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USAG Garmisch Family and MWR Newsletter August 2011

This Month’s Highlights

Inside this issue: Feature Article

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Army Community Service

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Arts and Crafts

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Bavarian Motor Cars Grand Slam Softball Tournament

Up to ten teams from Germany and Italy travel to Garmisch to compete in our annual softball tournament, held on Kozlowski Field with its spectacular view of the Zugspitze. The tournament begins Friday, August 12 at 3 p.m. with opening ceremonies. The tournament is conducted using a Pool play format. There is an ice breaker for all participants, officials and their family members at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. This year’s event is sponsored by Bavarian Motor Cars Gmbh, Gatorade, Pepsi and Propel, the Riessersee Hotel and Spa, and the Garmisch Community Club.

Child Youth and School Services

School Age Center Calendar 6

Youth Center Calendar 7

Verona Opera Under the Stars

Community Library

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Mueller Fitness Center

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Outdoor Recreation

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Online Services & Calendar

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Mailer Information

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September 2-4, $333 Without a doubt one of the best trips that we do all year is the annual trek to Verona, Italy for some great eating, drinking, and attending an Italian opera under the stars in the 2000 year old Arena! Truly an event not to be missed! The opera is Verdi’s “Aida” in a production that dates back to the first year it was performed in the Arena–1913! Also a chance to have gourmet meals in two of our favorite restaurants. We guarantee that you will know as much about the opera as any of those that sit in the expensive seats, and we will be more comfortable in shorts and T shirts !

Craft Tree Corner Children’s Basic Sewing Class “KOBOLD”

Did you know? Garmisch Family and MWR has 72 staff members, 33 in Child Youth and School Services alone, accounting for approximately 41 percent of all USAG Garmisch employees.

Wednesdays, August 3 and 10, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. Class fee: $32 Make a little Kobold, a bag that holds all your important things like money, keys and cell phone. This class is especially for kids and beginners.

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Garmisch Outdoor Rec and the Mueller Fitness Center present… The Garmisch Summer Sports Festival Family and MWR programs provide many opportunities to participate in sporting and fitness activities. We have beautifully equipped fitness centers, intramural sports leagues, and endless opportunities for pick-up games. But what about the solo sports enthusiast? The one you will see on a mountain vice a spinning bike or in a kayak instead of a rowing machine. This person likes to ski and rock climb, someone whose regular aerobic workout is a 50kilometer road bike ride, or a 10 -kilometer run. Their gym is not located within a specific area, it is everywhere, and they train just as hard as anyone else! We call them the ―Outdoor Athletes‖. So what is Garmisch doing to satisfy these ―Outdoor Athletes? This Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 2 to Sunday, September 4, Garmisch Outdoor Recreation and the Mueller Fitness Center team up to provide a weekend festival just for Outdoor Athletes and solo sports enthusiasts, with the first Garmisch Summer Sports Festival. This years’ events include: The Cross-Country Challenge, the 26th Fat Tire Spectacular Mountain Bike Race, and IMCOM’s first ever Mountain

Strongman/woman tion

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Here is the plan: Friday evening – Racers can register for up to two (2) of the three events, pick-up your number, and attend the icebreaker. Riders may pre-ride the course, which we highly recommend. Saturday – We start at 9 a.m. with the Cross-Country Challenge. The run is one lap but longer than in previous years. The new course will start in front of the Kean’s Lodge and will lead down to the Loisach River. This will be a trail runner’s dream- a wonderful run-

ning adventure amidst the beautiful scenery of Garmisch! Entirely off road, this trail run will be a 6-kilometer challenge with hill climbs and ―single track‖ forest paths. At noon we switch gears and kick off the 26th Annual Fat Tire Spectacular mountain bike race the oldest mountain bike race in Germany, and the US Forces Championship race of the IMCOM mountain bike series. First, the kids and youth, then the adults will compete. It is five times up and down a 5k cross-country single-track loop of gnarly, rocky, root laden paths. Around 4 p.m., we start the Mountain Strongman/ woman competition, led by

Garmisch’s own, Mattias Martin, winner of many Strongman competitions. For those not familiar with this style of competition, it consists of a variety events to test the strength of an individual. For the men, these include an overhead medley; consisting of an overhead keg press, monster dumbbells, a log press, and the Apollo Axle, loading a platform two (2) 220 lbs kegs and a 260 lbs ball, a car dead lift, the Farmer’s Walk with 200 lbs in each hand, and a timed tire flip (600 lbs). The women tackle the following events: 66 lbs overhead log press, the Farmer’s Walk with 66 lbs in each hand, a timed tire flip (300 lbs tire), and dead lift using a 200 lbs tire axle. At the end of the day’s competition there is a Victory Party, bonfire, and with Live Music performed by Chevy Nova. On Sunday, we bike through the countryside, that inspired artists Wassily Kandisky and Gabriele Münter, to Murnau to the Griessbrau Brewery for a tour, a beer tasting and dinner. After which we will ride back in comfort in the MWR fun-wagon.


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Army Community Services ACS also welcomes new staff members! ACS is very excited to welcome two new staff members to our team:

ACS WELCOMES HOME SGT TURNER!

Aimee Edwards-Hunter, and her husband Tom, arrived on 17 July. Originally from San Antonio, TX, Aimee transferred to Garmisch from the Mannheim community. She will be managing the Family Advocacy, Exceptional Family Member, Victim Advocacy, and Sexual Assault Response programs. She has

worked as a Family Advocacy clinician with military families, and as a School Social Worker and Positive Behavior Support Specialist for the Austin Independent School District. Additionally, Aimee has worked in domestic violence centers and as a Victim Advocate/Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. Meghan McAndrew, a wellknown member of the Garmisch community also joins the team

as an ACS Program Specialist. She will manage the Army Family Action Plan, Army Family Team Building, Army Volunteer Corps, and Employment Readiness Programs. Meghan, originally from Iowa, has been involved in FMWR programs for over 10 years. She has worked for Child Youth and School Services in the Pacific and European Region. Welcome Aimee and Meghan!

Lending Closet Running Low on Loaner Items As with every summer, we are again experiencing a big change over in personnel throughout our community.

If you have had items out longer than 60 days, PLEASE make sure you return them in good condition as soon as possible!

That means busy times for the lending closet.

ACS would like to continue to provide quality services to all community members; however our inventory is extremely low, especially in electrical appliances such as: coffee machines, toasters, and irons.

PLEASE REMEMBER: Items can be kept up to 60 days only! Unless an extension is approved by ACS.

Our stock of many other items needed by incoming/outgoing personnel and their families is also very limited; pack-n-plays, car seats, ironing boards, etc. need to be replenished. ACS is open to receive items from 0800-1700 Mon-Fri, except on US Holidays.

ACS needs loaned items returned!

Installation AFAP Conference on for Nov 11 Let your voices be heard & make a change! The annual Army Family Action Plan conference is set for Friday, Nov 11. Issues can be submitted all year, however to be included in the conference deadline is Saturday, Oct. 1 The conference is scheduled earlier than in previous years, typically between Jan-Mar, due to process changes by the

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

Department of Army. Garmisch Community members have submitted many issues since our first conference in 2009 that have been elevated up to the European Region and others have made it all the way to the Department of Army AFAP conference including:

Revision of CDC Fee Calculations

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Rental Car reimbursement for OCONUS active duty members PCSing Prohibition on changes to DA logos as a cost saving measure

Submit issues at ACS or online at: http://www.garmisch.army.mil/ info/acs/AFAP%20Issue% 20Worksheet.pdf

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Military & Family Life Consultant (MFLC)

MFLC Counselors are available, call 0170-708-0744 or DSN 440-3755 during duty hours

Ever face one of those life stresses when you just wish you could talk with someone to help sort it all out and get back on track? Support is available in Garmisch through the MFLC Program. The MFLC is a licensed professional who can assist you with numerous issues such as concerns dealing with family, separations, parenting, communication, anger, stress, and relationship issues. They can meet with you on or off post. All consulting is solution focused. It is free and records are not kept. Consultations are confidential with the exception of situations involving danger to self or another. The consultant can be contacted by calling 0170-708-0744. DSN number during office hours is 4403755. After-hours and weekend appointments are available.

ACS Classes Money Monday’s 2nd Monday of the month,

Garmisch Grüss Gott Group

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

First Monday

Aug 8 - Debt Liquidation

9:30 a.m.

Sep 12 –Retirement Planning

Check with ACS for location

Oct 11 - Principles of Personal Finance Nov 14 - Successful Money Management Dec 12 - Buyers Beware

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

Conversational German Every Tuesday 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Garmisch Playgroup

Stress Anger Management Class 2nd Thursday of the month 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Every Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Chapel nursery

Working Wednesday

10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, August 3

In front of ACS, Bldg. 203

1 p.m.-2:30 p,m.

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

80% of young adults who had been abused met the diagnostic criteria for at least one psychiatric disorder at the age of 21 (including depression, anxiety, eating disorders & post traumatic stress disorder) 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 The Garmisch Multi Crafts Center is located on Artillery Kaserne in Bldg. 263. We are there for you on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The shop offers sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting, tiffany art, ceramics, pottery, woodworking, upholstery, picture framing, silk, watercolor, oil & acrylics painting classes, and musical instruc-

tion for piano or violin for adults and children.

Music lessons We are taking reservations for the fall semester starting on Monday, August 15.

If you don’t have the time to get crafty yourself there is a great number of services the Crafts Tree can do for you, for example framing, poster mounting, custom wood working, furniture building/repair, upholstery, photo printing/scanning or sewing services. The facility also has a portrait studio and a store offering crafts, supplies, and hand-made gifts.

Piano Instruction or Violin Instruction for adults or children, and beginner to advanced students. Cost for a two-month lesson package is $240. Instruction takes place in the music practice room at the Crafts Tree in Bldg. 263.

Crafts Tree August Highlights Ceramic Project of the Month -

“CAT TOTEBAG” Sewing for Beginners

Two-hour project class. Every Tue, Wed, Thu in August from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or from 5-7 p.m. on walk in basis - no appointment needed. Beginners Class. Fee $9.50 (small) / 12.50 (large) - includes instruction & materials, paints and glazes, and firing fees).

Tuesday, August 9, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Class fee: $20 Designed by artist C. Koppman from Argentina it has become one of the most popular bags among quilters. It is a lot of fun to make and easy enough for any age. A great parent-child project. Supply list is available at registration.

Flower Pot Class

Instant Crafts Classes Looking for a quick activity on a rainy day or something to do with your children, here are a couple of ideas. Silk Painting—$18 Watercolor Painting—$15 Ceramics—$24 All classes are one-two hours in length, available on a walk in basis, and no reservation are required

Customized Outdoor Photography Sessions Available It is summer time again and perfect for outdoor photography. Do you want to have a keep sake photo of your family at the Partnachklamm, or during a leisurely paddle boat ride on the Eibsee, or maybe as you are walking in the fields around Garmisch. May be you would like a traditional photo session in studio.

Tree staff to schedule a session with very own photographer. He will work with you to design your very own packages.

If any of these are what you are interested in or you have your own ideas, contact The Crafts 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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School Age Center Mon

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1 Camp Adventure Games & Activities

2 BOARD GAMES TECH with Josh!

YOGA with Pete!

CLUB ACTIVE Sign Lang. w/ Janae!

Wed

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3 BOARD GAMES 4th-5th Games @ YC! CLUB ACTIVE Massage with Jill!

CLUB ACTIVE: Water Games!

8 Camp Adventure Games & Activities YOGA with Pete! CLUB ACTIVE: Soccer!

9 BOARD GAMES TECH with Josh! ALL A/B TRIP: Linderhof Castle! 0900-1400 CLUB ACTIVE Sign Lang. w/ Jan CLUB ACTIVE

10 BOARD GAMES 4th-5th Games @ YC! CLUB ACTIVE Massage with Jill!

Fri

4 BOARD GAMES

5 BOARD GAMES

ALL A/B TRIP: Alpspix! 0900-1300 *Kinders stay back CLUB ACTIVE

HIKING CLUB: Leutsach Picnic 1100-1300

11 TRIP:

12 BOARD GAMES

Munich Zoo! 0745-2000 (SAC CLOSED)

Music Special: Woodwind Instrument

HIKING CLUB: Scavenger Hunt 0900-1200 Music Special: Drums

CYSS SPORTS SOCCER CAMP!! August 8-12

15 Camp Adventure Games & Activities YOGA with Pete! CLUB ACTIVE: Archery! YC Orientation! 6th graders 1500!

16 BOARD GAMES TECH with Josh!

17 BOARD GAMES 4th-5th Games @ YC!

GROUP A/BTRIP: Tierheim 1000-1200 CLUB ACTIVE Sign Lang. w/ Janae!

Group B TRIP: Canoeing! 1300-1700 *priority hiking club!

18 TRIP: Skyline Park! 0745-2000 (SAC CLOSED)

19 Ms. Rachel and Ms. Lauren’s LAST DAY!!!

CLUB ACTIVE CYSS SPORTS ARCHERY CAMP! August 15-17

22 BOARD GAMES

23 BOARD GAMES TECH with Josh!

YOGA with Pete! CLUB ACTIVE: Bowling!

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ALL A/B TRIP: Bowling! 1500-1700 CLUB ACTIVE

24 BOARD GAMES 4th-5th Games @ YC! CLUB ACTIVE Massage with Jill!

25 TRIP: Fairytale Forest! 0830-1700 (SAC CLOSED)

26 Back to School BBQ!!! 12-1330 CLUB ACTIVE

30 HOMEWORK LAB

31 HOMEWORK LAB

ART CLUB Decorate your Binder

TECH CLUB

HOMEWORK LAB

Center is CLOSED on these days! If you need short term hourly care, the CDC is available. Please call the CDC for a reservation.

CLUB ACTIVE

CLUB ACTIVE

CLUB ACTIVE

CYSS Half-Day Filed Trips:

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

CYSS Full-Day Field Trips:

Group A (grades K, 1, 2) Group B (grades 3, 4, 5)

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Youth Center Sun

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Taste the Rainbow w/Pasha

Money Matters… w/Pete

Girl Talk w/Pasha

Esterberg Alm Hike!

Football Friday

Games w/Pasha

Cooking Club

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Girl Talk w/Pasha

Biking!

What’s Your Personality? w/ Pasha Healthy Cooking w/ Janae

Wamberg Hike!

Football Friday

Games w/Pasha

Cooking Club

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Chaps Chat w/Pete 14

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Relay Race w/Pasha

Biking!

Love it? Frame it! w/Pasha

Ultimate Frisbee! 21

Catch Phrase w/Janae

Healthy Cooking w/ Janae

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Tierheim Trip! 1100

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Healthy Cooking w/ Janae

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Field Trip

Waterskiing

0830-1700 $25

$35

SKYLINE 0700-1400 w/Hohenfels PARK! 25

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Croatia Trip with Vicenza 22-26 ! * * * youth must possess basic swimming skills to attend! * * * (Youth Center CLOSED all week) 28

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Ultimate Frisbee

Last Biking day: Bike to ice cream!

Healthy Cooking w/ Janae

DAILY: Homework Help Computer Lab Fitness Hour!

HOURS OF OPERATION Monday—Thursday 2:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m. and Friday 2:30 p.m.—10:00 p.m. School Out Days: Monday—Thursday 1:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. and Friday 2:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. Holidays

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Community Library A Knight to Remember

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries”.

Over 50 children and teens participated in our summer reading program ―A Midsummer Knight’s Read‖, as well as several pre-K children in the ―Readto-Me‖ portion. This year’s program featured readings, crafts, puppet shows, a library scavenger hunt and a medieval fair including archery, jousting, a knighting ceremony, crafts and eatery. Thanks to our sponsors Bavarian Motor Cars Gmbh and

American Foreign Services Protective Association, there were prizes for all participants. Altogether, participants logged 20,562 reading minutes in a three-week period. Congratulations to our ―Midsummer Knight’s Read‖ winners for the most minutes logged: Jeison Huerta, Ana Maria Huerta, Maggie Matthews, Alaina Matthews, Molly McNicol and Matt Butler.

A special thanks to Ms. Jamie Wert for her creative costumes and engaging reading and trivia and to all the volunteers who helped make the reading program a success. Reading is Regal!

To keep up with our fantastic Europe-wide lending program, we need your help to continue sending movies, books, CDs, and other materials between

libraries. Instead of throwing away or recycling packaging from your incoming mail, please give us your small mailing boxes that can be re-used (no

official priority boxes please). It will cut down on our mailing expenses and help us serve you better.

New Fiction Map of Time ,Felix J. Palma Burma Chronicles: a graphic novel, Guy Delisle Bones of Avalon , Phil Rickman Smokin’Seventeen, Janet Evanovich Now you see her, James Patterson

New Non-Fiction Bossypants, Tina Fey How the Hippies saved physics, David Kaiser Tour-de-France: the history, the legend the riders, Graeme Fife Seal Team Six, an audiobook by Howard Wasdin & Stephen Templin

New Books Would you like to know about all the new items coming into the library? It’s just a click away on our website. Click ―view more new items‖ on the catalog page and see a list of the latest books, movies, music, audiobooks and video games. Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and no one knows this better than New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.

http://www.library.eur.army.mil/ HOURS OF OPERATION Monday–Friday 12 p.m.—7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m.– 7 p.m. Closed Saturday and U.S. Holidays

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Mueller Fitness Center Yoga for Your Back How many times you got up from bed with a back pain that did not allow you to do your favorite activities and made you feel grumpy? Back pains can be very annoying; however they are highly preventable through exercise. One of the most effective types of exercises that can help you with your back problems is Yoga. This mild form of physical activity can help in strengthening back muscles and skeletal system. It can help in controlling and preventing the occurrence and re-occurrence of back injuries which can lead to

some chronic or acute back ailment. The practice of Yoga can be helpful to diagnose disc problems after the acute stage has passed. The proper diet and no smoking lifestyle which are part of Yogic Lifestyle will facilitate fast recovery and prevention of osteoporosis and herniated disc. Yoga Poses (Asanas) can tone your back muscles, make it more flexible, alleviate pain and improve your posture. Yoga lifestyle, Yoga Poses combined with medical attention can decrease the debilitating power of back pain.

The Mueller Fitness Center is looking for a Zumba® Instructor. If you are interested please contact the Mueller Fitness Center staff at the numbers below.

Massage and Beauty Live in rooms full of light Avoid heavy food Be moderate in the drinking of wine Take massage, baths, exercise, and gymnastics Fight insomnia with gentle rocking or the sound of running water Change surroundings and take long journeys Strictly avoid frightening ideas Indulge in cheerful conversation and amusements Listen to music. ~A. Cornelius Celsus

It is summer! Many live their stressful lives day to day without taking any time off just for them. Everyone deserves a moment of relaxation and a massage may be just the ticket. It will help you relax your mind and body, giving you a break from the stressors in your life. Massage benefits vary from relief of stiffness, pain and tension; increased range of motion and joint flexibility; speeding recovery time from injury, re-

lease of endorphins helping to manage anxiety and depression. Massage also increases circulation of the blood and lymph which aids elimination of toxins and strengthens the immune system. The Massage Therapy program at the Mueller Fitness Center offers a wide variety of massages ranging from Sports, Classic Swedish, Deep Tissue, Swedish-Esalen Style and Maternity all in 30 minute, 60 minute and 90 min-

will have a better running form. From a purely physical standpoint, you can build a lot more strength on dirt and or on grass as a lot the energy gets absorbed by the ground and you work harder running the same distance while working different muscles groups. Your balance will improve as a result of trying to keep up your pace despite navigating the challenging terrain.

Running in beautiful scenery will never make you tired, therefore get out of the road and run.

utes increments. We are now offering waxing treatments. Services range from facial, legs, under arm, and bikini waxing. Contact the Mueller Fitness Center staff for pricing information and to schedule a massage today!

Get out of the Road Trail running is as natural as running could ever be. The first people to pick up the pace and start striding along did so not on roads, tracks, or treadmills, but on dirt paths, animal trails, and in open meadows. While running on trails, every step a runner takes is potentially different because they have to step around roots or rocks and taking shorter steps to be able to navigate therefore runners

Hours of Operation Monday—Thursday 6:00 a.m.—9:00 p.m., Friday 6:00 a.m.—8:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Closed U.S. Holidays

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August 2011 Sunday

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0615 Turbo Kick 1730 Spin 1830 Pilates

0800-1100 Personal trainer

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Softball Tournament

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Outdoor Recreation, Pete Burke Community Center, and Trips and Tours Weekend Getaways Prague

Berlin—Columbus Day Weekend

September 9-11, $300 Often on the top of everyone’s list of places to visit in Europe. Upon arrival Friday we’ll give you an orientation tour of Prague and show you how to get back to the hotel if you check out the myriad of late night hot spots the city is famous for. Saturday we’ll give you a guided walk through the city. Anyone interested in opera? We can arrange tickets. You’ll have free time as well to lose yourself in the heart of Bohemia.

October 7-10, Call for pricing For many people the most exciting city in Germany is Berlin! Not only is it the capitol of the country, it is the city that constantly changes as it grows and reinvents itself. There is a world of historic sites – the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, and the remains of the Berlin Wall. There is also a major art scene with everything from old masters to contemporary artists as well as interesting graffiti! The

History Museum is top notch and it is only one of many historic sites worth seeing. There are three opera houses, the Berlin Philharmonic, a myriad of plays and the club scene has a lot going on in terms of music as well!

Thanksgiving in Paris November 24-27, Call for pricing Paris is the best Thanksgiving destination mostly because there is so much to see and this is the longest holiday weekend in the American calendar! In the summer, Paris is too hot; in

the winter, it is too cold; in the spring, it is too crowded. Therefore, the best time is the autumn! Ideally, we will have three nearly full days in Paris. Includes a tour of some of the essential but less accessible places on the first day, and ensures that everyone is familiar with the way the transportation system works. That leaves one day for people to explore the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower, or many of other sites Paris has to offer.

The Munich Concert and Opera Series Begins in the Fall!

Your opera buff and tour guide, Paul Dutro

If you are a new community member, have never experienced classical music in a beautiful venue, or if you are already a fan but haven’t taken the time yet while living herethis program is for you! In the Concert Series we will travel by bus to Munich on six different Tuesdays and enjoy spectacular performances of classical music in the Opera House. The National theater is absolutely striking.

The Opera Series includes four operas and one ballet and our very first opera – Richard Strauss’s ―Rosenkavalier” is on Saturday, October 29. In both cases there is always a standard charge for the transportation to Munich by FMWR bus and that is only $15.00. By going on the bus you are treated to opening remarks by our music expert and guide Paul Dutro. You will have the chance to

have dinner in Munich and see how lovely the city is in the evening before being driven safely back to Garmisch. It is a great opportunity to mingle with the movers and shakers of Munich Society! Tickets for the different series vary according to where the seat is. Contact us to see if there is anything available your price range.

Wine Day in the Veneto:

encing the hidden back roads of the Veneto valley. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase wine, olive oil, and specialty foods direct from the producers. This is the ideal trip for anyone looking to purchase excellent wines at very low costs. All of this while enjoying the hill coun-

try that has been celebrated by artists for centuries. Our trip includes a specially prepared lunch in Peschiera, Italy. You will also have plenty of free time to explore Peschiera on your own!

Tastes of Europe

Mmmmm…. Amarone!

September 17, $85 This summer, we took some local wine enthusiasts to two different wine tastings to specialty shops right here in Garmisch. In September, we are hitting the road and taking you to the source! Join us in experi-

Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 12 p.m.—6 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. Holidays

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ODR Summer Hiking Series The Werdenfels Best Kept Secret ...The Weilheimer Hutte August 13-14, $95 This summer Garmisch Outdoor Recreation has been running a Friday evening Torch Lit Hike series. We’re capping off the summer of fun with an overnight hike to this location. The Weilheimer Hutte, or Krottenkopfhutte is tucked deep inside the Esterbirg mountain. It’s right in our backyard and very few Americans go there. The staff at ODR wanted to cap off the series by taking some of you up there. But.shhhhhhh, “Sunset at the Weilheimer Hutte” Photograph by Garmisch ODR staff member Tom Sheaffer promise you won’t tell anyone!

A Classic Tour

Conquer the Zugspitze!: August 6-7 and September 1011 $149 At least once in your life, especially if you live here, you have to do this hike. There is nothing like standing on this peak and kissing the cross. The Zugspitze has two glaciers, two rivers that created the Partnach and Hoelental gorges, numerous springs, ponds, and 3600 foot cliffs on three sides!

Look Ma, No Hands: Mountain Madness

Bike through Munich Biergartens: Saturday, August 20, $33 The best way to see the city. We’ll ride along the Isar River and you will be amazed at the recreational possibilities of this city that has committed itself to cyclists. Bike enthusiasts ―The Yingling Family‖

Summer Rodelbahn Saturday, August 27, $35, kids under 6 $5 Experience the LONGEST ―Summer sledding‖ run in Germany– at night! Three kilometers long, 58 curves, 23 ―waves.‖ 4 bridges over valleys and streams. Kids from 8 years of age or a minimum height of 4 1/2 feet can ride by themselves. Younger kids ride with an adult.

Become an OlympianBobsledding!: Saturday, September 10, $ 60 Embrace your inner Olympic athlete! With an experienced driver, take a crack at an exhilarating and thrilling bobsled track. 4000 feet long with 14 steep curves. Suitable for kids from 14 years or a minimum height of 4 ft, 3 inches

Meet Some of Your Garmisch ODR Staff Tom Sheaffer joined the Garmisch ODR staff a year ago. This summer Tom became a certified canoe instructor in addition to leading a program here for Wounded Warrior Project Odyssey. Tom is a born mountaineer and his easygoing sense of humor and great mentorship of youth during our Boy Scout Camp Bayern programs last week were great to see.

Curious about where to go hiking? Tom is one of your alpine experts!

Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 12 p.m.—6 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. Holidays

and creativity. This spring Susan organized the ―Amazing Race‖ event and Susan has been busy coordinating wine tours, zip line adventures and more. Do you think there is nothing to do in Garmisch? Come talk to Susan! Susan Steinke has been working for ODR since the beginning of this year. She was specifically recruited for her enthusiasm DSN 440-2638 CIV 08821-750-2638


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else in our Army.

 Soldiers, Civilians and Families here receive personal and professional broadening experiences that are not available anywhere

 The US Army is tailored in Europe to train, to deploy, and to support multiple combatant commanders

 The US Army in Europe is America's strategic forward enabler; we lead, build, assure, and deter

There are three enduring USAREUR command messages. They are general in nature and are the image of who we are, what we do, and why doing it here is unique and valuable. The three enduring command messages are:

The HQ US Army Europe motto has changed to "Strong Soldiers, Strong Teams." Please spread the word and start using it immediately. Do not expend resources changing existing products; as existing stocks are used up, replace them with the correct motto. If you have signs that can be taken down or repainted easily, do so.

"We have more than the mountains."

USAG GARMISCH


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