Events

May 24, 2012

Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 24, 2012

TODAY

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

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

 

TOMORROW

There will be a money management class from 1-3 p.m. in the conference room of Bldg. 109.  Learn the tools for saving money, making investments, and living within your means.  This free class takes place every second and fourth Friday of the month.  For more information, call 380-9194.

 

SATURDAY

There will be a class on making denim pocket pillows from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center.  Cost is $2 per person and includes materials.  For more information, call 380-3431.

 

MONDAY

For the Memorial Day holiday, many offices on Fort Irwin will be closed or have limited hours.  Please see here for details.

 

TUESDAY

The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Anyone will valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.  Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.  Children 5 and under are free.  For more information, call 380-3598 or 380-4784.

 

WEDNESDAY

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

A high blood pressure awareness booth will be available at the Commissary from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Come learn about risk factors, healthy eating habits, and get your blood pressure checked.  For more information, call 380-3560, ext. 3001.

There will be a tug-of-war challenge from 11:30 a.m. to 1p m. at Freedom Fitness Center.  All are welcome.  Participants will receive a STRONG B.A.N.D.S. wristband in recognition of National Sports and Fitness Month.  For more information, call 380-3685.

 

GARAGE SALES

Saturday: 4710A Nancy Street  Items:  Clothes (girls size 8 and below, Women’s size 14 and below, some men’s clothes), toys, household items, very little furniture, grill, fire pit.

 

UPCOMING

Summer classes. The SKIES Unlimited program will offer summer classes in math and language arts for elementary school students beginning June 5.  Classes will be divided into groups for kindergarten through second grade and third through fifth grades.  Cost is $30.  For more information, 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.

The Missoula Children’s Theater will visit Fort Irwin for a theater workshop June 18-23.  Children registered with CYSS can audition for a production of Red Riding Hood.  Casting call will be at 10 a.m. June 18, with rehearsals June 19-22 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., although times may vary depending on role cast.  The performance will take place June 23 at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Ingalls Recreation Center.  Children in grades 1-12 are eligible to participate.  For more information, call 380-7751.

There will be a change of command ceremony between outgoing Regimental Support Squadron commander Lt. Col. Lance Eldred and incoming commander Lt. Col. Scott McFarland at 8 a.m. June 6 at Fritz Field.  All are invited to attend.

 

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.

 

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/Basketball Tournament
  • Friday:  Dear Diary/Basketball Tournament
  • Monday:  Cute Critter Faces
  • Tuesday: Free Play Outside
  • Wednesday: Smart Girls and Ultimate Journey

Teen Activities   

  • Friday:  Basketball Tournament
  • 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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