October/November Events

The Dansenberg walking group “Gut Fuss” sponsors a volksmarch Saturday and Sunday in Kaiserslautern. Starting location is Schulzentrum (school center) Süd, im Stadtwald 2. Starting times are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 6 and 10-kilometer marches; and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the 20-km march. Showers are available at the school.

***image1***The only square dance club in the KMC, Action Fraction, sponsors an open house 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Oct. 15 at the Alte Knacker meeting location, An der Feuerwache 10 in Kaiserslautern. For more information and directions, visit www.square-dance.us, or call 0172-6510996 or 0177-8533198.

The mandatory Subversion and Espionage Directed Against U.S. Army briefings for all personnel are held Tuesday at Daenner Chapel. The English briefing is 1 p.m., and the German briefing is 2:15 p.m.

The Airman & Family Readiness Center sponsors its annual Volunteer Fair 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ramstein Community Center. At least 20 volunteer agencies provide information on volunteer opportunities in the KMC. For details, call 480-5100.

The Ramstein Officers’ Spouses Club hosts European Pottery Bingo 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. For more information, visit www.RamsteinOSC.org. For reservations by Sunday, contact  Leslie Herron at Reservations@RamsteinOSC.org or call 06371-403684. For childcare contact Lisa Smith at Childcare@RamsteinOSC.org or call 0151-5792-7585.

The Sembach Officers’ Spouses Club hosts Polish Pottery Bingo 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sembach Combined Club. Call 06301-716512 or e-mail SembachOSC@yahoo.com for more information.

The United States Navy is celebrating its 232nd birthday with a “Heroes of Freedom” ball 6 p.m. Oct.13 in Stuttgart. For more information, call 430-5395.

The annual Haunted Tent City opens 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27, 28 and 31 at the 86th Construction and Training Squadron compound, two miles west of the Ramstein West Gate.  Contact Melissa DeVault at 480-7422 for more information.

Boy Scouts of America sponsors a Cub Scout Masquerade 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Pulaski Park. The fun day features face painting, pumpkin patch, pumpkin bowling, hay ride, Halloween bingo, and more. It is open to registered scouts and their families. Cost is $5. To become a registered scout, e-mail Monique Ekker at macbeaver@mac.com.

American Women’s Activities, Germany, hosts the Rheinland-Pfalz Area Conference at the Ramstein Officers’ Club 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22. There is a $20 fee that includes lunch and class sessions. Registration is due by
Oct. 12. E-mail Johnette Owens at rheinlandpfalz2@awag.us or Melanie Iams at rheinlandpfalz@awag.us to register.

***image2***The USAGK Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment hosts a Family Readiness Group meeting followed by a unit Halloween Party at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the garrison headquarters’ pavilion on Pulaski Barracks. E-mail Emma Vinson at newsletterfrg@yahoo.com.

The USAGK outreach coordinator hosts a Halloween Extravaganza 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Vogelweh Skate Express. To sign up and for more information, call 489-7521 or e-mail selinda.torbert@us.army.mil.

The 7th Army Training Command Training Support Center Kaiserslautern is hosting a grand opening for its newest training aid for Soldiers 10 a.m. Oct. 30 in Bldg. 3210 on Panzer Kaserne. The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Egress Assistance Trainer is used to simulate a rollover of an up-armored Humvee to train the vehicle’s occupants to successfully egress, emphasizing teamwork through crew and battle drills. For details, call 483-7311.


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10614 meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bldg. 368 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. For more information, contact Stephen Ward at 486-7516 or wardtrans@yahoo.com. Visit the Post 10614 Web site at www.ktownvfw.org.

KMC-Christian Home Educators Support Group meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall of Faith Baptist Church, Einsiedlerhof.  The topic will be “Career Night.” Those currently homeschooling or interested are welcome to attend. For more information, call 06385-415784.

The first committee meeting for American Indian Heritage Month under the theme “Honoring Warriors: Past & Present” is 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bldg. 2120, Room 105. The meeting is to organize events along with activities to recognize the achievements and contributions of American Indians. It is open to all Department of Defense personnel (active duty and civilians), family members and local nationals. Anybody interested in helping increase the community’s awareness with regards to American Indian History should contact the Ramstein Military Equal Opportunity office at 480-2341.

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Chapter 158 holds its monthly luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. Guest speaker is Brig. Gen. Rich Johnston, KMC and 86th Airlift Wing commander. AFCEA members and new applicants receive a free lunch buffet. For reservations by 3 p.m. Tuesday, go to kaiserslautern.afceachapter.org/luncheon/signup.php.

KMC Mom 2 Mom, a peer breastfeeding support group, teaches pregnant women and mothers about breastfeeding, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19 at the Ramstein North Chapel conference room. For details, call Rebecca Wilson at 06302-609428, Diana Schlak at 06374-805681, or visit www.kmcmom2mom.org.

The 435th Medical Group hosts a Healthcare Consumer Advisory meeting 3 p.m. Oct. 24 in Bldg. 2116 (435th Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility). This meeting provides an opportunity for units and groups to obtain information and share concerns about the 435th Medical Group. For details, call 479-2007 or e-mail anita.demarti1@ramstein.af.mil.


The 21st Theater Sustainment Command has an Amnesty Day 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Theater Logistics Support Center – Europe/ Reserve Storage Activity Miesau, Ammunition Supply Point No. 9 at Miesau Army Depot. This program provides personnel an avenue to anonymously return ammunition and explosives to government control. For details, call 481-3525 or 06372-842-3525.

The U.S. Army in Europe Retiree Appreciation Day is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion in Heidelberg. An ice-breaker takes place 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Copper Lounge.

Chapel news

Kaiserslautern Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s new meeting times are 3:30 p.m. the first and third Sunday of each month at the Kapaun Chapel. For details, visit www.kuuf.uuism.org or call Michelle Poiani at 06371-49-3292.
The U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Chaplain’s Office hosts a Strong Bonds Power Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Armstrong Community Club on Vogelweh Housing. Participants learn one of the most effective speaker-listener techniques for any relationship. This is a high energy presentation for busy people. Registration is required to receive a free lunch. To register, call the chaplain’s office at 489-6743.


Employee Assistance Program-Substance Abuse Training for all Department of Army civilians is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the Learning Center, Bldg. 3718 on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. For details and to sign up, call Heather Robinson at 486-6121. Interested participants can also call 486-1710 to leave a message between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s Equal Opportunity Office hosts Prevention of Sexual Harassment Training 9 a.m. Thursday in the Learning Center, Bldg. 3718 on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. For details, call the garrison’s Equal Employment Office at 493-4277 or 0631-3406-4277.

The University of Maryland University College Europe offers course registration Oct. 15 to 26 for on-site courses and now through Nov. 7 for online courses. The Term 2 on-site schedule begins Oct. 29 and the online distance education schedule begins Nov. 12. For a list of courses leading to a certificate or associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree, students may visit UMUC Europe online at www.ed.umuc.edu. For more information, call 370-7157 ext. 350 or e-mail aloper@ed.umuc.eu.