Stuttgart Community Update November 2017

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Support Service Updates

Flu Shot Community Dates

  • The Stuttgart Health Clinic community dates open to all ID cardholders to obtain their flu shot on a walk-in basis are Nov. 4 & 18, and Dec. 2.
  • Appointments can be made anytime also at the clinic Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closed on U.S. holidays and mornings until 1 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.
  • Flu vaccination is required at DODEA schools.
  • Make an appointment at DSN 590-2900/ CIV06371-9464-2900

RSO is Hiring

  • The Stuttgart Religious Support Office is currently seeking applicants for:
  • Music Leader: Direct choir, lead congregation in Worship Service.
  • Worship Instrumentalist: Select all musical selections for Religious Services, and coordinate choir rehearsal.
  • Childcare Provider: Multiple providers for chapel Watch Care services. Individuals must have experience working with infants and toddlers. Applicants must be willing to work weekdays/end and Holidays. Flexible hours. Background check is required.
  • Positions are open for all Religious Services on Panzer, Patch and Robinson Barracks. Send resumes to 1st Class Tameka Dixon at tameka.d.dixon.mil@mail.mil.

FMWR is Hiring

  • Child and Youth Program Assistants & Army Lodging Panzer & Kelley Hotel Desk Clerks and Laborers Needed – NAF positions are open to all qualified candidates eligible for appointment under U.S. employment conditions. Visit the USAJOBS link
  • Family Child Care (FCC) Home-Based Providers Needed – Contact Parent Central Services at DSN: 430-7480/7488/civ. 0711-680-748.
  • Sports Officials & Adult Fitness Instructors Needed, Paid & Volunteer OpportunitiesDSN 431-2616 / CIV 07031-15-2616 or DSN 430-5606 / CIV 0711-680-5606
  • Youth SKIES Unlimited Instructors Needed – Seeking qualified instructors to teach piano, voice, dance (pop/hip hop), art, swimming, martial arts, speech therapy, foreign languages or other child/youth specialized programs. Must be 18 years old or older. Call DSN: 430-6281 / CIV 0711-680-6281 or email stuttgartcys@googlemail.com.

Customs Office Requires Paper Copies

  • The Stuttgart Customs Office, Building 2913, Panzer Kaserne requires printouts from customers of all documentation that is necessary to receive the appropriate customs document, i.e. Rental Contract, Rental Vehicle Registration, TDY orders if applicable, Bill of Lading, Bill of Sale, etc. Retirees that need Pink Card Renewal must bring their I.D. Card/Passport and Residence Permit.
  • DSN 431-2731/CIV 07031-15-273.

Deadlines

Young Americans Workshop

  • Deadline to register is Nov. 1 – This is a three-day intensive musical and performing arts educational workshop for youth. Students will learn to create and perform a live musical concert that incorporates an array of music and dance styles, lighting, staging, costumes, and props. Cost: $95 per student.
  • The Workshop is Nov. 3-5 at the Patch Fitness Center
  • Contact Parent Central Services DSN 430-7480/7483 / CIV 0711-680-7480/7483 or for information.

 Youth Sports Winter Registration

  • Deadline: Nov. 2 – Parent Central Services, Patch Barracks.
  • Sports include basketball (ages 5 – 15), cheerleading (ages 5 – 15), wrestling (ages 6 – 14), developmental basketball (ages 3 – 4), and bowling (ages 9 -18). Season runs from Dec. 15 – Mar.15 and physical must be valid through Mar. 15.
  • To register, call DSN 430-7480/7483 / CIV 0711-680-7480/7483 or call CYS Sports, DSN 431-2594/2616 / CIV 07031-15-2594/2616.

USO Thanks for Thanksgiving

  • Donation Deadline: Nov. 17 at the USO Center or at food collection tables outside of Patch commissary, offered most weekend days through Thanksgiving.
  • Shopping List: Turkey Roasting Pan (16 1/8 x 11 3/4 x 2 7/8), Canned Green Beans, Box of Brown Sugar, Box of Mashed Potatoes, Jar/Packet of Turkey Gravy, Canned Cranberries, Canned Creamed Corn, Canned Sweet Potatoes/Yams, Bag of Mini Marshmallows, Commissary Gift Card (Any Denomination accepted)
  • Nominate a family or service member to receive everything needed to prepare a Thanksgiving meal at home in their own kitchen. Forms are available at the USO Center or email programs.stuttgart@uso.org.
  • Dinners for nominated persons are available for pickup Nov. 18, Patch Commissary, 1- 2:30 p.m.

 Stuttgart MWR Rocks

  • Deadline: Dec 1 – Volunteers painted 40 rocks and placed them outside throughout the garrison on Panzer Kaserne and Patch, Kelley and Robinson Barracks. When community members find one of the rocks with a message or image, and the small MWR tag on the back, they can bring it to a participating MWR facility to claim their prize and keep the rock. Participating locations:
    • MWR Support Services, Building 3307, Kelley Barracks
    • Parent Central Services, Building 2347, Patch Barracks
    • ACS, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne
    • Fitness Center, Building 161, Robinson Barracks
  • Participants also receive an invite to the “MWR Rocks” party, Dec. 8 at the Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center on Panzer Kaserne to enjoy free bowling, pizza, games, and prizes.
  • DSN: 431-3364/civ. 0711-680-3364.

Monthly Themes

  • America Recycles Day, Nov. 15
  • Military Family Appreciation Month
  • National Family Caregivers Month
  • National Native American and Alaska Native Heritage
  • National Scholarship Month
  • National Tobacco Cessation Month/Great American Smoke-out
  • Warrior Care Month

Monthly Highlights

Combined Federal Campaign Overseas (CFC-O)

  • CFC-O is the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal government held annually, Oct. through Jan. Personnel of all branches of service can donate to a cause important to them monetarily or by pledging volunteer hours.
  • Visit http://www.cfcoverseas.org or contact DSN: 431-2865 to pledge.

 Army Community Service Programs – Ongoing

  • ACS, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, free, open to all ID cardholders
  • English as a Second Language, Every Monday and Thursday, 9 – 11 a.m.
  • German Immersion, Every Monday, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Support Groups: Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Exceptional Family Member Program bowling nights

Fitness Center Orientations – Ongoing

  • Patch Fitness Center, Patch Barracks, 2nd Tuesday of each month, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Quick introduction to the equipment, overview of fitness and sport programs and gym etiquette
  • Registration required, call DSN 430-7136 / CIV 0711-680-7136

 Patch Library – Ongoing

  • Building 2343, Patch Barracks
  • Preschool Storytime, Every Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 0 – 4
  • Lego Club, 1st Wednesday of each month, 4 – 5 p.m. Ages 6 – 12.

USO Stuttgart Events Schedule – Ongoing activities, events and trips.

Free Weekly Hot Dogs

  • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, Every Wednesday, 11 a.m.

DODEA School CalendarNote: The Panzer Kaserne back gate is open during specific times on days when the schools are in session.

HBB’s – Approved On-Post Home Based Businesses

Training

November 1 – German Holiday

Monthly Installation Meeting

  • Rotating location: Kelley Barracks, 9 a.m.
  • Topic: Combined Federal Campaign Overseas

Get a Grip: Coping with Stress and Anger

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) teaches helpful techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery, designed to help you cope with stress and anger.
  • DSN 431-3518/3362 / CIV 07031-15-3518/3362

New Parent Support Program: Baby Bumps Pregnancy Group: Baby Changings

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • This group is for pregnant women at any stage. It focuses on education and support related to pregnancy and encourages socializing and bonding. Guest speakers and topics vary month to month.
  • Registration is not required. DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

Fired up about Finances – Are You Ready for the Holidays – Cash or Credit

  • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
  • Examine the advantages and disadvantages of using cash or credit and the do’s and don’ts of holiday spending.
  • DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

Dance, Dance Revolution (DDR) Battle

  • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Kick off International Games Week with a friendly DDR competition. Pick your song, partner, and dance like nobody’s watching. All ages and skill ranges welcome. Participants will battle in order of arrival.
  • Registration not required. DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

November 2

Family Board Games Night

  • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Come out and enjoy game favorites Trivial Pursuit, Chess, Candyland, and more. Bring your family and friends. Games provided. All ages welcome.
  • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

USO Free Quarterly Lunch

  • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – while supplies last (approx. 1:30pm)
  • The USO is serving free lunch to the community. Menu features multiple types of chili.
  • 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

November 3

Seussical the Musical

  • Stuttgart Theatre Center, Kelley Barracks, 7:30 p.m.
  • Seuss characters brought to life in a musical.
  • Call the Stuttgart Theatre Center to reserve tickets. Minimum age to attend any show is 5. DSN 421-3055 / CIV 0711-729-3055.

USO Discover Germany: Day in the Life

  • USO Center, Building 2915, room 222, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m. – Noon
  • Adjusting to daily life in Germany, whether living on base or off base can be sometimes a challenge. Learn the little nuances that can make your day-to-day life easier.  Cover topics such as trash sorting, grocery shopping, pets, driving, cell phone service, and many others.
  • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

 Cool Vibes – Open Mic Night

  • Kelley Club, Kelley Barracks, 8 p.m.
  • Every 1st Friday of the month bring your poetic and musical talents to the Kelley Club. Enjoy free finger foods, and good company. Open to US ID cardholders 18 and older and their guests.
  • Sign-up at the event. DSN 430-5433 / CIV 0711-680-5433.

The Young Americans Workshop Nov. 3 – 5

  • Patch Fitness Center, Patch Barracks
  • A 3-day intensive musical and performing arts educational workshop that covers vocal techniques, dance, comedy improvisation and more, open to ages 7-18 years of age. Cost: $95.
  • Workshop times: Fri. 3 – 8 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Students perform a live musical show open to all community members, free, Nov. 5 from 3 – 7:30 p.m.
  • DSN 430-7480 / CIV 0711-6807480.

November 4

Baby Expo

  • Patch Community Club, Patch Barracks, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • New and Expecting Parents can expect information tables, short seminars, games and giveaways. The expo will feature services for mothers and newborn care both on and off post, including participation from Böblingen Hospital. Additional information about financial planning, dietary and wellness needs, emotional needs, and more will be available.
  • DSN 431-2812/ CIV 07031-15-2812.

Community Flea Market

  • Swabian Special Events Center, Building 2505, Patch Barracks, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Open to all U.S. ID cardholders to shop.
  • DSN: 430-8205/CIV 0711-680-8205.

One-day Dungeons and Dragons Campaig

  • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • A full day of dice rolling and role-play. Pre-made characters supplied to all players to maximize game playtime. Light refreshments offered. Group size is limited.
  • Recommended for ages 12 and up. Register at DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.
  • Seussical the Musical for Exceptional Family Member Program Members (EFMP)
    • Stuttgart Theatre Ce
    • nter, Kelley Barracks, 3 p.m.
    • Seuss characters brought to life in a musical especially for EFMP families.
    • Call the Stuttgart Theatre Center or ACS to reserve seats. Minimum age to attend any show is 5. DSN 421-3055 / CIV 0711-729-3055.

    Seussical the Musical

    • Stuttgart Theatre Center, Kelley Barracks, 7:30 p.m.
    • Seuss characters brought to life in a musical.
    • Call the Stuttgart Theatre Center to reserve tickets. Minimum age to attend any show is 5. DSN 421-3055 / CIV 0711-729-3055.

    USO Knitting Class

    • USO Center, Building 2915, room 222, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m. – Noon
    • Introduction to basic knitting processes, including Knit and Purl stitches and cast off. Make your own project – a cotton dishcloth – to take home with you. If you have a project that you are already working on and need a little help, you are welcome to bring that as well.  The USO Stuttgart hopes to offer this class monthly with a different project and/or skill each time. Bring your own needles and yarn, or supplies are available onsite for those who need them.  Adults only.
    • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    IMCOM-Europe Junior Soccer Championships Nov 4-5

    • CYS Panzer Kaserne Sports Field, 9:30 a.m.
    • DSN 431-2616/CIV 07031-15-2616.

    November 5

    Seussical the Musical

    • Stuttgart Theatre Center, Kelley Barracks, 3 p.m.
    • Seuss characters brought to life in a musical.
    • Call the Stuttgart Theatre Center to reserve tickets. Minimum age to attend any show is 5. DSN 421-3055 / CIV 0711-729-3055.

    Minecraft Art for Kids

    • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 2 – 3 p.m.
    • Bring the game Minecraft to life by building and decorating a Creeper. Recommended for ages 3 – 12.
    • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

    Geek Battle Trivia Night

    • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 4 – 6 p.m.
    • Battle it out to see who is the geekiest with a trivia night devoted to gaming, science, technology, and fantasy. Work in teams of up to 4 players. Winning team will take home some nerdy loot!
    • Recommended for ages 15 and up. DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

    November 6

    Stuttgart Elementary School Veterans Day Ceremony

    Outside school, Panzer Kaserne, 8 a.m.

    MWR Tours Office Grand Opening

    • 2915, Room 312B, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Enjoy light refreshments, meet the tours team, and start planning future trips with MWR Tours. MWR Tours provides Stuttgart military community members with travel opportunities to include group travel, day trips, personalized group travel, and more.
    • DSN 431-2104/ CIV 07031-15-2104.

    USO Movie Night on Robinson Barracks – Tron

    • Robinson Barracks Theater, Building 168, 6:30 p.m.
    • A family friendly movie with popcorn and drinks provided. Some lucky viewers will go home with a copy of the DVD.
    • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    USO Discover Germany: Photography Class – Editing with Photoshop

    • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 6:30 p.m.
    • Get the grasp on some basic photography principles using a DSLR (DSLR = Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera. Bring your own camera and see what it can do in full manual operation, then edit the photos.
    • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    November 7

    Patch Elementary School Veterans Day Ceremony

    Outside school, Panzer Kaserne, 8 a.m.

    Employment Readiness Lunchtime Series Resume Writing Private Sector

    • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Open to all US ID cardholders. No registration required. DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

    November 8

    Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Forum

    • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Selected delegates review community submitted quality of life issues for action.
    • To submit AFAP issues for 2018, or get involved, contact DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

    November 9

    National Novel Writing Month Write-in

    • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Bring your laptop or paper and pen for a quiet space to work to get the words flowing.
    • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

    Veterans Day Breakfast

    • Panzer Kaserne Main Gate, 7 a.m.
    • To recognize and thank all the men and women in the Armed Forces who serve and sacrifice for the freedom of our nation, enjoy breakfast from USO Stuttgart – serving up coffee, breakfast burritos, and fruit.
    • Questions? Email: programs.stuttgart@uso.org.

    November 10 – U.S. Holiday Observed

    BOSS Tour to Luxembourg Military Cemetery and Bastogne Belgium

    • Outdoor Recreation, Depart 3 a.m., Returns Nov. 12
    • The IMCOM-E Region BOSS Program is sponsoring a historical tour over the Veteran’s Holiday. Trip includes 2 overnights in a 3 start hotel in Luxembourg, 2 breakfasts, entrance to Fort A19 Hakenberg, France, Luxembourg Memorial Cemetery and attendance to Veteran’s Day Memorial Ceremony, Battle of the Bulge tour with local guide, Battle Site of Elsenborn Ridge, Truschbaum Museum at Camp Elseborn, and roundtrip transportation. $199 per BOSS members and $399 for all non-BOSS members.
    • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774.

    November 11 – U.S. Holiday

    Veteran’s Day Ceremony 

    • Patch Barracks Chapel, 11 a.m.
    • Guest Speaker TBD

    November 13

    RB Zentrum Grand Opening & Lantern Walk

    • Building 168, Robinson Barracks, 4:30 p.m.
    • Celebrate the opening of the new community space run and maintained by registered volunteers of the RB community. The opening is followed by a community lantern walk. Bring your lanterns to celebrate the German tradition for St. Martinstag. Light refreshments, cake served.
    • Questions? Email: rbzentrum168@gmail.com

    New Parent Support Program: Infant Massage

    • Army Community Service Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    • Bonding is an ongoing process. Infant massage encourages a good relationship by supporting verbal and non-verbal communication and prolonged eye contact.
    • Registration is not required. DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

    November 14

    Blood Drive Nov. 14-15

    • Patch Community Club, Patch Barracks, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Nov. 15, Panzer Fitness Center, Panzer Kaserne, same times
    • The Red Cross Stuttgart Station is sponsoring a blood drive with the Armed Services Blood Program. Find details on eligibility at http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil.

    New Parent Support Program: Tummy Time Playgroup

    • Army Community Service (ACS) Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
    • Interact and bond with others while socializing with other new parents. For parents with babies ages newborn to one year.
    • Registration not required. DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

    Pre-School Story and Craft

    • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m.
    • Parents and children (up to kindergarten age) are welcome to join in story time. Read at least one children’s book and create an accompanying craft.
    • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    USO Discover Germany: Traveling Smart with Wendy Payne

    • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 10-11:30 a.m.
    • 10:00am – 11:30am
    • Do you struggle with making your travel plans and itineraries? Every month this class tackles a different subject, challenge, and benefit about traveling. Topic this month: travel tips for planning and booking travel.
    • Questions? call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    USO Discover Germany: Photography Class – Portrait

    • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 6:30 p.m.
    • Get the grasp on some basic photography principles using a DSLR (DSLR = Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera. Bring your own camera and see what it can do in full manual operation taking portraits.
    • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    November 15

    Blood Drive

    • Panzer Fitness Center, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • The Red Cross Stuttgart Station is sponsoring a blood drive with the Armed Services Blood Program. Find details on eligibility at http://www.militaryblood.dod.mil.

    Fired up about Finances – Finances After 50

    • Army Community Service (ACS) Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Discover financial approaches to planning, saving, investing, insurance, social security, health care, estate planning, and caring for loved ones.
    • DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

    Army Family Team Building (AFTB): Military Life 101

    • Army Community Service (ACS) Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • This day-long seminar teaches all the classes in the Knowledge (K) Level. Topics include: impact of the mission on Family life, setting realistic expectations, Military Family preparedness, Military and Civilian resources, basics of resiliency and much more.  Student will received a certificate of completion of the Knowledge level at the end of the day.
    • Register at DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

    Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders Visit

    Exchange, Panzer Kaserne, TBD

    November 16

    Lantern Walk Panzer Kaserne

    • School Aged Center (SAS) Basketball Court Building 3163, Panzer Kaserne, 5 p.m.
    • Bring your handcrafted lantern to walk and sing with fellow community members to celebrate the German tradition for St. Martinstag.

    National Novel Writing Month Write-in

    • Robinson Library, Robinson Barracks, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Bring your laptop or paper and pen for a quiet space to work to get the words flowing.
    • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

    Tween Book Club

    • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Get together with other tween readers. This club is facilitated by a tween.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Recommended ages: 10 – 13 years.
    • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

    New Parent Support Program: Tiny Tots Lunch and Playgroup

    • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 10:30 a.m. – Noon
    • For toddlers and young children ages 1 to 4. Monthly toddler-related topics discussed, along with the opportunity for your child to learn through play. Lunch not provided, feel free to bring your own.
    • No registration required. DSN 431-3518 / CIV 07031-15-3518.

    USO Movie Night – Frozen

    • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 6:30 p.m.
    • Popcorn and drinks provided, and some lucky viewers will go home with a copy of the DVD. Guests should bring pillows, blankets and any other comfy-cozies that would make the night great.
    • Signup at the USO Center call 07031-15-3345 or Email: programs.stuttgart@uso.org.

    November 17

    Family Advocacy Program: Baby Boot Camp

    • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Learn relaxation and breathing techniques, breastfeeding and effective techniques to help make your first week with new baby, easier.
    • Registration required. DSN 431-3328 / CIV 07031-15-3328.

    RB Youth Center Pool Tournament

    • RB Youth Center, Building 151, Robinson Barracks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    • Join in a game of pool at the pool table. Winner of the tournament will take home a new pool stick enclosed in a carrying case with chalk. Youth must be registered with Parent Central Services.
    • DSN 420-7189 / CIV 0711-819-7189.

    USO Discover Germany: Shopping on the Economy

    • Time and location information available at the USO Center.
    • Join our German instructor as she takes you to several local shops in Vaihingen to purchase goods as a local would.
    • Questions? Call 07031-15-3345 or Email: programs.stuttgart@uso.org.

    Lantern Walk Patch Barracks

    • The Hub Youth Center, Building 2337, Patch Barracks, 5 p.m.
    • Bring your handcrafted lantern to walk and sing with fellow community members to celebrate the German tradition for St. Martinstag.

    November 18

    Parent’s Day Out

    • Parent Central Services, Patch Barracks CDC/SAC, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Drop the kids off (6 weeks – 5th grade) and have a night out. Child must be registered with Parent Central Services. Cost: $36 per child.
    • Reserve a spot by calling DSN 430-7480/7488 / CIV 0711-680-7480/7488.

    Turkey Shoot Golf Tournament

    • Stuttgart Golf Course, Kornwestheim, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Entry fee is $30 for Annual Fee cardholders and $40 for US ID cardholders. Entry includes green fees, golf cart prizes, range balls, and a turkey for the top 80% scores.
    • CIV 07141-879-151.

    Lantern Walk Kelley Barracks

    • Child Development Center (CDC Annex) Building 3352, Kelley Barracks, 5 p.m.
    • Bring your handcrafted lantern to walk and sing with fellow community members to celebrate the German tradition for St. Martinstag.

    Patch Arts and Crafts Holiday Kickoff Sale

    • Patch Arts & Crafts Center, Building 2329, Parch Barracks, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Discounts on fabric and craft items. All regular merchandise will be at least 25% off. Sale does not include Frame Shop items, consignment items, class fees, ceramics, balloons, photo printing, custom framing or engraving.
    • DSN 430-5270 / CIV 07031-15-5270.

    USO Discover Germany: Trip to Vaihingen an der Enz

    • Time and location information available at the USO Center
    • Check out this hidden gem of a town not far from Stuttgart founded in the early 13th century by the Counts of Vaihingen, a medieval high-ranking family. Tour the city, get some lunch (not included) and continue on to the nearby concentration camp memorial. Trip includes transportation and tour guides at the city and the camp.
    • Sign up at the USO Center; call 07031-15-3345. Questions? Email: programs.stuttgart@uso.org.

    November 20

    National American Indian Heritage Month

    • Exchange, Panzer Kaserne, Noon – 2 p.m.
    • Kendall Grant Old Elk, a member of the Apsaalooke nation, also known as the Crow tribe will be returning to Stuttgart to perform native dances, and speak about his tribe and family heritage.
    • DSN 431-3756

    Military Customs and Courtesies in Social Functions

    • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Learn about expected protocol at various events. Attendees will learn about different Military functions and the proper etiquette for each occasion.
    • Register at DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

    November 21

    Thanksgiving Lunch at the Panzer Dining Facility

    • 1-10 Special Forces (A) Dining Facility (DFAC), Panzer Kaserne, 11 a.m.
    • Special menu theme: Thanksgiving

    BOSS Thanksgiving Dinner Nov. 21

    • Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center, Panzer Kaserne, 6 p.m.
    • Single and unaccompanied service members can enjoy the delicious taste of home with a free Thanksgiving dinner at the Galaxy Bowling and Entertainment Center. Enjoy door prizes, free bowling and shoe rentals, and prizes for top bowling scores in a fun and festive atmosphere.
    • DSN: 430-4061/CIV 0711-680-4061.

    National Novel Writing Month Write-in

    • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Bring your laptop or paper and pen for a quiet space to work to get the words flowing.
    • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

    Employment Readiness Lunchtime Series Build Federal Resume USAJOBS

    • Army Community Service (ACS), Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Open to all US ID cardholders. No registration required. DSN 431-3362 / CIV 07031-15-3362.

    USO New Volunteer Orientation

    • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 9:30 a.m.
    • Register at volunteers.uso.org to begin the volunteer onboarding process, then attend an orientation to learn more about how to become part of the USO family.

    USO Discover Germany: Photography Class – Basics

    • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 6:30 p.m.
    • Get the grasp on some basic photography principles using a DSLR (DSLR = Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera. Bring your own camera and see what it can do in full manual operation.
    • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    November 23 – U.S. Holiday

    Ski and Snowboard trip to Solden, Austria Nov 23-26

    • Outdoor Recreation, Panzer Kaserne, Departs 2:30 a.m., Returns Nov. 26 at 4 p.m.
    • Trip includes roundtrip transportation, 3 overnights in a 3 star hotel, ski and snowboard equipment package from ODR, 4 breakfast buffets, daily shuttle service to and from ski area, 4 course dinner menu each night, use of hotel spa area and saunas. $519 per person (double occupancy) and 599 for single room.
    • DSN 431-2774 / CIV 07031-15-2774.

    USO Free Thanksgiving Dinner – NEW LOCATION

    • 1-10 Special Forces Dining Facility (DFAC) on Panzer Kaserne, 1 p.m.
    • All ID cardholders are invited to enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal with fellow community members.
    • Those working on Thanksgiving Day may register in advance to receive ready-to-eat meals between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 07031-201-9012.
    • Signup so volunteers can plan accordingly to prepare food for all. Stop by or Email stuttgart@uso.org.

    November 24

    MWR Tour: Prague Nov. 24-26

    • Departs Panzer Kaserne Nov. 24, 3 a.m., Returns Nov. 26 10 p.m.
    • Trip includes transportation, 2 overnights in a 4star hotel, 1 breakfast on the road and 2 breakfast buffets in the hotel, 6 hour English speaking guide (Friday) of Old City and Castle, and entrance fees. Cost: $599 per adult (double occupancy), $100 single supplement, $300 per child 3 – 11 years old (sharing room with two adults), $200 per child 0 – 3 years old (bus seat only)
    • Sign-up call DSN 431-2104/CIV 07031-15-2104.

    November 27

    Tree Lighting Ceremony RB

    • Outside Building 168, Robinson Barracks, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • The ceremony will include a musical program and Santa arriving to the scene on a Fire Truck. Grab your own camera, or have a studio photographer to take photos with Santa for a small fee.
    • DSN: 430-8205/CIV 0711-680-8205

    November 28

    Pre-School Story and Craft

    • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne, 10 a.m.
    • Parents and children (up to kindergarten age) are welcome to join in story time. Read at least one children’s book and create an accompanying craft.
    • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    USO National Cake Day Bake-Off

    • USO Center, Building 2915, Panzer Kaserne
    • Local area home bakers are welcome to submit their cake masterpiece. Entries will be on display at 8 a.m., cake pops will be served at 11:30 a.m., and cake cutting begins at 3 p.m. with judging done by a guest panel directly afterwards. Guests will have a chance to vote on cake appearance while the panel of judges will discuss the taste and texture.  Once the competing cakes are cut, everyone is free to enjoy.
    • Sign-up call 07031-15-3345 or email stuttgart@uso.org.

    Tree Lighting Ceremony Panzer

    • Outside the side entrance of Marine Corps Forces Europe near the Exchange, Panzer Kaserne, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • The ceremony will include a musical program and Santa arriving to the scene on a Fire Truck. Grab your own camera, or have a studio photographer to take photos with Santa for a small fee.
    • DSN: 430-8205/CIV 0711-680-8205

    November 30

    National Novel Writing Month Wrap-up and Open Mic

    • Patch Library, Patch Barracks, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Meet fellow novelists, discuss your writing process and share an excerpt from your story. Light refreshments will be served.
    • DSN 430-5232 / CIV 0711-680-5232.

    Tree Lighting Ceremony Patch

    • Outside the chapel, Patch Barracks, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    • The ceremony will include a musical program and Santa arriving to the scene on a Fire Truck. Grab your own camera, or have a studio photographer to take photos with Santa for a small fee.
    • DSN: 430-8205/CIV 0711-680-8205

    Armed Forces Entertainment Free Music Concert

    • Patch Community Club, Building 2345,Patch Barracks, 7 p.m.
    • Singer songwriting Danika Portz will grace the stage for a free musical concert and a meet and greet after the show. Beverages available for purchase.
    • DSN: 430-8205/CIV 0711-680-8205