VICENZA, Italy (December 5, 2018) -- Following are some events and activities offered by USAG Italy Family and MWR. Please note that BOSS Soldiers get a 10 percent discount off the price of day trips.

Call Outdoor Recreation for more information, DSN 634-7453, comm. 0444-71-7453, or stop by the office on Caserma Ederle next to Clothing Sales.


ENTERTAINMENT & TRIPS

Theater performance: Comin' Up Christmas Time
Through Dec. 9: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
$15 adults, $12 youth
Soldiers' Theatre, Caserma Ederle
"Comin' Up Christmas Time" is the Soldiers' Theatre Christmas musical revue of contemporary, traditional and comic holiday music in a fast-paced choreographed show. Holiday music, clever choreography, beautiful costumes and traditional holiday decor make this perfect for the entire family. Featuring a large cast of talented community performers, it is guaranteed to gett you in the holiday spirit. Reservations can be made by calling or stopping by Soldiers' Theatre. Tickets sell out fast so make reservations now.

Christmas Market: Salzburg, Austria
Dec. 8, 3 a.m., $95/$57
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Venture to Austria to shop at the Christmas markets! The merry bustle of the Salzburg Christmas Market touches all of the senses -- the smell of punch, toasted almonds, hot roasted chestnuts and freshly baked apples envelopes your nose, and the vendors' gingerbread hearts, nativity figures, Christmas tree ornaments, toys and snug knitwear are irresistible. You are sure to find something you'll love at the Christmas market.

Christmas Market: Merano & Bolzano
Dec. 9, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., $60 ages 4 and older
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Europe has many well-known Christmas markets and Italy is no exception! Travel to South Tyrol with us to experience two beautiful markets: the Bolzano and Merano Christmas markets. Located at one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, the Bolzano and Merano Christmas markets have a wonderful mix of Italian tradition and Austrian influence. Don't forget your tourist passport!

Warrior Zone Holiday Party
Dec. 14, 3-11:30 p.m.
Warrior Zone, Caserma Del Din
Join us at the Warrior Zone so say goodbyes to your friends before kicking off leave and your holiday season. There will be food, fun, music and live music by a local DJ starting at 7 p.m. No registration required.

Zagreb, Croatia Express
Dec. 15, 3 a.m., $95/$57
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Join ODR as they venture to Zagreb, Croatia, for one of the top Christmas markets of the season. Zagreb is rich with history dating from Roman times to present day and is the largest city in Croatia. Zagreb was voted the top Christmas market in Europe for the past three years in a row. Zagreb is an urban complex of churches, museums, palaces, galleries and government buildings. This magnificent city is a sight to behold during the Christmas season.

Ski/Snowboard Trip: San Pellegrino
Dec. 15, 5 a.m.-8 p.m., $55
ODR, Caserma Ederle
San Pellegrino is best known for its off-piste terrain and knee-dropping telemark skiers. Add in a progressive snow park and a scenic backdrop and you've got one of Outdoor Recreation's favorite stops for the ski season. The area is also known as Tre Valli, or Three Valleys, and hosts an annual free riding competition.

Ski/Snowboard Trip: Stubai
Dec. 22, 4 a.m.-8 p.m., $65
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Stubai Glacier: The Stubaital is a glacier located just over the border in Austria and features snow year-round. The well-groomed slopes are ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders. With terrain for all skill levels, a large snow park and good off-piste options, Stubai has something for everyone. Rental equipment must be reserved in advance. You will be able to pick up your rental equipment the morning of the trip from Outdoor Recreation. We will pick up people from Del Din first, then stop at Ederle for everyone to load their equipment onto the bus.

Rome Express at Christmas Time
Dec. 24, 3 a.m., $100/$60
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Rome celebrates the Christmas season in style. A nativity scene is set up at St. Peter's Square, Piazza Navona becomes a big Christmas market, and a 23-foot Christmas tree is decorated in the center of Piazza Venezia. Rome has fewer queues and tourists, and restaurants and bars are less busy, making Christmas time a much calmer and ideal time to visit Rome.

Ski/Snowboard Trip: San Martino
Dec. 24, 5 a.m.-7 p.m., $50
ODR, Caserma Ederle
A part of the Dolomite Mountains "SuperSki" area, San Martino is a favorite local resort located beneath the breathtaking Pale di San Martino. Along with the beautiful backdrop, the slopes feature terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. When the conditions are right, San Martino has excellent off piste opportunities.

Ski/Snowboard Trip: Arabba
Dec. 29, 5 a.m.-8 p.m., $60
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Arabba is one of the most well-known resorts in the Dolomite Mountains "SuperSki" area. It's also a great launching point for anyone considering circling the entire Sella Ronda. As one of the largest resorts in Italy, it features terrain for everyone to enjoy.

Ski/Snowboard Trip: Paganella
Jan. 5, 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., $55
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Whether you're a beginner or advanced skier or boarder, Paganella has something for you. Paganella's terrain accommodates skiers and boarders of all skill levels, and the resort typically features a fun terrain park. Conveniently located off of the A22, Paganella is beautifully situated yet not too far.

Milan: A Guided Tour
Jan. 5, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., $85/$54
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Milan, a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design. Home to the national stock exchange, Milan is a financial hub also known for its high-end dining and shopping. The Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral, the fifth largest cathedral in the world, and the Santa Maria delle Grazie convent, housing Leonardo da Vinci's fresco "The Last Supper," testify to centuries of art and culture. Join Outdoor Recreation on a 2-hour guided tour of Milan. Afterward, participants will be able to break from the group for free time.

Ski/Snowboard Trip: Solden, Austria
Jan. 12, 4 a.m.-7 p.m., $70
ODR, Caserma Ederle
There are slopes for everyone at Solden - the wide and easy runs on the Giggijoch and on the glacier, as well as the intermediate slopes on the Gaislachkogl. The difficult slopes are distributed throughout the ski resort. You shouldn't miss the BIG 3 when touring the ski resort. The BIG 3 stands for the 3 ski mountains - all of them above 3000 m - which provide first-class observation platforms and unique panorama views. Don't forget your passport.

Lugano, Switzerland Express
Jan. 12, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., $95/$57
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Lugano, the largest town in the holiday region of Ticino, is not only Switzerland's third most important financial center and a conference, banking and business center, but also a town of parks and flowers, villas and sacred buildings. With Mediterranean flair, Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city, combined with the quaintness of a small town. Just a few kilometers outside of Lugano is the Alprose Chocolate Factory, owned and operated by the largest chocolate manufacturer in Switzerland. The groups will stop here to shop for chocolate.

Ski/Snowboard Trip: Obereggen (South Tyrol)
Jan. 19, 3:30 a.m.-9 p.m., $60
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Obereggen has 45 ski lifts, 110 kilometers of groomed slopes to ride and a good-sized snow park to play in. Obereggen is fine for beginners, and a great place for intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders to work on their skills.

Portofino Express
Jan. 19, 6 a.m.-11 p.m., $90/$58
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Portofino is a small fishing village and tourist resort located in the province of Genova on the Italian Riviera. The group will reach Portofino by sea. On the approach, admire the beauty of the multicolored houses as they are reflected in the bay. After disembarking, participants will have free time to walk along the peaceful streets and visit the many local shops and restaurants until approximately late afternoon. This tiny resort is an ideal setting for experiencing the Italian "Dolce Vita" (The Sweet Life). This destination is one of the most alluring destinations on the Italian Riviera.

Chamonix, France and Glacier Ice Cave Tour
Jan. 26, 3 a.m., $115/$70
ODR, Caserma Ederle
Walk into the belly of a glacier with Outdoor Rec! On this tour we will travel to Chamonix, France to take a trip by train to the Mer de Glace Ice Cave where we will get to tour the inside of a glacier. The tour of the glacier takes visitors into the very heart of the glacier itself and shows the life of mountain people in the early 19th century! Once our tour is complete we will spend free time in Chamonix, France. Chamonix is a resort town near the boarders of France, Switzerland and Italy. It is a haven fpr skiers and snowboarders worldwide.

Bowling
Check the FMWR calendar
The Arena, Caserma Ederle
Bowl at the Arena. There is daytime bowling, Two for Two Tuesday, Sunday bowling specials, hourly and evening bowling, and family movie nights. Stop by the Arena for more information, or go online at https://italy.armymwr.com/calendar to get dates, times and cost.

Sunday Night Football
Every Sunday until the Super Bowl (Feb. 3, 2019)
Warrior Zone, Caserma Del Din
Head to the Warrior Zone on Sunday nights and root for your favorite team! Kick back in our lounge area while enjoying hot food and cool drinks. Watch your team go the distance on the big screens.


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

English as a 2nd Language
Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 9 a.m.-noon
Dec. 12 & 19, 2-4 p.m.
ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle
English as a Second Language introduces clients to the fundamentals of the English language. Participants can enjoy learning and speaking basic English together.

Holiday Ornament Decorating
Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $15
Arts & Crafts Center, Caserma Ederle
Create holiday memories with this ornament decorating class! Decorate a handmade ornament on cut wood pieces adorned with a ribbon color of your choice. With the help of the instructor's step by step painting guide, you'll be able to create a one-of-a-kind ornament that incorporates your personal touch.

Youth Book Club
Dec. 8, 11a.m.
Library, Caserma Ederle
Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, "Dead End in Norvelt" is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a feisty old neighbor with a most unusual chore―typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launched on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Open to ages 9-12 years, or Grades 4-6.

Creative Journaling
Dec. 11 & 18 and Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1:30-3 p.m., $5 per class
Arts & Crafts Center, Caserma Ederle
Develop a deeper connection with your creative self through journaling! Let loose and explore with colors, shapes, lines, and your words all at once. Participants can expect to learn how to document their days and feelings in a creative way and become familiar with basic tools and tips to use during journaling. Class is limited to eight people; register early.

Breastfeeding Basics
Dec. 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle
Learn how to breastfeed with a lactation consultant who will walk you through the basics.

Stress Management Class
Dec. 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle
All community members are eligible to participate in stress management classes. Learn how to recognize signs of stress, what prolonged stress can do to the body, and how to train yourself to lower stress levels. No registration required.

Bringing Baby Home
Dec. 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle
This class is provided by the New Parent Support Program. Second-time parents are also encouraged to attend. Learn practical tips about sleep, newborn behavior, feeding, care seat safety and more. Registration is encouraged; call 0444-71-7500.

Baby Wearing Wrap-up
Dec. 27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle
Everyone is welcome, whether you are expecting or you already have a baby or even a toddler. This class will teach you about the practice of baby wearing, whether you choose to use a sling or another type of carrier, so you and your baby can enjoy the maximum benefits of closeness.

Infant Massage Class
Dec. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle
Join the New Parent Support Program at ACS for this exciting chance to bond with your infant. Instruction is available to parents of children 5 weeks old to crawling.

Emergency Placement Care Provider Info Session
Dec. 11, noon-1 p.m.
ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle
The Emergency Placement Care (EPC) program places children who cannot be cared for by their natural family or legal guardian into temporary homes. It's designed to provide children a safe, healthy and emotionally stable environment on a short-term basis.



FITNESS & SPORTS

BOSS Ugly Sweater Fun Run
Dec. 8, 10 a.m.
Sigholtz Center, Caserma Del Din
The holiday season is upon us and what better way to show your holiday fashion than through a festive fun run? Don't have an ugly sweater? The Art Center will be on hand at 10 a.m. with everything you need to create a prize-worthy masterpiece. Just bring a shirt, and the Art Center will provide the rest. At 10:45 a.m., the BOSS President will provide opening remarks. The 2.5 mile run kicks off at 11 a.m. Run around Del Din in your ugliest sweater. Deck out strollers and your dogs, too. Everyone is welcome. Prizes will be awarded courtesy of ASAP, AAFES and Sports, Fitness and Aquatics. At noon, there will be free pancakes, sausage, hot chocolate and coffee outside of the Sigholtz Center, courtesy of 173rd IBCT (Airborne) and USO Vicenza. And that's not all! Santa will make a special appearance.

Youth Program Ski/Snowboard Trips
See dates and locations below.
CYS Youth Centers
$15 for same-day trips; $100 for Garmisch, Germany overnight trip
Get on the bus and head off for some great winter slopes with the Youth Center.
Trip dates/locations:
• Dec. 16-18 - Garmisch, Germany
Overnight Trip (please note: open to grades 7-12 only)
• Jan. 12 - Folgaria
• Feb. 2 - Folgaria
• Feb. 9 - Folgaria
• Feb. 23 - San Martino
Trip for intermediate/advanced skill levels.
• March 9 - San Martino
Trip for intermediate/advanced skill levels.
Transportation and supervision are included in the price. All day trips depart from the Ederle Teen Center. The Garmisch overnight trip will depart from Villaggio Youth Center. Open to grades 6-12 (grades 7-12 for Garmisch overnight trip).

Group Fitness Class Schedule
Fitness centers
$5 per class/$35 for 10 classes
The Ederle and Del Din fitness centers have plenty of great classes to help everyone get in shape. Open to all skill levels. Classes include Zumba, cycling, taekwondo, yoga, power pump and many more. Self-defense classes are $12 per class/$70 for monthly pass.

This list is not all inclusive; for more events, see the monthly calendar at www.italy.armymwr.mil.