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

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Community Library


Outdoor Recreation


Arts and Crafts


Mueller Fitness Center


Child Youth School Services


Alpental Garmisch Golf Pricing


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Community Library Summer Reading is SOOO Delicious! School will be out soon, which means there will be plenty of free time for reading! This year the library is cooking up a great program of presentations, crafts and storytimes that reflect our food and nutrition theme “Reading is So Delicious!” Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. 21 & 28 June 5 & 12 July Registration Begins Friday 15 June Grades K-6 Read-to-Me program for preschoolers

Feed your mind and keep your reading skills sharp this summer.


Free Wi-Fi


Copy Machine

Public computers /CAC

Language learning resources

New Release AAFES movies on VHS

Preschool Storytime Thursday, 7 June 10:30 a.m. “An alligator filled bayou adventure!” Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 2 and up with a caregiver. Start your child early exploring the wonderful world of books and reading.


Hours of Operation NE Monday–Friday 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m.– 6 p.m.

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Leisure Trips and Tours Partenkirchen Walking Tour Wednesday, June 6, 1 p.m. Artillery Kaserne Gate Cost: Tour $8; 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 June 6, 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).

Celebrating Wine! Saturday, June 16 Cost: $180 On this special evening in northern Italy the wine cellars along the Sud Tyrol Wine Road 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.

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”.

Venice & Verona Weekend Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29, Departs at 4:15 p.m. 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 Biking to the Music Tour Sunday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. The Staatskapelle Weimar Symphony Orchestra visits Garmisch-Partenkirchen as part of the “Richard Strauss Music Festival”. This year’s theme is “Strauss and Nature” and “naturally” the piece of music that first comes to mind is his Alpine Symphony which the orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Olympic Ice Stadium. Richard Strauss wrote the music for this work in his chosen home of Garmisch while looking out the window at the mountains, the weather, and the alpine scenery that are all around us here. We are going to prepare ourselves for this overwhelming symphonic work by bicycling to some of the very areas that most inspired Strauss. To be absolutely authentic to the grandeur of the music, the bike ride must also be challenging! We are going to bike about 70 kilometers–completely around the Zugspitze into Austria and back to Garmisch through Mittenwald. Exhausting, exhilarating, extraordinary in every sense of the word, we will experience the very kinds of ecstasy that the symphony sings of. Bike all day and hear the music in the evening! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Bike to the Bier Saturday, July 7, Departs at 7:45 a.m.

Cost: $39

Bike the Munich Biergartens Tour requires as much cycling ability as drinking stamina I am sure! We meet at the Garmisch train station at 07:45 on Saturday, 7 July, put the bikes on the train and get off in Munich-Pasing suburban station. We then cycle all over northern Munich, managing to see the Olympic Grounds from 1972, two palaces, and five Biergartens. We will be cycling in wooded areas of the city or parks or on bike paths.

Prague: Weekend with Bohemian Beers Friday, July 20 - July 22, 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 and 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. Two full nights in Prague and a day 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!

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Outdoor Recreation

JUNE MOVIE NIGHT Reservations Required Call ODR at DSN 440 2638/CIV 08821750 2638 RSVP by 6:00 p.m. Thursday, 14 June

UPCOMING 2012 Events July 12

Partenkirchen Walking Tour

August 14

Partenkirchen Walking Tour

July 14

Pool and Gorge

August 18

The Iceman/Bolzano

July 17

Garmisch Walking Tour

August 29

Italian Extravaganza

July 20

Weekend in Prague

September 07

Weekend in Prague

July 27


September 14


August 02-03


September 29

Water Works

August 03/05

Munich in the Third Reich

August 04

Water Works

August 07

Garmisch Walking Tour

August 11


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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.

Sewing 102 – How to use a sewing machine Tuesday, June 12 and 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Cost: $39for two sessions

Now that you know how to use a sewing machine, you might want to try a small project. Perhaps a pillow, a tablecloth with matching napkins for the summer or some pajama pants. Materials not included.

Kaleidoscope Quilting

Wednesday, May 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $89, materials not included Turn hexagons into a beautiful blanket or wall hanging. Each student will work on their project in any size they like. This class is for all levels. For those who took one of the beginners quilting classes this is an excellent opportunity to learn another step.

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.

Engraving Services If you need a plaque or a small sign to go with your gift, award, medal, trophy or framed picture, we do custom inscriptions on colored acrylics or metal. Stop by for a free price quote.

Picture Matting, Framing and PosterMounting 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.

Portrait Services

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 Sewing Services You have never been good with a sewing machine or have also do professional outdoor portrait sessions and take no time to do it? No problem, the Crafts Tree’s qualified your picture in your favorite Garmisch locations. Please book in advance. staff will do it for you.

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 New at the Mueller Fitness Center Qigong

Jade Roller Facial Massage

A powerful system of healing and energy medicine, practiced for thousands of years in China, uses breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to cultivate and strengthen the 'Three Treasures'; Jing (Essence), Qi (Internal Energy) and Shen (Spirit).

Jade Rollers have a history of more than 1000 years. Early Chinese Emperors and Empresses used them as a beauty tool to promote smooth and youthful skin.

Research also shows that Qigong is beneficial for Asthma, Arthritis, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Headaches, Pain, and a wide variety of common ailments.

This semi-precious stone, known to have healing properties; calms the nervous system, releases negative emotions, gives a positive energy to the body, provides good circulation to the face, and is great for the lymphatic drainage system. The use of Jade Rollers alleviates headaches, stress, sinus congestion and pain.

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: 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Sunday and US Holidays: Closed

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School Age Center June 2012

SUMMER HOURS: 0745-1730 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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Youth Center June 2012

SUMMER HOURS:1300-1800 Monday-Thursday 1400-2200 Friday 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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