Mark Your Calendar — November 2, 2018


Attention retirees: The Next KMC Retiree Luncheon will be on Nov. 14, at the KMCC Food Court Activity Room, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The next “Workshop – What a Surviving Spouse/Family Member Needs to Know” will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 starting at 10 a.m., on Ramstein Air Base, Building 306A (HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA Conference Center).
If you wish to attend either of these events, please contact the 86th AW Retiree Activities Offices at, 480-5486, or 06371-47-5486.

Retire in Germany briefing: The next “Retire In Germany” briefing will be on Friday, Nov. 16 starting at 1 p.m., on Ramstein Air Base, Building 2120, Room 107. If you wish to attend please contact the 86 AW Retiree Activities Office at, 480-5486, or 06371-47-5486.

Mamma Mia auditions: Warm the German winter with a breezy musical that lightens your heart and puts a song on your lips.  Take your neighbors on a journey to the Greek Isles for a wedding hijacked by a quest for paternity, and a quest for paternity that turns into a second chance at love. We are seeking: Musicians, Performers, Crew. Show dates: February 8 to 10, 15 to 17, and 22 to 24. Auditions will include a 1 minute prepared song (bring backing track), a choreography lesson, and a cold reading. Auditions will be Nov. 26 & 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.  You may attend either day of auditions, located at the KMC OnStage Theater. Adults and 13+ welcome. Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, 483-6626; 0631-411-6626.

All Winter White Party: Winter is here and Armstrong’s is ready to party!  Celebrate the All Winter White Party by dressing to impress all in white on Dec. 8. DJ Cutty Tha Creator will be playing all genres of music rocking the party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. with no cover charge. Open to ID cardholders, ages 18 and older, food and beverages available for purchase. Armstrong’s Club, Vogelweh Housing, Bldg. 1036, 0631-3406-3991.

Final Weekend Sweeney Todd: A KMC Onstage Production: This Halloween season, KMC OnStage Theater brings to life Sweeney Todd, a bloody theatrical treat that won 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in its Broadway debut.  This is a revenge tale with an undercurrent of dark romance, as the title character goes on a killing spree to avenge a love he thought he’d lost. Featuring the most chilling soundtrack in the history of the stage, this masterpiece has thrilled and delighted audiences the world over. Dates: Tonight, 3 at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at all Kaiserslautern area Java Cafes, at the KMC OnStage Box Office, and on WebTrac. Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, 483-6626; 0631-411-6626.


Bavarian Fairytale Castles: Nov. 10, visit Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most recognized building. Never intended for public eyes, the interior of this fantastic castle is visited by millions of visitors each year, and was the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland! You will also visit one of King Ludwig’s favorite childhood homes, Hohenschwangau, a ruined medieval castle, purchased and rebuilt by Ludwig’s father, King Maximillian II. After visiting both castles, you will still have time for a leisurely lunch break, and souvenir shopping, before your return to Baumholder. $99 per adult, children under 12, $79. For more information or to register for this trip, please contact Baumholder Outdoor Recreation, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8167, 485-7182; 06783-6-7182.

“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 sustainables. 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: Nov. 2 and 3 – Stockings. Dec. 7 and 8 – Passport Holders. These are adult-only classes and must be signed up for in advance through the Arts and Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104. 531-2895; 611-143-531-2895.

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 & home décor, rugs, cuckoo & grandfather clocks, wine, cheese & Belgian chocolate, holiday ornaments & 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. Also, don’t miss your chance to visit Santa! 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. Fri: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Directions: From A6, take Kaiserslautern West exit. Follow Opel/IKEA signs, exit round-about at Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Follow event signs! For more information, along with list of vendors, visit or call 541-9058, 0611-143-541-9058.

Holiday Artisan Fair and Flohmarkt: On Nov. 17, the Baumholder Arts and Crafts Center invites you to see, smell, taste, and experience our first annual holiday market!  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hall of Champions Fitness Center will transform into your home for unique holiday shopping, with custom, homemade, and handcrafted gift items.  There will also be a flohmarkt space dedicated to resale of antique and gently used items. Interested in becoming a vendor?  Book your table space by contacting the Arts and Crafts Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8104. 531-2895; 611-143-531-2895