Outs and Abouts

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany --
Local events
Get tickets now for the Military-Music-Parade in early 2008 featuring 400 musicians from seven countries who will perform in Koblenz Jan.19., in Trier Jan. 26 and in Saarbruecken March 8; amongst other dates. For more information, go to www.bundesmusikparade.de or call 01805-602260 for tickets.

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.

Experience London Jan. 18-19. Cost is $125.

Enjoy the Sea Life Konigswinter and Birkenstock Outlet Jan. 19. Cost is $49 for adults and $44 for children.

Travel Venice on the Carnevale Express Jan. 25-26. Cost is $149.

Explore Nurnberg and Dachau Jan. 26. Cost is $90 for adults and $80 for children.

Dining like a king at the Cochem Castle medieval dinner Jan. 26. Cost is $87.

Spend the weekend in Venice Feb. 1-3. Cost will be announced.

See the Black Forrest Feb. 2. Cost is $74 for adults and $69 for children.

The Rose Monday Karneval Parade takes place Feb. 4. Cost is $44 for adults and $37 for children.

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.

A free introduction to hunting in Germany class takes place Jan. 16 at noon and 5 p.m. in building 146. This is an informal meeting designed to answer specific questions about hunting in Germany. Each meeting is scheduled to last 30 minutes.

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

A boat and water sports trade show happens Jan. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Dusseldorf. This is one of the world's largest trade shows featuring all of the newest products in the water sports industry. Cost is $45. Sign up no later than Jan. 18.

Learn to scuba dive to 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 all, equipment but mask and fins, which 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 happens Feb. 14-15 at Feldberg Mountain. Cost is $490 per couple which includes transportation, one night lodging, lift passes, one breakfast and one dinner.

A Red Sea diving trip 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.