Hearts, treats, sweets, kindness and love spread across Fort Irwin for Valentine’s Day

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It was a chance to get a dirty AND get a little running in before Valentine’s Day. About two dozen runners came out for the MWR’s 3rd annual Dirty Hearts Powder 2K/5K on Feb. 9t. They braved the cold temperatures and drizzle, but there was still a good time had by all–especially the youth. The Fort Irwin Sports Fitness & Aquatics group is teaming up with DENTAC for the ‘Spring Into Fitness’ 80’s-themed 5K and 2K for ‘Tooth Decay’ run on March 16.

Samuel Adams Brewhouse hosted couples on Feb. 8, during the second annual Parent’s Night Out event. Couples got to enjoy a dinner for two and child care for a flat, $50 charge. Diners had the choice of an eight ounce Sirloin steak, Chicken Marsala or a vegetarian meal. The menu also included a garden salad, two fountain drinks and a dessert.

The Villages at Fort Irwin held a “Hearts and Crafts” event at the Sandy Basin Community Center, where residents could make their special someone a card or craft while enjoying snacks and an opportunity drawing. The Operations Group also hosted a Paint Night at this location on the same day, where residents had the opportunity to paint wooden shapes, including a heart, pineapple or beach crafts.

The Military Civilian and Spouses’ Club hosted a Dessert Wars-themed luncheon for their monthly event in February. Participants were welcome to bring homemade, Valentine-inspired cupcakes or cookies. Each month, the MCSC donates to an agency and February’s outreach was the On the Rise adoption agency, so members were asked to donate diapers and wipes. Their next event is their Spring Fundraiser and children are also asked to join in, wearing their favorite super hero costume. The family dance party is Wednesday, March 6 from 5:30-8:30p.m. Visit mcscftirwin.org for more information.