Mark Your Calendar — November 9, 2018


Prelude to a Kiss Auditions: Audition for our winter production of Prelude to a Kiss, the 1980s play that became a 1990s movie staring Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan. Bring to life a story about the transcendent power of love and the meaning of commitment. Immediately after Peter and Rita exchange wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, the bride’s soul and the old magically exchange bodies with the old man. The groom doesn’t realize until the honeymoon that Rita’s body is no longer inhabited by her true personality. He must find the old man and keep his love despite Rita’s new, less attractive packaging. You may attend either day of the auditions on Nov. 12 and 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3232, 483-6626; 0631-411-6626.

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.

Ugly Sweater Run: On Dec. 1, runners and fashionistas unite for the first annual Ugly Sweater Run! Dust off your favorite ugly sweater and head to the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Special Event Center for what is sure to be a fun 5K. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Run begins at 10 a.m. Entrance fee is $7 and children under 12 are free! The first 100 participants will receive a t-shirt and prizes will be awarded to the first male, female, and child finishers. You must be wearing an ugly sweater to be eligible for prizes. Event is both dog and stroller friendly, so bring the entire family! For more information, visit

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.


Parent and Child Art Night Out: Join us for a night of painting with your kids. Have fun painting together for a night and take home a beautiful family keepsake to treasure forever! This parent and child painting class is designed for you and your child to have a night out together and have some fun. Absolutely NO painting skill is required! We will guide you throughout the whole process! $35.00 for one adult and one child age 5 to 18 (includes all supplies for painting). Bottled drinks & snack packs will be provided. Dates: today, 16 and 30, Dec. 14. Please register at least 2 days in advance in person or by phone at the Baumholder Arts and Crafts Center, Smith Bks., 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 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: 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 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