Events

April 19, 2012

Fort Irwin Community Calendar April 19, 2012

TODAY

In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646.

 

TOMORROW

AAFES is offering a drawing for a trip for two to Costa Rica starting tomorrow and ending May 3.  Five runners-up will receive a $1,000 AAFES gift card.  No purchase is necessary.  To enter, visit The Exchange.  Entrants must be 18 years old.

The Family Advocacy Program will have an information booth on child abuse prevention at Child, Youth, and School Services from 3-5 p.m.  There will be pamphlets and handouts available with information in preventing child abuse.  For more information, call Susan Alderman at 380-4470 or 380-4474.

 

SATURDAY

Outdoor Recreation will host the Annie Oakley Skeet and Trap competition starting at noon at the skeet and trap range on Goldstone Road.  Cost is $30 per person.  For more information or to register, call 380-4327 or visit Bldg. 4100 on Goldstone Road.

 

MONDAY

There will be a Fort Irwin NOW (newcomers’ orientation welcome) from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Sandy Basin Community Center.  Information will be provided to Soldiers and family members new to Fort Irwin about the resources and activities available here.  To register or for more information, call 380-3598 or visit www.fortirwinfmwr.com.

BOSS presents its “Extreme Velocity Challenge” April 23-25.  It kicks off with a trip to Bungee America in Los Angeles on April 23.  Cost is $100.  On April 24, there will be a white water rafting trip to Three Rivers, Calif.  Cost is $110.  On April 25, there will be a trip to Pole Position Kart Racing in Corona, Calif. for $45.  Complete all three challenges and become the extreme velocity champion.  For more information, call 760-267-1726 or email fica.boss.rep@hotmail.com.

Bollywood and belly dance classes are returning to Coyote Activity Center beginning at 8:45 a.m. April 23.  For more information, email Rachel at rmivy@hotmail.com or find the class Facebook page.

There will be a service of remembrance for Michael “Doc” Sanders at 5 p.m. at Jackrabbit Park.  Anyone who knew Sanders and would like to share a fond memory or story about him at the ceremony is invited to do so.

 

TUESDAY

There will be a meeting of the Exchange and DeCa advisory council from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Fort Irwin movie theater.  The mission of the advisory council is to increase communication and find ways to better support customers.  All are welcome.  For more information, call 380-3560.

Strike Zone Bowling Center hosts TnT Tuesdays all day every Tuesday.  Come enjoy $1 tacos and taquitos and $1 bowling and shoe rental.  For more information, call 380-4249.

 

WEDNESDAY

A representative from the University of Maryland will visit the Fort Irwin Army Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide information and answer questions.  For more information, call 380-4218.

The annual Fort Irwin volunteer recognition ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at Sandy Basin Community Center.  All are welcome.  For more information, call Tony Untalan at 380-8422.

 

GARAGE SALES

Saturday: 4656 Omaha Beach St. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Items include furniture, clothing and electronics.

 

UPCOMING

The Middle School Teen Center and the EDGE program presents “Neon Night in Paris” dance on April 27 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  There will be a DJ, dancing, raffles, a caricature artist, photos, and glow-in-the-dark effects.  Middle Schoolers will have their dance from 4-6 p.m. and high schoolers from 7-10 p.m.  For more information, call 380-3732.

All residents of Fort Irwin are invited to attend this quarter’s town hall meeting at 5 p.m. May 2 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  Town hall meetings provide a platform to inform the community and a place where the community can voice their concerns. Starting at 4:30 p.m., there will be multiple information booths including the K-9 Unit, Child ID Program, Neighborhood Watch Program, Sexual Assault Prevention, Preventative Medicine, and much much more! For more information call 380-8917.

SKIES Unlimited’s School of Acdemics is offering three-day SAT prep courses.  The next course is is May 22-24.  Course times are 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Cost is $30 for three sessions.  For more information or to register, visit Parent Central Services in Bldg. 109, go to www.fortirwinfmwr.com, or call 380-7751.

SKIES Unlimited will offer drivers’ education classes for teens 15-17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 4-7 at Bldg. 1019, Education Center Annex Classroom D.  The class includes 30 hours of classroom instruction, six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction, a DMV handbook, parent training guide and student workbook.  The instructor will schedule the behind-the-wheel training, which will take place in Barstow, after the 30 hours of classroom work has been completed.  It is suggested that families plan to reside in the area for six months beyond the class date.  Space is limited.  All participants must be registered with CYSS before enrolling.  Cost is $305.  To register or for more information, visit Parent Central Services in Bldg. 109 or https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/irwincyms.html

 

ONGOING

EFMP support group

The Exceptional Family Member Program will be starting support groups for parents of exceptional family members, adult EFMs and teen EFMs.  Individuals with special needs and parents of EFMs are invited to connect socially with others who have experienced or are currently experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and successes.  Attendees can gain support from others in similar situations, network within the community, share experiences and ideas, receive information and resources, gain moral support, provide input for future support groups, and develop peace of mind knowing you’re not alone.  If you do not see a support group that fits your needs, please let us know.  For more information, or to get involved, call the EFMP office at 380-3698 or visit Bldg. 109, Room 110.

 

Red Cross seeks volunteers

The Fort Irwin American Red Cross station has openings for volunteers in areas including youth activities, publicity/photography, veterans history project coordinator, records chair, casework chair, and more.  For more information, visit the Red Cross at Bldg. 566 on Third Street or call 380-3697.

 

Youth And School Activities

Middle School Activities

  •    Thursday: 4-H Cooking Club
  •    Friday:  Tae Bo
  •    Monday:  4-H Art Club Colored Sand Vases
  •    Tuesday: Bowling
  •    Wednesday: Smart Girls & Ultimate Journey

Teen Activities   

  •    Friday:  Basketball
  •    Saturday:  Movie Night

 

Hours of Operation

Middle School :  M-F 3:15 until 6 p.m.

Teen Center:

  • Friday:  6-11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 3:30-11 p.m.

Sundays and holidays: Closed

More information:  Zev Paul  at  380-3732




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