Events

May 3, 2012

Community Briefs May 3, 2012

TODAY

Shockwave will host a Tres de Mayo party starting at 8 p.m.  For more information, call 380-8646.

 

TOMORROW

Storytime at the Library will take place at 10 a.m.  All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to attend this free weekly event where children can listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts.  For more information, call 380-3462.

 

SATURDAY

There will be a class on making a curled set of vases in crystal tones at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost is $25 per person and includes all materials.  For more information, call 380-3431.

 

MONDAY

Strike Zone Bowling Center hosts Monday Madness every Monday.  Come enjoy low prices after 6 p.m.  For more information, call 380-4249.

There will be a free class on changing a tire at 6 p.m. at the Auto Craft Shop.  For more information, call 380-3531.

 

TUESDAY

Strike Zone Bowling Center offers a $1 game of bowling with any combo meal purchased between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Shoe rental applies.  For more information, call 380-4249.

 

WEDNESDAY

There will be a meeting of the Exceptional Family Member Program support group from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Forum, Bldg. 1200.  For more information, call 380-3698.

 

GARAGE SALES

Saturday: 5109D Sweetwater Springs Dr. 

Friday and Saturday: 5092-B Superior Valley Ct.  Items: baby girl clothes newborn to 9 months, baby items, girls clothes sizes 3t-5t, women’s clothes, boys clothes, household items.

 

UPCOMING

There will be a formal prom for all Fort Irwin home school students at Reggie’s on May 11.  For more information, call 380-3732.

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.

The Middle School Teen Center and School Age Services will have a summer bash on May 24 from 3-6 p.m. There will be a dunk tank, bounce houses, activities and food.  For more information, call 380-3732.

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. 

 

AROUND THE AREA

The town of Lake Arrowhead is located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the scenic Rim of the World byway, about two hours from Fort Irwin.  It offers numerous opportunities for hiking, camping, boating, and other outdoor activities, as well as restaurants, shopping, and a variety of bed and breakfasts and hotels.  For more information, visit www.lakearrowhead.net.

 

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.

 

Volunteer mayors needed

Openings are available for volunteers to serve as mayor of the Dove Gulch, Sage Brush, and Crackerjack Flats housing areas, as well as vice-mayor of the Dove Gulch, Sage Brush, Crackerjack Flats, Sandy Basin, and Tiefort View housing areas.  Mayor responsibilities include organizing and promoting neighborhood events, serving as a “good neighbor ambassador,” and bringing housing issues to light.  Mayors can earn $100 off their ETS/PCS move cleaning bill, a letter of recommendation, a parking pass, and 10 hours of free child care per month.  For more information, call 380-8422.

 

Off-limits establishments

Sam’s Smoke Shop, at 1620 West Main Street in Barstow, and the Phillips 76 gas station on East Main Street in Barstow have been designated off-limits to all Soldiers stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The nature of business conducted in these locations has been found to be detrimental to the health and welfare of Soldiers. Fort Irwin’s leadership is taking this action to protect Soldiers’ health and welfare.

 

Youth And School Activities

Middle School Activities

  • Thursday: Cooking Club
  • Friday:  Autographed Pillows
  • Monday:  Button Skes Ball Game
  • Tuesday: 4 Square
  • Wednesday: Smart Girls & Ultimate Journey

Teen Activities   

  • Friday:  Autographed Pillows
  • Saturday:  Teen 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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