Family and MWR Newsletter Highlights April is Month of the Military Child!
2013 Youth Ski and Snowboard Program
By Lawrence Tindall, CYSS Sports & Fitness Director and Ski & Snowboard “Wonderful Wednesday” Organizer for seven seasons The long-running annual Youth Ski & Snowboard program known as Wonderful Wednesday (WW) concluded another safe and successful season. The program is a cooperative effort between community volunteer ski instructors, Garmisch Family and MWR, Garmisch Elementary-Middle School and the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort. It has been ongoing since the 1970s.
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Get Cooking at the School Age Center with new recipes each week. P. 3
Explore the fitness opportunities available at the Mueller Fitness Center. P. 4 Sign up for one of the many tours available throughout the month of April. P. 5 Don’t miss out on the fun! Register for the Biking to the Bier Tour coming soon. P. 5 Enter the 2013 Army Arts & Crafts contest for great prizes. P. 6
The WW program presents all of the students with participation awards because it’s about what they learned during their 10 week sessions. To name just a few: team building, building self-esteem & confidence, communication, being outside of their comfort zone and learning a lifelong skill. Injuries are inherent to winter sports training because any time there’s a combination of youth, downhill speed and beginning skiers and snowboarders with snow and ice, the chances for injuries are high. If you really think about the amount of time the participants were on the slopes, averaging about 30 hours each, and then multiply that by number of participants, it equals 2,940 individual hours (or 176,400 minutes) of potential for an injury.
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small compilation of what the youth learned and provided a great family experience.
This was also a very challenging season due to the large groups of beginning skiers and snowboarders, ranging from 5 - 14 years old. This year 116 young community members took to the slopes to learn or improve their skills. This amounted to a great task completed by community volunteers getting everyone skiing or snowboarding.
This year there were no injuries, a testament to both students and instructors. Child, Youth & School Services thanks our community volunteer instructors and staff for a very safe 2013 season.
The Running of the Gates, an annual tradition where the students get to demonstrate their newfound abilities for their parents, classmates and instructors, was not a required event. However, most of the students participated and displayed what they had learned through their 10 sessions of instruction. The finale was a
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Communities Matter @ Your Library
April 14 - 20 Visit the library during National Library Week and check out our display highlighting the unique role libraries play in the community and the diverse types of resources libraries offer. Discover how libraries can help you and your family; with homework or education help, medical or financial issues, learning a language, fun family craft ideas or great books for children and young adults. Learn about the latest digital resources we offer that you can access from home or on the go. The staff will be on hand to answer any questions you might have. Refreshments will be served on April 18.
Poem in Your Pocket Day
April 18 Select a poem you love during National Poetry Month and carry it in your pocket to share with friends and Family. Bring it to the library and share it with any staff member to receive a homemade cookie!
April is Autism Awareness Month
In conjunction with Army Community Service, the library will exhibit many of the materials we have in order to heighten awareness of the issues affecting those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Browse our extensive collection of books, audiobooks and videos on this current and relevant topic.
Did you know?
You have access to over 50 online databases on topics as varied as the eResources for leisure reading to auto repair, genealogy, health, literature, military, science and special test preparation help. Check out this year’s complete list of databases on the research tab of our website or stop by the library for a current brochure and we’ll help you get started.
Preschool Story Time “Spring Showers and May Flowers”
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. It’s never too early to introduce your child to the wonders of stories and reading. Join us for stories, songs and crafts. For children ages 2 and up with a caregiver.
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Leisure Travel Services Calendar Concert Trips to Munich April 9, May 14 & June 11 Visit Munich’s National Theater, one of the world’s greatest opera houses. Witness brilliant classical music concerts with a prodigal conductor and the opera house orchestra. Call us for ticket pricing, as they vary from one performance to the next. Trip includes transportation. Cost is $12 Adults. Prague Weekends April 12 - 14 May 24 - 27 Lodging, transportation, tour of the Franz Kafka Museum and a visit to Pilsen is included. Cost is $290 Adults and $195 Children. Ski Austria Day Trip April 13 - St. Anton Visit some excellent lesser known areas on our local mountains in Austria. Includes transportation and ski pass. Cost is $79 Adults/$89 with equipment. Evening Wine Tasting April 19 Join us for an evening of wine tasting at the Wein Forum. Italian and German wines will be featured and snacks provided. Cost is $20. Vat forms and credit cards are accepted.
Venice & Verona Weekends April 19 - 21 June 7 - 9 In just one short weekend see Venice and Verona! Spend the first two nights in Vicenza and take a short train ride into Venice. Visit Verona on Sunday with the opportunity to tour the famous Romeo and Juliet city before dinning at a wonderful restaurant and heading back to Garmisch. Cost is $299 Adults and$145 Child. Partenkirchen Historic Walking Tour April 23 - Feast Day of Partenkirchen Patron Saint George May 29 - Bavarian Fronleichnam Holiday 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. Cost is $8 Adults. Children 12 and under are free. Garmisch Historic Walking Tour April 24 - Special Full Moon Tour June 4 - 200th Anniversary of Wagner’s Birth This two hour tour is packed with historical information about Garmisch’s past. We may even have time for a Bier and some food in one of Garmisch’s best restaurants after the tour. Cost is $8 Adults. Children 12 and under are free. Munich Bright Tour April 27 Offers the best sampling of highlights including churches, a rococo theater, fountains and museums. Opportunity to dine at an amazing Bavarian restaurant. Cost is $35 Adults. Not appropriate for children.
Richard and Ludwig in Neuschwanstein Castle April 28 & June 16 Visit the number one tourist destination in Germany, beloved by Americans for its inspiration for the Disney Castle. There will be a short stop for lunch in the castle town of Fuessen, the UNESCO designated World Heritage Site of the Wieskirche and the Ettal Monastery. Trip includes transportation and entrance to castle. Cost is $44 Adults and $22 Children. Munich: The Dark Tour April 30 - Video and Lecture May 1 - Walking tour of the “Bier Hall Putsch” route This two part tour introduces the dark period of Munich’s history. Not appropriate for Children. Cost is $35 Adults. Opera and Ballet Trips to Munich May 8 - Verdi’s Opera ‘Macbeth’ June 5 - Offenbach’s ‘Tales of Hoffman’ Witness cutting edge drama in the form of Opera and Ballet. Transportation is provided. Call us for help with obtaining tickets for the performances. Not appropriate for Children under 12. Cost is $12 Adults. Pottery Festival May 11 Don’t miss out on Europes largest ceramics festival! Each year over 160 potters from all over Europe meet in the beautiful upper Bavarian town of Diessen am Ammersee. This year’s theme is “Ceramics at the Lake.” There will be plenty of leisure time to shop and grab lunch. Cost is $30.
Special Live Theatrical Performance Trip to Munich May 16 Watch the theatrical performance This House by James Graham broadcasted live from the National Theatre in London. Tickets to the National Theatre in Munich must be obtained separately and usually run around 18€. Not appropriate for children under 12. Cost is $12 Adults. Insider’s Guide to Paris, France May 23 - 27 Discover Paris’ hidden gems. Trip includestransportation, lodging, breakfasts, Eiffel Tower admission, Hop OnHop Off bus tour, and guided walking tours. Biking to the Bier Tour June 1 Take a train to Munich-Pasing suburban station and cycle all over northern Munich, managing to see the Olympic Grounds from 1972, two palaces and five Biergartens. Tour will include cycling through wooded areas of the city parks and on bike paths. Tour covers about 40K. Trip includes train ticket for people and cycles. Cost is $39 Adults.
Hours of Operation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday: Noon - 6 p.m. Sign up for trips through MWR Online Services Contact Information
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April April April April April
1: Gift Bags 8: Friendship Bracelets 15: Recycle Buckets 22: Recycle Wreaths 29: Cardboard
April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
April 1: 4 Square Design
March 8: Headstands
April 15: Jazz Response
April 22: Community Clean-Up
April 2: Letters to Soldiers April 16: Recycling Signs
April 9: Jellyfish April 30: Hovercraft
April 23: Dance Routines
WEDNESDAYS Cooking Club April April April April
3: Cookies for Soldiers 10: Breakfast Club 17: Taste Test of Fruits and Vegetables 24: 5 A Day
Lego Challenge April 10
THURSDAYS Junior Torch Club
April 29: Andy Warhol
TUESDAYS Pot o’ Tea with Pete
April 2: Ancient Man April 30: Birth of Europe
Learn to Salsa Dance April 9 & 16
April 23: 8 Ball
WEDNESDAYS Probability Club
April 3: Dice Games
Spirit Week & Gems Spring Break April 8: Pajama Day April 9: Crazy Hair Day April 10: Costume Day April 11: Crazy Hat Day April 12: Red, White & Blue or Cami Day Healthy Army Families April 15 - 19 Let’s Move for Strong Families April 22 - 26
FACILITY INFORMATION School Age Center School Days 2:30 - 6 p.m.
School Out Days 7:45 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Paint What You Hear
Homework Center Monday - Thursday 2:45 - 4:45 p.m.
April 10: Lictenstein Pictures April 17
Soldier Appreciation Week April 1 - 5
April 4: How to Clean an Oil Spill April 18: Trash Pickup April 11
School Age Center Special Events
April 24: Picasso
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April 4: Yoga April 18: Pilates
Boys & Girls Club
School Days Monday - Thursday: 2 - 6 p.m. Friday: 2 - 10 p.m.
School Out Days Monday - Thursday: 1 - 6 p.m. Friday: 2 - 10 p.m.
April 25: Sock Puppets
April 11: Club Meeting
Fit and Fun Friday
April 25: Create a Blues Song
April 5, 19 & 26
Tech Club Game Day
April 5, 19 & 26
Kinder Fest April 12
April April April April
5: Vegetarian Korma 12: Cuban Ropa Vieja 19: Gumbo 26: BBQ
Computer Lab Open Daily Fitness Hour 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Contact Information
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Sports & Fitness Fitness Class Schedule
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Price per class: $5 “First come, first serve” Schedule is subject to change. The following classes are canceled during April: Turbokick April 8, Noon Spin April 9, Noon April 10, 5:45 a.m. April 11, Noon Kundalini/Yoga April 17, 6:30 p.m.
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m Saturday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday & Holiday Closed
Massage Therapy Session and/or Beauty Treatment Gift Certificate Rejuvenate yourself with a specialty massage that suits your body, a facial that complements your skin type or a waxing service that fits your need. Great gift idea for any occasion!
Zumba Monday & Wednesday - 5:30 p.m. This Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance fitness party (TM) 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! Spin Tuesday - Noon & 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 5:45 a.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 3 p.m. An intense indoor cycling workout using various cycling techniques from hill climbing and sprinting to peddling at different tensions. Easily modified for beginners. Kundalini Yoga Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. A very dynamic type of yoga session that vitalizes and balances the body using different breathing techniques, postures and kriyas which consist of rapid repetitive movement. Turbo Kick Monday - Noon The ultimate cardiovascular challenge that’s a unique blend of intense intervals and a relaxing cool down. No prior kick boxing experience or equipment required. Bring your attitude and desire to have fun! Pilates Tuesday & Thursday - 6:30 p.m. Pilates is a unique series of exercises developed to strengthen and tone the core muscles, improve posture and flexibility and create a streamline shape. Spin & Yoga Tuesday - 8:30 a.m.
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday: 5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sunday & U.S. Holiday: Closed
Softball Coaches Meeting April 24, 6 p.m. Healthy Lifestyle Challenge: Gala PBC April 18, 5:30 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
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The Crafts Tree offers a large variety of ongoing classes and services throughout the year. Activities exist for people of all skill levels. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist with bringing your creative ideas to life. Available services include: framing, matting, frame & paint restoration, engraving, wood working, home decor, art supplies, furniture building, restoration, repairs and upholstery, portrait studio (indoor/outdoor) and an instant photo printing kiosk. Classes and workshops for adults and children include: painting (watercolor, oil, acrylics, silk), ceramics, pottery, wood shop safety, carving, picture framing, sewing, ceramics, quilting, knitting and crocheting. Music Lessons for Children and Adults Lessons are offered for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels in the music practice room. Ages 6 to adults. Fee $240 for 2 month lesson package. Bavarian Souvenir Heart An original handmade treasure, the perfect gift. Cost is $14.90.
Crafts Instructors Wanted If you have any â€œcraftyâ€? talents you would like to share with others while making some extra money, become an instructor at the Crafts Tree. We are looking for instructors in textile crafts, stained glass art, pottery, musical instruction, wood working, weaving, knitting, quilting, painting and more.
The Crafts Tree Bldg. 263 Hours of Operation Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. & 3-7 p.m. Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Contact Information DSN 440-3888 CIV 08821-750-3888
Entertainment Office DSN 440-3475 CIV 08821-750-3475
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