USAG Ansbach community announcements for Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, 2013
September 26, 2013
Stammtisch and Kegeln
Outreach-KONTAKT Ansbach hosts a Stammtisch and Kegeln event Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Rezatstuben (ESV) at Adalbert-Pilipp-Str. 42 in Ansbach-Eyb. Kegeln is the German version of bowling and Stammtisch participants have a chance to roll down pins in the Rezatstuben's lanes. To learn more, call 09811-83-7786 or DSN 468-7786.
The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fall season Diversions magazine is now online. Here you can find information on events, facilities and programs in and around USAG Ansbach, the best home town in USAREUR. To read it now, visit http://issuu.com/ansbachfmwr/docs/usag.ansbachdiversions.
Hispanic Heritage Month observance
Volunteers are needed to help plan the next Hispanic Heritage Observance Oct. 10. USAG Ansbach equal opportunity advisers are looking for volunteers who can provide entertainment and prepare ethnic food. All ideas are welcome. To learn more or to volunteer, call 09811-83-7940 or DSN 468-7940 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dental Assistant Training Program
The Katterbach Dental Clinic and the American Red Cross offer a dental assistant training program class beginning Jan. 9, 2014. The program is a free training and volunteer opportunity open to U.S. citizens 18 years and older with a valid military ID and AKO account. Registrants must submit to a selection process, must be able to pass a National Agency Background check, must be able to complete all orientations and medical screenings, must obtain immunizations, must complete 96 hours of class work and chairside coursework without absences, must complete 420 hours of 40-hour work week chairside without absences by May 30, and must be able to travel to Storck and Katterbach dental clinics. No childcare is provided. Applications can be picked up at the Katterbach Red Cross office now through Oct. 17. Completed applications must be turned into the Katterbach American Red Cross no later than 4 p.m. Oct. 18. To learn more, call 09802-83-1760 or DSN 467-1760.
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention 5K
The Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention 5K walk/run starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Longbow Lounge at Storck Barracks. The event is open to U.S. ID card holders. Register with Army Community Service at Storck Barracks or Katterbach Kaserne. The run will be followed by the Storck Barracks Chili Cook-off. To learn more, call 09841-83-4555/4764 or DSN 467-4555/4764 for Storck Barracks ACS or 09802-83-2883/2846 or DSN 467-2883-2846 for Katterbach Kaserne.
Volunteer opportunity, blood drive
The Armed Services Blood Bank Center -- Europe, a division of the Armed Services Blood Program, will conduct a blood drive at USAG Ansbach at Katterbach Physical Fitness Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8. Community members are not only encouraged to donate but to volunteer checking in donors and offering juice and cookies for two-hour shifts. To learn more about volunteering, call 09802-83-3947 or DSN 467-3947.
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.
Cupcake, hamburger competition
The Ansbach Spouses' and Civilians' Club presents the second annual Cupcake Wars and Grill Master competition at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at Ansbach Elementary School. Join the event to judge cupcakes and hamburgers and to award best tasting, best presentation and people's choice award. There will be free tasting and voting, raffles, entertainment and more. Entry is $5 per person or $15 for families of four and more. To sign up to compete in the cupcake and hamburger competition, entry fee is $10. Rules and details are available at the Thrift Store. To learn more, visit the Thrift Store or email email@example.com.
The Storck Barracks Chili Cook-off starts at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Longbow Lounge where chefs from several USAG Ansbach units will test their cooking prowess in three categories: regular, vegetarian and hot chili. In addition to chili, there will be bounce houses for the children, fire pits for s'mores and other entertainment. After 8 p.m., individuals 21 and older are invited to stay for the adult-only portion of the evening.
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.
The Illesheim Spouses' and Civilians' Club visits the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival Sept. 27. There will be pumpkin sculptures, pumpkin food, pumpkin craft market, a fairytale walk and more. The group will meet at 10 a.m. just inside the southern entrance of the festival. The festival lasts until 8:30 p.m. Those who wish to carpool can meet at Gasthaus Dietz in Illesheim at 8 a.m. The trip is open to all ISCC members and their immediate families. ISCC will have membership forms available for those who wish to join on the spot. The festival itself costs 8 euros for adults, 3.90 euros for children ages 4 to 15, 15 euros for families of one adult and two children, 21.50 euros for families of two adults and two children. Participants should bring a sack lunch or euros for pumpkin food and souvenirs. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Terrace Playhouse continues its play-reading group with The Underpants Oct. 20 at 2 p.m., about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers fall down in public. No experience is necessary. Participants may bring a snack to share. To learn more, call 09811-83-7636 or DSN 468-7636 or search for "Ansbach Terrace Playhouse" at www.facebook.com.
1972 München Olympics attack
The Traveling Book Club's topic for September through November is the terror attack at the 1972 München Olympics. The club will coordinate a meeting on a Saturday or Sunday in October to discuss the topic for an hour with a tentative trip date to the Olympic Park in München with a guided group tour in English Nov. 9. To learn more, including what books and films to see, visit the USAG Ansbach libraries or call 09811-83-1740 or DSN 468-1740.
Storck Library matinee
Storck Library holds a Friday matinee the first Friday of the month at 3 p.m. The next dates are Oct. 4 and Nov. 1. 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.
ASCC trip to Nove, Italy
Ansbach Spouses and Civilians Club takes a trip to Nove, Italy Oct. 18 through 20. The trip costs 224 euros per person, which includes round trip bus, two nights at Bassano Del Grappa and two breakfasts and two dinners at the hotel. The trip departs Oct. 18 at 8 a.m. and returns Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. Payment is due by Oct. 3. To learn more, call 0151-419-18411.
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.
CLOSURES AND CHANGES
Resurfacing of the road that is currently in progress on B14 near the entrance to Urlas Housing and Shipton Kaserne will continue but will move toward the city of Ansbach. Because of this, temporary modifications to normal traffic patterns will take place. Detour signs will be easy to see. There is no date yet as to when the resurfacing of the road will be complete.
Bowling schedule changes
The U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program is making an immediate but temporary change to the Katterbach Bowling Center's operational hours with the goal to expand services and be open 7 days a week by October. The new limited hours are Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 2 to 8 p.m., Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. and closed Mondays, Tuesdays and U.S. holidays. The Strike Zone kitchen closes at 7 p.m. every day except Sundays when it will be open from noon to 6 p.m. To learn more, call the FMWR Business Operations officer at 0981-183-7336 or DSN 468-7336, or the Katterbach Bowling Center at 09802-83-2638 or DSN 467-2638.
SPORTS, HEALTH AND FITNESS
USAG Ansbach is now hosting intramural flag football games at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 3 and 4 p.m. Fridays. To learn more, call 09802-83-2810 or DSN 467-2810.
Fitness schedules for Katterbach and Storck physical fitness centers for September, October and November are available now at http://issuu.com/ansbachfmwr/docs/fitschseocno. To learn more, call Katterbach at 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771 or Storck at 09841-83-4582 or DSN 467-4582.
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.
Weight training club
Katterbach and Storck physical fitness centers hold a weight training club now through Dec. 31 Mondays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The club is open to U.S. ID cardholders 18 years and older. To learn more, call 09802-83-2810 or DSN 467-2810.
USAG Ansbach physical fitness centers begin unit intramural basketball Nov. 12. The officials' clinic is Oct. 22 through 24 at Von Steuben Community Center and the coach's meeting is at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Katterbach PFC. To learn more, call 09802-83-2810 or DSN 467-2810 or call Katterbach PFC at 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771 or Storck PFC at 09841-83-4582 or DSN 467-4582.
Krav Maga sessions with Kevin have changed prices. One session is $10, 4 sessions are $35, 8 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 USAG Ansbach women's community volleyball team is looking for new players. Players must be 18 years or older. Practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. The team will play scrimmage games against German teams, play open tournaments at other bases in Germany and play upcoming seasons in the IMCOM Europe tournament. To learn more, call Katterbach Physical Fitness Center at 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771.
USAG Ansbach and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's sports and fitness division holds several fun runs throughout the summer. Register at Katterbach and Storck physical fitness centers now or register up to one hour before each race begins. To learn more about each particular race, call Katterbach Physical Fitness Center at 09802-83-2771 or DSN 467-2771 or Storck Physical Fitness Center at 09841-83-4582 or DSN 467-4582.
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
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 three 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.
Parents' day out
Child, Youth and School Services hosts a parents' day out every so often. Let CYSS staff take your children off your hands for a while. The next parents' days out happen at Storck Child Development Center/School Age Center Sept. 28 and at Katterbach ACS/SAC Oct. 12 and Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations must be made no later than one week in advance and cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. Dates and times are subject to change. To learn more or to register, call Katterbach CDC/SAC at 09802-83-2533 or 467-2533 or Storck ACS/CDC at 09841-83-4880 or 467-4880.
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.
Outdoor Recreation visits the world-famous München Oktoberfest during a trip from 8 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. Sept. 28. Admission is $45 for adults, $35 for children and $109 for families. Children 3 and younger have free admission. Admission includes transportation. To learn more, call 09802-83-3225 or DSN 467-3225.
Outdoor Recreation hosts sunset paddling and inline skating Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. for $25 for adults, $15 for children and $59 for families. The evening usually includes time for dinner at a local Imbiss on the river. No experience is necessary and there is no white water. To sign up, call 09802-83-3225 or DSN 467-3225.
Group bike rides
Every Thursday Outdoor Recreation takes a 1.5- to 2-hour bike ride. This is a good way to meet fellow cyclists and learn the surrounding area. The group leaves ODR at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required no later than close of business Wednesday. The trip costs $5 if you wish to rent a bicycle. To learn more, call 09802-83-3225 or DSN 467-3225.
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 the Von Steuben Community Center. Pick up tickets in person or call 467-2930 or 09802-83-2930.
The Ansbach Spouses' and Civilians' Club is a way to meet people and get involved with the community. To learn more, email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 web page, 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 email@example.com.