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October 4, 2013

Community Calendar

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/
Oct. 5 – 6
Mojave River Trail Days, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., @ Helendale Community Park, 15425 Wild Rd, Helendale. Features Will Roberts, former Cirque du Soleil performer; Duke Michaels, Charlie Ray & Linda Washington; Wild West shows, Civil War reinactments, free stage coach and hay rides, Hesperia Wranglers, food, beer garden and more. Pre-sale $3/day; $5/weekend. At gate, $4/day, $6 weekend. More info at website: mojaverivertraildays.com
Oct. 7
College Application Bootcamp, sponsored by Parent to Parent, 7 – 8 p.m. @ Fort Irwin Education Center, corner of 3rd St. and F Ave. Free workshop for parents, high school students and 8th graders helps families navigate the college application process. Sign up/RSVP by Oct. 4, to ptop.irwin@militarychild.org, or Facebook, Parent to Parent – Fort Irwin CA. More info, call Karen Knott, 386-0007, or Shari Daily, 386-8495.
Oct. 10
Monster Mash Bowling Luncheon, sponsored by Military and Civilian Spouses Club (MCSC), 11 a.m. @ Strike Zone. Awards given for best costume and bowling prowess. Cost is $13 for lunch and bowling. Register/RSVP by 5 p.m., Oct. 6 on MCSC website, www.mcscftirwin.org. Not a member? Join on our website.
Oct. 11
Family Night Trunk or Treat, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Movie at 7:45 p.m. @ Jack Rabbit Park. Bring your blankets and chairs.
Oct. 15
Families Walk Against Violence Lantern Parade, 6:30 p.m. @ Town Center. Kids, wear your favorite Halloween costumes for best costume contest. Parent, wear purple to support Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Bring your own lantern or Family Advocacy Program (FAP) will provide.
Oct. 22
Chased by the Zombies Run, 5:30 pm @ Army Field, for 18 years and older. More info at FAP: 380-4474/4470.
Nov. 2
Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Newberry Springs Community Center Gate. Free 16th annual festival features, food, crafts, music, dance and pistachios. More info, call 257-1072, NewberrySpringsCOC@gmail.com or www.pistachiofestival.info/
Nov. 9
Festival of Wreaths dinner and auction, 6:30 p.m. @Sam Adams Banquet Facility. Military and Civilian Spouses Club’s annual event features sit-down Italian dinner and auction of donated festive and creative wreaths. Proceeds benefit the Fort Irwin community through the MCSC welfare and scholarship program. Tickets available after Oct. 7 from MCSC gift shop at NTC & 11ACR Museum, weekdays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ; at MCSC Luncheon on Oct. 10; or from any board member. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Wreath donators, notify MCSC no later than Oct. 14; wreaths due by Nov. 5. Awards given for best wreaths, which can be winter or gourmet -themed, not necessarily Christmas holiday-themed. For more info, visit MCSC website, www.mcscftirwin.org; email Brittany Cross, Brittany.elise.land@gmail.com; or call Amy Kirk, 386-4273.
Nov. 13
AUSA 18th annual golf tournament, 9 a.m. shotgun start, registration at 8 a.m., Green Tree Golf Club, Victorville, CA, $60 for military, active, reserve and NG; $75 for others, include green fees, cart and buffet lunch. More info/registration: www.highdesertausa.org, Gloria Ledesma, 267-3854.




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