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December 6, 2013

Local Briefs December 6, 2013

Ongoing

Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil.

Dec. 13-14

Winterfest 2013. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Samuel Adams Grille – Town Center. FMWR will host one of the most anticipated events of the year, sponsored by Victorville Motors. The festival is a two day event that features holiday festivities and activities for everyone. Friday night highlights the spectacular Winterfest transformation and holiday décor right outside of the Irwin Event and Catering. Enjoy performances by the Operation Rising Star Winner 1st Lt. Derrick Bishop and the Fort Irwin Church Gospel Choir. Saturday morning brunch at Samuel Adams Grille with a special visitor! Go to http://fortirwinfmwr.com/2013/11/winterfest-2013/ for more information.

Dec. 14

“Jingle Bell Jog” 3K/7K Fun Run. 8-10 a.m. Freedom Fitness Center. Come dressed in your holiday colors and festive clothing. $3 pre-registration, $5 day of the run. Call 380-7720.

January

From Jan. 21 to April 15, all Active Duty, Retirees, and their dependents, as well as Reservie and National Guard on orders for more than 30 days, can use the Tax Center at building 288 for free tax preparation. The Tax Center hours will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call ahead for an appointment at 380-3604. Appointments are prioritized and recommended. Walk-ins also welcome.

December Center Chapel Holiday Services

Dec. 9. Christmas Chapel Decorating. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dec. 11. Catholic Reconciliation Service. 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 15. Gospel Community Christmas Program. 6-8 p.m.
Dec. 24. Christmas Eve Mass. 5-6 p.m.
Dec. 24. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. 7-8 p.m.
Dec. 29. Catholic Mass. 9-10 a.m.
Dec. 29. Combined Protestant Service. 11 a.m. – noon.




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