Events

May 31, 2012

Fort Irwin Community Calendar May 31, 2012

TODAY

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. 

Racquetball challenge is happening today at Freedom Fitness Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Come take part and earn a STRONG B.A.N.D.S wristband to show support for National Sports and Fitness Month.  Call 380-3685 for more information.
 

TOMORROW

Storytime at the Library takes place Fridays at 10 a.m.  Toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents are welcome to come sing songs, listen to stories and make a craft.  For more information, call 380-3462.

Register by today for a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm’s Soak City on Wednesday.  Cost is $25 for adults and $18 for children.  The trip leaves Fort Irwin at 7 a.m.  For more information, visit the Leisure and Travel Services in Bldg. 976 or call 380-4767.

 

SATURDAY

There will be a class on making flags or stars to hang outside your home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center.  Cost is $10 per person and includes materials.  For more information, call 380-3431.
 

MONDAY

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.  

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

 

TUESDAY

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.

There will be a meeting of the international spouse support group from 10 a.m. to noon at the Crackerjack Flats Community Center.  Come meet other spouses born outside the U.S. and share camaraderie, information, and food.  For more information or to register, call Maritza Ramirez at 380-3598.
 

WEDNESDAY

The Military Council of Catholic Women will hold a free barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center Chapel lawn as a way of saying “thank you” to our Soldiers and families.  Donations are welcome.

 

UPCOMING

There will be an employer meet-and-greet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  Representatives from companies around the area will be on hand to accept resumes and answer questions.  For more information, call Silvia Moreno at 380-5165.

Armed Forces Voting Week is June 11-15.  Soldiers and family members can register to vote, request absentee ballots and update their addresses at Mary Walker Clinic during this time.

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.

 

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:  Crayon Art
  • Monday:  Tie Dye T-Shirts
  • Tuesday: Pool Tournament
  • Wednesday: Smart Girls and Ultimate Journey

 

Teen Activities   

  •  Friday:  Movie
  •  Saturday:  Ice Cream Social

 

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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