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Vicenza and Darby Military Communities July 27, 2018 | Vol. 51 | Issue 15 Whats Inside 3 IMCOM commander writes about child development centers 4 AMICI group helps humanitarian mission 5 Eagle Scout project 6 Health clinic providers, patients evaluate care 9 Natural parks, zoos and gardens 10 Out & About 12 FMWR events, activities Outlook announcements Because of the Italian Ferragosto there will be a short break in newspaper production. The next issue of the Outlook will be on stands Aug. 24. Also, beginning Oct. 1, the Outlook newspaper will go digital. Due to budget and manpower constraints, the printed version of the See ACCORD, page 6 United Accord 2018 kicks o in Ghana See GO TO GUIDE, page 7 A soldier with the Ghana armed forces and a Soldier with the U.S. Armys 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat exercise as part of United Accord 2018 at Bundase Training Camp, Ghana, July 16. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Douglas Parker) By Sta Sgt. Brandon Ames U.S. Army Africa Public Aairs Oce CASERMA EDERLE Army Community Service gave themselves a birthday party July 23 at Building 108 here to celebrate 53 years of service to the military. Children from the Child and Youth Services program were on hand to sing the "Happy Birthday" song. Cutting the cake were (from Service support coordinator; Jolly Miller, ACS director; and Col. Erik M. Berdy, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Italy. ACS provides many services to include Family Advocacy, Information and Referral, New Parent Support Group and much more. Community members are encouraged to stop by and (Photo by Karin J. Martinez, Happy birthday, ACS! ACCRA, Ghana Ghana Armed Forces partnered with participants from other African nations, European "I'd like to thank our Ghanaian counterparts for host ing this world class, two-week exercise," said Brig. Gen. Eugene J. LeBoeuf, acting commanding gener al for USARAF. "We look forward to conducting this mission and returning home to share the lessons learned and new knowledge with our home station." participate in UA18. The exercise will include a com cused on peacekeeping operations, a medical readiness exercise (MEDRETE) and Ghana-led Jungle Warfare School training. Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in VICENZA The new Go To Guide will be released in the upcoming weeks and will include additional travel tips, overseas tran sition guidance and spotlighted stories from the recent Go To Guide Writing Contest win ners. The annual contest calls for new and expe rienced writers alike to submit travel-oriented material based on the single one of the entries drew bucket-list inspiration. The recurring contest is divided into three age groups (ages 5-11, 12-17, and 18 and older), and the top three writ various prizes, including a Kindle Fire, Gardaland pass or an AAFES gift card. The next writing contest will take place FMWR announces go-to guide contest winners By Kelsey Szablowski USAG Italy FMWR Marketing Service members, DOD personnel must register travel VICENZA Being stationed overseas are a few things to consider when travel and contractors) can enroll in the State Department Smart Traveler Enrollment gov. Once enrolled, members can enter trip information in order to receive im The program will also assist the Em ees traveling within Europe, but should also be used for foreign travel outside of coordinating travel briefs, debriefs, and formation on reporting procedures.


2 Outlook July 27, 2018 U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli Acting U.S. Army Africa Commander Brig. Gen. Eugene J. LeBoeuf USAG Italy Commander and Publisher Col. Erik M. Berdy USAG Italy Public Aairs Director James E. Brooks Outlook Editor Karin J. Martinez Public Aairs Sta Anna Ciccotti Laura Kreider Chiara Mattirolo Anna Terracino Mark Turney e Outlook is an authorized publication supporting the USAG Italy command information program as provided by AR 360-1. All editorial content of the Outlook is prepared, edited and approved by the USAG Italy Public Aairs Oce, Unit 31401, Box 10, APO, AE 09630, located in Bldg. 10 on Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. Contents of the Outlook are not necessarily the ocial news of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Installation Management Command-Europe, U.S. Army Garrison Italy or U.S. Army Africa. e Outlook accepts submissions. Call the editor with questions at DSN 637-8031, comm. 0444-61-8031, or submit via email at A submission does not guarantee publication. Submissions may be edited at the discretion of the Public Aairs sta. By Laura Kreider What is the last movie, TV show or book that made you tear up? Speak Out Sgt. Mayra Grasso USAHCVicenza It was a recent movie Miracles from Heaven directed by Patricia Riggen. Sabrina Pertegato FMWR CYS Skies Unlimited It was a book:My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. A very interesting lifetime relationship between two friends. Lucia Savio e Bridges of Madison County. First I saw the movie and then I read the book. In both cases, the touching love story about a strong relationship moved me a lot. In Memoriam Donald Lawery VICENZA Cross of Malta, died from a short-lived bout of lung cancer. until age and sickness limited his activities. He was respected and sought for his advice and guidance. before retiring as a Sergeant Major. He decided to involved in the activities of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the Field Force before his retirement in October 1983. Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Noncommissioned device along with a number of campaign ribbons. resting place. (Submitted by Rex Shuey, VFW Post 8862) Success in defeating ISIS lies in working with allies By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News WASHINGTON In the U.S.-led campaign to defeat nations, the commander of U.S. Central Command told "Without them, we are unable to achieve the pressure Gen. Joseph L. Votel said via videoconference from The coalition of 77 nations and international organiza tions remains committed to achieving the lasting defeat said. And as major combat operations near completion ditions that will prevent their resurgence," the general consolidate their hard-won gains." Steady progress of Syrian Democratic Forces With the coalition and U.S. partners on the ground, the "This week's liberation of the Dashisha area along the solutions that will ensure the lasting defeat of ISIS," the CENTCOM commander said. U.S.-led campaign, it is also the phase that the coalition our partners and the coalition will prevail." general emphasized. Russian Regime support spurs destabilization chemical weapons and the horrendous violence against their own people, and has exacerbated the human suf fering for hundreds of thousands [of people] in the west The United States continues its communication and U.S. international obligations, he noted, adding that de Iran's continued malign presence in pursuit of its uni the general said. As part of the diplomatic roadmap, "we will soon be patrols along portions of the demarcation line in this Paratroopers deployed in support of Combined Joint howitzer in support of Iraqi security forces in northern (Photo by Cpl. Rachel Diehm)


3 Outlook July 27, 2018 By Lt. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl Commanding General, U.S. Army IMCOM Child development centers develop future leaders SAN ANTONIO we also provide our nation's best child development curricula. venient services that enable Soldiers to focus on their mission and spouses to pursue professional ambitions. In the process, we're creating the next generation of fessionals at 192 Child Development Centers (CDCs) around the world, are held up as a national model of what excellence looks like. Our services have evolved and improved across time in response to changes in the Improvements, changes over time gle men, but instead attracted married, career-oriented personnel with families. Installation commanders recognized that developing allowed spouses to work, and contributed to families' with growing demand from families, including du partment of Defense to appropriate funds to each ser provide an age-appropriate curriculum that emphasized the premise that the best preparation for adulthood re sults from developing the social and emotional skills needed to succeed, rather than just being able to recite seen as a national model. Convenient care cess for Soldiers and their families, and to other groups on a space-available basis. Local commanders factor in local considerations to decide how to best serve their ula for each age group, and recordkeeping is consistent CDCs, decide to pursue child development as a profes own." These homegrown providers understand what it takes strengthens them for future challenges. Investing in children development of a cadre of passionate, compassionate options in safe, functional facilities. These professionals all pass stringent background measured metrics. in people and programming that is producing our na Children in an Army Child Development Center stretch (U.S. Army photo) tion's next generation of leaders. Our future As our children grow into adulthood, the head start dence of our nation and our world. VICENZA Children of all ages have the opportunity to participate in three to four activities at the weekly Kids Craft Club that takes place at the Arts and Crafts Center on piece July 10 at the center. Activities are set up for children ages 3 through 16 years old. Cost is $5 per child. Space is limited so sign up early. For more information, call Summer fun: crafts for kids


4 Outlook July 27, 2018 The Outlook accepts submissions and wants to hear what readers want in your community newspaper! Email content for consideration:; call for deadline. Anyone with questions about submissionsor comments/concerns should contact the Outlook Editor By Je Miller Contributor LIVORNO Members of AMICI help an Italian employee assigned to 405th AFSB LRC prepare material to be sent to Georgia in support of the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP) at the Leghorn of the program is to redistribute excess non-combat military property and donate it to foreign countries in support of U.S. State Departmentcontingency disaster relief missions. The AMICI group, American Military Italian Civilian Integration, is a competitive workforce enrichment program that aims at increasing the awareness and appreciation of the U.S. Army mission in the hearts and minds of Italian employees. Daniela Turini, Giuseppe Spanu, Lucia Bodocco, Davide Dona', Paola Norini, Tiziana Dal Balcon, Monica Pasqualotto, Manuel Ficarra and Grazia Gentile. Host nation employees interested in participating in AMICI 4 should look an application period of NovemberJanuary, and interview/selection in February. (Photo by Elena Baladelli, 7th ATC-RTSD South) AMICI wraps up another successful session Sports Iron Man isn't just in the movies Vicenza has at least two CASERMA EDERLE The Ederle Fitness Center themselves Iron Men. swim was in Lake Sonoma, and the bike and run mean here, this was his 25th triathlon and 4th full Iron Man. an impressive time of 9 hours, 55 minutes. And although 29th in his age group and 291st overall, with a time of 11 hours, 38 minutes. I sat down with the two Iron Men and asked them some Grant: Sanchez: Grant: During the peak weeks of training time, I put in Sanchez: (I swam) the full 3800 meters without stop after riding bike with no rest. In addition to long runs, I also did a number of interval speed workouts running on the track. While I worked out all winter, I started training the race. Sanchez: Grant: handles nine to 17 hours in the water, on the bike, or The bike event is the longest and most time-consum ing portion of the race. Youre going to be biking prob there are other factors such as the course, the tempera ture and the wind. For the run, again it depends on the course. Its another variable so it is important to know the course. At this point in the race, it is a matter of whos going to slow down the least. Sanchez: someone who has much more triathlon expertise and experience, and I would not have completed a full Iron Man without him. Ask for advice from people who have Grant and Sanchez will compete next in Cervia (south of Ravenna on the Adriatic coast) at the Emilia-Romag na Iron Man Sept. 22. Grant will enter the full Iron Man members are also signed up for this event. For more information about triathlons, contact Grant at Mateo Sanchez (left) and Josh Grant prepare to swim as they train for the Iron Man competition April 29 at Sal on Lake Garda. (Photo by Alyssa Cumin)


trees and bushes and discover a tick has decided to attach pair of tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin's sure and do not twist or jerk the tick. Despite popular belief, ticks should not be removed using nail polish, likelihood of disease transmission. Once removed, the tick should be placed in an air tight container that cannot be crushed and taken to disease-causing pathogen. According to Capt. Kristine Moss, chief of outpa to the increased prevalence of ticks and the risk of infectious disease. ple in the house. For example, if a pet tests positive In addition to ticks and rabies, it is also important to protect pets against heat injuries. Do not leave pets in the car during the summer months unless the car is running and the air conditioner is on. temperatures rise, do not force pets to walk along visit the Regional Health Command Europe Facebook 5 Outlook July 27, 2018 Aspiring Eagle Scout adds avor to community Story and photos by Pfc. Robert Wormley AFN Vicenza VICENZA Setting out to achieve his goal of Eagle Scout, Donovan Compton, 12. America. Compton is a Vicenza High School ris ing senior and has been in Scouts for 10 In the search for his idea for the project, He had to take it upon himself to poll needs were, said Comptons father, Keith Compton, a government civilian at the health clinic. Through polling, Compton found the perience and learn about the Italian cul ture. out more about the Italian culture and cuisine go through ACS, said Compton. dishes. Director of ACS, Miller, said ACS ian language and cross-cultural class es, so it made sense to have the garden at the ACS building. The herbs in the garden include mint, with local Italian herbs, the wood used to Pets at risk for disease, summer ills, according to Public Health Summer is in full swing, and that means people are spending more time outdoors, traveling and attending All of this time outdoors increases the likelihood of en mal. Rabies is a virus that is transmitted through sa able with prompt medical care. out of the area who have been to places where it is a problem, such as Africa and Eastern Europe. That been known to act as rabies vectors. If a person has seek treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and animal should be to clean the wound as soon as possible with soap and water to decrease the chance for infec have as much information as possible about the incident, pose July 12 with Compton after the completion of an Italian-inspired herb garden. Compton, left, completed the garden as his community service fruits of his labor are visible in front of Building 108, Army Community Service, on Caserma Ederle. By Capt. Taccarra Linson LRMC Army Public Health Nurse the owner's name (if applicable), and the owner's phone number. Even though rabies is not known to be a prob lem here, medical professionals will prefer to observe with rabies vaccinations. Spending more time outdoors increases the chance for ticks, (U.S. Army photo) make planters is repurposed. We deconstructed pallets from the Exchange locations on base and recon structed them into planters, said Comp ton. I also used water bottles to create a low-maintenance Troop 295 Scout master, Col. William serve components chief director, has been working with the Eagle Scout project will contribute to Those herbs will sustain themselves, is that essence of contributing to the out doors, contributing to the environment making the world a better place, said Re it. Compton balances Scouts with academics, band and other extracur ricular actives in and outside of school. this, putting together such a large project strates Donovans commitment to both tween the ages of 11 and 17. of work and 21 merit badges, 13 of which izen, and a better member of a commu more than 135 badges that can be earned Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle. enter scouting will ever get to Eagle, and can help Compton reach higher lev els of education. Scouting, again, will allow me to en ance, and [shows involvement in] an which will help me after I graduate high school. It is that essence of contributing to the outdoors, contributing to the environment making the world a better place. --Col. William Reitemeyer, Troop 295 Scoutmaster


6 Outlook July 27, 2018 ACCORD (Continued from page 1) Health & Wellness By Tamara Passut US Army Health Center-Vicenza Patients, providers team up to improve community care VICENZA The Health Clinic recent more discussion and input from patients. experienced low attendance, this month asking for participants. On June 14, 15 patients and eight patient needs and current satisfaction with the health clinic. needed changes. last week was the best one that I have positive solutions provided to be able to solve some issues, said Mark Hill, One item of discussion focused on in more advertisement, the clinic rebrand Brief. Also, the health clinic will change Groups and the spouse sponsorship pro gram. Another topic of discussion was refer ing an appointment, the patient should go to the TRICARE Referral Management referral. This will ensure that after TRI CARE ISOS approves the referral, the clinic can make the appointment without waiting to contact the patient. The original discussion to reduce man ning pushed to better align our care mod el with other clinics in Europe who do not have liaisons. Locations such as Camp but instead use TRICARE REMOTE; with REMOTE, patients have resources through TRICARE ISOS for translation and interpretation services. However, after a decision from the Re Vicenza. The decision was made after in their care model. Other topics included input on a draft lation timelines, and parking. diverse group of individuals who utilize this Health Clinic and TRICARE net work for their healthcare needs. With towards what is most important to our population, said Maj. Alex Montgom pages for updates on events around the The next meeting will take place in the command suite at the clinic in Septem like to attend this important forum is asked to please contact the patient advo list.vzhc-patient-representative@mail. (Passut is the patient advocate and public Community members and U.S. Army Health Clinic-Vicenza providers gather in the courtyard of the health clinic to discuss health care issues. (Photo by Capt. Jaqueline Want wellness? Read these tips from experts at Sesame Street parents can do. When the stresses of mili them. When the mind is clear, its easier to understand, communicate and deal with problems. building a peaceful, secure, strong mind Families and peaceful, the beach for example. Re member the smells, sounds, and the feel of sand beneath having a personal object as a reminder of someone who fort or pop-up tent, for example, complete with a favor want to help. Let them. All week long, fam members forhelping to make a bed, read on. At weeks end, open up the jar and share making them feel valued and encouraging future cooperation. notice when someone does something kind Its important to be in schedules. improve overall health. Youll even sleep better and feel more relaxed. Even a 10-minute walk will re parents to reconnect with their children or adjust to a new neighborhood. such as centers. There are valuable resources for military families on www.militaryonesource. com and United Nations and African Union-mandated peace keeping operations. combined unit level tactics, individual soldier skills and between U.S. and partner forces and organizations, ad MINUSMA and similar operations, and increase exer cise participants' abilities to execute MINUSMA sector relationships. Ghana is a defense and economic leader in the region and a valued partner, and it is because of these strengths that Ghana is an ideal host for an exercise like United Accord, LeBoeuf said.


7 Outlook July 27, 2018 cardholders are encouraged to submit stories through the Caserma Ederle and Del Din libraries. winners were Valentino Elia Madera, Ophelia Hill and Lori Newman. The winners showcased their writing talent their favorite Italian destina tions. Madera wrote about the pebbled beaches of Calabria, drawing correlations with his The beaches have more peb Corniglia and the crowd-pleasing basil gelato, high illustrated various Italian gems from Sirmione to Tusca GO TO GUIDE (Continued from page 1) The guide is a resource tailored for members of the streamline information to help newcomers adjust to liv Adjusting to living overseas can be met with some right, up-to-date information. The Go To Guide pro Madera Hill Newman such as vehicle registration and pet arrivals. The compact booklet also summer, the new guide will serve as local communities to explore, the guide will keep readers up to date Italian tour. a few weeks ago, this curated content is structured to help soldiers and families navigate adventure both on be available throughout Caserma Ederle and Camp Dar searching for outdoor markets or looking for helpful writing contest. (Photos by Richard Gehrke, FMWR) VICENZA Brigade here participated in a highly successful the main events designed to test physical readiness and build camaraderie wouldn't have been possible without the support of Vicenza Family and MWR were chosen to compete in a Mission Essential Fitness event that tested endurance, strength and agility. The competition took place on the newly renovated area of the Del Din basketball court where, in September, MWR will install an Alpha Warrior Battle Rig as well as additional functional on Bayonet Day Italy Exchange oers giveaways, contributes to emergency relief ITALY Exchange Service is partnering with patch, available for free while supplies last at the Ita Stripes Alterations cou pons, valued up to $5, will allow children to have the patch sewn on a personal item. The patch honors the children. to recognize the important role of mili change wants to help kids see their value and these patches help accomplish that. Children who wear or bring their brat fountain drink, dessert or other item. Of or cosmetic purchases of $30 or more. Shoppers can also redeem a coupon on a $30 skincare, fragrance or cosmetic purchase. Other back-to-school deals clude a skincare workshop, a nail care workshop, a Right Fit workshop for foot wear and more. to include laptops, hold computers, note Sending kids back to class doesnt have to break the bank, Sobrino said. mendous value for Soldiers, airmen and their families. For more information on these and oth er back-to-school events, contact the Ita Shoppers can donate beginning Aug. 1 ITALY Exchange donation. From Aug. 1 to Aug. 5, the Exchange is holding its second Give and Get Back of $258,000. a part of this wonderful program. pons shoppers can earn, and the coupons can be redeemed in store or online at Shop Looking for information and resources? U.S. Army MWR can connect you with a network of resources at Army OneSource


8 Outlook July 27, 2018 News briefs Opportunity to improve GT score will take place on Caserma Del Din in Building 2 from 8 a.m. to noon. For an Open gym for fall sports will take place at Vicenza High School and girls are welcome. Mosquito spraying p.m. on Caserma Ederle, and Aug. 3, 17 & 31, 7-11 p.m., on Caserma Del Din. Outlook to go digital Beginning Oct. 1, the Outlook newspaper will go digital. Due to budget and manpower constraints, the printed version of the newspaper will be online Preschool registration modeled after Head Start in the United children of sponsors who rank E4 and an application. There are two classes of 18 children each, and applications are plicants are put into a waiting pool and when there is an opening, the child most AAFES back to school, new lunch program of fresh fruit and vegetables, and whole grains to provide the best nutrition and school-lunch-program for current menus, pricing, nutritional and contact information. There will be a Back-to-School fair at the Vicenza Main Exchange mall available to perform lunch account Free and Reduced applications, and account management app. Families with children on the free to manage a child's lunch account without having to visit the Exchange. set spending limits, receive balance Soldiers' Theatre news p.m., Aug. 17, at Soldiers' Theatre on Caserma Ederle. Join in with other mu musicians. Auditions for "Spontaneous Laugh show will be short adult comedies, and 0444-71-7281. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies rude humor. "Teen Titans Go!" is a Cartoon Network series. At the movies Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (PG) 10 p.m. Blindspotting (R) July 28 3 p.m. (Pg-13) 6 p.m. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (PG) July 29 3 p.m. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (PG) 6 p.m. (PG-13) Aug. 1 Blindspotting (R) Aug. 2 (PG-13) A dm ission 3D rst run: Adult $8.50/Under 12 $5.75 3D second run: Adult $8/Under 12 $5.50 First run: Adult $6.50/Under 12, $3.75; Second run: Adult $6/Under 12 $3.50 Schedule is subject to change without notice. VICENZA Brigade (left), receives the colors from Lt. Col. Robert M. Shaw, commander, during the change of responsibility ceremony at Caserma Ederle July 19. Africa or Central command areas of responsibility. (Photo by Davide Dalla Massara, 7th ATC-RTSD South) 1-503rd welcomes new CSM *Editor's note: At time of publication, the remainder of the August movie schedule had not showtimes.


9 Outlook July 27, 2018 Out & About by Anna Terracino, VMC Public Aairs Oce Aquardens Pescantina (Verona), Via Valpolicella 63. Open Monday-ursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight. One of the largest Italian thermal parks. Admission: Mondays-Fridays, full day, ; weekends, ; children younger than 14: ; weekends ; free entrance for children no taller than 39.37 inches. Casa delle Farfalle e Bosco delle Fate Buttery Arc and Fairys Wood Montegrotto Terme (Padova), Via Degli Scavi 21 bis, about 27 miles southeast of Vicenza. Open daily through July 31, Wednesday-Sunday; Aug. 1-31, Tuesday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sept. 1-Nov. 12, Wednesday-Sunday. Admission: ; reduced for children 4-12 and senior citizens older than 65; ticket includes entrance to the Fairys Wood; last entrance is one hour before closing time. e Buttery Arc houses hundreds of specimens of arthropods, including scorpions, scarabs, dung beetles, caterpillars, and orchid praying mantises all chosen from among the largest specimens in the world. Esapolis Museum of live insects, silkworms and bees Padova, Via dei Colli 28. In July open only weekends and Italian holidays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Aug. 1-Sept. 30, WednesdayFriday, 9:30 a.m.noon and 2:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; October-March, weekends and Italian holidays, 9:30 a.m. -6 p.m.; last entrance one hour before closing time. Admission: ; reduced: for children 4-12 & senior citizens older than 65. Grotta Cascata del Varone e Giardino Botanico Varone Waterfall Cave Park and Botanic Garden Tenno (Trento), Via Cascata, 12. Open through August, 9 a.m.-7p.m.; September, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; OctoberDecember, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). A natural gorge, eroded over 20,000 years by Lake Tennos waters, which rumble their way down from a height of almost 100 meters. Admission: ; free parking and picnic area. Grotte di Oliero/ Oliero Caves Valstagna, Via Oliero di Sotto 85. Open through August 31, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday and Italian holidays, 9:30 a.m.-6:30 pm.; September, MondaySaturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; October, Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: ; reduced for children aged 5-12 and senior citizens older than 65; free for children younger than 4. Giardino Monumentale Valsanzibio Valsanzibio Historic Garden Galzignano Terme (Padova), Via Diana 2. Open daily through Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-sunset, Sunday and Italian holidays from 10 a.m. to sunset. Baroque garden with hundreds of dierent trees and plants, a maze, statues, fountains, ponds, water games and sh ponds. Admission: ; reduced ,50 for children ages 6-14 years. Orto Botanico/ Botanical Garden Padova, Via Orto Botanico 15. Open through September, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., closed Monday; October, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; November-March, 9 a.m.5 p.m., closed Monday; last entrance 45 minutes before closing time. is is the worlds rst botanical garden, opened in Padova in 1545. e original layout is still preserved, a circular central plot, symbolizing the world, surrounded by a ring of water. Famous for its collections of insectivorous, medicinal and poisonous plants, orchids, aquatic, Alpine and Mediterranean plants. Admission: ; reduced for children ages 6-18 years; family fee: Parco delle Cascate/ Waterfall Park Molina (Verona), Via Bacilieri 1. Open through Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (last entrance 5:30 pm.); Oct. 1-Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entrance at 4 p.m.); NATURAL PARKS/ZOOS/GARDENS VENETO Nov. 2-March 30, Sunday and Italian holidays, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m. (last entrance at 2 p.m.) e name Molina derives from the past presence of many mills (in Italian, mulini) working thanks to the hydraulic force of the springs from which the beautiful waterfalls of the park are created. A visit to Molina also represents a step into the past: the village has maintained the characteristics of an ancient medieval town. Admission: ; reduced for children 6-11; free entrance for children younger than 5 and visitors with disabilities. Parco Faunistico Cappeller/ Cappeller Zoo Cartigliano (Vicenza), Via Kimble. Open through Sept. 30, weekdays 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; closes 8:30 p.m. on Sunday; Oct. 1-Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Fridays; last entrance one hour before closing time. Admission: .50; reduced for children 2-10; senior citizens older than 60 and military members; museum entrance: ; free for children younger than 3. Parco Giardino Sigurt/ Sigurt Garden Valeggio sul Mincio (Verona), Via Cavour 1. Open through Nov. 11, 9 a.m. p.m. (last entrance at 6 p.m.); October and November, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: .50; reduced .50 children ages 5-14; free for children younger than 4; senior citizens older than 65 For guests with diculties in getting around, there is a special area reserved on the trains, with electric step for wheelchair access for comfortable enjoyment of the "Enchanted Trail. Parco Natura Viva/ Safari Park and Zoo Bussolengo (Verona), Localit Figara 40. Open through Dec. 9, daily, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday and Italian holidays, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; safari park, MondaySaturday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Sunday and Italian holidays, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: ; for children 3 -12; senior citizens older than 65, ; free for children younger than 3. Sea Life Aquarium Lido di Jesolo (Venezia), Piazza Venezia 28. Open through Aug. 30, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 1-30, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Admission: .50; reduced for children younger than 11 and taller than 39, 37 inches; free for children shorter than 39.37 inches. For more information in English and to get discount tickets online, visit Acquario dellElba/ Elba Aquarium Marina di Campo (Elba Island, Livorno), Via Segagnana. Open through Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.; Sept. 16-Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission: for children aged 3-10; free for children younger than 3. Acquario di Livorno/ Livorno Aquarium Livorno, Piazzale Mascagni 1. Open through Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sept. 1-16, 10 a.m. p.m.; Sept. 22Dec. 31, open weekends, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; last admission is one hour before closing time. Admission: ; reduced for 26 for children younger than 13 and taller than 39.37 inches; free entrance for children shorter than 39.37 inches; for senior citizens older than 65. Acquario mediterraneo dellArgentario Argentarios Mediterranean Aquarium Porto S. Stefano (Grosseto), Lungomare dei Navigatori 44. Open Tuesday-Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Tickets reduced (senior citizens over 65; children aged 5-12); free for children younger than 5. Antro del Corchia/ Corchia Caves Levigliani di Stazzema (Lucca), Via IV Novembre 70. Open daily through Sept. 16. During the rest of the year, the caves can be visited on a limited schedule; visit the website for more details. Admission: ; reduced for children ages 5-14; free for children younger than 5. Collodi Buttery House Collodi (Pistoia), Piazza della Vittoria 3. Open through Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sept. 24-Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. A large greenhouse with an exotic garden populated with thousands of colorful tropical butteries. Admission: ; reduced for children ages 5-14 years and senior citizens older than 65; fee includes entrance to Garzoni Historic Garden. Giardino di Boboli/ Boboli Gardens Florence, Piazza Pitti 1. Open through Aug. 31, 8:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; September-October, 8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; November-February, closes at 4:30 p.m. Last entry is one hour before closing time. e Boboli Gardens are one of the greatest open-air museums in Italy. e park has centuries-old oak trees, sculptures and fountains. e gardens are a spectacular example of "green architecture," decorated with sculptures and the prototype which inspired many European royal gardens, Versailles in particular. Admission: 7; reduced: .50 (ages 18-25); free for people younger than 18 and senior citizens older than 65. Giardino Zoologico / Zoo Pistoia, Via Pieve a Celle 160/A. Open Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m., last entry one hour before closing time. Admission: ; reduced: for children ages 3-10; for senior citizens older than 65. Parco di San Rossore/ St. Rossore Park Pisa, localit Cascine Vecchie. Open through Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; and November-March, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. e park is part of the Natural Park of Migliarino and Massaciuccoli, established in 1979 and situated along the coast from Viareggio to Livorno. Visit the park on a small train or carriage, on foot or by bike with guides, or by boat along the Arno River. Horseback riding available; free entrance Saturday, Sunday and Italian holidays. Parco Gallorose/ Gallorose Park Cecina (Livorno), Via Aurelia Sud, Localit Cedrino. Open through Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission: ; reduced: .50 for children younger than 7. More than 14,000 plants and owers; domestic and exotic animal plus a huge variety of birds. Credit cards not accepted. Parco Mediceo di Pratolino Pratolino Medicean Park Pratolino (Vaglia, Florence), Villa Demido, Via Fiorentina 276. Open through Oct. 28, Friday-Sunday and Italian holidays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; free entrance. e park is a natural reserve, both for local ora and fauna with several centuries-old trees, deer, foxes and hares. More information in English at http:// AMUSEMENT/ADVENTURE PARKS TUSCANY NATURAL PARKS/ZOOS/GARDENS TUSCANY


10 Outlook July 27, 2018 Out & About VENETO & NEARBY Feste Marinare/ Fish Festival July 27-28; Aug. 10-11, and Aug. 17-18, from 6:30 p.m., Cortellazzo (Jesolo), Sport Center, Via Amba Alagi 47. A variety of sh specialties; music and dancing. Bark in Festa/ Local Fair July 27-29, 7 p.m.-midnight, San Pietro in Gu, Via Barche 29. Food booths feature gnocchi, steak, grilled meat, beer and local wine; live music and dancing start at 9 p.m. Festa DEstate/ Summer Party July 28-29, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Bosco Chiesanuova (Verona), Piazza della Chiesa and Piazzale Cimitero. Local product and cras exhibit and sale; street artists; shows, street food; horse-drawn carriage tours. Brintaal Festival della Cultura e Musica Celtica Brintaal Celtic Folk Festival Aug. 23-26, Cismon del Grappa, Bosco delle Fontane, Via Giarre di Sicilia 2. Food booths and Celtic items fair; archery exhibit and workshops; sampling of local products and food booths. Free live music and dancing; free entrance to all events. Festa della Birra e della Bruschetta Beer and Bruschetta Fest Aug. 23-28, Marola, Torri di Quartesolo, Sport Center, Via Cedri, about 5 miles east of Vicenza. Food booths featuring the typical bruschetta (i.e. toasted bread seasoned with garlic, olive oil, etc.) and many other local specialties open at 7 p.m. Live music and entertainment start at 9 p.m.; pony rides for children; reworks Aug. 28 at 11 p.m. Estate al Parco /Summer at the Park Free outdoor tness classes by Anna Terracino, VMC Public Aairs Oce rough Aug. 31, Vicenza, Parco Querini, Viale Rodol. ursdays Hatha Yoga: August, 7-8:30 p.m. Palco del Tempietto. Exercises that include physical postures, purication procedures, poses, breathing and meditation. Sundays Self-defense workshops: 10:30 a.m.noon, Palco del Tempietto Camminamento di Ronda Walk along fortress walls of Cittadella rough Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Cittadella, (Padova), about 16 miles northwest of Vicenza. Entrance from the tourist oce, Via Porte Bassanesi; last entrance one hour before closure. e walls and fortications were built in 1220 to protect the town from territorial attacks; from the walls you can experience views of downtown and of the Dolomite Mountains on a clear day; ticket: David Chippereld Architect Works rough Sept. 2, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.8 p.m., Vicenza, Palladian Basilica, Piazza dei Signori. Contemporary architecture exhibit; entrance fee: ; reduced La Partita a Scacchi a personaggi viventi Live Chess Game Sept. 7-9, Marostica, Piazza degli Scacchi, about 18 miles north of Vicenza. Grand opening Sept. 7 at 9 p.m., Sept. 8-9, 9 p.m. is chess match commemorates the historic chess match of 1454. e game is a reenactment of the match that Lord Taddeo Parisio held to determine the marriage of his daughter. Purchase tickets well in advance online at http://www. Sculture di Sabbia /Sand Sculpture Festival rough Sept. 9, Jesolo, Piazza Brescia. is years theme is "Sand Raptors." International artists take part Fish Festival, Cortellazzo VENETO MARKETS Piazzola sul Brenta (Padova): July 29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Via Camerini (700 vendors) Noventa Vicentina (Vicenza): Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza IV Novembre (120 vendors) Vittorio Veneto (Treviso): Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Serravalle, Piazza Minucci and surrounding streets (75 vendors) Sand Sculpture Festival, Jesolo Ferragosto, Italian national holiday, Aug. 15 Ferragosto is one of the most important Catholic holidays celebrated across Italy. Its sanctity and widespread observance are due to it being the day on which the Virgin Mary was assunta in cielo ascended to heaven. e holiday is generally known around the world as Assumption Day. However, as is the case with many other Christian holidays in Italy, Ferragosto has pagan origins: it dates back 18 B.C., when Roman Emperor Augustus declared the entire month of August would be dedicated to the Feriae Augusti a series of festivals and celebrations. While observations have evolved over the centuries, still today Italians like to take some of their ferie (annual leave) during the month of August as holiday and leisure time. Many Italians head to the beach or mountains, so there is likely to be a lot of trac along the coast and other highways leading to popular destinations. Public oces and stores are generally closed. Many towns and resorts celebrate their local festivals and conclude the holiday with reworks. Live Chess Match, Marostica in this special event by competing in shaping every kind of artistic gure with ne golden sand. Free entrance. Egitto. Dei, faraoni e Uomini Egypt. Gods, Pharaohs and Men rough Sept. 18, Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Jesolo, Via Aquileia 123. is exhibit oers a display of Egyptian artifacts coming from the most important collections of Italian and foreign museums. Entrance fee: ; reduced: (senior citizens older than 65; students and people with disabilities); (children aged 6-12); free for children younger than 6. Tickets include audio guide. Passeggiate in carrozza Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours rough Sept. 29, 8 p.m.; Oct. 6-20, 3-8 p.m., on Saturdays; Vicenza; enjoy this unique way of seeing the most beautiful sites in Vicenza; the 20 minute tours depart and return to Piazza Biade. e cost is for a maximum of ve people at a time. Venice Secrets Crime & Justice Exhibit rough Sept. 30, open daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m, Venice, Palazzo Zaguri, Campo San Maurizio. In a Venetian palace, through a ve-story route divided into 36 rooms, visitors will see a secret side of the city. e display is divided in four sections: justice and torture; prisons and prisoners; capital executions; Inquisition and Holy Oce. Entrance fee: ; reduced for senior citizens older than 65 and children ages 6-14. Van Gogh Multimedia Experience rough Sept. 30, Mondays-Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Venice, Palazzo Giustinian Faccanon, Dorsoduro; this exhibit examines, through projections on several large monitors, Van Goghs life and works, with video visions of many of his paintings and drawing, completed with info in Italian and English. Entrance fee: ; reduced (children younger than 18, senior citizens over 65); free for children younger than 7. For more events and activities, visit the U.S. Army Garrison Italy Pinterest page, www.


CONCERTS/SPORTS Sting July 29 Verona; July 30 Naples Joan Baez Aug. 5 Verona; Aug. 6 Rome; Aug. 8 Udine White Orcs Aug. 9 Grosseto Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker Aug. 22 Segrate (Milan) Ian Paice from Deep Purple Aug. 11 Rimini Eminem Sept. 7 Milan David Cosby & Friends Sept. 11 Milan; Sept. 13 Rome Europe Oct. 2 Bologna U2 Oct. 11-12; Oct. 15-16 Assago (Milan) David Garrett and his band Oct. 17 Rome; Oct. 19 Florence; Oct. 20 Assago (Milan) e Musical Box Oct. 28 Rome; Oct. 30 Florence; Oct. 31 Milan; Nov. 1 Padova Brit Floyd Nov. 6 Florence; Nov. 7 Milan; Nov. 10 Padova Liam Gallagher Nov. 15 Conegliano; Nov. 16 Rome Dire Straits Legacy Nov. 20 Assago (Milan); Nov. 21 Padova; Nov. 23 Brescia; Nov. 24 Florence Bunbury Dec. 2 Milan Elton John May 29-30, 2019, Verona ITALIAN ARTISTS Vinicio Capossela July 31 San Gimignano (Siena) Gianna Nannini Aug. 13 Follonica (Grosseto); Aug. 14 Forte dei Marmi (Lucca) Francesco De Gregori Aug. 14 Asiago Francesca Michielin Sept. 2 Treviso Angelo Branduardi Sept. 3 Venice; Nov. 10 Florence Laura Pausini Oct. 7 Florence; Oct. 9-10 Padova Claudio Baglioni Oct. 16 Florence; Nov. 16-17 Padova; Nov. 20-21 Montichiari (Brescia) Luca Carboni Oct. 18 Padova Mario Biondi Dec. 13 Florence; Dec. 19 Padova SPORTING EVENTS ACI CSAI Racing Weekend Oct. 27-28 Scarperia (Florence) Tickets are available in Vicenza at Media World, Palladio Shopping Center, or online at www.ticketone. 11 Outlook July 27, 2018 Out & About TUSCANY Eetto Venezia /Venice Eect summer festival rough July 29, Livorno. Eetto Venezia (literally Venice Eect) is the most important event organized in Livorno during the summer. Its name derives from the district where it takes place, La Venezia. e area is crossed by canals built by the Medici family to facilitate transport of goods into the city. During this event, there will be entertainment, performances, live music and cultural initiatives; food booths featuring many local specialties including the cacciucco (a typical sh soup from Livorno), and fried sh. Exhibit and sale of cras and antiques. Festival Medievale /Medieval Festival July 27-28, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Laterina (Arezzo). Actors and musicians recreate a medieval atmosphere; re and falconers shows; jesters and re-eaters; historical parades and medieval battles reenactments; medieval market and food. Free entrance. Medioevalia /Medieval Festival July 27-29, 6 p.m.-midnight, Momigno (Marliana, Pistoia). Street artists, jesters, re-eaters, and medieval music. Food booths open at 6 p.m. Sagra del Fungo Porcino /Porcino Mushroom Fair July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5, Cascine di Buti (Pisa). Food booths featuring many dierent mushroom dishes and other local specialties open at 7 p.m.; live music and dancing. Sagra del Pesce e Patate /Fish & Chips Festival July 27-Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m., Barga (Lucca). Food booths feature sh & chips and many local specialties and wines. On Aug. 5-6, Aug. 11-13, and Aug. 15-17 gluten-free meals available; 9 p.m. music and dancing; free event. Sagra del Totano Fritto/ Fried Squid Festival July 28-29 and Aug. 3-4 in Bientina (Pisa), Sports Field, Via Leonardo da Vinci. Food booths feature a wide variety of fried sh and local specialties; bounce houses and entertainment for children. Free event. Festa dellUnicorno /Unicorn Festival July 27-29, Vinci (Florence). Comic book lovers and performers gather in this little town, which comes alive with re shows, live music, banquets, markets and people dressed up as fairies, knights, kings, goblins and many other characters. Entrance fee: reduced (children ages 11-16 and visitors wearing a medieval costume); free for children under 10. Sagra del Cunigliolo Fritto/ Fried Rabbit Fair Aug. 2-26, ursday-Sunday, 7-11 p.m., Localit La Serra, San Miniato (Pisa). Food booths feature fried rabbit and variety of local specialties and wines; free event. Sagra della SVS Ballando Sotto Le Stelle SVS Fair Dancing Under the Stars Aug. 6-15, Livorno, Via delle Corollaie. Food booths feature with local specialties and sweets; carnival rides; live music and dancing. is fair is organized by the local Public Assistance Organization; all proceeds go to the local Emergency Association. Volterra A.D. 1398/ Medieval Festival Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, Volterra (Pisa). e entire town dresses in costume, music and food are on display everywhere. Visitors can rent a costume for the day and exchange their euros for medieval coins (Grossi). Balestro del Girifalco/ Historical Reenactment Aug. 14, Massa Marittima (Grosseto), Piazza del Duomo. is festival was rst held in the early years of the 14th century: 24 competitors, armed with replicas of 14th century Italian crossbows used by their ancestors, compete trying to center a target placed 30 meters away. On the back of the target is a painting of the girifalco (gyrfalcon), its wings spread wide in ight. e competitor whose arrow hits the center of the target wins. Bravio delle Botti Barrels Competition and Festival Aug. 17-24, Montepulciano (Siena). is event dates back to the 14th century when races were run on horseback. Only in more recent times has it been transformed in a competition with barrels ( botti ). Aug. 17, 8 p.m.-midnight, Piazza Grande, sampling of local products and wines, food booths, live music Aug. 18, 9:20-11:45 p.m., historical parade of city districts; ocial grand opening of the competition Aug. 19, 3:30-7 p.m., parade of ag-wavers and drummers; presentation of the cloth; award ceremony in Piazza Grande Aug. 19-24, 9-11 p.m., barrel-pushing practice for Sundays competition Aug. 23, 9-11:45 p.m., historical costume parade with knights and noblemen along streets lit only by ashlights and torches Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., race with contestants pushing heavy wooden wine barrels for about a kilometer uphill along the narrow streets of the towns historical center. Palio di Siena/ Horse Race Aug. 16 4:45 p.m., Carabinieri parade; 4:50 p.m. historic pageant; 7 p.m. the race begins. e Palio of Siena is one of the most famous horse races in the world. During the annual spectacle, the city is divided into 17 competing districts ( Contrade ). In the months leading up to the event, 10 districts are selected for each race and each is assigned a horse, which will compete in the Piazza del Campo. Festivities start three days before with parades, food booths, blessing of the horses, live music and four race trials. To get tickets online, visit Peperoncino d'aMare/ Hot Pepper Fair Aug. 24-26, 7 p.m.-midnight, Marina di Massa. Food booths feature local specialties and beer; cooking workshops; live music, dancing, and entertainment for children. Free event. Baviera Fest/ Bavarian Festival Aug. 24-Sept. 9, Venturina Terme (Campiglia Marittima, Livorno). Food booth featuring typical German food and beers open at 7:30 p.m.; 9 p.m. live music and dancing. Free entrance. Man Ray Wonderful Visions rough Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., San Gimignano, Modern Art Gallery, Via Folgore da San Gimignano; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. through Sept. 30; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Oct. 1-7. On display More than 100 photos by Man Ray, one of the most important photographers of the XX century. Entrance fee: reduced for children ages 6-17 and for senior citizens older than 65; free access for children younger than 6. TUSCANY MARKETS Florence: July 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza dei Ciompi Montemurlo (Prato): July 29, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in Piazza della Costituzione Arezzo: Aug. 4-5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Grande (about 1000 vendors) Orbetello (Grosseto): Aug. 4-5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Corso Italia, Piazza Eroe dei Due Mondi, Piazza del Plebiscito Pietrasanta (Lucca): Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Duomo San Giuliano Terme (Pisa): Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Shelley and Piazza Italia Scarperia (Firenze): Aug. 5, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; in July and August, closes at 11 p.m.; downtown squares and streets Deep Purple (Photo by Cesare Greselin)


12 Outlook July 27, 2018 PADOVA Take a stroll through the oldest university botanical garden in the garden is open through September Sunday. Last entrance is 45 minutes is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Entry fee varies; see (Photos by Karin J. Martinez, VMC Public Wander through an ancient botanical garden BOSS Del Din Car & Bike Show July 28, 6-11 p.m. Warrior Zone, Caserma Del Din Head to the road alongside the Warrior Zone on Caserma Del Din for a BOSS Car & Motorcycle Show at the rst Vicenza Summer Meet 1.1. To participate, cars must have been registered by July 18. Free for spectators. Categories are: Best in Show, Best Super Car, Best American, Best JDM, Best European, Best Classic, Best Paint/Wrap, Best Wheels and Best Sleeper. Motorcycle categories are Sport, Touring and Custom. A trophy will be awarded for rst place in each category. ere will be music provided by DJ Capo, photographers/videographers, and a food vendor on site. A bouncy house will be available for children. Get more information at the Auto Skills Center Bowling Check the FMWR calendar e Arena, Caserma Ederle Bowl at the Arena. ere is daytime bowling, Two for Two Tuesday, Sunday bowling specials, hourly and evening bowling, and family movie nights. Stop by the Arena for more information, or go online at https:// to get dates, times and cost. Whitewater Rafting Aug. 4, 5:30 a.m.-7 p.m., $100 ODR, Caserma Ederle Experience whitewater raing down the Noce River, a class 3 or 4 river depending on water level. e raing company will provide all necessary raing equipment. e group will have lunch at the onsite restaurant before heading back to Vicenza. As lunch is not included in the price, participants are welcome to bring a packed lunch if they prefer. Milan: A Guided Tour Aug. 4, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., $85/$54/$38 ODR, Caserma Ederle Milan is a metropolis in Italy's northern Lombardy region and a global capital of fashion and design. Join Outdoor Recreation on a 2-hour guided tour of Milan. Aerward, participants will be able to break from the group for free time. The Republic of San Marino Aug. 11, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. $85/$51 ODR, Caserma Ederle San Marino is a republic state surrounded by Italy. is microstate claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. Participants will enjoy a guided tour of San Marino, followed by free time to explore. Passport required. Polish Pottery Festival Express Aug. 17, 7 p.m.-Aug. 19, 3 a.m. $244/$158/$115/$85 ODR, Caserma Ederle e most famous town for Polish Pottery is Boleslawiec, where pottery has been intertwined with culture for thousands of years, each piece craed and painted by hand. From August 16-19, Boleslawiec will be holding a festival centered around this centuries-long tradition. Passport required. Canyoning Aug. 18, 6 a.m.-7 p.m., $115 ODR, Caserma Ederle Navigate your way down a mountain canyon while rappelling down waterfalls and wading through creeks. Canyoning is a mix of hiking, rappelling, and whatever else it takes to descend the canyon. Expect frigid waters on this experience. Lunch not included in price. Ages 16 years and older only; participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Portoroz, Slovenia Beach Day Aug. 18, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. $75/$45/$25, ODR, Caserma Ederle What better way to enjoy the summer beach weather than on the coast of Slovenia? Outdoor Rec will take guests to Slovenia to spend time on the beach in Portoroz, an Adriatic seaside resort and spa town located in southwestern Slovenia. Hit the beach or check out the town. Passport required. Sea Kayaking at Lake Garda Aug. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $50 ODR, Caserma Ederle Glide through the waters of Lake Garda, navigating along the coast of the Sirmione peninsula. Aer an introduction to paddling and setting up the boats, the group will head out on the open water. Paddle for about two hours and stop for lunch (not included in price). Aer lunch, hop back in the kayaks for a nal hour of paddling featuring some of the most memorable sights of the trip. Ages 16 years and older. Darby Trip: Venice Express Aug. 25, 5 a.m.-11 p.m. $85 *Sign up by Aug. 17 ODR, Caserma Ederle Take o to the timeless beauty of Venice. Walk the narrow alleys and ENTERTAINMENT & TRIPS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS Family & MWR gondola-lled canals of this beautiful city while taking in amazing sights and sounds. Kids Craft Club July 31 and Aug. 7, 14 & 21 1:30-3 p.m., $5 Arts & Cras Center, Caserma Ederle Head to the Arts & Cras Center and enjoy a spacious room and an increasing supply of craing materials. e center will have three to four dierent activities available that will encourage children to explore their inner creativity while having fun. Activities are set up for ages 3-16 years. Register in advance, as space is limited. Resume Development Training: Federal Resumes Aug. 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m. ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle Register for this class and learn to write an eective federal resume that will highlight your transferable skills and accomplishments. is will be a classroom setting. First Wednesday of each month. Del Din Anger Management Class Aug. 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Library, Bldg. 2, Caserma Del Din All community members are eligible to participate in this class. Understand what anger can do to your body; learn to recognize anger warning signs; and what to do when you get angry. No registration required. Community Career Fair Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Golden Lion, Caserma Ederle Don't miss your chance to come and familiarize yourself with various professions and career eld! Army Community Service and SFL-TAP are proud to present a Career Fair to the Vicenza Military Community. On-the-spot interviews will take place. Please bring a copy of your resume for review and application. Teenvenuti Workshop & Tour Aug. 8 or Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. *Register one week before the event. School Liaison Ocer oce Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle Join us for "Teenvenuti." is studentled, adult-supervised workshop and tour will help youth in grades 6-12 get used to their new home. Youth will enjoy a tour of downtown Vicenza, schools, city bus ride and how-to, pizza, lunch and gelato, and making new friends. Bring ID card and wear comfortable shoes. Bring euros to purchase food. Parental permission is required. Call DSN 634-5998, comm. 0444-71-5998. Stress Management Class Aug. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle All community members are eligible to participate in stress management classes. During this class participants will learn how to recognize signs of stress; what prolonged stress can do to your body and mind; and how to train yourself to lower stress levels. No registration required. Infant Massage Class Aug. 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. ACS, Bldg. 108, Caserma Ederle Join the New Parent Support Program for this exciting chance to bond with your infant. Instruction is available to parents of children ve weeks old to crawling. Learn techniques of infant massage to help baby sleep longer, enhance bonding, improve circulation and more. FITNESS & SPORTS BOSS Morning Bike Ride Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 6-7:30 a.m. ODR, Caserma Ederle New and experienced riders are invited to join; no registration is required for weekly morning bike rides. Bring road bicycle, helmet, spare inner tube, and water and snacks as needed. Call for information, DSN 637-2712, comm. 0444-66-2712. Darby PiYo Live July 31 and Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 & 31 8:30-9:30 a.m., $5/10 for $35 Fitness Center, Camp Darby PiYO Live is an intense, low impact cardio workout. A unique total-body conditioning workout that combines the muscle-sculpting, core-rming benets of pilates with the strength and exibility training of owing yoga movements, all in one class. A fat burning, low-impact workout. Black Light Yoga Aug. 23, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Fitness center, Caserma Ederle Flow with good tunes under the black light and build strong, exible bodies. is will be an hour of vinyasa ow yoga set to music, and all skill levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and wear comfortable clothing. Are we there yet?