Join the German-American friendship club Outreach-KONTAKT Franken for a night of friendly bowling at the Katterbach Bowling Center Thursday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. No need to pre-register for ID Card holders, but a quick R.S.V.P. via Facebook is appreciated. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/249398510399183
GERMAN STARTER COURSE FOR ENGLISH SPEAKERS
The Volkshochschule (VHS) Ansbach, an adult learning institution, is offering a German language course for beginners; the language of communication is exclusively English. The course includes 10 weekly sessions, every Tuesday evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m., starting Oct. 5 until Dec. 14. Cost for the whole course is € 98. For more information, registration and required book and materials, please contact the VHS directly at email@example.com or 0981- 51 311. The following link is the online course announcement: https://www.vhs-ansbach.de/index.php?id=73&kathaupt=11&knr=K101112&kursname=German+Starter+Course
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
The USAG Ansbach FES is hosting a series of events in support of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” To read more, visit https://ansbachhometownherald.com/fire-prevention-week-learn-the-sounds-of-fire-safety
VEHICLE REG CLOSED SEPT. 30
NO DIGITAL PASSPORT PHOTOS
CHAPEL RIBBON CUTTING
The official rededication of the chapel is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. on the “bell side” of the chapel (near traffic circle). The USAG Ansbach community is invited to celebrate the reopening of our renovated chapel and enjoy a food fellowship in the chapel annex.
PARKING LOT CLOSURE
The parking lot across from the Katterbach Fire Station (next to airfield) will be closed for construction Oct. 5 & 6.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
National Night Out is scheduled for Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at three locations – Katterbach Rocket Park, Urlas Housing Park, and Bleidorn Housing Park. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. It’s a chance to bring neighborhoods together with the men and women who protect them. The safety of our communities depend on both law enforcement and the neighbors they serve. Come and enjoy hot dogs and meet with our local law enforcement.
USAG ANSBACH CHILI COOK-OFF
The 2nd annual USAG Ansbach Chili Cook-Off takes place Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Von Steuben Community Center. Submit your best chili and corn bread, or just come out and taste the chili. Free registration by email to usarmy.ansbach.id-Europe.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BOSS program is looking for volunteers to assist with their haunted house. This information strictly pertains to finding volunteers. The Haunted House will take place on the following dates: Oct. 23, 24, 29 and 30.
ART CHALLENGE – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Family Advocacy is hosting a community Art Challenge on “What is Love”. The entries can be painting, drawing or photography. Entries are due to ACS or the Family Advocacy Program office by Oct. 6. The best entries will be displayed in the Exchange from Oct. 15-30. All entries must be original works by the participants. Call 09802-83-7777 or DSN 467-7777 for more details.
Ansbach Army Community Service (ACS) is hosting monthly Spouse/Family Member Newcomers Orientations on the first Monday of each month. The events will be held 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Von Steuben Community Center on Bismarck Kaserne, and will consist of a briefer lineup from various agencies looking to orient newcomers to the installation. ACS cannot provide childcare at this time, however, children are welcome to attend. RSVP is required.
CPR/FIRST AID CLASSES – AMERICAN RED CROSS
The Ansbach Red Cross is holding CPR/First Aid/AED training Oct. 6 and 27 at 6 p.m. in the ACS classroom. For more information call 09802-831760.
BULK PICK-UP – OCT. 6
Monthly pick-ups of bulk trash take place in all USAG Ansbach housing areas. Place your bulky items in the grassy area near the road by your building before 7 a.m. Bulk items include: Bikes, barbecue grills, furniture (beds, mattresses, couches, tables, chairs), rugs, electronics (TVs, lamps). Hazardous waste will not be picked up: Paint, spray cans, household cleaners, oil, car batteries, tires – take these items to the recycling center. Upcoming dates in 2021: Oct. 6, Nov. 10, Dec 1.
The United States Postal Service will initiate a temporary rate increase, effective from Oct. 3 through Dec. 25, 2021. In preparation for the upcoming holiday surge, the USPS has announced a temporary increase to its postal rates. The increases were established to accommodate seasonal staffing and increased transportation requirements. These temporary increases are consistent with previous holiday shipping seasons. The increases that will affect our customers at the retail counter are listed below:
Priority Mail, Priority Mail Express, Parcel Select Ground, USPS Retail Ground:
- $0.75 increase for Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes.
- $0.25 increase for Zones 1-4, 0-10 lbs.
- $0.75 increase for Zones 5-9, 0-10 lbs.
- $1.50 increase for Zones 1-4, 11-20 lbs.
- $3.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 11-20lbs.
- $2.50 increase for Zones 1-4, 21-70 lbs.
- $5.00 increase for Zones 5-9, 21-70 lbs.
First Class Package Service (FCPS) will increase $0.30.
COMMISSARY OFFERS CKLICK2GO
The Defense Commissary Agency’s new online ordering/curbside delivery service at the Ansbach Commissary has started. Customers use a computer or mobile device to make their orders online, where they select from commissary products offered based on the store’s stock assortment. After products are selected, the shopper selects a pickup time and pays for their order. At their appointed time they park in designated parking spaces where commissary workers bring their groceries. Go to https://www.commissaries.com/shopping/click-2-go, or go to the Digital Garrison App and click the Commissary button.