Events

June 21, 2012

Fort Irwin Community Calendar June 21, 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. 

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

 

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.

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

There will be a grand opening of the new Burger King playland at Fort Irwin from 3-6 p.m.  There will be face painting, a magic show, balloon animals, and giveaways including the chance to win a 40-inch television and bicycles.  For more information, call 386-2476.

 

SATURDAY

The Fort Irwin Library will host a free screening of the film “How to Eat Fried Worms” starting at noon.  Children of all ages and their parents are welcome.  For more information, call 380-3462.

Strike Zone Bowling Center offers Cosmic Bowling every Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.  Come listen to the latest hits while bowling with glow-in-the-dark pins.  Cost is $20 per person for unlimited bowling.  For more information, call 380-4249.

 

MONDAY

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

There will be a Community Service Council meeting Monday from 10-11 a.m. at Ingalls Recreation Center.  The CSC takes place on the last Monday of each month and offers the Fort Irwin community a way to stay involved and updated on what is going on around post.  Representatives from a wide variety of offices and agencies on- and off-post will be on hand to provide updates and information.  The meeting is also broadcast live on 88.3 FM KNTC and can be streamed through your computer or iPhone by visiting www.irwin.army.mil and clicking on the KNTC microphone icon on the bottom right of the page.  All are welcome to attend the CSC meeting.

 

TUESDAY

Fort Irwin’s Exceptional Family Member Program will host a family picnic from 9 a.m. to noon at Jackrabbit Park.  There will be face painting, water activities, fire trucks, bounce houses, and more.  All are welcome.  For more information, call Evelyn Villalobos, EFMP coordinator, at 380-3698 or email ftirwinefmp@gmail.com.

The Fort Irwin Library will host “Let’s Make Birdfeeders” for children ages 5-10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  For more information, call 380-3462.    

Shuttles are available between Fort Irwin and the Ontario and Las Vegas airports during Opportunity Leave.  The Ontario shuttle leaves Fort Irwin at 6 a.m. June 29 and picks up from the airport at 9 p.m. July 13.  The Las Vegas shuttle leaves Fort Irwin at 6 a.m. June 30 and picks up at the airport at 9 p.m. July 14.  Cost is $30 per person or $120 for a group of four.  You must register by Tuesday.  For more information, call 380-4327 or visit Leisure Travel Services in Bldg. 976.

 

WEDNESDAY

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

 

UPCOMING

There will be a Ramadan celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  Come learn about this holiday, and enjoy food, music, and guest speakers.  All are welcome to attend this event.

A kindergarten preparation course will be offered July 24, 26, 31, and Aug. 2 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Happy Hearts Child Development Center, Bldg. 1317.  Children will go over language and literacy, math, social skills, and fine motor skills.  Cost is $40.  For more information, call 380-7751 or 380-2257.

Come on out to Fort Irwin’s second annual Red, White, and Boom! bash on the  Fourth of July beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Army Field.  There will be live  entertainment, carnival games, children’s activities, and of course, fireworks.  Tickets for the carnival games and activities will go on sale at Leisure Travel Services, in Bldg. 976, and at Strike Zone Bowling Center and Bldg. 563 on Monday.  Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the event.  If you’re  looking for even more red, white, and blue fun, check out the Red, White, and Boom 2k/5k fun run at 8 a.m. June 30 at Coyote Activity Center, the  Soldiers-only Island Pool Party from 8-11 p.m. on July 2, and the Bowl for Liberty Event July  3 at Strike Zone Bowling Center where kids bowl free from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a paid adult.  For more information, call 380-5879.

 

ONGOING

Looking for something to do this summer?  Have some fun by getting involved and volunteer as a Summer Event Assistant. Here are just some of the upcoming events:

  • July 4 Red, White, Boom Bash (various game and info booths)
  • July 30 NTC Fort Irwin Resource Expo (setup, admin assistant, greeter)
  • August 14-15 Soldier Show (setup, info booths)
  • August24-25 Sesame Street (setup, staff area, greeter)

To volunteer or for more information, call Tony Untalan at 380-8422.

 

California State University-San Bernardino is looking for input about its class offerings at Fort Irwin.  If you are planning to take classes here or are interested in helping shape CSUSB’s offerings, take a brief survey online at http://www.irwin.army.mil/Community/AEC/Pages/default.aspx.

 

Want to attend a Dodgers game for free?  Active-duty Soldiers at Fort Irwin are eligible to receive up to three free tickets to watch the Dodgers take on the Cincinnati Reds July 4.  Email Renita Wickes at renita.wickes@us.army.mil by July 1 to receive your tickets.  Be sure to include the number of tickets you’d like.

 

Youth And School Activities

Middle School Activities

  • Thursday: Cooking Club
  • Friday:  Napkin Folded Pillow
  • Monday:  Canvas Painting
  • Tuesday: Outdoor Free Choice
  • Wednesday: Smart Girls and Ultimate Journey

 

Teen Activities   

  • Friday:  Skating Party
  • Saturday:  Dance Off”

 

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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