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Community Calendar SEPTEMBER 2011

All classes are held in Army Community Service Classrooms unless otherwise noted. Bldg 2915, Panzer Kaserne, Phone: DSN: 431 3362 / CIV: 07031 15 3362 Classes are free. Please call ahead to register. Open Monday Friday from 0800 1700
Information, Referral, & Follow-Up Program Danielle Denis - 431-3344/07031-15-3344 Information, Referral & Follow-Up: Promotes readiness by providing accurate information and referral assistance to our Service Members, civilians, contractors, and their Families regarding military and civilian community resources. Please stop by, email us or give us a call. We are happy to assist you! Outreach Program/Survivor Outreach Program 431-3362/07031-15-3362

Outreach - The goal of the Outreach Program is to develop informational fairs, groups, and other activities to reach Service Members and Family Members who are currently not receiving services for which they are eligible. Survivor Outreach Services Ensures that surviving Families of our Fallen Soldiers, residing in the Stuttgart, Germany area, receive dedicated & comprehensive support, and all the benefits and services to which they are entitled.

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Army Family Team Building Program Lisa Ordukaya - 431-3643/07031-15-3643 Room 208 Army Family Team Building Training AFTB will help you feel comfortable in your military environment by learning the military lingo, and developing realistic expectations. Come and learn your benefits and access services available to you as a member of the military Family. ***Registration is highly encouraged. All classes will be rescheduled if there are no registrations 2 days prior to the class. Please call 431-3362/07031-15-3362 to register.*** Level I: September 6, Modules 1 & 2 September 9, Modules 9 & 10 Level II: September 14 , Modules 5 & 6 September 15, Modules 7 & 8 September 27, Modules 9 & 10 September 28, Modules 11 & 12 Level III: September 19, Modules 5 & 6 1000-1230

Army Volunteer Corps Program Laura Davis - 431-3330/07031-15-3330 Room 210 Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) Training - Provides all of the tools needed to register and track volunteer hours. Organizations can manage and track volunteers, post open positions, print reports, and much more. ***Volunteer Management (OPOCs) Training. Registration is highly encouraged. All volunteers may attend. Call 431-3362 to reserve your seat. Every Friday 0900-1100 No appointment necessary Friday, September 9 0930-1200, ACS Room 222

Employment Readiness Program Kelly Measells - 431-3363/07031-15-3363 Room 202 USAG STUTTGART & ACAP PRESENT: COMMUNITY JOB FAIR, SEPTEMBER 7, 1000-1600, PANZER KASERNE, BLDG 2915. OPEN TO ALL ID CARDHOLDERS. RESUMES ENCOURAGED. PCSing and need Job Location and Resume Support? ETSing from the Military How do artillery, ammo, deployments, FTXs, OPLANS translate into civilian resume? This class shows you how. All-Purpose Resume Tuesday, September 13 0900-1200, ACS Computer Lab Thursday, September 15 1300-1630 Tuesday, September 20, 0900-1200; Thursday, September 22, 1300-1630 ACS Computer Lab Tuesday, September 27 0900-1200, ACS Computer Lab Thursday, September 29 1300-1630 ACS Computer Lab

Overview of Stuttgart Job Market A hands-on workshop to learn the skills necessary to create a resume in the Army Resume Builder. Resume for the Private Industry

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Family Advocacy Program 431-3328/07031-15-3328- Room 225

Managing Your Emotions:

Module 1: Understanding Anger Module 2: Anger in Relationships Module 3: Anger in the Workplace Each class is offered once a month, and in order. Stress Management Identify common stressors and learn useful, enjoyable strategies for managing stress. Love & Logic: All Ages Stress Management for Women Beat stress caused by tension, frustration, and fatigue. Learn techniques to relax and manage stress. Child Abuse Prevention I Child Abuse Prevention II

Wednesdays, September 7, 21, 28 1300-1430, ACS Room 226

Thursday, September 1 1400-1530, ACS Room 226 Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20 1000-1130, ACS Room 226 Thursday, September 15 1400-1530, ACS Room 226 Tuesday, September 27 0830 (I) & 0930 (II) SAS Training Room, Patch

Financial Readiness Program/Army Emergency Relief (AER)Faith Barnes- 431-2085/07031-15-2085 Room207 Pre-registration is required for all classes Financial Readiness for 1st Term Service Members: This two-part training is the foundation to your financial well being. Mission Readiness through Financial Readiness! Smooth Move for Junior Enlisted Families Maximize the benefits that the government allots for your Family and yourself. Phase I: Wednesday, September 7 Phase II: Thursday, September 8 0800 - 1200 Wednesday, September 14 1400 - 1530

Checking Account Basics See how you can double check the bank using your statement and your personal records.
Principles of Personal Finance (Budget & Recordkeeping) Set your priorities to match your spending. Military Relief Societies

Wednesday, September 21 1400 - 1530

Wednesday, September 28 1400 - 1530 ***Contact your local Aid Society for more information.***

New Parent Support Program Laura Natusch/Lisa Phelps - 431-3353/07031-15-3353 Room 312 Post-Natal Fitness Group Pre-Natal Yoga Thursdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 1000-1200, Patch Gym, Family Room Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27 1000-1100, Panzer Gym Racquetball Room Thursday, September 8 ACS Room 312 0900 1130 Wednesday, September 14, 28 ACS Room 312 1230 1330 Wednesday, September 14, 28 ACS Room 312 1230 1330

New Parent Support Group This group is for new mothers and babies to come together for education and support related to the issues surrounding postpartum and newborn care. Breastfeeding Basics

Pregnancy Support Group This group is for pregnant women at any stage, and focuses on education and support related pregnancy. This group also encourages socialization with other pregnant women.

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New Parent Support Program, contd Laura Natusch/Lisa Phelps - 431-3353/07031-15-3353 Room 312

Adoption Support Group Are you looking to adopt overseas? Have you already adopted? Come share your experiences with other community members.
Comfort Measures

Thursday, September 15 1830-1930, Bldg 2949 Basement, #010

Wednesday, September 28 0900-1100, Wellness Center At Patch Barracks

Relocation Readiness Program Daniel Adams: 431-3436/07031-15-3436 Room 017 Stuttgart Newcomers Orientation (SNO) A two day, fun filled class covering culture, useful phrases, restaurant know-how, public transportation, and a tour of Stuttgart. Tuesdays/Thursdays: August 30 & September 1; September 13 & 15; 27 & 29 Call ACS for reservation. (Tuesdays 08151600; Thursdays 0845-1700) Mondays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 1800-2000 Religious Education Building 2332, Room 10, Patch Barracks Mondays, September 5, 26 1400-1500 Monday through Friday 0800-1700 Monday, September 12 0930-1130, ACS Classroom Monday through Friday 1000-1700 Call DSN 431-3007 or 07031-15-3007

German Culture and Conversation Class Language, civilization, geography, music, history, and much more. Our goal is to make Germany more fun for you and your Family. Sponsorship Training Designed for both official sponsors and anyone interested in better serving his or her unit and incoming personnel. Lending Closet - Lending Closet items are basic household kitchen and childcare items to help during the moving processes of arriving and departing. English as a Second Language (ESL)- Basic classes. Call to register for class or just show up. **Free ESL textbooks provided to students. Unofficial Translation Service We have German speaking staff to assist you in translating correspondence, contacting the telephone company to hook up, cancel or change your service. And much more!

Mobilization and Deployment /Soldier & Family Assistance Center 431-3362/07031-15-3362 Pre-Deployment information Are you an individual or small group scheduled to deploy for 90 days or more? Plan ahead and attend a pre-deployment briefing for ALL SERVICES, Civilians and spouses. Held every second Wednesday of the month. Learn about community resources and pick up a deployment packet. ACS Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) available at the same time. Soldier & Family Assistance Center - is a comprehensive centralized coordinating office that provides a variety of services for Warriors in Transition and their Family members, to aid in their recovery and transition. Under the US Army Garrison Stuttgart, the SFAC supports the Patch clinic and Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) by developing, coordinating and providing designated services that address complex administrative and personal needs of WTU Soldiers and their Family members. Family Readiness Leader Monthly Training for All Services - Are you a unit or organizational leader that routinely assists Families who might be facing a deployment? Join the ALL SERVICES Stuttgart Family Readiness Leaders group. Every last Wednesday of the month youll learn about new topics that can impact Families, Soldiers and Civilians. Includes a Quarterly Forum discussion groups that puts you in touch with others across the Stuttgart Community. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month 0900-1100

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Last Wednesday of Every Month, 0930-1130. Request childcare reservations 2 weeks prior.

Military & Family Life Consultant Program - 0170-7080715, 0160-95748279 or 0152-224-83789 Military & Family Life Consultant Program - Provides free, confidential, short-term counseling services to Service Members, civilians, contractors, and their Families. Call for an appointment

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Exceptional Family Member Program Lisa Gregor 431-3326/07031-15-3326 Autism Support Diabetes Youth Group Multiple Sclerosis Support Cancer Support Group Wednesday, September 7 1800-1930, ACS Room 226 Tuesday, September 13 1830-1930, ACS Room 226 Monday, September 19 1000-1100, ACS Room 312 Thursday, September 29 1800-1900, ACS Room 312

Bet you didnt (know) remember. Facts about September!!!

According to the Georgian calendar, September is the ninth month. But, on the Roman calendar, it was the seventh month. September has had 29 days, and 31 days; but, since the time of the emperor Augustus, it has had only 30 days. September is one of the warmest months in the Southern United States. Northern states have warm September days, but the nights get much cooler. It is also harvest time for crops. And, in Switzerland, it's called Harvest Month. Five Jewish holidays are celebrated in September or early October. They are Rosh Ha-Shanah, or New Year; Tzom Gedaliah, a fast day; Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles; and Simhat Torah, a day of rejoicing. On September 17th, both Citizenship Day and Consititution Day are observed in the United States. Mexicans and many Mexican-Americans will celebrate the Mexican Independence days on September 15 and 16.

September's birthstone is the sapphire. The meaning is clear thinking. The birth flowers for September are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster. German troops invaded Poland, starting World War II in Europe, September 1, 1939. U.S. Department of the Treasury established, September 2, 1789. Japan's surrender in World War II first celebrated as Victory over Japan (V-J) Day, September 2, 1945. First Labor Day celebrated as a legal public holiday, September 3, 1894. Great Britain signed Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War in America, September 3,1783. LABOR DAY is the only legal holiday in September. It comes on the first Monday, and is celebrated in both the United States and Canada. President McKinley shot by an assassin, September 6, 1901, died in Buffalo, N.Y., of the gunshot wounds. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him, September 14, 1901. First permanent white settlement in what is now America founded in St. Augustine, Fla., September 8,1565. Italy announced its surrender in World War II, September 8, 1943. California became the 31st state, September 9, 1850. Russians launched first rocket to the moon, September 12, 1959. Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the attack on Fort McHenry, September 14, 1814. Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history, September 14, 1940. The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface, September 14, 1959. Pilgrims sailed from England in the Mayflower, September 16, 1620. Constitution of the United States signed, September 17, 1787. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in the U.S. September 17. Public Occurrences, first American newspaper, appeared in Boston, September 25, 1690.