2017-04-14 / Community Events

HAPPENINGS

Kid’s Splash and Dash

The Kid’s Splash N Dash is Saturday at the Indoor Pool. Registration is open and the cost is $10 per child. Pick up a registration packet at the Indoor Pool or any fitness center. For more information, call the Indoor Pool at (706)791-3034.

Pool closed

The Indoor Pool is closed for renovation Tuesday through July 2017. The Outdoor Pool will open for lap swimming beginning in May at 5:30 a.m. For questions, call (706)-791-8053.

Battalion level sports

Battalion Volleyball coaches meeting will take place Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Sports Office. The Battalion Men’s and Women’s Soccer League starts in May. Coaches meeting will be Thursday in Bldg. 24501 at 1 p.m. Bring a signed memorandum of intent. For more information email neil.j.smith.naf@mail.mil or call (706)831-6536.

Marriage seminar

Learn how to Repair after an Argument at the next Marriage and Relationship Seminar Thursday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the MWR Annex building. A light dinner is included. Call (706)791-5220 to register or visit www.eventbrite.com.

EFMP

An EFMP Information Exchange, “Autism: What it is and How to Effectively Work With it?” with presenter, Dr. Stephanie Northington is scheduled Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. takes place at the Family Outreach Center. Call (706)791-4872 for more details.

Parent Expo

Attend the Parent Expo April 21 and connect with local vendors, including Safe Kids Greater Augusta, Carrying on Project, CYS, Augusta GreenJackets, 4H, Micheals, Morris Museum of Art, Premiere Martial Arts, Girl Scouts and many more… with helpful resources for parents. Free parenting resources and giveaways. For more information, call (706)791-5220. Register by Monday on eventbrite.com under Family and Education.

Reserve’s Birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve celebrates 109 years. A cake cutting ceremony is scheduled 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 22 at the Barton Field Amphitheater. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Chaundra Gore at (706)791-5878 or email chaundra.n.gore.mil@mail.mil.

Gordon Lanes Bowling

Join Gordon Lanes Bowling Center for Pizza Bowl on April 22 from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy two slices of pizza, a drink, two games of bowling and shoe rental for $8 per person. Call (706)791- 3446 for more information.

Earth Day

Celebrate Army Earth Day with us at the 2017 Earth Faire and Spring Flea Market, April 29. There will be displays, contests, vendors and exhibitions. If you would like to be a vendor at the Spring Flea Market, submit your application to Danielle Hayes at (706)791-4300. All the details at www.fortgordon.com.

Employer Panel

Employment Readiness is looking for some military spouse (volunteers) who would like to participate on an employer panel with keynote speakers, June 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. One of the requirement is that they would prefer a spouse who has been employed within the last year. If interested in the opportunity to provide effective feedback on employment trends and opportunities, this is a great chance. Those interested should contact Crystal Cochran at (706)791-0795, by the end of April so that we can provide additional information. I will need a firm commitment as the panel includes many key leaders.

Job Fair

The Georgia Department of Labor, Fort Gordon, the Augusta Career Center and the Soldiers for Life-TAP Transition Center on Fort Gordon will host the annual Veterans’ Job Fair, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Fort Gordon Army Reserve Center, Bldg. 14401, located at the corner of Lane Avenue and 15th Street. Seventy-five local, state, and national employers will be present. Job seekers should bring copies of their resume and should dress for success. The job fair is open to the public. For more information, call the Georgia Department of Labor at (706) 721-3131.

Dinner Theatre

Crimes of the Heart is the newest production at The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre. Show Dates are May 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, from 7 - 10:30 p.m. Come and enjoy dinner and a show for an evening of laughs with your friends or your special someone. For more details, visit www.fortgordon.com.

Marine Mud Challenge

The 10th Annual Marine Mud Challenge is scheduled May 6 beginning at 8 a.m. Come out for a day of music, food and mud! Find all the registration details at www.marinemud.com.

Dress for the job

The Fort Gordon Employment Readiness Program will be hosting a Fashion Show of what to wear and what not to wear work attire in conjunction with the Military Spouse Appreciation events May 12. This event will be held during the day. If you are a working spouse you must make a firm commitment to ERP. You must provide your own clothes and they must be approved before the week of the event. If you would like to join us, contact Crystal Cochran at (706)791- 0795 to schedule an interview.

Homebuyer seminar

The Housing Services Office is hosting four days of Homebuyer Education Seminars from May 22-25 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Darling Hall. Lunch will be served daily. Classes are based on attendance so should RSVP their interest in attending no later than May 15. For more information, contact Valerie Scott at (706)791-9658, valerie.l.scott8.civ@mail.mil, or Cathy Robinson at (706)791- 5116, cathy.l.robinson12.civ@mail.mil.

Resume Prep

The Fort Gordon Employment Readiness Program will assist military spouses with their resume June 7 to prepare for the Fort Gordon Hiring Summit event scheduled June 21 - 22. If interested, call Employment Readiness at (706)791-0795.

Transition Summit

The National Transition Summit is scheduled for June 21-22. The purpose of the event is to bring National, local business leaders, Veterans Administration, Department of Labor and Soldier for Life Programs to one location in an effort to provide employment strategies and potential employment prospects for transitioning service members, family members, retirees and veterans. The Transition Summits are also designed to educate employer recruiters and community leaders on best practices in hiring and retaining military employees, while also helping service members and military spouses prepare for the civilian workforce. Attendees will be invited to participate in a series of town hall-style panel discussions, networking receptions, employment workshops, and a capstone Hiring Our Heroes job fair. Registration is required and can be completed at https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/fort-gordon-transition-summit-1. For more information, contact the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program, (706)791-7333.

U-DO-IT store

The U-DO-IT Store is located at the Brems Barracks area in building 40101. Customer service hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. excluding federal holidays. The store stocks parts and materials necessary for units and activities to complete minor maintenance and repair of their assigned facilities. To receive items from the store, individuals must have successfully completed the U-DO-IT training course that is conducted the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 8 a.m. and listed on DA Form 1687 (Notice of Delegation of Authority-Receipt for Supplies). The class is conducted on a walk-in basis with no prior registration required. U-DO-IT representatives can be reached at (706)791-3942/7683.

Ladies Golf

Get PGA ready with t he Ladies Golf Clinic at Gordon Lakes Golf Club. Sessions are $10 and includes range balls. For more details, call (706)791-2433.

Auto Classes

Free automotive care classes are available to all military, retirees, spouses, family members and DoD civilians. Dependents must be age 16 and older. Classes are on an introductory level and are intended to familiarize individuals with various car problems such as brake and tire inspection, AC system and other common problems. All classes begin at 10 a.m. Register at www.fortgordon.com.

Horse Stable volunteers

Sign up for the Hilltop Riding Stables volunteer class. This will teach you all you need to begin volunteering at the stables and the skills to care for horses. The class will be held Saturdays and Sundays and is open to ages 14 and up. For more information or to sign up, call (706)791-4864.

Water aerobics

Free water aerobics classes are offered each third Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. for 45 minutes at the Indoor Pool. Authorized ID card users are allowed to bring two guests. Registration is not needed. For more information, call (706) 791-3034.

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