The Fort Irwin shopping tour shuttle runs Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between Fort Irwin and the Home Depot, Walmart and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.Â Anyone with valid ID to access Fort Irwin can take advantage of this service.Â Cost is $2.75 for a one-way ride.Â Children 5 and under are free.Â For more information, call 380-3598 or 380-4784.Â
An American flag painting contest sponsored by the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center will take place through July 15.Â Children ages 3-17 are welcome to participate.Â There is no cost to enter.Â All entries must be received at the arts and crafts center, located in Bldg. 976 on Inner Loop Road, by July 15.Â For more information, call 380-3431.Â
Storytime at the Library takes place Fridays at 10 a.m.Â Toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents are welcome to come sing songs, listen to stories and make a craft.Â For more information, call 380-3462.
â€œBowl Over the GCâ€ â€“ Think youâ€™ve got what it takes to beat Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton at his favorite game? Come to the Strike Zone tonight at 5 p.m. and try to beat Pinkertonâ€™s three-game score. Last week he scored 503 points. Any bowler that can beat his three-game series will win three free games of bowling and a free shoe rental. Weekly winners will receive $10 in â€œMWR Bucks,â€ and the overall series winner will get $25 â€œMWR Bucks.â€ The overall top series winner for all three sessions will get his or her name put on a plaque that reads, â€œI Bowled Over the GC,â€ which will be hung at Strike Zone for all to see.
Strike Zone Bowling Center offers Cosmic Bowling every Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.Â Come listen to the latest hits while bowling with glow-in-the-dark pins.Â Cost is $20 per person for unlimited bowling.Â For more information, call 380-4249.
EDGE! Doggy Town will take place at the School Age Center in Building 1300, from 10 â€“ 11 a.m. Young animal lovers will explore the different breeds of dogs, interesting facts about dogs and how to adopt a dog. They will also make doggie treats, toys, and a dog bowl. Come hang out with EDGE! and enjoy these fun activities. For more information or to register, call 380-5816.Â Â
The Venice and Santa Monica beach shuttle leaves Outdoor Recreation Building 4100 at 10 a.m. Transportation cost is $25 for adults and $18 for children. Must register by July 6. For additional information call 380-4327.
The Fort Irwin Libraryâ€™s summer reading program will have an activity at the library from 11 a.m. to noon.Â The summer reading program has activities and events taking place throughout the summer as well. For more information, call 380-3462. Â
The San Diego Mission Beach trip leaves Outdoor Recreation Building 4100 at 10 a.m. Transportation cost is Adult $25 and Children $18. Must Register by July 6, 2012. For additional information call 380-4327.
There will be a Ramadan celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 18 at Sandy Basin Community Center.Â Come learn about this holiday, and enjoy food, music, and guest speakers.Â 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.Â Children will go over language and literacy, math, social skills, and fine motor skills.Â Cost is $40.Â For more information, call 380-7751 or 380-2257.
Looking for something to do this summer?Â Have some fun by getting involved and volunteer as a Summer Event Assistant. Here are just some of the upcoming events:
- 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.
Strike Zone Bowling Center is holding its annual Opportunity Leave 7-8-9 pin no-tap tournament through July 22.Â Cost is $12 per try, and there is no limit on the number of tries per person.Â Cash prizes will be paid based on the total number of entries.Â For more information, or to sign up, call 380-4249 or 380-5150.
California State University-San Bernardino is looking for input about its class offerings at Fort Irwin.Â If you are planning to take classes here or are interested in helping shape CSUSBâ€™s offerings, take a brief survey online at http://www.irwin.army.mil/Community/AEC/Pages/default.aspx.
Local veterans interested in sharing their story are invited to participate in the Veterans History Project, a national initiative sponsored by the Red Cross.Â 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.Â Interested veterans will be interviewed by Red Cross volunteers.Â 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.Â For more information, call Bill Havican at 380-6140 or 380-3697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Â For more information, visit the Red Cross at Bldg. 566 on Third Street or call 380-3697.
Samâ€™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 Irwinâ€™s leadership is taking this action to protect Soldiersâ€™ health and welfare.
Youth And School Activities
Middle School Activities
- Thursday: Cooking Club:Â Fruit kabobs
- Friday:Â Sports Club:Â Swimming at Oasis Pool
- Monday:Â Patriotic Hair Bands
- Tuesday: Elephantâ€™s Toothpaste
- Wednesday: Smart Girls Club & Ultimate Journey
Teen ActivitiesÂ Â
- Friday:Â Movie Night
- Saturday:Â Iron on Art
Hours of Operation
Middle School :Â M-F 3:15 until 6 p.m.
- Friday:Â 6-11 p.m.
- Saturday: 3:30-11 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: Closed
More information: Zev Paul at 380-3732