Out and abouts for Oct. 5 - 11

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --
Local events
A local flea market takes place Saturdays in Landstuhl in front of the Kaufland/Toom market.

Visit a Leonardo Da Vinci one of a kind exhibition showing 35 replicas of his work
Mondays through Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show takes place at the Stadthaus "Alter Bahnhof" in Traben-Trarbach until Nov. 25.

Enjoy the flea market in Piesport at the Moseltalhalle, Oct. 5. No new merchandise is offered here.

Go out and enjoy Oktoberfest in the area.
* * Visit the world's largest beer festival in Munich. Octoberfest attracts about six million people who are expected to consume innumerable liters ("Maßkrüge" in Bavarian) of the famous Oktoberfest beer. Festivities run through Oct. 7. For more information go to www.oktoberfest.de.
* The Wittlich fest in front of the Bungert store kicks off Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. and ends Oct. 31 with a Halloween party. Fridays and Saturdays festivities start at 6 p.m. with music by "D'Bayrischen Hiatamadln, Bayrische Music PowerFranken X-Press and Aischzeit." Sundays are family days and start at 11 a.m. with music from the local area.
* Oktoberfest at Kloster Machern runs every weekend through Nov. 17. Enjoy Oldi Night Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.klostermachern.de or www.oktoberfest-klostermachern.de.

See an exhibition of paintings from Vladimir Baranov at Haus Beda in Bitburg through Oct. 14 Sundays from 2 - 6 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays 3 - 6 p.m.

See Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, an American roots-rock and soul band in Freudenburg, Oct. 16. For more information, go to www.ducsaal.com or call 06582-257.

Listen to music by the Ron Spielman Band Oct. 20. The German band plays folk, soul, R'n'B, country and jazz. For more information, go to www.ducsaal.com or call 06582-257.

Local antique flea markets take place in Traben-Trarbach Oct. 20 - 21 at the Lorettahalle and in Trier Oct. 27 - 28 at the Messepark.

Enjoy music by guitarist Robben Ford of the American Blues-scene Oct. 27 in Freudenburg. For more information, visit www.ducsaal.com or call 06582-257.

Visit a dolls and bears convention in Saarbruecken Oct. 28 at the Kongresshalle. For more information, call 0178-5335668.

ITT trips
For more information about Information, Trips and Travel activities, call 452-6567 or e-mail 52svs.itt@spangdahlem.af.mil. Children prices are for those ages 3 - 12.

Catch the Strasbourg express Oct. 13. Cost is $55 for adults and $50 for children.

Hop on the Mosel Cruise dinner and wine tasting trip Oct. 13. Cost is $79.

Enjoy a Karlsbad crystal and Czech flea market shopping trip Oct. 19 -20. Cost is $85 per person and $70 extra for a double seat.

Visit Diekrich and Luxembourg City Oct. 20. Cost is $45 for adults and $42 for children.

Play like a child on the EuroDisney Paris for Halloween trip Oct. 27. Cost is $129 for adults and $119 for children.

Celebrate Halloween at Frankenstein's Castle Oct. 27. Cost is $70.

Enjoy Family Day at Frankenstein's Castle Oct. 28. Cost is $56 for adults and $50 for children.

Outdoor Recreation
For more information about Outdoor Recreation trips, call 452-7170.

Fall mountain bike trips to the F-Trail take place Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The more than 26 km course consist of a rolling single track, with some minor technical terrain, a few moderate climbs and several descents. The trip is open to ages 16 and up. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Enjoy a skiing and snowboarding trip to the Swiss Alps Jan. 21 - 25, Feb. 18 - 22 and March 17 - 21.