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October - November - December 2012

The MWR Link magazine is a publication produced by the Marketing Office of USAG Grafenwoehr Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Directorate. The appearance of sponsorship and/ or advertising does not imply an endorsement by the U.S. Army. Information contained in this periodical was correct at the time of printing. Check with local activities for possible changes.

in this issue Dining and Entertainment




Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth


Child, Youth & School Services


Library 16-17 Christmas in Germany


Sports & Fitness


Kean’s Lodge


Outdoor Recreation


Performing Arts Center


Arts & crafts


USAG Grafenwoehr Command Garrison Commander COL James E. Saenz

AFE Show


BOSS Program


USAG Grafenwoehr Family and MWR Director Audre L. Binder

Crown Jewel Bazaar

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Family & MWR Marketing Grafenwoehr Marketing Manager DSN 475-8654, CIV 09641-83-8654 Marketing Staff DSN 475-5037/5138 CIV 09641-83-5037/5138 Sponsorship & Advertising Manager DSN 475-8656, CIV 09641-83-8656 Find us online:

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Southern Comfort Dinner & Seafood Night October 4 & 5

Seafood Night

The Patton Fireside Lounge

November 2

Monthly Specials at a Java CafĂŠ near you!

October ... Creepy Crawly Spider Cider November ... White Chocolate Cinnamon Latte December ... Peppermint Mocha

Got time to play? Come to the Grafenwoehr Tower View October 11 or November 15 Doors open 5 p.m. Early Bird starts 6 p.m. Regular Bingo at 7 p.m.

DJ/Karaoke Nights October 4 & 31 | November 16 | December 14

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Bowling - could this be something for you? Bowling helps in burning calories and works muscle groups not usually exercised. The flexing and stretching in bowling works tendons, joints, ligaments and muscles in the arms and promotes weight loss. While most sports are not for elderly people, it is possible to practice bowling very well at advanced ages. Apart from the physical benefits, it also has psychosocial benefits, strengthening friendships or creating new ones in groups. *

Give it a try at Rose Barracks Bowling Center. Everybody is welcome.

Halloween Costume Party October 31

Bowling discounted $1 per game for those in costume. Prizes for best costume will be given away!!

Veterans Day Special November 11

Bowl all day long for $1 per game!

Turkey Shoot

November 1 - 15

Throw a turkey (3 consecutive strikes) during open play and win a turkey. Turkeys will be available for pick up November 17-18. Sign up prior to bowling $5.

Thanksgiving Weekend “Burn the Fat No Tap Tournament� November 23 - 25

3 Games, 9 Pin No Tap format. Entry Fee $20. Multiple entries are allowed. Place once. 1st3rd place paid and 1 additional place for every 10 entries.

Scrooge Special December 1 - 15

Throw a turkey (3 consecutive strikes) during open play and win a ham. Hams available for pick up December 19 - 20. Sign up prior to bowling $5. * Exerpt from


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Community Halloween Fashion Show/ Trick or Treat

6 - 8 p.m. Rose Barracks, Bldg. 227

Haunted Youth Center

6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Hohenfels Youth Center

Community Halloween Costume Party

9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Rose Barracks, Bldg. 227

Rocky Horror Picture Show – the Film

midnight Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Halloween Bash

8 p.m. - 1 a.m. The Zone in Hohenfels, Bldg. 150

Halloween Costume Party

4 p.m. - close Rose Barracks Bowling Center

Very Scary Library

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth throughout the Holiday Season When someone hears “Sweet Potato Pie”, they instantly conjure up ideas of the South and Southern Cooking. The two seem inevitably connected, although it’s somewhat misleading. What many people don’t realize, although it’s quite popular in the Southern States, it didn’t necessarily originate there. Early references to “potato pie” have been in English cookbooks dating from the mid to late 18th Century. King Henry VIII was known to believe the vegetables to be an aphrodisiac and ate them with lots of sugar and spices. Once the Americas were discovered, ships began transporting sweet potatoes to the United States, Due to the farming opportunities its reputation became synonymous with the South. Sweet potato pie rivals pumpkin pie as a dessert for holiday dinners, with claims that sweet potatoes make a smoother, creamier pie. Typical ingredients include cream or milk, sugar, and spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Some recipes include brandy, and several recipes combine the sweet potato pie and pecan pie, with a glazed pecan topping. Generally topped with whipped cream and served warm or cold, Sweet Potato Pie is a delicious addition to any Thanksgiving or Holiday dinner. It is easy to make and even easier to get lost in the smell, taste and the excitement of baking this famous dessert.

Recipe Rinse and boil the whole sweet potatoes until soft. Preheat oven to 400F. Remove skin from the sweet potatoes using a fork, while still warm. Place deskinned sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and condensed milk. Mash until smooth. Mix the rest of ingredients, except for eggs and pie crusts, into the mashed sweet potatoes. Mix well. Taste mixture. Add more cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla according to your personal liking. Add eggs and mix well. Mixture should be smooth and creamy. Use a ladle and carefully scoop into pie shells. Fill pie shells mostly to the top. The Sweet potato pie will rise, but only slightly. Place on center rack of oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until fork comes out clean.

Ingredients (makes 2 pies)

2-3 medium / large Sweet Potatoes 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Brown Sugar 2 Eggs 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 tablespoons Cinnamon 1 teaspoon Nutmeg 2 tablespoons Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon Salt 1 cup melted Butter 1 ½ cup Milk 2 deep dish Pie Crusts (store bought or homemade)

Serve warm or cold. Top with whipped cream, ice cream, fresh fruit or anything else your imagination can come up with. ENJOY!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Child, Youth & School Services

Something for Everyone Child, Youth & School Services is more than just the CDCs! CYSS offers programs and services for children and youth from 6 weeks through 18 years, including youth programs, instructional programs, team sports and individual sports and fitness. The Child Development Centers (CDCs) offer full day care for infants through preschool, part-day preschool and hourly care. Using the “Creative Curriculum” as a planning tool, CDC staff develops activities that teach children basic skills through play. Activities focus on pre-reading and pre-math skills as well as social-emotional development and creative arts. The CDCs offer part-day preschool for three and four year olds and Strong Beginnings pre-kindergarten enrichment classes to prepare your four year old for kindergarten. German and American preschool teachers merge cultural activities to teach children language, songs, games and the arts from both perspectives. CDCs also offer before and after-school programs for kindergarten children as well as those attending DoDDS Sure Start and Developmental Preschool. In Grafenwoehr, Family Child Care (FCC) Homes have openings for full day, part day and hourly childcare. Many of our FCC homes offer extended and weekend care, providing parents with a safe and secure environment for their children when mission requirements extend past the normal work day. FCC homes offer a home-like environment for children with trained professional providers. Teen Sitters and/or CYSSitters are available to provide care in your home. Similar to a “nanny”, CYSSitters can provide long or short-term care for families. 10

The School-Age Centers (SAC) offer before and after school programs for children from 1st-5th grade. SAC programs are also open to children during school breaks and in the summer. Summer Camp features field trips, bowling and exciting outdoor activities. During the school year, SAC provides a Homework Lab and a Youth Technology Lab in addition to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and 4-H Club activities. The Youth Centers (YC) are open after school and on Saturdays for youth in the 6th-12th grades. Check with the Youth Center in your community for hours of operation, as they vary in Garmisch, Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels. CYSS staff focuses on programs and activities that build leadership skills encourage volunteerism and prepare youth for college and careers. A Technology Lab/ Homework Instructor is on staff to assist youth in developing computer skills and educational research skills as well as


help with homework. Youth Centers are equipped with game tables, large screen TV’s and a wide variety of games; making it a great place to “hang out” with friends. In Grafenwoehr, our EDGE! program offers innovative programming in partnership with Family and MWR facilities after school. HIRED! is an apprenticeship program that gives youth job skills they need to be successful as they enter the work world. Youth Sports & Fitness relies on volunteer coaches to offer team sports. In addition to team sports, Youth Sports & Fitness offers skills camps and individual sports and fitness activities. Many of the health and fitness activities are offered in the CDCs, SACs and Youth Centers, so parents don’t have to transport children to another activity. CYSS Parent & Outreach Service coordinates special openings at Unit request for Unit functions, FRG meetings, respite, deployment support services and Kids on Site. Parent & Outreach Services include Central Enrollment Registration, Youth Education and Support Services (YESS) and SKIES Unlimited (Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills). SKIES Unlimited contracts with instructors to offer classes in four Schools: Arts, Recreation and Leisure; Academic Skills, Mentoring and Intervention; Life Skills, Citizenship and Leadership; and Sports, Fitness and Health. Whether your child is interested in Ballet, Taekwon-Do or Yoga, SKIES Unlimited has something for every child and youth.

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All CYSS programs use the “Character Counts!” curriculum to teach children the six pillars of character; trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. These concepts are integrated into every area of the curriculum in each of our programs. Parent involvement is key to the success of any program for children and youth. CYSS involves parents through Parent Advisory Councils and other committees. Parents can earn “participation points” that can accumulate toward fee discounts in our programs. CYSS also offers Parent Education classes on a variety of topics. CYSS encourages all parents to register with Parent Central Services and take advantage of the many programs and services for children and youth in our community.

Parent Central Services Offices: Rose Barracks, Building 224 DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760 Hohenfels, Building 10 DSN 466-2078, CIV 09472-83-2078 Garmisch Artillery Kaserne, Building 723 DSN 440-2824, CIV 08821-750-2824.


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Get your child involved with team sports to improve physical fitness and learn teamwork USAG Grafenwoehr Winter Sports registration dates are October 1 - 31. We offer: Basketball, Ages 3-15 Wrestling, Ages 6-14 Cheerleading, Ages 3-15 Step Team, Ages 9-18 Please contact Parent Central Services at DSN 476-2760, CIV 09662-83-2760 to register and for more information. CYSS online registration is available at .

Interested in coaching?

Youth Sports & Fitness needs coaches for the winter sports season. If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of military youth and to earn a few extra dollars, consider becoming a Youth Sports Official. Please contact the Youth Sports Office for the next clinic dates & locations and if you are interested in coaching. DSN 475-6655, CIV 09641-83-6655.

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Youth Center Events & Information

Hohenfels Youth Clubs

“Become an Active Participant in our Youth Leadership and other Clubs of your Choice!” Torch Club: Chartered small-group leadership and service clubs for youth aged 11 - 13 years. Keystone Club: BGCA’s most dynamic program for teens aged 14 - 18. This club affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. Club Tech: BGCA’s most dynamic program for teens aged 14 - 18. This club affords teens an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience. Photography Club: Year-round projects and activities to expose MS/Teens to digital photography. Learn history, photo shooting skills, editing, community projects and much more. Cooking Club: An opportunity to make some amazing foods & snacks and learn a few tricks of the trade. Don’t forget, you get to eat what you make!

Youth Sponsorship

Contact the Youth Center if you or a family you are sponsoring has a youth in grades 7 - 12 requiring a youth sponsor. We coordinate efforts by locating a youth of comparable grade/age to sponsor new youth to the Hohenfels community.

Youth Program Committee

Parents of CYS Services registered Middle & High School teens are needed to form a Youth Program Committee (YPC) at the Youth Center. Participants will meet quarterly to provide input in program activities, special events, field trips, etc. For additional information contact the Youth Center Director at CIV 09172-83-4492/2159.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner October 5, 3 - 5 p.m.

Pasta Lovers – don’t miss it!

Bavarian Youth Fall Masquerade Dance October 20

We’ll go to Rose Barracks and dance the night away. Free Bus departs the YC at 4:30 p.m. Event includes a Lock-in at the Youth Center until October 21, 7 a.m. Cost: $3.

Haunted Youth Center

October 26, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Haunted Music, Karaoke, Scary Games, Fear Factor, Food & Scary Fun – Free.

College Planning Workshop November 10, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Contact the YC Staff or School Liaison Officer (CIV 09472-83-2082) for more.

Money Matters Workshop November 16, 7 p.m.

Curriculum includes Budgeting, Savings & Investments, College Planning, Credit & Debt and Entrepreneurship.

Holiday Shopping Trip to Ramstein (KMC) Shopping Center December 8, 6 a.m.

Please bring shopping money ($$) and additional funds for Lunch & Dinner.

Bavarian Youth Holiday Activity Day December 8

We’ll travel to Rose Barracks, Grafenwoehr and Netzaberg. Activities include Shopping, Movie, Bowling and other fun activities. Contact us for additional information concerning departure and return times.

Nürnberg Christmas Market December 21, 11 a.m.

Bring Euros for shopping, lunch & late snack.


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Library turns locals into literacy stars By Mark Iacampo, USAG Hohenfels Public Affairs HOHENFELS, Germany −Libraries around the country feature posters of well-known celebrities such as Orlando Bloom, Hilary Swank and even the cast of “The Hunger Games” encouraging others to read, but here in Hohenfels, these celebrities share wall space with local community members also promoting literacy. Participants are chosen through a written contest where they explain in 200 words or less why they feel they should be on a READ poster. “I’m looking for a love of reading, but more than that, a desire to share that love,” said Nan H. Barker, garrison library director. “The goal is to encourage literacy and reading, not just in kids, but in adults and Soldiers as well.” Of the 40 entrants, 10 were chosen, depicting a wide range of Hohenfels readers, from kindergarteners, to Soldiers and teachers. Winners were then photographed by the Joint Multinational Readiness Center Combat Camera team, the Vipers, who created unique posters based on the participants reading preferences. “The whole project was really cool,” said Staff Sgt. Ian C. Mosher. “Everybody had fun with it because it was outside the normal realm of what we do.” Mosher photographed Patrick Williams appears totally Patrick Williams immersed in his graphic novel world on his READ poster at the who is pictured Hohenfels Library. reading a graphic Poster by Staff Sgt. Ian C. Mosher novel featuring the Marvel super-heroes Deadpool and Cable. A comic book fan himself, Mosher morphed his model into a cartoon version of himself. “The Vipers did such a tremendous job of matching the kids and the books they like to the background of the poster. They are just wonderful,” 16

Barker said. “Everybody got to get a little creative about it, do some research, and figure out what technique they wanted to use,” said Mosher. Thirdgrader Mia McCutcheon’s poster features her reading “Thea Stilton and the Mystery in Paris” from her favorite series “Geronimo Stilton.” McCutcheon wears a French beret with an Mia McCutcheon seems to dream image of the of Paris while reading a book from Eiffel Tower the Geronimo Stilton series. behind her. “I Poster by Spc. Evagelia Grigiss: got that hat from Paris,” she said. “We bought it on the Eiffel Tower.” McCutcheon said she enjoys following in the footsteps of her literary hero. “The little kids have more fun with it,” said Spc. Mia Parker about the photo sessions with the winners. “(McCutcheon) was adorable, a great model, and (Madison Finch) was so full of personality it was ridiculous. I’d work with her again in a second.” Bennett Schmid, also in third grade, said he enjoyed the photo shoot though it felt “a little scary at first.” He said he really enjoys going into the library and seeing his poster there. “My sister Annan won this contest before, years ago,” he said. “So I really wanted to be in it.” Schmid’s favorite authors included Roald Dahl (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) C.S. Lewis (Narnia series) and Dr. Seuss. “I think kids should read because it’s fun for your brain,” Schmid said.


Community Recreation Grafenwoehr Very Scary Library

October 30 5 - 6 p.m. Rose Barracks 6 - 7 p.m. Grafenwoehr

Clowns, vampires, pirates, princesses, storybook characters ... all are invited to partake in a little pre-Halloween mischief! We’ll have a creepy treasure hunt, spooky crafts and a lot of fun on hand. Having your own party? We have a variety of books with party and decorating ideas, recipes, simple homemade costumes and scary tales to tell. Not to forget a great selection of creepy movies and chilling songs!

Night at the Movies

November 14, 7 p.m. - Grafenwoehr November 28, 6 p.m. - Rose Barracks

Pull up a comfortable spot in the Library and enjoy a classic film. We’ll be screening a specially selected vintage movie!

Book Club for Adults

First Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. Java Café Bar & Grill October:

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut


The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Story Time

Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - Rose Barracks Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - Grafenwoehr

Stories, activities, songs and a great opportunity to get to know other children and parents in the community. No preregistration required.

Make Memorable Holidays

Visit us and get all the information you need to make a memorable holiday. Books, DVDs and music CDs await you; learn a new crafting skill, get ideas for homemade gifts, or host a holiday party. your community connection

Hohenfels Genealogy Class

October 10, November 14, 5 - 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in Genealogy? Join us. For ages 18+.

Fall Crafts for all Ages!

October 17, 2:30 - 4 .p.m.

Show off your crafting skills. Decorate your house with self-made items to bring you and your family into the season’s mood.

Eclectic Book Club

October 30, November 27 Ages 18+. Call for titles.

3rd Annual Gingerbread House Contest November 27

Don’t miss our annual event. Add the start date to your calendar!

Christmas/Holiday Crafts December 12, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Make a special gift for that special person. All ages are welcome!

German Conversation Club

Every Tuesday from 4:30 - 5 p.m. Ages 18+.

Children’s Story Time

Every Thursday from 10 - 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2nd Annual Stuffed Animals Sleepover November 16

Join us for Story Time with your favorite stuffed animal Friday, November 16 at 6 p.m. Tuck them in and wish them sweet dreams for their sleepover. Pick up your stuffed animal Saturday morning, November 17 at 9 a.m. and enjoy a breakfast muffin while you look at pictures taken during your stuffed friend’s sleepover. 17

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Germany and visit a traditional German Christmas M arket German Christmas markets date back to the 14th century. The fairs used to provide only food and practical supplies for the cold winter season. Nowadays the markets have become a beloved holiday tradition and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. They open on Thanksgiving weekend and close down right after Christmas. The Christmas Markets are normally placed in the town square and medieval castles. You can stroll through festively decorated and illuminated streets, take rides on old-fashioned carousels, buy handmade traditional Christmas decoration, listen to German Christmas carols and enjoy the local cuisine. You will discover that the tempting aromas, festive glows, all the wonderful sounds of the season and the most delicious yuletide treat appealing to every one of your senses.

Here is a list of German Holiday season treats that you should not miss: • Stollen – traditional Christmas bread with dried fruits, nuts, spices, and sugar icing • Glühwein – mulled wine, a hot spiced wine • Nürnberger Rostbratwürste - small charcoal-grilled Nuremberg sausages • Lebkuchen - gingerbread biscuits • Bratäpfel - baked apples • Gebrannte Mandeln – roasted almonds • Maronen – roasted chestnuts • Marzipanbrot – „Marzipan Bread“, a big piece of Marzipan, shaped like a loaf of bread Let us introduce you to four prominent and very different Christmas markets: 1. Munich. It is located at the Marienplatz, in the center of the old town and a great place to buy traditional Bavarian wood carvings and glass crystals. Enjoy the free traditional Christmas concerts that are held every day at 5.30 p.m. on the balcony of Munich’s town hall, while children can enjoy arts, crafts and cookie baking inside the building. 2. Dresden. It is considered one of the oldest Christmas market in Germany, dating back to 1434. Dresden’s Christmas market is famous for having the world’s biggest nutcracker and a huge Christmas pyramid, a 45 feet high wooden carousel

with life-sized angels and scenes from the nativity. The culinary highlight of this Christmas market is “Stollen”, a traditional Christmas cake. 3. Nuremberg. It dates back to the year 1628 and endured even throughout Germany’s toughest times. It takes place on the main square (Hauptmarkt) in the heart of the old town. One highlight of this Christmas Market is its opening celebration, when the Christmas Angel, played by a local girl, reads out a prologue from the balcony of the Nuremberg Cathedral. Stroll through the 180 traditionally decorated huts that the locals fondly call “our little town of wood and cloth”, and make sure to try the little Nuremberg Bratwursts and some “Lebkuchen”, gingerbread cookies. 4. Berlin. It is home to 60 different Christmas markets, but for the connoisseur, the historic Christmas market at the Gendarmenmarkt, is not to be missed. Framed by the illuminated French and German Cathedral, you can wander the many booths or visit the heated craftsmen tent where you can watch toy makers, goldsmiths, and wood carvers at work. If you can’t get enough of the holiday spirit, visit Berlin’s Christmas markets at Alexanderplatz, Unter den Linden, Potsdamer Platz, or the Hanukkah Market at the Jewish Museum.

Grafenwoehr Unit Level Flag Football League Mondays & Tuesdays

6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. The Grafenwoehr Unit Level Flag Football League has started. Come on out, enjoy football games and support your favorite team.

Community Wrestling Team Registration October 1

Basketball Officials Clinic/ Tournament November 27 - December 2

You love the game of Basketball but the game is starting to pass you by? It might be time to hang up your shoes. Give officiating Basketball a try. There is a shortage of qualified officials for all sports. You can be a part of the game and make some extra money on the side.

Unit Level Basketball League

We are looking for competitive athletes to participate. If you like mixing it up on the mat we need you.

Starts in December

Unit Level Basketball League Registration

AFAA Fitness Certifications

October 1

If you like to dribble, pass or shoot and you think your unit has what it takes to be #1 in the garrison then stop by.

Unit Level Flag Football Championship October 23 - 26

Come out to the sports complex and watch the best teams in the garrison battle it out for their chance to represent Grafenwoehr at the IMCOM Europe championships.

Monday & Tuesday: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. Lots of Basketball to watch each night!

October 12 - 14 Personal Fitness Trainer November 9 - 11

Military Fitness Specialist

Hohenfels Beginner Fitness Series

October 2 - November 20

IMCOM Europe Boxing Clinic/ Invitational Event

Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays: 9 a.m. Do you ever get overwhelmed or intimidated at the gym? Participate in our 8-week Amateur to Expert Series! Each week we will focus on a different type of training and give you an example workout plan.

Rose Barracks, Bldg. 355, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Running For Dummies Class

November 13 - 16, Boxing Clinic November 17, Boxing Event

Rose Barracks, Memorial Fitness Center, Bldg. 616, 7 p.m. Boxers are required to be present for the mandatory weigh-ins and medical physicals on November 17, 9 a.m. - noon at the Memorial Fitness Center. 20

October 9 - 11

Are you interested in participating in the Philly 5K Fun Run, but don’t know where to start? Want to eventually tackle that half-marathon but need some help? Join us at 10 a.m. to learn to run faster, more efficiently and more importantly without pain.


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Sports & Fitness Local Basketball Officials Clinic November 5 - 8

Unit Level Basketball Registration October 15 - November 28

Looking for teams to participate in the upcoming Unit Level Basketball program. Register your team to participate in our league in December.

IMCOM Europe Basketball Officials Clinic October 16 - 21

USAG Hohenfels is hosting the IMCOM Europe Basketball Officials Clinic. Mr. Peter Webb from IABBO will be our clinician. Clinic is conducted in Bldg. 317.

Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Fun Run October 20

Join the fight and run in the Breast Cancer Awareness 5km Run. Whether you have been personally affected or not, come get in some exercise while supporting women world wide who battle this life threatening illness. $15 entry fee; the first 50 to register will get a free Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt. $5 discount when you sign up in advance.

Unit Level Flag Football Championships October 22 - 25

The top 2 teams advance to the IMCOM Championships November 2 - 4 hosted by USAG Hohenfels.

Army Europe Unit Level Flag Football Championships November 2 - 4

We will be hosting the 1st and possibly 2nd place finishers from each garrison throughout Europe. See who will be crowned IMCOM Europe Champions 2012.

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Clinic held at the Post Gym at 6 p.m. We are looking for officials of all skill levels to officiate our Unit Level Basketball program. Learn about the rules and mechanics of officiating Basketball.

Philly Marathon First Wave 5K Fun Run November 8

The Philly Marathon begins in Hohenfels. Join HMC for the 4th annual 5K Fun Run, a prelude to the Philadelphia Marathon. America’s Voice of Running, Mr. Robi Powers will be on hand once again in support of our men and women in uniform. Registration for this event is going on now. The first 150 to register will receive a free t-shirt.

Racquetball Tournament November 13 - 21

Best of 3 matches! First 10 Players receive a T-Shirt. Entry Fee is $15. Players meeting Thursday, November 8, 5:30 p.m., Bldg. 88 for all registered players.

Fall Aerobathon November 17

Come check out the fitness programs we have to offer. Featured classes will be Cardio Kickboxing, Zumba, Spinning, Cardio Weights for adults and Hop Sports for the entire family including kids ages 3-9. $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

Unit Level Basketball Pre-Season Tournament November 26 - 29

Sports conducts a pre-season Basketball tournament to earn bragging rights before the season begins in December.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen Fall Soccer League Play-off’s November 1 - 2

Leading up to the championship game held under the lights overlooking the Zugspitze on November 5, 6 p.m. at the Kozlowski Field.

Fitness on the Snow Starts November 5

Get ready for the new ski season! We offer fitness classes specifically geared toward improving your “snow” physical fitness. In order to prepare you for your first adventure down the slopes this season we will focus on indoor circuit training, TRX, jump roping, plyometrics and balance exercises. Weekly exercise program will depend on the hill snow conditions. We meet Mondays at 9 a.m.

2nd Annual Turkey Bowl Flag Football Game November 24, noon

Join us at the Kozlowski Field. Details to be announced.

Basketball League November 26

The season will kick-off with the annual officials clinic and practice games. The coaches meeting is scheduled for November 19, 6 p.m. Clinic dates to be determined at a later date.

“Mind & Body” Classes Qigong Mondays, 6:30 p.m.

Qigong is a holistic system of self-healing exercise and meditation using posture, movement and breathing techniques. The practice of Qigong has been proven to strengthen the immune system, prevent illness and reduce stress.

Kundalini Yoga Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

... also known as the Yoga of awareness. Kundalini Yoga is an ancient system that uses posture, exercise, breathing techniques and sound to integrate and balance the body, mind and spirit.

November 30

Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 725 The Winterfest is our annual celebration to kick off the winter! The evening events will include the lighting of the community Christmas tree, the Night Sprint, a Christkindl Market, Chili Cook off and much more. If the weather is just right we may also have a special surprise visit from the North Pole! The BMC Garmisch Outdoor Recreation “Alpine Experts” will host the event in our newly renovated Pete Burke Community Center - a beautiful space with a great outdoor patio and indoor fireplace.

Night Sprint

November 30

Stroller friendly running course on Artillery Kaserne around housing and campground. Course is well illuminated, however, head lamps are recommend. Open to ID card holders of all ages (kids 11 years and younger have to run with parent/guardian). Fee: $10/adults, $5/kids or $15/ families. Entry fee covers snacks and sport drinks, hot cocoa and tea after the race, participation medal and water bottle. Award ceremony will take place during the Community Winterfest. 23

About this unique, rural experience … • The beds are arranged in one ‘bunkhouse’ style sleeping room. Like an ‘Alpine Hut’, mattresses are side by side in long rows, three tiers high and can be divided into male and female sleeping areas. You need to bring your linens (i.e. sheets, pillows) • The large common room has a rustic fireplace and holds up to 75 persons. The outside patio and lawn area can host a few hundred more. There are tables and chairs for 30 persons and additional fest tables and benches. • You find separate washrooms and showers as well as toilets for males and females next to the bunk room and the main entry way. We will provide the toilet paper; you need to bring the toiletries and towels. • The Lodge is equipped with a large kitchen including a commercial grade stove, two large refrigerators and a serve-through counter. Although there are some cooking utensils, plates and cutlery, it is best to bring your own, and don’t forget cleaning solution. Two large commercial grade barbeque grills are outside for your use. • You will find brooms, dustpans, mops and buckets to clean the Lodge. There is a mop room with water and even a garden hose. A large dumpster is located behind the facility.

Kean’ s Lodge - a fun place to relax Sitting above the Artillery Kaserne on the Kramer Mountain, the Kean’s Lodge is a rustic bunkhouse with extensive grounds. It is no frills but is, hands down, the best bet for groups coming to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for outdoor adventures. Tucked away in its own secluded valley, the Kean’s Lodge has plenty of outdoor room for games, barbeques, sledding, and hiking in a beautiful alpine oasis. On cold winter nights the fireplace inside will give you heat to warm up after a long ski day and, year round, we hope you enjoy having bonfires outside in the new pit we have constructed. The Kean’s Lodge can be booked for overnight lodging or daily use, for official functions such as military training and for private events by authorized personnel, units, and activities located within or visiting our community.

Interested in staying at this fun, remarkable environment? Contact Garmisch Outdoor Recreation, Artillery Kaserne, Bldg. 250 at DSN 440-2638, CIV 08821-750-2638.

The Passport Travel Guide provides many opportunities for you, your family and friends to discover the wonders of living in Europe. The Guide has information on Leisure Travels, Outdoor Recreational Trips as well as Hunting, Fishing and Shooting programs. Are you ready for the Ski and Snowboard season? Rent the following equipment: Equipment

Ski/ Snowboard Package Ski/Boarding Jacket Ski/Boarding Pants Boots Only Skis/Snowboard Only Helmets Only Jr Ski/Snowboard Set Jr Boots $ 5 Jr Helmets Snowshoes

Day Weekend

$22 $8 $8 $9 $15 $5 $15 $10 $5 $10

$35 $10 $10 $17 $30 $10 $25 $30 $10 $15

Week Season $80 $20 $20 $30 $60 $20 $60

$ 249

$ 150

$20 $40

Winter Equipment Service Fees

Machine Wax $8-$15 Hot Iron Wax $10-$25 Edge (side only) $8-$15 Base Repair (Includes P-Tex) $10-$40 Binding Mount (Ski/Snowboard) $15 Binding Removal $5 Edging & Machine Wax $20-$25 Edging & Hand Wax $30-$50 Full Service (Wax, Edge, Base) $30-$60

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Service fees vary between facilities. Contact your local Outdoor Recreation for prices. Same day rentals and same day maintenance cannot be guaranteed. Please plan ahead. • Rose Barracks ODR: DSN 476-2563, CIV 09662-83-2563 • Hohenfels ODR: DSN 466-2060, CIV 09472-83-2060 • Garmisch ODR: DSN 440-2638, CIV 08821-750-2638

Season Events Rocky Horror Picture Show

October 26 & 27 at MIDNIGHT

The movie starts at midnight. Bags of interactive items will be for sale at the movie.

Murder in Black and White - Mystery Dinner Theater

November 2 & 3, 6:30 p.m., Tower View Restaurant

Can you figure out who did it?? Put your sleuthing skills to the test.

Holiday Jubilee

December 15 ~ 6 - 9 p.m.

Get in the Holiday Spirit! Visit from Santa, lots of great holiday snacks, performances by the Elementary & Middle school choirs, Glee-PAC, a skit by the Life Unscripted Improv Troupe and MORE!

One Act Festival

January 18 & 19, 2013

The One Act Festival will be held in Kaiserslautern. (Title to be announced)


March 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 (tentative)

This years Toppers submission, information forthcoming.

Charlotte’s Web

May 17, 18, 19 & 31 and June 1 & 2

Join Wilber, Charlotte and Fern in this classic children’s tale. Festival of the Arts Competition Submission.

Contact GPAC at DSN 476-6426, CIV 09662-83-6426

Become a Season Ticket Holder...for only $40! * Get 5 shows for the price of 4 * Enjoy Advance Reservations over the general public. Season Ticket Holders have an extra week to make reservations before open to the general public. * Advanced seating over patrons paying at the door: You will be given a seating plan at the time of your confirmation to pick your seats for the season. There will be a reserved sign placed for you with your name on it. * Receive invitations and discounted pricing to Special Events at the GPAC. * Throughout the season, we plan special events including free programs, added performances and special events (such as the upcoming GPAC: The First 5) * Special Email notifications with all Season Information including reminders for your advanced reservations and the Playhouse Gazette, our newsletter. * Become an invaluable supporter of the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center

Arts & Crafts We’re not just showing you how to work your sewing machine, we have much more items of interest:

How Do I Work This Thing? Garmisch Multi Crafts Center has the answer. Do you have a sewing machine you keep moving from room to room because you are not sure how it works? OR worse, is it still in the box?? Or maybe you’ve tried to use your sewing machine a few times but can’t figure out how to thread it, wind a bobbin...just get it to work? Well, this is the class to get you using your sewing machine for sewing and not just a place to drape your fabric!

October 1 - December 20

By personal appointment. This class is HIGHLY recommended for students interested in taking further sewing or quilting classes. Cost: $25.

Christmas Sewing Class

Now that you know how to work a sewing machine lets sew some seasonal items such as Christmas stockings and Christmas tree ornaments. Bring your own material. $42, two 2- hour sessions, by personal appointment.

Quilted Christmas Table Runner

Join us to make a table runner with various star blocks just in time for Christmas. Bring your own material. Beginners welcome, $42, two 2- hour sessions, by personal appointment.

Crocheting and Knitting Class

Crocheting has become popular again! Learn it with a small project like a beanie hat, scarf, fingerless glove, headband or something else you have in mind. Beginners welcome, $32.

Watercolor Painting Class

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

Oil or Acrylics Painting Class

Every Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m., 3 sessions of instruction. Fee: $69 includes oil paints and canvas. Adult Beginner class.

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. Fee: $20. Adults only.

MUSIC LESSON FALL SEMESTER Sign-Ups for Children & Adults

The Basics of Quilting

Piano & Violin Instruction are offered for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels, ages 6 to adult. Instruction takes place in the music practice room. Fee is $240 for a 2 month lesson package.

Learn the basic techniques of quilting by making a sampler of different blocks from start to finish. Bring your own material. $85.

Sounds interesting? We have more programs and services to offer. Stop by or give us a call.

November 5, 12, 19, 26; 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.



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for its all-time favorite Quilting Classes has many other craft classes to join:

French Beaded Flowers

– Pussy Willow: October 2 & 16, 9 - 11 a.m.; October 3 & 17, 5 - 9 a.m. – Poinsettia: November 6 & 20, 9 - 11 a.m.; November 7 & 21, 5 - 9 a.m. – Christmas Tree: December 4 & 18, 9 - 11 a.m.; December 5 & 19, 5 - 9 a.m. Costs: One-time fee $25, $7 per class

5 Minute Cards October 4 & 18

2 - 3 p.m., Age: 14 & up, $20 incl. Supplies

Beginner Crochet

October 5 & 19; November 9 & 16

9 - 11 a.m., Age: 14 & up, $20 + Supplies

Origami Earrings

October 6 & October 9

Times vary. Age: Adult, $15 + Supplies

Scrapbooking Basics

October 10 & 17; November 7 & 14

9 - 11 a.m., Age: 14 & up, $15 + Supplies

Watch Class

October 12 & 26; November 2; December 14 9 - 11 a.m. or 3 - 5 p.m., Age: Adult, $45 incl. Supplies

Christmas Cards November 1 & 15

2 - 3 p.m., Age: 14 & up, $20 incl. Supplies

Beaded Lizard Earrings November 3 & 13

Times vary. Age: Adult, $15 incl. Supplies

Home Ec Class

- Spooky Placemats & Mug Mats: October 12 & 13 - Grab & Go Tote: November 9 & 10 - Christmas Card Holder: November 30 - Christmas Stocking: December 7 & 8 - Christmas Pillows: December 14 December 15, noon - 3 p.m. Classes are 9 a.m. - noon except otherwise noted. Age: 14 & up, $15 + Supplies

Beaded Santa Earrings December 11

9 - 11 a.m., Age: Adult, $15 + Supplies

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Merlin Award winner Rob Lake stirs up a magical potion of reality-altering illusions and colorful choreography into a mesmerizing family-friendly show. Come see what he’s got up his sleeve.

Grafenwoehr - November 14 Tower Theater, 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m.

Hohenfels - November 18 Movie Theater, 3:30 p.m. Doors open 2:30 p.m. 8


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... repeats as winner in the Large BOSS Category for Best Installation & Best Event Awards The Best Event Award went to the “Get Grabbed” by BOSS Trips. Since the program’s introduction in February, the community has experienced a significant reduction in the number of single Soldiers engaging in at risk behavior. Designed to negate/reduce at risk behavior our single Soldier community often engage in, the trips are better known by soldiers for taking them to different, fun and challenging places throughout Germany. BOSS completed eight trips so far and new trips are planned for the coming months - come check out this award winning program! The Best Installation Award was presented for the 3 Pillar Exhibit. The BOSS Program showed how the pillars are effectively used throughout our Garrison with a video production and a display made by the USAG Grafenwoehr BOSS Counsel and Grafenwoehr Marketing Team. - The Community Service Pillar was alive with the work BOSS has done with CYSS Sport Programs, Heritage Months, MWR Special Events set-up and tear-downs and work with the Red Cross. - The Recreation Pillar was shown with all the trips BOSS provided to Soldiers. The Soldiers have taken full advantage of them; we went to Berlin, Switzerland, Belgium and Croatia. - The Quality of Life Pillar was shown by all the things available for Soldiers to take advantage of to enhance their life experience living here in Germany (i.e. AAFES Exchange, Food Court, BOSS Meetings, Training Opportunities and BOSS Summit).

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