14 August 2013
u.S. army garrisonâ€“Tower Barracks/ Rose Barracks
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CYSS is in great need of volunteer coaches for their fall youth sports programs. Theyâ€™re looking for coaches for cheerleading, soccer and flag football. If you have any interest in sharing your love of sports with the kids in the community, please call the Youth Sports & Fitness Office at DSN 475-6655, CIV 09641-83-6655.
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All on-post flyers must have garrison commander approval Anyone wishing to place any flyers or advertisements around on-post in the BMC MUST have garrison commander approval prior to distribution. This rule pertains to both members of the military community and outside organizations. In fact, AER 210-70 prohibits personnel with post access to "distribute, display, or leave advertising materials on installations without written authorization beforehand from the garrison commander or ICAO. Advertising materials include flyers, posters, billboards, car-top advertising boards, product literature, and all similar items." Violators will be subject to punitive action.
Sick of waiting in line at the Passport Office? To avoid lines and delays at the Passport Office, make an appointment! To schedule a time, call SN 475-8754, CIV 09641-83-8754. Or just shoot them an email. And remember, the Passport Office is closed every Friday through 27 Sept due to the furloughs.
Do you want to be a JAG (and have the Army pay for law school?) The Army is looking for dedicated and talented junior officers who could become JAGs. The Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP). Under the FLEP program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense. Interested officers should immediately sign up for the LSATs as the scores are needed for the selection board. Selected officers will attend law school beginning the fall of 2014 and will remain on active duty while attending law school. Interested officers should review Chapter 14, AR 27-1, to determine their eligibility. Officers serving in Bavaria interested in applying should contact their unit’s legal advisor (see contact info here.) or the 7A JMTC Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Major Ed Linneweber, at DSN 475-8061, email@example.com. The OSJA will hold an informational briefing about the Funded Legal Education Program from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on 27 Aug. The briefings will be in the 7A OSJA Conference Room, Bldg. 106 in Tower Barracks.
TARP, SETA, OPSEC and Anti-terrorism Level 1 training The United States Army Garrison Grafenwoehr (Antiterrorism and Security Divisions) along with the 66th Military Intelligence Group and JMTC Intelligence and Security, will be conducting the quarterly Community Security Awareness Training consisting of the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program (TARP), Security Education Training Awareness (SETA), Operation Security (OPSEC), and Anti-terrorism Level 1 Refresher Training. 4th Quarter Community Security Awareness Training Schedule: 18 Sept: Tower Barracks, Tower Theater, Bldg. 620. 10:30-11:30 a.m. (LN employees), 1:30-4 p.m. (US personnel) 19 Sept: Rose Barracks, Post Theater, Bldg. 354. 9-11:30 a.m. (US personnel), 1:30-2:30 p.m. (LN employees) This training is a mandatory annual requirement for all DoD personnel including Military, AF/NAF (both US and LN); U.S. Contractor employees are welcome.
Sponsorship key to readiness and resiliency Every Soldier or DA civilian undergoing a PCS must be assigned a sponsor. But, assigning a sponsor is only the first step – the quality of the sponsorship program rest solely on the shoulders of sponsors. All sponsors must do their best to welcome their newcomer and make them feel at home. Remember that it is extremely important to stay in touch with new community members before, during, and after arrival. Sponsors should answer questions, and if they need help, they can ask ACS, the unit sponsorship coordinator or contact the Garrison Sponsorship Liaison. Training is available for Soldiers, spouses and DA civilians at Rose Barracks, Bldg. 322. For more on training dates/availability at please call, DSN 476-2650 or CIV 09662-83-2650.
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Stay vigilant and report suspicious activities For emergencies off post call 112, the European emergency number, reachable from fixed and mobile phones, free of charge, everywhere in the EU. Bavaria Military Community officials are asking everyone to stay vigilant and report suspicious activities as soon as they are observed. The safety of our families is one of our biggest priorities. USAG Grafenwoehr Military Police: DSN 476-2490/3397 or CIV 09662-83-2490/3397.
Suicide and Sexual Assault Hotlines Call the suicide prevention hotline number at DSN 118, CIV 09641-83-118. Visit our website for more on suicide prevention. Suicide prevention, sexual assault or just a friendly ear… you’re never alone. Professionals are available to counsel you in confidence. Getting help is a sign of strength. 24 Hour Community Hotlines: Chaplain Hotline 0162-296-0838, Military Police Hotline 09662-83-114, Sexual Assault Hotline DSN 475-4567, CIV 09641-83-4567 or DSN 476-3218, CIV 09662-83-3218 and Emergency Services DSN 117, CIV 09641-83-117.
Furloughs Furlough information The DoD has decreased the number of furlough days from 11 to six. This means that this Friday is the last furlough day we will have for the foreseeable future. This also means that the DoDDS schools will not experience furloughs/days off. Thanks to everyone for their understanding. Commissaries: The Tower Barracks Commissary will be closed due to furloughs every Monday. Because the Rose Barracks commissary has enough local national workforce, it will remain open during the furlough period. The Rose Barracks commissary will continue to remain closed on Wednesdays. ACS: The Tower Barracks ACS satellite will be closed during Furlough Fridays. On Furlough Fridays Lending Closet, FAX, and Army Emergency Relief services will only be available on Rose Barracks. While the Rose Barracks ACS will remain open on Furlough Fridays, it will close at 4:30 p.m. Also, ACS will offer limited classes and briefings; after duty classes will suffer the most. If you should need immediate assistance from your Tower Barracks Army Community Service on Furlough Fridays, please visit our Rose Barracks site in Bldg. 322 or call DSN 476-2650, CIV 09662-83-2650. DPTMS Security Office: The office will be closed on Friday. No one will be in the office to verify clearances, initiate background investigations, in-process/out-process garrison personnel, or sign off on network/CAC requests on Friday. Fingerprinting services should be available on Mon-Fri 8-11:45 a.m. Military Personnel Division: Passport applications, all actions that require five days to process, PCS/TCS and In/Out processing. There will be no passport services on Fridays. Army Substance Abuse Program: Referrals on all clinical cases, clinical treatment and rehabilitation, drug testing specimen collection and Unit Risk Assessment. Prevention Training will also be delayed and will most likely stop until new employees can be hired. Postal Services Centers: The Tower Barracks and Rose Barracks post offices will be closed on Friday. The community will be unable to send or pick up mail or packages. Official Mail and Distribution Centers will be close on Friday. Mission
Partner Organizations and other entities will be unable to send or pick-up official mail. Printing and Freedom of Information Acts will not be impacted. Medical services: Civilian employees will be furloughed on Fridays across the BMC. This will not overtly impact health care, but the number of appointments available on Friday mornings will be reduced. The health clinics will remain closed for mandatory trainings on Fridays noon-5 p.m. Department of Logistics: During the furlough period, there will be minor impacts for requisition processing through GFEBS for certain L1 and L3 requirements for the garrison. Garmisch-Partenkirchen: The Post Office, ACS, and ID Cards/Passports will be closed in the Garmisch-Partenkirchen community on Furlough Fridays. The Post Office will also delay their opening to 1 p.m. on Mondays. All other operations will be open normal hours of operation. Any organization not mentioned will keep their normal operating hours. For contact information, please reference the phonebook on the garrison webpage. You can also find this information on the garrison webpage at http://www.grafenwoehr.army.mil/furlough.asp
Army Community Service (ACS) Contact Army Community Service (ACS) Tower Barracks, DSN 475-8371, CIV 09641-83-8371. Rose Barracks, DSN 476-2650 CIV 09662-83-2650. ACS is now on Facebook and Twitter (Follow GRAF ACS) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Army Volunteer Corps 20 - 22 Aug: Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Level 2, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 221, Rm 206.
Employment Readiness For anyone needing assistance with resume building, or one-on-one assistance, please call DSN 476-2650, 4758371, CIV 09662-83-2650, 09641-83-8371. 20 Aug: Career Fairs 101, Interview Prep, 10 a.m. – noon, Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 322
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Have questions? Email EFMP directly. 14 Aug: FRG and FRSA Key Personnel Brief, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tower Barracks, ACS, Bldg 244 21 Aug: EFMP Enlightenment Group, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tower Barracks, ACS, Bldg 244
Family Advocacy Program Hotlines to help: Domestic Violence 09662-83-3218 or 09641-83-5130. Please contact us for a complete listing of programs and services offered. 15 Aug: Community Meet and Greet, 9 a.m., Rose Barracks, Kristall Inn
Financial Readiness Services are also available by appointment. For more information on saving your money, you may contact your ACS Financial Readiness at 09662-83-2650 or 09641-83-8371. 14 & 28 Aug: Brown Bag Investing Club, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tower Barracks, ACS, Bldg 244 21 & 27 Aug: Debt Blasters, noon-1 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 AND Tower Barracks, USO, Bldg 150
Mobilization & Deployment Readiness 20 Aug: FRG Basic Course, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rose Barracks, Bldg 134
New Parent Support Program Through 16 Aug: Great Expectations, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg. 322. (6 Sessions that meet on Friday mornings) Play Groups
Every Tuesday: Tower Barracks, Chapel Annex, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Every Wednesday: Rose Barracks, Chapel Annex, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Every Thursday: Netzaberg, Teen Center, 10:30 a.m. – noon. Newborn Network for parents with babies ages 0 through Walking Every Tuesday: Rose Barracks ACS, Bldg. 322, 1 - 3 p.m. Hospital Tours st Every 1 Wednesday (except for holidays): Visit Weiden Meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Weiden hospital lobby. th Every 4 Wednesday: Visit Sulzbach-Rosenberg Meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Sulzbach-Rosenberg hospital lobby. Every Other 2nd Tuesday: Visit Amberg Meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Amberg hospital lobby.
Relocation Readiness Through 29 Aug: SGI/ATS Belly Dancing, noon – 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 221 21 Aug: Immigration Workshop, 11 a.m. – noon Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 21 Aug: Spouse Sponsorship, 1 – 2 p.m. Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 21 Aug: Military Sponsorship: Train The Trainer, 2 – 3 p.m. Thursdays, Rose Barracks, ACS Bldg 322 26 - 28 Aug: Welcome To Bavaria, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg 322 Every Tuesday: English as a Second Language, 10 a.m. – noon, Tower Barracks, Chapel Annex Every Thursday: English as a Second Language, 10 a.m. – noon, Rose Barracks, ACS, Bldg. 322.
Military and Family Life Consultants are here for you MFLCs will hold classes throughout the deployment season aimed at helping families members get through that stressful time and to build a community of support. All classes will be held at ACS Bldg. 322 in Rose Barracks. 5 Aug: Deployment Survival, 3-4:30 p.m. 12 Aug: Life In Balance: Relaxation & Stress Management, 3-4:30 p.m. 12 Aug: Communication & Assertiveness, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 19 Aug: Issues Families Face, 3-4:30 p.m. 22 Aug: Issues Families Face, 1-2:30 p.m. 27 Aug: When the Military Deploys, 10:30 a.m.-noon Military Life Consultants provide solution-oriented consultations to individuals, couples, families, and groups. They are designed to provide anonymous, confidential support to Soldiers and their family members, especially those returning from deployments. To contact a military life consultant, call Rose Barracks 0152-0294-0761 / 017-4147-6846 or Tower Barracks 0152-0293-4290 / 0152-0241-5226, Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Exchange News Tower Barracks Exchange to conduct WOW training 14-15 Aug: Learn how to order Exchange goods from the Self Service Supply Center (SSSC). Once you order SSSC items using the online Warehouse Ordering Web (WOW) program and the order is delivered to an Exchange store nearest to the customer for pick-up. Before you can use the WOW system, you have to be trained. Training will be at the Exchange Office in Bldg. 211. Classes are at 8:30-10 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1-2:30 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. on both days. All military and civilian personnel that procure orders for their units and offices are invited to attend the training.
Exchange to remove 891 magazines from stores The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is permanently removing 891 magazines from its stock. This includes, among other titles, The Saturday Evening Post, SpongeBob Comics, Home Buyers Guide and Playboy. This move will reduce space by 33 percent. The additional exchange floor and shelf space will be given to products and services such as electronics, whose demand is increasing.
Exchange AFN Decoders credit AFN Europe is eliminating one of its two satellite transponders in order to reduce redundancy and overall operating cost. In preparation for AFN migrating to an upgraded digital signal, viewers should not purchase or lease any decoder that is not the newest model, the CISCO D9865. When the switch to this digital signal occurs, all AFN decoders other than the D9865 will no longer function. Exchange customer can bring in their old AFN decoder to their local Exchange PowerZone and receive a $40 credit toward the purchase of a new CISCO D9865. This only applies to new purchase and not leased decoders.
Volunteers and other help needed Youth sports coaches needed Fall sports starts next week and we still need coaches for cheerleading, soccer and flag football. Contact the Youth Sports and Fitness Office at DSN 475-6655, CIV 09641-83-6655 for an application today!
Paid music & fitness instructors needed CYSS SKIES Unlimited is looking for talented, experienced and self motivated individuals with a love for children and teaching. SKIES is looking for instructors in music (piano, strings i.e. violin, viola & guitar), all levels of gymnastics and tumbling, Kindermusik, swimming, and Mommy/Daddy and Me Fitness. If you are interested in earning money doing something you love please contact Tammy Weightman, the SKIES director.
Grafenwoehr Girl Scouts looking for scouts and volunteers Attention Scouts! Grafenwoehr Girl Scouts serves girls from Kindergarten through 12th grade in USAG Grafenwoehr. We foster leadership in our girls through activities, events, and community service opportunities at the troop and committee level. Girl Scouts is also recruiting 9th -12th grade girls to be a part of the virtual troop that travels and attends high school-level events. Scouts even have the opportunity to win the Girl Scout Gold Award, which opens doors for scholarship money post-graduation. Attention volunteers! The Girl Scouts are looking for leaders and co-leaders and management team members. For those who have a skill but can't make a full-time commitment, the Scouts are always looking for subject matter expert in all fields. Knitting, auto mechanics and maintenance, culinary arts, art, science, technology, mathematics, languages... just donating 3 hours of your time to offer a course to our girls can change their lives. For more information about registering your daughter or volunteering, email or check out the Facebook page.
Volunteers needed at the USO Grafenwoehr If you'd like to help your USO, the military and their family members, come by the USO center in Tower Barracks Bldg. 150 and sign up to volunteer. You can go to our volunteer website at www.usovolunteer.org and create your profile, post your own hours and keep track of your hours. For the Soldiers, the hours spent volunteering goes towards promotion points and a community service ribbon. For more, CIV 09641-605-2946.
Have You Saved a Life Today? Red Cross Needs Volunteers Do you have a background in the medical field or teaching field? The American Red Cross is looking for qualified Volunteer Health and Safety Instructors for our community. Call today to see if you qualify. Health and Safety Instructors: Volunteers teach lifesaving skills in the community. Classes such as Babysitting, CPR, First Aid, AED and other safety presentations. Armed Forces Caseworkers: Volunteers work with local members of the military and their families ensuring the delivery of emergency communications. Health Fair Volunteers: Volunteers staff a table at events in the community and engage those attending in conversations about preparedness and safety. Office of Volunteers: Volunteers assist with writing volunteer job descriptions, setting up volunteer orientation courses, conduct volunteer screening interviews, help with volunteer placement, record keeping, and recognition. For more, Rose Barracks Red Cross CIV 0966283-1760 DSN 476-1760, Tower Barracks Red Cross CIV 09641-83-1760 DSN 475-1760.
Upcoming classes at the Red Cross Please contact the Red Cross for registration and course details at Rose Barracks Red Cross CIV 09662-83-1760 DSN 476-1760, Tower Barracks Red Cross CIV 09641-83-1760 DSN 475-1760.
Seeking Emergency Placement Care Providers The children in the USAGG need you. The Emergency Placement Care (EPC) Program trains individuals to become 24 hour providers for at risk children. The community is in need of more providers as the number of children in imminent danger increased due to the deployment rotation of family members. The training you receive will last you a lifetime and help you build your experience and resume. Call ACS at DSN 476‑2650, CIV 09662‑83‑2650.
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Limited care at Grafenweohr CDC Due to staff shortages, Grafenwoehr CDC will offer limited infant hourly child care during the month of August. If you are unable to reserve hourly care online, contact the Parent Central Office at DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760 for assistance.
Paid music & fitness instructors needed CYSS SKIES Unlimited is looking for talented, experienced and self motivated individuals with a love for children and teaching. SKIES is looking for instructors in music (piano, strings i.e. violin, viola & guitar), all levels of gymnastics and tumbling, Kindermusik, swimming, and Mommy/Daddy and Me Fitness. If you are interested in earning money doing something you love please contact Tammy Weightman, the SKIES director.
Bayern Rangers hockey team looking for players 24 & 31 Aug, 4 & 8 Sept: The Bayern Rangers ice hockey team is looking for new players. The team will hold open practices in Weiden on 24 Aug, 4:30-6 p.m.; 31 Aug, 4:30-6 p.m.; 4 Sept, 9:45-11 p.m. and 8 Sept, 12:30-2 p.m. To join in the fun, just show up. Players must provide their own equipment and chip in to cover the cost of ice -- normally 10 euro for a 90 minute skate. For more info please see the team page at www.facebook.com/bayernrangers.
ODR activities All activities are from 6-9 p.m. call Outdoor Recreation at DSN 476-2563, CIV 09662-83-2563 for more. Mondays: Mountain Bike Mondays. Experience Bavaria from a bike. Rides vary in length from 15 km to 35 km, depending on location and abilities of riders. Prior MTB experience is recommended. Sign up today! Thursdays: Paddling and rock climbing. Participants will learn to belay/rock climb and canoe/kayak on alternating Thursdays. Classes will continue through the summer.
Sundays are Family Bowling days Sundays: Every Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the Grafenwoehr Bowling Center, kids bowl for $.50 and adults bowl for $1.75. At the Rose Barracks Bowling Center, we offer “All you can Bowl” for one low price. Call the Bowling Centers for more details.
Upcoming MWR day trips Call Grafenwoehr Leisure Travel Services, DSN 475-7402, CIV 09641-83-7402 for more and to sign up for any of these trips. 17 Aug: Boleslawiec, Poland. Stroll through countless shops and pick up beautiful blue Polish pottery. There are classic designs and theme sets, too. 17 Aug: Geiselwind Amusement Park. At this park near Wuerzburg, enjoy rides for people of all ages and the squirts can romp through the children’s park. 18 Aug: Chiemsee Castle. This castle, modeled after Versailles, is one of King Ludwig’s beautiful palaces. The architecture is amazing. 24 Aug: Holiday Park. There are lots of rides and attractions and a special child area and kid-friendly shows. Near Mannheim.
24 Aug: Pilsen Liberation Fest. Pilsen is a historic city in the Czech Republic known for the largest Synagogue in the world, the Pilsner Urquel Brewery, Renaissance City Hall and the puppet theater. 24 Aug: Klettersteig Day Trip. Klettersteig is similar to rock climbing but you move horizontally across the rock face instead of vertically.
Army 10-Miler service member lottery Through 15 Aug: Runners who didn’t qualify for Army 10-Miler but who still want to race in Washington, DC in Oct., can enter the race lottery. 500 runners will be chosen. Click here for details.
Share & Win at the Warrior Zone Through 21 Aug: Share with us why you like the Warrior Zone and win a trip to Oktoberfest and other great prizes! Visit your local Warrior Zone and speak with a staff member then leave a comment about why you like the Warrior Zone at the ‘Grafenwoehr BOSS’ Facebook page. The drawing will be held on 21 Aug at the Tower Barracks Warrior Zone. You must be present for drawing to be eligible.
Southern Comfort Dinner 14 Aug: Come enjoy some Southern comfort foods like fried chicken and okra. Patton Fireside Lounge, Tower Barracks, Bldg. 209. 5 - 8 p.m.
Survey your World – Military History Group Meeting 14 Aug: Survey your world through a series of Military History discussions where you can share your knowledge and enthusiasm. Contact the Grafenwoehr Library for a list of topics. The meeting is at the Tower Barracks Library, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Volunteer presenters are also needed. If you love discussing and teaching about the past, please contact us at DSN 475-1740, CIV 09641-83-1740.
BINGO! 15 Aug: Try your luck with BINGO! This is your chance to win cash prizes while also enjoying a dinner buffet. Only ID Card Holders 18 and older, please. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early bird 6 p.m., regular 7 p.m. Tower View Conference Center, Tower Barracks, Bldg. 209.
DJ / Karaoke Night – Old School 16 Aug: If you’re looking to spice up your evening and enjoy a night of local performers singing and dancing to your favorite Old School music, swing by The Zone Sports Bar, Rose Barracks, Bldg. 607, 9 p.m.
Armed Forces Entertainment Mixed Martial Artist tour 17 Aug: Members of The Ultimate Fighter Martial Arts are coming to Tower Barracks to visit our troops in support of the Army's Ready & Resiliency Campaign for the Military and their Family members. Kyle Kingsbury, Todd Duffee, Pat "BamBam" Healy, Dan Caldwell ("Punk***") and Tim Katz ("SkySkrape"), will display their fighting techniques in a clinic/seminar at the Tower Barracks gym at 10:30 a.m., doors open at 10 a.m. Meet and greet these MMA Fighters at the Tower Barracks Main Store, 2-3 p.m. More info about the MMA tour can be found here.
Customer Appreciation BBQ 17 Aug: We’re firing up the grills to tell our community “Thanks for all you do.” Purchase of a drink at the bar comes with one grilled item. Raffles, outdoor games and a DJ-spun music all day and night. The Zone Sports Bar, Rose Barracks, Bldg. 607. Starts at 2 p.m.
White water rafting & Klettersteig weekend 17-18 Aug: Join us for a white water rafting and klettersteig adventure in the beautiful Tirol Region of Austria! The first day starts with a four hour rafting trip on the Inn River. This section of the Inn River is considered “class three” with large waves and rapids and also calm areas where swimming is encouraged. The second day is a klettersteig climb up to the largest waterfall in Tirol and across a suspended cable bridge above the roaring waterfall. Overnight stay will be in “Pension style” accommodations. Participants must be in good overall shape and must be able to swim. Participants must be at least 14 years of age to participate. To sign up, call DSN 476-2563, CIV 09662-83-2563.
Seafood Night with special discount for senior citizens 21 Aug: Dine on fried or blacken shrimp, catfish, flounder or tilapia seafood platter and a variety of side choices. All senior citizens will receive 25% off of the dinner plate. 5 - 8 p.m. Patton Fireside Lounge, Tower Barracks, Bldg. 209.
Warrior Zone Karaoke Night 21 Aug: Come sing and let your voice be heard at the Rose Barracks Warrior Zone. We all enjoy a little music and entertainment. Combine them while putting on a show for the rest of the community. 7 p.m. Rose Barracks Warrior Zone, Bldg. 607.
Life Unscripted! Improv Troupe Rehearsal 22 Aug: Do your hilarious comebacks and quick wit always leave your friends/family laughing. Come rehearse with the Life Unscripted! Improv Troupe. Come to the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Just bring yourself and your willingness to work without a script. No experience necessary. Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center, Bldg. 103, DSN 475-6426, CIV 09641-83-6426.
Fall Car Boot Sales registration begins 23 Aug: The wildly popular Library Car Boot Sale is happening again. Bring your items to sell, or browse for great deal. This sale is open to ID Card Holders and choice selling spots are assigned on a first-registered, first-served basis. Registration forms must be filled out in person at one of the Library locations â€“ sales spaces are limited. The Tower Barracks Library will host the Car Boot Sale on 7 Sept. and the Rose Barracks Library on 21 Sept., both from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Call DSN 475-1740, CIV 09641-83-1740 to register.
New ODR complex grad opening 24 Sept: We are excited to announce the opening of the new Outdoor Recreation (ODR) Complex at Camp Heritage/Dickhaeuter Lake. The facility will offer a great variety of recreational programs, including Leisure Travel Services. Starting 22 Aug, we are consolidating our programs at the Rose Barracks Outdoor Recreation, Bldg 2236. The Leisure Travel Services in Tower Barracks, Bldg. 539 will close.
Open MIC Night 26 Aug: We give you the stage and you give the community a show! Bring your own musical instruments, poetry, dance routine or whatever else you want to express yourself. The Zone Sports Bar, Rose Barracks, Bldg. 607, 6 p.m.
Grafenwoehr Thrift Shop Don't Miss Our Great Deals! 50% off pink tags and 50% off expired consignment items. Watch the GCSC Thrift Shop FB Page for member specials. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 3 .pm.; Thursdays 11 p.m. - 5 p.m.; 1st and 3rd Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Grafenwoehr Bldg. 508. Want to give back to your community? Volunteer! Help your community by consigning or donating today. PCSing? No problem; we will mail you your check. For more, CIV 09641-926-0377, online, or find us on Facebook.
Hidden Treasures Thrift Shop Facebook page. **We are in desperate need of baby pant hangers!** DSN 476-2649, CIV 09662-83-2649, or email for more information. Volunteers and donations are always welcome!
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Facility & Road/Openings/Construction/Closures Leisure Travel Services closure 24 Sept: The Leisure Travel Services in Tower Barracks, Bldg. 539 will be closed today for the grand opening of the new ODR complex.
Religious Day Trip to Prague 17 Aug: Single Women! Come explore and enjoy the neo-Gothic charm of Prague, complete with castles, cathedrals, cobblestone streets St. Charles Bridge. The trip is free, just bring money for shopping and food. It's a great way to visit Europe and meet new friends. Passport Required. Meet 9 a.m. at the Tower Barracks chapel parking lot. To sign up, or snag a ride from Rose Barracks, contact Laurel Hoyt 0151-14991395 / email@example.com. Sponsored by the Garrison Chaplains office.
Weekly Bible Study Velburg Truth Center meets for Bible Study every Wednesday at 7 p.m. In addition to weekly Bible Study, we also have church service every Sunday at 11 a.m. We are located at Alleeweg 2 Velburg, Germany 92355. Please email Brenda Means or call 0172-892-3771 for more.
Off post church services Eschenbach - Roman Catholic Mass Saturday services at St. Laurentius: 6 p.m. (1st Mass of Sunday) Sunday services at St. Laurentius: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday services at St. Laurentius: 6 p.m. Tuesday services at Apfelbach: 6 p.m. Wednesday services at St. Laurentius: 8 a.m. Thursday services at St. Laurentius: 4:15 p.m. (geared toward children) Grafenwoehr Sunday services at Friedenskirche: 8 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. Family services every 1st, 3rd and 4th Sunday Monday services at Maria-Himmelfahrtskirche: 8.30 a.m. Tuesday services at Friedenskirche: 7 p.m. Wednesday services at Seniorenheim St. Sebastian: 4.30 p.m. 2nd Wednesday of every month; 7 p.m. at MariaHimmelfahrtskirche Thursday services at Friedenskirche: 4:15 p.m., studentsâ€™ service Friday services at Friedenskirche: 1-2 p.m. 1st Friday of every month; 7 p.m. 1st Friday of every month. Saturday services at Friedenskirche: 4 p.m. Rosary; 6 p.m. Gmuend Sunday services at Herz-Marien-Kirche: Alternating weeks, 9:15 a.m. or 7 p.m. Thursday services at BRK Seniorenheim: 3 p.m. 1st Wednesday of every month. Friday services at Herz-Marien-Kirche: 6.30 p.m. during winter, 7 p.m. during summer. Goessenreuth Thursday services at Michaelskapelle: 7 p.m. during winter, 7.30 p.m. during summer. Huetten Sunday services at Josefs Kirche: Alternating weeks, 9:15 a.m. or 7 p.m. Thursday services at Josefs Kirche: 7 p.m. Saturday services at Josefs Kirche: 5 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Sunday services at Grafenwoehr, Vilseckerstr. 7. 9:30-10:40 a.m. Sacrament, 10:50-11:30 Sunday School, 11:40-12:30, Preisthood/Relief Society. Grace Baptist Church in Grafenwoehr Sunday services in Grafenwoehr at Alte Amberger Str. 43, 92655.GrowGroups (Sunday School): 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Evening Bible Study: 6 p.m. Homegroups in various locations during the week.
Chaplain Crisis Line After duty hours, please call: MP STATION CIV 09662-83-2490 or 09662-83-3397 / DSN 476-2490 or 476-3397.
USAG-Grafenwoehr IOC CIV 09641-83-7226 / DSN 475-7226. CHAPLAIN CRISIS LINE CIV 0162-296-0838. During business hours: Tower Barracks Chapel: DSN 475-1570, CIV 09641-83-1570. Rose Barracks Chapel: DSN 4761570, CIV 09662-83-1570.
Adult Education / Training Education Center service cutbacks in August Most services at both the USAG Grafenwoehr Rose Barracks (Bldg 223) and Tower Barracks (Bldg 538/549) Education Centers will be closed on the USAREUR Training Holiday Fridays: 30 Aug. In addition, the Army Learning Center (ALC) Computer Labs at both Education Centers will no longer be open after duty hours during the week. These labs will remain open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri except on Federal and USAREUR Training Holidays. For more information call DSN 476-2753, CIV 09662-83-2753 or DSN 475-7239, CIV 09471-83-7239.
FAST Classes 5 - 18 Sept: Rose Barracks Education Center, Bldg. 223, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The registration period for these classes has already started and lasts until the last working day before the class begins. Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) provides Soldiers with instruction in reading, mathematics, and language skills and is an excellent tool to prepare Soldiers to raise their GT score. This class is a 60-hour long course and is limited to twenty students. For more information please contact the Rose Barracks Education Center at DSN 476-2653/3292.
University of Maryland University College – Europe UMUC Europe offers Associates, Bachelors and graduate-level degrees in a convenient online or face-to-face format. Fall session 1 classes start 19 Aug. Apply at the USAG Grafenwoehr Education Center located on Rose Barracks, Bldg. 223. UMUC offers many financial aid opportunities including FASFA, Tuition Remission, scholarships and Book Awards. Contact us at DSN 476-2462 or CIV 09662-83-2462 or visit our website at www.ed.umuc.edu for more information. You can also “Like” us on Facebook.
University of Oklahoma MA courses The University of Oklahoma in Rose Barracks offers degree programs to military service members and civilians in an accelerated format that meets the demands of the working adult. The university offers both Master of Arts with an emphasis in International Relations and a Master of Human Relations. We are currently enrolling new students. Email Carla Miller or call her at DSN 476-2069, CIV 09662-83-2069. Further information can be found at www.goou.ou.edu. Summer courses in Rose Barracks: The University of Oklahoma is now offering a Masters in Education in Europe. If you are interested in earning a Master of Education in Vilseck, please complete the one minute online needs assessment. The university will use the confidential information to place the degree program in Europe.
Central Texas College CTC provides soldiers and their families with associate degree programs in many Vo-Tech career fields with both face-toface classes and distance learning (online) classes. In the USAG Grafenwoehr community, there are currently three faceto-face programs running continuously year-round. Below is the current line-up for CTC classes on Rose Barracks and Tower Barracks for Term 1 in Aug-Oct 2013: Rose Barracks Classes: AUMT 2437 – Automotive Electronics. Tu/We/Th 6-10 p.m. Starts 20 Aug, ends 10 Oct. Instructor: Charles Rosemond. 4 credit hours. For more, email CTC field representative Chuck Sligh or call DSN 476-2362, CIV 09662-83-2362.
Summer Hours for National Testing Center (NTC) University of Maryland University College - Europe's National Test Center (NTC) will have limited hours this summer. Please note the following dates and times for testing. We are located at Rose Barracks, Bldg. 223, Rm. 2.10. Anyone interested in testing should contact the NTC at DSN 476-2462, CIV 09662-83-2462, or email to schedule an appointment.
School News DoDDS-Europe furlough days The number of furlough days throughout the DoD and DoDDS were cut from 11 to six days. This means that there will no longer be furlough days/days off from school at all DoDDS schools. For more, please read here.
VFW Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy scholarships Deadline 1 Nov: The VFW has two scholarships available for high school and middle school students. Students in 68th grade are eligible for the Patriot’s Pen scholarship. Forty-six applicants will win scholarships ranging from $500-5,000. This year’s essay theme is “What Patriotism Means to Me.” You can find the application guidelines and form here. High schoolers are eligible for a $30,000 scholarship and $1,000-16,000 scholarships. Their essays’ theme is “Why I’m Optimistic about our Nation’s Future.” Application guidelines and form is here.
VFW Teacher of the Year Award nomination Deadline 1 Nov: Do you know a teacher devoted to education, their country and community? You can nominate them for the VFW Teacher of the Year Award. Teachers will be judged in K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 categories. Those nominating the teacher must describe in 350 words or less why the educator deserves the honor. You can find more on how to nominate here.
Grafenwoehr Elementary School Bus Office: If you have questions regarding bus transportation for your student, please contact Mr. Jimmy Avery or Mr. James Moss at the SBO office; CIV 09645-917-9254 DSN 472-9254. Box Tops: Please don’t forget to keep bringing in your Box Tops to our PTSA. PCSing soon?: Please contact our registrar for the last day notice paperwork. DSN 475-6132, CIV 09641-83-6132. Please remember if you wish to hand carry records to your child’s new school we will need 5 working days notice along with the last day notice. School Office Hours School Hours Phone Numbers Mon.‑ Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.‑ Fri. 8:15 a.m.‑2:35 p.m. DSN 475‑7133, CIV 09641‑837133
Vilseck Elementary School Vilseck Elementary School administrators and faculty wish all of our students and their parents a safe and enjoyable summer. Students, don’t forget to keep reading and do some math, and by all means enjoy being outside and playing in and around Germany. Child Find: What is child-find screening? Preschool Child Find is a developmental screening for children ages 3-5 identifying children with developmental delays or other special education needs. For children under age 3 please contact EDIS at 09662-83-3221. What is the process? A Child Find team made up of the preschool special needs service provider, speech and language pathologists and the occupational therapist screen the children for developmental delays. These free screenings take place monthly. How does it work? Parent submits the Child Find questionnaire (which they can pick up in the office or find on the school website); they are set up with an appointment for the screening. When they come in for the screening the child must first pass a vision and hearing screen by our school nurse. Then they are screened by the team. If the child is suspected of having any delays the team will refer them for further formal evaluation. Why is it important? When learning challenges are identified at a young age, early intervention can help the child with learning tasks. If parents are interested, what do they need to do? They can go to the school’s website and find the link for Child Find. Under that link is a questionnaire they need to fill out and email back to the email address provided on the form. Someone will be in contact with them within 48 hours. If they do not hear back please contact the school at 09662 832812 and let them know what happened. (Just in case the email was rejected as SPAM) Continuous School Progress Goals: Goal 1: By 2016 all students will improve competency with numbers and operations as measured by increased performance on assessments. Goal 2: By 2016 all students will demonstrate improved reading comprehension through written and oral communication as measured by increased performance on assessments. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑Fri. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.‑Fri. 8:25 a.m.‑2:35 p.m. CIV 09662‑83-2812 / 2673, DSN 476‑2812/2673
Netzaberg Elementary School 21 Aug: Teacher report date. 22 Aug: Class lists will be posted at NES and the CMR. 4 p.m. 23 Aug: Ice cream social for all students and families. 2-2:30 p.m. st 26 Aug: 1 day of school for grades 1-5. The school day is 7:55 a.m.-2:35 p.m. 26 Aug: Kindergarten Orientation. All kinder students and parents come to the school from 8-9 a.m. Sign up for home visits and have orientation with teacher.
2 Sept: NO SCHOOL. Labor Day. 3 Sept: Kindergarten workshops for Parents ONLY. 8-10 a.m. 5 Sept: Open House. 5-6:30 p.m. st 12 Sept: 1 day for Sure Start students. Furloughs: Furloughs for teachers have been cancelled! The kids will not miss any days of school. Sure Start: Sure Start is a pre-school program for at risk military children and families living overseas. The program provides education, health, nutrition, and social services. Parent involvement is mandatory! Among other selection criteria in the guidelines, the child must be age four by Sept 1. Ranks E-1 to E-4 have priority. Applications for the 2013-14 school year are available now at the Netzaberg Elementary School Office. POC: 472-9188 P.E.: Mr. Gray, our P.E. teacher, is asking for old sport shoe donations of all sizes. Many kids forget their sport shoes and this way Mr. Gray can loan them a pair for class. All sizes welcome. Library: Our school librarian, Dinah Tague, would love volunteers to help out in the library. She needs people willing to wash books, straighten shelves, label books, take pictures, and create bulletin boards. Attendance: If your student is going to be late or absent, please email us at our new email address: NetzabergES.firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 09645-917-9184/9183, DSN 472-9184/9183 by 0830. Bus Office: If you have questions regarding bus transportation for your student, please contact Mr. Jimmy Avery or Mr. James Moss at the SBO office; CIV 09645-917-9254 DSN 472-9254. Child Find: Do you have questions about your child’s development (ages 3-5 years)? For further information on Child Find developmental screenings at Netzaberg Elementary School, please call CIV 09645-917-9185 or DSN 4729185. Check us out on Facebook here. School Office Hours School Hours Mon.- Fri. 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m.-.2:35 p.m.
Important Phone Numbers CIV 09645-917-9185/4 DSN 472-9184
Netzaberg Middle School 23 Aug: New Family Orientation at NMS 6th Grade Boot Camp at NMS 26 Aug: First Day of School for Students 29 Aug: Open House Anticipated non-school days due to furlough: Aug 30, Sept 9, 16, 23 & 30. Are you PCSing soon? Please give Mrs. Ferdinand-Bessant a call at DSN 472-9233, CIV 09645-317-9233 so that she can assist you with your transition. Bus Office: If you have questions regarding bus transportation for your student, please contact Mr. Jimmy Avery or Mr. James Moss at the SBO office; DSN 472-9254, CIV 09645-917-9254 Find us on Facebook: Like our page and you will always have access to the most update information about your student’s school. We will also be able to upload photos from the various activities. School Office Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon - Fri CIV 09645-917-9232/9233/9229 DSN 472-9232/9233/9229 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Vilseck High School Free, Online Tutoring All U.S. military families can receive free online tutoring, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Go to http://www.tutor.com/military for more information. VHS Facebook Page Vilseck High School updates and pictures are always available at our Facebook page. The VHS Mission: To provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. School Office Hours School Hours Important Phone Numbers Mon.‑Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mon.‑Fri. 8:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CIV 09662‑832864 / Fax 09662-832480 DSN 476‑2864
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Flea markets Every Sat., 6 a.m. - 4 p.m., in 93059 Regensburg inside the building at Am Protzenweiher 27, ph 0941-82-933. The market will not take place on German holidays.
Every second Sat. of the month: 6 a.m. - 3 p.m.: in 90443 Nuremburg, Großparkplatz (large car park) on Gugelstraße, corner Humboldtstraße. Every third Sat. of the month: 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in 92224 Amberg, Kaufland-Parkplatz, An den Franzosenaeckern Every third Sun. of the month: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Trödel- & Jahrmarkt in 93073 Neutraubling (next to Regensburg), at the "Globus" DITY store, Pommernstraße 4.
Kemnath’s 64th annual Wiesenfest 14-19 Aug: Kemnath, partner city of the 709th MP Battalion, will go all out in their Wiesenfest with rides for the young and old, drinks, mingling, great food and entertainment. There’s also an ongoing program on bands, a children’s afternoon, shooting range and fireworks on the final day. The opening parade starts at 6 p.m. on 14 Aug with keg tapping following at 7 p.m. Roentgenstraße, Kemnath, 95478. For more, contact CW2 Neil Hatch.
Mariä Himmelfahrt or Assumption of Mary 15 Aug: holiday in Bavarian areas with a mainly Roman-Catholic denomination. It is observed in the Oberpfalz (Grafenwöhr, Vilseck, Hohenfels, Regensburg), and Oberbayern (Garmisch, Munich), but it is a normal work day in Franconia (Ansbach, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Illesheim, Nürnberg, Schweinfurt, Würzburg). All stores and authorities off-post are closed, as are all on-post facilities (non-food) with a predominantly local national workforce.
Tucher Blues & Jazz Festival Through 18 Aug: in 96047 Bamberg, with one stage on Maximiliansplatz, the other at the Gabelmann / Neptunsbrunnen (fountain), Keßlerstraße 8. The program with specific times and locations has been published here. The best thing: entry is free to ALL concerts!
Weindorf (Wine Village) in Rothenburg Through 18 Aug: 91541 Rothenburg on Grüner Markt and Kirchplatz. Local restaurateurs and partner vintners have put together a great program! More details are online (only GE). You can sample (and purchase) over 70 different wines, some of which are specialties like ice wine or Trockenbeerenauslese. But the main focus is on the typical local grapes, Silvaner and Müller-Thurgau. In addition, there will be a “Dixieland-Frühschoppen“ (early morning social with Jazz), Franconian cabaret, fashion shows and more.
Weiden Volksfest Through 18 Aug: in 92637 Weiden, at the new Festplatz = fest site on Conrad-Röntgen-Straße. The booths and rides are open 2 p.m. - midnight, music will only play until 11 p.m. Family day with reduced fares is Wednesday afternoon. A big fireworks display will take place on Friday at around 10 p.m.
Funfair: Jura-Volksfest Through 19 Aug: in 92318 Neumarkt, at the Volksfestplatz, Festplatz 1 (ca. 45 km / 28 miles west of Hohenfels). A festive parade through the city will be followed by the tapping on the first keg on Friday, 09 Aug., at 7 p.m. Further highlights are the festive parade on the first fest Sunday, 11 Aug., 2 p.m. through the city center, two family days with reduced rides and a special program for children (Monday, 12 Aug. and Fri., 16 Aug.), and the horse market (Pferdemarkt) in the adjacent Jurahallen on the last Monday, 19 Aug., starting at 9 a.m. A festive fireworks ends the fest at 10 p.m. on that Monday. You can view the complete program in German at this PDF.
Culinary Evening, 17 Aug: 6 p.m., in 93149 Nittenau, on Marktplatz (ca. 30 km / 20 miles NE of Regensburg). A large, central car park is located on Jahnweg. Local restaurateurs will set up stalls and little sheds where you can sit, enjoy the food and wine and listen to music. It's a very popular event so come early!
Bürgerfest 17 & 18 Aug: in 91327 Gößweinstein around the Rathaus = town hall (ca. 10 km / 6 miles west of Pottenstein, in the beautiful Fränkische Schweiz). Opens Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m. It is recommended you park at the public car park behind Pezoldstraße 24. Alternatively, you can go to the cemetery car park behind the basilica, at Viktor-von-Scheffel-Straße 5. Customers of the Hotel zur Krone can also park behind the hotel, at Viktor-von-Scheffel-Straße 1.
Fest: Marktplatzfest 17 & 18 Aug: in 91054 Erlangen on Marktplatz = Market Place (between Nürnberg and Bamberg). At this most traditional of Erlangen's fests, held around the Marktplatz in front of the Schloss (mansion), you'll find scrumptious local delicacies like Schäuferle (pork shoulder) and Steckerlfisch (smoked fish); live music, and beautiful handcrafted goods and decorations. A large car park is located at Parkplatzstraße (surrounded by Friedrich-List-Straße / 2240, and Münchener Straße). This is directly opposite the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and only yards away from the Altstadt (city center), the Schloss (mansion), and the Botanic Garden.
American Football in Nürnberg 18 Aug: Nürnberg Rams vs. Kirchdorf Wildcats, at the "Sportanlage" next to the arena on Zeppelinfeld (aka Soldiers Field) along Kurt-Schmidtpeter-Weg 10. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., kickoff is at 3 p.m. Tickets cost € 7 pp. POC is the Nürnberg Rams American Sports e.V. club, ph 0911-313-0255, email: email@example.com. Due to the difficult parking situation, it is highly recommended you take the train into Nürnberg.
Nürnberger Volksfest – This year with an American evening 23 Aug-8 Sept: The fabulous Nürnberger Volksfest kicks off in late Aug. This year there will be an American Evening on 29 Aug. Check out the program here: http://www.volksfest-nuernberg.de/programm
Line dancing classes in English 13 Sept: The Flying Boots Line Dance Group offers free line dance lessons for beginners. A new class will start on 13 Sept at 7:30 p.m. at the Gasthaus “Scherm Karl”, Marienplatz 13 in Eschenbach. For more, call 0171-1463635. The instructor speaks English. You can find more info here: www.flyingboots.de
Fresh Produce/ Farmers’ Markets Note: If any of the listed days is a German holiday, the markets are usually held the day prior. In 92224 Amberg: every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on the Marktplatz. In 91522 Ansbach: every Wednesday and Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m., on Martin-Luther-Platz. ***In addition to the regular fresh produce markets, local farmers offer their fresh goods every first and third Saturday of the month at the farmers market on Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz (same opening hours). Great opportunity to buy seasonal produce as fresh as it gets. In Bamberg: Monday thru Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., on Maxplatz. Closed on Sundays and German holidays. In Neumarkt: every Thursday and Saturday, in Untere Marktstraße. Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. In Parsberg: every Wednesday and Friday on Stadtplatz. Wednesday 7 a.m.-midday, Friday 2-6 p.m. In Regensburg: every Saturday 7 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Donaumarkt (right next to the Eiserne Brücke / Iron Bridge). Closest car park is Unterer Wöhrd (and a short walk across Eiserne Brücke), or Dultplatz and Oberer Wöhrd (walk across the Steinerne Brücke / Stone Bridge and turn left). In 92637 Weiden: every Wednesday and Saturday 7 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Oberer and Unterer Markt / all around the Altes Rathaus (historic city hall, pedestrian zone). In 97070 Würzburg: Monday thru Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., on Rathausplatz. Closed on Sundays and German holidays.
Guided Tours Segway Tours The latest craze is guided tours through a city on a Segway. Various cities and locations offer those already; some regularly, some only on special occasions. These cities offer regular tours in German - contact them to see if they will do tours in English: Bamberg: ph 0911-933-250 or 09133-768-7819; Garmisch-Partenkirchen: ph 0173-4444-948; Munich: These groups lead tours in English. Segway Tour Munich and City Segway Tours; Nürnberg: 0911-933-250 or 09133-768-7819; Regensburg: Segway Tour Regensburg. Most large cities now offer Segway tours, for example Mindways Segway City Tours (in EN) has routes in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Köln, Lübeck, and Travemünde. 1 p.m. daily: Walking Tours of Nürnberg in English Nuremberg was once an imperial residence, powerful free imperial city and international trading center. The prosperous city provided the ideal basis for an active cultural and intellectual life and the arts: Even today numerous buildings, monuments and artworks still reflect its former importance. The guided tour through the Old Town offers information and insights on the castle, the fountains and wells, churches and art as well as the city itself past and present. Meeting point: Tourist Office at the Main Market Square (Hauptmarkt). Duration: approx. 2 ½ hrs. Price: 9 Euros per person, plus price of admission to castle (2 Euros pp). Children under 14 free in the company of their parents. 2 p.m. daily: Guided Tour of 91541 Rothenburg in English, of the most important sights in the historical district Meeting point: Market Square. Duration: 90 minutes. Fee: 6 Euros per person, payable cash to the tour guide
7 p.m. daily: Guided Tour in English of 91541 Rothenburg, with "The Executioner". Meet on Marktplatz, no prior booking required. The tours take place every day and cost 7 Euros per person. There are tours in German which start at 6 p.m., and also in English, starting at 7 p.m. If you click in the link and scroll down, you can watch a 5-minute promo clip for the executioner's tour (in English but with a lovely Franconian accent). The clip shows some interesting hidden places that you normally don't get to see. Every Wed. and Sat: 1:30 p.m.: Guided Tour of Regensburg, in English - "Experience a Historical City" In the course of this individually accented tour you get to know the Old City, with its patrician towered houses, the cathedral, the Old City Hall (all from the outside), the Stone Bridge and the Porta Praetoria. Our well-versed guides will be glad to answer any special questions you have, based on your own personal interests. Fees: Adults 8 Euros, Reduced 5 Euros , Families 12 Euros. Duration: 1.5 hours. Meeting point: Tourist-Information - Altes Rathaus, Rathausplatz, 93047 Regensburg, ph. 0941-507-4410. Closest free car parks are "Dultplatz" (Am Protzenweiher/ Oberpfalzbrücke); adjacent "Protzenweiher" (opposite Protzenweiher 27); neighbouring "Wöhrdstraße" (at Wöhrdstraße 18); and adjacent "Unterer Wöhrd" (Wöhrdstraße 60/62). There is also the "Donaumarkt" parking lot (Donaumarkt 1) which is "a walk across the bridge" closer than the "Wöhrdstraße" car park, but it's not free-of-charge, and it's blocked on Saturday mornings for the Regensburg produce market. From any of these car parks it's only a very short walk across one of the bridges. You can get a map of Regensburg's city center from the Tourist Info in the "Altes Rathaus" (old city hall) for free. Every Friday: 7 p.m. The Nuremberg Nightwatch Tour, in English - with the night watchwoman Re-live history through original, funny and exciting stories with the historian Dr. Ute Jaeger aka the night watchwoman. Discover the traditional parts of Nürnberg and enjoy its most beautiful sights! Meeting Point is the fountain "Schöner Brunnen", Am Hauptmarkt, 90403 Nürnberg (in the pedestrian zone). Fees are 9 Euros pp. Every Saturday: 1 p.m. Guided Tour of 97070 Würzburg in English Your stroll starts at the Falkenhaus (location of the Tourist Info, ph 0931-372-398) with its elaborate Rococo facade, followed by a visit to the Marienkapelle (St. Mary's Chapel) featuring sandstone sculptures by Tilman Riemenschneider. Other highlights include the historical town hall building and the Romanesque cathedral "St. Kilian". From the bridge Alte Mainbrücke, you can enjoy fantastic views of the fortress Marienberg, the pilgrimage church Käppele and the famous vineyards. Tour lasts around 1.5 hrs, tickets cost 6 Euros per adult. Between 7 May and 29 October, additional English tours are held every Friday at 1 p.m. Every Saturday: 2 p.m. Guided Tour in English of Albrecht Dürer's House in Nürnberg’s historical city center, AlbrechtDürer-Straße 39 (in the pedestrian zone). Admission is 5 Euros (normal), 2.50. Euros (reduced) Famous painter Albrecht Dürer lived in Nürnberg (1471 – 1528) – you might know him best for his “Praying Hands” –, and his original residence in Nürnberg’s pretty city center has been converted to a museum. Every Saturday, an actress in historical gowns offers guided tours of the house in English, telling its history from the viewpoint of Dürer's wife Agnes. Every Saturday: 3 p.m. Guided Tour in English of the Church of St. Jacob's in 91541 Rothenburg. A public and free tour in English of the famous StJakobs-Kirche (church). You only pay the entrance fee for the church: 2 Euros for adults; 0.50 Euros for students, pupils; groups from 10 person: 1.50 Euros. No reservation necessary! Duration: ca. 45 minutes. Meeting Point: front row inside the church. Every Saturday: 8 p.m. Guided Tour in English with the Night-Watchman in 91541 Rothenburg on Marktplatz = Market Place. Take a walk back in time with the Night-watchman through the romantically-lit streets of Rothenburg. Meeting point is on Market Square, the tour lasts about 60 minutes. Fee is 7 Euros per person, payable in cash to the Night-watchman.
Useful links in English for everyday life in Germany Find German zip codes: German Post's website Find German phone numbers: Das Telefonbuch English Historic Germany: http://www.hhog.de/ Loads of information about Germany, language and customs: http://german.about.com/.
German-American Kontakt Club The Vilseck Kontakt Club meets every Friday at 7 p.m. for Stammtisch at the Club House, Rose Barracks Bldg. 301. Those interested in the Vilseck Club please register with Daniel Koenig or sign up with the Vilseck Kontakt Club at the website by filling out the Mitgliedsantrag (Member registration form). The Grafenwoehr Kontakt Club meets every Monday for bowling at the Grafenwoehr Bowling Center and every Wednesday for Stammtisch at the Clubhouse. For more on the Graf Club, call CIV DSN 475-7878, 09641-83-7878 or email.
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