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February 7, 2014

News Briefs February 7, 2014

Ongoing

Free tax preparation services. Fort Irwin Tax Center, building 288. All Active Duty, Retirees, and their dependents, as well as Reserve and National Guard on orders for more than 30 days, can use the Tax Center for free tax preparation. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call for an appointment at 380-3604. Appointments are prioritized and recommended. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

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.

Now through Feb. 25 and March31

Applications available for Welfare Grants and Student Scholarships from Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club. Welfare Grants awarded to non-profit organizations and government entities based on merit and need. Scholarships for local students in need of tuition assistance. Welfare Grant applications due Feb. 25; scholarship applications due March 31. Visit www.mcscftirwin.org for eligibility criteria and applications.

Now – Feb.14

Signups for Start Smart youth baseball. Youth Sports and Fitness. Three to 4-year-olds learn fundamentals of baseball, March 11 – April 15. $20. Parent Central building 109. Call 362-2855.

Now – Feb. 28

Signups for youth t-ball and baseball. Youth Sports and Fitness. T-ball, 5 to 6 years; baseball, 9 to 15 years. Learn fundamentals of baseball and compete as a team. Season, March 29 – May 17. $60. Parent Central building 109. 362-2855.

Now – Feb. 28

Draw your favorite President and win a prize. Arts & Crafts. Categories: ages 4-5 and 6-7. Turn in your drawing at Arts & Crafts, building 976. Call 380-3431.

Feb. 8

Sign-up deadline for Big Bear Snow Play. Outdoor Recreation. Trip is Feb. 15. Adult transportation, $25; children up to 13 years, $18. Call 380-4327.

Feb. 13

MCSC “Speed-Friending-Fun” luncheon. 11 a.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Join the Military and Civilian Spouses’ Club to meet fellow spouses and make new friends in a fun environment. Crafters, vendors and opportunity prizes. Register by Feb. 9 at www.mcscftirwin.org; $13. Accepting donations for Fort Irwin Stray Animal Facility such as unopened dog and cat food, laundry detergent and slightly-used towels and blankets. Receive two opportunity tickets per item donated.

Feb. 15

Sign-up deadline for San Diego Whale Watching. Outdoor Recreation. Trip is Feb. 22. Adult transportation, $35; children up to 13 years, $25. Purchase boat tickets at a discount with Leisure Travel Services. LTS, 380- 4767/3431; Outdoor Rec., 380-4327.

Feb. 22

7th annual Snowshoe the Bear. 10 a.m. The Village at Big Bear, Calif. Fun for the whole family. A 5k and 10k course to challenge every ability level. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Enjoy scenic trails and unsurpassed views of beautiful Big Bear Lake. Dogs allowed. Snowshoes required. Register online at www.snowshoethebear.com (5k, $25; 10k, $45) or at the event (5k, $35; 10k, $55).




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