Club for a night of fun and laughter at the Comedy Show on July 29 at 9 p.m. Comedians include: I am prelow, Johnny Hollywood, and Vince D. Doors open at 7 p.m. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Open to ID cardholders and their guests, ages 18 and older. Cover charge: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online via WebTrac, at Armstrong’s Club or at any Java Café in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Join us for the after party downstairs in the pub until 2 a.m. featuring DJ Chilly E.
A Taste of Germany: 5 p.m. every Monday at Castello’s Snack Bar inside of Armstrong’s Club. Indulge in traditional and delicious German meals for $5 per plate. The meals vary each week; menus available at www.kaiserslautern.
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.
Small Tab Tuesdays: 5 to 10 p.m. every Tuesday play a game of pool or pick your favorite jam on the jukebox while enjoying specials.
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.
Little Shop of Horrors: Audition to be a part of the KMC OnStage production of Little Shop of Horrors. Auditions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 21 and 22 at the KMC OnStage Theatre on Kleber Kaserne and are open to all. Those auditioning should be ready to sing a prepared song, learn a short dance piece, and do a cold reading for the director. This production tells the tale of meek flower shop assistant Seymour, who pines for his co-worker Audrey. During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin, to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant. For more information contact KMC OnStage, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232 at 483-6626; 0631-411-6626.
Rocky Horror Picture Show: Calling all 18+ triple-threats! Auditions for the KMC OnStage production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show will be held Aug. 28 at the Ramstein Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. and Aug. 29 at the KMC OnStage theatre on Kleber from 6 to 8 p.m. Those auditioning should be ready to sing a prepared song, learn a short dance piece, and do a cold reading for the director. This story centers on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help. The castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, an apparent mad scientist who actually is an alien transvestite who creates a living muscle man in his laboratory. The couple is seduced separately by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control. For more information contact KMC OnStage, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626.
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, Landstuhl Community Club, Bldg. 3780. For more information and to enroll, call 541-9000 or 0611-143-541-9000.
The Rheinland Pfalz Quilt Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the KMCC multipurpose room (adjacent to food court). The program with guild business, show and tell, and “Free motion quilting … Where to begin,” class will start a t 6 p.m. Anyone, any age and any skill level interested in quilting can join. No pre-registration required. For details, visit http://rheinlandpfalzquiltguild.org/index.html
Ramstein Toastmasers 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 aspirationscan be advanced and enhanced. For more information, visit ramstein.toastmastersclubs.org or www.facebook.com/ramsteintoastmasters.
Classes and training
BRS training: Service members from all branches of service and their spouses can attend Blended Retirement System training offered by the Airman and Family Readiness Center. It is highly recommended that attendees complete the online Opt-In Training prior to attending to have a better understanding of material being presented. Opt-In Training is located on Joint Knowledge Online website and ADLS, Blended Retirement System Opt-In, Course number ZZ133146, under Selected Force. BRS training will be held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Hercules Theater on Ramstein. Sign-up is not required.
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
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today; Aug. 22.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13; Dec. 8
Landstuhl Heaton Auditorium
9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 20
Sembach Tiger Theater
9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 17
Ramstein Hercules Theater
9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 18; Dec. 12
9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 15; Jan. 19, 2018
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.
Oktoberfest Express: On Sept. 16 and 20, let Baumholder Outdoor Recreation be your designated driver to the 184th annual Munich Oktoberfest. In addition to the food, drink and festivities available in the massive beer garden tents, Oktoberfest offers live music, rides, souvenirs, and a great mix of people from all over the world. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a must for any beer-lover, but also deserves a place high on the to-do list for anyone stationed in Germany. Contact Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8167 at 485-7182 or 06783-6-7182.
Comfort Measures and Relaxation for Childbirth takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Army Community Service building on Clinic Kaserne, Bldg. 8747. Take part in this interactive class. Bring a partner or friend, water and wear comfortable clothes. Topics include: massage and acupressure, positions for labor, use of tools such as the birth ball, meditation and focusing techniques, aromatherapy, and hot and cold therapies. Registration required. For more information, contact ACS at 531-2850 or 0611-143-531-2850.
Canoeing Mosel Valley: Canoe down the Mosel River from the town of Kesten to Bern-kastel-Kues, passing steeply sloped vineyards and quaint castles as we make our way downstream. After we get off the river we will make a stop at a local winery for some wine tasting. The shops and stores in Bernkastel-Kues will be open. Children may attend but must be at least 5 years old and able to swim on their own. Upcoming trip dates are Aug 6, Sept 10. For more information or to register for this trip, please contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8167 at 485-7182 or