Outs and Abouts

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --
Local events

In the mood for a flea market? The following are local place, times and phone numbers to call for more information.

Feb. 2, at the Kaiserslautern Multi Center, 0631-3502370.

Feb. 2, at the Saarbruecken DB-Hela market.

Feb. 2-3, at the Kaiserslautern "Gartenschau-Industriemuseum-Halle" hall, 0631-93254.
Feb. 3, Trier-West Hornstrasse, 0170-8053835.

Feb. 3, at the Ramstein "Flohmarkthalle," 0172-6876936.

Feb. 3, in Saarbruecken at the "Saar-Basar Parkhaus and Parkplatz," 06806-48394.

Feb. 9, at the Koblenz Oberwerth "Sporthalle" or sports hall, 0431-680380.

Feb. 9-10, at the Hillesheim "Wiesbaum am Verkehrskreisel Halle & FG," 06593-989284.

Feb. 9-10, at the Kroev "Weinbrunnenhalle" hall, 06532-3389.

Feb. 9-10, at the Pruem "Mehrzweckhalle & Messegelaende," 06556-93080.

Feb. 9-10, at the Trier "Messepark" grounds.

Feb. 9, in the Landstuhl Kaufland-Toom market.

Feb. 9, at the Saarbruecken DB-Hela market.

Feb. 9, Saarbruecken "Franz-Josef-Roeder-Strasse."

Feb. 9, at the Kaiserslautern "Gartenschau-Industriemuseum-Halle" hall.

Feb. 10, at the Schweich Edeka E-Center market, call 0170-8053835.

Feb. 10, inside the Saarbruecken University's parking garage, call 0681-815559.

Music parade
Get tickets now for the Military-Music-Parade in early 2008 featuring 400 musicians from seven countries who will perform in Saarbruecken March 8. For more information, go to www.bundesmusikparade.de or call 01805-602260 for tickets.

Carnival celebrations
A "Karneval-session" takes place Feb. 2 at the Piesport Moselhalle. The event includes a highlight of an Airman wjp os a Fasching Prince. It is the first time in history that Piesport has a U.S. Fasching prince represent their community and Fasching club. The event starts a little after 8 p.m.; however, attendees should arrive about 30 to 45 minutes early find parking and purchase tickets, which are limited.

A night Fasching parade Feb. 2 for after 7 p.m. in Idenheim. The theme for the event is Night of the Knights.

Speicher will host a Fasching parade Feb. 2 at 2:11 p.m.

A children's carnival is Feb. 2 at 3:11 p.m. at the Neurburg "Stadthalle."

A carnival procession is Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. in Pruem. The meeting point is at the Niederpruem Rewe-Center market.

Bitburg hosts its annual Fasching parade Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. throughout the streets of Bitburg.

Gondorf hosts a parade Feb. 3 at 2:11 p.m.

See a Fasching parade Feb. 3 at 2:11 p.m. in Orenhofen.

Attend a children's carnival party Feb. 3 at 3:11 p.m. in the Neuerburg "Stadthalle."

Biersdorf hosts a Fasching parade Feb. 3.

See a parade in Spangdahlem village Feb. 3. The event starts 11:11 a.m.

See a parade Feb. 3 in Trier-Euren at Ludwig Steinbach Strasse. The parade starts at 2 p.m.

A carnival parade is Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. in Trier. The event starts off from Ludwig-Steinbachstrasse.

A parade takes place Feb. 3 at 2:11 p.m. in Trier-Zewen. Meeting point is Lindscheidstrasse.

A parade is Feb. 3 at 2:11 p.m. in Bernkastel-Kues-Wehlen.

See a Fashing parade Feb. 3 at 2:11 in Bettingen.

A Fashing parade is Feb. 3 at 2:11 p.m. in Landscheid-Niederkail.

Attend a carnival procession Feb. 3 in Bitburg. The event starts at 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a "Rosenmontagszug," an outdoor street celebration comparable to a Mardi Gras parade, Feb. 4 in Trier. The event starts at noon in Trier-Nord and ends at the "Messepark." Meeting point is Herzogenbuscherstrasse. Call Stefan Feltes at 00651-958050 for more information.

See a Rose Monday parade Feb. 4 in Trier-Ehrang. The parade starts off at 2:11 p.m. from Allemannenstrasse.

Enjoy a Rose Monday parade Feb. 4 at 2:11 p.m. in Dudeldorf. Costumes welcome. This is a great opportunity for base members to take photographs of Fasching celebrations.

See a Rose Monday parade Feb. 4 at 2:11 p.m. in Fliessem. The event starts off in the center of the community near the community hall.

A Rose Monday parade is Feb. 4 at 2:11 p.m. in Ferschweiler.

A Rose Monday parade occurs Feb. 4 at 2:11 p.m. Monday from the Ayl "Jugendheim" youth house.

See a Rose Monday parade Feb. 4 at 2:11 p.m. at the Waxweiler "Lokschuppen."

A carnival party for children, including games and sweets, takes place Feb. 4 at the Biersdorf Buergerhaus community hall. The event starts at 3:11 p.m.

See a Rose Monday parade Feb. 4 at the Koblenz city center. The event starts at 12:11 p.m.

Enjoy this year's popular Rose Monday Parade of Aachen Feb. 4 in Aachen. The event starts at 11:11 a.m. from Oppenhoffallee.

The unique Rose Monday parade in Cologne takes place Feb. 4. The event starts off at 10:30 a.m. at the so-called "Severinsviertel" and moves north. Fourty-seven colorful corps troops and more than 10,000 people participate in this many-kilometer-long procession. For more information go to www.koeln.de and click on "Carnival." For those who cannot go to Cologne and see the parade, most German television channels will air the fun live throughout the day.

An "I like German "Schlager" volks pop music" themed party takes place Feb. 4 at 8:11 p.m. in the Trier-Konz Oberemmel "Turnhalle" or gymnasium hall.

See a parade Feb. 5 at 2:11 p.m. in Trier-Ruwer. Gathering point is Hermeskeiler Strasse.

ITT trips
To learn more 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.

Shop the day away at the Oberhaussen Centro Mall Feb. 9. Cost is $42 for adults and $36 for children.

A Berlin trip is scheduled for Feb. 9. Cost is $95.

Dining like a king at the Cochem Castle medieval dinner Feb. 16. Cost is $87.

Celebrate Valentines Day in Paris Feb. 15-17. Cost will be announced.

Shop for crystal in Karlsbad Feb. 22-23. Cost is $95.

Enjoy dinner and wine tasting Feb. 23. Cost is $67.

Explore Amsterdam Feb. 23. Cost is $85 for adults and $72 for children.

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

Learn to scuba dive or refresh scuba skills Feb. 6 or 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Monte Maare Indoor Centre. The class is open to able swimmers 14 and older. The 10-meter deep-pool is heated. Cost is $59 which includes transportation, an intro class and equipment; however, mask and fins are not included in the price, but can be rented on sight. Bring a swimsuit, towel and euros for lunch.

Hop on a trip to the Dortmund Hunting and Fishing Trade Show Feb. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Dusseldorf. Cost is $39 which includes transportation and the entrance fee. This is one of Germany's largest collections of hunting and fishing equipment.

A sweetheart ski getaway is Feb. 14-15 at Feldberg Mountain. Cost is $490 per couple which includes transportation, one night lodging, lift passes, one breakfast and one dinner.

Enjoy a skiing and snowboarding trip to the Swiss Alps March 17-21. Sign up by Feb. 15.
A Red Sea diving trip to Egypt is April 6-13. Cost is $1,225 for a double room per person or $1,390 for a single room, which includes airfare, transportation to airport, seven nights lodging, breakfasts and dinners at the resort, 12 dives and most equipment. Full payment must be received by March 15. Passports and scuba medical clearance are required.

Plan a group Black Forest ski or snowboard day trip to Feldberg Mountain. Cost is $99 per person, which includes transportation and lift passes. Groups of nine or more pick their date and one person can go for free. The group will also receive 50 percent off in-stock rental packages at Outdoor Recreation.