A kindergarten preparation course will be offered July 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.
There will be a money management class from 1-3 p.m. at the conference room in Bldg. 109. Participants will learn about different ways to save money, investments, consumersâ€™ rights, and tools for living within their means. This class is held the second and fourth Friday of each month. No appointment is necessary; however class schedule is subject to change. Please call the week of the class to confirm location and schedule. For more information, call 380-9194.
Strike Zone Bowling Center has Cosmic Bowling every Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. Come listen to the latest hits while bowling with disco lights and glow-in-the-dark pins. Cost is $20 for unlimited bowling. For more information, call 380-4249.
The Auto Craft Shop will offer half off prices on the tire balancer when you use it between 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 380-3531.
The Fort Irwin Community Garden Club will have a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the new pavilion next to the dog park on Barstow Road. New members are welcome. No previous gardening experience is necessary. There will also be a sign-up for the club at the Worldwide Farmers Market, which will be held Tuesday-Aug. 3 at the Commissary parking lot. For more information, call Capt. Jose Gutierrez at 380-4014.
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.
The EDGE program presents Smart Kids 101-Iâ€™m Alone, a class for kids who are new to staying home alone. Kids will learn how to have fun while staying home alone responsibly. A brief parent orientation is required. Contact the EDGE director at 380-5816 for dates and times of the orientation.
The Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center hosts a kidsâ€™ craft class every Wednesday at 3 p.m. This weekâ€™s class will be on making a fun design plaque. Cost is $5 and includes all materials. For more information, call 380-3431.
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.
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.
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 Fort Irwin Military and Civilian Spouses Club will hold a Super Sign-Up event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 16 at Sandy Basin Community Center. All spouses are welcome to come and learn about everything the club has to offer. Light refreshments will be served.
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:
- 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 CSUSBâ€™s offerings, take a brief survey online at http://www.irwin.army.mil/Community/AEC/Pages/default.aspx.
Fort Irwinâ€™s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, or SHARP, is holding a contest to create a catchphrase for the program. Submit your idea by Aug. 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to win an Exchange gift card, movie tickets for two, or dinner for two.
Youth And School Activities
Middle School Activities
- Thursday: Cooking Club: Tzatziki (Yogurt Dip)
- Friday: Sports Club: Swimming at Oasis Pool
- Monday: Ladybug Pillow Pet
- Tuesday: 7 Layer Density Column
- Wednesday: Smart Girls Club & Ultimate Journey
- Friday: Skating Party at Coyote Center
- Saturday: Dance Central Dance Off
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