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December 2016 Family and MWR Hohenfels

events.programs.trips LOCAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS

December 1 - Nuremberg | December 8 - Bamberg | December 15 - Regensburg, Outdoor Recreation, H15 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The enticing smells of mulled wine and rum punch, roasted almonds, bratwurst and gingerbread fill the air. It’s not only tiny tots who will have their eyes all a-glow as the shoppers bustle out to open the holiday season in Germany. Join us as we go along walking in a winter wonderland! Price: $29/person

WORLD WINE NIGHT

December 2, Outdoor Recreation, H15 This wine tour provide an intimate experience between the guest and the wines of each world region. Not only do you receive the hands-on attention of your certified wine expert guide, but also the company of wine-lovers just like yourself. No other tour will be able to transport you to the tastes of so many world regions in the space of one beautiful Bavarian winter! December will be Italian wines. Cost includes transportation, local wines and light regional appetizers. Price: $39/person

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING & MARKET December 2, 3:30 p.m., B1 General Patton Drive The Christmas season is upon us! Come to the Tree Lighting, then stay for the festivities. Shop for holiday decorations, enjoy a hot glüwein or cocoa, and have a pretzel or leberkase semmel. Don’t miss a visit from Santa!

LAUSCHA CHRISTMAS MARKET

December 3, Outdoor Recreation, H15 Since 1847, the glass-blowing artists have perfected their craft in hand-making glass Christmas tree ornaments. While strolling through the markets in central Lauscha, you will see demonstrations of glass blowing in boutiques, and observe the emergence of the famous Christmas tree decorations. Lauscha is the birthplace of the modern Christmas tree ornament! Price: $89/adult, $45/child under 12

TUESDAY BRUNCH

December 6, Outdoor Recreation, H15 This is your time for a morning out! Enjoy a different locale each month for a tour of all things brunch, giving you an opportunity to discover great food and even greater friends. Transportation, great conversation and introduction to all the local spots included. Food and beverage not included in cost. Price: $25/person

HOLIDAY CRAFTS

December 6-16, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Library, B49 Come make crafts for the holidays! Create fun, festive decorations to fill your home with holiday cheer. Ages 3-12

TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNAMENT

December 9, 6:45 p.m., Warrior Zone, The Zone, B150 Texas Hold ‘em is one of the most popular variants of poker and has fascinated players for years. The appeal of this game is owed in part to its simplicity and inherent entertainment value. Contact The Zone for information on each prize. Price: $25 buy-in, $25 rebuys

BLACK FOREST CHRISTMAS MARKET

December 10, Outdoor Recreation, H15 If you are looking for an unforgettable Christmas experience in Germany, be sure to visit the Black Forest on this Christmas Market trip. The Upper Black Forest Christmas Market is set against the magical backdrop of the Ravenna Gorge, where the 40-metre-high viaduct of the Höllentalbahn railway is lit up with a brilliant light display in spectacular style! Other features of the market include stalls selling regional wares, food and drink from the Black Forest, and an illuminated fairytale trail. Price: $69/adult, $30/child under 12


*passport required STUBAI SKI/SNOWBARD WEEKEND*

December 10-11, Outdoor Recreation, H15 Adventure to beautiful Stubai, Austria’s largest glacier skiing area, for an introduction to a life-long love affair with skiing or snowboarding. Lessons are provided by professionally certified PSIA and AASI instructors. Lodging and half off gear discount is included. Lift passes not included. Price: $159/person

COLOGNE CHRISTMAS MARKET

December 17, Outdoor Recreation, H15 Overlooked by the Dom-Spekulatius, Cologne’s landmark cathedral, the Christmas market “am Dom” presents craftsmen in 150 pavilions. The Neumarkt (new market) leads us into the realm of angels. In the warm light of the starry Christmas sky, wonder at the elaborately designed houses with artistically decorated gables, and if you are lucky, you’ll see angels dart by from time to time. Price: $79/adult, $35/child under 12

4TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST

November 15 through December 20, Library, B49 Build your fantasy dream gingerbread house! Pick up entry forms at the Library for a fun family project. Entries are due December 6 for display and voting. Winners will be announced December 20!

ELF ON THE SHELF

Through December 23, Library, B49 Libby the Library Elf is full of mischief and fun! Visit the Library every day to see her antics and mark it off your BINGO card. Everyone is a winner!

CYS “ALL STAR” PROGRAM

Our staff work very hard to make sure that Children are well cared for and have every opportunity to grow and develop. The ‘All Star’ program is set up to show staff how much we appreciate them and recognize their tireless efforts of caring for our Children and Youth. Please help us by writing ‘star notes’ for excellence that you see. Each facility has a special location for the ‘All Star’ cards to be posted. At the end of each month, the cards will be collected and an award will be given for the caregiver who has the most ‘Star Cards’.


Contact Hohenfels ACS to register for classes in advance. SURVIVAL GERMAN 101 December 1, 2, 7 & 8, 5:15-7:15 p.m., B10A An introduction to Survival German will make it easier for you to order food in restaurants, shop, travel, ask for directions and understand German doctors. You will simply feel more comfortable living in Germany. This could be the best use of 8 hours of your life ever. IMPORTANT NOTE: These are sequential classes that build on each other. Course consists of four two hour classes.

BABY BOOT CAMP December 6 & 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., B10A If you think about it, the reason for Boot Camp, really the reason for any kind of training is to get ready for the ‘main’ event. This 7-part rotating program answers questions most books and programs don’t. Geared for parents-to-be, this workshop covers topics such as birth certificate process in Germany, breast feeding, personal expectations, bringing baby home and much more.

FRG LEADERSHIP TRAINING December 13, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., B10A This workshop provides the training necessary for all members of the FRG Leadership Team. Recommended for FRG Leaders, Treasurers, Key Callers, Volunteers and Rear Detachment Command.

INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES December 14, 10-11:30 a.m., B10A Major topics such as initial contact, phone interviewing ideas and tips, the in-person interview and salary negotiation among other issues will be discussed and refined.

FRG INFORMAL FUNDS TRAINING December 15, 1-3 p.m., B10A Calling all current and future Family Readiness Group (FRG) Treasurers/Informal Funds Custodians! This training is designed specifically to answer FRG related questions regarding informal funds management and documentation.

RESUME WRITING December 21, 10-11:30 a.m., B10A Get some special help and insight into writing civilian and federal resumes and cover letters which are valuable in doing what you need done: separating your you and your resume from everyone else’s. We’re also discussing best practices in locating federal jobs using USAJOBS, as well as other important tips to getting noticed and hired!

LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO JUST TALK TO? Contact the ACS Military & Family Life Consultants for completely confidential professional “problem solving”. CIV 01522-422-1454 or CIV 01520-449-5704.


Ongoing Programs GAMERS NIGHT

KIDS KONNECTION

HALF PRICE TUESDAYS

CYS SKIESUnlimited Classes

Mondays, 6 p.m., Bowling Center, B14 All gamers welcome. Come and pit your skills against others with the same interests. Games include Warhammer 40K, Dungeons & Dragons, Star Fleet Battles, Zombicide, Magic the Gathering and many others. Have a game you would like to try out? Bring it along!

Tuesdays, Kids Zone, B40 Admission to the Kids Zone is only half price on Tuesdays. Come enjoy a fun afternoon with us!

RED PIN BOWLING

Fridays, 6 p.m., Bowling Center, B14 A Red Pin is added to every lane. If the Red Pin spots in the #1 position and you bowl a strike that frame, you win a free game. Attendant must be informed and pin spot verified before bowling.

COSMIC BOWLING

Saturdays, 6 p.m., Bowling Center, B14 We’ll have the lights out and the black lights on! Enjoy R&B music while getting your bowl on.

EVENING INDOOR CLIMBING

Tuesdays, Outdoor Recreation, H15 On alternating Tuesdays “boulder” and “top rope” at the local gyms of Nuremburg and Regensburg. Gear and gym entry included. Price: $29/person

ICE SKATING IN THE CITY

Wednesdays, Outdoor Recreation, H15 A study by the University of Oxford suggests that the earliest ice skating happened in southern Finland more than 3,000 years ago. Continue this age-old tradition by taking a whirl with Outdoor Recreation every Wednesday night this winter. Price: $29/person

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9-11 a.m., ACS, B321 This twice weekly ACS playgroup offers a fun and diverse format featuring music time, free play and special activity stations. Redefined for ages 6 weeks to 4 years, this program offers flexibility and opportunity to meet new people who are raising young children in our community.

SKIESUnlimited stands for “School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills” with the word “Unlimited” for the unlimited possibilities that this program provides Children and Youth. Classes include: Piano, Karate, Dance, Gymnastics, Survival Cooking, Junior Chefs and Tiny Tumblers. For more information on each program and how to sign up, contact Parent Central Services.

GENEALOGY CLASS

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Library, B49 Could you be related to royalty? Or have a skeleton or two in your family closet? Maybe both? Come to our Family History/Genealogy class every Tuesday at the library! Bring your laptop or tablet and join us in learning how to use the genealogical tools available.

LAPSIT STORYTIME**

Wednesdays, 11:10 a.m. - noon, Library, B49 A great weekly learning event full of stories, music and play for infants and their parents. This is a great opportunity to introduce the basic building blocks of early literacy while establishing positive habits and routines in reading for babies and their parents.

CHILDREN’S STORYTIME**

Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., Library, B49 Bring your little one to the library and listen to stories read aloud by our library staff. What better way to spend your day than to be in the imagination of a child and a good book!

LEGO CLUB

December 21, 3-4 p.m., Library, B49 Show us your Lego skills and participate in fun Lego themed events. There are always interesting activities planned, such as Lego Car racing, so join us for all things Lego!

**There will be no story time the week after Christmas.


Family and MWR

Phone Directory Family and MWR Admin. Office, B33.......................466-2079 Army Lodging, B63...................................................466-1700 Arts & Crafts, B18.....................................................466-2538 Automotive Skills Center, B392A..............................466-2690 Army Community Services (ACS), B10.....................466-4860 BOSS - Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers......466-4708 Bowling Center, B14.................................................466-4611 Community Activity Center, B40..............................466-2670 Java Café, Kid’s Zone Library, B49...............................................................466-1740 Outdoor Recreation, H15.........................................466-2060 Post Gym, B88..........................................................466-2883 Special Events, B33..................................................466-4708 Value Added Tax (VAT) Office, B10..........................466-1780 Warrior Zone, B150...................................................466-3705 Child, Youth & School Services CYSS Admin. Office, B33..........................................466-4718 Parent Central Services, B10.....................................466-2078 Child Development Center, B111.............................466-4706 School Age Center, B112.........................................466-2822 Youth Center, B72.....................................................466-4492 Youth Sports, B317...................................................466-2488 Civilian Prefix 09472-83-xxxx

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Hohenfels The Box - December  

Check out Family and MWR monthly publication for events, programs and trips happening at Hohenfels for December 2016.

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