Army

June 6, 2014

News Briefs June 6, 2014

Ongoing
Registration for Vacation Bible School “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” at www.groupvbspro.com. Free and hosted at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel, July 28-Aug. 1. Step back in time at “Wilderness Escape,” exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids and adult volunteers participate at the Israelite Camp, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Moses, and collect Bible Memory Buddies. For more information call 380-4211.
Signups for Operation Kids Camp at Camp Nawakwa in the Barton Flats Area of the San Bernardino Mountains. June 22-27. Open to youth 8 to 14 years of an active duty or retired family member; $395 fee. Fort Irwin personnel receive a 25 percent discount. Archery, cookouts, team building, swimming and more. Go to www.campfiretoday.org.

June 10
Cake Decorating Class. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Commissary.
380-3560.

June 11-27
Youth Sports Camps. Sign up now with Parent Central. Golf Camp: June 11-27; Cheer Camp: June 16-20; Boot Camp: June 23-27. $35. Call 362-2855.

June 12
Mini Job Fair for Fort Irwin community. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. 380-5165.

June 13-15
Healthy Lifestyle Festival. Commissary. 380-3560.

June 14
Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade. 11 a.m. Pine Knot and Village Drive at Big Bear, Calif. Soldiers of 916th Support Brigade will be supporting this event. www.oldminers.org

June 14 and 28
Wear Blue: Run to Remember. 8 a.m. Bluetrack. Support network paying tribute to fallen servicemembers.

June 16-20
Spouse Resiliency Training. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sleepy Hollow Community Center.380-5165/2399.

June 28
Snorkeling Leopard Shark Encounter or Kayaking 7 Caves in La Jolla. Register by June 14 with Outdoor Rec. 380-3771.

July 2
Red, White and Boom Bash. 4 p.m. Army Field. July 4th celebration with food, games, music and fireworks.




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