USAG Ansbach community announcements for July 24 through 30, 2014
July 24, 2014
Women's Equality Day and Voter Campaign
USAG Ansbach's Equal Opportunity Adviser's office is hosting a voting campaign throughout the month of August, culminating Aug. 26 with a voter registration day and the Women's Equality Day Observance, celebrating the 19th Amendment. All unregistered women voters (and unregistered men) are welcome to register at various locations such as the PX, Commissary (Urlas), and the Storck Community Activity Center. Voting tables will be open from 1 to 2 p.m. with local voting assistance officers and equal opportunity leaders. To learn more, call 0981-183-7940 or (DSN) 468-7940.
New garrison website
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach has a new website. The website, still at www.ansbach.army.mil, features a more navigable interface and greater breadth and depth of information. To learn more about what the website has to offer, visit www.ansbach.army.mil.
USAG Ansbach has a new location for looking up what events are happening when. The "Events Calendar" at the official garrison website is the hub for finding out about MWR and ACS events, school events, sporting activities, German community events and more. To learn more, visit http://teamansbach.com/calendar.
Illesheim Outreach-KONTAKT club
Illesheim has its own chapter of the German-American friendship club KONTAKT. The new group meets once a month at Gasthaus Dietz. The group is looking for new members. To learn more, call 09811-83-7786 or DSN 468-7786.
The Illesheim Health Clinic at Storck Barracks has flu immunization walk-ins Mondays through Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. To learn more, call 09841-83-4512/5141 or DSN 467-4512/5141.
Strike Zone hours
Katterbach Bowling Center is expanding Strike Zone hours of operation to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and to 6 p.m. Sundays. Wednesday is still league night, and open bowling is not available for walk-in customers after 3 p.m. To learn more, call 09802-83-2638 or DSN 467-2638.
SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS
Happy Hour Bowling
Storck and Katterbach Bowling Centers host Happy Hour Bowling weeknights from 5 to 7 p.m. Offer includes one game of bowling, one shoe rental and one beer for $6.50. Offer is not valid on league night. To learn more, call Katterbach Bowling Center at 09802-83-2638 or DSN 467-2638 or Storck Bowling Center at 09841-83-4530 or DSN 467-4530.
Sports massage, full-body massage, acupressure and Thai massage are available now at Storck and Katterbach physical fitness centers. Prices start at $35 for 30-minute sessions. To learn more, call Katterbach at 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771 or Storck at 09841-83-4582 or DSN 467-4582.
Krav Maga sessions with Kevin have changed prices. One session is $10, four sessions are $35, eight sessions are $70, 12 sessions are $85 and 20 sessions are $100. To learn more, call Katterbach Physical Fitness Center at 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771 or call Storck Physical Fitness Center at 09841-83-4582 or DSN 467-4582.
At Katterbach Physical Fitness Center, Super Circuit with Kate Fridays at 9 a.m. is being replaced with TRX/HIIT with Kate. The new class is geared toward intermediate fitness level participants with some TRX experience. The class combines TRX workouts with bursts of high-intensity cardio. Classes will be held at the TRX frame in front of the Katterbach PFC. Participants should dress according to the weather and the outdoors. The standard $4 class price applies. To learn more, call 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771.
The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Community Golf Team has been newly formed. Team membership is open to both men and women ID card holders 18 years and older and out of high school. Prospective members should have a handicap of 24 or lower. To learn more, call 09802-83-2085 or DSN 467-2085.
YOUTH AND TEENS
Family child care provider orientations
Orientation briefings to become a family child care provider are held in Room 105 of Bldg. 5818 at Katterbach Kaserne at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. To learn more or sign up, call Parent Central Services at 09802-83-2533 or DSN 467-2533 or the Family Child Care office at 09802-83-2536 or DSN 467-2536.
Child, Youth and School Services' SKIES Unlimited program hosts tumbling classes at the Storck Community Activity Center Wednesdays. Children ages 1 to 3.5 years old have class from 1 to 1:45 p.m., and children ages 3.5 to 4.5 years old have class from 2 to 2:45 p.m. To learn more or sign up, call Parent Central Services at Katterbach Kaserne from 09802-83-2533/2531 or DSN 467-2533/2531 or at STorck Barracks at 09841-83-4880 or DSN 467-4880.
SKIES dance at Storck
Are you interested in dance classes for your children at Storck Barracks? If so, contact SKIES Unlimited at 09811-83-7307 or DSN 468-7307.
Army Community Service hosts the Toddler Network the first and third Wednesday of each month from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Storck ACS. This is a chance for parents to gain support and understanding of parenting toddlers. Registration is required. The event is subject to cancellation if the minimum five-participant enrollment is not met. To learn more, call 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883.
Wiggles, giggles playgroup
Army Community Service hosts Wiggles and Giggles Playgroup from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays at Storck Community Activity Center and Thursdays at Katterbach Student Activity Center. This is an interactive experience for parents and their children from infancy to 3 years old. To learn more or sign up, call 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883.
New Wiggles and Giggles Playgroup at Bleidorn
In addition to the Wiggles and Giggles Playgroup currently offered through Army Community Service, Bleidorn Library is set to start hosting a Wiggles and Giggles Playgroup, which starts Aug. 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and is scheduled to continue each Tuesday at the same time thereafter. This is an interactive experience for parents and their children from prenatal to 3 years old. To learn more or sign up, call 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883.
Child, Youth and School Services hosts babysitting training at no cost to youths 13 and older. Participants must attend all sessons and complete a babysitter application to be certified. CPR and first aid training need to be updated annually. Registered participants will be notified of the class start date. To learn more, visit Parent Central Services at Room 103, Bldg. 5818 at Katterbach Kaserne, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays or at Room 101, Bldg. 6510 at Storck Barracks, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. To learn more, call 09802-83-2533 or DSN 467-2533 or 09841-83-4880 or 467-4880.
SKIESUnlimited fall brochure
The SKIESUnlimited fall classes brochure is available now at http://issuu.com/ansbachfmwr/docs/cys.skiesfallbro.
Storck Parent Central Services move
Storck Barracks Child, Youth and School Services' Parent Central Services has moved from Bldg. 6510 to Bldg. 6706. Parent Central is now co-located with the School Age Center. Office hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. To learn more, call 09841-83-4880 or DSN 467-4880 or 09802-83-2533 or DSN 467-2533.
Story Time takes place Tuesdays at 3 p.m. at Bleidorn Library and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at Storck Library. To learn more, visit www.library.eur.army.mil/locations/ansbach.
The Army Community Center hosts Scream-free parenting and marriage classes. Scream-free marriage classes are held Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Storck YRR September. Scream-free parenting is held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. now through September Tuesdays at Katterbach Dining Facility and Wednesdays at Storck Community Activity Center. Registration is required and a minimum of 5 participants is needed. To learn more or register, call 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883.
FRG Child Care Night
Child care is available for mission-related family readiness group meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To learn more, call Parent Central Services at 09841-83-4880 or 09802-83-2533.
For Outdoor Recreation events and activities, visit the Events Calendar at http://teamansbach.com/calendar, a link for which is in the "Related Links" section.
ASCC Thrift Store
If looking for reasonably priced, used items or a good place to sell things no longer needed, visit the Thrift Store of the Ansbach Spouses' and Civilians' Club at Katterbach Kaserne (across from the Shoppette). To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ansbach-Spouses-and-Civilians-Club-Thrift-Shop/243365742432349.
ISCC Thrift Shop hours
The Illesheim Spouses' and Civilians' Club Thrift Shop has new hours. The shop will be open Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from noon to 3 p.m.
It is not allowed to wash or perform maintenance on personally owned or government or military vehicles in housing areas, near garages, on the street or in parking areas. The garrison has wash racks for the purpose of cleaning vehicles. Wash rack locations include at Barton Barracks near Bldg. 5258 for government vehicles, At Katterbach Kaserne near Bldg. 5836 for military vehicles during the duty and POVs after duty hours, at Storck Barracks near Bldg. 6640 for POVs, at Urlas Housing at Bldg. 8130 for POVS and off post at any gas station or car wash station for POVs. To learn more, call the Directorate of Public Works' Environmental Management Division at 09802-83-3306 or DSN 467-3306.
You can report suspicious activity online at www.eur.army.mil/eureport. If you witness a crime in progress or feel in imminent danger, call the military police at 09802-83-114, 09841-83-114 or DSN 114 or host nation law enforcement at 110.
Sign up for a six-week German class to learn basic and conversational German. Classes are in Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks. Registration is required. The class is subject to cancellation if the minimum five participant enrollment is not met. To learn more, call Army Community Service at 09802-83-2883 or 467-2883.
New barber shop
A new barber shop has opened at Katterbach Kaserne in Bldg. 5817 next to the post office and the launderette. Its operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It will be open U.S. holidays but closed on German holidays.
Storck Library matinee
Storck Library holds a Friday matinee the first Friday of the month at 3 p.m. Visit the Storck Library at Storck Barracks, Bldg. 6503, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or call 09841-83-4675 or DSN 467-4675.
Storck Warrior Zone hours
Please remember that effective now, the Warrior Zone at Storck Barracks will be in operation with new opening hours. The Warrior Zone will be closed Mondays through Thursdays and be open from 5 p.m. to midnight Fridays, from 4 p.m. to midnight Saturdays and from 2 to 9 p.m. Sundays. To learn more, call 09841-83-4584 or DSN 467-4584.
The Strike Zone at Katterbach Bowling Center now serves coffee, pastries and wraps Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 a.m. To learn more, call 09802-83-2638 or 467-2638 or visit www.ansbach.armymwr.com.
English as a second language classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. at the Katterbach Army Community Service. The class will help participants develop and improve verbal and written English language skills. To learn more, call 09802-83-7627 or DSN 467-7627.
Wall Street Survivor
Army Community Service hosts Wall Street Survivor, a virtual stock market game that will help players invest confidently. The game is held the second Thursday of the month at Storck YRR. Registration is required. A minimum of five participants is required. To learn more, call 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883.
Terrace Playhouse tickets
All tickets for the Terrace Playhouse are handled by the concierge at MWR Central between the Commissary and the Post Exchange at Urlas Housing. Pick up tickets in person or call 09802-83-1780 or DSN 467-1780 .
The Ansbach Spouses' and Civilians' Club is a way to meet people and get involved with the community. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storck Army Community Service hosts coffee seminars Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Through the seminars, you can experience new towns, foods and people and enjoy coffee. To learn more, call 09841-83-4555 or DSN 467-4555.
Katterbach and Storck Army Community Service hold a two-day "culture college" every third Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required. Classes require a minimum of five participants. To register or learn more, call 09802-83-2883 or DSN 467-2883.
Brown Bag Lunch
Bring a lunch and explore a new town with ACS. The meeting place is ACS on the first Wednesday of every month at Katterbach and the fourth Wednesday of every month at Storck Barracks. Meets are at 10:30 a.m. Cost is 10 to 15 euros. To learn more, call 09841-83-4555.
Paint your own pottery
Create a pottery masterpiece Wednesdays from 1 to 6 p.m. with the "Paint Your Own Pottery" workshop at Storck Recreation Center at Storck Community Activity Center. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or DSN 467-4714.
Enjoy cards and games at Storck Recreation Center at Storck Community Activity Center Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Games include Sorry!, LIFE, Scrabble, Uno and more. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or DSN 467-4714.
Stitch and Hook
Bring your lunch and socialize while crocheting, knitting and sewing Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Storck Recreation Center at Storck Community Activity Center. To learn more, visit the center on the third floor of Bldg. 6510 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or call 09841-83-4714 or DSN 467-4714.
Katterbach Clinic online
Katterbach Clinic is now online. Now you can email a doctor or nurse, request an appointment, request medication refills and obtain lab results. To get started, just give your email address to a member of the clinic's staff.
Being a designated driver has its benefits. At Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation events, let the FMWR staff know you are a designated driver, receive a wristband and enjoy coffee or sodas on the house.
Destination Ansbach holds a variety of classes throughout the month including "411 on the 911" the first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach Army Community Service classroom, "My Army Life" the first Wednesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Katterbach ACS classroom, "Euro Understood" the fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach ACS classroom, "Where and How We Live" the fourth Tuesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach ACS classroom, "Ausfahrt is NOT a Town" the second Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach Welcome Center, "Jobs: What You Need to Know" the fourth Monday of the month from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Katterbach Welcome Center, "U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Up Close" the third Thursday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Katterbach ACS. "Germany By Rail" happens the third Tuesday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., meets at the Sachsen Train Station and costs 20 euros for ticket and lunch. "Ansbach Up Close" is held the second Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., meets at either Storck or Katterbach ACS lobby and costs 20 euros for ticket and lunch. To learn more, call Katterbach ACS at 09802-83-2883 or 467-2883 or Storck ACS at 09841-83-4555.
Smoothies are now available at the Java Café, at Storck Barracks Bowling Center, Bldg. 6508, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ansbach guided tours
Tour Ansbach with a guide every Sunday at 11 a.m. for 3 euros per person. The group meets at the Schlossplatz near the horse sculpture "Anscavallo." English-language tours are by reservation only and must be booked with the Ansbach Tourism Office two weeks in advance. The group rate is 80 euros per group with a maximum of 35 people. To learn more, call the Ansbach Tourism Office at 0981-51243.
Bring your eReader to Bleidorn or Storck community libraries and learn how to access thousands of eBooks any time day or night. Librarians will be on hand to show you tips and tricks. To make an appointment or learn more, call Bleidorn Community Library at 09811-83-1740 or 468-1740 or Storck Community Library at 09841-82-4675 or 467-4675.
Stress, anger management
Army Community Service at USAG Ansbach holds a stress and anger management class. Katterbach ACS holds the class the first Wednesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. Storck ACS holds the class the fourth Tuesday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. To sign up or learn more, call ACS Family Advocacy Program at 09802-83-2516 or 467-2516.
The Barton Barracks "Eagle's Nest," located next to Duggan Gym, offers a full working kitchen with an area to seat more than 30 people. The Eagle's Nest is open to all community members. To learn more or to make a reservation, call the Installation Operations Center at 09811-83-7484 or email email@example.com.
Between Ansbach and Illesheim, there is a safety hazard on B-13. North of Oberdachstetten there is a steep decline that goes under a railroad overpass. One lane of traffic goes down the hill and two lanes go up. Do not pass.
Storck Chapel schedule
Storck Chapel holds Protestant worship at 9:45 a.m. and Catholic mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Protestant Women of the Chapel meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Catholic Women of the Chapel meet Wednesday at 10 a.m. To learn more, call 09802-82-2785 or 467-2785.
Katterbach Chapel schedule
Katterbach Chapel holds Catholic mass at 9 a.m. and Protestant worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. Catholic Women of the Chapel meet Mondays at 10 a.m. Protestant Women of the Chapel meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Protestant Men of the Chapel meet Thursdays at noon. To learn more, call 09802-82-2785 or 467-2785.
Ansbach Veterinary Clinic
Ansbach Veterinary Clinic at Franken Kaserne, Munasiedlung 100, Marktbergel, is open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. To learn more, call 09802-83-3179.
Check out movie night at Storck Library, Bldg. 6503, every Friday at 3 p.m. To learn more, call 09841-83-4675 or 467-4675.
Fun Stuff Off Post
Looking for something to do in the area? Visit "Fun Stuff Off Post" on the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach website, www.ansbach.army.mil.
Ansbach Spouses and Civilians Club Thrift Shop at Katterbach Kaserne conducts Sidewalk Saturdays every first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are looking for a new venue to vend your wares, visit the Thrift Store's Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.