Events

April 18, 2013

Local Briefs April 19, 2013

Retired Officers’ Spouses Club

The Tucson Retired Officers’ Spouses Club will hold its last monthly luncheon meeting of the season on Thursday, May 2 at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr., located off Swan Rd., one mile north of Sunrise Dr.  Special guest speaker is Matt Welch, Tucson Botanical Gardens Volunteer Docent. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon. The price of the luncheon is $24.  Reservations with entrée choice are due by noon, Apr. 29 by calling Kit Harrelson, 299-9298 or Fernande Schanke, 744-4852. Any spouse or widow of a retired military officer is invited to join the ROSC.  There are no membership dues. For more information about the ROSC, please call Chairperson Rita Dennis at 577-1741.

NARFE Association, Chapter 55, to meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on May 13 at the U-Like Buffet, 330 South Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711.  The luncheon starts at 11:00 AM and ends about 1:30 p.m.  There will be a presentation followed by a business meeting. Current and retired Federal employees, their spouses, guests and visitors are welcome. Attendees pay for their lunch, usually less than $10. For further information please call 751-2017.

Focus on Fathering Workshops

In partnership with United Way of Tucson and First Things First, the Easter Seals Blake Foundation introduces Focus on Fathering – a group for dads about being a dad. Learn about the importance of being a dad and getting more involved with your child. Workshops will be held on Fridays on the dates  listed below, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Session                Topic

#1 – Apr 19    Group Intro & Warm-up

#2 – Apr 26    Connecting w/your child

#3 – May 3   Child Development & Discipline

#4 – May 10   Healthy Relationships for me my child

#5 – May 17 Self-Esteem, Helping your Child Deal with Feelings

#6 – May 31    Ways to Play and Places to Go

#7 – June 7       Show Your Love, Parenting Apart

#8 – June 14    Siblings & Friends (To be a Father)

To register, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 228-5690.

Brain Waves for Fathers

Fri, Apr. 12, Noon-4 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center 

Learn more about the mechanics of early childhood brain development.  This exciting new program is for fathers of young children (ages birth through five). Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Tues, Apr. 16, 9-10 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Learn why the Thrift Savings Plan has been called the Model for all 401k Plans! No matter the amount of time you plan on serving in the Air Force military or civilian the TSP is a savings and retirement plan that you will thank yourself for contributing to when you reach your retirement age.

Smooth Move Brief

Mon, Apr. 22, 9-11 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Do you have an assignment to a new base? Sign up for this presentation to help make your PCS a smooth move.  Information presented by TMO, Legal, Family Advocacy, Finance, Airman & Family Readiness Center, and the Housing Office. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Credit & Debt Management

Tues, Apr. 23, 9-10 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Class covers the good and bad uses of credit, credit reports and scores, and teaches skills to get out of debt. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Home Buying 101

Thurs, Apr. 25, 8 a.m.-noon – Airman & Family Readiness Center 

Informative presentation covers the steps of purchasing a home and the most common real estate definitions and terms. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Short Sales & Foreclosures

Thurs, Apr. 25, 1-2 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center 

Everything families need to know about short sales and foreclosures. Recommended for anyone who owns a home and expects to leave the area soon. Please RVSP at 228-5690.

Stay and Play

Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. – Desert Dove Chapel

This is a new program for parents and children ages birth to five years. Features open play-time, parent-child activities, circle time, parenting support and education. Registration is not required. For more information, call 321-1500.




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