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September 6, 2013

News Briefs September 6, 2013

DFAC Table Bussing

Effective Oct. 1, Joshua Tree Dining Facility customers will be required to take their trays and dishes to the dish collection area.All Air Force food service contracts were amended to reflect this change.

For more information, call Paul Martin at (661) 275-3662.

HAWC Patriot Day Fun Run/Walk Event

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting a Patriot Day Fun Run/Walk event Sept. 11. Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot, and is open to runners and walkers of all levels so make it your squadron PT and come exercise your body as well as your mind.

For more information, call (661) 277-8392.

Hispanic Heritage

Edwards Air Force Base is hosting a National Hispanic Heritage Month kick-off event 1 p.m., Sept. 17 at the Oasis Community Center. The kick-off event is one of three events that will bring Hispanic Heritage awareness to Team Edwards. Keynote speaker is Isaac Barcelona, district director for California Sen.
Steve Knight. Grupo Folklorico Antelope Valley will perform ballet folkloric as well as the AV Dance and Fitness Academy members performing salsa, merengue and bachata dances. A salsa competition will also be held throughout the event. For more information, call (661) 275-1142.

Futbol Experience

The Edwards Hispanic Heritage Month committee is sponsoring a Futbol Experience event 1-5 p.m., Oct. 4 at Wings Field. All of Team Edwards is welcome to attend.Come out, take pictures and meet members of the Chivas USA team and the Chivas Girls. Santos USA Academy will also be giving free soccer clinics for all ages throughout the event. There will be a mini soccer tournament to see which squadron takes the championship and bragging rights. We will also have food, soccer, music and prizes for your enjoyment.
For more information, call (661) 275-3087.

Farewell luncheon

Col. Robert A. Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, requests the pleasure of your company at a farewell luncheon honoring John Nemeth, 412th MSG deputy director. The luncheon is at 11 a.m., Sept. 12 at at Club Muroc. RSVP by Sept. 6.

For more information, call (661) 277-7732 or (661) 277-7490.

Boron to celebrate Twenty Mule Team Days

Boron’s Twenty Mule Team Days celebration will be Oct. 5 and 6. This year the actual mules will make a rare appearance and will be pulling the historical wagons during the parade.Parade entries and vendor spots are open now. For entry/vendor prices, call (760) 793-4139, or e-mail kickjoeboxer@yahoo.com.
For more information, visit www.boronchamber.com.

Free Latin dance lessons

Free Latin dance lessons that will be taught every Tuesday through Oct. 10 at the Aerobics Center by the Fitness Center from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to learn different dances that come from different Latin countries for National Hispanic Heritage month! We will also put together a big dance that mixes different music which will be performed at the main Hispanic Heritage event Oct. 4.

For more information, call (661) 277-9486 for more information.

Desert High Robotics

Desert Junior Senior High School is starting a Robotics Club this school year that will compete in First Tech Challenge and possibly some additional VEX events. We are looking for volunteers to help us make this a success.

First Tech Challenge (as well as VEX) work with basic robot construction and programming, and is a logical next step to compliment Branch Elementary School’s First Lego League and a precursor to a full-up Robotics Team. Volunteer opportunities range from assistant coach (4 or 5 hours per week when the team gets going) to mentors (2-5 hours per month) to simple program assistance (Robotics Lab construction and cleaning, guest lectures, moral support, etc.). Practices will be held on base starting in August, and the season will run until February or March. A successful program will require a good number of volunteers with a range of technical, mechanical and/or educational experiences. We are asking you to please consider volunteering and/or solicit volunteers from your organization to see if there are folks interested in helping make this program a reality. The head coach, Robby Weaver, can be reached at robby.weaver@yahoo.com . Please let him know if you have any volunteers, questions or ideas with respect to this very worthwhile endeavor!”

Square dance

Ready to have some fun, meet great new people, and get some good exercise at the same time? The Gandy Dancers are starting a new Square Dance Class beginning Sept. 11 at the Community Church, 100 Wast E Street, Tehachapi, Calif., from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The first two classes are free!If you have never tried Square Dancing, give it a whirl! You just might like it.

For more information, call (661) 331-0707.




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