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USAG Garmisch Family and MWR Newsletter APRIL 2012 Inside this issue:

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A fast, fun and “Amazing” weekend This past weekend Outdoor Recreation hosted three separate events as part of the annual Winter Sports Festival. The weekend began with the US Forces Championships Invitational Ski/Snowboard race on Saturday followed by a Mini-Bob cross race that evening, and the first ever Amazing Race, Winter Edition on Sunday.

Community Library

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Outdoor Recreation

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Army Community Services

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35 racers competed in both skiing and snowboarding categories in all age divisions. This year's hottest competition was in the Men's Masters division with nearly a third of the contestants. Cory Abramson took the gold for the second year in a row, (and also in 2009) with a time of 1:23.13. Cory had stiff competition including Leigh Plowman, who has won several races in the past, and Ben Reed. The fastest racer of the day went to Alex Denikiewicz, (1:19.96), who competed in the German Junior National Championships earlier that day. Alex represented the US in the Giant Slalom race on the Kandahar.

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The youngest racer was Thomas Drape, just 4 years old, and although his father accompanied him, he skied both runs without assistance and ended up being only two minutes behind the next competitor.

Arts and Crafts

Mueller Fitness Center

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Child Youth School Services

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Mailer Information

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On the other end of the spectrum, was Donald Sibitzky, 82, who also has the notoriety of being the man who created the Wonderful Wednesday Program here in Garmisch in 1967. A teacher at the elementary school at the time, he and a colleague searched for alternative recreation and fitness opportunities for the children. Busses and equipment were organized and the program was off and running. Donald was surprised and pleased to find out that Wonderful Wednesday was still going strong. That evening were the awards and the mini-bob race. Sunday Susan Steinke presented the first ever Amazing Race competition, on snow! Modeled after the popular TV show, teams negotiate Roadblocks and Pit Stops for points. Instead of navigating busses, trains and airports, Susan designed a variation to be done on the slopes in Garmisch. Teams amassed points by completing challenges such as a Bavarian Slap Dance, skiing with a full mug, carrying a Gnome with you, taking team photos in front of various objects, and even bringing in receipts from supporting restaurants. Eight teams participated in Sundays event; five in the Family category, and three adult. The top family team went to Shred's Babies, from Garmisch headed by Leigh Plowman. The top Adult team was NSO+1 from Oberammergau headed by John Turner. Most notable was the 'Leberkäs' team, a PLTCE student group who came in second place!


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Community Library

New Hours of Operation effective Sunday, 8 April The Community Library will have NEW temporary hours of operation beginning on Sunday, 8 April 2012:

Monday-Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Closed Saturday & US holidays

You still have access to all of our online resources 24/7 via your library MyAccount! Stop by and let us show you how it works.

Poem in Your Pocket day, 26 April The Garmisch library is celebrating “Poem in Your Pocket Day” on April 26 as part of National Poetry Month. The idea, originally conceived in 2002 in New York, is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month and carry it in your pocket to share with friends and family. Bring it to the library on the 26th and share it with any staff member and receive a homemade cookie!

Jump into Spring @ the library Get a jump start on spring this year. Check out our April display and get great tips on gardening, home improvement, cleaning, and organizing your household. In addition to the great books we have at the library, don’t forget to check out our online resources Home Improvement Reference Center as well as Do-It -Yourself Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center. These resources include How-To videos and assistance for all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities and improvement projects.

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will be held once a month, on the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. It’s never to early to introduce the love of stories and reading to your child. Join us for stories, music and crafts. All preschool children with a caregiver are welcome.

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Tastes of Europe Bachus Urbanus, Bolzano, Italy Saturday, May 19 Cost: $95 A panoramic drive and historic tour of Bolzano followed by wine tasting in the local vineyards. Spend the afternoon touring this beautiful city, free time for shopping! Bring comfortable walking shoes and don't forget your cameras. Lunch is not included, bring Euros for lunch, snacks, and shopping.

Holiday Weekends - Top Chef Garda Friday, May 25—Monday, May 28 Cost: $450 Enjoy two full days of cooking classes and three nights on the shores of Lake Garda in the lovely town of Torri del Benaco. Breakfasts are included. For dinner we enjoy the meals we prepared in class with wine and coffee for everyone. There will be time on Saturday to explore the area a bit as well.

Celebrating Wine! Saturday, June 16 Cost: $180 On this special evening the wine cellars along the Wine Road will open their doors for visitors. In order to fully enjoy all the wines, a shuttle bus will bring you from one cellar to the next! Our hotel is located in a quiet and beautiful position near the historic city centre...just a 15 minute walk to the old town which is easily reached via the promenade along the river Talvera. Surround yourself in vineyards and come celebrate wine with us! Trip includes, transportation, lodging with breakfast and shuttle bus service. Please bring your passports, cameras, and Euros for additional wine tastings, dinner, snacks and souvenirs.

An Italian Extravaganza August 29—September 2 This is a once in a lifetime trip: five days of gourmet meals, fantastic architecture, and some of the most popular operas. We depart Garmisch early the 29th. After a few short hours, south we begin with a gourmet lunch in Vicenza. After some time to tour Verona, we attend that evening’s performance of Puccini’s “Tosca”. On Thursday, we head back to Vicenza for a tour of the Palladio masterpiece Olympia Theatre, time to wander around Vicenza and enjoy lunch. In the evening, we head back to Verona to attend a performance of Puccini's “Turandot”. The next day, after an early breakfast, we depart for Mantua and a tour of the Palazzo Ducale, have a gourmet lunch at a restaurant in the town square. Once we are full from lunch we proceed to our most southern destination, the walled town of Urbino. Upon our arrival, we check into the hotel then tour the Ducal Palace, (Palazzo Ducale in Italian). On Saturday, there will be plenty of free time to explore this unique town. After breakfast Sunday morning, we start our journey back to Vicenza. Along the way, we stop for a gourmet midday meal along the banks of the Mincio River. Shortly after we settle back into our hotel, we return to Verona in the evening to see a performance of Verdi’s “Aida”. On our final day, we take a leisurely drive along the shore of Lake Garda on our way back to Garmisch. Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 12 p.m.—6 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. Holidays

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Leisure Trips and Tours Munich in the Third Reich Tour

Friday, April 20 – Video at 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 22 – 8 a.m. trip to Munich Cost: $35 One of the most popular tours is Munich in the Third Reich - a walking tour that was developed quite a few years ago to coincide with an exhibition that the Munich Stadtmuseum was presenting. We start with a video presentation and a geographical and historical orientation in the PLTCE Auditorium (Bldg. 253) on Friday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, we meet at the Garmisch Train Station just before 8 a.m. and take the 8:04 a.m. train to Munich. There we recreate the Bier Hall Putsch exactly as it happened in 1923. After lunch, we visit the site of the Munich Accords (where Czechoslovakia ceased to be an independent unified country) and see some other places associated with the Nazi movement. This is an extremely interesting tour, somewhat like touring an urban battlefield. We cannot pretend that there is not a lot of walking, or that this is a short day. Most participants are somewhat exhausted after we storm-troop our way from one end of Munich to another. However, we have not had anybody say to shorten it.

Prague: Weekend with Bohemian Beers

Friday, April 27- Sunday, April 29, Departs at 4:15 p.m. Cost: $270, $45 per night for a single room Let’s go to the place everyone wants to see in the “new Europe.” Prague is often on the top of everyone’s list of places to visit in the old world. We leave at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, March 2. We should arrive at our hotel shortly after 10 p.m. There will be a Friday night orientation tour of Prague, including how to get back to the hotel if your experience of the city is going to include any of the very late night spots! Saturday starts with a daytime tour that includes a few more touristic sights. We will arrange tickets for those who want to see an opera in the evening. Prague has it all; museums, shopping, churches, art, and of course, architecture. Paul will conduct a guided tour of the Franz Kafka museum as well. There will be a fair amount of free time to explore on your own. Three full nights in Prague and two days before we load up for the ride back to Bavaria. On the way home we will stop in Plzen to sample some “Plzener Urquel” beer at a terrific restaurant. Estimated arrival time back in Garmisch is about 8 p.m. Do not forget that you need a passport!

Water Works!

Tuesday, May 1, 7:50 a.m. at the Garmisch Train Station Cost: Transportation - $15; Park entry €38 or €36 If you thought “Water Works” is only a semi-desirable property in Monopoly you might be wondering how does it work? Trust us! Water does Work! Water can be extremely therapeutic, relaxing, calming, exhilarating, and lots of good fun! I am speaking especially of the absolute Disney-like Water world known as the Erdinger Therme! Bring Euros for all the food and drink you plan to consume and bring €38 if you are doing the “full European experience” or €36 if you are going to wear a swimsuit all day (it is cheaper if you want to avoid the fun in the “textile free” areas). It may seem expensive but trust me: this one is extraordinary and worth every penny!

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Outdoor Recreation German Fishing Certification Class April 13-15 Cost: $79 Get your fishing license for Germany and get started! Friday evening 1800-2100 Saturday 0900-1630 Sunday 0900-1400

Celebrate Verdi’s and Wagner’s 200th birthdays If you are interested is attending operas performed by the Bavarian State Opera Company in the Munich National Theater please contact Paul Dutro at DSN 440-3370 or CIV 08821-750-3370 for information and purchasing tickets

Zip Line Saturday, June 16 Cost: $95

Enjoy a breathtaking adventure in the Dolomites! “Your heart beats stronger, your breath seems to disappear, your sweat becomes frosty, and suddenly you feel strong, brave, and capable of anything. This is the feeling that the Zip-line arouses and is exactly what you will experience.” All this as you drop 400 meters while covering over 3 km”.

UPCOMING 2012 Events June 01/03

Munich in the Third Reich

August 07

Garmisch Walking Tour

June 04

Garmisch Walking Tour

August 11

Passau

June 08-10

Venice/Verona

August 14

Partenkirchen Walking Tour

June 17

Biking to the Music

August 18

The Iceman/Bolzano

July 12

Partenkirchen Walking Tour

August 29

Italian Extravaganza

July 14

Pool and Gorge

September 07

Weekend in Prague

July 17

Garmisch Walking Tour

September 14

Venice/Verona

July 20

Weekend in Prague

September 29

Water Works

July 27

Venice/Verona

August 02-03

Bregenz

August 03/05

Munich in the Third Reich

August 04

Water Works

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Pete Burke Community Center The Garmisch Pete Burke Community Center staff is eager to host your next event. The Pete Burke Community Center can accommodate up to 200 guests for meetings, wedding receptions, banquets, reunions and themed events. Best of all, our professional staff stands ready to assist with your group requirements; we are committed to ensuring your events are an unparalleled success. Please contact our staff and let us make your next event truly memorable. PRICING SCHEDULE Event Room Event Room and Kitchen Set-Up and Breakdown Service

$150/day* $100/day* $80/$80 (2 hours)

Audio Visual Equipment Portable PA Lectern Projector Screen Microphone Conference Support

$35/day* $5/day* $10/day* $10/day* $5 each/day* $25/hour

Cleaning Fees Event Room - $50 Kitchen - $125 Interior of the oven - $35 Interior of the four (4) Refrigerators - $35

Cancellation Fee Policy One (1) month from reservation for a full, 100% refund. Three (3) weeks before room reservation will be refunded 75%. Two (2) weeks from reservation will be refunded 50%. One (1) week from reservation are non refundable. Exceptions to this refund policy will be examined on a case-by-case basis. Cancellation due to official duty or emergency medical issues involving customers or family members received in writing and signed by customers command or doctor will be fully refundable. Failure to secure your reservation 60 days prior to reservation will result in cancellation of your booking. *One day is from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

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Leisure Trips and Tours Venice & Verona Weekend

Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 Cost $290, $45 per night for a single room We leave Garmisch at 4:15 p.m. and stay two nights in a Vicenza area hotel. We get up early the next morning for breakfast (6:30 a.m.) and the bus ride to Venice (6:50 a.m.) for an all day tour. Naturally, there are wonderful things to see - great art and architecture, pigeons in St. Mark’s Square, gondolas etc. and good places to eat! Return to Vicenza and then, on Sunday, it is on to Verona for a tour of the Romeo and Juliet city with the great Roman Arena and a wonderful restaurant. We take about three hours to gorge ourselves before arriving in Garmisch about 9 p.m. Plan to bring about 120-140 € to cover museum entrances, food, public transportation, and some souvenirs. Do not forget your passport!

Partenkirchen Walking Tour Wednesday, May 30, 1 p.m. Artillery Kaserne Gate Cost: Tour $7; Bus €1.50 We do an introductory walk through historic Partenkirchen, the older of the two twin towns and the one that many Americans rarely venture to! It will include some history as well as a nod to the places where one can get the best hot chocolate and the best pizza. We will also point out the Irish Pub and a few of the more popular restaurants. Historic highlights include the “Plague Chapel” put up during the Thirty Years’ War, some great frescoes, the State School for Woodworking, the Partenkirchen Kurpark, and some wonderful stories about Ludwig the Bavarian, Henry the Lion, and St. Mark. Come and check it out. After lunch on May 30, we will meet at the city bus just outside the Artillery Kaserne Gate and take the bus that arrives there at 1:10 p.m. We ride the bus to the first stop past the train station; continue walking in the same direction until you get to the traffic light (Rathausplatz, corner of Hauptstrasse and Ludwigstrasse).

Ballets, Concerts, and Operas in Munich Cost: $12 for transportation only One of the best things about living in the countryside around Garmisch-Partenkirchen is that our beautiful village is located so close to Munich, the Bavarian capital city with all the cultural opportunities that anyone could ask for. If you are interested in acquiring season tickets for any of these events, please contact us at DSN 440-3370 or Civ. 08821-750-3370. Wednesday, April 4 – Sleeping Beauty Monday, April 30 – Verdi’s “Luisa Miller” Tuesday, May 8 - Zoltán Kodály's " Hary Janos Suite", Dmitri Shostakovich's "Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in E flat major, and Béla Bartók's "Concerto for Orchestra". The Pete Burke Community Center provides transportation to and from the venue for the concert. For those that just want a night in Munich seeing the many sights, take in a movie, or just enjoy a meal in one of the many fine eating establishments.

The Iceman / Bolzano August 18 Where were you on that momentous day September 19, 1991? Erika and Helmut Simon were taking a walk near the border of Austria and Italy. The weather had been exceptionally warm in the high Alps and there was a lot of snow melting from the retreating glaciers. Shortly after leaving one of the marked trails they chanced upon a dead body stuck in the ice. Investigation has confirmed that the body is a Neolithic man who lived 5300 years ago! So join us for a visit to Bolzano Italy and see the "Iceman" known as "Oetzi". Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 12 p.m.—6 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. Holidays

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ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF The Army Emergency Relief Campaign for 2012 is in progress and runs through May 15. Army Emergency Relief is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own.” Army Emergency Relief was established in 1942 in response to a need for financial assistance and support for Soldiers and their Families. Army Emergency Relief provides emergency financial assistance in the form of no-interest loans and/or grants. Since 2005 Army Emergency Relief has added several new programs and categories of assistance to include dependent dental care, cranial helmets, rental cars, and furniture in an effort to provide Solders with greater access to Army Emergency Relief funds in their times of need. In addition, Army Emergency Relief provides scholarships to children and spouses of Active Duty and retired Soldiers, financial support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers, and grants to widows and Wounded Warriors. Did you know that Irving Berlin donated the music rights from his 1940’s hit movie “This is the Army”? With every purchase of the movie, a percentage goes to Army Emergency Relief and Army Emergency Relief holds the original film. In addition, boxer Joe Lewis supported Army Emergency Relief by donating his winning purse from several fights in the early 1940’s. Since its incorporation, Army Emergency Relief has provided more than $1.3 billion to more than 3.3 million Soldiers, Families and Retirees. In 2011, Army Emergency Relief provided more than $8 million to 4,351 Army Spouses and Children and from 2003-2011 in excess of $2 million has been provided to Wounded Warriors through the Wounded Warrior Grant program. Eighty-nine cents of every dollar contributed goes directly to help Soldiers and their Families. For more information about the campaign, contact the Army Emergency Relief Officer at ACS, DSN 440-3526/3777 or 08821-750-3526/3777. Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Closed U.S. Holidays

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Check out new class offerings & schedules!

ACS Classes All classes/meetings are conducted in the ACS classroom, Bldg 203, Room 6 unless otherwise listed.

Grüss Gott Group 1st Monday monthly 0930 Check with ACS for location

Move on Mondays (M.o.M.) Stroller Walks

Infant Massage

Every Monday 1015-1145

Love & Logic Classes

In front of ACS, Bldg. 203 NEW !

*Newcomer’s Orientation

Conversational German

Wednesdays, 900-1130

Every Tuesday 930-1100

Preconception Health Garmisch Playgroup Every Tuesday 100-1130

*German Customs & Culture 19 April 1300-1530

Stress & Anger

Money Monday’s

Management Class

2nd Monday monthly

2nd Thursday monthly

1130-1300

1200-1300

MOM’s CAFÉ Monthly Parent Support Group Apr 26: Infant mental health and brain development May 24 Common childhood illnesses Jun 1 Learning games & the power of play Jul 26 Potty training & your child’s unique personality Aug 23 Children’s immunizations

1000-1130, ACS Bldg 203, Room 6

Chapel Nursery

Childbirth Preparation Class

*Registration is required

As needed, please call ACS to schedule an appointment

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Join us for a new prenatal support series to discuss a variety of hot pregnancy topics and share your concerns and joys with others. Prepare for an empowering and memorable birth experience.

NEW !

Expectant fathers, please attend! For group classes and individual consultations, please contact ACS.

Beginning in April The

monthly financial classes will move to the 2nd Thursday of each month – “Thrifty Thursdays”. Plan to attend on 12 April, 1130-1300. Topic will be “Plotting your Financial Future”.

The Community Newcomers’ Briefing

will be held weekly on Wednesday mornings from 0900-1130 in the ACS Training Room. If you are new to the community, or relatively so, and would like to learn more of what the community has to offer, please plan to attend the Community Newcomer’s Briefing. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the community members and increase your knowledge of what the community offers.

Join ACS on Thursday, 19 April from 1300-1530 for the German Customs and Culture Class

to learn more about your host Nation culture. The class will continue on Friday morning with a trip down-town Garmisch for the Friday market. Understanding what’s going on around you and knowing what to look for, will certainly make your stay here more interesting and enjoyable. Pre-registration is required the Tuesday prior. Call ACS at DSN 440-3777, CIV 08821-750-3777 or email patricia.c.pearce2.civ@mail.mil for more information and to register. Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Closed U.S. Holidays

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Army Community Services ACS, Grafenwöhr NAF CPAC and MER are partnering to offer classes specific to NAF employees and employers, 26-27

April 2012!!!

Classes offered will include: Understanding and navigating USA jobs (Employers) Understanding and navigating USA jobs (Employees) Employee benefits Employer/Employee Relations Question/answer sessions Schedule of classes to be announced. Contact ACS Employment Readiness for more information.

ACS Congratulates Community Adult Volunteer of the Quarter, Ms. Sarah Duffy!!! Ms. Sarah Duffy was officially recognized as the ACS Community Volunteer of the Quarter Thursday, 8 March 2012. She was honored at the Garmisch Town Hall by the Garrison Commander, Mr. John M. Cavanaugh and several community members. This recognition was integrated as part of the Grand Opening of the Pete Burk Center and Town Hall meeting. Ms. Sarah was nominated by the Garmisch Elementary/Middle School for her outstanding volunteerism and dedication to the programs she enhances. As a talented photographer, Ms. Duffy has teamed with several GEMS teachers to enhance their programs with the use of photography. Her additional commitments include: volunteering as a math tutor, assisting with Wonderful Wednesday program, regular school lunch and cafeteria duties. Ms. Duffy is a talented woman who gives generously; many programs have benefited as a result of her time, talent, resources, and insight! Contact ACS Volunteer Coordinator for more information on how you can make a difference volunteering.

National Volunteer Week, April 15-21 2012 Are you looking for new and unique ways to recognize a volunteer during this week? Contact your ACS Volunteer Coordinator for ideas! DSN: 440-3777 CIV: 08821-750-3777 Email: meghan.mcandrew@us.army.mil Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Closed U.S. Holidays

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Army Community Services

Family Advocacy Program is observing Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Look for our flyers advertising several events, including the Pinwheel Garden, the Teal Ribbon Campaign and National Denim Day. *Watch for daily posts on facts about child abuse and sexual assault on the USAG Garmisch, Family and MWR Facebook pages. *Read victim stories on our silent victim displays. *Stop by ACS if you have further questions, need information or support for yourself or someone you love who may have been hurt by interpersonal violence, or if you would like to attend one of our education or prevention classes.

Note: Expect the un-expected

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ACS Programs

Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Closed U.S. Holidays

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“The Crafts Tree” Arts and Crafts Center Wood Shop Safety Class This class is a prerequisite to use the shop’s power tools and machines. Upon completion you receive the MWR Arts and Crafts Qualification Card, which is honored at all MWR crafts facilities and you may use the shop for do-it-yourself projects. Two-hour class. By appointment only. Fee: $20. Adults only.

Upholstery Class Learn how to re-upholster chairs, sofas, etc. Bring your own furniture as a class project. Six hours of instruction. By appointment only. Fee: $35. Adults only.

Basic Ceramics Pouring Class You will learn how to pour and finish while making one easy class project to take home. Two 2 hour evening or afternoon classes. Please schedule an appointment in advance. Beginners Class. Fee $20 - includes instruction and materials (slip, paints and glazes, shop and firing fees) for one small project.

Hand Building with Clay - Pottery Class Your hands are the best tools you have! Explore the world of hand built ceramics. Learn the techniques of pinching, coiling and slab work. Creativity and originality are encouraged while you learn about the basics of using clay. We will make cups, bowls, flowerpots, Easter eggs, or whatever you imagine! This Beginners Class consists of two sessions, four hours total. Fee is $48, instruction, enough clay for your first project, paints, glazes, use of tools, brushes and everything you need to start creating. Advance sign up please.

Advanced Quilting Workshop

Wednesday, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $89, materials included Learn how to finish your work with free motion quilting. We will be quilting various designs on a quilt sandwich 30" x 30". For all levels.

Sewing 101 – How to use a sewing machine Tuesday, May 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Cost: $29 This class will teach you the basics of how to use a sewing machine and the basic stitches. Material included. For Beginners, children 10 and up welcome!!

Silk Painting Class 2 evenings/afternoons. Fee for two evenings of instruction: $15 (silk extra). Ages: adults, children 4 and up. Beginners and advanced students.

Oil Painting Class for Beginners

Watercolor Painting Class

Tiffany Glass Art Four evenings of instruction. You will receive instruction while making one class project to take home. Choose between a window picture, mirror or lamp shade, depending on your interest and ambition. Fee:

2 evenings/afternoons. Fee: $20, materials included. Ages: adults, children 4 and up. Beginners and advanced students.

Every Sunday from 1400-1600 hrs. 3 sessions of instruction. Fee: $69 includes oil paints and canvas. Adult class.

Hours of Operation Tuesday—Thursday 10 a.m.—1 p.m., 3 p.m.—7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.—5 p.m. Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday, and U.S. Holidays

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“The Crafts Tree” Arts and Crafts Center ‘Garmisch Players Community Theater’

CALLING ALL FORMER THESPIANS, CURRENT THESPIANS & NEWCOMERS! THE GARMISCH PLAYERS THEATER IS LOOKING FOR PEOPLE INTERESTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE THEATRE PROGRAM! Whether your talents are on-stage or you are interested in helping back-stage, with tech, lighting, costume, make-up or set design, please contact the Entertainment Office at DSN 440-3475 or stop by bldg. 263 Crafts & Entertainment (located in the Crafts Tree: Tue, Wed. Thu 10-13 & 15-19, Sun 13-17)

Crafts Tree Services Furniture Building /Restoration Bring your piece in need of repair in for a cost-free assessment. We do visit you at your home for assessments for larger furniture or custom furniture building. Upholstery and restoration of old pieces can also be done.

Sewing Services You have never been good with a sewing machine or have no time to do it? No problem, the Crafts Tree’s qualified staff will do it for you.

Picture Matting, Framing and PosterMounting

Portrait Services

Choose from over 400 wooden or metal moldings. If you don’t have the time to do-it-yourself use the custom shop’s great service. Qualified staff is available to help you select moldings and mats to make your picture look stunning. We also offer professional poster mounting on foam, oil painting restoration and stretching.

Visit the Crafts Tree’s Portrait Studio for your next family portrait! Lots of package variations available. You can also order a CD with your entire portfolio. We will also do professional outdoor portrait sessions and take your picture in your favorite Garmisch locations. Please book in advance.

Photo Printing Self Service The shop provides a user friendly self service printing kiosk using Kodak paper. Bring your digital pictures on card, disk, USB or blue tooth and turn them into great pictures, collages or post cards at minimal price. You can choose colored borders or even type in your text to personalize a post card for example. Hours of Operation Tuesday—Thursday 10 a.m.—1 p.m., 3 p.m.—7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.—5 p.m. Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday, and U.S. Holidays

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Mueller Fitness Center

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE AWARDS CEREMONY THURSDAY, 12 APRIL, 5:30 P.M. Fitness Classes

All Classes are $5. Classes are first come, first serve. Zumba® (cardio) This Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness-party™ is fun for everyone; try it to work your muscles, your heart, and your mind in a new way. Ditch the workout and join the party! Pilates (strength/flexibility) Pilates is a unique series of exercises developed to strengthen and tone core muscles, improve posture and flexibility, and create a streamline shape. Spin (cardio) This is an intense indoor cycling workout using various cycling techniques from hill climbing and sprinting to peddling at different tensions. Easily modified for beginners. Yoga Fit (strength/flexibility) A class designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of individuals seeking to improve their overall level of fitness. This style of Hatha Yoga blends balance, strength, power, and flexibility into a fitness format doable by individuals of any fitness level. Spinning-n-Yoga A combination of cardiovascular and flexibility workout. TurboKick® (cardio) TurboKick® is the ultimate cardiovascular challenge that's a unique blend of intense intervals strength/endurance training, and a relaxing cool-down. TurboKick®, the live version of TurboJam®, requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment, just bring your attitude and desire to have fun!

Hours of Operation Monday: Friday 5:30 a.m.—8:00 p.m. Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Sunday and US Holidays: Closed

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Youth Center April 2012 Sunday

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Quarto

Bike

Smart

With Pete

Art

Snacking

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Chess

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Advertising

Culinary

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Club

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Club

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Screen

Wall

Knockout

Billiards

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Printing

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Culinary Billiards

Future

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Smart

Club

Tournament

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Nuts, Bolts & Legos

Homework Help Available Daily Computer Lab Open Daily Fitness Hour 1430-1530

Hours of Operation Monday—Thursday 2:30 p.m.—6 p.m., Friday 2:30 p.m.—10 p.m. School Out Days: Monday—Thursday 1 p.m.—6 p.m. and Friday 2 p.m.—10 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. Holidays

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School Age Center April 2012

Hours of Operation Monday—Friday 2:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m. School out days Monday—Friday 7:45 a.m.—5:30 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. Holidays

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Garmisch Familiy and MWR Newsletter for April 2012