Events

August 2, 2012

Fort Irwin Community Calendar – August 2, 2012

TODAY

Come check out the Worldwide Outdoor Farmers Market in the parking lot of the Commissary. This event features a variety of fresh food items, giveaways, and activities. It will run through tomorrow.

 

TOMORROW

Child, Youth, and School Services will throw a Back-to-School Bash from 3-5 p.m. at the School Age Services Center, Bldg. 1315. There will be food, activities, games, and prizes. For more information, call Chandra Upshaw at 380-4695.

The 916th Support Brigade invites everyone to attend the brigade NCO induction ceremony hosted by the 2916th Aviation Battalion at 11 a.m. at Sandy Basin Community Center. For more information, call 380-2991 or 380-2634.

 

SATURDAY

There will be a class on making your own waist beads at the Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes all materials. For more information, call 380-3431.

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.

 

MONDAY

There will be a financial management readiness class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the conference room of Bldg. 109. This free class takes place every first Monday of the month. For more information, call Tony Casiano at 380-9194.

 

TUESDAY

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.

There will be a meeting of the international spouse support group from 10 a.m. to noon at the Crackerjack Flats neighborhood center. This group is open to any foreign-born spouses and offers the opportunity for food, friendship, and swapping information with others in a similar situation. For more information, call 380-3598.

 

WEDNESDAY

Tune in to Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton’s Facebook Roundup show on 88.3 KNTC FM at 2:30 p.m. for your chance to ask the Garrison commander questions and get updates on what’s going on in the community. You can call in at 380-KNTC (5682) or submit questions ahead of time on the NTC/Fort Irwin Facebook page.

There will be a town hall meeting for all Fort Irwin community members at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Sandy Basin Community Center. Representatives from a variety of on-post agencies and offices, as well as Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton, will be on hand to answer questions and provide updates about what’s going on in the community.

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.

 

GARAGE SALES

Saturday: 4665 Omaha Beach Street. Items: Furniture, microwave, games, household items, office electronics, bikes..

 

UPCOMING

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 2p .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 Sesame Street/USO Experience for military families will come to Fort Irwin Aug. 24-25. A 40-minute show will be presented at Freedom Fitness Center at 2 and 5 p.m. Aug. 24 and at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Aug. 25. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the performance. This show is free and open to all. For more information, call 380-1913 or 380-1967.

 

ONGOING

Aug. 10 is the last day to submit your ideas for Fort Irwin’s SHARP program catchphrase contest. SHARP stands for Sexual Harassment/Assault Response. To submit your idea, send an email to sharprogram@gmail.com. Winner will receive an Exchange gift card, movie tickets for two, or dinner for two.

 

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.

 

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Crayola are inviting military children to show their colorful side for a chance at a $250 shopping spree in the “Crayola Coloring Contest.” Authorized shoppers 16-years-old and younger can go to www.shopmyexchange.com/Community/patriotfamily to download and print the official contest illustration. The “Crayola Coloring Contest” runs from July 27-Aug. 25. Entries will be judged on creativity and skill level. One winner in each age group (under 4, 5-8, 9-12 and 12-16) will receive a $250 Crayola shopping spree.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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, Paparazzi Club
  • Friday: Art Club
  • Monday: Fleece Blankets and Pillow Making
  • Tuesday: Trebuchet with Popsicle Sticks
  • Wednesday: Smart Girls Club & Ultimate Journey

 

Teen Activities

  • Friday: Movie Night
  • Saturday: Mosaic Art

 

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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