Things to do on-post this weekend, month ahead

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 Variety Show

Exchange, Panzer Kaserne, 5 p.m.

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

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.

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 (A) Dining Facility (DFAC), 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