Events

May 17, 2012

Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 17, 2012

TODAY

A representative from Jones International University will visit the Fort Irwin Army  Education Center, Bldg. 1020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and provide information.  For more information, call 380-4218.

 

TOMORROW

Family Night at the Library is held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every third Friday of each month with a different theme.  This week, come join the library staff for games, crafts and stories about dinosaurs.  For more information, call 380-3462.

 

SATURDAY

The Spring Craft and Plant fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center in Bldg. 976.  For more information, call 380-3431.

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

 

MONDAY

There will be a Fort Irwin N.O.W. newcomers’ welcome event Monday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Sandy Basin Community Center.  All Soldiers and family members are welcome.  Child care is available with advanced registration.  For more information or to register, call 380-3598 or 380-4784.

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

 

TUESDAY

SKIES Unlimited’s School of Acdemics is offering three-day SAT prep courses.  The next course is begins Tuesday and runs through May 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.

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

Family Fun Day at Shockwave will take place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  There will be inflatables for children as well as other activities.  For more information, call 380-8646.

Strike Zone will host Trivia Night from 6-10 p.m.  Come test your knowledge and win free bowling.  For more information, call 380-4249.

 

GARAGE SALES

Friday and Saturday: 3806 C Corregidor Street.  Items: men’s and women’s clothes, household items

Saturday: 4716 Nancy Street.  Items: children’s clothing, electronic items, books, household items

Saturday: 4402 Rhineland Dr.  Items: children’s and adults’ clothing, dining room table with six swivel chairs, toys, books, household items

Saturday and Sunday: 8505 Antietam Street.  Items: furniture, electronics, toys, household goods.

 

UPCOMING

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.

Fort Irwin and the National Training Center will hold an Asian Pacific American heritage celebration May 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jackrabbit Park.  There will be music and dancing by the Samoa Mo Samoa dance group.  For more information, call 380-4963.

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 

Active-duty and retired military personnel can attend the High Desert Music Festival for free with military ID.  The festival will take place May 27-28 at the Victorville Fairgrounds.  There will be performances by Lenny Williams and Tierra as well as other pop, gospel, blues and funk acts.  For more information, visit www.highdesertmusicfestival.com or call 951-538-7788. 

 

ONGOING

Veterans History Project

Local veterans interested in sharing their story are invited to participate in the Veterans History Project, a national initiative sponsored by the Red Cross.  The program was established by Congress in 2000 to preserve the stories of veterans and civilians supporting U.S. war efforts as far back as World War I.  Interested veterans will be interviewed by Red Cross volunteers.  Each interview will be sent to the Library of Congress and the veteran will be given a DVD copy of the interview and a dedicated website at www.loc.gov/vets.  For more information, call Bill Havican at 380-6140 or 380-3697 or email havicanw@redcross.org.

 

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.

 

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:  Cherry Blossom Art
  • Monday:  Macrame Bracelets
  • Tuesday: Golf  Driving  Range
  • Wednesday: Smart Girls and Ultimate Journey, Basketball Tournament

Teen Activities   

  • Friday:  Cherry Blossom Art
  • 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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