The Fort Irwin Military and Civilian Spouses Club will hold a super Sign-Up event from 10 a.m. to 2p .m. 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.
Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462.
Visit the Fort Irwin Library for “Back-to-school night” from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kids can decorate bookmarks, make picture frames for school photos, and create stained-glass apples. The library hosts a family fun night with a different theme every third Friday of each month. For more information, call 380-3462.
The inaugural Fort Irwin Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 18 at the Apple Valley Golf Course starting at 7 a.m. All proceeds will go toward supporting special events and non-appropriated funds projects at Fort Irwin. For more information, visit www.fortirwinfmwr.com or call 380-3509.
The Painted Rocks chapter of the Warrant Officer Association will hold a poker tournament starting 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Entry cost is $25 with $20 for rebuys (unlimited during the first 90 minutes of the tournament.) Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. To register, see any WOA member or visit www.paintedrockchapter.com.
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.
Spouses Night at the Auto Craft shop will take place from 5-6 p.m. Come learn about basic car maintenance such as oil changes, tire pressure, and more. For more information, call 380-3531.
Auditions for Operation Rising Star will be held from 5-7 p.m. at Bldg. 37 (formerly Reggie’s.) Operation Rising Star is an annual singing contest open to all U.S. military personnel and their family members. Fort Irwin auditions will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, with finals taking place at Shockwave on Sept. 19. Top winners get to compete against singers from across the Department of Defense for the grand prize of an all-expenses paid trip for two to a professional recording studio experience, plus $1,000. For more information, visit www.armymwr.com.
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.
Tune in to Garrison commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton’s Facebook Roundup show on 88.3 KNTC FM 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.
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.
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.
AWANA, a youth and children’s ministry, will start back up for the 2012-2013 school year at 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at Center Chapel. Pre-registration will be held Aug. 21-22 from 4-6 p.m. at Center Chapel. Cost for all uniforms and supplies is $10 per child, with a maximum of $20 per family. AWANA will meet every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. Adult volunteers are also needed. For more information, call Juli Manley at 913-707-2575.
The Military and Civilian Spouses Club welfare campaign is underway. Non-profit and government organizations can apply for financial support through this program by visiting www.mcscftirwin.org or calling Amy Kirk at 386-4273 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Sept. 5.
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/patriotfamilyto 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 email@example.com.
Youth And School Activities
Middle School Activities
- Thursday: Cooking Club: Paparazzi Club
- Friday: Art Club
- Monday: Personalized Bags
- Tuesday: Co2 Sandwich
- Wednesday: Sports Club/ Smart Girls Club & Ultimate Journey
- Friday: Bowling Night @ Strike Zone
- Saturday: Bake a Sweet Treat – Apple Pie
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