â€œBowl Over the GCâ€ today at 5 p.m. at Strike Zone Bowling Center. Think youâ€™ve got what it takes to beat Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton? Any bowler who can beat his three-game series will win three free games of bowling and a free shoe rental. Weekly winners will receive $10 in MWR Bucks, and the overall series winner will win $25 MWR Bucks. The overall top series winner for all 3 sessions will get his or her name put on a plaque that reads â€œI Bowled Over the GCâ€ that will be hung in Strike Zone for all to see! Go to http://fortirwinfmwr.com/2012/07/bowl-over-the-gc/ for full details.
There will be a class on making your own bulletin board or message board from 1-3 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center. Cost is $25 per person and includes all materials. For more information, call 380-3431.
There will be a class on making your own Japanese or Celtic wall hanging from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center. Cost is $10 per person and includes all materials. For more information, call 380-3431.
The Fort Irwin Auto Craft Shop is offering half off the price of using the tire changer from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 380-3531.
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 with 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 is trivia night at Strike Zone Bowling Center. Come on out from 6-10 p.m. and take the trivia challenge for the chance to win free games of bowling. For more information, call 380-4249.
Tune in to Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkertonâ€™s Facebook Roundup show at 2:30 p.m. for updates on whatâ€™s happening in the Fort Irwin community. The GC will answer questions from the community, so call in at 380-KNTC (5682) or submit questions on the NTC/Fort Irwin Facebook page.
Saturday: 4753 Meuse Argonne St. Items: childrenâ€™s furniture, projection TV, household items, sports equipment.
Saturday and Sunday: 3882 C Coyote Cove Items: clothing (baby, maternity, toddler, menâ€™s, womenâ€™s), books, toys, car seat, baby items, DVDs.
AROUND THE AREA
All military personnel and their family members can get in free with ID to Laguna Beachâ€™s annual Sawdust Art Festival. This summer marks the 46th year of this annual art festival that includes displays from over 200 local artists, including glassblowers, painters, sculptors, jewelry makers and more. Live entertainment and food are available. The festival is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Sept. 2. For more information, visit www.sawdustartfestival.org.
The Orange County Fair offers free admission to all active-duty military members and veterans. The fair will take place July 13-Aug. 12 and is located at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa. For more information, visit www.ocfair.com.
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.
The Middle School Teen Center has several upcoming events planned for August: On Aug. 3, there will be an end-of-summer bash at School Ages Services from 3-5 p.m. On Aug. 7, the MST will host a taco bar. On Aug. 6-8, from 1-3 p.m., there will be various activities to welcome incoming sixth-graders. On Aug. 17, there will be a wild west-themed back to school bash with the EDGE program. For more information, call 380-3732.
The U.S. Army Soldier Show will return to Fort Irwin Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at Freedom Fitness Center. This free 90-minute show features song-and-dance numbers performed and produced by U.S. Army Soldiers who were hand-picked to participate. All are welcome. Food and drinks will be available before the show starts.
The Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is holding a sweepstakes giving away four grand prizes. The four top winners will receive a seven-day trip with spending money and airfare included to Dragon Hill Lodge in Korea, Shades of Green resort in Disney World, Hale Koa Hotel in Hawaii, or Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Germany. Visit www.afrcresorts.com to enter through Aug. 31.
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 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. Cost is $12 per try, and there is no limit on the number of tries per person. Cash prizes will be paid based on the total number of entries. 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. 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. 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 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. 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: Spicy Rice
- Friday: Sports Club: Swimming at Oasis Pool
- Monday: MacramÃ© Necklaces
- Tuesday: Green Slime
- Wednesday: Smart Girls Club & Ultimate Journey
- Friday: Basketball at SAC Gym
- Saturday: Swimming at Oasis Pool
Hours of Operation
Middle School : M-F 3:15 until 6 p.m.
- Friday: 6-11 p.m.
- Saturday: 3:30-11 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: Closed
More information: Zev Paul at 380-3732