• Alexander Godden, 3, takes a break from jumping in a bounce house at the Month of the Military Child kick-off April 4 at Bamberg's JFK Youth Center.

    Bounce house

    Alexander Godden, 3, takes a break from jumping in a bounce house at the Month of the Military Child kick-off April 4 at Bamberg's JFK Youth Center.

  • Children and teenagers, dressed in crazy costumes, dance during the filming of a "Harlem Shake" video. Creating the video was one of the activities offered during the Month of the Military Child kick-off April 4 at Bamberg's JFK Youth Center.

    "Harlem Shake"

    Children and teenagers, dressed in crazy costumes, dance during the filming of a "Harlem Shake" video. Creating the video was one of the activities offered during the Month of the Military Child kick-off April 4 at Bamberg's JFK Youth Center.

BAMBERG, Germany (April 12, 2013) -- U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg will celebrate the Month of the Military Child with a variety of events throughout April.

Child, Youth and School Services kicked off the month with activities for children of all ages April 4 at the JFK Youth Center. The morning was targeted at children age 5 and younger, with a bounce house, toys and games. In the afternoon, school-age children and teenagers participated in activities, including recording a Harlem Shake video.

On April 13, the Disney Imagination Movers show, presented by Armed Forces Entertainment and Navy Entertainment, will take the stage at Bamberg's Freedom Fitness Facility. Young kids will love seeing their TV favorites onstage. Doors open 2 p.m. and the show begins at 3 p.m. Admission is free. To learn more, call 0951-300-8647.

The American Red Cross is partnering with CYSS to offer courses from the Red Cross Little Juniors program, which includes a variety of health and safety courses for younger children.
On April 16, Scrubby Bear -- an interactive program that teaches hand washing -- will be offered for children age 3 to 5 at the JFK youth center from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Red Cross' Pet PAWS program, which uses a therapy dog to help teach children how to safely approach an unfamiliar dog, will be offered from 4 to 5 p.m. April 17 at the library for children ages 3 and older. The program will also be offered from 11 a.m. to noon April 24 at the JFK Youth Center for Children ages 3 to 5.

On April 18, children and their parents can head to the Community Activity Center for Crafts and a free snack from 4 to 6 p.m. and on April 19 there will be karaoke at the JFK Youth Center.

On April 20, the entire Family is invited to take a trip to the Nürnburg Zoo with Bamberg's Outdoor Recreation. The cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children ages 4 to 12, and $10 for children 3 and younger. The price includes transportation and zoo admission. For more information, call Bamberg Outdoor Recreation at 0951-300-9376.

Month of the Military Child will wrap up April 26 with a free bike safety check from 3 to 4 p.m. behind the CAC, a barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Warner Conference Center and many fun activities for the entire Family.

Throughout the month, specials will be offered at the bowling alley, movie theater, Cool Beans Café in the Community Activity Center and Army and Air Force Exchange Services restaurants. For a complete list of Month of the Military Child events, visit www.bamberg.army.mil/directorates/dfmwr/docs/cyss/momccalendar2013.jpg.

For information on Month of the Military Child events at USAG Schweinfurt, visit www.schweinfurt.army.mil/infovault/sensationalspring.htm. For events at USAG Ansbach, visit www.ansbach.army.mil.

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