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

Featured Information

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THE PETE BURKE   COMMUNITY CENTER  RENOVATION PROJECT IS  

Outdoor Recreation and Tours

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COMPLETE!   Join us

Library

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Thursday, 8 March at 5:30 p.m. for our official ribbon cutting.

Arts and Crafts

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The Community Town Hall will be conducted immediately following the ribbon cutting.

Mueller Fitness Center

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Army Community Services

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Child Youth School Services

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Mailer Information

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Hope to see you there.

  For one glorious week in September, Germany’s most famous castle becomes a concert hall. The castle was built by King Ludwig II as a shrine to Richard Wagner. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 12 and are usually sold out within five hours. In years past, we have been very fortunate in securing a block of tickets; this year will require quite a bit of luck since everything is being handled online starting at 9 a.m., March 12. Contact ODR for more information. Monday, September 17 – The Stuttgarter Kammerorchester performs four pieces: Strauss’ “Capriccio”, the “Wesendonck Songs”, Mozart’s Divertimento in F and the Serenade for strings Tchaikovsky’s opera 48. It is an excellent non-threatening program and quite pleasant to the ear. Tickets cost 45, 50, 55, and 60 Euros. Sunday, September 23 – The Stuttgaret Philharmoniker presents selections from Richard Wagner’s opera “The Flying Dutchman” accompanied by singers portraying four of the main characters. This is Wagner’s easiest work and again, is quite non-threatening! Tickets cost 65, 70, 80, and 85 Euros.


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FUELING DURING COLD WEATHER EXERCISE In the cold weather your body temperature normally drops. Your metabolism increases to warm and humidify the air you breathe and you tend to burn slightly more calories to stay warm. Breathing in cold, dry air forces your body to warm and humidify that air and with each exhalation, you lose significant amounts of water. Winter athletes need to consciously drink more fluids to replace the water that gets lost via respiration. Add this to a decreased desire to drink (the thirst mechanism is reduced in cold weather) and you can see why one of the biggest nutritional needs during winter exercise is replacing lost fluids and getting proper hydration. Dehydration is one of the main reasons for reduced performance in the cold. What you eat and drink before and during cold-weather exercise can help you perform your best and stay comfortable and safe. Proper nutrition helps regulate your core temperature, keeps your body warm and provides enough fuel for your working muscles. In warm weather it's easy to sweat to regulate your temperature and remove excess heat, but in cold weather you need to generate more heat to stay warm. Ideal foods are complex carbohydrates consumed 2 hours prior to exercise. Soups, chili, bread, bagels, pasta with tomato sauce, baked potatoes, cereals, peanut butter, lean meat, and low-fat cheese are good choices. It's also important to eat continually to replace carbohydrate stores that are being used for exercise and warming. If you don't replace this energy you will likely feel more fatigued and chilled. This is especially important for children. Children get hungrier more often and fatigue quicker. Plan ahead and bring energy bars, chocolate bars, trail mix, bananas, sandwiches or something that you like and will eat.

Annual Community Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Friday, 30 March 2012, 1200-1400 Edelweiss Lodge and Resort ACS needs your help in honoring our community volunteers! Please contact ACS Volunteer Coordinator to submit community volunteer names and hours at DSN: 440-3777 CIV: 08821-750-3777

Are you looking for a way to   Get Involved?  Make Friends?   Gain Work Experience? Make a Difference?   Become a VOLUNTEER!!!  Contact ACS Volunteer Coordinator for community volunteer   opportunities OR register with USAG‐Garmisch at  http://www.myarmyonesource.com! 


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Leisure Trips and Tours  Prague: Weekend with Bohemian Beers

Friday, March 2­ Sunday, March 4, 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 be conducting 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 at a terrific restaurant. Estimated arrival time back in Garmisch is about 8 p.m. Do not forget that you need a passport!

Munich in the Third Reich Tour

Friday, March 9 – Video at 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 11 – 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 Wednesday 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 in any way!

Venice & Verona Weekend

Friday, March 16 ­ Sunday, March 18  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!

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  Water Works!

Saturday, March 24, 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!

Neuschwanstein Castle Sunday, March 25, 8 a.m.  Cost: $39 

The most popular tourist attraction in Germany is Neuschwanstein Castle. Tour buses arrive and dispense hordes of people every day! As opposed to most of the tours that concentrate on the scandalous upbringing of Ludwig and his “tragedy,” This tour is called Ludwig and Richard and focuses on the famous composer as well as the shy king. Essential to an understanding of the “Ludwig World” is an acquaintance with the world of nineteenth century German politics and there will be some talk about that as well! In addition to Neuschwanstein and a short stop for lunch in the castle town of Fussen, there will be a stop at the UNESCO designated World Heritage Site of the Wieskirche and also another at Ettal Monastery. Naturally, there will be time for refreshments at a monastery known for its brewing skills! Do not forget to bring along a passport (short crossing into Austria) some money for lunch and the occasional souvenirs as well.

Bavarian Army Museum Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m.  Cost: $45 

The Bavarian Army Museum in Ingolstadt is a terrific place to visit. In this particular tour, we will only cover the museum's World War I section. The experience will definitely help anyone understand how this protracted conflict established dynamics that still reverberate in world politics today. We will also have time to eat lunch and even explore the town a bit. Not appropriate for children.

Outdoor Recreation Special Ski Trips Night Sledding

Night Skiing

March 6, 13, 20, and 27 

March 7 and 21 

Ski Austria

Get on ODR’s Ski Bus Express and leave the It is an all mountain, high tech, adrenaline A quad chair, a huge groomed run and the place driving to us! We visit a different ski area each sport. We call it; “The other winter sport”. Imag- to ourselves. What more do you want? $39 time, and visit some out of the way places. ine a completely groomed and lighted ski run adults, $29 child includes transportation, lift March 4—Berwang/Bichlbach just for sleds, with a cable car to get you back pass, Equipment $10 Extra. up, all night long! $39 adult, $29 child includes March 25—Grubigstein transportation, Mini-Bob, lift pass and all the April 15—Stanton gravity you can handle! Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 12 p.m.—6 p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday, and U.S. Holidays

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March is Volunteer Appreciation Month and the staff at the Pete Burke Community Center and Garmisch ODR would like to send a special THANK YOU to our community volunteers. In the past year, your hard work and partnership during many of our events has not gone unnoticed. Where would we have been last year during our Black History Month Jazz Night and Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta and Winterfest without you? In no particular order, we’d like to say thank you to the following folks. They are, quite simply, awesome: Marissa Polintan, The Vaughn family, Sarah Matthews, Donna Janca, Marilyn Moss, Evangeline Link, the Rodriguez family, Yvonne Levardi, Brenadine Humphrey, Bob Laird, Greg Davis, Jermaine Lewis, Jason Tudor, Joel Newman, and Jacob Woodcock.

Bregenz August 2-3 The beautiful city on the shore of Lake Constance possesses a stage set, which floats on the lake and presents wonderful opera to an enormous audience of people seated in a gigantic grandstand on the shore. (You may have caught a recent James Bond film where there was a chase scene taking place all over the set of the opera and the opera house while the audience was watching a performance of Tosca!) We are going to be going midweek to see “Andrea Chenier” a lush 19th century opera that takes place during the French Revolution and may have been specially written to be performed in Bregenz. Our tour guide previewed it last year and can’t wait to take a group to see it this summer: the set is fantastic – modeled on the great painting by J.L. David of the revolutionary leader Marat murdered in his bathtub (the lake is the bathtub….!). We meet at the Garmisch Train Station to catch the 8:50 a.m. train. Price of trip including transport, hotel accommodation (shared room) and breakfast and entrance to Opera is $ 250.00. Single supplement is $45.00 per night. Do not forget to bring your Passport. We return approximately 6 p.m. on August 3. This trip is not appropriate for children

UPCOMING 2012 Events  April 20/22

Munich in the Third Reich

August 02-03

Bregenz

April 27-29

Weekend in Prague

August 03/05

Munich in the Third Reich

May 01

Water Works

August 04

Water Works

May 04-06

Venice/Verona

August 07

Garmisch Walking Tour

May 25-28

Long Weekend in Prague

August 11

Passau

May 30

Partenkirchen Walking Tour

August 14

Partenkirchen Walking Tour

June 01/03

Munich in the Third Reich

August 18

The Iceman/Bolzano

June 04

Garmisch Walking Tour

August 29

Italian Extravaganza

June 08-10

Venice/Verona

September 07

Weekend in Prague

June 17

Biking to the Music

September 14

Venice/Verona

July 12

Partenkirchen Walking Tour

September 29

Water Works

July 14

Pool and Gorge

July 17

Garmisch Walking Tour

July 20

Weekend in Prague

July 27

Venice/Verona

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

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Community Library  Puppet Show “Gingerlocks and the Three Bears”, Thursday, 8 March at 10:30 a.m.

Everyone knows the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, but you’ll need to come to the puppet show at the library to find out about Gingerlocks and the Three Bears. There will be one showing at 10:30 a.m. in the library. Don’t miss this original retelling of the classic fairy tale and meet and experience the (miss) adventures of Gingerlocks.

Read Across America Day is Friday, 2 March at 10 a.m. Cosponsored by ACS and the library, join us in celebrating early literacy and the love for books with our youngest children. Read Across America Day marks the birth of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, whose stories have won the hearts of generations of youngsters and helped them gain a love of reading. In addition to stories and songs, the Cat in the Hat will be our special guest. Sign up at ACS or the library and receive a free gift. No story time on Thursday, 1 March due to this special program.

National Women’s History Month Although equal opportunity to learn and study is now taken for granted by American women, this was not the case until fairly recently. This month the library’s special display is dedicated to the 2012 National Women’s History Month theme: “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment”. The display features American women who played significant roles and made important contributions to the struggle to close the educational gender gap in America. Learn something new this month about the history of women’s education in America.

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olunteers help the library offer programs and special events that would otherwise be impossible to put on. A special thanks to this year’s faithful volunteers at the library

--mary dwigans--dave hanson--laurel kelly--

smanta kinde--sandra kinde--alaina matthews-gillian o’hagan--george patail--victoria sears-jamie wert--riley wilcox--a.j.yingling--meghan yingling--will yingling

It’s not too late to submit photos for our

Sustainable Lifestyle photo contest/exhibit. We are accepting photos until 15 March.

Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m.– 7 p.m.

http://www.library.eur.army.mil/

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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.

Classes Machine Quilting Workshop Sunday March 11, 1 – 5 p.m.

Learn how to finish your work with free motion quilting. We will be quilting various designs on a quilt sandwich 30" x 30". Cost is $49, materials included. For all levels, beginning quilters 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  THANK YOU! The Mueller Fitness Center staff would like to personally thank all our volunteers for their many hours of volunteer time over the past year. Our special fitness and sporting events, massage and beauty services would not have been a success without the help of all of you donating your time. Brandy Humphries

Rachel Stone

Larry Brown

Kelli Graham

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 cooldown. 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

“Fitness on the snow” New fitness classes that will help you get into shape for the new winter season. Workouts in the gym in the circuit format using various conditioning systems like plyometrics and TRX. We will work out on the hill as soon we will have good coverage of SNOW. DSN 440-2747 CIV 08821-750-2747


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Army Community Services  Sponsorship Application & Training  Have you been asked to be a sponsor for new Service Member or employee? If you are unclear as to what is expected, plan to attend the Sponsorship Training – “How to be a Good Sponsor” on Wednesday, March 14 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at ACS. Call DSN 440-3526/3777for more information. On-line sponsorship training is also available. It is called eSponsorship. It can be accessed from a government computer at http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/esat or from a personal computer by accessing the Military INSTALLATIONS web page at http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil and go to the Sponsorship article for any of the installations. The training is designed for anyone assigned to or accepting the role and responsibilities of sponsorship. It is a quick, user friendly training and provides the sponsor a needs assessment checklist to assist with the sponsorship responsibilities with links to important resources valuable to everyone moving to a new location. For more information, contact the Relocation Manager at DSN 440-3526/3777.

ACS Congratulates Community Youth Volunteer of the Quarter Charlyn Moss!!! Charlyn Moss had been recognized as the recipient of the ACS Youth Volunteer, October-December 2011. She was honored at the Garmisch Elementary Middle School Awards Ceremony, Friday 3 February 2012 by the Acting Garrison Commander, Mr. John M. Cavanaugh and many adoring fans. “Charlie” was selected for her participation with the Youth Center’s Social Leadership Club and the 2012 Youth AFAP Conference. She is a natural leader at the Youth Center. In September 2011, Charlie was selected by her peers as the President of the Youth Center’s Social Leadership Club. Her duties as President include: planning and organizing Youth Center dances and planning and promoting YC activities and events to her peers. Contact the ACS Volunteer Coordinator, for more information on how you can make a difference volunteering!

Are you… 

 

Aware of the Army Benefits and entitlements the Army has to offer?  Fed up with your Soldier knowing more about Army life than  you?  Tired in being lost in conversations that have to do with the Army?  Baffled by Army Lingo and the “Army Way” of doing things?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, you need Army Family Team Building Level ONE!   Thursday 22 March, 2012, 0900‐1600.  Please contact ACS to sign up no later than Monday, March 19, 2012. Due to the nature of this training; we must have a minimum of 5 people signed up to hold the class. Child care is available through ACS for parents Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Closed U.S. Holidays

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ACS Programs

ARMY EMERGENCY RELIEF The Army Emergency Relief Campaign (AER) for 2012 begins March 1 and runs through May 15. AER is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated solely to "Helping the Army Take Care of its Own.” AER 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 AER 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 AER 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 AER and AER holds the original film. In addition, boxer Joe Lewis supported AER by donating his winning purse from several fights in the early 1940’s. Since its incorporation, AER has provided more than $1.3 billion to more than 3.3 million Soldiers, Families and Retirees. In 2011, AER provided more than $8 million to 4,351 Army Spouses and Children and from 20032011 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 AER Officer at ACS, DSN 440-3526/3777.

  Community Newcomer’s Briefing German Customs and Culture If you are new to the community, or relatively so, and would like to learn more of what the Garrison has to offer, please plan to attend the Community Newcomer’s Briefing. It is a great opportunity to get to know some of the community members and increase your knowledge of what the community offers. If you are new to Germany and the German culture, Bavaria in particular, or not so new but still curious and inquisitive, join ACS for a German Customs and Culture Class. Understanding what’s going on around you and why things are as they are, will certainly make your stay here more interesting and enjoyable. Pre-registration for both sessions is required the Tuesday prior to the event. Call ACS at DSN 440-3777, CIV 08821-750-3777 more information and to register.

March 15 - 0830-1130 Newcomer’s Briefing 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 Adult Babysitter Class** March 8, 0830-1600

Grüss-Gott Group**

FMWR Orientation**

Infant Massage

1st Monday monthly 0930 Check with ACS for location

Newcomer’s Orientation**

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

7 March, 0900-1200 Open to FMWR volunteers & new employees

Love & Logic Classes Preconception Health Childbirth Preparation Class

March 15, 0830-1130

Every Monday 1015-1145 In front of ACS, Bldg. 203

Stress & Anger Management Class

German Customs & Culture**

Garmisch Playgroup

March 15 , 1330-1530

Every Tuesday 100-1130

**Registration is required!

Chapel Nursery

Contact ACS for registration and questions.

Conversational German March 13, 20, 27

2nd Thursday monthly 1200-1300

(as needed, please call ACS to schedule an appointment) All classes/meetings are conducted in the ACS classroom, Bldg 203, Room 6 unless otherwise listed. Army Community Service DSN: 440-3777 CIV: 08821-750-3777

0930-1100

MOM’s CAFÉ  Monthly Parent Support Group  

Mar 29 ‐ Nutrition in toddlerhood  Apr 26 ‐ Infant mental health & brain development  May 24 ‐ Common childhood illnesses  Jun 1 ‐ Learning games & the power of play  Jul 26 ‐ Potty training and your child’s unique personality  Aug 23 ‐ Children’s immunizations 

ACS Bldg 203, Room 6 

“Setting Boundaries” Enforce clear, strong emotional boundaries to actively participate in projects that are meaningful to you and still take care of yourself and other priorities.

March 8, 2012 1200-1300 In the ACS Training Room Call the Family Advocacy Program for more information, 01707080744 440-3777 or 08821-750-3777 Hours of Operation Monday–Friday 8 a.m.—5 p.m. Closed U.S. Holidays

DSN 440-3777 CIV 08821-750-3777


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Youth Center  Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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Photo Club

Computer Lab Open Daily

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Club

Fitness Hour 1430-1530

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Culinary

Homework Help Available Daily

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Stir Fry

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Culinary Granola Bars

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Photo Club

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Wonderful Wednesday 13

Club Kebabs Meeting 14

& Couscous 15

Lock-In Falling

Random

Stars Craft

Music

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Wonderful Wednesday 20

Advertise

Middle

W/ Pete

School ONLY

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Noise Screen

W/

Printing

Pete

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Culinary Egg Vinegar

Photo Club

Club Turkey Burgers

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Group Garlic “Fries”

Pot o’ Tea

Time

Advertise

Annie @

With Pete

Capsule

W/ Pete

1900

sends out a huge THANK YOU to all of our volunteers. 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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Newsletter Title Garmisch Family and MWR Newsletter

School Age Center  March 2012  Mon

Tue

New Sign ups for Music and Tennis begin mid-March.

Wed

Baseball Registration begins.

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Coming Soon !!! Geocaching Club If you know anything about Geocaching, please contact Stacy or Lawrence @ 440-2654 or CIV

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Homework Club

“WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY-Youth Ski ProgramWeek 9”

Homework Club Torch Club Meeting Art/Photo Club Science Club

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Homework Club

Homework Club

Art/Photo Club

Torch Club Meeting

14 LAST “WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY-Youth Ski Program Week 10”

Fri 1

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Homework Club

Cooking Club

Tech Club

Lego Club

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Homework Club

Cooking Club

Tech Club

Lego Club

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Homework Club

Cooking Club

Tech Club Lego Club

Science Club

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Homework Club

Homework Club

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Homework Club

Cooking Club

Tech Club

Lego Club

Torch Club Meeting Club Active Science Club

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Homework Club

Homework Club

Homework Club

Homework Club

Cooking Club

Art/Photo Club

Torch Club Meeting

Club Active Tech Club

Lego Club

Science Club

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

DSN 440-2654 CIV 08821-750-2654


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